Reading won and maintained their 3.5 game lead over Trenton who also won. Their magic number is two. Both teams have eight games remaining. They finish the season with 4 games in Trenton. Note, that Hartford is 5.5 games back and their elimination number is one.
The GCL Phillies West did not play and have a 4.5 game lead. With seven games remaining, their magic number is three.
The Clearwater Threshers playoff aspirations hang wholly on the Dunedin Blue Jays ability to win the second half. If Dunedin wins both halves, the team in the division with the best overall record makes the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lakeland Flying Tigers have won 9 of their last 10 (18-7 in August), and have moved ahead of the Threshers with a better overall record, AND have moved into first place for the second half.
Clearwater (28-37, 64-67) lost to Charlotte, 8-0.
Ethan Lindow (0-2, 1.69) pitched five innings. He gave up 7 runs (only 2 were earned) on 7 hits and 2 walk. He struck out six. He threw 53 strikes in 75 pitches (70.7%). Omar Maldonado (4.50) tossed two innings and gave up a run on 3 hits. He walked none and struck out four. Michael Gomez (1.65) pitched a scoreless inning.
Jhailyn Ortiz brought the second inning to an end, assisting on an out at the plate.
The Threshers were shut out for the third straight game. They had just 14 singles, 1 walk, and one hit batter in the series and went went 0-8 with RISP across all 3 games.
Lehigh Valley (61-68) beat Scranton, 6-2.
Cole Irvin (6-1, 3.94) pitched six, one-run innings. He gave up 7 hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Tyler Gilbert (3.09) pitched two scoreless innings. Nick Vincent (1.00) gave up a run on two hits.
The IronPigs scored 4 runs in the second inning on Jose Pirrela’s RBI double, Malquin Canelo’s 2-run double, and Ali Castillo’s RBI single. They added a run in the third on Nick Hundley’s sac fly. They tacked on an insurance run in the seventh on Pirela’s RBI single.
The Pigs had 13 hits. Ali Castillo (.314), Andrew Romine (.295), Austin Listi (.288), Jose Pirela (.268), and Malquin Canelo (.265) had 2 hits each.
Reading (37-27, 76-55) beat Hartford, 5-1.
Julian Garcia (2-1, 6.66) pitched five innings. He gave up one run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. Jeff Singer (2.47) pitched two, one hit innings. Jake Hernandez (1.73) pitched a scoreless inning. Addison Russ (2.53) struck out two in one no-hit inning.
The Phils scored a run in the first on Josh Stephen’s RBI single. They scored 2 runs in the third on RBI singles by Cornelius Randolph and Jose Gomez. They tacked on additional runs in the sixth on Luke Williams’ sac fly and in the seventh on Randolph’s solo HR (8).
Lakewood (26-33, 55-75) lost to West Virginia, 6-4.
Taylor Lehman (2-1, 2.45) pitched three innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. Gilmael Troya (2.23) pitched a scoreless inning. Erik Miller (3.38) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on five hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Albertus Barber (0.00) pitched another scoreless inning.
The BlueClaws scored 3 runs in the eighth inning on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single and Luis Garcia’s 2-run double. They scored again in the ninth on Yerwin Trejo’s RBI single. McCarthy Tatum (.238) had 2 hits.
Williamsport (28-39) beat Batavia, 10-3.
Brett Schulze (0.00) pitched three shutout innings allowing 3 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Spencer Van Scoyoc (4-3, 3.86) stranded two inherited runners and pitched 2.1 innings giving up 2 runs (one ER) on 2 hits and 3 walks. Gabriel Yanez (4.73) stranded an inherited runner and pitched three, one-run innings. He allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and struck out three.
The Crosscutters score 2 runs in the third inning on Kendall Simmons’ 2-run HR (12). They opened up a 7-run lead with 5 runs in the fifth on a wild pitch, Bryson Stott’s RBI single, Rudy Rott’s 2-run triple, and Corbin Williams’ RBI single. They tacked on 2 runs in the seventh on RBI singles by Williams and Jake Holmes, and an insurance run in the eighth on Rott’s solo HR (1).
Stott and Rott (.227 had 3 hits each. Holmes (.217), Nicolas Torres (.268) , and Williams (.225) had 2 hits each.
GCL Phillies East (21-25) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies West (31-14) no game scheduled.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.264): went 1-5
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-7, 4.97): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.286): went 3-5 with a run scored, RBI
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.52): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.188): went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-7, 3.74): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.97): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.256): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 3.38): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.35): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.287): went 0-4
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.198): went 0-4
Rafael Marchan, C (.209): went 0-3
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.256): went 0-1 with a BB as a PH
Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
Cole Irvin, LHP (6-10,3.94): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Rodolfo Duran, C (.240): placed on the 7-day IL on 7/26, knee
David Parkinson, LHP (10-8, 3.59): DNP
Deivy Grullon, C (.281): went 1-4
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): went 1-3 a run scored, BB
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.242): DNP
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 5.83): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.15): DNP
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-6, 4.93): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (3-11, .273): DNP
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.242): went 2-5 with a run scored, HR (8), 2 RBI
Victor Santos, RHP (5-9, 3.81): DNP
- Connor Seabold, RHP (1-1, 2.42): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (38-25) no game scheduled.
DSL Phillies White (41-30) no game scheduled.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 25th … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/25)
- organization’s injury list (8/25)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/25)
8/25/19 – Lakewood activated RHP Gilmael Troya from the 7-day IL