The Clearwater Threshers (50-49) lost St. Lucie, 10-8. Bad night all around for some guys. Mauricio Llovera (4.54) gave up 6 runs in five innings on 7 hits, a walk, and 2 hit batters. He struck out four and gave up 2 HR. Alberrto Tirado (1-1, 3.00) pitched one no-hit ining, but opened the next inning with 3 walks on 16 pitches before they could get him out of there. The legend of Jake Hernandez (2.80) took a hit when he allowed all three inherited runners to score plus an additional rum. Would have been worse if Grenny Cumana hadn’t cut down a runner at the plate. Blake Quinn finished with a 3-strike out inning.
The Threshers built an 8-2 lead that Llovera and the bullpen could not protect. Arquimedes Gamboa (.223) awakened from his slump with a 2-5 and an RBI. Henri Lartigue (.273) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored. Jose Pujols (.287) hit a 2-run HR (15). Luke Williams (.247) went 2-4. And Raul Rivas (.247) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, triple, walk, and RBI. Mickey Moniak (.244) went hitless but drove in a run with a sac fly. Pujols also threw out a runner at third base.
GCP Phillies East (16-13) lost to the Braves, 18-6. Gabriel Cotto (6.48) tossed three one-hit innings. He gave up zero runs and walked two. His FB was 82-86 mph. He threw an off speed pitch in the mid-70s. Way later, Mark Potter (3.18) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and stranded 3 inherited runners. That’s all for the pitching. I had to watch it. I don’t have to relate it. Jake Holmes (.344) had 2 hits and an RBI.
Defense was terrible. Five errors accounted for 8 unearned runs. Justin Miller suffered the hard luck of inducing two ground balls to start the fourth inning and ending up with two on and nobody out. Four errors (one his own) led to a fiver-run inning (all unearned).
GCL Phillies West (15-12) beat the Tigers East, 5-0. Well, I guess that the Ben Brown secret is out, no more toiling out of the spot light after this afternoon’s game. Ben threw a six inning, 2-hitter. He walked one and struck out sixteen.
Jose Conopoima (3.10) pitched two scoreless innings and Sati Santa Cruz (12.71) pitched one, scoreless innings to complete the combined 3-hit shutout.
The Phillies didn’t get on the board until the fifth inning when they pushed a run across on Yerwin Trejo’s RBI single. They provided some breathing room with a 4-run sixth on RBI singles by Jesus Azuaje and Trejo, an RBI ground out, and a throwing error on a stolen base.
Trejo (.324) went 3-5 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Luis Garcia (.383) went 3-5 with a triple and an RBI. D,J, Stewart (.344) went 1-3 with 2 walks. Logan O’Hoppe (.500) went 1-4.
Lehigh Valley (61-39) beat Gwinnett, 6-5. Enyel De Los Santos (1.99) gave up 3 runs (only 2 ER) in four innings on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Tyler Gilber (1.17) pitched two no-hit innings. Zac Curtis (2.96) gave up 2 unearned runs in one inning. Hector Neris (2.45) pitched a clean inning and got the win. Pedro Beato (3.24) got his 26th save.
The IronPigs rallied for 3 runs to tie the game in the fourth inning on Dylan Cozens’ 3-run HR (15). They rallied again for 3 runs to take the lead in the eighth on Danny Espinosa’s solo HR, Aaron Altherr’s game-tying RBI double, and Zach Green’s go ahead bases loaded walk.
Roman Quinn (.287) led off and went 1-4. He played the game without substitution.
Aaron Altherr went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk.
Reading (48-53) beat New Hampshire, 5-2. Tyler Viza (1-3, 4.13) got his first victory with 5.2 innings of 2-run ball. He allowed 6 hits and a walk, and struck out five. Josh Tols (2.03) allowed one of two inherited runners to score in one inning of work. Seth McGarry (3.51) stranded a runner and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Jeff Singer (3.16) struck out two while earning his 7th save.
The Phils scored all of their runs in a five run fifth inning. all five hits in the ining came with 2 outs – singles by Drew Stankiewicz and Malquin Canelo to set the table, an RBI single by Adam Haseley, an RBI double by Cornelius Randolph, and a 3-run HR (13) by Damek Tomscha.
Haseley (.436) went 3-3 with a walk. Randolph (.227) went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Tomscha (.315) went 1-4 with a HR (13).
Lakewood (61-39) beat Greensboro, 6-2. Julian Garcia (4-2, 2.93) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and a walk, and struck out eight. Tyler Fallwell (6.75) gave up 2 runs in two innings. Luis Carrasco struck out 4 in two innings.
Dalton Guthrie (.256) went 2-4 with an RBI. Simon Muzziotti (.273) went 2-4 with a stolen base (12). Jake Scheiner (.290) went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Quincy Nieporte (.262) went 2-4 with an RBI. Colby Fitch (.256) went 1-3 with 2 RBI and a walk.
Matt Vierling picked up an outfield assist at home. Jhailyn Ortiz threw out 2 runners – one at home and one at second base.
Williamsport (14-22) beat Vermont, 9-6. Jhordany Mezquita didn’t get out of the first inning and the bullpen struggled behind him until Tyler Carr (1-1, 5.40) tossed a perfect eighth inning for the win. And Keylan Kilgore (1.54) pitched a perfect ninth for his 4th save.
The Cutters scored 4 runs in the fifth to tie the game at four. The big blow was Danny Mayer’s 2-run HR (2). They rallied for 4 runs in the ninth for the win.
Ben Aklinski (.294) went 2-6 with a double and 2 RBI. Jonathan Guzman (.230) went 3-6 with an RBI. Danny Mayer (.286) went 2-5 with a HR and 2 RBI. Ben Pelletier (.282) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a walk. Jesus Henriquez (.226) went 2-5 with an RBI.
DSL Phillies Red (17-26) beat the Nationals, 4-3 in 11 innings.
DSL Phillies White (25-17) lost to the Tigers1, 6-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 24th.
7/24/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
7/24/18–Lehigh Valley placed 1B Matt McBride on the 7-day DL retro to 7/22/18, right patellar tendonitis
7/24/18–Lehigh Valley placed LF Danny Ortiz on the 7-day DL retro to 7/21/18, right thigh contusion
7/24/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/24/18–CF Roman Quinn assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/24/18–Cristian Lima assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
7/23/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Lehigh Valley
7/23/18–Philadelphia optioned RF Aaron Altherr to Lehigh Valley
7/23/18–Reading placed RHP Harold Arauz on the 7-day DL
7/23/18–C Gabriel Lino assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/23/18–CF Roman Quinn assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/22/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Luis Garcia from the 10-day DL
7/22/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
7/22/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/22/18–RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/22/18–RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/22/18–RHP Efrain Morales assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.