Clearwater (24-32, 60-62) was 2-hit by Dunedin and lost 6-0. Alejandro Requena (7-10, 5.21) gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in three innings. Seth McGarry (2.57) scattered 5 hits in four shutout innings. He walked one and struck out two. Kyle Arjona (5.09) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.
Simon Muzziotti had one of the Threshers’ hits, a single. Jhailyn Ortiz had the other, a double. he also had an outfield assist.
Lehigh Valley (56-63) lost to Louisville, 2-1. Dan Straily (4-2, 2.94) took the loss, but pitched well. He went six innings, allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, and walked one. he struck out five. Connor Brogdon (3.91) pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one. He threw 11 pitches, 9 strikes. Edgar Garcia (2.52) also tossed a clean inning.
Thye IronPigs managed just 6 hits and their ninth inning rally fell short. They scored their lone run on Jose Pirela’s solo HR (1). Phil Gosselin (.335) went 2-4. Malquin Canelo (.263) also went 2-4. The team went 0-7 with RISP and had no XBH other than Pirela’s HR.
Reading (32-22, 71-50) lost to Erie, 5-4 in ten innings. Connor Seabold (2.70) pitched well. he went six innings and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Jonathan Hennigan (2.48) pitched a scoreless inning. Jake Hernandez (1.55) pitched 0.2 scoreless innings but walked the bases loaded before leaving. Jeff Singer (2.70) stranded the 3 inherited runners, but blew the save (5) in the ninth inning giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1.1 innings. Addison Russ (4-6, 2.59) took the loss when he allowed the OT runner to score on the first batter of the tenth inning.
The Phils scored 4 runs in the first three innings, and then nothing. They scored a run in the first on a wild pitch, a run in the second on Jose Gomez’ sac fly, and 2 in the third on a ground out and Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single. Alec Bohm had 2 hits, the Phils had 7 total, and went 2-13 with RISP. Josh Stephen (.264) went 1-4 with a run scored and a walk.
Lakewood (22-28, 51-69) beat Hagerstown, 5-1. Taylor Lehman (2-0, 1.61) threw five innings allowing one run on 3 hits. He walked 2 and struck out four. Rafi Gonell (4.32) picked up his 2nd save with four shutout, 2-hit innings. He walked one and struck out three.
The BlueClaws opened the scoring with 2 runs in the first inning when Cole Stobbe stole home on a double steal. Seth Lancaster stole second. Carlos De La Cruz brought him home with an RBI double. They scored in the sixth on Lancaster’s RBI double. They added 2 insurance runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Ben Pelletier and Jonathan Guzman.
Guzman (.255), Lancaster (.236), De La Cruz (.223), and Pelletier (.204) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (23-36) beat Auburn, 4-0, holding the Doubledays to two hits. Erik Miller (1.08) threw four impressive innings. He allowed a hit, walked two, and struck out seven. Junior Tejada (2-0, 2.19) pitched three innings and walked two. Jose Conopoima (3.03) pitched the final two innings, allowed a hit, and struck out three.
The Crosscutters scored 2 runs in the fifth inning on Hunter Hearn’s 2-run double, and 2 runs in the fifth on DJ Stewart’s 2-run single. Bryson Stott had 2 hits and a run scored.
GCL Phillies East (17-21) swept by Phillies West, 3-2 and 8-5.
Game One: Carlos Betancourt (0-2, 2.73) pitched four innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out four. Carlos Francisco (3.86) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk while striking out three.
East fell short with 2 runs in the seventh on Micah Yonamine’s 2-run single.
Vito Friscia (pronounced free-zsa) went 2-3 (.255) with a run scored and double.
Game Two: Hunter Milam (5.21) tossed four solid innings of one-run ball. He allowed 3 hits, walked one, and struck out six. He threw FB, SL. His FB was 88-89 mph. Gabriel Cotto (0-4, 9.98) pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits, striking out two. Tyler Adams gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 0.2 innings. Maikel Garrido (7.71) stranded an inherited runner and got the last out.
