Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/25/2021)

Lehigh Valley (53-68) lost to Buffalo, 4-3.  

But, first, I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful season that Ranger Suarez has put together to help keep the Phillies in the playoff hunt.  I think his performance Saturday may be the best I’ve seen by a Phillies pitcher since, well … Halladay’s no-hitters come to mind.  Bravo, Ranger!  Now, back to the IronPigs. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/25/2021)

Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/23/2021)

Lehigh Valley (53-67) lost to Buffalo, 5-4 in ten innings.  In true Phillies fashion, the bullpen blew a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, then gave up the winning run in the tenth when the offense couldn’t score in the top half of the extra inning. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/23/2021)

Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/22/2021)

Lehigh Valley (53-66) beat Buffalo, 3-0, in a game called after the IronPigs batted in the top of the seventh inning.

Colton Eastman (1-1, 4.40) pitched all six innings.  He allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out four.  He threw an effective 69 pitches with 48 strikes (69.6%).  He also got 10 groundouts and zero flyouts.  Alec Bohm, Nick Maton, and Darick Hall chipped in with two double plays. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/22/2021)

Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/19/2021)

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. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/19/2021)

Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/18/2021)

Lehigh Valley lost twice.  Reading won.  Jersey Shore lost.  Clearwater won.  The FCL Phillies won their last game of the season.  DSL Phillies Red beat DSL Phillies White.  One game remains for Reading, Jersey Shore, and Clearwater.  The DSL teams finish on October second, Lehigh Valley on the third. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/18/2021)

Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/14/2021)

The IronPigs lost but Adam Haseley went 4-4.  Reading won behind a strong start by Francisco Morales.  Simon Muzziotti and Bryson provided all the offense he would need.  Jersey Shore lost.  Clearwater was rained out.  The FCL Phillies lost, Malik Binns made his debut.  Only Jose Valadez-Acuna has yet to make his debut from this year’s draft class.  DSL Red lost and White was cancelled. Continue reading Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/14/2021)

Open Discussion: Week of September 12, 2021

This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics.


The Phillies (72-71) went 2-5 going 1-2 against a superior Milwaukee team and going 1-3 against Colorado, one of the supposedly easy teams on their schedule.  We lost the two games we picked up last week when Atlanta went 4-2 against the Mets and Marlins.

The Phillies have let the Mets back into the division race if you believe the Phillies are still in it.

For those who still torturing themselves –

  • Phillies (72-71) 19 games remaining
  • 3 v Cubs, 3 @ NY Mets; 3 v Baltimore, 4 v Pittsburgh; 3 @ Atlanta, 3 @ Miami
  • Atlanta (76-66) 20 games remaining
  • 3 v Colorado, 3 @SanFran; 4 @ Arizona, 4 @ San Diego; 3 v Phils, 3 v NY Mets
  • NY Mets (72-72) 18 games remaining
  • 3 v St Louis, 3 v Phils; 2 @ Boston, 3 @ Milwaukee; 4 v Miami, 3 @ Atlanta

The Phillies are closer to the final wild card spot than the division title.  But, there are more teams in front of them.  Probably some of them are better teams (from among the Reds, Padres, and Cardinals with the Mets a half-game back).


Key Dates:

  • Oct. 3, 2021: Regular season concludes
  • Oct. 4, 2021: Rebuild begins

Transactions (last week’s transactions)

9/12/2021 – Phillies optioned C Rafael Marchan to Lehigh Valley
9/12/2021 – Phillies activated C Andrew Knapp
9/12/2021 – Phillies designated RHP Enyel De Los Santos for assignment
9/12/2021 – Clearwater placed 2B Wilfredo Flores on the 7-day IL
9/12/2021 – OF Logan Cerny assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
9/11/2021 – Phillies placed CF Travis Jankowski on the 10-day IL, right foot contusion
9/11/2021 – Phillies activated RF Matt Joyce
9/11/2021 – Phillies optioned RHP Ramon Rosso to Lehigh Valley
9/11/2021 – Phillies designated RHP Vince Velasquez for assignment
9/11/2021 – Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
9/11/2021 – Phillies recalled CF Mickey Moniak from Lehigh Valley
9/11/2021 – Phillies recalled RHP Adonis Medina from Lehigh Valley
9/11/2021 – RHP Tyler Phillips assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
9/11/2021 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
9/11/2021 – Clearwater sent RHP Sam Jacobsak on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
9/10/2021 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
9/10/2021 – RHP Tyler Phillips assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
9/10/2021 – Jersey Shore placed C Vito Friscia on the temporarily inactive list
9/10/2021 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Tyler McKay on the 7-day IL
9/10/2021 – Clearwater placed RHP Cam Wynne on the 7-day IL
9/10/2021 – Clearwater activated 2B Casey Martin from the 7-day IL
9/09/2021 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP David Paulino
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
9/08/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 60-day IL, right patella tendinopathy
9/08/2021 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to FCL Phillies from Reading
9/08/2021 – RHP Andrew Baker assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
9/08/2021 – OF Jadiel Sanchez assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
9/08/2021 – Clearwater sent RHP Fernando Lozano on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
9/08/2021 – LHP Tyler Adams assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
9/08/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Chi-Ling Hsu from the 60-day IL
9/08/2021 – Clearwater activated LHP Rafael Marcano from the 7-day IL
9/08/2021 – FCL Phillies activated LHP Riley Wilson from the 60-day IL
9/07/2021 – Phillies sent C Andrew Knapp on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
9/07/2021 – Phillies sent RF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
9/07/2021 – Phillies sent 3B Luke Williams on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
9/07/2021 – 3B Nate Fassnacht assigned to Jersey Shore from Lehigh Valley
9/07/2021 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
9/07/2021 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
9/07/2021 – RHP Noah Skirrow assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
9/07/2021 – RHP Blake Brown assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
9/07/2021 – LHP Erubiel Armenta assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
9/07/2021 – Jersey Shore activated OF Corbin Williams from the 7-day IL
9/07/2021 – Jersey Shore released OF Corbin Williams
9/07/2021 – OF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
9/07/2021 – SS Kervin Pichardo assigned to FCL Phillies from Jersey Shore
9/07/2021 – Clearwater activated 2B Wilfredo Flores from the 7-day IL
9/06/2021 – RHP Christian McGowan assigned to FCL Phillies
9/05/2021 – FCL Phillies released LHP Chris Micheles
9/04/2021 – Jersey Shore placed LHP Manuel Silva on the 7-day IL
9/04/2021 – Jersey Shore activated RHP Mark Potter from the temporarily inactive list
9/04/2021 – Clearwater activated C Arturo De Freitas from the 7-day IL