All of the Phillies full-season minor league affiliates started last night. Here’s what happened:
- Kyle Kendrick received the opening night start for the IronPigs, lasting four innings and surrendering two runs on four hits and three walks. None of the runs were earned, however, so his ERA stands at 0.00. John Ennis gave up five runs and recorded one out, however, and the Pigs lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 11-3. Dave Borkowski, Scott Nestor and Jake Woods all gave up runs, while Mike Koplove had a perfect ninth. Jason Donald went 1-for-4, while John Mayberry Jr. reached base twice and scored both times.
- The Reading Phillies lost 6-5 in 10 innings to Harrisburg. Joe Bisenius only recorded one out, but he gave up just two runs. Sergio Escalona also had a tough time, giving up a run on four hits in two frames. Tyson Brummett started and went six innings, giving up two runs on five hits. Offensively, the R-Phils barely have a notable prospect – Brad Harman is one, and he went 2-for-6.
- Kyle Drabek pitched well enough in his first start for the Clearwater Threshers. He lasted five innings, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. Thanks to good relief pitching (including top prospect Michael Schwimmer), the Threshers won 5-2. Shortstop Freddy Galvis, known for his defensive skill, went 2-for-4 with a home run. Dominic Brown hit a double, and Matthew Rizzoti had three hits, including a double.
- And the Lakewood Blue Claws lost their opener, 2-1. Tyler Cloyd pitched a nice six innings, giving up two runs on six hits. The offense struggled – they only manufactured two hits. Zach Collier hit a double but struck out three times; Anthony Gose hit an RBI single and walked.