Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/13/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (43-46) lost to the Florida Fire Frogs, 5-2.  McKenzie Mills (3.66) went seven innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out eight.  Grant Dyer (0-1, 7.11) had a forgettable one third of an inning, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk.  Bake Quinn (5.59) stranded 3 inherited runners in 0.2 inning.

The offense managed just 6 singles and 3 walks.  Jose Gomez (.223) had 2 hits.

Jose Pujols (.299) went 2-3 with a walk and run scored.  He also gunned down 2 base runners, one at third and one at home.

GCP Phillies East (12-8) lost to the Blue Jays, 8-0.  Carlos Francisco (1-2, 5.82) lasted two innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Mark Potter (5.14) was touched for 4 runs, but 3 were unearned.  Taylor Lehman (3.38) struck out 4 in three, shutout innings.  Brian Auerbach (0.00) pitched two shutout innings.

The Phillies had more errors (5) than hits (4).

Jose Rivera had an outfield assist at second base.

GCL Phillies West (11-10) beat the Pirates, 10-2.  Kyle Gogloski (1-0, 1.59) picked up his first win with five 2-run innings.  He allowed 3 hits, walked one, and struck out five.  Robinson Martinez (rehab) pitched two scoreless innings.  As did Blake Bennett (0.00).

The Phillies collected 14 hits.

Corbin Williams (.333) went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, a double, and stolen base (10).

Logan O’Hoppe (.393) went 2-3 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI.

Yerwin Trejo (.316) went 2-4 with 3 runs scored, a walk, and 2 stolen bases (10).

Luis Garcia (.322) went 2-5 with a run scored, and RBI.

Abrahan Gutierrez (.318) went 2-4 with a run scored, 3 RBI, and a walk.

Lehigh Valley (53-37) beat Buffalo, 14-13 in ten innings.  They rallied from a 10-3 deficit in the seventh inning, tied the game at 10 in the ninth, and walked of in the tenth, 4-3, on penalty kicks.

The pitching was sketchy except for Tyler Gilbert (2.25) who retired all 4 batters he faced and stranded his one inherited runner.

The IronPigs score 2 runs in the third inning on Nick Rickles RBI double and Collin Cowgill’s SF.  They scored singles runs in the sixth and seventh on a solo HR by Dylan Cozens (12) and Joey Meneses’ RBI single.  They pilled within 2 runs in the eighth on Matt McBride’s solo HR (8), Dean Anna’s SF, and Collin Cowgill’s 2-run HR (11).  They tied the game in the ninth on Nick Rickles’ 2-run HR (6).  They rallied from 3 back in the tenth on Meneses’ RBI single, Zach Green’s SF, and McBride’s 2-run double.

The IronPigs amassed 18 hits and 6 walks.

Matt McBride (.250) had 4 hits and 3 RBI.  Nick Rickles (.252) had 3 hits and 3 RBI.  Mitch Walding (.266) had 3 hits.  Dean Anna (,257), Joey Meneses (.301), and Dannt Espinosa (.184) had 2 hits each.  Collin Cowgill (.234) had 3 RBI.

Cowgill had an outfield assist at second base.

Tom Windle picked Darnell Sweeney off first base.

Reading (42-48) beat Bowie, 5-4.  Harold Arauz (7-4, 4.62) pitched seven strong, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits.  He walked none and struck out seven.  Edgar Garcia (3.30) gagged again and was lifted after 3 batters in the eighth.  Aaron Brown (3.86) pitched the final two innings for his first save.

Adam Haseley (.500) hit 2 HR (2), went 3-4 from the lead off spot, doubled, scored 3 runs, and had 3 RBI.  Cornelius Randolph (.218), Darick Hall (.228), and Damek Tomscha (.311) had 2 hits each.

Lakewood (54-36) beat Asheville, 7-0.  Andrew Brown (4-1, 2.03) pitched seven shutout innings.  He gave up 3 hits, walked none, and struck out seven.  Julian Garcia and Jonathan Hennigan each pitched a scoreless inning.

Mat Vierling (.324) went 3-4 with 3 runs scored, a HR (1), and RBI.

Jake Scheiner (.288) had 2 hits and a walk.

Nick Maton (.259) and Dalton Guthrie(.257) had 2 hits and 2 RBI each.

