Let’s see. Erik Miller pitched well in his first action after being activated from the IL. Ethan Lindow pitched well for Jersey Shore. Clearwater got five home runs, two by Luis Garcia. Josh Gessner and Corey Phelan combined to throw eight shutout innings for the FCL Phillies. Other than that, Lehigh Valley lost. Reading Lost. Jersey Shore lost. Clearwater lost ugly. Both DSL teams lost, again. Only the FCL Phillies managed to win.
Lehigh Valley (26-37) lost to Buffalo, 4-3. David Parkinson (0-6, 6.71) pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs though only two were earned. He didn’t walk anybody but gave up 9 hits and struck out five. Dalton Guthrie (.321) went 2-4 with a double. Mickey Moniak (.232) went 1-2 with a walk and RBI.
Reading (26-38) lost to Portland, 4-1. Josh Hendrickson (3-1, 3.25) pitched six innings and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out five. Zach Warren (2.81) walked two and struck out three in two innings. The Phils managed just 3 singles by Arquimedes Gamboa, Josh Stephen, and Madison Stokes who also drew 2 walks. He also scored their only run on a double play.
Jersey Shore (28-36) lost to Brooklyn, 6-1. Tom Sutera was activated off the IL and was knocked around in a way similar to what I saw in his rehab appearances. Actually, a little worse – two innings, 6 runs, 6 hits, 2 walks 3 strikeouts, one HR, and a wild pitch. Ethan Lindow (2.89) pitched five scoreless innings allowing a hit and 2 walks while striking out three. Corbin Williams (.093) had the BlueClaws only hit, a ninth-inning, inside-the-park home run (1). Williams has 80 speed, but until he figures out how to steal first …
Clearwater (32-31) lost to Dunedin, 15-10 in overtime. The pitching highlight was that Erik Miller was activated and threw 52 pitches (30 for strikes). He pitched 2.2 innings and was charged with 3 unearned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. The bullpen successfully blew leads of 6-4, 6-5, 7-6, 9-7, and 10-8. The Blue Jays scored in all but the first and second innings.
Luis Garcia (.241) went 3-6 with 2 HR (7), a double, and 4 RBI. Baron Radcliff (.189) went 2-3 with a HR (6) and 2 walks. Nicolas Torres (,240) went 1-5 with a 3-run HR (3). Rixon Wingrove (.224) returned from a 3-game suspension for rushing the mound Sunday and went 1-5 with a 2-run HR (8). Every starter had at least one hit except Abrahan Gutierrez (.280) who went 0-1 with 4 walks.
I have an update on Mick Abel, but forgot to ask permission to report it. Let’s just say that my “Holiday Inn Express” diagnosis was close and that he was treated, feels well, and resumed baseball activities. However, remember that part of my “diagnosis” also suggests that the extremely careful Phillies are equally likely to hold him out of his next start, let him start with a short innings or pitch count, quietly slip him onto the IL, or shut him down completely. Shutting down is extreme, but you can’t rule it out with the Phillies. Because it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks except the trainers. Which is as it should be. (His next start should be next Wednesday in Tampa. Or, maybe Winston-Salem.)
FCL Phillies (8-5) beat the FCL Tigers West 5-0 on the road. Josh Gessner pitched four innings of shutout ball. He allowed 2 hits, walked none, and struck out nine. Corey Phelan followed with three shutout innings, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out three. It was a 1-0 game through seven innings on Jamari Baylor’s RBI single until they scored 4 runs in the eighth on Leandro Pineda’s 2-run double, Arturo De Freitas’ RBI double, and Juan Herrera’s RBI double. Adam Haseley walked played 9 innings and drew 3 walks.
DSL Phillies Red (0-4) lost 11-2 to The DSL Yankees1. Two pitchers couldn’t get out of the eight-run first inning. Catcher Rickardo Perez (.273) went 1-3 with an RBI. He had one of the team’s 3 hits.
DSL Phillies White (0-4) lost 7-5 to the DSL Cubs Red. Giussepe “Don’t Call Me Vinnie” Velasquez pitched four scoreless, two-hit innings. He walked three and struck out six. Yermal Flores (who hit his first professional HR on Thursday) went 3-4 (.267) with 2 runs scored and a double.
7/16/2021 – Phillies activated LHP Bailey Falter from the 10-day IL
7/16/2021 – Phillies optioned LHP Damon Jones to Lehigh Valley
7/16/2021 – Phillies recalled CF Matt Vierling from Lehigh Valley
7/16/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Ramon Rosso on the temporarily inactive list
7/16/2021 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/16/2021 – Jersey Shore placed LHP J.P. Woodward on the 7-day IL retro to 7/15/21
7/16/2021 – Jersey Shore activated 3B Nate Fassnacht from the 7-day IL
7/16/2021 – Jersey Shore activated RHP Tom Sutera from the 7-day IL
7/16/2021 – Clearwater Threshers activated LF Ben Pelletier from the 7-day IL
7/16/2021 – LHP Erik Miller assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/16/2021 – SS Jose Tortolero assigned to Clearwater from Jersey Shore
7/16/2021 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
7/16/2021 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
7/16/2021 – RHP Douglas Mijares assigned to DSL White from DSL Red