Three games, two losses, one postponement.
Here is the box score recap. And, here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (1-2) lost to Scranton, 5-3. Enyel De Los Santos starts Tuesday.
Cole Irvin started and pitched 5.0 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk, and struck out ten. Ranfi Casimiro gave up a run in his one inning. Austin Davis took the loss after the IronPigs came back to tie by giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 1.1 innings. Zac Curtis got the final two outs and stranded two inherited runners.
The Pigs started their come back with a run in the sixth. Dylan Cozens hit a ground rule double. He later scored on Joey Meneses’ RBI single. They completed their comeback on Danny Ortiz’ game-tying, 2-run HR in the seventh. But they couldn’t overcome Scranton.
Ortiz (.375) went 3-5 with a run scored, HR, 2 RBI.
Meneses (.250) went 2-4 with an RBI.
Alex Amarista (.286) went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk.
Collin Cowgill (.286) went 1-3.
Cody Asche (.235) played third base, led of, and went 1-3 with a run scored, BB for Scranton.
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos:
- #10 Dylan Cozens: (.125) went 1-4 with a run scored, double, and BB
- #11 Roman Quinn: DNP
- #22 Tom Eshelman: (0-1, 7.20)
- #24 Drew Anderson:
- Cole Irvin: (3.60) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 10 K, HR
- Zach Eflin: (1-0, 1.80)
- Andrew Pullin: (.1430 went 0-3with a BB
- Jesse Valentin: (.000) went 0-5
- Mitch Walding: (.200) went 0-3with a BB
Reading (2-3) beat Portland, 6-5. Ranger Suarez starts Tuesday.
Franklyn Kilome made his first start of the season. He allowed 3 runs in the first two innings, but settled down to retire the final seven batters he faced in 4.0 innings. He retired five of the final seven on strike outs. He struck out eight in the game, two in each inning.
Garrett Cleavinger came on in the fifth inning and started single, single, wild pitch, 2-run single. He then retired six batters in a row.He turned the reins over to Seranthony Dominguez who retired all 6 batters he faced, 3 by strike out. He was awarded the victory. Luke Leftwich struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.
The Phils scored a run in the first on Jiandido Tromp’s double and Damek Tomscha’s RBI single. They scored two runs in the second on Jan Hernandez’ infield single, Deivi Grullon’s RBI double, Zach Coppola’s single, and Malquin Canelo’s RBI single.
They went ahead for good in the fourth on Brandon Bednar’s triple, Zach Coppola’s RBI single, Malquin Canelo’s RBI triple, and Damek Tomscha’s RBI double.
The Phils had 13 hits. Canelo, Tomscha, Zach Green, Hernandez, and Zach Coppola had two-hit game. They had six extra base hits – 4 doubles (Tromp, Tomscha, Green, Grullon) and 2 triples (Canelo and Bednar).
Coppola had a stolen base.
Tromp had an outfield assist (at home).
- #7 Franklyn Kilome: (4.50) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- #13 Cornelius Randolph: DNP
- #15 Ranger Suarez:
- #16 Jojo Romero: (0-1) –
- #29 Edgar Garcia:
- #30 Seranthony Dominguez: (1-1, 4.50) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
- Damek Tomscha: went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI
- Cord Sandberg: DNP
- Jiandido Tromp: went 1-4 with a run scored, double
Clearwater (1-4) lost to Jupiter, 9-4. TBD starts Tuesday.
Bailey Falter made his first start of the season. He pitched 3.2 innings and left with the bases loaded and a one run lead. Ismael Cabrera relieved and the tying run scored on a passed ball. Cabrera was left to labor though a 4-run, 36-pitch fifth inning. He was also allowed to pitch the sixth inning. Blake Quinn pitched 2.0 scoreless innings allowing a hit, walk, and striking out two. Jeff Singer pitched the ninth and struck out two, but gave up three runs on two HR.
Falter’s fastball was 88-92 mph. It sat 90-91, touching 92 three times. He threw 80 pitches, 44 strikes, in his 3.2 innings. He pitched from behind most of the night, throwing a first pitch strike to only 5 of seventeen batters. He ran six, three-ball counts that resulted in his 3 walks, a hit batter, a pop up, and ground out.
