Box Score Recap – 5/6/2018

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.

2018 XST Roster

2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.

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.

21 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/6/2018

  1. Darick Hall going 3-4 and no HRs….not sure I have seen that line from him in awhile.
    And now his BA is at .308, OBP at .378 and an OPS at that magic 1.0……22%K (inching down), and mainlining at 7%BB.
    Another 150 PAs at this rate and he should be packing his bags for Reading.

  2. He is on a path several other power hitting 1B have taken in this organization.

    1. “BTW, only Hoskins and Howard could actually hit in the show”… I guess you can be labeled as a skeptic until he actually is in Philly. AND also just not there, but producing.
      The Ruf and Rizz Theory still abounds.

      1. Hall is not as good of a prospect as Hoskins was, but he’s similar to Howard at the same stage (Howard had his breakout year in AA, not A ball). He is a MUCH better prospect than Rizz or Ruf were at the same age – like night and day better. Ruf didn’t play in Clearwater until his age 24 year and Rizzotti his age 23 year (Hall is in his age 22 year, although he’s late in the year). More importantly, neither Rizzotti nor Ruf hit for comparable power in Clearwater. Ruf had 17 homers in a full season there and Rizzotti had 13. Hall won’t even be in Clearwater by mid-June if this keeps up. Don’t undersell Hall – we may have something there.

        1. Yeah….his blasts are not moon-shots like Ruf and Rizz’s were.
          They come off his bat like an RPG.
          If they ever measure EV in the minors his has to be near the top.
          Listi said he changed his two-strike approach from college , not trying to kill or drive it, just barrel it, and I think Hall is following his lead and could be trying the same..

  3. Most prospects not doing well, starting pitching was the strength and they are starting out real slow.

  4. Cozens not just 0 for 3, but three Ks at that. Still has good OBP of 384.

    Austin Listi staying hot: BA now 372 and OPS 1007.

    Jake Scheiner warming up. 325 BA last 10 games.

  5. Three words: jaKe the caKe
    Jim … you and I have been sitting in the front seats on the Jake Hetnandez bandwagon !!!

    1. I’ve liked Jake since seeing/meeting him in the GCL last season. I had my doubts, but he worked hard over the off season to accomplish everything the Phillies asked of him. And still, I was wary of his jump to Advanced A. I’m glad to see my misgivings were seemingly unfounded.

  6. “The most important baseball item today was that Mark Leiter pitched a rehab inning for the Threshers.”

    I’ll take statements we never thought we’d read at this time a year ago for 100.

    Brito had a nice game. He’s not young for Lakewood anymore so he needs to actually hit sometimes.

  7. Amazing that Listi and Hall are arguable having the two best offensive seasons of Phils minor leaguers and they were teammates nonetheless at DALLAS BAPTIST!! Someone give that area scout a raise asap!

    1. What you should be asking is how Dallas Baptist are recruiting these players. Is their program that good in developing players?

      1. Agree. Somebody from that program should be offered a position within the Phillies system.

        1. Manager Dan Heefner instructed Darick Hall to hit with more lift and it generated the power for him in 2016. He use to hit with a flat or downward trajectory.

      2. so when Hall gets to Reading and puts one in the pool, we can say he baptized that ball?

  8. Darick Hall is in full control of his destiny. If he wants the Phillies to promote him, keep on mashing. This is only his 3rd year in the system. So he could end at Reading this year, end at Lehigh next year, and take Carlos Santana’s job (hopefully) in 2020.

  9. Ramon Rosso continues to roll. Today Lakewood won 5-1. His line – 6 shutout innings, 2 hits, 2 BBs, 9 Ks.

  10. Minor league bats are a mess. I thought last year was bad year and that is following thru to this year. Its concern. Phillies will have to absolutely nail FA bats.

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