Phillies No. 11 prospect takes Max Scherzer yard during rehab start in Binghamton
Known loser Max Scherzer has faced a total of 207 hitters this season in the major and minor leagues. He has allowed a total of six home runs, with Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper both taking him yard twice. Now, we can add another Phillies player to the list, after Jhailyn Ortiz hit a nuke off Scherzer in during his Double A rehab start.
Scherzer was making a rehab start with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the New York Mets AA affiliate, against the Reading Fightin Phils. After flying out in his first at-bat, Ortiz stepped up to the plate and took Scherzer deep to left-centerfield for a home run.
Ortiz is the Phillies No. 11 ranked prospect and is currently slashing .230/.305/.746 on the year with 11 home runs and 25 RBI.
In other prospect news, Mickey Moniak hit a no-doubt solo home run last night in AAA Lehigh Valley.
Moniak continues to be the greatest AAA baseball player ever, now slashing .323/.362/.959 with 20 hits, three home runs, and 10 RBI in 62 at-bats in the minors this season.
After joining MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list last week, O’Hoppe continued his minor league dominance with a three-hit weekend. O’Hoppe is now hitting .275 on the season with 14 home runs and 38 RBI and a .932 OPS.
The Phillies are down in Texas facing the Rangers and got blanked last night 7-0, dropping their second game in a row after failing to complete the five-game sweep against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Zack Wheeler (6-3, 2.69) will toe the rubber facing off against Jon Gray (2-3, 4.27) with the first pitch scheduled for 4:05 pm today.