Lehigh Valley (51-63) lost to the Columbus Clippers 4-2. Jesse Biddle (2-2, 4.88) gave up all 4 Clippers’ runs in five innings. He gave up 9 hits but only walked one and struck out five. Colton Murray and Nefi Ogando one-hit the Clippers over the final three innings.
The IronPigs managed 5 hits all night. Brian Bogusevic got their last hit, a double, with 2 out in the eighth. Former major leaguer,Carlos Marmol, came in and struck out Altherr, Dugan, McGuinness, and Moore for the final 4 outs to end the game.
Aaron Altherr (.293) went 0-3 with a BB. Kelly Dugan (.222) went 0-4. Brian Bogusevic (.291) went 2-3 with a double, HR (8), and RBI.
Reading (62-50) beat the New Britain Rock Cats 4-3 in a 10-inning walkoff. They tied the game with 3 runs in the bottom of the eighth. Nick Pivetta allowed 2 runs in 5 innings in his second start. He gave up 4 hits and 4 walks. He struck out seven. Ryan O’Sullivan (1.63) pitched 2 shutout innings in relief. Jimmy Cordero gave up a run in his one inning. And, Stephen Shackleford (4-1, 2.68) pitched 2 innings for the win.
Nick Williams (.389) went 0-5 with 3 K. J.P. Crawford (2.55) went 0-4 with 2 K. After the second K, Crawford and Manager Dusty Wathan were ejected. Cam Perkins (.264) went 2-4 with a BB. Brock Stassi (.305) went 2-5 with a double. Andrew Knapp (.384) saw his average drop when he only went 1-3. The Knappster scored 2 runs, tripled, walked twice, and had 2 RBI. The Phils drew 8 walks – in addition to Knapp (2) and Perkins, Angelo Mora drew 3 and Brodie Greene drew two.
Clearwater (62-49) Postponed. Double header Saturday. Yacksel Rios will pitch game one at 3:30PM. David Whitehead will pitch game two. The games will be at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.
Malquin Canelo (.238). Aaron Brown (.243). Andrew Pullin (.254). Rhys Hoskins (.303). Dylan Cozens (.277). Willians Astudillo (.313).
Lakewood (56-53) beat the Hickory Crawdads 2-1. Shane Watson (3.64) allowed one earned run in six innings on 5 hits and 1 walk. He struck out eight, but didn’t get the win. Calvin Rayburn (4-1, 2.92) pitched one hit ball for two innings and picked up the win. Matt Hockenberry (2.21) notched his 13th save. The game ended on a strike-em-out throw-em-out double play.
Damek Tomscha (.265) went 2-3 with a triple and scored both BlueClaws’ runs. Emmanuel Marrero went 1-2 with a walk and had the team’s only RBI. Herlis Rodriguez (.299) went 1-4. Scott Kingery (.244) went 0-4. Kyle Martin (.297) went 0-4. Cord Sandberg (.260) went 1-3. C Deivi Grullon suffered his 12th passed ball of the season.
Williamsport (30-17) beat the Auburn Doubledays 7-3. Tyler Gilbert (2-2, 2.33) struck out 7 in 5 innings. He gave up 1 ER on 7 hits and a walk.
Zachary Coppola (.308) went 2-6. Mark Laird (.301) went 1-4 with a BB and an RBI. Josh Tobias (.307) went 1-5. Jose Pujols (.269) went 0-2 with 3 BB. Venn Biter went 2-3 with a BB and RBI. C Gregori Rivero tripled. Luis Espiritu went 2-4 with a double, BB, and 2 RBI. William Cuicas went 3-3 with a double, 2 BB, and 2 RBI.
GCL Phillies (25-13) beat the GCL Blue Jays 7-2. Felix Paulino (4-2, 2.32) pitched well again. He threw a 2-hit shutout for five innings and struck out nine. Ismael Cabrera (0.87, 7 appearances, 10.1 innings, 2 BB, 10 K) picked up a strike out in his one perfect inning.
Tommy Joseph started at first and went 3-4 with a double, HR (2), and 2 RBI. Jose Antequera (.287) went 1-4 with an RBI. Cornelius Randolph (.269) went 1-4 with 2 runs scored. Lucas Williams (.323) 0-4. Edgar Cabral went 1-4 with 2 RBI.
DSL Phillies (32-27) lost to the DSL Astros Blue 7-3. Enmanuel Garcia went 3-4 with a double.
VSL Phillies (30-40) beat the VSL Tigers 7-3. Everybody hits! All 9 players had at least one hit in the Phillies 16 hit attack. Jesus Henrique had 3 hits. Juan Avila, Enger Jimenez, Rafael Gamboa, Malvin Matos, and Damasco Gonzalez had 2 hits each. With one game remaining on their schedule, Enger Jimenez (.307; 81/264) looks like he will close the season as the team’s only .300 hitter.
Here’s the affiliated scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Clearwater Threshers placed LHP Brandon Leibrandt on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 6, 2015. Yacksel Rios is moving into the rotation.
- Philadelphia Phillies activated 2B Chase Utley from the 15-day disabled list.
- Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of LHP Adam Loewen from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- OF John Mayberry Jr. assigned to Charlotte Knights. White Sox affiliate. His MiLB search returns him in his Phillies’ cap.
- Boomer Collins assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts. Boomer. There’s a name.
- Oh, and Domonic Brown threw out a runner at home plate, AND hit a home run. In fact, Brown, Howard, and Asche each hit a solo HR off “Big Game” James Shields. I guess an August series against the Phillies doesn’t qualify as a big game. Cameron Rupp hit a solo shot in the 12th for the 4-3 win. Why am I mentioning this here? The Phillies are now tied with the Marlins in the race for the #1 pick. WTF!?!