The Reading Phils wasted another excellent pitching performance by a starting pitcher. A night after Spencer Howard held the Trenton Thunder to one run and two infield hits in seven innings (and striking out twelve), David Parkinson shut out the Thunder on three hits in seven innings. But, whereas the Phils’ bull pen couldn’t preserve a 3-1 lead Wednesday, it was the offense that was deficient Thursday, getting shutout through ten innings.
The Philsy fell behind two games to none in their divisional playoff series. They now go to Trenton for the remainder of the 5-game series. To make things even more difficult, the Yankees are sending two rehabbing pitchers to the mound Friday night, Luis Severino and Dellin Betances.
Both pitchers were scheduled to pitch for AAA Scranton in Durham, but hurricane Dorian changed the Yankees’ plans. Severino is making his second rehab appearance and is expected to throw about 55 pitches. Betances is expected to throw one inning.
The Phils faced rehabbing Jordan Montgomery in game one and scored twice against him.
Reading (42-31, 80-59) lost to Trenton, 3-0 in ten innings.
David Parkinson tossed seven quality innings in game two. He held the Thunder scoreless and allowed just 3 hits and one walk. He struck out five. With two on and two out in the first inning, Parkinson retired fifteen batters in a row. He didn’t allow a base runner until a single with two out in the sixth inning.
Jake Hernandez pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out two. Addison Russ survived a two-out double in the ninth. But, unraveled in the tenth. Extra inings in the playoffs are real baseball, no OT runner placed on second base. Russ gave up a lead off HR to start the frame. A walk, double, and single ended Russ’ night and put the Phils in a 2-0 hole.
Jonathan Hennigan came in with runners on the corners and nobody out. A fielder’s choice/throwing error made the score 3-0. But, a double play and fly out ended the inning.
The Phils produced 5 hits and 2 walks on offense. Mickey Moniak had the team’s only XBH, a double. The team went 1-9 with RISP and that hit saw a runner cut down at the plate.
The Phils had the only scoring threat in regulation. Luke Williams walked with one out. Moniak reached on a fielding error pushing Williams to second. Alec Bohm singled on a soft line drive to center and Williams was thrown out trying to score. They still had Moniak in scoring position, but Darick Hall struck out to end the threat.
Here’s the Reading box score from MiLB.
And this is how Reading’s MLB Top Thirty did –
#1. Alec Bohm, 3B/1B: went 1-3 with a BB
- #4. Spencer Howard, RHP: DNP
- #8. Mickey Moniak, OF: 1-5 with a double
- #14. Nick Maton, SS/2B: went 0-3 with a HBP
#15. Mauricio Llovera, RHP: placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
- #18. David Parkinson, LHP: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
#22. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS: went 0-4
#28. Cornelius Randolph, OF: went 1-4
- #30. Connor Seabold, RHP: DNP
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) Finished in fifth place, 9.5 games back. They started out well and hit well all season. But, they never really survived the constant flow of players back and forth with the big leagues, especially the pitchers.
Lakewood (29-39, 58-80) Finished in last place, 12.5 games back. They finished in a virtual tie for last place in the first half, .002 ahead of the other team. They had the worst overall record in their division.
Williamsport (32-43) Finished in fifth place, 8.5 games behind the first place team.
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.
DSL Phillies Red (38-25, .603) Finished third, 4.5 games back.
DSL Phillies White (41-30, .577) Finished second, 3.5 games back.
And this is how the MLB Top Thirty finished the regular season –
Alec Bohm, 3B/1B: 270PA, 38R, 64H, 26XBH(14HR), 42RBI, 10.4%BB, 14.1%K, .269/.344/.500/.844
Medina: (7-7, 4.94) 105.2IP, 41BB, 82K, 1.363WHIP, 3.5BB9, 7.0K9, 2.00K/BB
Bryson Stott, SS (.274): 182PA, 27R, 43H, 15 XBH(5 HR), 24RBI, 12.1%BB, 21.4%K, .274/.370/.446/.816
- Spencer Howard: (1-0, 2.35), 30.2 IP, 9BB, 38K, .946WHIP, 2.6BB9, 11.2K9, 4.22K/BB
Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.188): 524PA, 36R, 87H, 21XBH(4HR), 36RBI, 8.4%BB, 25.2%K .186/.261/.255/.516
Morales: (1-8, 3.82), 96.2IP, 46BB, 129K, 1.324WHIP, 4.3BB9, 12.0K9, 2.80K/BB
De Los Santos: (5-7, 4.40), 94.0IP, 35BB, 83K, 1.234WHIP, 3.4BB9, 7.9K9, 2.37K/BB
Mickey Moniak: 504PA, 63R, 117H, 52XBH(11HR), 67RBI, 15/18SB, 6.5%BB, 22.0%K, .252/.303/.439/.741
Erik Miller, LHP: (1-0, 1.50), 36.0IP, 15BB, 52K, 1.111WHIP, 3.8BB9, 13.0K9, 3.47K/BB
JoJo Romero, LHP: (3-5, 6.88), 53.2IP, 35BB, 40K, 1.919WHIP, 5.9BB9, 6.7K9, 1.14K/BB
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: 384PA, 35R, 93H, 22XBH(5HR), 45RBI, 10.7%BB, 18.5%K, .276/.358/.380/.738
Mauricio Llovera: (3-4, 4.55), 65.1IP, 28BB, 72K, 1.347WHIP, 3.9BB9, 9.9K9, 2.57K/BB
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
Parkinson, LHP: (10-9, 4.08), 119.0IP, 39BB, 118K, 1.227WHIP, 2.9BB9, 8.9K9, 3.03K/BB
Deivy Grullon: 457PA, 55R, 115H, 45XBH(21HR), 77RBI, 9.6%BB, 29.1K%, .283/.354/.496/.851
Damon Jones, LHP: (0-1, 6.62): 34.0IP, 26BB, 33K, 1.559WHIP, 6.9BB9, 8.7K9, 1.27K/BB
Kyle Young: (1-3, 4.29), 21.0IP, 1BB, 25K, 1.048WHIP, 0.4BB9, 10.7K9, 25.00K/BB
Arquimedes Gamboa: 421PA, 35R, 18XBH(5HR), 28RBI, 21/8SB, 14.0BB9, 26.6K9, .188/.305/.270/.574
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), 56.2IP, 54BB, 83K, 1.959WHIP, 8.6BB9, 13.2K9, 1.54K/BB
Dominic Pipkin: (3-4, 5.15), 71.2IP, 45BB, 44K, 1.619WHIP, 5.7BB9, 5.5K9, 0.98K/BB
Kevin Gowdy: (0-6, 4.68), 77.0IP, 51BB, 53K, 1.740WHIP, 6.0BB9, 6.2K/9, 1.04K/BB
Jamari Baylor: 12PA, 4R, 3H, 2XBH, 0RBI, 1BB, 2K, .273/.333/.455/.788
Cornelius Randolph: 389PA, 42R, 86H, 29XBH(15HR), 44RBI, 9.5%BB, 26.2%K .247/.324/.399/.723
Victor Santos: (5-10, 4.02), 105.1IP, 18BB, 89K, 1.177WHIP, 1.5BB9, 7.6K9, 4.94K/BB
- Connor Seabold: (3-1, 2.25), 40.0IP, 10BB, 36K, 1.125WHIP, 2.3BB9, 8.1K9, 3.60K/BB
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 5th … 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (9/5)
- organization’s injury list (9/5)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (9/5)
9/3/19 – Phillies recalled LF Jose Pirela from Lehigh Valley
9/2/19 – Phillies released RHP Drew Anderson
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