Threshers Recap – 4/24/2019

Clearwater (8-12) beat Florida, 13-1.  The bats came alive in a noon start.

Damon Jones (0.96) came one out short of qualifying for the win.  He lasted 4.2 innings and held the frogs to one run on 3 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out six.  He departed with the score 5-1, after 91 pitches (57 strikes), and with runners on first and second on 2 walks in ten pitches.

Luis Ramirez made his first Clearwater appearance, stranded the two inherited runners, retired seven batters in succession, struck out two, and snagged the win.

Connor Brogdon (2.70) pitched the final two innings allowing just one base runner.  He struck out two.

The Threshers tied the score at one in the third inning on a wild pitch.  They established a lead with 4 runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Ben Aklinski and Jose Gomez, a bases-loaded walk by Daniel Brito, and an RBI single by Dalton Guthrie.  They put the game away with 6 runs in the fifth on RBI hits by Colby Fitch, Gomez, Brito, Jhailyn Ortiz, and a 2-run double by Jake Scheiner.  And, they padded their lead with 2 runs in the seventh on Dalton Guthrie’s solo HR (1) and a force out.

The Threshers logged 16 hits.  Dalton Guthrie (.364) Jake Scheiner (.224), and Jose Gomez (.250) had 3 hits each.  Jhailyn Ortiz (.211) and Simon Muzziotti (.279) had 2 hits each.  The team went 9-18 with RISP.

(Sorry for the brevity in this and the other recaps.  Finger’s better, company has gone back to PA, but I have a new injury.  Won’t affect ability to report but will keep me home a few days.  Should be back at the Complex and Bright House next week.)

  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25)
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.211) went 2-5 with a run scored, double, RBI
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.279) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, triple, RBI, BB
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.242)
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.154)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.152) went 1-4 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI

Lehigh Valley (14-4) beat Pawtucket, 3-1.

Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.14) tossed six shutout innings.  He gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, and struck out seven.  Austin Davis (0.00) continued his flawless AAA season with a scoreless inning.  Yacksel Rios (3.24) gave up one run in two innings as he picked up his first save.

Lehigh scored first with 2 runs in the third inning on Andrew Romine’s RBI single and Deivi Grullon’s sac fly.  They tacked on a run in the fifth on a throwing error.

Cozens (.218), Romine (.321), and Gift Ngoepe (.278) had 2-hit games.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.14) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)

Reading (9-7) beat Richmond, 7-2.

Bailey Falter (2.93) pitched four innings.  He allowed 2 unearned runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning with 2 out and 2 runs scored.  He had thrown 76 pitches.  Aaron Brown (1-2, 5.73) and Jeff Singer (0.00) each threw two shutout innings.  Jake Hernandez (2.70) pitched a scoreless ninth.

Reading tied the game with 2 runs in the fifth inning on RBI doubles by Ali Castillo and Grenny Cumana.  They took the lead with 5 runs in the seventh on Cumana’s 2-run single, Josh Stephen’s 2-run double, and Mickey Moniak’s RBI single.

Grenny Cumana had 2 of the Phils’ 6 hits and 3 RBI.

Josh Stephen entered as a pinch hitter and doubled with 2 RBI.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.00)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.161)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.213) went 1-5 with an RBI
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.109) went 0-2 with a run scored and 2 BB
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2.89)
  • #21 David Parkinson (2-1, 4.02)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82)
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229)
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (6-14) lost to Rome, 1-0.

Kevin Gowdy (1.83) pitched five, 2-hit, shutout innings walking 2 and striking out three.  James McArthur (0-1, 5.11) gave up one run in three innings on 2 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.

The BlueClaws collected 9 hits, and were 0-4 with RISP.  Abrahan Gutierrez (.412) and Jonathan Guzman (.217) had 2 hits each.

