Lehigh Valley cruised to a lop-sided victory, 13-1 behind Ben Lively and 5 home runs.
Reading lost its 8th consecutive game, 4-1. Scott Kingery hit his 15th home run.
Clearwater saw the lead seesaw back and forth late before losing in ten innings..
Lakewood scored only one run in a loss.
Updates on injuries to Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz.
Lehigh Valley (33-15) romped over Louisville, 13-1.
Ben Lively pitched 8.0 strong innings. A fielding error led to an unearned run in his last inning. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out seven. Lively threw 114 pitches, 83 strikes (72.8%). Ricardo Pinto gave up 2 hits in a scoreless ninth.
The IronPigs powered past the bats on the strength of 5 home runs and 6 doubles among their 15 hits. Cameron Perkins led off as Roman Quiinn was given a day off. Perkins went 2-3 and reached base on a walk and HBP. He scored twice, doubled, homered (4), and had 2 RBI. He struck out the only time he didn’t reach base.
Nick Williams had 3 hits. Along with Perkins (.279), J.P. Crawford, Dylan Cozens, and Pedro Florimon had 2 hits each. In addition to Perkins, Crawford (2), Featherston (3), Williams (8), and Florimon (1) hit home runs. Williams had 4 RBI, Crawford, Featherston, and Florimon joined Perkins with 2 each.
Florimon got the scoring started with a lead off home run in the third inning. Later in the inning, Crawford lined an RBI single. Lehigh Valley broke the game open with 6 runs in the fourth on Williams 2-run single, Florimon’s RBI double, Perkins 2-run HR, and Crawford’s solo HR. The IronPigs tacked on 2 more runs in the seventh on Williams RBI double and Jorge Alfaro’s RBI single. They continued to pour it on with 3 more in the eighth on Featherston’s 2-run HR and Williams solo HR.
The IronPigs hit back-to-back HRs twice in the game – Perkins and Crawford in the fourth and Featherston and Williams in the eighth. Five HRs and none by Cozens and Hoskins. Who would have believed that.
Howie Kendrick (.167) played the whole game at third base, went 1-5 with a double, and struck out 3 times.
Williams also picked up an outfield assist (second).
- #1 Crawford (.191): 2-4 with a run scored, HR (2), 2 RBI (16), BB, K
- #3 Alfaro (.283): 1-5 with a double, RBI (24)
- #4 Williams (.279): 3-5 with 3 runs scored, double, HR (8), 4 RBI (27), K
- #6 Quinn (.266): DNP
- #9 Cozens (.222): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, BB
- #12 Pivetta (4-0, 1.04): DNP
- #13 Hoskins (.327): 1-4 with a run scored, double, 3 K
- #17 Pinto (3-3, 5.53): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- #20 Appel (2-2, 7.59): DNP
- #25 Lively (6-1, 2.40): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
- #30 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
Reading (23-21) suffered its eighth loss in a row, losing 4-1 to New Hampshire.
Another bullpen game as Mario Sanchez (2.35) got the start. He gave up 3 runs in 5.0 innings on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out one batter and gave up a solo HR. Alexis Rivero (3.38) pitched 1.0 inning. Austin Davis (1.23) gave up 1 run on 4 hits in 2.0 innings.
Scott KIngery accounted for a lot of the offense with 2 hits, a HR (15), and a walk. Kyle Martin (.197) also had 2 hits and is creeping up on .200.
Davis picked a runner off first. Aaron Brown picked up an outfield assist (home).
Interesting fact, although probably not unusual since he’s a lead off hitter, over half of Scott Kingery’s 29 RBIs were himself on his 15 home runs.
- #11 Kingery (.301): 2-3 with a runs scored, HR (15), RBI (29), BB
- #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #22 Anderson (3-2, 5.14): DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci (.304): 1-4 with a K
- #28 Canelo (.273): 0-3 wirth a BB, 2 K
- Pullin (.326): 1-4 with a double
- Tromp (.256): 1-3 with a BB, K
Clearwater (27-23) lost to St. Lucie, 4-3 in ten innings. Both teams scored a run in the first inning. Clearwater took the lead with a run in the seventh, but fell behind when the Mets scored 2 runs in the eighth. The Threshers came back to tie the game in the ninth, only to lose in the tenth.
