We got good starting pitching from Anthony Vasquez for Lehigh Valley, Brandon for Clearwater, and Luis Carrasco for the GCL Phillies.
Rain caused cancellations in Reading and one of the Dominican League games. Rain also caused a suspension and ultimately a cancellation of game two in Williamsport. Rain shortened the IronPigs’ game to five innings.
I don’t want to be too effusive about Jhailyn Ortiz, but the 17-year sure has some power. The kid appears to have a great personally, boundless confidence, excellent make up, … all the intangibles teams look for in a player. Toss in the power, speed, eye, patience, etc and he might be the prospect at the top of every GMs list when they are dealing with the Phillies in this and the next couple off seasons. Sorry. Didn’t mean to get carried away.
Lehigh Valley (71-47) Beat Scranton, 4-1 in 5 innings due to rain. Anthony Vasquez (3-0, 3.02) pitched a complete game. He gave up one run on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Every IronPigs’ starter had a hit except Brock Stassi. Nick Williams had two hits and an RBI. Andrew Knapp, Cameron Perkins, and Jesse Valentin each contributed an RBI.
- #1 Crawford (.258) DNP.
- #3 Williams (.280) went 2-3 with an RBI (58).
- #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
- #12 Knapp (.265) went 1-3 with an RBI (39).
- #24 Lively (6-4, 3.50) – DNP.
- #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
Reading (77-39) Cancelled, rain.
- #4 Alfaro (.291)
- #7 Cozens (.290)
- #8 Quinn (.289)
- #13 Hoskins (.282)
- #14 Kingery (.281)
- #16 Pinto – (4-4, 4.18) – .
- #18 Pivetta – (11-6, 3.41) – .
- #19 Eshelman (4-2, 5.01) – .
- #26 Cordero – (0-1, 5.40) – .
Clearwater (68-46) Split a double header with Lakeland, losing 9-2 and winning 1-0.
In game one, Shane Watson (4-5, 4.26) struck out 8 in five innings, but gave up 5 runs on 8 hits. Jeff Singer (54.00) finally got an out and an ERA when he gave up 4 runs on 1 hts and 4 walks. Drew Stankiewicz (.189) had 2 hits. Chace Numata (.313) went 1-1 with a double and 3 walks.
- #22 Canelo (.252) went 0-3.
- #23 Tocci (.284) went 1-3 with a BB.
In game two, Brandon Leibrandt (1-1, 3.27) got his first win in over a year. He pitched six, shutout innings giving up 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. His excellent pickoff move hasn’t suffered as he picked a runner off first. Matt Hockenberry (1.23) notched his 5th save. Zach Coppola (.227), Aaron Brown (.333), and Derek Campbell (.279) each had 2 of the Threshers 8 hits. Stankiewicz (.193) picked up another hit, and Austin Bossart (.314) went 1-2 with the game’s only RBI on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
- #20 Garcia (9-3, 2.72) – on the 7-day DL.
- #22 Canelo (.252) DNP.
- #23 Tocci (.283) went 0-2 with a sacrifice.
Lakewood (55-60) Lost to Kannapolis, 3-1. Harold Arauz gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings. The BlueClaws only run came on “C” Randolph’s 2nd HR of the season. Jan Hernandez (.255) and Carlos Duran (.253) had 2 hits each.
- #6 Randolph (.259) went 1-4 with a HR (2) and RBI (14).
- #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- DNP.
- #27 Pujols (.236) went 1-4 with a double.
- #29 Edgar Garcia – DNP.
- #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP.
Williamsport (30-22) Beat Hudson Valley 1-0, and had the second game suspended at 2-2 after 5 innings. Since the teams don’t meet again this season, it will not be completed or made up. It’s as though the game didn’t happen and any stats will not count.
In game one, Adonis Medina (2.17)went 1.1 innings before a long 3:38 rain delay. Julian Garcia (3.86) pitched when the game resumed after 9:00PM. He struck out 6 in 3.1 scoreless innings. Will Hibbs (3-1, 0.84) picked up the win with 2.1 one-hit innings. Brett Barbier (.279) drove in the game winning run with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Henry Latrigue (.252) had 2 hits.
- #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K.
- #25 Romero (1.90) – DNP.
In the game that didn’t happen, Cole Irvin had pitched five innings and struck out seven and walked NONE. Luke Williams lost a hit and a stolen base. Jesus Alastre, Chandler Hall, and Juan Luis also lost hits. But Juan Luis will lose his caught stealing and Alastre will lose an error. So there’s that.
GCL Phillies (28-12) Beat the GCL Tigers West, 7-1. Luia Carrasco (4-2, 1.91) tossed a no hitter for five innings. He walked one batter and struck out four. His FB was 90-92, t93 mph. Carrasco was in control all the way. His biggest challenge was probably staying sharp during the 25 minute bottom of the first inning when the Tigers pitcher walked 5 batters.
The young Phillies patience during the long first inning was impressive. Josh Stephen, Jhailyn Ortoz, Danny Zardon, Malvin Matos, and Jose Antequera didn’t help the pitcher and kept the bats on their shoulders.
Raul Rivas (.250) had 3 hits. Ortiz, Zardon (.257) and Ben Pelletier (.288) had 2 hits apiece. Stephen walked twice, scored twice, and stole a base (4). Matos and Antequera each had an RBI, and Ortiz launched a HR well over the LF fence, his 7th. He is second in the league, one behind the leader.
Yacksel Rios came in to pitch after Carrasco. He started with a hit batter, stolen base, wild pitch, and walk. Since he is on rehab, Coach Ray Burris made the visit to the mound. During the first two batters, Rios’ fastest pitches were 90-91 mph. After Burris’ mound visit, Rios started throwing his normal 93-95 mph. he gave up a run on a sac fly, and allowed a single. But got a strike out and fly out to end his appearance.
Justin Miller (2.25) pitched two no-hit innings. He registered high 80s on the radar gun.
Tyler Frohwirth mopped up. He retired the Tigers in order. He hit 77 mph with his final pitch, a fly ball to RF Ben Pelletier.
Jhailyn Ortiz really hits balls hard when he squares a pitch. His HR to LF on Roberts Field disappeared into the trees beyond the walking path behind the fence about 40 feet in the air. He hit a ball to dead center field earlier in the game. The CF made an over-the-shoulder, basket catch ala Willie Mays, running flat out to catch up to the ball.
- #2 Moniak (.299) DNP.
- #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
- #15 Stobbe (.230) DNP.
- #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.264) went 2-4 with a BB, HR (7), and 3 RBI (23).
- Stephen (.286) went 0-3 with 2 BB.
- Miller (0-0, 2.25) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
- Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.76) – DNP.
- Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
- Fanti (5-0, 1.43) – DNP.
- Sixto Sanchez (3-0, 0.47) – DNP.
DSL Phillies (24-32) Cancelled, rain.
- Jonathan Guzman (.308)
- Keudy Bocio (.226)
- Simon Muzziotti (.256)
- Dixon Gutierrez (.267)
DSL Phillies2 (35-23) Beat the DSL Rangers2, 6-5 in a 12 inning walk off. They scored the winning run on an HBP with the bases loaded and nobody out. The log for this reads a little funny – walk, throwing error on a sacrifice (runners on 1st and 2nd), and an intentional walk (?) that moved the lead runner to third (?).
- Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.02) – DNP.
- Rafael Marchan (.348) went 2-6 with 2 RBI (21).
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- No transactions.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.