Threshers Recap – 4/20/2019

Clearwater (6-11) beat Tampa, 2-1.

Andrew Brown (1-2, 7.50) had an interesting game.  He pitched five shutout innings, allowed 5 hits, walked none, and struck out one.  Connor Brogdon (3.18) pitched two innings giving up an inside-the-park HR that took a weird ricochet off the wall and resulted in a close play at the plate.  Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) picked up his second save with two solid innings.

The Threshers offense consisted of 2 sac flies by Edgar Cabral.  Jake Scheiner went 2-4 with a double.  Danny Mayer went 2-2 with a double, triple, and walk.  Dalton Guthrie doubled in his first Thresher at bat.

Back to Brown.  He had a 25-pitch first inning, faced 4 batters, and ran 3 full-counts.  He had a 16-pitch second inning, faced 4 batters, and ran 2-full counts.  The offense scored a run in the bottom of the inning, and Brown had his first lead of the season.  He seemed a different pitcher.  He threw 36 pitches over the next three innings, faced 11 batters, and ran just 2 more full-counts.  He needed just 7 pitches in the fifth.

Brown threw 77 pitches, 49 strikes (63.6%).  He threw 11 of 19 first pitch strikes.  Ironically, he threw zero FPS in the only inning he faced just three batters.  He threw 43 fastballs.  His FB range was 87-91, t 93 mph.  He sat 89-90.  Looks like he also throws a change up and slider.  He induced just 6 swings and misses, 5 at FB and one at an 81 mph change up (his only strike out).  The range on his 34 off speed pitches was 76-82 with one at 74.

Other observations –

  1. the home late umpire was drawing looks from batters on both teams
  2. Cabral’s 1st RBI was a sac fly/DP, the runner on second got caught by the cut off
  3. Brown really appeared to pitch differently after getting a lead
  4. noticed a lot of high strike zone FB in Brown’s later innings
  5. Brown picked a runner off first base
  6. Stokes and Brown executed a nice 3-1 in the 4th, spring PFPs!
  7. Brown started an inning-ending 1-6-3, leaped to snag a chopper
  8. Browns 5 allowed hits were all singles, most of them soft
  9. Brown had 7 full counts and hit a batter on one of them

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps.  Finger’s better, but we’ve still got visitors and I’m not getting to the Recap until late … real late.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 3.14)
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.200) went 0-4
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.286)
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.250) 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.143)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.154)

Lehigh Valley (12-4) beat Rochester, 13-8.

JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00) gave up 5 runs in five innings on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out four.  Edgar Garcia (2.61) struck out two in two clean innings.  James Pazos (6.14) gave up 3 runs in 0.2 innings on 2 hits and 2 walks.  Yacksel Rios (2.84) stranded two of 3 inherited runners.  Tom Windle (2.57) mopped up with a two-strike out, 1-2-3 inning.

Lehigh scored early and often.  They plated 2 runs in the first inning on Shane Robinson’s solo HR (2) and Deivi Grullon’s RBI single.  They added 3 runs in the third on Rob Brantly’s RBI double, Sean Rodriguez RBI double, and Andrew Romine’s RBI single.  They tacked on an insurance run in the fourth on Rob Brantly’s solo HR.  And they put the game away with 7 runs in the seventh on Rodriguez’ solo HR (4(, Grullon’s RBI single, Gift Ngoepe’s 2-run single, Shane Robinson’s RBI single, Brantly’s RBI double, and Grullon’s bases-loaded walk.

The IronPigs mounted a 15-hit attack and drew 8 walks.  Brantly (.276) and Grullon (.395) had 3-hit games.  Robinson (.303), Rodriguez (.300), Lane Adams (.250), and Ngoepe 9.231) had 2 hits each.

Romero actually lowered his ERA from 10.13 with his game line.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.53)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)

Reading (6-7) lost to Harrisburg 3-2.

Ramon Rosso (0.59) needed 83 pitches (55 strikes) to go five innings.  He held the Senators to one run on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out nine.  Jeff Singer (0.00) and Luke Leftwich (0.00) combined to retire 9 consecutive batters.  Adison Russ (0-2, 2.84) blew his second save and took the walk off loss, surrendering 2 runs in the ninth.

Reading managed just 3 hits.  They scored their runs on a 2-run HR by Adam Haseley in the sixth inning.

Reading’s pitchers combined to strike out thirteen.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.60)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.167)went 1-4 with a run scored, HR, 2 RBI
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.208) went 0-4
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.125) went 1-2 with 2 BB
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2.89)
  • #21 David Parkinson (1-1, 4.50)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 1.00)
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229)
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (4-13) lost to Lexington, 7-2.

