Good day for the affiliates, 7 wins in 8 games.
Lehigh Valley split a double header.
Reading swept a double header.
Clearwater won in extra innings.
Lakewood won big.
Williamsport won its fifth in a row.
The GCL Phillies won a rain-shortened game.
Lehigh Valley (51-31) split a double header with Rochester, winning 2-1 and losing 9-0.
Game One: Vince Velasquez (4.50) threw 33 pitches (17 strikes) in a 2.0 inning rehab assignment. He gave up a run on a hit and a walk. Pat Venditte (8-1, 2.60) got the win and threw 2.0 perfect innings in which he needed just 15 pitches (11 strikes). Michael Mariot (4.45) and Edubray Ramos (0.00) combined to throw 3.0 perfect innings as the IronPigs held the Red Wings to just one hit and one walk.
The IronPigs tied the game in the third inning on Jorge Alfaro’s RBI ground out following J.P. Crawford’s triple. They took the lead in the fourth inning on Logan Moore’s RBI force out.
Osmel Aguila had an outfield assist (second base).
Game Two: Jake Thompson (3-9, 5.85) gave up 7 runs in 5.2 innings on 9 hits, 2 walks, and 4 errors. Mark Patterson (15.75) allowed 2 inherited runners to score and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings.
Not much in the way of offense – Crawford had a double in 3 at bats, Florimon went 3-3, and Gomez went 2-2 with a double.
Cozens had an outfield assist (second base).
Among the IronPigs’ errors, Kingery committed two, one on interference and another throwing.
Reading (48-30) swept Richmond, 9-6 and 3-0.
Game One: Tommy Bergjans (6.75) gave up one run in 1.2 innings before the game was suspended. Alexis Rivero (3-1, 3.52) gave up 3 runs in 3.1 innings but struck out six. Joe DeNato (1.01) pitched 2.0 scoreless before Yacksel Rios (2.00) gave up 2 unearned runs in the ninth.
Angelo Mora (3.01) had 3 hits, scored 3 runs, had 2 doubles, and an RBI. Carlos Tocci (.299) had 2 hits and an RBI. Kyle Martin (.201) had a hit and 2 RBI. Mitch Walding (.248) had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and a triple.
Game Two: Ranfi Casimiro (1-0, 2.25) pitched six, two-hit innings. He wwalked none and struck out two. Victor Arano (1.84) picked up his 4th save with one, one-hit inning.
Zach Coppla (.301) had 2 hits. Mora and Harold Martinez had one RBI each.
Nick Rickles picked a runner off first base.
Clearwater (43-35) beat Tampa, 3-2 in 14 innings. Deivi Grullon hit a walk off solo HR (6).
Franklyn Kilome (2.61) allowed one run in 6.0 innings on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Three of the hits he gave up were infield hits. Tyler Gilbert (2.89) walked 2 in one scoreless inning. Alberto Tirado (3.75) blew the save on a game-tying HR and striking out two. Matt Hockenberry (4.22) pitched two scoreless innings with 2 strike outs. Will Hibbs (6.00) pitched around several base runners in two innings and struck out three. Jeff Singer (4-2, 2.52) got the win striking out two.
Wilson Garcia (.262) and Deivi Grullon (.258) had 2 hits each. Grullon also drew 2 walks. The Threshers built a 2 run lead on Jan Hernandez’ RBI force out in the second inning and Grenny Cumana’s RBI ground out in the fifth. They had few scoring opportunities until Grullon’s HR (6) in the 14th.
The Yankees put a lot of pressure on the Threshers throughout the game. Four double plays in regulation kept the game close.
Luis Encarnacion was asked to sacrifice and laid down a perfect bunt. No lie.
Lakewood (43-37) beat Hagerstown, 8-1.
Mauricio Llovera (2.14) pitched 4.0 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Felix Paulino (2-6, 6.10) got the win with three, one-hit innings. Jonathan Hennigan (4.79) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.
Daniel Brito (.248) went 4-5 with 2 RBI. David martinelli went 3-4 with a HR (5) and 2 RBI. Henri Lartigue, Brett Barbier, Luke Williams, and Jose Antequera had one RBI each. Mickey Moniak (.270) went 1-5 with a run scored.
Williamsport (6-6) beat West Virginia, 4-2.
Kyle Young (2-0, 2.03) pitched five scoreless inning giving up 3 hits, walking 3, and striking out four. Jake Kelzer ((2.70) gave up one run in 2.0 innings on a hit and 3 walks. Randy Alcantara (4.00) earned his second save, giving up a run on 2 hits, walking one, and striking out three.
The Cutters scored 2 runs in the fourth on cole Stobbe’s fourth HR. They added a run in the fifth on Adam Haseley’s RBI double. And they tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on Malvin Matos’ SF.
Haseley (.500) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk.Rodolfo Duran (.258) had a 3-hit game. Jhailyn Ortiz drew 2 walks. Matos, Stobbe, and Haseley each stole a base.
Young picked off 2 runners at first.
GCL Phillies (3-3) beat the GCL Yankees East, 4-1.
Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) pitched 3.0 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit, and striking out three. Oscar marcelino (1-0, 0.00) got the win with a similar 3.0 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit, but only striking out one. Dennt Martinez was in trouble having given up an unearned run on 3 hits when the rains came.
The Phillies had one base runner on a walk in the first three innings. They collected 4 runs on 3 hits, 4 walks, and a wild pitch over the next few innings. They scored 2 runs in the fourth when Ben Pelletier stroked a 2-run double after 2 walks and a wild pitch. They added 2 more runs in the seventh on Danny Mayer’s solo HR (1) and Simon Muzziotti’s RBI triple after another walk.
Zach Green (.308) drew 2 walks in 3 plate appearances.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Transactions (and paper moves):
- 7/1 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 7/1 – Addison Russ assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters