Chase Utley made a rehab start as DH for Lehigh Valley.
Lehigh Valley (48-61) lost to the Norfolk Tides 4-0. Jesse Biddle (2-1, 4.44) was charged with 4 runs on 3 walks and 8 hits in 6.1 innings. He picked up his first AAA loss. Colton Murray allowed one of two inherirted runners to score on a sacrifice fly , butu retired all eight batters he faced. He struck out three in 2.2 innings. Chase Utley went 2-3. Logan Moore went 3-4 with a triple. Aaron Altherr (.297) went 0-2 with 2 walks. Kelly Dugan got his first AAA hit and went 1-4 with 2 K.
Reading (58-50) beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8-2. Zach Eflin (6-6, 3.41) gave up 2 first inning runs on a 2-run HR, then shut the Cats down until he was relieved after the 7th inning. Overall, he limited the Cats to 4 hits and 2 walks. Ryan O’Sullivan and Reinier Roibal each pitched a shutout inning in relief.
The Phils used a 13-hit attack to tie the game in the fourth and go ahead and pull away over the last three innings. J.P. Crawford (.255) went 1-4 with a walk. Cam Perkins (.264) went 2-4 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI. Brock Stassi (.306) went 0-5 with 2 K. Andrew Knapp (.358) went 3-5 with a 2 doubles and an RBI. Destin Hood (.303) went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Brian Pointer went 2-3 with a HR (10) and 3 RBI.
Clearwater (60-48) lost to the St. Lucie Mets 7-2. Victor Arano (4-10, 4.57) ran into early trouble and gave up 7 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 3.0 innings. He struck out four. Yacksel Rios pitched 3.0 shutout innings, striking out four. Jesen Therrien and Ethan Stewart each threw a shutout inning.
Jessie Valentin got his first hit and RBI of the season. He entered the game as a defensive replacement for Malquin Canelo at short. Aaron Brown (.244) went 3-5. Rhys Hoskins (.303) went 1-3 with a walk. Dylan Cozens (.279) went 0-4. Willians Astudillo (.307) went 2-4 with an RBI. Brown stole his 6th base.
Lakewood (53-51) beat the West Virginia Power 5-3. Will Morris (4-0, 2.21) gave up 2 runs in 6.2 innings on 8 hits and 2 walks. Joey DeNato stranded an inherited runner and threw a shutout inning. Matt Hockenberry allowed a run but still picked up his 11th save.
Manager Shawn Williams flipped the top of the batting order, dropping Herlis Rodriguez to second and moving Cord Sandberg to the leadoff slot. Sandberg (.257) went 2-4 with a walk. Rodriguez (.296) went 2-3 with a walk. Scott Kingery (.261) went 0-3 with a walk. Kyle Martin (.326) went 0-3 with a walk and 2 K. Joel Fisher went 2-4 with a grand slam HR (2) and 4 RBI.
Williamsport (27-15) beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 7-4. Luke Leftwich gave up 1 run on 3 hits and 5 walks in 4.0 innings. He struck out four. Leftwich was lifted after two walks and a wild pitch in the fifth. Kenny Koplove stranded the 2 runners and picked up the win. He gave up 3 runs and struck out three in 2.1 innings. Jacob Waguespack allowed 2 inherited runners to score. Anthony Sequeira picked up his 4th save with a shutout inning.
Zachary Coppola (.320) went 3-4. Mark Laird (.284) went 1-3 with 2 RBI. Josh Tobias went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Jose Pujols (.278) went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
GCL Phillies (21-12) No game scheduled. Currently tied with the Pirates for first place, but .009 points behind in winning percentage, which is the determining factor for reaching the playoffs. There are 27 games remaining which includes three double headers (including back-to-back with Yankees1 on the 24th/25th). Season ends on August 29th.
DSL Phillies (31-23) No game scheduled. Currently in second place, two games behind the Astros Blue. Five games behind for the one wild card. Eighteen games remaining. Regular season ends on August 22nd.
VSL Phillies (28-38) No game scheduled. Currently in third place (of four) and eliminated from post-season play with six games to play barring any make-ups. Season ends on August 8th.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Philadelphia Phillies sent 2B Chase Utley on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.