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Phillies Minor League Roundup - April 29, 2014

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Phillies top 3 farm teams lose by a combined 38-2 score.

Could he make his way back to the Phillies soon?
Could he make his way back to the Phillies soon?
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Pawtucket 8, Lehigh Valley 0 (6 innings, rain)

Barry Enright - 2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR (throwing error)
Brad Lincoln - 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Phillippe Aumont - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
Maikel Franco - 0 for 2
Tyson Gillies - 0 for 2, K
Sebastian Valle - 0 for 2, K

Mother Nature mercifully ends this game before it got any worse. Barry Enright gives up 7 runs in one inning, but all of them should have been earned as they came from his own throwing error. Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo pitches the complete game shutout and holds the Iron Pigs to two hits and two walks. Positives? Lincoln and Aumont continue to pitch well. So that is something. Lehigh Valley with an off day today.

Portland 10, Reading 2

Mike Nesseth - 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 K, HR, 4 GB, 2 FB
Ken Giles - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K
Cesar Hernandez - 0 for 4
Carlos Alonso - 1 for 4, R, 2 K (two fielding errors)
Cam Perkins - 1 for 4, R, 2 K
Brock Stassi - 2 for 4, RBI, K
Aaron Altherr - 0 for 3, K, HBP
Chris Serritella - 1 for 4, RBI

That's right, Mike Nesseth started a game and did about as well as you'd expect him to. Nesseth and Ryan O'Sullivan combined to give up all 10 runs in this one through 5 2/3 innings. Ken Giles strikes out the side again and sports and otherworldly (for him at least) 24:3 K/BB ratio, while only giving up 7 hits and 1 ER in 12 IP. If he keeps this up he should be in Lehigh by July. Severino Gonzalez hopes to right the ship tonight after a not-so-hot start his last time out.

Brevard County 20,  Clearwater 0 (LOL)

Ethan Stewart - 3.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 HR, 4 GB, 3 FB
KC Serna - 0 for 4, 2 K
Peter Lavin - 0 for 4, K
Harold Martinez - 2 for 4, 2B
Gabriel Lino - 0 for 3, K
Brian Pointer - 0 for 3

I was debating just talking about how much fun I had watching the Flyers game last night instead of looking at this game any further. Ethan Stewart regressed back to Ethan Stewart. Those bad peripherals were going to show up in the boxscore sooner or later. The bullpen combined for the other 12 runs, though catcher Chad Carman was the only Thresher able to toss a scoreless inning. Embarrassing isn't even a strong enough word for how bad this team is. No starter has been announced for the game yet for this afternoon.

Lakewood 9, Lexington 4 (7 innings, rain)

Alejandro Arteaga - 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8 GB, 5 FB (throwing error)
JP Crawford - 1 for 4, RBI, BB
Carlos Tocci - 1 for 4, R, K
Dylan Cozens - 2 for 4, R, 2 2B, RBI
Willians Astudillo - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI
Mitch Walding - 2 for 4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Andrew Pullin - 1 for 3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K, HBP
Samuel Hiciano - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI
Jan Hernandez - 2 for 3, R, 2B, RBI, BB
Deivi Grullon - 0 for 4, 2 K

These are the types of games I was expecting from this club when the season began. The talent level on offense is too good to as bad as they have been. Everyone hits (except Grullon) and the team collects 8 (!!) doubles over 7 innings. Mitch Walding makes his 2014 debut at third base and performs well. Walding is an interesting prospect. He walks a good bit, but strikes out a ton. Arteaga has a decent outing and probably his best since his first of the season. Drew Anderson gets the start this morning, 10:05 AM gametime.