I was a little bothered at the response to the Ochart interview and excerpts I provided yesterday. I spent a lot of time finding a way to present Mitch Rupert’s tweets in a contiguous fashion. The comments were puzzling.
Sorry, I read the comments over 12 hours ago, and they still bother me. It’s 3:00 AM as I type this. There are hundreds of players’ family members that come here to find out what’s going on. I’m sure they enjoyed learning about the hitting stuff.
Clearwater (17-20, 53-50) beat Charlotte, 5-3.
Colton Eastman pitched seven innings. He held the powerful Stone Crabs line up to 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk.He struck out four.. All three runs he allowed came on 2 long balls in the third and fourth innings. He threw just 84 pitches in those three innings (53 strikes, 64%). His fastball was 88-91 mph.
Oscar Marcelino did his best to thwart the Threshers’ come back, walking the bases loaded in the eighth. He threw 2 wild pitches and benefited from a base running error by wunderkind Wander Franco. Tyler Carr relieved to strike out the final out of the eighth. He pitched perfect in the ninth, recording two more strike outs.
The Threshers opened the scoring in the first inning on Nick Maton’s RBI double. They came from behind with 4 runs in the seventh on Matt Kroon’s RBI single, a force out, and Nick Matera’s 2-run double.
There were a lot of scouts, local media (other than me), and even ESPN on hand. Top prospect Wander Franco led off for Charlotte. Easman got him on two easy ground balls his first two at bats, one grounded softly into a shift to SS Nick Maton and the other on a soft come backer to the mound. He singled on a fly ball to center in the sixth and advanced to second on a HBP. He was walked by Marcelino in the eighth and moved to second on a wild pitch. But, he was retired on a fielder’s choice by third baseman Madison Stokes (unassisted) with no trailing runner on first base.
Lehigh Valley (49-52) beat Toledo, 5-4 in a ten inning walk off.
Damon Jones made his third start with the MLB ball. His line reads like he’s still trying to adjust to it. Four runs in 3.2 innings on 4 hits and 4 walks with 3 strike outs. He threw 40 strikes in 75 pitches (53.3%). The bull pen rallied to shutout the Mud Hens on 4 hits over the next 6.1 innings, walking just one and striking out four. Tyler Gilbert allowed 3 hits in two innings. Austin Davis pitched 1.1 no-hit innings. JD Hammer allowed a hit in one inning. Edgar Garcia allowed a walk in one inning.
And, Connor Brogdon picked up his first AAA win with a perfect inning. An inning in which the OT runner was placed on second base to start the inning. He also struck out a batter to end the inning. He needed just 9 pitches and threw 6 strikes.
The IronPigs overcame a 4-run deficit. They scored a run in the fifth inning on Phil Gosselin’s RBI single. They scored again on Shane Robinson’s sac fly in the sixth. They tied the game with 2 runs in the ninth on Ali Castillo’s bases-loaded, two-out, 2-run single. They walked off in the tenth on Matt McBride’s RBI single.
Reading (22-13, 61-42) lost to New Hampshire, 9-1.
Gustavo Armas got clobbered. He gave up 8 runs in three innings on 8 hits and 3 walks. He struck out three. Garrett Cleavinger lasted 2.1 innings. He gave up a run on 2 hits and 4 walks. He struck out five. Jeff Singer allowed 2 hits in 1.2 innings, but allowed one of three inherited runners to score. Luke Leftwich pitched a perfect, one-strike out inning in his first action after coming off the IL.
The Phils scored one run on Josh Stephen’s solo HR (7) in the ninth inning. He went 2-4 with a walk. The team had 8 its but went 1-13 with RISP.
Lakewood (12-20, 41-61) lost to Charleston, 4-3.
Victor Santos pitched five innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Francisco Morales pitched three innings. He gave up 2 runs on 2 bhits and 3 walks. He struck out three. Omar Maldonado pitched a one-hit, scoreless inning.
The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the third inning on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI triple and Luis Garcia’s sac fly. They scored again in the eighth on a ground out. They managed just 3 hits.
Williamsport (12-27) beat Auburn, 6-2.
Leonel Aponte pitched four shutout innings. He gave up 2 hits, walked none, and struck out two. Tyler Burch pitched three innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, walked none, and struck out two. Alejandro Made pitched two, shutout innings. He gave up a hit and a walk as he picked up his 2nd save.
The Cutters scored a run in the first inning on Logan O’Hoppe’s solo HR (5). They scored twice in the third on Bryson Stott’s RBI double and O’Hoppe’s sac fly. They added 3 insurance runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Juan Aparicio and O’Hoppe and Hunter Hearn’s RBI double.
GCL Phillies East (12-9) postponed, rescheduled for August 2nd.
GCL Phillies West (15-7) postponed, rescheduled for August 2nd.
DSL Phillies Red (29-12) beat the Nationals, 11-3.
DSL Phillies White (27-19) lost to the Cubs2, 6-5 and dropped a game out of first place.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 25th … there are 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (7/25)
- organization’s injury list (7/25)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (7/25)
7/25/19 – Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/24/19 – Phillies placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day IL, right hip flexor strain
7/24/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/24/19 – Lehigh Valley placed Logan Morrison on the 7-day IL
7/22/19 – RHP Connor Seabold assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/22/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/22/19 – Reading placed RHP Luis Carrasco on the 7-day IL
7/22/19 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/22/19 – RHP Dylan Castaneda assigned to GCL West
7/22/19 – LHP Cam Beauchamp assigned to GCL East
7/22/19 – Kyle Dohy assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/22/19 – Austin Davis activated by Lehigh Valley
7/21/19 – Phillies signed free agent LHP Drew Smyly
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