Everybody wins! And everyone hits home runs, it seems as the affiliates used 10 round trippers to come away with four wins.
Lehigh Valley overcame an early 5-run deficit to win behind a 5-HR attack, 3 by Dylan Cozens with assists from Joey Meneses and Andrew Pullin.
Reading came from behind in the ninth to win. Three HRs, 2 by Zach Green and onr by Damek Tomscha played a part in the victory.
Clearwater won a game that see-sawed back and forth until Darick Hall’s 9th HR of the season gave the Threshers the lead for good.
Lakewood won and a HR played a part in the win, Jake Scheiner’s inside-the-parker.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (12-12) beat Syracuse, 8-6.
Cole Irvin got knocked around in the first two innings, but limited the Chiefs to a single and walk over the next five innings. Ranfi Casimiro cherry-picked the win after allowing the Chiefs to take the lead in the eighth. Pedro Beato got his 6th save.
The IronPigs started their come back with 2 runs in the second on solo HRs by Dylan Cozens and Joey Meneses (1). They tied the game in the third on Mitch Walding’s RBI double and Cozens 2-run HR. They tied the game in the eighth on Cozens’ solo HR (6) and took the lead Andrew Pullin’s 2-run HR (1).
In addition to Cozens’ 3 hit game, Meneses and Pullin had 2 hits each.
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00):
- #14 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 1.40):
- #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 6.75):
- #16 Roman Quinn (.303): DNP
- #18 Dylan Cozens (.278): went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, 3 HR, 4 RBI
- #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 4.50): 7.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Reading (9-14) rallied to beat New Hampshire, 6-5.
Harold Arauz (3.90) went 6.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits. He walked one and struck out five. Tyler Gilbert (3-0, 3.46) stranded an inherited runner but gave up an unearned run in 1.1 innings. He got the win when the Phils rallied in the ninth. Trevor Bettencourt (3.31) picked up his second save although he gave up a solo HR.
Reading scored a run in the second on Zach Green’s lead off HR. They took a short-lived lead in the fifth on Zach Coppola’s RBI single. They went ahead to stay with 4 runs in the ninth on Damek Tomscha’s lead off HR (5), Zach Green’s solo HR (5), and Brandon Bednar’s 2-run double.
Coppola, Green, and Jan Hernandez had 2-hit games.
Cord Sandberg (.300) got his first start since April 25th and went 1-4.
Deivi Grullon picked a runner off third base.
- #8 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.20):
- #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
- #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #17 Cornelius Randolph (.160): went 0-4
Clearwater (10-16) beat Lakeland, 7-5.
Adonis Medina gave up 4 runs in six innings on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out six. All 4 runs were unearned, but he gave up 4 doubles, 2 off the left field wall. A couple outs were also crushed. Adam Haseley caught one going hard up onto the left field wall. Blake Quinn (1-2, 4.05) gave up a run in 1.0 inning but got the win. Aaron Brown (5.28) struck out 2 in 1.0 inning. Jeff Singer (5.11) notched his third save with 2 strike outs in the ninth. He hit 96 mph on several pitches.
The Threshers took a lead in the first on Austin Listi’s RBI double (8), Mickey Moniak’s RBI single, and Edgar Cabral’s RBI single. They came back to tie the game in the fourth on a fielding error. And they had to come back again in the seventh on Darick Hall’s 3-run HR (9).
Hall (.286) went 2-4 with a run scored, HR (9), and 3 RBI (21).
Austin Listi (.363) went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, double (8), RBI, BB, HBP.
Edgar Cabral (.389) and Jose Pujols (.266) had 2 hits each.
Medina throws a FB, SL, CH. His FB ranged 90-95 mph, and sat 91-93 mph. He seemed to lose velocity after the third inning. OHe threw just one pitch over 93 mph after the third inning, and and only 3 of his 12 93 mph FB came after the third. He threw FB on 59.6% of his pitches. All six of his strike outs came swinging, only one on a FB and that came in the first inning. All five Ks after the third inning came on change ups. He threw 62 strikes on 89 pitches (69.7%), and 16 of 24 first pitch strikes (66.7%).
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-1, 3.71):
- #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 WP
- #5 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with an RBI
- #6 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with a run scored and a BB
- #19 Jose Gomez: went 0-3 with an RBI
- #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.00):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):
Lakewood (15-11) beat Rome, 5-2.
Will Stewart (3-1, 1.86) pitched 7.0 innings and allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out six. He needed only 89 pitches, 60 strikes (67.4%). Addison Rus gave up his first run of the season, but struck out 5 in 2.0 innings.
Lakewood tied the game with a run in the third inning on Daniel Brito’s ground out. They took the lead with 3 runs in the fifth on Brito’s RBI single and Jake Scheiner’s 2-run, inside-the-park HR. And, they tacked on a run in the seventh on Brito’s RBI single.
Gregori Rivero had 2 hits. Nick Maton and Brito each stole a base.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL
- #13 Daniel Brito (.189): went 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI
- #22 Spencer Howard (2-1, 1.89):
- #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury)
- Colby Fitch (.227): went 0-2 with 2 BB
- Nick Maton (.278): went 1-3 with a BB
- Josh Stephen (.224): went 1-4
These prospects are in Philadelphia.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 92 of 130 career AB, 34 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, 34 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
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.
5/2/18–LHP David Parkinson assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/2/18–Mani Boekhoudt signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
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.