Reading won and maintained their 3.5 game lead over Trenton who also won. Their magic number is one. Both teams have seven games remaining. They finish the season with 4 games in Trenton. Hartford won but was eliminated.
The GCL Phillies West swept a double header while second place Tigers West also won. The Phillies have a 5.0 game lead with five games remaining. Their magic number is one.
The Clearwater Threshers playoff aspirations hang wholly on the Dunedin Blue Jays ability to win the second half. Dunedin (35-30, .538) won while the Threshers beat Lakeland (36-31, .537). Dunedin moved back into first place by .001. Lakeland (65-67) leads Clearwater (65-68) by 0.5 games for the best overall record. They play each other the next three nights in Clearwater. Playoff aspirations by teams with losing records. Yay!
Clearwater (29-38, 65-68) beat Lakeland, 5-1.
Clearwater kept their playoff hopes alive. Rehabbing Edubray Ramos opened and pitched a scoreless inning. Andrew Brown (5-7, 6.17) had a quality performance with six, one-run innings. He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five. Zach Warren (3.36) struck out two in two scoreless innings, allowing no hits and walking one.
The Threshers scored 4 runs in the third inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run double, Matt Vierling’s RBI single, and Rafael Marchan’s sac fly. They added an insurance run in the fifth on Madison Stokes’ RBI double.
Lehigh Valley (62-70) dropped two games to Syracuse, 8-2 and 3-1.
Game One: JoJo Romero (3-4, 7.35) pitched an inning before a lengthy rain delay. He gave up a run on one hit, a HBP, and a walk. Seth McGarry (6.42) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. JD Hammer (12.83) pitched a scoreless, 2-hit inning. Kyle Dohy (6.49) gave up 4 runs in two-thirds of an inning. He walked four. Josh Tols (5.34) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.
The IronPigs scored a run in the fourth on Shane Robinson’s RBI single and a run in the eighth on Ali Castillo’s solo HR (6). Jose Pirela (.297) had 3 hits.
Game Two: Dan Straily (4-4, 3.97) pitched five innings. He gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Connor Brogdon (3.49) tossed a scoreless inning.
The IronPigs took a brief lead on Phil Gosselin’s sac fly in the second inning.
Just an FYI, when the Phillies acquired him, I heard that catcher Nick Hundley signed a two-year minor league contract. That would be an interesting turn of events for next year’s Lehigh Valley roster. Or, the 40-man roster? Or possibly, JT’s back up? As Arsenio would say, “Things that make you go ‘Hmm?'”.
Reading (38-27, 77-55) beat Bowie, 4-2.
Connor Seabold (2-1, 2.18) threw seven quality innings. He allowed a run on 3 hits, walked one, and struck out six. Aaron Brown (3.96) pitched a scoreless inning. Addison Russ (2.65) gave up a solo HR while picking up his 20th save.
The Phils tied the game with a run in the first inning on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single. They took the lead in the fourth on Randolph’s 2-run HR (9). They added an insurance run in the seventh on Jose Gomez’ RBI single.
Randolph and Alec Bohm each had 2 of the Phils’ seven hits. Luke Williams stole his 26th base.
Lakewood (27-34, 56-75) beat Delmarva, 5-4.
Jhordany Mezquita (4-7, 4.09) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits and struck out four. Rafi Gonell (4.44) went 2.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits. He walked none and struck out two. Mark Potter stranded and inherited runner and pitched 1.1 one-run innings, striking out two, and earning his 9th save.
The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the second inning on Carlos De La Cruz’ 2-run HR (7). They added 3 in the third on a throwing error when Malvin Matos stole third and De La Cruz’ 2-run single.
Matos (.249), Cole Stobbe (.205), and De La Cruz (.226) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (28-40) lost to Batavia, 10-0.
Chris Micheles (9-3, 6.92) gave up 5 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Anton Kuznetsov (2.10) stranded 3 inherited runners and pitched 2.2 no-hit innings. Adam Leverett (5.04) gave up 4 runs in 1.2 innings. Jake Kinney (2.86) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 3.1, one-run innings, striking out three.
