Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/29/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (53-50) lost the completion of Saturday’s suspended game, 4-2. The regularly scheduled game was cancelled.  

Andrew Brown (2.25) pitched four one-run innings Saturday. He held the Tigers to 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Jose Pujols hit a solo HR (18) Saturday before the game was suspended with one out in the visitors’ fifth.  Grant Dyer (7.23) took over for the Threshers Sunday and gave up a tying run in two innings on 2 hits and a walk.  Jake Hernandez (1-3, 3.04) took over and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. He just missed escaping unscathed when he induced a ground ball to first and the runner broke from third.  The throw beat the runner but he eluded the tag.  A sac fly brought home an insurance run.  Alberto Tirado (2.95) retired the only batter he faced.

The Threshers took a short-lived lead in the sixth inning when Jose Gomez led off with a triple and came home on a ground out.  Edgar Cabral (.255) went 2-4.  Jose Pujols had an outfield assist at home plate.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL on 4/15/18
  • #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.64) – DNP
  • #6 Mickey Moniak (.249) – went 0-4 
  • #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.227) – went 1-4 with an RBI
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.222) – went 1-3 with a run scored and a triple

GCP Phillies East (18-13) DNP

  • #25 Dominic Pipkin (0-1, 3.07) – DNP

GCL Phillies West (17-14) DNP

  • #14 Luis Garcia (.385) –

Lehigh Valley (64-41) lost to Columbus, 14-8.  Enyel De Los Santos (9-4, 2.51) pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 8 runs (7 earned) on 9 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out six.  The bullpen got whacked around until Logan Moore came in to pitch a scoreless inning.  The IronPigs scored 8 runs – 2 in the fourth on a fielding error and a ground out; 2 in the sixth on an RBI double by Dylan Cozens and an RBI single by Zach Green; 3 in the eighth on an RBI single by Collin Cowgill and a 2-run single by Nick Rickles; and a run in the ninth on Cozens’ RBI single.  Mitch Walding (.272) went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI.  Zach Green (.208) went 2-5 with a run scored, double, and RBI.

  • #8 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 0.57) – DNP
  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos (9-3, 2.51) – 4.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
  • #10 Cole Irvin (9-3, 2.93) – DNP
  • #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/18
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.251) – went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubls, 2 RBI
  • #21 Drew Anderson (7-3, 3.99) – DNP
  • #28 Tom Eshelman (1-9, 5.97) – DNP

Reading (49-57) beat Richmond, 3-1.  Tyler Viza (2-3, 3.67) pitched six innings.  He allowed one run on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Kyle Dohy (3.68) pitched two, one-hit innings.  Jeff Singer (3.04) picked up his 8th save.  The Phils scored 3 runs in the sixth inning on Jan Hernandez’ 2-run double and Drew Syankiewicz’ sacrifice fly.  Damek Tomscha (.306) went 2-4 with a run scored.

  • #4 Adam Haseley (.345) – went 0-4 with 3 K
  • #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
  • #10 Franklyn Kilome (4-6, 4.24) – traded to NYM for Asdrubel Cabrera
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-2, 3.68) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
  • #23 Cornelius Randolph (.235) – went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, K
  • #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.98) – DNP

Lakewood (65-40) beat Hagerstown, 4-2.  Gustavo Armas (2.70) pitched seven innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  Luis Cedeno (2-2, 3.18) pitched two clean innings and got the win.  The BlueClaws scored a run in the second inning on a ground out.  They walked off in the ninth on Simon Muzziotti’s 3-run HR (1).  NicK Maton had 3 hits.  Jake Scheiner (.292) went 2-4.  Jhailyn Ortiz had an outfield assist at second base.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.233) went 1-4 with a run scored, K
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.256) went 1-5 with a run scored, 2 K
  • #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
  • #19 Spencer Howard (6-7, 4.50) – DNP
  • #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – DNP
  • #30 Nick Maton (.276) went 3-4 

Williamsport (16-25) beat Hudson Valley, 6-2.  James McArthur (1.00) pitched five scoreless innings. He allowed 3 hits and a walk, and struck out one.  Randy Alcantara (4-1, 1.95) pitched two innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He blew the save, but did get the win.  Austin Ross (6.39) gave up a run in two innings on a hit and a walk while striking out two.  

The Cutters scored a run in the second inning on Rafael Marchan’s sacrifice fly.  They took the lead for good with a 5-spot in the seventh with two outs on Edwin Rodriguez’ 3-run double, a wild pitch, and Ben Pelletier’s solo HR (4).  Marchan (.308) went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, and sacrifice fly.  Pelletier (.290) went 2-3 with a run scored, HR (4), RBI, HBP. Rodriguez (.354) went 1-4 with a run scored, double, and RBI.

  • #2 Alec Bohm (.192) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/14/18
  • #13 Francisco Morales – (3-2, 6.11) – DNP
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
  • #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.80) – DNP
  • #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 6.00) – 2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

DSL Phillies Red (20-28) DNP

DSL Phillies White (28-19) DNP

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 29th.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/28/18–Philadelphia activated 2B Asdrubal Cabrera.
7/28/18–Philadelphia optioned 2B Jesmuel Valentin to Lehigh Valley
7/28/18–C Rodolfo Duran assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/28/18–C Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood

12 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/29/2018

  1. James McArthur has been impressive as a starter with Wmsprt. In 3 starts, spanning 13 innings, he’s given up only 8 hits and 0 ERs. He has 12 Ks and 5 BBs. The 12th round pick from Mississippi, at 6’7″ 230, must look pretty imposing on the mound.

  2. Pigs game was strange. Ground ball one hop back to de Los Santos with one out bases loaded in 2nd. Couldn’t have been a more perfect DP. de Los Santos drops it and has only a play to 1st. Of course then 5 runs score and it’s effectively game over. Comment on Walding. Either he had an off day or he is a lousy 3B. Missed 2 balls 2 ft right of him and one ball 2 ft left of him. Allowed 5 runs in. Only plays he made were on balls directly at him. He has zero range.

  3. Clearwater Threshers were up 5-0 in the 3rd inning of their 2nd game on Sunday when the rains came. Tough to have that game cancelled. Requena was pitching well. Luke Williams was 2-2 with his 10th homer, a solo shot. Lino (2), Gomez, Gamboa with the other RBIs. Unfortunately, none of those stats count.

  4. Not sure I saw this posted anywhere … Keith Law on Jhailyn Ortiz

    Simon: Jhailyn Ortiz….real deal or just a guy?

    Keith Law: I am completely sold on the bat. I am far from sold that he can play LF.

    1. The only time I’ve ever seen Ortiz in LF was during spring training … when they did their pre-game stretching there on Ashburn Field. I have NEVER seen Ortiz play LF in a game. Never, Keith.

      1. I can only assume KLaw may be putting the cart before the horse, but thinks Ortiz’s final position in the majors will be eventually 1st base, if he thinks he cannot play LF…of course Ortiz is handling RF quite well for the last few years, and he cannot see that or get reports on that!..
        Then again, with almost every organization’s prospect lists, he will have a few head scratcher thrown in somewhere…guarantee.
        He does not like to follow the company line…..that is his schtick I guess..
        He likes to create conversation.

  5. I see JP Crawford is on rehab with the GCL, 4 BB’s in the game. Crazy game from the looks of the boxscore though.

  6. I suspect JPC will be spending most of August on rehab at AAA with the logjam at the big league level

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