Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/11/2018

Sorry for missing yesterday’s recap.  We drove up from Clearwater and opted to drive straight thru rather than stop half way.  I’m still beat, and my laptop doesn’t have the functionality that I’m used to on my desktop.  So, here’s the start of those really truncated Recaps I promised.

Old news, we traded McKenzie Mills to Miami for 1B Justin Bour.  I got this message while on the road.  Alec Bohm was activated, and made a rehab start in the GCL.  His only playing half of a game is no big deal.  The Phillies do this a lot.  J.P. Crawford was eased back into action recently playing half games his three appearances.

And last night, Wilson Ramos made his first rehab appearance with the Threshers, and played just five innings.

The Clearwater Threshers (62-54) lost to St. Lucie, 11-0.  Mickey got one of the Threshers’ three hits.  Mets pitchers struck out 14 Threshers.  Alejandro Requena gave up 5 runs.  Blake Quinn allowed 2 inherited runners to score and gave up the other six runs.

GCP Phillies East (23-19) game v. Braves was suspended due to rain, no score.

GCL Phillies West (24-20) swept the Tigers East, 4-3 and 2-1.  Ben Brown won game one.  Jake Kinney struck out two in one inning.  Logan O’Hoppe had two sac flies.  Luis Garcia went 1-3 with a double.  Victor Vargas and junior Tejada combined to strike out 11 in 9 innings.  Abrahan Gutierrez had 2 hits and an RBI.  Yerwin Trejo stole 3 bases (19).

Lehigh Valley (71-47) beat Louisville, 7-6 in ten innings.  Hector Neris struck out the side in one inning and got the win.  Pedro Beato got his 30th save.  Joey Meneses had 3 hits and an RBI.  Zach Green and Matt McBride had 2 hits each.  Danny Ortiz had 2 hits and 3 RBI.

Reading (57-60) beat Binghamton, 4-3.  Deivi Grullon hit a 2-run HR.  Jeff Singer earned his 11th save. 

Lakewood (73-44) lost to Hickory, 2-1.  Andrew Brown pitched six, two-hit, shutout innings.  The BlueClaws were held to 4 hits.

Williamsport (23-31) beat Batavia, 3-2 in ten innings.  Jhordany Mezquita struck out 5 in two innings.  He and 3 relievers struck out 16 Muckdogs.  Jonathan Guzman and Jesse Wilkening had  2 hits each.  Danny Mayer, Jake Holmes, and Wilkening had an RBI each.

DSL Phillies Red (26-34) lost to Cardinals Blue, 4-0.

DSL Phillies White (34-26) lost to the Cardinals Red, 7-6.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)

8/11/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/11/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies West.
8/11/18–Clearwater sent RHP JD Hammer on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/11/18–Philadelphia sent C Wilson Ramos on a rehab assignment to Clearwater 
8/10/18–Philadelphia activated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day disabled list.
8/10/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Jake Thompson for assignment.
8/10/18–Miami traded 1B Justin Bour and cash to Philadelphia  for LHP McKenzie Mills.
8/10/18–RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading  
8/10/18–Reading   activated 2B Emmanuel Marrero from the 7-day DL.
8/10/18–Williamsport  sent 3B Alec Bohm on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.

19 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/11/2018

  1. Was worried about you Jim…and was jonesing for the daily update. Glad u arrived safely. Enjoy the lively Pa weather we have been having.

    Still hoping to see Meneses get a visit to Philly as well.

    1. Not sure how much he’s seen of Grullon, but KLaw is not very impressed …

      Brian: Deivi Grullon was once a prospect. He’s having a big AA year and the splits are fairly even. Is he on the prospect radar at all?

      Keith Law: No, he’s terrible. He can really throw, but that’s about it.

      1. See, this is why is dislike Keith law! Who is he to call any kid terrible?? If you don’t think he can play, just say he is an organizational type, but to say he is terrible when Keith law never played a lick is ridiculous and shameful. I’m not sayin if you did not play you cannot have an opinion but to be derogatory is another matter entirely

        1. Keith Law is the typical guy that got picked last on the playground and now he thinks he knows everything. I have seen him in person and he thinks he is all that. I don’t even think he can throw a baseball.

        2. KLaw has made mistakes in the past on prospects and admits the oversights.
          Even Nick Williams seems to be coming around, still remains to be seen how far he will advacne however.
          KLaw had him ‘as a prospect, just not a good one’
          It may be the way he uses the English language to describe the prospects that may be a little over-the-top.
          Eric L. does a btter job and gets his message across without the degrading of the prospect.
          His take on Mickey Moniak two months ago was rather harsh also…something to the effect, Moniak’s swing for contact was below average or something to that effect

          1. Romus, Law’s take on Moniak’s swing is interesting. I wonder when he or his contact saw him. Moniak has gone through a swing adjustment during this season. An obvious one. Even I was able to pick up on it.

            1. Yeah…….I need to research what his actual wording was.
              Somehow I recall Haseley and Moniak were lumped together in the analysis.
              So it was back in June sometime.
              I think Hinkie would know, since he may be subscribed to the ESPN Insider for KLaw.
              I do remember his take on Hall….’a one-trick pony’….I found that funny.
              Because , that is the one trick that everyone wants primary and foremost in a first baseman…the power tool.

            2. We suggested to Hall that he be proactive and ask to take balls at third and in the outfield during ST to increase his options. “Tricks” Law might not be aware of.

        1. It is not Law and his opinion I discount, it is a guy who talks down about kids I have no use for. You can voice your opinion good or bad without disparaging human beings and to say Gruillon is terrible is again, shameful and it is not the first time I’ve heard Law speak about kids that way.

          1. I don’t disagree that Law comes off, uh, “bleep”ish, but these players are professional athletes who are actually young adults, not children. Grullon is a 22 year old young man and I don’t think saying that a professional athlete is terrible is shameful. Just my two cents.

  2. Glad your back. Cannot start my day without your insight.
    McKenzie Mills promotion and then trade made sense. Came to Phillies with high numbers but never able to settle in. BB, HB and Clearwater SP numbers. Good Luck MCKenzie . Promotion and Medina still in A+ a little confusing. Guess Phillies have a Plan

  3. Wilson Ramos 3 for 3 today as the DH with 3 doubles for the Threshers.
    He could be on the 25 later this week vs the Mets.
    Of course, Gabe will try to get him up by Tuesday vs the Sox I would think.

    1. He’s only caught 5 innings so far. Does catching tax your hamstring much? I would think so. I would think they’d want him to catch 9 innings before recalling him. Maybe he’ll catch 9 on Monday and come up Tuesday. Good bye Knapp. The LHV lineup is going to look pretty good the last week of August with Altherr, Knapp, Cozens, Valentin, and Kingery or Crawford. And Meneses will outhit all of them and not get called up. It’s a shame for the guy.

  4. hoping kingery gets the ride up to the valley. he needs and deserves to get regular reps to improve his game… whether the f.o. will admit it or not – he wasn’t ready for the show, and he is a better 2nd baseman than a shortstop. here’s hoping he improves his game at LHV

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