Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/18/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (47-47) beat Daytona, 5-2.  This would be the organization’s only stateside win today.  Mauricio Llovera (3-7, 4.14) Pitched six innings and held the Tortugas to one run a solo HR in the sixth.  He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five.  He threw 82 pitches, 52 strikes.  Alberto Tirado (1.80) brought back memories with a no-run, no-hit, 2 strike out, 3-walk inning as only he can – BB, BB, K, K looking, BB, F9, on 25 pitches, 10 strikes.  Jake “Jakob with a K” Hernandez had 3 Ks in two innings.  But, he did give up a solo HR to that Taylor Trammel guy.  (The Futures Game MVP.)

No HRs tonight, but the Threshers built a five run lead thru the fifth inning.  They opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a wild pitch.  They added a run in the fourth on Raul Rivas’ sac fly.  They stretched their lead to five with 3 runs in the fifth on Kyle Martin’s 2-out, 2-run single and Grenny Cumana’s two-out, RBI single.  Martin (.174) was the guy we got from Reading when Austin Listi was promoted on June 18th.  He had been a non-factor in most Threshers’ games until tonight – batting .174 with 15 hits in 86 at bats, 5 XBH (all doubles), zero HRs, 6 RBI, 12 walks, 31 strike outs, and a slash of .174/.276/.233/.508.

Henri Lartigue (.280) went 2-5 with a run scored.  Kyle Martin went 2-3 with a run scored, double, walk, SB, and 2 RBI (easily his best game in weeks).  Grenny Cumana (.370) went 3-4 with an RBI.  

Mickey Moniak (.244) batted second and went 1-2 with 3 walks and a stolen base (5).

GCP Phillies East (14-9) no game scheduled.  Double header tomorrow v. Phillies West.

GCL Phillies West (13-10) postponed, rain.  Double header tomorrow v. Phillies East.

Lehigh Valley (57-38) lost to Columbus, 2-1.  Tom Eshelman (1-6, 6.16) gave up 2 runs in 5.1 innings on 7 hits.  He walked two and struck out six.  He threw 105 pitches, 71 strikes, and one game-losing pitch, a two-run HR in the second inning.  Jake Thompson (4.39) threw 1.2 one-hit innings.  Hector Neris (0.00) struck out 2 in one inning.  Neris has pitched seven scoreless innings allowing 4 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 13 since his most recent demotion.

The IronPigs managed just 4 hits and one walk.  They struck out 14 times.  Joey Meneses (.304) got a hit.  Dylan Cozens (.231) went 1-2 with a walk.

Reading (44-51) dropped a pair to Hartford, 2-1 and 3-2.  

Game One: Tyler Viza (4.37) was the hard-luck starter in the first game.  He held the Yard Goats to one run in five innings on 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out five.  Kyle Dohy (0-1, 3.86) walked three and was charged with giving up the winning run in 1.1 innings.  Dohy struck out the first two batters he faced in the sixth inning before issuing his first walk.  He picked off the runner to end the inning.  He opened the seventh inning with two walks.  After a sacrifice bunt, Edgar Garcia was brought in to give up the game winning, walk off, RBI single on a 3-2 pitch.

The Phils had 5 hits and 2 walks, and managed to score a first inning run on Darick Hall’s sacrifice fly.  Adam Haseley (.368) went 1-2 with a run scored, double, and 2 HBP. Austin Listi (.323) went 1-4 with a double.

Game Two:  In a bullpen game, Alexis Rivero (4.32) was the hard luck starter.  He held the Goats to pne run in 3.1 innings on 2 hits and a walk while striking out four.  Josh Tols (2.38) relieved with a runner on base and stranded him.  He went 1.2, one-hit innings and struck out three.  Jeff Singer (3.52) survived a couple of base runners in two innings to bring the Phils to the ens of regulation tied at one.  Aaron Brown lost on penalty kicks, 2-1.  Both teams managed to score the “placed” runner, but Brown hit a batter before giving up a walk off two-run double.

The Phils didn’t actually earn their runs today.  They tied the game in the fourth inning when a lead off double by Darick Hall (.217) and single by Damek Tomscha (.318) put runners on the corners.  Hall scored on an errant pickoff attempt with no advancement by Tomscha.  The next three batters struck out.  In the eighth with Cornelius Randolph starting on second base, they again scored on a wild pitch.  This time with two outs after Randolph moved up on a fly ball and couldn’t score on a ground out.  A subsequent ground out ended the inning with the Phils clinging to a one run lead.

