Another rough night for the affiliates, all four lost.
Lehigh Valley was shut out by Syracuse.
Reading blew a 2-run lead in the ninth.
Clearwater lost to Lakeland.
And, Lakewood lost late to Rome.
Drew Anderson pitched at the Complex, and a bunch of new rehabbers arrived.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (11-12) lost Syracuse, 3-0.
Jacob Waguespack (0-2, 4.50) allowed one run in 6.0 innings on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Seranthony Dominguez pitched a perfect inning. Ausrtin Davis gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out four.
Andrew Pullin (.146) had 2 hits in 4 at bats. Sixteen IronPigs struck out.
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): 10 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- #14 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 1.40):
- #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 6.75):
- #16 Roman Quinn (.303): went 1-5
- #18 Dylan Cozens (.253): went 1-4
- #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40):
Reading (8-14) lost in a walk off to New Hampshire, 5-4.
Ranger Suarez pitched 6.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out five. Edgar Garcia (0.57) struck out 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings. Luke Leftwich faced 4 batters in the ninth, giving up 2 hits and hitting 2 batters. Leftwich blew the save with a double and home run to start the inning. He gave way to Seth McGarry after hitting two batters. After a wild pitch and intentional walk, McGarry got 2 ground ball force outs at the plate. The game ended on a wild pitch.
The Phils had 11 hits but went 2-13 with runners in scoring position. They jumped out to an early lead with a run in the second on Kyle Martin’s (.220) solo HR (3) and 2 runs in the third on RBI doubles by Damek Tomscha (.297) and Zach Green (.263). They added a run in the eighth to retake a 2-run lead on Brandon Bednar’s (.360) RBI double.
Suarez picked a runner off first base. Zack Coppola (.260) was caught stealing for the 5th time in 11 attempts.
Cornelius Randolph, Green, Bednar, and Malquin Canelo had 2 hits each.
- #8 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.20):
- #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
- #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #17 Cornelius Randolph (.169): went 2-5 with a run scored
Clearwater (9-16) lost to Lakeland, 5-4.
Commor Seabold (0-2, 5.33) pitched well but gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Felix Paulino (4.41) pitched 2.0 innings and gave up a HR that proved to be the final margin. Will Hibbs made his debut and pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two.
Clearwater scored a run in the first on Austin Listi’s solo HR (3). They tied the game in the second when Mickey Moniak scored on a shallow sacrifice to right by Luke Williams. The Threshers closed to within one run in the sixth on Herni Lartiggue’s RBI single. They mounted a two-out rally on singles by Jose Gomez, Arquimedes Gamboa, and Adam Haseley. Gomez scored on Haseley’s base hit, Gamboa was thrown out at the plate with Listi (.359) in the on-deck circle.
Haseley, Darick Hall, and Lartigue had 2 hits apiece.
Paulino picked a runner off first base.
Jose Pujols picked up an outfield assist at the plate. Gamboa was the relay on the play.
Seabold threw 84 pitches, 60 for strikes (71.4%). He threw 19 first pitch strikes to 27 batters (70.4%). His FB sat 90-92 mph most of the game, but in the sixth inning he touched 94 mph 3 times and 93 mph 5 times. In his other five innings, Seabold touched above 92 once, and that was a 93 in the fifth.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-1, 3.71):
- #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
- #5 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 2-5 with an RBI
- #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-5
- #19 Jose Gomez: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.00):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):
Lakewood (14-11) lost to Rome, 5-2.
Ramon Rosso (1.35) gave up 2 runs (1 ER) in 5.0 innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Jonathan Hennigan (0-1, 1.93) pitched 1.1 innings and left with one out and two on. Luis Ramirez (1.59) let both inherited runners score. He walked his first batter, gave up a sacrifice fly, and a 2-run triple.
The BlueClaws scored their two runs in the seventh on a fielding error.
Jake Scheiner had a 2-hit game. Fifteen BlueClaws struck out.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL
- #13 Daniel Brito (.171):
- #22 Spencer Howard (2-1, 1.89):
- #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury)
- Colby Fitch (.238):
- Nick Maton (.276): went 0-3 with a BB
- Josh Stephen (.237): went 0-4
These prospects are in Philadelphia.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 92 of 130 career AB, 33 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #3 J.P. Crawford: >130 of 130 career AB (added to the 10-day DL)
- #27 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 33 of 45 days (added ton the 10-day DL)
And these guys are still in Clearwater.
- #20 Kyle Young: XST
- #21 Francisco Morales: XST
- #26 Luis Garcia: XST
- #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
- #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
Drew Anderson pitched 3.1 innings against a team comprised of former minor league players who are looking to get noticed by teams for another chance at the brass ring that is professional baseball. Anderson played the role of dream crusher for the first 10 batters. He he blew them away with an array of fastballs and off speed pitches. I looked at the radar gun once, and it registered a 92 mph fastball. His opponents were lucky to get even a foul ball. One of the first ten batters got a ball in play, a soft flare that barely reached the second baseman on one bounce. He struck out the other nine batters. I was surprised when he came back out for the fourth. He was on a pitch count, and after striking out the first batter, gave up a home run to left. The coach came out to get him and everyone was smiling and joking as he left the mound. Aside from the HR, Anderson looked REAL good. Expect a return to Lehigh Valley, soon.
Jerad Eickhoff, Mark Leiter, and Cole Stobbe were at the Complex in the morning. Eickhoff threw a live BP. Jhailyn Ortiz arrived in the afternoon. Pat Neshek is rumored to be coming to Clearwater for a rehab assignment with the Threshers.
Jonathan Guzman took a bad bounce to the face and left the game.
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.
5/1/18–Williamsport traded 1B Wilson Garcia to Frederick Keys
4/30/18–Phillies recalled LHP Zac Curtis from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 10-day DL retro to 4/29/18
4/30/18–Jake Thompson optioned to Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Dixon Gutierrez released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Ronald Torrealba released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Derwuin Marchan released from DSL Phillies White
4/30/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/30/18–Reading activated 3B Brandon Bednar from the 7-day DL
4/29/18–Phillies placed SS J.P. Crawford on the 10-day DL. Right forearm strain
4/29/18–Phillies recalled 2B Jesmuel Valentin from Lehigh
4/29/18–RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/29/18–Clearwater activated RHP Will Hibbs from the 7-day DL
I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date as of 5/1. I’ve got 325 players in the organization. It’s probably more.