A couple notable individual achievements last night. Spencer Howard made his Reading debut. He struck out ten batters in 4.2 innings and started the evening by striking out the side.
Lakewood’s Manuel Silva and Ethan Lindow pitched a combined shutout, walking none. Lindow thew just 49 pitches in four innings, 78.7% for strikes, and struck out six.
In Williamsport, Logan O’Hoppe has an 8-game hitting streak in which he is slashing .452/.438/.935/1.373 with 9 extra base hits. And, Chris Micheles (pronounced Michaels) threw 3.1 relief innings for a save, striking out five.
For your viewing pleasure, here are Howard’s first three strike outs in the first inning from Mitch Rupert.
Clearwater (18-20, 54-50) beat Charlotte, 6-5.
Andrew Brown induces a lot of ground balls. He started the night with a ground ball to third that resulted in an error that led to a couple first inning runs. He ended the evening with five innings pitched, 3 runs allowed (2 ER), 6 hits, and a walk. He got 12 ground ball outs. Kyle Arjona came in and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Austin Ross picked up the win with two, scoreless innings.
The Threshers scored single runs in the third and fifth innings on Daniel Brito’s sac fly and a balk. They tied thew game with 2 runs in the sixth on Nick Maton’s 2-run single. They tied and took the lead in the eighth on RBI singles by Madison Stokes and Matt Vierling.
Nick Maton (.285) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Matt Kroon (.218) went 2-2 with a run scored, triple, walk, and stolen base. Dalton Guthrie (.246) went 2-3.
The Stone Crabs final threat was erased when Simon Muzziotti caught a ball on the warning track and gunned the ball into second base to double up a runner who tried to tag up on the play. The double play meant the bases were empty when Wander Franco lined a single following the play.
Lehigh Valley (5-52) beat Norfolk, 11-2.
Enyel De Los Santos pitched seven, two-hit innings. He allowed one unearned run and 2 walks. Kyle Dohy pitched the final two innings and allowed a run on 2 hits.
The IronPigs scored 3 runs in the second innings on Malquin Canelo’s sac fly Ali Castillo’s 2-run double. They scored 3 runs in the fourth on Castillo’s RBI single, a double play, and Austin Listi’s RBI single. They tacked on 2 in the fifth on Shane Robinson’s 2-run HR (5). And 3 more in the seventh on Mitch Walding’s RBI double, a force out, and Deivy Grullon’s RBI double.
Ali Gosselin and Ali Castillo had 3 hits each. Shane Robinson and Mitch Walding had 2 hits each. Castillo had 3 RBI and Gosselin had 2 RBI.
Reading (22-14, 61-43) lost to New Hampshire, 5-1.
Spencer Howard went 4.2 innings in his AA debut. He allowed one run on n4 hits while walking two and striking out ten. He threw 82 pitches, 55 strikes (67.1%). He struck out the side in the first, and struck out three in the second. His FB was clocked at 98 mph on several pitches.
Jonathan Hennigan allowed 4 runs on 4 hits on 2 walks. Jake Hernandez tossed a perfect eighth. The Phils scored their only run in the sixth inning on Alec Bohm’s RBI single. Luke Williams (.225) went 3-4 with a run scored and 3 doubles. Josh Stephen (.263) went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks.
Lakewood (13-20, 42-61) beat Greenville, 2-0.
Manny Silva (4.12) and Ethan Lindow (2.40) combined to shut out Greenville. Silva pitched five innings of one-hit ball, striking out five. Lindow earned his second save with four shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and struck out six. He threw 49 pitches and 37 strikes (78.7%).
The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the fourth inning on RBI singles by Hunter Stovall and Yerwin Trejo.
The BlueClaws had 11 hits. Five Claws had 2 hits each – Rafael Marchan (.271), Malvin Matos (.222), Seth Lancaster (.227), Stovall (.235), and Trejo (.244).
Williamsport (13-27) beat Batavia, 5-3.
Brett Schulze opened with two, shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits and walked one. He struck out four. Spencer Van Scoyoc pitched one inning, walked three, but got the win. Anton Kuznetsov gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 2.2 innings. Chris Micheles finished with 3.1 scoreless innings, stranded an inherited runner, struck out five, and earned his 1st save.
The Cutters opened the scoring in the second inning on DJ Stewart’s sac fly. They pushed the lead out to 4 with 3 runs in the sixth on Logan O’Hoppe’s 2-run double and Herbert Iser’s RBI double. They added an insurance run in the ninth on a throwing error.
Logan O’Hoppe (.269) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI.
Herbert Iser added 2 hits, a run scored, and an RBI.
GCL Phillies East (12-9) double header postponed.
GCL Phillies West (15-7) suspended leading the Yankees East, 7-1 in the fourth inning.
Eduar Segovia pitched two, one-run innings. He allowed 2 hits and struck out three. They scored 4 runs in the second inning on Luis Rojas’ sac fly with a fielding error, a ground out, and Edgar Made’s RBI single. They scored one in the third on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double. They added 2 in the fourth on solo HRs by Edgar Made (1) and Andrick Nava (1). Made (.277) had gone 3-3 with 2 RBI when the game was suspended.
DSL Phillies Red (30-12) beat the Mets1, 8-3.
DSL Phillies White (27-20) lost to the Mets2, 8-4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 26th … there are 397 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (7/26)
- organization’s injury list (7/26)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (7/26)
7/26/19 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/26/19 – Clearwater activated C Jack Conley from the 7-day IL
7/26/19 – Clearwater placed C Rodolfo Duran on the 7-day IL
7/26/19 – LHP Chris Micheles assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/26/19 – GCL West sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/26/19 – DSL White released RHP Cristofer Cruz
7/26/19 – SS Erick Brito assigned to DSL White
7/26/19 – 1B Arturo De Freitas assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
7/26/19 – RHP Raul Mendoza assigned to DSL Red
7/26/19 – Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL White from DSL Phillies Red
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