Break up the Threshers! The Clearwater Threshers (38-36) came from behind again, scoring 4 runs in the final two innings to beat Daytona, 5-4. The first place Threshers (by a half game over 5-0 Lakeland) are 6-0 in the second half, and 11-2 since a four-game sweep of Tampa . They are 2-game over .500 for the first time this season. In fact, they only ventured over .500 for the first time this season with their win in the first game of this three-game series on Tuesday.
Alejandro Requena (5.14), fresh off the DL, made his first start since April 14th and third of the season. He gave up one earned run on five hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out seven. He needed only 67 pitches and threw 51 strikes (76.1%). Blake Quinn (6.39), who had been extremely effective in April and very effective in May, continued with his abysmal June. He gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in one inning. The win went to Addison Russ (2-0, 5.79) who tossed two clean innings.
The Threshers scored a run in the fifth inning on Arquimedes Gamboa’s sacrifice fly. They tied the game with 3 runs in the eighth on Grenny Cumana’s 3-run HR (2). They took the lead in the ninth on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single.
The Threshers compiled 12 hits, 5 guys had 2 hits each – Adam Haseley, Jose Pujols (.317), Moniak, Luke Williams (.246), and Raul Rivas (.258).
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
- #2 Adonis Medina (7-2, 4.16):
- #3 Adam Haseley (.299): went 2-4 with a BB
- #4 Mickey Moniak (.251): went 2-5 with an RBI
- #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.246): went 0-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB, SF
- #16 Jose Gomez (.221): DNP
- #20 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.46):
- #24 J.D. Hammer (1-1, 7.36): placed on DL
- #27 Connor Seabold (4-4, 3.90): promoted to Reading
- Bailey Falter (5-2, 2.96):
The GCL Phillies East (4-4) beat the Tigers East, 2-0. Dominic Pipken made his first appearance as the starter and threw two, no-hit innings. He walked two and struck out three. One observer noted, “Pipkin threw the ball by batters, especially up in the zone, his fastball jumps out of his hand with rising movement, didn’t see much off speed today.”
Justin Miller (1-1, 2.57) threw four two-hit innings and got the win. He walked three and struck out three. Daniel Vilchez (0.00) chipped in with a clean frame. Will Hibbs (0.00) earned his first save with two, one hit inings, striking out two.
The Phillies scored a run in the fifth on Jose Mercado’s solo HR (1), and a run in the sixth on a fielding error. The 18-year old Mercado is the Phillies 13th round pick out of the Carlos Beltran Academy, PR.
Mercado (.313) and Julio Francisco (.381) had 2 hits each.
The GCL Phillies West (3-4) beat the GCL Braves, 6-5. Eudiver Avendano (3.00) had a rougher outing in this his second start. He pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Austin Ross (0.00) pitched two innings and struck out two, although an unearned run was scored behind him. Adam Cox (0.00) pitched two scoreless frames. Sati Santa Cruz (1-0, 0.00) picked up the win with one scoreless inning. Jose Conopoima (4.15) gave up a run in the ninth inning.
The Phillies scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning on a ground out and Trent Bowles sacrifice fly. They tied the game with 2 runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Logan O’Hoppe and Corbin Williams. They went ahead with 2 runs in the ninth on a throwing error and a ground out.
Matt Kroon (.563) had 3 hits in 4 at bats, a walk, and two stolen bases.
Four guys had 2 hits.
D.J. Stewart (.353) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored.
Nick Matera (.333), this year’s 34th round pick out of Rutgers, went 2-4 with a run scored and a HBP.
Logan O’Hoppe (.444), our 23rd round pick out of St. John the Baptist HS in NY, went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a HBP.
Corbin Williams (.409), the 24th round pick out of the College of the Canyons, went 2-5 with an RBI.
- #23 Luis Garcia (.300): went 1-5 with a run scored
In other action –
Lehigh Valley (45-32) beat Scranton, 4-2. Drew Anderson gave the IronPigs seven innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Brandon Leibrandt (1.45) pitched a clean inning. Pedro Beato (4.33) picked up his 21st save.