Tyler McKay (0-1, 9.53) lasted 1.1 innings and gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.  Oscar Marcelino (5.06) stranded 2 inherited runners, but gave up a run on 3 hits and a walk in 2.2 innings.  Ben Brown pitched three, one-hit innings, waked one, and struck out five.  Austin Carr (1.17) gave up an unearned run in one inning, striking out three.  Gilmael Troya (1.42) pitched a scoreless, 2-hit ninth.

Lakewood’s offense woke up in time to score 2 runs in the ninth on Matt Kroon’s RBI double and a wild pitch.

Kroon and Alec Bohm had 2 hits each.

Lakewood’s pitchers combined to strike out 12 batters.

19-year-old Ben Brown was making his Lakewood debut.  He was drafted in the 33rd round in 2017, and pitched exclusively in the GCL for 2 seasons until he was called up for 2 late season starts for Williamsport.  He struck out 16 in six innings in a game on July 24, 2018.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.345) went 2-4 with a double
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.185)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (7.59)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.207) went 0-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.79)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (2.79)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-2, 9.31)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo
  • #30 Manuel Silva

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of April 17th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed SS Jean Segura on the 10-day IL retro to 4/17, hamstring
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed SS Scott Kingery on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 10-day IL retro to 4/19, elbow
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
4/20/2019 – RHP Ben Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/20/2019 – LF Jimmy Smith assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day injured list
4/19/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading
4/19/2019 – Clearwater placed LHP Zach Warren on the 7-day injured list
4/19/2019 – 3B Dalton Guthrie assigned to Clearwater
4/19/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/19/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Williamsport to Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/19/2019 – Kyle Young assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – Phillies placed CF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
4/18/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
4/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tyler Viza from the 7-day IL
4/18/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/18/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading
4/17/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B Gift Ngoepe from the 7-day IL
4/17/2019 – Phillies transferred Tommy Hunter from the 10-day to 60-day IL, forearm
4/17/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Lehigh Valley
4/17/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Jerad Eickhoff from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Reading to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned from Williamsport to Reading
4/16/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/15/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/15/2019 – Phillies placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day IL. Elbow soreness
4/15/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/14/2019 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/14/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/13/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
4/13/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Edubray Ramos
4/12/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – OF Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Clearwater
4/12/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood
4/12/2019 – LF Ben Pelletier assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – Clearwater placed CF Jesus Alastre on the 7-day IL
4/12/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/12/2019 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Reading
4/12/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Victor Arano from Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/11/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day IL
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the 7-day IL. Right foot turf toe
4/10/2019 –  Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
4/9/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – Reading placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/9/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport
4/8/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood

Threshers Recap – 4/19/2019

Clearwater (5-11) lost to Tampa, 8-4.

Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40) had a rough night.  He was up-and-down thru five innings.  He got touched for 3 runs in the first inning.  The Tarpons sat on and hit first pitch fastballs.  They got a lead off triple and a 2-run HR that way.  A better decision on a ground ball to short might have saved a run if the throw would have gone to first rather than been wide to the plate.

Young settled down and limited Tampa to a single (first pitch FB) in the second inning, striking out two.

Young loaded the bases in the third on 3 seeing-eye singles, two on first-pitch sliders.  A throwing error on a possible double play ball got an out, but let in an extra run.

Young rallied with a 1-2-3 inning in the fourth.  But, the fifth started HR, 3u, 2B, 2B.  Fortunately, he bore down and finished with back-to-back strike outs.

Young finished with 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.  He threw 78 pitches 57 for strikes (73.1%), not a bad percentage.  He threw 17 of 25 first pitch strikes (68%).

Young threw just 28 FB, 87-92 mph. He sat 89-90.  He got all his strike outs on his slider, 4 swinging and 2 looking.  Overall, he got 13 swings and misses, only one at a FB at 87 mph.

Grant Dyer (1.86) pitched two one-hit innings.  Austin Ross (4.66) gave up one run in two innings of no-hit, two walk ball.

The Threshers scored a run in the fourth inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ first Clearwater HR.  They closed to 7-4 with 3 runs in the sixth on Madison Stokes’ RBI single and Jake Scheiner’s 2-run triple.

Matt Vierling (.322) went 3-4 with a double.  Ortiz had 2 hits.

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps.  Finger’s better, but we’ve got visitors and I’m not getting to the Recap until late … real late.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 3.14)
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.231) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, HR (1), RBI, BB
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.286) went 1-4 with a SB (6)
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • #18 Nick Maton (.250) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.143) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.154) went 0-3

Lehigh Valley (11-4) lost to Rochester, 4-1.

Ranger Suarez (1-1, 6.75) pitched seven innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits.  He walked none and struck out five.  Josh Martin (3.52) pitched two scoreless innings.

Lehigh scored their only run in the fifth inning on Rob Brantly’s RBI triple.

