Lehigh Valley hung a big number on an old friend. Reading was tamed until a ninth inning rally made the score look good. Jersey Shore flirted with snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. And, Clearwater scored early so that when the game was called, they were ahead.
The FCL Phillies had their game cancelled, again. And, both DSL teams won.
Bigger questions were raised by the earlier than usual departures of Johan Rojas and Bryson Stott from their respective games. Trade? Covid? And, what’s up at the Complex. FCL games were cancelled on Thursday and Friday. And, Saturday’s cancellation was posted around dinner time Friday night. That sounds like, well, you know.
Lehigh Valley (29-40) beat Worcester, 11-4. Connor Seabold took the loss for the Sox in his debut. Tyler Alexander (2-2, 5.29) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up one run on six hits and a walk. Mickey Moniak (.248) went 3-5 with a double and triple (both off Seabold) and 3 RBI. Matt Vierling (.207) went 2-5 with 2 RBI. Jorge Bonifacio went 2-5. Darick Hall (.201) went 2-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
Reading (28-42) lost to New Hampshire, 5-4. Arquimedes Gamboa (.241) went 2-4 with a double and RBI. Bryson Stott (.261) went 0-4 and was replaced after batting in the top of the eighth (pop out) in a weird double switch – Gamboa from CF to SS, Logan Langdon replacing Stott and going to CF.
Jersey Shore (30-40) beat Winston-Salem, 9-5. Ethan Lindow (2-4, 2.49) pitched six innings and held the Dash scoreless on 4 hits and a walk. Logan O’Hoppe (.265) went 2-4 with a double, HR (10), and 2 RBI. Jhailyn Ortiz (.249) hit a solo HR (14). Jonathan Guzman (.173) stroked a solo HR (3) and Cole Stobbe (.136) hit a 3 run HR (2).
Clearwater (35-34) beat Tampa, 4-3 in five innings. Hsu Chi–Ling picked up his first win. He stranded one base runner and pitched 1.1 innings allowing one hit. Johan Rojas (.240) went 2-2 with a walk and RBI. He was lifted after the fourth inning.
FCL Phillies (9-6) cancelled, again. Saturday has already been cancelled. Their next home game is on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. They had an earlier postponement, so it might be a doubleheader.
DSL Phillies Red (2-6) beat the DSL Angels, 2-1. Rickardo Perez (.238)went 0-2 with a walk.
DSL Phillies White (4-4) beat the DSL Giants Black, 6-4.
7/23/2021 – Phillies optioned RHP Mauricio Llovera to Lehigh Valley
7/23/2021 – Phillies activated 3B Alec Bohm
7/23/2021 – RHP Noah Skirrow assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
7/23/2021 – RHP Chi-Ling Hsu assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
7/23/2021 – SS Guarner Dipre assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater