The Clearwater Threshers (34-36) beat Dunedin, 8-3. Bailey Falter gave up a home run on his first pitch of the game, and then throttled the Blue Jays for five innings. He limited them to just the one run and five hits. He walked none and struck out nine. Kyle Dohy made his initial appearance with the Threshers and pitched two innings. He struck out three and the defense surrendered an unearned run. Blake Quinn (5.70) pitched the final two innings, gave up a run and struck out two.
The Threshers supported Falter with 12 hits and 8 runs. They tied the game in the second inning on Jose Pujols 10th HR, a high trajectory shot to right. They took the lead with a run in the third on Adam Haseley’s sacrifice fly. They expanded tyheir lead with 3 runs in the fourth on Luke Williams RBI double, an RBI ground out, and Grenny Cumana’s RBI single. They tacked on 3 more runs in the fifth on Lartigue’s RBI single, and Raul Rivas 2-run double.
Luke Williams (.246) had 3 hits. Jose Pujols (.308), Henri Lartigue (.272), and Grenny Cumana (.471) had 2 hits each. Raul Rivas had 3 RBI.
Falter threw 77 pitches, 56 strikes (72.7%) and 14 of 20 first pitch strikes (70%). His FB was 88-93 mph. It sat 90-92 mph. His SL ran 81-84 mph and sat at 84 mph. And, his CB was 75-78 mph.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
- #2 Adonis Medina (7-2, 3.99):
- #3 Adam Haseley (.288): went 0-3 with an RBI, SF
- #4 Mickey Moniak (.254): DNP
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.258): went 1-3 with a BB
- #16 Jose Gomez (.225): went 0-3 with a sacrifice
- #20 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.46):
- #24 J.D. Hammer (1-1, 7.36):
- #27 Connor Seabold (4-4, 3.90):
- Bailey Falter (5-2, 2.96): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
The GCL Phillies East (2-2) lost to the Pirates, 8-4. Justin Miller made his first start since being drafted in 2016. I had wondered about his future when he didn’t go north to Lakewood or Williamsport. Injury or stretching him out as a starter seemed the only explanations. I’m relieved that it is the latter. Miller’s FB ran 86-90 as he gave up 2 ER in three innings. He also had a high 70s CB. Jonas De La Cruz also gave up 2 ER in three innings. Bailey Cummings had a second successful, scoreless appearance allowing one hit in three innings.
The Phillies mounted an 11-hit attack and scored 4 runs. Edgar Made had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Luke Miller had 2 hits including a solo HR (1). Simon Muzziotti got his first hit of his rehab and an RBI. Ben Aklinski had a double and 2 walks.
The GCL Phillies West (1-2) lost to the Tigers West, 5-1. Antonio Canizales (0-1, 9.64) gave up 5 runs and 2 HR in 4.2 innings. Adam Cox allowed 2 base runners in his 0.1 inning. Sati Santa Cruz pitched three, no-hit innings allowing 2 walks and striking out two.
The Phillies scored their only run in the sixth inning on Christian Valerio’s RBI double.
Trent Bowles had 2 hits in 3 at bats with a walk.
- Alec Bohm (.500): went 1-4
- #23 Luis Garcia (.286): went 1-3 with a BB
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (42-31) beat Scranton, 8-3. Drew Anderson pitched 6.2, three-hit innings giving up 2 unearned runs. He walked 3 and struck out six. Mark Leiter (4.15) pitched a scoreless inning. Pedro Beato (4.73) entered in a save situation in the eighth and earned his 19th save.
The IronPigs scored 8 runs on 14 hits. Matt McBride (.271) had 3 hits. Dean Anna (.258), Joey Meneses (.304), Logan Moore (.222), and Damek Tomscha (.157) had 2 hits each. Anna and Trevor Plouffe had 2 RBI each.
- #11 Enyel De Los Santos (7-3, 1.63):
- #12 Tom Eshelman (1-6, 7.09):
- #13 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
- #15 Dylan Cozens (.226): called up to Philadelphia (on the 10-day DL)
- #21 Drew Anderson (4-2, 3.48): 6.2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
- #22 Cole Irvin (8-3, 2.61):
Reading (32-40) beat New Hampshire, 5-3. Franklyn Kilome gave up 2 first inning runs, then shut the Fisher Cats down. He pitched six innings and allowed 6 hits. Unfortunately, he had trouble with the strike zone and walked 4 while striking out two. Tyler Gilbert (2.91) pitched two shutout innings. Edgar Garcia (2.92) couldn’t get an out in the ninth, facing 3 batters and giving up a run. Jeff Singer struck out two while getting his 3rd save.
