Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/2/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (22-30) beat Florida 10-6.  

Nick Fanti (1-2, 6.46) earned his first win of the season with a six inning one hitter.  He gave up a run on a HR and walked two.  He also struck out four.  Jake Hernandez (4.05) and Will Hibbs (4.50) combined to give up 5 runs in three innings on 9 hits and a walk.  They struck out five.

The Threshers scored first with a run in the first inning on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single, the culmination of a 9-pitch at bat.  They added a run in the third on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single.  In the fourth innings, the Threshers extended their lead to 5-0 with 3 runs on J.P. Crawford’s RBI single and Henri Lartigue’s two-run double.

The Threshers pushed their lead to 7-1 in the sixth inning with two runs on Austin Listi’s RBI double and Jose Pujols’ RBI fielder’s choice.  They added three important insurance runs in the seventh on Listi’s 3-run HR (5).

Austin Listi had a night.  He went 3-3 with 3 runs scored, a double, HR (5), 4 RBI, and 2 BB.

The Threshers amassed 15 hits.  J.P. Crawford went 2-5 as he continued his rehab.  Adam Haseley, Mickey Moniak, Aruimedes Gamboa, and Raul Rivas each had a 2-hit game.  Jose Pujols (.288) went 1-3 with two walks.

Fanti was remarkable.  For a guy who barely touches 90 mph, he kept the Frogs off balance for his six innings.  Fanti retired the first 9 batters in order.  A lead off walk in the fourth and a two-out walk ended his perfect game in the fourth.  A lead off HR in the fifth ended the no-no.  Those were his only base runners.  He threw 83 pitches (55 strikes, 66.3%).  His FB sat 88-89 mph.  He touched 90 5 times.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (3-3 , 2.95): 
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 4.97):
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.281): went 2-5 with 2 runs scored
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.250): went 2-4 with an RBI
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.260): went 2-5 with an RBI
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.203): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.67):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.32):
  • Bailey Falter (4-1, 2.64):

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (29-25) lost to Toledo, 8-7.

Tom Eshelman had a rough night.  He retired the first batter then gave up six consecutive singles and a home run to bury the IronPigs in a 7-0 hole.  The offense rallied to within a run while the bullpen held the Mud Hens to 2 hits and 2 walks over the next 7.2 innings.

Brandon Leibrandt (1.09) was perfect in 2.2 innings.  Tom Windle (4.24) struck out thre in two innings.  Austin Davis (2.82) was perfect in two innings.  Yacksel Rios (1.42) walked two in one inning.  With the deficit cut to one run, Zac Curtis (2.75) surrendered a run that proved to be the difference.

The IronPigs began their comeback with three runs in the first inning on Collin Cowgill’s RBI double, Danny Ortiz’ RBI double, and Trevor Plouffe’s sacrifice fly.  They added 2 runs in the second on Cowgill’s sacrifice fly and Ortiz’ RBI ground out.  They got as close as 7-6 with a run in the fourth on Matt McBride’s solo HR (3).

Joey Meneses (.306), Trevor Plouffe, and Damek Tomscha had 2 hits each.  Cowgill, Ortiz, and Plouffe had 2 RBIs each.

Phillippe Aumont earned the save for Toledo with two innings of work.

  • #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-2, 1.40):
  • #13 Tom Eshelman (1-5, 7.06): 0.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
  • #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): 
  • #23 Cole Irvin (6-1, 2.73):

Reading (23-30) beat Richmond, 5-4 in a walk off.

Ranger Suarez pitched seven, one-run innings.  He allowed 5 hits and walked a batter. Edgar Garcia (4-1, 1.44) gave up 3 runs in two innings, blew his first save, and got the win.

The Phils’ scored single runs in the third and fourth innings on Malquin Canelo’s RBI single and a double play.  They tied the score in the eighth on Austin Bossart’s solo HR (3).  They won the game with 2 runs in the ninth on Jan Hernandez’ game-tying RBI double and Austin Bossart’s game-winning RBI single.

Malquin Canelo (.267), Jan Hernandez (.322), and Austin Bossart (.257) had 2 hits each.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (3-4, 4.92):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.06):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 3.75): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.190): went 0-4

Lakewood (32-23) beat Hickory, 7-0.

Damon Jones (4-2, 1.88) scattered three hits over seven innings.  He walked three and struck out eight.  (game score 78)  Kyle Dohy (1.00) walked 2 and struck out three in one inning.  Connor Brogdon (3.41) pitched the final inning, allowing one hit and striking out a batter.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the third inning on Dalton Guthrie’s sacrifice fly.  They blew the game open with 4 runs in the sixth on Rodolfo Duran’s 2-run single and Josh Stephen’s 2-run double.  They tacked on 2 runs in the seventh on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI single and Quincy Nieporte’s sacrifice fly.

