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 had a dominant game on nearly every level Thursday night against former top pitching prospect Henry Owens and the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Nick Williams, J.P. Crawford, and Darin Ruf went a combined 9-12 as each had three hits in the big win. Ruf had a major power game with two home runs and a combined five RBIs in what was his best game since being sent down by the Phillies in favor of Tommy Joseph earlier in May.
Nick Williams was a perfect 3-3 with another double (his seventh) while J.P. Crawford raised his batting average, all be it in limited at bats, to .300 in Triple-A.
Cedric Hunter also had a stolen base and three hits, one being a two-run home run.
Former Padre Will Venable hit his fourth double of the year.
The Phillies top pitching prospect Jake Thompson had a mixed game, going five and two-thirds innings. He allowed three runs on six hits while striking out two and walking two. He gave up a home run to Rusney Castillio, who has major league experience in Boston.
Severino Gonzalez pitched two and one-third innings in relief and gave up just one hit, that being a solo home run in the eighth inning.
Frank Herrmann finished the game with a walk and strikeout for Lehigh Valley.
The Iron Pigs have not announced their starter for Fridays game against the Louisville Bats. It would typically be Mark Appel’s turn in the rotation, but he was pulled after less than an innings work in his last outing.