Here is the box score recap.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley lost to Syracuse, 4-1. Jake Thompson (5-14, 5.25) gave up 4 runs (3 ER) in seven innings on 8 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Michael Mariot (4.45) pitched a clean inning.
The IronPigs scored one run on 3 hits. They were 0-6 with runners in scoring position. They scored their single run on J.P. Crawford’s solo HR (14) in the eighth inning after the game was pretty much decided. Andrew Pullin (.226) had 2 hits.
Reading crept out to an early lead before losing to New Hampshire, 8-4. Tyler Viza (9-10, 5.49) labored through 96 pitches in 4.2 innings, giving up 4 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and 4 walks. He struck out three. Shane Watson (5.40) allowed an inherited runner to score on a wild pitch but pitched 1.1 innings with a walk. Jeff Singer (5.40) pitched an inning and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 2 hits and a walk. Tommy Bergjans (6.75) gave up 1 run in two innings on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out four.
The Phils scored 2 runs in the first on Mitch Walding’s RBI double and Damek Tomscha’s RBI single. They scored a run in the third on Kyle Martin’s solo HR (22). And they scored a run in the ninth on a force out. Malquin Canelo (.230) had 2 hits.
Clearwater split a double header with Charlotte, losing 8-2 and winning 3-2. The new guy, Darick Hall, hit a HR in each game. Reported to be a “dead pull” hitter, he hit one to left-center and one to right-center. The Threshers are 3.0 games behind the Dunedin Blue Jays for the available playoff slot in the FSL North with 5 games remaining, 4 against the Jays.
Game One: Ranger Suarez (2-4, 4.06) got pasted, giving up 5 runs (4 ER) on 8 hits in 2.1 innings. Tyler Gilbert (3.07) struck out 2 in 1.2 innings. Aaron Brown gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits in one inning. He walked three. Blake Quinn (4.50) pitched a perfect inning. Cornelius Randolph (13) and Darick Hall (1) hit solo HRs leading off the sixth. Hall had 2 hits. Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist at third base.
Game Two: JoJo Romero (4-2, 2.53) gave up 2 runs in five innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out seven. Trevor Bettencourt (1.29) earned his second save with two scoreless innings. The Threshers scored all three runs in the third inning on an RBI ground out by Randolph and a two-run HR by Hall (2). Emmanuel Marrero (.255) had 2 hits.
Lakewood postponed, rain.
Williamsport beat Auburn, 8-2. Spencer Howard (4.45) gave up one run in 4.2 innings on 2 hits and 4 walks. He struck out ten. Damon Jones (2-3, 5.48) gave up a run on 2 hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. He struck out five and got the win. Jhon Nunez (5.40) pitched a scoreless inning.
The Cutters scored all their runs late. They scored two in the sixth on RBI singles by Jhailyn Ortiz and Yahir Gurrola; five in the seventh on a wild pitch, Jake Scheiner’s RBI single, and Ortiz’ 3-run HR (8); and one in the eighth on Scheiner’s RBI single.
Williamsport pounded out 16 hits, and every starter had at least one. Scheiner (.246) went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, and 2 RBI. Ortiz (.302) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a HR (8), and 4 RBI (30). Yahir Gurrola (.196) had 2 hits and an RBI, and Brian Mims (.220) had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.
The GCL Phillies were rained out, again. The games were cancelled. The Phillies and Tigers had played to a 3-3 tie thru 2.5 innings. Manuel Silva had given up 3 runs on 5 hits and one walk in three innings. He struck out four. The Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the second. Ben Pelletier led off with a line drive single to left. Jack Zoellner followed with a line drive single to right. Pelletier scored on a passed ball. Zoellner scored on a fielding error by the first baseman on a Kevin Markham ground ball. He scored the tying run on Gunnar Buhner’s line drive single to center. Jake Holmes had 2 base hits. Unfortunately, the weather washed out everyone’s stats.
The Phillies play the Yankees West in a home-and-home series the next two days. The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays and are eliminated from the division race. The cancellations eliminated the Tigers. The Phillies hold a 3.0 game lead over the Jays, four in the loss column. Their elimination is one. The Phillies could clinch tomorrow at home.
- Phillies 34-20 .630 –
- Blue Jays 32-24 .571 3.0
- Yankees W. 31-25 .554 4.0
- Tigers West 28-26 .519 6.0
The Phillies hold a slim lead over two of the other division leaders for the overall best record.
- Phillies 34-20 .630
- Nationals 33-20 .623
- Twins 32-22 .593
- Braves 30-26 .536
The best record hosts the worst record among the division winners in a one-game playoff. The second best record hosts the third best record.
The winners meet in a best-of-three. The team with the better record chooses whether it wants to host game one or games two and three. (Last year, the Phillies chose to start on the road and host games two and three They lost in three games.)
- 8/29 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
- 8/29 – Clearwater placed RF Jose Pujols on the temporarily inactive list
- 8/29 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
- 8/27 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
- 8/27 – Phillies recalled Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
- 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.