Threshers Recap – 4/25/2019

Clearwater (8-13) lost to Tampa, 6-3.

Alejandro Requena (1-1, 3.05) squandered a 3-1 lead the Threshers’ offense gave him in the top of the fifth.  He completed five innings and gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 11 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.  Austin Ross (4.26) gave up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks.  Seth McGarry (9.00) struck out the side in the eighth and final inning.

The Threshers scored their 3 runs in the fifth inning on Simon Muzziotti’s bases-loaded walk and Rodolfo Duran’s 2-run single.

Jose Gomez (.278) had 2 hits.  He has a modest 6-game hitting streak that has raised his batting average over 200 points at this early stage of the season.  But, I wouldn’t go so far as to think that he has turned a corner, yet.

The Threshers drew 10 walks.

(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 (.214) went 1-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.268) went 0-3 with an RBI, 2 BB
  • #17 Kyle Young (0-3, 5.40)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.242)
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.167) went 1-3, with 2 RBI, BB
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.163) went 1-3 with a BB

Lehigh Valley (14-5) lost to Pawtucket, 5-2.

Tyler Viza (4.00) went four innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out five, but gave up 2 long balls.  Josh Martin (2.79) and Tyler Gilbert (0.00) each tossed a no hit inning.  Kyle Dohy (0-1) made his IronPigs debut and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits, a walk, and 2 strike outs.  Tom Windle added a ho hit ninth inning.

Lehigh scored single runs in the third and fifth innings to tie the score on Andrew Romine’s sac fly and Romine’s RBI single.

Malquin Canelo (.279) had 3 hits.  Rob Brantly (.324) had 2 hits.

Viza picked a runner off first base.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to the Philadelphia
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 9.00)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 8.00)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.14)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 27.00) – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (0-1, 3.24)

Reading (10-7) beat New Hampshire, 8-1.  Three pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter.

Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 2.51) pitched 5 one-hit innings.  He gave up one run and walked five.  He struck out five.  J.D. Hammer (0.87) and Garrett Cleavinger (0.00) each pitched two innings.

Reading scored 2 runs in the first inning on Darick Hall’s 2-run double.  They added 2 runs in the fourth on sacrifice flies by Raul Rivas and Adam Haseley.  They picked up an insurance run in the fifth on a ground out.  They put the game out of reach with 3 runs in the sixth on Hall’s 3-run HR (3).

Hall (.267) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 5 RBI, a double, a HR (3), and a walk.

Luke Williams (.250) and Ali Castillo (.391) had 2 hits each.

Josh Stephen (.300) earned himself a start and went 1-3 with a walk and stolen base.

The Phils went 5-12 with RISP and stole 4 bases in as many attempts.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-0, 3.00)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.172) went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, RBI, SF, 2 BB, SB
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.213)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.120) went 1-4 with a run scored, SB
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 2.51) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
  • #21 David Parkinson (2-1, 4.02)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.229) – on the 7-day IL
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (7-14) beat Hickory, 3-1.

Colton Eastman (1-2, 6.00) pitched five innings and gave up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk.  He struck out seven.  Ethan Lindow (3.66) pitched 3.1 innings, gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out seven.  He was lifted with runners on second and third with one out in the ninth.  Oscar Marcelino (4.50) stranded the two inherited runners after an intentional walk and game-ending double play.

Lakewood scored 2 runs in the first inning on Luis Garcia’s lead off HR (1) and Matt Kroon’s RBI single.  They added an insurance run in the sixth on a force out.

Alec Bohm had a 3-hit game.

Lakewood stole 5 bases in 5 attempts.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.366) went 3-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles, BB
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.200) went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, HR (1), BB 
  • #8 Francisco Morales (5.93)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.316)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (5.84)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
  • #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 25th (and are pointing to current files).

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
4/25/2019 – Phillies placed OF Roman Quinn on the 10-day IL
4/25/2019 – Phillies recalled OF Dylan Cozens from Lehigh Valley
4/25/2019 – LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/25/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/25/2019 – Reading activated LHP Garrett Cleavinger from the 7-day IL
4/25/2019 – Reading activated 3B Jose Antequera from the 7-day IL
4/25/2019 – Damon Jones assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/25/2019 – Luis Ramirez assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/25/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/25/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/25/2019 – Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/25/2019 – Keylan Killgore assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/25/2019 – Phillies signed IFA P Douglas Mijares, assigned to DSL Red
4/25/2019 – Phillies signed IFA P Jonathan Petit, assigned to DSL Red
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

23 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 4/25/2019

  1. Kyle Dohy, 66 innings over 2 years at multiple levels. Lets not try to be the Atlanta Braves with their prospects, they have stockpiled their prospects from 2013, 2014 and 2015 picks, we are a year behind them be patient. Our pitching prospects will provide valuable assets down the road don”t stockpile players at AAA especially unproven young pitchers
    Kyle Dohy’s line proves this fact

    1. Harvey….I think certain teams , especially the Phillies, maneuver their pitching prospects thru the system a little different.
      Starters are given longer spells at particular levels…..relief pitchers, college drafted or UDFA, may be pushed further along faster than pitchers out of HS or the youngest of kids like the international Latin signee pitchers..
      Most all org do it that way with college drafted relief pitchers in their systems….unless of course if arm issues happen to surface and delay that force-fed progression.

    2. I’m not really sure what more Kyle was supposed to do in Reading. He finished the season there last year and started there this year.

