Lehigh Valley lost in ten innings.
Reading won, Drew Anderson pitched well.
Clearwater won on Jan Hernandez (14) walk off HR.
Lakewood lost. Llovera pitched well.
Williamsport lost late, but Kyle Young threw 5 more shutout innings.
The GCL Phillies won in a walk off on Jake Holmes RBI single.
I haven’t been covering the DSL teams, but a short while ago, someone commented on Ramon Rosso, a 21-year old putting up good numbers there. Well, he has been reassigned to the GCL. I saw him today. It’s easy to see why he had an advantage over the DSL kids. He’s built well. Not a skinny rail like so many of the LA kids who make their first visit to the states.
And, I can’t help but report on this from DSL Red. They lost 21-13. They allowed a 19-run sixth inning. Both teams had 11 hits. The Phillies walked 21 batters, hit 3, threw 9 wild pitches, and committed 4 errors. While I was doing the Recap, the scorers made a change on ER that lowered a pitcher’s ERA from 135.00 to 108.00. Another poor pitcher has one of those infinity ERAs.
Lehigh Valley (64-41) lost to Gwinnett, 3-2 in 10 innings.
Brandon Leibrandt pitched five innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks. He struck out six and picked 2 runners off first base. Pinto, Ramos, and Beato combined to throw four shutout innings. Pat Venditte (8-2, 3.29) took the loss.
The IronPigs had no shortage of base runners. The collected 9 hits, 3 doubles, 5 walks, and 2 batters hit by pitched balls. But they only scored 2 runs, going 2-12 with RISP and leaving 10 men on base. They struck out 13 times.
They scored their 2 runs in the fourth inning on Andrew Pullin’s 2-run double. Leibrandt had a hit in 2 at bats.
- #4: Crawford (.229): went 1-3 with 2 BB, 2 K
- #5: Alfaro (.240): went 1-4 with 2 K, HBP
- #8: Williams (.280): 27 days and 89 PA into the end of prospect status
- #12: Quinn (.274): 7-Day DL
- #11: Cozens (.227): went 0-4 with a run scored, BB, 2 K
- #3: Kingery (.280): went 1-5 with 2 K
- #6: Hoskins (.285): went 1-2 with a run scored, 2 BB, HBP
- #17: Pinto (4-3, 4.31): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- #26: Lively (7-1, 2.27): (39 days/42.2 IP w/Phils)
- Pullin (.229): went 3-5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI
- Eflin: (1-3, 4.60):
- #29: Eshelman: (7-2, 2.14): 7-Day DL
- Leibrandt: (4-0, 1.91): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
- Therrien: (0-0, 1.57): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, WP
Reading (55-47) beat Hartford, 3-1.
Drew Anderson pitched six innings of 2-hit ball allowing 1 run and 3 walks. Ranfi Casimiro (3.62), Austin Davis, and Alexis Rivero (4.08) combined to throw three shutout innings. Rivero notched his second save.
The Phils only collected five hits and didn’t get their first base runner until a lead off single in the sixth. Who, of course, was wiped out on a double play. They got their remaining 4 hits in the seventh, culminating with Jiandido Tromp’s 3-run HR (13) after two singles.
In the aftermath of the Walding/Numata collision Wednesday night, Numata was added to the DL Thursday with a concussion. Deivi grullon was promoted from Clearwater and immediately inserted into the line up. Greg Brodzinski was returned to the DL.
- #20: El. Garcia: Restricted List, 80-Game suspension was over after game #87.
- #23: Anderson (7-4, 3.76): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- #27: Arano (0-0, 4.50):
- #24: Tocci (.309): went 1-4 with a run scored, K
- Martin: (.182): went 0-4 with 2 K
- Walding: (.232): 7-day DL
- Irvin: (4-1, 2.70):
- Taveras: (0-1, 3.97):
- Davis: (3-2, 3.25): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- DeNato: (5-1, 1.09):
- Watson: (3-5, 4.64):
Clearwater (54-49) beat Daytona, 4-2, on Jan Hernandez walk off, 2-run HR (14).
Seranthony Dominguez struggled. Since returning from the DL, he has exhibited no loss in velocity. However, he is having trouble locating his pitches. Last Friday, it looked like he was only missing with his off speed stuff. Tonight, he had trouble getting ahead of batter on the first pitch. In the first two innings, 6 of the 7 first pitch balls he threw were on his fastball. By the end of the third inning, Dominguez had had give up an ubearned run, had allowed 5 hits, and had thrown 70 pitches. He was lifted after 5 pitches and 2 singles in the fourth. His FB sat 95-97 MPH. He threw 75 pitches, 49 strikes (65.3%) and five 3-ball counts. He threw 8 of 18 (44.4%) first pitch strikes.
Tyler Gilbert (2.98) came in and stranded the 2 runners. He went on to allow one run in four innings on 2 hits. He walked none and struck out three. Trevor Bettencourt (1-0, 1.50) got his first win with 2 shutout innings.
