Box Score Recap – 4/21/2018

Lehigh won in Durham.  Enyel De Los Santos was sharp picking up his first win.

Reading was held to 3 hits in a loss to New Hampshire.

Clearwater rallied to victory behind Mauricio Llovera’s arm and Darick Hall’s league leading 6th HR and a 17-hit attack..

Lakewood lost Delmarva on 2 unearned runs in the tenth inning.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (7-7) beat Durham, 8-4.

Enyel De Los Santos earned his first victory behind 5.2 strong innings.  He allowed 2 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out eight.  Tom Windle gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings.  Zac Curtis and Pedro Beato finished out with 2.0 no-hit innings.

The IronPigs built an early lead with 2 runs in the second on Dean Anna’s two-out, 2-run triple; a run in the third on back to back two-out doubles by Mitch Walding and Joey Meneses; and three runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Jesse Valentin and Collin Cowgill, and a sacrifice fly by Dylan Cozens.  They tacked on two runs in the seventh on Joey Meneses RBI single and Nick Rickles ground out.

Jesse Valentin, Collin Cowgill, Joey Meneses, and Dean Anna had 2 hits each.  Anna added 2 RBI.  Roman Quinn and Dylan Cozens stole their 5th bases.  They each have five.  Quinn and Cozens lead the team with five steals each.  They are both 5 for six. They are tied for the league lead with a guy from Toledo.

The IronPigs garnered 7 walks – Mitch Walding drew 3, Quinn and Valentin 2 each. Fifteen IronPigs struck out with all but Valentin falling victim at least once.

  • #14 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.98): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
  • #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 5.29):
  • #16 Roman Quinn (.255): went 1-3 with a run scored, double, 2 BB, SB
  • #18 Dylan Cozens (.250): went 0-4 with an RBI, SF, SB
  • #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40):
  • Andrew Pullin (.133):
  • Jesse Valentin (.261): went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, 2 BB
  • Mitch Walding (.300): went 1-2 with 3 runs scored, double, 3 BB
  • Zach Eflin (2-1, 1.69):
  • Jake Thompson ( 0-0, 2.84):
  • Austin Davis (0-1, 4.70):
  • Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.00):

Reading (6-10) lost to New Hampshire, 6-2.

Elniery Garcia came off the DL to get shelled.  He went 5.2 innings but gave up 6 runs on 8 hits (3 HR) and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  I read that his FB was in the low 90s and that he was throwing a lot of off speed stuff.  He did throw 62 strikes among his 89 pitches (69.6%).  Garrett Cleavinger went 2.1 scoreless innings, struck out three, but allowed 4 base runners.  Seranthony Dominguez pitched a scoreless ninth.

Reading scored 2 meaningless runs after falling behind and amassed just 3 hits.  They scored a run in the sixth on Damek Tomscha’s RBI single and a run in the ninth on an error.

  • #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
  • #17 Cornelius Randolph (.173): went 0-4
  • #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, 2.45): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Damek Tomscha (.315): went 1-4 with an RBI
  • Cord Sandberg (.286): went 0-4 with an RBI
  • Jiandido Tromp (.256): DNP
  • Harold Arauz (1-0, 3.38):
  • Jake Waguespack (4.50):
  • Seth McGarry (0-1, 1.08, 1 save):

Clearwater (4-12) hung with Tampa until pulling away with a 5-run sixth to win 7-3.

Mauricio Llovera one-hit the Tarpons through 5.0 innings allowing 2 rubs and 3 walks while striking out seven.  Aaron Brown gave up a run in 2.0 innings.  And, Alexis Rivera pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.

The Threshers scored a run in the fifth on a successful double steal, Luke Williams took second while Jose Gomez raced home.  They took the lead with a 5-run sixth on RBI singles by Raul Rivas and Adam Haseley, and a 3-run HR by Darick Hall.  They tacked on a run in the ninth on an RBI single by Gomez.

The Threshers collected 17 hits.  Austin Listi, Jose Pujols, and Danny Mayer had 3 hits each.  Adam Haseley and Wilson Garcia had 2 each.

The Florida State League has had a 15-second pitch clock in effect since last season.  On a fixed date, the umpires umpires begin enforcing clock violations – automatic balls for a pitcher who isn’t ready within the 15 seconds, and an automatic strike for a batter who isn’t ready in the box by the 5-second mark.  That all started Friday night.

Saturday, Danny Mayer got his first start and experienced the pitch clock with violations for the first time.  He saw it during his first FSL at bat on Thursday when he replaced Darick Hall late in the game, but the violations weren’t being assessed that night.  In his second at bat in Saturday’s game he was called out on strikes for a clock violation.  He rebounded with hits in his next three at bats.

  • #5 Mickey Moniak: entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth
  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (0-0, 9.00): 
  • #6 Adam Haseley: went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
  • #19 Jose Gomez: went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI
  • #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.18):
  • #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP
  • Darick Hall: went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (6), 3 RBI, (13), BB
  • Edgar Cabral: placed on the 7-day DL
  • Austin Listi: went 3-5
  • Luke Williams: went 0-4 with 2 BB
  • Henri Lartigue: DNP
  • 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 (8-8) lost to Delmarva, 5-4 in ten innings.

Damon Jones gave up 3 runs in 3.0 innings, striking out six.  Julian Garcia gave up one hit in 3.0 innings, also striking out six.  Kyle Dohy struck out four in two one-hit innings. Luis Ramirez took the overtime loss with two unearned runs in the tenth.

Lakewood scored a run in the first on Jhailyn Ortiz’ two-out walk and Quincy Nieporte’s RBI double.  They got 2 in the fourth to tie the game on Rivero’s 2-run single.  The game remained tied until extras.  The Claws scored on a wild pitch.  But, after a strike out, Ramirez balked the runner who started on second to third.  Back to back fielding errors put runners on second and third. A base hit settled the issue.  Ramirez has an 0-3 record, a save, and a 1.13 ERA.

