Phillies' Minor League Notebook: Sunday, April 12th

Todd TranauskyCorrespondent IApril 13, 2008

Three of the four Philadelphia Phillies' minor league affiliates won on Sunday, but the Iron Pigs fell to 0-11 to start the season.

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs lost, 6-2, to the Richmond Braves Sunday afternoon.

OF Mike Spidale was promoted to the Iron Pigs from Double-A Reading before the game to replace Chris Snelling. Snelling was recalled to Philadelphia after Shane Victorino was injured on Saturday night.

Spidale went 0-for-3 in his International League debut as the Iron Pigs lead-off hitter.

The Reading Phillies defeated the Altoona Curve on Sunday by a score of 7-3. Carlos Carrasco put together another solid outing, allowing two earned runs over six innings of work. Justin Pope continued to pitch well out of the R-Phils' bullpen, pitching a perfect ninth inning.

Jake Blalock was promoted to Reading from Single-A Clearwater to replace the promoted Spidale on the 24-man roster.

The Clearwater Threshers defeated the Lakeland Tigers, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon. Joe Savery received the win, pitching eight innings of shutout baseball. Carlos Leon sparked the Threshers from the lead-off spot, going 2-for 4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in.

The Lakewood BlueClaws defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds, 7-4, in 11 innings. Dennis Winn appeared in his second game for the BlueClaws, going 1-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in.

Jared Simon continued his strong start to the year, receiving the win after giving up one run in three-and-a-third innings pitched.

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