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Phillies MLR 4/30/18: Tom Eshelman’s struggles continue

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/30/18

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Today’s Probables:

LHV: Jacob Waguespack
REA: Ranger Suarez
CLR: Connor Seabold
LWD: Ramon Rosso

Syracuse 5, Lehigh Valley 4

Tom Eshelman - 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 4 K, 4 GB, 7 FB
Roman Quinn - 1 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2 K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 4, 2 K
Mitch Walding - 1 for 2, RBI, K

Good news? This was perhaps Eshelman’s best start of the season. Bad news? It still wasn’t that good. Tommy has struggled in the early going, but I think we are all soon to forget that he had a 2.23 ERA in 18 starts in AAA last season and looked almost ready for the big leagues. As long as he can begin making adjustments I’m not entirely concerned...yet. The offense struggled against former big leaguer Tommy Milone on the mound. AAAA outfielder Danny Ortiz hit his 4th HR of the season.

New Hampshire 7, Reading 2

Elniery Garcia - 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, WP, 12 GB, 2 FB (throwing error)
Zach Coppola - 1 for 3, BB, K, SB, CS
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 3, BB, 3 K (throwing and missed catch errors)
Damek Tomshca - 2 for 4, 2B, K
Kyle Martin - 1 for 4, K
Jiandido Tromp - 0 for 2, R, BB
Cornelius Randolph - 0 for 3, R, BB (outfield assist, 2B)
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 2
Deivi Grullon - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K
Emmauel Marrero - 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 K, CS (throwing error)

Nothing went well for really anyone in this game. Garcia might be officially cooked following his suspension/injuries last season. I feel I should note that the New Hampshire lineup is ridiculously good, featuring Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Max Pentecost. Let’s hope the Fightin’s move past this loss and refocus.