There were some solid performances last night, but just one victory. Lehigh Valley got pummeled. Reading walked off with a win. Jersey Shore got crushed, again. And, Clearwater wasted a solid Abel start. The FCL Phillies also wasted some fine pitching in a loss.
Lehigh Valley (24-33) lost to Worcester, 10-3.
Chase Anderson (0-1, 4.50) gave up 4 runs in the first inning. He went three innings, 4 runs, 6 hits, no walks, 6 strikeouts. Let’s hope that’s enough to keep him in Allentown for a while. Jake Hernandez (13.50) went one inning and gave up one run on 2 hits. David Parkinson (6.89) pitched five innings and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out two and gave up 3 HRs.
The IronPigs scored a run in the first inning on Nick Maton’s solo HR (2). They scored again in the seventh on Charlie Tilson’s RBI single. And, they scored one last time in the ninth on Matt Vierling’s sac fly. Tilson (.302) went 2-3 with a run scored, walk, and RBI. Dalton Guthrie (.267) went 2-4.
Reading (24-33) walked off against Harrisburg in regulation, 5-4.
Victor Santos (1.72) pitched six innings and gave up one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out two. Kyle Dohy (2.63) pitched one-plus inning and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk. Braden Zarbnisky (4-1, 3.55) allowed two inherited runners to score, blew the save, and pocketed the win. He pitched two innings and gave up one hit and struck out three.
The Phils scored a run in the first on Jorge Bonifacio’s solo HR (12). They retook the lead with 3 runs in the fourth on Madison Stokes‘ 3-run HR (7). And, they walked off with a run in the ninth on pinch hitter Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single.
Jersey Shore (25-33) lost to Wilmington, 10-2.
Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 4.87) pitched three innings and gave up 8 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks. Andrew Brown (2.89) allowed one of two inherited runners to score and pitched three innings of one-hit ball. He walked none and struck out four. Mark Potter (8.49) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. He walked none and struck out three. Blake Brown (4.26) pitched one inning, walked one, and struck out one.
The BlueClaws score a run in the fourth inning on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI single. They scored their other run in the sixth on DJ Stewart’s solo HR (5). Logan O’Hoppe (.285) went 2-5. Greenwalt went 3-4 with an RBI.
Clearwater (30-28) wasted a solid start by Mick Abel and lost to Bradenton 4-3.
Mick Abel (4.23) pitched five, no-hit innings. He walked four and struck out eight. He threw 77 pitches, 47 strikes. He was particularly effective with his curveball and slider. He threw a season-high 12 curveballs, 9 for strikes, and 19 sliders, 14 for strikes. He threw 41 fastballs. His FB sat 93-95 mph, 8 pitches were 96-98 mph, and one at 92 mph. He was still sitting 94-95 mph in the fifth inning. I guess he’ll be moving up to Jersey Shore real soon. I would hope to see one more home game next week, but I’m not optimistic.
Lin Hsin–Chieh (0-1, 9.95) took the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Tyler Adams (4.32) pitched one inning and gave up one run on one hit and 2 walks. Lin threw a wild pitch, Adams threw two.
The Threshers tried to come back. They scored two runs in the eighth on Johan Rojas‘ 2-run HR (5). They scored a run in the ninth on Rojas’ bases-loaded walk. Rojas (.236) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR (5), walk, and 3 RBI. Rixon Wingrove (.232) went 2-5.
The Threshers’ pitchers held the Marauders to 3 hits. But, issued 8 walks. Two of those walks scored.
FCL Phillies (3-4) pitched a two-hitter against the Blue Jays but lost, 2-1.
Erik Miller made his second appearance to start the game. (His first was on June 29th and he pitched 0.2 innings before reaching his pitch count of 20 or so pitches. He faced 4 batters and walked two and struck out one.) Yesterday, he pitched three innings, faced 10 batters, allowed no hits, walked one, and struck out one. Josh Gessner followed with two clean innings and 2 strikeouts. Gabriel Cotto followed with one, no-hit inning walking three and striking out three. Maikel Garrido loaded the bases on two errors by Jamari Baylor and one of his own. A force out at second allowed a run. Two strikeouts preserved the no-hitter. Dalvin Rosario, making his 2021 debut, came in and pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits and a wild pitch.
The Phillies took the lead with a run in the seventh inning on an RBI ground out by Grenny Cumana. DH Mitchell Edwards (.368) went 2-4 with a double. C Christopher Burke (.571) went 2-2 with a run scored. C Andrick Nava made a rehab start and went 1-2 before yielding to Burke. The Phillies committed five errors, two by Baylor, two by Burke, and one by Garrido.
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White seasons run 7/12 thru 10/2.
There were over 250 DSL transactions on Friday. The over/under is 0.5 on how many were by the DSL Phillies. (Yeah, zero.)
Recent Transactions –
7/09/2021 – 2B Sal Gozzo assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
7/09/2021 – Reading activated C Colby Fitch from the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Jersey Shore placed 3B Nate Fassnacht on the 7-day IL retro to July 4th
7/09/2021 – OF Marcus Lee Sang assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
7/09/2021 – Clearwater sent C Andrick Nava on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
7/09/2021 – Clearwater activated SS Guarner Dipre from the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Clearwater placed SS Kendall Simmons on the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Clearwater placed CF Yhoswar Garcia on the 7-day IL