Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/16/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) placed several players on the North All Star team. Bailey Falter pitched the second inning and was awarded the victory throwing a scoreless inning. He threw 14 pitches, 10 for strikes although he did give up a hit and walked a batter.  Jake Hernandez was added to the team in place of Sixto Sanchez and tossed an efficient seventh inning, needing just 8 pitches, 5 strikes.  Austin Listi batted four times as the DH and went 2-4 with 3 RBI.  He had an RBI single in the third inning and a 2-run single in the seventh that put the game on ice.  Arquimedes Gamboa started at SS and went 0-2.  Darick Hall had also been voted onto the All Star team, but later was promoted to Reading.  Oh, the North won 5-0.

Games resume on Monday, June 18th.  The Threshers first three games are at Bradenton and will complete the FSL First Half.  The 31-34 Threshers are 4.5 games behind first place Daytona and eliminated from contention, but their sweep of Tampa eliminated the Tarpons.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
  • #2 Adonis Medina (6-2, 4.27):
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.296):
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.254):
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.269):
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.230):
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.70):
  • #25 J.D. Hammer (1-1, 7.36):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (3-4, 3.90):
  • Bailey Falter (4-2, 3.08):

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (39-29) beat Pawtucket, 8-1.  Drew Anderson held the Sox to one run on 5 hits in 7.2 innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  He had a game score of 77.  Hoby Milner (3.50) stranded one of two inherited runners in his 0.1 inning.  Pedro Beato (4.40) pitched the final inning in a non-save situation.

The IronPigs scored a run in the third inning on Mitch Walding’s RBI single.  They blew the game open with 5 runs with 2 out in the fourth on Dean Anna’s RBI single, Collin Cowgill’s 2-run double, and Walding’s 2-run HR (9).  They added 2 runs in the sixth on Cowgill’s 2-run HR (6).

Cowgill went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, a HR, 4 RBI, and a walk.

Walding went 2-4 with a run scored, HR, 3 RBI, and a walk.

Alexi Amarista had 3 hits, and Dean Anna had two.

  • #12 Enyel De Los Santos (7-3, 1.47):
  • #13 Tom Eshelman (1-6, 7.74):
  • #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.226): called up to Philadelphia (on the 10-day DL)
  • #22 Drew Anderson (3-2, 4.15): 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  •  #23 Cole Irvin (8-2, 2.50):

Reading (26-40) lost to Akron, 8-5.  Franklyn Kilome (1-4, 4.66) gtave up 4 runs in five inningson 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three and threw 93 pitches, 54 strikes.  Alexis Rivero (4.32) gave up 2 runs in one inning.  Tyler Gilbert (3.30) struck out two in two, one-hit innings.  Edgar Garcia (2.75) gave up 2 runs in the ninth.

Reading scored a run in the second inning on Darick Hall’s solo HR (3).  They scored another run in the fourth on wild pitch.  They scored one run in the eighth on a ground out.  And, they came up short with 2 runs in the ninth on Brandon Bednar’s RBI single and catcher’s interference with the bases loaded.

Brian Bednar (.273) had a 2-hit game.

Randolph had an outfield assist at second base.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (4-4, 5.05):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-4, 4.66): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (2-3, 3.25):
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.186): went 0-4

Lakewood (40-28) beat Hickory, 4-2.  Damon Jones (5-2, 2.05) held the Crawdads to one run and 2 hits.  He walked three and struck out nine.  Andrew Brown (0.75) struck out three in two perfect innings, including the side in the eighth.  Addison Russ (1.72) gave up a ninth inning run on his way to his 13th save.  He struck out two.  BlueClaws pitchers combined to strike out fourteen.

Lakewood scored two runs in the first inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run HR (5).  The added a run in the second on Nick Maton’s sac fly.  And, they added an insurance run in the sixth on Kevin Markham’s RBI double.

Quincy Nieporte (.239) and Rodolfo Duran (.219) had 2 hits each.

Josh Stephen had an outfield assist at third base.

Jones picked a runner off first base.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.264): went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (5), 2 RBI, BB
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.246): went 0-2 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • #18 Kyle Young (1-3, 3.52):
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-6, 5.25):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.265): went 0-3 with an RBI

Williamsport (1-1) lost to State College, 7-6.  Francisco Morales struck out seven in 3.1 innings, but he needed 72 pitches (38 strikes) to pitch that long.  He gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks.  Jose Jimenez (0.00) stranded 2 base runners and pitched 2.1 innings.  He gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk and struck out three.  Rafael Carvajal (0.00) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.  He gave up a hit and struck out two.

