Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/25/2018

The Clearwater Threshers and Dunedin Blue Jays were rained out Saturday night. Lakeland won and picked up a half game.  The rain hurt Dunedin more.  They were scheduled to play a double header.  One game can be made up on Sunday, but the other was cancelled. Elimination numbers remain seven and four respectively.

The Clearwater Threshers (71-57) game against Charlotte was postponed by heavy rain and lightning.  They will make up the game as part of a double header Sunday.  The probables are Mauricio Llovera and Bailey Falter.  

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
  • #3 Adonis Medina (9-4, 4.31) – DNP
  • #6 Mickey Moniak (.260)
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.237)
  • #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.212)
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.222) DNP
  • #20 David Parkinson (2-0, 1.17) –

GCP Phillies East (30-24) lost to the Yankees East, 4-1.  Gabriel Cotto was lifted after 1.2 innings and 2 ER.  He gave up 2 hits and walked three.  His fastball was 82-85 mph.  Gabriel Yanez entered and got the one batter he was supposed to retire, stranding two inherited runners.  Ben Lively struck out three and allowed a hit in two rehab innings.  He walked none.  Justin Miller struck out four in two innings.  Daniel Vilchez was tagged for an unearned run in one inning.  Taylor Lehman pitched a clean inning.  Hsin-Chieh Lin pitched a scoreless ninth.  The Phillies scored their only run when Jack Conley singled, Carlos De La Cruz doubled him to third, and he scored on a wild pitch.

East travels to Palm Beach Sunday to take on the Cardinals in a one-game playoff.  The game starts at noon.

  • #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 3.64) – DNP

GCL Phillies West (30-24) lost to the Blue Jays, 5-3.  Jose Conopoima pitched four, one-run innings.  Leonel Aponte gave up 2 runs in two innings.  Jaylen Smith pitched a scoreless inning.  Sati Santa Cruz gave up the two winning runs in the eighth.  Luis Matos had 2 RBI.  Logan O’Hoppe hasd 2 hits.  Rixon Wingrove had 2 hits including a double.  O’Hoppe stole his second base.

  • #14 Luis Garcia (.369) DNP

Lehigh Valley (78-53) walked off against Scranton, 2-1 on J.P. Crawford’s RBI single.  Jerad Eickhoff pitched six, four-hit innings in a rehab start.  Mark Leiter gave up an unearned run. Tyler Gilbert pitched a no-hit inning.  And, Pedro Beato picked up the win.  Danny Ortiz tied the game in the seventh inning with a solo HR (14).  Crawford, Joey Meneses, Ortiz, and Logan Moore had 2 hits each.

  • #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.92) –
  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-4, 2.43) –
  • #10 Cole Irvin (12-4, 2.71)
  • #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.229) went 0-4
  • #21 Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.75) –
  • #28 Tom Eshelman (2-13, 5.83) –

Reading (62-67) lost to Portland, 4-3.  Connor Seabold gave up 4 runs in six innings.  Josh Tols pitched two clean innings.  Seth McGarry pitched one.  Pedro Florimon had 2 hits in a rehab start.  Drew Stankiewicz had an RBI double.  Austin Listi had an RBI single.

  • #4 Adam Haseley (.316) was added to the Temporarily Inactive List
  • #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-4, 6.63) –
  • #23 Cornelius Randolph (.244) DNP
  • #24 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.91) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR

Lakewood (80-49)  crushed Hickory, 11-2.  Julian Garcia pitched seven strong innings giving up 2 runs on seven hits and striking out nine.  Connor brogdon struck out 4 in two scoreless innings.

Gregori Rivero had 3 hits, a double, and 4 RBI.  Rodolfo Duran had 2 hits including a 2-run HR (18).  Simon Muzziotti, Jake Scheiner, Jhailyn Ortiz, and Nick Maton had 2 hits each.  Maton had a solo HR (8).

Simon Muzziotti had 2 outfield assists (at second and third).

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.226) went 2-4 with 3 runs scored, HR (12), RBI, BB, 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 (8-8, 3.92) –
  • #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
  • #30 Nick Maton (.262) went 2-5 with a run score, HR (8), RBI, K

Williamsport (28-39) lost to Batavia, 4-2.  Ben Brown made his first start for Williamsport and gave up 3 ER in five innings.  Ethan Evanko pitched three, two-hit innings.  Ben Pelletier hit a solo HR (9).  Ben Aklinski had 2 hits and an RBI.  Jesse Wilkering had 3 hits including a double.  Pelletier threw out a runner at home.  Evanko picked a runner off first.

