Reading has already locked up a playoff berth. They still have a chance to win the second half division title. They are ahead of Trenton by 3.0 games and play a 4-game series against the Thunder this weekend. Hartford is 4.0 games back and cannot win or tie for the division title because the two teams ahead of them are playing each other and there is no scenario of wins or cancellations that will propel them to the title.
The GCL Phillies West lost the final game of their shortened season. They had clinched their division title. But after Thursday’s game, the rest of the season and the playoffs were cancelled.
The Clearwater Threshers won and moved into sole possession of the second best overall record in the division by 1.0 games (2 in the loss column). The League’s cancellation of the remaining regular season games and the playoffs renders the accomplishment moot.
The Phillies’ Arizona Fall League attendees were announced yesterday. Six of their top 30 prospects were invited – Alec Bohm, Spencer Howard, Mickey Moniak, JoJo Romero, Nick Maton, and Connor Seabold.
Of course, there were comments. This is part of one that particularly irked me. “AFL selection Two players a surprise but nothing surprises me about this years MGMT
One pretty young and seems to be pushed, Prospect. One having spent months on IL but getting what others who have put in the time deserve Congrats Boys/Men.” This appears to be directed at Moniak and Seabold, the types of players that the AFL is geared for. I’m on the verge of blocking this guy for similar comments that piss me off. Talk me out of it.
Clearwater (32-38, 68-68) beat Lakeland, 3-1. Kyle Glogoski (1.88) pitched two, shutout innings. He allowed 0 hits and 3 walks, striking out three. His FB was 89-91 mph. He may have been lifted due to the 43 pitches in two innings or maybe they planned on getting multiple guys work in this last game of the season. Kyle Arjona (4.25) followed with three perfect innings and three strike outs. Edubray Ramos gave up a run in one rehab inning. Michael Gomez (1-0, 1.47) struck out 4 in two shutout innings. Zach Warren (3.30) earned his 7th save with a scoreless ninth.
The Threshers took the lead with a run in the first on Luke Miller’s RBI single. They forged ahead in the seventh on Matt Kroon’s RBI triple and Daniel Brito’s RBI single. Kroon (.225) had 2 hits.
The remaining games and FSL playoffs were cancelled.
Florida State League President Ken Carson announced today that the Florida State League final weekend series and postseason will be canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact.
“This was a tough decision to make,” said Carson. “The safety of our players, staff, umpires and fans are top priority to us. Team travel is also a great concern during hurricanes.”
Lehigh Valley (63-72) lost to Syracuse, 2-0. JoJo Romero (3-5, 6.88) pitched 4.2, one-run innings. He allowed 4 hits and 4 walks. He struck out six. Nick Pivetta (3.15) stranded an inherited runner, walked one, and struck out 3 in 1.1 innings of no-hit relief. Tyler Gilbert (2.98) pitched 0.2 innings of scoreless ball. Nick Vincent (1.59) stranded 2 inherited runners and gave up one run in 1.1 innings, striking out two.
Reading (39-29, 78-57) lost to Bowie, 17-2. Reading was scorched for 23 hits, 17 runs, and 5 walks, mostly by Parkinson, Dyer, and Hennigan. Aaron Brown (3.38) allowed one of one inherited runners to score and pitched 1.1 innings allowing no runs, one hit and 4 walks. They scored their 2 runs in the second inning on Josh Stephen’s 2-run HR (12). Jose Antequera (.247) had 2 of the Phils’ 4 hits. The team drew 0 walks and struck out 13 times.
Lakewood (27-36, 57-77) lost to Delmarva, 3-1. Tom Sutera (1-3, 4.26) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four. Kevin Gowdy (4.68) had his best outing of the season, pitching four perfect innings innings. He struck out two. He needed just 35 pitches and threw 26 strikes (74.3%). Mark Potter (2.57) tossed a perfect inning. Lakewood scored their run in the third inning on Malvin Matos sac fly. Luis Garcia and Ben Pelletier had the BlueClaws’ only 2 hits, both singles.
