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Phillies Minor League Roundup - June 10, 2015

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Today's Probables:

LHV: Severino Gonzalez
REA: Zach Eflin
CLR: TBD
LWD: Ranfi Casimiro

Durham 9, Lehigh Valley 8 (12 innings)

Anthony Vasquez - 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, BB, 4 K, HR, 4 GB, 5 FB
Brian Bogusevic - 1 for 5, R, BB, 2 K
Domonic Brown - 4 for 6, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K
Russ Canzler - 3 for 6, HR, 4 RBI, K, CS, (fielding error)
Tyler Henson - 1 for 5, R, 2 K, SB 
Cord Phelps - 2 for 4, 2 BB, SB
Blake Forsythe - 2 for 6, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K

Hey, that Dom Brown kid seems to be hitting some baseballs. He DH'd last night for what it's worth and his HR was his 2nd of the season and 2nd in as many games. Vasquez and the pitching staff was mostly a disaster, giving up 16 hits and walking 5. Jason Berken was the goat, giving up the walkoff single in the bottom of the 12th. The game looked for sure to be over, but Russ Canzler delivered a 3-run homer in the top of the 9th to push the game to extras.

Reading 5, Altoona 3

Jesse Biddle - 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, HR, 6 GB, 5 FB, 2 WP
Reinier Roibal - 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, HR
Stephen Shackleford - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, K
Roman Quinn - 1 for 3, HR, BB (outfield assist, home)
J.P. Crawford - 1 for 4, R, 3B
Aaron Altherr - 4 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Brock Stassi - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Brian Pointer - 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SB
Logan Moore - 2 for 4, HR

Biddle picks up a quality start and doesn't allow a walk in a game for the first time all season. Progress! He threw 54 of his 81 pitches for strikes. Shackleford earns his 13th save of the season, which is 3rd highest in the league. Quinn blasts his 4th HR this season and throws his 8th outfield assist (3 in his last 2 games). Aaron Altherr better change his middle name to start with an "A", because with performances like this it will be hard not to move him to AAA. I called for his promotion a month ago and its interesting to see he is still replicating those numbers. Brian Pointer continues to improve, he is now slashing .232/.381/.411 in 95 at bats.

Clearwater 2, Bradenton 1 (11 innings)

Colin Kleven - 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6 GB, 4 FB, 2 WP
Harold Guerrero - 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB
Edubray Ramos - 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K (fielding error)
Andrew Pullin - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Andrew Knapp - 0 for 4, BB, K
Dylan Cozens - 0 for 5, R, SB
Drew Stankiewciz - 2 for 4, R, 2B, SB

Kleven doesn't earn the win, but remained lights out. That makes 7 quality starts in 11 total games started this season. In his last 5 starts he has held opponents to 5 earned runs in 31 innings, while striking out 24 batters. The offense didn't light the world on fire today. Cozens steals his 8th base and was the go-head run when Chace Numata singled him home in the top of the 11th.

Lexington 5, Lakewood 4

Tyler Viza - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 K, HR, 3 GB, 7 FB
Joey Denato - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, K
Matt Hockenberry - 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, HBP
Malquin Canelo - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, SB
Cord Sandberg - 1 for 4, RBI (outfield assist, home)
Carlos Tocci - 1 for 4, R, 3B, RBI, K
Rhys Hoskins - 1 for 3, RBI, BB
Damek Tomscha - 0 for 4, 2 K
Jiandido Tromp - 0 for 4, K
Joel Fisher - 0 for 3
Derek Campbell - 1 for 3, R
Grenny Cumana - 1 for 3, R

I was able to watch most of this game and Tyler Viza was just dominant, aside from a fair amount of fly balls. He has only allowed 2 earned runs in his last 3 starts (21 innings). Hockenberry was a disaster in the 9th inning. Everything he threw was right over the plate and wasn't fooling batters. The offense did their part early, picking up all 4 runs in the first two innings. Hoskins, Tocci and Canelo all looked like they were playing above their level at the plate. Calm, collected and patient. Canelo stole his 9th base in the game and hit his 18th double, good for BEST in the South Atlantic League. Hoskins remains the OPS leader in the South Atlantic League with .950 and the second best guy isn't even close.