Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/26/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (37-36) beat Daytona, 4-3 in eleven innings.  Adonis Medina was lifted after four innings plus 3 batters and 87 pitches.  He was charged with 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out eight.  Jake Hernandez (2.97) was brought in and allowed one of two inherited runners to score, but struck out 3 in the inning.  He want on to pitch two innings and striking out four.  Grant Dyer (1.50) pitched 2 scoreless, striking out two. Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.00) struck out 3 in two innings while getting the win.  Aaron Brown (5.19) stranded the “overtime” runner and retired the Tortugas in order for his fourth save.

The Phillies took a lead with a run in the third when Adam Haseley tripled and scored on a subsequent fielding error.  They tied the game with 2 runs in the seventh on Mickey Moniak’s 2-run single.  They took the lead in the eleventh on Grenny Cumana’s RBI single.

Jose Pujols (.314) and Cumana (.447) had 3 hits each.  Henri Lartigue (.284) had 2 hits.

Threshers’ pitchers struck out 18 turtles while 12 Threshers struck out.

Aaron Brown has a win and 2 saves in his last 3 appearances.

Jose Pujols has a .471 BABIP.

The Threshers are 5-0 in the second half and in sole possession of first place in the FSL North Division.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
  • #2 Adonis Medina (7-2, 4.16): 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, WP, 2 HBP, HR
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.296): went 1-4 with a run scored, triple, BB
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.248): went 1-5 with 2 RBI
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.249): went 0-6
  • #16 Jose Gomez (.221): went 0-4 with a BB
  • #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):

The GCL Phillies East (3-4) beat the GCL Braves, 5-4.  RHP Tyler McKay, the Phillies 16th round pick out of Howard JC, made his first start and threw two, one-hit innings.  Bryan Alcala (4.50) entered and laasted 0.1 innings.  He gave up 2 runs and left with the bases loaded.  RHP Tyler Carr (0.00), the Phillies 31st round pick out of South Alabama, made his second appearance and stranded all three base runners.  He went on to pitch 2.2 innings and surrendered an unearned run.  Taylor Lehman (4.50), a 6’8 240 lb lefty out of Penn State, gave up a run in two innings and struck out two.  Bailey Cummings (1-0, 0.00) completed the afternoon with two clean innings but for the fielding error committed behind him.

The Phillies closed to within a run with 2 runs in the sixth inning on Jack Zoellner’s 2-run single.  They continued to rally with a run in the eighth on Jake Holmes’ RBI single; and 2 runs in the ninth on Jose Rivera’s SF and Simon Muzziotti’s RBI single.

Edgar Made (.500) and Ben Aklinski (.353) had 2 hits apiece.

Bailey Cummings was a 29th round, juco pick in 2017.  He saw 2.2 innings of action before being shut down after an August 11th appearance.  So far this year, he has tossed seven innings of 3-hit ball while walking none and striking out eight.

The  GCL Phillies West (2-3) lost to Tigers East, 5-3.  Ben Brown (0.00) had his second good start.  On June 20th, he threw five shutout innings allowing 2 hits and 4 walks (later changed to 3 hits, those Blue Jays like to protect their batters averages), and striking out five.  Today, Brown was better.  He tossed five, 2-hit innings, walked none, and struck out six.  He allowed an unearned run when an infielder committed a throwing error and he threw his only mistake of the day – a hanging curve ball.

Brown left with a 2-1 lead, and turned the game over to Tyler Viza.  He was victimized by the defense as he was touched for 2 unearned runs.  In two innings, he gave up 2 hits and struck out three.  Alex Garcia (10.80) lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.  Kyle Glogoski, the 19-year old Kiwi, came on and stranded the three base runners with one of his 3 strike outs.  He pitched the ninth and gave up a single and struck out two more.  He showed a lot of poise.

The Phillies scored a run in the third inning on a fielder’s choice, a run in the fifth on a throwing error, and a run in the eighth on Abrahan Gutierrez’ sac fly.

The Phils collected 5 hits and 2 walk.

CF Corbin Williams is an interesting kid.  He was the Phillies 24th round pick out of the College of the Canyons JC.  He has displayed incredible speed, both in the outfield and on the bases.  He ran down a ball in the RCF gap that looked like it was certain extra bases and stole his 4th base.  He’s a bunt threat any time he steps up to the plate.  The second run came as a result of a hurried throw on a bunt that let a run score from second.

Ben Brown’s FB was 87-92 mph, but sat 89-91 mph.

  • #23 Luis Garcia (.333): went 0-3 with a BB

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (44-32) lost to Scranton, 3-2.  Cole Irvin held the RailRiders to one run in six innings, and turned the game and a one-run lead over to the bullpen.  Hoby Milner (3.32) loaded the bases in 0.2 innings, and turned the game over to Mark Leiter (4.00) who stranded all 3 inherited runners.  Brandon Leibrandt (4-1, 1.48) came on in the eighth inning and gave up 2 runs, blowing the save and gaining the loss.  Pedro Beato pitched a scoreless ninth.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the fourth inning on Trevor Plouffe’s RBI single and Danny Ortiz’ RBI single.

Joey Meneses (.302) had 2 hits.

