Phillies Farm System Report: Reading Fightin’ Phils Hot to End April
Week Record (3-5)
Year Record to Date (12-12)
Recap and Standouts
In two of the Lakewood wins this week, Daniel Brito and Mickey Moniak were major reasons why. The two youngsters combined to go 8-for-16 with four runs scored in the Blueclaw’s Wednesday and Saturday wins. Brito, another prized second base prospect, ended the week hitting a solid .340 this season. Meanwhile, the Phillies have to be pleased to see Moniak hitting .295 to end the month.
On the pitching side of things, Lakewood had some really incredible outings from exciting names in the pipeline. Nick Fanti had two starts this week and posted 12 innings of nine hits, 3 earned runs (all in the second start), two walks, and 10 Ks. He won the first and was handed a no-decision on Saturday.
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Jojo Romero and Ranger Suarez put together impressive back-to-back starts in a doubleheader this week. Romero kept Lakewood in an eventual loss throwing six strong innings — two hits, two runs (one earned), a walk, and five strikeouts. In the second half of the set, Suarez threw a complete (albeit seven inning) shutout with nine strikeouts while walking none. It lowered his ERA to 0.81 for the season.