Clearwater Threshers Recap – 9/3/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (77-60) open their playoff run tonight with Adonis Medina on the mound.  Alejandro Requena is scheduled to start game two in Daytona.

  • #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)
  • #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.214)
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.250)
  • #16 Jose Gomez (.224)
  • #19 David Parkinson (3-0, 1.24) –

Lehigh Valley (84-56)  beat Rochester, 4-2, scoring 3 runs in the tenth inning.  Ranger Suarez (2.74) pitched six solid innings, allowing one run on four hits.  He walked 2 and struck out three.  Tom Windle (4.17) struck out 2 in one, perfect inning of relief.  Ranfi Casimiro (4-1, 3.67) pitched three innings for the win, allowing just one unearned run in the shootout.

The IronPigs tied the game in the fifth inning with a run on Ryan Goins (.220) sacrifice fly. The game remained tied until fake overtime ensued in the tenth and the teams combined for 4 runs.  Zach Green’s (.248) lead off double drove home the go ahead run.  Nick Rickles (.245) followed with an RBI single.  J.P. Crawford’s two-out, RBI single provided another insurance run.

Casimiro got a fly ball to open the bottom of the tenth, and the runner moved up to third. He scored on a sac fly to Andrew Knapp in LF.  Casimiro got the final out on a strike out. This illustrates why the runner who starts the inning on second is an unearned run if he scores.

Crawford (.259) had 2 hits, an RBI, and 2 K.  He’s 13-24 in his last 8 starts.  I don’t know if I’m ready to trust him against major league pitching though.  Let him finish the IL playoffs.  Mitch Walding (.265) went 2-4 with a double.  Ditto.  Nick Rickles had 3 hits, a run scored, 2 doubles, and an RBI.  Knapp (.250) went 1-3 with a BB and 2 K while starting in LF, no errors.  Joey Meneses (.311) went 0-5 with 3 K.

  • #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.74) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-5, 2.63) –
  • #10 Cole Irvin (14-4, 2.57) –
  • #15 Dylan Cozens (.246) recalled to Philadelphia
  • #20 Drew Anderson (9-4, 3.87) –
  • #27 Tom Eshelman (2-13, 5.84) –

Reading (64-73) lost to Trenton, 2-1.  Josh Tols (3.27) got the spot start and went four innings.  He allowed one hit, a solo HR, walked one, and struck out five.  Aaron Brown (4.88) pitched two scoreless innings.  As did Seth McGarry (3.99).  Kyle Dohy (2-5, 5.56) took the loss when an unearned run crossed the plate in the bottom of the ninth.

The Phils managed just 3 hits.  Darick Hall’s (.224)  15th HR tied the game in the top of the ninth.  Jose Pujols (.270) finished the season with a single, walk, stolen base, and strike out in 3 at bats. Austin Listi (.281) went 0-2 with 2 walks.

  • #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 (2-5, 5.56) – 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K
  • #22 Cornelius Randolph (.241) DNP
  • #23 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.67)

Lakewood (87-51) lost to Delmarva, 9-5 in 13 innings.  Kyle Young made his first Lakewood start since July 4th.  Young (3.10) pitche dfour innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits.  He walked none and struck out one.  He threw a high volume of strikes 34 of 43 pitches (79.1%).  Keylan Kilgore, who was just called up,  opened the fifth inning and retired the two batters he faced.  Luis Ramirez (4.41) pitched 3.1 perfect innings, striking out three.  Luis Carrasco (3.11) pitched three innings.  He stranded the OT runner in the tenth but allowed him to score in the eleventh.  Tyler Fallwell (6.75) allowed the free runner to score in the twelfth.  Then got pasted for 5 runs in the 13th.  Colby Fitch got the final two outs, stranding one of two inherited runners.  He retired the only two batters he faced, one by strike out.

Madison Stokes (.260) and Gregori Rivero (.217) had 3 hits each.  Simon Muzziotti (.263) had 2 hits and an RBI.  Jake Scheiner (.296 had one hit and 2 RBI.  Josh Stephen had an outfield assist at home.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.225) went 1-4 with 2 BB, K
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.252) promoted to Clearwater, August 3rd.
  • #17 Kyle Young (3-3, 3.10) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • #18 Spencer Howard (9-8, 3.78) –
  • #19 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
  • #29 Nick Maton (.256) went 0-6 with 3 K 
  • #30 Simon Muzziotti (.263) went 2-5 with an RBI

Williamsport (32-44) lost to State College, 1-0.  Manuel Silva (2.60) pitched four, 2-hit innings, striking out three.  Ethan Evanko (1.29) pitched a scoreless inning.  Randy Alcantara (2.15) pitched two scoreless.  Blake Bennett (2.84) pitched two innings and gave up an unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks.

The Cutters collected 6 hits.  Ben Pelletier (.277) had 2 hits and a walk.  The team went 0-8 with RISP.  They turned 3 double plays on defense.

  • #2 Alec Bohm (.224) went 1-2 with 2 BB, K
  • #13 Francisco Morales (4-5, 5.27) –
  • #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.

Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
9/3/18–Philadelphia activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL
9/3/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Ben Lively for assignment.
9/3/18–Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
9/3/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Trevor Plouffe from the 7-day DL
9/3/18–Luis Cedeno assigned to Reading from Lakewood
9/3/18–RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Reading from Lakewood
9/3/18–Keylan Killgore assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
9/3/18–Lakewood activated LHP Kyle Young from the 7-day DL
9/2/18–Philadelphia activated 1B Justin Bour
9/1/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Austin Davis from the 10-day DL
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

17 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 9/3/2018

    1. Minimum time on TIL is 3 days. In the past, TIL has usually been used to allow a player to spend time with his family during an illness or other crisis. If you think the “stay” seems “awfully long”, how about a little compassion for what may be a difficult time for the young man and his family. Still none of our business, though.

  1. I hear Joe Jordan won’t be back next season as Director of Player Development. That is a mistake. Joe has done a great job since 2012 overseeing many positive progressions and few mishaps.

    1. I would also like to see him back. Pure conjecture but perhaps it has to do with some limited progress of the top 10 1st round picks.

      1. Or the organization trying to change the hitting methods of the last three OF first round picks, who all seemed to rebound when they were allowed to hit the way they used to hit. This is definitely a big deal in minor league systems.

        1. I would highly doubt the order to stop spraying the ball and focus on power to the pull side came from Joe Jordan given what he has said about supporting young players strengths. Sounds to me like it came from above even him. If I am wrong, and that order did come from Jordan, than this parting of ways would make more sense.

  2. LWD rotation for the playoffs will be:

    1) Andrew Brown
    2) Spencer Howard
    3) Damon Jones

    LWD best starter will not be pitching in the post season.

    1. One arm tied behind their back just to make it fair. Shame, Stewart was my choice for POY with his 2 complete game shutouts and sub 1 WHIP. Kudos to Phllies for having a plan and sticking to it.

  3. Good for system pitching limit on minors, but Irwin, LHV?
    What is thought behind CLW: Medina, Requena, ?. Parkinson? He on pitching Limits?

    Prospects:
    When are Phillies going to see
    #5 /11 Hitting skills degreasing along with
    attitude once again and issue, #23 and #50 have higher ceilings.
    Mid season rankings

      1. He did do his max IP this year..not by much it however washis tops in his baseball career to date.
        2016-68 (college)
        2017-110(college and pros)
        2018-124

  4. Is there a reason Stewart didn’t skip a start or 2 at the end of the season so he could make a Playoff start? Isn’t it valuable to pitch in a Playoff? It is certainly a different animal.

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