Clearwater Threshers Recap – 5/14/2018

Clearwater Threshers (15-21) postponed, rain.  Jerad Eickhoff was supposed to pitch followed by Connor Seabold.  With the game rescheduled as part of a double header Tuesday, the probables are Adonis Medina and Seabold.  These are 7-inning games. Wednesday morning’s 10:30 AM start is listed as TBD (would have been McKenzie Mills) and Thursday’s probable is Mauricio Llovera.  Eickhoff may get the Wednesday start. Don’t be surprised if Nick Fanti pops up somewhere in the rotation with a starter going to the bullpen.  I know there has been a lot of speculation that Llovera will end up in the pen.  Don’t be surprised if it is another starter at this time.  BTW, the weather is pretty bad, this is Palm Beach’s only visit this season, and the team will want to get these four games in.  They probably could have played as scheduled Monday night. Hindsight is always 20/20.  They probably won’t be as quick to postpone a game the rest of the week.  Maybe get the first game in, reschedule the second game as part of a next day double header.  Should be a fun week.  Could conceivably play the entire series as seven inning games.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (2-2 , 3.58): 
  • #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 4.55):
  • #3 Adam Haseley:
  • #4 Mickey Moniak:
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP
  • #17 Jose Gomez:
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 5.00):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (4.73):
  • Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.28):

In other action –

First place Lehigh Valley (20-14) no game scheduled.  Drew Anderson makes his first star since coming off the DL Tuesday.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): promoted to Philadelphia 5/7/2018
  • #12 Enyel De Los Santos (4-0, 0.84):
  • #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 6.87):
  • #14 Roman Quinn (.289):
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.250):
  • #22 Drew Anderson:
  • #23 Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.21):

Reading (13-20) beat Portland 10-7.  The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the first inning and withstood every attempt by the Sea Dogs to get back into the game.

JoJo Romero pitched 4.1 innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits.  He walked four and struck out seven.  He left with a runner on base in the fifth after having thrown 105 pitches.  Seth McGarry (1-1, 3.18) stranded the runner he inherited, but gave up 2 runs in the sixth inning, but by baseball’s rules was awarded the victory.  Tyler Gilbert (3.63) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in one inning (and got a hold).  Victor Arano made a rehab appearance and gave up one run on 2 hits and struck out two.  Edgar Garcia (0.44) pitched a clean ninth and got his third save.

The Phils overcame a one-run deficit with 3 runs in the first on Damek Tomscha’s sacrifice fly, Zach Green’s RBI single, and Cornelius Randolph’s RBI double.  The Sea Dogs closed to 3-2 in the second and the Phils responded with 2 runs on Malquin Canelo’s sacrifice fly and Tomscha’s solo HR (6).

Portland kept fighting with runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth.  The Phils had an answer each inning.  They extended their lead to 7-4 with 2 runs in the sixth on Jan Hernandez’ 2-run HR (2) after Randolph led off with a walk.  They doubled their lead to 8-6 with a run in the seventh on Canelo’s solo HR (5).  And, extended their lead to 10-7 with 2 runs in the eighth on Tomscha’s sacrifice fly and a wild pitch.

Canelo had 3 hits, 2 runs scored, a double, HR, and 2 RBI.

Tomscha had 2 hits, a run scored, HR, and 3 RBI.

Randolh had 2 hits.

Zach Coppola went 0-1 in the lead off slot, but walked 3 times and scored 2 runs.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (0-4, 6.38): 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, WP, HBP
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-1, 5.74):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25): is on the 7-day DL, right hamstring strain
  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.198): went 2-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB

Lakewood (20-17) split a double header with West Virginia, winning 5-2 and losing 2-1.

Game One: David Parkinson (3-1, 2.33) pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on five hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Addison Russ (0.92) earned his sixth save with two scoreless innings.

The BlueClaws mounted a 12-hit attack.  They scored a run in the first on Nick Maton’s RBI single; a run in the second on Kevin Markham’s RBI single; a run in the fourth on Dalton Guthrie’s solo HR (2); and 2 runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Markham and Daniel Brito.

Guthrie had 3 hits.  Jake Scheiner, Brito, and Markham had 2 hits each.

  • #11 Daniel Brito (.214): went 2-3 with a BB, RBI
  • #30 Nick Maton (.279): went 1-4 with an RBI

Game TwoRamon Rosso (1-0, 0.93) pitched 6.0 solid innings, giving up an unearned run on 5 hits and a walk, and striking out eleven.  Kyle Dohy (1-3, 1.37) struck out 2 in the seventh, but also gave up a go-ahead HR.  

The BlueClaws took a short-lived lead with a run in the fourth inning on Kevin Markham’s solo HR (2).

Jake Scheiner (.282) and Quincy Nieporte ahd 2-hit games.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL (shoulder, in Clearwater)
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.209): went 0-3 
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-2, 2.89):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.279): DNP

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

These prospects are in Philadelphia.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: completed 45 day requirement on roster, no longer a prospect
  • #26 Victor Arano: completed 45 day requirement on roster, no longer a prospect
  • #11 Seranthony Dominguez: 4.0 of 50 IP, 7 of 45 days with Phillies (6/20)

With the elevation of Kingery and Arano from prospect to non-prospect, Jonathan Guzman and Nick Maton move into the top 30.

And these guys are still in Clearwater.

  • #18 Kyle Young: XST
  • #19 Francisco Morales: XST
  • #24 Luis Garcia: XST
  • #25 J.D. Hammer: XST
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
  • #29 Jonathan Guzman: XST


2018 XST Roster

2018 Phillies XST schedule.

Phillies GCL schedule.


5/14/18–Phillies sent RHP Victor Arano on a rehab assignment to Reading
5/14/18–Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley
5/14/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/14/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/14/18–RHP Randy Alcantara assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/14/18–Lakewood placed C Colby Fitch on the 7-day DL retro to 5/10/2018
5/14/18–Phillies signed NDFA Bradley Haslam and assigned him to Williamsport
5/13/18–Lehigh Valley activated Drew Anderson from the 7-day DL
5/13/18–Lehigh Valley placed Matt McBride on the 7-day DL retro to 5/11. Left shin contusion

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 5/14.  I’ve got 326 players in the organization.