Lehigh Valley and Lakewood lost games in regulation. Reading lost a rain-shortened game. Clearwater posted the lone win for the affiliates.
The most important baseball item today was that Mark Leiter pitched a rehab inning for the Threshers.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (14-14) lost to Rochester, 6-1.
Jake Waguespack (0-3, 7.62) lasted three-plus innings and left with two runners on base in the fourth. He was charged with 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, although he struck out five. Tom Windle (4.02) retired 6 of the 7 batters he faced, but the two inherited runners scored on a 2-RBI sacrifice fly after a double steal of third and second base. Austin Davis (3.31) pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings, and Hoby Milner (2.84) pitched a scoreless 1.1 innings.
The IronPigs scored their only run on Mitch Walding’s solo HR in the sixth inning. Walding had 2 hits, half of Lehigh Valley’s total.
- #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00):
- #13 Enyel De Los Santos (3-0, 1.07):
- #14 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 7.11):
- #15 Roman Quinn (.289): went 0-4
- #17 Dylan Cozens (.287): went 0-3
- #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #24 Cole Irvin (0-1, 4.50):
Reading (10-15) lost to Richmond, 4-2 in a rain-shortened, five inning game.
Elniery Garcia (0-3, 6.00) was unable to hold onto an early 2-0 lead. He gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks. Only one of the runs was earned, although two of the unearned runs were a result of his own error.
The Phils scored 2 runs in the first inning on Brandon Bednar’s 2-run single.
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.18):
- #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 4.98):
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #16 Cornelius Randolph (.198): went 0-1 with 2 BB
Clearwater (12-18) beat Dunedin, 5-4.
Bailey Falter went 4.2 innings allowing 3 runs (1 ER) on 6 hits and 3 walks. He left with the bases loaded in the fifth. Jake Hernandez (4.02) entered and stranded all three runners. He struck out four in 2.1 innings. Mark Leiter pitched a perfect eighth inning with a strike out. His first pitch registered 91 mph, then the scoreboard operator messed up on the displays, and we didn’t get any more after that. Alexis Rivero (6.91) earned his third save but gave up a run on 2 hits and benefited from an ill-advised attempt by the final batter to extend a single to a double against the arm of Jose Pujols.
The Threshers took a one run lead in the first on a wild pitch. They retook the lead in the third on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single and an error on the play that allowed a second run to score. They moved ahead again in the fifth on Darick Hall’s RBI double. They scored an important insurance run in the sixth on Jose Antequera’s well-executed, safety squeeze bunt.
Darick Hall (.308) went 3-4 with a run scored, double, RBI. Austin Listi (.372) had 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Moniak and Henri Lartigue (.349) each had 2 hits and an RBI.
Jose Pujols had an outfield assist. Bailey Falter picked a runner off first base.
Falter threw 87 pitches, 55 strikes (63.2%). He threw 13 of 23 first pitch strikes (56.5%). His FB range was 87-90 mph. It sat 89-90 mph.
Falter wasn’t as sharp as he was against the Blue Jays last weekend when he tossed a 2-hitter. Personally, I thought he got squeezed a couple of times, forcing extra pitches in longer at bats.
My opinion aside, Falter was inconsistent with his fastball. He threw 59 FB (67.8%). He threw 32 pitches for balls, 22 were FB. His 4 strike outs came swinging and three came on FB. In fact of his 7 swing and misses, 5 were FB.
Jake Hernandez has really settled in to his role. In his first 3 appearances after his jump to Advanced A fro the GCL, Hernandez gave up 7 runs. He walked 4 and struck out 6 in those 4.2 innings.
In Hernandez’ 6 appearances since, he has allowed 0 earned runs in 11.0 innings, walked just one, and struck out eighteen. In his last 3 appearances, he has struck out 12 in 6.1 innings. Quite a nice turn around.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-2 4.71):
- #3 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66):
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 2-4 with an RBI
- #5 Adam Haseley: went 0-4
- #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #18 Jose Gomez: DNP
- #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12):
- #30 Connor Seabold:
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.28): 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Lakewood (15-15) lost to Columbia, 10-7.
David Parkinson (2.05) gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 6 walks and was lifted after 4.2 innings. Randy Alcantara (0-1, 6.43) stranded an inherited runner as he got the final out in the fifth, but got clobbered in the sixth. He retired just one batter in the inning and gave up 6 runs on 8 hits. Zach Warren (3.24) stranded two runners and pitched shutout ball for the final 2.2 innings.
Lakewood took leads 3 different times before dropping the decision. They scored two runs in the first inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI triple and Gregori Rivero’s sacrifice fly. They retook the lead in the second on Dalton Guthrie’s 2-run HR (1). They went ahead for the final time in the sixth on Kevin Markham’s two-out, RBI single. They added single runs in the seventh and eighth on Rivero’s RBI single and Jake Scheiner’s two-out, RBI single.
Scheiner (.273) had 3 hits, 2 runs score, a double, RBI, and walk.
Brito, Yahir Gurrola, and Dalton Guthrie had 2 hits each. Gurrola scored 3 times. Markham stole his 6th base and threw out a runner at third base.
The BlueClaws turned four double plays.
- #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL (shoulder)
- #12 Daniel Brito (.198): went 2-5 with a run scored, double, triple, RBI
- #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: 100 of 130 career AB, 38 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 38 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
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.
5/6/18–Phillies sent RHP Mark Leiter Jr. on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
5/6/18–David Parkinson assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/6/18–Lakewood placed LHP Damon Jones on the temporarily inactive list
5/5/18–Erick Heredia released from DSL Phililies Red
5/5/18–Jorbin Romero released from DSL Phililies Red
5/5/18–Melvin Nunez released from DSL Phillies White
5/5/18–Ramiro Soto released from DSL Phillies White
I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date as of 5/6. I’ve got 323 players in the organization. It’s probably more.