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.
The Iron Pigs dropped the first game of their doubleheader against Toledo after starter Mark Appel could only manage 2/3 of an inning. He allowed four runs on four hits while walking two batters. Reports were that his velocity was down to 89 MPH, which could indicate something medically.
Severino Gonzalez threw four innings in relief and only allowed two hits and a run. He struck out 5 of the 15 batters he faced.
Michael Mariot finished the game for the Iron Pigs with two and a third innings, also allowing a run on two hits.
At the plate the Iron Pigs were just as effective as their starter. The lineup only managed four hits, but one came off the bat of JP Crawford for his first as an Iron Pig. The Phillies top prospect also walked twice.
Andrew Knapp, Darnell Sweeney, and Tyler Featherstone also had one hit. Sweeney swiped the only bag of the game for Lehigh Valley, who left 11 runners in scoring position.