It was a grand slam, a three-run homer, a two-run homer and a walk-off solo home run last night. Then throw-in a near no-hitter and it was a great evening of baseball, watching the Phillies minor leagues.
A grand slam by Reading’s right fielder Dylan Cozens. Teammate Rhys Hoskins makes the MLB Prospects Team of the Week. A no-hitter for 8.1 innings by Williamsport’s Adonis Medina. Just a few of the highlights last night in the Phillies farm system.
Cozens went the other way to clear the bases for his 20th homer of the season against Erie. He tied teammate Rhys Hoskins for the most home runs in the minor leagues. Watch video HERE.
Medina took a no hitter into the ninth inning against Auburn in the NY-Penn League. It’s rare for any pitcher in minor league baseball to pitch a nine inning complete game anymore but Medina’s pitch count was only 99 when he left in the 9th after a base hit with one out. In three starts he has yet to give up a run. Read HERE.
For the second time in three weeks Rhys Hoskins made the MLB Prospect Team of the Week. Over the weekend he went over .900 OPS for the season and kept it over by walking three times last night. He scored on one of his walks on Cozens grand slam. Read HERE.
Several other farmhands put up interesting numbers last night as well. Clearwater’s Kyle Martin hit, my favorite play offensive play in baseball, the three-run homer. Watch HERE. Damek Tomscha hit a two-run homer for Lakewood.
Yes, the Phillies farmhands did hit four solo homers last night. The best one was a walk-off long ball by Jake Fox in the bottom of the ninth, see HERE. It was Reading’s 11th walk-off win of the season. No wonder they have the best record in baseball.