Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/2/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (55-51) beat Tampa, 2-0.  J.P. Crawford started at third base and went 0-2 with a run scored and a walk before being replaced by Jose Gomez.  Ramon Rosso tossed a six inning two-hitter walking one and striking out seven.  Jake Hernandez struck out 3 in 1.2 innings.  Addison Ross picked up his seventh save.

The Threshers collected just 4 hits.  Jose Pujols (.301) had a 2-run double in the sixth inning.  Raul Rivas had 2 hits, a run scored, and 2 stolen bases.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
  • #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.64) – DNP
  • #6 Mickey Moniak (.252) – went 0-4 with a K
  • #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.218) – went 0-4 with a K
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.222) – defensive replacement for Crawford in the eighth

GCP Phillies East (21-14) beat the Braves, 6-1.  Victor Santos tossed six, shutout innings.  He allowed 7 hits, walked none, and struck out five.Bailey Cummings (0.96) gave up his second ER in 12 appearances in the bottom of the ninth.  Nicolas Torres (.375) went 3-5 with an RBI.  Carlos Oropeza (.333) went 2-3.  Jake Holmes (.353)  went 3-5 with an RBI. Jack Zoellner (.238) went 2-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI.  Jack Conley (.383) went 2-5 with 2 HR (2) and 2 RBI.  Luke Miller had an outfield assist at second base.

  • #25 Dominic Pipkin (0-1, 3.06) – DNP

GCL Phillies West (18-17) suspended after 4.5 innings with the Tigers East leading, 1-0. Victor Vargas pitched five innings and gave up a solo HR among 5 hits.  He walked one and struck out five.  The Phillies had 3 singles (Gutierrez, Stewarrt, Williams).

  • #14 Luis Garcia (.350) – 0-2 with a K

Lehigh Valley (68-42) beat Buffalo, 6-4.  Drew Anderson gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in six innings.  Tyler Gilbert gave up 2 runs in one inning of relief.  Hector Neris struck out one in an inning.  Pedro Beato notched his 28th save.  Ryan Goins 2-run HR (2) in the sixth tied the game.  Joey Meneses’ bases loaded walk and Adron Chambers 3-run double gave them the lead in the seventh.  Opposing pitcher, Jake Waguespack, struck out 12 IronPigs in 6.1 innings.

  • #8 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 2.70) – DNP
  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos (9-3, 2.51) – DNP
  • #10 Cole Irvin (10-3, 2.77) – DNP
  • #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.248) – recalled by Phillies on 7/31/2018
  • #21 Drew Anderson (8-3, 3.91) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • #28 Tom Eshelman (1-9, 5.97) – DNP

Reading (50-59) beat Trenton, 8-4.  Felix Paulino gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in six innings.  Luke Leftwich got his first AA win.  Jeff Singer got his 9th save.  Austin Listi hit a grand slam HR (7), Deivi Grullon hit a solo HR and SF.  Listi had an outfield assist at second base.

  • #4 Adam Haseley (.343) – went 1-4 with a run scored, K
  • #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-2, 5.19) – DNP
  • #23 Cornelius Randolph (.230) – went 1-4 with an RBI
  • #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.42) – DNP

Lakewood (68-41) lost to Lexington, 4-0.  Will Stewart (2.06) took his first loss with 3 runs in five innings on 6 hits and no walks.  He struck out six.  Luis Ramirez gave up a run on 5 hits in three innings.  Tyler Fallwell struck out 2 in one inning.  The BlueClaws collected 5 hits.  Simon Muzziotti had 2 hits.  Matt Vierling had their only XBH, a double.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.223) DNP
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.252) went 0-4 with a K
  • #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
  • #19 Spencer Howard (6-7, 4.34) – DNP
  • #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – DNP
  • #30 Nick Maton (.277) went 0-4 with 2 K

Williamsport (18-27) beat West Virginia, 2-1.  Manny Silva went 5.2 innings and gave up one run on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Keylan Killgore picked up his 6th save.  Ben Aklinski hit 2 solo HR (6).  Rafael Marchan went 2-4 with a double.  Silva picked a runner off first base.

  • #2 Alec Bohm (.192) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/14/18
  • #13 Francisco Morales – (3-3, 7.11) – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 WP
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
  • #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.54) – DNP
  • #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 6.00) – DNP

DSL Phillies Red (23-29) lost to the Twins, 4-3.

DSL Phillies White (29-22) beat Rangers2, 4-2.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 31st.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/2/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Aaron Loup.
8/2/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Adam Morgan from the paternity list.
8/2/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley
8/2/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
8/2/18–RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
8/2/18–LHP David Parkinson assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
8/1/18–Philadelphia reassigned RHP Edubray Ramos to the minor leagues.
8/1/18–Philadelphia sent SS J.P. Crawford on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
8/1/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
8/1/18–RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/1/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/1/18–Sent LHP Junior Tejada on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
8/1/18–Sent RHP Jake Kinney on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.

