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Phillies Minor League Roundup - July 7, 2015

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Today's Probables:

LHV: Jesse Biddle
REA: TBD
CLR: Ricardo Pinto
LWD: Ranfi Casimiro
WIL: Luke Leftwich

Lehigh Valley 9, Pawtucket 6

David Buchanan - 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, K, 3 GB, 4 FB
Dustin McGowan - 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, K
Seth Rosin - 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB
Juan Gutierrez - 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, HR
Chase d'Arnaud - 2 for 4, R, 2 2B, RBI
Aaron Altherr - 1 for 3, 2 R, 2B, BB, K, SB
Russ Canzler - 3 for 4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Logan Moore - 2 for 4, R, 2 RBI

David Buchanan was pulled early because he learned he would be starting for the big club on Saturday. Taking his place in the LHV rotation will be Jesse Biddle, who starts tonight. Last night's game was a classic slugfest, but the Iron Pigs never relinquished the lead. Russ Canzler hit his 6th homer of the season and Altherr swiped his 3rd stolen base in AAA.

Reading 8, Portland 6

Jerome Williams - 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K, HR, 3 GB, 3 FB
Hoby Milner - 3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, K
Colton Murray - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB
Stephen Shackleford - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R
Brian Pointer - 1 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
J.P. Crawford - 2 for 5, R, RBI
Kelly Dugan - 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, BB, SB
Brock Stassi - 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 3 BB
Andrew Knapp - 2 for 5, R, RBI
Cam Perkins - 1 for 3, HR, 3 RBI, BB
Harold Martinez - 2 for 4, 2 R

Jerome Williams gets a rehab start, though I'm not sure he even has a rotation spot when he returns to the Phillies. The offense took care of business while the pitching staff faltered. Kelly Dugan broke out of his slump for a 3-hit game and picked up his 1st SB of the season. Cam Perkins tied Brian Pointer for the team lead in homeruns with his 9th of the season. Andrew Knapp has adjusted fairly well at the plate thus far in AA, batting .306/.366/.361 in his first 36 at bats. It doesn't appear that power is ever going to show up with Knapp, but with solid contact skills and average defense behind the plate, he could be a major league contributor in the next season or two.

Clearwater 3, Lakeland 2 (12 innings)

Brandon Leibrandt - 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, K, HR, 4 GB, 6 FB
Jesen Therrien - 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K
Edubray Ramos - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
Ulises Joaquin - 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Ethan Stewart - 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K, HBP
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 6, 2 K
Carlos Tocci - 3 for 6
Andrew Pullin - 1 for 5, R, BB, CS
Rhys Hoskins - 0 for 2, RBI, 3 BB, SB
Chace Numata - 2 for 5
Willians Astudillo - 1 for 5

Leibrandt made his return to the FSL with a solid effort. He is certainly a promotion candidate in the next couple weeks. Edubray Ramos just keeps doing his thing and there probably should be more of a buzz right now. Malquin Canelo is struggling pretty bad. In his last 10 games he is batting .200 with 10 strikeouts (45 at bats). Rhys Hoskins stole his 1st base with Clearwater, his 3rd overall across two levels this season. He was also the hero, hitting a sac-fly walkoff RBI to score Chase Harris to win the game.

Hagerstown 6, Lakewood 3

Tyler Viza - 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, K, 15 GB, 2 FB (fielding error)
Alexis Rivero - 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 K
Gustavo Martinez - 1 for 4, 3 K, CS, picked off
Drew Stankiewicz - 1 for 3, R, BB, K
Kyle Martin - 0 for 3, 2 K
Damek Tomscha - 0 for 4
Herlis Rodriguez - 1 for 4
Cord Sandberg - 1 for 4
Jiandido Tromp - 1 for 4, R, 2B, K
Jose Mayorga - 1 for 3, RBI, K (throwing error)
Emmanuel Marrero - 1 for 3, R, K (fielding error)

Those are about as impressive of a GB/FB ratio as you are gonna get. Sadly, it wasn't enough to stave off picking up his 4th loss of the season. The offense struggled to get men in scoring position and capitalize. Not much to highlight outside of Emmanuel Marrero, who has hit the ball quite well since being demoted back down to Lakewood after a rough go of it at Clearwater.

GCL Phillies 5, GCL Blue Jays 4 (11 innings)

Felix Paulino - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 9 K, WP, HBP, 3 GB, 2 FB
Will Stewart - 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, K, HR, WP
Jairo Munoz - 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
Sutter McLoughlin - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K
Juan Luis - 0 for 2, R, BB, K
Jonathan Arauz - 4 for 6, R, 2 2B
Cornelius Randolph - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, HBP
Luis Encarnacion - 0 for 5, BB
Yunior Reyes - 0 for 6, 2 K
Luis Espiritu - 1 for 5, R, 2 K (fielding error)
Bryan Martelo - 1 for 5, 2 K
Jose Antequera - 1 for 5, RBI, K, SB
Rodolfo Duran - 0 for 2, K (throwing error)

Felix Paulino outduels rehabbing Blue Jays top prospect Aaron Sanchez. Paulino has 17 strikeouts in 15 innings this season while giving up only 12 hits and 1 walk. Randolph, in addition to a really good game, scored the winning run in the 11th after getting on base with a 1-out single. He would score via a throwing error to end the game. Jonathan Arauz with a monster game after a 5 game slump .