The Clearwater Threshers (54-50) beat Tampa, 4-2. Mauricio Llovera (the guy everyone wants to move to the bullpen) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning when a lead off walk helped derail his evening. Llovera (4-7, 4.40) pitched 6.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 1 hit and 2 walks. He struck out a career high 10 Tarpons. Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) allowed an inherited runner to score after a balk call, but settled down and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Addison Russ (2.70) struck out 2 in one inning and picked up his 6th save.
The Threshers scored a run in the second on a fielding error. They scored again in the fourth on Jose Gomez’ RBI single. They tacked on a run in the fifth on Jose Pujols’ RBI double. And they added an insurance run in the eighth on Kevin Markham’s sacrifice fly.
Mickey Moniak had 3 doubles in 4 at bats. His first at bat in the second inning was a hard hit ball to the warning track in left that the fielder had to catch on the run toward the LF corner. He gapped one in left center, crushed one over the center fielder’s head, and drove one to right. Moniak has been hitting the ball hard all season. He could be hitting .308 now if one hard hit ball a week (17 weeks) had found turf rather than leather. (I know it’s not scientific, but I was reminded of Kevin Costner’s Bull Durham speech about the difference between a .250 hitter and a .300 hitter as I typed that.)
Jose Pujols (.301) had 2 doubles in four at bats. He pushed one into the right center field gap that scored Moniak in the fifth inning. Beautiful piece of hitting on Pujols part. Kevin Markham (.328) had a single and 2 RBI, but he also set up a run with a stolen base in the fourth inning.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL on 4/15/18
- #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.64) – DNP
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.255) – went 3-4 with a run scored and 3 doubles
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.224) – went 0-5 with a K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.223) – went 1-4 with an RBI and 2 K
GCP Phillies East (19-13) postponed, rain.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (0-1, 3.06) –
GCL Phillies West (18-16) beat the Yankees West, 7-3 in the conclusion of a game started on July 21st. In this game, Kyle Gogloski had given up 2 hits, a solo HR, and struck out the side in the half inning that was played over a week ago. Ethan Evanko (2-1, 2.08) pitched four innings and held the Yankees to one run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. Tom Sutera was signed on July 27th and has the distinction of pitching in a game for which he was not on the roster. MiLB went so far as to assign him the the Phillies West on the 21st, six days before he signed a contract. Love it. Anyway, Sytera pitched two scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits. Jaylen Smith (6.14) pitched a scoreless inning. Sati Santa Cruz (13.50) gave up a run on 3 hits in one inning.
The Phillies wasted no time getting on the scoreboard when the game was restarted. They scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning on a throwing error and a force out. They added a run in the second when Christian Valerio scored on the front end of half a double steal. (The runner at second was out.) They scored 3 more runs in the fourth on Yerwin Trejo’s 2-run single and a force out. They added an insurance run in the sixth on Luis Garcia’s RBI single.
Trejo (.310), Valerio (.287), and Luis Matos (.314) had 2 hits each. Trejo had 2 of the Phillies 3 RBI. Garcia had the other ribbie.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.368) – went 1-4 with an RBI
Lehigh Valley (66-41) beat Buffalo, 11-8. Ranger Suarez could not take advantage of the early scoring onslaught by the IronPigs. The LHP lasted just 4.1 innings after throwing 96 pitches. He left with a runner on base and having given up 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. Mark Leiter (2-0, 4.91) stranded the runner and pitched 2.2 innings. He allowed 2 ER on a walk and 5 hits. Tyler Gilbert (2.45) pitched two, one-hit, scoreless innings for his 3rd save.
Everybody hits! And six guys had multi-hit games. The Pigs jumped out to an early lead with two, 4-run innings. They scored 4 in the first inning on 2-run home runs by Jesse Valentin (2) and Joey Meneses (19) before an out was recorded. They punched their ticket for 4 more runss in the second on an error and Mitch Walding’s 3-run HR. They added 2 runs in the sixth on Logan Moore’s solo HR (2) and Aaron Altherr’s RBI single. They added an insurance run in the ninth on Dean Anna’s bases-loaded walk.
