The biggest news today was that Mickey Moniak was removed from the GCL game with a possible injury. He left under his own power and seemed to be okay. That story was covered in this report. During the game, Kevin Gowdy threw live batting practice on adjacent Schmidt Field. He did so under the watchful eye of Ray Burris. One of the batters facing Gowdy was Roman Quinn, but I didn’t see him swing at any pitches.
Lehigh Valley (48-37) Lost to Scranton, 5-2. James Russell (2-5, 4.55) went seven innings and gave up all five runs. David Lough (.291) had 3 hits. Taylor Featherston (.268) had two.
- #1 Crawford (.238) went 0-4.
- #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.76) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.290) went 1-4 with a double.
- #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #9 Knapp (.257) went 0-4.
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #23 Sweeney (.225) DNP.
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #30 Lively (3-2, 3.86) – DNP.
Reading (60-24) Lost to Richmond, 18-1. Three relievers got spanked before infielder KC Serna came on to retire the three batters he faced. The normally potent Phils’ offense took the day off. The one run they scored was unearned.
- #6 Alfaro (.291) DNP.
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (1-0, 5.40) – DNP.
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.31) – DNP.
- #19 Hoskins (.282) went 0-4.
- #22 Cozens (.285) DNP.
- #27 Brown (.229) went 0-1.
Clearwater (45-35) Lost to Lakeland, 10-5. Yacksel Rios (4.89) gave up 8 runs (7 ER) in five innings. Jesen Therrien (2.10) struck out three in two innings. He was charged with 2 unearned runs. The Threshers committed three errors. Joe DeNato struck out the side in his one inning.
Malquin Canelo and Scott Kingery combined for 7 hits and 3 RBIs at the top of the order. Canelo, Derek Campbell (3), and Cord Sandberg (4) each hit a solo home run.
- #11 Kingery (.293) went 3-5 with an RBI (22).
- #12 Canelo (.250) went 4-5 with a double, HR (3), and 2 RBI (32).
- #14 Tocci (.269) DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
- #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – placed on the 7-day DL retroactive to 6/28.
Lakewood (34-47) Beat Delmarva, 6-1. Alberto Tirado pitched five innings and threw 85 pitches. He allowed a run and struck out seven. Sutter McLoughlin (2.78) followed with six strike outs in three shutout innings. Grenny Cumana (.277) had 4 hits. Carlos Duran and Jose Pujols had 2 RBIs each. Pujols hit his 15th HR.
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing in GCL games in Clearwater.
- #8 Kilome (1-7, 5.23) – DNP.
- #20 Tirado – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 85 pitches/52 strikes.
- #24 Pujols (.234) went 1-4 with a HR (15), 2 RBI (47), and 2 K.
- #29 Grullon (.241) went 0-4.
Williamsport (10-8) Lost to Connecticutt, 3-1. JoJo Romero made his debut. H epitched two scoreless innings. Cole Irvin followed in his debut and got saddled with the loss when he was charged with 2 unearned runs. Jake Kelzer pitched the final inning and also gave up an unearned run. The Crosscutters’ defense was guilty of four errors.
- #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (6-2) Lost to the GCL Pirates, 4-2. Mickey Moniak left the game after beating a relay throw to first on a double play attempt. He was removed from the game as a precaution.
Will Stewart gave up four runs on four hits in 4.0 innings. His FB was 86-87, t88-89 mph.
Jimmy Cordero pitched 2.0 innings and struck out three. He pitched around a leadoff triple to the first batter he faced. (I scored the hit a double with an E8F when Moniak bobbled the ball on the warning track.) He walked a batter. His FB was 94-96 mph, but he threw mostly off speed pitches. When he took the mound, a lot of players and personnel crowded behind the radar guns. I heard the young pitchers marvel at the velocity on his 89 mph slider and 84 mph change up.
Andrew Brown struck out two in two innings. His FB was upper 80s, t90 mph.
Nine of the Philies first 12 outs were via strike out. The first two Pirates’ pitchers struck out 11 Phillies in six innings. Their 2016 second round pick, Travis MacGregor (a local kid) struck out four batters in 1.1 innings. It was his professional debut.
Moniak struck out twice. Randolph was caught looking twice on curve balls. Edwin Rodriguez struk out 3 times. Josh Stephen was caught looking twice.
Jhailyn Ortiz hit his first professional home run. He cleared the left field fence on Ashburn Field by so much that fronds from a palm tree that the ball passed through fell onto the field. He also lined a double down the left field line and was struck by a pitched ball during the at bat after the home run. He reached base during his fourth at bat on a fielding error by the second baseman. The official scorer scored it as a base hit. I’m sorry but you can’t convince me that “Jhailyn Ortiz singles on a ground ball to second baseman Nelson Jorge. Edwin Rodriguez to 2nd” is even possible. But the scorers sometimes don’t see the bobbles that the rest of us see.
- #? Mickey Moniak (.294) went 0-3.
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.308) went 3-3 with a double and HR.
DSL Phillies (9-16) Lost to the DSL Red Sox1, 2-1.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.333) went 0-3.
- Keudy Bocio (.231) went 0-4.
- Jonathan Guzman (.307) went 1-3.
DSL Phillies2 (12-12) Beat the DSL Astros Orange, 6-3. Jesus Henriquez (.344) and Wilman Silva (.263 had 3 hits apiece. Silva also had 2 RBI.
- Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.16) DNP.
- Carlos Oropeza (.232) went 0-4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 7/4 – The Phillies announced the signing of 2016 #26 draft pick, RHP Trevor Bettencourt on July first. He has been present at the Complex the past few days.
- 7/4 – RHP Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.
- 7/4 – LHP Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 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, Trevor Bettencourt, et al.
2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.