Last night we had two wins, two losses, a suspended game, and a postponement. Clearwater lost big. Lehigh Valley lost and had their second game suspended with them trailing. Reading won a rain-shortened game that had a two-plus-hour delay. And Jersey Shore picked up a win and a postponement.
Clearwater (27-25) got pounded by St. Lucie, 14-4.
Mick Abel threw two perfect innings then struggled through a nightmare two-thirds of an inning. He gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Even with spotty control in the second, he still threw 32 strikes in 52 pitches (61.5%). Maikel Garrido stranded two runners and started the third inning. But, he really struggled with the strike zone and got just one out and gave up 6 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Brendan Bell finished the inning on one hit but allowed 3 inherited runners to score.
Rodolfo Sanchez pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 2 hits and a walk. Leonel Aponte pitched 2.2 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Tyler Adams got the final four outs including 2 strikeouts.
The Threshers actually took the lead with a solo HR by Abrahan Gutierrez (3) in the second inning. They pulled within one run with 2 runs in the third on a 2-run fielding error on a Luis Garcia single. They added an inconsequential run in the sixth on Juan Aparicio’s solo HR (5). Kendall Simmons went 2-3 with 2 walks. Every other Thresher had a hit except Rixon Wingrove.
Yhoswar Garcia is sidelined with a leg contusion. He was replaced in the lineup by Jadiel Sanchez who was called up from the FCL. Garcia is day-to-day and hasn’t been placed on the IL.
Lehigh Valley (21-30) was scheduled to play two games. They lost the first game, 5-2, the second game was suspended in the fifth inning with them trailing 4-1.
Mark Appel threw 55 pitches (21 strikes, 38.2%) to retire 5 batters. He gave up 2 runs on one hit and 6 walks. David Paulino stranded three baserunners but took the loss with 3.1 innings of relief. He gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and one walk. Brady Lail pitched one inning and gave up a solo HR.
The IronPigs scored single runs in the first and second innings. They scored in the first on Matt Vierling, and they scored in the second on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI single. Darrick Hall went 2-3 with a run scored and a double.
In game two, David Parkinson gave up four runs in four innings on 6 hits and a walk. They scored their lone run in the fifth inning on Matt Vierling’s RBI double.
Reading (20-32) beat Erie, 2-1 in seven innings.
Victor Santos earned his first win with 5.2 innings of one-run ball. He gave up 3 hits and walked a batter while striking out six. Braden Zarbniskey [icked up his third save with 1.1 innings of one-hit ball.
The Phils tied the game in the third inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI double. They took the lead in the sixth on Jorge Bonifacio’s solo HR (11). Brito (.305) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
Jersey Shore (21-29) beat Hudson Valley, 8-2, in the first game. The second game was postponed and will be played on July 3rd.
Adam Leverett pitched 4.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four. Blake Brown finished the inning and allowed one of 2 inherited runners to score on a sac fly and walked a batter. Jonathan Hughes finished the game and took the win with four perfect innings and five strikeouts.
The BlueClaws scored in the second inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ solo HR (7). They scored twice in the fourth on Herbert Iser’s 2-run single. The game became close until the ‘Claws scored 5 runs in the eighth on Ortiz’ 2-run HR (8) and Iser’s 3-run double.
Ortiz went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, 2 HR (8), a walk, and 4 RBI. Iser went 3-4 with a double and 4 RBI. Casey Martin went 0-4 with 4 Ks.
FCL Phillies (3-1) no game scheduled.
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White seasons run 7/12 thru 10/2.
Recent Transactions –
7/02/2021 – Phillies optioned SS Nick Maton to Lehigh Valley
7/02/2021 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated 3B Austin Listi from the TIL
7/02/2021 – SS Jose Tortolero assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
7/02/2021 – OF Jadiel Sanchez assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
7/02/2021 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
6/30/2021 – FCL Phillies placed RHP Andy Reyes on the 7-day IL
6/30/2021 – FCL Phillies placed LHP Riley Wilson on the 7-day IL