Limited action Monday night. Very little action in the Threshers’ second game against Tampa where they were no-hit through the seven innings of regulation, and won in the shootout.
The Clearwater Threshers (59-52) swept Tampa, 4-3 and 1-0, both in eight innings.
Game One: Mauricio Llovera gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in the first inning on a fielding error, single, and 2 doubles. But he settled down and retired 17 batters in order through the completion of the sixth inning. He struck out seven. Addison Russ grabbed the win with two, no-run, no-hit innings. He walked one, struck out two, and survived the OT runner.
The Threshers chipped away with runs in the second, fifth, and sixth innings. They converted the OT runner into the game-winning run in the eighth inning.
Luke Williams singled in the second inning and stole second. He moved to third on Kyle Martin’s single and scored on Raul Rivas sacrifice fly.
Gabriel Lino led off the fifth with a solo HR (2). Mickey Moniak’s two-out triple was squandered.
Martin tied the game with a two-out HR (3) in the sixth.
J.P. Crawford started the eighth on second base. He moved to third on Henri Lartigue’s ground out to the right side and scored on Williams’ sacrifice fly.
Moniak, Martin, and Lino each had 2 hits. Crawford went 0-2 with a run scored, 2 walks, and a strike out. Arquimedes Gamboa, Williams, and Kevin Markham each stole a base.
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.256) went 2-3 with a double, triple, BB, K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.125) entered as a PR for DH Lino in the seventh
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.217) – went 1-4 with a K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.224) DNP
Game Two: Not only were the Threshers no-hit in this game, but they were on the wrong end of a seven-inning perfecto. Their first base runner was the OT runner placed at second base as part of the commissioner’s speed-up initiative.
Speedy Luke Williams started the eighth inning on second base He advanced to third when the SS dropped a throw on a fielder’s choice at third on a ball put in play by Kevin Markham. Edgar Cabral moved Markham to second with a ground out to the right side. Williams scored on a fielder’s choice at home by Daniel Brito when he beat the throw from the first baseman.
The Tarpons’ Deivi Garcia, a 19-year old, struck out 12 of the 21 batters he faced.
The Threshers’ McKenzie Mills was also pretty good. He pitched seven innings and gave up three hits and a walk, but also hit a couple batters. Mills allowed a two-out triple in the first inning and hit a batter, but kept the Tarpons off the board. He allowed four base runners over the next six innings, ending the third and fourth innings by picking runners off first base. He then picked a runner off second base in the fifth inning, making the Tarpons 0-3 in steal attempts. He retired the final seven batters he faced.
Alberto Tirado entered in the eighth and stranded the OT runner at second base fir his first save.
The last time Mills faced the Tarpons (on August 1st), they ran crazy on him. They stole 5 base in 6 attempts (his catcher was Edgar Cabral in that game). His improvement in this game with runners on base was exceptional.
This was the third time this season that Mills faced a team in back-to-back starts. He pitched at Lakewood on May 3rd and 9th, and home-and-home against Florida on July 13th and 19th. On both occasions he got pasted in the second game, lasting one inning on May 9th and giving up 6 runs (4 ER) on July 19th. When he faced Tampa on August 1st, he gave up 3 ER on 4 hits and walked five. Monday’s line is even more impressive in that light.
(FYI: the last time an FSL team won a game without a hit was on August 23, 1992. The winning team was the Clearwater Phillies over the Winter Haven Red Sox. They scored on a walk, walk, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice bunt. Note, both teams were no-hit on that day.)
- #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 (.254) went 0-3 with 2 K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.091) went 0-3 with an RBI, K, SB
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.215) went 0-3 with a K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.222) went 0-2 with a K
- #20 David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00) – DNP
GCP Phillies East (21-15) no game scheduled.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 2.61) –
GCL Phillies West (19-18) lost to the Yankees East, 7-3. Ben Brown (2.95) lasted 3.2 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. The bullpen (Junior Tejada, Jaylen Smith, Adam Cox, and Sati Santa Cruz) combined to hold the Yankees to two unearned runs over the remaining 5.1 innings. Yerwin Trejo and Luis Garcia both went 2-4 with a run scored from the top of the order. D.J. Stewart and Trent Bowles each had an RBI.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.382) went 2-4 with a run scored
Lehigh Valley (70-43) no game scheduled.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 3.12)
- #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 (52-60) no game scheduled.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.338)
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-2, 4.50) – DNP
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.235)
- #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.42) – DNP
Lakewood (70-42) no game scheduled.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.217)
- #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) –
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #30 Nick Maton (.270)
Williamsport (21-28) lost to Auburn, 11-6. Ben Pelletier (.284) went 3-5 with his 5th HR, 2 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Edwin Rodriguez (.333) went 2-5 with an RBI. Jake Holmes (.329) went 2-4 with a run scored. Brayan Gonzalez added 2 hits and 3 RBI. But, the Cutters committed 4 errors, leading to 3 unearned runs. Ethan Lindow pitched five innings and gave up 5 runs (4 ER). Abdallah Aris pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs (1 ER). Oscar Marcelino pitched one inning and gave up 4 runs (3 ER).
- #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, 3.82) – DNP.
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2,5.63) – DNP
DSL Phillies Red (24-31) beat the Angels, 12-7.
DSL Phillies White (31-24) beat the D-backs2, 7-3.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 6th.
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–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–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.