Oscar Marcelino (18.00) started the ninth with a one-run lead and walked the first batter (grr).  A single, sacrifice, and IBB loaded the bases.  A sac fly tied the game and blew the save.  Marcelino started the 10th and was yanked after loading the bases on a HBP and walk.  He finished with 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB.  Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) allowed 2 of the 3 inherited runners score on a HBP and a sac fly.  He started the 11th with a runner on second and gave up a bunt single to the only batter he would face.  A throwing error on the play allowed the runner to score from second.

Williamsport took a short-lived lead with 2 runs in the fourth inning on RBI doubles by Danny Mayer and Jesus Henriquez.  They tied the game with a run in the eighth on Rafael Marchan’s RBI triple.  They took the lead with a run in the ninth on Keudy Bocio’s RBI single.  They took a 2-run lead in the tenth on Henriquez’ RBI double and Nerluis Martinez’ RBI single.

The Crosscutters had 10 hits.  Keudy Bocio, Rafael Marchan, Jesus Henriquez, and Nerluis Martinez had 2 hits each.  Henriquez had 2 RBI and 2 doubles.  Brayan Gonzalez walked twice and scored twice.  Rafael Marchan stole his second base.

The Spikes only had 7 hits but walked 9 times, plus 2 HBP.

Upcoming probable starters – Sunday: Manuel Silva; Monday: Juan Escorcia; Tuesday: Gustavo Armas; Wednesday: Jhordany Mezquita

  • #19 Francisco Morales (5.40): 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K
  • #29 Jonathan Guzman: went 0-5

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

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

DSL Phillies Red (2-11) won, 9-5.

DSL Phillies White (6-7) won, 3-0.

GCL Phillies East begins its season on Monday, June 18th v. GCL Yankees West.

  • #24 Luis Garcia: XST
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season

GCL Phillies West begins its season on Tuesday, June 19th v. GCL Yankees East.

Phillies GCL schedule.


6/16/18–Lakewood activated Colby Fitch from the 7-day DL
6/16/18–Lakewood placed 3B Cole Stobbe on the 7-day DL retro to 6/15/2018
6/15/18–OF Ben Pelletier assigned to Williamsport fronm GCL Phillies East
6/14/18–Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/14/18–LHP Tom Windle assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/14/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/14/18–Clearwater placed LHP Garrett Cleavinger on the 7-day DL
6/14/18–LHP Kyle Young assigned to Lakewood
6/14/18–DSL Phillies White released LHP Luis Suarez
6/13/18–2B Jose Antequera assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
6/13/18–Lakewood placed 3B Dalton Guthrie on the 7-day DL retro to 6/11/2018
6/13/18–RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–LHP Denny Martinez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–RHP Juan Escorcia assigned to Williamsport
6/13/18–LHP Jose Jimenez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–RHP Rafael Carvajal assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–C Lenin Rodriguez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–OF Keudy Bocio assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–RHP Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–LHP Anton Kuznetsov assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–1B Edwin Rodriguez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–SS Jonathan Guzman assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–2B Brayan Gonzalez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/13/18–C Rafael Marchan assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
6/12/18–Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tom Eshelman from the 7-day DL
6/12/18–LHP Tom Windle assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/12/18–RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to Clearwater
6/12/18–RHP Roger Parraga assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/12/18–SS Wilfredo Flores assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Eric White.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed LHP Jaylen Smith.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Tyler Carr.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed OF Ben Aklinski.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed C Nick Matera.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Austin Ross.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed OF Trent Bowles.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed OF Matt Vierling.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Adam Cox.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed OF Corbin Williams.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed C Logan O’Hoppe.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed 3B Luke Miller.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Mark Potter.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed 3B Matt Kroon.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed SS Jose Mercado.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP James McArthur.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed SS Seth Lancaster.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed SS Logan Simmons.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed RHP Alec Bohm.
6/12/18–Philadelphia signed 3B Connor Litton.
6/10/18–Efrain Morales assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/10/18–RHP Carlos Betancourt assigned to DSL Phillies White.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/16.  I’ve got 321 players in the organization.


