Farm Report

Phillies' top pitching prospects Andrew Painter and Mick Abel dazzled on Saturday for High-A Jersey Shore, tossing a combined 13 scoreless innings in a doubleheader sweep of Hudson Valley. 

Abel, 20, whiffed eight batters while surrendering just two hits in an 8-2 victory in Game 1. The right-hander didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning and scattered just three on the afternoon. 

Painter, 19, collected 11 strikeouts in the nightcap while surrendering just two hits in a 2-0 win. Abel is 7-7 on the year with a 3.64 ERA and is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Phillies organization by MLB Pipeline. 

Painter ranks as the No. 1 prospect, sporting a 1.32 ERA over 68 1/3 innings between Class-A Clearwater and High-A Jersey Shore. 

The strong pitching continued for the organization on Sunday as Griff McGarry pieced together a solid outing for Double-A Reading. The 23-year-old righty collected six strikeouts and surrendered just one run over four frames in a 6-3 victory over Hartford. MLB Pipeline ranks McGarry as the organization's No. 7 overall prospect and fourth in the Phillies' pitching prospect list behind Painter, Abel, and Hans Crouse. 

Lehigh Valley (Triple-A 58-47) The IronPigs enter Tuesday just a game behind Jacksonville in the International League East Division. The club opens a six-game series at home on Tuesday against Charlotte. 

Reading (Double-A 45-57) The Fightins' head to Harrisburg to open a series on Tuesday. Reading's -85 run differential is the third worst in the Eastern League this season. 

Jersey Shore (High-A 37-65) The BlueClaws head to Greensboro to open a series on Tuesday. Their 37 wins are the second-fewest in the South Atlantic League, ahead of only Greenville with 36.

Clearwater (Class-A 47-54) The Threshers have gone 3-7 over their last ten games and are 11 games behind Tampa in the Flordia State League in the second-half standings. 

Minor Matters 
William Bergolla is hitting .394 over his last 10 contests with six RBIs. The 17-year-old shortstop is currently playing for the Phils in the Dominican Summer League ... Catching prospect Rickardo Perez (No. 15) continues to swing a hot bat in the Florida Coast League, hitting .362 over 26 games this season. He's one of only two catchers on the Phillies' Top 30 Prospect List per MLB Pipeline. Donny Sands (No. 24) is the other; he's hitting .313 this year with five homers and 33 RBIs while playing 52 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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