Lehigh Valley (44-32) Beat Durham, 7-1. Anthony Vasquez (1-0, 4.32) scattered 7 hits and struck out 7 while allowing one run in 6.1 innings. Andrew Knapp had 3 hits, J.P. Crawford had two. Carlos Alonso had 2 RBI. Brock Stassi (.265) drew 4 of the IronPigs’ 11 walks. The Bulls struck out 15 IronPigs’ batters. Taylor Featherston (.267) led the way with 4 K. Darin Ruf (.291) followed with three.
- #1 Crawford (.231) went 2-4 with a double, BB, and RBI (10).
- #2 Thompson (6-5, 3.09) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.288) went 1-5 with a double and RBI (35).
- #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
- #9 Knapp (.266) went 3-3 with with 2 BB.
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL.
- #23 Sweeney (.231) went 0-5 with an RBI (20) and SB (8).
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – DNP.
- #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.
Reading (53-22) Beat Portland, 8-4. Ricardo Pinto (3-3, 4.32) pitched into the seventh inning giving up 4 runs on 9 hits. He threw 102 pitches/65 strikes. Alexis Rivero (2.70) notched his first save with 2.1 innings of 1-hit relief.
Jorge Alfaro and Jake Fox (.264) had 2 hits apiece. Andrew Pullin extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a first inning, 2-run home run. Fox also had 2 RBI (40). Pullin got an outfield assist when he threw out a batter trying to stretch a single into a double. Jesse Valentin is hitting .281, Angelo Mora .268 so far this season.
- #6 Alfaro (.301) went 2-5 with a double and RBI (39).
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
- #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – 6.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR.
- #15 Eshelman (0-0, 1.80) – DNP.
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.43) – 4.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.
- #19 Hoskins (.278) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (60).
- #22 Cozens (.273) went 1-5.
- #27 Brown (.234) went 1-4 with 2 RBI (20).
Clearwater (42-29) Beat Brevard County 5-4. Luke Leftwich made his first Clearwater start and got the win. He went 5.1 innings and was lifted after throwing 88 pitches/60 strikes, and allowing a single and hit batter. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, struck out five, and walked NONE. Matt Hockenberry (1.65) tossed no-hit ball for 1.2 innings, setting up Ulises Joaquin (2.08) who earned his 6th save while giving up 2 runs on 4 hits over the last 2.0 innings.
The Threshers had double-digit hits again. Carlos Tocci, Scott Kingery, Cord Sandberg (.241), Austin Bossart, and Herlis Rodriguez (.233) had 2 hits each. Sandberg hit his third home run of the season. Zach Green collected his 46th RBI. The Manatees stole 2 bases off Bossart.
- #11 Kingery (.274) went 2-5 with an RBI (21) and 2 SB (19).
- #12 Canelo (.243) went 0-4.
- #14 Tocci (.275) went 2-5 with an RBI (25).
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
- #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.
Lakewood (31-41) Beat Greenville, 5-3. Jose Taveras (3-6, 4.12) tossed a strong 8.0 innings (game score 96). He struck out 15 batters, allowed a single run on two hits and walked NONE. He threw 106 pitches and 72 strikes. Alberto Tiradi relieved with a 5-1 lead and only went 0.2 inings. He gave up 2 runs on 1 hits and 2 BB while striking out two. Zach Morris (3.03) got his second save by striking out the final batter.
Grenny Cumana (.288) had 3 hits. Zach Coppola (.372) and Josh Tobias (.291) had 2 hits each. Tobias had 3 RBI (44) and Cumana two (14).
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
- #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.12) – DNP.
- #20 Tirado – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
- #24 Pujols (.237) went 0-3 with a BB and 2 K.
- #29 Grullon (.250) DNP.
Williamsport (4-5) Lost to Auburn, 5-4. Felix Paulino (0-1, 3.60) gave up 10 hits in 4.0 innings. He allowed 5 runs (4 ER). Scott Harris, Kenny Koplove, and Tyler Hallead held the Doubledays to one hit over the final 4.0 innings. Luis Encarnacion had 2 hits. Juan Luis had 2 RBI.
- #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (1-0) Suspended v. the GCL Yankees West, 3-2 after 6 innings, although six innings is enough for a game. I had the score 3-3 when it was suspended.
Nick Fanti had a nice line – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. I believe he was lifted because of his pitch count. In the fourth, he went backward K, line drive single to right (the only hard hit fair ball he allowed), error on a FC at second that might have been a DP, and another backward K. His unearned run scored after he left when reliever Luis Gonzales made an errant and ill-advised throw to third when the runner on second broke early on a steal attempt.
Fanti was leaving his off speed pitches up early. The Yankees pulled three foul balls deep to left. One had HR distance. As he gained control of his pitches, the strike outs mounted. Half were on called third strikes. Three of those four were on his off speed pitch.
Jhon Nunez relieved Gonzalez with one out and the bases loaded and escaped the mess with a K and a fly ball to center. Austin Davis was set to come in when the game was suspended.
Jhailyn Ortiz was called out on strikes on a questionable call. He was HBP his first AB, and walked in his second.
- #? Mickey Moniak
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz went 0-3 with an RBI and HBP.
Here is a group of players, mostly pitchers watching the game from behind the plate on Ashburn Field. Usually, only pitchers hang behind the cage. But Moniak, Stobbe, and Stephen sat with this group. Moniak was sitting with a towel over his shoulders for a while. When he first sat down a group of autograph chasers surrounded him. He was sitting next to his friend Kevin Gowdy.
This is a side shot of the group a little later. Gowdy is in the center, leaning forward blocking Moniak. Stobbe is wearing the dark sun glasses. In the background, center-left is Alec Asher in the red hoodie on the top row of the bleachers. The young man standing to the left of Asher with the towel around his neck is “C” Randolph.
There were some interesting non-players in attendance. Chris “Stats” King (Perfect Game and 2080 Ball) was present as the official scorer. Philadelphia sportswriter, Paul Hagen was down getting a couple of stories. Joe Jordan was here. He’s very happy with the job Johnny Almarez and his staff did with this year’s draft. And Dickie Noles was behind the cage discussing the pitchers with a friend. He asked me if I was a scout. I told him I was just an eaves dropper. Saw Roman Quinn too. He says he feels good. But I’m reminded of how confident he sounded when he first arrived in Clearwater last year. However, I refuse to be pessimistic.
And, finally, for the record, since I’ve seen at least three pronunciations in articles and Twitter. I asked Mickey how he pronounces his last name. It’s Moniak just like it’s spelled. Haha, seriously it’s Moe – nee – ack. That’s Moe like Moe, Larry, Cheese. Not a Jamacian “mon” or a “mun” like in Monday or money. So that’s that.
DSL Phillies (6-13) Lost to the DSL Royals, 6-4. Daniel Romero had 3 hits, Dixon Gutierrez had two. Robert Paulino had 2 RBI.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.362) went 2-4 with a BB.
- Keudy Bocio (.226) DNP.
- Jonathan Guzman (.299) went 1-5.
DSL Phillies2 (8-11) Beat the DSL Rays, 5-0. Luis Mendoza and Juan Avila had 2 hits apiece.
- Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
- Carlos Oropeza (.256) DNP.
- Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 6/25 – Lakewood BlueClaws sent LHP Austin Davis on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 6/25 – Randy Alcantara assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 6/25 – Jose Nin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 6/25 – Geury Ortiz assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 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 has signed and other over slot signings.
- John Hennigan and Andrew Brown are in Clearwater.
- 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.