Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pair of IronPigs honored as AAA All-Stars, GCL No-no and more notes

Deivi Grullon, image- Jay Floyd
It was announced on Thursday that catcher Deivy Grullon and LHP Austin Davis will represent the Lehigh Valley IronPigs as International League All-Stars next month.

Grullon, one of four catchers on the IL team, has had a strong season for the 'Pigs.  The 23-year-old righty batter sports a .307 average with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 64 games.  Grullon was signed by the Phillies as an international free agent in 2012.

Davis, who has spent time with the big league Phillies this season and last season, sports a 2-0 record with two saves, a 2.64 ERA, an 11.2 K/9 mark in 20 relief appearances for the IronPigs. Davis was a 12th round draft selection in 2014.  In 38 career big league appearances to date, the 26-year-old has notched a 1-2 record with a 4.33 ERA.

The annual Triple-A All-Star Game is set to take place on July 10th in El Paso, TX, home of the Chihuahuas, the Padres' affiliate.

The winning team earns the right for its league's representative to play as the home team in September's Triple-A National Championship Game.

In somewhat of a silly situation, the Gulf Coast League Phillies had a tremendous day and were on the receiving end of that same stifling effort.  With two teams competing in the Rookie level GCL, there are times when those two clubs face one another.  Imagine what it might be like to completely shut down your fellow organization mates.  Well, that happened on Wednesday, as the GCL Phillies West team sent four pitchers to the mound to combine for a no-hitter against the GCL Phillies East team.

Right-hander Brandon Ramey, 18, tossed four innings.  He was relieved by Taiwanese righty Hsin-Chieh Lin, a 20-year-old that tossed 3 2/3 innings.  Philadelphia native Brian Marconi, 22, recorded one out to wrap up the 8th innings and 21-year-old righty Tyler Burch closed things out for the final frame.

Left fielder Keaton Greenwalt, the Phillies' 20th round pick in this year's draft, paced the offense in that one, recording two hits, including a homer, two RBI and a walk to help the West team lock down a 5-0 victory.

Last year's Phillies first round pick Alec Bohm is set to make his Double-A home debut on Thursday, as he was promoted during Reading's recent road trip last week.  The 22-year-old righty hitter is 3-for-20 (.150 avg) in five games since joining the Fightins.

Bohm, a third baseman, opened the 2019 campaign with Class A Lakewood, was promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater and has torched the competition, posting a noteworthy .342 batting average through those first two levels.

Outfielder Adam Haseley will see his rehab stint with Reading continue on Thursday.  The Phils' first round pick from 2017 went 2-for-8 with a triple and a home run in two games with the Fightins this week.  Haseley, 23, had been promoted to the big leagues for the first time this month and played in two games before he succumbed to a groin injury.

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