The affiliated teams won five of six games on Saturday. Lehigh Valley pulled off a sweep when they rallied in their suspended game and pitched a shutout in the nightcap. Reading no-hit their opposition. Jersey split a couple of low scoring games. And, Clearwater won a pitchers’ duel. In all, our pitchers held the opposition to 7 runs on 25 hits in 6 contests. Their combined line – 46.0 IP, 25 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 14 BB, 45 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 1 WP. They threw 666 pitches, 420 strikes for a 63.1% strike rate. That’s a little pedestrian, but the 666 and 420 just stood out.
If you subtract David Patterson’s line which actually happened Friday before the suspension, the line is even more impressive – 42.0 IP, 19 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 13 BB, 43 K, HBP, WP.
Lehigh Valley (23-30) won the completion of the suspended game against Buffalo, 5-4, and the regularly scheduled game, 4-0. The Bisons are a Toronto affiliate and are playing their home hames in Trenton while the Blue Jays are using their stadium.
Game One (suspended): The game resumed with the IronPigs trailing 4-1. They scored 3 runs in the sixth, one in the seventh, and held on for three outs for the win.
David Parkinson gave up four runs in four innings on 6 hits and a walk, last night. JD Hammer (2-0, 1.37) took over today and got the win with two, one-hit innings. He walked none and struck out two. Mauricio Llovera earned his second save but allowed 2 hits in one inning and struck out two.
The IronPigs rallied from a 4-run deficit with a run in the fifth inning yesterday on Matt Vierling’s RBI double. They tied the game today in the sixth on a ground out by Ruben Tejada, a bases-loaded walks by Rafael Marchan and Vierling. They took the lead in the seventh on an RBI double by Austin Listi.
Dalton Guthrie (.256) went 2-4 with a run scored and double. Vierling (.333) went 1-2 with a double and 2 RBI.
Game Two: Spencer Howard (1-0, 0.64) pitched five innings of one-hit ball. He allowed no runs, walked two, and struck out five. He threw 68 pitches, 45 strikes. Mike Adams got two outs. He was lifted after a single and a fielding error by Ruben Tejada. Damon Jones came in and stranded two inherited runners. He pitched 1.1 innings allowed a hit, and earned his first save.
The IronPigs scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning on Ryan Cordell’s RBI double, Mickey Moniak’s 2-run double, and a throwing error on Moniak’s steal of third that allowed him to score.
Cordell went 2-3 with a run scored double, and 2 RBI. Moniak went 2-3 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI, and a SB.
Reading (21-32) beat Erie with a combined no-hitter, 3-0.
Francisco Morales (1-7, 8.36), Zach Warren, Kyle Dohy, and Brian Marconi (S, 5)combined to no-hit the SeaWolves.
- Morales – 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- Warren – 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
- Dohy – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K,stranded 3 inherited runners
- Marconi – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Daniel Brito provided all the offense the Phils would need with a 2-run HR (3) in the third inning. Luke Miller provided some late insurance with a solo HR in the eighth (9).
Brito (.304) went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (3), and 2 RBI. Miller went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (9), and RBI. Jorge Bonifacio (1-4, double) and Arquimedes Gamboa (1-3) had the Phils’ other 2 hits.
Jersey Shore (22-30) split a doubleheader with Hudson Valley, winning and losing a pair of 2-0 games.
Game One: Jersey Shore won, 2-0. Dominic Pipkin (3-0, 3.35) pitched six solid innings. He allowed no runs, 4 hits, and walked none. He struck out five. Tyler Burch earned his first Double-A save with a clean inning and 2 strikeouts.
The BlueClaws scored in the first inning on Nate Fassnacht’s solo HR. They scored a run in the fourth on Vito Friscia’s RBI double.
Friscia (.253) went 2-2 with a double, walk, and RBI. Fassnacht, Logan O’Hoppe (.254), and Jhailyn Ortiz (.257) each went 1-3.
Neither BlueClaws’ pitcher issued a walk.
Game Two: Jersey Shore lost, 2-0. Jhordany Mezquita pitched 4.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits a walk, and a hit batter. Andrew Brown stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.2, scoreless innings. He allowed 2 baserunners, both on walks. Aiden Anderson pitched a clean inning.
The BlueClaws managed just 2 hits. Jonathan Guzman went 1-3. Vito Friscia went 1-3. Keaton Greenwalt went 1-2 with a double.
Guzman was caught stealing. Jose Tortolero had a throwing error. Herbert Iser had a passed ball.
Clearwater (28-25) beat St. Lucie, 2-1, in a pitchers’ contest where the Threshers had the best of it.
Eduar Segovia pitched five innings and held the Mets to one run on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Victor Vargas (3-0, 2.90) snagged the win with four shutout innings on 3 hits and no walks. He struck out five.
The Threshers opened the scoring in the first inning on Luis Garcia’s leadoff, first-pitch, solo HR (5). It was hit to right-center field, the switch-hitter’s pull-side this at bat. The Threshers scored a go-ahead run, and the eventual game-winner, in the sixth inning on Johan Rojas‘ sac fly following Garcia’s leadoff triple (on a 3-2 pitch).
Luis Garcia went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a triple (3), HR (5), and an RBI. Jadiel Sanchez, playing for Yhoswar Garcia, went 1-2 with a walk. Abrahan Gutierrez (.296) had their only other hit and went 1-3.
Segovia and Vargas held the Mets to 5 singles.
Kendall Simmons had 2 throwing errors and Vargas had an errant pickoff throw. Sanchez was caught stealing.
Game time was 2:27. Fast. Wish they were all like this.
Yhoswar Garcia out of the lineup again with a leg contusion. He is day-to-day and hasn’t been placed on the IL.
FCL Phillies (3-1) postponed due to rain, Makeup on July 15th.
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White seasons run 7/12 thru 10/2.
Recent Transactions –
7/03/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Neftali Feliz outright to Lehigh Valley
7/03/2021 – RHP Neftali Feliz elected free agency
7/03/2021 – LHP Maikel Garrido assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
7/03/2021 – LHP Anton Kuznetsov assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies