Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/31/2021)

Lehigh Valley suffered the loss of Daniel Brito for an unknown period of time.  He was taken from the field due to a medical emergency during the first inning of the first game of a doubleheader.  The game was suspended and the second game was postponed.

In other games, Reading lost as Jhailyn Ortiz was promoted to the Fightin’s.  Jersey Shore won.  Clearwater’s COVID-19 closure was extended to Tuesday, at the very least.  The FCL Phillies had no game scheduled and may be affected by the extended closure of the Complex.  DSL Phillies Red beat Dsl Phillies White.

Lehigh Valley (34-41) game one was suspended when Daniel Brito collapsed on the field.  He was taken to a local hospital and was undergoing surgery soon after.  The Phillies issued a statement saying same.  I’ve heard nothing since.  If you are so inclined, please remember this young man in your thoughts and prayers.  

Daniel has been with the organization almost as long as I’ve been with Phuture Phillies.  He was signed in July of 2014.   He attended Instructs in 2014 and 2015 before coming stateside for good in 2016.

Reading (30-47) lost to Somerset, 8-2.  Noah Skirrow (0-1, 5.63) got tagged for 5 runs in four innings including 3 HRs.  Kyle Dohy (3.00) allowed one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings.  Billy Sullivan (1.62) gave up an unearned run in one inning and struck out three.  Carlo Reyes (0.00) still hasn’t given up an earned run but gave up two unearned in two innings.  Jhailyn Ortiz made his Double-A debut and went 0-4with 2 strikeouts. Josh Stephen (.192) drove home the game’s first run with an RBI single in the second inning.  The Phils scored a run in the sixth on a force out.  Brock Stassi (.375) went 2-2 with 2 walks.  Madison Stokes (.257) went 2-4 with a triple.

Jersey Shore (35-42) beat Brooklyn, 4-3.  Victor Vargas (1-0) made his High-A debut and pitched six scoreless innings.  He allowed 3 hits and 4 walks., striking out six.  Erubiel Armenta (5.79) and Aiden Anderson (5.40) combined to give up 3 runs on a couple of HRs.  Manuel Silva (3.04) earned his second save.  Logan O’Hoppe (.271) opened the scoring with a solo HR (11) in the first inning.  The BlueClaws scored 3 times in the fifth on RBI singles by Nate Fassnacht (.217) and Vito Friscia (.262) and a sac fly by Jonathan Guzman (.185).  McCarthy Tatum (.333) went 2-4.

Clearwater (37-37) cancelled their remaining games against Fort Myers due to COVID-19.  The Threshers issued the statement below.  They hope to resume games at home against Bradenton (and Abrahan Gutierrez) on Tuesday, August 3rd.

FCL Phillies (10-6) were not scheduled to play on Saturday and the whole league is off on Sunday.  Their next games are scheduled for Monday at the Blue Jays and Tuesday at home.

DSL Phillies Red (6-7) beat DSL Phillies White (8-5), 2-0.  Red’s pitchers held White to 3 hits.  C Rickardo Perez (.300) went 1-3 for Red.  Yermal Flores (.182) DNP, and hasn’t since 7/26.

The Affiliate Scoreboard, the FCL Scofor EWhitereboard, and the DSL Scoreboard.


7/31/2021 – Phillies activated RHP Kyle Gibson
7/31/2021 – Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
7/31/2021 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Braeden Ogle
7/31/2021 – Herbert Iser assigned to Lehigh Valley from Jersey Shore
7/31/2021 – RF Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
7/31/2021 – Reading released OF Logan Landon
7/31/2021 – RHP Victor Vargas assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
7/31/2021 – RHP Jonas De La Cruz assigned to Jersey Shore from FCL Phillies
7/31/2021 – C Brahian Silva assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red

26 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/31/2021)

  1. Our thoughts And prayers go out to Daniel Brito.

    Victor Vargas comes thru again. He might be the real deal. Just hoping.

  2. Vargas looked great in his last two starts, let’s hope he can keep it up and lift himself up the top 30 rankings.
    Very sad to hear about Brito, I hope he can make a full recovery.

  3. Prayers to Daniel and his family. I couldn’t imaging being that far from him during this. Keep them strong and watch over him as he heals. I know he is in good hands there in Rochester which was very fortunate that they were there instead of some of these other small minor league cities. And thank goodness something like this didn’t happen in his sleep and that he was around all these people ready to help. Mickey says Brito is one of the nicest human beings he’s ever met and they were all shaken to the Core. I met him in reading a couple years ago and he was one of the most polite young men I’ve ever met. Same thing with Gamboa and some of the other land kids from that team. Great group of kids. Heal up Daniel God’s watching you. God bless. Kind of puts things in perspective. It’s just baseball.

  4. From the Rochester paper:

    “Brito stayed on the ground for approximately 20 minutes and was administered oxygen by a paramedic before an ambulance arrived and Brito was transported to a local hospital. One source heard that the left side of Brito’s body was numb, though nothing conclusive about his condition was announced………..Brito had singled in the top of the first inning and was on first base with two outs when Mickey Moniak singled. Brito was not running on contact as he should have been with two outs and only reached second base, and Jones was seen yelling to him that he had made a baserunning error…….Speculation of course, but it may have been that Brito was already beginning to suffer some type of symptom. In the bottom of the first, Rochester’s Ali Castillo singled and went to third on a single by Jake Noll. The same Red Wings source said Castillo told him during the delay that Brito had shared with Castillo that he had a headache”

      1. Hope he gets his promotion to Reading before too long.
        Figured him and Ortiz would get there by August 1st.

          1. There is the DH and they can split the duties…not a big deal…they have already caught plenty this year….OHoppe 50 and Marchan about 35.
            Dog days are still here so splitting would be the best for both…along with ABs thru the DH slot.
            O’Hoppe needs to face AA pitching.
            And who is to say Marchan stays at Reading….Phillies will recall him when JTR or Knapp go on the IL again.

  5. Today’s game between the Iron Pigs and Red Wings has been postponed. Thoughts and prayers are with Daniel Brito, his family, friends, teammates, coaches, and the Phillies organization.

    1. Amen to that – hope the young man recovers to lead a normal life most of all, Being able to play baseball safely again would the feather in cap for all involved

    1. If the numbness in his left side report is accurate, probably a stroke. Scary stuff. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.

      1. With the headache….yes….possibly a CVA….hopefully the surgery was successful and he can begin his recovery.
        Pitcher Danny Farquhar had something similar a few years ago..

    2. Considering his age and his symptoms, a leaking Berry aneurysm would be the most likely diagnosis and if it did not completely rupture (often fatal) and he did not have elevated intracranial pressure, emergency surgery would be the approach. Praying for a complete recovery for the young man.

        1. Well I do not think the Mets will loudly complain …especially if the MRI imaging was being withheld.
          I wonder if the Mets medical staff has seen them yet?

    1. Damn, I really hope he pulls through. He’s 23, he still has his whole life ahead of him.

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