Lehigh Valley (36-49) beat the Rochester Red Wings 4-2. Jason Bergen came within one out of a complete game. After a two-out, two-run HR, he was lifted in favor of Dustin McGowan who came in to pick up the save. Aaron Altherr (.327) went 1-4 with a double. Gabriel Lino (.291) went 1-4. Chase d’Arnaud had 3 hits, a double, a HR, and an RBI. Tyler Henson had 2 RBI.
Reading (43-39) lost to the Trenton Thunder 14-2. Colin Kleven retired the first eleven batters and had the twelfth struck out, but was pinched on the call. He went on to give up ten runs in six innings. He threw 105 pitches, and I can’t figure out why he was sacrificed in the sixth inning. His replacement fred no better, but Brodie Greene pitched a scoreless ninth. Art Charles had two of the three Phils’ hits.
Clearwater (45-36) lost to the Brevard County Manatees 5-4. David Whitehead gave up five runs in five innings. Cody Forsythe followed with three scoreless innings. The offense pulled within one but fell short. Andrew Pullin went 2-5. Rhys Hoskins (.325) went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Chace Numata (.276) went 3-5 with a double and RBI. Willians Astudillo (.314) went 1-5 with an RBI. Angelo Mora (.300) went 1-4 with an RBI. Mithell Walding went 2-4 with a double. Chace Harris went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Lakewood (38-41) lost to the Hagerston Suns 7-5. Shane Watson had an erratic 3.2 innings. He only allowed 1 earned run, but was charged with 7 total runs on 7 hits. He struck out seven, but two of those batters reached on a wild pitch and a catcher’s throwing error. Watson commited 2 errors of his own. Joey DeNato and Manny Martinez allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 over the remaining 5.1 innings. Drew Stankiewicz went 2-4. Herlis Rodriguez went 0-3 with 2 RBI. Kyle Martin (.341) went 2-4 with a double, triple and RBI.
Williamsport (13-3) lost to the Brooklyn Cyclones 9-2. Mitch Gueller gave up a grand slam in the first inninig, but settled down and held the Cyclones to 2 hits and a walk thru the fifth inning. The ‘Cutters were able to close within 4-2, but the bullpen gave up 5 runs over the final 3 innings. Brendon Hayden went 2-4. Zachary Coppola and Jose Pujols each drove in a run.
GCL Phillies (9-2) No game scheduled.
DSL Phillies (16-13) No game scheduled.
VSL Phillies (18-24) No game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings – No transactions, but here’s an International Bonus Pool primer
- “Philadelphia Phillies traded Future Considerations, RHP Chris Oliver and LHP Josh Taylor to Arizona Diamondbacks for Future Considerations.” According to MLB Trade Rumors, the teams’ future considerations are the exchange of Arizona’s #1 slot in the Intrnational Bonus Pool for Philadelphia’s #9 slot.
- Baseball America published the International Bonus Pools in February. The Phillies’ entire allocation was $3,041,700; far short of the amount needed to cover the contracts reported to have been offered to outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz and catcher Rafael Marchan.
- Baseball America published the International Bonus Slots in April. The International Bonus Pool is comprised of a $700,000 base plus the four Internatinal Bonus Pool Slots assigned to each team. The slots are awarded to teams in reverse winning percentage order from the previous Championship Season. Philadelphia received slots 9, 39, 69, and 99.
- So, the exchange of the Phillies’ #9 slot ($1,352,100) and Arizona’s top slot ($3,590,400) results in a net gain of $2,238,300. Their total International Bonus Pool would rise from $3,041,700 to $5,280,000.
- But, a team is not permitted to increase their Bonus Pool by more than 50%. So, the Phillies would only have $4,562,550 available in their new International Bonus Pool. The reason they have to exceed the amount they can actually spend is that the rules stipulate teams can only trade International Bonus Pool money in values assigned to the International Bonus Pool Slots.
- Why was all this necessary? Well, if a team exceeds their International Bonus Pool, they are prevented from signing a player for over $300,000 during the next International Signing Period. Arizona exceeded their allotment last year. The Phillies struck a deal so that they wouldn’t suffer the same punishment next year.
- Got it?