Clearwater (24-30, 60-60) lost to Dunedin, 2-0. Ethan Lindow had a solid debut for Clearwater. The 20-year-old LHP pitched five innings. He gave up a first inning run, 4 hits, no walks, and struck out six. he gave up a lead off double in the first, a ground ball between the third baseman and the bag. The runner scored on an infield hit off the second baseman’s glove. He surrendered just two more hits, one another infield hit off the first baseman’s glove.
Lindow got better as the game progressed. In ten of his previous 23 appearances in Lakewood, he exceeded 70% strike rates. In Monday’s game, Lindow threw 46 strkes in 68 pitches. But, his command increased as he threw 19 strikes among his 24 pitches in the fourth and fifth innings (79.2%). He got 4 of his 6 strike outs in those innings, striking out the side swinging in the fifth.
Keylan Killgore (3.72) gave up a run in 1.1 innings. Tyler Carr (1.70) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched scoreless over the remaining 1.2 innings.
The Threshers were held to 2 hits, singles by Daniel Brito and Luke Miller.
Lindow showed poise. It appeared he was squeezed on a handful of pitches in the early innings. He learned the strike zone and exploited it in his later innings. I have questionable velocity readings on Lindow. The stadium gun seemed low in the mid 80s on his first two pitches. I maneuvered behind the guys who were charting Lindow and compared their readings to the stadium gun. The Phillies’ gun ran 2-3 mph higher on most pitches. So, either his FB was a-b, y-z, or somewhere in between. Some of his CB were measured in the high 60s. I’ll wait until I can see him again before hanging my hat on any velo.
Lindow made an excellent move to pick a runner off first base. Froze the runner. My buddy noted that it would probably have been an illegal move in the Atlantic League where the pitchers have to lift their foot off the rubber before throwing to first.
Lehigh Valley (56-61) no game scheduled.
Reading (32-20, 71-48) no game scheduled.
Lakewood (20-28, 49-69) lost to Hagerstown, 5-4. Manuel Silva (4.23) went 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk striking out three. Josh Hendrickson (0-1, 2.70) pitched 3.1 innings. He gave up one run on 2 hits. He walked none and struck out four.
The BlueClaws scored 3 runs in the first inning on a wild pitch, a throwing error, and Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI double. They tied the game with a run in the third on Abrahan Gutierrez’ solo HR (3). Gutierrez (.245) and Yerwin Trejo (.263) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (22-35) lost to State College, 4-2. Brett Schulze (0.00) pitched three innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Spencer Van Scoyoc (3.14) pitched three, scoreless innings and gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out four. Gabriel Yanez (0-1, 4.91) absorbed the loss with 2 runs in two innings on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out one.
The Crosscutters scored a run in the second on Herbert Iser’s sac fly. They scored their other run on a double play in the sixth. Nicolas Torres (.278) had 2 of the Cutters 5 hits.
GCL Phillies East (17-18) dropped a DH to Tigers East, 4-3 and 8-7.
Game One: Jonas De La Cruz (1.80) pitched two perfect innings striking out two in a rehab start. Engel Estevez (1-1, 2.16) coughed up a lead in the fifth inning allowing 4 runs on one hit, a walk, 2 walks, a balk, an error, and a sac fly. Brendan Bell (5.06) finished with two perfect innings.
The Phillies scored a run in the first inning on Marcus Lee Sang’s sac fly, a run in the second on Jose Cedeno’s RBI single, and a run in the sixth on a ground out. Lee Sang (.276) went 1-2 with an RBI and sac fly.
Game Two: Starlyn Castillo (0-2, 11.37) had a rough start. He lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Tyler Adams (6.30) stranded 2 inherited runners but lasted just one inning and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Maikel Garrido (7.90) stranded an inherited runner but pitched just 0.2 innings and gave up a run on a hit and 5 walks. Jose Ulloa (1.69) stranded 3 inherited runners and went 2.2 innings and gave up one hit. Brenden Kudlinski (5.63) pitched two clean innings.
The Phillies scored 3 runs in the second inning on Curtis Mead’s RBI double, Luis Matos’ RBI triple, and a fielding error. They scored 3 runs in the fourth on Guarner Dipre’s 2-run double with a throwing error. They scored one more run in the fifth on Matos’ RBI single.
Matos (.294) went 3-3 with 2 RBI. Vito Friscia (.242) had 3 hits. Mead (.295) and Dipre (.316) had 2 hits each. Dipre had 3 RBI.
GCL Phillies West (23-13) lost to the Yankees East, 7-1. Daniel Vilchez (1-1, 2.67) pitched four, solid innings. he gave up 4 hits, one unearned run, walked none, and struck out three. Aidan Anderson (5.06) went 1.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Connor Hinchliffe (1.53) inherited 3 base runners allowing one to score. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Jaylen Smith (3.95) pitched the final inning and gave up a run on a hit and walk striking out one.
The Phillies scored a run in the eighth inning on Edgar Made’s RBI double. Made (.305) had 2 of the Phillies 5 hits and their only XBH.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.260): DNP
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-5, 4.39): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.274): went 1-4 with a run scored
Adam Haseley, OF (.294): recalled by Phillies on 8/9
Spencer Howard, RHP (0-0, 1.93): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.194): DNP
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-6, 4.05): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.96): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.264): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.13): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.57): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.280): went 0-4
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.204): went 0-4
Rafael Marchan, C (.222): went 0-2 with a BB, SB
Nick Maton, SS/2B: went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
Cole Irvin, LHP (5-0,3.99): DNP
Rodolfo Duran, C (.240): placed on the 7-day IL on 7/26, knee
David Parkinson, LHP (9-7, 3.57): DNP
Deivy Grullon, C (.286): DNP
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 8.69): DNP
Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.188): DNP
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.238): went 1-4
Kyle Dohy, LHP (5-5, 6.56): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.62): DNP
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-4, 4.79): 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, 3.70): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (35-18) no game scheduled.
DSL Phillies White (34-26) beat the Mets2, 4-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 11th … there are 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/11)
- organization’s injury list (8/11)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/11)
8/12/19 – Josh Hendrickson assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
8/12/19 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/12/19 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/12/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
8/12/19 – Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/11/19 – C Nick Hundley assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Maikel Franco on the 7-day IL, left hand contusion
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Josh Tols from the 7-day IL
8/10/19 – RHP Nick Vincent assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/10/19 – Lehigh Valley released LHP Tom Windle