Phillies Farm System Report: Lakewood Puts Together Flawless Week
Lakewood is our team of the week after the 6-0 record they posted. There were many highlights throughout the week, both pitching and offensively.
Week Record (6-0)
Year Record to Date (18-12)
Just like Clearwater did early in the week, Lakewood would post a game in which every player had at least one hit. The main difference is that Lakewood had every player score a run.
Mickey Moniak and Cord Sandberg’s two hit days headed the offensive explosion. It was highlighted by the pitching performance of Adonis Medina, who over four innings cruised to six Ks, although allowing seven hits and two earned.
The Lakewood pitchers seemingly want to one-up each other because they all had solid starts this week. Sixto Sanchez began the week with five innings of shutout baseball.
Sanchez was followed by Jojo Romero on Wednesday, who also went five innings, but allowed two runs, while striking out five.
Then, Ranger Suarez would dominate for 6.2 innings. He scattered nine hits, allowing two runs (one earned), walking no one, and striking out seven. He lowered his ERA to a ridiculous 0.93 for the first full month.
On Saturday night, Nick Fanti outdid them all. The 20-year-old lefty continues to impress, throwing 8.2 innings of no-hit baseball. He walked three over that time and struck out nine. Fanti was lifted from the game after 113 pitches for his roommate Trevor Betancourt. He added his 10th strikeout to the boxscore and solidified the no-hit bid for Fanti.
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