The Clearwater Threshers (16-25) were rained out, again. This time in St. Lucie. They are scheduled to play two games tomorrow. Adonis Medina is the probable for the 4;00 PM start, TBD for the second game. This is the Threshers only visit to St. Lucie, so I expect them to make every effort to get all three games in. Nick Fanti is scheduled to make the Wednesday evening start.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (2-3 , 3.21):
- #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 6.67):
- #3 Adam Haseley:
- #4 Mickey Moniak:
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa:
- #17 Jose Gomez:
- #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 5.00):
- #28 Connor Seabold (0-3, 4.46):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 1.60):
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (24-17) beat Rochester, 6-2. They now have a 1.5 game lead over Rochester.
Drew Anderson earned his first victory. He pitched five innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out five and threw 86 pitches. Jake Thompson (7.32) pitched the next two innings and allowed a run on 3 hits. Yacksel Rios (0.00) finished with two, one-hit innings and 2 strike outs.
The IronPigs scored five of their six runs on their four long balls. They scored 3 runs in the first inning on Collin Cowgill’s 2-run HR (3) and Danny Ortiz’ RBI single. They added 2 more runs in the fourth on solo HRs by Trevor Plouffe (1) and Nick Rickles (3). They tacked on a run in the seventh on Mitch Walding’s solo HR (7).
Dean Anna (.256) had 3 hits. Collin Cowgill and Nick Rickles (.299) had 2 hits each.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (4-0, 0.84):
- #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 6.48):
- #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.226): went 0-3
- #22 Drew Anderson (1-0, 3.72): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- #23 Cole Irvin (4-1, 3.21):
Reading (15-25) lost to Erie, 4-3.
Elniery Garcia (4.75) went 4.2 innings (85 pitches) and gave up 2 runs (only 1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks. Ranfi Casimiro (13.50) entered with the bases loaded and stranded all three runners. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up the game-tying run, though, on a solo HR. Joey DeNato (0.00) pitched perfect to 3 batters. Tyler Viza (0-3, 5.40) retired 2 batters to complete the eighth. But, gave up a game-winning, lead-off HR to start the ninth.
The Phils built a 3-run lead on Damek Tomscha’s RBI single in the first inning; and Jan Hernandez RBI single and Tomscha’s sacrifice fly in the third.
- #6 JoJo Romero (1-4, 5.70):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 6.11):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25): 7-day DL, right hamstring strain
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.200): went 0-3
Lakewood (23-19) beat Hagerstown, 2-0.
David Parkinson (4-1, 1.85) and Addison Russ (0.79) combined to shut out the Suns on 3 hits and zero walks. Parkinson pitched seven, one-hit innings and struck out nine. He threw just 84 pitches (60 strikes, 71.4%) and posted a game score of 89. Russ allowed 2 hits, struck out two, and earned his 8th save.
The BlueClaws scored single runs in the third and seventh innings on Nick Maton’s solo HR (3) and Gregori Rivero’s sacrifice fly.
Jake Scheiner (2.73), Maton (.283), and Kevin Markham (.261) had 2 hits each.
Jhailyn Ortiz came off the DL and went 1-4.
Three BlueClaws’ batters were hit by a pitched ball. Daltin Guthrie had to leave the game for a pinch runner after being struck in the fourth inning. Scheiner and Colby Fitch (who just came off the DL) were struck in the seventh. Scheiner came around to score the insurance run.
Parkinson faced the minimum as he picked a runner off first base.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.164): went 1-4
- #11 Daniel Brito (.214): entered as a pinch runner and went 0-1 with a BB
- #18 Kyle Young (1-0, 0.00):
- #20 Spencer Howard (3-3, 4.45):
- #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
- #30 Nick Maton (.283): went 2-5 with a run scored, HR (3), RBI
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 7.2 of 50 IP, 14 of 45 days with Phillies (6/20)
And these guys are still in Clearwater.
- #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
J.P. Crawford swung the bat in an intrasquad game this afternoon. The scheduled game against the Yankees was cancelled when they opted to not travel to the Complex due to weather considerations. Turns out their caution was justified as the skies opened up around 1:30 PM.
Crawford batted second in the first four innings of the game. He faced Ben Brown his first three at bats. He struck out swinging, homered to left on an off speed pitch that got a little too much of the plate and hung a little, and a four-pitch walk. Crawford faced Jonas De La Cruz in the fourth inning and got ahead 3-1. It was probably his last at bat of the day as he expanded his strike zone, and swung out of his cleats on successive pitches for a strike out. Both pitches looked to me to be a little high and outside.
Brown looked good in his three innings. He gave up one other hit, a flared single.
Manuel Silva and Jhordany Mezquita got knocked around a bit.
5/21/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/21/18–LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
5/21/18–RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/21/18–Lakewood activated RF Jhailyn Ortiz from the 7-day DL
5/21/18–Lakewood activated C Colby Fitch from the 7-day DL
5/21/18–RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/21/18–C Nerluis Martinez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/21/18–RF Danny Mayer assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/21/18–LHP David Parkinson assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/20/18–Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
5/20/18–Austin Davis assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/20/18–Lehigh Valley activated 1B Matt McBride from the 7-day DL
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 5/21. I’ve got 326 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list