The Threshers managed just 4 hits, all from the bottom of the order. Tortugas’ pitching faced the minimum through five innings. The only Threshers’ base runner had come on a walk and was erased by a double play. They began the sixth inning with 3 hits. They took a 2-1 lead on Austin Bossart’s RBI double and Derek Campbell’s bases loaded walk. But, with no outs, they were unable to extend the lead. This came back to haunt them when Daytona tied the score in the top of the seventh.
This, however, set the stage for Hernandez’ heroics, 2-run blast (14).
- # 9: Kilome (5-4, 2.74):
- #14: Randolph (.255): went 0-4 with 2 K
- #18: Romero (2-2, 2.95):
- #28: Ed. Garcia (3-4, 3.82):
- Arauz: (3-2. 2.38):
- Singer: (5-2, 2.45):
- 16: Suarez: (1-1, 2.35):
- Dominguez: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Lakewood (54-49) lost to Hickory, 7-2.
Mauricio Llovera pitched well. He held the Crawdads to 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out five in six innings. After the BlueClaws came back to tie the game in the seventh, Tyler Hallead (1-1, 6.66) took the loss with 2 runs on a hit and a walk in 1.2 innings. He left with the 2 runners on base, and Will Hibbs came in and allowed both to score. Hibbs (1.70) also gave up 2 runs of his own. Jake Kelzer (2.25) gave up a run in the ninth.
After falling behind 2-0, the BlueClaws with single runs in the third and seventh innings on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single and Jesus Alastre’s RBI ground out. Raul Rivas (.286) had 2 hits.
- #1: Moniak (.261): went 0-4 with 2 K
- #2: Sanchez (5-3, 2.64):
- #10: Medina (4-6, 3.16):
- #19: Brito (.235): went 0-5
- Gamboa: (.230): went 1-4 with an RBI, K
- Hall: (.268): went 1-4
- Lartigue (.271): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB
- Alastre: (.333) went 0-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
- Williams: (.224): DNP
- (#9) Zoellner: 7-Day DL
- Falter: (4-6, 3.35):
- #30: Fanti: (7-2, 2.60):
- Llovera (1-1, 2.05):
- (#15) Al. Garcia: 7-Day DL
- (#19) Russ: (0-1, 5.79):
Williamsport (19-15) lost to Mahoning Valley, 2-1.
Kyle Young tossed 5 shutout innings. He gave up 3 hits and a walk, and picked a runner off first. He struck out 6 batters. In five of his seven starts, Young has shut out the opposition on 3 hits or less over five innings. David Parkinson struck out 3 in two innings. Damon Jones took the loss allowing 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Zach Plesac (Dan Plesac’s nephew) pitched 3.1 innings for the Scrappers. He was lifted early after 3.1 innings and 62 pitches having allowed 1 hit and 3 walks. He has a 0.74 ERA.
Plesac is particularly tough on lefties. The only guy to get a hit off him was Josh Stephen, a left-handed batter. However, the other 5 lefties in the Williamsport line up didn’t fare as well. Even after Pleasac left, they only managed 3 more hits. They scored their only run on Austin Listi’s lead off HR (3) in the top of the ninth.
- #13: Gowdy:
- #15: Stobbe: (.202): went 0-3 with 2 K
- #21: Ortiz: (.277): entered as a PH and went 0-1 with a K
- Pickett: (.320): went 0-3 with a BB, K
- Stephen: (.262): went 1-3 with a BB, K
- #7: (#1) Haseley: (.250): went 0-4 with a K
- (#4) Scheiner: (.272): went 1-3 with a BB
- (#6) Guthrie:
- (#7) Maton: (.316): went 1-3 with a BB, K
- (#13) Fitch: (.389): went 0-2
- (#17) Listi: (.313): entered as a PH and went 1-2 with a run scored, HR (3), RBI, K
- (#22) Mims: (.320): DNP
- (#25) Azuaje: (.231): DNP
- Young: (5-0, 1.35): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
- #22: (#2) Howard: (0-0, 3.52):
- Stewart: (2-1, 3.60):
- J. Garcia: (2-2, 4.00):
- Carrasco: (2-0, 2.08):
- Brown: (2-3, 3.48):
- (#3) Seabold: (1-0, 0.00):
- (#10) Brogdon: (1-0, 3.86):
- (#12) Parkinson: (0-0, 4.50): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- (#14) Warren: (0-0. 4.82):
- (#16) Dohy: (1-0, 3.86):
- (#18) Jones: (0-2, 5.63): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
GCL Phillies (16-10) beat the GCL Tigers West, 4-3 on Jake Holmes walk of single.
Before we got to the ninth inning, the pitching kept the Phillies in the game. Jhordany Mezquita (0.71) struggled with his control but limited the Tigers to 2 runs (only one was earned), and pitched into the fourth inning. His FB was 88-90 MPH. He pitched behind a lot early. His FB ran high and away to right-handed batters and his CB just hung. As the game progressed, he got ahead in the count more and threw more off speed stuff as he started getting it into the zone. The defense behind him was just plain awful, even when they were making plays. Four errors was probably a little generous, could have been more.