The BlueClaws outhit the Crawdads, 12-4.  Ortiz had 4 hits.  Jesus Alastre and Josh Stephen had 2 hits each.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.245): went 4-4 with an RBI 
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.229): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #18 Kyle Young (1-2, 2.00):
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-4, 5.17):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.268): DNP

The DSL Phillies Red lost, 8-2.  The DSL Phillies White won, 6-2.  I don’t know how much effort I’m going to invest in recapping the DSL games with Williamsport and two GCL teams begining their seasons later this month.  We’ll see.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 13.2 of 50 IP, 27 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

XST

Greg Pickett took live BP on Friday.  Cole Stobbe and Drew Stankiewicz played today. Stobbe played five inning, Stankiewica played longer.  Jake Holmes had 2 hits as the Phillies lost to the Blue Jays, 1-0.

Greg Dyer pitched.  His FB was 89-91 and his CH was 82 mph.

J.D. Hammer also pitched.  His FB was up to 92-93 mph.  He’s starting to get closer to his mid 90s stuff.

Both looked good.  Both said they felt good afterwards.  One or both could be ready to return to action soon.

2018 XST Roster

2018 Phillies XST schedule.

Phillies GCL schedule.

Transactions – the DSL transactions finally posted.

6/2/18–Philadelphia signed free agent C Ryan Asencio to a minor league contract.
6/2/18–Philadelphia signed free agent OF Giuseppe Peguero to a minor league contract.
6/2/18–Philadelphia signed free agent SS Christopher Duran to a minor league contract
6/1/18–3B Victor Alfonso assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Ruben Aponte assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Alexis Araujo assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–LHP Anderson Parra assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Jose Perez assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Yeison Sanchez assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–C Ronaldo Gonzalez assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/2/18–RHP Cristian Hernandez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–LHP Edinso Aleman assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–OF Giuseppe Peguero assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–SS Christopher Duran assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–C Ryan Asencio assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Roger Parraga assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–C Edward Barboza assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–C Freddy Francisco assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–C Carlos Hernandez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–LHP Jordi Martinez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Hernando Mejia assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–LHP Yosmel Naranjo assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–LHP Daivin Perez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–OF Junior Ortega assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–OF Jefferson Encarnacion assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Joan Hernandez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Alejandro Martinez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Luis Candelo assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Cristofer Cruz assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–OF Johan Rojas assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–LHP Maikel Garrido assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–SS Guarner Dipre assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Luis Gomez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/2/18–RHP Nicoly Pina assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–LHP Nathanael Bido assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Engel Estevez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–C Oscar Gonzalez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Jose Brazon assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–LHP Luis Suarez assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–RF Wilbert Garcia assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–IF Jevi Hernandez assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–RHP Juan Geraldo assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Elias Liriano assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–C Arturo De Freitas assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–SS Ellian Rondon assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–LHP Sergio Sanchez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–LHP Juan Miranda assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Santy Prada assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–OF Carlos Mendoza assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Dalvin Rosario assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–RHP Jeison Blanco assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–OF Cesar Mata assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–OF Jose Cedeno assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–2B Luiggi Mujica assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/1/18–RHP Andy Reyes assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Efrain Morales assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Alfonso Puello assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Cristian Lima assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–C Cesar Rodriguez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–RHP Noelis Moreno assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/1/18–LHP Alberto Torres assigned to DSL Phillies White.
5/31/18–Phillies signed INF Harold Garcia to a minor league contract, assigned him to Williamsport
5/30/18–Phillies signed RHP Luis Cedeno to a minor league contract, assigned him to Williamsport
5/28/18–Phillies traded RHP Tommy Bergjans to Cincinnati
6/1/18–3B Damek Tomscha assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/1/18–2B Heiker Meneses assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/1/18–LHP Austin Davis assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/1/18–1B Darick Hall assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/1/18–C Gabriel Lino assigned to Clearwater
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 6/1.  I’ve got 323 players in the organization.

 

32 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/2/2018

      1. The guy has been plugging away at pro ball since 2012. Unless you’ve done the same, you have no place questioning his toughness.

