Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/4/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (57-51) shut out Bradenton, 1-0 on 2 hits.  Jerad Eickhoff retired 6 batters in two rehab innings, striking out two before turning the game over to David Parkinson who tosses seven 2-hit innings.  He walked two and struck out seven.  He threw 74.7% strikes (56/75).

The Threshers were held to 3 hits and one walk.  They scored the game’s only run in the seventh inning on Kyle Martin’s sacrifice fly.  J.P Crawford went 1-3 with a run scored. Henri Lartigue and Edgar Cabral also had hits.  Their only other base runner reached on a fielding error.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
  • #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.96) – DNP
  • #6 Mickey Moniak (.252) – went 0-4 
  • #12 Daniel Brito went 0-4 with 2 K 
  • #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.219) – DNP
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.223) – went 0-3 with a K
  • #20 David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

GCP Phillies East (21-15) beat Yankees West, 3-1.  Mario Sanchez tossed a perfect rehab inning, 3 ground balls.  Dominic Pipkin got he win with three scoreless innings.  Kyle Arjona made his professional debut and struck out 2 in a perfect inning.  Mark Potter followed with two,scoreless innings.  Brian Auerbach struck out two in an inning.  And, Bailey Cummings picked up his second save in a one-run inning.  

Luke Miller (.294) went 2-3 and provided all the offense the Phillies would need with 3-run HR (2).

  • #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 2.61) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

GCL Phillies West (19-17) no game scheduled.

  • #14 Luis Garcia (.377) – DNP

Lehigh Valley (69-43) split a double header with Syracuse, losing 3-1 and winning 11-5.

Game One:  Tom Eshelman pitched a seven inning, complete game.  He gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, one walk, and 5 strike outs.  All three runs scored on the 2 HRs he gave up. The IronPigs managed just 3 hits and 2 walks.  Aaron Altherr went 1-1 with 2 walks.

  • #28 Tom Eshelman (2-10, 5.48) – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Game Two:  In a bullpen game, Jake Thompson pitched two innings and gave up a run on 2 hits.  Mark Leiter got the win pitching two innings and giving up a run on 3 hits.  Edubray Ramos gave up a 3-run HR in his inning.  Hector Neris struck out 2 in his.  And Pedro Beato finished with a clean inning of his own.

The IronPigs put the game away with a 6-run fourth inning.  Valentin and Cowgill each had 2 hits and 2 runs scored at the top of the order.  Altherr went 1-1 with an RBI, SF, and 2 walks.  Joey Meneses (.314) went 3-3 with a double, HR (21), 4 RBI, and a walk.  Zach Green went 2-4 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI.  Matt McBride went 1-3 with a solo HR (9), 2 RBI, and a walk.  Jiandido Tromp had an outfield assist.

  • #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) – DNP
  • #28 Tom Eshelman (2-10, 5.48) – DNP

Reading (51-60) beat Bowie, 7-4.  Alexis Rivero gave up 1 run on 2 hits and 4 walks in 4.2 innings.  Seth McGarry got the win with an ineffective inning of work.  Kyle Dohy salvaged McGarry’s bases loaded situation and retired the four batters he faced.  Edgar Garcia gave up a 2-run HR in his one inning.  Jeff Singer walked the bases loaded in the ninth withouot getting an out.  Josh Tols conceded a run on a bunt ground out then struck out the next two batters for his first save.

Jose Pujols went 2-4 with a 3-run HR (1) in the sixth.  Jan Hernandez followed with a solo shot (13).  Cornelius Randolph and Deivi Grullon each had 2 hits.  Grullon picked a runner off third base.

  • #4 Adam Haseley (.338) – went 1-5 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, 4.50) – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #23 Cornelius Randolph (.233) – went 2-5 with a run scored, RBI, 2 K
  • #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.42) – DNP

Lakewood (70-41) swept Lexington, 3-2 (in ten) and 1-0 (in eight).

Game One:  Andrew Brown gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in seven innings.  He struck out six.  Luis Carrasco walked 4 and struck out 4 in two innings.  Connor Brogdon picked up the win with a perfect inning.  Jake Scheiner provided the early runs with an RBI double and a solo HR (11).  They scored the winning run on a throwing error.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.220) went 0-4 with 2 K
  • #30 Nick Maton (.274) went 0-3 with a BB, 3 K

Game Two:  Gustavo Armas pitched seven, 5-hit innings walking none and striking out six. Zach Warren struck out the side to pick up the win.  Matt Vierling drove home the winning run on a sac fly.  The BlueClaws won in spite of collecting only 2 hits.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.218) went 0-3 with a K
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.252) promoted to Clearwater, August 3rd.
  • #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) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
  • #30 Nick Maton (.274) went 0-1 with 2 BB

Williamsport (20-27) swept West Virginia, 5-2 and 1-0.

Game One:  Colton Eastman pitched two innings, giving up a run on 3 hits.  Jack Perkins got the win with three innings of one-run ball, striking out four.  Keylan Killgore picked up his seventh save with two, one-hit innings.  Ben Pelletier (.283) went 3-3 with a double, HBP, 2 RBI.  Matt Kroon also went 3-3.  Danny Mayer hit his third HR.

