Threshers Recap – 4/8/2019

Clearwater (1-4) lost to Lakeland, 8-3.

Andrew Brown (0-1, 15.00) lasted three innings.  He gave up 5 runs on 9 hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Luis Carrasco (9.64) gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings on 2 hits and a walk.  Connor Brogdon had another scoreless outing, allowing just a walk in 2.0 innings and striking out two.  Zach Warren struck out 2 in 1.0 inning, but gave up a run on 2 hits.

The Threshers had few scoring opportunities and converted only one.  They scored 2 runs in the fifth inning on a force out and Matt Vierling’s RBI single.  Edgar Cabral hit a solo HR (2) in the eighth.

Vierling (.438) and Cabral (.333) had 2 hit nights.  The Threshers were 1-10 with runners in scoring position.  Simon Muzziotti stole 2 bases.

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other reports.  I had an accident with a knife and my typing has been compromised by about 50%.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (0-1, 6.23)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.333) went 1-5 with an RBI
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-1, 4.50)
  • #18 Nick Maton 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.133) went 0-3 with a BB

Lehigh Valley (4-1) beat Scranton, 5-4.  

All the scoring in this game occurred in the first two innings.  Neither starter completed five innings.  Each team’s bullpen allowed only one base runner on harmless singles.

Drew Anderson (9.00) gave up 4 runs in 4.0 innings on 8 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out two.  Tyler Viza pitched a 1-2-3 fifth.  Victor Arano (1-0) pitched 2.0 clean innings, striking out three.  James Pazos allowed one hit in 2.0 innings and picked up his first save.

Lehigh scored a run in the first inning on Jan Hernandez’ solo HR (2).  They scored 4 runs in the second on Dylan Cozens’ grand slam HR (1).

Hernandez and Shane Robinson had 2 hits each.  The 4 RBI were Cozens first of the season.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.80)
  • #7 JoJo Romero
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (0-0, 3.60)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 4.50)

Reading (4-1) beat New Hampshire, 2-0.  Four pitchers combined to one-hit the Fisher Cats.

Mauricio Llovera tossed four one-hit innings, walking four, and striking out four.  Luke Leftwich (1-0) pitched two clean innings, striking out two.  Aaron Brown survived a Gamboa fielding error and retired the other six batters he faced, striking out three.  Kyle Dohy walked two but struck out three in the ninth for his first save.

The Phils only had 4 hits, but made the most of their marginal opportunities.  They scored a run in the fourth on Ali Castillo’s RBI triple.  And, a run in the sixth without a hit – Listi HBP, took second on a ground out, third on a PB, and scored on a fielding error.

Castillo (.462) had 2 hits.  Randolph and Bossart had the other two hits.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 1.80) –
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.095) went 0-4
  • #9 Mickey Moniak  (.250) went 0-4
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.125) went 0-3
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
  • #21 David Parkinson (1-0, 1.80)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.00) – 1.0 IP 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph
  • #29 Connor Seabold

Lakewood (2-3) beat Hagerstown, 4-3.

Kevin Gowdy made his first appearance since a playoff in 2016.  He went 3.0 innings and threw 61 pitches.  He gave up a two-out single in the first inning and survived a lead off single in the second.  But the Suns got to him for 2 runs in the third.  His line was 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.

Ethan Evanko (1-0) struck out the side in the fourth.  James McArthur (3.00) pitched 3.0 innings and gave up a run on one hit and 3 walks while striking out six.  Robinson Martinez walked one and struck out three as he picked up his first save.

The BlueClaws big inning was the fourth when they scored all four of their runs on Abrahan Gutierrez’ 2-run single, Jake Holmes RBI single, and a fielder’s choice.

