Lakewood BlueClaws (21-14)
Similarly to Clearwater, there was not much for the Phillies to be excited about offensively in Lakewood this week as they took three of five.
While top pick Mickey Moniak was 6-20 over the course of the week, it lowered his average to .279, matching equally talented prospect, Daniel Brito in that department. The two youngsters will continue to go through these types of weeks, but the hope is they can bounce back.
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Pitching was another rollercoaster for the Blueclaws throughout the week. Sixto Sanchez and Ranger Suarez had their worst starts of the season. Sanchez made it through five innings, allowing six hits and a walk that led to four earned runs. He was still able to strike out seven hitters along the way. Suarez went six innings, but allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks.
He was still able to strike out seven hitters along the way. Suarez went six innings, but allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks.
The two youngsters only upped their earned run averages to 3.70 and 2.06 respectively. I fully expect them both to bounce back.
On the positive sign of things, JoJo Romero and Adonis Medina were pretty dominant in their starts. Romero cruised through eight frames of one hit, three walk baseball with eight strikeouts.
He now boasts a 2.20 ERA. Medina scattered three hits and three walks over six innings of work, allowing one run on his way to improving his ERA to 2.03 through six starts.
Bailey Falter’s most recent start brought him to a 4.35 ERA, but how about this for control? The 20-year-old lefty has only walked three batters in 31 innings this season. All of those walks came in one start.