MLB Tonight confirmed that the Phillies traded Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers. The details announced were Hamels, Jake Diekman, and cash considerations to the Rangers. The Phillies receive Rangers #4 RHP Jake Thompson (#60 on Top 100), #5 OF Nick Williams (#64 on Top 100), #6 C Jorge Alfaro (#69 on Top 100, #2 Catcher), #17 RHP Jerad Eickhoff, major league LHP Matt Harrison, and minor league RHP Alec Asher. This could seriously upgrade the system, since the Phillies will have 6 prospects in the top 99.
Clearwater (59-45) closed out their series against the Bradenton Marauders with a 6-3 victory to earn a series split. Brandon Leibrandt (7-2, 2.88) gave up 2 runs in 5 innings on 3 hits and 2 walks. He ran some deep counts and threw 82 pitches before being lifted. Leibrandt also picked off a runner at second. Jesen Therrien retired the first 6 batters he faced but gave up an unearned after commiting an error to open the 8th inning. Miguel Nunez pitched a perfect 9th for his second save.
After falling behind early, the Threshers scored single runs in each of the middle innings before stretching their lead to 4 in the 7th inning. Andrew Pullin put them on the board with his 11th HR in the 4th inning. Dylan Cozens closed out the scoring with his 5th HR in the 7th inning. Cozens remains on a tear since his return from the DL. He went 4-4, scored 2 runs, hit 2 doubles in addition to his HR, drove in 2 runs, and raised his average to .285.
Carlos Tocci (.313) went 2-5. Malquin Canelo went 2-5 with an RBI. Andrew Pullin (.264) went 1-5 with a HR and RBI. Rhys Hoskins (.289) went 1-4 with a double and RBI. Wilson Garcia went 2-4 with an RBI.
Lehigh Valley (47-58) lost to the Scranton RailRiders 9-4. Sean O’Sullivan. Well, that about covers the pitching.
The ‘Pigs faced Luis Sevirino who pitched 6 innings, gave up 1 hit, walked no one, hit a batter, struck out ten, and somehow gave up 3 unearned runs. In fact all 4 runs the Pigs scored were unearned. Pretty good on a night they were 3-hit.
Aaron Altherr (.301) went 0-3 with 2 runs scored and a HBP. Tyler Henson had 2 hits. Brian Bogusevic had the other hit.
Reading (56-48) beat the Erie SeaWolves 9-8 on a walkoff single by Destin Hood. Ben Lively got knocked around pretty good in his 5 innings but left with a lead that Tom Windle was unable to hold. Stephen Snackleford picked up the win, his third.
J.P. Crawford was given the night off and Angelo Mora moved up to the leadoff spot. Kelly Dugan slipped down to Crawford’s #2 slot. This paid dividends as the Phils mustered a 13-hit attack, and all but Catcher Rene Garcia logged a hit.
Mora (.333) went 3-5 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI. Dugan (.317) went 1-5 with 3 K. Cam Perkins (.263) went 1-4 with a HR (11) and 2 RBI (44). Brock Stassi (.316) went 1-5 with a triple and 2 RBI (68). Andrew Knapp (.337) went 2-3 with a double and 2 BB. Destin Hood (.293) went 2-5 with a double, 2 RBI, and 3 K. Harold Martinez (.303) went 2-4 with an RBI.
Lakewood (52-48) No game scheduled.
Williamsport (25-13) lost to the Lowell Spinners 10-7. Franklyn Kilome was lifted with one out and the bases loaded in the fourth. Kilome had reached 61 pitches and is only recently returned from a rib cage strain that caused him to miss a couple starts. Skylar Hunter allowed 2 inherited runners to score plus 4 of his own. The Cutters fought back to tie only to have Kenny Koplove concede 3 runs in the top of the ninth.
Mark Laird (.264) went 3-5. Josh Tobias (.301) went 3-4 with a double, walk, and RBI. Jesus Posso went 2-4 with a double, HR (3), and 2 RBI. Austin Bossart (.368) went 2-5 with a double and RBI.
GCL Phillies (20-11) lost to the GCL Tigers 2-1. Bailey Falter pitched four, 2-hit, shutout innings. Edgar Garcia followed with four, 2-hit, one-run innngs. He struck out 8 Tigers. Victor Delgado also gave up 2-hits and a run, but they came in one-third of an innng and gave the Tigers a walkoff win.
The Phillies managed 5 hits and a walk. Rodolfo Duran drove in their lone run with a sac fly in the third inning. Jonathan Arauz (.265) went 0-4. Cornelius Randolph (.284) went 0-4. Luis Encarnacion (.255) went 2-2 with a walk. Bryan Martelo (.276) went 1-3. Jose Antequera (.261) went 1-3 with a double.
DSL Phillies (28-23) beat the DSL Royals 4-0. Joel Cabrera pitched a 6-hit, complete game shutout. Ronaldo Marrero (.277) went 1-3 with a HR (1) and 3 RBI.
VSL Phillies (27-36) beat the VSL Cubs 8-2. Sergio Velis (4-2, 1.16) pitched 6 innings of 2-hit ball. Lenin Rodriguez (.251) went 1-3 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- RHP Nick Pivetta assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.