Clearwater (1-2) beat Dunedin 8-3.
Alejandro Requena (1-0, 1.80) had a strong outing. He pitched 5.0 innings and held the Blue Jays to one run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking our eight. He threw 72 pitches, 52 for strikes (66.7%). He throws a 4-pitch mix of FB, CB, SL, CH. He had preety good command of each, hitting his spots, keeping the Jays batters off balance, and pitching backward sometimes to great effect.
Requena’s FB was 91-93 but he touched 94 and popped 95 once. He pretty much abandoned it over his final three innings, mixing it in occasionally with his off-speed stuff.
Grant Dyer (4.50) followed with 2.0 innings in relief. He gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out three. Austin Ross (6.75) gave up a hit in 1.0 innings striking out two. Jonathan Hennigan pitched around a fielding error and struck out the side in the ninth.
The Threshers struck first with 2 runs in the first inning on Matt Vierling’s 2-run double. They added a run in the third on Roman Quinn’s mammoth solo HR. Dunedin closed to within 2 runs,but the threshers restored their 3-run lead with a run in the sixth on a ground out. The Jays made it a one-run game in the seventh, but the Threshers came right back to put the game away with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning on Jake Scheiner’s RBI single, Nick Maton’s 2-run single, and Madison Stokes’ RBI single.
The Threshers amassed 13 hits. Roman Quinn went 3-3 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, HR, BB, and sacrifice. Simon Muzziotti, Matt Vierling, Nick Maton, and Madison Stokes each had 2 hits. Vierling, Maton, and Stokes had 2 RBI each. Vierling, Maton, and Quinn each stole a base.
Quinn showed great range running down a ball in left center at the wall.
Duran picked a runner off second.
Fourteen Threshers struck out. Jesus Alastre went 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts looking.
Threshers pitchers combined to strike out 16 Blue Jays.
- #5 Spencer Howard (0-1, 6.23) –
- #12 Simon Muzziotti went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, double
- #17 Kyle Young
- #18 Nick Maton went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI, SB
- #19 Rodolfo Duran went 1-5
- #20 Daniel Brito –
Lehigh Valley (2-1) swept Rochester (12-3 and 4-1).
Game One: Jerad Eickhoff (1-0, 3.60) held the Red Wings to 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Victor Arano had a successful appearance, retiring 3 batters on 10 pitches. He struck out one batter swinging and threw 7 strikes (70%). Tyler Gilbert started the 7th and final inning. He retired the first 2 batters and apeared to have the final out on a ground ball to second. An error extended the inning. He was lifted after allowing an RBI double. Tom Windle entered and issued a walk before getting the final out.
The IronPigs unleashed a 12-run, 14-hit attack. They scored 4 runs in the first inning on a 3-run HR by Mitch Walding and a solo shot by Lane Adams. They added 2 runs in the second on a ground out and an RBI single by Jan Hernandez. They picked up 3 more in the fourth on a fielding error and a 2-run single by Walding. They closed out their scoring with 3 runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Phil Gosselin and a 2-run HR by Hernandez.
Jan Hernandez had 3 hits. Mitch Walding, Lane Adams, Damek Tomscha, and Malquin Canelo had 2 hits each. Walding had 5 RBI, Hernandez had 3, and Gosselin had two.
Game Two: Enyel Delo Santos (1-0, 1.80) allowed one run on 4 hits in 5.0 innings of work. He walked none and struck out ten. In the sixth, James Pazos had the lead off runner reach on an error but induced a double play and struck out a batter. Josh Martin pitched a 1-2-23 seventh, struck out one, and picked up his first save.
The IronPigs earlier potent offense was held to 4 runs on 4 hits. They scored a run in the third inning on a balk. They broke a tie in the fifth with 3 runs on a solo HR by Shane Robinson, an RBI double by Phil Gosselin, and an RBI single by Mitch Walding.
Dylan Cozens and Jan Hernandez each went 0-3 with 3 K. Cozens is still hitless this season, but has a .273 OPS
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
- #7 JoJo Romero
- #10 Ranger Suarez
- #16 Cole Irvin (0-0, 3.60)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 9.00)
Reading (3-0) beat Portland, 8-1. They out hit the Sea Dogs 15-2. Every starter had at least one hit.
David Parkinson (1-0, 1.80) went 5.0 innings. He gave up one run on one hit and 3 walks. He struck out ten. Jake Hernandez struck out 4 while retiring the side in order twice in 2.0 innings of work. J.D. Hammer gave up a hit and struck out 2 in 2.0 innings.
