Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/1/2021)

Only two games were played on Sunday.  Reading lost and Jersey Shore won.  Lehigh Valley’s game was postponed by their hosts in deference to Daniel Brito’s medical situation.  Clearwater was postponed due to COVID-19.  The FSC and DSL do not play on Sundays.

Lehigh Valley (34-41) postponed by Rochester out of respect regarding Daniel Brito’s medical situation.  I had heard that he went into surgery again on Sunday morning but nothing afterward.

Reading (30-48) lost to Somerset, 4-3.  Francisco Morales (2-9, 7.02) missed an opportunity to build a resume that would catch the Phillies’eye in September.  He lasted 3.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks.  He struck out four.  Nick Lackney let one of two inherited runners score.  Six Phils’ pitchers issued 12 walks and struck out seven.  The Patriots were successful on 7 of 8 steal attempts – 7 for 7 on Morales/Conley, 0 for 1 on Warren/Conley on a pickoff by Conley. 

The Phils scored a run in the fourth inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ solo HR (1). They added a run in the sixth on Josh Stephen’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the ninth on Arquimedes Gamboa’s solo HR (8).

Jhailyn Ortiz went 3-4 with a walk, HR (1), and RBI.  Bryson Stott (.253) went 2-5with a double.  Josh Stephen (.198) went 2-4 with an RBI.  

Jersey Shore (36-42) beat Brooklyn, 4-3.  Tyler McKay (6.31) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks.  Tom Sutera (2-2, 6.10) got the win with three shutout innings.  Blake Brown (4.05) picked up his fifth save.  Mark Potter (10.80) added a scoreless inning.

The BlueClaws scored twice in the second inning on DJ Stewart’s solo HR (9) and Chris Cornelius’game tying sac fly.  The Claws tied the game again in the sixth on Cornelius’ RBI single.  They took the lead on McCarthy Tatum’s solo HR (2) in the seventh.

Tatum (.389) went 2-3 with a walk and HR (2).  Cornelius (.273) went 2-3 with 2 RBI.

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) no games are scheduled on Sundays in the FCL.  Monday’s game at the Blue Jays has already been cancelled.   Tuesday’s at the Complex hasn’t been, yet.

DSL Phillies Red (6-7) and DSL Phillies White (8-5) no games scheduled on Sundays in the DSL.  Both teams are scheduled on Monday.

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



11 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/1/2021)

    1. Time to go see a Reading game, great to see Ortiz continuing his hot bat. Stott seems to be picking it up lately also. Lots of prayers for Brito.

    2. V, thank you for the post on Ortiz. Gives us some hope. What is your thoughts on him in CF?

      1. Good question. No idea. I am surprised they are playing him there. You don’t see any MLB center fielders with his body type. Usually they are corner OF

        1. Not sure how accurate the Baseball Reference is, but Ortiz is 6’3″ 215 and Mike a Trout is 6’2″ and 235.

  1. Thanks for the video on Ortiz. Having seen him in person before, it’s obvious that he’s lost weight and is probably in the best shape of his life. He had lasic surgery last year also. This is a kid with legit power who can make it to the majors if he cuts down on his swing and miss. Fingers crossed for him continuing to hit at AA.

    1. Was about to ask didnt he have eye surgery? Seems like the surgery and getting in some major shape, has helped him tremendously.

      1. He seems to be laying off the low and away breaking pitches….maybe he is seeing them better at the release point.

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