There were several individual and team highlights last night. Spencer Howard turned in yet another powerful performance for Clearwater. I’m not sure that I’ll get to see him pitch during the Threshers’ next home stand. Lakewood’s Ethan Lindow had another excellent outing. I expect the 20-year-old will be making an appearance at Spectrum Field before the end of the season.
Reading produced four solo HRs in a losing effort. Lehigh Valley rallied from way behind in another losing effort. Williamsport got superb relief pitching in an extra-inning win. Clearwater and Lehigh Valley also got strong, back end pitching from their relief corps.
And, the GCL teams played tough against each other.
Clearwater (15-16, 51-46) beat St. Lucie, 3-0.
Spencer Howard (2-1, 1.29) was impressive last night. He pitched six innings of 2-hit baseball against a pretty good St. Lucie team. In addition to holding the Mets scoreless, Howard walked none and struck out four. He needed just 66 pitches and threw 52 strikes (78.8%).
Keylan Killgore maintained the shutout with a scoreless inning, striking out two. Zach Warren completed the combined shutout with two, 1-2-3 innings, striking out one while notching his sixth save.
The Threshers broke through with three runs in the fifth inning to enable Howard to be the pitcher of record. They scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Maton to start the scoring. Rodolfo Duran legged out an RBI triple to plate the second run. And, Matt Vierling closed out he offense with an RBI single.
Duran went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI. Dalton Guthrie went 2-3 with a run scored. The Threshers collected seven total hits and went 3-6 with RISP.
Lehigh Valley (47-50) lost to Norfolk, 12-11.
Damon Jones got kicked around by the Tides and probably put to bed any discussion of a Phillies’ start for a while. Jones was allowed to throw 51 pitches in one plus innings. He faced seven batters in the second without recording an out. His line was an ugly one inning pitched, five hits, eighth runs, two walks, two hit batters, two strike outs and a wild pitch. Kyle Dohy came in and threw gasoline to put out the fire. He allowed an inherited runner to score and gave up four runs on four hits, two walks, and a balk. He did strike out six. Tyler Gilbert pitched 1.1 scoreless innings but allowed one of two inherited runners to score.
Connor Brogdon pitched two scoreless innings and Yacksel Rios pitched one scoreless while the offense rallied.
Lehigh actually scored first on Andrew Romine’s solo HR (7) in the first inning. They had a 4-1 lead in the second after Malquin Canelo’s 3-run HR (2). After being buried with an 8-run deficit, they battled back but fell short with 2 runs in the fifth on Ali Castillo’s RBI triple and a ground out; two runs in the seventh on Deivy Grullon’s 2-run HR (13); one run in the eighth on a ground out; and two runs in the ninth on Shane Robinson’s RBI double and Logan Morrison’s RBI single.
Phil Gosselin (.354) had 3 hits. Robinson (.278) had 2 hits.
Reading (20-10, 59-38) lost to Hew Hampshire, 9-4.
David Parkinson took the hard luck loss. He tossed five, one-hit innings striking out seven. But, he also gave up 2 runs and walked four and hit two batters. Aaron Brown led a series of relievers who gave up at least two runs each. Brown gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in two innings. Grant Dyer gave up 3 runs on 3 hits in one inning. Luis Carrasco gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in one inning.
The Phils scored all of their runs off the long ball, four of them. Alec Bohm hit solo HRs (6 and 7) in the fourth and seventh innings. Luke Williams (7) hit a solo HR in the eighth. And, Josh Stephen hit a solo HR (6) in the ninth.
Bohm (.286) went 2-4. Stephen (.255) also went 2-4. They had 4 of the Phils’ six hits. Arquimedes Gamboa (.183) had the other hit, a double, and 2 walks.
Lakewood (10-18, 39-59) lost to Kannapolis, 4-2.
Ethan Lindow (2.51) had his own impressive night. He pitched five, one-run innings against the Intimidators. He surrendered four hits, walked none, and struck out four. He needed just 63 pitches and threw 52 strikes (82.5%).
Manuel Silva piggybacked the following three innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits. He walked one and struck out four.
The BlueClaws tied the game in the seventh inning when Malvin Matos was hit by a pitched ball and Ben Pelletier drew a walk with the bases loaded. The Claws used three singles to load the bases. They managed just 2 other hits in the game, both doubles. They were 1-8 with RISP (that one came in the eighth inning to load the bases).
Cole Stobbe went 2-4 with a double. Luis Garcia went 0-4.
Williamsport (10-24) beat State College, 5-4 in ten innings.
Junior Tejada gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 2.2 innings. He struck out four. Rafael Carvajal struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings. Brett Schulze struck out three in two scoreless innings. Spencer Van Scoyoc struck out four in three innings. And, Anton Kuznetsov allowed the OT runner to score but held on for the win.
The Cutters rallied from an early 3-0 deficit with single runs in the seventh thru ninth innings on an RBI ground out, Juan Aparicio’s RBI double, and Johan Rojas’ game-tying, RBI single. They opened up a 2-run lead in the tenth on Logan O’Hoppe’s 2-run double, and held on for the win.