The Phils opened the scoring with 3 runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Josh Stephen, Mickey Moniak, and Henri Lartigue. They put up another crooked number in the fourth on an RBI double by Moniak, and RBI singles by Lartigue, Cornelius Randolph, and Ali Castillo. They added one last run on a bases loaded walk to Moniak in the seventh.
Jose Antequera went 4-4 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Mickey Moniak, Henri Lartigue, and Ali Castillo had 2 hits each. Moniak had 3 RBI, Lartigue had two. Adam Haseley and Cornelius Randolph each drew 2 walks of the Phils eight.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 1.80) –
- #3 Adam Haseley went 1-4 with 2 BB
- #9 Mickey Moniak went 2-4 with a run scored, double, 3 RBI, BB
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa went 1-5
- #15 Mauricio Llovera
- #21 David Parkinson (1-0, 1.80) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.00) –
- #25 Cornelius Randolph went 1-3 with an RBI, 2 BB
- #29 Connor Seabold
Lakewood (0-3) lost to Hickory, 9-1.
Jhordany Mezquita (0-1, 9.00) lasted 4.0 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Gilmael Troya (5.40) gave up a run on 2 hits in 1.0 inning. Dominic Pipkin (6.00) pitched 3.0 innings and gave up 4 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Tyler Carr pitched a scoreless inning, walking two.
The BlueClaws scored their lone run on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI double in the fourth.
Gutierrez had 2 hits. Luis Garcia, James Smith, Malvin Matos, and Jake Holmes each had a hit.
JHolmes and Gutierrez each stole a base. Cole Stobbe went 0-4 with 4 K. Garcia committed 2 throwing errors.
- #1 Alec Bohm went 0-2 with 2 BB
- #4 Luis Garcia – went 1-5
- #8 Francisco Morales
- #14 Rafael Marchan
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (6.00) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- #24 Kevin Gowdy
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-1, 9.00) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz
- #27 Starlyn Castillo
- #30 Manuel Silva
Williamsport finished the 2018 season 32-44 (.421) tied for last place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division.
- Last season’s #2 prospect, Alec Bohm saw limited action due to a knee injury he suffered when he was struck by a pitched ball on July 9th. The 22-year old lost valuable development time and wasn’t activated again until August 20th. He was hitting .192 when he went down. He finished the season 14-55 (.255).
- Last season’s #13 prospect, Francisco Morales (4-5, 5.27), was young for the league, yet he managed a 10.9 K/9. However, he also posted a 5.3 BB9.
- Last season’s #25 prospect, Kevin Gowdy, spent the 2018 season on the DL, rehabbing from TJ surgery.
- Last season’s #26 prospect, Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60), made 9 starts striking out 41 in 35.0 innings.
- Last season’s #28 prospect, Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00), made 8 starts on an innings count. He struck out 23 in 18 innings.
The GCL Phillies East finished the 2018 season 30-24 (.556) in first place in the GCL North Division. They lost a one-game semifinal on the road against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
- Last season’s #24 prospect, 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.
- Second baseman Nicolas Torres was selected to the Post Season GCL All Star Team. He slashed .302/340/.396/.736 and committed just 3 errors in 270.1 innings (.977).
- Catcher Juan Aparicio was selected to the Post Season GCL All Star Team. He slashed .339/.378/.518/.896, committed 2 errors in 118.1 innings (.983), and threw out 5 of 20 base stealers (25%).
The GCL Phillies West finished the 2018 season 30-24 (.556) in second place in the GCL Northwest Division.
- Last season’s #14 prospect, Luis Garcia, finished the season with a league best .369 AVG and third best .433 OBP.
- Shortstop Luis Garcia was selected to the Post Season GCL All Star Team. He slashed .369/.433/.488/.921. He committed 5 errors in 353.2 innings (.969).
The DSL Phillies Red finished the 2018 season 31-40 (.437) in fifth place in the DSL South Division.
The DSL Phillies White finished the 2018 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 March 31st.
4/4/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Gift Ngoepe on the 7-day IL. Left shin contusion
4/4/2019 – Reading placed RHP Connor Seabold on the 7-day IL
4/4/2019 – LHP Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/4/2019 – 1B Kyle Martin assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/4/2019 – Clearwater placed RF Danny Mayer on the restricted list
4/4/2019 – Philadelphia sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
4/4/2019 – LHP Nick Fanti assigned to Clearwater
4/4/2019 – RHP Tyler Hallead assigned to Clearwater from GCL Phillies East
4/4/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – GCL Phillies West released RHP Antonio Canizales