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Haseley’s hot bat debuts well in AAA

Adam Haseley
Adam Haseley’s hot month of May convinced the Phillies that it was time for a move up the ladder. (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)

The Phillies figured that with Adam Haseley hitting producing at a 5-13-.337/.410/.584 clip in May and hitting 13-36-.291/.378/.474 in 80 games at Double-A, it was time to move him up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies made the move on Wednesday and Haseley met up with the IronPigs in Pawtucket where the team was in the middle of a four-game series.

Haseley was the Phillies first-round pick in the 2017 Draft and has moved quickly, going from rookie ball to Low-A in his first season and then opening last season with High-A Clearwater prior to moving up to Reading. The Phillies stationed him back at Reading to open this season. Playing in his third minor league season, Haseley is a combined 21-104-.295/.361/.437 as a professional.

Lehigh Valley was playing a double-header in Pawtucket Wednesday and sat out the first game but played and went 3-for-4 in the second game with two doubles and two RBI.

Lehigh Valley and Pawtucket split their double-header at McCoy Stadium on Wednesday.  The PawSox won 7-3 in game one while the IronPigs won 3-1 in game two. 

Game News…

Game 1

Pawtucket designated hitter Bryce Brentz had the game’s biggest hit, a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning off Luke Leftwich (0-1).  The grand slam gave the PawSox a 4-0 lead.

Lehigh Valley scored three runs off Josh Smith (2-2) over his 5 1/3 innings pitched.  They scored two runs off him in the top of the on a two-run home run by Damek Tomscha and a sacrifice fly by Deivy Grullon in the top of the sixth inning added the third run.

The PawSox scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Leftwich and Kyle Dohy.  As the bases were loaded, two errors were committed that allowed the three runs to score.  Gorkys Hernandez reached first base on a throwing error by Malquin Canelo then advanced to third base on a throwing error byDeivy Grullon, who made his first career-start at first base. 

IronPigs starting pitcher Cole Irvin was pulled after three innings, but not due to ineffectiveness.  He gave up just one hit and struck out one batter while facing ten batters. 

Trevor Kelley earned his first save with Pawtucket by pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. 

Game 2

The Phillies 2017 first-round pick did not disappoint in his triple-A debut as Adam Haseley went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in.  Haseley’s RBI double in the top of the first inning gave Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead and Austin Romine delivered an RBI single in the first to make it 2-0.

Haseley delivered again in the top of the second with an RBI double to extend the IronPigs lead to 3-0. 

Former IronPigs pitcher Jeremy Bleich (2-2) allowed three runs through two innings in making the start for Pawtucket. 

Pawtucket scored a run against Tyler Viza in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jock Ockimey scored on an RBI groundout by Gorkys Hernandez. 

Tom Windle (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the Pigs in relief of Viza.  Josh Martin pitched 2/3 of an inning before Austin Davis closed out the game for Lehigh Valley, earning his second save of the season. 

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