Reading lost and Trenton won. The Phil’s lead is 2.5 games. Both teams have 6 games remaining, including 4 with each other in Trenton this weekend. The elimination number (1) on Reading’s home page can’t be right. I calculate their magic number to be three. Hartford lost, so the Phils have clinched the second best record in their division, so they have secured a playoff spot regardless how the division race plays out.
The GCL Phillies West game was cancelled after it was rained out in the top of the fifth inning. Thant cancellation clinched the division championship. Both the Phillies and the Tigers West have 4 games remaining. The Tigers trail by 4.5 games. Congratulations to The Phillies West!
The Clearwater Threshers playoff aspirations hang solely on the Dunedin Blue Jays ability to win the second half. Dunedin (36-31, .537) split a double header while the Threshers beat Lakeland (36-32, .529). Dunedin is ahead of Lakeland by a half game. The Threshers are ahead of 2 teams for the second best overall record – Clearwater (66-68, .493), Daytona (65-67, .492), Lakeland (65-68, .489).
Clearwater (30-38, 66-68) beat Lakeland, 5-3. Alejandro Requena (9-10, 4.90) pitched five innings. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. He walked none and struck out two. Austin Ross (3.66) pitched two, scoreless innings. He gave up a hit, walked none, and struck out one. Tyler Carr (1.64) pitched two innings and gave up a run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out two and picked up his fifth save.
The Threshers scored 3 runs in the second inning on RBI doubles by Daniel Brito and Dalton Guthrie and an RBI single by Raul Rivas. They added a couple of insurance runs in the seventh on a wild pitch and Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI single.
The Threshers collected 14 hits. Luke Miller (.263) went 3-4. Rafael Marchan went 3-3 with a HBP. Muzziotti, Ortiz, and Dalton Guthrie (.2440 each had 2 hits.
Lehigh Valley (63-70) beat Syracuse, 5-3. Damon Jones (7.39) pitched 4.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks. He struck out five. Nick Pivetta (5-1, 3.26) stranded one inherited runner and pitched 1.2 innings. He retired all 5 batters, 3 on strike outs. Tyler Gilbert (3.02) pitched one innings and struck out the side. Nick Vincent (0.90) pitched one, one-hit inning. Connor Brogdon (3.38) pitched a scoreless inning and earned his first save.
The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the second on Jose Pirela’s 2-run HR (3). They added 3 runs in the third on Nick Williams’ 2-run HR (10) and Deivy Grullon’s solo HR (19). Grullon had 3 of the IronPigs’ seven hits.
Reading (38-28, 77-56) lost to Bowie, 3-1. Colton Eastman (1.88) pitched six quality innings. He allowed one run on 2 hits and 3 walks. He struck out six. Garrett Cleavinger (3.62) pitched a scoreless inning. Jonathan Hennigan (3-4, 4.15) pitched an inning and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. Grant Dyer (3.80) struck out 2 in a perfect inning.
Reading scored their only run on Darick Hall’s RBI single in the first inning. He had 2 hits including a double. The Phils had just 4 hits.
Lakewood (27-35, 56-76) lost to Delmarva, 7-0. Victor Santos (5-10, 4.06) pitched 2.2 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Gilmael Troya (2.49) allowed one of two inherited runners to score. He went 2.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on a 4 hits and a walk. Francisco Morales (3.72) pitched three innings. He gave up a run on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four. Albertus Barber (0.00) pitched another scoreless inning.
Malvin Matos (.251) had 2 of Lakewood’s 3 hits.
Williamsport (29-40) beat Batavia, 11-4. Jose Conopoima (1-3, 2.89) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits, walked none, and struck out five. Junior Tejada (3.73) pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. Alejandro Made (2.54) came on to strike out the final batter.
The Crosscutters opened the scoring with 4 runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Johan Rojas and Kendall Simmons and a 2-run HR (5) by Hunter Hearn. They scored a run in the fourth on Nate Fassnacht’s solo HR. They tacked on another run in the seventh on a ground out. And, put the game away with 5 runs in the eighth on Fassnacht’s RBI single, a throwing error, and Jake Holmes’ 3-run double.
The Cutters collected 14 hits, every player had at least one. Jake Holmes (.234) went 3-5 with a double and 4 RBI. Johan Rojas (.250) went 3-4 with a double, RBI, and walk. Nate Fassnacht (.219) had 2 hits including a HR (5) 2 RBI.
GCL Phillies East (21-26) lost to the Yankees West, 6-3. Chi-Ling Hsu (0-1) made his first appearance of the summer. He looked like a rusty pitcher throwing to batters who’ve been playing for 10 weeks. He gave up 3 runs on one hits and 3 walks. The hit was a 2-run HR. He threw a fastball, slider, and either a curve or change up. His FB was 86-88 mph. He left with 2 runners on base.
Jordi Martinez (3.00) allowed one of the two inherited runners to score and pitched 4.1 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out seven. He gave up a solo HR. Martinez throws a fastball and slider. His FB is 92-94 mph. His SL was 84-86 mph.
Brenden Kudlinski (3.21) pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed no hits and walked four. His FB was mid to upper 80s. Carlos Francisco (3.68) pitched two innings and gave up one run on 3 hits, striking out two. His FB was 90-93 mph. He also throws a slider and a change.The velocities bleed into each other with the SL 80-84 mph and his CH 80-87 mph.
The Phillies scored a run in the fifth on a throwing error, a run in the sixth on Jevi Hernandez’ RBI single, and a run in the eighth on Wilfredo Flores’ RBI single.
Vito Friscia (.273) went 3-4 with a double and a walk. Luis Matos (.260) went 2-5.
GCL Phillies West (31-14) was called due to rain in the top of the fifth inning with the Phillies leading 8-0. Since the teams don’t meet again, the game was cancelled, wiping out Keaton Greenwalt’s grand slam. Oh well, it will never show up in any stats, but now you know it happened.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.268): went 1-4 with a run scored, double
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-7, 4.97): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.285): went 1-4 with 2 runs scored, BB
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.52): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.187): went 0-4
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-7, 3.72): 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.97): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.254): went 0-4
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 3.38): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-4, 7.35): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.288): went 2-5 with a run scored
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.201): went 2-4 with an RBI
Rafael Marchan, C (.250): went 3-3 with a run scored and a double, HBP
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.239): went 0-3 with a BB
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 (.283): went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, double, HR (19), RBI
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 7.39): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K
Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.187): went 0-4
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.241): went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.49): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.15): placed on the 7-day IL on 8/26, shoulder
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-6, 4.93): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (3-11, .273): DNP
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.246): went 1-3 with a BB
Victor Santos, RHP (5-10, 4.06): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Connor Seabold, RHP (2-1, 2.18): DNP
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 27th … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/27)
- organization’s injury list (8/27)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/27)
8/27/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Damon Jones from the TIL
8/27/19 – LHP Nick Lackney assigned to GCL West from GCL East
8/27/19 – SS Jamari Baylor assigned to GCL East from GCL West
8/27/19 – RHP Cristian Hernandez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
8/27/19 – RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
8/27/19 – RHP Chi-Ling Hsu assigned to GCL East from GCL West
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