Clearwater Threshers (16-22) earned an unlikely spli of a double header with Palm Beach, losing 2-1 and winning 11-10.
Game One: Connor Seabold deserved better. He tossed 6.0 innings, gave up 2 runs on 6 hits, walked one, and struck out four. Jeff Singer (4.73) pitched a scoreless seventh.
The Threshers managed just one run of support on Adam Haseley’s RBI single in the third inning.
Seabold kept the Cardinals off balance, changing his velocity and location masterfully. He throws a fastball, sinker, splitter, change up, and curve ball. His FB was 89-94 mph, and sat 91-93 mph. Although he only had 4 strike outs, all four came swinging, and he induced 20 swings and misses on the night. His 30.3 % S&M rate (20/66 strikes) is the highest I’ve seen by a Threshers’ pitcher this season. Thirteen misses came on fastballs and one I’m sure was a curve ball. I don’t know about the other six
Seabold threw 66 strikes in 90 pitches for s 73.3% strike rate, also the highest I’ve seen this season. And he threw 20 of 25 first pitch strikes, 80%, another highest I’ve seen this year.
- #3 Adam Haseley: went 1-3 with an RBI
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 1-3
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 0-3
- #17 Jose Gomez: went 0-3
- #28 Connor Seabold (0-3, 4.46): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Game Two: Adonis Medina looked like anything but a #2 prospect. He got pushed around for 8 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 2.0 innings. Felix Paulino (4.24) pitched 2.0 innings and gave up a run. Blake Quinn (3.79) also pitched 2.0 innings and gave up a run. Will Hibbs (1-0, 3.18) pitched a scoreless seventh and picked up his first win.
Trailing 8-0 after two innings, the Threshers scored 2 runs in the second on Jose Pujols 2-run HR (5). They closed to within 5 runs with a run in the third on Adam Haseley’s solo HR (2). Trailing 10-3 in the fifth, the Threshers started pecking away at the lead again with one run on Haseley’s RBI force out. They scored 2 more in the sixth on Jose Antequera’s 2-run double. And won in a walk off with 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh on Antequera’s bases loaded walk, Arquimedes Gamboa’s 3-run triple, and Darick Hall’s sacrifice fly. (with one-out, the Cardinals issued two intentional walks to Haseley and Austin Listi to get to Hall).
Gamboa had 3 hits. Moniak, Pujols, Rivas, and Antequera had 2 each.
Listi and Cabral drew 2 walks apiece. Listi was also HBP twice.
Pujols is hitting .297. Listi .375. Cabral .33.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (2-2 , 3.58):
- #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 6.67): 2.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, game score 6
- #3 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 with a run scored, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 2-4 with a run scored
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 3-5 with a run scored, triple, 3 RBI
- #17 Jose Gomez: DNP
- #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 5.00):
- #28 Connor Seabold (0-3, 4.46):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.28):
Nick Fanti was charting pitches. The last indicator that he is going to start. Should be one of the next two games, but I believe he is the TBD listed as probable for Wednesday morning’s game.
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (20-15) lost to Scranton in a walk off, 4-3.
Drew Anderson made his first star of the season and was perfect for four innings. Anderson gave up a HR, triple, double, and single in the fifth and was lifted with 2 outs and 3 runs across. The inning might have been forecast in the fourth when the top of the order all lined out the second time they saw Anderson.
Austin Davis (2.79) stranded the inherited runner and struck out 2 batters in 1.1 innings. Jake Thompson (7.88) struck out 2 in 2.0 innings. Tom Windle (2-2, 3.93) suffered the loss when he could only get 2 outs in the ninth and gave up a single and 3 walks to force in the winning run.
Lehigh scored 2 runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to open up a 3-0- lead on Mitch Walding’s solo HR (6), Joey Meneses’ RBI single, and Collin Cowgill’s sacrifice fly.
The IronPigs struck out 12 times. Walding (.278) and Meneses (.347) had 2 hits each.
- #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): added to the 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.250): went 1-4
- #22 Drew Anderson (0-0, 5.79): 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- #23 Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.21):
Reading (13-21) lost to Portland 8-4 in the first game of a double header, and had the second game suspended after they took a 9-7 lead in the ninth inning (the second extra inning) of the second game.
Game One: Jerad Eickhoff made a rehab start and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits and 1 walk in 3.1 innings. He struck out three. Ranfi Casimiro (0-1, 21.60) got lit in his first AA appearance – 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Tim Berry (10.38) gave up a run on 2 hits in 2.0 innings.
Reading took the lead in the second with 3 runs on Deivi Grullon’s 3-run HR. They scored a run in the fifth on Brandon Bednar’s solo HR (1).
Grullon and Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits each.
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.212): went 2-3 with a run scored
Game Two: Franklyn Kilome pitched 4.0 innings and gave up 7 runs , only 3 were earned. But, he was also banged around for 8 hits and walked five. Tyler Viza (5.40) pitched a scoreless fifth inning. Joey DeNato (0.00) struck out three in 1.2 innings. Edgar Garcia (0.41) pitched 1.1 scoreless.
The Phils climbed back into the game on the strength of a 7-run sixth inning. Austin Bossart led off with a HR (2). Cord Sandberg singled. Malquin Canelo walked with one out. Damek Tomscha hit an RBI single. Zach Green hit a 2-run double. After a pitching change, an out, and a walk to Cornelius Randolph, Brandon Bednar hit a 3-run HR to tie the score.
The Phils started the second extra inning with Randolph on second base. With two out, Sandberg hit a 2-run HR to take the lead before the game was suspended.
Sandberg (.280) had the only multi hit game.
Game will be completed tomorrow.
- #6 JoJo Romero (0-4, 6.38):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-1, 5.87): 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
- #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 (.206): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
Lakewood (20-17) postponed, rain.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL (shoulder, in Clearwater)
- #11 Daniel Brito (.209):
- #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):
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #11 Seranthony Dominguez: 4.0 of 50 IP, 8 of 45 days with Phillies (6/20)
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
Jhailyn Ortiz played 4-5 innings in an intrasquad game. He went 0-2 and made an over the shoulder, running catch going into the right center field gap.
Kyle Young is headed north. Expect him to show up in the Lakewood rotation this weekend. Based on when he last pitched, I would guess Saturday or Sunday. And I’m leaning a lot more toward one day than the other.
Ben Brown and Jhordany Mezquita looked good, as did Jonathan Guzman and Brayan Gonzalez.
5/15/18–Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Reading
5/15/18–Lehigh Valley placed CF Roman Quinn on the 7-day DL retro to 5/13/18. Right middle finger sprain
5/15/18–Reading placed 1B Kyle Martin on the 7-day DL
5/15/18–3B Bradley Haslam assigned to GCL Phillies East
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 5/15. I’ve got 326 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list