Seranthony Dominguez made his second rehab start with the GCL Phillies Saturday morning. He was on a pitch count and completed three innings before being replaced. He struggled a little, loading the bases in the first sandwiching his only walk with two singles. Dominguez escaped with minimal damage, inducing a sacrifice fly and a come-backer to the mound to end the inning.
Dominguez started the second inning with two strike outs. Two singles and a double steal put both runners in scoring position before he completed striking out the side. The Phillies began the third inning with a pitcher warming up in the bullpen. After two ground outs and a double, the pitching coach was gesturing emphatically for the reliever to hurry his warm ups, but Dominguez jammed the last batter he was likely to face and got a lazy pop up to first base.
Dominguez’ line was 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, WP. He threw 58 pitches before his appearance was done. His FB sat 96-97 MPH although it was 93-94 the first several pitches in the first inning. He kept it down for the most part, but it didn’t appear to have much movement. His off speed pitches were inconsistent and he worked a lot of deep counts.
The GCL Phillies scored a tie-breaking run in the 8th inning to beat the GCL Blue Jays, 3-2.
Lehigh Valley and its potent line up was held in check by Rochester, 4-1.
Reading dropped another game to Binghamton, 2-1. Mitch Walding hit his 21st.
Clearwater pounded 16 hits on the road and beat Daytona, 6-2. Cornelius Randolph had a big game.
Lakewood was outscored 5-0 over the final three innings and lost to Charleston, 5-4, in spite of 13 hits.
Williamsport beat Lowell, 4-3 in 12 innings. Jake Scheiner tied the game with his first professional HR in the seventh inning. Josh Stephen singled home the walk off run.
Lehigh Valley (56-37) Jake Thompson (3-11, 5.59) gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 3 hits, but only lasted 4.2 innings as he walked 4 and threw 101 pitches (61 strikes, 60.4%) to 22 batters. Michael Mariot (4.82) came in and stranded an inherited runner, but then could only get one out in the sixth. Pat Venditte (3.49) and Colton Murray (5.88) were called on to retire one batter each and successfully stranded two base runners. Cesar Ramos (4.06) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings while giving up an unearned run. Jesen Therrien (1.52) pitched a scoreless ninth.
The IronPigs plated their only run in the eighth inning on Jorgr Alfaro’s (.249) RBI single (40). Scott Kingery (.300), J.P. Crawford (.214), and Dylan Cozens (.239) also had hits as the ‘Pigs managed 6 hits and a walk. Herlis Rodriguez had the only XBH, a double; and had an outfield assist (home).
Reading (51-39) Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.25) pitched into the seventh inning and was done in when an infielder’s error allowed a run to score and extended the inning to allow a second run to score. Irvin allowed 5 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and 3 walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out five. Miguel Nunez (3.67) came in to retire one batter and stranded 2 inherited runners. Jow DeNato (1.14) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.
The Phils scored first with 2 runs in the second innings on back-to-back home runs with one out by Mitch Walding (21) and Angelo Mora (7). Zack Coppola’s RBI triple in the seventh closed the margin to 2 runs.
Carlos Tocci dipped below .300 with an 0-4 (.299). Nick Rickles went 2-4 (.286). Drew Stankiewicz (.308) went 1-4 with 3 K and the error. Damek Tomscha (.400) got a single as a pinch hitter.
Clearwater (49-42) JoJo Romero (2-1, 1.04) held the Tortugas to 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Blake Quinn (4.06) pitched 3.0 scoreless innings. Trevor Bettencourt (4.50) pitched one scoreless inning.
The Threshers built their lead with one run in the first on Cornelius Randolph’s ninth home run (to right center). The added 2 runs in the third on back-to-back triples by Jose Antequera and Mark Laird, and an RBI single by Derek Campbell. They tacked on 3 more runs in the fifth on Wilson Garcia’s RBI single, Jan Hernandez’ RBI double, and Grenny Cumana’s RBI single.
Randolph (.257) went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (9), and RBI (37). Five guys had 2-hit games – Mark Laird (.277), Campbell (.208), Garcia (.266), Cumana (,250), and Antequera (.192).
Six of their 16 hits were for extra bases. They drew zero walks and struck out 9 times. Zach Green went 0-5 (0.81) with 4 K.
Romero picked a runner off first base.
Lakewood (50-42) Felix Paulino (5.21) had a nice line – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. He had a not-to-unreasonable pitch count of 70 when he was lifted, but his strike count of 40 (57.1%) was a little low. Casey Brown (2.15) gave one back in 2.0 innings on a solo HR. Tyler Hallead (6.65) was charged with a blown save when he gave up a run in the eighth and left with two runners on in the ninth; and Jonathan Hennigan (5.01) came in and allowed both runners to score and tie the game. He took the loss when he allowed an additional run to score.
The BlueClaws built a lead with 4 runs in the fourth inning on a Mickey Moniak lead off double. He moved to third on Henri Lartigue’s single. David Martinelli followed with an RBI double. Gregori Rivero cleared the bases with a 2-run triple. He scored on Raul Rivas SF.
