Everybody lost. Lehigh Valley’s Joey Meneses had half of the team’s hits. Reading’s Franklyn Kilome was dominant after a lead off HR, retiring 12 batters in a row, but left soon after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. Clearwater’s Sixto Sanchez was knocked around. Lakewood’s Connor Brogdon pitched well before the bullpen imploded.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (14-13) lost to Rochester, 8-0.
Tom Eshelman gave up all 8 runs on 12 hits and 4 walks in 6.1 innings. Seranthony Dominguez stranded a runner in his 0.2 innings. Austin Davis (3.68) gave up one hit in 1.0 innings of work.
Joey Meneses (.361) had half of the IronPigs 4 hits. Mitch Walding (.279) went 0-1 with 3 walks.
Our old friend Willians Astudillo is hitting .241 with the Red Wings. He’s up to his old tricks, 2 BB and 2 K in 61 PA.
- #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
- #13 Enyel De Los Santos (3-0, 1.07):
- #14 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 7.11): 6.1 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- #15 Roman Quinn (.302): DNP
- #17 Dylan Cozens (.297): went 1-3 with a double, BB
- #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #24 Cole Irvin (0-1, 4.50):
Reading (10-15) lost to Richmond, 8-4.
Franklyn Kilome gave up a lead off HR in the first then retired the next 12 batters he faced. He took a line drive off his pitching hand in the third and completed the inning and the fourth before being removed from the game.
Tyler Viza (0-1, 9.82) entered the game and got lit up in 2.0 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 7 hits. Tim Berry (20.25) made his first appearance and got creamed in 1.1 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking two and striking out four. Luke Leftwich (3.60) struck out 3 in 1.2 innings.
The Phils scored 3 runs in the third on Zach Green’s (.292) RBI single and Cornelius Randolph’s 2-run single. They scored a run in the fifth on Malquin Canelo’s (.303) solo HR (4).
Reports after the game were positive, and Kilome will likely NOT miss his next start, per Steve Shrenk (Mike Drago tweet).
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.18):
- #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 4.98): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #16 Cornelius Randolph (.200): went 3-4 with 2 doubles, 2 BB
Clearwater (11-18) lost to Dunedin, 3-2.
Sixto Sanchez started and struggled as the Blue Jays adjusted to him after he held them to one run on four hits last Saturday. Tonight, Sanchez needed 74 pitches to complete 4.0 innings before rain brought a delay. He had given up 4 runs on 7 hits.
The Threshers’ bullpen was terrible again. After the rain delay, the Threshers pulled within 4-3. Felix Paulino (4.91) walked the first batter he faced and handed the Blue Jays back two of the runs we had made up. He walked the lead off batter next inning, too. Alberto Tirado, yeah he’s still around, came in to pitch following Paulino and did what he does – walk (of course), K, HBP, F8, walk, K. No runs or hits, but 3 base runners. Blake Quinn (4,11) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.
While the Blue Jays adjusted to Sanchez, the Threshers didn’t adjust to Angel Perdomo whom they faced six days ago in Dunedin. On Sunday, he held the Threshers to Darick Hall’s leadoff HR in the second inning and 3 other hits in a five inning appearance that he lost to Bailey Falter, 1-0.
Jose Pujols’ (.267) bases-loaded triple accounted for the Threshers’ offense. Darick Hall (.291) had 2 of the Threshers’ 5 hits.
Sanchez threw 51 strikes in his 71 pitches (68.9%) and 12 of 20 first pitch strikes (60%). He ran three 3-ball counts and walked a batter. He struck out three, only one with his fastball.
Sanchez FB range was 92-101 mph. It sat 96-98, and he touched 100 or better just once. He didn’t reach 99 after the first inning. His SL looked like 87-90, and his CH 81-85.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-2 4.71): 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- #3 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66):
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 0-4
- #5 Adam Haseley: DNP
- #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP
- #18 Jose Gomez: went 0-4
- #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12):
- #30 Connor Seabold:
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):
Lakewood (15-14) lost to Columbia, 9-7.
Connor Brogdon (3.63) pitched five, one-run innings, allowing 6 hits, no walks, and 5 strike outs. The bullpen conceded 8 runs on 9 hits in 3.0 innings. Jonathan Hennigan (1.74) gave up an unearned run in 1.0 inning. Luis Carrasco (5.40) gave up 1 run in 1.0 inning. Luis Ramirez (0-4, 5.40) gave up 5 runs in 0.1 inning. Addison Russ (1.32) gave up 1 run in 0.2 innings.
Lakewood scored single runs on lead off HRs by Jake Scheiner (3) in the first inning and Danny Mayer (2) in the fifth. They scored 5 runs in the seventh to take a 7-2 lead on Josh Stephen’s fielder’s choice, Kevin Markham’s 2-run triple, Scheiner’s fielder choice, and Nick Maton’s RBI single.
- #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL and physically in Clearwater
- #12 Daniel Brito (.186): went 0-5
- #21 Spencer Howard (2-2, 3.68):
- #29 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury) and in Clearwater
These prospects are in Philadelphia.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 99 of 130 career AB, 37 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 37 of 45 days (added to 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
Kyle Young pitched 3.0 innings this morning against the Blue Jays in an XST game. He threw 60 pitches. He didn’t have as much FB as he had Monday, touching 90 mph only once. But, his slider was as difficult to hit as ever. He gave up 5 singles, 2 ground balls and one infield. He struck out five – 3 in the first inning including the third out on his only 90 mph FB and the last 2 batters he faced in the third inning.
Jose Taveras started on the other field and was typical Taveras. He gave up few hits, even allowed a runner to reach third with less than two outs, but didn’t allow a run. He mixed his pitches, and didn’t touch 90 mph according to the pitch chart.
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.
5/4/18–Phillies signed Curtis Mead as an international FA; assigned to GCL Phillies West
5/4/18–Clearwater placed LHP Jeff Singer on the 7-day DL retro to 5/3/18
5/4/18–RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Clearwater
5/4/18–Lehigh Valley activated C Logan Moore from the 7-day DL
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 5/4. I’ve got 327 players in the organization. It’s probably more.