26 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/2/2018

  1. Ramon Rosso’s improbably, yet highly entertaining, journey continues. This guy wasn’t pitching professionally 2 years ago after a short stint in the Dodger’s organization. In the last 2 years he’s pitched in the DSL, GCL, A-, A and A+ and he’s been very successful. I’ll be aboard this train until the wheels come off or the ultimate success is achieved.

    Addison Russ is a guy worth keeping an eye on. He’s a 2017, 19th rounder. He wasn’t very good last year saving only 1 game in 5 opportunities but this year, possibly with his less than fashionable sense of eye wear, he’s been 20 for 20 in saves. It could have been that last year was getting used to the realities of pro ball and this year he’s settled into it. Keep up the great work Addy.

    1. Russ and Dohy are both guys who were taken late as afterthoughts who both might be something. very interesting and if even one of those ends up being a ML bullpen arm it is a huge hit

    2. I’ve always wanted him to succeed if for no other reason than it would be cool for Addison Russ to face Addison Russell – such oddly similar and unusual names.

  2. A guy, who will be in my top 30 this year, is Rafael Marchan. He got a pretty good bonus to sign in 2015. He’s 19 and 4th in hitting in the NY-Penn league and you can’t K this guy. He has 10 Ks in 136 ABs. I looked through the NY-Penn batting stats and there’s no one close to how few Ks he has. He also has 9 SBs and that’s rare for a catcher. He’s thrown out 32% of would-be basestealers. He has 4 PBs and 3 Es so far this year. I don’t know how his game calling or framing skills are but he looks like a top notch catcher on paper.

    1. I agree, Marchan is really making people notice. Nicholas Torres is another guy to watch closely and include in your top 30.

      1. Marchan is already in my top 30. Check the box each day just to see his line.

        Going to the Pigs game Sunday. Anyone know who’s on the bump?

  3. I propose we create an injury for Santana and bring up Meneses for 15 days and hope for one of 3 things

    1. Carlos clears waivers
    2. Joey goes on an absolute tear
    3. Carlos comes back with a clear head and starts hitting the ball again

    1. I spent some time the other day praising Mitch Walding for giving it a go after all this while and, while Walding’s OPS is better than Meneses’ OPS, I think Meseses’ performance is more sustainable due to much lower K rates. I don’t see where the Phillies would put him (unless the NL adopts the DH – then the whole equation changes), but he’s probably earned a serious major league tryout on a second division team.

      1. Like to see Meneses come up in Sep…and at least get a few whacks against his old team when the Phillies play them the last two weeks of that month.
        He may have something to prove to them.

      1. Santana had a couple of knocks last night but man if there was ever a guy in need of some time to clear his head its him. His .217/754 OPS in the middle of the L/U is a lead balloon right now.

        I said a few days ago not to sleep on the Nats they are coming and its going to take a lot to hold them off.

        I get that rosters expand but you can still only run 8 hitters out there at a time and there is no way this team is going to have that comfortable of a lead for the division by then to play around.

        1. Perhaps but the Nats schedule gets tougher as the month goes on. Their rotation is weak so they’ll have to score runs to keep pace or catch up.

        2. Santana should not block Meneses, Hall or Lifti in 2019. Certainly not in 2020 given the way Santana is going.

          1. You can never predict the future in baseball, but, by far, the most likely result is that either in 2020 or 2021 Rhys Hoskins will become the Phillies’ first baseman.

  4. It’s good to see Bailey Falter back. I always liked him since he was drafted by Johnny A. Bailey Falter never made any Top 30 and he is a true sleeper since he has a legit MOR potential. Here’s what I have about Bailey Falter based on reports I saw:

    FB – low 90s (T94)
    CB – high 70s. Main out pitch with sharp downward break
    CU – mid 80s. Needs work but with good action and fade

    Delivery – 3/4 slot, nice extension and throws with downhill plane
    Mechanics – loose and repeatable
    Control – projects as above average to plus as supported by his BB/9

  5. Sixto should be pitching soon. Bohm out of walking boot. Maybe I saw that on here and am repeating it? Brain fart sorry

      1. That is very worrisome. At this point he needs to rest and rehab and perhaps play in the AFL?

  6. Hallelujah- Jake Holmes promoted to Williamsport. It feels overdue but he should be able to get some solid experience the rest of the year.

      1. Very surprised by Brito. He hasn’t really excelled in either of his two years in Lakewood. The Phillies must see something the boxscore doesn’t show.

        He’s still just 20.

        1. It does seem like he’s figured some thing out the last couple months. He hasn’t gone on a complete tear but his June and July numbers are solid. I think this qualifies as the Phillies being aggressive with a promotion.

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