Roman Quinn was finally removed from the prospect list. He had been ranked 15th in the organization. Everyone below #15 moved up one and Simon Muzziotti made the list at #30.
The Clearwater Threshers (77-60) closed out their 2018 regular season with a 2-1 loss to the Fort Myers Miracle. Ramon Rosso (2.91) threw three, shutout innings. Probably s he could be available earlier during the playoffs. He allowed 5 hits, walked none, and struck out three. He threw 44 pitches, 33 strikes (75%).
Four relievers got some pre-playoff work in. J.D. Hammer (1-2, 2.79) suffered the loss striking out 3 in his one inning, but being charged with 2 unearned runs. Alberto Tirado (2.18) struck out 3 in two innings. Grant Dyer (4.78) pitched a perfect inning. Addison Russ (1.69) pitched a scoreless inning.
The Threshers collected 5 singles and 2 walks. Luke Williams (.245) had an RBI single.
The victory catapulted Fort Myers into the playoffs. The Miracle ended the second half tied with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, who lost on Sunday. The Miracle was awarded the second-half title based on a head-to-head tie breaker.
The Threshers set records for wins in a month (in a 22-9 August) and wins in a half (45). They posted a 2.13 ERA in August, the best in FSL by nearly a run. The Threshers posted seven shutouts in August – more than three teams had during the entire season. The Threshers’ ERA in the second half (3.02) was more than a run lower than it was in
the first half (4.24).
The playoffs start Tuesday at Spectrum Field. The pitching match ups for the first two games of the three game series have TBD throwing a lot.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
- #3 Adonis Medina (10-4, 4.12)
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.270) DNP
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.214) went 0-4 with 2 K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.250) went 1-3 with a run scored
- #16 Jose Gomez (.224) went 1-3 with a K
- #19 David Parkinson (3-0, 1.24) –
Lehigh Valley (83-56) Lost in a walk off to Rochester, 6-5. Tom Eshelman (5.84) gave up 4 runs in six innings on 7 hits and a walk. He struck out seven. Ben Lively (2.42) and Jeff Singer (19.64) each pitched a perfect inning. Edgar Garcia (0-1, 7.71) blew the save and earned the loss with a mo-out, 2-run HR in the ninth.
The IronPigs collected 5 hits. Andrew Knapp (.235) went 2-4 with a run scored. Danny Ortiz hit a 3-run HR (15). Two Pigs were picked off first.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.91) –
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-5, 2.63) –
- #10 Cole Irvin (14-4, 2.57) –
- #15 Roman Quinn accumulated enough days on active roster to lose prospect status
- #15 Dylan Cozens (.246) recalled to Philadelphia
- #20 Drew Anderson (9-4, 3.87) –
- #27 Tom Eshelman (2-13, 5.84) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR
Reading (64-72) lost to Trenton, 3-0. Harold Arauz (9-7, 4.59) held the Thunder to one earned run in 4.1 innings. Luke Leftwich (3.73) came in and stranded three inherited runners, striking out five in 2.2 innings, but also giving up a run. Kyle Dohy (5.73) pitched a scoreless inning.
The Phils were held to two hits, singles by Cornelius Randolph and Jan Hernandez (.266).
- #4 Adam Haseley (.316) Temporarily Inactive List
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #21 Kyle Dohy (2-4, 6.00) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- #22 Cornelius Randolph (.241) went 1-4
- #23 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.67)
Lakewood (87-50) beat Delmarva, 5-4. Damon Jones (10-7, 3.41) gave up 4 runs (only one ER) on 6 hits and 2 walks in five innings. He struck out six. Connor Brogdon (2.47) pitched two scoreless innings. Zach Warren struck out five in two scoreless innings and picked up his 15th save.
Jose Antequera (.273) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, RBI, and a walk. Matt Vierling (.293) had a hit and 2 RBI.
Jones and Brogdon each picked a runner off first base.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.224) went 0-3 with a BB, K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.252) promoted to Clearwater, August 3rd.
- #17 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
- #18 Spencer Howard (9-8, 3.78) –
- #19 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #29 Nick Maton (.260) DNP
- #30 Simon Muzziotti (.260) went 1-4
Williamsport (32-42) lost to State College, 9-1. Francisco Morales (4-5, 5.27) gave up 3 runs in six innings. He struck out six. Robinson Martinez (4.15) and Abdallah Aris (4.28) combined to give up 6 runs on 9 hits in the final three innings.
Ben Aklinski (.259) went 2-4 with a triple. Jesus Henriquez (.221) had a double and RBI. Jake Holmes (.253) and Lenin Rodriguez (.228) had the Cutters other 2 hits.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.219) went 0-4 with a K
- #13 Francisco Morales (4-5, 5.27) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HR
- #25 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
- #28 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) –
The GCL Phillies East finished in first place in the GCL North Division with a 30-24 record. They lost a one-game semifinal on the road against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
- #24 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 3.64) made 10 appearances, 8 starts. In limited action, he pitched 29.2 innings. In a SSS, he posted a 1.180 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 5.5 K/9.
The GCL Phillies West finished in second place in the GCL Northwest Division with a 30-24 (.556) record.
- #14 Luis Garcia finished the season with a league best .369 AVG. His .433 OBP placed third, his .488 SLG placed 13th, and his .921 OPS placed seventh. These were not only team leading but also the best of both Phillies GCL entries. Garcia’s 33 runs scored were fourth in the league following team mate Yerwin Trejo’s 40. He led the league with 62 hits. Placed second with 32 RBI. Trejo’s 23 stolen bases led the league, Garcia had 12.
The DSL Phillies Red finished the season 31-40 (.437) in fifth place in the DSL South Division.
The DSL Phillies White finished the season 39-33 (.542) in fourth place in the DSL San Pedro Division.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 2nd.
9/1/18–Philadelphia activated SS Pedro Florimon from the 60-day DL
9/1/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-day DL
9/1/18–Philadelphia designated 3B Jesmuel Valentin for assignment.
9/1/18–Toronto claimed RHP Mark Leiter Jr. off waivers from Philadelphia
9/1/18–Philadelphia recalled RF Dylan Cozens from Lehigh
9/1/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh
9/1/18–Philadelphia recalled CF Aaron Altherr from Lehigh
9/1/18–LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
9/1/18–Clearwater placed 1B Kyle Martin on the 7-day DL
9/1/18–1B Quincy Nieporte assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood