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Phillies Minor League Report: Cody Overbeck hits 15h home run in IronPigs' win
Jerry Gaul, Philly.comPosted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 3:14 AM
Heres how the Phillies minor-league teams fared on Monday, July 1:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
For the second consecutive day, the IronPigs shut out the Toledo Mud Hens at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. On Monday, the score was 7-0.
Left-handed starter Raul Valdes (3-3, 3.06 ERA) walked four, but only surrendered two hits and struck out four over six innings to earn the victory. More coveragePoll: Should the Phillies trade Chase Utley?Follow the Phillies: Download our FREE Pro Baseball app!Poll: How many homers will Ryan Howard hit this season?Forum: Will the Phillies make the playoffs?Latest Phillies videos Special section: Top 25 Phillies prospects Should the Phillies trade Chase Utley? Yes.No. View results
Relievers Justin Friend (two innings) and Cesar Jimenez (one inning) each allowed a hit, but closed out the shutout.
The IronPigs banged out 13 hits in the win.
First baseman Cody Overbeck sparked the offense early. He led off the second inning with his 15th home run of the season. In the fourth inning, he reached on a leadoff single and later scored on catcher Cameron Rupps sacrifice fly.
Rupp would add a two-run home run, his second of the season, in the sixth inning. He finished 1-for-3 with three RBI.
Shortstop Freddy Galvis two-run single and second baseman Cesar Hernandezs one-run single provided insurance in the eighth inning.
Galvis (2-for-5 with two RBI), Hernandez (4-for-5 with an RBI), Overbeck (2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored) and right fielder Leandro Castro (2-for-4 with two runs scored) posted multi-hit games.
Left fielder Darin Ruf was held hitless in five at bats.
The win lifted the IronPigs to 45-39. Lehigh Valley will look to take three out of four when the series concludes Tuesday. Left-hander Tom Cochran (3-2, 4.91 ERA) will take the ball for the IronPigs.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 4-1, in the opening game of a three-game series at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa.
Monday was Gluttony Night at the ballpark where $8 bought you an all-you-can-eat bracelet.
Reading received a brilliant performance from right-handed starter David Buchanan (5-8, 4.40 ERA), who allowed one run on five hits and three walks over 8 1/3 innings. Buchanan needed 115 pitches in his outing and the only blemish came on a two-out home run in the fifth inning.
The Fightin Phils took the lead in the fourth inning when right fielder Anthony Hewitt hit a two-run home run and never looked back. Catcher Sebastian Valle singled with two outs and get Hewitt to the plate. It was Hewitts ninth jack of the season.
Second baseman Albert Cartwright provided the rest of the offense for Reading. He hit a solo shot in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh. Cartwright finished 3-for-3 from the leadoff spot.
The Fightin Phils improved to 36-46 with the win. Left-hander Austin Wright (3-4, 7.00 ERA) gets the start for Reading on Tuesday.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
Both ends of the Threshers doubleheader with the Daytona Cubs were postponed due to rain on Monday.
The Threshers (4-5) will host the Dunedin Blue Jays on Wednesday after an off day Tuesday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws fell to the Delmarva Shorebirds, 6-2, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Township, N.J.
Lakewood only mustered four hits at the plate and committed three errors in the field.
Right-handed starter Jonathan Musser (1-3, 4.97 ERA) was knocked around for 11 hits over six games and was charged with all six runs (four earned). Musser struck out four and didnt allow any free passes in the loss.
Trailing 6-0 in the sixth inning, the BlueClaws avoided a shutout by scoring twice. Catcher Chace Numata walked and center fielder Carlos Tocci reached on a bunt single to lead off the inning. Shortstop Angelo Mora would knock in Numata with a double and Tocci scored on third baseman Willie Carmonas RBI groundout.
The loss dropped the BlueClaws to 29-50. Right-hander Severino Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second start with Lakewood when the series continues Tuesday.Jerry GaulPhilly.com #post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-reddit {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 60px !important;height: 20px !important;margin-right:8px;}#post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-email {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 71px !important;height: 28px !important;}0comments

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