Lehigh lost in Durham. Cole Irvin suffered his first loss.
Reading held off New Hampshire and Franklyn Kilome recorded his first win of the season. Cornelius Randolph hit his first HR.
Clearwater rallied to tie Tampa in the ninth but lost in the bottom of the inning on a walk off HR.
Lakewood beat Delmarva. Spencer Howard got his first win of the season.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (6-7) lost to Durham, 8-2.
Cole Irvin pitched six innings and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits. He struck out six. Tyler Viza and Austin Davis gave up 2 runs each in the remaining 2 innings.
The IronPigs actually had a lead when they scored 2 runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Mitch Walding and Nick Rickles.
Cozens and Rickles had 2 hits apiece.
Roman Quinn picked up an outfield assist.
- #14 Enyel De Los Santos (0-0, 1.80):
- #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 5.29):
- #16 Roman Quinn (.250): went 0-5
- #18 Dylan Cozens (.273): went 2-4 with a run scored, double
- #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- Andrew Pullin (.133): went
- Jesse Valentin (.233): went 1-4
- Mitch Walding (.292): went 1-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
- Zach Eflin (2-1, 1.69):
- Jake Thompson ( 0-0, 2.84):
- Austin Davis (0-1, 4.70): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, WP
- Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.00):
Reading (6-9) beat Harrisburg, 5-4. Reading pulled ahead in the fourth and held on to win.
Franklyn Kilome went 5.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out six. Tyler Gilbert starnded 3 runners in a bases loaded, one-out situation. Tommy Hunter struck out two in his one inning, And, Trevor Bettencourt gave up 2 runs in two innings but got his first save.
Reading tied the game in the second on Cornelius Randolph’s solo HR. They rallied to tie and take the lead with 4 runs in the fourth on Randolph’s sacrifice fly, Austin Bossart’s RBI single, and Emmanuel Marrero’s 2-run double.
Damek Tomscha and Kyle Martin had 2 hits each. Randolph and Marrero had 2 RBI each.
- #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68): 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HBP, WP
- #17 Cornelius Randolph (.188): went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, HR, 2 RBI, SF
- #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.76):
- #8 JoJo Romero (0-2, 7.71):
- Edgar Garcia (0-0, 0.00):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.70):
- Damek Tomscha (.320): went 2-3 with a run score, BB
- Cord Sandberg (.353): DNP
- Jiandido Tromp (.256): went 1-4
- Harold Arauz (1-0, 3.38):
- Jake Waguespack (4.50):
- Seth McGarry (0-1, 1.08, 1 save):
Clearwater (3-12) battled but lost to Tampa, 4-3 in a walk off.
McKenzie Mills pitched seven solid innings allowing one run on three hits. He left with a 2-1 lead. Felix Paulino promptly blew the save in a 2 run, 3 hit, 1 walk appearance. The Threshers tied the game in the top of the ninth, but Blake Quinn allowed his first run of the season on a lead off HR to take the loss.
The Threshers scored first on Mickey Moniak’s 2-run, 2-out single in the second inning. All four hits in the inning came with two outs. They tied the game in the top of the ninth on Arqimedes Gamboa’s RBI double.
Darick Hall returned to the line up after being hit on the brim of the helmet the night before. He went 0-2 with 2 walks.
Gamboa, Adam Haseley, and Jose Gomez had 2 hits each.
Threshers’ batters struck out 16 times. Only Gomez avoided a K in the game.
- #5 Mickey Moniak: went 1-5 with 2 RBI
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (0-0, 9.00):
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 2-5 with a double
- #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
- #19 Jose Gomez: went 2-4 with a run scored
- #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.18): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 2-5 with a double, RBI
- Darick Hall: went 0-2 with 2 BB, HBP
- Edgar Cabral: placed on the 7-day DL
- Austin Listi: went 0-5
- Luke Williams: DNP
- Henri Lartigue: went 0-3 with a BB
- Conner Seabold (0-1, 5.87):
- Alejandro Requena (0-1, 7.88): placed on the 7-day DL
- Bailey Falter (1-0, 4.00):
Lakewood (8-7) beat Delmarva, 5-2.
Spencer Howard gave up 2 runs in the first and a couple singles in the second, but retired the final 11 batters he faced, 8 on strike outs and 2 on pop ups. He walked none and struck out 9 total batters. Zach Warren left with two out and the bases loaded. Randy Alcantara stranded all three inherited runners and two-hit the Shorebirds over the final three innings for his first save.
Lakewood scored a run in the first on Quincy Nieporte’s RBI double. They added three in the fourth on Dalton Guthrie’s fielder’s choice, Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI single, and Nieporte’s sacrifice fly. They tacked on a run in the eighth on Kevin Markham’s RBI single.
Markham and Jake Scheiner had 2 hits each. Nieporte had 2 RBI. The BlueClaws drew 8 walks – 2 each for Markham, Nick Maton, and Josh Stephen.
Markham stole 3 bases. Maton and Guthrie one each.
