Lehigh Valley and Lakewood won. Reading and Clearwater lost. These Clearwater losses are getting tougher and tougher to watch.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (5-3) beat Louisville, 7-6.
Cole Irvin gave up three runs in the second inning and was lifted after the fourth. He had thrown 71 pitches (45 strikes) and given up six hits, two walks, and hit a batter. Ranfi Casimiro pitched two innings allowing both lead off hitters to reach base, but allowing only an unearned run. Austin Davis pitched 1.2 innings without allowing a run. Pedro Beato stranded two inherited runners, but gave up two runs in the ninth on his way to his third save.
The IronPigs came back from an early three run deficit, and built leads of 5-3 and 7-4. Mitch Walding hit his first HR, a solo shot in the second. Dylan Cozens, Alexi Amarista, and Nick Rickles had two hits each.
Danny Ortiz had an outfield assist (at first).
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (1.80):
- #10 Dylan Cozens: went 2-5 with an RBI, SB
- #11 Roman Quinn: DNP
- #22 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 5.40):
- #24 Drew Anderson: placed on the 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- Cole Irvin (5.00): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HBP
- Zach Eflin (2-0, 1.64):
- Jake Thompson (0.00):
- Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.0):
- Andrew Pullin: walked as a pinch hitter
- Jesse Valentin: went 0-5
- Mitch Walding: went 1-4 with a solo HR
Reading (3-6) Lost to Richmond, 5-4.
Reading built a 4-2 lead through six, but couldn’t hold on.
Jake Waguespack started and gave up two runs in five innings on five hits and four walks. He struck out six.Trevor Bettencourt pitched a shutout inning. Seranthony Dominguez blew the save and earned the loss in two innings. Two of the three runs he gave up were unearned.
Jiandido Tromp had two RBI hits, including a solo HR. Deivi Grullon also had two hits and an RBI.
Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist (at first).
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (4.50):
- #13 Cornelius Randolph: went 0-4
- #15 Ranger Suarez (9.00):
- #16 JoJo Romero (0-2, 8.00):
- #29 Edgar Garcia (0.00):
- #30 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 3.86): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, WP
- Damek Tomscha: went 1-4
- Cord Sandberg: went 0-1 as a pinch hitter
- Jiandido Tromp: went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR, 2 RBI
- Jake Waguespack (4.50): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, WP
Clearwater (1-9) lost to Bradenton, 9-5.
What a disappointing game. Clearwater ran out to a 4-0 lead lead after two innings, only to see the starter give up the lead two innings later.
Darick Hall opened the second with a home ru that landed on the concourse behind the right field berm. Astin Listi and Edgar Cabral singled, and Henri Lartigue jerked a foul ball to left that had home run distance. Not to worry. The pitcher served up a similar pitch and Lartigue corrected his trajectory into the Tiki Terrace (left field bleachers).
Alejandro Requena started out pitching well, so it seemed. He threw 15 pitches (12 strikes) in the first and 14 (11 strikes) in the second, and had thrown 6 of 8 first pitch strikes. But he had allowed both lead off hitters to reach base and had surrendered three hits including a double. He was aided by a successful pick off play at second.
Requena gave back two runs in the third on a two-out, two-run HR. He threw 19 pitches (only 10 strikes), but pitched behind to each batter throwing zero first pitch strikes to the five batters he faced in the inning. He also threw his first two three ball counts, one before the HR.
Requena faced six batters in the fourth and once again couldn’t throw a first pitch strike. He threw 24 pitches (12 strikes), and two more three-ball counts. He gave up a lead off HR to cut the lead to one run. He hit a batter with a first pitch, 77 mph CB. Hw gave up a run-scoring double, and wild pitched home a run. He was bailed out by a caught stealing courtesy of catcher Henri Lartigue.
Requena finished with 72 pitches (45 strikes) and six of nineteen first pitch strikes. He struck out one, walked one, and hit a batter. His FB was 90-93, sitting 91-92, touching 93 mph four times.
Jake Hernandez struck out two in one inning, but was tagged for four runs.
Felix Paulino struck out five in 2.2 innings. Aaron Brown mopped up the final 1.1 innings.
Adam Haseley knocked in a run in the fifth on a ground out.
Mickey Moniak has a four game hitting streak.
Sunday’s probable pitcher is still TBD. I’m guessing the decision to start Sixto Sanchez will be a game time decision depending on the weather.
- #1 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 with a double and RBI
- #8 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
- #17 Jose Gomez: went 0-4
- #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 4.5):
- Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-4
- Darick Hall: went 1-4 with a solo HR (5), RBI (9)
- Edgar Cabral: went 1-4 with a run scored
- Austin Listi: went 2-4 with a run scored
- Luke Williams: went 0-3 with a BB
- Henri Lartigue: went 1-4 with a 3-run HR
- Conner Seabold (0-1, 5.23):
- Alejandro Requena (0-1, 7.88): 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, WP
- Bailey Falter (2.45):
Lakewood (5-5) beat Delmarva, 3-1.
Damon Jones was activated for the start and went 5.0 innings. He allowed just one unearned run on three hits and three walks in 5.0 innings. He threw 93 pitches (56 strikes) and struck out four.
Randy Alcantara allowed three base runners in 2.0 innings. Luis Ramirez struck out two in one inning. Addison Russ earned his first save with a perfect ninth.
Jake Scheiner had two hits including a solo HR in the first inning. Josh Stephen had two hits including a go ahead, solo HR in the fifth. He scored an insurance run on a throwing error after doubling in the seventh. Nick Maton had three hits including two doubles.
- #14 Cole Stobbe: DNP
- #18 Daniel Brito: went 0-4
- #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: DNP
- #21 Spencer Howard (0-1, 2.25):
- Simon Muzziotti: went 1-4 with a double
- Quincy Nieporte: went 0-4
- Jake Scheiner: went 2-4 with a run scored, HR, RBI
- Nick Maton: went 3-4 with 2 doubles
- Josh Stephen: went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, double, HR RBI
- Dalton Guthrie: went 1-3
- Colby Fitch: DNP
- Ramon Rosso (1.86):
- Will Stewart (2-2, 0.00):
- Kyle Dohy (0.00):
- David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00):
- Damon Jones (1-1, 2.79): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
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. I identified 90 players today. There are easily another half dozen or more who I could not. They are likely young guys from the DSL (mostly pitchers) who were brought stateside for a look see. I’ll post the “official” roster after I identify a few more.
Tommy Hunter pitched an extended inning against a team of former minor league players. By extended, I mean that he retired the side in order, then pitched to and retired one more batter. We see this a lot down here. The practice allows a pitcher to face a live batter while getting in his work instead of having to throw for an extended time in the bullpen to get his pitches in.
Anyway, Hunter retired all four batters. He threw 14 pitches. His FB was 90-92 mph. He threw 10 strikes/4 balls. He struck out the first batter swinging, got a fly out to deep left, a pop up to second, and a ground out to short.
D.J. Stewart crushed a 2-run HR to left center in one of the games.
I watched RHP Andrew Brown pick a runner off base.
I watched Ben Brown throw for the second time since his bout with the flu. He pitched a scoreless ninth, and got the win when they broke a tie with runs in the bottom of the ninth.
So, I saw Brown, Brown, and Brown pitch today.