The GCL Phillies West play tomorrow. The game starts at 11:00 AM. Kyle Young is scheduled to throw two innings.
A lot of the Phillies development staff has arrived in Clearwater. I imagine they will be discussing who to invite to Instructs and who should participate in the AFL. The AFL announcements should be coming in the next week or so. Look for guys who missed substantial innings to be selected. Especially among the pitchers.
Clearwater’s Aaron Fultz, will serve as a pitching coach as part of the Scottsdale Scorpions staff. The team will include members of the Reds, Astros, Mets, Giants, and Phillies.
Some of the AFL’s roster rules are –
- Each organization is required to send a minimum of 7 players including at least 4 pitchers (preferably a starter and 3 relievers) and a minimum of 3 position players.
- An organization can assign additional pitchers and/or position-players to its AFL team’s “Taxi Squad.” Players assigned to an AFL team’s “Taxi Squad” can play in no more than two games per week.
- MLB players (including players selected in a preceding Rule 5 Draft) with less than one year MLB Service Time accrued (not including time spent on a Disabled list) as of September 1st are eligible.
- Any player on a AA or AAA Active Roster or Disabled List on August 15th is eligible.
- Two players on an organization’s Advanced Class-A affiliate’s Active Roster (or Disabled List) on August 15th can be assigned to the AFL.
- Two additional players who were on the Active Roster or Disabled List of a minor league affiliate below AA (A+, A, SS-A, R) on August 15th can be assigned to the AFL.
- International players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and/or Australia are eligible only if the player is NOT on the reserve list of a Winter League club from the player’s home country. Otherwise, there is no maximum limit on the number of international players an organization can assign to its AFL team.
The Clearwater Threshers (70-57) lost to Dunedin, 4-1. Lakeland also lost, so the Threshers maintain a four game lead and their magic number to clinch is eight with 10 games remaining.
Adonis Medina struggled against the desperate Blue Jays who are five games short of elimination. He had a nice line of 2 runs in six innings, but he walked four and gave up a titanic 2-run home run to open the scoring. He threw 103 pitches, 59 strikes. He ran several deep counts including seven 3-ball counts. His FB ran 89-96 mph. It sat 91-93 mph. He threw 10 pitches above 93 mph, but none after the fourth inning.
Jakob Hernandez gave up a run and struck out two in two innings. Jonathan Hennigan gave up an unearned run in the ninth. The Threshers collected 5 hits. They scored their run on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI triple in the eighth.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
- #3 Adonis Medina (9-4, 4.31) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.262) went 0-4
- #12 Daniel Brito (.255) went 1-3 with a BB, K
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.214) went 1-4 with a triple, RBI, 2 K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.222) DNP
- #20 David Parkinson (2-0, 1.17) –
GCP Phillies East (30-23) lost to the Yankees West, 3-2. Jonas De La Cruz gave up 3 runs in 3.1 innings, walking 5 in that span. Gabriel Yanez came in and stranded two runners. Mario Sanchez struck out 3 in two rehab innings. Kyle Arjona pitched two scoreless innings. And, Bailey Cummings struck out two in the ninth. Julio Francisco had 3 hits including 2 doubles. Jack Zoellner had 2 hits including a double and walk. Edgar Made had 2 hits, 2 doubles, and an RBI. Francisco stole 2 bases (12). The Phillies amassed 14 strike outs.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 3.64) – DNP
GCL Phillies West (29-23) no game scheduled.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.364)
Lehigh Valley (77-52) beat Syracuse, 3-2. Enyel De Los Santos pitched six innings and gave up an unearned run on 3 hits and 2 walks. Tyler Gilbert gave up a run in 1.2 innings but got the win. Pedro Beato allowed an inherited runner to score while recording a four-out save (32). The IronPigs had 5 hits and drew 5 walks.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.92) –
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-4, 2.43) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- #10 Cole Irvin (12-4, 2.71)
- #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.235) went 1-4 with a K
- #21 Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.75) –
- #28 Tom Eshelman (2-12, 5.61)
Reading (61-66) beat Trenton, 8-3. Harold Arauz picked up his 9th win with 5.1 innings. He gave up one ER and one unearned run on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out eight. Josh Tols stranded 2 inherited runners and struck out four in 1.2 innings. Luke Leftwich struck out two in one inning. Edgar Garcia gave up one run in one inning.
Austin Listi had 2 hits in 3 at bats, scored 3 runs, doubled, homered (9), and had 4 RBI. Adam Haseley, and Malquin Canelo had 2 hits each. Canelo stole his 22nd base. Jose Pujols went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, a double, and 2 walks.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.326) went 2-5 with an RBI, K
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-4, 7.00) –
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.242) went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB, HBP
- #24 Connor Seabold (1-3, 4.48) –
Lakewood (79-48) beat Hickory, 4-1. Gustavo Armas went eight, one-hit innings. HHe gave up a solo HR and struck out eight. Zach Warren struck out the side to collect his 13th save and preserve the one-hitter. Armas had a game score of 85. Jake Scheiner had 2 hits, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI. Madison Stokes had 2 doubles.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.222) went 0-4 with 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) –
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #30 Nick Maton (.263) went 1-4 with a run scored, K
Williamsport (27-38) split with Batavia, winning 3-2 and losing 1-0.
Game One: Colton Eastman went three, one-hit innings striking out five. Jose Jimenez scattered four hits in 2.2 innings for the win. Robinson Martinez stranded a batter in the sixth inning, but was lifted after facing two batters in the seventh. Keylan Kilgore allowed 2 inherited runners to score, but preserved the win with his 10th save. Alec Bohm had an RBI double to open the scoring in the sixth. Ben Pelletier followed with a 2-run double. The Cutters managed just 4 hits.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.197) went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Game Two: Tyler Carr gave up 2 hits in three innings. Abdallah Aris 1 run on 1 hit in three innings. He struck out five. Neither pitcher walked or hit a batter. The Cutters were 2 hit by the Muckdogs. Danny Mayer doubled. Brayan Gonzalez singled. And Jonathan Guzman walked.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.188) went 0-3
- #13 Francisco Morales (4-3, 5.52) – DNP
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) –
DSL Phillies Red (30-39) beat the Angels, 5-3.
DSL Phillies White (38-32) lost to the D-backs2, 3-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 22nd.
8/23/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Luis Avilan.
8/23/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right index finger blister.
8/23/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/23/18–Philadelphia recalled C Andrew Knapp from Lehigh Valley
8/23/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Ryan Goins from the 7-day DL
8/23/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/23/18–RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/23/18–RHP Jack Perkins assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Ethan Evanko assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/22/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Jose Taveras for assignment.
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