  • #9 Ranger Suarez:
  • #11 Enyel De Los Santos (7-3, 1.73):
  • #12 Tom Eshelman (1-6, 6.68):
  • #13 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
  • #15 Dylan Cozens (.226): called up to Philadelphia
  • #21 Drew Anderson (4-2, 3.48): 
  • #22 Cole Irvin (8-3, 2.54): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Reading (34-42) lost to Erie, 4-1.  JoJo Romero held the SeaWolves to 2 runs in five innings.  The Wolves tacked on runs against Seth McGarry (3.68) and Pat Heshek (9.00). McGarry struck out 4 in two innings while giving up a run on 2 hits and a walk.  Neshek pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits.  Edgar Garcia (2.84) struck out 2 in one inning.

The Phils collected just 5 hits.  One was Drew Stankiewicz’ solo HR (1) in the ninth inning.

Stankiewicz entered the game as a pinch runner for Zach Green when he was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning, and he stayed in the game to play third base.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (5-6, 4.47): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (2-4, 4.52):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (4-3, 2.76): promoted to LHV
  • #14 Cornelius Randolph (.190): went 0-4

Lakewood (44-30) cancelled, inclement weather. 

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.243):
  • #10 Daniel Brito (.236):
  • #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 (.274):

Williamsport (6-5) lost to Mahoning Valley, 8-2.  Gustavo Armas (1-1, 3.97) gave up 5 runs on 7 hits in 4.1 innings.  Jose Jimenez (6.00) allowed one of two inherited runners to score. He went on to allow 3 runs on 4 hits.  Luis Ramirez (5.79) walked a batter in his 1.1 innings.

The Cutters scored 2 run s in the second inning on Seth Lancaster’s RBI double and Jonathan Guzman’s sacrifice fly.

Danny Mayer (.294) and Edwin Rodriguez (.500) had 2 hits each and scored the Cutters’ only runs.  Keudy Bocio stole 2 bases, Alec Bohm stole his first.

Alec Bohm was hit by a pitch leading off the top of sixth inning.  He was removed from the game when the Cutters took the field in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Alec Bohm (.200): went 0-1 with a BB, HBP
  • #18 Francisco Morales (1-0, 3.24):
  • #28 Jonathan Guzman (.243): went 0-3 with an RBI, SF
  • #30 Jhordany Mezquita:

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Other prospects –

  • #25 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season

DSL Phillies Red (7-14) lost 5-4 in ten innings.

DSL Phillies White (9-11) won 6-3.


6/26/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Pat Neshek on a rehab assignment to Reading
6/26/18–Lehigh Valley sent RHP Tyler Viza on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
6/26/18–LHP Tyler Gilbert assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/26/18–LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/26/18–Reading activated LHP Elniery Garcia from the 7-day DL
6/25/18–Philadelphia activated 2B Jesmuel Valentin from the paternity list.
6/25/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right shoulder impingement.
6/25/18–Philadelphia recalled Hector Neris from Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–Philadelphia optioned Mitch Walding to Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–Lehigh Valley placed RHP Ben Lively on the 7-day DL retro to 6/23/18. Right shoulder sprain
6/23/18–DSL Phillies Red released C Ronaldo Gonzalez.
6/24/18–Philadelphia placed 2B Jesmuel Valentin on the paternity list.
6/24/18–Philadelphia activated RF Dylan Cozens from the 10-day DL
6/24/18–3B Alec Bohm assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
6/23/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Pat Neshek on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/23/18–OF James Smith assigned to GCL Phillies East

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/26. (I’ve got 350 players in the organization.)

2018 Draft News

40th round pick, Waylon Richardson, has come to an agreement with the Phillies.

After turning down the initial offer grad Waylon Richardson () has received a better offer and has now signed with Philadelphia. Was a 40th round pick earlier this month.

16 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/26/2018

    1. Vaguely remember reports of Ranger getting up to 95 or so with his fastball last season. Does anyone remember if this is true or what his velocity has been this season?

  1. Jose Pujols has a .471 BABIP. and a 35% K rate and a 8% BB rate.
    I like to hope the BABIP can be sustainable thru the season, just very wary that it can be sustained.

  2. Sounds like Bohm took one in the back. Although I don’t envy taking a fastball from a professional pitcher off any part of the body, I have to admit I was worried he might have broken something in his hand when I first heard about him being taken out of the game:

  3. Dominick Pipkin kicked off his professional career today. He went 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K.

  4. Luke Williams stepping up. Cumana is HOT HOt Threshers 6-0 in Awsome fashion. Threshers announce Seabold moved to Reading. Reading have starters that need to be moved for Clearwater performers

    1. Look for LKW pitchers now o be moved up to CLW…they have at least 3 or 4 that could be viable candidates for promotion

        1. Guesses from LKW to CLW promotion…Rosso or Parkinson or Stewart.
          Sixto…nothing. Its been 16 days since he was placed on the DL.
          So the Phillies should be making some type of an announcement soon.

          1. Hopefully Sixto just being rested. In spite of a definite I influx of quality pitching prospects the thought of a Sixto injury makes me a little nervous. Just a little. Lol.

      1. Requena was also just activated for Clearwater so I’m not sure that there is a move imminent with one of the Lakewood guys. It might depend on if they want to use a 5 or 6-man rotation.

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