        1. The appropriate comparison of toughness isn’t me vs him, it’s him vs other ball players who have fought through adversity and stayed the course, ie, Chris Coste and thousands of others. This of course is assuming he retired because of that. Based on what people have said here about the last time he retired (pouting about level to start season), we have to assume he just bailed on his team because of his struggles. However, it’s dangerous to make that assumption as he could have a health issue, or family issue, or maybe a better offer just came along. I guess I’m just saying it’s more likely the former, and I wouldn’t be wearing this LII Championship T Shirt right now if Nick Foles, H Vaitai, Brandon Brooks, and others had responded the same way in the past.

            1. 3, which is once more than he’s retired to date. The real tragedy here is the young man who didn’t make the team that would have given anything for one more shot, just to have it taken away by somebody who runs at the first hint of adversity.

            2. I’m sure the young man who didn’t make the team, determined as he is, has been playing indy ball somewhere. Now there’s a spot open for him.

            3. Exactly. And I’m going to assume this poster doesn’t actually know anything about Andrew Pullin.

              I do like his handle though.

    1. He does. Has been org. all star last two years. Seemed his bat was just starting to warm up last 2 weeks. Lot of different stress on these kids. Some handle it better than others. Talent is not an issue here. I hope he takes a few deep breaths and gets back at it.

  1. So many multi-hit games from highly ranked prospects. It’s also great to hear that one of Mickey Mo’s hits came after working a long AB.

    Making consistent contact is a great confidence builder. Hopefully the next step is driving the ball into the gaps where extra base hits live.

    1. There are those who have questioned the Haseley selection last draft.
      But if you look at his former UV teammate Pavin Smith, who he was compared to at times last year before the draft, one can somewhat appreciate what Haseley has been doing lately.
      Smith , selected by the As with the number 7 pick, one before Haseley is incurring his own ‘struggles’ this year.
      Playing at hi-A in the friendly hitter confines of the Cal league, Smith is currently slashing 222/335/380….though with 6 HRs, while playing first base.
      What is remarkable with him…more BBs (28) than Ks (24) thus the high OBP results.
      And that was one of his strengths going into last years draft.
      nevertheless, IMO, Haseley will be everything the Phillies expected him to be when he was drafted and hopefully the latest surge he is experiencing will continue..

  2. Hasley, Moniak, and Ortiz having good games. Eshelman, suprised by his rough start to the seaon. C,Randoplh, Im wondering when they are going to release him. He has struggled mighlty, and is about to be passed in the organization. I hope he can put it together, but it is not looking good, especially in terms of Avg.

    1. Randolph is struggling for sure, but is nowhere near the point of being released. He’s a high draft pick in his first year of AA ball. Disappointing, yes, but still aways from the Phillies giving up on him.

      1. Yeah, he just turned 21 and put up a solid line in Hi-A last year. He’s probably got another two full years before release is even on the table.

  3. The young pitching at all levels is downright scary. I went into this season thinking about how to turn quantity into quality via trades but that might not be necessary on the pitching side. The sheer quantity and quality is impressive from Pivetta, VV, Ramos and SerDom, all the way down to Stewart, with MANY in between.

    1. Of course one of those many is Sixto. I realize he’s still young but man if he reaches his potential the Phillies could be on to something special.

  4. Mickey Moniak has just hit his first HR of the year … extends his hitting streak to 10 games.
    Jose Pujols has also homered.
    Haeley and Edgar Cabral each have two hits.

    1. Hinkie…this could be Sixto’s last game in Clearwater.
      He has a Game score of 71 already after 5 innings and only 56 pitches…..he could break Stewarts 98 GSc as the highest by a Phillie pitcher, if Sanchez can go into the 8th with the same results.

      1. Romus … agree. He (and a few other guys) should get promotions next week to coincide with new players joining the farm system via the draft.
        And … remember … if (and that’s a big “if”) the Phillies remain in contention for the NL East, Sixto could be throwing out of the Phillies BP by late August.

    2. What was the exit velocity.?? How far did it go? was it off a lefthander. Did he get the ball from the fan.

  5. Jake Thompson as a reliever.
    Last 17 innings pitched….11 hits..4 ERs….6 BBs….21 Ks.
    Maybe he is finally finding his niche.

    1. Got 5 Ks in 1.2 IP today. Scouts pegged him as a future closer way back when the Phils acquired him. I don’t know if he’s still held in such high regard, but it would be great to see him reinvent himself as a vital piece out of the bullpen.

      1. Yeah at this point I think they should explore the bullpen option. He hasn’t been successful as a starter and with the talent at all levels of the minors, the Phils certainly don’t need him to be a starter.

      2. If he can ever get that slider back he use to have a few years ago, he could definitely be a good bullpen arm.

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