Threshers Recap – 4/11/2019

Clearwater (2-6) was two-hit by Lakeland, 2-1.

Damon Jones (0-1, 1.13) pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on five hits and 3 walks.  He struck out eight.  One of his runs was unearned, but I can’t make out why based on the play description.  Gustavo Armas struck out three in two, 2-hit innings.  Ismael Cabrera gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two in the eighth.

The Threshers showed little offense.  Edgar Cabral doubled in the second inning, and Nick Maton hit a solo HR in the ninth.  Two of their 3 walks were erased on double plays,  They also reached on a hit batter.

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps.  I had an accident and my left index finger is bandaged and useless, except for hitting extra keys.  My normal hunt-and-peck has become hunt-peck, hunt-peck, hunt-peck, backspace, hunt-peck, hunt-peck, hunt-peck, mouse back to block and delete a single character, hunt-peck, repeat… I’m up to about 60% efficiency.  And now my grandkids are here for a two-week visit.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.61)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.276) went 0-3, sac
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-1, 4.50)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.250) went 1-3 with a run scored, HR, RBI, BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.100) went 0-4
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.105) went 0-2 with a BB

Lehigh Valley (6-2) beat Rochester by a touchdown, 13-6.  Five ninth inning runs put the game away.

Jerad Eickhoff (2-0, 4.50) was responsible for 4 of those runs (3 ER) in five innings on five hits and a walk.  He struck out six.  Edgar Garcia (3.86) gave up a run on 2 hits in two innings, striking out four.  Yacksel Rios gave up a hit and a walk while allowing an unearned run in 0.2 innings.  Austin Davis stranded an inherited runner and picked up his first save in 1.1 innings of work.

The IronPigs scored 3 runs in the first inning on Dylan Cozens RBI triple, Mitch Walding’s RBI single, and Rob Brantly’s RBI single; one run in the third on Shane Robinson’s RBI single; three runs in the fifth on Robunson’s RBI double and Malquin Canelo’s 2-run double; one run  in the eighth on a force out; and 5 runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Canelo, Roman Quinn, and Phil Gosselin, and a 2-run fielding error.

Quinn went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Gosselin, Adams, and Robinson had 3 hits each.  Canello added two.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.80)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 9.00)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (0-0, 1.64)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.86) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Reading (4-2) DNP

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 1.80) –
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.095)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.292)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.100)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera
  • #21 David Parkinson (1-0, 1.80)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.00)
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.211)
  • #29 Connor Seabold

Lakewood (3-5) lost to Delmarva, 6-3.

Dominic Pipkin gave up 4 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits in three innings. He walked 3 and struck out three.  Oscar Marcelino gave up a hit in one inning.  Jhordany Mezquita gave up 2 rusn on 3 hits and 2 walks in two innings.  He struck out three.  Tyler Carr gave up 2 hits, a walk, and struck out three in two innings.

The BlueClaws pulled within one run with a 3-run sixth inning on Rafael Marchan’s RBI double, Carlos De la Cruz’ RBI single, and Jake Holmes’ sacrifice fly.

Alec Bohm had 2 hits, one a double.

James Smith picked up an outfield assist when he threw out a runner at the plate, completing an inning-ending double play.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.286) went 2-4 with a double
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.240)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (4.15)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.333) went 1-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (6.00) – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-1, 9.00) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

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)
4/11/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day IL
4/11/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the 7-day IL. Right foot turf toe
4/10/2019 –  Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
4/9/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – Reading placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 7-day IL
4/9/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Reading
4/9/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/9/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport
4/8/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/8/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/7/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Tyler Gilbert on the 7-day IL Left groin strain.
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 – LHP Damon Jones assigned to Williamsport
4/5/2019 – Phillies signed FA Austin Filiere to a MiLB contract, assigned to Williamsport
4/4/2019 – Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
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 – 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 – RHP JD Hammer assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – RHP Trevor Bettencourt assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading
4/1/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – 3B Luke Williams assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – LF Josh Stephen assigned to Reading
4/1/2019 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – RHP Mauricio Llovera assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – LHP David Parkinson assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – RHP Ramon Rosso assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – RHP Addison Russ assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – C Henri Lartigue assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – 3B Ali Castillo assigned to Reading
4/1/2019 – CF Mickey Moniak assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/1/2019 – SS Nick Maton assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – 3B Jake Scheiner assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – 1B Madison Stokes assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – LF Matt Vierling assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – C Colby Fitch assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – CF Jesus Alastre assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RF Danny Mayer assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/1/2019 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – C Rodolfo Duran assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – LHP Damon Jones assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RF Ben Aklinski assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/1/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/1/2019 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/1/2019 – GCL Phillies West released RHP Antonio Canizales

12 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 4/11/2019

  1. Bohm has 8 hits in 20 AB since starting the season 0 for 11. He seems to be getting comfortable. I expect the power will surface soon enough.

    Did Garcia get hurt in the previous game? He was lifted early and doesn’t appear to have played yesterday.

  2. Does it seem the Phillies are fast tracking Dom Pipkin?
    He was pitching in a California HS league at this time last year.
    Now starting in Lakewood.
    Can only remember one other HS pitcher doing that for them..Shane Watson….but he was technically a first round pick.
    Cannot think of any others?

    1. I think some of those baby aces may have done the same but that was under a previous regime. They haven’t really drafted many highly rated HS pitchers lately. Except for Gowdy who immediately got hurt.

      1. Yeah…..that is probably it…..even Watson and Gueller got hurt or came down with some arm ailments, almost right out of the shoot.
        Their philosophy in the past it seem to me with HS pitchers was nurse them along the first two years…either two years in the rookie league like the GCL….or one year there then up to Williamsport for short season ball…..but keep them in ExtST for that second year until the June start dates for either the GCL or NYP league.

        I hope Pipkin stays healthy and can get at least 20 starts this season in the SALLY.

        1. I think it just depends on the pedigree of the kid. I think the first and second rounders would often start in Lakewood. Pipkin was considered maybe a third round talent, iirc, so hopefully it’s a sign that they like what he’s showing them. I would take 20 starts in the SAL from him in a heartbeat.

  3. Damon Jones is old for the levels he has played at, but man does he have some great K rates. I saw this on Fangraphs, “Jones is a big-bodied, 24-year-old lefty whose fastball plays above it’s velo due to deception and extension. He has an average curveball.”

    Anyone have any other reports on him?

    1. I’ve seen him 92-94 mph, maxing 95-96 mph. Big strong guy. Control is good, command sometimes spotty. Average curve and change. pretty remarkable talent for where he was picked. He may never be famous, but i’ll bet he’s a big-leaguer some day.

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