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Phillies MLR 4/12/18: Zach Eflin and the IronPigs dominate

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Will Stewart, Cole Stobbe and Darick Hall round out yesterday’s top performers

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Weekend Probables:

LHV: TBD, TBD, TBD
REA: JoJo Romero, Jacob Waguespack, Franklyn Kilome
CLR: McKenzie Mills, Alejandro Requena, TBD
LWD: Spencer Howard, Damon Jones, Connor Brogdon

Lehigh Valley 13, Louisville 1

Zach Eflin - 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, WP, 9 GB, 2 FB
Roman Quinn - 1 for 4, R, BB, K, SB
Dylan Cozens - 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 K, SB
Mitch Walding - 4 for 5, 3 R, 2B
Jesmuel Valentin - 2 for 5, R

Eflin’s very good start is backed by some very good offensive production. The IronPigs pieced together 16 hits and 3 walks on the evening en route to an easy victory. Roman Quinn has stolen 4 bases in 5 games. Journeymen Matt McBride and Danny Ortiz provided some pop with 3 homeruns between them.

Jupiter 8, Clearwater 4

Adonis Medina - 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, 2 HBP, 2 GB, 1 FB
Mickey Moniak - 1 for 5, 2B, K
Arquimedes Gamboa - 0 for 4, RBI, BB, 2 K
Adam Haseley - 1 for 5, R, 2B, K
Darick Hall - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
Edgar Cabral - 1 for 4, K (passed ball)
Jose Gomez - 0 for 3, K, HBP
Kevin Markham - 0 for 4, 2 K
Raul Rivas - 2 for 4, R, K

Let’s file this start away as “let’s never speak of this again” for Medina’s 2nd outing of the season. The promising pitcher just didn’t have it working. Darick Hall mashed his 2nd HR of the season after hitting 29 dingers last season. Moniak and Haseley now have a hit in back-to-back games.

Lakewood 2, Delmarva 0

Will Stewart - 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 K, 7 GB, 4 FB
Daniel Brito - 0 for 4, K
Simon Muzziotti - 2 for 4, K, CS
Jake Scheiner - 0 for 3
Quincy Nieporte - 1 for 3, HR, K
Jhailyn Ortiz - 0 for 3, 3 K
Cole Stobbe - 2 for 3, R, 2B
Rodolfo Duran - 1 for 3
Dalton Guthrie - 0 for 2, RBI
Yahir Gurrola - 1 for 3, K

Will Stewart starting out the season 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11 innings (9:0 K/BB). We’d classify that here at TGP as “quite good!” I’m not exactly sure what he is throwing in the early season, but last year he had a low 90’s fastball. He’s age appropriate for the league, so maybe there is something there. Stay tuned. The only offense Stewart wound up needing was Nieporte’s solo HR in 4th inning, his first of the season. He’s old for the league, but will hit his fair share of dingers this season.