Remember the”Everybody hits!” guy from TV telecasts? Well, the tag line from Wednesday’s game could be, “Everybody loses”. There were three, one-run losses for Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Jersey Shore; and two routs of Clearwater and the FCL Phillies. Oh yeah, the parent club also imploded, too.
This is the Phuture Phillies’ recap for minor league discussion. No Phillies talk here. Another oh yeah, while getting ready to score the FCL Phillies game, I saw Lee Hao Yu. So he must have overcome his visa issues.
Lehigh Valley (21-29) lost to Buffalo, 10-9. It was a hotly contested match with the IronPigs falling short in the ninth inning.
Chase Anderson made a rehab start and pitched two, 2-hit innings. Ramon Rosso gave up 5 unearned runs in one inning on 3 hits and a walk. In another rehab appearance, Bryan Mitchell pitched two innings and gave up a run on 2 hits, a walk, and a wild pitch. Mauricio Llovera got tagged for 4 runs in 1.2 innings on 5 hits. He blew the save opportunity and earned the loss. Jeff Singer pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a hit and struck out two.
Lehigh Valley struck first with 2 runs in the third inning on a fielding error. They scored one run in the fourth on Darick Hall’s solo HR (4). They took the lead briefly with 4 runs in the sixth on Ryan Cordell’s RBI double, a ground out, Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double, and an RBI double by Charlie Tilson. Their ninth inning rally fell short as they scored 2 runs on Matt Vierling’s RBI triple and Mickey Moniak’s RBI single.
Didi Gregorius went 1-5 with an RBI. More importantly, he played the full game. Tilson went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and RBI. Moniak went 2-5 with a run scored and RBI.
Everyone had a hit except Ruben Tejada. Everyone scored a run except Didi. Everyone had an RBI except Tejada. Didi had a fielding error.
Reading (19-31) lost to Erie, 3-2. Erie took an early lead, Reading fought back to tie with runs in the third and sixth innings. Erie scored the go-ahead run in the seventh and held on.
Jack Perkins tossed six, 4-hit innings, walked two, and gave up 2 runs. He struck out three. Aneury Zabala gave up the winning run in the seventh on a walk and hit. Jonathan Hennigan pitched an inning and gave up 2 hits.
The Phils scored one run in the third inning on Jorge Bonifacio’s sac fly, and a game-tying run in the sixth on McCarthy Tatum’s RBI single.
The Phils collected 11 hits. Tatum went 3-4 with a double and RBI. Daniel Brito went 2-5 with a run scored and a triple. Bonifacio went 2-3 with an RBI, double, and RBI. Josh Stephen went 2-4 with a run scored and double.
Logan Landon had an outfield assist at second base.
Jersey Shore (20-29) beat Hudson Valley, 8-7 in ten innings. Jersey trailed all the way until tying the game in the eighth inning.
Kevin Gowdy pitched into the sixth inning and threw 89 pitches, 59 strikes (66.3%). He went 5.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and one walk. He struck out five. Manuel Silva stranded an inherited runner and pitched 2.1 innings. He gave up 2 runs on a hit and a walk. JP Woodward pitched an inning, walking one and striking out one. Carlo Reyes took the loss. He pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits.
The Phils scored a run in the fourth on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. They scored one run in the seventh on Hunter Hearn’s sac fly. They tied the game with 4 runs in the eighth on Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single, Logan O’Hoppe’s 2-run HR (6), and Vito Friscia’s sac fly. And, they fell short with a run on the tenth on Fassnacht’s RBI single.
Fassnacht went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a double. O’Hoppe went 2-5 with a run scored, 2 RBI, and his 6th HR.
Corbin Williams had a stolen base (5), a fielding error, and an outfield assist.
Clearwater (25-24) lost to St. Lucie, 13-4 in a game shortened to seven-plus innings because of the same storm that halted the game at the Complex.
Gunner Mayer threw 44 pitches in his first rehab start. He went 1.2 innings and gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 4 hits and 2 walks. Brendan Bell let the one runner he inherited score and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in 1.1 innings on 2 hits, a walk, a hit batter, and a wild pitch. He struck out three. Rafael Marcano lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Alejandro Made inherited a runner and didn’t let him score. He threw one inning and gave u[ 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. Tyler Adams inherited 2 runners and allowed one to score on a hit and a walk. He retired the only other batter he faced to end the inning.
The Threshers scored 2 runs in the second inning on Luis Garcia’s 2-run HR (3). They scored 2 more in the fourth on Abrahan Gutierrez‘ RBI single and Garcia’s solo HR (4). Both of Garcia’s HRs came with 2 outs. Gutierrez went 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Kendall Simmons went 2-3 with a run scored. double, and triple. Luis Garcia went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 HR (4), and 3 RBI. Juan Aparacio went 1-2 with a walk and double.
Gutierrez and Marcano each picked a runner off first base. Three of four bases were stolen against Mayer/Gutierrez, one against Marcano/Gutierrez.
FCL Phillies (2-1) lost to the FCL Yankees, 11-3, and it didn’t seem that close.
DJ Jefferson pitched three mostly solid innings. He had an inauspicious start, hitting the second batter he faced, retiring 7 of the next ten batters. He allowed singles and an error by an infielder in that span and picked one of the base runners off first with a very quick move. He faced two batters in the fourth and was lifted after a hit batter and a walk. He went 3.0+ innings and was charged with 4 earned runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out five and hit two.
Christopher Soriano entered and allowed both inherited runners to score. He lasted 1.2 innings and gave up 4 earned runs on 2 hits and 4 walks. He threw 3 wild pitches. Jake McKenna came on in relief and threw 2 wild pitches. The second was negated when the runner was thrown out at third to end the inning. McKenna went on to give up 3 earned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, and 2 wild pitches. Victor Lopez came in to get the third out. He pitched 1.1 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out two.
The Phillies tied the game with 2 runs in the second inning on Oscar Gonzalez‘ RBI single and a wild pitch, They added a run in the seventh on Wilson Valdez‘ RBI single. One batter later the game was delayed then banged.
Gonzalez went 2-3 with an RBI. Jadiel Sanchez went 1-2 with 2 walks and a stolen base. Valdez went 1-1 with an RBI, entering the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. Uziel Viloria went 1-2 with a walk and run scored. DH Mitchel Edwards went 1-2 with a walk and run scored.
Jefferson picked a runner off first base. Guarner Dipre (throwing) and Viloria (fielding) each committed their second error.
The game was halted when a lightning strike landed close to the Complex. I heard the thunderclap before the lightning flash. It felt like it passed in front of my face. Everyone skedaddled for cover. I was a lot slower, packing up the scoring equipment and my laptop. Less than 15 minutes later they banged the game.
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