Bryson Stott (.263) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a triple.
Aparicio (.337) had 3 hits, a double, and an RBI.
O’Hoppe had 3 RBI (15).
Corbin Williams stole his 18th base, newcomer Johan Rojas stole his second.
GCL Phillies East (11-9) lost to GCL Phillies West (14-5), 5-3 in a tightly contested contest that the West finally put away with 3 runs in the bottom eighth. Nicoly Pina came in to salt away the victory with two strike outs in the ninth.
Carlos Betancourt started for the East and pitched into the fourth inning. He gave up 2 runs in the second inning and allowed 5 hits overall. He walked none and struck out three in 3.1 innings. Juan Geraldo stranded 2 inherited runners in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings of one-hit ball. He walked one and struck out five. Gabriel Cotto was deserted by his fielders and to an equal extent, himself. He struck out two batters in the seventh but also had to escape two errors and a balk. He wasn’t so lucky in the eighth. A lead off error and a double tied the game. After a fly out, a wild pitch and a walk ended his day. Maikel Garrido came in and got the second out but then gave up the game-tying hit.
Luis Pacheco started for the West and went 3.2 innings. He was charged with 2 runs on 5 hits, a walk, and 5 strike outs. Fernando Lozano allowed an inherited runner to score and gave up another run in 2.1 innings on one hit, one walk, and 3 strike outs. Riley Wilson pitched a scoreless inning with 2 strike outs. Josh Hendrickson followed with a scoreless inning and one strike out. Nicoly Pina earned his third save with a perfect ninth. He threw his fastball 92-96 mph, struck out two batters, and punctuated the final out with a 97 mph FB for his second K.
The scoring came in bunches. West scored twice in the second inning on RBI singles by Sal Gozzo and Luis Rojas. The East countered with 3 runs in the fourth on Jevi Hernandez’ RBI triple and Jose Mercado’s 2-run triple. East’s 3-2 lead held until West scored 3 runs in the eighth on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double and Luis Rojas 2-run single.
Marcus Lee Sang went 2-3 for the East. Jevi Hernandez went 1-3 with a triple, walk, and stolen base. Hernandez threw out a runner at third from RF.
JC Smith went 2-3 with 2 doubles, an HBP, and 2 stolen bases for West. Luis Rojas went 2-3 with 2 RBI, a walk, and a stolen base. The West stole 6 bases in 7 attempts. Jadiel Sanchez threw out a runner at the plate from LF to end the first inning. Josh Hendrickson picked a runner off first base.
DSL Phillies Red (26-12) lost to the Cardinals Blue, 11-2.
DSL Phillies White (25-17) lost to the D-backs2, 7-5.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 20th …
- organization’s rosters (7/20)
- organization’s injury list (7/17)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (7/20)
7/20/19 – Phillies optioned RHP JD Hammer to Lehigh Valley
7/20/19 – Minnesota traded RHP Mike Morin to Phillies for cash
7/20/19 – RHP Omar Maldonado assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/19/19 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/19/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/19/19 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/19/19 – Clearwater sent RHP Waylon Richardson on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/19/19 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/19/19 – RHP Albertus Barber assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/19/19 – Johan Rojas assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/19/19 – OF Tucker Maxwell assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
7/19/19 – Lakewood activated Gilmael Troya
7/19/19 – Cam Beauchamp activated by GCL West from GCL East
7/19/19 – Carlos Hernandez released by DSL Red
7/19/19 – Phillies signed Int’l FA Jarol Martinez to a futures contract to DSL Red
7/18/19 – Phillies optioned LHP Austin Davis to Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – OF Jadiel Sanchez assigned to GCL West
7/18/19 – GCL West activated RHP Josh Gessner from the restricted list
7/18/19 – C Mitchell Edwards assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/18/19 – RHP Starlyn Castillo assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/18/19 – LHP Nathanael Bido assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
7/18/19 – RHP Cristofer Adames assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
7/18/19 – Clearwater assigned C Edgar Cabral from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
7/18/19 – Clearwater assigned LHP Kyle Young from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
7/18/19 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to DSL Red from GCL West
7/17/19 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Clearwater placed C Jack Conley on the 7-day IL
7/17/19 – C Nick Matera assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/17/19 – Phillies signed Int’l FA Christopher Burke to a futures contract with GCL East
7/17/19 – Yacksel Rios activated by Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Rob Brantly activated by Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Joshua Gessner activated by GCL West
7/16/19 – Phillies assigned Edubray Ramos to the 10-day IL
7/16/19 – Phillies recalled Austin Davis Lehigh Valley
7/16/19 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
7/16/19 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/16/19 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/16/19 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Clearwater from GCL West
7/16/19 – Clearwater sent Waylon Richardson on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/16/19 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to DSL Red
7/15/19 – Jadiel Sanchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/15/19 – DSL Red activated Uziel Viloria
7/15/19 – DSL Red released Noelis Moreno
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 – 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