Tuesday’s highlights included Lehigh Valley’s David Buchanan coming within one batter of a complete game shutout, Reading’s Dylan Cozens two-hit, two-RBI game, and Mitch Walding’s three-hit, three-RBI game. Walding’s three RBI all came with two outs on three different occasions.
Nick Fanti tossed five no-hit innings, striking out ten. Sixto Sanchez had pitched three no-hit innings before the game was suspended on Monday. A third pitcher lost the no-hitter and the shutout in the ninth inning. Loads of photos and video from the GCL game in the report below.
And down in the Dominican Summer League, Oscar Marcelino pitched two-hit ball for six innings, and Jesus De Los Santos six hits in seven innings.
Lehigh Valley (57-40) Beat Indianapolis, 4-1. David Buchanan (6-5, 4.28) came within one batter of a complete game shutout. He logged 8.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, and 6K. He was lifted after his 111th pitch, a run-scoring single. Luis Garcia (2.97) got his third save. Cameron Perkins (.294 had 3 hits. Nick Williams had two. Three of the IronPigs’ four runs were unearned.
- #1 Crawford (.268) went 1-4 with a BB.
- #2 Thompson (8-5, 2.42) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.290) went 2-5 with a double and an RBI (45).
- #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #9 Knapp (.267) went 1-4 with an RBI (34).
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
- #23 Sweeney (.232) went 0-4.
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #30 Lively (4-3, 3.63) – DNP.
Reading (66-30) Lost to Hampshire, 7-5. Anthony Vasquez (3.61) gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks in 4-plus innings. Gregory Infante (3-2, 2.48) relieved and allowed 2 inherited runners to score and tie the game, then gave up the go-ahead run. Dylan Cozens had 2 hits and 2 RBI. But, the Phils didn’t score after the fifth inning.
- #6 Alfaro (.297) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (48).
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
- #10 Pinto – (3-4, 4.63) – DNP.
- #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – DNP.
- #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – DNP.
- #19 Hoskins (.278) DNP.
- #22 Cozens (.286) went 2-3 with a BB and 2 RBI (82).
- #27 Brown (.225) DL, retroactive to 7/10, wrist.
Clearwater (55-39) Lost to Bradenton, 6-5 in ninth inning walk off. Elniery Garcia had his second clunker of the month (third of the season), Jesen Therrien gave up an unearned run (set up by his own error), “Good” Jimmy Cordero showed up (no walks, but he did unleash a wild pitch), and “Bad” Ulises Joaquin finished up, issuing a lead off walk that started the chain of events that led to the eventual winning run.
Mitch Walding (.286) had 3 hits and 3 RBI (52). Aaron Altherr had 2 hits and an RBI. Carlos Tocci and Jiandido Tromp also had 2 hits each. Walding’s RBIs came in 3 separate two-out situations. He gave the Threshers a 3-2 lead with a single in the third, tied the game at 4 with a bases loaded walk in the seventh, and tied the game at 5 with a two-strike single in the ninth.
- #11 Kingery (.295) went 0-4 with a sac.
- #12 Canelo (.244) DNP.
- #14 Tocci (.277) went 2-5.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
- #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
- #21 Garcia (8-2, 2.50) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 95 pitches/59 strikes.
Lakewood (43-51) DNP.
- #5 Randolph (.261) went 0-3.
- #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.75) – DNP.
- #20 Tirado (1-1, 5.55)- DNP.
- #24 Pujols (.229) DNP.
- #29 Grullon (.238) DNP.
Williamsport (18-14) Lost to West Virginia, 6-4. Felix Paulino (0-3, 5.28) was victimized by shoddy defense. He posted – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Chandler Hall (.348) committed 2 errors but went 2-2 with a double, walk, and 3 runs scored. The rest of the team managed 3 hits and a walk.
- #16 Medina (3-0, 1.35) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (15-7) Swept the GCL Braves, 10-1 in the completion of a suspended game and 5-4 in a ninth inning walk off.
Game One: Nick Fanti tossed 5 no-hit innings, picking up where Sixto Sanchez left off on Monday. Combined they accounted for 8 no-hit innings before Jose Nin gave up a lead off single in the ninth.
Fanti allowed one base runner when he hit a batter on the foot with one of his breaking balls. The only other batter reached on a passed ball on a strike out. The runner was doubled up on a soft liner to second baseman Daniel Brito. Fanti struck out ten batters.
Here’s one of his strike outs. Notice the placement of his pitches, and that the batter swings over them.
