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Phillies Minor League Roundup - April 15, 2015

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Today's Probables:
LHV: Severino Gonzalez
CLR: Brandon Leibrandt
LWD: Josh Taylor

Lehigh Valley 8, Syracuse 5

Chad Billingsley - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 9 GB, 3 FB
Jason Berken - 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, HBP
Seth Rosin - 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K
Tyler Henson - 2 for 4, 2 R, K
Maikel Franco - 2 for 4, R, 3B, RBI, BB
Russ Canzler - 1 for 3, R, RBI, BB
Chris Nelson - 1 for 3, R, BB
Chris McGuiness - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Rene Garcia - 2 for 4, R, RBI

Chad Billingsley was quite good in his 2nd rehab start, even if he wasn't impressed with himself. He should make about 3 more starts before being activated off the DL. Berken broke open a 1-0 lead in the 7th and has given up 9 earned runs in 6 innings. I'm not sure he is long for this world. A seven-run 7th inning from the IronPigs helped solidify the win. In just a reminder that baseball is great, Maikel Franco hits his first triple of the season. He is slashing .296/.387/.630 on the short season (27 AB).

Reading 4, New Hampshire 1

Anthony Vasquez - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K, 5 GB, 3 FB
Ryan O'Sullivan - 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, K, HR
Stephen Shackleford - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, K
Roman Quinn - 2 for 3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, K, SB (outfield assist, home)
Carlos Alonso - 2 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 K, SB
Brock Stassi - 0 for 5, K
Cam Perkins - 2 for 4, 2B, SB (outfield assist, 2B)
Gabriel Lino - 1 for 4, 2 K (passed ball)
Art Charles - 0 for 4, 3 K
Brian Pointer - 0 for 3, R, BB, 3 K

Anthony Vasquez makes the start for Reading so Nola/Biddle weren't going on short rest. He throws a gem and picks up the win. Roman Quinn, god bless his soul, with another two hits, two walks and a SB (his 4th in 6 games). Bow down to your new overlord. Perkins picks up his 1st multi-hit game of the season and stolen base. Stassi sees his 5 game hitting streak come to an end.

Clearwater 7, Jupiter 4

David Whitehead - 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 12 GB, 1 FB
Kevin Walter - 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, K, WP
Edubray Ramos - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R
Ulises Joaquin - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
Andrew Pullin - 3 for 5, R, RBI, K
Domonic Brown - 1 for 4, R, K
Andrew Knapp - 2 for 5, 2 K
Zach Green - 1 for 4, R, RBI, BB, K
Aaron Brown - 2 for 5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K
Willians Astudillo - 1 for 4, R

David Whitehead pitches a fantastic game, but doesn't factor into the decision. Those groundball numbers are a huge standout. Joaquin picks up his 2nd save and has pitched 3 scoreless innings to begin the season.  Andrew Pullin seems to be adjusting well to life as an outfielder; he is batting .421/.500/.526 through 19 AB's. Aaron Brown with a 3 K game and has 9 strikeouts in 30 AB's (he has yet to draw a walk).

Greensboro 7, Lakewood 2

Ricardo Pinto - 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 10 K, 6 GB, 3 FB
Calvin Rayburn - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, K
Jesen Therrien - 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, K, HBP
Malquin Canelo - 1 for 5, K
Jiandido Tromp - 0 for 4, K
Carlos Tocci - 2 for 4, K
Rhys Hoskins - 0 for 2, R, BB, HBP
Tim Zier - 2 for 3, R, 2B, K
Herlis Rodriguez - 1 for 4, RBI, SB (throwing error)
Joel Fisher - 1 for 4, K
Derek Campbell - 1 for 4
Grenny Cumana - 0 for 4, K (throwing error)

Ricardo Pinto with a phenomenal start. Jay Floyd reported speaking with Lakewood pitching coach Aaron Fultz about Pinto and compared his changeup to Mecias'. That is some pretty high praise. Our good buddy Matt Winkelman spoke about it in more detail yesterday, so check that out. The bullpen unfortunately imploded in the top of the 9th, giving up 5 runs en route to the loss. The only highlights at the plate of course was Carlos Tocci with his 5th multi-hit game in 7 games played.