Williamsport (31-41) beat Auburn, 7-1. Victor Vargas (2-0, 1.84) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed 4 hits, one walk, and struck out one. Tyler Burch (1.56) pitched four innings. He allowed an unearned run on 3 hits and a walk, and struck out six.
The Phils scored a run in the third inning on Bryson Stott’s RBI single. They scored again in the fifth on Jake Holmes’ RBI single. They broke the game open with 5 runs in the eighth on a fielder’s choice, Nate Fassnacht’s 2-run double, Nicolas Torres’ RBI single, and Corbin Williams’ sac fly. Holmes (.239) had 2 hits. Williams stole his 29th base.
GCL Phillies East (21-27) lost to the Blue Jays, 7-2. Brian Marcano (4.24) pitched four one-hit innings striking out three. Tyler Adams (3-1, 6.06) lasted 1.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 3 hihts and a walk. Brendan Bell (6.62) allowed 2 inherited runners to score and gave up a run in 1.1 innings striking out two. Cameron Beauchamp (1.23) pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits striking out two.
The Phillies collected just three hits, but scored two runs – one on in the first inning on Vito Friscia’s RBI double and one in the seventh on a ground out. Guarner Dipre (.301) had 2 hits.
GCL Phillies West (31-15) lost to the Tigers West, 4-0. Jonas De La Cruz (0-1, 2.77) pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits including 2 HR. He walked none and struck out six. Fernando Lozano (1.99) gave up zero runs and retired 2 of the 3 batters he faced. Luis Pacheco (4.45) pitched three scoreless innings giving up 3 hits and striking out three. Riley Wilson (2.91) pitched two scoreless innings. Aidan Anderson (3.86) was dinged for an unearned run in one inning.
The Phillies went down meekly on 4 hits. Jose Pujols played three inings in LF and went 0-1 in one plate appearance.
Of the 80 players in the league who qualified for the batting title (2.7 PA per team game), the two Phillies teams had 13 qualify in a league of 18 teams. They placed 3 in the top ten, 3 in the second ten, and 3 in the third ten – nine of the top 30 hitters in the league.
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The Gulf Coast League issued the following statement regarding the remainder of the season.
The Gulf Coast League today announced it has canceled the final two games of the season and the league playoff series as Florida prepares for the impact of Hurricane Dorian.
Games scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29, will be the final games played. The league’s three division champions have already been decided with the GCL Marlins winning the East division, the GCL Phillies West claiming the North division title and GCL Orioles clinching the South division championship.
“In an effort to ensure that all players, coaches and staff members have a chance to evacuate and prepare for the storm, we have decided to cancel the final two regular season games, as well as the playoffs,” said Tim Brunswick, Minor League Baseball’s senior vice president of baseball and business operations. “After discussing the options with the teams, the decision to end the season early was the best choice for the safety of everyone involved as that is our top priority.”
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.263): DNP
Adonis Medina, RHP (6-7, 4.97): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.272): went 1-4 with an RBI, BB
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.35): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.186): went 1-4
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-7, 3.72): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-7, 4.40): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.254): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 3.38): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-5, 6.88): 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.287): went 1-4
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.200): went 0-4
Rafael Marchan, C (.231): went 0-3
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.208): went 0-4
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 (10-9, 4.08): 3.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Deivy Grullon, C (.280): DNP
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 7.39): DNP
Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.184): went 0-4
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.243): went 1-3 with an RBI
Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.19): DNP
Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.15): placed on the 7-day IL on 8/26, shoulder
Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-6, 4.68): 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Jamari Baylor, SS (3-11, .273): DNP
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.244): went 0-4
Victor Santos, RHP (5-10, 4.06): DNP
- 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.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 29th … there are 400 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (8/29)
- organization’s injury list (8/29)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (8/29)
8/29/19 – Reading sent OF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/29/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jonas De La Cruz on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/28/19 – Clearwater placed C Willie Estrada on the 7-day IL
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