The GCL Phillies West swept a double header from the second place team in their division and sits in pretty good shape for the division and overall record. They are in the midst of a seven-game winning streak. With nine games remaining, the Phillies have a 5.5 game lead over the Tigers West and the second-best record in the GCL. Their .698 winning percentage is one game behind the Orioles’ .711.
Reading was rained out and cancelled, but they have a 4.5 game lead over Trenton. With 12 games remaining, their magic number is five. They finish the season with 4 games in Trenton.
Clearwater (27-35, 63-65) beat St. Lucie, 2-0.
Alejandro Requena (8-10, 4.96) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed one hit and 2 walks, striking out two. Seth McGarry (2.00) pitched four , shutout innings. He allowed 3 hitsa and a walk, striking out three and picking up his first save.
The Threshers broke a scoreless tie with a run in the sixth inning on Luke Miller’s RBI double. They added an insurance run in the seventh on Jhailyn Ortiz’ sac fly.
Luke Miller (.241) had 2 of the team’s 6 hits, a double, and an RBI. The team went 0-9 with RISP.
Lehigh Valley (60-67) lost to Syracuse, 2-1.
Enyel De Los Santos (3.97) pitched six, one-run innings. He gave up 2 hits and walked four. He struck out five. Tyler Gilbert (1-4, 3.29) pitched one inning, giving up one run on 2 hits. Nick Vincent (0.00) allowed one hit in two innings.
The IronPigs tied the game with a run in the fifth inning on Maikel Franco’s RBI double. Ali Castillo (.312) and Deivy Grullon (.282) had 2 hits each. The Pigs went 1-8 with RISP.
Reading (35-25, 74-53) rained out and cancelled. The game was called in the fifth inning. No stats will count. However, Colton Eastman’s four shutout innings will have the same affect as if they did count and push his next start back until next week.
Lakewood (26-30, 55-71) beat Lexington, 12-2.
Jhordany Mezquita (4.33) pitched four innings. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. Dominic Pipkin (5.15) pitched a scoreless inning. Mark Potter (2.48) pitched two scoreless innings. Albertus Barber (4-0, 0.00) pitched two more scoreless innings, striking out three. That’s 8.1 scoreless innings in 7 Lakewood appearances.
The BlueClaws poured it on with 12 runs on 13 hits. They scored a run in the second inning on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single. They put a big number up in the third when the scored 7 runs on Luis Garcia’s RBI single, Cole Stobbe’s RBI single, Ben Pelletier’s 3-run HR (11), and Malvin Matos’ 2-run HR (10). They tacked on 2-run innings in the fifth and seventh on an RBI single by Carlos De La Cruz, a fielder’s choice, and Pelletier’s 2-run HR (12).
Stovall (.245) had 3 hits. Matos (.247), De La Cruz (.224), and Pelletier (.205) had 2 hits each. Pelletier had 5 RBI (38). Guzman stole his 31st base.
Williamsport (26-36) no game scheduled. The Blue All Stars won the NY-Penn League All Star game, 7-4. Kendall Simmons started and went 1-3 with a run scored and RBI. Corbin Williams entered as a PH and went 0-3 with 2 K. Bryson Stott entered as a PH and went 0-1 with a walk and a K. Logan O’Hoppe entered as a PH and went 0-1. Simmons and Stott each committed a fielding error.
GCL Phillies East (18-24) lost to the Blue Jays, 8-7.
Carlos Betancourt (0-3, 4.06) lasted 1.1 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks. Brendan Bell (7.53) allowed 3 inherited runners to score and went 2.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. Brenden Kudlinski (3.75) pitched two innings. He allowed no hits, walked three, and struck out one. Andy Reyes (3.86) allowed one run in two innings on a solo HR. He struck out two. Carlos Francisco (3.66) pitched a perfect ninth.
Trailing 8-0, the Phillies got on the board in the seventh inning on Curtis Mead’s solo HR (2). They rallied in the ninth but fell short with 6 runs on Micah Yonamine’s RBI single, Guarner Dipre’s bases loaded walk, Josh Tortolero’s 2-run single, a ground out, and a passes ball. After pulling within one run, the Phillies put the tying and winning runs on base with 2 walks and two outs, but fell short.
