Roman Quinn came off the DL as the Phillies made more than a dozen transaction moves Thursday.
Lehigh lost and dropped out of first place behind David Buchanan who pitched 4-hit ball for eight innings. Unfortunately, that came after a 4-hit, 4-run first inning.
Reading beat Bowie behind a seven home run attack. SEVEN. Dylan Cozens had five RBI giving him 101 this season. 101.
Clearwater beat Dunedin to move into a tie for the FSL North Division. Zach Coppola debuted with 2 hits.
Mark Laird debuted in Lakewood with 2 hits.
Both DSL teams won. The Phillies2 team shutout the Red Sox2 team for the second consecutive day.
Lehigh Valley (69-43) Lost to Scranton, 4-2. David Buchanan (8-6, 3.83) pitched a complete game. He held Scranton scoreless after a 4-hit, 4-run first inning. The IronPigs couldn’t make up the early deficit. They were held to 3 hits by J.P. Crawford, Nick Williams, and Darin Ruf (.286). Williamd hit a solo HR (12). Ruf had the other RBI (50) and 2 walks. Buchanan turned an unassisted double play. After a single, “Clint Frazier pops into an unassisted double play, pitcher David Buchanan. Ben Gamel out at 1st”.
Not among the 15 transactions reported below is the promotion of Jake Thompson from Lehigh to the Phillies. The transaction should post tomorrow since he is slated to make his first MLB start Saturday in SanDiego.
- #1 Crawford (.257) went 1-2 with 2 BB.
- #3 Williams (.282) went 1-4 with a HR (12) and RBI (57).
- #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – DNP.
- #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #12 Knapp (.266) DNP.
- #24 Lively (6-4, 3.50) – DNP.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
Reading (74-37) Beat Bowie, 12-8. The Phils fell behind 4-0 in the first and battled back to take a 5-4 lead on solo HR by Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Pullin (.384) in the first and second innings; and a solo home run by Dylan Cozens, a SF by KC Serna (.299), and a solo home run by Mitch Walding. The Baysox surged back in front, 8-5, in the fifth inning.
The Phils tied the game, 8-8, in the bottom of the inning on another solo HR by Hoskins, an RBI ground out by Jake fox following a Cozens’ triple, and another Pullin solo HR. The Phils shattered the tie in the eighth inning on Cozens’ grand slam.
Tyler Viza (4.34) gave up 8 runs on 13 hits (3 HR) in 4.0 innings. Jesen Therrien pitched 3.0 shutout innings in his Reading debut. Hoby Milner (5-3, 1.88) and Miguel Nunez (2.31) pitched one shutout inning apiece.
The Phils turned 3 double plays. Cozens picked up an OF assist cutting down a runner at home (Cozens-Kingery-Lino).
- #4 Alfaro (.288) DNP.
- #7 Cozens (.287) went 3-4 with a triple, 2 HR (32), a BB, and 5 RBI (101).
- #8 Quinn (.286) came off the DL and went 1-5.
- #13 Hoskins (.285) went 2-3 with a HBP, 2 HR (33), 2 RBI (98), and BB.
- #14 Kingery (.279) went 1-5.
- #16 Pinto – (4-4, 4.46) – DNP.
- #18 Pivetta – (10-6, 3.55) – DNP.
- #19 Eshelman (3-2, 5.60) – DNP.
- #26 Cordero – (13.50) – DNP.
Clearwater (64-44) Beat Dunedin, 7-6 in a ninth inning walk off on Zach Green’s RBI single. Luke Leftwich (5.94) pitched well for most of the night. he took a no hitter into the fourth inning and gave up two, 2-run HR. He hung around for 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Ulises Joaquin (2.17) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Matt Hockenberry (3-1, 1.34) blew the save in the ninth, but got the win when the Threshers rallied in the bottom of the inning.
Zach Coppola made his Clearwater debut with 2 hits. Josh Tobias (.433) went 1-4 with a walk. This was the first time I got to watch both former BlueClaws. My first impression is that Coppola will fit nicely at the top of the order in place of Kingery. He doesn’t look like he has the gap to gap power that Kingery has, but he looks even quicker on the base paths. Tobias looks like a competent #2. He reminds me of some one …. Willie Carmona, Stony Brook. Only when Carmona got to Clearwater he couldn’t hit.
Carlos Tocci hit the heck out of the ball tonight. Maybe he hears Coppola’s footsteps? Anyway, he crushed a ball into the RCF gap in his first AB. The CF made a great running catch to rob him of an XBH. Tocci laced a line drive into the LF corner for a double his second AB. He had a hard ground single up the middle in his third AB. And a SF his fourth AB. He walked and scored the winning run in the tenth.
Tocci had 2 RBI. So did Kyle Martin. He hit a 2-run HR, his 14th to give the Threshers an early lead.
After the Threshers came back to tie the game at 4-4, they attempted a double steal. Tocci got good jump to take second, Tobias broke for home on the throw and the fielder ignored Tocci and fired home to cut down Tobias at the plate. That was the third out of the inning. Martin was at the plate. He had homered in his previous at bat. Why? Why.