East built a 3-0 lead with 2 runs in the second inning on a ground out and a wild pitch, and a run in the third on another ground out. They scored 2 meaningless runs in the seventh on Jose Mercado’s RBI double and a wild pitch on a strike out.
Curtis Mead (.303) went 3-3 with a run scored and 2 doubles. Wilfredo Flores (.380) went 2-4 with a run scored and a triple.
GCL Phillies West (25-13) swept Phillies White, 3-2 and 8-5.
Game One: Dylan Castaneda (4.50) pitched three innings of shutout ball, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out three. Juan Miranda (1-1, 5.12) pitched two shutout innings allowing 2 hits and striking out one. Fernando Lozano (2.66) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out three. He earned his 2nd save.
West opened up a 3-run lead on Jose Rivera’s (.235) solo HR (1) in the third inning and 2 runs in the sixth on Sal Gozzo’s RBI double and Edgar Made’s (.303) RBI single.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, I’m pretty sure I saw Rixon Wingrove deke the runner on first base, Brayan Gonzalez, on Micah Yonamine’s line single to right. Gonzalez should have made it to third with one out. Instead, he was on second. When the West was unable to turn a game-ending double play, Gonzalez was only on third rather than tying the game. I was also told that Wingrove may have lulled a base runner into a passive stance whereby he was picked off earlier in the game. If even just one of these is accurate, it adds to the folk lore that’s beginning to surround this kid.
Game Two: Josh Gessner (4.15) pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out two. I thought he was the victim of unimaginative pitch calling by his catcher. He blazed through the East batters in the first inning mixing in his slider with a 90-91 mph FB. After the first inning, the pitch sequencing was predominantly SL and CB, and his FB dropped to high 80s.Aidan Anderson (3-0, 4.42) stranded an inherited runner and tossed 2.1 scoreless, one-hit innings. Riley Wilson (2.16) pitched the final two innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out four.
West scored 8 unanswered runs after falling behind. They scored one in the third on Sal Gozzo’s solo HR (1). They took the lead with 3 in the fifth on Edgar Made’s 2-run double and Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI single. They capped their scoring with 4 in the sixth on Made’s 3-run triple and a wild pitch on a walk.
Made (.320) had a day, going 3-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, triple, 5 RBI, and a walk. Greenwalt (.256) went 2-4 with an RBI. And Sal Gozzo (.168) went 3-3 with 3 runs scored, a HR (1), and RBI.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.263): went 2-5 with a run scored
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-5, 4.39): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.284): went 2-5 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 (.193): went 0-4
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-6, 4.05): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.96): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.260): went 1-5
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.08): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.57): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.278): went 1-3 with a BB
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.206): went 1-2 with a double and 2 BB
Rafael Marchan, C (.186): went 0-4
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.333): went 1-4 with an RBI
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 (.285): went 0-1 with 3 BB
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 (.193): went 1-3 with an RBI and BB
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.237): went 0-3
Kyle Dohy, LHP (5-5, 6.56): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.62): DNP
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-4, 4.61): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (2-7, .286): hasn’t played since 7/1, nursing a hamstring
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.247): DNP
Victor Santos, RHP (5-8, 3.70): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (36-19) lost to the Yankees, 8-7.
DSL Phillies White (36-26) beat the Cardinals Red, 2-1.
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)
8/14/19 – Phillies selected the contract of 1B Logan Morrison from Lehigh Valley
8/14/19 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alejandro Requena from the 7-day IL
8/14/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Jose Taveras
8/14/19 – Clearwater placed Gustavo Armas on the Temporarily Inactive List (TIL)
8/13/19 – Reading placed RF Danny Mayer on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Reading activated LF Cornelius Randolph from the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Lehigh Valley placed Josh Tols on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/13/19 – FA C Gabriel Ojeda assigned to Clearwater
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