The Clearwater Threshers (47-47) beat Daytona, 5-2. This would be the organization’s only stateside win today. Mauricio Llovera (3-7, 4.14) Pitched six innings and held the Tortugas to one run a solo HR in the sixth. He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five. He threw 82 pitches, 52 strikes. Alberto Tirado (1.80) brought back memories with a no-run, no-hit, 2 strike out, 3-walk inning as only he can – BB, BB, K, K looking, BB, F9, on 25 pitches, 10 strikes. Jake “Jakob with a K” Hernandez had 3 Ks in two innings. But, he did give up a solo HR to that Taylor Trammel guy. (The Futures Game MVP.)
No HRs tonight, but the Threshers built a five run lead thru the fifth inning. They opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a wild pitch. They added a run in the fourth on Raul Rivas’ sac fly. They stretched their lead to five with 3 runs in the fifth on Kyle Martin’s 2-out, 2-run single and Grenny Cumana’s two-out, RBI single. Martin (.174) was the guy we got from Reading when Austin Listi was promoted on June 18th. He had been a non-factor in most Threshers’ games until tonight – batting .174 with 15 hits in 86 at bats, 5 XBH (all doubles), zero HRs, 6 RBI, 12 walks, 31 strike outs, and a slash of .174/.276/.233/.508.
Henri Lartigue (.280) went 2-5 with a run scored. Kyle Martin went 2-3 with a run scored, double, walk, SB, and 2 RBI (easily his best game in weeks). Grenny Cumana (.370) went 3-4 with an RBI.
Mickey Moniak (.244) batted second and went 1-2 with 3 walks and a stolen base (5).
GCP Phillies East (14-9) no game scheduled. Double header tomorrow v. Phillies West.
GCL Phillies West (13-10) postponed, rain. Double header tomorrow v. Phillies East.
Lehigh Valley (57-38) lost to Columbus, 2-1. Tom Eshelman (1-6, 6.16) gave up 2 runs in 5.1 innings on 7 hits. He walked two and struck out six. He threw 105 pitches, 71 strikes, and one game-losing pitch, a two-run HR in the second inning. Jake Thompson (4.39) threw 1.2 one-hit innings. Hector Neris (0.00) struck out 2 in one inning. Neris has pitched seven scoreless innings allowing 4 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 13 since his most recent demotion.
The IronPigs managed just 4 hits and one walk. They struck out 14 times. Joey Meneses (.304) got a hit. Dylan Cozens (.231) went 1-2 with a walk.
Reading (44-51) dropped a pair to Hartford, 2-1 and 3-2.
Game One: Tyler Viza (4.37) was the hard-luck starter in the first game. He held the Yard Goats to one run in five innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out five. Kyle Dohy (0-1, 3.86) walked three and was charged with giving up the winning run in 1.1 innings. Dohy struck out the first two batters he faced in the sixth inning before issuing his first walk. He picked off the runner to end the inning. He opened the seventh inning with two walks. After a sacrifice bunt, Edgar Garcia was brought in to give up the game winning, walk off, RBI single on a 3-2 pitch.
The Phils had 5 hits and 2 walks, and managed to score a first inning run on Darick Hall’s sacrifice fly. Adam Haseley (.368) went 1-2 with a run scored, double, and 2 HBP. Austin Listi (.323) went 1-4 with a double.
Game Two: In a bullpen game, Alexis Rivero (4.32) was the hard luck starter. He held the Goats to pne run in 3.1 innings on 2 hits and a walk while striking out four. Josh Tols (2.38) relieved with a runner on base and stranded him. He went 1.2, one-hit innings and struck out three. Jeff Singer (3.52) survived a couple of base runners in two innings to bring the Phils to the ens of regulation tied at one. Aaron Brown lost on penalty kicks, 2-1. Both teams managed to score the “placed” runner, but Brown hit a batter before giving up a walk off two-run double.
The Phils didn’t actually earn their runs today. They tied the game in the fourth inning when a lead off double by Darick Hall (.217) and single by Damek Tomscha (.318) put runners on the corners. Hall scored on an errant pickoff attempt with no advancement by Tomscha. The next three batters struck out. In the eighth with Cornelius Randolph starting on second base, they again scored on a wild pitch. This time with two outs after Randolph moved up on a fly ball and couldn’t score on a ground out. A subsequent ground out ended the inning with the Phils clinging to a one run lead.
Malquin Canelo (.274) went 3-4. Randolph (.217) went 2-4 with a run scored. Tomscha went 2-4 with a double.
Lakewood (57-37) no game scheduled.
Williamsport (12-18) lost to Batavia, 2-1 in ten innings again. Their hard-luck starter was Ethan Lindow (2.30) who pitched six, four-hit, one-run innings. He walked two, struck out two, and threw 76 pitches, 53 strikes. Rafael Carvajal (1.17) tiptoed around 4 walks in 1.2 innings and struck out three. Keylan Kilgore (1.93) stranded two inherited runners and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Abdallah Aris (2-2, 2.84) lost on penalty kicks when he gave up a single with the placed runner starting on second.
The Crosscutters opened the scoring with a run in the first inning on Madison Stokes’ RBI double. Then their bats went to sleep as they managed just 3 more hits the rest of the way. They couldn’t score their placed runner when he was picked off by the catcher with nobody out.
Bubba Hollins (Dave’s son) is hitting .400 and went 1-2 with a double, RBI, SB, and 2 walks.
DSL Phillies Red (14-25) beat Mets1, 7-1.
DSL Phillies White (22-15) beat Mets2, 11-0.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 18th.
7/18/18–C Freddy Barreto assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies White (?)
7/17/18–Lakewood sent Robinson Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East
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.