Lehigh and Zach Eflin lost at Norfolk, 6-3..
Reading beat Akron, 8-4. Harold Arauz won his second game. The offense hit 3 HR.
Clearwater beat Fort Myers 5-3. Bailey Falter pitched very well.
Lakewood was drubbed by Hagerstown, 9-1.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (7-9) lost to Norfolk, 6-3. They were down 5-0 before the end of the first inning.
Zach Eflin gave up 6 runs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings. Hoby Milner walked two in his 2.0 innings. Austin Davis struck out three in his 2.0 innings.
Lehigh got a run back in the second inning on Nick Rickles sacrifice fly. But Eflin gave that run back in the bottom of the inning. The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the ninth on Dean Anna’s RBI single and Roman Quinn’s RBI ground out.
- #14 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.98):
- #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 5.29):
- #16 Roman Quinn (.286): went 1-5 with an RBI
- #18 Dylan Cozens (.255): went 1-2 with 2 BB
- #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40):
- Andrew Pullin (.118): DNP
- Jesse Valentin (.250): went 1-4 with a BB
- Mitch Walding (.268): went 0-3 with a BB
- Zach Eflin (2-2, 4.05): 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, WP, HBP
- Jake Thompson (0-1, 10.80):
- Austin Davis (0-1, 3.72): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.00):
Reading (7-11) beat Akron, 8-4. They went ahead for good in the fourth and continued to tack on runs.
Harold Arauz pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 5 hits. He walked none and struck out one. Seranthony Dominguez tossed a clean inning. Seth McGarry struck out three in 2.0 innings. Trevor Bettencourt closed out the game with a perfect frame.
The Phils scored a run in the first when Zach Coppola led off with a double, moved up on a wild pitch, snd scored on a passed ball. They scored 3 in the third to retake the lead on Malquin Canelo’s lead off HR and Zach Green’s 2-run HR. They went ahead to stay with a run in the fourth on Deivi Grullon’s lead off HR. They continued to add on with 2 runs in the sixth on sac flies by Brullon and Coppola, and one run in the eighth on Heiker Meneses’ RBI single.
Meneses “celebrated” his return to Reading with 3 hits.
- #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
- #17 Cornelius Randolph (.153): went 0-3 with a run scored
- #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.13):
- #8 JoJo Romero (0-2, 7.71):
- Edgar Garcia (0-1, 0.73):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.25): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Damek Tomscha (.283): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- Cord Sandberg (.286): DNP
- Jiandido Tromp (.234): DNP
- Harold Arauz (2-0, 3.86): 5.0 ip, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Jake Waguespack (4.50):
- Seth McGarry (0-1, 0.87, 1 save): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Clearwater (5-13) beat Fort Myers, 5-3.
Bailey Falter picked up his second win. He started out strong and got better as the game progressed. Falter allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings. Ismael Cabrera struck out two in the eighth inning. Jeff Singer earned his first save, but gave up a run on a couple of line drive doubles to the wall in left center.
The Threshers’ offense woke up with a four-spot in the sixth. Darick Hall lead off with a shift-beating single and Mickey Moniak moved him in to scoring position with a double down the right field line. Henri Lartigue tied the game with a two-run single. Lartigue broke early and was tagged out in a run down. Raul Rivas singled and scored on Luke Williams tie-breaking, RBI double. Arquimedes Gamboa followed with another RBI double and the Threshers had a two-run lead. They tacked on a run in the seventh on Austin Listi’s lead off triple and Moniak’s one-out sacrifice fly.
Adam Haseley, Darick Hall, Henri Lartigue, and Raul Rivas had two hits each.
Bailey Falter picked a runner off first base.
Falter had an impressive outing. He threw 73 pitches, 55 strikes (75.3%). He threw first pitch strikes to 75 % of the batters he faced (15/20), and the final 9 batters he faced. He allowed 2 base runners after the second inning, both singles. One was erased on a double play, the other was picked off.
