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Phillies MLR: Spencer Howard and Mickey Moniak help Reading clinch playoff berth

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/28/19

Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Syracuse 8, Lehigh Valley 3

Enyel De Los Santos - 5.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, HR, 4 GB, 10 FB
Nick Williams - 1 for 4, K (fielding error)
Deivy Grullon - 0 for 4, 2 K (missed catch error)
Austin Listi - 3 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, K
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 3, K

EDLS doing himself no favors with performances like this. With his step back this season, its hard to say what the future holds for him. Austin Listi hit his 12th AAA homer and 19th overall this season. Across two levels he is slashing .256/.344/.442.

Reading 2, Bowie 1

Spencer Howard - 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, WP, 4 GB, 4 FB
Mickey Moniak - 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, K
Alec Bohm - 0 for 4, K, SB
Darick Hall - 0 for 4, 2 K
Cornelius Randolph - 1 for 3, 2B, BB, CS
Josh Stephen - 0 for 3, K
Nick Maton - 0 for 3

Spencer Howard helps Reading clinch an Eastern League playoff berth. He was cruising through much of the game until the 5th inning where he gave up two singles, a walk and a wild pitch to allow his only run of the game. Mickey Moniak helped as well hitting his 11th HR of the season which put Reading ahead 2-1. All of Howard, Moniak, Alec Bohm, JoJo Romero, Nick Maton and Connor Seabold will be joining the Arizona Fall League once the season is over.

Clearwater 5, Lakeland 1

James McArthur - 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K, HR, 6 GB, 4 FB
Simon Muzziotti - 1 for 4, R, 2B
Jhailyn Ortiz - 1 for 3, HR, 2 RBI
Matt Vierling - 2 for 4, 2B, RBI (outfield assist, 2B)
Rafael Marchan - 0 for 3
Daniel Brito - 1 for 3, RBI

James McArthur goes a season-high 7 innings for the win. The 22 year old righty has a 3.03 ERA with 30 strikeouts to 16 walks in 29.2 innings since joining Clearwater. He sported a 6.00 ERA in 54 innings with Lakewood before the promotion. Jhailyn Ortiz hit his 19th HR of the season, a solo-shot in the 8th inning. Matt Kroon added his 4th HR with Clearwater.

Lakewood 1, Delmarva 0

Josh Hendrickson - 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K, HBP, 2 GB, 5 FB
Manuel Silva - 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K, 3 GB, 4 FB
Malvin Matos - 2 for 4, K
Abrahan Gutierrez - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Cole Stobbe - 0 for 3, K
Carlos De La Cruz - 0 for 2, BB, 2 K
Luis Garcia - 0 for 3
Ben Pelletier - 0 for 3, K
McCarthy Tatum - 0 for 3
Seth Lancaster - 0 for 2, BB, K, CS (pickoff error)
Yerwin Trejo - 1 for 3, R, K

This game featured no hits by either team until Delmarva had a single in the top of the 5th inning. Lakewood didn’t have a hit until the bottom of the 6th. The only run of the game came in the bottom of the 9th with a no-out RBI single from Abrahan Gutierrez.

Williamsport 2, Auburn 0 (GM1 of DH, 7 innings, makeup of 8/16 ppd)
Auburn 3, Williamsport 2 (GM2 of DH, 7 innings)

Leonel Aponte - 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 K, 2 GB, 6 FB
Hsin-Chieh Lin - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 2 WP, 5 GB, 1 FB
Bryson Stott - 0 for 6, BB, K
Jake Holmes - 1 for 5, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Kendall Simmons - 0 for 5, 2 K, HBP
Hunter Hearn - 1 for 5, BB, 2 K, CS
Johan Rojas - 0 for 5, K (outfield assist, 2B)
Rudy Rott - 1 for 5, K
Nate Fassnacht - 0 for 4, R, BB
Herbert Iser - 1 for 2, R
Nicolas Torres - 1 for 2, R
Mitchell Edwards - 1 for 2, BB, K (throwing error)
Corbin Williams - 1 for 3, 3B, RBI, 2 K