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Phillies MLR 8/28/18: Everyone wins! Except the Phillies

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/28/18

NLDS: Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies - Game 2 Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Lehigh Valley 9, Pawtucket 3

Ranger Suarez - 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, HBP, 9 GB, 5 FB
J.P. Crawford - 1 for 3, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Joey Meneses - 2 for 5, 2 R, K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 5, RBI, 2 K
Aaron Altherr - 2 for 4, RBI, BB, K, SB
Mitch Walding - 2 for 4, R, 2 RBI, BB, 3 K (two fielding errors)

The game was much closer than the end-score would indicate. Lehigh Valley plated 6 of their runs in the top of the 9th to break the tie game. Ben Lively pitched in relief and got the win with two shutout innings in which he struck out 4 batters. J.P. Crawford discovering how to hit a few games before September 1st sure seems like it could be a good thing. He is 6 for 18 with a HR and two walks to three strikeouts in his last 4 games.

Reading 5, Richmond 4

Harold Arauz - 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 K, 11 GB, 2 FB
Austin Listi - 0 for 4
Darick Hall - 2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
Jose Pujols - 0 for 3, RBI, 3 K
Deivi Grullon - 1 for 4, R
Malquin Canelo - 2 for 4

Reading showing some moxie by tying the game up in the top of the 8th and then having the go-ahead run come around in the top of 9th. Harold Arauz was excellent in his first run-less outing since June 25th. Josh Tols came on in relief and gave up all 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Adam Haseley remains on the Temporary Inactive List for reasons that I don’t believe we know yet. Even more curious is that Cornelius Randolph hasn’t played since August 24th, but hasn’t been placed on the disabled list yet.

Clearwater 11, Jupiter 3

David Parkinson - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 9 K, 2 GB, 4 FB
Daniel Brito - 1 for 5, R, BB, 2 K
Arquimedes Gamboa - 3 for 5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K, CS (fielding error)
Luke Williams - 3 for 6, 2 R, RBI, 2 K
Henri Lartigue - 1 for 5, 2B, 4 RBI, BB, K
Edgar Cabral - 1 for 5, R, BB, K
Grenny Cumana - 3 for 4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, HBP
Raul Rivas - 0 for 3, R, BB, HBP
Kevin Markham - 0 for 3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB

Clearwater breaks it wide-open with a six-run top of the 9th. David Parkinson further solidifying his case for the Phillies minor league pitcher of the year candidacy. Across two levels this season, the 22 year old righty has a 1.45 ERA with 141 strikeouts to 35 walks in 124.1 innings.

Lakewood, Greensboro (ppd due to wet grounds)

Williamsport 8, Mahoning Valley 0

Kyle Young - 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K, HBP, 7 GB, 1 FB
Manuel Silva - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, WP, HBP, 5 GB, 5 FB
Jonathan Guzman - 0 for 4, RBI, K
Rafael Marchan - 0 for 1, RBI, BB
Lenin Rodriguez - 2 for 2, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Alec Bohm - 0 for 4, R, BB, K
Ben Pelletier - 1 for 5, RBI, 2 K
Jake Holmes - 1 for 3, R, RBI, BB, K (throwing error)
Danny Mayer - 1 for 4, 3 K
Brayan Gonzalez - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, 2 K, SB (fielding error)
Matt Kroon - 2 for 3, 3 R, BB, K
Ben Aklinski - 2 for 3, BB

Kyle Young makes his first short-A rehab start after a few appearances in the Gulf Coast League. If you follow Mitch Rupert on Twitter (which you should), he gave some nice updates on the outing. Manuel Silva’s 2018 season has been a rousing success. In 12 games he has a 2.78 ERA with 57 strikeouts to 27 walks in 58.1 innings. The 19 year old lefty is still extremely project-able and could see added fastball velocity if he continues to build his currently very skinny frame. Awful news for Rafael Marchan as he took a foul ball off his mask and had to leave the game. As Mitch noted, it’s doubtful we will see him for the rest of the season in any case. If he is finished, his final line is .301/.343/.362 with 9 SB.