Here’s how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Monday, August 18:
It was a quiet day for the Phillies' farm system, so here's an update on where the teams are in the standings:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs (59-70) were idle on Monday.
The best thing about this August is:
Lehigh Valley is in last place in the International League North, 15 1/2 games behind the first-place Syracuse Chiefs.
The IronPigs are set to begin a four-game series on the road against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Righty Jason Marquis (1-0, 3.07 ERA) is slated to start the opener on Tuesday.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double-A
The Fightin Phils (56-72) were off on Monday.
Reading is in last place in the Eastern League Eastern Division, 22 games back of the first-place Portland Sea Dogs.
The Fightin Phils face a three-game set on the road against the Bowie Baysox. Righty Aaron Nola (1-0, 4.00 ERA) will take the hill in the opener on Tuesday.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers' game against the Daytona Cubs was postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Clearwater (25-31 in second half, 42-82 overall) is in fifth place in the Florida State League North, seven games back on the first-place Cubs.
Righties Miguel Nunez (5-7, 4.86 ERA) and Mark Leiter (2-4, 5.08 ERA) will make starts on Tuesday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws (22-35 in second half, 49-77 overall) were idle on Monday.
Lakewood is in last place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, 14 games behind the first-place Hagerstown Suns.
Next up for the BlueClaws is a three-game series with the West Virginia Power. Southpaw Yoel Mecias (2-2, 3.42 ERA) takes the ball in the opener on Tuesday.
Williamsport Crosscutters – Class A-Short Season
The Crosscutters (29-34) were off due to the all-star break on Monday.
Four players will represent Williamsport in the game on Tuesday: second baseman Derek Campbell, left fielder Jiandido Tromp, right-handed pitcher Mitch Gueller and right-handed pitcher David Whitehead.
The team is tied for third place with the Batavia Muckdogs in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division, nine games back of the first-place State College Spikes.
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