Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/4/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (24-31) lost to Daytona, 5-3.

Bailey Falter gave up 4 runs in 5.1 innings on 6 hits.  He struck out five and walked an uncharacteristic 4 batters.  He threw 95 pitches, 59 of which were strikes (62.1%).  Blake Quinn (3.24) gave up a run on a hit and 3 walks in 1.2 innings.  Alberto Tirado (3.24) tossed a perfect inning.

The Threshers took an early lead with 2 runs in the second on a two-out RBI double by Jose Pujols and an RBI single by Jose Gomez; and a run in the third on Austin Listi’s RBI single.

Gamboa and Pujols (.308) had 3 hits each.  Raul Rivas and Gomez had 2 hits each.  The Threshers had 12 hits, 6 walks, and went 4-10 with RISP, but still stranded 14 runners.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): 
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 4.97):
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.290): DNP
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.245): went 0-5
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.277): went 3-3 with a runs cored, double, 2 BB
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.205): went 2-5 with an RBI
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.67):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.32):
  • Bailey Falter (4-2, 3.08): 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (30-25) DNP

  • #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 (24-31) beat Richmond, 6-5 in ten innings.

JoJo Romero gave up 4 runs in 5.0 innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Ranfi Casimiro (7.36) inherited two runners and let one score on his own fielding error, blowing his second save. He pitched 2.0 innings.  Luke Leftwich (2.42) pitched a scoreless inning.  Edgar Garcia (5-1, 1.62) blew his second save but pitched 2.0 innings to get the win.

Reading scored 3 runs in the third inning on Jiandido Tromp’s 2-run triple and Darick Hall’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the fourth on JoJo Romero’s RBI single, and a run in the seventh on Tromp’s RBI single.  They won the game in the tenth on Austin Bossart’s RBI single.

The Phils amassed 13 hits.  Cord Sandberg, Tromp, Hall, Brandon Bednar, and Bossart had 2 hits each.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (3-4, 5.11): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 5.06):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 3.75):
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.185): went 0-3

Lakewood (33-23) DNP

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.246):
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.229):
  • #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):

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez: retains prospect status until June 20th

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

The DSL Phillies Red (0-2) lost, 8-0.  The DSL Phillies White (2-0) won, 4-2.


2018 XST Roster

2018 Phillies XST schedule.

Phillies GCL schedule.

Transactions – the DSL transactions finally posted.

6/4/18–Phillies sent RHP Drew Hutchison outright to Lehigh Valley
6/2/18–Anderson Parra released
6/2/18–Pedro Ramirez released
6/2/18–Adrian Marin released
6/2/18–Jhonny Palma released
6/2/18–Diego Tamariz released
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 6/4.  I’ve got 320 players in the organization.


23 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/4/2018

  1. I thought I’d mention a 16 yo on the DSL White. Juan Geraldo pitched 5 innings yesterday and gave up 3 hits and no runs. He K’ed 4 and BB’ed 1 and had a 66 Game Score. He’ll be 16 until August. Nice outing.

  2. Randolph struggling so badly, it’s a shame.
    Gamboa on base 5 times, he’s playing very well. Walding will be back at LHV by Friday when JP comes off the DL. Pflouffe will get released then I imagine.
    If Stobbe is ready to play soon, how will he share time at 3B with Bohm?

    1. Is Bohm going to Lakewood? I assumed he would start with one of the short-season teams.

      1. He’ll probably start with GCL team but move quickly to Lakewood after two weeks or so.

        1. @murray – Bohm will skip GCL. Bohm can start in WIL like Haseley and Hoskins did of jump to LWD (which i expect) similar to Kingery. Nobody is blocking Bohm at 3B in LWD.

          1. KuKo…..Haseley did get a few weeks in the GCL since he was already there at the Complex getting further ‘newcomers orientation’

    2. really is time to send Randolph back to A+ Clearwater. get going again, then come back up
      at age 20, no hurray
      not sure what he’s learning getting overwhelmed in AA at this point

      1. I think ilo of a demotion which is not a confidence builder at all, but a negative factor …he will start and repeat next year at Reading.

      2. If Randolph gets demoted, you might as well write him off as a prospect.The Phillies never demote their prospects. I can’t remember the last time they did that.

        1. It was really not demotions so to speak…but they have started really young guys out of GCL at Lakewood, and when June came around sent them to short-season Williamsport, if they were not handling the SALLY pitching. I think thy did that with Franco when he was 18/19 years old.
          But technically it is still A level ball so not really a demotion in levels.

      3. Randolph’s numbers are trending down as he goes up a level. I’m not really a big fan of his, but I agree with Romus that the Phils will just Randolph play thru REA the rest of the year and do a repeat next year.

        Randolph can be the Pullin 2.0 and he will not retire, he might get a cup of tea in the majors at some point in the future for a different team.

        1. What team would give a cup of coffee to Randolph? His .185 /.264 / .241 is just too good to pass up??

  3. In the DSL which team is considered to be the #1 or “A” team? Do we know? Usually I go with the team that has the younger players, but a quick look seemed to show that they each had younger guys.

    1. Last year the better team was the Phillies White. It seems they are the better one this year also. I think higher skill is the key factor. Look at Geraldo.

      1. GCL Phillies West team will be the low minors teams to watch — with Betancourt, Puello and Vargas expected to be in the rotation and Luis Garcia, Cesar Rodriguez and Carlos dela Cruz also in the team.

  4. The Daytona team had some very good pitchers with a strategy to walk people they did not want to pitch to in order to bring up batters they knew they could handle. The Threshers had the bases loaded three times on walks with two Phillies players leaving 14 runners on base. Both players had been hitting fairly well, but were neutralized by smart strategy.

    1. Wow that is the stupidest strategy I ever heard of. over a season you will get killed. Telling your young pitchers you not good enough to get this guy out. amazing.

      1. I have to agree with you Rocco. In the minors, he want pitchers to pitch in tough situations to see how they do. If you do it as your moving up, when you get to higher levels with better hitters throughout the lineup, you won’t know how to pitch in tough situations.

        I have to admit though when my kids were growing up I coached them a lot. My daughter played on a middle school softball team. One thing I realized early was putting a runner on 1st wasn’t a terrible thing because the throw to 2nd was easier and shorter than the throw to 1st. So I told my pitchers to try to get the 1st hitter of an inning but don’t worry about walking them. Just don’t give them a big fat pitch to hit. The scorebook had a ton of 5-4, 6-4 and 4-6 outs in it. We won the county Middle School championship that year.

    2. If my A-ball manager was instructing the pitchers to not pitch to the better prospects on the other team as a way to win FSL games he would be gone tomorrow. They are supposed to be developing players.

  5. JPC in Triple A portion of re-hab….appears this weekend should be at CBP. vs Brewers.

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