Victor Sobil entered and was dominant until the defense found a way to give up another unearned run in the seventh. Sati Santa Cruz pitched a perfect eighth inning. Denny Martinez (2-0, 1.08) sandwiched a caught stealing by Kipp Moore with a pair of strike outs in the ninth inning, and got the win when the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the inning.
The Phillies tied the game on in the second inning on a balk. Ben Pelletier and Danny Mayer had singled to put runners on base. A fielding error on Mayer’s single allowed him to get to second as Pelletier went from first to third on the play.
The Phillies fell behind 3-1 as the game entered the bottom of the ninth. Brayan Gonzalez led off with a walk. Danny Mayer followed with a double that put the runners in scoring position and exited for a pinch-runner, the speedy Yahir Gurrola. After a strike out, Kipp Moore (.290) lined a single to the shallow center fielder. Gonzalez scored, but Gurrola was held at third. The Tigers changed pitchers, and Simon Muzziotti put the ball in play. Gurola tied the game, Moore advanced to second, and Muzziotti reached on a fielder’s choice but no out recorded. Jake Holmes ended the game with a solidly stroked line drive to center and Moore scored the game winner.
There were maybe 15 Phillies fans, mostly family members, cheering like crazy during the ninth inning.
- Muzziotti: (.299): went 2-5 with a double, RBI, SB
- Guzman: (.303): went 0-4
- Pelletier: (.280): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, 2 K, SB
- Gonzalez: (.258): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, K
- Marchan: (.273): DNP
- Bocio: (.286): went 0-4 with 2 K
- (#11) Holmes: (.162): went 2-4 with an RBI, BB
- (#24) Markham: (.115): DNP
- (#26) Nieporte: (.345): went 0-4 with 2 K
- (#27) Gurrola: (.304): entered as a PR and scored a run
- (#31) Mayer: (.235): went 2-4 with a double
- (#39) Stewart: (.143): DNP
- Jimenez: (1-0, 3.63):
- Rosario: (1-1, 3.43):
- Silva: (3-0, 4.13):
- Morales: (1-2, 4.58):
- Sobil: (1-1, 4.24): 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- (#8) Mezquita: (0-0, 0.71): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, K
- (#5) Lindow: (0-1, 3.00):
- Kuznetsov: (2-0, 0.00):
- Carvajal: (2-1, 2.25):
- Miller: (1-2, 7.71):
- (#21) Hernandez: (0-0, 0.00):
- (#29) Cummings:
- (#32) Santa Cruz: (1-1, 6.23): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- (#33) B. Brown: (0-0, 0.00):
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Something ELSE New
I have added another new Google sheet. It includes the signing dates and Rule 5 eligibility for every player in the organization (293), the ones I/we know of. The Legend explains the eligibility – green background already eligible, pink background, not eiligible until 2019 and beyond, BOLD font/yellow background are eligible this December, and normal font/white background are eligible December 2018. Right now the information is current as of July 24th. It is grouped by current assignment. It is based on the definition from Major League Rules, MLR 5(c), which is at the bottom of the file. I placed the link at the end of the Transactions section, just below the organization’s injury link. The link is also here.
I’m still tweaking it for the best way to present the information. I got tired looking up the signing dates of present Phillies and just entered “Passed” in the “Eligible” column.
- 7/27 – LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
- 7/27 – Reading Fightin Phils placed C Greg Brodzinski on the 7-day disabled list. Right shin contusion
- 7/27 -Reading Fightin Phils placed C Chace Numata on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 26, 2017. Concussion
- 7/27 – C Deivi Grullon assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
- 7/27 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
- 7/27 – C Edgar Cabral assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
- 7/27 – LHP Aaron Brown assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies
- 7/27 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters
- 7/27 – Ramon Rosso assigned to GCL Phillies from DSL Phillies White
- 7/26 – Phillies traded RHP Pat Neshek to Colorado Rockies for RHP Alejandro Requena, RHP J.D. Hammer, and SS Jose Gomez
- 7/26 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 24, 2017. Blister on right index finger
- 7/26 – Phillies activated RF Aaron Altherr from the 10-day disabled list.
- 7/26 – Phillies placed LF Daniel Nava on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to July 23, 2017. Left hamstring strain
- 7/26 – Reading Fightin Phils activated C Greg Brodzinski from the 7-day disabled list
- 7/26 – Reading Fightin Phils placed 3B Mitch Walding on the 7-day disabled list. Ear fracture
- 7/26 – RHP Alejandro Made assigned to DSL Phillies Red
- 7/26 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red
- 7/25 – Reading Fightin Phils activated SS Jorge Flores from the temporarily inactive list
- 7/25 – Juan Aparicio assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White
- 7/25 – Phillies optioned Ricardo Pinto to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 7/25 – Phillies recalled Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 7/25 – Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 7/25 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
- 7/25 – Clearwater Threshers placed CF Mark Laird on the 7-day disabled list; concussion
- 7/25 – Clearwater Threshers activated RF Jose Pujols from the 7-day disabled list
- 7/24 – Clearwater sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.
- The organization’s injury list is as up to date as I can make it.
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it based on the information I was able to find.