Lehigh Valley (49-61) beat the Toledo Mud Hens 10-8 in 11 innings. New guy Alec Asher started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings on 9 hits. No walks but 2 HR. Dustin McGowan blew the save giving up the other 4 Hens’ runs (3 ER) in 1 inning. Nefi Ogando pitched 2 scoreless innings and Cesar Jimenez a perfect 10th inning for the win. Adam “the Thrill” Loewen picked up his 10th save by going BB, K, BB, BB, K, K, in the 11th inning.
Eric Kratz led the 15 hit/8 BB attack with 2 HR including a game-tying 2-run shot in the 8th inning. Brian Bogusevic broke the tie with an RBI single in the 11th. Chase Utley did not play.
Aaron Altherr (.301) went 2-5 with a double and BBs. Kelly Dugan went 1-5 with 2 RBI and a BB. Kratz went 2-3 with 2 HR (2), 2 BB, and 4 RBI. Tyler Henson, Chase d’Arnaud, Bogusevic had multi-hit games. Bogusevic had 2 RBI and stole his 20th base.
Reading (58-50) No game scheduled.
Clearwater (60-48) No game scheduled.
Lakewood (54-51) beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-6 in 11 innings. Tyler Viza gave up 5 runs (only 3 ER) in 6 innings on 4 hits, 1 BB, and 1 HBP. Jairo Munoz threw 2 shutout innings for the win. Joey DeNato picked up his 7th save.
The BlueClaws put together a 17-hit attack that included 3 HR. The Claws tied the game with 2 runs on 4 singles in ninth, and went ahead on a Joel Fisher HR in the 11th.
Cord Sandberg (.260) went 2-3 with 2 BB. Herlis Rodriguez (.295) went 1-5 with a HR (9), BB, and 2 RBI. Scott Kingery (.250) went 0-6. Damek Tomscha (.268) went 4-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Jiandido Tromp went 3-6 with a double, HR (5), and 2 RBI. Joel Fisher went 1-6 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI. Kyle Martin (.326) went 1-3
Williamsport (28-15) beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 10-4. Alejandro Arteaga (4-0, 3.07) He went 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP. Andrew Godail and Skylar Hunter threw 2 shutout innings apiece.
The Crosscutters amassed a 17-hit attack. Every batter got a t least one hit.
Zachary Coppola (.313) went 1-6 with an RBI. Mark Laird (.292) went 2-4 with 2 BB. Josh Tobias (.314) went 3-6 with a double and 2 RBI. Jose Pujols (.276) went 1-5 with a double and RBI. Brendon Hayden (.322) went went 1-4 with a BB and RBI. Jan Hernandez went 1-5 with 2 RBI. Carlos Duran went 3-5 with an RBI. Gregori Rivero went 2-5 with an RBI. Dylan Bosheere went 3-5 with an RBI. Duran had an outfield assist.
GCL Phillies (21-12) Postponed, rain. Flooding in neighborhoods in Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties. Not unexpected when you get as much rain as we’ve had lately in the nation’s flattest state. Clearwater is in Pinellas County. For those of you familiar with the area, I heard that Gulf to Bay was closed at McMullen Booth due to water. For those of you not familiar, Gulf to Bay is the road to the Causeway that crosses the bay to Tampa.
DSL Phillies (31-24) lost to the DSL Rays 3-0. Starter Randy Alcantara (2.40) held thr Rays to two hits over 5 innings. However the Phillies only managed 2 hits over 9 innings.
VSL Phillies (29-38) beat the VSL Cubs 9-5. Miguelangel Bastidas (2.70) was charged with all 5 runs, but only one was earned. Tanis Lara (1-3, 5.06) got his first win. Abdallah Aris (1.07) pitched 2 innings of 1-hit ball. Leadoff man Damasco Gonzalez went 4-5 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs released RHP Juan Gutierrez.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff.
- MLB reports that the Chicago Cubs have recalled Matt Szczur (pronounced Caeser) from the Iowa Cubs. For those of you in the Philadelphia area, Szczur led Villanova to the NCAA Division I National Footbal Title in 2009. Then, several weeks later, donated peripheral blood cells to a young leukemia patient who had a 1-in-80,000 chance of finding a match. Sorry. Everytime I see his name I remember this and root for him. I think he’s from one of the South Jersey shore communities.
- BTW, as a follow up to the Arizona Fall League rules I posted as a reply in yesterday’s Report as an answer to questions – I believe that they have relaxed the restrictions somewhat and may allow a second Advanced A player in some cases.
- In 2013, the Phillies sent – Pitchers: Ken Giles (CLR), Mike Nesseth (REA/lhv), Kyle Simon (REA), and Austin Wright (REA); as well as C Cameron Rupp (rea/LHV and Sept. call-up to the Phillies), OF Aaron Altherr (CLR), and OF Kelly Dugan (REA). Dugan never reported due to injury and was replaced by OF Cameron Perkins (CLR). Simon also played in the AZFL in 2012. Furthermore Nesseth, Simon, and Wright are all in Indy ball as of July 20-22.
- In 2014, the Phillies sent – Pitchers: Adam Morgan (REA, DL all season), Colton Murray (clr/REA). Ryan O’Sullivan (REA), Nefi Ogando (REA), and Ethan Stewart (CLR); and C Logan Moore (clr/REA) and CF Roman Quinn (CLR).