On the Pharm: April 12th Edition

Sunday, April 12, 2009 ·

Triple-A Lehigh Valley:

The Iron Pigs suffered their third loss of the season because of poor outings from both Andrew Carpenter and Dave Borkowski. Both pitchers allowed 5 earned each in 7 combined innings. Lehigh went on to lose 12-5 against Scranton. Rich Thompson hit a 3-run home run for the Iron Pigs. Jason Donald went 1-5 and his April average sits at .286. John Mayberry, Jr. is having an awful start and after his 0-4 production, his average dropped to .086. Lehigh Valley will try to get their first win of the season today against Scranton-Wilkes Barre. They'll face Yankees' prospect Phillip Hughes.

Double-A Reading:

Twenty-one year old starter Vance Worley threw 5 2/3 innings allowing 5 hits and 2 earned as the Phillies won 3-2 over Harrisburg. He struck out six and walked only two. The Phillies top outfield prospect, Michael Taylor, went 2-3 with a double and RBI-single. Reading improved to 2-1 on the season. They're off today.

Single-A Advanced Clearwater:

The Threshers suffered their first loss of the season after Julian Sampson allowed 7 earned on 8 hits in only 3 1/3 innings. The Phils other top outfield prospect, Dominic Brown went 1-3 and scored twice. Clearwater still pounded out 6 runs on 11 hits, but it was not enough to overcome Dunedin and they lost 10-6. Matthew Rizzoti went 1-4 and his average "sunk" to .538. Clearwater is 2-1 and sits atop tied for the division lead. They are off today.

Single-A Lakewood:

The Blue Claws got their first win of the season after D'Arby Myers hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to win 3-2 over Delmarva. Myers went 3-6 on the day with three singles. Lakewood pitcher Robert Roth threw 5 innings and allowed only 3 hits and 1 earned. He struck out 4, but also walked 4 batters. Lakewood closer Brian Rosenberg blew the save in the ninth, but thankfully the Blue Claws rebounded for the win. They improved to 1-2 on the year and will face off against Delmarva again.

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