Very depressing news out of Erie yesterday. Chace Numata died from head injuries he sustained in a skate boarding accident. I’d like to extend the condolences of the Phuture Phillies community to his family as they deal with this tragedy.
Chace Kekoa Kenji Numata was drafted by the Phillies in the 14th round of the 2010 draft out of Pearl City High School in Hawaii. He progressed through the lower levels of the Phillies organization then missed most of the 2014 season due to injury. He had a breakout winter in Australia and came back to have three strong seasons in Clearwater and Reading. He threw out 47% of base stealers (35 of 74) with Reading in 2017. He opted for free agency after the 2017 season and signed a minor league with the Yankees. At the end of the 2018 season, he once again chose free agency and signed a minor league contract with Detroit.
Chace was a very popular player with team mates and fans. I had a couple of anecdotes I wanted to share, again. But, … maybe some other time. Just as I, and every parent, don’t expect to out live my/their children, I don’t expect to outlive the young ball players I meet and follow. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Clearwater (32-38, 68-68) 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 (66-74) lost to Pawtucket, 5-4. Damon Jones (6.62) pitched six innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Fernando Salas (4.24) pitched a perfect inning. JD Hammer (12.64) blew the save, allowing a run in one inning on a solo HR. Josh Tols (1-1, 5.73) took the loss allowing 2-run HR with 2 outs in the tenth.
The IronPigs scored a run in the seventh inning on Maikel Franco’s bases loaded walk. They took a lead with 2 in the eighth on Rob Brantly’s 2-run HR. They took the lead in the top of the tenth on Raul Rivas’ RBI single.
Raul Rivas (.375) went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI.
Reading (42-31, 80-59) lost to Trenton, 8-7. Colton Eastman (3.03) pitched four innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. He gave up 2 HR. Edubray Ramos pitched a rehab inning and gave up 2 solo HR. Jonathan Hennigan (4.47), Grant Dyer (4.39), and Aaron Brown (3.82) each tossed a scoreless inning. Garrett Cleavinger (3.2, 3.66) gave up the walkoff in one-third of an inning.
The Phils drew first blood with 3 runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Alec Bohm. Josh Stephen, and Arquimedes Gamboa. They scored a run in the fifth a fielder’s choice. The Phil’s continued to rally, scoring 2 runs in the eighth on Alec Bohm’s 2-run HR. And, tied the game in the ninth on Cornelius Randolph’s two-out, solo HR (10).
Josh Stephen (.271) went 2-4 with an RBI. Bohm and Randolph also had 2 hits.
Lakewood (28-39, 58-80) beat Hagerstown, 10-5. Manuel Silva (3.61) pitched four innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Josh Hendrickson (1-1, 0.47) pitched three innings and allowed 4 unearned runs on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out three. Mark Potter (2.50) and Albertus Barber (0.00) each tossed a scoreless inning.
The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning on Cole Stobbe’s solo HR (15th), and a run in the second on Ben Pelletier’s solo HR (13). They extended their lead with 6 runs in the fourth on a wild pitch, a two-run singles by Juan Aparicio, an RBI single by Stobbe, and a 2-run double by Malvin Matos. They added 2 insurance runs in the eighth on Yerwin Trejo’s sacrifice fly and Aparicio’s RBI double.
Ben Pelletier (.197) went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, a HR (13) and one RBI. Juan Aparicio (.191) went 3-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles, and 3 RBI. Cole Stobbe (.213) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a HR (15), and 2 RBI.
Williamsport (32-43) played to a 3-3 tie v. State College. Leonel Aponte (3.30) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out two. Rafael Carvajal (2.65) pitched four perfect innings. He struck out six. Hsin Chieh Lin (2.36) pitched three innings and gave up one run on 3 hits. He hit a batter and struck out seven.
The Crosscutters scored a run in the second inning on Nicolas Torres RBI single. They tied the game in the third on Rudy Rott’s RBI single. They tied the game again in the bottom of the eighth on a dropped fly ball to the left fielder where the batter was tagged out at first. The runner on third tagged and scored and the runner on first remained at first.Looked like the fielder dropped the ball on transfer, should have been a sac fly.
Jake Holmes (.247) and Rudy Rott (.233) had 2 hits each.
GCL Phillies East (21-27) Finished in fifth place, 12.0 games behind the GCL Phillies West.
GCL Phillies West (31-15) Finished first in their division.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.269): went 2-2 with 2 runs scored, HR (14), 3 RBI
Adonis Medina, RHP (7-7, 4.94): DNP
Bryson Stott, SS (.274): DNP
- Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.35): DNP
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.188): went 0-5
Francisco Morales, RHP (1-8, 3.82): DNP
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-7, 4.40): DNP
Mickey Moniak, OF (.252): DNP
Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 2.08): DNP
JoJo Romero, LHP (3-5, 6.88): DNP
Muzziotti: 465PA, 52R, 122H, 27XBH, 28RBI, 6.9%BB, 12.9%K, 21SB(63.6%), .287/.337/.372/.709
Jhailyn Ortiz: 478PA, 57R, 86H, 37XBH(19HR), 65RBI, 7.5%BB, 31.2%K, .200/.272/.381/.653
Rafael Marchan: 86PA, 6R, 18H, 4 XBH, 6BB, 8K, .231/.291/.282/.573
Nick Maton, SS/2B (.210): went 1-3 with a double, BB
Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
Cole Irvin: (6-1, 3.94), 93.2IP, 14BB, 65K, 1.356WHIP, 1.3BB9, 6.2K9, 4.64K/BB
Rodolfo Duran: 245PA, 25R, 56H, 17XBH(6HR), 23RBI, 4.1%BB, 21.6%K, .240/.273/.369/.643
David Parkinson, LHP (10-9, 4.08): DNP
Deivy Grullon: 457PA, 55R, 115H, 45XBH(21HR), 77RBI, 9.6%BB, 29.1K%, .283/.354/.496/.851
Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 7.39): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Kyle Young: (1-3, 4.29), 21.0IP, 1BB, 25K, 1.048WHIP, 0.4BB9, 10.7K9, 25.00K/BB
Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.188): went 1-2 with an RBI, 2 BB
Daniel Brito: 379PA, 37R, 83H, 19XBH(4HR), 32RBI, 5.8%BB, 19.3%K, .243/.296/.325/.621
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: 12PA, 4R, 3H, 2XBH, 0RBI, 1BB, 2K, .273/.333/.455/.788
Cornelius Randolph, OF (.247): went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (10)
Victor Santos, RHP (5-10, 4.02): DNP
- Connor Seabold, RHP (3-1, 2.25): DNP
DSL Phillies Red (38-25, .603) Finished third, 4.5 games back.
DSL Phillies White (41-30, .577) Finished second, 3.5 games back.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 1st … 399 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (9/1)
- organization’s injury list (9/1)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (9/1)
9/2/19 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
9/2/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP JoJo Romero from the TIL
9/1/19 – Phillies selected the contract of C Deivy Grullon from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Nick Vincent from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies activated OF Jay Bruce from the 10-day IL
9/1/19 – Phillies transferred LHP Adam Morgan from the 10- to the 60-day IL
9/1/19 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 60-day IL, finger
9/1/19 – Phillies designated RHP Drew Anderson for assignment
9/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Kyle Dohy from the TIL
9/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
9/1/19 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater