Only two games yesterday. Lehigh Valley got a great start from Mark Appel on their way to beating one of the top teams in their division again. Reading was rained out. Jersey Shore rallied in the ninth to win on the road. Clearwater was rained out. And, the FCL Phillies and DSL teams weren’t scheduled.
Lehigh Valley (39-44) beat Scranton, 9-3. Mark Appel (3-2, 4.41) may have had his best outing of the season. He pitched six, shutout innings giving up 4 hits, and walking one. He struck out six. Jeff Singer (4.54) pitched two innings and gave up a solo HR, walked a batter, hit a batter, and struck out two. Julian Garcia (7.12) mopped up sloppily, walking one and giving up a 2-run HR. These are two relievers taking a step away from a possible major league callup.
The IronPigs broke the game open with 5 runs in the third inning on a 2-run single by Rafael Marchan and a 3-run HR by Matt Vierling. They turned the game into a rout with 3 runs in the fourth on a sac fly by Marchan and a 2-run HR by Jorge Bonifacio. They tacked on a run in the seventh on an RBI single by TJ Rivera. It turned out to be enough as the bullpen pitched to a 9.00 ERA over the last three innings.
Rafael Marchan (.204) went 1-4 with a double, SF, and 3 RBI. Jose Bonifacio (.333) went 3-3 with 2 walks, a HR (3), and 2 RBI. Matt Vierling (.236) went 2-5 with a HR (3) and 3 RBI. TJ Rivera (.249) went 2-4 with an RBI. Arquimedes Gamboa (.417) went 1-3 with a walk.
Reading (33-52) postponed, rain. Makeup on August 14th.
Jersey Shore (38-47) beat Hudson Valley, 7-6. Jhordany Mezquita (5.24) gave up 4 runs in 4.1 innings on 4 hits and 5 walks. He struck out seven. Andrew Brown (2.60) stranded an inherited runner then gave up 2 runs in 2.2 innings on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Tom Sutera (3-2, 4.30) got the win pitching a scoreless inning and walking two. Blake Brown (3.90) got his 6th save with a perfect inning striking out two.
The BlueClaws scored 3 runs in the first inning on a throwing error on a catcher’s pickoff attempt and a 2-run HR by Vito Friscia. They retook the lead with 3 runs in the sixth on an RBI double by DJ Stewart and a 2-run HR by Herbert Iser. They broke a tie in the ninth on an RBI single by Logan O’Hoppe.
Nate Fassnacht (.213) went 2-5. Logan O’Hoppe (.270) went 2-5 with an RBI. Vito Friscia (.262) went 2-3 with 2 walks, a HR (4), and 2 RBI. DJ Stewart (.247) went 2-4 with a double, walk, and RBI. Herbert Iser (.171) went 1-4 with a HR (5) and 2 RBI.
Clearwater (39-41) postponed, rain. Makeup on August 12th.
FCL Phillies (10-6) game cancelled.
DSL Phillies Red (10-10) and DSL Phillies White (12-7) no games scheduled on Wednesdays.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (8/11)
- organization’s injury list (8/11)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (8/11) (includes player info, assignments, …)
8/11/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Seranthony Dominguez on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/11/2021 – Phillies placed LHP Jose Alvarado on the 10-day IL, left shoulder impingement
8/11/2021 – Phillies optioned LHP Damon Jones to Lehigh Valley
8/11/2021 – Phillies activated CF Andrew McCutchen from the 10-day IL
8/11/2021 – Phillies activated RHP Connor Brogdon from the 10-day IL