Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/22/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (49-48) no game scheduled.  They open a three-game series v. St. Lucie on Monday.  Probables are Requena, Llovera, and Mills.  They return home for one game on Thursday v. Lakeland.

GCP Phillies East (16-12) no game scheduled.

GCL Phillies West (14-11) no game scheduled.

Lehigh Valley (60-39) beat Toledo, 5-3.  Jake Waguespack (2-5, 4.94) pitched 5.2 innings.  He gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out seven.  Wags gave way to Jake Thompson (4.09) who stranded both inherited runners.  He walked 3 in 2.1 no-hit innings and struck out two.  Pedro Beato (3.31) got his 25th save.

The Iron Pigs opened the scoring with a ru in the top of the first inning on an RBI ground out following Dean Anna’s lead off triple.  They added two runs in the fourth on a fielding error and Logan Moore’s sacrifice bunt.  They continued to tack on runs in the fifth on Collin Cowgill’s solo HR (12) and in the sixth on a wild pitch.

Zach Green (.229) went 2-4 with an RBI.  Dylan Cozens (.229) went 1-4 with 2 runs scored. Joey Meneses (.312) went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk.  Dean Anna (.276) had 2 hits.

Former major league catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is struggling with Toledo with a .154 AVG.  He went 1-3 with a walk and strike out last night.

Reading (46-53) beat Altoona, 6-5 in 8 innings.  second game postponed, rain.   Franklyn Kilome (4.24) pitched 6.1 innings and threw 100 pitches (59 strikes) before giving way to Edgar Garcia (3.04).  Kilome gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He walked five.  He left with the bases loaded.  Garcia allowed all 3 inherited runners to score on a 2-run single, passed ball by Deivi Grullon (8), and sac fly.  Jeff Singer (1-2, 3.28) allowed the OT runner to score from second but got the win when the Phils walked off with 2 runs in the eighth.

All the scoring in this game came after the fifth inning.  The Phils tied the game with 4 runs in the seventh (the last inning for this game) on a two-out RBI double by Malquin Canelo, a two-run single by Adam Haseley, and an RBI single by Darick Hall.  The walked off on a two-run fielding error in the eighth.

Damek Tomscha (.319) went 2-4.  Darick Hall (.228) went 2-3 with an RBI.  Adam Haseley (.323) went 1-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI.  Jan Hernandez had an outfield assist at home for the third out in the top of the eighth.

Lakewood (59-39) split a double header v. Hagerstown, losing 1-0 and winning 3-0.  

Game One:  Andrew Brown (4-2, 1.95) pitched a solid 4-hitter. He allowed a single run, walked none, and struck out five.  The BlueClaws collected 4 hits and zero walks.  Simon Muzziotti (.273) went 1-3 with a double.  Josh Stephen (.238) went 1-2 with a double.  Matt Vierling had an outfield assist at home.

Gane Two:  David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) pitched a seven inning complete game.  He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out seven.  The BlueClaws managed just 2 hits but made them count.  They scored their 3 runs in the fifth inning on Josh Stephen’s 2-run double (.239) and Jose Antequera’s sac fly.  Dalton Guthrie’s single (.251) was their only other hit and helped fuel the rally.

Williamsport (13-22) split a double header v. West Virginia, losing 4-0 and winning 2-0.  

Game One:  Colton Eastman pitched two innings at the start of the game and gave up 1 run on 3 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.  Jack Perkins (6.00) gave up 3 runs in two innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Juan Escorcia pitched three scoreless innings and gave up a hit and 3 walks.  Rafael Marchan (.314) had one of the Cutters’ two hits.  Ben Pelletier had an outfield assist at home.

Gane Two:  James McArthur (1.38) pitched four shutout innings.  He gave up 4 hits and three walks while striking out six.  Randy Alcantara (3-1, 1.48) got the win with 1.2, one-hit innings.  Keylan Keygore (1.69) stranded an inherited runner and picked up his third save with 4 strike outs in 1.1 innings.  Ben Aklinski (.290) went 2-2 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and a solo HR in the first inning.  Ben Pelletier (.267) went 1-3 with an RBI double in the sixth inning driving home Aklinski.

DSL Phillies Red (16-26) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies White (25-15) no game scheduled.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 20th.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/22/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right patella tendon strain.
7/22/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Luis Garcia from the 10-day DL
7/22/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
7/22/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/22/18–RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/22/18–RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/22/18–RHP Efrain Morales assigned to DSL Phillies White from DSL Phillies Red.
7/21/18–RHP Adam Cox assigned to GCL Phillies West from GCL Phillies East.
7/21/18–GCL Phillies East placed LHP Anton Kuznetsov on the 60-day DL retro to 7/18/18
7/20/18–Reading placed LHP JoJo Romero on the 7-day DL. Oblique strain

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

  1. David Parkinson on Lakewood is pitching lights out. He seems to have slipped under my radar. What’s the word on him? Please tell me he’s 18 yo. Lol

    1. if only 🙂
      David K. Parkinson
      Born: 12/14/1995 in Henrico, VA
      Draft: 2017, Philadelphia Phillies, 12th rd. (353rd overall)
      College: Mississippi

  2. Parkinson needs to get promoted to Cwater and Medina might be ready for Reading. Arauz could go to the pen although so could Viza.

