Here’s an open discussion thread so the minor league posts don’t get cluttered with Phillies’ talk and other topics.
In honor of the All Star break, and just for fun, here are the records (by winning percentage) of every team in the organization.
- GCL Phillies 14-4 .778 (1st place in NW)
- Williamsport Crosscutters 17-5 .773 (1st place in Pinckney Division)
- Clearwater Threshers 50-38 .568 (1st place in North Division)
- DSL Phillies 21-16 .568 (4.0 GB in 2nd place in SD North)
- Reading Fightin’ Phils 48-42 .533 (1.5 GB in 2nd place in Eastern Division)
- Lakewood BlueClaws 43-43 .500 (3.0 GB in 2nd place in Northern Division)
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs 40-51 .440 (9.0 GB in 4th place in North Division)
- VSL Phillies 20-28 .417 (11.0 GB in 4th place (of 4))
- Philadelphia Phillies 29-62 .319 (21.0 GB in 5th place in NL East)
The major league Phillies have opened up a 9.5 game lead over Milwaukee and 10.0 game lead over Miami in the race for the #1 pick.
On Sunday, J.P. Crawford started at shortstop and batted second in the Futures Game. When they weren’t blathering on about other stuff, the announcers actually had some nice comments about Crawford. But they also droned on about some other topic during J.P.’s third at bat until he struck out. Crawford played very well defensively. By my count, he had 3 assists, 2 put outs, and started 2 double plays. Offensively, he went 1-3 with a single in his second at bat. It was a nice, defensive swing while behind in the count, and he poked the ball through the middle into center field. He drove in his team’s first run to tie the game. He scored on a double by Kyle Schwarber later in the inning. They went on to win 10-1. Aaron Nola did not play.