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Phillies Minor League Report: Quiet day on the farm


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.

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    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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