Lehigh Valley lost. As did Reading. Jersey Shore split. Clearwater lost the completion of a suspended game then had the second game suspended. The FSC Phillies won by twenty. And the DSL teams won two out of three.
But, let’s break the routine and start with the FCL Phillies game. Not only did they kick butt, but Andrew Painter made his long-awaited start. It’s not every day that your first-round pick debuts. Happens just once a year.
Actually three players made their debuts today. In addition to Andrew Painter, #16 Ty Collins and NDFA Matt Goodheart also made their first appearances. And International free agent Lee Hao Yu played in his second game and got his first professional hit. And, Ben Brown made his second appearance since coming off the development list.
The FCL Phillies (20-11) crushed the FCL Tigers East, 24-4. With the Threshers on the road and weather saturating the Complex fields, the game was played in BayCare Field. First-round pick Andrew Painter made his debut and pitched a solid inning. He allowed a leadoff single then picked the runner off first base. He went on to strike out the next two batters. His day was done after those 17 pitches, 10 strikes. He threw ten 4-seam fastballs, 9 at 95 mph and one at 96 mph. He added 6 sliders at 80-84 mph, and a cutter at 87 mph.
The Phillies scored 7 times in the first inning and in every inning except the seventh (and, of course, the ninth since they were at home). Rather than report each individual scoring play, here’s the batting lines of the many standouts –
- #10 pick, Logan Cerny (.308) went 2-3 with a double, triple, and RBI
- Marcus Lee Sang (.282) went 3-4 with 2 HR, and 5 RBI
- 2021 IFA, Lee Hao Yu (.200) went 1-4 with a double and walk
- Wilfredo Flores(.227) went 1-1 with a walk, HR, and RBI
- Alexeis Azuaje (.414) went 4-4 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI
- #3 pick, Jordan Viars (.208) went 1-4 with 3 walks, a HR, SB, and 3 RBI
- Junior Ortega (.333) went 2-4 with a double, walk, and RBI
- NDFA, Matt Goodheart debuted and went 2-3 with an RBI
In addition to Painter, the Phillies used 9 pitchers –
- Ben Brown (1-0, 2.25) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
- #4 pick, Micah Ottenbreit – 1.0 IP, 1 BB
- Kyle Glogoski (4.50) – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R
- #6 pick, Jose Pena, Jr. (54.00) – 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R
- Rafael Marcano (2.08) – 0.1 IP, 1 K, 1 inherited runner scored
- Jose Ulloa (11.57) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HBP
- #16 pick, Ty Collins – 0.2 IP,2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP
- Lionel Aponte – 0.1 IP, 1 K, stranded 2 inherited runners
- Justin Fowler – 1.0 IP, 2 H
Lehigh Valley (47-56) lost to Syracuse, 7-3.
Cristopher Sanchez (4.81) pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out six. Austin Ross (1.04) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. He gave up one hit and walked two, but also struck out four. Zach McAllister (1-1, 5.79) went 1.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Damon Jones (5.94) allowed both inherited runners to score and gave up a hit and a walk in 0.2 innings.
The IronPigs tied the game with 3 runs in the sixth inning on a 2-run double by TJ Rivera and RBI double by Tyler Heineman. CJ Chatham (.283) went 2-5. Cornelius Randolph (.276) went 1-5. Mickey Moniak (.251) went 3-4 with a double. Rivera (.274) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
Reading (43-63) lost to Hartford, 10-5.
Tyler Phillips (6.35) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits and 3 walks. He also allowed 4 stolen bases while pitching. Noah Skirrow (1-3, 5.70) went two innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out three. Jonathan Hennigan (7.23) lasted 0.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Aneurys Zabala (7.71) allowed one of three inherited runners to score and pitched 1.2 innings, no hits, no walks, 2 strikeouts.
After falling behind early, the Phils tied the game with a run in the fourth inning on Matt Joyce’s solo HR and 2 runs in the fifth on a 2-run HR by Matt Kroon. They added 2 useless runs in the ninth on a wild pitch and a SF. Bryson Stott (.299) went 0-4 with a walk. Logan O’Hoppe (.417) went 3-5. The Yard Goats stopped running when Phillips left the game.
Jersey Shore (48-56) split with Aberdeen, winning 4-0 and losing 6-4.
