Bad day in the minors. All five affiliates lost. As the season’s end draws near, here are the playoff standings are as follows.
Lehigh Valley is in fifth place, 5.5 games behind the first place team. Although unlikely, the IronPigs best chance of making the post season is winning their division. They are 8.5 games back in the wild card race with 16 games remaining.
Reading is in first place by 3.0 games over first half winner Trenton. Reading also has a 6.0 game lead over Hartford for best overall record should Trenton win the second half, too. They have 15 games remaining and their magic number is nine.
Clearwater is tied for fifth place, one loss away from elimination from the second half race. If first half winner Dunedin wins the second half, and they have a 2.0 game lead over Tampa, the team with the next best overall record will qualify for the post season. Sunday, the Threshers fell out of a tie for the second best overall record. They have 13 games remaining.
Lakewood is in last place, 10.5 games out of first place. With 14 games remaining, their elimination number is five.
Williamsport is in fifth place, 9.5 games out of first place. With 13 games remaining their elimination number is six. They are also 9.5 games back for the wild card, but their elimination number there is five.
GCL Phillies East has fallen to sixth place in their division, 9.0 games behind GCL Phillies West. With 13 games remaining, their elimination number is five. They are 7.5 games behind in the Wild Card race. Their elimination number here is seven.
GCL Phillies West is in first place, 2.5 games ahead of the Tigers West. With 13 games remaining their magic number is eleven. They have the second best record in the GCL and their .667 winning percentage has them in good shape should they fall to second place.
DSL Phillies Red has slipped to third place, 3.0 games out of first place. Their elimination is thirteen. They have 5 games plus 2 suspended games remaining.
DSL Phillies White has climbed to second place, 1.5 games out of first place. Their elimination number is six. They have 6 games remaining.
The DSL numbers are interesting. The DSL hasn’t published their playoff procedures, but I believe they will have two wild cards. As things stand tonight, Red is .001 ahead for the second spot. I think the elimination number takes the wild cards into consideration. But an elimination number of 13 with 7 games remaining makes little sense.
Clearwater (25-35, 61-65) lost to Florida, 2-1 in ten innings, completing a sweep by the worst team in the FSL. Ethan Lindow (0.82) did his part. He pitched six innings allowing no runs, six hits, no walks, and striking out four. Once again, Lindow peppered the strike zone, throwing 59 strikes among his 80 pitches (73.8%). The stadium gun is still slow by 2-3 mph compared to the Threshers’ charter’s gun. It looks like his fastball sits 88-90, touching 91 mph. He mixes speeds well and has good command. One batter struck out on a 71 mph curve ball (69 on the stadium gun) and hit his helmet with the bat in frustration.
Austin Ross (3.75) relieved and gave up the tying run on 2 hits. In two innings, he walked none and struck out four. Tyler Carr (1.55) pitched the final two innings. He allowed the OT runner in the tenth to score to decide the game. He walked none struck out two.
In the tenth, the Fire Frogs lead off batter tried to sacrifice the runner to third. He was successful when Rafael Marchan ran over first baseman Matt Kroon as Kroon tried to field the ball. The score keeper had a different angle and gave Kroon the fielding error. A shallow fly ball to left dropped in front of Simon Muzziotti. The runner had to hold at third, but Muzziotti over ran the ball and the runner trotted home and the batter was awarded a double. Dalton Guthrie cut down a runner at the plate and Carr got a strike out and force out to avoid further damage.
The Threshers scored first in the fifth inning on Raul Rivas’ RBI single. Rivas (.217) had 2 of the team’s 6 hits. Madison Stokes (.246) went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Lehigh Valley (60-64) lost to Indianapolis, 8-7. Damon Jones (7.61) pitched four innings of no-hit ball. He allowed a run on 3 walks and struck out seven. Austin Davis (2.81) gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk. Nick Vincent (0.00) tossed two, one-hit innings. He walked none and struck out three. Leading 7-2, JD Hammer (12.71) got the first out on a strike out. Then he walked 4 batters in a row. He was replaced by Connor Brogdon (3.91) who blew the save with a wild pitch and 3-run HR. He struck out the next two batters to send the game to extra innings. After the IronPigs couldn’t score in the top of the tenth, Tyler Gilbert surrendered a sacrifice that advanced the OT runner to third and a game-ending RBI single.
