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Phillies MLR 4/9/18 - Cole Irvin strikes out 10 in loss

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Franklyn Kilome makes his season debut with gaudy strikeout numbers

Dylan Cozens
Dylan Cozens with the Clearwater Threshers in 2015
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Today’s Probables:

LHV: Enyel De Los Santos
REA: Ranger Suarez
CLR: TBD
LWD: GM1 Connor Brogdon, GM2 David Parkinson

Scranton W/B 5, Lehigh Valley 3

Cole Irvin - 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 10 K, HR, HBP, 2 GB, 3 FB
Jesmuel Valentin - 0 for 5, 3 K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 4, R, 2B, BB, 3 K
Mitch Walding - 0 for 3, BB, K
Andrew Pullin - 0 for 3, BB, K

Cole Irvin, hello. He get’s the no-decision, striking out a career-high 10 batters. He also struck out 10 last year, albeit in 6.1 innings. I’m not completely sold on Irvin, but maybe he turns into a back-end piece of a future major league rotation? The actual hitting prospects in the game were a hot mess. Dylan Cozens has started off the season going 1 for 8 with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts. He certainly is...something. This game was actually tied at one point before power-lefty Austin Davis and Ranfi Casimiro combined to give up 6 hits and 3 earned runs en route to a disappointing loss.

Reading 6, Portland 5

Franklyn Kilome - 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 GB, 2 FB
Garrett Cleavinger - 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, K, WP
Seranthony Dominguez - 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K
Luke Leftwich - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
Malquin Canelo - 2 for 3, R, 3B, 2 RBI
Jiandido Tromp - 1 for 4, R, 2B, K (outfield assist, home)
Zach Green - 2 for 4, 2B, K
Jan Hernandez - 2 for 4, R, 2 K, CS
Deivi Grullon - 1 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, K (passed ball)
Zach Coppola - 2 for 2, R, RBI, BB, SB

Kilome gets his first start of the season and in true Kilome-fashion, was a bit all over the place. The wild-ness was exclusively limited to his first two innings, from then on he was pretty stellar (1-2-3 3rd and 4th innings before leaving the game). He struck out two batters in each of his innings pitched and finished with 45 strikes on 83 pitches. He apparently had his curveball working fairly well. The Fightin’s two hottest hitters so far this early-April have been Malquin Canelo (.400/.429/.750 in 20 AB) and Zach Green (.438/.438/.750 with 1 HR in 16 AB). Both are coming off disappointing 2017 campaigns.

Jupiter 9, Clearwater 4

Bailey Falter - 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, WP, HBP, 7 GB, 0 FB
Jeff Singer - 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K, 2 HR
Mickey Moniak - 0 for 4, K
Luke Williams - 1 for 4, R, 2 K (two fielding errors)
Adam Haseley - 0 for 4, K
Austin Listi - 2 for 4, R, 2B
Edgar Cabral - 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, K (passed ball)
Henri Lartigue - 0 for 3, 2 K, HBP
Jose Pujols - 1 for 4, HR, 2 K
Jose Gomez - 0 for 4, 2 K (fielding error)
Raul Rivas - 2 for 4, 3B, K, CS

Believe it or not, Falter had a no-hitter going through his first three innings. Then things got really bad and didn’t make it out of the inning. The offense did most of what they could, including Jose Pujols and Edgar Cabrals second HR’s of the season. Cabral has been particularly impressive in the early-going. We will not be speaking about Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley at this time. We appreciate your patience in this difficult time.