Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/7/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (41-42) lost to Charlotte, 8-3.  McKenzie Mills (0-3, 3.79) labored without an effective CB but lasted six innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.  Grant Dyer (5.23) gave up 4 runs in 1.1 innings on 5 hits including 3 HR.  

The Threshers’ offensive highlight was an inside-the-park HR (8) by Luke Williams in the second inning off Rays rehabber Jake Faria.

Adam Haseley (.296) went 2-5 with his fifth HR.  That’s two this week.  Can Reading be too far off?

Mills relied more on his FB than he did in his last start.  He threw it on 73% of his pitches (68/92). His FB wsat 91-93 in the first three innings, but sat 89-90 the second three innings. He only got 6 swings and misses, just 2 on FB.

In spite of throwing only 20 strikes in 38 pitches in the first three innings, Mill kept the Threshers in the game.  His nadir was a 32 pitch (18 strike) fourth inning when he gave up 3 decisive runs.

Mills struggled with the strike zone most of the night.  After not getting a call on an 0-2 CB in the first inning, Mills threw 13 FB in a 13-pitch second inning.  Only 5 for strikes.  He contimued to miss until a 7-pitch fifth inning.  He ended the night with 92 pitches, 53 strikes (57.6%), 16 of 27 first pitch strikes (59.3%), eight 3-ball counts, and a season high tying 4 walks.

GCP Phillies East (9-5) beat the Yankees West, 8-2.  The Phillies scored in each of the first six innings on their way to an 8-1 lead.  Carlos Francisco (4.20) pitched four, one-run innings, striking out four.  Bailey Cummings (0.90) struck out two in another no-hit inning.

The Phillies mashed 16 hits and went 7 for 19 with RISP.  They still stranded 12 LOB.

Julio Francisco (.325) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, triple, RBI, 2 HBP, SB.

Nicolas Torres (.387) went 2-6 with a run scored.

Madison Stokes (.455) went 3-5 with a run scored, triple, 2 RBI.

Jake Holmes (.333) went 2-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI, SF.

Jack Conley (.400) went 2-4 with an RBI

Carlos De La Cruz (.300) went 4-5 with a run scored, double.

GCL Phillies West (9-6) no game scheduled.

Lehigh Valley (51-36) beat Rochester, 4-3 in eleven innings.  Tom Windle (7-3, 3.44) got the win when he navigated both extra innings with the “shoot out” runner starting on second base without allowing a run.  

Joey Meneses (.302) went 2-4 with a run scored and a walk.  The wining run scored on Logan Moore’s sac fly.

Reading (41-46) beat New Hampshire, 8-7.  Connor Seabold (7.07) pitched five, 3-5un innings.  Josh Tools (3.12) left with one out in the seventh and two runners on base.  Edgar Garcia (6-2, 2-89) blew his fourth save opportunity but was awarded the win. Jeff Singer (1.40) hung on for his sixth save.

The Phils rallied twice and the bull pen tried to give the game away both times.  They built a 4-1 lead thru four innings and Seabold left with a 4-3 lead.  After blowing the lead, the Phils rallied for 4 runs in the ninth to take a 2-run lead, which almost wasn’t enough.

Darick Hall launched a two-out, 3-run HR (9) in the ninth to complete the come back.

Cornelius Randolph (.215) went 3-4 with a run scored, RBI, and a walk.

Lakewood (50-35) lost to Kannapolis, 4-3 in ten innings.  Andrew Brown (2.63) pitched five, 3-run innings.  He gave way to Jonathan Hennigan (2.81) who struck out seven in three, 2-hit innings.  Connor Brogdon (3-3, 3.57) took the loss when the Intimidators scored on their first penalty kick.

Jhailyn Ortiz (.236) went 2-4 with a 2-run HR (8) that started the BlueClaws comeback. Josh Stephen (.233) went 2-4 with a game-tying, 2-run double.

Williamsport (8-13) lost to Mahoning Valley, 6-5.  Manny Silva (2.25) held the Scrappers to 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.  Tyler Carr (0-1, 5.40) took the loss when he left with the bases loaded and Abdullah Aris (2.89) gagged on the save opportunity and hit a batter then gave up a 2-run single.  All four runs were unearned because of a two out fielding error that extended the inning, turning victory into defeat.

Jesse Wilkening (.400) went 3-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk.

Benn Pelletier (.275) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, and threw a runner out at home.

DSL Phillies Red (9-22) lost to the Cardinals Blue, 16-1.