Luis Garcia was at the top of the order again.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.343) went 1-4
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.197) went 1-4 
  • #8 Francisco Morales (5.93)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.316)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.84)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-2, 9.49)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #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.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/24/2019 – Phillies designated LHP James Pazos for assignment
4/24/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
4/24/2019 – Phillies optioned 3B Mitch Walding to Lehigh Valley
4/24/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Sean Rodriguez from Lehigh Valley
4/24/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
4/24/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/24/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/24/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/24/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/24/2019 – OF Johan Rojas assigned from DSL Red to GCL West
4/23/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day IL
4/23/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Clearwater  from Williamsport
4/23/2019 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/22/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Austin Davis to Lehigh Valley
4/22/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Edubray Ramos from Lehigh Valley
4/22/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/22/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/22/2019 – Gregori Rivero released by Williamsport
4/20/2019 – Phillies placed SS Jean Segura on the 10-day IL retro to 4/17, hamstring
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 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day injured list
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 placed CF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day IL, hamstring strain
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 optioned RHP Nick Pivetta to Lehigh Valley
4/17/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of 2B Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Jerad Eickhoff from Lehigh Valley
4/16/2019 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – RHP Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/2019 – JD Hammer assigned from Reading to 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
4/15/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
4/15/2019 – Phillies placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day IL. Elbow soreness
4/15/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/14/2019 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/14/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport

28 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 4/24/2019

  1. I talk about Marchan a lot, but Abrahan Gutierrez is just as exciting of a prospect. Reports were good. He was a big time LatAm bonus baby. Good body. Good tools. Producing at a young age. Exciting prospect.

    1. And he was a plus defensive catcher according to reports from the Braves org ..assume he has progressed further along those lines.
      Only one below average tool…same for many catchers….40 run.

      1. Romus do they sign Realmuto or use young prospects. or do they wait a year. Then if these kids progress use them for tor pitching.? Good catchers are a real good thing to have and we have three imo maybe four. the kid at lhv is almost ready. two young kids mention and the kid from new york

        1. rocco….all the A ball catchers are still at least a good 4 or 5 years away.
          I would still offer Realmuto a long term deal.
          Some will fall by the wayside, some may get traded.

            1. 2 to 3 years would be optimal. If I’m the Phillies, I overpay him a little to shorten the contract. Long contracts for catchers in their 30s are not ideal. For what it’s worth the metrics LOVE his defense and I love his attitude and grit. He looks like a leader and a winner who can play. What more could you ask for?

        1. Yeah, I think our top 5 prospects by end of the summer will be Howard, Bohm, Garcia, Marchan and yes, I still think Moniak will finish strong with some more AA ball under his belt. Medina may still be in the top 10 but aside from Howard, I don’t see any other arms ranked that high unless Gowdy (who many high velo people don’t believe in) sneaks into the fray. I predict his velo will increase enough to justify his pedigree as just a pitcher who knows how to make it work out there.

          1. If Medina isn’t in the top 10 after the season, he’s either graduated or something has gone very wrong. He’s off to an okay start but might have the best stuff of any arm we’ve got and Reading is a tough assignment.

          2. Would it surprise you that Medina is 6 months younger that Howard? He’s also a level higher. Medina still has a lot of upside left. I would still rate him higher than Howard.

            1. I wouldn’t. I don’t think minor differences in age are that big of a deal for pitchers whereas for hitters, it often is. Howard, I think, has the best overall stuff, throws harder and has a higher upside. I’m not down on Medina, just not as sure.

            2. I’m not surprised either Medina was LA sign Howard drafted out of college. I still hands down rate Howard higher than Medina.

              That’s not to say Medina in his own way won’t too be an excellent pitcher.

  2. Baseball is funny. Clearwater started yesterday’s game with 8 players batting below 200. So naturally they pounded out 16 hits and 11 runs. Multiple guys raised their avg back above 200 in the game and the team had a nice win. Now we need Lakewood to have a similar game.

  3. Was beginning to think Moniak was turning a corner…ouch
    Did they mess with his mechanics again?

  4. Matt Winks tweeted that Cozens isn’t in the Lehigh lineup today, so it stands that he’s gotten the call up.

    1. Well we know Cozen’s is going to K his fare share but he’s also going to run into a few dingers if he can settle himself down.

      1. roc……no, must be someone else…..he would have to fly in from Rhode Island if it were him…….I assume he would go straight to CBP from the airport if indeed he were called up…anyway, Pigs’ are coming home later today for a home game tomorrow so he may be just waiting for the team, and catch a ride back

  5. Dohy getting promoted to LV. Hope not. He needs more innings against AA talent. 11 innings at AA, where he’s shown great numbers but also got into trouble with erratic pitch counts. Total innings in Minors 66 in 2 prior years calls for more AA innings, maybe June 1st. Like other AA teams give the player innings instead lower inning numbers in a cluttered AAA.

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