The Threshers had another bizarre play on the base paths the next inning. Martin led off with a walk and Chace Numata singled. Two outs later, Malquin Canelo hit an RBI single to right. On the throw to the plate, Canelo got hung up allowing Martin to score. In the rundown, the fielder running him back to first tossed it to the first baseman a little too early. No one had thought to cover second and it looked like Canelo could easily reach second. However, Numata had broken for home and the first baseman fired home and beat Numata who stopped and tried to return to third. He was eventually tagged out.
Later in the game. Numata was warming up Hockenberry in the top of the ninth. On the obligatory throw down to second, it looked like his leg buckled. He limped off the field and gave way to Austin Bossart. It looked like his right legg. I think he had a leg injury that slowed his development a couple years ago. Since Gabriel Lino’s promotion to Reading, Numata has gotten most of the catching starts. He is batting .303 and is among the leaders in CS%, 42.6% (26/61). They are 34-24 in his starts. Darn shame if this turns out to be season ending.
Leftwich threw 91 pitches/53 strikes. He threw at least 65 FB and sat 90-92 mph, touching 93 3 times in the first two innings. All 4 hits in the fourth inning came off fastballs. line drive single at 92, HR off an 89, HR off a 91, and a line drive 2B down the LF line off a 92 mph FB. Those 4 balls were hit hard. There was no doubt on the two home runs.
However, Leftwich also got three of his four K swinging at fastballs – 92, 92, and 87 (cutter?). His K looking came on an off speed pitch at 84 mph.
Leftwich only threw 11 of 24 first pitch strikes. He had four, 3-ball counts – his 2 walks and 2 singles.
- #20 Garcia (9-3, 2.72) – DNP.
- #22 Canelo (.250) went 2-4 with an RBI.
- #23 Tocci (.273) went 2-3 with a double, BB, SF, and 2 RBI.
Lakewood (50-58) Lost to Hagerstown, 8-6 in 10 innings. Jose Taveras (4.02) gave up 3 runs on 8 hits. He walked NONE and struck out six. Zach Morris took the loss on 3 unearned runs in the 10th, however these runs were fueled by his own throwing error and HBP.
Mark Laird’s debut included 2 hits and a walk. Damek Tomscha (.305) went 2-5 with 3 RBI. Jose Pujols had 3 hits including his 20th HR.
- #6 Randolph (.242) went 0-2 and was ejected during his at bat in the 6th inning.
- #9 Kilome (3-8, 4.32)- DNP.
- #27 Pujols (.230) went 3-5 with a HR (20) and RBI (68).
- #29 Edgar Garcia – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB.
- #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP
Williamsport (27-19) Lost to Staten Island, 4-1. Adonis Medina struggled with his control. At one point he had thrown 24 strikes among his first 48 pitches. With Mark Laird off to Lakewood, Juan Luis led off and went 0-5 with 3 K.
- #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – 5.0 I, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR.
- #25 Romero – DNP.
GCL Phillies (24-11) Lost to the GCL Braves, 6-1. Luis Carrasco (3-2, 2.31) got knocked around in the first two innings, but only one of the five runs he gave up was earned. However, it was his own throwing error that led to his demise. Every batter in the Phillies line up had a hit except Josh Stephen (.277). Jose Antequera (.300) had two hits. Ben Pelletier (.283) had their lone RBI in the ninth inning.
Aaron Brown began his rehab. Aaron Brown. Not HS pitcher Andrew Brown.
- #2 Moniak (.324) went 1-4 with a HBP.
- #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
- #15 Stobbe (.244) DNP.
- #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.279) went 1-4 with a double.
- Stephen (.277) went 0-3 with a BB.
- Miller (0-0, 3.00) – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
- Andrew Brown (0-0, 2.19) – DNP, not even left field.
- Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
- Fanti (4-0, 1.38) – DNP.
- Sixto Sanchez (3-0, 0.67) – DNP.
DSL Phillies (23-29) Beat the DSL Dodgers2, 8-7, on the strength of a 6-run first inning.
- Jonathan Guzman (.303) went 1-3 with 2 BB and an RBI.
- Keudy Bocio (.227) DNP.
- Simon Muzziotti (.253) went 2-4 with a BB.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.275) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI.
DSL Phillies2 (31-21) Beat the DSL Red Sox2, 6-0. Three pitchers shutout the Red Sox holding them to 6 hits.
- Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.09) – DNP.
- Rafael Marchan (.354) went 3-5 with 2 RBI (25).
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 8/5 – Phillies optioned Elvis Araujo to Lehigh Valley.
- 8/4 – Phillies optioned RHP Phil Klein to Lehigh Valley.
- 8/4 – Philadelphia Phillies recalled LHP Elvis Araujo from Lehigh Valley.
- 8/4 – Anthony Vasquez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
- 8/4 – Osmel Aguila assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
- 8/4 – Reading activated CF Roman Quinn from the 7-day disabled list.
- 8/4 – Jesen Therrien assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
- 8/4 – Mitch Walding assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
- 8/4 – Reading sent LHP Aaron Brown on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 8/4 – Clearwater placed RHP Jairo Munoz on the 7-day disabled list.
- 8/4 – Clearwater activated RHP Ranfi Casimiro from the 7-day disabled list.
- 8/4 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
- 8/4 – OF Zachary Coppola assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
- 8/4 – Herlis Rodriguez assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater.
- 8/4 – Lakewood activated OF Mark Laird from the 7-day disabled list.
- 8/4 – Lakewood activated RHP Harold Arauz from the 7-day disabled list.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.