Lehigh Valley couldn’t bounce back from an early 7-run hole.
Reading won behind Brandon Leibrandt’s seven shutout innings.
Clearwater was shut out on 5 hits.
Lakewood blew a late lead.
And some XST notes are included in the Williamsport section.
Lehigh Valley (41-20) lost to Scranton, 10-1.
Jake Thompson (2-6, 6.93) had a brutal game. He threw 45 pitches to record two outs in the first inning. He left having given up 7 runs on 7 hits and a walk. Ricardo Pinto (4.88) took over and went 4.1 innings allowing just 2 hits and striking out four. Jesen Therrien (1.29) pitched 3.0 innings and gave up a run. Infielder Jorge Flores pitched the final inning and gave up 2 runs.
CF Cameron Perkins (.306) led off and went 3-4 with a double. He also recorded an outfield assist (third base). The rest of the team had 4 hits and 11 K.
(Thompson recorded a game score of one. I’ve never seen a game score that low. I think you get one for making it to the mound.)
- #1 Crawford (.189): 0-4 with a K
- #3 Alfaro (.258): DNP
- #4 Williams (.278): 0-4 with 2 K
- #6 Quinn (.274): Diagnosed with a UCL injury in his left elbow.
- #9 Cozens (.239): 1-4 with 2 K
- #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
- #13 Hoskins (.306): 1-3 with a run scored, BB
- #16 Pinto (3-3, 4.88): 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- #19 Appel (4-2, 6.14): DNP
- #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
- #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
Reading (32-25) shut out Hartford, 1-0.
Brandon Leibrandt (5-2, 3.56) pitched 7.0 shutout innings allowing 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Joe DeNato (0.92) loaded the bases with one out. Colton Murray (1.46) came in and saved the game, his third. He struck out the first batter he faced for the second out. Chace Numata picked off the runner at third to end the inning. Murray struck out the side in the ninth.
Leibrandt figured in on the game’s only run with a sacrifice of Malquin Canelo (who singled) to second base before he scored on Jiandido Tromp’s RBI double. The Phils had 2 other hits, both singles by Carlos Tocci and Numata.
The amazing Leibrandt picked 2 more runners off first base. That’s 10 in 11 starts. He has picked off 2 runners in a game 4 different times, and 8 in the last 6 games.
- #11 Kingery (.304): 0-4
- #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension
- #21 Anderson (4-2, 4.25): DNP
- #22: Arano (2.08): DNP
- #23 Tocci (.286): 1-3 with a triple
- #27 Canelo (.255): 1-3 with a run scored
- Pullin (.303): 0-2 with a HBP
Clearwater (34-27) lost to Jupiter, 2-0.
Edgar Garcia (1-2, 3.86) pitched 5.0 innings and allowed 1 run on a solo HR. He gave up 4 total hits, 2 walks, and struck out seven. Harold Arauz (2.16) gave up a run in 2.0 innings. Matt Hockenberry (3.52) pitched a scoreless, hitless inning with a strike out.
The Threshers had 5 hits and 11 strike outs. Mark Laird (.264) and Cord Sandberg (.429) had 2 hits each. Laird stole his 7th base. Sandberg’s double was the only XBH.
Herlis Rodriguez picked up an outfield assist, doubling a runner off first.
- # 5 Kilome (3-2, 2.70): DNP
- #10 Randolph (.228): 0-3 with a BB, K
- #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
- #28 Pujols (.179): DNP
- #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST
Lakewood (33-28) lost to Hagerstown, 8-7.
Nick Fanti (2.31) turned in a quality start. He went 7.0 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out two and left with a 7-3 lead. Trevor Bettencourt (2-1, 3.80) had a hard 0.2 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits, a walk, and a wild pitch. Tyler Hallead (3.24) came in to record the final out.
The BlueClaws had 12 hits, at least one by every starter. Mickey Moniak, Arquimedes Gamboa, and David Martinelli had 2 hits each. The ‘Claws only had 2 XBH, doubles by Moniak and Luke Williams.
Lakewood built its lead with 2 runs in the second on Williams’ 2-run double; with 2 runs in the third on Edgar Cabral’s sacrifice fly and Martinelli’s RBI single; and single runs in the fourth on Moniak’s RBI single, in the seventh on a fielding error on a ground ball by Henri Lartigue, and in the eighth on a Gamboa RBI-single.
Mickey Moniak had an outfield assist (second base).
- #2 Moniak (.267): 0-2 with a BB, HBP
- #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): rehabbing an unidentified injury in XST
- #15 Medina (1-5, 3.54): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
- #18 Brito (.236): 1-3 with a BB
- #25 Romero (4-1, 2.04): DNP
Williamsport (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 19th at State College.
Pat Borders took the team over to Dunedin for a night game at Mattick Complex. By the seventh inning, the sun had sunk into the gulf and the teams played under the lights.
I could make a case for inclusion on the Williamsport for all of the guys who made the trip (18 position players and 7 pitchers). However, I can also make a case for a couple of the position players who didn’t make the trip.
Rehab appearances were made by Derek Campbell who started at second base, Zach Green who was the DH, and Tom Windle who pitched an inning. Campbell went 1-2 with an RBI single and a walk. Green went 0-2 with 2 K, BB, and HBP. Windle threw a perfect 8-pitch inning and was 91-94 with his FB on the few that he threw.
The Phillies lost 7-2. Other than Windle the other pitchers were Luis Carrasco, Sandro Rosario, Oscar Marcelino, and Randy Alcantara.
Josh Stephen got the Phillies first hit in the third inning. he drove a triple off the RF fence and scored on Campbell’s single. Simon Muzziotti singled but was caught stealing in the fourth. It was a costly mistake as Campbell walked and scored on Jhailyn Ortiz’ double to left later in the inning. (FWIW, a lot of us thought Muzziotti was safe at second.) In the fifth, Rafael Marchan singled and Caleb Eldridge walked. Green walked in the seventh. Eldrifge singled in the eighth. And Green was HBP in the ninth.
Other guys who were present and got into the game were Greg Pickett, Cole Stobbe, Jonathan Guzman, Juan Luis, Jesus Henriquez, Malvin Matos, Luis Encarnacion, Alex Wojciechowski, Gregori Rivero, Brayan Gonzalez, and James Lovett.
Kyle Young and Will Stewart were charting. Young pitches tomorrow, Stewart on Monday.
- #8 Gowdy
- #14 Stobbe
- #20 Ortiz
GCL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 26th v. Yankees West.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Transactions (and paper moves):
- 6/9 – Phillies traded 3B Taylor Featherston to Tampa Bay Rays for cash
- 6/9 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed LF Roman Quinn on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 8, 2017
- 6/8 – Phillies designated LHP Joely Rodriguez for assignment
- 6/8 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Casey Fien from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 6/7 – LF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 6/7 – 1B Brock Stassi assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
- 6/6 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
- 6/6 – RHP Tyler Frohwirth assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
- 6/6 – LF Enmanuel Garcia assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 6/5 – Phillies optioned 1B Brock Stassi to Reading Fightin Phils
- 6/5 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 6/5 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
- 6/5 – LF Cord Sandberg assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 6/4 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2017