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Phillies MLR 5/9/17: A very Lively evening

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The lone win goes to Lehigh Valley.

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Wednesday’s Probables:

Lehigh Valley: Aaron Nola vs. Rochester

Reading: John Richy vs. Bowie

Clearwater: Cole Irvin vs. Charlotte

Lakewood: JoJo Romero vs. Greenville

Lehigh Valley 4, Rochester 1 [box]

Hey, Ben Lively sure is putting together a nice season in AAA, and Tuesday night’s start against Rochester was another strong one. Lively threw just 80 pitches in 7 1/3 innings of work, scattering six hits and an earned run. Lively is now 4-1 on the season with a 2.48 ERA.

It was a good night for the top of the order, as Roman Quinn went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. J.P. Crawford was 2-for-4 with an RBI single. On the flip side, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams combined for an 0-for-8 evening with four strikeouts.

Pedro Beato notched his 7th save of the season.

Bowie 7, Reading 6 [box]

Unfortunately, Tyler Viza is a starting pitcher having a not-so-good 2017. Viza lasted just 3 1/3 against Bowie, giving up five hits and six runs (four earned). He walked two and only struck out one batter. A six-run 4th inning certainly hurt, but there was some life in the bats to make things interesting.

The Fightins scored in four straight innings to tie the game before Miguel Nunez surrendered a 9th inning run to Bowie.

Andrew Pullin was the offensive star for Reading, with a 4-for-5 evening. He hit a solo homerun in the 4th inning, his 8th of the season, and added a two-run single in the bottom half of the 5th.

Malquin Canelo was 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Charlotte 6, Clearwater 2 [box]

Oh no, Franklyn Kilome. An ugly first inning chased Kilome from his start after recording a mere two outs. He threw just 18 of his 42 pitches for strikes, and allowed four earned runs in the first before being relieved by Luke Leftwich. Kilome’s final line: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. Ouch.

Jose Pujols did hit his second homer of the season, but there wasn’t much else happening offensively for the Threshers in a meager loss.