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Phillies MLR 8/14/18: Zach Green and Deivi Grullon join 20 homerun club

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/14/18

Reading Rainbow

Durham 6, Lehigh Valley 5

Tom Eshelman - 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9 GB, 4 FB
Jesmuel Valentin - 1 for 3, R, K
Aaron Altherr - 1 for 4, R, BB, 2 K
Mitch Walding - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Joey Meneses - 0 for 3, RBI, K
Dylan Cozens - 0 for 3, R, BB, K
Zach Green - 1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 3 K (throwing error)

Go figure that when Tom Eshelman finally gets some run support, he turns back into a pumpkin. This was the 7th time in 24 starts this season Eshelman had given up 5 or more earned runs in a game. Zach Green homered in his second consecutive game, his 2nd with LHV and 20th overall on the season. He is among 5 Phillies prospects with 20 or more homeruns in 2018.

Hartford 5, Reading 3

Connor Seabold - 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 10 K, HBP, 1 GB, 4 FB
Adam Haseley - 1 for 5, 2 K
Cornelius Randolph - 1 for 5, 2 K
Darick Hall - 3 for 4, HR
Deivi Grullon - 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, K (passed ball)
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 K
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 3
Austin Listi - 0 for 0, BB

Connor Seabold is the hard-luck loser in this one despite his double-digit strikeout performance. It was his highest strikeout total in a game this season and overall has 120 strikeouts in 118.1 innings across two levels. Another player joining the 20 HR club last night was Deivi Grullon, who hit a solo blast in the 8th inning. Darick Hall added his 13th with Reading and 24th overall. The offense scuffled going 1 for 9 with RISP and left 8 on base.

Clearwater 6, Bradenton 1

Jerad Eickhoff - 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 3 GB, 3 FB
Ramon Rosso - 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 GB, 3 FB
Pedro Florimon - 0 for 2, R, BB, K
Daniel Brito - 0 for 2
Arquimedes Gamboa - 2 for 3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, CS
Mickey Moniak - 2 for 4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
Henri Lartigue - 2 for 3, 3 RBI, BB
Edgar Cabral - 0 for 4, K
Luke Williams - 2 for 4, R, SB
Grenny Cumana - 2 for 4, CS
Kevin Markham - 1 for 2, R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB

Rehabbing players! Jerad Eickhoff makes another start on his long road to recovery. This was by far his best appearance so far. It’s very likely that we don’t see him in a Phillies uniform until September. Pedro Florimon makes his first rehab start with no real fireworks. I’d imagine he’ll be the designated defensive replacement once MLB rosters expand. Mickey Moniak is just teasing us now. He has an 8-game hitting streak and is slashing .305/.352/.479 in his last 237 plate appearances. His average on the season is up to .266 and was hovering around .215 in late-May. This second half surge sort of reminds me of J.P. Crawford’s 2017 minor league season.