Very little action yesterday. The GCL Phillies swept a double header. Clearwater hosted the St. Lucie Mets. They were the perfect hosts as they gave the visitors a big 9-0 lead that included an 8-run fourth inning.
Tim Tebow celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday. He looked over-matched against Seranthony Dominguez’ fastball in his first at bat, a soft roller to third on a 97 MPH FB. He fell behind 0-2 in his second at bat, but drew a walk when the umpire missed a strike on the 0-2 pitch and maybe one later in the count. He lofted a soft liner later in the inning off a reliever for a 2-run single. He grounded back to the pitcher in the sixth, walked again in the seventh, and struck out against J.D. Hammer in the ninth
The attendance was 5543, the third largest crowd of the season, the largest that didn’t offer fire works afterward. It was the largest on a Monday by over 1000. The crowd was definitely pro-Mets and pro-Tebow. He plays the outfield like a punt returner. He tracked back to the fence to make a catch taking an interesting rout to the ball. I remarked to my broadcast partner that he looked like he was fielding a punt. On a few balls that dropped in front of him, he tended to pull up to avoid expected contact. I got the impression he would like to call for a fair catch.
In case you missed the reference above, I did color on the radio broadcast after the game got out of hand. And I may have predicted Pujols’ HR, depending how you interpret my on-air comment.
Lehigh Valley (69-52) no game scheduled.
Reading (62-57) no game scheduled.
Clearwater (61-59) lost to St. Lucie, 12-7. An 8-run fourth inning settled the issue early.
Seranthony Dominguez took the mound against the St. Lucie Mets. He pitched very well in the first three innings, but had a disturbing pattern of getting two outs then extending the inning. He gave up a two-out HR in the first inning that just cleared the right center field fence that got a little boost from a 6 MPH tail wind.
Dominguez ran into all sorts of trouble in a 36-pitch fourth inning and only retired two batters. Aside from the HR, most balls that the Mets put in play were not that hard hit. They led off the fourth with a flare just over the first baseman. The runner was nailed trying to stretch the hit into a double, Carlos Duran’s second outfield assist of the game.
Dominguez then ran 3-ball counts on the next four batters that resulted in a double and three walks. An RBI single and his fourth strike out ended his evening. He exited the game having given up 3 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks and the bases loaded. He was eventually charged with 3 more runs as Blake Quinn (4.34) put out the fire with a gallon of gasoline. The worst part of which was the soft liner to center by Tim Tebow that scored 2 runs. Tyler Gilbert (3.44) gave up 3 runs in one inning before Luke Leftwich (3.03) , Seth McGarry, and J.D. Hammer (1.29) each tossed a shutout inning.
Clearwater broke the shutout on Wilson Garcia’s 12th HR in the fourth inning. They made the score respectable with 6 runs in the eighth on Garcia’s RBI single, Edgar Cabral’s 2-run double, and Jose Pujols’ “rally-killing”, 3-run HR (6) to right field.
Wilson Garcia (.275) went 4-4 with a run scored, HR (12), and 2 RBI. Cornelius Randolph chipped in with 3 hits.
Dominguez threw 61 FB that ranged from 94-98 MPH. It sat 96-97 most of the night –
- 98 mph – 4
- 97 mph – 21
- 96 mph – 23
- 95 mph – 11
- 94 mph – 2
Dominguez recently cracked the MLB top 30. However, take the scouting write-up with a grain of salt. While it states that his FB has topped out at 97-98, it limits his FB at 93-94 as a starter. As you can see above and in all my previous reports on Dominguez, his FB sits in a much higher range. He also sports a SL, CH, and CB. I’m assuming they were referring to his SL when they said breaking ball since he throws his CB sparingly. I guess the point is don’t accept scouting reports as gospel.