DSL Phillies White (16-14) lost to the Cardinals Red, 9-4.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of

Transactions (newest reported in bold text)
In non-transactional news, Ben Lively left the Complex this afternoon and Roman Quinn is ready to start batting next week.
7/7/18–Lakewood sent RHP Victor Sobil on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/6/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-day DL.
7/6/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/6/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley
7/6/18–OF Ben Aklinski assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East
7/5/18–Philadelphia traded LHP Elniery Garcia to St. Louis for Future Considerations.
7/5/18–RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Reading from GCL Phillies East.
7/5/18–Reading activated 2B Emmanuel Marrero from the 7-day DL
7/5/18–Lakewood activated 3B Dalton Guthrie from the 7-day DL
7/5/18–C Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/4/18–C Nick Rickles assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/4/18–SS Madison Stokes assigned to GCL Phillies East from GCL Phillies West.
7/4/18–2B Brian Mims assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
7/4/18–Clearwater Threshers placed C Edgar Cabral on the 7-day DL retro to 7/3/2018
7/3/18–CF Cord Sandberg retired.
7/3/18–Philadelphia signed free agent 2B Ryan Goins to a minor league contract
7/3/18–Lehigh Valley released 2B Alexi Amarista.
7/3/18–2B Ryan Goins assigned to Lehigh Valley .
7/3/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading .
7/3/18–Lehigh Valley placed LHP Brandon Leibrandt on the 7-day DL retro to 7/1/2018.
7/3/18–Lakewood sent Robinson Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
7/3/18–Lakewood sent IF Dalton Guthrie on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/3/18–LHP Keylan Killgore assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
7/2/18–LHP Joalbert Angulo (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–INF Alexeis Azuaje (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Eiberson Castellano (17) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Starlyn Castillo (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–OF Jeury Corona (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–C Victor Diaz (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Wilson Gherbaz (17) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–OF Reiberth Gil (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–LHP Neyker Ibarra (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–C Andrick Nava (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–INF Kervin Pichardo (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Jonathan Rivas (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Luis Vegas (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–C Javier Vina (16) signed as an international free agent
7/2/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/2/18–LHP Aaron Brown assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/2/18–OF Matt Vierling assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/2/18–1B Edwin Rodriguez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/2/18–Lakewood sent IF Dalton Guthrie on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
7/1/18–Philadelphia placed Vince Velasquez on the 10-day DL. Right forearm contusion.
7/1/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Pat Neshek from the 10-day DL
7/1/18–Philadelphia optioned Zac Curtis to Lehigh Valley
7/1/18–Philadelphia recalled Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
7/1/18–Brian Mims assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
7/1/18–Lakewood placed Quincy Nieporte on the 7-day DL. retro to 6/30/2018. Quad strain
7/1/18–Lakewood placed Jesus Alastre on the 7-day DL, retro to 5/26/18. Side contusion
7/1/18–C Kevin Martir signed to a minor league contract; assigned to Williamsport

27 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/7/2018

  1. Shhh, don’t speak too loud but ‘C’ is smacking the ball. He’s hit in 6 of his last 7 games at a nearly .500 clip. He’s also had 6 BBs in that 7 game stretch. No HRs to show for it. Maybe he hears Pujols’ and Haseley’s footsteps.

    Listi had an OF assist. That’s very encouraging. The bat is there and if he can field a position, he moves up the depth charts quickly.

  2. I think that it’s 4 games, at least, that Williamsport’s bullpen has blown leads late, and the results are losses. Hopefully they can clean that up.

  3. Can’t believe we’re talking about a 20 yr old CF . The Phillies are 11 games over 500 in first place . They have 1 of the best CF in baseball. Even if MM was tearing up high A there’s no room at the in . You think Houston was talking about Appel when there won the WC last yr .
    This is a dead horse let’s get over it.

    1. If Moniak was killing it, he’d be another guy we could inject into certain trade proposals for certain available superstars.

  4. Darick Hall’s splits so far in AA …total-142 PAs…21%K….6%BB
    Amazingly better on the road than at Reading
    Home…..17 Games…5 HRs…11 RBIs…..167/222/394
    Away……17 Games…4 HRs…20 RBIs…..254/315/478

  5. Congrats to Anderson on his first major league start today.
    Big homer by Hall (#20) but he needs to get that average up. Good to see C showing some life. Haseley should be joining him soon.
    I know it’s premature and it could be short lived but, I’m excited to get Roman on the field. He’d look great in philly in August.
    Holmes continues to impress

    1. I was hoping that Holmes would do well enough to get bumped to Williamsport this year since he just turned 20. He was on the older side for a HS player when he was drafted. Unfortunately, with Bohm seemingly not ready for Lakewood I’m guessing that won’t happen.

  6. Looks like Adam Haseley may be pulling more balls for power…maybe the organization has suggested him to do more pulling for power.
    Baseball Betsy video recorded his HR yesterday to RF.

      1. Haseley with three hits today with a triple….he should be getting the call-up soon to Reading.
        Right now Reading have Randolph, Hernandez, Listi and Tromp as their OFer,,,Coppola is still on the DL.
        Haseley should be able to get his share of ABs in the EL.

        1. I’d like to see Hernandez get his shot at AAA with Haseley following to Reading.

          1. Frank…agree.
            He looks ready to take the next step up.
            His last month his WHIP is under 1 and K/9 is at 12

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