The Clearwater Threshers (40-39) beat Lakeland, 7-3. Adonis Medina raised his record to 8-2 with six, five-hit innings. He allowed 3 runs, walked a batter, hit a batter, and gave up back-to-back solo HRs. He struck out nine. Felix Paulino (3.67) relieved and had a strong, one-hit showing in two innings. Jakob Hernandez (2.98) struck out two in his one inning.
The Threshers scored in five of the first six innings. They tied the game with a run in the first on Mickey Moniak’s sacrifice fly. They took the lead in the second with 2 runs on Jose Gomez’ RBI double and a wild pitch. They retook the lead with a run in the fourth on Luke Williams’ RBI single. They picked up an insurance run in the fifth on Edgar Cabral’s RBI double following Moniak’s triple to the wall in dead center. They tacked on 2 runs in the sixth on Henri Lartigue’s RBI single and a wild pitch.
Luke Williams (.255) went 3-5 with a run scored, RBI, and stolen base. Williams has really been making solid contact for a month now. He has been driving the ball to all fields, and has shown some increased power. The 21-year old was drafted out of high school in the third round in 2015, and is enjoying his first sustained success since his GCL season.
The Tigers employ a lot of shifts. They shifted for most everyone in the line up. They even shifted for Gamboa. One of their more sever shifts was against Moniak.
Moniak, by the way, has adjusted his batting stance. He used to hold his hands low, inside his body and below his shoulder. He’s had this stance since I watched him in the GCL through spring training this year and into the start of the season. That stance always looked uncomfortable to me, although it provided a quiet load. Recently, he has raised his hands so that they are on a line between his shoulder and ear, a location I am more used to seeing a batter’s hands. And, he still has a quiet load.
Medina threw 101 pitches (64 strikes) in his six innings. His FB sat 93-95 mph and touched 96 a few times and 97 once. He also throws a CH and SL. Medina induced 19 swings and misses. Only 3 came on FB. None of his 9 Ks came on FB, 7 swinging. It looked like the Tigers were sitting on his FB. Four of their 5 hits including both HRs came off FB. He threw just 39 FB, 15 in his second three innings as he took advantage of their looking for his FB.
GCP Phillies East (4-5) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies West (7-4) beat Yankees West, 11-4 in the completion of a suspended game from opening day and 4-2 in the regularly scheduled game.
Ben Brown picked up where Alejandro left off in the suspended game. He had his roughest outing of the season, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out fouur in four innings. So, of course, he got the win. His other starts were five inning gems where he didn’t figure in the decision. Baseball. Alex Garcia and Sati Santa Cruz finished up.
Today marked Alec Bohm’s first professional hit finally becoming official. Yerwin Trejo had 3 RBI. Rixon Wingrove had 3 hits. Jesus Azuaje, Luis Garcia, and Luis Matos had 2 hits each. Trejo had an outfield assist at home.
Rafi Gonell (2-0, 0.90) went five innings in the scheduled game. He gave up 2 hits and a walk, and struck out seven. Ethan Evanko struck out two in his first professional inning. Adam Cox gave up 2 late runs in one inning.
Trejo went 2-2 with 2 runs scored, a double, a walk, and 2 stolen bases (6). Dalton Guthrie had 2 RBI. Trent Bowles went 1-3 and stole his third base.
Lehigh Valley (47-35) lost to Syracuse, 9-4. Drew Anderson (5-3, 4.15) got clobbered in 3.2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Three relievers each gave up a run – Zac Curtis (2.64), Tyler Gilbert (4.15), and Pedro Beato (4.34). Tom Windle (3.48) pitched a clean inning. Jimmy Cordero (4-1, 2.12) made an appearance for the Chiefs.
Joey Meneses (.301) went 1-4 with a 2-run HR (15). Trevor Plouffe (.236) hit a solo HR (10).
The IronPigs collected 10 hits and drew 7 walks. Dean Anna (.260), Mitch Walding (.259), Plouffe, and Danny Espinosa (.192) had 2 hits each. As a team though, they went 0-10 with RISP.
Reading (36-46) lost to Hartford, 6-5. Connor Seabold tossed six innings in his second start and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Luke Leftwich (3.78) gave up an unearned run in two-thirds of an inning. Josh Tols (1.42) struck out the only batter he faced and stranded 2 inherited runners. Edgar Garcia (2.93) blew his third save. Jeff Singer (1-0, 1.04) suffered his first loss.
The Phils built a 5-0 lead thru three innings. They scored 3 runs in the first inning on Zach Green’s 2-run double and Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single. They scored a run in the second on Drew Stankiewicz’ RBI double, and a run in the third on Devi Grullon’s RBI double.
Stankiewicz (.177), Austin Listi (.351), and Randolph (.199) had 2 hits each.
Lakewood (49-31) beat Delmarva, 4-3 in a walk off. David Parkinson (1.41) gave up 3 runs in six innings on 6 hits and a walk. Luis Cedeno (0.53) struck out three in two innings. Connor Brogdon (3-2, 3.74) picked up the win with a perfect inning when the BlueClaws rallied in the bottom of the ninth.
The BlueClaws scored all four of their runs in the ninth inning on Nick Maton’s RBI single; Daniel Brito’s two-out, RBI double; and Jose Antequera’s walk off, 2-run single.
Jake Scheiner (.280) and Matt Vierling (.667) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (7-9) lost to Auburn, 5-3 in a rain-shortened game. As planned Jack Perkins and James McArthur each pitched two innings. They each allowed a run and combined to strike out seven. Juan Escorcia (0-2, 4.66) pitched until the game was called after seven innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 6 walks. He struck out six in three innings.
The Cutters scored 3 runs early on Ben Pelletier’s first inning RBI single, and second inning RBI singles by Rafael Marchan and Alec Bohm.
Bohm (.200), Danny Mayer (.295), and Pelletier (.292) had 2 hits each.
DSL Phillies Red (7-19) lost 3-2.
DSL Phillies White (13-12) won 9-0.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/29.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list
By the way, here’s a list of international free agents signed yesterday –