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Phillies MLR 8/15/18: Adonis Medina strikes out 12...again

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/15/18

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Durham 2, Lehigh Valley 0

Drew Anderson - 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K, HR, WP, 7 GB, 3 FB
Jesmuel Valentin - 3 for 4, 2B (fielding error)
Mitch Walding - 1 for 4, 2 K
Joey Meneses - 0 for 4, K
Dylan Cozens - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K
Aaron Altherr - 1 for 4, K
J.P. Crawford - 1 for 3, 2 K

Drew Anderson takes his 4th loss, but lowers his season ERA to 3.80. Edubray Ramos gave up the other run in the game and still isn’t quite where he was at prior to his injury. In 6.2 innings since returning from the DL, he has given up 6 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. The offense went 0 for 4 with RISP and left 7 on base.

Hartford 7, Reading 2

Felix Paulino - 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, K, HR, 6 GB, 1 FB
Adam Haseley - 0 for 4, K
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 4, K
Austin Listi - 1 for 3, BB, K
Darick Hall - 0 for 3
Deivi Grullon - 1 for 3, HR (passed ball)
Jose Pujols - 0 for 3, K (fielding error)
Malquin Canelo - 1 for 3, HR, K
Cornelius Randolph - 0 for 1

Felix Paulino records his first AA loss in his worst performance of the year. He had previously not given up more than 4 earned runs in a game this season (he’s had 30 appearances, 8 of which have been starts). Deivi Grullon hit a HR in his 4th straight game. He has 5 in his last 10 games and 21 overall on the season. The HR numbers he’s put up this year are probably Reading-related (15 home, 7 away), but the SLG% away (.532) is still pretty dang good. Despite what popular prospect pundits say, he is very much a legit prospect given his defensive skills and now burgeoning bat. Malquin Canelo hit his 8th HR of the season, his first dinger since July 8th.

Clearwater 2, Bradenton 1

Adonis Medina - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 12 K, HBP, 7 GB, 1 FB
Luke Williams - 1 for 4, RBI
Arquimedes Gamboa - 0 for 3, RBI
Mickey Moniak - 1 for 4, K, CS
Henri Lartigue - 0 for 3, K
Edgar Cabral - 1 for 2, BB
Daniel Brito - 0 for 3, 2 K
Grenny Cumana - 1 for 2, R, BB
Raul Rivas - 0 for 2, R
Jose Gomez - 0 for 2

Adonis Medina hits double-digit strikeouts for the 3rd time this season. While his ERA has hovered in the mid-4.00’s most of the season, the talent and upside is all still there as Medina continues to work on things. 112 strikeouts in 98.1 innings should be enough to convince you of that. Clearwater scored both of their runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Luke Williams tied it with a RBI-single and Arquimedes Gamboa put them ahead with a sac-fly. Mickey Moniak also extended his hitting-streak to 9 games.

Lakewood 7, Rome 2

Damon Jones - 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K, 7 GB, 1 FB
Dalton Guthrie - 1 for 4, R, BB
Simon Muzziotti - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, BB, K
Jake Scheiner - 1 for 2, R, RBI, 2 BB, HBP
Rodolfo Duran - 2 for 4, R, RBI, BB, K
Jhailyn Ortiz - 0 for 3, K
Nick Maton - 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI, K
Madison Stokes - 2 for 3, BB
Jose Antequera - 1 for 3, RBI, K
Colby Fitch - 0 for 3, BB

Damon Jones finally breaks out of his long slump with a great effort. Curiously he was lifted after only throwing 59 pitches in a 1-hitter. Something to keep an eye on I guess. Nick Maton gave Lakewood all the cushion they needed with his 7th HR of the season, a grandslam in the 1st inning.

Williamsport 5, State College 3

Francisco Morales - 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 6 K, HR, 4 GB, 3 FB
Ben Aklinski - 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Jake Holmes - 3 for 5, R, RBI, 2 K (throwing and fielding errors)
Ben Pelletier - 2 for 4, HR, BB, 2 K
Danny Mayer - 0 for 4, BB, K
Jesse Wilkening - 2 for 5, 2B, RBI, K
Brayan Gonzalez - 0 for 5, K
Jonathan Guzman - 3 for 5, 2 R, 2B
Matt Kroon - 0 for 3, BB
Keudy Bocio - 3 for 4, R, RBI, K, SB

Ben Pelletier is quietly having quite the season in Williamsport, slashing .280/.338/.476 in 189 at-bats. He also hit his 6th homer of the season last night; he had just 3 last year in the Gulf Coast League. Francisco Morales on the other hand has had a rough go of it in his second season state-side. Last night was only his second start this season in which he had allowed less than 2 walks in a game. While the season average is bad (.230), promising SS Jonathan Guzman he is hitting much better in his last 10 games (.282). Jake Holmes is a guy flying under the radar now. After demolishing the GCL (.353/.395/.534) he seems to be adjusting well to the NY/Penn League to the tune of a .300/.333/.325 in his first 40 at-bats.