Down on the Phillies Pharm: Lively Goes 7 in Triple-A Debut
Everyone’s favorite second baseman of the future (with fingers and toes crossed) Scott Kingery was 2-4 with a double and an RBI in Clearwater’s 10 inning victory over the Flying Tigers.
The big hit came from first baseman Kyle Martin with his 10th inning solo home run to help give Clearwater their 29th win of the season.
Outfielder Carlos Tocci was 1-5 with two strike outs and a caught stealing.
Starter Tyler Viza was impressive on the mound as he struck out 11 batters in six innings. He allowed just six hits and one run, which was a solo home run in the fifth inning to Joey Pankake.
Great name, Joey Pankake by the way.
Thomas Eshelman (2-2) will start Saturday for Clearwater. The right-hander is the Phillies 15th ranked prospect and was acquired in the Ken Giles trade with Houston this offseason along with Vince Velasquez and Mark Appel, among others.