The IronPigs scored 3 runs in the first inning on a sac fly by Ali Castillo and Austin Listi’s 2-run double. They scored 2 runs in the third on Listi’s 2-run HR (10). They increased their lead back to 5 runs in the sixth with 2 runs on Phil Gosselin’s RBI triple and Castillo’s RBI double.
Gosselin (346), Listi (.288), and Malquin Canelo (.267) had 2 hits each. Listi had 4 RBI.
Reading (33-24, 72-52) lost to Trenton, 12-6. Rehabbing Jerad Eickhoff (9.82) went 4.1 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Aaron Brown (3.86) allowed an inherited runner to score in the 0.2 innings he pitched. Adonis Medina (6-6, 4.96) squandered the lead, blew the save, and took the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up 7 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks. He gave up a 2-run HR and grand slam.
The Phils scored 5 runs in the second inning on Nick Maton’s solo HR (2), Arquimedes Gamboa’s solo HR (2), and Luke Williams’ 3-run HR (10). They added a run in the sixth on Josh Stephen’s RBI double.
Every Phils player had a hit, Williams (.238) had two. Alec Bohm and Darick Hall each went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Lakewood (24-30, 53-71) lost to Delmarva, 4-2. Tom Sutera (4.67) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out six. Kevin Gowdy (0-5, 4.83) went 2.2 innings and was charged with 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Gowdy left the game in the eighth inning with the score 2-1 and two runners on base. Andrew Schultz (7.20) allowed both inherited runners to score on a bases clearing triple before getting the third out. In the ninth inning, Omar Maldonado (2.25) gave up an unearned run on 2 hits and struck out two.
Lakewood took a short-lived lead in the sixth inning on Cole Stobbe’s RBI single and a bases loaded walk to Carlos De La Cruz. However, with just one out, they were unable to extend their advantage. They went 1-9 with RISP. Malvin Matos (.243) went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI. He had 2 of the team’s 4 hits.
Williamsport (25-36) lost to West Virginia, 7-3. Gabriel Yanez (5.23) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Spencer Van Scoyoc (3-3, 3.86) pitched two innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Brett Schulze pitched three innings and gave up 2 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk.
The Crosscutters tied the game in the third inning with 2 runs on Kendall Simmons 2-run HR (11). They added a run in the ninth on Nicolas Torres RBI single. Hunter Hearn (.174) went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. He had 2 of their 6 hits. Bryron Stott went 0-2 with 2 walks.
GCL Phillies East (17-22) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies West (26-13) no game scheduled.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.262): went 1-2 with a run scored, 2 BB
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-6, 4.96): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Bryson Stott, SS (.298): went 0-2 with 2 BB
Adam Haseley, OF (.294): recalled by Phillies on 8/9
Spencer Howard, RHP (0-0, 1.93): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.191): DNP
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-6, 3.86): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.96): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.259): went 1-4
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.08): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.57): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.284): went 1-4
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.199): went 0-4
Rafael Marchan, C (.212): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.217): went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (2), 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 (10-7, 3.46): DNP
Deivy Grullon, C (.282): DNP
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 8.69): 4.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.193): went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (3), RBI, BB
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.242): DNP
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.24): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.22): DNP
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-5, 4.61): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Jamari Baylor, SS (2-7, .286): hasn’t played since 7/1, nursing a hamstring
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.245): DNP
Victor Santos, RHP (5-9, 3.92): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (36-21) no game scheduled.
DSL Phillies White (39-27) no game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 18th … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/18)
- organization’s injury list (8/18)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/18)
8/18/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Gilmael Troya on the 7-day IL retro to 8/17
8/18/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport