Lehigh Valley held on to beat Rochester, 4-3. Dylan Cozens hit his 22nd HR.
Reading lost to Binghamton, 7-5. Poor defense and “Bad Albert” were contributing factors.
Clearwater crushed Daytona, 13-4.
Lakewood lost to Charleston, 2-1 on a two-out, two-run HR by Blake Rutherford in the 9th.
Williamsport beat Lowell, 6-5 in 10 innings on Cole Stobbe’s walk off HR (6).
The GCL Phillies do not play on Sundays.
Lehigh Valley (57-37) Brandon Leibrandt (3-0, 2.05) gave up 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 5.0 innings. He struck out 3 and picked a runner off first base. Yacksel Rios (3.00) gave up a solo HR in 2.0 innings but struck out four. Edubray Ramos (2.08) gave up a run in 1.0 inning. Pedro Beato (3.05) picked up his 26th save with a scoreless ninth.
The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the third inning on J.P. Crawford’s RBI triple and Rhys Hoskins’ RBI single. They added 2 runs in the fifth on Dylan Cozens’ 2-run HR (22).
Crawford (.218) went 2-4 with a double, triple, and RBI 36). Hoskins (.288) went 2-3 with a HBP and RBI (68). Cozens (.239) went 1-4 with a HR (22) and 2 RBI (59). Hoskins added a stolen base (3).
Reading (51-40) Tommy Bergjans (1-3, 5.08) gave up a first inning, solo HR then saw porous defense add 3 unearned runs to the Ponies’ tally sheet.
In the second inning a wild pitch and passed ball led to the Ponies’ second run. In the fourth, led directly to one run scoring and set up a second run on a SF. Enter Alberto Tirado (10.38). He struggled, going – BB, BB, K, HBP, 2-run double, BB, BB with the bases loaded.
Alexis Rivero (4.15) came in and stranded three base runners. However, he created his own trouble the next inning and was lifted without retiring another batter. Tom Windle (5.26) came in and stranded two inherited runners and retired the final 6 batters.
The Phils scored 2 runs in the first on an RBI single by Jiandido Tromp and a Kyle Martin ground out. They score one run in the fifth on a Tromp ground out. And 2 runs in the seventh on a Walding RBI single and a Tromp SF.
Carlos Tocci (.307) went 4-5 with 2 runs scored. Angelo Mora (.285) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Walding (.241) went 2-3 with 2 walks and an RBI.
Clearwater (50-42) benefited from 6 Tortugas error,d 13 free passes. a hit batter and 2 wild pitches. They only recorded 7 RBI among their 13 runs.
Jose Taveras (6-4, 2.38) gave up 2 runs in 7.0 innings on 6 hits. He walked none and struck out six. Matt Hockenberry (5.40) pitched a scoreless eighth. Tyler Gilbert (2.86) gave up 2 meaningless runs in the ninth.
Cesar Hernandez made his fourth rehab start and got his first hit in his final at bat of the game, an infield single to second. Prior to that he had walked SIX times in the game.
The Threshers scored 2 runs in the second inning on a fielding error and a bases loaded walk to Cornelius Randolph. They scored 3 runs in the fifth on Jay Hernandez’ RBI single, and a fielding error. They scored 6 runs in the seventh on Mark Laird’s RBI single, Deivi Grullon’s single and error, another error, and Hernandez’ RBI triple. They tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth on Wilson Garcia’s SF and Cesar Hernandez’ RBI single.
Grullon (.264) went 3-6 with a double and RBI. Jan Hernandez (.220) went 3-5 with a double, triple, 2 RBI, and walk. Mark Laird (.278) went 2-6 with an RBI and walk. Cornelius Randolph (.257) went 1-4 with an RBI and 2 walks.
Lakewood (50-43) Will Hibbs (5-2, 1.36) blew his second save with a two-out, two-run HR in the top of the ninth. David Martinelli’s HR (6) had given the BlueClaws a one-run lead.
Adonis Medina (3.32) pitched 6.0 innings and allowed just 3 hits. He walked none and struck out seven. He threw 50 strikes in 70 pitches (64.9%). Jake Kelzer (0.00) threw 2.0, 2-hit innings. And Hibbs went 1.0 inning with 2 runs on 2 hits.
Martinelli’s 6th HR gave the ‘Claws a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning. They managed only 3 total hits. Martinelli (.240) went 1-4. Arquimedes Gamboa (.233) went 1-3 with a sacrifice. Mickey Moniak (.268) went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch.
Moniak had an outfield assist (second base).
Williamsport (14-10) Cole Stobbe (.215) had a great game. He went 3-5 with a game winning home run (6), 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.
Will Stewart (4.07) pitched into the sixth inning on 76 pitches. He went 5.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out five. He left with runners on first and second. Both scored when reliever, Zach Warren (5.68) let both inherited runners to score on a bases loaded walk and an RBI single. He compounded this with another run in the seventh and even though he struck out 3 in 1.2 innings, he turned a tie game into a 3-run deficit. Still, he was in line to get the win when the Crosscutters rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Luis Ramirez (2.19) came in and was unable to hold the lead, blowing his first save in the top of the ninth. Kyle Dohy (9.00) pitched a perfect tenth and got his first professional win.
The Crosscutters scored a run in the sixth on Austin Listi’s RBI single. A four-run seventh propelled them into the lead on Colby Fitch’s RBI force out, Cole Stobbe’s RBI single, and Josh Stephen’s 2-run triple. That set the stage for Stobbe’s lead off, walk off in the tenth.
Greg Pickett (.342) went 2-5. Colby Fitch (.429) went 2-5 with an RBI. Adam Haseley (.327) went 0-3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. Malvin Matos (3) and Nick Maton (2) stole bases. The Crosscutters committed 2 errors but turned 3 double plays.
GCL Phillies (11-6) no game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
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- 7/16 – none
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.