The Clearwater Threshers (67-54) shutout Bradenton, 5-0, and opened a 4.5 game lead in their division’s second half race with 16 games to play. David Parkinson picked up his second win with six, two-hit, shutout innings. Grant Dyer and Trevor Bettencourt tip-toed around six hits over the final three innings to preserve the shutout. Bettencourt struck out four in his two innings.
Pedro Florimon went 3-4 with a double, triple, and RBI in a rehab start. Mickey hit a 2-run double. Kevin Markham had an outfield assist at second base.
GCL Phillies East (26-20) lost to the Yankees East, 9-6. Carlos De La Cruz returned to action and hit 2 solo HR (6). Logan Simmons also hit a solo HR (3).
GCL Phillies West (26-21) beat the Blue Jays, 4-2. Kyle Glogoski pitched five, one-run innings striking out six. Jake Kinney struck out three in two innings. Blake Bennet picked up his fifth save. Christian went 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
Lehigh Valley (74-49) walked off against Indianapolis, 6-5, with 2 runs on Danny Ortiz’ 2-run HR (11). Trevor Plouffe closed the gap with a solo HR (12) in the eighth after the bullpen blew a 3-1 lead in the top of the inning. Harold Arauz gave up one run in five innings while striking out eight. Tom Windle had an early hold with two scoreless innings.
Reading (59-62) scored a run in the eighth inning on Adam Haseley’s sacrifice fly to beat Hartford, 3-2. Tyler Viza gave up 2 runs in six innings, striking out six. Kyle Dohy struck out three in two perfect innings for the win. Edgar Garcia earned his eighth save. The Phils managed just 4 hits. Cornelius Randolph had 2 of them including a 2-run HR (5).
Lakewood (77-44) walked off against the Rome Braves, 5-4 when Dalton Guthrie doubled and eventually scored on a passed ball. Luis Carrasco got the win with 4.2 innings of no-hit relief and stranding 2 inherited runners. Rodolfo Duran had 2 hits including a solo HR (16).
Williamsport (24-32) suspended due to lightning trailing State College, 3-0 after four innings. Manuel Silva gave up 3 runs and picked a runner off first base. Ten of the 12 Crosscutters’ outs came via strike out. They had 2 singles and a walk.
DSL Phillies Red (28-35) beat the Rockies, 6-0.
DSL Phillies White (36-28) lost to the Cubs2, 4-3 when their 9th inning rally fell short.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/11/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
8/11/18–Clearwater sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/11/18–Philadelphia sent C Wilson Ramos on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
8/10/18–Philadelphia activated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day disabled list.
8/10/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Jake Thompson for assignment.
8/10/18–Miami traded 1B Justin Bour and cash to Philadelphia for LHP McKenzie Mills.
8/10/18–RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/10/18–Reading activated 2B Emmanuel Marrero from the 7-day DL.
8/10/18–Williamsport sent 3B Alec Bohm on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.