Lehigh Valley (40-31) Beat Norfolk, 5-4 in 10 innings. Anthony Vasquez (6.10) went 6.0 innings in his second AAA start. He allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk. Luis Garcia (2.56) blew the save in the eighth. Edward Mujica (4.20) struck out two while recording his 16th save. Darin Ruf (.315) and Cameron Perkins (.314) had 3-hit games. Ruf (80 and Darnell Sweeney hit home runs. Ruf (31) had 2 RBI.
- #1 Crawford (.209) went 2-5.
- #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.18) – DNP.
- #3 Williams (.291) went 1-5 with a double and RBI (33).
- #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
- #9 Knapp (.267) went 1-5 with an RBI (29).
- #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
- #17 Cordero – DL.
- #23 Sweeney (.237) went 1-4 with a HR (4) and RBI (17).
- #26 Asher – Restricted List.
- #28 Ramos (0.40) – DNP.
- #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.
Reading (49-21) DNP.
- #6 Alfaro (.304)
- #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
- #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25)
- #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27)
- #19 Hoskins (.270)
- #22 Cozens (.281)
- #27 Brown (.243)
Clearwater (37-29) Lost to Lakeland, 8-2. Ranfi Casimiro got rocked in the second inning. He got one out and gave up 7 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Dalier Hinojosa made a rehab appearance and struck out 2 in 1.0 inning. Mat Imhof struck out 7 in 3.0 innings. He gave up a run on two hits. He also issued 2 walks that didn’t figure into the scoring. The Threshers managed 7 singles, a double and worked two walks. Carlos Tocci led the “attack” with 3 hits. Malquin Canelo (.233) had 2 hits. Scott Kingery and Kyle Martin (38) had the RBIs.
Casimiro threw 15 pitches in the first inning. He started the first 3 batters off with a ball. After 12 pitches he had two outs and had walked a batter. He had thrown more balls than strikes. He finished with two called strikes and a ground out, and 8 strikes in his 15 pitches. His strike/ball ratio was better in the second (23/11), but to no avail. He threw 27 pitches to the first four batters who went BB, HR, 1B, 1B. He didn’t have an out pitch as the Tigers fouled balls off running deep counts. After a visit to the mound by the coach, the Tigers started jumping on pitches early in the count, like they were trying to get their knocks off Casimiro before Coach Legg could get him out of the game. The next 5 batters swung at 3 first pitches and 2 second pitches. When coach came out the second time, six runs were home and there were runners on second and third with just one out.
Casimiro’s line was 1.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 49 pitches, 31 strikes, FB 88-92 mph, 7 of 13 First Pitch Strikes (FPS).
Coach Legg may have been hamstrung by one of the Threshers’ game practices. The whole team stands on the third base foul line for the Anthem. Then they all go into the dugout. Around the fourth or fifth inning the relievers go down to the bull pen. A few times in the last couple weeks, when the starter got in early trouble, there was no pitcher in the pen to warm up. A pitcher and catcher had to run down to the pen when the coach made the first trip to the mound to talk to the starter. When that happened tonight, the Tigers started jumping on early pitches before the reliever could finish his stretches.
- #11 Kingery (.264) went 1-3 with a double, BB, and RBI (17).
- #12 Canelo (.233) went 2-4.
- #14 Tocci (.264) went 3-4.
- #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54)
- #20 Tirado – assigned to XST. (pitched in practice game today)
- #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97)
Lakewood (29-40) DNP.
- #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
- #8 Kilome
- #24 Pujols (.233)
- #29 Grullon (.244)
Williamsport (1-3) Lost to Lowell, 3-2 in 10 innings. Felix Paulino pitched 6.0 shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits, walked one, and struck out five. Kenny Koplove faced two batters in the ninth and left with a run scored and a runner on second. Will Hibbs came in and let the tying run score. He returned to the mound in the tenth to absorb the loss. a Luke Williams error led to an unearned run. Luis Espiritu and William Cuicas had 2 hits apiece.
- #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.
GCL Phillies (0-0) Season starts June 24th at Tampa. Lost to GCL BlueJays, 3-1 in a practice game. But first, what’s unusual about this photo? Answer below.
Alberto Tirado started and pitched 4.0 innings. He gave up a two run HR in the first inning. The same guy hit a double over the CF head and went 3-3 against Tirado. He was Chris Colabello. No shame there. Other than CC, Tirado looked like a better version of himself. He was a little wild, but struck out several batters.
Austin Davis followed with 2.0 solid innings.It’s the first time I’ve seen him on a mound this spring. Sixto Sanchez also tossed a coupe solid innings. Jhon Nunez gave up a run in the ninth on 2 hits.
Jhailyn Ortiz made 3 catches out in RF. Two were exceptionally good plays where he had to cover a lot of ground to make a catch – one on a shallow fly in RCF, and the other in shallow foul territory in what used to be “Utley territory”.
Ortiz also had two solid hits, one was a double to LCF. Zardon had 3 hits.
Evan Rogers made a nice diving stop on a ground ball up the middle with nobody on base. He flipped the ball to Drew Stankiewicz from the ground so that Stankiewicz could relay to first to get the batter.
- #25 Jhailyn Ortiz
Oh, yeah. the photo. Did you notice what’s unusual? The umpire is calling balls and strikes from behind the mound. The home plate umpire had to leave the game. Early in the game he took a Tirado fast ball in the left shoulder. A few innings later, he took a foul ball to the body and couldn’t continue.
DSL Phillies (5-9) Beat the DSL Rays1, 5-0. Sandro Rosario (1-1, 2.00) pitched a 6-hit, complete game shut out. He walked none and struck out four.
- Dixon Gutierrez (.434) went 3-4 with a double and RBI.
- Keudy Bocio (.146) went 0-3 with a BB and HBP.
- Jonathan Guzman (.304) went 2-5.
DSL Phillies2 (5-9) Lost to the DSL Mets2, 11-6. Jesus Henrique (.347) went 4-5.
- Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
- Carlos Oropeza (.231) went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
- Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- It has been reported that Mickey Moniak has signed for $6.1M. If accurate, then the Phillies have around $5.9M available to sign #2 Kevin Gowdy and to go over the $100K slot for picks 11-13.
- 2016 Draft Tracker is available.
- 6/20 – RHP Matt Hockenberry assigned to Clearwater from Reading.
- 6/20 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Clearwater from Reading..
- 6/20 – Phillies sent RHP Dalier Hinojosa on a rehab assignment to Clearwater.
- 6/20 – LHP Jeremy Bleich assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
- 6/20 – Anthony Vasquez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
- Organization Rosters are up to date.