Still, Falter managed to be effective. Even though he threw 48 pitches in his first three innings and only threw 3 first pitch strikes to his first eleven batters, Falter had pitched three no-hit, scoreless innings. He came within one pitch of escaping the fourth with his shutout intact. But, with the bases loaded and two out, he hit the batter on a 3-2 pitch on the hand (nub of the bat, maybe) and forced in a run. It was his 32nd pitch of the inning, and last of the night.
Cabrera threw 55 pitches in relief. his FB sat 92-93, touching 94 mph. It had faded to 90 mph when he was taken long for the 3-run HR that gave Jupiter a 4-run lead.
The Threshers took an early lead in the second inning on solo HRs by Edgar Cabral and Jose Pujols. They rallied briefly in the sixth with 2 runs. Luke Williams singled and Austin Listi doubled before Edgar Cabral’s 2-run single.
The Threshers defense was off. They committed 3 errors and a passed ball.
- #1 Mickey Moniak: went 0-4
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 0-4
- #8 Adonis Medina:
- #17 Jose Gomez: went 0-4
- #23 McKenzie Mills: (0-1, 9.00) –
- Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP
- Darick Hall: DNP
- Edgar Cabral: (.500) went 3-4 with a run scored, HR (2), and 3 RBI
- Austin Listi: (.455) – went 2-4 with a run scored, double
- Luke Williams: went 1-4 with a run scored
- Henri Lartigue: went 0-3
- Conner Seabold:
- Alejandro Requena: (0-0, 4.50) –
- Bailey Falter: (2.45) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Lakewood (1-3) postponed due to wet grounds. Double header Tuesday. Connor Brogdon and David Parkinson will start against West Virginia.
- #14 Cole Stobbe:
- #18 Daniel Brito: went
- #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went
- #21 Spencer Howard: (0-1, 3.00) –
- Simon Muzziotti: went
- Quincy Nieporte: went
- Malvin Matos: went
- Jake Scheiner:
- Nick Maton: went
- Josh Stephen: went
- Dalton Guthrie: went
- Will Stewart:
- Kyle Dohy:
These prospects aren’t on any official rosters, yet. Or they are with the big club. Prospect rankings are from MLB.
- #2 Sixto Sanchez: expected to debut for Clearwater when healthy
- #3 Scott Kingery: with Phillies
- #4 J.P. Crawford: with Phillies (89 career AB)
- #5 Jorge Alfaro: exceeded 130 AB, no longer has prospect status
- #28 Victor Arano: with Phillies
- #12 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
- #19 Elniery Garcia: not on a roster
- #25 Luis Garcia: not on a roster
- #26 Abrahan Gutierrez: not on a roster
- #27 Eliezer Alvarez: traded to Texas
There are over 90 players at the Complex. The Phillies aren’t providing a list of which players are in camp. XST games started Monday. There were three at the Complex, two against the Yankees and one against a traveling team.
I watched the game on Ashburn. The roster looked like a GCL squad, although Nelson Prada was coaching. The line up –
- 8 J. Francisco
- 6 L. Garcia
- DH Rojas
- 2 Gutierrez/Oropeza
- 7 Gurrola
- 5 Stewart
- 9 De La Cruz
- 3 E. Rodriguez
- 4 Torres
- DH Araujo
The pitchers were V. Vargas, C. Betancourt, J. Conopoima, L. Aponte, and B. Brown. They combined to allow just one run. It was Brown’s first time on a mound in a game since being sidelined by the flu during spring training.
De La Cruz threw out a runner at third. Garcia committed a throwing error, and had a couple other shaky throws. Stewart picked up three assists in second and six in the game.
They had 5 hits, I remember four – Stewart (double), Francisco, and Rodriguez (2 singles). De La Cruz drew two walks.
The game on Schmidt was managed by Roly de Armas. His squad included a lot of guys I expect to see on the Williamsport roster (or higher in a couple cases) –
- Morales, Miller, An. Brown, Marcelino, Hallead
- Henriquez (DH)
- N. Martinez (DH)
There was a game on the back field against a traveling group of former players who are hoping to catch a team’s eye. I didn’t bother to walk back, bu I was told that the line up included guys like – Lino, Cumana, Antequera, Mims, O’Brien, Tirado …