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Clearwater Threshers Recap – 5/31/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (20-29) beat the Fort Myers Miracle, 5-1.  

Adonis Medina looked great for his first five innings.  He just looked good the next two.  He turned in a seven inning three-hitter, allowing one unearned run.  He walked one and struck out six.  Felix Paulino (3.58) preserved the victory, striking out four in two, one-hit innings.

The Threshers scored 4 runs in the third inning with just two hits.  Luke Williams was knicked on the helmet (or so it appeared) on an 0-2 pitch.  Crawford and Adam Haseley walked to load the bases with nobody out.  Austin Listi came through with a 2-run single to left center.  He and Haseley moved up when the throw came in to nobody in particular for an E7t.  Darick Hall walked to reload the bases.  Mickey Moniak (playing RF tonight) pulled a one-hop liner to right that scored a run.  Edgar Cabral lofted a sac fly to bring in the fourth run.  They added an insurance run in the seventh when Moniak lined another single to right.  He moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single to left.

Listi and Moniak had 2-hit games.

Zero Threshers struck out tonight.  I can’t remember ever seeing that by one of our affiliates in a full game.

Crawford went 0-3 with a run scored and a walk.  He played a scheduled 7 innings tonight. He still has the great eye and plate discipline that I remember.  But, he’s not making solid contact yet – soft ground out to second, pop up, routine fly to center.  Hopefully, it’s just timing.

Medina threw 59 strikes in 89 pitches (67.3%).  He threw a very poor 11 of 25 first pitch strikes (44%).  He struck out six, walked one, and had just two, three-ball counts (a walk and a single).

Medina was electric in his first five innings.  He threw 48 pitches and 34 strikes (70.8%). He gave up a one-out single in the first inning and then retired 14 batters in a row.  He struck out four, and got 10 of the other 11 outs on ground balls.

He still pitched well in the sixth and seventh, although he needed 39 pitches to complete the two innings.  In all, he struck out six, and got 13 ground ball outs vs. 2 fly ball outs.  The unearned run got into scoring position on a passed ball.  His FB ranged 91-95 mph and sat 93-94 mph.

He seemed to keep his velocity through all seven innings.  He threw as many 95 mph pitches in the 6th and 7th (1) as he did earlier; more 94 mph pitches in the 6th and 7th (4) than earlier (3); an equivalent amount of 93s in the 6th and 7th (6) as earlier (10).

Medina also throws a slider and a change.  There’s no discernible gaps on my chart for me to determine where one stops and the other ends. He threw a ball at every speed from 95 to 80 mph.  But, he threw more off speed pitches (52) than FB (35).

This was Moniak’s 4th consecutive multi-hit game.  It’s good to see some of his hard hit balls fall in and make his box score line look good.  He’s 9-17 in his last 4 games with 4 doubles and 3 RBI.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (3-3 , 2.95): 
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 4.97): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.276): went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.249): went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.257): went 1-3  with an RBI
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.203): went 0-1 after replacing Crawford
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.91):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.32):
  • Bailey Falter (4-1, 2.64):

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (29-23) lost to Charlotte, 6-2.

Drew Anderson lasted 5.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk.  He left with 2 men on base.  Brandon Leibrandt (1.19) allowed both inherited runners to score and was charged with 2 runs of his own in one-third of an inning.  Hoby Milner (1.20) entered with the bases loaded and walked a run in.  He pitched 1.1 innings, striking out two.  Tom Windle (4.64) gave up a run in one inning.  Zac Curtis (2.41) struck out two in one inning.

The IronPigs took a brief lead with 2 runs in the fourth inning on back-to-back, two-out HRs by Danny Ortiz (8) and Trevor Plouffe (4).

Dean Anna had 3 hits.  Danny Ortiz and Nick Rickles had 2 each.