The Phils scored their runs on Zach Green’s 2 run HR (13) in the second inning and Darick Hall’s 3-run HR (5) in the third.
Deivi Grullon (.268) had 3 hits. Hall (.275) had two hits.
- #6 JoJo Romero (5-5, 4.52):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (2-4, 4.52): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- #9 Ranger Suarez (3-3, 3.04):
- #14 Cornelius Randolph (.195): went 1-4
Lakewood (42-29) lost to Columbia 9-1. Spencer Howard lasted 4.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and a walk. Connor Brogdon (4.02) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 1.1 innings. Jonathan Hennigan (3.75) gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in two innings. BlueClaws’ pitchers did not record a strike out.
Lakewood took a short-lived lead with a run in the first inning on an RBI ground out.
Quincy Nieporte (.252) had 3 hits.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.251): went 0-4 with a BB
- #10 Daniel Brito (.242): went 0-4 with 4 K
- #17 Kyle Young (2-3, 3.19):
- #19 Spencer Howard (3-6, 5.25):
- #26 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
- #29 Nick Maton (.267): went 1-3 with a run scored, double
Williamsport (5-3) beat Batavia, 9-7 in a rain shortened, seven inning game.
Francisco Morales allowed one run in five innings. Orestes Melendez (6.75) pitched an inning and gave up 3 runs. Anton Kuznetsov (11.25) also gave up 3 runs in an inning of work. Randy Alcantara pitched 0.1 inning and got his first save when the rains came.
Williamsport opened with a 6-run first on a throwing error, Danny Mayer’s RBI double, Brayan Gonzalez’ RBI single, Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single, an RBI ground out, and a passed ball. They added a run in the second on Gonzalez’ RBI double. They tacked on 2 very important insurance runs in the fifth on RBI singles by Matt Vierling and Keudy Bocio.
Matt Vierling (.480) had 3 hits. Keudy Bocio, Danny Mayer (.296), Brayan Gonzalez (.240), Jonathan Guzman, and Jesus Azuaje (.250) had 2 hits each.
- #18 Francisco Morales (1-0, 3.24): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
- #28 Jonathan Guzman (.154): went 2-4 with 2 runs, RBI
- #30 Jhordany Mezquita:
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Other prospects –
- Former #10 Seranthony Dominguez lost prospect status after 45 days on the Phillies roster, everybody from 11 to 29 moves up one, and Jhordany Mezquita enters at #30.
- #25 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
DSL Phillies Red (6-12) won 4-3 in 11 innings.
DSL Phillies White (7-11) lost 4-0.
6/22/18–Philadelphia recalled LHP Zac Curtis from Lehigh Valley
6/20/18–Ethan Evanko signed as a non-drafted free agent
6/20/18–Blake Bennett signed as a non-drafted free agent
6/20/18–Jesus Luna released
6/19/18–Phillies signed draft pick Madison Stokes
6/21/18–RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to Lakewood from GCL Phillies East.
6/21/18–LHP Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters.
6/21/18–RHP Manuel Urias assigned to DSL Phillies Red.
6/21/18–RHP Luis Gomez assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
6/21/18–RHP Jhostyn Marin assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/21/18–Clearwater placed LHP Nick Fanti on the 7-day DL
6/21/18–Clearwater placed RHP JD Hammer on the 7-day DL retro to 6.19/2018
6/21/18–Clearwater placed RHP Ismael Cabrera on the 7-day DL
6/21/18–LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood .
6/21/18–RHP Addison Russ assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood .
6/21/18–Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley
6/20/18–Lakewood sent 1B Greg Pickett on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
6/20/18–Philadelphia placed SS J.P. Crawford on the 10-day DL. Broken left hand.
6/20/18–Philadelphia signed C Jesse Wilkening.
6/20/18–Philadelphia recalled 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley
6/20/18–Lehigh Valley sent RHP Tyler Viza on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
6/20/18–2B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading Phls.
6/20/18–Reading activated 2B Emmanuel Marrero from the 7-day DL
6/20/18–Lakewood sent OF Simon Muzziotti on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
6/20/18–Lakewood sent 1B Greg Pickett on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
6/20/18–C Jesse Wilkening assigned to GCL Phillies East.
6/19/18–Phillies signed free agent LHP Ethan Evanko to a minor league contract.
6/19/18–Clearwater sent RHP Alejandro Requena on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/20.