Minor league honors, game reports
Players of the Week (April 17–23)
OF Cameron Perkins, Lehigh Valley… The 26-year-old Perkins batted .375 (6–16) with a team-high four extra-base hits (2 2B, 3B, HR), three RBI and an .813 slugging percentage in his five games played. He recorded a season-high three hits on April 22, one of which was his fifth double of the year. Perkins was selected by the Phillies in the sixth round of the June 2012 draft out of Purdue University.
RHP Jake Thompson, Lehigh Valley… Thompson, 23, made two starts for the IronPigs, combining to post a 0.75 ERA (1 ER, 12.0 IP) with only nine baserunners allowed (6 H, 3 BB) and 13 strikeouts. He surrendered three runs (1 ER) in 5.0 innings on April 18, and then tossed 7.0 scoreless innings with three hits, no walks and seven strikeouts in his next start on April 23. Thompson was acquired from Texas along with five others in exchange for LHP Cole Hamels and LHP Jake Diekman on July 31, 2015.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
IronPigs (10–8) won fifth in last 7 games, 8–5, in Columbus. WP: Ricardo Pinto (2–1), 5.1–6–3–3–2–6-, WP, BK . . . C Jorge Alfaro, 3–5, 3 R, HR (#3), RBI (4); fourth 3-hit game of the season; hitting .371. 1B Rhys Hoskins, 2–4, 2B, 2 RBI; has been on base 17 straight games; 17 of 18 games for the season. RF Roman Quinn, 2–4, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB (#4) . . . 6:35 tonight in Columbus.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
Fightin Phils (8–7) were rained out in Harrisburg . . . RH Tom Eshelman (1–0), tonight in Harrisburg.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
Threshers (13–6) won fifth in last 7 games, 5–1, in Tampa. ND RH Seranthony Dominiguez, 6–4–1–1–2–5; lowered ERA to 0.95. WP: LHR Austin Davis (2–0), 0.75 ERA . . . Clearwater’s staff ERA (2.04) is lowest in the minor leagues . . . LF Zach Coppola, 3–4, RBI, 2 SB (#2–3). 3B Damek Tomscha, 3–5, RBI. DH Herlis Rodriguez, 2–5, 2B. C Deivi Grullon, 2–5, 2B, R, RBI . . . Jose Taveras (2–0), 7:00 tonight in Tampa.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
BlueClaws (10–9) were rained out in Delmarva . . . LH JoJo Romero (0–0) and LH Ranger Suarez, 10:35 doubleheader (7-inning games) this morning in Delmarva.