The Clearwater Threshers (19-28) lost to the Fort Myers Miracle, 8-1. The game featured rehab appearances by J.P. Crawford and Ervin Santana.
Bailey Falter started gave up 6 runs in 5.0 innings on 6 hits. He struck out three. Falter hadn’t pitched in 10 days due to rain outs down here. He didn’t look rusty though. Rather, he appeared to be “squeezed” by the home plate umpire. Falter appeared to think so too, as his body language looked like he was upset by several calls. Falter has been very consistent throwing strikes. He went into the game throwing just short of strikes on 70% of his pitches. Tonight, he was down around 63% (44/70, 62.9%). Forced into the center of the plate, he was knocked around some. He gave up his second and third home runs of the season. (Ironically, the only other HR he gave up was against the Miracle on April 23rd.) In spite of the small strike zone, Falter didn’t walk a batter.
McKenzie Mills struck out 4 in 2.0 innings, but gave up 2 solo HR. He threw his fastball as hard as 93-94 mph on several pitches. Alberto Tirado (1.29) struck out one in an inning of work. Will Hibbs (3.68) pitched a clean ninth.
The Threshers scored their only run in response to a run the Miracle scored in the topm of the first. Adam Haseley launched a triple off the wall in dead center field. He scored on Ausin Listi’s RBI ground out.
Haseley’s triple came off Ervin Santana. Later in the inning, Mickey Moniak one-hopped a double off the right field wall. Those were the only 2 hits off Santana before he left in the fourth after his 59th pitch.
J.P. Crawford started at shortstop. He went 0-3 (0-2 against Santana) with a fly out to right, a pop up to short, and a fly out to left. He left after he batted in the fifth inning.
The Thresher had 7 hits, Moniak had 2 doubles.
Falter threw his FB 89-91, touching 92 MPH. His 3 strike outs came swinging at fastballs (90, 89, 91 mph). The 6 hits all came off fastballs (91 (HR), 91 (2B), 90, 91, 91 (2B), 91 (HR)). After the third inning when the Miracle scored 5 runs, it appears he went heavier with his change up and curve. He retired the final 7 batters he faced in order, 5 on ground outs, none on strike outs.
Roccom’s neighbor’s kid/nephew (Jimmy Kerrigan) went 2-5 with a lead off HR on the second pitch of the game. Both his hits came off fastballs. He went 0-3 after Falter left the game. I remember Kerrigan from their earlier visit. He can’t hit off speed pitches.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (3-3 , 2.95):
- #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 5.97):
- #3 Adam Haseley: went 1-3 with a run scored, triple, BB
- #4 Mickey Moniak: went 2-4 with 2 doubles
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa: entered as Crawford’s replacement and went 1-1
- #17 Jose Gomez: entered the game as a pinch runner and went 0-2
- #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.91): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- #28 Connor Seabold (1-3, 4.06):
- Bailey Falter (4-1, 2.64): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (28-22) lost to Charlotte, 5-1.
Ben Lively (1-2, 2.74) gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 6.0 innings. He struck out five. Jake Thompson (5.76) struck out four in 2.0 innings. Pedro Beato (2.66) gave up a run in a non-save situation.
The IronPigs scored their only run in the eighth inning on Mitch Walding’s (.271) RBI double. The Knights struck out 14 IronPigs’ batters.
Dylan Cozens had an outfield assist at first base.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-2, 1.40):
- #13 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 5.73):
- #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.224): went 0-3 with a BB
- #22 Drew Anderson (1-0, 3.95):
- #23 Cole Irvin (5-1, 3.17):
Reading (20-29) lost to Trenton, 5-4 in a walk off.
Harold Arauz (4.25) gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in 6.0 innings on 7 hits and 3 walks. He struck out eight for the second time this season. Alexis Rivero (4.50) struck out one in 1.0 inning. Luke Leftwich (2.66) struck out one in one inning and was lifted after facing one batter in the ninth. Tyler Gilbert (3-1, 2.91) entered and allowed the inherited runner to score, blow the save, and earn the loss. He threw a wild pitch to the first batter he faced, gave up two singles and the tying run, and committed the throwing error on a sacrifice that allowed the winning run to score.
The Phils scored 4 runs in the eighth to take a one-run lead on Kyle Martin’s 2-run double, Damek Tomscha’s RBI single, and an RBI single by Deivi Grullon.
Cord Sandberg and Emmanuel Marrero had 2-hit games. The Thunder struck out 13 Phil’s batters.
Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist at home.
- #6 JoJo Romero (2-4, 5.55):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.36):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 4.17):
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.199): went 0-3 with a BB
Lakewood (30-21) beat Greensboro, 5-1.
Ramon Rosso (2-1, 1.44) went 6.0 innings and held the Grasshoppers to one run on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Luis Carrasco (4.21) pitched 3.0 scoreless innings for his first save.
The BlueClaws scored 3 runs in the third inning on Rodolfo Duran’s lead off HR (4) and a throwing error following Dalton Guthrie’s double. They scored single runs in the fifth and sixth on an error and Quincy Nieporte’s lead off HR (4). They added a run in the eighth on Duran’s RBI single.
Quincy Nieporte (.250) had 3 hits. Jhailyn Ortiz (.237) and Rodolfo Duran had 2 hits each.
The BlueCaws ended two innings with runners being thrown out at third.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.237): went 2-4 with a run scored
- #11 Daniel Brito (.218): went 1-4
- #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 (.264): went 0-4 with a run scored
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 11.2 of 50 IP, 22 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
5/29/18–RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/28/18–Tom Windle assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/28/18–Tom Eshelman assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/28/18–Lehigh Valley placed 1B Matt McBride on the temporarily inactive list.
5/28/18–Tommy Bergjans assigned to Williamsport from Reading
5/28/18–Reading activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day DL
5/28/18–Luis Carrasco assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/28/18–Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/27/18–RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 5/29. I’ve got 326 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list