Just a quick note. The Phillies fielded five home grown players last night in Arizona – 1B Hoskins, 2B Hernandez, 3B Kingery, LF Haseley, and CF Quinn. The four from elsewhere were winning pitcher Velasquez, his battery mate Realmuto, SS Segura, and RF Harper.
The GCL Phillies East spun a no hitter using 5 different pitchers – Jonas De La Cruz (2nd rehab appearance), Starlyn Castillo (3rd appearance), Engel Estevez (2nd appearance), Cameron Beauchamp (debut), and Brendan Bell (the veteran making his 8th appearance). They had a 12.1 combined innings among them before this game.
The Williamsport Crosscutters have won ten of their last twelve games and have a six game winning streak.
The Reading Phils have a 4-game winning streak and are currently 5.0 games ahead of the second place team, have the best overall record, and finished a half game ahead of the first half winners (not a mis-print).
And, The Lakewood BlueClaws are playing better and getting better results, winning 9 of their last 13 games.
Clearwater (20-27, 56-57) lost to Dunedin, 6-2. Jack Perkins opened and didn’t fare too well in his second Advanced A appearance. He gave up 4 runs in the second inning of his two-inning outing. Oscar Marcelino came in and gave up 2 runs in the first of his two innings. Kyle Arjona and Keylan Killgore kept the Jays off the board the rest of the way, each throwing two scoreless innings.
The Threshers runs came on solo HRs by Luke Miller (4) in the third and Matt Vierling (5) in the ninth. Dalton Guthrie (.345 in his last ten games) and Simon Muzziotti had 2 hits each.
Lehigh Valley (53-58) no game scheduled.
Reading (28-17, 67-46) no game scheduled.
Lakewood (19-23, 48-64) beat Asheville, 4-2. Victor Santos pitched five strong innings. He gave up one run on 3 hits and struck out four. Francisco Morales tossed three innings and gave up one run on 5 hits and struck out five. Mark Potter earned his 7th save with a perfect inning.
The BlueClaws hit 3 HRs. After Abrahan Gutierrez drove ib a first inning run with an RBI single, Cole Stobbe hits solo HRs (12) in the third and eighth. Jonathan Guzman hit a solo HR (3) in the fifth. Guzman (.257) went 3-5. Mccarthy Tatum (.303), Abrahan Gutierrez (.256), Stobbe (.195), and Ben Pelletier (.194) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (19-29) beat Batavia, 9-3. Leonel Aponte didn’t get out of the first inning, giving up 2 runs and throwing 32 pitches. Rafael Carvajal took over and tossed 3.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Burch gave up a run in 3.1 innings, striking out four. Brian Marconi tossed 1.2 scoreless innings to preserve the victory.
The Crosscutters scored 4 runs in the first inning on Logan O’Hoppe’s bases loaded walk, Kendall Simmons sac fly, and DJ Stewart’s 2-run double. They added 2 runs in the fifth on Simmons’ 2-run HR (7). They tacked on 3 runs in the sixth on Nate Fassnacht’s 2-run double and a wild pitch.
Fassnacht (.208) and Stewart (.263) had 2 hits each. O’Hoppe and Stewart each stole their third bases. Stewart had an outfield assist at second. Burch picked a runner off first.
Logan O’Hoppe is batting .351 in his last ten games with a HR and 9 RBI.
GCL Phillies East (16-15) no-hit the Blue Jays, 8-1. Five Phillies hurlers combined to no-hit the Blue Jays. Jonas De La Cruz opened with a rehab inning and retired the side in order. His fastball was once again in the low 90s, topping out at 94 mph.
Starlyn Castillo pitched the next three innings. He allowed no hits, walked one batter each inning, and struck out three. His fast ball was 91-94 mph and sat 92-93 mph. He also displayed a nice slider, getting his first strike out looking at one. His first walk was caught stealing by Vito Friscia to end the second inning. His second walk to lead off the third advanced on a balk, ground out, and sac fly. His third walk came with two out in the fourth and never advanced.
Engel Estevez pitched the fifth thru seventh innings. He walked a batter who was also erased on a stealing attempt by Friscia. Estevez’ fastball was 90-92, but sat mostly at 90 mph. He also relied on a slider and used it early in counts.
Cameron Beauchamp (beechum) made his debut and pitched a perfect inning. The lefty’s fastball was 89-91 mph and he also slung a slider. He struck out his last batter swinging on one at 80 mph.
Brendan Bell got the final three outs after a lead off walk. He struck out a batter and got the final two outs on easy fly balls to right field. His fastball 90-93 mph and sat 91-92. He also threw a slider. (I honestly didn’t realize it was a no hitter until Bell took the mound in the ninth.)