Adron Chambers joined the IronPigs and went 0-4.  Don’t expect much.  The 29-year old looked pedestrian against low A and Gulf league players in XST.  He was on the restricted list due to a 50-game substance ban a couple years ago.  He spent the last 2 years in indy ball and served the ban after the Phillies signed him.

  • #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 (.226): called up to Philadelphia
  • #22 Drew Anderson (1-1, 4.26): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #23 Cole Irvin (6-1, 2.73):

Reading (22-29) beat Trenton, 5-3.

Franklyn Kilome had another solid outing.  He went six innings and gave up just two runs on six hits.  He struck out six and walked just one, the second time this season that he walked fewer than two batters in an appearance.

Austin Davis (3.86) pitched 1.2 innings, was charged with a run, and struck out two.  He was relieved after yielding a two-out double.  Ranfi Casimiro (2-1, 10.13) entered and immediately blew the save with an RBI single.  He walked a batter (intentionally) before retiring the final out of the inning.  His 9 pitches earned Casimiro a blown save and a victory.  Luke Leftwich (2.53) earned his third save.

The Phils took an early lead with 2 runs in the top of the first on Damek Tomscha’s 2-run HR (9).  They restored a two-run lead with a run in the third on Tomscha’s RBI double. They retook the lead with 2 runs in the ninth on 2 passed balls by Chace Numata.

Damek Tomscha (.302) had 3 hits, 3 RBI, and was walked intentionally in the ninth. The Phils had just five hits but worked seven walks.

Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist at third base.

Deivi Grullon picked Numata off first base.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (3-4, 4.92):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.06): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 4.17):
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.195): DNP

Lakewood (31-22) lost to Greensboro, 2-0 in a fog shortened game.

Kyle Young pitched a solid seven innings.  He gave up a 2-run HR, walked two and struck out six.  (Game score of 64)  He also picked a runner off first base.

The game was called after the top of the seventh, so the BlueClaws didn’t get to bat in the bottom of the frame.  Probably didn’t matter as they only had three base runners in the game’s first six innings – three scattered singles.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.223): went 0-2 
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.225): went 1-2
  • #18 Kyle Young (1-2, 2.00): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-3, 4.86):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.271): went 1-3 

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 13.2 of 50 IP, 25 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.


In addition to the transactions below, Darick Hall is headed to Reading.  I also have reason to believe that the Phillies will shortly announce that Sixto Sanchez is headed to Reading. That is speculation on my part, based on some developments I’ve noticed.  We’ll see if I’m right if an announcement comes soon.

Oh, and the DSL starts Saturday morning.  Hopefully, they’ll finalize their rosters tomorrow.

5/31/18–Philadelphia placed LF Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day DL retro to 5/30/2018. Fractured jaw
5/31/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Drew Hutchison for assignment
5/31/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Mark Leiter Jr. from Lehigh Valley
5/31/18–Philadelphia recalled RF Dylan Cozens from Lehigh Valley
5/31/18–Lehigh Valley activated OF Adron Chambers from the restricted list.
5/31/18–Lehigh Valley activated 1B Matt McBride from the temporarily inactive list.
5/31/18–LF Andrew Pullin retired.
5/31/18–Clearwater placed 2B Jose Antequera on the 7-day DL retro to 5/30/2018
5/31/18–2B Brian Mims assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/31/18–RHP Randy Alcantara assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/31/18–RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/30/18–Phillies placed SS Pedro Florimon on the 10-day DL. Right foot fracture
5/30/18–Phillies transferred RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.
5/30/18–Phillies selected the contract of 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley
5/30/18–LHP Tom Windle assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/30/18–Reading placed LHP Elniery Garcia on the 7-day DL. Turf toe
5/30/18–LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading from Clearwater
5/30/18–LHP Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/30/18–OF Jesus Alastre assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
5/30/18–Lakewood released RF Yahir Gurrola
5/29/18–Reading released LHP Joey DeNato
5/29/18–Philadelphia sent SS J.P. Crawford on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
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 5/31.  I’ve got 323 players in the organization.