Pharm Phocus: postponements galore, including Nola


Feb 26, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; A general view of rain before a spring training game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


The Williamsport Crosscutters game scheduled for Tuesday was rained out and postponed for Wednesday.  Tuesday’s game will be made up as part of a double header.  The Cutters are 4-6 so far in August and look to snap a two-game losing streak at Susquehanna Bank Park Wednesday starting at 5:00 pm ET.


Lakewood made up Monday’s rained out game as part of a double header Tuesday.  They were shutout in two seven-inning contests and lost 7-0 and 1-0 against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Jon Prosinski pitched six strong innings in the game two loss.  Prosinski (4-5) gave up an unearned run on five hits.

Both teams left seven runners on base in game two.

Willians Astudillo had three of the ten BlueClaw hits on the day.


The Clearwater Threshers return to action Wednesday as Miguel Nunez takes the mound against the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Nunez is coming off a strong start in which he went 6.1 innings, gave up just three hits and struck out six.


The highly-anticipated sequel to Aaron Nola‘s first start with Double-A Reading was put on hold due to rain.  The game will be made up as part of a double header Wednesday.

Nola, coming off an impressive first start with Reading, will start game one.  The right-hander was solid in five innings during his first Reading start.  He surrendered an earned run on six hits while striking out four.

Ryan O’Sullivan will start game two.


The Lehigh Valley IronPigs fell 6-1 to the Columbus Clippers Tuesday.

Freddy Galvis continued his stout hitting with a solo home run to give the Pigs their only run.

Leandro Castro and Tony Gwynn, Jr. each contributed a pair of hits.  Gwynn is hitting .429 with Lehigh Valley.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was strong in two shutout innings of relief.  He gave up two hits, walked a batter and struck out one.