The Clearwater Threshers (46-47) beat Daytona, 5-1. Felix Paulino (1-3, 3.18) pitched six, one-run innings on six hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Blake Quinn (5.31) pitched two, scoreless innings. And, Addison Russ (3.09) struck out two in one inning.
The Threshers overcame an early 1-run lead on Mickey Moniak’s 2-run HR in the fourth inning.
They extended their lead with 3 runs in the fifth. With runners on the corners, Kevin Markham chopped a ball over the first baseman that rolled down the line. The right fielder couldn’t corral the ball along the bleacher wall and as the ball rolled into the corner, Markham cleared and circled the bases.
Luke Williams (.257) went 2-4 from the lead off spot and stole a base (9). Moniak and Markham had 2 RBI each. The Threshers did all but one single of their offense against a rehabbing Rookie Davis.
And finally, if the Machado to LAD rumors are true at least I’ll get to watch Medina start Saturday instead of Casimiro.
GCP Phillies East (14-9) lost to the Yankees West, 5-3. Gabriel Cotto (10.13) gave up one unearned run in three innings on 3 hits and a walk. Justin Miller (1-2, 1.15) gave up 3 unearned runs in 3.2 innings, but was also tagged for 6 hits and 3 walks. Taylor Lehman (3.24) stranded two inherited runners and retired his one batter on a strike out. Rehabbing Robinson Martinez struck out five in two innings but gave up a run on one hit and a hit batter.
Logan Simmons went 1-3 with an RBI and a walk.
James Smith went 1-4 with an RBI.
Jake Holmes (.338) and Carlos De La Cruz (.312) also had hits in the game.
GCL Phillies West (13-10) no game scheduled.
Lehigh Valley (57-37) beat Columbus, 10-6. Jake Waguespack (1-5, 4.97) got his first win with five innings of work. He gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Yacksel Rios (5.11) gave up 2 runs in one inning of work. Tyler Gilbert (1.64) pitched two perfect innings, striking out two. And, Zac Curtis (2.89) gave up a run in the ninth.
Everyone in the IronPigs line up got at least one base hit except Logan Moore (0-4, .194). The IronPigs slugged 5 home runs, scoring eight of their runs via the long ball. Joey Meneses (.304) got things started with a 2-run bomb, his 17th, in the first inning. Danny Espinosa (.204) followed with a 2-run tater in the second, his first. Both HRs came with two outs. Mitch Walding (.268) continued the power surge with the first of two solo HRs in the third. The IronPigs scored a more conventional run in the fourth on an RBI single by Danny Ortiz. After a two-inning hiatus, the IronPigs struck again in the seventh on Zach Green’s 2-run blast, his first in AAA, and Walding’s second solo HR (15). They closed out the evening with another conventional run in the eighth on Espinosa’s RBI double.
Note: with a runner on third and two outs in the fifth, Columbus opted to walk Meneses to get to Dylan Cozens. Probably the lefty/lefty thing, but still it caught my eye.
Reading (44-49) postponed, rain.
Lakewood (57-37) beat Columbia, 6-2. Julian Garcia (3.32) made his first start of the year and went four innings and 55 pitches. He held Columbia to one hit, zero walks, and struck out six. Jonathan Hennigan (1-1, 2.83) got the win with two, one-run innings. Connor Brogdon (3.42) pitched a perfect frame. Ans, Luis Carrasco (3.71) allowed a run in the last two innings.
Quincy Nieporte (.255) started the scoring with a 2-run HR (6) in the second inning. He finished 1-3 with an HBP. Jhailyn Ortiz (.248) went 2-3 with a double, and HBP and 2 RBI. Simon Muzziotti (.267) went 3-5 with a double, and 2 stolen bases. Daniel Brito (.253) went 2-5. Colby Fitch (.269) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, an HBP, and RBI.
Williamsport (12-18) lost to Batavia, 7-5 in ten innings. Jhordany Mezquita (2.74) gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out five. Austin Ross gave up an unearned run and struck out 3 in 2.0 innings. Luis Ramirez struck out 4 in three innings, but gave up 4 runs (3 ER).
The Crosscutters trailed 3-0 after 7.5 innings when all heck broke loose. They tied the game with 2 runs in the eighth on Seth Lancaster’s RBI double and Madison Stokes’ RBI single, and a run in the ninth on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single.
During penalty kicks, Batavia scored 4 runs in the top of the tenth. The Crosscutters scored two runs on Stokes’ RBI double and Danny Mayers’s one-out, RBI single. They got the tying run on base, but were unable to make up the four runs given up in the top of the inning.
Catcher Jesse Wilkening had to leave the game in the eighth inning with a head injury after being struck by a pitched ball.
This from the game log –
- Pitching Change: Zach Wolf replaces Manuel Rodriguez.
- Jesse Wilkening hit by pitch.
- Williamsport Crosscutters catcher Jesse Wilkening left the game due to an injured head.
- Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Rafael Marchan replaces Jesse Wilkening.
And, this –
The Muckdogs’ third baseman is Bubba Hollins. He’s Phillies’ third baseman Dave Hollins son. Bubba is hitting .375, and drove in two runs in the tenth with a single.
DSL Phillies Red (13-25) lost two games to the Twins, 4-2 and and a rain shortened 5-0.
DSL Phillies White (21-15) no game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 16th.
7/17/18–Christopher Duran assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White
7/15/18–Philadelphia traded LHP Hoby Milner to Tampa Bay for cash.
7/15/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
7/15/18–Lakewood placed LHP Kyle Young on the 7-day DL
7/15/18–1B Maximo De La Rosa roster status changed by DSL Phillies Red.
7/15/18–DSL Phillies Red placed C Ryan Asencio on the 60-day DL
7/15/18–SS Albert Jerez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
7/15/18–RHP Jhostyn Marin assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.