Wednesday, the Phillies’ future walked to the plate with one out in the first inning. Number One pick, Mickey Moniak, began his professional career as the DH in his first professional ball game. He faced a 25-year old pitcher who was rehabbing from the FSL Tampa Yankees in his first at bat. The at bat ended with a called third strike. (Videos in the GCL Recap)
Lakewood outfielder, “C” Randolph began his rehab batting third. He drew a 5-pitch walk. It appeared that “C” thought he saw 5 balls and no strikes during the at bat.
More to follow in the GCL Recap.
Lehigh Valley (45-35) Lost to Columbus, 5-2. David Buchanan (4-5, 4.77) gave up single runs in each of his first four innings, and 5 runs in 5.1 innings. He surrendered 8 hits, including 2 HR, and struck out five. Phil Klein (0.00) struck out 4 in 2.2 innings. Nick Williams returned to the line up and drove in both of the IronPigs’ runs.
- #1 Crawford (.227) went 2-4.
- #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.88) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.288) went 2-4 with 2 RBI (38).
- #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #9 Knapp (.258) went 0-4.
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #23 Sweeney (.228) DNP.
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #30 Lively (3-1, 3.11) – DNP.
Reading (56-23) Beat Erie, 14-1. Nick Pivetta pitched 3.0 scoreless innings before giving way to Jeremy Bleich (4-1, 3.28) who got the win. Daniel Stumpf made his initial AA rehab appearance retiring all three batter he faced. After the game, Mike Drago (Reading Eagle) reported that Pivetta was removed due to groin tightness, according to manager Dusty Wathan.
Harold Martinez (.260) led the way with three hits, his 6th HR, and 3 RBI (29). Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins, and Osmel Aguila (1) also homered. Fox raised his RBI total to 48 with two.
- #6 Alfaro (.301) went 1-4 with 3 runs scored.
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (1-0, 1.80) – DNP.
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.31) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
- #19 Hoskins (.291) went 2-5 with a HR (21) and RBI (62).
- #22 Cozens (.276) went 2-4 with a HR (21) and 2 RBI (62).
- #27 Brown (.235) went 1-4 with a double and RBI (21).
Clearwater (43-32) Lost to Dunedin, 8-1. Yacksel Rios (2-2, 3.60) gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5.0 innings. He walked 2, hit 2, and struck out none. Malquin Canelo had 2 of the Threshers’ four hits. Kyle Martin (.238) provided the offense with his 10th HR and 44th RBI.
- #11 Kingery (.284) went 0-2 with a BB, HBP, and SB (21).
- #12 Canelo (.243) went 2-4 with a double.
- #14 Tocci (.279) went 0-4.
- #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 (33-43) Lost to Hagerstown, 8-2. Harold Arauz (3-5, 4.20) struck out 6 in 6.0 innings, but gave up 5 runs. The BlueClaws scored two runs on 5 hits. Josh Tobias (.303) had 2 hits, a HR (6), and RBI (48).
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing in GCLgames in Clearwater.
- #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.12) – DNP.
- #20 Tirado – DNP.
- #24 Pujols (.237) DNP.
- #29 Grullon (.255) went 0-3 with a BB.
Williamsport (7-6) Swept a double header from Tri-City, 8-5 and 7-3.
Game One: Won 8-5. Ranger Suarez (1-0, 3.45) allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 5.0 innings. David Martinelli (.200), Luis Encarnacion (.233), and Henri Lartigue (.300) had 2 hits apiece. Lartigue also had his first three RBIs as a professional.
Game Two: Won 7-3. Seranthony Dominguez (1-1, 2.12) gave up 2 unearned runs in 5.0 innings on 1 hit and 2 BB. He struck out four. Will Hibbs (0.00) pitched a perfect final inning. Henri Lartigue (.357), Darick Hall (.300)m and Luke Maglich (.261) had 2 hits apiece. Darick Hall hit his 2nd HR and had 2 RBI. Arquimedes Gamboa also had 2 RBI (4).
- #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (3-1) Beat the GCL Yankees East, 5-2. Luis Carrasco battled through 4.0 innings. He was fortunate to only give up 2 runs. Yoervis Medina pitched 2.0 hitless rehab innings. Justin Miller made his debut and got 5 outs in 1.2, scoreless innings while allowing 3 base runners. Jhon Nunez nailed down the 4-out save with 2 strike outs.
Jesus Alastre and Edwin Rodriguez had 3 hits apiece. Alastre had the only extra base hit, a double. The Phillies faced a rehabbing 25-year old from Advanced A in the first two innings. By the sixth inning, they had tied the game on two unearned runs with the assistance of four Yankees’ errors.
The Phillies scored three runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. They used four singles and a sacrifice fly to forge their lead.
- #? Mickey Moniak went 1-4 with an RBI and BB.
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz – DNP.
The game featured the debut of #1 pick, Mickey Moniak, as well as the return of Cornelius Randolph. RHP Justin Miller made his debut in the seventh inning.
The rest of his first AB went like this. It picks up at the second pitch, count 0-1:
Randolph followed with his 5-pitch walk. The video picks up with the count 1-0. I’m sure he thinks he didn’t see a strike during the AB. I could watch him bat all day.
Noniak’s second AB, starts 0-1:
Moniak’s 3rd AB:
Moniak’s 4th AB. A solid line drive to left. He drove in the go ahead run on this AB, his first hit AND first RBI. He later score his first run on a sacrifice fly. The guy on deck Edgar Jimenez made him slide even though the throw was cut off. Is that a form of hazing? I’m sure he felt some sort of nervousness early. He looked more poised in his later at bats.
DSL Phillies (8-14) Beat the DSL Athletics, 3-1.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.389) went 3-5.
- Keudy Bocio (.269) went 2-5 with a double and RBI.
- Jonathan Guzman (.304) went 2-5.
DSL Phillies2 (9-12) Beat the DSL Red Sox2, 3-1.
- Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.05) – DNP
- Carlos Oropeza (.267) went 1-4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 6/29 – 2016, #27, RHP Davis Agle announces commitment to Clemson. Juco pitcher will attend ACC school for sophomore year. Hope it was a full ride.
- 6/29 – Phillies sent LHP Daniel Stumpf on a rehab assignment to Reading.
- 6/29 – Lakewood sent OF Cornelius Randolph on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 6/29 – 2016 #26 pick, OF Tyler Kent retired with a .333 AVG (3-9 at WPT).
- 6/29 – OF Mickey Moniak assigned to GCL Phillies.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.
- $190,160 remains available for over slot payments until we learn any other over slot bonuses to prospects like Andrew Brown, et al.
- 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.