Here is the box score recap.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley beat Syracuse, 5-1. Tom Eshelman (10-3, 2.23) gave up an unearned run on 5 hits in seven innings. He walked none and struck out three. Casey Fien (5.06) and Pat Venditte (3.42) completed the shutout. Logan Moore (.240) had 3 hits including a 3-run HR (6). J.P. Crawford had 2 hits, a double, and 2 RBI. Eshelman (.368) had a hit in 2 at bats, a run scored, and a sacrifice.
Reading lost to New Hampshire, 8-6. Franklyn Kilome (1-3, 3.64) had a rough 3.2 innings. He gave up 7 runs (5 ER) on 7 hits and 4 walks. He struck out one. Tom Windle (4.32) stranded two inherited runners and allowed just one hit in 2.1 innings. Shane Watson (4.10) gave up a run in two innings before Victor Arano retired the side in the ninth.
Odubel Herrera made a rehab start and went 2-2 with 2 runs scored, a HR, 2 RBI, and a walk. Jiandido Tromp (.289) had a 3-run HR and 4 total RBI (62). Zack Coppola (.261) had 3 hits, 2 runs scored, and 2 doubles. Zach Green and Christian Marrero had 2 hits each.
Clearwater lost to Dunedin, 5-3, and was eliminated from playoff contention. Edgar Garcia (4.47) held the Blue Jays to 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in five innings. He struck out four. J.D. Hammer (0.57) struck out five in two innings. Trevor Bettencourt (1.64) loaded the bases after giving up a go-ahead, HR but struck out the side and avoided further damage. Seth McGarry (1-4, 2.36) gave up a 2-run HR in the ninth to absorb the loss.
The Threshers took a 2-0 lead in the first with 4 consecutive two-out singles by Cornelius Randolph, Darick Hall, Wilson Garcia, and Austin Bossart with the Garcia and Bossart driving in runs. They tied the score in the bottom of the eighth on Garcia’s RBI single.
Threshers’ pitching kept Bo Bichette and Vlad Guerrero in check for eight innings – a combined 0-7 with 3 K for Bichette and a BB for Guerrero. Bichette tripled with one out in the ninth and Guerrero homered with two out to seal the Threshers’ fate.
Garcia threw his FB 91-95 and sat 92-94 MPH. It’s interesting to see how his velocity range dropped from inning to inning –
- 92-94, t 95
- 91-93, t 94
Hammer threw his FB 94-96 and touched 97 at least 3 times.
Mark Laird left the game a couple innings after a collision with the wall that led to an inside the park HR for Dunedin.
Lakewood beat West Virginia, 3-2. Mauricio Llovera (2-4, 3.35) pitched into the sixth inning. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out four. Casey Brown (2.95) allowed one of two inherited runners to score. He pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 2 hits. Will Hibbs (1.87) gave up 2 hits in 1.1 innings but got his 19th save.
The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the second inning on Luke Williams RBI double and a throwing error when he stole his 28th base. They scored one run in the third on Mickey Moniak’s sacrifice fly. Daniel Brito had a 2-hit game.
Williamsport beat Batavia, 2-1.
The GCL Phillies lost an important game to the GCL Yankees, 8-6. The Phillies rushed to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and added a run in the third. But, the deflated Yankees rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the third off Ethan Lindow (4.55) and 2 runs in the fourth of Oscar Marcelino (4-2, 2.33). Both pitching staffs kept the bats silent the rest of the way.
Mark Appel pitched a rehab inning and looked a little high with most of his offerings. Miguel Nunez pitched the next inning and looked a little sharper.
In the five run first, Keudy Bocio led off with a walk and stole second. He scored the game’s first run on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI single. After Jack Zoellner walked, Lenin Rodriguez and Edwin Rodriguez hit RBI singles. Danny Mayer closed out the inning with a 2-run double. The Phillies added their sixth run in the third on Jesus Henriquez’ SF.
With the loss, the Phillies dropped to second in the league. They need to maintain a top two winning percentage to guarantee a home game in the first round.
- Nationals 34-20 .630 2 games remaining
- Phillies 35-21 .625 2 games remaining
- Twins 34-22 .607 3 games remaining
- Yankees E. 32-26 .552 2 games remaining
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.)
- 8/31 – Phillies claimed RHP Juan Nicasio off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates
- 8/31 – Phillies designated 1B Brock Stassi for assignment
- 8/31 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-Day DL. Nerve irritation in hand
- 8/31 – Phillies sent CF Odubel Herrera on a rehab assignment to Reading
- 8/31 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Reading
- 8/31 – Lehigh Valley sent RHP Mark Appel on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- 8/31 – Reading sent RHP Miguel Nunez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
- 8/30 – Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 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.