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.
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