The Clearwater Threshers (18-26) lost to the St. Lucie Mets, 8-3.
In his second start since coming off the DL, Nick Fanti (0-2, 9.64) was knocked out in the sixth inning. He gave up 6 runs on 9 hits and a walk. He entered the sixth having thrown 68 pitches and struck out the lead off batter. But three consecutive hits, the third a 3-run HR on the first pitch following a mound visit ended his night.
Jake Hernandez (3.52) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief, allowing one hit and recording a strike out. Will Hibbs (4.26) lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out two. Blake Quinn (3.72) stranded 3 runners and retired the final Mets’ batter.
The Threshers rallied once to tie the score with 3 runs in the third inning on Darick Hall’s RBI single and Jose Gomez’ 2-run single.
The Threshers had six hits, Mickey Moniak’s double was their only extra base hit.
The Mets tried to run on the Threshers. 3 of 4 runners were thrown out trying to steal on Edgar Cabral. In addition, Fanti picked a runner off first base.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (2-3 , 3.21):
- #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 5.97):
- #3 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 with a run scored
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a double
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with a BB
- #17 Jose Gomez: went 1-4 with 2 RBI
- #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.65):
- #28 Connor Seabold (1-3, 4.06):
- Bailey Falter (3-0, 1.60):
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (25-18) dropped a 3-2 decision against the Rochester Red Wings.
Tom Eshelman pitched into the eighth inning before being relieved after a lead off HR and a single. He threw 83 pitches, walked none, and held the Red Wings to 4 hits. Yacksel Rios (0.00) stranded the one runner, walked one, and struck out two in one inning. Pedro Beato (0-1, 2.53) blew his first save and suffered the loss on 2 solo HRs in the ninth.
The IronPigs scored the game’s first run on Trevor Plouffe’s solo HR in the fifth inning. They added a run in the sixth on Joey Meneses’ sacrifice fly folowwing Mitch Walding’s triple.
Walding (.281) had 2 hits.
Two of the Red Wings solo HRs were by Williams Astudillo. Yes, really. He has 5 this year.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-1, 1.39):
- #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 5.73): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.229): went 1-4 with a double
- #22 Drew Anderson (1-0, 3.72):
- #23 Cole Irvin (4-1, 3.21):
Reading (15-27) lost to New Hampshire, 7-2.
Harold Arauz (3-2, 4.41) gave up 6 runs (5 ER) on 6 hits and 4 walks in five innings. Luke Leftwich (2.08) struck out 2 in two, scoreless innings. Tyler Gilbert (3.20) struck out 2 in one, scoreless inning. Edgar Garcia (0.72) gave up his second ER in 16 appearances.
The Phils scored their only runs on a 2-run HR (8) in the sixth inning.
Deivi Grullon (.293) had 3 hits, Malquin Canelo (.278) had two.
Zach Coppola had an outfield assist at third base.
- #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 (.194): DNP
Lakewood (23-20) lost to Hagerstown, 3-2.
Ramon Rosso (1-1, 1.43) gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out five. Julian Garcia stranded 2 runners, gave up 2 hits, and struck out four in 2.2 innings. Jonathan Hennigan (1.35) pitched a scoreless inning.
Lakewood was held to two hits. Jake Scheiner (.272) led off the first with a home run (6). Their only other hit was Colby Fitch’s RBI single in the seventh.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.154): went 0-4
- #11 Daniel Brito (.211): went 0-2 with a sac
- #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 (.274): went 0-4
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 9.0 of 50 IP, 17 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
Intrasquad game cancelled. Due to weather concerns, the AAC games have been pushed up. Six games Wednesday instead of four. That meant that games started at 9:00 AM at Spectrum Field and Robin Roberts Field, and that the teams in the morning games had to play again at 4:00 PM. Top seed Houston lost to the 8th seed Tuesday night and had to play on Roberts at 9:00 AM. They won, but can you imagine a top seed being eliminated within a 12-hour period?
USF faced Wichita State at 9:00 AM. Shane McClanahan started for the Bulls. Alec Bohm and Greyson Jenista (#43 in the MLB top 100 Draft List) for the Shockers.
McClanahan looked like the pitcher I’ve read that he is. He pitched five innings and gave up one run on five hits. His fastball started out 94-95 in the first inning, he touched 97 mph once. He settled in at 90-92 mph, but could bring it in the mid 90s at will. His control was inconsistent. He struck out six, but walked five. The run he allowed in the first inning was forced in on his third walk of that inning. He threw 110 pitches in his five innings, but only 62 strikes (56.6%). He kept his emotions in check, only once was he visibly upset. That was on a pitch he missed with that left him with a 3-0 count. I think he came back to strike out that batter.
Bohm (pronounced bomb, apparently) physically reminded me of Jayson Werth. He singled off McClanahan in the first inning and went 1-3 off him, 2-5 overall. His 2-run double off a reliever in the seventh inning gave Wichita State the lead for good. His first inning single was a ground ball through the hole on his pull side that I thought the third baseman might have had. His double was a ground ball down the third base line. Both were hit hard. I would have liked to see him drive a ball, but you take what you get.
Jenista played first base, but played CF in the Cape Cod League and split time in RF this season. He profiles as a RF per MLB. He batted in front of Bohm, went 2-4 with a walk, and scored twice.
There were a lot of scouts present. A couple Phillies scouts were among the contingent behind home plate. In addition, I saw Johnny Almarez, Jorge Velandia, Chris Truby, and Charlie Manuel, as well as a lot of people wearing Phillies badges.
5/22/18–LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/22/18–LHP Tom Windle assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/22/18–LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/22/18–RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/22/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Williamsport from Reading
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 5/22. I’ve got 326 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list