Clearwater Threshers Recap – 5/27/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (19-27) had their double header with the Palm Beach Cardinals postponed due to wet grounds.  The Threshers have a scheduled off day on Monday.  They resume their schedule Tuesday with  Bailey Falter (4-0, 1.60) on the mound.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (3-3 , 2.95): 
  • #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 5.97):
  • #3 Adam Haseley:
  • #4 Mickey Moniak:
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa:
  • #17 Jose Gomez:
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.65):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (1-3, 4.06):
  • Bailey Falter (4-0, 1.60):

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (28-20) lost to Pawtucket, 1-0.

Enyel De Los Santos gave up one run on one hit and five walks while striking out seven in six innings.  The only hit he allowed was a lead off single in the first inning that also scored as he walked two to load the bases before a sac fly.  He threw 94 pitches, 54 strikes (57.4%). Jake Thompson (6.26) struck out two in two innings.  He and De Los Santos combined to hold the Sox to two hits.

The IronPigs were held to 3 hits, two by Danny Ortiz and one by Alexi Amarista.

  • #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-2, 1.40): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 K
  • #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 5.73):
  • #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.233): went 0-3
  • #22 Drew Anderson (1-0, 3.95):
  • #23 Cole Irvin (5-1, 3.17):

Reading (19-28) lost to Portland, 6-2.

Jose Taveras (0-1, 2.16) was relieved after three innings and 82 pitches.  He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.  Tommy Bergjans (1.80) took over and pitched two, one-run innings. Alexis Riverogave up a run in 0.2 innings and was lifted after his second wild pitch and a walk.  Joey DeNato (0.00) stranded a runner and struck out two in 1.1 innings.  Seth McGarry (3.18) gave up two runs on three hits in his one inning, both were unearned because of his own throwing error.

The Phils scored a run in the third on a ground out, and a run in the eighth on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single.

Randolph and Austin Bossart had 2 hits each.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (2-4, 5.55):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.36):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25): 7-day DL, right hamstring strain
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.207): went 2-4 with an RBI

Lakewood (28-21) swept a double header from Delmarva, 3-2 and 7-2.

Game One: Damon Jones (3-2, 2.20) pitched six innings allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on 6 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Addison Russ (0.73) earned his 10th save.

The BlueClaws made the most of their 4 hits.  They scored a run in the third inning on Rodofo Duran’s lead off HR (3).  They scored 2 in the sixth on just one hit and help from the shorebirds.  Nick Maton walked with one out.  Jhailyn Ortoz singled and he and Maton advanced a base on a fielding error by the fielder.  Maton scored on a wild pitch.  Quincy Nieporte walked and Colby Fitch was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Daniel Brito brought home Ortiz with a sacrifice fly.

Damon Jones picked a runner off first base.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.202): went 1-3 with a run scored
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.216): went 0-2 with an RBI, SF
  • #30 Nick Maton (.275): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB

Game Two: Connor Brogdon (3.51) pitched four innings.  He allowed 2 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out one.  Julian Garcia (2-1, 3.66) walked two and gave up a hit in two innings.  Kyle Dohy (1.09) pitched a one-walk seventh inning.

The BlueClaws tied the game with a run in the second on Dalton Guthrie’s sacrifice fly. They came from behind with six runs in the top of the seventh on Jhailyn Ortiz’ game tying lead off HR (2), Colby Fitch’s RBI double, RBI singles by Josh Stephen, Jake Scheiner, and Daniel Brito, and a throwing error.

Scheiner (.281), Ortiz, and Fitch (.263) had 2-hit games.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.218): went 2-3 with a run scored, HR, RBI, HBP
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.217): went 1-4 with an RBI
  • #18 Kyle Young (1-1, 1.64):
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-3, 4.86):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.275): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 10.1 of 50 IP, 20 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


2018 XST Roster

2018 Phillies XST schedule.

Phillies GCL schedule.


5/27/18–RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 5/27.  I’ve got 326 players in the organization.


11 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 5/27/2018

  1. Damon Jones pitched in 13 games for Wmsprt last year but didn’t start any of them. He didn’t show too much with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. He had 20 BBs in 26 IP. He struck out 38 but did convert on all 3 of his save opportunities. This year, he’s moved up a level and become a starter and a pretty good one at that. In 8 starts he has a 2.20 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He’s given up 32 hits in his 41 IP with 41 Ks and 21 BBs. He holds opponents to a .216 BA. He is 23 so until he can do this at higher levels, I’m not calling for a trip to Philly in his future. He’s another starter outperforming in LKW.

  2. Ortiz since Thursday: 9 for 22, 1 2B, 1 HR. His average has gone from .154 to .212. His first few months of the season have been injury-ridden and largely forgettable, but we may be seeing the Great Awakening of our 19-year-old slugging corner OF prospect (who is younger than even Sixto Sanchez).

  3. Seems like the offense in Lakewood has been waking up. Impressive showing vs the Shorebirds to gain some ground on them.

  4. Good to see Ranger Suarez is starting today for Reading; first game since May 7. Arauz was sent to Clearwater, at least for now.

  5. I just cannot understand how a pitcher like Tom Eshelman, can go from last year’s performance in AAA ball, to something like this year’s so quickly.
    Especially a pitcher with his control.
    All his peripherals have declined in a negative way….his GB% is at one of the lowest of his career while his BABIP has climbed to .356. Makes me wonder if he has some arm issues developing.

    1. Romus if I remember he is a soft throwing right hander. Maybe his control is the reason. Its one of the things I always talk about with right handers who don’t have a decent fastball. They have to be so perfect.

      1. rocco…yes, his velo is hi80s -low90s, so he has no wiggle room and must paint the corners or cross the knees.
        He probably cannot command his FB, but still think he has an arm issue going on to be this drastic a turn for him.

    2. 4 bb today didn’t help him . Last start Eshelman pitched a no hitter until the 6 th. So there’s that.

  6. Couple questions that maybe you can help inform me about.
    1. Why was Austin Davis Sent down to 2a
    2. Should we be talking more about Jan Hernandez and Edgar Garcia at Reading

    I know all three are probably above/appropriate age for the level but they all seem to be exceeding expectations.

    Love the site. Don’t follow as much as prior. But thanks Jim for all you work. I want to be like you when I retire.

    1. Garcia is only 22 and has good stuff; he deserves some attention. Hernandez probably needs to sustain good performance for longer before he gets back on the map.

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