Clearwater (5-11) lost to Tampa, 8-4.
Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40) had a rough night. He was up-and-down thru five innings. He got touched for 3 runs in the first inning. The Tarpons sat on and hit first pitch fastballs. They got a lead off triple and a 2-run HR that way. A better decision on a ground ball to short might have saved a run if the throw would have gone to first rather than been wide to the plate.
Young settled down and limited Tampa to a single (first pitch FB) in the second inning, striking out two.
Young loaded the bases in the third on 3 seeing-eye singles, two on first-pitch sliders. A throwing error on a possible double play ball got an out, but let in an extra run.
Young rallied with a 1-2-3 inning in the fourth. But, the fifth started HR, 3u, 2B, 2B. Fortunately, he bore down and finished with back-to-back strike outs.
Young finished with 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. He threw 78 pitches 57 for strikes (73.1%), not a bad percentage. He threw 17 of 25 first pitch strikes (68%).
Young threw just 28 FB, 87-92 mph. He sat 89-90. He got all his strike outs on his slider, 4 swinging and 2 looking. Overall, he got 13 swings and misses, only one at a FB at 87 mph.
Grant Dyer (1.86) pitched two one-hit innings. Austin Ross (4.66) gave up one run in two innings of no-hit, two walk ball.
The Threshers scored a run in the fourth inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ first Clearwater HR. They closed to 7-4 with 3 runs in the sixth on Madison Stokes’ RBI single and Jake Scheiner’s 2-run triple.
Matt Vierling (.322) went 3-4 with a double. Ortiz had 2 hits.
(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps. Finger’s better, but we’ve got visitors and I’m not getting to the Recap until late … real late.)
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 3.14)
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.231) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, HR (1), RBI, BB
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.286) went 1-4 with a SB (6)
- #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40) – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #18 Nick Maton (.250) went 0-3 with a BB
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.143) went 0-3 with a BB
- #20 Daniel Brito (.154) went 0-3
Lehigh Valley (11-4) lost to Rochester, 4-1.
Ranger Suarez (1-1, 6.75) pitched seven innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits. He walked none and struck out five. Josh Martin (3.52) pitched two scoreless innings.
Lehigh scored their only run in the fifth inning on Rob Brantly’s RBI triple.
Brantly went 4-4. Andrew Romine and Deivi Grullon had 2 hits each.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81)
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 10.13)
- #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
- #16 Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.53)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)
Reading (6-6) postponed.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.60)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.159)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.227)
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.105)
- #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 (4-12) lost to Lexington, 5-3.
Ethan Lindow (4.41) had a solid outing. He pitched five innings and gave up one run on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out four. He threw 43 pitches among his 64 pitches (67.2%). Colton Eastman (0-2, 7.31) gave up 4 runs in three innings. Robinson Martinez (9.64) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Lakewood scored their runs on a fielding error in the fourth inning, Jonathan Guzman’s RBI double in the seventh, and a throwing error in the eighth.
Alec Bohm had 3 hits. Malvin Matos and Guzman had 2 hits each. Luis Garcia had a rough night at the plate, 0-5 with 5 strike outs.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.333) went 3-3 with 2 runs scored, BB
- #4 Luis Garcia (.185) went 0-5 with 5 K
- #8 Francisco Morales (7.59)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.240)
- #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.
4/19/2019 – 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 RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, forearm strain
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
16 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 4/19/2019”
Bohm has been hitting but not for power. His .333/.429/.471 has been fine. His 10 BBs and 12 Ks is excellent. He’s showing he’s too advanced for A ball. May 1 is a good time to evaluate a guy like him but I might like to see him stick it out until June 1. Scheiner is at CLW and he’s been pretty bad but I’d like to see him have some more time. He needs ABs and if Bohm goes up, 3B ABs will be minimal at best. Scheiner can play 1B but that would limit Ortiz. He’d be odd man out and have to go back to LKW. At 23 yo, Scheiner has to perform at CLW or sayonara. Bohm could use more reps at LKW and see if the power comes along. I’m not saying Bohm is being blocked by Scheiner. Hell no. He could use a month more in A ball and he can have a couple of months to prove himself in A+ and maybe see AA by August. That’s a nice clean scenario that most of us wouldn’t mind seeing from Bohm.
Doubt the Phillies will send Ortiz back to Lakewood.
That is a vote of no confidence in the youngster.
Think he was talking about Scheiner going back to Lakewood.
I believe he was referring to Scheiner going back to Lakewood, not Ortiz
Ok…..thanks for that….I read the context wrong.
Ortiz plays RF not 1b. Stokes is playing 1b and is hitting quite well. Ortiz will be uneffected by any infield moves.
Ouch. Platinum Sombrero for Garcia. His struggles are understandable considering his age vs. the level of competition. It reminds me of when Domingo Santana started the season at Lakewood in 2010 when he was 17 or 18. He struggled, and the org eventually sent him to Williamsport. Will that happen with Garcia? Who knows. Either way, he’s getting valuable exposure to higher level pitching and will hopefully make the necessary adjustments.
I wonder how Young’s slider is looking these days. Also, does he have a 3rd pitch at all? His Clearwater numbers are pretty good so far – he’s missing bats and getting ground balls – but the fastball velo hasn’t really come up, it seems. There’s still time but visions of him hitting 95+ are getting dimmer.
This is an excerpt from https://phuturephillies.com/2019/01/25/phuture-phillies-2019-reader-poll-21-kyle-young/
” … Young has a compact, easily repeatable delivery. He has an upper 80s fastball that sits 87-90 mph. But, he has an off speed pitch he described as a slurve that was virtually unhittable at the lower levels. I once saw him strike out the side on nine pitches, no foul balls or foul tips.
Young has since refined his slurve (slider movement, curve ball speed) into a true slider, added a change up, and a curve ball. I had noticed last summer that he was extending his step toward home plate. This should add the perception of increased speed on his fastball as his release point will be closer to the batter. Even just a couple mph added to his fastball will make his off speed pitches that much more effective …”
I listen to the Threshers’ broadcast while charting a starter’ pitches. The new guys consistently called Young’s slider a curve ball. His 50 off speed pitches were in the 76-83 mph range with one at 71 mph.
Thanks Jim, good stuff. I would surmise that the 71 mph pitch is a true curve ball, while the other off speed pitches were sliders and changeups. The low percentage of fastballs probably points to him working on those offerings.
I think this was yesterday (hopefully I’m not off by a day) but Ortiz took a ball to the head while at bat. He wasn’t hurt which is stunning if you watch the video.
And keep it up Bohm, personally I’m not worried about the power numbers. That will come. More impressed with what sounds like a solid approach. Sticking with my prediction that he becomes a top 20-25 prospect in all of baseball by years end.
Rosso with another gem today, 9 k’s, although the 3 BB’s as he did struggle a little with his command. The one run he gave up was his first of the season and had Moniak held on he might have gotten out of that inning. Moniak dove for the ball and seemed to have caught it but it popped out of his glove when he hit the ground.
Reading really struggling at the plate though so far.
As soon as I say that Haseley hits his first HR of the season to RF.
Wondering if he has added velocity or 3rd pitch. Was 90-91 mph pitcher last year with basically 2 pitches.
Mimicking the parent club, up 2-1 in the ninth and loose.
Trying to watch iron pigs. OMG not one prospect in the lineup. Romero i just dont see what is so great about his stuff. but its only one game
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