  • #29 Colton Eastman (0-2,5.63) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Game Two:  James McArthur pitched 5.1 shutout innings giving up 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out eight.  He left with a runner on base and Rafael Carvajal closed it out but not without some drama, allowing 3 base runners in 1.2 innings.  Seth Lancaster drove in the game’s only run.  Edwin Rodriguez went 2-3.

  • #2 Alec Bohm (.192) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/14/18
  • #13 Francisco Morales – (3-3, 7.11) – DNP
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
  • #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.54) – DNP
  • #29 Colton Eastman (0-2,5.63) – DNP

DSL Phillies Red (23-31) lost to the Mets1, 5-2.

DSL Phillies White (29-23) lost to the Mets2, 7-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 3rd.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/4/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
8/4/18–Trevor Bettencourt assigned to Clearwater from GCL Phillies East.
8/4/18–Clearwater placed RHP Will Hibbs on the 7-day DL
8/4/18–RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to GCL Phillies East.
8/4/18–RHP Kyle Arjona assigned to GCL Phillies East.
8/4/18–RHP Yoan Antonac assigned to GCL Phillies East.
8/3/18–RF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/3/18–Lehigh Valley released OF Adron Chambers.
8/3/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/3/18–RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/3/18–Lehigh Valley placed C Nick Rickles on the 7-day DL. Left forearm contusion.
8/3/18–Lehigh Valley placed LHP Tom Windle on the temporarily inactive list.
8/3/18–Lehigh Valley activated 1B Matt McBride from the 7-day DL.
8/3/18–RF Jose Pujols assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/3/18–2B Daniel Brito assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
8/3/18–SS Madison Stokes assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/3/18–SS Jake Holmes assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
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.

19 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/4/2018

  1. Whoa!! Jhailyn Ortiz is in a SLUMP. Idk what the numbers are but it ain’t pretty. The outfielder of note now seems to be Jose Pujos, who has been promoted to Reading and deservedly so. I’m not sure what he projects at but coming along nicely.

    1. Slump is hardly the word for what he’s going through. Let’s say he fell asleep after the July 20th game and he’s been sleep walking through the last 14 games. He’s had 4 hits in his last 55 ABs with 29 Ks. He’s gone 15 straight games with at least 1 K. He could use a couple of games off to hopefully clear his head.

        1. Ortiz had a very rough first 6 weeks or so of the 2018 season, then did alright for a couple months and was at least holding his own until recently. But the last 2+ weeks have been brutal.

          1. Remember that Ortiz is only 19 years old and is under age for his league. He needs to be rested for a little bit.

  2. Though Parkinson did not start the game in his CLW debut, but did excellent work for his seven innings pitched in ‘relief’…Game Score of 80

      1. Being a southpaw that is not bad however. Dallas Keuchel usually sits at 90 or below.

  3. They aren’t on most prospect lists but…

    Many 3rd day picks of college pitchers continue to shine: Parkinson, Dohy, Russ, Warren.

    And Joey Meneses is begging for a chance. He’s gotta be a Sept callup. I’d rather see him than Cozens, but I understand it’s due to the 40-man.

  4. Parkinson, meneses, Jose Pujols continue to be en fuego…

    Jake scheinerand Ben Pelletier get an honorable mention…
    Joey Meneses (.314) went 3-3 with a double, HR (21), 4 RBI, and a walk… Is he a late bloomer or a AAAA player…

    1. Jose Pujols has really improved his game. He’s 22 and definitely has a shot. Like most of our hitting prospects, the proof will be in AAA performance. Still, with him and Haseley, and Randolph improving and Listi and Meneses hanging around the upper minors are becoming more interesting.

  5. Andrew Brown is another Lakewood pitcher who’s been really good this season. I guess he was the odd man out to start the year so he hasn’t gotten much attention but his numbers are great and he even had a good spot start in Clearwater. There was a scouting report posted here awhile ago that wasn’t glowing but he’s probably done enough to be worth keeping an eye on.

    I’m becoming a Ben Pelletier fan. He’s got some work to do against LHPs – in 40 at-bats he has a .525 OPS, 0 BBs and 16 Ks – but he’s really hit RHPs well. He’s got an .893 OPS against them. He’s also a righthanded batter, so I guess he just didn’t see many lefties growing up playing in Canada.

  6. Some quick takes from the Reading – Bowie game. Adam Hasely was stinging the ball in a way that doesn’t get represented in the box score. Pujols really launched on Dillon Tate, who I guess is still considered a highly rated prospect but didn’t flash greatness last night. And Diez, the guy who apparently tipped the scale in the Machado trade looked pretty meh to this observer. Hope to get to the game today to double check some of these impressions. Rivero just looked like he ran out of gas in the 5th inning. He rolled through the first four.

    1. Rivero has really been a reliever for the last 3/4 years, maybe they are trying to stretch him out or maybe they needed an emergency starter.

    1. Steve, Pujols grand slam was ticketed off the bat. A no doubter. Pujols seems to be thriving with runners on base. Harold Arauz started today and was pretty unimpressive. Cornelius Randolph made a very nice diving catch on a sinking line drive to LF. Hasely was given the day off.

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