Alec Bohm had 3 hits.  Gutierrez, Jake Holmes, and Yerwin Trejo had 2 hits each.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.235) went 3-4 with a run scored
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.210) went 1-5 
  • #8 Francisco Morales (4.15)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (6.00)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy – 3.0 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-1, 9.00)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz
  • #27 Starlyn Castillo
  • #30 Manuel Silva

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of March 31st.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/7/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Tyler Gilbert on the 7-day IL, strained groin
4/7/2019 – RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Lehigh Valley
4/7/2019 – Clearwater activated RF Danny Mayer from the restricted list
4/6/2019 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Clearwater
4/6/2019 – Clearwater assigns LHP Damon Jones to Williamsport
4/5/2019 – Phillies signed FA Austin Filiere, assigned to Williamsport
4/4/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed C Matt McBride on the 7-day IL. Right calf strain
4/4/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Gift Ngoepe on the 7-day IL. Left shin contusion
4/4/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Yacksel Rios on the 7-day IL. Abdominal strain
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
4/2/2019 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Saul Alcala to a minor league contract
4/1/2019 – GCL Phillies West released RHP Antonio Canizales

16 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 4/8/2019

  1. Reading played in 35 degree weather, not conducive to good baseball.
    Good to see Bohm get three hits and good to see Gowdy back on a mound. It looks like Anderson is searching for success again. A 3-1 team night is a good night. What’s up with Haseley’s struggles? He’s 0-18

    1. Dohy being Dohy last night. I hope he is trying to be effectively wild. I thought maybe Reading faced some stud last night and maybe the guy is pretty good but Murray is probably right 35 degree is not hitting weather.

      I’m guessing they were away because it was pretty warm in our last night!

      Vierling is hot….how long before he takes Randolphs spot in AA

  2. Vierling continues to hit…..keeps this up, maybe he will get a mid-season promo to Reading……and maybe one of the three first round picks in Reading will get a promo to LHV to make room for Vierling..

  3. Jim, you have had a traumatic time with credentials and all so put away the sharp objects for awhile.

  4. Vierling looked like a nice pick up in the Draft and is proving he is a legit prospect. Concerned about Haseley. I thought he would star at Reading and get a quick promotion to LHV. I was wrong. How was Gowdy’s velocity? Glad to see that he is finally healthy.

    1. matt13…Haseley’s slow start still may not be indicative that he will not catch fire when the weather gets warmer. And they Phillies will sometimes also promote when they feel a prospect has accomplished what they are looking for at that specific level.
      Meaning …he may not be raking at the same degree like he did last season at CLW before his Reading promo.
      IMO, Haseley and Randolph are the two who will get the promo at some point to LHV…..I think they want Moniak to see double-A pitching for a full season.

    2. Matt – WAYYYYYY to early to say that you’re wrong. I always think it’s funny how a slump to start the season is always viewed in more of a neg light then a 3-4 bad game stretch in June or July.

      1. I was just discussing how overlooked he’s been. They moved him to LHV for a reason and he’s batting 2nd every game and hitting. This guy is looking like a future major leaguer at the moment (at some point). Go figure!!

  5. I would like to answer the question many are asking about What is wrong with Fill In The Blank? The answer is – NOTHING. We are 9 games into the MLB season, and just 4 games into the MiLB season. The “bad starts” some are having are “a few bad days” that every player has throughout a full season. Some guys that have a start like Franco’s will end up having bad years, and others with a bad start like Cesar, will have great years. Everyone relax please and look at the stats on May 1st at the earliest.

  6. Anderson didn’t look as bad as his stat line last night. FB was 92-94T95. Curve was a bit loopy and not well disguised or located–that plus some bad luck got him into trouble in the first. He didn’t throw a ton of cutters, but 89-90 and seemed like a decent pitch that he didn’t want to over-use. The other pitch, 83-84 wasn’t seen much, but was the one that got laced into the corner for a triple in the second.

    I think he’ll be fine. Tighten up that curve and fine-tune the sequencing with the cutter–maybe make sure he’s not tipping any of these it’s hard to tell from my vantage point.

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