Clearwater (71-53) beat the Brevard County Manatees 11-1. Yacksel Rios (6-3, 2.81) pitched six, three hit innings. He walked none and struck out five. Jesen Therrien (1.93) gave up an earned run in two innings, and Ulises Joaquin (3.00) mopped up.
The starting pitchers were locked in a duel until the sixth inning. The Threshers staked Rios with an early one run lead on an RBI single by Chace Numata. The Threshers struck again with three runs in the sixth inning on a two-run single by Numata. He came home while Mitch Walding was thrown out attempting to steal second base. They broke the game open with seven runs the next inning on an RBI double by Rhys Hoskins, a throwing error on a ground ball by Andrew Pullin, a throwing error on a double by Aaron Brown, an RBI double by Numata, an RBI single by Malquin Canelo, and a two-run triple by Jessie Valentin.
- Jessie Valentin (.220) went 2-5 with a run scored, triple, and 2 RBI.
- Carlos Tocci (.262) went 0-4 with a walk.
- Dylan Cozens (.285) went 1-5 with 3 K.
- Rhys Hoskins (.313) went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a double, triple, walk, and RBI.
- Andrew Pullin (.254) went 1-5 with a run scored.
- Aaron Brown (.259) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 doubles.
- Chace Numata (.273) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and 4 RBI.
- Mitch Walding (.230) went 3-4 with a run scored.
Lehigh Valley (55-70) Posponed, rain.
- Brian Bosusevic (.297)
- Kelly Dugan (.212)
- Tommy Joseph (.126)
Reading (72-51) Postponed, rain.
- Andrew Knapp (.409) .458 OBP, .704 SLG
- Nick Williams (.373) .400 OBP, .627 SLG
- Angelo Mora (.361) .446 OBP, .597 OBP
- Rene Garcia (.324)
- Brock Stassi (.309) 11 HR, 81 RBI, 65 BB, 55 K
- Harold Martinez (.302)
- Destin Hood (.290)
- Brodie Greene (.257) 34 BB, 32 K
- J.P. Crawford (.255) 40 BB, 34 K
- Cam Perkins (.254) 11 HR
- KC Serna (.251)
- Brian Pointer (.228) 10 HR
- Art Charles (.225)
- Ryan O’Sullivan (1-0, 1.50) 3 saves
- Reinier Roibal (5-1, 1.71) 0.93 WHIP
- Jake Thompson (3-0, 1.80) 0.95 WHIP
- Stephen Shackleford (4-1, 2.40) 28 saves, 51 K, 48.2 IP
- Edubray Ramos (0-1, 2.57)
- Jimmy Cordero (0-1, 3.27) 30 K, 33 IP
- Hoby Milner (2-1, 3.47)
- Zach Eflin (7-6, 3.56) 21 BB, 113.2 IP
- Ben Lively (8-7, 4.17) 127.1 IP
- Ethan Martin (2-0, 4.33)
- Joely Rodriguez (5-2, 4.47)
- Tom Windle (4-5, 4.47)
- Nick Pivetta (1-3, 6.82)
Lakewood (63-58) beat the West Virginia Power 6-4. Jairo Munoz (3.66) gave up four runs in four innings. Manny Martinez (3-1, 2.39) earned the win with three, one hit innings. Calvin Rayburn (3.46) walked the bases loaded in two-thirds of an inning. Matt Hockenbery came on to strand the three runners and complete the four-out save (14). He recorded 2 strike outs.
The BlueClaws struck first with two runs in the first inning on RBI doubles by Scott Kingery and Damek Tomscha. After falling behind 4-2, the Claws rallied on a sac fly by Kingery in the fifth and a three-run home run by Deivi Grullon in the sixth.
- Herlis Rodriguez (.300) went 2-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 doubles.
- Drew Stankiewicz (.243) went 0-4.
- Scott Kingery (.261) went 1-3 with a run scored, double, and 2 RBI.
- Kyle Martin (.281) went 0-4 with 2 K.
- Damek Tomscha (.272) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, and RBI.
- Cord Sandberg (.260) went 2-4.
- Jiandido Tromp (.207) went 2-4 with a run scored.
- Deivi Grullon (.200) went 1-3 with a run scored, HBP, HR (5), 3 RBI, and 2 K.
