Lehigh Valley (42-32) Lost to Norfolk, 6-0. James Russell (2-3, 5.01) had a rough outing that culminated with a sixth inning grand slam by the Tides. Phil Klein made his IronPigs’ debut in relief. Mario Hollands (2.31) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning. He went 1.2 innings and allowed a walk and a single on 21 pitches/15 strikes. The IronPigs were limited to 4 base runners, 4 singles.
- #1 Crawford (.213) went 1-3.
- #2 Thompson (6-5, 3.09) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.289) DNP.
- #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
- #9 Knapp (.261) went 0-4 with 3 K.
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL.
- #23 Sweeney (.235) went 0-3 with 2 K.
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – DNP.
- #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.
Reading (51-22) Beat Akron, 6-5 in 11 innings. Tom Eshelman (0-0, 1.80) Had a successful AA debut. He allowed one run on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Tom Windle (6.35) gave up 2 runs on 3 hits while facing 4 batters. He was awarded a Hold for this mediocre 0.1 inning. Alexis Rivero made his AA debut and gave up a run on a hit and 2 walks, but struck out 3 in his 1.0 inning. Hoby Milner (1.24) completed the inplosion when he blew the save with an ER in the eighth.
The Phils scored the winning run on the rarely seen walk off wild pitch/intentional walk. Dylan Cozens had reached on an error, moved to second on Rhys Hoskins’ single, and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball. Jake Fox was intentionally walked but a wild pitch on ball four allowed Cozens to score. Andrew Pullin made his AA debut and went 3-5 with a double.
Reading turned a triple play in the top of the ninth. New pitcher Gregory Infante put two runners on base with a single and a walk. The batter popped up a sacrifice bunt attempt that Infante allowed to drop, and start the triple play.
Infante escaped more trouble in the tenth. He put two men on base with one out. A passed ball allowed both runners to advance, but the lead runner was caught off third and retired in an Alfaro-Martinez-Alfaro rundown.
- #6 Alfaro (.301) went 2-5 with a double and RBI (38).
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
- #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (0-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27) – DNP.
- #19 Hoskins (.276) went 2-5 with a HR (19) and RBI (56).
- #22 Cozens (.272) went 0-5.
- #27 Brown (.233) went 0-3.
Clearwater (40-29) Beat Brevard County 7-4. They erased an early deficit with a third consecutive game with double-digit hits. Yacksel Rios (2-1, 2.16) gave up 4 runs (2 ER) in 6.0 innings and struck out six. Victor Arano (2.93) earned his second save with 3.0 innings of shutout ball while also striking out six.
Chace Numata (.270) had 3 hits and an RBI. Carlos Tocci, Scott Kingery, Malquin Canelo, and Herlis Rodriguez chipped in with 2 hits apiece. Zach Green had 3 RBI (41) and hit his 9th HR. Jiandido Tromp made his Clearwater debut and went 0-4 with an RBI on a SF.
Tocci picked up an outfield assist when he threw a runner out at home.
- #11 Kingery (.264) went 2-5.
- #12 Canelo (.239) went 2-4 with a BB.
- #14 Tocci (.274) went 2-5.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to XST. (pitched 4.0 innings in a practice game Tuesday)
- #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.
Lakewood (30-40) Beat Greenville, 8-7 in 11 innings on Wilson Garcia’s 10th inning home run. Harold Arauz (3.86) struck out 7 in 5.0 innings, but he also gave up 5 runs on 8 hits. Edgar Garcia (1.19) and Jacob Waguespack (4-1, 3.48) each struck out 3 in 2.0 innings. However, Waguespack gave up 2 runs and blew the save.
Wilson Garcia (.307) came off the DL and went 3-5 with a double, his first HR, and 2 RBI (22). Josh Tobias ( .290) and Damek Tomscha (.307) also had 3 hits each. Jose Pujols, Deivi Grullon, and Grenny Cumana (.272), had 2 hits apiece.
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
- #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.09) – DNP.
- #24 Pujols (.237) went 2-5 with a double and RBI (43).
- #29 Grullon (.250) went 2-5 with 2 RBI (20).
Williamsport (3-4) Beat Mahoning Valley, 2-1 in 10 innings. Arquimedez Gamboa tied the game with a two-out, ninth inning sacrifice fly. Jesus Alastre drove home the winning run with a tenth inning single.
Ranger Suarez (1.69), Scott Harris, Jose Nin (2.70), and Alex Kline combined to shutout the Scrappers for 8.1 innings on 5 hits 0 walks, and struck out eleven. Randy Alcantra gave up an unearned run.
- #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (0-0) Season starts June 24th at Tampa.
- #? Mickey Moniak
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz
I arrived at the Complex and found Mickey on the Robin Roberts Field taking BP off Ismael Cabrera with Cody Eldridge. I couldn’t get closer, the gate was closed. Looks like the Phillies are going to have him become a switch hitter. Nah! Just kidding. When a pitcher throws live BP, they finish with pitch outs. The batter switches sides so the pitcher can throw one to each side.
When Moniak rejoined the players on Mike Schmidt Field, he took part in batting practice off one of the coaches. They start off with a couple bunts during their first set. That’s Phil Garner in the picture to “field” the ball.
This was my favorite shot. Look at his hands. Look at the step. You can’t tell from a “still” but he has a fairly quiet load. He took 6 swings during his last set. Six line drives. Gap to gap dropping well in front of fielders. Five were sure hits. The sixth hit the screen protecting the pitcher. Might have been a sixth hit up the middle.
DSL Phillies (6-11) Lost to the DSL Astros Blue, 3-2. Miguelangel Bastidas (2.25) gave up one run in 6.0 innings and struck out six. Alfredo Benitez (7.56) struck out the side in 1.0 inning of work.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.371) went 0-3 with a BB.
- Keudy Bocio (.204) went 1-3 with a HBP.
- Jonathan Guzman (.324) went 0-4.
DSL Phillies2 (7-10) Beat the DSL Rangers2, 1-0. Gustavo Armas (2-0, 0.39) struck out seven in 7.0 innings. Enmanuel Omana (.250) and Ronaldo Marrero (.292) had 2 hits apiece. The only run scored on a double play.
- Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
- Carlos Oropeza (.250) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
- Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 6/23 – Gabriel Lino assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
- 6/23 – Andrew Pullin assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
- 6/23 – Reading placed C Joel Fisher on the 7-day disabled list. Right shin contusion.
- 6/23 – Austin Bossart assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
- 6/23 – Jiandido Tromp assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
- 6/23 – Lakewood activated C Wilson Garcia from the 7-day disabled list.
- 6/23 – Edgar Cabral assigned to Lakewood from GCL Phillies.
- 6/23 – RHP Grant Dyer assigned to Williamsport.
- 6/23 – RHP Blake Quinn assigned to Williamsport.
- 6/23 – C Henri Lartigue assigned to Williamsport.
- 6/23 – RHP Jake Kelzer assigned to Williamsport.
- 6/23- RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Williamsport.
- 6/23 – Williamsport released OF Jake Sweaney.
- The deadline for submitting GCL rosters is 10:30AM Friday. The Phillies will submit their roster pretty close to the deadline.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.
- Reported signing bonuses for Josh Stephen ($600K) and Justin Miller ($100K) have been added to the Tracker. That leaves $1,115,160 available for #5 Cole Irvin (slot $417,500) who signed today and other over slot signings.
- 2016 Draft Tracker is available.
- 6/23 – Martinelli and Barbier are in Williamsport.
David Martinelli & Brett Barbier are also here in Williamsport but won’t be added until 2 roster moves are made. Cutters are at the 35 limit