3rd Generation Executive
Andy MacPhail, the Phillies new president come the end of the season, has a similar track record to the guy he will be replacing, Pat Gillick. Both have produced World Series champions elsewhere and rebuilt other clubs.
Not including Gillick, who has been an interim GM, MacPhail becomes the Phillies fifth president since the Carpenter family purchased the team back in 1943. He joins Bob and Ruly Carpenter, Bill Giles and David Montgomery. That’s pretty impressive continuity.
Giles and MacPhail have similarities, too. Both have dads who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Warren and Lee, respectively. Andy goes one step further as his grandfather, Larry, is also enshrined in Cooperstown. Larry and Lee are the only father-son combination in the Hall.
Andy has a Pennsylvania connection as he is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle. John Middleton, a Phillies principal owner, said Andy “Brings an uncommon blend of old school experience and new age thinking.”
Phillies scored four runs on five hits in their first two innings but were blanked on four hits the rest of the way. Milwaukee scored six unanswered runs to win, 7-4. Hernandez had two hits but his streak of seven consecutive hits ended; hitting .375 in last 15 games. Hamels, winless in his last five starts, tonight.
Edubray Ramos, 22-year-old reliever in Clearwater. Recorded 7th save last night. In 46.1 innings this season, he has allowed 29 hits and 5 walks while fanning 42. Over his last 7 games, 0 runs in 14.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks 19 strikeouts. The right-hander was signed as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela on 11/21/12.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (31-48)
RH Aaron Nola improved to 3-0 in AAA as Lehigh Valley defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 8-1. His line: 5-5-0-0-3-4; 90 pitches. 2B Cord Phillips, 2 hits, 3 RBI. LF Aaron Altherr, 4-10, 2 HR, 5 RBI in last 3 games.
Next: Anthony Vasquez (3-3), 7:05 tonight vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Reading Fightin Phils (40-36)
Split a pair at Portland . . . 5-4 loss in 1st game. C Andrew Knapp, 3 RBI. No decision: Zach Elfin, 6-7-4-3-0-3 . . . Mark Leiter (1-1) picked up his 1st AA win in the nightcap, 6-1, 7-8-1-1-1-2. RF Kelly Dugan, 2 hits, 2 RBI; hitting .377 . . . Brian Pointer, single, HR (9). He was named the MiLB.com Eastern League hitter of the week, .444 (8-18), 3 HR, 5 RBI. Hit 3 homers on Saturday night, the first Reading player to do that since Jim Deschaine in 2005.
Next: TBD, 7:05 p.m. tonight in New Britain.
Clearwater Threshers (4-1)
Won, 3-1, at Charlotte. LF Andrew Pullin, 3 hits, including 11th double, 2 RBI; 6-13 with double, triple, HR, 5 RBI in last 3 games. WP: Yacksel Rios (3-2).
Next: David Whitehead (4-6), 7:00 tonight in Charlotte.
Lakewood BlueClaws (3-2)
Held to 8 singles, Lakewood fell in Hickory, 5-4, ending a 3-game winning streak.
Next: Josh Taylor (4-5), 7:05 tonight in Delmarva.
Williamsport Crosscutters (10-0)
5-2 winners in Mahoning Valley. DH Joshua Tobias, 10th round selection in June, had an impressive pro debut, homering in his 1st at-bat and adding a double. C Gregori Rivero and 1B Brendon Hayden, 2 hits each. RF Jose Pujols, 1-4; saw his average drop to .439. WP: Mitch Gueller (2-0), 6-6-2-2-1-5.
Next: Luis Morales, 7:05 tonight in Mahoning Valley.
Gulf Coast League Phillies (4-1)
Game against Astros was suspended after 1 ½ innings with the Phillies leading, 2-0. It will be completed today and then followed by a regularly-scheduled game.
Clearwater, OF Dylan Cozens on DL (right foot sprain).
Reading, RHP Colin Kleven from Clearwater. RHR Tyler Knigge on DL (right groin strain).
Today In Phillies History
1938: In final game at Baker Bowl, New York beats the Phillies, 14-1, before 1,500 fans. Following a road trip, the Phillies move permanently to Shibe Park on July 4.
1967, 2nd game: Playing his ninth position since joining the Phillies in 1963, super-sub Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless ninth inning in a 12-3 loss to San Francisco, allowing one hit.