Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/15/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (44-47) beat the Florida Fire Frogs, 5-3.  Ranfi Casimiro started and gave up 2 runs in a season high four innings.  Albert Tirado (1-0, 1.89) gave up a run in three innings and earned the win.  Jake Hernandez followed with two scoreless innings and earned his first save.

Mickey Moniak (.242) gave the Threshers an early lead with a 3-run HR (3) in the third inning.  Jose Gomez (.231) had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Kevin Markham went 4-4 with 3 runs scored.  Markham (1) and Luke Williams successfully swiped bases.

Jose Pujols had an outfield assist at home (his 7th I think).

Casimiro picked a runner off first base.

The Threshers’ Adonis Medina made an appearance in the Futures Game.  He pitched one-third of an inning, struck out two, tossed a wild pitch, and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits both home runs.  He threw 26 pitches, 20 strikes.

GCP Phillies East (13-8) DNP

GCL Phillies West (12-10) DNP

Lehigh Valley (55-37) beat Buffalo, 8-0.  Ranger Suarez (1-0, 0.93) earned his first victory.  He pitched five, 4-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Luis Garcia (10.80), Zac Curtis (.272), and Tyler Gilbert (2.00) mopped up for the combined shutout.

Mitch Walding hit 2 HR (13) and had 3 RBI.

Dylan Cozens hit 2 HR (14) and had 3 RBI.

Adron Chambers hit his first HR and had 2 RBI.

Reading (43-49) lost to Bowie, 7-1.  Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.63) gave up 3 runs in five innings on 5 hits and 4 walks.  He struck out five.  Alexis Rivero (4.50) gave up 4 runs in two innings on 3 HR.  Jeff Singer (3.86) and Edgar Garcia (3.22) mopped up with a scoreless inning each.

The Phils were held to 4 hits and struck out 13 times.

Damek Tomscha (.317) went 1-3.

Heiker Meneses (.197) hit a solo HR (1).

Lakewood (55-36) postponed, rain.

Williamsport (11-17) lost to Brooklyn, 6-2.  Colton Eastman (0-1, 13.50) made his professional debut.  He pitched two innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out two.  Jack Perkins (3.86) gave up a run in two innings.  Juan Escorcia (5.17) gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in three innings.  Tyler Carr (4.15) struck out 2 in one inning.

Ben Aklinski (.342), Matt Kroon (.212), Brayan Gonzalez (.260), and Jesse Wilkening (.333) each had 2 hits.  Madison Stokes and Gonzalez had an RBI each.

They struck out 10 time, but drew 8 walks – Ben Pelletier (.261) and Lenin Rodriguez (.273) drew 2 walks apiece.  Seth Lancaster stole his second base.

DSL Phillies Red (13-23) DSL All Star break, games resume Monday.

DSL Phillies White (21-14) DSL All Star break, games resume Monday.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 15th.

Transactions (newest reported in bold text)
7/15/18–Philadelphia placed Zach Eflin on the 10-day DL retro to 7/12/18. Blister.
7/15/18–Philadelphia traded LHP Hoby Milner to Tampa Bay for cash.
7/15/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
7/15/18–Lakewood placed LHP Kyle Young on the 7-day DL
7/15/18–1B Maximo De La Rosa roster status changed by DSL Phillies Red.
7/15/18–DSL Phillies Red placed C Ryan Asencio on the 60-day DL
7/15/18–SS Albert Jerez assigned to DSL Phillies White.
7/15/18–RHP Jhostyn Marin assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.

10 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/15/2018

  1. Jim … Medina gave up just one HR (to Mets 1B prospect Pete Alonso). His other hit allowed was a double to Jordan Adell.

    1. I guess Medina didn’t want to get traded.
      Suarez on the other hand continues to look great.

      1. Medina’s breaking stuff had good downward bite action…so much so that Amaya should have blocked that ball in the dirt for the third strike.
        I am sure there were also nerves involved for him.

  2. Yeah, obviously its not great to see Medina struggle in the Futures Game, but get outta here if it is impacting the way you view him even the slightest bit. Hes a beast and hes far from a finished product. I am sure that the Orioles are not like “well we were gonna trade you Machado for him but not anymore!”

    Suarez has done nothing but impress for a few seasons now. I wonder why he is not more highly regarded. I guess its because he does not have flashy in your face “stuff” but all he ever does is get people out.

    1. Coaches and scouts look beyond the minor league stats to evaluate a player. It was only in late 2016/early 2017 when Ranger started to show good stuff that is projected to translate as MLB worthy. Ranger is a consensus Top 10 Phillies prospect across most prospect ranking, some ranked him higher than delos Santos so he is getting the respect that he deserve. In comparison to Sixto, Medina, JoJo, Ranger’s ceiling is lower (projected #4-5) so national outlets (who has less knowledge about the lower rated prospects) talk less about him.

      Ranger is in the 40-man and the owner of one of the best CU in the system, so keep getting excited about him. We’ll see him at some point this year if not traded.

        1. or Ranger improvement in stuff and decent minor league success impress some GMs and gets him traded. IMO, Sixto and Medina are the only current arms in the minors that are “keepers” but I love lefty’s with good CU so part of me wants to see Ranger pitch for the Phillies. If BAL wants to include Ranger in the Machado trade, so be it. The farm has a lot of good looking LHP prospect and Manuel Silva is my favorite LHP arm.

  3. My favorite catcher in the system, Rafael Marchan, just stole his 9th base. Is there a comp for a catcher with his “speed”/mobility? Plus he’s batting .300

    1. How about Jason Kendall who played for the Pirates and had multiple seasons with double-digit SB totals…

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