Clearwater outlasted Dunedin in a high-scoring affair. Lehigh Valley gut drubbed in a one-sided affair. Reading won, again. Break up the Fightin’ Phils. That’s seven of their last eight. Former Phillie Brock Stassi drove in the go-ahead run with a pinch-hit. And Jersey Shore wasted a great start and lost their 4th game in their last five.
Interesting fact (to me anyway). Only one minor league player has been activated off the 7-day IL all season. The organization has placed 61 players on the IL this season. Twenty-two have been Phillies. Fourteen of those have been activated, and eight still remain on the IL (five are on the 60-day IL). Thirty-nine have been minor league players. Fifteen of those are on the 60-day. Of the 24 minor leaguers who were placed on the 7-day IL, only one has been activated. Rodolfo Duran on Tuesday.
Clearwater (19-18) beat Dunedin, 9-7. The Threshers led all the way in a tightly contested contest.
This was Mick Abel’s start and the top prospect threw 67 pitches but only lasted 2.2 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, 4 walks, and a hit batter. Carlos Francisco was awarded his first win. He stranded 3 inherited runners, pitched 1.1 innings, allowed one run on one hit (solo HR), and struck out four. Maikel Garrido went 1.2 innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits and a walk. JP Woodward pitched 2.1 scoreless, no-hit innings and struck out two. Tyler Burch pitched one inning allowing one walk.
The Threshers scored 2 runs in the first inning on Abrahan Gutierrez’ 2-run double. They added 3 runs in the second on an RBI single by Yhoswar Garcia and a 2-run single by Johan Rojas. The Blue Jays pecked away until they trailed by one. In the sixth, the Threshers reestablished their multi-run lead with 3 runs on Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run double and a ground out. After the Jays closed to within one again (on 2 HRs), the Threshers tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on Nicolas Torres’ RBI double.
Yhoswar Garcia went 2-6 with a run scored and an RBI. He stole 2 more bases for 7 in 7 attempts in his 5-game career. Johan Rojas went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2 walks, and a sacrifice. Casey Martin went 2-4 with a run scored, double, and a walk. Baron Radcliffe went 2-4 with a run scored RBI, and walk.
The Threshers collected 13 hits, every player had at least one. They had 5 extra base hits, all doubles – Gutierrez, Carlos De La Cruz, Martin, Wingrove, and Torres. The Blue Jays also had 5 extra base hits – a double and 4 home runs.
Lehigh Valley (18-19) lost to Worcester, 10-1.
Lehigh Valley didn’t put up much of a fight – 5 hits (all singles) and 3 walks. They scored their only run in the third inning on Matt Vierling’s RBI single. Vierling went 2-4 with an RBI. Scott Kingery went 1-3 with a run scored. Mickey Moniak had an outfield assist at home.
Adonis Medina gave up 5 runs in four innings on 7 hits and 3 walks. He struck out none. Bryan Mitchell went two innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Jeff Singer gave up 2 runs in one inning on 2 hits and 2 walks. David Paulino pitched the final inning and gave up one run on one hit and 2 walks. Every IronPigs pitcher was touched for at least one run, one hit, and 2 walks for a combined 14 hits, 10 runs, 9 walks, and just 4 Ks.
Reading (12-25) beat Harrisburg, 9-8 in ten innings. That’s 7 out of 8 for the Fightin’ Phils.
James McArthur went 4.1 innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and one walk. He struck out two and gave up 2 HRs. Jonathan Hennigan continued his struggles at Double-A, allowing an inherited runner to score plus 2 additional runs (one ER) in 0.2 innings on one hit and 2 walks. He has a 9.82 ERA and has allowed 14 walks in 14.2 innings. Brian Marconi pitched a one-walk inning. Braden Zarbniskey blew his first save with Reading on a solo HR in the seventh inning. He pitched two innings giving up 2 hits and striking out two. Billy Sullivan got his first win allowing one hit and striking out one in two innings. He has yet to allow a run at Double-A in 10.2 innings.
The Fightin’ Phils jumped out to a quick lead with 2 runs in the first inning on Jorge Bonifacio’s 2-run HR (7). They broke a tie game in the third with 3 runs on Dalton Guthrie’s 2-run triple and Luke Miller’s RBI single. They opened a 4-run lead in the fifth with 3 runs on McCarthy Tatum’s solo HR (5) and Miller’s 2-run HR (7). The Phillies scored in the top of the tenth on Brock Stassi’s leadoff, RBI single.
Daniel Brito went 3-6 with a run scored and double. Bonifacio went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (7), 2 RBI, and 2 intentional walks. Miller went 2-5 with a run scored, HR (7), and 3 RBI. Stassi entered as a pinch hitter after being signed and assigned Tuesday.
Jersey Shore (15-20) lost to Hudson Valley, 6-5.
Jersey Shore jumped out to an early 4-run lead, and Adam Leverett tossed Five, 2-hit, shutout innings. He walked 2 and struck out five. But, Jhordany Mezquita blew the lead in a 4-run sixth where he only got two outs. He allowed the runs on one hit and 4 walks. Mike Adams inherited and stranded one runner and threw 1.1 no-hit innings. Aneury Zabala pitched the final 1.1 innings allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth and the walk-off run in the ninth on 3 hits including a HR (with one out in the ninth).
The Jersey boys plated a run in the first inning on Logan O’Hoppe’s RBI single. They scored 3 more runs in the second on RBI singles by Cole Stobbe and Jhailyn Ortiz and a ground out. The bats went silent until Ortiz tied the game in the top of the ninth with an RBI single.
Ortiz went 4-5 with a run scored and 2 RBI, and 2 doubles. His batting average is up to .262 with 22 RBI. Six starters had batting averages below .190.
GCL Phillies East and GCL Phillies West (runs 6/28 thru 9/12)
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White (starts 7/12 thru 10/2)
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 15th … there are 308 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (6/15)
- organization’s injury list (6/15)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (6/15)
Today’s Transactions –
6/15/2021 Phillies signed free agent IF Hao Yu Lee to an MiLB contract
6/15/2021 CF Matt Vierling assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/15/2021 Reading placed C Nick Matera on the 7-day IL, left meniscus tear
6/15/2021 Reading activated C Rodolfo Duran from the 7-day IL
6/15/2021 Reading placed RHP Colton Eastman on the 7-day IL, right index finger fracture
6/15/2021 1B Brock Stassi assigned to Reading
6/15/2021 C Vito Friscia assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
6/15/2021 Clearwater placed RHP Alejandro Made on the TIL
6/15/2021 IF Hao Yu Lee assigned to GCL East
6/14/2021 Phillies recalled LHP Bailey Falter from Lehigh Valley
6/14/2021 Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
6/14/2021 OF Grenny Cumana assigned to GCL East
6/14/2021 2B Jake Elmore assigned to GCL East
6/13/2021 Phillies signed FA SS Jake Elmore to an MiLB contract
6/13/2021 Phillies signed FA SS Grenny Cumana to an MiLB contract