Malquin Canelo (.274) went 3-4.  Randolph (.217) went 2-4 with a run scored.  Tomscha went 2-4 with a double.

Lakewood (57-37) no game scheduled.  

Williamsport (12-18) lost to Batavia, 2-1 in ten innings again.  Their hard-luck starter was Ethan Lindow (2.30) who pitched six, four-hit, one-run innings.  He walked two, struck out two, and threw 76 pitches, 53 strikes.  Rafael Carvajal (1.17) tiptoed around 4 walks in 1.2 innings and struck out three.  Keylan Kilgore (1.93) stranded two inherited runners and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings.  Abdallah Aris (2-2, 2.84) lost on penalty kicks when he gave up a single with the placed runner starting on second.

The Crosscutters opened the scoring with a run in the first inning on Madison Stokes’ RBI double.  Then their bats went to sleep as they managed just 3 more hits the rest of the way. They couldn’t score their placed runner when he was picked off by the catcher with nobody out.

Bubba Hollins (Dave’s son) is hitting .400 and went 1-2 with a double, RBI, SB, and 2 walks.

DSL Phillies Red (14-25) beat Mets1, 7-1.

DSL Phillies White (22-15) beat Mets2, 11-0.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 18th.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/18/18–RHP Cristofer Cruz assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red
7/18/18–C Freddy Barreto assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies White (?)
7/17/18–Lakewood sent Robinson Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East
7/17/18–Christopher Duran assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White
7/16/18–Lakewood released 1B Greg Pickett.
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.

27 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/18/2018

  1. Lots of hard luck pitching. Speaking of pitching what’s going on with Sixto? Will he be pitching again this season? Might be best, imo, to shut him down.

    1. Sixto has been more inactive game wise than active since we signed him, or so it seems. That troubles me. Is he in bubble wrap or is he involved in some baseball activity?

        1. The thing I saw on Sixto was what Joe Jordan mentioned at the end of June…..“The news was good,” Jordan said. “He’s much improved.”….. will remain on a rehab program for the foreseeable future as the Phillies continue to exercise caution with him. Hopefully we’ll get him back out there sometime this summer,” Jordan said.

          June 9th he was placed on the DL….August would be two months if that is the case when he returns.

          Almost same time firame for two other pitchers, JD Hammer and Nick Fanti.
          They were both laced on the DL on the same day…June 21st
          Last year it was also two months for Seranthiony Dominguez at CLW.

          May seem like a long time, but at the Complex can they rehab them more thoroughly and have better control over them to measure their progress..

  2. Moniak, last 10 games: 3 HR (out of only 4 on season). 6 BB (out of only 12 on season).
    Hopefully Mickey is singing to himself, “Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good!”

    1. It’s great to see Mickey Mo having some success at the plate. Hopefully he rides the wave through the end of the season. I’d love to see him repeat Clearwater next season, at least for the first half, in order to give him the opportunity to rake against a familiar level of pitching.

  3. I have watched quite a few Threshers games this season and if they had a category for hard hit balls with nothing to show for it moniak would be leading the league. At least while I have been there. He IS 20 so probably washed up already. Some kids mature at different ages and I firmly believe Mickey will be a superstar down the road. Nice to see him walking no doubt. Will help him get better pitches.

            1. If you think about it, he kind of IS Doobie. Centerfielder, low BB/K rates, excellent bat-to-ball skills, line drive hitter with enough power to pull one out here and there.

              Does Adam Haseley have frosted dreads?

            2. I’m sure he can find a stylist who can make the dreads work. He might also need to do some practicing on the bat flip….

  4. Moniak HR. Two days ago. From Baseball Betsy. Someone else posted it in general discussion. Nice to see power. Hopefully keeps it going.

  5. Down in DSL, IF Jevi Hernandez played yesterday after nearly a month’s absence and picked up where he left off, going two-for-four with a walk and stolen base.

    In 78 plate appearances, he has hit 299, walked 11 times, K’d 10 times has an OBP of 397 and has stolen 11 bases.

    He’s 19 years old, 6′ 140 lb

  6. The hitting by all the catchers in the GCL and NYP is astounding. In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t mean much but it is fun in real time. There will be a logjam next year since every catcher is really hitting. A real mixture of Latin kids, college kids and one high school kid.

  7. Logan O’Hoppe is hitting .500/.537/.583 in SSS. Not a lot of power yet, ISO is 0.083, but the BB% and K% are decent. Strong arm and good defense.

    Luis Garcia, DJ Stewart, Abrahan Gutierrez, Nic Torres, Jake Holmes, Carlon dela Cruz continue to hit well in ROK ball.

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