The game ended on a bizarre double play on an RBI single. A single, pop out, and an error on a fielder’s choice put runners on first and second with one out. The next batter lined a single to right. The throw came into Jose Antequera at third who ignored the lead runner going home and ran the trailing runner back to second where he tug him out. The batter had reached second and began retreating to first where he was tug out after a short rundown.
The Phillies collected 15 hits. They posted a 6-spot in the top of the ninth. Jose Antequera and Jhailyn Ortiz had 3 hits apiece. Ortiz had 3 RBI. Cole Stobbe and Malvin Matos had 2 hits each. Nerluis Martinez had 3 RBI. Ortiz crushed his 5th home run of the season to left center. It appeared to one-hop into the half-field in front of Bright House Field.
- #? Mickey Moniak (.300) went 1-5 with a double, HBP, and RBI (12).
- #? Cole Stobbe (.319) went 2-4 with an RBI (2).
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.314) went 3-4 with a HR (5), BB, and 3 RBI (16).
- #? Nick Fanti (2-0, 1.19) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 10K.
Game Two: Harold Arauz made his first rehab start. He must have been on a pitch count rather than an innings count. He pitched into the fifth inning and was lifted when his first pitch was blooped down the left field line for a double. At that point Arauz had given up 5 hits and an unearned run. He had walked none and struck out three. His FB was 86-87, t88 mph.
Here is the first of three batters, a failed bunt attempt.
This second batter grounded out to first.
And, the final batter of the first inning grounded out to third.
These were quick at bats. Arauz needed only 17 pitches to get through the first two innings, and he gave up a single and struck out two in the second.
Tom Windle came in and retired the side without allowing the runner to score, striking out two. Jordan Kurokawa gave up a game-tying run in the top of the seventh. In extra innings, Jonathan Nunez gave up single runs in the 8th and 9th. But the Phillies kept coming back to avoid the loss. The Braves committed 5 errors to aid the Phillies’ cause. They only managed 6 hits. Malvin Matos had two. Caleb Eldridge had their only RBI.
The Phillies faced the Braves’ top pick Ian Anderson. They scored an unearned run off him. They scored the tying and winning runs on another bizarre play. Trailing by a run, the Phillies put runners on first and second with one out. Daniel Garner hit a ball toward the 5-6 hole that glanced off the third baseman’s glove into shallow left. Cole Stobbe scored the tying run. The left fielder threw wildly to third, and Rodolfo Duran scored when the pitcher neglected to back up the play. Two errors. two unearned runs.
- #? Mickey Moniak (.300) DNP.
- #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 3.60) – DNP.
- #? Cole Stobbe (.298) went 1-4.
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.271) went 0-4.
- #? Josh Stephen (.306) went 0-2 with a sac and BB.
- #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – DNP.
- #? Aaron Brown (0-0, 1.50) – DNP.
- #? Will Stewart (1-1, 4.50) – DNP.
- #? Nick Fanti (2-0, 1.19) – DNP.
Here’s some video of batters. Ortiz making contact, Ortiz on longer at bat where he was called out on strikes (I watched this frame by frame, and think the umpire may have blown the call, Pelletier getting an infield single (I think, he’s bigger than I remember), and Stobbe called out on strikes (I watched this one frame by frame, and I’m sure the umpire blew the call. The catcher’s glove is over the chalk of the left-handed batter’s box when he catches the ball).
DSL Phillies (15-23) Lost to the DSL Dodgers2, 1-0. The Phillies were out hit 3-2. Oscar Marcelino (0-6, 3.93) gave up one run on 2 hits and struck out 6 in six innings. Jonathan Guzman had both hits.
- Jonathan Guzman (.289) went 2-4.
- Keudy Bocio (.220) went 0-2 with a sac, BB, and SB (17).
- Simon Muzziotti (.268) went 0-4.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.305) went 0-2 with a BB.
DSL Phillies2 (21-17) Beat the DSL Rangers2, 11-0. Jesus De Los Santos (3-0, 0.90) scattered 6 hits and struck out 4 in seven innings.
- Leonel Aponte (2-3, 2.70) – DNP.
- Carlos Oropeza (.198) DNP.
- Rafael Marchan (.383) went 3-4 with a triple, BB, and 2 RBI.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 7/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Harold Arauz on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 7/19 – Jesus De Los Santos assigned to DSL Phillies2 from DSL Phillies.
- 7/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to DSL Phillies from DSL Phillies2.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.