The Clearwater Threshers (19-27) beat the Palm Beach Cardinals, 8-1, behind Sixto Sanchez’ career high 10 strike outs.
Sanchez, the Phillies top prospect, was perfect through three innings and struck out 5 of the first six batters he faced. Sanchez lost his no-hit bid on a lead off single in the fourth, but got an inning-ending double play after a strike out. He lost his shutout on a lead off HR in the fifth inning. He retired the Cardinals in order in the sixth.
In addition to his 10 strike outs, Sanchez threw just 78 pitches (56 strikes, 71.8%) and walked none. The HR was the first he allowed this season and the just the third of his career (in 214.1 innings).
Aaron Brown (3.51) struck out two in two innings of relief. Recently activated, Alberto Tirado (1.50) struck out two in one inning.
Clearwater opened the scoring in the first inning. Arquimedes Gamboa (single), Adam Haseley (HBP, and Darick Hall (HBP) loaded the bases for Mickey Moniak who hit a 2-run double. The Threshers scored a run in the third when Moniak led off with a single and scored on Edgar Cabral’s RBI double. They added a run in the seventh when Luke Williams led off with a walk and scored on Henri Lartigue’s RBI triple. They tacked on a fifth run in the eighth when Moniak led of with a walk, took second on a balk, third on a passed ball, and scored on Jose Gomez’ RBI single. The put the game on ice with 3 runs in the ninth on Hall’s 2-run double and Cabral’s RBI single.
The Threshers racked up 12 hits. The three thru six hitters had 9 hits. Henri Lartigue (.309) had three (2 triples). Darick Hall (.284), Mickey Moniak (.226), and Edgar Cabral (.284) had 2 hits, a double, and 2 RBIs each. Lartigue was thrown out trying to stretch his first triple into an inside the park HR.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (3-3 , 2.95): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
- #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 5.97):
- #3 Adam Haseley: went 0-3 with 2 runs scored, BB, HBP
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, 2 RBI, BB
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-5 with a run scored
- #17 Jose Gomez: went 1-4 with an 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 (26-19) beat Pawtucket 6-4.
Cole Irvin survived a 3-run first inning, held the Red Sox to one over his next five innings, and helped defeat the Sox. He allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out six.
Hoby Milner (1.54) retired the two batters he was asked to face. Jake Thompson (6.86) four of the five batters he faced, and Yacksel Rios (0.00) picked up his first save.
The IronPigs took a brief lead in the third inning with 4 runs on Logan Moore’s 2-run HR (1), Joey Meneses’ sacrifice fly, and Dylan Cozens’ RBI single. They took the lead in the fifth with 2 runs on Joey Meneses’ lead off HR (8) and Moore’s RBI single.
Joey Meneses (.346) had 3 hits. Andrew Pullin and Logan Moore had 2 hits each.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-1, 1.39):
- #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 5.73):
- #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.232): went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
- #22 Drew Anderson (1-0, 3.72):
- #23 Cole Irvin (5-1, 3.17): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Reading (17-27) beat Portland, 12-5. The gane featured a strong wind to right and 9 HR.
JoJo Romero pitched well early, shutting out the Sea Dogs for four innings. But, they finally got to him with a solo HR in the fifth, as well as a solo and 2-run HRs in the sixth. He threw 77 pitches, walked none, and struck out four. One run was unearned. Luke Leftwich (2.33) allowed one run on 4 hits in two innings. Alexis Rivero (4.26) struck out two in the ninth.
The Phils pounded out 15 hits and 6 HR. They opened the scoring with single runs in the second and third innings on solo HR by Deivi Grullon (8) and Emmanuel Marrero. They stretched their lead to 4-1 with 2 runs in the sixth on Marrero’s second HR (2). After Portland tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, they took the lead for good with 4 runs in the seventh on Grullon’s RBI single and Jan Hernandez’ 3-run HR (3).
The Phils continued to score with 3 more runs in the eighth on Damek Tomscha’s 2-run HR (7) and Zach Green’s solo HR (9). They rounded out their scoring with a run in the ninth on Malquin Canelo’s sacrifice fly.
Hernandez (.325) went 4-4 with 3 runs scored, triple, HR, 3 RBI, SB. Marrero and Tomscha (.288) had 3 hits each. Grullon (.298) had 2 hits. Marrero also had 3 RBI.
- #6 JoJo Romero (2-4, 5.55): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3 HR
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 6.11):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25): 7-day DL, right hamstring strain
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.195): went 1-5 with a run scored
Lakewood (25-21) lost to first place Delmarva, 3-0.
Kyle Young tossed six solid innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. He walked two and struck out six. Jonathan Hennigan (1.76) gave up a run in two innings.
The BlueClaws managed just 5 hits, two by Jake Scheiner (.280).
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.184): went 0-4
- #11 Daniel Brito (.211): went 1-4
- #18 Kyle Young (1-1, 1.64): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- #20 Spencer Howard (3-3, 4.45):
- #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
- #30 Nick Maton (.276): went 1-4
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 9.0 of 50 IP, 18 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
5/25/18–RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/25/18–LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/25/18–Reading placed Zach Coppola on the 7-day DL retro to 5/24/18. Left elbow strain
5/25/18–Reading activated 1B Kyle Martin from the 7-day DL
5/25/18–LHP Nick Fanti assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/25/18–RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/25/18–RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/25/18–RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/24/18–Luke Leftwich tansferred from Reading to Lehigh Valley
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 5/24. I’ve got 326 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list