Pharm Phocus: Season finales galore
Mar 16, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (74) beats out an infield single in the fifth inning in front of Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa (3) in a spring training exhibition at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
The Williamsport Crosscutters were shutout 6-0 at home by the State College Spikes in a day full of season finales within the Phillies’ organization.
Starting pitcher Feliberto Sanchez put in five innings and gave up 10 hits and five runs, four of them earned.
Leftfielder Wilmer Oberto and catcher Sean McHugh each collected two hits in the loss.
An outpouring of offense late in the game was enough for Lakewood to top the Hagerstown Suns on Monday.
Dylan Cozens came up big with two triples in the game, one in the second inning. One pitch after Cozens’ second-inning triple, Zach Green homered. The very next pitch also left the ballpark off Aaron Brown’s bat to put Lakewood up 3-2.
At one point the BlueClaws were behind 7-3 and they battled back with six runs in the last three innings.
Leftfielder Larry Greene also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. He finished the season with a .183 average.
The Clearwater Threshers finished their season on Sunday as Mark Leiter earned the win.
READING FIGHTIN’ PHILS:
Reading’s magic number to end the season was seven. The Fightin’ Phils scored seven runs to win their seventh straight game and sweep the Trenton Thunder in their season finale by a score of 7-3.
Peter Lavin batted third and drove in a pair of runs with his 3-for-4 effort.
Getting his fourth win of the season was Adam Loewen. The southpaw gave up three earned runs and struck out six.
LEHIGH VALLEY IRONPIGS:
The IronPigs were upended as they finished Sunday night’s suspended game and lot 2-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Hector Neris took the loss as the RailRiders walked off in the bottom of the ninth.
In the regularly scheduled season finale, the Pigs once again scored just once and lost 4-1.
Mike Adams started the game, but only went one inning in he which he surrendered just one hit and no runs.
Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco, Cameron Rupp and Nate Spears each doubled once as Lehigh Valley stranded seven runners on base.