- #2: Sanchez (0-2, 6.00):
- #14: Randolph (.253): went 2-4 with an RBI (50), K
- #16: Suarez: (2-3, 3.00):
- #18: Romero (2-2, 2.10):
- #19 Gomez: (.231): went 1-5 with a run scored, K
- #24 Mills: (0-1, 3.27):
- #30: Ed. Garcia (3-4, 4.16): 7-Day DL
- Arauz: (4-3. 2.15): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- Dominguez: (3-2, 2.47):
- McGarry: (1-1, 1.75):
Lakewood (62-58) no game scheduled.
Williamsport (25-24) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies (27-16) swept a double header from the GCL Yankees West, 12-0 and 3-1.
Game One was the completion of a suspended game from July 19th. It was suspended after the top of the second with the Phillies leading 4-0 on a 2-run double by Edwin Rodriguez and a 2-run triple by Kevin Markham. Ethan Lindow had struck out the side in the first inning.
The game continued today with Robinson Martinez (2.92) on the mound. He pitched three scoreless innings, walking 3 and striking out two. Ben Brown tossed two scoreless allowing one hit and striking out two. Rafale Carvajal also threw two scoreless innings. Justin Miller finished up with another scoreless inning.
The Phillies lead held up until the sixth inning when they began building on it with 2 runs on a throwing error and Brayan Gonzalez’ SF. They added added 5 runs in the seventh on a fielding error, Jake Holmes’ RBI single, a balk, Ben Pelletier’s RBI single, and a Brayan Gonzalez ground out. They tacked on one more run in the ninth on a Pelletier SF.
- Pelletier (.339): went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI
- Gonzalez (.290): went 1-3 with a run scored 2 RBI, K
- Bocio (.286): went 0-1
- (#11) Holmes (.224): went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, double, RBI
- (#24) Markham (.174): went 1-5 with a run scored, triple, 2 RBI
- (#26) Nieporte (.307): went 1-4 with 2 runs scored, 1 K
- (#27) Gurrola (.347): went 0-4 with a run scored, 2 K
- (#39) Stewart (.150): entered as a PH and went 0-0 with a BB
- (#5) Lindow (1-1, 1.80): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Carvajal (2-2, 2.30): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Miller (1-2, 6.75): 1.0, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB
- (#33) B. Brown (0-0, 1.50): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Game Two: Manuel Silva pitched five innings of one-run ball. He gave up 3 hits, walked three, and struck out four. Oscar Marcelino (1.69) walked four in two innings of relief and got his second save.
The Phillies scored in the first inning on Quincy Nieporte’s RBI single. They broke a tie with 2 runs in the sixth on Yahir Gurrola’s 2-run double.
- Muzziotti (.286): DNP
- Guzman (.274): went 1-3 with a run scored
- Pelletier (.336): went 0-3 with a K
- Gonzalez (.290): DNP
- Marchan (.241): went 1-3 with a double
- Bocio (.299): went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, double, K
- (#9) Zoellner (.250): went 0-2 with a K
- (#11) Holmes (.224): DNP
- (#24) Markham (.174): DNP
- (#26) Nieporte (.308): went 1-2 with an RBI, BB, K
- (#27) Gurrola (.343): went 2-3 with a double, 2 RBI
- (#31) Mayer (.247): went 0-3 with a K
- (#39) Stewart (.125): entered as a PH and went 0-1
- Jimenez (1-1, 4.94):
- Rosario (1-2, 4.50):
- Silva (5-0, 2.93): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Morales (1-2, 3.41):
- Sobil (2-1, 3.38):
- (#5) Lindow (1-1, 1.80):
- (#8) Mezquita (1-0, 1.25):
- Kuznetsov (2-0, 0.00):
- Carvajal (2-2, 2.30):
- Miller (1-2, 6.75):
- (#21) Hernandez (1-0, 0.00):
- (#29) Cummings (0-0, 10.13):
- (#32) Santa Cruz (1-1, 6.00):
- (#33) B. Brown (0-0, 1.50):
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 8/14 – OF Adam Haseley assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
- 8/13 – Phillies sent RHP Casey Fien on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.
- The organization’s injury list is as up to date as I can make it.
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it based on the information I was able to find.