Lots of good pitching performances today.
Lehigh Valley’s Brandon Leibrandt pitched five shutout innings in their victory over Pawtucket.
Reading’s Harold Arauz tossed 5.1 shutout innings in their victory over Trenton.
Clearwater’s Adonis Medina had perhaps his best result in seven, one-run innings in a victory over Lakeland.
Lakewood was scheduled off.
And, Jerad Eickhoff pitched in a game at the Complex. This may be the biggest news in our baseball day.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Lehigh Valley (16-14) beat Pawtucket, 4-1, and moved into first place in the IL North.
Brandon Leibrandt (2-0, 0.00) pitched five shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and walked a batter. Jake Thompson (9.00) followed with two shutout innngs,one hit, and two strike outs. Tom Windle (3.78) pitched in with a shutout inning. Ranfi Casimiro (3.60) gave up a run in the ninth in 0.2 innings and Pedro Beato (2.63) got the final out , stranded two runners, and picked up his 9th save.
The IronPigs scored in each of the first three innings. They scored a run in the first on Dylan Cozens’ RBI ground out; two runs in the second on Alex Amarista’s RBI double and Collin Cowgill’s RBI ground out; and one run in the third on Andrew Pullin’s RBI ground out.
Andrew Pullin and Trevor Plouffe had 2 hits each.
- #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): promoted to Philadelphia 5/7/2018
- #13 Enyel De Los Santos (3-0, 1.07):
- #14 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 7.11):
- #15 Roman Quinn (.289): DNP
- #17 Dylan Cozens (.275): went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, SB (7)
- #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
- #24 Cole Irvin (2-1, 3.86):
Reading (11-17) beat Trenton, 2-0.
Harold Arauz (3.27) pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk. Seth McGarry (0.63) struck out three in 2.2 innings. Edgar Garcia (0.48) struck out 3 batters in the ninth for his first save. The inning was a little more exciting than it had to be as Deivi Grullon committed a passed ball on the first strike out. The runner advanced to second. Two strike outs and a walk later, Garcia got the final out on an infield pop up.
Reading scored two runs in the third on Zach Green’s 2-run double.
Damek Tomscha, Zach Green, and Deivi Grullon had 2 hits each.
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.18):
- #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 4.98):
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25):
- #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #16 Cornelius Randolph (.182): went 0-3 with a BB
Clearwater (13-19) beat Lakeland, 2-1.
Adonis Medina pitched seven strong innings limiting the Tigers to one run on four hits. Will Hibbs earned his first save with three strike outs in two innings of relief.
The Threshers overtook the Tigers with two runs in the eighth on Raul Rivas RBI double and Jose Gomez’ RBI single.
Adam Haseley had 2 outfield assists, one at second and one at home.
These morning games usually are to the benefit of the pitchers. I contacted a person who saw Medina pitch today, a person who’s opinion I value. I asked if he looked as good as his line indicated. The response was, ‘Yes, although Lakewood has one of the weaker line ups in the FSL. But, he did throw strikes, and prevented them from generating much hard contact’.
It is important to pitch well against the teams you are supposed to pitch well against. Medina did this today.
Threshers first baseman Darick Hall was named the FSL Player of the Week for April 30-May 6 posting .458/.458/.833, 6 G, 11-for-24, 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Clearwater’s Jakob Hernandez was named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week after striking out 9 over 4 1/2 innings in two relief appearances, earning wins in each.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-2 4.71):
- #3 Adonis Medina (3-2, 4.55): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, WP
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #5 Adam Haseley: went 0-5
- #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with 2 BB
- #18 Jose Gomez: went 2-4 with an RBI
- #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12):
- #30 Connor Seabold (4.73):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.28):
Lakewood (16-15) no game scheduled.
- #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL (shoulder, in Clearwater)
- #12 Daniel Brito (.191):
- #21 Spencer Howard (2-2, 3.68):
- #29 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
These prospects are in Philadelphia.
- #2 Scott Kingery: 108 of 130 career AB, 40 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
- #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 40 of 45 days (on 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
Jared Eickhoff pitched in a game at the Complex this afternoon. He faced a team of former professional ball players from the minor leagues. He gave up a home run on his first pitch but lasted 2.2 innings before reaching his pitch limit. He struck out 6 batters and allowed no more hits.
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.
5/7/18–Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the 10-day DL, back strain
5/7/18–Phillies recalled RHP Seranthony Dominguez from Lehigh Valley
5/7/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Alexi Amarista from the 7-day DL
5/618–Phillies sent RHP Mark Leiter Jr. on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
5/618–David Parkinson assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/618–Lakewood placed LHP Damon Jones on the temporarily inactive list
5/518–Erick Heredia released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Jorbin Romero released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Melvin Nunez released from DSL Phillies White
5/518–Ramiro Soto released from DSL Phillies White
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 5/8. I’ve got 323 players in the organization.