Three teams had off. Two played double headers. Brandon Leibrandt took the mound in a GCL rehab assignment (video below). Aaron Altherr continued his rehab in the GCL (video below). Jimmy Cordero was moved up to Clearwater to continue his rehab. With Reading off, Derek Campbell supplied the power homering twice for the Threshers. Jhailyn Ortiz hit his 4th in the GCL Phillies morning game. Cole Stobbe had 3 hits and Josh Stephen had two hits
Lehigh Valley (52-39) DNP.
- #1 Crawford (.270) .
- #2 Thompson (7-5, 2.58) – .
- #3 Williams (.283) .
- #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #9 Knapp (.264) .
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
- #23 Sweeney (.233) .
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #30 Lively (4-2, 3.45) – .
Reading (63-27) DNP.
- #6 Alfaro (.295) .
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – placed on Temporary Inactive List for Futures Game.
- #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – .
- #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – .
- #19 Hoskins (.287) .
- #22 Cozens (.286) placed on TIL for Futures Game.
- #27 Brown (.225) .
Clearwater (50-37) Came back to walk off against St. Lucie, 9-8. Derek Campbell stretched a first inning lead to 6-3 with a 2-run HR to right, and later tied the game at 8 with a solo blast to left in the eighth inning.
Yacksel Rios (6.27) needed 70 pitches to record 7 outs. He struggled through a 37-pitch first inning. His fastball sat 93-96 mph, touching 97 and 98 mph. Fifty-seven of his 70 pitches were fastballs. But he lacked movement and didn’t have an adequate out pitch. He only induced one swing and miss, and the Mets fouled off 18 pitches, 15 were on fastballs.
Jimmy Cordero made a rehab appearance after a weather delay. he he gave up a run on two hits and struck out two in one inning. No walks.
Every Thresher had a hit except Jiandido Tromp (.161). Walding (.272) and Martin (.249) had 2 hits each. Chace Numata had 2 RBI (12). Derek Campbell (.340) went 3-4 with 2 HR (8) and 3 RBI (19).
- #11 Kingery (.282) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (23).
- #12 Canelo (.246) went 1-5.
- #14 Tocci (.273) DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
- #21 Garcia (7-2, 2.49) – DNP.
Lakewood (38-49) DNP.
- #5 Randolph (.207) .
- #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.97) – .
- #20 Tirado (1-1, 6.20)- .
- #24 Pujols (.231) .
- #29 Grullon (.235) .
Williamsport (12-12) Came back from an early 5-0 deficit to beat Aberdeen, 10-6. JoJo Romero didn’t survive a 5-run second. Trevor Bettencourt, Cole Irvin, and Tyler Hallead followed with 6.1, shutout innings.
Jesus Alastre had 3 hits. Arquimedes Gamboa had 2 hits and 4 RBI. Enmanuel Garcia hit his first HR.
- #16 Medina (3-0, 0.64) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (10-3) Split a double header with the GCL Yankees West, losing 5-4 and winning 3-2.
The first game was a continuation of Nick Fanti’s 8 strike out game on June 25th. It picked up with the score tied 3-3 in the seventh inning. The Yankees scored two runs in the ninth off Jordan Kurokawa. Jhailyn Ortiz hit a solo HR (4) in the bottom of the inning to finish the scoring.
Here’s a shot of Ortiz in the on deck circle. If you had seen him last summer, you would notice that he is not as large. Nevertheless, he is a big, young man.
Game two featured Brandon Liebrandt in his first rehab appearance. He pitched two innings, gave up one hit, and struck out two. I asked one of the guys charting his pitches about his velocity on his fastball. It was 87-88 mph. Not bad for a first time out.
Leibrandt got the first batter to fly out to left fielder Josh Stephen.
Leibrandt got the second batter to ground out to second baseman Daniel Brito.
Leibrandt recorded his first strike out to end the first inning. I shot this from a different angle without the batter in the frame.
Leibrandt’s second strike out.
Ortiz strike out.
Ortiz beat out this infield hit. He had two infield hits in the second game.
Aaron Altherr stroked this double to center. It should have been a single, but he took advantage of some lax fielding, never broke stride, and slid into second under a high throw.
Cole Stobbe went 3-4 with a line drive and 2 ground ball singles. Of course, I got video of his other at bat, a strike out. But his big, arcing swing reminds me of someone. Maybe Pat Burrell?
Stats from game two –
- #? Mickey Moniak (.333) went 2-5 with an RBI.
- #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 0.00) – DNP.
- #? Cole Stobbe (.231) went 3-4.
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.302) went 2-5.
- #? Josh Stephen (.345) went 2-3 with a BB and RBI.
- #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
- #? Aaron Brown (0-0, 1.50) – DNP.
- #? Will Stewart (0-1, 2.57) – DNP.
- #? Nick Fanti (1-0, 1.42) – DNP.
DSL Phillies (13-19) Beat the DSL Astros Blue, 4-3 in 15 innings.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.330)
- Keudy Bocio (.226)
- Jonathan Guzman (.288)
DSL Phillies2 (16-15) swept a double header from the DSL Red Sox2, 6-1 and 12-0.
- Leonel Aponte (2-2, 2.56) –
- Carlos Oropeza (.233)
- Rafael Marchan (.241)
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- The transaction still hasn’t posted, but Seranthony Domingues is listed as Lakewood’s starter on Tuesday.
- 7/11 – RHP Jimmy Cordero assigned to Clearwater from Lehigh Valley IroPigs.
- 7/11 – Jose Nin assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers.
- 7/11 – Clearwater sent LHP Brandon Leibrandt on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 7/11 – Ismael Cabrera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from GCL Phillies.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.
- $190,160 remains available for over slot payments
2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.