Here is the box score recap.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB..
Lehigh Valley beat Syracuse, 5-1. Brandon Leibrandt (5-3, 4.01) tossed six shutout innings. Rehabbing Casey Fien (1.38) pitched two no-hit innings. And Joe DeNato (5.40) gave up a run on a solo HR in the ninth. Leibrandt picked another runner off first base. Dylan Cozens (.218) hit 2 HR (25), his first since July 22nd. He had 3 RBI (69). The 5 RBI he had the past 2 nights were the first since August 10th (which was his only RBI since July 22nd). Carlos Tocci (.250) and Brock Stassi (.278) also had 2 hits each. Scott Kingery (.306) extended his hitting streak to 22 games. J.P. Crawford (.241) had a hit and 2 walks.
Reading rode a 3-run HR by Damek Tomscha (4) in the first inning to a 4-2 victory over Harrisburg. Tyler Viza (9-9, 5.48) allowed one run in six innings. Tom Windle (4.53) gave up a run and struck out three in two innings. Victor Arano (4.67) picked up his 8th save. Tomscha (.317) and Zack Coppola (.257) had 2 hits each. Coppola stole his 27th base.
Clearwater came from behind to beat Fort Myers, 8-5, but Dunedin rallied in the ninth to keep pace. The Threshers need to gain a little on the Blue Jays so that their season-ending 4-game series means something. Edgar Garcia (4.52) was ejected in the third inning after he hit a batter with a 94 MPH fastball one out after giving up a 2-run HR. The pitch was up and in. Tyler Gilbert (1-6, 3.16) earned the win with three one-hit innings. He struck out three while allowing an unearned run. Luke Leftwich (2.70) struck out six in three innings. Seth McGarry (2.10) earned his 18th save.
The Threshers rebounded with 2 runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Mark Laird (.286) tripled on the first pitch to right center field. He scored on Jose Gomez (.242) infield single into the 5-6 hole. He moved to second on Cornelius Randolph’s (.251) single and scored n Jose Pujols’ (.196) RBI line drive single to right field. After the theatrics in the top of the third, the Threshers took the lead for good with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning. Wilson Garcia (.268) tripled to start the third and scored on a ground out. Jose Pujols tied the game with a blast (8) into the bullpen. Austin Bossart (.247) and Grenny Cumana (.246) singled and Emmanuel Marrero (.255) walked to load the bases. Laird and Gomez hit RBI singles and Garcia was hit by a pitch to account for the next three runs. Bossart’s bases loaded SF in the sixth tacked on the seventh and final run.
Gomez had 3 hits (2 infield). Laird, Pujols, Bossart, and Cumana had 2 each. Pujols (28) and Gomez had 2 RBI each.
Garcia had only thrown 39 pitches when he was ejected. He threw three 3-ball counts and walked all 3 batters. He thre 22 strikes (56.4%). Except for the 3 at bats where he walked batters he had decent control, throwing 10 of 14 first pitch strikes. He threw 27 FB. They ranged 91-95 MPH. His FB sat 92-94 MPH. He hit 95 once in the first inning, on his 5th pitch. Both of his strike outs came swinging at off speed pitches (84 and 85 MPH). In fact, all his swing and miss came on off speed pitches – the two above plus 3 more at 84, 87, and 85 MPH. His FB was hit hard for 2 doubles, a triple, and a home run.
Lakewood collected 12 hits but lost 11-5 to Hagerstown. Three BlueClaws pitchers were pounded for 11 runs before Jake Kelzer (3.86) pitched a perfect inning. Austin Listi (.247) had 3 hits and an outfield assist. Darick Hall (.273) hit his 27th HR and had 2 RBI (95). Gregori Rivero (.250) and Raul Rivas (.283) had 2 hits apiece. Adam Haseley and Mickey Moniak each had a hit.
Williamsport rallied to a 6-4 victory. Will Stewart (4.44) struck out six in five innings but gave up 4 runs. Connor Brogdon (2-1, 2.67) got the win with five strike outs in three shutout innings. Luis Ramirez (2.08) picked up his 10th save. Cole Stobbe (.203) had 2 hits including a triple and scored two runs. Rodolfo Duran did the same plus an RBI. Jesus Azuaje went ohfer but had 2 RBI.
The GCL Phillies lost to the GCL Pirates again, but the GCL Blue Jays also lost again. So the Phillies still hold a one game lead in the division race. They play a home-and-home series with the Jays starting tomorrow in Dunedin. Jose Jimenez (2-2, 5.89) gave up 7 runs and Robinson Martinez (3.68) gave up two before Justin Miller (5.21) pitched two shutout innings in Bradenton. Ben Pelletier (a little late, but pronounced Pell-te-ay) had 3 hits and raised his average to .335. Keudy Bocio (.299) and Kevin Markham (.231) had 2 hits each.
- 8/24 – Phillies optioned RHP Ricardo Pinto to Lehigh Valley
- 8/24 – Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
- 8/24 – Reading activated 3B Mitch Walding from the 7-Day DL
- 8/24 – RHP Mauricio Llovera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
- 8/23 – Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Lehigh Valley
- 8/23 – Phillies optioned CF Cameron Perkins to Lehigh Valley
- 8/23 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
- 8/23 – Reading sent RHP Alberto Tirado on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- 8/22 – Phillies placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 10-Day DL. Right shoulder strain
- 8/22 – Phillies placed RHP Vince Velasquez on the 60-Day DL. Right middle finger
- 8/22 – Phillies recalled Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
- 8/22 – Phillies recalled Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
- 8/22 – Reading sent 3B Mitch Walding on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- 8/22 – Lehigh Valley activated SS Matt Williams from the temp. inactive list
- 8/22 – RHP Drew Anderson assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
- 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.