The Clearwater Threshers (24-30) swept a double header from Florida, 6-0 and 7-6 in eight innings.
Sixto Sanchez tossed a two-hitter in the seven-inning opener. His FB ran 94-99 mph. He threw just 72 pitches, 56 strikes (77.8%). He started out on firs as he threw 40 pitches in his first four innings, 34 strikes to 6 balls. Sanchez struck out five and walked two. He threw 17 of 23 first pitch strikes (73.9%). His game score was 79.
The Threshers scored all their runs in the first three innings. They plated one in the first inning on Edgar Cabral’s RBI single. They picked up another in the second on Jose Pujols’ HR (7). Two may have been enough today, but they put the game out of reach with four in the third on Mickey Moniak’s 3-run HR (his first of the season) and Pujols’ RBI single.
Adam Haseley, Cabral (.284), Pujols (.294), and Raul Rivas had 2 hits each.
J.P. Crawford went 0-4.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- #3 Adam Haseley (.286): went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, double
- #4 Mickey Moniak (.251): went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (1), 3 RBI
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.261): went 1-3 with a run scored
- #17 Jose Gomez (.203): DNP
Australian Josh Tols took the mound for the second game and impressed. He retired all nine batters he faced in three inning, striking out six. The 28-year old lefty was signed in the off season and made the most of his opportunity. Felix Paulino (3.52) gave up a run in three innings on five hits. Aaron Brown (5.46) struck out the side in his one inning, but blew his second save while doing it. Garrett Cleavinger (1-0, 40.50) took the mound in the extra inning and gave up 4 runs. One of baseball’s archaic rules awarded him the win when the Threshers came back with five runs of their own.
The Threshers took a one-run lead with two runs in the sixth on Jose Pujols’ two-run single. They rallied in the eighth with five runs to steal the win. Adam Haseley began the inning on second base. Then a parade of batters marched around the bases. Austin Listi started with an RBI double. Henri Lartigue walked. Mickey Moniak single home the second run of the inning. Gabriel Lino walked to load the bases. Luke Williams was sent in to run for Lino as the winning run. A wild pitch brought the Threshers within one and moved the winning run to second. Jose Pujols singled to tie the game and move Williams to third. Jose Gomez was walked to reload the bases. Brian Mims scorched a ball toward left that the shortstop speared to delay the Frogs demise one more at bat. Arquimedes Gamboa ended the game with a single to right, the first walk off hit by a Thresher not named Darick Hall this season.
Gamboa, Haseley, and Pujols (.299) had 2 hits each. Pujols had 3 RBI (26).
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51):
- #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 4.97):
- #3 Adam Haseley (.290): went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double
- #4 Mickey Moniak (.251): went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.265): went 2-5 with an RBI
- #17 Jose Gomez (.199): went 0-3 with a 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 (30-25) beat Toledo, 6-5 in a walk off.
Ben Lively (2.86) gave up 2 runs in 5.1 innings on 8 hits and a walk. He struck out six. Jake Thompson (5.40) struck out five in 1.2, one-hit innings. Yacksel Rios (4.05) blew the save in 0.1 innings. Pedro Beato (2.42) went the final 1.2 and got the win.
The IronPigs scored a run in the second on Logan Moore’s ground out. They added 2 in the third on Danny Ortiz’ RBI single and Joey Meneses’ force out. They scored a run in the seventh to extend their lead to 4-2 on Matt McBride’s HR (4). They scored two in the ninth on Nick Rickles’ game tying HR (5) and Alexi Amarista’s RBI single.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (5-2, 1.40):
- #13 Tom Eshelman (1-5, 7.06):
- #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 (23-31) lost to Richmond, 4-3.
Harold Arauz (3-3, 4.43) pitched 6.0 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Alexis Rivero (3.27) pitched three, one-hit innings in relief.
The Phils scored single runs in the second and fourth, and sixth innings on Heiker Meneses’ RBI single, Malquin Canelo’s RBI single, and Cornelius Randolph’s sacrifice fly.
Cord Sandberg went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a stolen base, and an outfield assist at third base.
- #6 JoJo Romero (3-4, 4.92):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.06):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 3.75):
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.189): entered as a PH in the 7th and went 0-1 with an RBI, SF
Lakewood (33-23) beat Hickory, 2-0.
David Parkinson (1.34) pitched seven, two-hit innings. He walked one and struck out nine. Addison Russ (5-0, 0.98) pitched two, perfect innings and got the win.
Lakewood broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI single and a missed catch error later in the inning.
Jake Scheiner (.273), Dalton Guthrie (.245), and Colby Fitch (.276) had 2 hits each.
Parkinson picked a runner off first base.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.246): went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI
- #11 Daniel Brito (.229): DNP
- #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 (.267): went 1-4
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
One prospect is in Philadelphia.
- #10 Seranthony Dominguez: 13.2 of 50 IP, 28 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
Transactions – the DSL transactions finally posted.
6/3/18–DSL Phillies Red placed LHP Yefferson Mercedes on the 60-day disabled list.
6/3/18–DSL Phillies White placed RHP Jeison Blanco on the 60-day disabled list.
6/3/18–DSL Phillies White placed RHP Santy Prada on the 60-day disabled list.
6/3/18–Josh Tols assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport .
6/3/18–Andrew Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport .
6/3/18–Spencer Howard assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood .
6/2/18–LHP Nick Fanti assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport .
6/2/18–SS Wilson Valdez assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/3. I’ve got 325 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list