I visited the Complex today. There were 3 games being played, two against teams from the Detroit organization and one against a travelling team. I could only stay less than a couple hours before a recent injury started to bother me. I hadn’t been to the Complex in over a month and I spent a lot of time talking to old friends. Here’s what little I saw.
First, an Extended Spring Training Roster was available (2019 Extended Spring Training Roster).
I recorded who was playing with which coaching staff (Williamsport v. the GCL staffs) but I’m not ready to guess if these will become permanent assignments. Luke Miller hit a HR while I was talking to one security guard. I watched Jake Kinney pitch an inning. His FB was 88-91. He threw a slider and showed a CB on the last pitch I saw. I cut short a conversation with one of Clearwater’s finest when Jaylen Smith took the mound on Roberts. He pitched well. His FB range was 86-89. Curtis Mead came to bat while I was there and with a shift on purposely poked a ball through the 3-4 hole into RF. I got into a discussion with a scout from Baseball Prospectus. He told me that Kyle Glogoski was shipped to Lakewood. I haven’t seen the transaction, but I think he was charting during the Lakewood game. That’s all, intrasquads tomorrow, but it’s my 20th anniversary.
Clearwater (11-14) beat Fort Myers, 3-0 in Alec Bohm’s Advanced A debut.
Spencer Howard was bumped and Damon Jones (0.77) made the start. Jones threw 82 pitches (42 strikes) in his 4.2 innings and left the game having with runners on the corners and having kept the Miracle off the board while surrendering 2 hits and 4 walks. He struck out seven. Connor Brogdon (1-0, 2.04) stranded both runners and completed 2.1 innings of scoreless ball. Keylan Killgore (0.00) retired all 6 batters he faced while earning his first save.
The Threshers scored single runs in the third, fourth, and seventh inning on an RBI ground out and RBI singles by Nick Maton and Jake Scheiner.
Alec Bohm and Jake Scheiner each had 2 hits among the Threshers’ total of seven. The Threshers drew 8 walks, two each by Simon Muzziotti, Matt Vierling, Scheiner, and one each by Bohm and Jhailyn Ortiz.
Vierling stole his sixth base and had an outfield assist.
After Howard was bumped, the probables for Wednesday and Thursday became TBD with Young still scheduled to pitch Friday. I don’t know, but maybe a rotation spot is going to be available in Reading? Interesting to note that Eastman was promoted to Clearwater. Could be starting one of the next 2 games?
- #1 Alec Bohm went 2-4 with a run scored, BB
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25)
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.186) went 0-4 with a BB
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.250) went 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB, and his 5th CS
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29)
- #18 Nick Maton (.250) went 1-3 with an RBI
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.137) went 0-5 with 3 k
- #20 Daniel Brito (.170)
Lehigh Valley (16-8) was crushed by Syracuse, 18-5.
Drew Anderson (0-1, 9.00) was plagued by his defense and gave up 7 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and a walk. He lasted three innings. Kyle Dohy (33.00) gave up 5 runs in two innings. (This actually lowered his ERA from 54.00) Tyler Gilbert (0.00) pitched two scoreless inning and Edgar Garcia (1.93) pitched in with one. Matt McBride (0.00) took one for the team and was also plagued by his defense as he allowed 6 unearned runs on 4 hits and a walk.
The Pigs were never in this game. They were outscored 6-3 in the ninth inning. They scored single runs in the fourth inning on Lane Adams RBI double and sixth inning on Deivi Grullon’s RBI single. They scored 3 runs in the ninth on Shane Robinson’s 3-run HR (3).
Adams had 3 hits. Romine and Canelo had 2 each.
Canelo and Walding committed 2 errors each.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
- #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 8.83)
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.82)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 33.00) – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.93) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Reading (11-10) lost to a very hot Harrisburg team (21-4), 3-1.
David Parkinson gave up all 3 Senators’ runs in four innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He was lifted after 85 pitches. Jake Hernandez (1.88) walked 3 and struck out 3 in two innings. Alexis Rivero (6.75) pitched two scoreless innings. Aaron Brown (4.85) finished with one no-hit inning.
The Phils scored a run i n the first on Austin Listi’s RBI double.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 4.82)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.172)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.195 went 0-4
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.109) went 0-3
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 2.51)
- #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.58) – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
- #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 (8-17) lost to West Virginia, 2-0, even though they outhit the Power, 6-3.
James McArthur (6.23) didn’t get out of the first inning. After 32 pitches he had recorded 2 outs, gave up 2 runs on one hit and 4 walks. The hit was a HR. He relinquished the ball to Robinson Martinez (5.63) who stranded the 3 runners he inherited. He struck out 4 in 1.1 innings. Manny Silva (0.00) made his 2019 debut and pitched four, one-hit, scoreless innings. Ethan Evanko (2.13) retired the Power in order over the final three innings.
Without Alec Bohm, the BlueClaws were shut out for just the second time this season. They collected 6 hits. Rafael Marchan (.315) and Jake Holmes (who played third base) had 2 hits each. Garcia batted ninth.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.195) went 0-2 with a sacrifice
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 7.02)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.315) went 2-4
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 4.41)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-2, 7.71)
- #30 Manuel Silva (0.00) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- #27 Starlyn Castillo
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 30th (and are pointing to current files).
4/30/2019 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/30/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Lakewood activated 2B Hunter Stovall
4/30/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Grant Dyer assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Damon Jones assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Carlos Betancourt assigned from DSL White to GCL West
4/30/2019 – Phillies signed International FA P Camilo Hinestroza, assigned to DSL White
4/29/2019 – 3B Ali Castillo assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/29/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/28/2019 – Clearwater activated LHP Zach Warren from the 7-day IL
4/28/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – Grant Dyer assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/28/2019 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/28/2019 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/28/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/27/2019 – Phillies optioned RF Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley
4/27/2019 – Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/27/2019 – 2B Hunter Stovall assigned to Lakewood