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Phillies Minor League Playoff Recap: 9/9 - 9/10

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Our Last Hope:

LWD: Game 1 of South Atlantic League Championship vs. Rome (Franklyn Kilome starting)


Scranton/WB 11, Lehigh Valley 3 (Game 3 of International League Divisional Series)

Phil Klein - 3.1 IP, 7 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, 2 WP, HBP, 6 GB, 1 FB
J.P. Crawford - 1 for 5, 2B, K
Nick Williams - 1 for 2, K
Darnell Sweeney - 1 for 3, 2 K
Andrew Knapp - 1 for 5, 3 K
Cam Perkins - 1 for 4, K
Brock Stassi - 1 for 4, R, K
Jesmuel Valentin - 2 for 4, 3 RBI

And just like that, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs season is over. Phil Klein threw up the clunker of all clunkers, giving the rest of the team little to no chance to mount a comeback. J.P. Crawford at least gets his first hit of the playoffs to redeem himself a bit. Nick Williams is replaced after two at-bats and Jesmuel Valentin ends the season strong hitting .313 in his last 10 games. IronPigs' fans shouldn't fret too much, as they are likely to have a very, very good team next year as well.

Reading 13, Trenton 5 (Game 3 of Eastern League Divisional Series)

Elniery Garcia - 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K, HBP, 5 GB, 5 FB (pickoff error)
Will Morris - 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 2 HR
Roman Quinn - 1 for 5, 2 R, RBI, K
Jorge Alfaro - 4 for 5, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Dylan Cozens - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Rhys Hoskins - 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Scott Kingery - 1 for 4, R, 2 K

Elniery Garcia makes his AA debut in the playoffs and doesn't miss a beat. The Fightins of yore came out for one last showing last night to brighten our spirits (before dashing them a night later). Jorge Alfaro hit two dingers to bring his 2016 total to 17. Hoskins and Harold Martinez hit their first HR's of the series.

Trenton 3, Reading 2 (Game 4 of Eastern League Divisional Series)

Tyler Viza - 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR, 7 GB, 3 FB
Hoby Milner - 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 K
Victor Arano - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 K
Roman Quinn - 1 for 3, SB
Jorge Alfaro - 0 for 4, 2 K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 4, 2B, K
Rhys Hoskins - 1 for 4, R, 2B, K
Scott Kingery - 0 for 4, 2 K

Tyler Viza's lone earned run came via a Dante Bichette Jr. HR in the 2nd inning. He was undone by a Harold Martinez throwing error in the 3rd and a KC Serna throwing error in the 5th. The offense went 1 for 9 with RISP and leaving 7 on base behind a stellar performance from the bullpen. Roman Quinn steals his 3rd post-season base prior to getting the call-up to the Phillies (and starting the game yesterday). Jorge Alfaro also got the call-up with Quinn following the series conclusion.

Lakewood 5, Hagerstown 2 (Game 2 of South Atlantic League Divisional Series)

Jose Tavares - 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, HR, 2 HBP, 10 GB, 3 FB
Jacob Waguespack - 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K, WP
Zach Morris - 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R
Sutter McLoughlin - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
Mark Laird - 4 for 4, 3 R, BB, SB
Cornelius Randolph - 1 for 5, R, K
Jose Pujols - 1 for 5, K
Damek Tomscha - 1 for 1, R, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, HBP
Wilson Garcia - 1 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI
Deivi Grullon - 1 for 4
Grenny Cumana - 0 for 3, BB
Carlos Duran - 0 for 4, K
Emmanuel Marrero - 0 for 4, 2 K

Something good happens! The BlueClaws advance to the Championship Series, sweeping the best of 3 series with Hagerstown. Jose Tavares made relatively easy work of the opposing offense, not walking a batter in a start for the first time since early August. Lakewood took an early lead in the 1st inning via a Wilson Garcia RBI double to score Laird and Tomscha. Franklyn Kilome takes the mound today, so there is a good chance the BlueClaws take an early 1-0 series lead.