Game One: In his High-A debut, Griff McGarry (#5 pick) picked up his first win with Jersey Shore going five innings. He allowed 2 hits and struck out nine. No walks. Erubiel Armenta secured the shutout and picked up his second save with two scoreless innings allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out four.
DJ Stewart got the party started with a solo HR in the second inning. Carlos De La Cruz doubled home a run later in the inning. The BlueClaws tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings on an RBI single by McCarthy Tatum and a wild pitch. Johan Rojas went 0-3 with a walk. Luis Garcia went 0-3 with a walk. Stewart went 1-3 with a HR and RBI. De La Cruz went 2-3 with a double and RBI.
Game Two: Jonathan Hughes (3-8, 6.45) pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. Aidan Anderson pitched two innings and was tagged for 2 unearned runs. He allowed a hit and walked three.
Johan Rojas hit a solo HR in the third inning. Vito Friscia hit a 2-run HR (7) in the fourth. The Claws added a run in the seventh on a wild pitch. Rojas went 1-3 with a HR, RBI, walk, and a caught stealing. Yeah, it happens. Garcia went 1-4 with a stolen base. Friscia (.273) went 1-2 with a HR, walk, and 2 RBI.
Clearwater (46-54) lost the completion of their suspended game with Lakeland, 10-5. Their second game was suspended in the top of the fourth with the Threshers trailing 3-2.
Gunner Mayer (7.41) made his first appearance since being activated of the IL when the game started on 9/2, and pitched two scoreless/hitless innings walking two and striking out four. Today’s resumption was terrible. Glad it was an away game. #$11 pick, Andrew Baker (1-2, 9.35) walked six batters and was lifted. He walked his first batter on 5 pitches. After a mound visit (after one batter?), he walked the next 4 batters on 16 pitches. He went to a full count before walking his last batter.
NDFA Jared Wetherbee (1.69) entered and struck out the first two batters he faced. And, then walked three batters thus securing a blown save. Maikel Garrido relieved and walked in the seventh run of the inning before striking out the third out. That’s 7 runs on ZERO hits and 10 walks using three pitchers.
Garrido (6.87) continued with 2 clean innings. Tyler Adams (6.75) pitched the final inning and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits and 2 walks.
The Threshers actually opened the scoring when the game re-started with a 4-run third inning. RBI singles by Chris Burke and Simon Muzziotti and a 2-run double by Jamari Baylor accounted for the runs. They added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Baylor.
Muzziotti went 2-3 with a walk and RBI in his first Low-A action. Baylor went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI in his first game after being promoted to Low-A action. Burke (.241) went 2-4 with an RBI. #2 pick, Ethan Wilson (.257) went 0-4. Kendall Simmons went 0-2 with 2 walks. NDFA Freylin Minyety (.310) went 1-4.
Spencer Van Scoyoc pitched 2.1 innings in the suspended game and gave up one run on one hit, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. NDFA Matt Russell relieved and allowed an inherited runner to score plus 2 more runs. #13 pick, Jared Carr hit a solo HR in the third inning. Rixon Wingrove drove in a run in the fourth on an RBI single, the last play before the game was suspended.
DSL Phillies Red (21-16) beat the DSL Yankees1, 4-2. Nineteen-year-old Oswald Medina pitched five shutout innings. He allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out five. Rickardo Perez (.276) played first base and went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.
DSL Phillies White (24-12) lost the completion of a suspended game with the DSL Cubs Red,5-4 in ten innings. They won the regularly scheduled game, 13-5. Yemal Flores (.250) went 1-3 with a double, walk, and RBI.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (9/3)
- organization’s injury list (9/3)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (9/3) (includes player info, assignments, …)
9/03/2021 – Phillies optioned SS Nick Maton to Lehigh Valley
9/03/2021 – Phillies activated CF Travis Jankowski from the paternity list
9/03/2021 – Phillies activated SS Didi Gregorius from the restricted list
9/03/2021 – RF Jorge Bonifacio returned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia Phillies
9/03/2021 – C Micah Yonamine assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
9/03/2021 – 1B Matt Goodheart assigned to FCL Phillies
9/03/2021 – RHP Ty Collins assigned to FCL Phillies
9/03/2021 – RHP Andrew Painter assigned to FCL Phillies
9/03/2021 – RHP Saul Alcala assigned to DSL White from DSL Red