Clearwater (69-53) beat the Dunedin Blue Jays 9-4. Matt Imhof (7-4, 3.72) gave up two runs in the first inning, but held the Blue Jays to four base runners over over the following four innings. Overall, he conceded two runs on five hits and two walks. Imhof struck out six batters. Alberto Tirado (2.94) made his first appearance against his former team and tossed three no-hit, shutout innings. Tirado struck out three but walked four. Harold Guerrero (3.41) gave up a two-run home run in the ninth.
After falling behind 2-0, the Threshers began their comeback in the second inning and mounted a 14-hit attack. Eight starters had hits, five had multi-hit games.
Mitch Walding started the barrage with an RBI single in the second. The Threshers took the lead with three runs in the third on Rhys Hoskins’ RBI double, Willians Astudillo sacrifice fly, and Aaron Brown’s tenth home run. They continued to tack on runs on Astudillo’s RBI double in the fifth and Jessie Valentin’s RBI ground out in the sixth. They put the game away with another crooked number in the ninth on Hoskins’ three-run home run, his seventh.
- Lead off batter Jessie Valentin (.195) went 1-5 with a run scored, double, and RBI.
- Carlos Tocci (.269) went 2-5.
- Andrew Pullin (.252) DNP.
- Dylan Cozens (.278) went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a double, and 2 walks.
- Rhys Hoskins (.310) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (7), walk, and 4 RBI.
- Willians Astudillo (.331) went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.
- Aaron Brown (.253) went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a HR (10), and RBI.
- Tocci (9) was picked off and caught stealing.
Lehigh Valley (55-69) beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 3-1. Sean O’Sullivan (2-2, 3.86) pitched into the ninth inning before turning the game over to Dustin McGowan (4.68) who picked up his 10th save. A throwing error by Chase d’Arnaud allowed an unearned run/inherited runner to score. The IronPigs scored their three runs in the third inning on a balk and Tyler Henson’s two-run double.
- Brian Bosusevic (.295) went 2-4 with a run scored.
- Kelly Dugan (.222) went 1-4.
- Tommy Joseph (.130) went 0-4.
- Aaron Judge went 0-4 with 3 K, all 3 strike outs came against O’Sullivan.
Reading (71-51) came from behind to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6-5. Nick Pivetta (6.82) lasted 3.2 innings and gave up five runs on five hits and three walks. Edubray Ramos (2.57) entered the game with the bases loaded and struck out one batter for the final out of the inning, stranding all three base runners. He followed that with a 1-2-3 fifth inning. Reinier Roibal (5-1, 1.71) followed with three perfect innings and became the pitcher of record when the Phils completed their comeback. Ryan O’Sullivan (1.50) completed a perfect night for the O’Sullivan family when he came in and wrapped up his third save.
The Phils trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning. They got two runs back on Harold Martinez’ RBI triple and Brian Pointer’s RBI ground out. They tied the game with three runs in the fifth on Brock Stassi’s RBI single and Andrew Knapp’s two-run home run. The Phils took the lead in the eighth inning when Knapp led off with a double and scored on Angelo Mora’s RBI single.
- Nick Williams (.355) went 2-4 with a run scored.
- J.P. Crawford (.249) went 0-4.
- Cam Perkins (.254) went 0-4.
- Brock Stassi (.308) went 1-2 with a run scored, 2 walks, and an RBI (78).
- Andrew Knapp (.409) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (9), and 2 RBI.
- Destin Hood (.284) DNP.
- Angelo Mora (.343) went 2-3 with a run scored and walk.
- Harold Martinez (.302) went 1-4 with a run scored, triple, RBI and 2 K.
Lakewood (61-58) lost to the Delmarva Shorebirds 8-2. Austin Davis (3-5, 3.36) gave up five runs on five hits and five walks in six innings. Scott Harris (4.94) gave up two runs on three hits in two innings. Matt Hockenberry (2.27) gave up one run in one inning. The BlueClaws scored their two runs on RBI singles by Drew Stankiewicz and Scott Kingery.
- Herlis Rodriguez (.302) went 1-4 with a walk.
- Drew Stankiewicz (.241) went 1-4 with an RBI and 3 K.
- Scott Kingery (.264) went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Kyle Martin (.283) went 0-4.
- Cord Sandberg (.256) went 1-3 with a walk.
- Jiandido Tromp had 2 hits, Joel Fisher had 3 K.
- Sandberg picked up an outfield assist.
Williamsport (35-21) All Star Break. The North beat the South 4-2. The Crosscutters batters gave a good account of themselves going 5-7 while the rest of the South team went 3-24.
- All Star Game Stats
- Josh Tobias went 2-2;
- Zach Coppola went 1-2;
- Austin Bossart went 0-1,
- Mark Laird went 2-2 with a double and a run scored.
- Brendon Hayden DNP.
- Mitch Gueller took the loss – 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- Alejandro Arteaga – 1.0, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- Robert Tasin – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
- AVG at the All Star Break
- Zachary Coppola (.298)
- Mark Laird (.280)
- Josh Tobias (.314)
- Jose Pujols (.242)
- Venn Biter (.275)
- Jan Hernandez (.212)
- Jesus Posso (.264)
- Austin Bossart (.367)
GCL Phillies (30-18) beat the GCL Astros 2-1. Miguel Gonzalez threw two innings of one-hit ball while walking one and striking out three. Luis Morales (1-0, 1.29) tossed four, one-hit innings and struck out six. Edgar Garcia (3.45) gave up the lone run after the Phillies took a 2–0 lead on two hits and two walks, but struck out four in two innings. Ismael Cabrera (0.68) earned his second save with two strike outs in a one-hit ninth inning.
A Phillies threat stalled in the sixth, but they broke through in the seventh. Greg Pickett knocked in the first run on a throwing error during a fielder’s choice. The second run scored on fielding error later in the inning. Fortunately, the pitching was strong enough to make these runs stand up.
- Jose Antequera (.286) went 1-4
- Jonathan Arauz (.245) went 0-3 with a walk.
- “C” Randolph (.301) went 0-4.
- Edgar Cabral (.274) went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Juan Luis (.258) went 0-3 with a run scored and walk.
- Lucas Williams (.282) went 0-2 with a walk.
- Greg Pickett went 1-4 with a double.
- Greg Brodzinski went 2-3 with an RBI.
- Antequera stole his 15th base.
There is no wild card, only the four division winners qualify for the playoffs.
- GCL Blue Jays 32 16 — —
- GCL Phillies 30 18 2.0 11
- GCL Pirates 27 21 5.0 8
- GCL Yankees1 17 28 13.5 1
DSL Phillies (37-31) lost to the DSL Indians 8-2. And were eliminated from the playoff contention. Henry Santana (.274) went 3-4 with a run scored and 3 doubles.
VSL Phillies (30-40) Season completed. Finished tied for third with the VSL Cubs in a four team league.
- Their leading hitter was Enger Jimenez – .307, 36 R, 33 RBI, 15 SB.
- Jimenez was second on the team with three HR.
- Lenin Rodriguez led the team with four HR.
- Sergio Velis (4-2, 1.33) was their best pitcher – 74.2 IP, 50 H, 14 BB, 59 K, 0.86 WHIP.
Here’s the affiliated scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Placed 3B Maikel Franco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 12, 2015. Non-displaced fracture of his left wrist
- Recalled Aaron Altherr from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- Colton Murray assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
- Signed free agent LHP Tyler Frankoff to a minor league contract.
- LHP Tyler Frankoff assigned to GCL Phillies.