The Clearwater Threshers (27-32) beat Charlotte, 8-5.
Nick Fanti (2-2, 5.06) kept batters off balance again as he went six innings, gave up one run on five hits, walked one, and struck out seven. He pitched to 3 batters in the seventh, 3 of the 5 hits he allowed. Garrett Cleavinger (12.46) entered with 2 inherited runners and stranded both. He pitched two scoreless, no-hit innings. Will Hibbs (6.94) made the game close, starting his 0.2 innings with a walk (grrr!) before giving up 4 runs on a grand slam, another walk helped load the bases. Aaron Brown (5.22) got the final out for his second save.
Fortunately the Threshers built a large lead. They scored 3 runs in the first inning with two out on Jose Pujols RBI single and Luke Williams’ 2-run single. They scored a run in the fourth on Gabriel Lino’s RBI double. And tacked on four important runs in the sixth on a trowing error, RBI single by Adam Haseley, and two-run double by Henri Lartigue.
Raul Rivas and Luke Williams had 3 hits each. Haseley and Lartigue had 2 each.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51):
- #2 Adonis Medina (6-2, 4.82):
- #3 Adam Haseley (.291): went 2-5 with a run scored, RBI, SB
- #4 Mickey Moniak (.244): DNP
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.274): DNP
- #17 Jose Gomez (.226): went 0-5 with a run scored
- #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.67):
- #25 J.D. Hammer (0-1, 3.38):
- #28 Connor Seabold (2-4, 4.37):
- Bailey Falter (4-2, 3.08):
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (34-25) beat Charlotte, 2-1.
Brandon Leibrandt (1.19) went 4.2 innings and allowed one run on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out three. Tom Windle (5-2, 4.18) got one out and was awarded the win. (Baseball really has to look at some of its scoring rules.) Zac Curtis (2.38) pitched two, no-hit innings. Austin Davis (2.96) danced around 2 hits in one , scoreless inning. And, Pedro Beato (2.89) picked up his 17th save.
The IronPigs scored single runs in the third and sixth innings on Joey Meneses’ RBI single and Alexi Amarista’s RBI double.
IroPigs’ batters struck out 15 times, every batter at least once.
Leibrandt picked a runner off first base.
Chambers threw out a runner at home, the IronPigs had runners thrown out at third and home.
- #12 Enyel De Los Santos (6-3, 1.63):
- #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 (2-1, 3.33):
- #23 Cole Irvin (7-1, 2.62):
Reading (25-34) lost to Erie, 6-4.
The SeaWolves jumped on Harold Arauz (4.57) for four runs in the first inning. He went six and allowed just the 4 first inning runs on 6 hits, no walks, and seven strike outs. Ranfi Casimiro (2-2, 8.00) earned the loss with 2 runs in 1.2 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks. He left with the bases loaded. Luke Leftwich (2.38) came in and did what he was supposed to do, strand all three runners with a strike out.
Jan Hernandez pulled the Phils close with a 3-run HR (6) in the third inning. Heiker Meneses tied the game in the fourth with a sacrifice fly.
The Phils managed just 8 base runners on 4 hits, 1 walk, and 3 hit batters.
- #6 JoJo Romero (3-4, 5.11):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-2, 4.77):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 3.27):
- #15 Cornelius Randolph (.191): went 1-4 with a run scored back in the 5-hole
Lakewood (34-26) lost to Greensboro, 7-2.
Spencer Howard was lifted with two outs in the fifth after the second unearned run scored on a defensive error. He was charged with 5 runs total on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out eight. Julian Garcia (3.27) stranded an inherited runner and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Zach Warren (3.24) struck out 2 in one inning. Jonathan Hennigan (3.79) pitched the final inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, a walk, and a HBP.
The BlueClaws scored two runs on nine hits – one in the seventh on Kevin Markham’s RBI double and one in the eighth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI single. They drew zero walks.
The BlueClaws held the Grasshoppers to 3-19 with RISP. (Batting with RISP 19 times in 40 plate appearances seems like a lot of pressure on a pitching staff.)
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.258): went 2-4 with an RBI
- #11 Daniel Brito (.227): went 1-4 with a run scored
- #18 Kyle Young (1-3, 2.45):
- #20 Spencer Howard (3-5, 5.23): 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
- #30 Nick Maton (.268): went 2-4 with a run scored, double
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
- #26 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
- #29 Jonathan Guzman: XST
Both DSL teams lost – Phillies Red (1-5), 11-7 and Phillies White (4-2), 6-1.
Williamsport begins its season on Friday, June 15th v. State College.
GCL Phillies East begins its season on Monday, June 18th v. GCL Yankees West.
Gcl Phillies West begins its season on Tuesday, June 19th v. GCL Yankees East.
6/8/18–RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/8/18–LHP Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/7/19–Reading activated 2B Drew Stankiewicz from the 7-day DL
6/7/19–Reading placed 2B Emmanuel Marrero on the 7-day DL. Left thigh contusion.
6/7/19–Lakewood placed C Colby Fitch on the 7-day DL
6/7/19–Cole Stobbe assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/6/18–Philadelphia activated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day disabled list.
6/6/18–Philadelphia optioned 3B Mitch Walding to Lehigh Valley
6/6/18–Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tom Eshelman on the 7-day DL. Left shin contusion.
6/6/18–Reading placed RHP Jose Taveras on the 7-day DL. Right shoulder strain
6/6/18–Reading activated LHP Elniery Garcia from the 7-day DL
6/6/18–Mitchell Edwards signed as an international free agent
6/5/18–Hsin-Chieh Lin signed as an international free agent
6/5/18–Yoan Antonac signed as an international free agent
6/5/18–Drew Hutchinson elected free agency
6/5/18–Philadelphia sent SS J.P. Crawford on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
6/5/18–RHP JD Hammer assigned to Clearwater from Reading
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 6/8. I’ve got 322 players in the organization.
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list