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Phillies Minor League Roundup - April 28, 2016

There was actually a game yesterday and you're going to hear about it.

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Weekend Probables**:

LHV: Mark Appel, David Buchanan, Jake Thompson
REA: Alec Asher, Ben Lively, Nick Pivetta
CLR: Ranfi Casimiro, Elniery Garcia, Tyler Viza
LWD: Luke Leftwich, Harold Arauz, Mitch Gueller

**Note: These probables are subject to change unless of course Reinier Roibal is the new 5th starter in Lehigh Valley after Adam Morgan's promotion.

PS: This will be my last minor league roundup...until May 9th. I'll be away for work, making it difficult to put these up quickly. Our very own Victor Filoromo will be filling in for me. Please be nice.

Clearwater 5, Daytona 2

John Richy - 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 3 K, HBP, 5 GB, 5 FB
Victor Arano - 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Alexis Rivero - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (throwing error)
Scott Kingery - 0 for 4, 2 K
Cord Sandberg - 1 for 2, 2 R, HR, BB, K, HBP
Carlos Tocci - 1 for 4, R, 3B, RBI
Kyle Martin - 1 for 3, R, 2 K, HBP
Mitch Walding - 1 for 4, R, 3B, RBI
Zach Green - 1 for 3, RBI, 2 K
Drew Stankiewicz - 1 for 4, K
Gabriel Lino - 0 for 4, 2 K (passed ball)
Herlis Rodriguez - 0 for 4, K

Clearwater got outhit 6 to 7, but that didn't matter because JOHN RICHY IS BACK! No, you probably shouldn't be that excited. He is a fairly fungible starting pitcher that was obtained in the heartbreaking Chase Utley trade along with the enigma Darnell Sweeney. He had only two starts last year after being acquired. He is a 23 year old 6'4 righty and former 3rd round pick. If he does well, it wouldn't shock me if he gets a quick promotion. Cord Sandberg started the offense early with his first HR of the season, a solo shot in the 3rd inning. Power has been the only thing missing from Sandberg's blazing start to the season. Disclaimer: Sandberg is notorious for hot starts that nose dive pretty hard, so it will be key that he levels off rather than go completely cold. Mitch Walding got his FSL leading 19th RBI last night. The guy right behind him in that category? Kyle Martin. Aside from Lino and Rodriguez, the lineup is firing on all cylinders. Clearwater improved to 15-6 after the game and remains 1st in the North Division.

Lakewood, Charleston (ppd due to rain)