The IronPigs took the lead with 3 runs in the first inning on Joey Meneses 2-run single and a double play ball. They added an insurance run in the eighth on Alexi Amarista’s RBI single.
Dean Anna (.264) went 3-4 with a run scored.
Collin Cowgill (.236) went 2-4 with a run scored.
- #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 (5-2, 3.35): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
- #22 Cole Irvin (8-3, 2.54):
Reading (34-43) lost to Erie, 8-5. Connor Seabold made his Reading debut and gave up 5 runs in three innings including a 3-run HR in the third inning. Ranfi Casimiro (6.75) remained inconsistent, giving up a run in two innings. Elniery Garcia (6.38) remained perfect, giving up at least a run in each of his 10 appearances. Tonight, 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. Josh Tols (1.93) came in and stranded two inherited runners and went on to strike out four in 2.1 innings.
The Phils provided an early lead with 3 runs in the first on Austin Listi’s 3-run HR (2). After the bullpen deepened the hole they were in, they scored single runs in the seventh and eighth on Austin Listi’s sacrifice fly and Cord Sandberg’s RBI single.
Every starter except Darick Hall had a hit. Malquin Canelo (.261), Listi (.278), and Sandberg (.235) had 2 hits each.
Listi had 4 RBI, giving him 12 in ten games with Reading.
- #6 JoJo Romero (5-6, 4.47):
- #7 Franklyn Kilome (2-4, 4.52):
- #9 Ranger Suarez (4-3, 2.76): promoted to LHV
- #14 Cornelius Randolph (.190): DNP
- #27 Connor Seabold (0-1, 15.00): 3.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Lakewood (45-30) beat Hagerstown, 4-3. Will Stewart (1.17) allowed one run in five innings on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. As often happens at this level, Luis Carrasco (2-0, 3.97) blew the save and got the win. He gave up 2 runs in three innings. Julian Garcia (3.00) got his first save.
The BlueClaws built a lead with 2 runs in the first on Daniel Brito’s two-out, two-run single; and one run in the third on Rodolfo Duran’s solo HR (9). They took the lead in the eighth on Quincy Nieporte’s RBI double.
Duran (.243) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, HR, RBI, BB.
- #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.238): went 0-4
- #10 Daniel Brito (.237): went 1-3 with 2 RBI, BB
- #17 Kyle Young (2-3, 3.19):
- #19 Spencer Howard (3-6, 5.25):
- #26 Simon Muzziotti (.293): activated 6/27/2018
- #29 Nick Maton (.270): went 0-3 with a BB
Williamsport (6-5) did not play. Look for movement between the Complex and Williamsport as early as Thursday.
- Alec Bohm (.200):
- #18 Francisco Morales (1-0, 3.24):
- #28 Jonathan Guzman (.243):
- #30 Jhordany Mezquita:
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Other prospects –
- #25 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
DSL Phillies Red (7-15) lost 6-1.
DSL Phillies White (10-11) won 1-0. Luis Gomez (1-0, 2.77) tossed five, no-hit innings in his first career start. He walked one and struck out three. Alexis Herrera (1.93) and Andy Reyes (3.72) completed the combined 3-hit shutout. Herrera struck out 5 in three innings.
6/27/18–Connor Seabold assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/27/18–Clearwater activated RHP Alejandro Requena from the 7-day DL
6/27/18–Lakewood sent IF Dalton Guthrie on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
6/27/18–Lakewood placed CF Kevin Markham on the 7-day DL retro to 6/26/18. Foot injury.
6/27/18–Lakewood activated CF Simon Muzziotti from the 7-day DL
6/27/18–RHP Eduar Segovia assigned to DSL Phillies White.
6/27/18–RHP Aldemar Rivas assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
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 6/27. (I’ve got 350 players in the organization.)
- The organization’s rosters
- The organization’s injury list
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list