Jul 15, 2018

Love Does Not Prevail In Reading

We had a nice Saturday night at the ballpark to watch the Reading Fightin Phils take on the Double A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles: the Bowie Baysox.

One of the specialties at the FirstEnergy Stadium concession stand is The Churger.  It's basically just a double cheeseburger, but one of the patties is a chicken breast instead of a hamburger patty.  The combination doesn't really go together, so I just split it in half and eat the chicken separate from the burger.

The Fightin' Phils hit Bowie Baysox starter Reid Love pretty hard, tagging him for seven runs on six hits, including a second inning solo homer off the bat of Reading third baseman Damek TomschaLove was relieved by Matthew Grimes in the 4th.  Grimes went three innings and gave up one run on an RBI single in the sixth inning to give the Fightin' Phils an 8-0 lead.

Phillies pitching prospect Jojo Romero started the game for Reading and pitched seven shutout innings.  He gave up six hits and two walks and struck out four batters.  Kyle Dohy came in to pitch the 8th and walked three batters, but he got out of the inning without giving up a run.  Luke Leftwich was a little shakier.  He walked two batters and gave up three hits and three runs, but the Fightin' Phils withstood this late game rally to win 8-3.


And if a Fightin' Phils victory wasn't enough to make for a pleasant night, there was a fireworks display after the game.