  3. Haseley with a hit and walk yesterday, no strikeouts. I’m trying to figure out if he’s for real right now. He’s in one of the more impressive stretches for a hitting prospect in our system in awhile.

    1. The BB/K rates are what tells me that Haseley is for real. He drew one walk in the entire month of April. Since then, he has a 7.9/13.2 BB/K rate with a 141 wRC+ in 302 plate appearances across two levels. That’s pretty impressive. He has admitted that he was pressing early in his career, and now that he’s grown comfortable, we’ll see what he’s able to do.

      1. had this thought while thinking about Haseley and the Phils current roster. Realize he hasnt had the success Andrew Benitendi had after getting drafted high in round 1 like Hasely, but Benintendi in his first full year did 30 games in high a, 60 games in AA, and then was called up in August.
        Realize there are 40 man roster and service time reasons not to do it, but if its late August and the Phils are in the hunt, the bench is still bad, and Haseley has another month of great numbers in AA under his belt, do you consider a promotion to the MLB roster?

  4. Somebody in a thread yesterday said that Parkinson is a LH Ben Lively, but he needs to be promoted, he is 22 and needs to be challenged at Clearwater.

    1. yeah, I said that yesterday and number of times before. Parkinson appears to master Low A ball and due for promotion. I expect the Phils to make a move or two before the trade deadline. It might include Parkinson (and/or Rosso), if not, Parkinson will definitely join CLW within the next 2 weeks.

  5. I understand the first base situation in Philadelphia but at some point you really have to start taking Joey Menses seriously. He’s on the outer edge of prospect age, but he’s still in late bloomer territory. He is second in the IL in OPS and he has only gotten better as the season has gone along and is now working on his plate discipline which is very encouraging. He is very much looking like a legitimate major league hitter – just how good of a hitter is to be determined, but at some point soon, whether in Philly or elsewhere, he will deserve a shot. I wouldn’t write him off or discount him at this point.

    As for Adam Haseley, right now he’s doing everything you would hope a top 10 prospect would do in his first full year in the minors. He’s already in AA and he’s shining.

    1. Amen on Meneses, Catch. He might not be a prospect, but he could easily be the bench bat the Phils need. He’d certainly be better than watching Walding flail away.

    2. Correct.
      Sometimes late career bloomers come out of nowhere, and give a charge to a team when they are brought up.
      Meneses could be that guy.
      Add him to the 40…..Trevor Plouffe could be DFAed.

      1. if you arent going him a shot now, its never going to happen. there is really no argument against giving that shot now while Altherr is down.
        right now, if Odubel or Nick come out of the game, who is trying to play right field- Trevor Plouffe?

    3. I don’t disagree on Menses, they could easily release Plouffe and give Menses a shot.

    4. Have been saying that for months. I was really ticked when they added Plouffe to 40 man and promoted him over Meneses. Our bench is sooo weak this is a no brainer

    1. Randolph’s power numbers in 2018 is almost Revere-like considering is playing in REA. Maybe Randolph focused on hitting for average than hitting for power.

  6. @JimP – I saw a tweet last week that Zach Coppola retired. Coppola’s status in is Voluntarily Retired List.

    1. wow, thats three mid-season retirements in upper levels of system.
      was hitting .194 and had surgery for an elbow injury.

  7. Felix Paulino assigned to REA from CLW yesterday, possibly for spot start tonight. Felix Paulino is one of those pitchability pitching prospects — arms with good control but average stuff.

    REA currently has a starting rotation of Kilome-JoJo Romero-Connor Seabold and Harold Arauz plus a revolving door. Adonis Medina will join the staff very soon.

    1. And, Paulino has been barely serviceable as a reliever for the Threshers. Along with his 3.99 ERA as a reliever, he has an atrocious 35.7% strand rate having allowed 9 of 14 inherited runners to score. I held my breath everytime he came through the bullpen door. Of course, I do that for most of their relievers.

  8. Nice article. I now like this kid even more and am going to be following him closely.

  9. O’Hoppe so far today..Single,triple & homer..batting average at a unsustainable .525 !!

    1. Logan O’Hoppe hits his 1st HR as a pro. Currently hitting .525/.537/.583.

      As per scouting report, the hit tool is the biggest question mark — but arms is considered a plus and defense is good.

      Most people are in the Rodolfo Duran bandwagon because of his 12 HR, but it Logan O’Hoppe continue to hit this way, he should shoot up the prospect list.

      I have Abrahan Gutierrez (#46) slightly ahead of O’Hoppe (#48) as the top catching prospect mainly because of bigger sample size.

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