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Phillies MLR 7/17/18: Homeruns a plenty in Lehigh Valley

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 7/17/18

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies-Media Day Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Probables:

LHV: Tom Eshelman
REA: Harold Arauz
CLR: Mauricio Llovera
WIL: Ethan Lindow

Lehigh Valley 10, Columbus 6

Jacob Waguespack - 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K, HR, 4 GB, 4 FB
Zach Green - 2 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Mitch Walding - 2 for 5, 2 HR, 2 K
Joey Meneses - 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 5, 2B, 3 K

Jacob Waguespack finally picks up his first AAA win after going 0-5 in his first 36 innings with Lehigh Valley. The power train keeps on rolling for the IronPigs offense with another parade of dingers. Mitch Walding launched numbers 14 and 15 and now has 6 homers in his last 7 games. Zach Green broke his 1 for 17 streak to open his AAA career with a double in the 5th and then a 2-run HR in 7th. Green now has 18 homers across AA/AAA. Joey Meneses added his 17th and journeyman Danny Espinosa mashed his first with LHV.

Reading, Hartford (ppd due to rain)

Clearwater 5, Daytona 1

Felix Paulino - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR, 8 GB, 5 FB
Luke Williams - 2 for 4, R, SB
Mickey Moniak - 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, K
Henri Lartigue - 0 for 4
Jose Pujols - 0 for 3, K
Arquimedes Gamboa - 0 for 3, K
Edgar Cabral - 1 for 3, R
Kyle Martin - 0 for 2, BB, K
Raul Rivas - 1 for 3, R, K
Kevin Markham - 1 for 3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K

In his second spot start in a row, Felix Paulino gets his first win of the season. His performance last night helped lower his ERA down to 3.18. Mickey Moniak got the scoring started with a 2-run HR in the 4th inning, his 4th homer of the season. Three of his four HR this season have come in his last 9 games.

Lakewood 6, Columbia 2

Julian Garcia - 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 K, 1 GB, 1 FB
Daniel Brito - 2 for 5, R, K
Simon Muzziotti - 3 for 5, R, 2B, 2 SB
Nick Maton - 1 for 4, 2B, BB, K
Jhailyn Ortiz - 2 for 3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, HBP
Jake Scheiner - 1 for 4, BB, K
Colby Fitch - 2 for 3, 2 R, RBI, K, HBP
Quincy Nieporte - 1 for 3, HR, 2 RBI, HBP
Josh Stephen - 0 for 3, K
Dalton Guthrie - 0 for 4, K

What is in the water for pitchers starting a game for the Lakewood BlueClaws? Bottle that up and ship it to Williamsport, Clearwater, Reading and Lehigh Valley. Julian Garcia curiously gets the spot start (hint hint) and excels. This season he has a 3.32 ERA in 38 innings with 44 strikeouts to 11 walks. The offense behind him combined for 12 hits and only struck out 6 times. Simon Muzziotti with his first multi-hit game since July 3rd and also added stolen bases number 9 and 10. Quincy Nieporte hit his 6th HR, a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning. Daniel Brito has seen some improvement in the bat of late, batting .333 in his last 10 games.

Batavia 7, Williamsport 5 (10 innings)

Jhordany Mezquita - 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K, 4 GB, 5 FB
Jonathan Guzman - 1 for 5, RBI, K
Ben Aklinski - 0 for 5, R, 2 K
Madison Stokes - 2 for 4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Ben Pelletier - 0 for 5, K
Danny Mayer - 1 for 4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
Jesus Henriquez - 0 for 4, BB, SB
Jesse Wilkening - 0 for 2, HBP (passed ball)
Rafael Marchan - 1 for 2, R
Seth Lancaster - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K, SB
Keudy Bocio - 1 for 3, BB, K

Despite the late-game heroics to tie the game to force extra-innings, the Crosscutters come up short. Jhordany Mezquita with another excellent start to bring his season ERA down to 2.74 in 23 IP with 25 strikeouts to 8 walks. Luis Ramirez gave up 4 runs in the top of the 10th to take the loss. Jesse Wilkening left the game after being hit by a pitch. Jesus Henriquez (2) and Seth Lancaster (3) stole bases in the game. The latter has been slumping at the plate of late, batting only .152 in his last 10 games.