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.
MLB updated their top 30 Phillies’ prospects list. J.P. Crawford acumulated the 130 career at bats that removed him from prospect status. This does not affect his eligibility for ROY this season. Crawford was #3, so everybody moves up one spot, except #1 Sixto Sanchez and #2 Scott Kingery. Kingery and #26 Victor Arano should graduate themselves in about ten days when they accumulate the 45 days of major league service that will negate their prospect status. Clearwater’s RHP Connor Seabold took over the #30 spot on the top prospects list.
Lehigh Valley has four top 30 pitchers in its rotation – #13 Enyel De Los Santos, #14 Tom Eshelman, #23 Drew Anderson, and #24 Cole Irvin.
Reading has three top 30 pitchers in its rotation – #7 JoJo Romero, #8 Franklyn Kilome, and #10 Ranger Suarez.
Clearwater has four top 30 pitchers in its rotation – #1 Sixto Sanchez, #3 Adonis Medina, #22 McKenzie Mills, and #30 Connor Seabold. Plus Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35).
Lakewood has #21 Spencer Howard, and the promise of #19 Kyle Young soon.
Lehigh Valley (13-12) beat Rochester, 5-2.
Brandon Leibrandt (0.00) pitched 4.0 solid innings allowing 3 hits and issuing one walk. Jake Thompson (10.50) gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings. Tom Windle (1-1, 4.61 got the win with 2.0 solid innings marred by only by a fielding error. Pedro Beato (3.00) got his seventh save.
The IronPigs opened up an early lead with 3 runs in the second inning on Joey Meneses’ 3-run HR (2). After the Red Wings closed to within a run, the ‘Pigs scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to pad their lead on Meneses’ RBI single and Quinn’s HR.
Meneses had 3 hits and 4 RBI. Quinn, Trevor Plouffe, Dylan Cozens had 2 hits each.
Andrew Pullin had an outfield assist at second base.
Leibrandt picked TWO runners off first base.
- #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00):
- #13 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 1.40):
- #14 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 6.75):
- #15 Roman Quinn (.309): went 2-5 with a run scored, HR (2), RBI, SB (11)
- #17 Dylan Cozens (.289): went 2-4
- #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #24 Cole Irvin (0-1, 4.50):
Reading (9-14) no game scheduled.
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.20):
- #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #16 Cornelius Randolph (.160):
Clearwater (11-16) beat Lakeland, 5-3. The weekend starters at home against Dunedin are Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 1.62) on Friday, Sixto Sanchez (1-1, 3.71) on Saturday, and Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35) on Sunday.
McKenzie Mills pitched 5.0 innings allowing 3 runs (2 ER). Jake Hernandez (1-0, 4.73) pitched the next 2.0 innings, stranded 2 inherited runners, and struck out 5 batters. Alexis Rivero (6.75) preserved the save with 2.0 hitless innings.
The Threshers scored a run in the first inning on Austin Listi’s RBI single. They rallied for 4 runs in the eighth for the win. With 2 outs, Listi singled. Darick Hall bvrought him home with an RBI double. Mickey Moniak drove in the tying run with an RBI single. After Henri Lartigue singled and a pitching change, Jose Pujols drove in the go-ahead runs with a 2-run triple.
Listi (.381) had a 3-hit game, Pujols (.277) 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Henri Lartigue (.339) had a hit and a run scored, Darick Hall (.284) had a hit, run scored, and an RBI.
In his last six games following a 0-5, 4K performance, Jose Pujols is 10-25 with a double, triple, 3 RBI, 0 BB, and just 5 K.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-1, 3.71):
- #3 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66):
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI
- #5 Adam Haseley: went 0-5
- #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-4 with a run scored and a BB
- #18 Jose Gomez: DNP
- #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- #30 Connor Seabold:
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):
Lakewood (15-12) lost to Rome, 9-5. Lakewood outhit Rome, 13-12, out-slugged them (3 double and a HR to 2 doubles and a HR), out-walked them 3-2, out-clutched them (6-13 with RISP v. 4-11), but still came out on the short end of the score.
Spencer Howard gave up 5 runs in 3.0 innings. Luis Carrasco (5.17) followed him with 3 runs 2.0 innings. Randy Alcantara (3.38) and Zach Warren (3.86) held the Braves scoreless over the remaining 3.0 innings.
The Blue Claws rallied but fell short with a run in the fifth on Yahir Gurrola’s solo HR; 3 runs in the seventh on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double, and RBI singles by Jake Scheiner’s and Daniel Brito; and 1 run in the ninth on Colby Fitch’s RBI single.
Five BlueClaws had a 2-hit game – Brito, Quincy Nieporte, Rodolfo Duran, Guthrie, and Gurrola.
- #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL
- #12 Daniel Brito (.205): went 2-4 with an RBI, BB
- #21 Spencer Howard (2-2, 3.68): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- #29 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury)
These prospects are in Philadelphia.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 92 of 130 career AB, 35 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 35 of 45 days (added ton the 10-day DL)
And these guys are still in Clearwater.
- #19 Kyle Young: XST
- #20 Francisco Morales: XST
- #25 Luis Garcia: XST
- #27 J.D. Hammer: XST
- #28 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.
5/3/18–RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/3/18–Freddy Francisco signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Michael Guzman signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Nicoly Pina signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Eduar Segovia signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies White
5/3/18–Garrett Cleavinger transferred from Reading to Williamsport
5/3/18–Tim Berry transferred from Williamsport to Reading
5/2/18–Sutter McLoughlin opted for voluntary retirement
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 5/3. I’ve got 326 players in the organization. It’s probably more.