  • #2 Alec Bohm (.208) went 1-4 with a double
  • #13 Francisco Morales (4-3, 5.52) – DNP
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
  • #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
  • #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) –

DSL Phillies Red (31-40) lost to the Nationals, 2-1.

DSL Phillies White (39-33) beat the Tigers1, 3-1.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 25th.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/25/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Jose Taveras outright to Reading
8/25/18–RF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/25/18–LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/25/18–RHP Edgar Garcia assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/25/18–Reading placed LF Adam Haseley on the temporarily inactive list
8/25/18–Brian Mims assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
8/25/18–RHP Ben Brown assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West
8/23/18–Philadelphia placed 1B Justin Bour on the 10-day DL. Left oblique strain.
8/23/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Luis Avilan.
8/23/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right index finger blister.
8/23/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/23/18–Philadelphia recalled C Andrew Knapp from Lehigh Valley
8/23/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Ryan Goins from the 7-day DL
8/23/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/23/18–RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/23/18–RHP Jack Perkins assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Ethan Evanko assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/22/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Jose Taveras for assignment.

11 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/25/2018

  1. Sati Santa Cruz, a 21 yo,righty, 32nd rounder last year has 23 BBs in 17+ IP. He has 11 Ks. Last year, he had 10 BBs in 8 games and 11 Ks. Gabriel Cotto has 16 BBs in 15 IP and 15 Ks. For a guy who pitches in the low to mid-80s, a BB+ an inning is not good. At least he’s a lefthanded, 7th round pick and only 18. I’m just listing the facts.

  2. Yesterday was the last game for the DSL teams. Also yesterday, I listed some of the hitting stars for the 2 teams. Today, I’ll list a few pitchers.

    Cristian Hernandez is a 17 yo with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He had 49 Ks and 10 BBs. He’s listed at 6’3″ 180 so he could grow some more. He also gave up 10 unearned runs and 18 ERs. I think we’ll see a lot of unearned runs especially in the DSL. Manuel Urias, another 17 yo had a 1.95 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. He’s 6’6″ 200 so he’s intriguing. Luis Gomez, yet another 17 yo, started the year with Red team and didn’t pitch very well but when they shifted him to the White, things changed. He finished with a 1.40 ER and a .67 WHIP for the White. He’s a 6’1″ righty. Efrain Morales, 17 yo pitched for the White first and then was switched to the Red. He had a 1.80 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP for Red. He’s a 6′ righty.

    Juan Miranda is an intriguer. He’s 19 but had a .99 ERA and .72 WHIP. He was 7 for 7 in saves and then used him as a starter late in the season. He was equally useful in both roles. In fact he had a 0.00 ERA and .55 WHIP in 10 relief appearances. He’s listed as 5’11” but the Phils might like to take a closer look at him. Israel Puello is another 17 yo who is 6’3″ and had some very good games and a few stinkers. He K’ed 60 in 65 IP. He also had a lot of BBs so some of those crappy starts were self-inflicted. Luis Pacheco, a 19 yo, had a 2.00 ERA with 61 K’s in 63 IP. He’s not young for the DSL but might cause the Phils to take a deeper look.

    There are a lot of young pitchers in the DSL so I’m sure I missed a couple of good solid prospects.

    1. RHP Israel Puello was a fairly large singing bonus in last year’s class, $450Kplus, so the Phillies do have higher expectations and more of an investment in him.

  3. RHP Jose Taveras, designated for assignment earlier, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Reading. And RHP Edgar Garcia was promoted to Lehigh Valley

      1. Yes…he should be.
        Phillies do have a real stable of relievers coming up thru the ranks ….all in the next 2/3 years….JD Hammer,Tyler Gilbert, as mentioned Edgar Garcia, Kyle Dohy, Addison Russ, local kid Zach Warren, Connor Brogdon,and Jakob Hernandez.

    1. Sort of the same as last week, topping around 91 (could’ve hit higher, wasn’t paying as much attention to that this game). What he did do early on was run a lot of high counts, he settled down a little bit after that. He did get out of a few jams, so his stat line is a tad misleading. Not sure how he’ll help philly come September whether it’s moving pivetta to the pen or whatnot.

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