Curtis Mead (.300) had a great game. He went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a HR (2), an RBI, and seven fielding assists. Four individual plays were noteworthy as he exhibited good range and a strong arm. He certainly helped minimize the damage in the early innings.
GCL Phillies West (30-13) swept a DH from the Tigers West, 4-0 and 2-1.
Game One: Dylan Castenada (2.70) tossed four, one-hit, shutout innings. He walked one and struck out five. Juan Miranda (2-1, 4.07) threw three, shutout innings allowing 4 hits and walking one. He struck out three.
The Phillies scored a run in the first inning on a ground out. They added a run in the fourth on Keaton Greenwalt’s solo HR (5). And, they tacked on 2 insurance runs in the fifth on Andrick Nava’s RBI single and a fielding error.
Nava (.314) went 2-4 with a double and RBI. Greenwalt (.264) went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (5), and RBI. Jamari Baylor (.273) played a couple innings and went 1-2 with a double. He was lifted for a pinch runner after the double.
Game Two: Connor Hinchliffe, Aidan Anderson, and Nicoly Pina combined to one-hit the Tigers. Hinchliffe (1.19) pitched three no-hit innings. He walked none and struck out two. His only base runner reached on a fielding error. Anderson (4.43) pitched two innings and allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk. Pina (2-1, 3.78) pitched two, no-hit innings. He walked one and struck out two on his way to the win.
The Phillies scored in the first two innings on Andrick Nava’s RBI single in the first and Bruce Wang’s RBI single in the second.
Nava (.329) went 3-3 with a double and RBI. Wang (.213) went 1-2 with an RBI and a walk. JC Smith (.293) went 2-3 with a run scored.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.269): DNP
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-6, 4.96): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.294): DNP
Adam Haseley, OF (.294): recalled by Phillies on 8/9
Spencer Howard, RHP (0-0, 1.93): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.191): went 1-4 with 2 runs scored, RBI, BB
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-6, 3.86): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.97): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Mickey Moniak, OF (.259): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.08): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.57): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.286): DNP
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.200): went 0-4 with an RBI (60), SF
Rafael Marchan, C (.214): went 1-4 with a double
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.250): DNP
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): went 2-3
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 (.190): DNP
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.245): DNP
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 5.88): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.15): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-5, 4.61): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (3-11, .273): went 1-2 with a double
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.241): DNP
Victor Santos, RHP (5-9, 3.92): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (37-24) split a DH with the Cardinals Blue, winning 1-0 and losing 2-1.
DSL Phillies White (40-29) lost to the D-backs2, 8-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 21st … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/21)
- organization’s injury list (8/21)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/21)
8/21/19 – RHP Norman Anciani assigned to DSL White
8/21/19 – C Jonathan Rodriguez assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
8/21/19 – RHP Eiberson Castellano assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
8/21/19 – DSL Red activated OF Jhorjan Guevara from the RL
8/21/19 – RHP Luis Candelo assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
8/20/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Jake Arrieta from the 10-to the 60-day IL, bone spur
8/20/19 – Phillies reassigned RHP Jerad Eickhoff to the minor leagues
8/20/19 – Phillies optioned RHP Jerad Eickhoff to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
8/20/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Andrew Schultz on the 7-day IL
8/20/19 – Erik Miller assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/20/19 – RHP Saul Alcala assigned to DSL White
8/20/19 – DSL White released Michael Guzman
8/19/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Josh Tols from the 7-day IL
8/19/19 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B Maikel Franco from the 7-day IL
8/19/19 – Lehigh Valley placed C Matt McBride on the 7-day IL
8/19/19 – Clearwater placed C Gabriel Ojeda on the 7-day IL
8/19/19 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/19/19 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/19/19 – Victor Cairo assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
8/19/19 – Jonathan Rodriguez assigned to DSL White from DSL Phillies Red
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