Final game for three affiliates. Lehigh Valley lost but will continue to play for two more weeks. We’ll see who makes up the roster the final two weeks by Tuesday I expect. Reading ended their season with a shutout victory. Jersey Shore also ended the season with a victory. Clearwater ended theirs with a shutout loss.
The FCL team completed its season Saturday.
Lehigh Valley and the DSL teams will continue playing for two more weeks.
Lehigh Valley (52-66) lost to Scranton, 5-1. Mauricio Llovera pitched four innings and gave up one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out three. Jeff Singer got rocked. In 1.1 innings, he gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Seranthony Dominguez relieved and stranded two inherited runners. He went on to pitch 1.2 innings allowing 2 hits and a walk. Braeden Ogle pitched one scoreless inning with a hit. Mike Adams pitched one scoreless inning with a hit and a walk.
The IronPigs scored their run in the fourth inning and briefly tied the game on an RBI single by Luke Williams. The IronPigs managed just five singles. Adam Haseley, Luke Williams, and Darick Hall all went 1-4. CJ Chatham and Arquimedes Gamboa both went 1-3. Alec Bohm went 0-4 with 2 Ks.
Typically, the Phillies use Triple-A to provide in-season replacements for the big club. More so than other teams it seems. In pre-pandemic seasons, we’ve seen them sign a lot of AAAA players to play for the Lehigh Valley. Even last year, we saw them use the Alternate Site to keep bodies warm as potential replacements for the Phillies instead of using it to continue the development of their prospects like a lot of other teams did. This season, they had to sign a lot of AAAA types mid-season to fill out rosters.
There are hardly any prospects on Lehigh Valley’s roster. Girardi has shown that he would rather lose than play young players. So, maybe a handful of IronPigs have seen their last action this season as a bunch of Double-A prospects are promoted and see almost all of the action the next two weeks. Position players like catcher O’Hoppe, SS Bryson Stott, and centerfielders Matt Kroon and Simon Muzziotti. Maybe you add Jhailyn Ortiz. Among the pitchers are a lot of “see what you’ve got” guys – Hans Crouse, James McArthur, maybe Francisco Morales, Adam Leverett, Kyle Dohy, Brian Marconi, Nick Lackney, Zach Warren, …
Reading (48-65) beat Binghamton, 4-0, in the final game of their season. Hans Crouse pitched six scoreless innings with 4 hits and one walk. He struck out nine in what we can hope is just a prelude to a start for Lehigh Valley next weekend. David Parkinson breezed through three clean innings with 5 strikeouts and his first save.
The Phils amassed an 11-hit attack. They scored 2 runs in the first inning on a ground out by Logan O’Hoppe and an RBI single by Grenny Cumana. They scored 2 more runs in the third on Brock Stassi’s 2-run HR. Dalton Guthrie went 2-5 with a double. Josh Stephen went 2-5 with a double. Logan O’Hoppe went 1-5 with an RBI. Brock Stassi went 2-3 with a HR, walk, and 2 RBI. Grenny Cumana went 2-4 with an RBI.
Jersey Shore (56-62) beat Brooklyn, 3-1, in the final game of their season. Jhordany Mezquita gave up one run on 2 hits and 3 walks in six innings. He struck out four. Tom Sutera allowed one hit in two scoreless innings and struck out two. Jonathan Hughes picked up his first save with a clean inning.
The BlueClaws opened the scoring with 2 runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Johan Rojas. He scored on an errant pickoff throw by the pitcher. They added an insurance run in the fifth on another RBI double by Rojas. Jose Tortolero went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Rojas went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.
Clearwater (52-64) lost to Dunedin, 5-0, in the final game of their season. Gunner Mayer got touched for all 5 BlueJays’ runs in the first three innings. He lasted 2.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 3 hits and five walks while striking out four. He was lifted after a solo HR in the third. Tommy McCollum pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, gave up one hit, and walked three. Cam Wynne pitched two scoreless innings, no hits, and 2 walks. Jason Ruffcorn pitched a clean inning.
The Threshers managed just 2 hits and 3 walks. Casey Martin and Jamari Baylor each went 1-4 with a single.
FCL Phillies (26-14) season completed.
DSL Phillies Red (28-19) and the DSL Phillies White (28-18) don’t play on Sundays.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (9/19)
- organization’s injury list (9/19)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (9/19) (includes player info, assignments, …)
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