Markham went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, and RBI, and 2 walks.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.176): went 1-4 with an RBI, HBP
- #13 Daniel Brito (.167): went 1-4 with a BB
- #22 Spencer Howard (0-1, 2.77): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
- #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): placed on 7-day DL
- Colby Fitch (.238): DNP
- Dalton Guthrie (.237): went 0-6 with a run scored, RBI
- Nick Maton (.289): went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, double, 2 BB
- Quincy Nieporte (.152): went 1-4 with a double, 2 RBI, SF
- Jake Scheiner (.234): went 2-4 with a double, BB
- Josh Stephen (.286): went 0-3 with 2 BB
- Cole Stobbe (.269): DNP
- Ramon Rosso (0-0, 1.72):
- Will Stewart (2-0, 1.69):
- David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00):
- Damon Jones (1-1, 2.79):
- Connor Brogdon (0-1, 7.11):
- Kyle Dohy (0-0, 0.00, 2 saves):
These prospects are in Philadelphia or in Clearwater. Prospect rankings are from MLB.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 61 of 130 career AB, 22 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #3 J.P. Crawford: 121 of 130 career AB, 22 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #20 Kyle Young: XST
- #21 Francisco Morales: XST
- #26 Luis Garcia: XST
- #27 Victor Arano: 19.0 of 50 innings, 22 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
- #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
Friday, the Phillies hosted the Braves who brought along their newest free agent acquisition. Jose Bautista played third base and batted second each inning except for the ninth. Four Phillies’ pitchers threw two innings each – Tommy Bergjans, Orestes Melendez, Joey DeNato, and Oscar Marcelino. (Tim Berry pitched the ninth.)
Bautista didn’t get a hit until his fourth at bat. He watched Melendez strike out the lead off batter in the fourth on consecutive fastballs, low on the outside corner. He must have anticipated the same pitch as he drill a line drive to left center that cleared the fence and ricocheted off Spectrum Field above the garage.
In the seventh, the “crowd” boisterous during Bautista’s at bat, cheering on every pitch as Marcelino struck out Joey Bats. Bautista smiled as he left the batters box, and continued to smile good naturedly all the way back to the dugout.
When Bautista came out to bat the next inning, he walked over to the guys by the fence and chatted with them during warm ups. Again, the players cheered every pitch as Marcelino got ahead. At 3-2, Bautista fouled off a couple pitches before lifting a soft fly to left center. The fielder tried for a diving catch and the ball popped out of his glove. Bautista motored into second to applause. Bautista also playfully poked a young fan through the fence with his bat on several occasions. I had heard that he was a dour personality. He seemed very fan friendly today.
Berry got touched up for 2 runs in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate with one out before getting the final two outs on strike outs.
There are over 90 players at the Complex. The Phillies have provided a roster that includes 80 players in extended spring training.
2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.
Link to Phillies GCL schedule.
4/20/18–Lehigh Valley placed Alexi Amarista on the 7-day DL retroactive to 4/18/18.
4/20/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/20/18–Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Reading
4/20/18–2B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading
4/19/18–Kevin Markham assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
4/19/18–Lakewood placed CF Simon Muzziotti on the 7-day DL. Finger injury
4/19/18–Ramon Rosso assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/18–Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/19/18–LF Danny Mayer assigned to Clearwater from GCL Phillies East
4/19/18–Clearwater placed C Edgar Cabral on the 7-day DL, retroactive to 4/17/18
4/19/18–Jakob Hernandez assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/18/18–RHP Connor Seabold assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/18/18–Clearwater placed RHP Alejandro Requena on the 7-day disabled list
4/17/18–Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
4/17/18–Reading placed 3B Brandon Bednar on the 7-day DL. Lower back strain.
4/17/18–SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Reading from Williamsport
4/17/18–Rafael Marcano signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
4/17/18–Carlos Hernandez signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies White
4/16/18–LHP Zach Warren assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/18–3B Cole Stobbe assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/18–Sixto Sanchez transferred from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/15/18–Rixon Wingrove signed as an international FA; assigned to GCL Phillies West
I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date. I’ve got 324 players in the organization. It’s probably more.
10 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/20/2018”
Spencer Howard is getting a lot of well deserved kudos on this site. He’s a big K guy with 22 in 13 IP. His BBs are nearly non-existent — 1 in those 13 IP. He must be always around the strike zone so his hits allowed are pretty high — 13. He’s also given up 2 HRs. I haven’t seen him but the stats are showing that he’s hittable but also capable of K’ing a guy when he needs to. He won’t hand you a baserunner by BB’ing anyone. As secondary pitches get better, the hits may come down and he’ll be better at keeping guys on their toes. The big fastball always needs to be respected so offspeed pitches could become powerful tools. Has anyone seen the guy to talk about his arsenal?
Here is a really positive “scouting report” on Spencer Howard. I put it in quotes because I am not sure it is a real scout or a guy who has just seen a lot of baseball. But really glowing review to dream on.
The high strikeouts and low walk rates are very very impressive.
v1….thanks for sharing a very good report on Howard.
(As I stated in the Breakout Prospect Thread) two words: Spencer Howard !!!
Can’t be too much longer (3 or 4 more starts) before McKenzie Mills gets promoted to Reading and Howard gets kicked up to Clearwater. They are both controlling (more like dominating) the strike zone.
Mills is 17 IP, 13 K’s, 0 BB’s
Howard is 13 IP, 22 K’s, 1 BB
Good to see Mills off to a good start but I think he probably spends a good chunk of the season in Clearwater. Howard on the other hand is dominating like you’d expect a highly drafted college arm to do in Lakewood. He’s showing he should be moved up ASAP.
Hinkie, you are correct. Mills is on a fast track and likely early call up. And 3-4 more starts is a good guess.
Good to hear, Jim. Thanks for your confirmation.
Irvin Did ok it’s still cold so the pitchers are still having trouble .
This is a crazy busy time of year for me so apologies that this was probably already discussed but where is Nick Fanti?
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