Rudy Rott (.235) went 2-4.
GCL Phillies East (21-25) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies West (31-14) swept a DH on the road v. Yankees West, 8-0 and 7-2.
Game One: Eduar Segovia (2.43) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings allowing one hit. He walked one and struck out eight. Fernando Lozano (5-0, 2.03) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of two hit ball. He walked none and struck out four. Nicoly Pina (3.57) pitched a scoreless inning allowing no hits, 3 walks, and striking out one.
The Phillies scored a run in the second inning on Jose Rivera’s sac fly. They scored 2 in the third on Andrick Nava’s RBI single and a ground out. They added a run in the fourth on Luis Rojas’ sac fly. And, they tacked on 4 insurance runs in the fifth on Nava’s RBI single and Freddy Francisco’s 3-run HR (1).
Edgar Made (.329) went 4-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a stolen base (15). Keaton Greenwalt (.258) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a triple. Andrick Nava (.316) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Freddy Francisco (.259) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a HR (1), and 3 RBI.
Game Two: Jaylen Smith (3.38) pitched 2.1 innings. He gave up one run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out two. Juan Miranda (3-1, 3.67) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball. He allowed no hits, walked two and struck out four. Riley Wilson (3.20) pitched 0.2 innings and gave up a run on a hit, HBP, and a walk, striking out one. Connor Hinchliffe (1.82) stranded two inherited runners and pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless ball. He walked one, struck out one, and picked up his first save.
The Phillies took the lead with 3 runs in the fourth inning on Christian Valerio’s 3-run HR (1). They added 3 runs in the fifth on Andrick Nava’s RBI single, Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double, and Bruce Wang’s sac fly. They tacked on an insurance run in the sixth on Edgar Made’s RBI single.
Edgar Made (.335) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, and RBI. Keaton Greenwalt (.265) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, and RBI. Tucker Maxwell (.246) went 2-3 with a run scored and double.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.269): went 2-4 with a run scored, double
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-7, 4.97): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.286): DNP
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.52): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.189): went 1-3 with a run scored
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): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-4, 7.35): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.286): went 1-4 with a run scored, BB
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.198): went 1-4 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI
Rafael Marchan, C (.217): went 1-2 with an RBI, BB
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.256): went 1-4
Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
Cole Irvin, LHP (6-10,3.94): DNP
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 (.279): went 0-4
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 (.189): went 0-3 with a run scored
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.240): went 0-3 with a BB
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.49): 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB
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 (.245): went 2-4 with a run scored, HR (9), 3 RBI
Victor Santos, RHP (5-9, 3.81): DNP
- Connor Seabold, RHP (2-1, 2.18): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
DSL Phillies Red (38-25, .603) Season completed. Finished third, 4.5 games back. Ended the season with a 2-8 run that squashed their playoff hopes. An 18-14 home record didn’t help. They were 20-11 on the road, and the eight best overall record in the DSL among 45 teams.
DSL Phillies White (41-30, .577) Season Completed. Finished second, 3.5 games back. Went 2-3 down the stretch. Their 18-18 home record didn’t help. They were 23-12 on the road, and had the tenth best overall record in the DSL among 45 teams.
The secret DSL playoff procedures have been unmasked. Only the six division winners qualified. The two teams with the best records draw byes.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 26th … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/26)
- organization’s injury list (8/26)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/26)
8/26/19 – Phillies sent RHP Edubray Ramos on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
8/26/19 – Phillies optioned 3B Maikel Franco to Lehigh Valley
8/26/19 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Jose Taveras on the TIL
8/26/19 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
8/26/19 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/26/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Dominic Pipkin on the 7-day IL retro to 8/22, shoulder inflammation
8/26/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Nick Williams from the TIL
8/26/19 – Clearwater activated Omar Maldonado
8/25/19 – Lakewood activated RHP Gilmael Troya from the 7-day IL