Clearwater (73-55) beat the Daytona Tortugas 2-0 behind a strong effort from Mark Leiter (6-1, 2.04). Leiter threw four-hit ball for six innings. He pitched with base runners in five of six innings, and twice faced situations where the Tortugas put their first two men on base. But Leiter induced two double plays or came up with a key strike out to avoid damage from any threats. He generated a lot of weak contact. Daytona popped up to infielders four times and into the shallow outfield on two other occasions. Cody Forsythe came in and struck out two in his one inning. Alberto Tirado loaded the bases on two walks and HBP in his one inning. Ulises Joaquin picked up his 16th save. In all, the three relievers pitched three no-hit , shutout innings.
The Threshers scored a run in the first on Rhys Hoskins’ bases-loaded walk, then missed an opportunity to build a comfortable lead when the next three batters struck out. They added another run on Hoskins’ RBI double in the fifth.
- Jessie Valentin went 1-3, walked, and scored both runs.
- Carlos Tocci (.254) went 0-2.
- Willians Astudillo (.332) went 2-4.
- Dylan Cozens (.285) DNP.
- Rhys Hoskins (.304) went 1-3 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI.
- Andrew Pullin (.261) went 2-4.
- Threshers’ pitchers hit 3 batters – Leiter (2), Tirado (1)
Lehigh Valley (58-71) beat the Buffalo Bisons 7-4. David Buchanan (4-1, 3.24) walked five batters in five innings. Colton Murray (2.84) pitched two shutout innings. Dalier Hinojosa (3.93) pitched a perfect eighth, but faced four batters without recording an out in the ninth. After four consecutive singles, he left with the bases loaded and the score 7-2. Dustin McGowan (4.29) came in and immediately surrendered a two-run single, then reloaded the bases with another single, before escaping with his third save (13) in the last three games.
The IronPigs had built a 7-1 lead before the ninth inning.
- Brian Bosusevic (.295) went 1-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk.
- Kelly Dugan (.208) DNP.
- Tommy Joseph (.146) went 0-4.
- Chase d’Arnaud, Gabriel Lino, and Tyler Henson had 2 hits each.
- Erik Kratz had 3 RBI, Henson had 2.
- Bogusevic stole his 24th base.
Reading (73-54) squashed an early deficit and the Altoona Curve 11-5. Nick Pivetta (2-3, 6.31) gave up three earned runs in seven innings. The Phils mashed 17 hits, including Nick Williams game-opening home run. They went ahead for good with five runs in the third and put the game away with four in the sixth.
- Nick Williams (.357) went 4-6 with four runs scored, a double, HR (4), and RBI.
- J.P. Crawford (.263) went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a triple, and 2 RBI.
- Andrew Knapp (.381) went 1-5 with a run scored, a HR (10), and 5 RBI.
- Brock Stassi (.311) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a double and 2 walks.
Lakewood (63-61) No game scheduled.
- Scott Kingery (.263)
- Drew Stankiewicz (.250)
- Herlis Rodriguez (.296)
- Cord Sandberg (.256)
Williamsport (40-22) scored three runs in the first and Luke Leftwich (2-1, 3.03) made them stand up as they beat the State College Spikes 4-1. Leftwich struck out six in six, five-hit innings. Skylar Hunter, Anthony Sequeira, and Robert Tasin combined to toss three no-hit innings. Tasin picked up his 14th save.
The Cutters scored three runs in the first inning on Josh Tobias’ RBI single and Jose Pujols two-run home run. Brendon Hayden stroked an RBI double in the sixth.
- Josh Tobias (.317) went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and an RBI.
- Jose Pujols (.245) went 1-4 with a HR () and 2 RBI.
- Brendon Hayden (.315) went 1-3 with a double and RBI.
- Zachary Coppola picked up an outfield assist at third base.
GCL Phillies (33-21) Split a double header with the Yankees1, winning 5-0 and losing 11-1.
The Phillies rode a five-run, third inning to victory in game one. All five runs scored with two outs. The key hits were Luis Encarnacion’s two-run single and Bryan Martelo’s three-run double. Luis Morales (2-0, 0.69) benefited from the outburst. He faced 20 batters in six, three-hit innings. Lino Mafrtinez pitched a perfect seventh in his first rehab appearance.
- Jonathan Arauz (.260) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, and walk.
- “C” Randolph (.297) went 2-3 with a run scored and walk.
- Luis Encarnacion (.277) went 1-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI.
- Lucas Williams (.280) went 2-3 with a run scored.
- Brian Martelo (.232) went 1-3 with a double and 3 RBI.
Game two was a nightmare for Lewis Alezones (2-1, 4.08) as he watched his ERA balloon from 1.72. Alezones was tagged for nine runs in two innings. Only five of the runs were earned as 3B Jose Antequera committed two errors. Will Stewart (5.40) gave up a run in three innings and struck out five. Kevin Walsh (3.86) gave up a run in one inning. The Phillies collected 10 hits, but could only push one run across on Arquimedes “Gumby” Gamboa’s two-out, RBI single.
- Jonathan Arauz (.261) went 1-3.
- “C” Randolph (.306) went 2-2. He was lifted for a PH trailing 10-1, coach’s decision.
- Luis Encarnacion (.278) went 1-3.
- Lucas Williams (.268) DNP.
- Edgar Cabral (.294) went 2-3 with a double.
- Gamboa went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
The Phillies no longer hold their playoff destiny in their own hands.
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 have a double header against the cellar dwelling Yankees1 on Tuesday. After a home-and-home series with the Pirates they finish with a crucial home-and-home series with the division leading Blue Jays, but only if they are tied in the loss column or better.
- GCL Blue Jays 35 18 — —
- GCL Phillies 33 21 2.5 5
DSL Phillies (40-32) Season completed. Finished tied for second place, three games back.
- AVG – Henry Santana .278
- OBP – Daniel Brito .421
- SLG – Santana .411
- OPS – Brito .728, Santana .725
- Edgar Gacia – 71 G, 255 AB, 47 R, 68 H, 14 doubles, 4 triples, 24 SB
- Nerluis Martinez – 5 HR
- RBI – Garcia and Ronaldo Marrero 28, Maftinez 27, Santana 26
- Brito 35 K, 22 BB
VSL Phillies (30-40) Season completed. Finished tied for third 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 –
- Clearwater Threshers sent LHP Lino Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.