clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Phillies MLR: Kendall Simmons homers for 5th time in last 8 games

New, 11 comments

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/5 - 8/6/19

Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Lehigh Valley 5, Louisville 4 (August 6)

Cole Irvin - 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 K, HR, 11 GB, 1 FB
Nick Williams - 2 for 4, R, 2B, K (outfield assist, 2B)
Deivy Grullon - 1 for 4, R, RBI
Austin Listi - 0 for 4, K (fielding error)
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 1, K

Cole Irvin improves to 5-0 in AAA and Nick Williams continues to mash at the lower level. Quite the shame he can’t prove himself again the MLB-level. Anyway, Logan Morrison hit his 18th homer of the season.

Reading 5, Hartford 4 (August 6)

Julian Garcia - 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 7 K, HR, 2 WP, 3 GB, 4 FB
Mickey Moniak - 1 for 4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Alec Bohm - 0 for 3, BB
Darick Hall - 2 for 3, R, 2B, BB, K
Josh Stephen - 1 for 4, 2 K, CS
Arquimedes Gamboa - 1 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, K

Julian Garcia hangs on to get his first AA win after Reading exploded for 5 runs in the 3rd inning. Alec Bohm saw his 3-game hitting streak end, meanwhile Mickey Moniak extended his to 4 games.

Dunedin 6, Clearwater 2 (August 5)
Clearwater 5, Dunedin 1 (August 6)

Jack Perkins - 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, HBP, 2 GB, 2 FB
Jose Tavares - 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 3 K, HR, HBP, 5 GB, 8 FB
Simon Muzziotti - 3 for 8, HR
Rafael Marchan - 1 for 7, BB, 2 K (throwing error)
Jhailyn Ortiz - 0 for 8, 4 K (outfield assist, 3B)
Matt Vierling - 2 for 8, 2 R, 2B, HR
Daniel Brito - 0 for 4, 2 K
Nick Maton - 1 for 3, RBI, BB, CS

Jose Tavares seemingly demoted to High-A. He had given up 27 earned runs in 46.2 innings across AA and AAA. Simon Muzziotti (3) and Matt Vierling (5) provided some bombs. Muzziotti is now slashing .286/.338/.376 with 19 SB in 343 AB as a 20 year old.

Lakewood 4, Asheville 2 (August 5)
Asheville 5, Lakewood 2 (August 6)

Victor Santos - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, HBP, 3 GB, 3 FB
Francisco Morales - 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 5 K, WP, 2 GB, 1 FB
Manuel Silva - 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4 GB, 4 FB
Ethan Lindow - 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 2 HR, HBP, 3 GB, 5 FB
Jonathan Guzman - 4 for 10, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K, SB, CS
McCarthy Tatum - 3 for 9, 2B, 4 K (fielding error)
Luis Garcia - 1 for 7, R, BB, 2 K, HBP (fielding error)
Malvin Matos - 2 for 6, 2B, 2 BB, K, HBP
Abraham Gutierrez - 2 for 8, RBI, 3 K (throwing error)
Carlos De La Cruz - 0 for 4, 4 K
Cole Stobbe - 2 for 8, 2 HR, 3 K (missed catch error)
Ben Pelletier - 3 for 8, 2B, 2 K
Yerwin Trejo - 2 for 8, R, 2B, 2 K
Juan Aparicio - 1 for 3, HR, K

After a rough July, Francisco Morales delivers a strong bounceback performance. The 19 year old has 102 strikeouts to 36 walks in 76 IP this season. His piggyback starter Victor Santos is having a nice season himself, with a 75:12 K/BB in 90.2 innings. Cole Stobbe (11, 12) and Jonathan Guzman (3) hit dingers in the first game, while Juan Aparicio hit his first since being promoted to full-season ball.

Williamsport 9, Batavia 3 (August 5)
Williamsport, Batavia (August 6, ppd due to rain)

Leonel Aponte - 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, HBP
Rafael Carvajal - 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, K, 2 GB, 2 FB
Johan Rojas - 1 for 4, 2 R, BB, K
Nate Fassnacht - 2 for 4, R, 2 RBI, K
Bryson Stott - 1 for 3, R, BB, 2 K, CS
Logan O’Hoppe - 1 for 3, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 K, SB
Kendall Simmons - 1 for 3, HR, 3 RBI
Hunter Hearn - 1 for 4, K
DJ Stewart - 2 for 3, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB (outfield assist, 2B)
Herbert Iser - 0 for 4, 3 K
Jake Holmes - 0 for 3, R, BB, 2 K

The Kendall Simmons power-surge has been fun to watch. The 19 year old 6th round pick (2018) has homered 5 times in his last 8 games and is slashing .219/.292/.490 on the season. Logan O’Hoppe keeps on swinging a hot bat, he is hitting .351 in his last 10 games (37 AB).