Box Score Recap – 5/1/2018

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.

2018 XST Roster

2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.

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.

41 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/1/2018

  1. Elfin, Waguesback, and Suarez looked good last night. Reqding bats are waking up. Need to improve with runners on base. Canelo is fun to watch.
    I expected more from Seabold last night.

  2. He’s hitting .213, not .091. Not that it’s much better in the grand scheme of things.

  3. Not sure where you saw .091, I see .215 which is pretty deflating still. I’m not basing any hope on his impact at the big league level at this point. Again, let’s hope fresh sets of eyes are making prospect evaluations for the coming draft just 33 days away.

  4. I love when people post things that are just blatantly false. If you’re going to cite a statistic, do us all a favor and actually READ the statistic (easy to find on the internet – check before you hit the “Post Comment” button. Give me a break.

  5. Hall would appear to be the next first baseman in Philly….assuming he cannot play LF, and Hoskins goes to first.
    I look to see him crack the top ten first basemen on the rankings at mid-season.

    1. Hall is a long way from Philly, but he’s doing everything he’s supposed to do to become a legit first base power prospect.

      I realize the young players are going through growing pains right now, but I just cannot watch a team that can’t score runs and the Phillies have now had a horrible offense for the better part of a decade (yes, it’s been that long). It’s painful.

      1. Actually he could be in Philly by Sept 2019 as a call-up, if he continues to carry his bat the way he currently is doing.
        But more than likely ETA of mid-2020.
        But like to see how he does eventually at the AAA level where the pitching is more experienced and finesse driven.

  6. Good news on Drew Anderson.
    Another arm at LHV.
    Overall, the system’s pitcher’s seem to be faring well.
    And just maybe the hot weather in the summer months will benefit the bats.

  7. It’s been interesting watching Zach Eflin. It’s clear he has a great arm and a pitcher’s build and his control is pretty good, but they really need to work more with him on finding a pitch or two (or tweaking something in his delivery) that will give him greater movement on his pitches. If he were to develop better pitch movement, he could advance very rapidly. His arm is every bit as good as VV’s and Pivetta’s.

    1. He, like ViVe, needs to be able to throw an effective change-up.
      That 88 mph CU to Bour just will not hack it.
      Both of them will be devoured by good LHBs until they can get a better grip, no pun intended, on it
      They both throw it less than 10% of the time because, I assume, they are not confidant in it. And Brooks has Eflin’s in the past at 86/87 mph…..just a little too fast and hard.

      1. In this day and age of big fastballs the great equalizer is the CU. if you don’t have a good one I don’t care how hard you throw you will struggle to stay in the league.

        1. Agree. It is a hard pitch to master in order to sell it properly.
          Cole and Ryan Madson had plus change-ups and it worked for both of them..

          1. across the board at all levels, this organization could use better teachers of the change up, its a crucial pitch for a starting pitcher and other than Nola who seems to have a natural ability to master pitchs, our starters don’t have this pitch

    2. Eflin looked great, but he was facing the Fish. His fastball had life, but his control is not that great. The Marlins definitely missed a bunch of mistake fastballs. His secondary pitches are getting there but they’re still average to below. He needs a true swing and miss pitch.

    3. Just from watching the way hitters typically react to them, I think VV has significantly more life on his fastball than Eflin. And being able to get more movement on a breaking pitch without sacrificing sharpness seems like a real long shot at this stage. Maybe the bullpen is in his future but for now he’s more valuable as a depth starter.

    1. I don’t get it. What’s wrong with Kapler taking an interest in the farm ? His background is in player development.

  8. The Guru, what game were you watching. Where in the world do come up they were missing mistake fastballs. That was the best stuff he ever showed, Kept the ball down. I just wish I knew what channel and game you were watching.

    1. I watched that game. He kept the ball down, but a bunch wasn’t exactly on the corners if you know what I mean. He got away with it because he was throwing 94-96 at times. Some of his fastballs had sink, some did not. A good showing against a bad team, he needs to be crisper.

  9. Tea leaves: Quinn is not in the lineup for Lehigh today. I predict he joins the big club in DC on Friday.

      1. … and both HR’s off Eric Fedde (former #1 draft pick and Nats #4 prospect).

  10. Over on the discussion section somebody said Cozens is history. After watching and hearing him at Williamsport, he is going to be a star in MLB or die trying.

        1. Cozens miss his Bash Brother Rhys Hoskins. Call up both Cozens and Quinn while they are hot. They might be the fire starter that the Phillies offense needs.

          1. I’m all for switching Quinn with Williams. I think Quinn works much better as a 4th OF. Williams has to play everyday or his skill set offers almost no benefit.
            Cozens I’d like to see get the entire yr at AAA with a sept call up to continue to work on his hit tool and formulating a plan to decrease his K% and increase control of strike zone

  11. Zach Green hit 2 HRs today, 5 on the season. Where is he in the 1b discussion?

    1. Green is 24 and currently in his 7th years in the minors at AA. Hall will soon be 23 but sporting a .900+ OPS at Clearwater, something Green has never done. Green is an afterthought unless he goes wild.

      1. Speaking of Hall, he just went yard to put Clearwater up in the 7th. 3run jack. 9th of the season.

      2. Unfortunately injuries have held Green back from progressing. In his 7 years in the minors, he has only has 1400 ABs. Green is primarily a 3B, not a 1B in the long term, IMO. This is his first full season injury free since 2014. Hopefully we see some progression in his approach. We can always use a righty power hitter.

        1. unfortunately, green has close to a 50% K rate. until he does something about that, he is a nonprospect

      1. Romus you love the hot weather those big ladies you date in shorts. your favorite, That undrafted kid on my street just got promote to triple a for Minnesota. what a story. undrafted and makes triple a in less than a year. he is playing with stasis I believe.

  12. the Phils already did. Before joining the Phils, Johnny A. is ATL’s director of LA operations and international scouting.

  13. Baseball Ref had him at .091 this morning, thought it was a misprint as well bc I didn’t think he was doing THAT badly. Had someone at work point that out to me, it looks like it’s since been corrected. I don’t purposely put out false into, think i’ve been posting long enough for people to realize that.

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