Reading won and clinched the second half division title. They had already clinched the wild card playoff berth if needed, but won the division outright. And, I am among the minority who insist that Reading won the first half division title. (see below)
|Reading Fightin Phils (PHI)||39||28||.582||–||E||20-15||19-13||13-9||6-4||W2|
|***||Trenton Thunder (NYY)||38||28||.576||–||–||23-9||15-19||20-12||5-5||W3|
|Hartford Yard Goats (COL)||37||30||.552||2.0||E||19-13||18-17||28-11||4-6||L2|
*** first-half division winner
The GCL Phillies West clinched their division title. But, the rest of the season and the playoffs were cancelled due to hurricane Dorian.
The Clearwater Threshers clinched the second best overall record in the division thereby securing a playoff berth when the rest of the season was cancelled. However, the cancellation also wiped out the playoffs. Also due to Dorian.
Clearwater (32-38, 68-68) Season completed. Finished the second half in fourth place. Finished the first half in second place. Finished the season with the second best overall record in the division.
Lehigh Valley (64-73) split a DH with Pawtucket, losing 6-4 and winning 7-4.
Game One: Ramon Rosso (2-4, 5.50) pitched 3.2 innings. He gave up 6 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Josh Tols (5.74) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. He struck out three. JD Hammer (12.89) pitched one scoreless inning.
The IronPigs scored a run in the first inning on Rob Brantly’s RBI single. They plated a run in the fourth on Jose Pirela’s solo HR (4). They scored two in the sixth on RBI hits by Rob Brantly and Shane Robinson.
Pirela (.298) and Brantly (.317) had 3 hits each.
Game Two: Jose Taveras (7.31) pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Fernando Salas (4.43) pitched a scoreless inning. Connor Brogdon (3-1, 3.16) picked up the win with two, scoreless innings. He struck out four.
The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the first inning on Maikel Franco’s 2-run HR (1). They scored a run in the fifth on Ali Castillo’s RBI double. They went ahead with 4 runs in the seventh on Deivy Grullon’s RBI single, Austin Listi’s sac fly, and Jose Pirela’s 2-run double. Ali Castillo went 3-3.
Reading (40-29, 79-57) beat Trenton, 5-3. Adonis Medina (7-7, 4.94) pitched six innings, gave up 3 runs, 4 hits, and 2 walks. He struck out four. Garrett Cleavinger (3.51) and struck out four. Addison Russ (2.59) pitched 1.1 innings and struck out two, earning his 21 st save.
The Phils took the lead in the top of the first inning on Alec Bohm’s RBI single. They tied the game in the fourth on RBI doubles by Josh Stephen and Nick Maton. They took the lead for good in the sixth on Arquimedes Gamboa’s 2-run triple that drove in Stephen and Maton.
Alec Bohm and Josh Stephen (.271) had 2 hits each.
Lakewood (27-37, 57-78) lost to Hagerstown, 3-2. Erik Miller (2.08) pitched five shutout innings allowing one hit and walking four. He struck out five. Taylor Lehman (2-2, 2.78) pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out two.
They scored a run in the first inning on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI double, and a run in the sixth on a ground out. Gutierrez (.241) and Cole Stobbe (.204) had 2 hits each.
Williamsport (31-42) lost to Auburn, 8-6. Spencer Van Scoyoc (4-4, 6.30) pitched 1.1 innings and gave up 7 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Gabriel Yanez (3.32) stranded 2 of 3 inherited runners and pitched 5.2 innings of one-hit, shutout ball. He struck out six. Brett Schulze (0.38) gave up his first run as a professional in two innings, striking out four.
The Crosscutters rallied but couldn’t come back from the early deficit. They scored a run in the first on Johan Rojas’ RBI single. They grabbed 3 in the second on Bryson Stott’s 2-run double and Jake Holmes’ RBI single. They added a run in the fourth on Holmes’ sac fly. And, a run in the fifth on Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single.
Stott had 3 hits. Fassnacht (.221) had 2 and an RBI.
GCL Phillies East (21-27) Season completed. Finished in fifth place, 12.0 games behind the GCL Phillies West. They posted a 14-9 home record, the third best in the league. They were no-hit by the Phillies West, but paid that back when they one-hit them in August. They also one-hit the Blue Jays.
GCL Phillies West (31-15) Season completed. Finished first in their division. Went 10-2 down the stretch to pull away from the Tigers West. They threw a no-hitter against the Phillies East. They threw 4 consecutive shutouts.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.269): went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
Adonis Medina, RHP (7-7, 4.94): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Bryson Stott, SS (.285): went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, BB
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.35): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.185): went 0-3 with a BB
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-7, 3.72): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-7, 4.40): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.252): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 2.08): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-5, 6.88): DNP
Simon Muzziotti, OF (.287): season over
Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.200): season over
Rafael Marchan, C (.231): season over
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.214): went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, 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 (10-9, 4.08): DNP
Deivy Grullon, C (.280): 1-4 with a run scored; 1-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
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 (.185): went 1-4 with 2 RBI
Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.243): season over
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): DNP
Jamari Baylor, SS (3-11, .273): season over
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.244): DNP
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)
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley released C Nick Hundley.
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Jose Taveras from the TIL
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 7-day IL
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP JoJo Romero on the TIL
8/30/19 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Reading from Clearwater
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