25 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/16/2018

  1. Damon Jones deserves to be mentioned as having a great season to date. I know he’s 23 and playing for LKW so it might be an older guy beating up on younger kids but the stats don’t lie. At home, he’s been great. He has a .61 ERA in 29+ IP. He’s given up 13 hits and 2 ERs and has 34 Ks to 15 BBs. His WHIP is .95 at home. On the road he’s pedestrian. He’s given up 30 hits in 27+ IP. He has a 3.58 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. But since giving up 3 ERs in his first 2 games on the road, he’s given up 5 in 20 IP. That’s a 2.25 ERA. He’s not the 1st guy I’d call up to CLW since Rosso and Stewart are also on this team but if we need to know if he’s for real, he should be given the chance to sink or swim — at some time maybe late in the season.

      1. That whole Lakewood staff may be the most productive of any in the system.
        —best ERA in the SALLY @ 2.59
        —best in Ks @ 638
        —2nd best overall WHIP to Charleston @ 1.15…Charleston is 1.14
        —2nd best HR allowed to Charleston with 33…Charleston is 31

    1. Damon Jones is going to be 24 in September. As a reference point, Cole Irvin is 24 at Lehigh. Jones definitely needs to move up.

  2. Stobbe on the DL again? Anyone know if this is a new injury or the old one reoccurring?
    Jim, did you get to the game? Listi really deserves a promotion but I’m not sure if he’ll get it because there’s nowhere for him to play at Reading. It’s good to see Walding hitting again and putting his major league experience (0-6, 6 Ks) behind him as he works for another chance. Morales with 7 Ks is a great indicator, even if the 4 walks are bad. The kid has a great arm. Lakewood needs to win and to have the team they’re chasing lose today to win the 1st half. Ortiz homered in the 1st inning. I love that. I bet the win loss record of teams with a 1st inning homer is extremely high.

    1. No, I only cross the Causeway for GCL games or to go to the airport. And with two GCL teams, I’ll rarely have to go to Tampa.

      Listi will likely spend the whole season in Clearwater. I think the Phillies will try to increase his defensive profile during the rest of the season and Instructs. Imagine his bat at a position other than first base – like third base, left field, catcher, …

      1. Can win them all, Jim. You are allowed to be wrong for every 100 times you’re right

  3. Either through a trade, or release, Kyle Martin’s days are numbered at Reading.

  4. All things considered, I was thrilled to see Morales throw well, especially early in the outing. Plenty of promise there!

    1. I listened to some of that Williamsport game. Morales (who won’t turn 19 until the end of October) was packing heat. According to the broadcasters. he was 94-98 (mostly 95) before tiring in the fourth inning and losing some velo and his control. Seven of his his first nine outs came via the K. I’ve got Morales at #7 on my post draft top 50 (behind Sixto, Medina, Bohm, Ortiz, Quinn, and Haseley).

      1. Morales looks promising. Physically, everything about him screams “Ballplayer!”. He’s got the size at 6’5 and he’s already filled out at 220 lbs. He has some heat even at just the 91-95 mph I’ve seen him at down here. He only needs to refine his control and hone command.

  5. Parkinson with 11 K in a shutout today. Here’s his last 5 starts: 32 IP, 0 ER, 44 K, 3 BB

    Is this simply a college lefty beating up on younger players?

    1. Parkinson should move to clearwater. with those numbers, he’s not being challenged at Lakewood anymore

      1. srussell…actually the majority of the starting staff are candidates for a promo to CLW..the three lefties Parkinson, Jones and Stewart and then righty Rosso and maybe even Howard.
        Kyle Young is probably the only one who could use the whole season at LKW.

        1. Jones’ walks are still a little high. That was an issue with Parkinson too but with only 4 BBs in his last six starts that doesn’t look like the case anymore. Howard has been oddly hittable for a guy with the stuff he has and Young is just getting started there. Rosso, Stewart and now Parkinson seem fully ready for promotions. The only issue is that Clearwater doesn’t have three open rotation spots right now but they could probably find one or two.

      1. Usually 24 is the max age to be at AAA and still more or less be considered a prospect (for example #34 Cal Quantrill is 23 at AA, #46 Alec Hansen is also 23 at AA) . So Parkinson is on track to be 24 and be at Lehigh (gets promoted to Clearwater this year, gets promoted to Reading at age 23, gets promoted to Lehigh at age 24). Sixto will be 20 soon and hopefully at Reading, he’s considered young.

          1. Unless you’re lying about your age, it doesn’t matter where you’re born. Age is king when it comes to prospects.

            1. I think Tim means. If your born on February 29 you only have a birthday every four years ,So if he was born on that day he is only 6 very young for the league

            2. Not my pt if some players are born 11 months ahead of another prospect . Almost a yr is a difference. Some college players come out of College at the Age of 24 . Some at 22 again depends when your born.

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