Help might be on the way for the hapless Phillies but just not right away. The big league team has been losers of 18 of their last 22 games. We have never watched or listened to the Phillies farm system teams as much as we have done this season from down here in Florida. On the other hand, the major league team has become unwatchable on any device.
We were amply rewarded last night by the Phillies farm system. Reading’s Scott Kingery hit his seventh homer in his last eight games. For Lakewood, Mickey Moniak hit a homer and a triple while Nick Fanta struck out nine in a six inning, two hit, one run, start.
Kingery has put together an amazing eight game stretch where he has hit seven home runs including one last night. Watch HERE. His 14 homers lead all of minor league baseball.
Also, yesterday the methodical Phillies Front Office manager Matt Klentak said he has no plans to call up Kingery to AAA to replace the injured second baseman, Jesmuel Valentin. He will likely miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
The really big story though last night was the play of the Lakewood BlueClaws. In the 3-2 win over Hagerstown, Mickey Moniak hit his first Sally League home run. Then, he tripled in the ninth inning. He scored the walk off winning run on a two out single by Darick Hall off the wall down the right field line . Watch HERE.
Nick Fanti continues his amazing streak of pitching. He pitched a six inning, two hit, one run, nine strikeout game. In his last three starts over 19.2 innings, he has allowed only six hits and two runs. He walked three and struck out 22. He is second in the Sally in ERA at 1.52 and third in WHIP at 0.80 in seven starts for a 3-0 record this season.
Help is on the way for the pathetic Phillies. While we watched and listened last night to the farm system games, the Phillies future seemed to be in good hands with the likes of Scott Kingery, Mickey Moniak, Darick Hall and Nick Fanti. They all look good in a Phillies uniform.