- Tromp stole his 10th base.
- Rodriguez threw out a base runner at third.
Williamsport (36-22) beat the State College Spikes 9-4. Jose Taveras (6-2, 2.89) tossed 6.2 four-hit innings. He allowed three runs (2 ER) and struck out seven. Jacob Waguespack (0.00) stranded two runners in 1.1 innings. Robert Tasin (2.45)gave up a run on three hits in the ninth.
The Cutters put together a 14-hit attack in their come from behind victory. Every starter collected a hit. They tied the Spikes in the fifth inning on Jan Hernandez’ two-run home run. They came back again in the sixth inning and tied the game at three on Brendon Hayden’s RBI single. They went ahead on Venn Biter’s RBI single and a ground ball force out by Hernandez. They added another run in the eighth on Hernandez sac fly; and three runs in the ninth on William Cuicas’ RBI double, Zack Coppola’s sac fly, and Josh Tobias’ RBI double.
- Zachary Coppola (.298) went 1-3 with a run scored, walk, SF, and RBI.
- Mark Laird (.278) went 2-4 with a run scored and double.
- Josh Tobias (.317) went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, and RBI.
- Brendon Hayden (.319) went 1-4 with a run scored, walk, and RBI.
- Venn Biter (.275) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, and RBI.
- Jan Hernandez (.210) went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (10), SF, and 4 RBI.
- Carlos Duran (.245) went 2-4.
- Austin Bossart (.351) went 1-4 with a run scored.
- Coppola was caught stealing, Laird and Tobias were picked off.
GCL Phillies (31-19) beat the GCL Braves 7-2. Felix Paulino (5-3, 2.45) gave up one run in six, five-hit innings. FA signee, Ryne Frankoff, made his debut throwing one, one-hit inning.
The Phillies overcame an early 1-0 deficit with four runs in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Scott Tomassetti, an RBI force out by Rodolfo Duran, an RBI single by Arquimedes Gamboa, and a throwing error on a ground ball by Jonathan Arauz. They put the game away with three runs in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Gamboa, a bases loaded HBP by “C” Randolph, and a ground out by Luis Encarnacion.
- Arquimedes Gamboa (.204) went 2-5 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI and 2 K.
- Jonathan Arauz (.243) went 1-5.
- “C” Randolph (.304) went 0-2 with a walk, HBP, RBI, and 2 K.
- Luis Encarnacion (.288) went 0-4 with an RBI.
- Lucas Williams (.289) went 1-3 with a run scored, double, and walk.
- Juan Luis (.260) went 2-3.
- Scott Tomassetti (.281) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
- Greg Pickett went 1-3 with 2 runs scored a walk, and 2 K.
- Randolph was caught stealing for the third time.
There is no wild card, only the four division winners qualify for the playoffs. The Phillies have the third best record in the GCL and as things stand today would miss the playoffs. They begin a crucial home-and-home series with the division leading Blue Jays Friday and Saturday. They play back-to-back double headers against the cellar dwelling Yankees1 Monday and Tuesday of next week. After a home-and-home series with the Pirates they finish with another crucial home-and-home series with the division leading Blue Jays.
- GCL Blue Jays 33 17 — —
- GCL Phillies 31 19 2.0 9
- GCL Pirates 27 23 6.0 5
DSL Phillies (38-32) beat the division winning DSL Astros Blue 8-3 in 10 innings. Robert Paulino led off the tenth with his 1st home run.
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 –
- Phillies selected the contract of 2B Darnell Sweeney from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- After tonight’s loss, the Phillies DFA-ed Cesar Jimenez to clear a spot for Jerad Eickhoff.
- Former Phillies OF Marlon Bird was traded by the Reds to the Giants for a AA pitcher. That probably removes a possible trading partner for the Phillies and Jeff Francoeur.
- Former Phillies’ LHP Randy Wolf was bought by the Tigers from the Blue Jays. He had been a member of their AAA affiliate Buffalo Bisons where he went 9-2, 2.58 .
- I learned the following from Larry Shenk. OF Ben Pelletier, selected in the 34th round and OF Reggie Wilson two rounds earlier, were signed to 2016 contracts, a common practice for late-round selections.