Falter’s pitches by inning were –
- 14 pitches, 9 strikes (2 of 3 first pitch strikes)
- 19 – 13 (2 of 5 FPS)
- 6 – 6 (3 of 3 FPS)
- 9 – 6 (1 of 3 FPS)
- 10 – 7 (3 of 3 FPS)
- 10 – 9 (3 of 3 FPS)
- 5 – 5 (3 of 3 FPS)
Falter’s fastball was 89-92 mph and sat 90-91 mph. He threw just 32 FB, relying on his CB and CH.
Falter only threw 9 pitches that resulted in a swing and miss (16.4% of his strikes), but 6 of his 8 strikes came on swings. He got 21 called strikes (38.2%) as the Miracle laid off his off speed stuff for the most part. At one point, he threw 3 consecutive 76 mph CB to a batter to record a strike out (foul, called strike, swinging K). His strike outs came on 90 K, 90 looking, 92 looking, 76 K, 75 K, 85 K, 77 K, 75 K.
- #5 Mickey Moniak: went 1-3 with a run scored, double, RBI
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (0-1, 5.40):
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 2-4
- #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
- #19 Jose Gomez: DNP
- #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.18):
- #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with a double, RBI, BB
- Darick Hall: went 2-4 with a run scored
- Edgar Cabral: placed on the 7-day DL
- Austin Listi: went 1-3 with a run scored, triple, HBP
- Luke Williams: went 1-4 with a run scored, double, RBI
- Henri Lartigue: went 2-4 with 2 RBI
- Conner Seabold (0-1, 5.87):
- Alejandro Requena (0-1, 7.88): placed on the 7-day DL
- Bailey Falter (2-0, 4.00): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Lakewood (9-9) lost to Hagerstown, 9-1.
David Parkinson lasted 1.1 innings. He allowed his first earned run of the season and 7 unearned runs. Luis Carrasco relieved and allowed both inherited runners to score. The first came on a wild pitch to the first batter he faced. Carrasco pitched 3.2 innings and allowed the Suns ninth run to score. Zach Warren struck out five in 2.o innings. Luis Ramirez mopped up the eighth inning.
Lakewood scored their lone run in the sixth inning doubles by Nick Maton and Quincy Nieporte. Maton had two hits.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): went 0-2 with a BB
- #13 Daniel Brito (.160): went 1-4 with a double
- #22 Spencer Howard (0-1, 2.77):
- #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): placed on 7-day DL
- Colby Fitch (.240): DNP
- Dalton Guthrie (.191): DNP
- Nick Maton (.292): went 1-3 with a run scored, double, BB
- Quincy Nieporte (.193): went 1-4 with a double, RBI
- Jake Scheiner (.237): went 0-4
- Josh Stephen (.256): went 0-1
- Cole Stobbe (.269): DNP
- Ramon Rosso (0-0, 1.72):
- Will Stewart (2-0, 1.69):
- David Parkinson (1-1 0.79): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- Damon Jones (1-1, 4.26):
- Connor Brogdon (1-1, 3.65):
- Kyle Dohy (0-0, 0.00, 2 saves):
These prospects are in Philadelphia or in Clearwater. Prospect rankings are from MLB.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 70 of 130 career AB, 25 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #3 J.P. Crawford: 124 of 130 career AB, 25 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #20 Kyle Young: XST
- #21 Francisco Morales: XST
- #26 Luis Garcia: XST
- #27 Victor Arano: 21.0 of 50 innings, 25 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
- #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
Nick Fanti threw two innings this afternoon in an XST game. He gave up a run and a couple hits and also struck out two batters.
There are over 90 players at the Complex. The Phillies have provided a roster that includes 80 players in extended spring training.
Link to Phillies GCL schedule.
4/23/18–Trevor Plouffe signed to a minor league contract; assigned to Lehigh Valley
4/23/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
4/23/18–RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
4/23/18–Jose Antequera assigned to Williamsport from Reading
4/23/18–Jacob Waguespack added to Lehigh Valley active roster
4/23/18–Hoby Milner added to Lehigh Valley active roster
I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date. I’ve got 325 players in the organization. It’s probably more.