Lehigh Valley: Jake Thompson vs. Pawtucket
Reading: John Richy @ New Hampshire
Clearwater: Thomas Eshelman vs. Tampa
Pawtucket 8, Lehigh Valley 3 [box]
After a rainout Sunday, David Buchanan took to the hill Monday against Pawtucket. It did not go very well. Buchanan did go six innings, but allowed 10 hits and six runs, four being earned.
Darnell Sweeney did have two hits in the game, and Cedric Hunter continues to hit the ball well in AAA, which couldn't really be said about his time in the Majors. Hunter was 3-for-3 with a homer, two doubles and 3 RBI, and is now hitting .367/.441/.567 in 30 at-bats since he was sent down to the Pigs.
Reading 3, New Hampshire 2 [box]
Have a day, Anthony Vasquez. The Fightins' left-hander dazzled in 7 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits and two runs, neither being earned. He struck out nine and walked two. Hoby Milner picked up a couple of outs in the 8th and Edubray Ramos got back on track with his sixth save of the season.
Give Roman Quinn two more hits and an RBI as he continues his hot hitting.
JP Crawford missed his second consecutive game as he deals with an ingrown fingernail on his left thumb. Dusty Wathan told Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle that Crawford could be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Even better, Jorge Alfaro could be back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Clearwater 6, Tampa 2 [box]
Apparently Michael Mariot wasn't able to get as much work in as he wanted to after being drubbed on Sunday, as he started the game against Tampa instead of Will Morris, who was still able to get a regular night of work in. Mariot, after allowing six earned runs on Sunday, pitched a scoreless first inning in his second rehab appearance of the season. Morris followed, and lasted 5 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and two earned runs.
The Threshers put together a four-run 5th inning, which featured a three-run double from Zach Green. Mitch Walding went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored.
Rain at FirstEnergy Park on Sunday meant a pair of shortened games Monday, with all eyes on Franklyn Kilome, who has struggled early this season.
In the first game, Jose Taveras took the loss after allowing four earned runs in his five innings of work. Greenville put up a four-spot on Taveras in the first inning. Wilson Garcia, Jose Pujols and Jan Hernandez each had RBIs in the 7-inning affair.
In the nightcap, Kilome threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering four hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. He was around the plate for most of the game, with 46 of his 67 pitches thrown for strikes.
Hernandez doubled home a run and Austin Bossart added an RBI single for Lakewood's lone two runs in the second inning.
The Blue Claws will be off Tuesday.