Recently promoted, Gregori Rivero went 3-4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Darick Hall (.274) had 2 hits and just missed a game-tying home run on the last pitch of the game. Rivas (.275) and Jesus Alastre (.350) also had 2 hits. Moniak (.267) went 1-5.
Williamsport (13-10) Spencer Howard (5.70) gave up 2 runs in his second start as a professional. He went 2.2 innings and gave up 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out four. Jhon Nunez (.745) got the out he was required to get and stranded the runner he inherited. Connor Seabold (0.00) gave up a hit and struck out 4 in 2.0 innings in his second pro appearance. Gustavo Armas (4.09) gave up a run in 4.0 innings and struck out five. Randy Alcantara (1-0, 2.12) Struck out 3 in 3.0 scoreless innings to get the win.
The Crosscutters scored single runs in the third, fifth, and seventh innings on Greg Pickett’s RBI single, Adam Haseley’s RBI double, and Jake Scheiner’s HR (1). They walked off on Josh Stephen’s RBI single in the 12th inning.
Jake Scheiner (.288) had himself a game. He went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, his first home run (to tie the game), and RBI, and a walk. Rodolfo (.300) had a quiet 3-5. Adam Haseley (.347) went 1-6 with a double and RBI.
Jhailyn Ortiz was hit by a pitch, again, as were two other Crosscutters.
The GCL Phillies (11-6) When Dominguez left, the Phillies had a 2-1 lead. Sandro Rosario (1-1, 3.50) pitched 5.0 solid innings. In spite of the run that scored, Rosario looked to be in command during his full appearance. The run was earned, but the defense was a little shady during the inning. He allowed a run on 5 hits, but walked none and struck out five. Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) pitched a strong ninth for his first save. He gets some movement with his mid-80s stuff.
The Phillies made the most of the gifts the Blue Jays handed them. The Phillies only managed 5 hits, but drew 4 walks, were HBP twice, and benefited from 4 errors, 2 passed balls, and a wild pitch.
The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third inning to take the lead. Gunnar Buhner reached on a throwing error and scored on Keudy Bocio’s RBI double, a ground ball down the left field line. Buhner scored when the fielder mishandled the ball. Bocio eventually scored on a passed ball. The Phillies re-took the lead in the eighth inning. With 2 outs, Danny Mayer singled to center. Coach de Armas opted for a pinch runner and sent in Yahir Gurrola who already had 3 stolen bases this season. Well, Gurrola stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. (Note, we had witnessed the Jays catcher overthrowing the second baseman at the completion of warm ups one inning. Like by 15 feet over the fielder’s head.) After Buhner walked, Bocio ground an RBI single to right.
Bocio (.350) had 2 of the Phillies 5 hits, including the only XBH, the only RBI, and the game-winning hit. Guzman, Markham, and Mayer had the other hits.
Marchan, Nieporte, Mayer, and Buhner drew walks.
Guzman, Markham, and Gurrola stole bases.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
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- 7/14 – Clearwater Threshers activated 2B Derek Campbell from the 7-day disabled list
- 7/14 – Clearwater Threshers placed RF Jose Pujols on the 7-day disabled list
- 7/13 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
- 7/13 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading Fightin Phils
- 7/13 – 3B Harold Martinez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley
- 7/13 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Mark Appel on the 7-day DL. Right shoulder strain
- 7/13 – Lehigh Valley activated 1B Rhys Hoskins from the temporarily inactive list
- 7/13 – Lehigh Valley activated 2B Scott Kingery from the temporarily inactive list
- 7/13 – 3B Damek Tomscha assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater.
- 7/13 – 3B Harold Martinez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley
- 7/13 – Reading Fightin Phils activated RHP Miguel Nunez from the 7-day disabled list
- 7/13 – Clearwater sent 2B Derek Campbell on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
- 7/13 – GCL Phillies released RHP Jesus De Los Santos.
- 7/13 – RHP Bailey Cummings assigned to GCL Phillies.
- 7/12 – Phillies signed RHP Bailey Cummings
- 7/12 – Phillies sent 2B Cesar Hernandez on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
- 7/12 – RHP Trevor Bettencourt assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood BlueClaws
- 7/12 – RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers
- 7/12 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to GCL Phillies
- 7/12 – RHP Ben Brown assigned to GCL Phillies
- 7/11 – Lakewood BlueClaws released 1B Brett Barbier
- 7/11 – C Gregori Rivero assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
- 7/11 – Sent RHP Seranthony Dominguez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- 7/11 – Nerluis Martinez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies
- 7/10 – Phillies activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10-day disabled list
- 7/10 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 7-day disabled list.
- 7/10 – Phillies transferred RHP Casey Fien from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. Shoulder impingement
- 7/10 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs released RHP Mark Peterson
- 7/10 – Reading Fightin Phils released RHP John Richy
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.