Lehigh Valley postponed their game. Reading cancelled the rest of their last homestand. Jersey Shore won. Clearwater lost. The FCL Phillies had a doubleheader cancelled. The DSL teams split. Red lost and White won.
Seasons are coming to an end next week. While Lehigh Valley plays until October 3rd and the DSL teams play until October 2nd, Reading, Jersey Shore, and Clearwater see their seasons end on September 19th. The FCL season ends on the 18th.
With Reading losing 6 games this week to COVID, a couple pitchers were moved up to Lehigh Valley. I speculate that the IronPigs roster may see a couple more additions of the types of players who may be able to help the Phillies if needed during the final couple of weeks. We’ve already seen many pitchers fail and we have a manager who doesn’t trust young players especially those who commit mistakes.
Lehigh Valley (48-60) postponed, rain.
Reading (44-64) cancelled, COVID tracing New Hampshire. Per a message on the Reading Phils homepage, the rest of the homestand, the final home games of the season are cancelled.
Jersey Shore (50-59) beat Greensboro, 8-5. Griff McGarry pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out eight. Mark Potter allowed an inherited runner as well as an additional run. Jonathan Hughes pitched two innings and gave up one run on two hits. JP Woodward picked up the save with a clean inning.
The BlueClaws scored single runs in the second and third innings on a solo HR by Jonathan Guzman and a sac fly by DJ Stewart. They retook the lead with 2 runs in the fifth on a 2-run HR by Johan Rojas, and again in the seventh with 3 runs on an RBI single by Carlos De La Cruz and a 2-run double by Guzman. They added an insurance run in the eighth on a passed ball.
Rojas went 2-4 with a HBP, HR, 2 RBI, and 3 SB. Luis Garcia went 1-4 with a walk and SB. Stewart went 0-2 with a SF, 2 walks, and RBI. Guzman went 3-4 with double, HR, and 3 RBI.
Clearwater (48-59) lost to Bradenton, 9-4. Alex Garbrick pitched four innings and gave up 4runs on 3 hits and one walk. He struck out three. Christian McGowan pitched one scoreless inning, gave up one hit, and struck out two. Rafael Marcano pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 3 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out four. Jason Ruffcorn let an inherited runner score and gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings on 2 hits and a walk.
The Threshers scored 2 runs in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Kendall Simmons. They added a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Freylin Minyety. They tied the game with a run in the seventh on a bases-loaded walk by Minyety.
Minyety went 2-5 with an RBI. Baron Radcliff went 2-3 with 2 walks. Simmons went 1-5 with a HR and 2 RBI. Jared Carr went 0-3 with 2 walks. TJ Rumfield went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI. Wilfredo Flores went 2-4.
FCL Phillies (22-12) had two games at Tigertown cancelled.
DSL Phillies Red (23-18) lost to the DSL Angels, 8-7. Rickardo Perez went 2-4.
DSL Phillies White (26-14) beat the DSL Giants Black, 9-2. Estibenzon Jimenez (1.45) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Saul Alcala (4-2, 4.00) pitched four shutout innings, allowed one hit, and struck out six. Yemal Flores went 0-2 with 3 walks.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (9/9)
- organization’s injury list (9/9)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (9/9) (includes player info, assignments, …)
9/09/2021 – RHP Hans Crouse assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
9/09/2021 – LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
9/09/2021 – RHP Christian McGowan assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
9/09/2021 – RHP Chi-Ling Hsu assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
9/07/2021 – Jersey Shore released OF Corbin Williams