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Phillies MLR: Colton Eastman tosses 7 innings, strikes out 5

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 7/31/19

Heather Barry (@heatherbimages)

Lehigh Valley 11, Buffalo 7

Cole Irvin - 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 2 WP, 3 GB, 5 FB
Deivy Grullon - 1 for 4, RBI, BB, 2 K
Austin Listi - 1 for 5, 2 R, 3B
Malquin Canelo - 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI, K, SB (missed catch error)

It didn’t matter much that Cole Irvin was bad last night as the Iron Pigs offense combined for 11 runs on 18 hits and 5 walks. Logan Morrison hit his 17th HR of the season (his 2nd with LHV). Malquin Canelo has the hot bat of late, hitting .342 in his last 10 games (38 AB).

Reading 3, Bowie 1 (11 innings)

Colton Eastman - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 7 GB, 6 FB
Mickey Moniak - 0 for 5, 3 K
Alec Bohm - 0 for 5, K
Darick Hall - 0 for 3, 2 BB, 2 K
Josh Stephen - 0 for 5, R, 4 K

Colton Eastman is back with Reading after a brief promotion/demotion in his last two starts. He was excellent last night, as he has been all season. The 22 year old righty has a 3.67 ERA with 118 strikeouts to 28 walks in 108 innings across two levels. He and Connor Seabold seem to be a bit better than their Cal Fullerton teammate, Tom Eshelman. Alas, what came with great pitching last night came with a pitiful offensive display by Reading. They were just 3 for 17 with RISP and left 12 on base. They combined for 12 strikeouts and had just 8 hits all game. Through a series of two errors (by our old friend Jesmuel Valentin), the Fightins scored 2 runs in the top of the 11th to lead to a win.

Clearwater, Florida (ppd due to rain)

Augusta 8, Lakewood 7

Francisco Morales - 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR, WP, 5 GB, 4 FB
Victor Santos - 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 K, 2 HR, WP, 5 GB, 1 FB
Jonathan Guzman - 1 for 4, 2 R, BB, SB
McCarthy Tatum - 2 for 3, 3 RBI, BB
Abraham Gutierrez - 1 for 5, RBI, 2 K
Luis Garcia - 1 for 5, R, K
Juan Aparicio - 0 for 5, R, 2 K
Carlos De La Cruz - 1 for 3, R, BB, K
Malvin Matos - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Cole Stobbe - 0 for 4, RBI, 3 K, CS (fielding error)
Ben Pelletier - 2 for 3, 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB, K (fielding error)

Sort of a nice bounceback start for Francisco Morales who had struggled his last few starts. His line might look like much, but he did throw for a season-high 82 pitches (52 strikes). His previous high was 75, which was his first start of the season. Things were looking good for Lakewood as they held a 7-5 lead entering the bottom of the 7th. Victor Santos took the loss after a dreadful performance, though it was just the 3rd time this season in which he had given up more than 3 earned runs in an appearance (21 appearances).

Williamsport 6, Connecticut 2

Tyler Burch - 3.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 6 K, HBP, 0 GB, 3 FB
Leonel Aponte - 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 K, 1 GB, 1 FB
Nate Fassnacht - 0 for 3, R, 2 BB, 3 K, SB
Johan Rojas - 2 for 4, 2 R, 3B, BB
Bryson Stott - 1 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Kendall Simmons - 1 for 3, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
DJ Stewart - 1 for 4, RBI, 3 K
Rudy Rott - 1 for 4, RBI, BB
Herbert Iser - 0 for 4, BB, 3 K
Nicolas Torres - 1 for 4, BB, K, 2 SB
Jake Holmes - 0 for 3, BB

A nice win for the Crosscutters behind very good starts by 21 yr old undrafted rookie Tyler Burch and 20 year old Venezuelan Leonel Aponte. They wound up scoring their first two runs by bases-loaded walks. Kendall Simmons hit his 5th HR of the season. It is his 3rd HR in his last 4 games (and extended his hitting streak to 4 games as well). Bryson Stott broke his 3-game hitless streak with a double last night.