Just a few random things before the recaps.
Tuesday, Trenton completed a suspended game from May 30th. They trailed 6-0 when the game was halted. They completed and lost the seven inning game. No big deal, right? Unless you’re Reading. Trenton and Reading finished the first half tied. Because the Thunder played 2 less games, they had a better winning percentage. But, this loss changes their first half record, and the finished a half game behind Reading. Not too late to do the right thing Eastern League.
More current dates for Instructs and AFL.
- September 8, 2019 – Coaches and players report for Instructs
- September 9, 2019 – Instructs’ workouts begin
- September 18, 2019 – beginning of the Arizona Fall League
- October 12, 2019 – Arizona Fall Stars Game
- October 26, 2019 – Arizona Fall League Championship Game
New player at the Complex. A 6’7 RHP, Jaylen Eichler. Looks like he played basketball in high school. I found this online. It was published a year ago. That would make him 20-years-old now.
Clearwater (19-22, 55-52) lost to Florida, 2-0.
Jerad Eickhoff opened for the Threshers and threw two rehab innings. He allowed no runs, two hits, and struck out two. Oscar Marcelino pitched one scoreless inning and allowed a hit and 2 walks, striking out two. Jack Perkins pitched four, no-hit innings allowing 2 walks and striking out four. Keylan Killgore took the loss with one, 2-run inning. He walked two, gave up a double, a sac fly, and struck out one.
The Threshers managed just 3 singles – Guthrie, Stokes, and Muzziotti. Maton drew 2 walks. Muzziotti stole his 17th base.
Lehigh Valley (51-55) lost to Pawtucket, 7-5.
Damon Jones pitched 5 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He sgtruck out two. All the runs came on a 3-run HR in the third inning by Rusney Castillo. Connor Brogdon followed with 1.1 innings of 2-run ball that earned him the loss. His 2 runs both scored on a HR. Tom Windle camde in to strand a runner and pitch 1.2 shutout innings. JD Hammer gave up another 2-run HR in the ninth.
The IronPigs scored single runs in three different inings. They scored on a Deivy Grullon RBI single in thre first inning. They scored on Rob Brantly’s solo HR (5) in the fourth. And, they scored on Phil Gosselin’s game-tying, sac fly in the fifth. Brantly (.297) had 3 of the IronPigs 5 hits.
Reading (24-17, 63-46) lost to Bowie, 6-5.
Jose Taveras pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits and 2 walks. He struck out one. Aaron Brown allowed an inherited runner to score and gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings on 2 hits and 2 walks with 2 strike outs. Grant Dyer pitched a clean inning.
The Phils scored a run in the first inning on Darick Hall’s RBI double. They scored 2 runs in the fifth on Luke Williams’ RBI bunt single and Josh Stephen’s sac fly. Alec Bohm hit a solo HR (8) in the seventh. And, they scored a run in the eighth on an error.
Mickey Moniak went 2-5 and a stolen base (14). Darick Hall went 2-2 with a double, RBI, and 3 walks.
Lakewood (16-20, 45-61) no game scheduled.
Williamsport (14-29) lost to Connecticut, 3-2.
Hsin-Chieh Lin pitched 3.2 innings. He gave up one run on a solo HR, walked four, and struck out three. Jose Conopoima went 3.1 innings scattering 4 hits and striking out one. Brian Marconi pitched 0.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Anton Kuznetsov got the final two outs and stranded 3 inherited runners.
The Cutters scored a run in the fourth on Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single. They scored another run in the eighth on Herbert Iser’s sac fly. Fassnacht and Kendall Simmons had 2 hits each of the Cutters 6 hits.
GCL Phillies East (13-11) lost to the Tigers West, 6-0.
Starlyn Castillo made his second appearance and pitched two innings. He allowed one run on one hit and struck out two. Brenden Kudlinski didn’t get an out and walked 4 batters, all of whom scored. One on a wild pitch and one on a steal of home after a walk. Andy Reyes came in and allowed the two inherited runners to score. His line doesn’t look too bad (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB), however it was a cluster – WP, BB, SF, 1B, HBP, DP. Jordi Martinez got two outs and gave up a run on 3 hits. Engel Estevez came of the RL and stranded 2 inherited runners and went 2.1 innings, walking one and striking out one. Juan Geraldo tossed two clean innings.
The East batters were held to 3 hits – a double by Flores (.414) and single by Lee Sang and Friscia. Lee Sang stole his 5th base and also walked.
GCL Phillies West (16-10) beat the Blue Jays, 2-1 in ten innings in a balk off.
Another day of superb pitching at the Complex. Daniel Vilchez opened and threw four, one-run innings. He allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out three. He threw his FB 88-91 mph and showed a change up. Josh Gessner made his second appearance and threw a perfect inning. He threw 15 pitches and got 2 strike outs and a ground out. He threw his FB 88-90 but got both his Ks swinging at 77 mph off speed pitches (the charter said change up).
Austin Crowson followed with his best outing of the season. He pitched two, no-hit innings, walking one, and striking out three. His FB was only 85-87 today, but had some knee-buckling, bat-freezing off speed stuff. Robinson Martinez came off the restricted list and pitched one, one-hit inning. He struck out one and threw his FB 91-96 mph. Fernando Lozano pitched the final two innings and got the win. He allowed one hit, struck out a batter, and kept the OT runner from scoring in the tenth.
The Phillies tied the game with a run in the sixth inning on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI single. The won in the tenth with Greenwalt at the plate and the bases loaded and one out on a game-ending balk. Hence the above mentioned balk off.
Edgar Made, Rixon Wingrove, and JC Smith had 2 hits each. With runners on the corners in the tenth, third baseman Edgar Made started an around the horn double play. Wingrove stretched to dig out Jose Rivera’s throw to thwart the Jays. In the bottom of the tenth, struggling Tucker Maxwell did what the Jays couldn’t. He got the sac bunt down. He did so well, he beat the throw for a hit AND got the runner into scoring position.
DSL Phillies Red (33-12) beat the Rockies, 3-2.
DSL Phillies White (29-21) beat the Cardinals Red, 7-6 in ten innings.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 30th … there are 399 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (7/30)
- organization’s injury list (7/30)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (7/30)
7/30/19 – Phillies optioned Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – 3B Mitch Walding designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/30/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
7/30/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated 1B Logan Morrison from the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – C Jack Conley assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/30/19 – Reading placed C Nerluis Martinez on the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – RHP Jack Perkins assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/30/19 – C Rafael Marchan assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – C Juan Aparicio assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/30/19 – C Mitchell Edwards assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/30/19 – RHP Engel Estevez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/30/19 – GCL West activated RHP Robinson Martinez from the RL
7/29/19 – Reading Fightin Phils activated C Nerluis Martinez from the 7-day IL
7/29/19 – Phillies trade C Austin Bossart to the Mets for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations
7/29/19 – RHP Yacksel Rios designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/29/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/29/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/29/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/29/19 – RHP DJ Jefferson assigned to GCL East
7/28/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Jose Taveras activated by Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/27/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Williamsport from Lakedwood
7/27/19 – San Diego traded LF Jose Pirela to Phillies for cash
7/27/19 – LF Jose Pirela assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/27/19 – Lehigh Valley placed OF Jan Hernandez on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/27/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport