Pharm Phocus: Quinn and Leiter pace Threshers in win
Aug 19, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the ball park at dusk during the fourth inning of a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners at Citizens Bank Park. The Mariners won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The Williamsport Crosscutters fell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9-1 a day after the New York-Penn League All-Star Game.
Jiandido Tromp put Williamsport on the board first with a solo home run in the first inning.
Feliberto Sanchez took the loss to move to 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA. Sanchez only allowed two runs on six hits, but the first Williamsport reliever of the night struggled.
Chris Oliver gave up six earned runs on three hits and two walks while hitting a batter.
The Lakewood BlueClaws lost 5-1 to the West Virginia Power Wednesday.
Designated hitter Willians Astudillo scored the lone Lakewood run and went 2-for-3. He’s batting .335 and has at least one hit in nine of his last ten games, including six multi-hit games.
A five-run fifth inning helped lift the Clearwater Threshers in a 7-3 win over the Daytona Cubs Wednesday night.
Roman Quinn had a big night in the leadoff spot, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and four runs batted in.
The Threshers had just five hits in the game.
Mark Leiter was solid over seven innings of work, giving up three runs and striking out seven Cubs.
READING FIGHTIN’ PHILS:
Reading shut out the Bowie Baysox Wednesday night by a score of 8-0.
Severino Gonzalez pitched six innings and allowed just four hits while striking out three.
The Reading offense first got on the board in the fourth inning, but really poured it on in the seventh inning with five runs and later two in the eighth.
Kelly Dugan served as designated hitter and drove in a pair of runs, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks.
Jake Fox drove in a run and went 2-for-5 with a double. He has a .322 batting average.
LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS:
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs were shutout for the second night in a row Wednesday by the Pawtucket Red Sox in a 9-0 game.
The Pigs only had three hits in the game. They came from Maikel Franco, Tony Gwynn and Nate Spears.
Brad Lincoln was shaky over five innings and allowed six runs, five of them earned. His ERA is 5.17 and he took the loss to move to 6-10.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was sharp over two innings of relief with a strikeout and a walk.