Clearwater (6-11) beat Tampa, 2-1.
Andrew Brown (1-2, 7.50) had an interesting game. He pitched five shutout innings, allowed 5 hits, walked none, and struck out one. Connor Brogdon (3.18) pitched two innings giving up an inside-the-park HR that took a weird ricochet off the wall and resulted in a close play at the plate. Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) picked up his second save with two solid innings.
The Threshers offense consisted of 2 sac flies by Edgar Cabral. Jake Scheiner went 2-4 with a double. Danny Mayer went 2-2 with a double, triple, and walk. Dalton Guthrie doubled in his first Thresher at bat.
Back to Brown. He had a 25-pitch first inning, faced 4 batters, and ran 3 full-counts. He had a 16-pitch second inning, faced 4 batters, and ran 2-full counts. The offense scored a run in the bottom of the inning, and Brown had his first lead of the season. He seemed a different pitcher. He threw 36 pitches over the next three innings, faced 11 batters, and ran just 2 more full-counts. He needed just 7 pitches in the fifth.
Brown threw 77 pitches, 49 strikes (63.6%). He threw 11 of 19 first pitch strikes. Ironically, he threw zero FPS in the only inning he faced just three batters. He threw 43 fastballs. His FB range was 87-91, t 93 mph. He sat 89-90. Looks like he also throws a change up and slider. He induced just 6 swings and misses, 5 at FB and one at an 81 mph change up (his only strike out). The range on his 34 off speed pitches was 76-82 with one at 74.
Other observations –
- the home late umpire was drawing looks from batters on both teams
- Cabral’s 1st RBI was a sac fly/DP, the runner on second got caught by the cut off
- Brown really appeared to pitch differently after getting a lead
- noticed a lot of high strike zone FB in Brown’s later innings
- Brown picked a runner off first base
- Stokes and Brown executed a nice 3-1 in the 4th, spring PFPs!
- Brown started an inning-ending 1-6-3, leaped to snag a chopper
- Browns 5 allowed hits were all singles, most of them soft
- Brown had 7 full counts and hit a batter on one of them
(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps. Finger’s better, but we’ve still got visitors and I’m not getting to the Recap until late … real late.)
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 3.14)
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.200) went 0-4
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.286)
- #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40)
- #18 Nick Maton (.250)
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.143)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.154)
Lehigh Valley (12-4) beat Rochester, 13-8.
JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00) gave up 5 runs in five innings on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Edgar Garcia (2.61) struck out two in two clean innings. James Pazos (6.14) gave up 3 runs in 0.2 innings on 2 hits and 2 walks. Yacksel Rios (2.84) stranded two of 3 inherited runners. Tom Windle (2.57) mopped up with a two-strike out, 1-2-3 inning.
Lehigh scored early and often. They plated 2 runs in the first inning on Shane Robinson’s solo HR (2) and Deivi Grullon’s RBI single. They added 3 runs in the third on Rob Brantly’s RBI double, Sean Rodriguez RBI double, and Andrew Romine’s RBI single. They tacked on an insurance run in the fourth on Rob Brantly’s solo HR. And they put the game away with 7 runs in the seventh on Rodriguez’ solo HR (4(, Grullon’s RBI single, Gift Ngoepe’s 2-run single, Shane Robinson’s RBI single, Brantly’s RBI double, and Grullon’s bases-loaded walk.
The IronPigs mounted a 15-hit attack and drew 8 walks. Brantly (.276) and Grullon (.395) had 3-hit games. Robinson (.303), Rodriguez (.300), Lane Adams (.250), and Ngoepe 9.231) had 2 hits each.
Romero actually lowered his ERA from 10.13 with his game line.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81)
- #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00)
- #16 Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.53)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)
Reading (6-7) lost to Harrisburg 3-2.
Ramon Rosso (0.59) needed 83 pitches (55 strikes) to go five innings. He held the Senators to one run on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out nine. Jeff Singer (0.00) and Luke Leftwich (0.00) combined to retire 9 consecutive batters. Adison Russ (0-2, 2.84) blew his second save and took the walk off loss, surrendering 2 runs in the ninth.
Reading managed just 3 hits. They scored their runs on a 2-run HR by Adam Haseley in the sixth inning.
Reading’s pitchers combined to strike out thirteen.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.60)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.167)went 1-4 with a run scored, HR, 2 RBI
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.208) went 0-4
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.125) went 1-2 with 2 BB
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2.89)
- #21 David Parkinson (1-1, 4.50)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 1.00)
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229)
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (4-13) lost to Lexington, 7-2.
Tyler McKay (0-1, 9.53) lasted 1.1 innings and gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Oscar Marcelino (5.06) stranded 2 inherited runners, but gave up a run on 3 hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. Ben Brown pitched three, one-hit innings, waked one, and struck out five. Austin Carr (1.17) gave up an unearned run in one inning, striking out three. Gilmael Troya (1.42) pitched a scoreless, 2-hit ninth.
Lakewood’s offense woke up in time to score 2 runs in the ninth on Matt Kroon’s RBI double and a wild pitch.
Kroon and Alec Bohm had 2 hits each.
Lakewood’s pitchers combined to strike out 12 batters.
19-year-old Ben Brown was making his Lakewood debut. He was drafted in the 33rd round in 2017, and pitched exclusively in the GCL for 2 seasons until he was called up for 2 late season starts for Williamsport. He struck out 16 in six innings in a game on July 24, 2018.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.345) went 2-4 with a double
- #4 Luis Garcia (.185)
- #8 Francisco Morales (7.59)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.207) went 0-4
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.79)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (2.79)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (0-2, 9.31)
- #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 April 17th.
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed SS Scott Kingery on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 10-day IL retro to 4/19, elbow
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
4/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
4/20/2019 – RHP Ben Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/20/2019 – LF Jimmy Smith assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading
4/19/2019 – Clearwater placed LHP Zach Warren on the 7-day injured list
4/19/2019 – 3B Dalton Guthrie assigned to Clearwater
4/19/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/19/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Williamsport to Lakewood
4/19/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/19/2019 – Kyle Young assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
4/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tyler Viza from the 7-day IL
4/18/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/18/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/18/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading
4/17/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated 3B Gift Ngoepe from the 7-day IL
4/17/2019 – Phillies transferred Tommy Hunter from the 10-day to 60-day IL, forearm
4/17/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned from Williamsport to Reading
4/16/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Tyler Carr assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
4/16/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned from Lakewood to Williamsport
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