Everybody lost, but who cares? The Phillies beat the Mets again! Well, we care. About both. Lehigh Valley’s pitchers just got pounded. Reading was shut out on 3 hits and lost by one. Jersey Shore lost by two. Clearwater’s kids dropped two, getting one-hit in the first game. The FCL Phillies were cancelled. And, the DSL Phillies tried to play two against each other. White won the suspended game and the second game was suspended.
Lehigh Valley (37-43) lost to Buffalo, 9-3. Several pitchers had a rough day – David Paulino, 4.1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 BB; Brady Lail, 1.2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB; Braeden Ogle, 1.2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB. Mike Adams retired the 4 batters he faced.
Mickey Moniak (.257) went 1-4. Matt Vierling (.237) went 1-4. Darick Hall (.223) went 3-4 with a solo HR (9).
You might say Hall has had a resurgence of late. Actually, he has gradually rebounded from a very rocky start. I have it on good authority that he made an adjustment that has worked and has stuck with it. Hall struggled thru May (.123/.260/.259). He improved a little in June (.200/.293/.300). But, really busted out in July (.314/.402/.529). He has continued into August (.400/.429/.800). A more realistic stretch is his June 16th thru August 6th (.276/.340/.455) where he hit 9 doubles, 5 HR, walked 12 times, and struck out 29 times in 151 plate appearances. That’s roughly 8% BB and 20% K.
Reading (33-50) lost to Richmond, 1-0. Adam Leverett (0-5, 7.84) pitched 4.1 innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk. Jonathan Hennigan (7.53) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 0.2 clean innings. Noah Skirrow (4.09) pitched the final three innings allowing just one hit and 2 walks while striking out five.
The Phils managed 3 hits. Madison Stokes (.244) went 1-4 and Josh Stephen (.202) went 2-3.
Jersey Shore (37-46) lost to Aberdeen, 5-3. Victor Vargas (1-1, 2.25) pitched six innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. (6 IP and 3 R used to be a quality start didn’t it?) Blake Brown (4.03) pitched one inning and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk striking out two. Aidan Anderson (4.97) pitched two innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.
Logan O’Hoppe (.266) went 2-5 with a double and RBI. DJ Stewart (.247) went 1-3 with a walk. Jose Tortolero (.174) went 2-3 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI. Freddy Francisco made his High-A debut and went 2-4.
Clearwater (38-40) dropped two to Bradenton, 7-0 and 8-3.
Game One: Rafael Marcano (1-2, 3.10) went three innings and gave up 4 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks. Christopher Soriano made his Low-A debut and pitched two innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Brendan Bell threw a 23-pitch inning walking one and striking out two. #8 pick, Jason Ruffcorn made his professional debut and tossed a tight 15-pitch inning walking one and striking out two.
Felix Reyes (.273) went 1-3 and had the Threshers only hit.
Game Two: Dylan Castaneda (2-3, 10.04) went four innings and gave up 7 runs on 7 hits and a walk. Now the good news. NDFA Alex McKenney made his professional debut and pitched one scoreless inning allowing a hit and striking out one. NDFA Tommy McCollum made his professional debut and pitched one inning, gave up a run on a hit and walk, and struck out three. #11 Andrew Baker made his professional debut and struck out the side in his perfect inning.
The Threshers had just 4 hits. Kervin Pichardo (.211) went 2-3 with a double, HR (1), and 3 RBI. Felix Reyes (.286) and Edgar Made(.140) each went 1-3.
FCL Phillies (10-6) game v. Blue Jays cancelled.
DSL Phillies White (11-7) beat DSL Phillies Red (8-10), 4-1 in the completion of a game suspended on July 24th. The scheduled game was suspended in the sixth, tied 1-1. Rickardo Perez hasn’t played since 8/2, Yermal Flores since July 26th.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (8/7)
- organization’s injury list (8/7)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (8/7) (includes player info, assignments, …)
8/07/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Chase Anderson on the 10-day IL, right triceps tendinitis
8/07/2021 – Pittsburgh traded 2B T.J. Rivera to Phillies
8/07/2021 – Phillies recalled SS Nick Maton from Lehigh Valley
8/07/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed 2B Daniel Brito on the 7-day IL
8/07/2021 – 3B T.J. Rivera assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/07/2021 – Oscar Gonzalez assigned to Reading from FCL Phillies
8/07/2021 – Reading placed C Rodolfo Duran on the 7-day IL
8/07/2021 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillie
8/07/2021 – SS Guarner Dipre assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
8/07/2021 – Clearwater placed 2B Wilfredo Flores on the 7-day IL
8/07/2021 – Clearwater placed RHP Fernando Lozano on the 7-day IL
8/07/2021 – RHP Diego Linares assigned to DSL Red from DSL White