The Phillies scored their first two runs in the fifth inning on wild pitches that hit the backstop on the fly. The inning started with a single and stolen base by Jose Cedeno. And, then it got crazy. Wild pitch. Walk to Micah Yonamine. Wild pitch, Cedeno scores, Yonamine to second. Tortolero walks. Double play, Yonamine to third. Wild pitch, Yonamine scores. Guarner Dipre hit by a pitch. Marcus Lee Sang walks. And, the Blue Jays pitcher is mercifully relieved.
The Phillies scored 5 times in the seventh on a ground out, Marcus Lee Sang’s 2-run HR to left field. It was his first as a professional, and it was crushed. He launched it high and it just carried well over the fence. Micah Yonamine followed later with a 2-run single. The Phillies closed out the scoring on a force out/throwing error in the eighth.
Marcus Lee Sang (.269) went 3-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI.Jose Pujols played left field and went 0-2 before being pulled. He looks like he’s running fine. Wilfredo Flores replaced him (.395) and went 1-2 with 2 runs scored.
Guarner Dipre (.286) went 2-4 with an RBI.
There was a base running mistake that I’m sure won’t happen again. With runners on the corners and one out, the batter lifted a fly ball to deep right field. The runner on third jogged home after tagging up, but the runner on first was thrown out trying to advance before he crossed the plate. The batter in the on deck circle stood and glared at him all the way back to the dugout. A coach spoke with him in the dugout before he took the field. A good learning experience. I’ll bet you none of this bunch ever does that again.
GCL Phillies West (21-11) beat the Tigers West, 8-4. Daniel Vilchez and Austin Crowson each gave up a run in three innings. Connor Hinchliffe pitched two scoreless innings. Nicoly Pina gave up 2 runs in 0.2 innings. And, Jaylen Smith got the final out to lock down the win.
The Phillies scored a run in the first inning on a fielding error. They overtook the Tigers with 6 runs in the sixth on JC Smith’s sac fly, Keaton Greenwalt’s 2-run double, Luis Rojas’ RBI double, and Jose Rivera’s 2-run single. They tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on Tucker Maxwell’s RBI single.
Keaton Greenwalt (.275) went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, and 2 RBI. Andrick Nava (.340) went 2-5 with a run scored. The score could have been lopsided, the Phillies went 4-17 with runners in scoring position.
And this is how the Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.252): DNP
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-5, 4.36): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.214): went 1-3 with a run scored
Adam Haseley, OF (.294): recalled by the Phillies on 7/13
Spencer Howard, RHP (0-0, 3.38): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.198): went 1-4 with a run scored
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-5, 4.14): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, WP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-5, 3.63): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.264): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.50): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-2, 7.62): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.286): went 2-4
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.211): went 0-4
Rafael Marchan, C (.190): went 0-4
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.275): DNP
Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
Cole Irvin, LHP (4-0, 4.08): DNP
Rodolfo Duran, C (.240): placed on the 7-day IL on 7/26, knee
David Parkinson, LHP (8-7, 3.33): DNP
Deivy Grullon, C (.290): DNP
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 10.20): DNP
Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.184): DNP
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.237): went 0-4
Kyle Dohy, LHP (5-5, 6.90): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.84): DNP
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-4, 4.88): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (2-7, .286): hasn’t played since 7/1, nursing a hamstring
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.246): placed on the 7-day IL on 7/27
Victor Santos, RHP (5-8, 3.57): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, HBP, Balk
DSL Phillies Red (35-13) beat the Nationals, 6-3.
DSL Phillies White (31-23) lost to the D-backs2, 8-0.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 5th … there are 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/5)
- organization’s injury list (8/5)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/5)
8/5/19 – Clearwater placed RHP Alejandro Requena on the 7-day IL
8/5/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jonas De La Cruz on a rehab assignment to GCL East
8/5/19 – RHP Jonathan Petit assigned to DSL Red
8/5/19 – Raul Mendoza assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
8/5/19 – Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/5/19 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/5/19 – Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
8/4/19 – Phillies activated RHP Hector Neris
8/4/19 – Phillies optioned 3B Maikel Franco to Lehigh Valley
8/4/19 – Tom Windle assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/4/19 – Jose Taveras activated by Lehigh Valley
8/4/19 – Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/4/19 – Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/4/19 – Taylor Lehman activated by Lakewood
8/4/19 – Cristian Lima released by DSL Red
8/4/19 – Carlos Valero activated by DSL Red
8/3/19 – Pittsburgh claimed RHP Yacksel Rios off waivers from Philadelphia
8/3/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Austin Davis on the Reserve List
8/3/19 – Reading sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL West