Lehigh Valley got thumped again. Reading beat Erie. Jersey Shore lost. Clearwater was rained out. And the FCL Phillies won with a couple of pitchers throwing rehabs. Teaser: one was Miller, I got firsthand velo.
Lehigh Valley (21-28) lost to Buffalo, 12-2. Cristopher Sanchez started and took the loss. He lasted three innings and gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks. Two of the walks scored. Brandon Kintzler pitched a clean fourth inning. Jake Hernandez pitched the fifth. He gave up a run on a hit and 2 walks. One of his walked scored. Brady Lail gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk in one inning. Damon Jones gave up 3 runs on 5hits in two innings.
The IronPigs scored a run in the top of the first on Ruben Tejada’s RBI single. They closed to within 5-2 with a run in the sixth on Ryan Cordell’s solo HR (11). Didi Gregorius went 2-4 with a run scored. He still hasn’t played a complete game. He was replaced in the bottom of the eighth. Rafael Marchan went 2-3 with a walk.
Reading (19-30) beat Erie, 9-3. Josh Hendrickson got the win pitching five innings. He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. He struck out five. Tyler Carr pitched two innings and allowed a run on 2 hits and a walk. Brian Marconi pitched two, scoreless innings and gave up 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out five.
The Phils scored twice in the first inning on a 2-run HR by Jorge Bonifacio (10). They scored again in the second on a solo HR by McCarthy Tatum (7). They scored a run in the fifth on Madison Stokes‘ RBI single. They added two insurance runs in the seventh on Stokes’ RBI double and Josh Stephen’s RBI triple. They tacked on 3 more runs in the ninth on a fielder’s choice, Tatum’s sac fly, and Logan Landon’s RBI single. Stokes went 4-5 with 2 runs, a double, HR (7), and 2 RBI. Bonifacio went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, a double, HR (11), walk, and 2 RBI. Daniel Brito, Tatum, and Landon had 2 hits each.
Jersey Shore (20-28) beat Hudson Valley, 4-1. Ethan Lindow pitched six innings and gave up 3 runs on 8 hits. He walked none and struck out five. Carlos Francisco gave up a run in 1.2 innings on a hit and a walk. Mark Potter inherited two runners and one scored. He went 1.1 innings and gave up no runs on 2 hits, striking out three. The BlueClaws collected three hits. Jhailyn Ortiz went 2-4 with a solo HR (6) in the 7th inning. Jonathan Guzman (1-3) had the other hit, a double.
Clearwater (25-23) postponed. Rescheduled as a doubleheader on Thursday. First game at 4:00 PM.
FCL Phillies (2-0) beat the FCL Tigers West, 9-4. Erik Miller made his first rehab start. He was on a pitch limit and was lifted after he completed throwing to his fifth batter. He threw 22 pitches. He gave up a leadoff single then retired the next to batters on a popup and a strikeout. Then his control slipped and he walked his final two batters. The stadium gun had his fastball at 94-96 mph. I got to watch the game from above home plate. I observed the official scorer. I will be the scorer for Wednesday’s game and as needed in the future.
Wilson Gherbaz stranded all three runners and went 1.1 innings without allowing a base runner. Tom Sutera (also making a rehab appearance) blew the save/hold allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in two innings. Jonas De La Cruz loaded the bases in 0.2 innings on a hit and 2 walks. He was replaced by Frenchman Yoan Antonac who stranded all three runners. Dylan Castaneda pitched the final four innings. He allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out six. He was awarded the win.
The Phillies scored in the second inning on a stolen base/2-base error. The pitcher picked off Marcus Lee Sang, but Lee Sang broke for second on first move. The throw sailed down the first baseline and Lee Sang scored without a throw. After falling behind by a run, they scored 4 runs in the third on Jamari Baylor’s RBI single, Mitchell Edwards‘ 2-run single. and Lee Sang’s RBI single. They added three insurance runs in the fourth on Edward Barboza’s RBI triple, Kervin Pichardo’s RBI triple, and Jadiel Sanchez‘ sac fly. They tacked on a run in the sixth on a passed ball. Edwards went 2-3 with 2 RBI.
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Recent Transactions –
6/29/2021 – Phillies activated SS Jean Segura from the 10-day IL
6/29/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Austin Listi on the TIL
6/29/2021 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/29/2021 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/29/2021 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
6/29/2021 – RHP Adam Leverett assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
6/29/2021 – RF Carlos De La Cruz assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
6/29/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Gunner Mayer from the 7-day IL
6/28/2021 – Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Tyler Alexander from Sussex County