A lot of brass was in town today. So was Italian LHP Samuel Aldegheri and his family. He was here for his physical. It was cool seeing Sal Agostinelli acting as interpreter.
There were 3x as many scouts as normal. I don’t know who they were hear to see or what was being given away.
Marcus Lee Sang was caught stealing today. He got up using one of those Jason Statham moves where he flips from his back to his feet. Sorry, I can’t explain it better. the physics escapes me. But, it looked really cool.
Here’s how the teams are doing beyond their records.
The IronPigs have slipped to third place, 7.0 games behind.
Reading is in first place by 4.0 games.
Clearwater is in second place, trailing by 4.0 games. However, if Dunedin wins both halves, the Threshers are ahead of the next team by 2.0 games for the first tie-breaker.
Lakewood and Williamsport are in last place trailing by 10.0 games in their divisions.
GCL Phillies West is in first place in their division, 3.5 games ahead of the GCL Phillies East.
DSL Phillies Red is in first place by 1.0 game.
DSL Phillies White is in second place, trailing by 1.5 games.
Clearwater (14-13, 50-43) no game scheduled.
Lehigh Valley (46-46) beat Gwinnett, 12-6.
Jose Taveras pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out three. Josh Tols pitched 1.2 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out two. Kyle Dohy stranded two inherited runners but gave up a run on a solo HR. he struck out two. Fernando Salas pitched a clean inning. Connor Brogdon struck out one in one inning.
The IronPigs fell behind in the first inning and remained behind until a big eighth inning. They scored 2 runs in the third inning on Austin Listi’s 2-run double. They added a run in the fifth on Andrew Romine’s RBI single. They entered the eighth trailing 6-3 and scored 8 runs on a fielder’s choice, Logan Morrison’s bases-loaded HBP, Ali Castillo’s 2-run double, Phil Goselin’s RBI single, Romine’s 2-run double, Deivy Grullon’s sac fly. They tacked on a run in the ninth on Gosselin’s sac fly.
Romine (.297) had 3 hits and 3 RBI. Listi (.349), Gosselin (.314), and Castillo (.290) had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Jan Hernandez (.240) had 2 hits.
Reading (17-9, 56-37) beat Binghamton, 4-1.
Adonis Medina enhanced his trade value with seven, 3-hit innings. He allowed an unearned run, walked none, and struck out four. Jonathan hennigan pitched a scoreless inning. Addison Russ struck out two en route to his 14th save.
The Phils broke a scoreless tie with a run in the sixth inning on an RBI ground out ny Josh Stephen. They scored 2 runs in the seventh on a solo HR (4) by Austin Bossart and an RBI single by Alec Bohm. They added an insurance run in the ninth on Luke Williams’ pinch hit solo HR (6).
Every starting position player not named Gamboa (.180) had a hit. He went 0-3 with a walk.
Stephen, Hall, and Gomez each had a double.
Moniak (.267) went 1-4 with a walk and stole his 10th base. Bohm (.263) went 1-5. Randolph (.244) went 1-3 with a walk.
Lakewood (7-16, 36-57) lost to Delmarva, 4-2.
Manuel Silva gave up 4 runs on 5 hits in four innings. He walked 3 and struck out six.
Ethan Lindow tossed four, one-hit innings. He walked none and struck out three. Lindow threw 28 strikes in 38 pitches (73.7%). (In comparison, Silva threw 44 strikes in 75 pitches, 60.6%). Lindow’s 38 pitches in four innings is incredibly efficient. His percentage of strikes night be the highest I’ve seen for a pitcher who went three innings or more.
Lakewood closed to within a couple runs with 2 runs in the fifth on Carlos De la Cruz’ 2-run HR (3). Abrahan Gutierrez had 2 of the BlueClaws 5 hits. Luis Garcia (.193) and Rafael Marchan (.279) each went 0-4.
Williamsport (8-22) lost to Aberdeen, 4-3.
Tom Sutera pitched four, one-hit innings, walking none and striking out four. Carlos Francisco gave up just one run in two-plus innings scattering 6 hits, a HBP, and a walk. Jake Kinney stranded two inherited runners and struck out two in two innings. Alejandro Made blew the save and took the loss giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 0.2 innings.
The ACutters scored 2 runs in the seventh inning on Hunter Markwardt’s 2-run sac fly. They added a run in the eighth on Logan O’Hoppe’s RBI double.
Bryson Stott (.286) went 1-4. Might be time to bump him up a couple levels to get him away from the malaise of losing at Low-A and Full-A.
GCL Phillies East (8-6) beat the Yankees East, 5-4.
Carlos Betancourt got the start and pitched three innings. He gave up 3 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out five. His fastball was 91-93 and sat 92 mph. He threw his off speed pitches effectively. looked like a slider and curve.
Tyler Adams pitched one inning and gave up a hit and walk. His fastball was 90-91 mph. Carlos Francisco pitched two. two-hit innings. He struck out one and threw his fastball at 90-92 mph. It looked like it had some lateral waggle, left and right.
Brendan Bell walked 3 in 0.2 innings. His fastball was 89-93 mph. Looks like he throws a 4-seam and a cutter which dives left or right at the lower end of his range. Also has a slider and curve.
Chris Micheles came in and faced seven batters. He stranded 3 inherited runners in relief of Bell on a force out. He continued thru the next two innings, striking out four. He throws his fastball in a range of 86-88 mph. He sat 87-88 mph. He hides the ball well, dropping his arm and ball straight down behind his back leg before slinging it out of his shoulder. Very deceptive, sort of like Josh Tols, if that helps.
The Phillies scored two runs in the third inning on Jevi Hernandez’ bases loaded walk and Vito Friscia’s sac fly. They took the lead with 2 runs in the fourth on Wilfredo Flores’ RBI single and a fielding error. They took the lead in the seventh on Marcus Lee Sang’s RBI, line drive single.
Wilfredo Flores had 3 hits. Jose Mercado and Luis Matos had 2 hits each.
Flores is batting .450 in 10 games, 40 at bats. He has 2 XBH both doubles.
GCL Phillies West (12-3) no game scheduled.
Starlyn Castillo has recovered from a blister on his index finger and has begun throwing on the side.
DSL Phillies Red (23-10) beat the Nationals, 8-4.
DSL Phillies White (22-15) beat the Brewers2, 8-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 10th.
7/15/19 – Phillies signed free agent 1B Logan Morrison to a minor league contract
7/15/19 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/15/19 – C Nick Matera assigned to Lakewood from Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – 1B Logan Morrison assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – Phillies sent C Rob Brantly outright to Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – Reading placed RHP Mauricio Llovera on the 7-day IL
7/15/19 – 2B Brayan Gonzalez assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
7/14/19 – 1B Ryan Howard retired
7/14/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edubray Ramos from Lehigh Valley
7/14/19 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Alexis Rivero on the 7-day IL
7/14/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/14/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Tyler McKay on the 7-day IL retro to July 13th
7/14/19 – RHP Adam Leverett assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/14/19 – LHP Erik Miller assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/14/19 – SS Bryson Stott assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/13/19 – Phillies activated C J.T. Realmuto from the paternity list
7/13/19 – Phillies designated C Rob Brantly for assignment
7/13/19 – Phillies recalled CF Adam Haseley from Lehigh Valley
7/13/19 – Lehigh Valley activated C Deivy Grullon from the 7-day IL
7/13/19 – Reading activated RHP Mauricio Llovera from the 7-day IL
7/13/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jack Perkins on a rehab assignment to GCL West