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Phillies MLR 5/26/21: Lehigh Valley loses combined no-hitter in the 9th

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Cristopher Sanchez shines in his best start of the season.

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Lehigh Valley 6, Worcester 0

Cristopher Sanchez - 5.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K, 7 GB, 1 FB
Travis Jankowski - 1 for 2, R, RBI, 3 BB, K
Ruben Tejada - 2 for 5, R, RBI, K
Cornelius Randolph - 0 for 4, R, BB, K
CJ Chatham - 1 for 4, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Edgar Cabral - 2 for 4, R, 2B

There has been no stopping LHV starters this season. Cristopher Sanchez leaves the game without allowing a hit, lowering his ERA to 3.50 with 23 strikeouts to 11 walks in 18 innings. The game was looking to be a combined no-hitter after Bryan Mitchell and JD Hammer delivered hitless performances. Jeff Singer would give up the first hit in the top of the 9th with a 1-out single. No hits for Cornelius Randolph to end his 9 game hitting streak, but he did extend his on-base streak to 10 games. Curiously, no Mickey Moniak in this one.

Reading, Richmond (PPD)

Jersey Shore 6, Hudson Valley 3 (F/10)

Jack Perkins - 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K, HBP, 3 GB, 3 FB
Dominic Pipkin - 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K, 3 GB, 1 FB
Hunter Markwardt - 1 for 3, R, RBI, BB, 2 K, HBP, SB (fielding error)
Bryson Stott - 1 for 4, RBI, BB, K, SB
Jhailyn Ortiz - 2 for 5, R, K, SB
Nate Fassnacht - 2 for 3, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, K

After a rough start to the season, Jack Perkins seems to be settling in. The 23 year old righty has 13 strikeouts to 2 walks in 12.1 innings. Dominic Pipkin actually picks up the win in this one (his first of the season). The BlueClaws tied the game in the top of the 9th via a RBI single from Bryson Stott to force extras. In the 10th, Nate Fassnacht hits his first homer of the season, a grandslam, to seal the victory. Stott also picks up his 3rd stolen base of the season.

Jupiter 5, Clearwater 4 (F/11)

Rodolfo Sanchez - 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 GB, 6 FB
Jordi Martinez - 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, WP, 5 GB, 0 FB
Johan Rojas - 1 for 5, CS
Luis Garcia - 1 for 4, 2 R, 2B, BB, 2 K
Casey Martin - 2 for 5, R, RBI, K
DJ Stewart - 1 for 2, 2 BB
Abrahan Gutierrez - 2 for 4, 2 RBI
Juan Aparicio - 1 for 5, HR, K
Carlos De La Cruz - 0 for 4, BB, 3 K

The Threshers fought their way back to tie the game in the top of the 8th which would send the game to extras. Tyler Burch was the unfortunate soul that came on in relief to take the loss for Clearwater. Juan Aparicio gets his third start of the season in a late debut and hit his first HR of the season. If you don’t remember Aparicio had a bit of an offense breakout in Williamsport in 2019 (before coming back down to earth in Lakewood). He will be interesting to follow along with Gutierrez this season. Luis Garcia is now riding a 3-game hitting streak which is better than the 6-game hitless streak he came out of.