Here is a quick recap of what each of the Phillies minor league squads and some of their top prospects did last night as they work their way up to the big leagues.
Both the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils were rained out Saturday and will reschedule their games for a later date.
Lehigh Valley will have a double header Sunday against the Toledo Mud Hens. The first game will start at 1:35 with Mark Appel scheduled to start. The second starter has not yet been announced.
Reading will also play a double-header Sunday, against the Trenton Thunder. The first game will begin at 2:05 with Ben Lively looking to build off of his 6-0 start to the season.
Despite scoring four runs in the seventh inning, the Clearwater Threshers fell for the third time in their last five games. The organization’s #11 prospect Scott Kingery continued his hot streak with three hits, two of which were doubles, scored two runs and had one RBI.
Carlos Tocci, the Phillies #14 prospect, also had two hits and an RBI in the loss.
Starter Tyler Viza allowed six runs (one unearned) off of 10 hits through just two innings. Saturdays loss was Viza’s second of the year.
Clearwater will look to salvage the series with games on Sunday and Monday.
The Lakewood BlueClaws did take the field today with a quality start by the Phillies eighth ranked prospect Franklyn Kilome. The 20 year old, who has struggled with his command at times since being promoted to Single-A Lakewood, allowing 39 hits and 23 runs in 30.2 innings. He appeared to have found it Saturday night, as evident with six one run innings against the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Outfielder and the organization’s 24th ranked prospect Jorge Pujols went 0-4 with a strike out in the 2-1 loss to the Shorebirds.