Jhailyn Ortiz (.241) had 2 RBI.

Williamsport (11-15) beat Tri-City, 3-1.  Francisco Morales (3-0, 3.68) pitched five, one-run innings.  He allowed 5 hits and walked one.  Keylan Killgore (2.25) pitched four, shutout innings. He gave up 2 hits and struck out five.

Madison Stokes (.333) went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.

Rafael Marchan (.304) had 2 hits and stole his 8th base.

Alec Bohm may be headed to Clearwater (the Complex not the Threshers),

DSL Phillies Red (13-23) beat Rockies, 14-7.

DSL Phillies White (21-14) beat Cubs2, 10-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 12th.

Transactions (newest reported in bold text)
7/12/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/12/18–1B Zach Green assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/12/18–3B Damek Tomscha assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/12/18–C Nick Rickles assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/12/18–RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/12/18–Reading placed 2B Drew Stankiewicz on the 7-day DL retro to 7/9/2018
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 Pedro Florimon on the 60-DL retro to 5/30. 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 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

22 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/13/2018

  1. i will try to get back to sleep while pondering Bohm being given a walking boot after a blow to the knee, wondering how that makes any sense.
    hope its nothing that keep him out too long.

    1. True- RAEF – seems strange. I’ve been pondering how moving Franco in front of the pitcher was going to get him better pitches to see, but of course regardless he has taken off offensively after Kapler moved him there. In that case at least maybe what was said was not what was really meant, but don’t know if this could be the same.

    2. So what I have been able to gather from people, since nobody with the team will tell me anything and Bohm turned me down for an interview, is that the pitch his the back of his knee, just above the calf muscle and it caught a nerve of some kind. It’s been mentioned to me that he’s had some numbness in his foot as a result of hitting the nerve. Thus the walking boot.

      My hope is Joe Jordan shows up for next week’s six-game homestand and I can ask him about it. He’s the only one who is pretty up front about injury stuff with me. Although Johnny Almaraz told me yesterday they have no timetable for Bohm’s return.

      1. Mitch … excellent Q&A with Johnny A about draft stuff. If nobody else posts it, I’ll probably do it on Monday in the open thread (when more people will see it).

  2. yesterday I posted video of Haseley short load swing and my concerns for his power….

    On cue he hits 2 home runs.

  3. Notre Dame’s Matt Vierling continues to hit.
    Could be another 5th round diamond in the rough.

    1. Phillies seem to be loaded with outstanding catching prospects in the lower minors.
      This time is different in that , they all seem to be able to hit, as well as have good catching defensive skills.

    2. BTW … O’Hoppe went 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI today. SSS, but O’Hoppe is at .469/.514/.563
      Also … Nicolas Torres 2 for 5 (HR). He’s now hitting .392 for the season.

      Lots of bats in the lower levels.

      1. I am hoping, at some point, for the Phillies’ version of a Robles/Soto/Acuna/Albies etc etc.

        1. Maybe Luis Garcia or Nicolas Torres can become the next Gleyber Torres. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. BTW … I think the Orioles will demand one of those two (Garcia or Torres) as the lottery ticket in a MM/Britton deal.

  4. Noted the other day that Haseley’s promotion to Reading might actually be what SPURS his recent uptick in XBH vs. staying in Clearwater longer.
    3 XBH in his second game at Reading! It’s only one game but it sure is encouraging!

    1. Very exciting. Hopefully he can morph into what we expected at draft time. He’s still learning…,
      Morales is also exciting to me. This kid has a chance to be our #2 or 3 pitching prospect. He’s legit.
      Read the article about Zach Green, it’s crazy who he played with on the under 16 USA team, a roster of all stars.

      1. Yes! I’m very excited for Morales also.
        I believe JoJo, Spencer, and Francisco are each significant pieces of our SP rotation in the years to come. After Sixto and Adonis, they are the next 3, IMO.

  5. Bummer for the Pigs and Phillies….Lively (shoulder) and Liebrandt (elbow) probably now done for the year.

    1. Wow, this is actually a big deal because Lively was insurance and helped in case the Orioles wanted DeLos Santos.

  6. Hibbs looks like he’s not healthy yet. Hopefully that’s it and it’s not that he’s done.

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