The Phillies full season farm teams have struggled all season long to win games. Right now they are a combined 52 games below .500. Not one of them has a winning record. With only about ten games remaining for each of the four teams, it’s highly likely not one of them will have a winning record this season.
Last night, the Low A Clearwater Threshers did manage to win the second game of a doubleheader. They defeated the Pirates farm team from Bradenton, 5-3. The Marauders are 25 games over .500 and have the second best record in the League.
The game was decided by help from newcomers to the Phillies organization. They were second round draft pick Ethan Wilson who hit a two-run single and free agent infielder Freylin Minyety who drove in another run.
A run was scored by outfielder Jared Carr, a 13th round draft pick on a wild pitch. Carr has already scored 16 runs, stole five bases and hit four homers in first 24 games. He has been very dynamic.
Lefty reliever, free agent Jared Wetherbee, came on in the last inning to get the save on 13 pitches to strike out the sided swinging.
Tonight is a must see game in Lakewood NJ where Griff McGarry, takes to the mound for the High A Jersey Shore BlueClaws in his second start. In McGarry’s first start last week, he pitched a five-inning, two hit shutout with nine strikeouts to the get the win. He was the Phillies fifth round pick in this year’s draft.
It has been a long season for us watching the Phillies minor leaguers play but fresh help is clearly on the way!