Anna and Walding weht 3-4; Altherr, Adron Chambers, and Moore went 2-4; and Ryan Goins went 2-4. Walding had 3 RBI, Valentin and Meneses had 2 each.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 2.70) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (9-3, 2.51) – DNP
- #10 Cole Irvin (9-3, 2.93) – DNP
- #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.248) – recalled by Phillies on 7/31/2018
- #21 Drew Anderson (7-3, 3.99) – DNP
- #28 Tom Eshelman (1-9, 5.97) – DNP
Reading (49-58) lost to Trenton, 3-2. Harold Arauz (7-6, 4.96) came off the DL and gave up 3 runs in five innings on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out nine. Edubray Ramos made a rehab appearance and was on a pitch couunt. He got two outs, gave up a hit, and walked a batter in 21 pitches. Aaron Brown (5.06) stranded two runners and pitched one inning. Josh Tols (2.55) struck out 3 in 2.1 innings.
Darick Hall (.224) provided all the Phils’ runs with a 2-run HR (11) in the first inning. Damek Tomscha (.310) went 2-4 with s run scored.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.339) – went 1-4
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-2, 3.68) – DNP
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.232) – went 0-4 with a K
- #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.98) – DNP
Lakewood (67-40) beat Delmarva, 3-1. Spencer Howard pitched three, one-hit, scoreless innings. He walked 2 and struck out four, and was relieved after throwing 75 pitches in three inning. Ismael Cabrera (7.43) gave up 3 hits and an unearned run in three innings. Tyler Fallwell (4.00) picked up his first professional win with two, two-hit, scoreless innings. Zach Warren (2.22) struck out 3 in a one-hit inning and earned his 9th save.
The BlueClaws tied the game with a run in the seventh inning on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double. They took the lead with 2 runs in the ninth on Guthrie’s sac fly and Matt Vierling’s RBI single. Quincy Nieporte (.260) went 2-4 with a run scored. Rodolfo Duran (.236) went 0-1 with a run scored and 3 walks. Simon Muzziotti had an outfield assist at second base.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.227) went 0-4 with 2 K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.256) DNP
- #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
- #19 Spencer Howard (6-7, 4.34) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – DNP
- #30 Nick Maton (.278) went 1-2 with a run scored, BB, SAC, K
Williamsport (17-26) lost to Mahoning Valley, 7-2. Ethan Lindow (2.51) pitched six, solid innings. He held the Scrappers to 2 runs on 4 hits including a solo HR. He walked none and struck out eight. Robinson Martinez (0-2, 6.75) took the loos on an unearned run in one inning. He gave up a hit and struck out two. Juan Escorcia (5.49) gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 2 hits and 2 walks in one inning, but struck out two.
The Cutters scored a runin the first inning on Edwin Rodriguez’ RBI single. They tied the game with a run in the sixth on Madison Stokes’ lead off HR (1). Rafael Marchan (.320) went 2-4. Madison Stokes (.361) went 1-4 with a HR. Edwin Rodriguez (.357) went 1-4 with an RBI.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.192) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/14/18
- #13 Francisco Morales – (3-2, 6.11) – DNP
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.54) – DNP
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 6.00) – DNP
DSL Phillies Red (22-28) beat the Rockies, 9-1.
DSL Phillies White (29-20) beat the Cubs2, 5-4 in ten innings.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 31st.
7/31/18–Philadelphia designated 3B Trevor Plouffe for assignment.
7/31/18–Philadelphia designated LHP Zac Curtis for assignment.
7/31/18–Toronto traded LHP Aaron Loup to Philadelphia for RHP Jacob Waguespack.
7/31/18–Tampa Bay traded C Wilson Ramos to Philadelphia for PTBNL.
7/31/18–Philadelphia recalled RF Dylan Cozens from Lehigh Valley
7/31/18–Lehigh Valley activated LF Danny Ortiz from the 7-day DL
7/31/18–Reading placed 2B Emmanuel Marrero on the 7-day DL
7/31/18–Reading sent RHP Jose Taveras on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/31/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/31/18–Clearwater sent LHP Bailey Falter on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
7/31/18–Lakewood sent RHP Victor Sobil on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
7/31/18–RHP Tom Sutera assigned to GCL Phillies West.
7/27/18–Philadelphia signed free agent RHP Tom Sutera to a minor league contract.
7/28/18–Philadelphia activated 2B Asdrubal Cabrera.
7/28/18–Philadelphia optioned 2B Jesmuel Valentin to Lehigh Valley
7/28/18–C Rodolfo Duran assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/28/18–C Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood