Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/11/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (43-44) beat Dunedin, 4-0.  Felix Paulino (3.36) started for the injured Bailey Falter (shoulder) and pitched well.  He went five, scoreless innings and allowed just 3 hits.  He walked none and struck out four.  “Jakob with a K” Hernandez (2.83) pitched two scoreless innings.  Kyle Dohy (2-1, 1.64) completed the combined shutout with five strike outs in two innings for the win.

The Threshers broke the scoreless tie with 4 runs in the top of the ninth.  A wild pitch brought home the first run, then RBI hits by Mickey Moniak, Kyle Martin, and Grenny Cumana finished the scoring.

Moniak (.244) went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI.

GCP Phillies East (11-7) gave against the GCL Pirates was suspended with the Phillies leading 2-0 in the third inning.  Justin Miller (1.20) had struck out five batters and walked one in three no-hit innings.  Carlos De La Cruz (.333) had hit a 2-run HR,  his first HR in the second inning.

GCL Phillies West (10-9) lost to the Tigers West, 10-5.  Antonio Canizales (1-2, 6.87) and Brandon Ramey (6.14) combined to give up 10 runs on 10 hits in seven innings.  Ramey struck out 5 in 3.1 innings.  Ethan Evanko pitched a scoreless inning.

The Phillies line up features 7 batters with batting averages over .300.  They collected 13 hits and 4 walks, but went 3-16 with RISP.  Luis Rojas (.333) had 3 hits.  Yerwin Trejo (.310), Stoney O’Brien (.250), Trent Bowles (.315), and Christian Valerio (.302) had 2 hits each.

Lehigh Valley (53-36) All Star break.  

Reading (41-47) All Star break.  

Lakewood (51-36) postponed, rain.  

Williamsport (10-14) beat Tri-City, 14-6.  Jhordany Mezquita (2.50) pitched three, scoreless, one-hit innings.  He walked 5, struck out 4, and threw 63 pitches (less than half for strikes).  Williamsport’s bullpen woes continued as each reliever gave up at least one run.  Randy Alcantara (2-1, 1.93) gave up 3 and got the win.

The Crosscutters had 14 hits and drew 6 walks.  They went 8-19 with RISP.  Jesus Henriquez (.240) went 4-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.  Brayan Gonzalez (.254) went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, 2 walks,  and 3 RBI.  Ben Aklinski (.364) went 2-5 with a run scored and 2 RBI.  Jonathan Guzman (.256) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI.  Madison Stokes made his Williamsport debut and went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, a stolen base, and 3 walks.

DSL Phillies Red (11-23) split a double header with the DSL Yankees, winning 7-4 and losing 12-5.

DSL Phillies White (19-14) swept a double header from the DSL Brewers, 4-1 and 1-0.  The second game was a combined, 7-inning no hitter by Israel Puello (3-2, 4.11) and Juan Miranda (0.00, 7th save).  Puello faced 2 batters in the seventh before being lifted.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 11th.

Transactions (newest reported in bold text)

7/11/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Vince Velasquez from the 10-day DL
7/11/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
7/11/18–SS Madison Stokes assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
7/11/18–RHP Adam Cox assigned to GCL Phillies East from GCL Phillies West.
7/10/18–2B Brian Mims assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
7/10/18–Philadelphia placed SS Pedro Florimon on the 60-day DL retro to 5/30/18. Right foot fracture.
7/10/18–Philadelphia designated LHP Hoby Milner for assignment.
7/10/18–Philadelphia optioned Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Philadelphia selected the contract of 2B Trevor Plouffe from Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Philadelphia selected the contract of Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Jake Thompson returned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia
7/10/18–LF Adam Haseley assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/10/18–Clearwater placed LHP Bailey Falter on the 7-day DL retro to 7/8/18
7/10/18–CF Kevin Markham assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/10/18–RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/10/18–Lakewood sent RHP Robinson Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/9/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
7/9/18–Philadelphia recalled LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley
7/9/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
7/8/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
7/8/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
7/6/18–RHP Fernando Ortega (16) signed as an international free agent
7/6/18–OF Leandro Pineda (16) * signed as an international free agent

16 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/11/2018

  1. I see old buddy Luis Encarnacion is playing for Tri-City in the NY-Penn league. So far it’s much of the same. He’s hitting .157/.262/.353 with 25 Ks in 51 ABs. He has 2 HRs and 13 RBIs. I guess a chance in scenery hasn’t helped too much.

  2. The DSL White had 2 very good to great pitching performances. As Jim noted, Israel Puella pitched a 6 inning no hitter and Luis Gomez threw a 6 inning 4 hitter in the other game. They are both 17 year olds and were part of the Intl signing bonus babies last year. Gomez, as a starter, has a 1.13 ERA in 3 outings. He’s given up 6 hits in 13 innings as a starter. Puella either gives up no ERs in a game or gets spanked around a bit. In 7 starts, 3 of them are clean of ERs and 3 have 4 runs or more given up. the 7th game was a 2 run 5 IP. These guys could be the next level of good pitching in the Phillies organization..

    1. DSL White also has been getting lights-out pitching from 19-year-old lefty reliever Juan Miranda.

      He now has pitched 15 innings without a giving up a run, has struck out 21 and walked only two, has seven saves in nine outings, a 0.60 WHIP.

      Don’t know anything about him except his stats.

  3. Big Mezquita fan here. Not a good outing for him but he did show that his stuff is so good tht even when he lacks control he can be overpowering. Control can be worked on, raw stuff can not.

  4. Jan Hernandez and Deivi Grullon homered in the ESL All-star game, while Edgar Garcia continued to have problems. It is good to see our more seasoned hitters producing outside of Reading. The draft has concentrated on hitting, which has helped performance, especially at the lower levels.

  5. Keith Law reported on some prospects

    Will Stewart – soft tosser, relies on deception; sat 88-90 T93; above avg c/u … he is a prospect, but will need to prove it at every level

    Jhailyn Ortiz – he still looks like an impact bat despite his performance; has patience and power; has good ABs and has seen him take the ball the other way; has plus-plus pull power; questions whether he can stick in the OF

    Simon Muzziotti – has electric hands and great bat speed; turns on velocity with no problem; has above avg speed on bases; probably not quite ready for Low-A assignment but thinks he his bat speed will allow him to stay afloat and work on his approach

    Pretty good stuff on Ortiz and Muzziotti

    1. I agree on Ortiz but at some point I want to see performance match potential. We live in a world where guys are excelling in the majors before their 21st or 22nd birthday. Not every prospect has the same timeline, and I do like Ortiz a lot, I would just like to see more eye popping numbers.

      1. His numbers last year were really good. It would have been great if he repeated them at Lakewood but his weaknesses have come out so far. Still, he showed at Williamsport that he’s not all hype. Glad to hear the positive report from Law in spite of mediocre performance.

  6. The LHRP duo of jaKe Hernandez and Kyle Dohy have been excellent this year. Both guys are Johnny Almaraz day 3 finds from last year’s draft.
    The Hefty Lefty … 47.2 IP, 65 K, 16 BB
    Dohy ….. 44.2 IP, 81 K, 20 BB

    1. Dohy sitting in the mid-90s may be one of a few candidates to fill that LHRP position in the pen……as soon as within a year or two.

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