Lehigh Valley (31-48) beat the Scranton RailRiders 8-1. Aaron Nola pitched five innings and left with a 7-0 lead. His line was – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 90 pitches, 54 strikes. Nefi Ogando and Adam Loewen pitched three shutout innings. Cesar Jimenez gave up the ‘Riders only run. Aaron Altherr (.320) went 1-4 with a double, walk, and an RBI. Gabriel Lino went 2-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI.
Reading (40-36) lost the first game of their double header against the Portland Sea Dogs 5-4 on a walkoff single surrendered by Joely Rodriguez. Zach Eflin went 6.0 innings, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 82 pitches, 63 strikes. Colton Murray pitched two, one-hit innings and struck out two. J.P. Crawford went 0-5 and didn’t reach base for only the second time all season across two levels. Andrew Knapp went 1-3 with a walk and 3 RBI. KC Serna and Brock Stassi had 2 hits each. Kelly Dugan went 1-3 with a walk.
The Phils won game two 6-1. Mark Leiter got his first AA win. His complete game line was – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 85 pitches, 54 strikes. Crawford went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Dugan (.377) went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Brian Pointer entered as a PH for the DH and went 2-2 with his 9th HR.
Clearwater (41-34) beat the Charlotte Stone Crabs 3-1. Hoby Milner got the start. He was on a 50 pitch/3 inning limit. He struck out one and allowed 2 singles. Milner reached his three inning limit on 29 pitches, 22 strikes. Yacksel Rios got the win. He pitched 4.0 innings, allowed 1 run on 2 hits, and struck out two. Edubray Ramos pitched 2.0 shutout innings to record his 7th save.
Andrew Pullin went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Malquin Canelo went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Willians Astudillo enterd the game tied for second for the FSL batting lead with a .310 average. He went 2-4. Chase Harris also went 2-4. Carlos Tocci went 1-5. Rhys Hoskins went 0-4.
Pullin fouled a ball off his foot in the ninth inning. He completed his at bat but was replaced in the field by Aaron Brown. Before the game, Clearwater Threshers placed RF Dylan Cozens on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 26, 2015.
Lakewood (36-37) lost to the Hickory Crawdads 5-4. Yoel Mecias gave up all 5 runs on a pair of home runs before recording an out. After he did get the first out, he gave up a walk and a single. He departed with the following line – 0.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 2 HR, WP. Austin Davis and Calvin Rayburn allowed 2 hits over the remaining 7.2 innings.
Scott Kingery went 0-4. Kyle Martin went 1-5. Cord Sandberg went 1-4. Damek Tomscha and Emmanuel Marrero had 2 hits each. Jiandido Tromp went 0-3 with 2 RBI. Drew Stankiewicz and Gustavo Martinez contributed a hit and RBI each.
Williamsport (10-0) beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5-2. Mitch Gueller threw six innings of 5-hit ball. He allowed 2 runs (1 unearned), walked one, and struck out five. Skylar Hunter pitched a perfect seventh, Feliberto Sanchez a one-hit eighth. Robert Tasin pitched a perfect ninth with one strike out for his third save.
CF Zack Coppola (.323) went 0-5. Mark Laird went 0-3 with a walk and his first stolen base. Jose Pujols (.439) went 1-4. Brendon Hayden (.414) went 2-4. Jan Hernandez (.325) went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. DH Josh Tobias went 2-4 with a double, 2 RBI, and his first professional HR. Gregori Rivero went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Grenny Cumana went 1-4 with an RBI.
GCL Phillies (4-1) lead the GCL Astros 2-0. The game was suspended in the bottom of the second with a runner on first. The game will be completed tomorrow as part of a double header in Clearwater. “C” Randolph made his first start in LF. 1B Luis Encarnacion hit a 2-run HR in the top of the first. Shane Watson had pitched one inning plus the one batter he faced in the second inning. He walked 2 batters in the first inning. Watson picked off one of the base runners and struck out one in the inning. He allowed a leadoff single in the second before the game was halted.
DSL Phillies (12-11) lost to the DSL Rays 5-2. Daniel Brito (.304) went 1-2 with 2 walks.
VSL Phillies (16-21) lost to the VSL Rays 3-2. The Phillies had taken a 2-1 lead with a run in the top of the ninth only to lose the game on 2 solo home runs in the bottom of the inning. The Phillies scored 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and 4 walks. They struck out 11 times.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Philadelphia Phillies optioned Severino Gonzalez to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Philadelphia Phillies sent Ethan Martin outright to Reading Fightin Phils. The Phillies’ 40-man roster is now at 39.
- Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Tyler Knigge on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 27, 2015. right groin strain
- Clearwater Threshers activated LHP Hoby Milner from the temporarily inactive list.
- Clearwater Threshers placed RF Dylan Cozens on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 26, 2015.