The Clearwater Threshers (76-59) beat Fort Myers, 10-2. Mauricio Llovera (8-7, 3.72) pitched six innings allowing one earned run on five hits and 2 walks. He struck out nine. Jonathan Hennigan (1.53) pitched two scoreless innings. J.D. Hammer (3.12) pitched a scoreless inning.
The Threshers provided all kinds of support. The mashed 19 hits including six, multi-hit games. They collected 2 doubles, 2 HR, 3 walks, a hit batter, and only struck out five times. They were 6 for 16 with RISP.
Mickey Moniak (.269) returned to the line up and had 4 hits, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Raul Rivas (.247) had 3 hits, a solo HR (3), a walk, and 2 RBI. Kevin Markham (.259) had 3 hits, an RBI, and a walk. Brian Mims (.275) 3 hits, a double, and 2 RBI. Jose Gomez (.220) had 2 hits, a run scored, and a double. Grenny Cumana (.291) had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, a stolen base, and an RBI. Kyle Martin (.199) hit a 2-run HR (6).
Llovera also picked a runner off first base.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
- #3 Adonis Medina (10-4, 4.12)
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.269) went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, RBI
- #12 Daniel Brito (.247) entered as a defensive replacement and went 0-2 with a K
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.219) DNP
- #17 Jose Gomez (.220) went 2-6 with a run scored, double
- #20 David Parkinson (3-0, 1.24) –
Lehigh Valley (82-55) Cole Irvin (14-4, 2.57) rode a 3-run sixth inning to a 3-1 win over Rochester. The victory extended his franchise-leading record to 14 wins. Irvin pitched six, three-hit, shutout innings. He walked one and struck out five. Ben Lively (2.47) pitched an inning and gave up a run. Tyler Gilbert (3.63) and Pedro Beato (3.09) eached pitched a no-hit, shutout inning. Beato surpassed his franchise record with his 34th save.
The IronPigs collected four hits and a walk. Their big rally was a fielding error, a walk, and Joey Meneses’ three-run HR (23). J.P. Crawford (.229) went 1-4 with a double. Zach Green (.252) went 1-3.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.91) –
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-5, 2.63) –
- #10 Cole Irvin (14-4, 2.57) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, game score 73
- #15 Roman Quinn accumulated enough days on active roster to lose prospect status
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.246) DNP
- #21 Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.75) –
- #28 Tom Eshelman (2-13, 5.83) –
Reading (64-70) lost to Trenton, 3-2. All runs were scored in the first inning. Neither pitcher got out of the first. Blake Quinn (0-2, 10.80) last 2/3 of an inning. He gave up 3 runs on one hit and 5 walks. Quinn loaded the bases with one out on two walks and a single. He gave up a sac fly for the second out, but then walked 3 batters, forcing in two more runs. Jose Taveras (5.95) came in with the bases loaded and got a strike out to end the inning. He went on to pitch 3 more shutout innings, striking out five. Seth McGarry (4.11) followed with three shutout innings and another five strike outs. Kyle Dohy (6.00) finished with a no-hit inning.
The Phils were held to 3 hits. Darrick Hall had two of them.. Damek Tomscha had the other. The Phils bounced the Thunder starter in the first with an Austin Listi one-out walk, a wild pitch, Tomscha’s RBI double, another wild pitch, an RBI single by Darrick Hall, and a two-out walk.
Both offenses were impotent the rest of the way. Reading had a rally scuttled when a runner was thrown out stealing. The Thunder had a runner thrown out at thye plate by Jan Hernandez. And, the game ended with Jose Pujols caught stealing.
I’ve heard that Cornelius Randolph tweaked his hamstring, and it is unlikely that he is in the line up for Reading the rest of the way. I wonder if he could be added to Lehigh Valley? (Update: Randolph has improved, he may play tonight.)
And, one last time. The Phillies do not make public why a player is added to the Temporarily Inactive List. I laid out the conditions in the MLR that might cause a player to be added to the TIL a few days ago. It’s very likely a personal family matter. So, don’t yell at me on Twitter, dude. This is a case where you don’t have a right to know.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.316) Temporarily Inactive List
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-4, 6.00) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.244) DNP
- #24 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.67)
Lakewood (85-50) lost to Delmarva, 3-1. Julian Garcia (2.54) gave up one run on 4 hits and 2 walks in six innings. He struck out seven. Ismael Cabrera (6.23) pitched two no-hit innings, striking out four. Luis Carrasco (5-2, 3.25) took the loss giving up 2 runs on one hit and 4 walks. Matt Vierling (.294) had 2 hits, a double, and an RBI.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.223) 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 (9-8, 3.79) –
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #30 Nick Maton (.259) DNP
Williamsport (31-42) lost to Auburn, 6-2. Ben Brown (0-2, 7.04) had another rough outing in his second start with for the Cutters. He gave up 3 runs in 2.2 innings and was relieved with the bases loaded in the third inning. Ethan Evanko (1.50) stranded three inherited runners and pitched three, one-run innings. Eric White (13.50) came in to strand two inherited runners, but pitched an additional inning where he gave up a run. Keylan Kilgore (0.81) struck out the side in his inning. The Shocker has 29 strike outs in 22.1 innings, 10 saves in 10 opportunities, a 0.72 WHIP, and just 5 walks.
The Cutters had 6 hits. Matt Kroon (.250 had two in four at bats. Alec Bohm and Keudy Bocio (.213) had RBIs.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.216) went 1-4 with an RBI
- #13 Francisco Morales (4-4, 5.36) –
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) –
The GCL Phillies East finished in first place in the GCL North Division with a 30-24 record. They lost a one-game semifinal on the road against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 3.64) made 10 appearances, 8 starts. In limited action, he pitched 29.2 innings. In a SSS, he posted a 1.180 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 5.5 K/9.
The GCL Phillies West finished in second place in the GCL Northwest Division with a 30-24 (.556) record.
- #14 Luis Garcia finished the season with a league best .369 AVG. His .433 OBP placed third, his .488 SLG placed 13th, and his .921 OPS placed seventh. These were not only team leading but also the best of both Phillies GCL entries. Garcia’s 33 runs scored were fourth in the league following team mate Yerwin Trejo’s 40. He led the league with 62 hits. Placed second with 32 RBI. Trejo’s 23 stolen bases led the league, Garcia had 12.
The DSL Phillies Red finished the season 31-40 (.437) in fifth place in the DSL South Division.
The DSL Phillies White finished the season 39-33 (.542) in fourth place in the DSL San Pedro Division.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 31st.
8/29/18–Lehigh Valley placed 2B Trevor Plouffe on the 7-day DL
8/28/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Mark Leiter Jr. for assignment.
8/28/18–Philadelphia optioned C Andrew Knapp to Lehigh Valley
8/28/18–New York Mets traded RF Jose Bautista to Philadelphia for Player To Be Named Later or cash
8/28/18–Lehigh Valley activated RHP Ben Lively from the 7-day DL
8/28/18–Lakewood placed LHP Will Stewart on the 7-day DL. Left shin contusion.
8/28/18–RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/28/18–Lakewood sent LHP Kyle Young on a rehab assignment to Williamsport
8/27/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
8/27/18–Philadelphia traded 1B Jack Zoellner to Baltimore for Future Considerations
8/27/18–Lehigh Valley placed Jesse Valentin on the 7-day DL. Right hamstring strain.
8/27/18–Lehigh Valley activated C Nick Rickles from the 7-day DL
8/27/18–RHP Blake Quinn assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/27/18–RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Reading from Williamsport
8/27/18–RHP Eric White assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.