      He’s a reliever that’s what he is going to be. He’s not going to rack up 100+ IP seasons in the minors and probably not even in the MLB if he makes it.

  2. Here’s a surprise: Roman Quinn’s on the IL. Shocker!!! Cumana was called up to LHV? Not Al Castillo? I’ll bet it’s because, although listed as a 2B, he’s only played the OF in the last 2 years. Cumana has been a surprise for some time. At 5’5″ he can get lost in a small crowd but the bat has been very good and he had 9 OF assists last year at CLW. I’m sure his stay at LHV won’t be for very long so why disrupt Haseley or Moniak, although Stevens might warrant a call up (kinda kidding).

    1. It’s kinda funny with these roster moves sometimes. Last season I started watching if a player gets a jersey number assigned or not, in an effort to discern real moves from paper. Yesterday, the Dohy move was announced by Lehigh Valley but the Cumana move was not (They were both included in the Reading report.). The IronPigs roster is at 24 with the Dohy move as we await the return of Anderson and Walding from Philadelphia and the waiver status of James Pazos. There’s always that “roster purgatory” status when players are assigned there’s time before they have to report when they’re really on neither roster. When you’re juggling, some of the balls are in the air.

      1. And now he’s been added: Cumana will wear number 5 with the IronPigs, and he’s listed as an infielder, FWIW. Walding is back, Cozens up has been updated, and roster is at 24.

  3. Bohm is doing great at Lakewood, maybe another 10 days and he can move up? Garcia gets to .200, which is good. No sarcasm at all. He is so young and it’s expected to take him some time to get acclimated, and he is plugging away.

    1. So far, the year is not that great, but, to me, the most important thing a farm system can do is to develop well above average regulars and pitchers. Bohm and Howard are doing great and may have that type of ceiling/

  4. Congrats to Luis Garcia on his first HR of the year!

    Garcia’s splits in the second half of April are vastly superior to the first half:

    First 9 games: 2.6/28.9 BB/K
    Last 10 games: 9.5/19.0 BB/K

    The SAL must be overwhelming for a hitter as young as he is. It’s good to see he’s starting to recognize and make adjustments. Hopefully this leads to better contact and more base hits in the near future.

    1. Living on the Eastern Shore of MD (close to Delmarva Shorebirds/ Orioles affiliate) we get to see a ton of Sally games. Obviously my family and I attempt to see as many Lakewood contests as possible but we mix in a few others here and there. The Sally league has a ton of high upside arms pumping good velo. However, the command and control aspect can be erratic. As a young hitter that is hands down difficult. Mid-upper 90’s octane with erratic command is not a comfortable scenario for instant success. Add in the fact of their travel situation in that league and you’ve got adversity in your face 24/7. Guys like Bohm and Garcia will learn and improve from it. Hoskins stood out to us as well at the Sally level. Guys like Hewitt, Larry Greene Jr., etc. literally were deer in head lights every inning/AB we saw them play.

      1. Bohm’s performance is very encouraging. Very. We all know the power is in there, but you can’t replace the hit tool and plate discipline. I imagine he won’t be there more than another 2-3 weeks, tops. If fielding is the issue, I don’t see why he can’t continue to work on that in Clearwater.

      2. TRiles, Off topic, but Delmarva Peninsula was my home country, too. Lived many years in Dover, Delaware. Have a brother south of Salisbury. Did some work in Salisbury and Crisfield over the years.

      3. Every time I go to see Lakewood play @ Delmarva, they lose! I’m not a very good influence on them. But we always get a good meal @ Fratelli’s. I’m going back down in May. Hope they play better than the game I saw in April.

  5. Proud uncle here, but I’m happy to see Austin Bossart’s performance so far in Reading. His bat has yet to catch fire (it will), but his walks and RBIs are up. The Phils are also 7-3 with him behind the dish. His catcher’s ERA is 1.55.

    1. Good Luck to Austin a UPENN kid should have a bright future in baseball in some capacity if the playing career doesn’t pan out.

    2. Hopefully you will get to see your nephew behind the plate in the majors some day. He will then follow in the footsteps of past Penn Quakers like Doug Glanville, Mark DeRosa and believe it or not, 50 plus others….most before WW1.
      His defense should get him there in a back-up role I would think.

    3. I thought he had a nice game behind the plate last night; I said his name several times. He blocked everything in the dirt (Llovera and Hammer have great stuff, but can be somewhat erratic at times), went to the mound when he needed to in order to help his pitcher, and covered third when the third baseman had to stray to track down a pop up. Good stuff.

    4. Thank you! You mention Penn… he arrived for his Freshman year as the #3 catcher. By the time the season began he was the starter and stayed that way for 4 years. After he got drafted, he was assigned to Williamsport as the #3 catcher. After some hard work and an injury to the #1 guy, he became the starter and an All-Star. He just shows up everyday and grinds.

      1. Cheers to any young kid who has the perseverance and smarts to stick with it. I liked Austin’s profile (though certainly not a star in the making) from the time he was drafted. And as mentioned above, he strikes me as a coach in the making, perhaps even a pitching or catching coach. There is always room for guys like him somewhere. But all the best to him as he continues to plug away in the system.

        1. 8mark….does work that way, especially for catchers.
          AL Hinch played ball a few years before my sons in Oklahoma….went to Stanford, got drafted had his cup of coffee in the majors for half-dozen years with a few dozen games a year, then went into coaching, intelligent player and person… and now a top notch manager.

  6. Welcome to Phuture Phillies Bryan. We wish the very best for Austin, and hope his goal to make The Show comes to pass!

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