Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/8/2021)

Not so clever today.  Everybody lost again.  Lehigh Valley’s pitchers got pounded again after Adonis Medina was perfect for the first three innings.  Reading managed to score a run but lost by one again.  Jersey Shore was suspended in the top of the third tied.  Clearwater’s kids lost by two touchdowns.  The FCL Phillies and the DSL teams are not scheduled to play on Sundays. 

Lehigh Valley (37-44) lost to Buffalo, 9-3.  Adonis Medina (4.94) was perfect for three innings with 2 strikeouts.  He gave way to a bullpen that wasn’t.  Jeff Singer (4.55) lasted 1.2 innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three and left with the bases loaded.  Braden Zarbniskey (9.35) stranded those three base runners but blew the save and lasted one inning giving up 2 runs on 3 hits.  Jake Hernandez (2-1, 6.46) stranded two base runners but gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk and took the loss.  Mike Adams (1.56) let one of two inherited runners score and gave up a run in 1.1 innings on a hit and 2 walks.  Nick Lackney (18.00) pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.

The IronPigs scored their 3 runs in the first inning.  Matt Vierling’s RBI single plated Jorge Bonifacio who had tripled.  Darick Hall followed with a 2-run HR (10).  That was it except for three singles by Bonifacio, Mickey Moniak, and Logan Moore.

Reading (33-51) lost to Richmond, 2-1.  Francisco Morales (2-10, 6.65) pitched six solid innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks.  He struck out nine.  Carlo Reyes (0.00) pitched one, one-hit inning.  Brian Marconi (1.97) pitched one, 2-strikeout inning.

The Phils scored their run on Jack Conley’s solo HR (4) in the fifth inning.  Chris Cornelius (.455) went 2-4.  Bryson Stott (.258) went 2-4 with a double.  Matt Kroon (.300) had the other hit going 1-3 with a walk.

Jersey Shore (37-46) suspended tied 0-0.  Tyler McKay (6.00) walked two in the third and threw a wild pitch with one out before the game was suspended.

Clearwater (38-41) lost to Bradenton, 14-0.  Lin Hsin-Chieh (0-2, 7.15) made his first Low-A start and did well.  He pitched three innings and gave up one run on one hit and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  Then the wheels came off.  Yoan Antonac (19.29) gave up 5 runs in 1.2 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks.  Leonel Aponte (5.93) stranded one inherited runner but only lasted one inning giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.  Victor Lopez (2.84) stranded 3 inherited runners but gave up 3 runs in 2.1 innings on 5 hits.  NDFA Matt Russell (27.00) gave up 2 runs in 0.2 innings on 2 hits.  SS Edgar Made (0.00) walked two but got the third out.

The young Threshers managed 4 hits.  Carlos De La Cruz (.148) went 2-4 with a double.  Felix Reyes (.263) and Uziel Viloria (.071) had the other two hits.

FCL Phillies (10-6) no games scheduled on Sundays.

DSL Phillies Red (8-10) and DSL Phillies White (11-7) no games scheduled on Sundays.

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

Rosters and Stuff


8/08/2021 – LHP Nick Lackney assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/08/2021 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/08/2021 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B T.J. Rivera
8/08/2021 – Clearwater placed LHP Rafael Marcano on the 7-day IL
8/08/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Leonel Aponte from the 7-day IL

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

  1. Wow our 4 top minor league affiliates are a combined 37 games under. 500. Medina shines a little light today.

  2. Hard to believe these guys can continue to get worse, yet here we are. Klentak/Almaraz & Co should never work in baseball.

      1. Someone posted last week….he may have to have shoulder surgery or some injury with his shoulder. Not sure if that is confirmed.
        Can’t seem to get any info from the Phillies people.

  3. Tomorrow will be three weeks since Mick Abel pitched in a game….assume Phillies are playing it safe on his injury and/or monitoring his work load.

    1. Like much of the team he is on the 7-day IL, so likely he is caught up in the COVID testing or contact tracing. Guessing it is not the worst thing to slow him down in his first professional season, but it would be nice to ease him back into games in the next week.

        1. No idea. I imagine if it is contact tracing then yes. Positive test probably needs to quarantine for awhile. Hopefully we’ll start to see players come back this week. Today would be 7 days out for most of them.

    2. Yeah, he made the rookie mistake of mentioning the usual soreness that pitchers feel during and after a start. The sort of soreness that some pitchers might use as an excuse to avoid the work they would rather avoid. Anyway, the trainers went into overdrive and are keeping him off the mound. He’s okay, he passed an MRI, and all the tests they ran. He wants to pitch. He wanted to go against the Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez back in July. Not his decision, though.

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