Brantly went 4-4.  Andrew Romine and Deivi Grullon had 2 hits each.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 10.13)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • #16 Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.53)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)

Reading (6-6) postponed.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.60)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.159)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.227)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.105)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2.89)
  • #21 David Parkinson (1-1, 4.50)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 1.00)
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229)
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (4-12) lost to Lexington, 5-3.

Ethan Lindow (4.41) had a solid outing.  He pitched five innings and gave up one run on 4 hits.  He walked none and struck out four.  He threw 43 pitches among his 64 pitches (67.2%).  Colton Eastman (0-2, 7.31) gave up 4 runs in three innings.  Robinson Martinez (9.64) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Lakewood scored their runs on a fielding error in the fourth inning, Jonathan Guzman’s RBI double in the seventh, and a throwing error in the eighth.

Alec Bohm had 3 hits.  Malvin Matos and Guzman had 2 hits each.  Luis Garcia had a rough night at the plate, 0-5 with 5 strike outs.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.333) went 3-3 with 2 runs scored, BB
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.185) went 0-5 with 5 K 
  • #8 Francisco Morales (7.59)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.240)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.79)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (2.79)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-2, 9.31)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo
  • #30 Manuel Silva

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of April 17th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/19/2019 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day injured list
4/19/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading
4/19/2019 – Clearwater placed LHP Zach Warren on the 7-day injured list
4/19/2019 – 3B Dalton Guthrie assigned to Clearwater
4/19/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/19/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Williamsport to Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/19/2019 – Kyle Young assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – Phillies placed CF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
4/18/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
4/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tyler Viza from the 7-day IL
4/18/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/18/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading
4/17/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B Gift Ngoepe from the 7-day IL
4/17/2019 – Phillies transferred RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, forearm strain
4/17/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Lehigh Valley
4/17/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Jerad Eickhoff from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Reading to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned from Williamsport to Reading
4/16/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/15/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/15/2019 – Phillies placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day IL. Elbow soreness
4/15/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/14/2019 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/14/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/13/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
4/13/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Edubray Ramos
4/12/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – OF Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Clearwater
4/12/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood
4/12/2019 – LF Ben Pelletier assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – Clearwater placed CF Jesus Alastre on the 7-day IL
4/12/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/12/2019 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Reading
4/12/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Victor Arano from Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/11/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day IL
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the 7-day IL. Right foot turf toe
4/10/2019 –  Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
4/9/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – Reading placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/9/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport
4/8/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood

Threshers Recap – 4/18/2019

Clearwater (5-10) beat Tampa, 10-3.

Alejandro Requena (2.30) went 4.2 innings on a night when he didn’t have his best stuff.  He gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out six, but gave up 2 solo HR on fastballs.  The third run crossed when a lead off walk eventually scored on a sac fly.

Requena threw 96 pitches, 58 strikes.  He relied heavily on his fastball, throwing 76 of them.  His FB range was 89-94 mph.  It sat 90-93 as he threw 16-18 at each speed.  All 6 of his strike outs came swinging, 5 at fastballs.

Gustavo Armas (1-0, 9.00) threw 1.1 innings of one-hit ball.  Ismael Cabrera (2.84) tossed two perfect innings.  And, recently called up Seth McGarry pitched a scoreless ninth.

The Threshers rallied to tie the game with 2 runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Nick Maton and Simon Muzziotti.  They rallied to tie and take the lead in a 3-run sixth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI double, Jake Scheiner’s RBI single, and Rodolfo Duran’s RBI single.  They salted the game away with a 5-run seventh on a wild pitch, Madison Stokes’ 2-run double, Scheiner’s sac fly, and Duran’s RBI single.

Muzziotti had 3 hits, Duran and Brito had 2 each.

The Threshers went 8-14 with RISP.

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps.  Finger’s better, but we’ve got visitors and I’m not getting to the Recap until late … real late.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 3.14)
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.174) went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, double, RBI
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.288) went 3-5 with a run scored, 2 double, RBI
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-2, 2.70)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.264) went 1-5 with an RBI
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.156) went 2-4 with an RBI
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.167) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored

Lehigh Valley (11-3) beat Rochester, 6-5.

Enyel De Los Santos (2.81) gave up 4 runs on 7 hits (3 HR) and 3 walks while striking out five.  Austin Davis (1-0, 0.00) pitched two scoreless innings.  Yacksel Rios (3.00) gave up a run in two innings.  Edubray Ramos (0.00) pitched the ninth and picked up his third save.

Lehigh opened the scoring with a run in the first on Dylan Cozens’ solo HR, his fifth of the season.  They pulled within a run in the fourth on Sean Rodriguez’ 2-run HR.  They pulled ahead and held on with 3 runs in the fifth on Mitch Walding’s RBI double and Rodriguez’ 2-run double.

