The Clearwater Threshers missed a chance to close the gap between themselves and the Dunedin Blue Jays in the FSL North playoff race. They fell behind last night on a three-run home run in the first inning. And then battled back to take a late lead. Then they gave the game away in the final two innings. Continue reading Threshers Squander Opportunity – 8/17/2017
Thursday afternoon, the GCL Phillies completed a two-game sweep of the GCL Blue Jays and extended their lead over their division rivals to two games. It took 53 minutes to complete an inning-and-a-half, but by then the outcome was no longer in doubt as the Phillies had built a 7-0 lead. Continue reading Phillies Extend First Place Lead, 8/17/2017
Here is the bare bones box score recap.
Lehigh Valley won, Jose Taveras threw six, one-hit, shutout innings. Herlis Rodriguez homered.
Reading was shut out on 4 singles, Damek Tomscha had two of them.
I watched Clearwater flounder to an extra inning loss and miss another opportunity to make up ground in the playoff race.
Lakewood was held to one hit. They lost by a touchdown.
Williamsport rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth and secured a victory. HRs by Nick Maton and Yahir Gurrola accounted for all five runs. .
And, I watched the GCL Phillies expand their lead with a drubbing of the Blue Jays.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
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Here’s another article submitted by one our readers. As always, neither the statistical opinions stated in a submitted article nor the interpretations of same are those of the staff here at Phuture Phillies. But, in this case, I’m hoping V is right. And would be hard pressed to argue from a contrarian point of view. Continue reading Rhys Hoskins is going to be an All Star
Wednesday afternoon, the GCL Phillies began a home-and-home series with the GCL Blue Jays. The Phillies culminated a relentless drive to gain the top spot in the division with a victory over the Yankees West on Tuesday coupled with a Blue Jays loss. Today the teams played for sole possession of first place. Continue reading Phillies Move into First Place, 8/16/2017