Reading prospects Ricardo Pinto (World roster) and Dylan Cozens (USA Roster) will represent the Phillies in the Futures Game in SanDiego All Star week.
Former Phillie, Jim Thome, is the hitting coach for Team USA.
The Phillies’ #1 pick, Mickey Moniak, is expected to make his pro debut in the GCL Phillies’ game in Tampa Wednesday.
The Phillies 2015 #1 pick, “C” Randolph, is also expected to play. Randolph has been on the DL since suffering a shoulder injury in April.
Lehigh Valley (45-34) Lost to Columbus, 1-0. James Russell (2-4, 4.28) went 7.0 innings and gave up an unearned run on 5 hits, but still took the loss with a game score of 72. The IronPigs only managed 4 hits.
- #1 Crawford (.219) went 0-2 with a sac and BB.
- #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.88) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.285) DNP.
- #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
- #9 Knapp (.262) went 0-4.
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #23 Sweeney (.228) went 1-3 with a double.
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – DNP.
- #30 Lively (3-1, 3.11) – DNP.
Reading (55-23) Beat Erie, 7-2. Tom Eshelman was lifted after allowing only 5 hits in 5.0 innings. Angelo Mora (.271) gave Jesse Valentin the night off and went 2-5 leading off. Jake Fox (.265) also had 2 hits. Rhys Hoskins went 4-4. Fox and Jorge Alfaro hit home runs. Fox’ HR was his 14th, his 3 RBI give him 46. Osmel Aguila threw out a runner at home, Aguila to Serna to Alfaro.
- #6 Alfaro (.303) went 1-4 with a HR (9) and RBI (42).
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 BB, 73 pitches/54 strikes.
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.43) – DNP.
- #19 Hoskins (.289) went 4-4 with a double.
- #22 Cozens (.273) went 1-4 with a double.
- #27 Brown (.234) went 0-3 with a BB.
Clearwater (43-31) Lost to Daytona, 1-0. John Richy pitched into the 7th inning for the first time this year. He allowed 3 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits, 1 BB, and a HR. He threw 80 pitches, 54 strikes. Matt Hockenberry struck out 3 in 1.2 innings. Jesen Therrien pitched a one-hit ninth in his first appearance since returning from rehab. Scott Kingery had 3 of the Threshers’ four hits – one was an infield single, the other two were nice line drives over short into left field.
- #11 Kingery (.286) went 3-3 with a HBP and SB (20).
- #12 Canelo (.239) went 1-4.
- #14 Tocci (.283) went 0-3 with a HBP.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
- #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.
Kingery would have had a second stolen base but for a balk call. He was picked off first, but had such a good jump that he had the base stolen when the balk was called.
Lakewood (33-42) Beat Hagerstown, 12-5. Alberto Tirado had a ragged start. He had base runners in every inning and faced 5 batters in the fourth inning without recording an out. He was plagued by 2 stolen bases, but assisted by a caught stealing and a runner thrown out at home by Zach Coppola. Edgar Garcia (2-0, 1.35) and Jacob Waguespack (3.40) held the Suns to 1 run over the next 5.0 innings. Robert Tasin (4.93) gave up 2 runs in the ninth while striking out 2 batters.
The BlueClaws unleashed a 17-hit attack (15 singles and 2 doubles). Coppola (.370) had 4 hits. Deivi Grullon and Carlos Duran (.259) had 3 hits each. Josh Tobias (.300) and Damek Tomscha (.298) had 2 hits apiece. Tobias (47) had 3 RBI.
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing at Complex in Clearwater.
- #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.12) – DNP.
- #20 Tirado – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 64 strikes/31 balls.
- #24 Pujols (.237) DNP.
- #29 Grullon (.250) went 3-6 with an RBI (23) and PB (11).
Williamsport (5-6) Postponed, rain.
- #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) –
GCL Phillies (2-1) Lost to the GCL Tigers West, 6-2. Will Stewart pitched a nice game Tuesday. He tossed 5.0 shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out four. One of the hits was a soft ground ball to short that probably should have been an out. The other hit was a line drive single. It was the only hard hit ball Stewart gave up.
Kale Fultz, Jordan Kurokawa, and Ismael Cabrera all pitched 1.0 solid innings in relief. The problem here was that Cabrera came out for a second inning. He had retired the Tigers in order in the eighth including an inning-ending strike out looking. The first batter in the ninth topped a ball in front of the plate. Catcher Lenin Rodriguez missed an unnecessary bare hand grab and the Tigers bench came alive on the 4-foot single.
After a pop up to third, a double put the tying runs into scoring position. At this point, the field umpire had to get involved and called a balk on Cabrera. One run scored and the tying run moved to third. The next batter hit a sharp ball to third. The runner held and the fielder bobbled the ball and threw hastily to first. The first baseman could hold the ball and the runner scored from third to tie the game. (Ruled 35T.)
Cabrera got a fly ball to center that could have been the fourth out instead of the second out of the inning. Cabrera hit the next batter and was finally removed from the game. Recently demoted Randy Alcantara gave up a run scoring double on his first pitch, and a 2-run double on his second pitch. A SB, E2T, and WP brought home another run. After a walk, a pop up finally ended the inning.
Until the ninth inning, the Tigers had been held to 3 hits and 2 walks. Rookie ball. SMH.
The Phillies took a 2-0 lead into the ninth, in spite of their anemic offense. Malvin Matos had 3 of their 6 hits. He launched a solo home run over the left field fence for their first hit with two outs in the fourth. He laced line drive singles to center and left in two later at bats.
I thought Jhailyn Ortiz had driven home a run on a bad hop double over the third baseman in the seventh. When I checked the official score, I saw that it was ruled a two-base error.
On the play prior to Ortiz’ at bat, Danny Zardon ground a ball up the middle with Matos on first. The shortstop made a nice diving stop and flipped to second to start the double play. But, the second baseman hadn’t reached the bag and he conceded the base to Matos and relayed to first. I saw the unusual 6-4-3 to record a single out at first for the second time in a week. The Phillies Evan Rogers, Daniel Brito, and Edwin Rodriguez pulled off the same play last week.
- #? Mickey Moniak
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz went 0-4.
DSL Phillies (7-14) Lost to the DSL Athletics, 3-2. Twelve combined steal attempts. The A’s went 4 for 7, the Phillies went 3 for 5.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.372) went 2-4.
- Keudy Bocio (.258) went 2-4 with a BB.
- Jonathan Guzman (.299) went 1-5.
DSL Phillies2 (9-11) DSL Red Sox2, suspended 0-0 after 1 inning,
- Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.05) –
- Carlos Oropeza (.268)
- Rafael Marchan (.143)
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 6/27 – Philadelphia Phillies signed RHP Andrew Brown.
- 6/28 – Phillies sign #22, LHP Kyle Young out of St. Dominic HS (BA rank 368)
- 6/28 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to GCL Phillies.
- 6/28 – RHP Justin Miller assigned to GCL Phillies.
- 6/28 – Luis Espiritu, Jr. assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.
- 6/28 – Lakewood placed 3B Jan Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 26, 2016. Wrist injury.
- 6/28 – LHP Mario Hollands assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
- 6/28 – Reading activated C Joel Fisher from the 7-day disabled list.
- 6/28 – Reading placed LHP Tom Windle on the 7-day DL. Sprained right ankle.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.
- $190,160 remains available for over slot payments until we learn any over slot bonuses to prospects like Andrew Brown, et al).
- 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.