Rodriguez went 2-4 with 4 RBI.  Walding had a 2-hit game.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 3 HR
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 10.13)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.53)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)

Reading (6-6) lost to Harrisburg, 5-3.

Tom Eshelman (0-1, 7.88) started and pitched three innings.  He got rocked for a 5-run second, and gave up 9 hits and a walk overall.  J.D. Hammer (1.29), Kyle Dohy (1.00), and Addison Russ (0.00) combined to throw five innings of 2-hit ball, walk one, and strike out ten.

Reading scored first in the second inning on Austin Bossart’s sac fly.  They pulled within 2 in the third inning on Josh Stephen’s 2-run single.

Josh Stephen (.261) went 1-3 with 2 RBI.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.60)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.159) went 0-4
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.227) went 0-4
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.105) went 1-3
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2.89)
  • #21 David Parkinson (1-1, 4.50)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 1.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229) – went 1-1
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (4-11) beat Lexington, 8-6.

Kevin Gowdy (2.79) struggled.  He gave up just one run on 2 hits in 2.2 innings.  But, he walked 5 and threw just 28 strikes among his 64 pitches.  Gilmael Troya (1.69) entered with the bases loaded and stranded all three runners.  He went on to pitch 1.1 innings and giving up just one hit.  James McArthur (5.79) gave up 3 runs in three innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Ethan Evanko (2-1, 4.76) gave up 2 runs on 3 hits.

Lakewood took the lead in the third inning on Ben Pelletier’s RBI single, a throwing error,  and Carlos De La Cruz’ 2-run single.  They broke a tie in the eighth on Matt Kroon’s RBI double, Luis Garcia’s 2-run single, and Jake Holmes’ first HR.

Pelletier had 2 hits.  De La Cruz and Garcia had 2 RBI each.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.292) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.204) went 1-3 with 2 RBI, BB 
  • #8 Francisco Morales (7.59)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.240)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.79)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (2.79) – 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-2, 9.31)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo
  • #30 Manuel Silva

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of April 17th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/18/2019 – Phillies placed CF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
4/18/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
4/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tyler Viza from the 7-day IL
4/18/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/18/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading
4/17/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B Gift Ngoepe from the 7-day IL
4/17/2019 – Phillies transferred RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, forearm strain
4/17/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Lehigh Valley
4/17/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Jerad Eickhoff from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Reading to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned from Williamsport to Reading
4/16/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/15/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/15/2019 – Phillies placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day IL. Elbow soreness
4/15/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/14/2019 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/14/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/13/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
4/13/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Edubray Ramos
4/12/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/12/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – OF Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Clearwater
4/12/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood
4/12/2019 – LF Ben Pelletier assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/12/2019 – Clearwater placed CF Jesus Alastre on the 7-day IL
4/12/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/12/2019 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Reading
4/12/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Victor Arano from Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/11/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day IL
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the 7-day IL. Right foot turf toe
4/10/2019 –  Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
4/9/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – Reading placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/9/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport
4/8/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood

Threshers Recap – 4/17/2019

Jan Hernandez hit his fifth HR last night.  It is the highest total among the affiliates.  His IronPig’s teammate Dylan Cozens has four.  Cornelius Randolph leads Reading with three.  Madison Stokes leads the Threshers with three.  Alec Bohm and Ben Pelletier have the only home runs for Lakewood.

Clearwater (4-10) lost to Florida, 5-2.

Damon Jones (0.64) was electric.  Six innings of no-hit ball.  Seven strike outs, 10 ground ball outs (includes a DP), one pick off,  zero balls reached the outfield.  Luis Carrasco (0-2, 8.31) faced 3 batters and walked the bases loaded on 13 pitches.  Connor Brogdon (2.89) relieved and allowed all 3 inherited runners to score plus 2 additional runs. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/17/2019

2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, April 14, 2019

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for discussion of the amateur draft and J2 signing period that are about 2-3 months down the road.   I’m providing this space for those who are ready to enter discussion about this year’s crop of prospects.  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, April 14, 2019

Threshers Recap – 4/14/2019

Clearwater (2-9) lost to Fort Myers, 12-7.

Andrew Brown (0-2, 12.86) was roughed up for 6 runs (5 ER) in four innings on 10 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Gustavo Armas (10.57) lasted two innings and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits, striking out two.  Ismael Cabrera (4.15) itched two innings and gave up 2 runs on just one hit (a HR) and 2 walks.  Zach Warren (7.71) the ninth inning and gave up a walk and two singles with 2 strike outs.  He escaped allowing a run when Jhailyn Ortiz threw out a runner trying to go first-to-third on a single to right. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 4/14/2019