Jose Taveras (2.26) had another nice game. He struck out 5 in 6.0 innings. He allowed 4 hits including a solo HR and just 1 earned run. He walked none. Harold Arauz (3.12) blew the save with 2 runs in 1.1 innings on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out two. Tyler Gilbert (2.77) pitched 1.2 innings and struck out two. Ranfi Casimiro (2-2, 4.08) took the loss. He walked the bases loaded with one out in the tenth. He got a ground ball to Grenny Cumana, but it was chopped softly and he had no chance at a double play and his off balance throw home was late. Walks’ll kill ya’.
Zach Coppola scored in the first on Damek Tomscha’s RB single. Cornelius Randolph doubled and scored on Wilson Garcia’s RBI double in the seventh to take the lead. Herlis Rodriguez reached on an error in the ninth and scored on Coppola’s two-out, RBI single.
Coppola (.342) had 2 hits and stole 2 bases (10). Deivi Grullon (.281) had 2 hits and a walk. Grenny Cumana (.270) had 2 hits.
- # 5 Kilome (2-2, 3.63): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.201): 1-5 with a run scored, double
- #27 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.68): DNP
- #29 Pujols (.192): DNP
Lakewood (28-21) lost to Delmarva (7-1).
Felix Paulino (1-4, 6.27) pitched into the sixth inning. He allowed 2 runs prior to the inning and left with one out after two singles. Ismael Cabrera (2.42) entered and promptly gave up a double and home run. He gave up another run in the seventh. Tyler Hallead (0.00) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.
Darick Hall (.259) provided all the scoring for the BlueClaws with his fifth home run HR. Cord Sandberg (.278) had a 2-hit game.
Mickey Moniak was not in the line up. A reader provided the following update in the comments section of yesterday’s Recap, “Mickey has a bruised rt hand. No break . Has had same injury in HS and needed about a week but was fine” . This is pretty solid info since it came from his father.
- #2 Moniak (.288): 0-1 with a K
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
- #16 Medina (1-4, 2.98): DNP
- #19 Brito (.249): 2-5 with a run scored, K
- #26 Romero (2-1, 2.20): DNP
Williamsport (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 19th at State College.
Jhailyn Ortiz was hurt in a collision Thursday in the outfield. In the eighth inning of a game in Bradenton. On a ball hit deep to right center field, the center fielder (probably Juan Luis) slid to catch the ball and also to avoid Ortiz who tried to leap over his team mate and catch the ball. His foot was planted and the center fielder rolled over his ankle. Ortiz was in a lot of pain. He was taken off the field on a cart and transported to the hospital.
Friday, Ortiz took batting practice. He is sore but reported to be fine. He is expected to be back in the line up some time next week.
The reports on Jhailyn Ortiz were provided by Mark Wylie who attended the games in Bradenton and Tampa.
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
GCL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 26th v. Yankees West.
DSL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.
DSL Phillies2 (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Transactions (and paper moves)
- 5/26 – Reading Fightin Phils placed 3B Harold Martinez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 25, 2017. Finger sprain.
- 5/25 – Jose Antequera assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 5/25 – Jonathan Guzman assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
- 5/25 – Phillies activated RHP Jeanmar Gomez from the 10-day disabled list.
- 5/25 – Phillies optioned Adam Morgan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/25 – Washington Nationals traded C Nick Rickles to Philadelphia Phillies.
- 5/25 – C Nick Rickles assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.
- 5/25 – Reading Fightin Phils released C Joel Fisher.
- 5/25 – Lakewood BlueClaws activated SS Arquimedes Gamboa from the 7-day disabled list.
- 5/25 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 5/24 – Phillies sent OF Howie Kendrick on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/24 – RHP Franklyn Kilome assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- 5/24 – RHP Blake Quinn assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
- 5/23 – Phillies placed LF Daniel Nava on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2017. Left hamstring strain.
- 5/23 – Phillies recalled LHP Adam Morgan from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/23 – RHP Colton Murray assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 5/23 – Reading Fightin Phils released LHP Mario Hollands.
- 5/23 – Clearwater Threshers activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day disabled list.
- 5/22 – Lakewood BlueClaws released LHP Zach Morris.
- 5/22 – LHP Casey Brown assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 5/21 – SS Jonathan Guzman assigned to Clearwater Threshers from DSL Phillies.
- 5/21 – SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
- 5/21 – Phillies activated RHP Aaron Nola from the 10-day disabled list.
- 5/21 – Phillies optioned Adam Morgan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.