Clearwater (11-16) dropped both ends of a double header to Fort Myers, 4-3 and 1-0. The Threshers scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning of game one, and didn’t cross the plate the rest of the day.
Game One: Alejandro Requena (3.46) was spotted a 3-run lead and couldn’t hold onto it. He allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5.1 innings. He left with two runners on base after hitting a batter with his 83rd pitch. Jonathan Hennigan (0-1, 0.69) came in and stranded both runners. But, he walked the lead off batter in the seventh, the eventual walk off run. This was the first run he allowed this season (9 games, 13 IP).
The Threshers scored 3 runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Matt Vierling, Jake Scheiner, and Edgar Cabral. They collected 5 of their 8 hits and went 3-6 with RISP in the inning. They were retired in order in the second and third innings. A lead off single was wasted on a double play in the fourth. A one-out single advanced to second but was stranded in the fifth. They went 0-3 after a lead off triple in the sixth. And, went down in order in the seventh.
They collected just 3 hits and an intentional walk after the first inning and went 0-4 with runners in scoring position. Not scoring after the lead off triple was a killer.
Matt Vierling (.322) went 2-3 with a run scored, triple, RBI.
- #1 Alec Bohm went 1-4 with a run scored
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.177) went 0-3 with 3 K
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.261) went 2-4 with a run scored
- #18 Nick Maton (.240) went 0-3
- #20 Daniel Brito (.161) went 0-3
Game Two: Colton Eastman (1.80) made his first Advanced A start. He pitched pretty well. He retired the batters in his first inning on ground balls. He allowed the game’s only run in the second on a double, single, sac fly.
After a non-run scoring double, Eastman bore down and dominated the rest of the way. He retired the final two batters in the second inning on strike outs. Over the next three innings he allowed a couple meaningless singles and struck out five more.
Grant Dyer (1.29) came on and walked the first batter he faced then retired the next six batters in order.
Eastman’s final line was 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K.
Lakewood managed just 4 hits, no walks. Their only extra base hit was Dalton Guthrie’s two out triple after Ben Aklinski got picked off first by the catcher in the third inning, the only inning where two hitters reached base.
- #1 Alec Bohm went 0-3
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25)
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.177)
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.261)
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.231) went 0-3
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.151) went 1-2
- #20 Daniel Brito (.161) went 0-3
Former Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez was scheduled to make his 2019 debut at home last night for Advanced A Jupiter (in the FSL) but the game was rained out. He may start Friday on the road in Port Charlotte. Maybe not. He was supposed to start for the JAX Jumbo Shrimp back on April 26th. Jupiter plays Clearwater later in the month. If they don’t have to baby Sanchez’ arm and can stick to their 6-man rotation, he’ll still miss the series. Haha.
Lehigh Valley (17-9) finally beat Syracuse, 4-2, salvaging a game in the 4-game series.
JoJoRo had his best outing this season. He gave up one earned and one unearned run in six innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out seven. Recently called up, Seth McGarry (0.00) pitched two perfect innings. Edgar Garcia struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.
Lehigh did all the scoring after falling behind 2-0. They scored a run in the third inning on Deivi Grullon’s RBI single, a run in the fourth on Damek Tomscha’s solo HR (1), and two runs in the sixth on Gift Ngoepe’s 2-run HR (2).
Malquin Canelo (.300), Damek Tomscha, and Ali Castillo (.250) had 2 hits each.
FYI, Tim Tebow went 1-10 in the series and is hitting .143 for the season.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-1, 6.94) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.82)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 33.00)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Reading (13-10) beat Akron, 9-6.
Mauricio Llovera (3.98) watched his ERA blow up with 5 runs in six innings on 7 hits (2 HR) and a walk. He struck out seven. J.D. Hammer (0.63) tossed two perfect innings. Aaron Brown (2-2, 5.14) blew the save and got the win, allowing a run on 3 walks and a wild pitch. He did strike out 2 in his inning. Alexis Rivero (4.91) pitched a 1-2-4 ninth for his first save.
Reading scored in 6 of the 10 innings. They scored 2 runs in the first inning on Adam Haseley’s RBI single and Darick Hall’s sac fly. They added single runs in the second, third, sixth, and seventh on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single, Haseley’s solo HR (3), another Moniak RBI single, and Austin Bossart’s bases loaded walk. They scored 3 runs in the tenth on Austin Listi’s 3-run double, his fourth hit of the game.
Listi had 4 hits and 3 RBI. Moniak had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Haseley had 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Our old friend, Drew Stankiewicz, went 1-2 with 2 walks for the RubberDucks.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 4.82)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.205) went 2-4 with 3 runs scored, HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 BB
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.216) went 3-6 with a run scored, 2 RBI, 2 SB
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.108) went 0-1 with 2 runs scored, 4 BB, 2 SB
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 3.98) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR
- #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.58)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.227) went 1-5
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (9-18) beat West Virginia, 10-0.
Tyler McKay (1-2, 7.36) earned his first win with five innings of shutout ball. He allowed 2 hits, walked none, and struck out four. Big Ben Brown continued to blank “A-Ball” batters with 3.2 innings of 3-hit, shutout ball. He walked one and struck out four. Oscar Marcelino (3.68) got the final out, stranding two runners, but not until after issuing a walk to load the bases.
The BlueClaws had a 14-hit attack. They scored 2 runs in the first inning on two ground outs and one in the second on a force out. They broke the game open in the fifth with 5 runs on a 2-run error, Malvin Matos’ RBI double, and RBI singles by Jonathan Guzman and Yerwin Trejo. They added two in the sixth on Matos’ RBI triple and a ground out.
The top of the order (Stovall, Kroon, Gutierrez, and Matos) went 9-18 with 8 runs scored, 6 RBI, 2 walks, 4 doubles, a triple, and a stolen base. Guzman added 3 hits and 2 RBI.
Lakeland went an incredible 3-17 with RISP.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.195)
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 7.02)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.315) was placed on the 7-day IL
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 4.41)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-2, 7.71)
- #30 Manuel Silva (0.00)
- #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 May 2nd (and are pointing to current files).
5/2/2019 – Lakewood placed C Rafael Marchan on the 7-day IL
5/2/2019 – C Jack Conley assigned to Lakewood from GCL East
5/1/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the 7-day IL, abdominal strain
5/1/2019 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/1/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/1/2019 – Reading activated LF Cornelius Randolph from the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – Clearwater placed LHP Kyle Young on the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – RHP Kyle Glogoski assigned to Lakewood from GCL West.
5/1/2019 – James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/1/2019 – Grenny Cumana assigned to Williamsport from Reading
5/1/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
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