The BlueClaws were held to 5 hits.  Gregori Rivero had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

The BlueClaws committed 4 errors.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.164): went 0-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #13 Daniel Brito (.152): went 0-4
  • #22 Spencer Howard (0-1, 2.77):
  • #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): placed on 7-day DL
  • Colby Fitch (.238): DNP
  • Dalton Guthrie (.214): went 0-4, sac
  • Nick Maton (.292): went 1-3 with a BB
  • Quincy Nieporte (.163): went 1-3 with a double, RBI, BB
  • Jake Scheiner (.235): went 1-4 with a run scored, double
  • Josh Stephen (.286): DNP
  • 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, 4.26): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • Connor Brogdon (0-1, 7.11):
  • Kyle Dohy (0-0, 0.00, 2 saves): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

These prospects are in Philadelphia or in Clearwater. Prospect rankings are from MLB.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: 65 of 130 career AB, 23 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #3 J.P. Crawford: 121 of 130 career AB, 23 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, 23 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
  • #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season


There are over 90 players at the Complex.  The Phillies have provided a roster that includes 80 players in extended spring training.

2018 XST Roster

2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.

Link to Phillies GCL schedule.


4/22/18–Phillies activate Tommy Hunter from DL
4/22/18–Phillies option LHP Hoby Milner to Lehigh Valley
4/21/18–Reading activated LHP Elniery Garcia from the 7-day DL
4/21/18–Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/20/18–Lehigh Valley placed SS 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.

28 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/21/2018

  1. Lakewood’s won 8 games, LHV 7, Reading 6 and CLW 4. We won’t talk about the accumulating loses or the fact that no level has produced a better than .500 team. Oops, I just talked about that.

    The highlights yesterday were De Los Santos’ outing and Darick Hall’s 3 run HR. Maybe we should talk about the 17 hits CLW put up or Llovera’s fine outing. Or the fact that Pujols had 3 singles. I didn’t know he could hit singles. Maybe Danny Mayer is hitting .500, even if it’s only in 2 games.

    A question for the group here. How long before Aaron Brown is released? He’s in his 2nd year of pitching. Neither year has shown much. He’s got a 7.84 ERA in 6 outings this year. If there is someone in LKW screaming to come up, I guess Brown would be the odd man out. I guess he has to at least see May before the experiment is ceased.

    What about Carlos Tocci? He’s hitting .080/.148/.080 in 25 ABS. He has 2 hits and 12 Ks. Overmatched might be the understatement of the year. Two schools of thought. The Rangers are a very bad team. Keep him around because they are going nowhere and maybe he’ll grow into a major leaguer. Other thought is to release him and get someone in that might just help the team a little bit. Do we want him back?

    1. He has neither the hit tool nor the body size and strength to sustain the long season. If he had any power, than maybe. So no.

    2. bellman,

      Or Kyle Dohy having a 0.00 ERA.

      In addition to Aaron Brown, isn’t Luke Williams likely on a short leash?

    3. I’d rather have Tocci than Pullin or Danny Ortiz, so yeah I’d take him back. Though at this point I think the Rangers will keep him. They had to know he wasn’t ML ready with the bat when they took him, and now it appears that they’re heading for a rebuild so why not keep him around?

  2. I believe it’s gotta be a Sixto Sunday, today !!!
    Another good outing from Enyel De Los Santos. I listened to some of the LHV game. Announcers said he was throwing 94-95.
    Also … any info on what is ailing Cole Stobbe ?

  3. Darick Hall is slowly morphing into a the ‘Joey Gallo mold’….high K rate, low BA, relatively high OBP, with multiple HBP, and prestigious power leading the FSL in HRs.

  4. Llovera keeps me thinking he has a major league arm. DeLoSantos is having a decent start to the season. Pujols is quietly doing very well.

  5. BTW … I don’t know anything about Rixon Wingrove (signed as an international FA on April 15th, and assigned to GCL Phillies West), but man … he has a Hall Of Fame name !!!!!! Not quite Elvis Peacock or I.M. Hipp, but definitely on the next level.

    1. Wingrove is a 17-year old Australian catcher (Sydney Blue Sox). Here is his ABL page.

      He was part of the MLB World Select Team that traveled through Florida last spring (2017) when he was a 16-year old. Pitcher Kyle Glosgoski was part of the same team.

      And, Glogoski was also on the Blue Sox

      1. Interesting. Rixon Wingrove is 193 cm tall and weighs 107 kg. I’m so fascinated by this kid, I googled what that all translates to. It turns out Rixon Wingrove could be playing TE at PSU.
        193 cm = 6’4″
        107 kg = 236 lbs
        … and Rixon Wingrove won’t turn 18 until next month. So, he’s basically a HS senior.

        1. Also … there’s a pic of Rixon Wingrove in the ESPN article Jim posted. He is definitely a big boy … like Matt Wieters big.

  6. The Cozens-Quinn stolen base chase isn’t quite the Cozens-Hoskins HR race of last year but fun nonetheless.

    De Los Santos might be a gem

  7. We need to keep our eye on Jesse Valentin (and to a lesser extent, Mitch Walding). Valentin is on the cusp of possibly becoming a very special player. In addition to his great glove he is hitting now with power and some plate discipline. I hope to God they know how to scout their own players, which they have not always done well on the past – he is NOT a trade throw in.

  8. My grandson, Jake Holmes, is in the extended spring training rookie group. How do I find
    out how he is doing each day in training? Thanks.

    1. Bill … Jim Peyton is at the complex often. He posts reports here on his site when he has observations to share.

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