Here is the box score recap.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
But first, an observation. Without going back and checking each individual box score, it seems to me that the affiliates are allowing a greater number of unearned runs over the past 7-10 days.
Lehigh Valley beat Scranton, 5-3. Drew Anderson (1.35) pitched into the seventh inning. He allowed 2 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits and 2 walks. he struck out seven. Michael Mariot (7-2, 4.42) got the win for retiring one of the two batters he faced. Cesar Ramos (3.94) gave up a run in 0.2 innings. Pedro Beato (2.68) earned his 31 st save recording four outs.
The IronPigs came from behind to win, scoring 5 runs with two outs in the seventh inning on Christian Marrero’s 2-run single and Dylan Cozens’ 3-run HR (27). Marrero had 2 hits. Cozens recorded his 74th RBI and drew 2 walks.
The IronPigs remain 2 games behind Rochester with three to play in the Wild Card Race.
Reading lost to Trenton, 3-2. Cole Irvin (4.06) pitched seven innings giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. He walked none and struck out five. Victor Arano (4.30) struck out two in one inning. Jeff Singer (0-2, 6.00) lost the game in walk off fashion. Reading scored their two runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Damek Tomscha (.307) and Zach Green’s SF. Chace Numata and Mitch Walding had 2 hits each.
Clearwater lost to Dunedin, 2-1. Harold Arauz (4-4, 2.03) tossed eight innings and gave up 2 runs (one ER) on 2 hits . He walked none and struck out ten. Tyler Gilbert (3.02) struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief. The Threshers scored their run on a fielding error by Bo Bichette. in the third inning. Wilson Garcia (.275) had 2 of their 5 hits. Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist, throwing Vlad Guerrero out at the plate in the ninth inning. Arauz had a typically Arauz-like game. Lead off HR by Bichette in the first. Base hit in the second. No walks. No more base hits. Blue Jays retired in order in five of the next six innings. The only other base runner reached on an error and scored on 2 ground outs. And you’re left wondering how he did all that AND struck out 10 batters without a fastball that even touches 90 MPH.
Lakewood beat Kannapolis, 1-0. Nick Fanti (9-2, 2.54) tossed a six inning one hitter allowing 2 walks and striking out seven. Gustavo Armas (6.00) walked two in 1.2 innings and gave way to Will Hibbs (1.83) who stranded two runners and struck out four batter in 1.1 innings. Gregori Rivero (.257) had two hits and drove in the games’s only run on a second inning RBI single following Austin Listi’s lead off triple.
Williamsport lost to Batavia, 5-0. Julian Garcia (3-5, 4.25) gave up 5 runs in two innings on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Orestes Melendez (6.00) pitched four, one-hit innigs walking two and striking out seven. Kyle Dohy (4.24) walked two and struck out three in two innings. Jhon Nunez pitched the last inning and walked one and struck out one. Yahir Gurrola had 3 of the Cutters 5 hits. Dohy picked a runner off first.
The GCL Phillies lost to the GCL Blue Jays, 5-1. Sandro Rosario pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four. Jose Jimenez (5.59) was charged an unearned run in two innings. He gave up a hit, 2 walks, and struck out two. Rafael Carvajal (2.55) gave up a run on two hits in one inning, but struck out three. Jakob Hernandez (1.64) struck out two in one inning but gave up a run on two hits. The Phillies were unable to score until the ninth inning in spite of their ten hits. Jesus Henriquez stroked an RBI single after two out singles by Kevin Markham and Danny Mayer. Henriquez (.259) had 3 hits. Brayan Gonzalex had 2 hits.
Now for the good news. First, Simon Muzziotti was back in uniform and patrolling center field for five innings. Second, the Nationals and Twins lost and the Phillies remain in contention for a first round home game, and maybe more.
- Nationals 34-21 .618 1 game remaining
- Phillies 35-22 .614 1 game remaining
- Twins 35-23 .603 2 games remaining
- Yankees E. 33-26 .559 1 game remaining
The possible outcomes are –
- Phillies win, Nationals lose – Phillies finish with the best overall record
- Phillies win, Nationals win – Phillies finish with second best overall record
- Phillies lose, Twins lose one – Phillies finish with second best overall record
- Phillies lose, Twins sweep – Phillies finish with the third best overall record
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.)
The bad news is that the Nationals and Twins have won seven of ten and the Yankees are on a five game winning streak while the Phillies are struggling to play .500 ball over the last two weeks.
- 9/1 – Phillies activated RHP Juan Nicasio
- 9/1 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
- 9/1 – Phillies sent OF Odubel Herrera on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
- 9/1 – Phillies released RHP Casey Fien
- 9/1 – RHP Edgar Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater (paper transaction)
- 9/1 – Clearwater activated RF Jose Pujols from the temporarily inactive list
- 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.