I was back at the Complex after an absence of about four weeks. It was good to see the kids play although the outcome was a disappointing loss. It was good to speak with the players again, and some of their parents.
D.J. Stewart had been hit in the mouth with a pitched ball back on August 7th and required 40 stitches. He returned to the starting line up today.
Kevin Gowdy has been throwing off a mound for a while now and will continue his rehab at Instructs.
Luis Garcia had two text book at bats with the bases loaded. He passed both times.
And, Alec Bohm returned to action for Williamsport.
The Clearwater Threshers (69-55) had a scheduled off day. The Threshers have opened a four game lead over the Lakeland Flying Tigers with thirteen games left on their schedule. The magic number to clinch the second half is down to eleven games. Tuesday, they open a three game series against third place Dunedin, their last games against a division foe. Ramon Rosso is scheduled to open the home stand. He’ll be followed by David Parkinson and Adonis Medina.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
- #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.39)
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.263)
- #12 Daniel Brito (.239)
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.213)
- #17 Jose Gomez (.220)
- #20 David Parkinson (2-0, 1.00)
GCP Phillies East (27-22) beat the Blue Jays, 9-4. They have a four game lead with 5 games remaining. Victor Santos won his sixth game. He pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits. He walked one and struck out four. Kyle Arjona pitched two scoreless innings. Bailey Cummings struck out 4 in two innings, but allowed a run on 3 hits.
James Smith went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk, and 3 RBI. Carlos De La Cruz had 3 hits and an RBI. Jose Rivera went 2-2 with an RBI. Jake Zoellner hit a solo HR (7).
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 4.58) – DNP
GCL Phillies West (28-22) lost to the Pirates, 11-7. They are in second place, six games back with four to play. Ben Lively pitched a rehab inning and dominated the young Pirates with a come backer to the mound and 2 strike outs looking. Mario Sanchez followed with two rehab innings. He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits. Ethan Evanko followed with two clean innings while the Phillies came back and took the lead. But, the defense deserted Jose Conopoima who blew the save and took the loss, giving up 5 runs (4 unearned). Michael Gomez was also a victim of his defense, giving up 2 unearned runs.
The offense was led by Luis Garcia who had two, 2-run singles. Luis Rojas had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Yerwin Trejo and Stoney O’Brien had 2 hits apiece. D.J. Stewart made his first start since August 7th.
The Phillies committed 5 errors.
Ethan Evanko picked a runner off first base.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.363) went 2-4 with a run scored, 4 RBI (28), SB (10)
Lehigh Valley (75-51) no game scheduled.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 3.19)
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-4, 2.56)
- #10 Cole Irvin (12-4, 2.71)
- #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.238)
- #21 Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.80)
- #28 Tom Eshelman (2-12, 5.61)
Reading (60-65) beat Harrisburg, 7-6. Felix Paulino won his third game with 5.1 2-hit innings. He gave up 2 runs, walking four and striking out three. Josh Tols gave up a run in 1.1 innings. Edgar Garcia gave up 3 runs in the ninth making the final score close.
Malquin Canelo went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a walk from the lead off spot. Jose Pujols had 2 hits, his third HR, 4 RBI, and a walk. Damek Tomscha and Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits each and an RBI. Austin Listi went 1-3 with 2 walks and an RBI.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.309) went 1-4 with a run scored, BB, K
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-3, 5.71) – DNP
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.238) went 2-5 with a run scored, RBI
- #24 Connor Seabold (1-3, 4.48) – DNP
Lakewood (78-46) Will Stewart went five innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Luis Cedeno pitched two innings, struck out three, gave up 2 runs, and blew the save. Connor Brogdon struck out the side, but then left after allowing a hit and a walk in the ninth. Zach Warren stranded both runners, striking out the side. He allowed the overtime runner to score on a lead off single, but struck out the side again tin the tenth.
Matt Vierling went 2-5 with his fifth HR and 2 RBI. Madison Stokes went 2-4 with 2 RBI.
BlueClaws pitchers combined to strike out 16 Legends.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.227) went 1-5 with a run scored, double, 2 K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.252) promoted to Clearwater, August 3rd.
- #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
- #19 Spencer Howard (8-8, 3.92) – DNP
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #30 Nick Maton (.264) went 1-3 with an RBI and BB
Williamsport (25-36) dropped two against State College, 3-0 and 5-4 in 8 innings.
Game One: Manuel Silva gave up 3 runs in first four innings of the suspended game. Jose Jmenez pitched three shutout innings. Oscar Marcellino pitched a perfect inning. The Cutters collected just 5 hits. Silva picked 2 runners off first base.
Game Two: James McArthur threw three shutout innings in his fifth start. Rafael Carvajal pitched an inning and gave up one earned and two unearned runs. Austin Ross pitched two innings and gave up an unearned run and two inherited runners. Abdallah Aris gave up the winning run in 1.1 innings on 2 hits and 3 walks. Seth Lancaster went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a HR (1), and 2 RBI. Ben Aklinski had 2 hits, a run scored, and a triple. Alec Bohm returned to action and went 0-4.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.179) went 0-4 with a K
- #13 Francisco Morales (3-3, 6.13) – DNP
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.75) – DNP
DSL Phillies Red (28-38) lost to the Mets1, 4-2.
DSL Phillies White (36-31) lost to the Mets2, 4-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 20th.
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.
8/9/18–Lehigh Valley placed CF Collin Cowgill on the 7-day DL. Left shin contusion.
8/9/18–Clearwater sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West