Clearwater (12-18) beat Daytona, 9-6.
Julian Garcia was spotted a 3-run lead and proved unable to hold it. He successfully kept the Tortugas off the board through three innings, but finally squandered the lead in a 32-pitch fourth inning. He issued a lead off walk, 2-run HR, and loaded the bases on three singles before recording an out on a game-tying force out.
Garcia answered the bell for the fifth, but quickly broke the tie in favor of the turtles. He was helped though by an outfield assist by Jhailyn Ortiz or the Threshers would have been in more than a 2-run hole. He was finally relieved by Connor Brogdon (2-0, 1.80) who stranded a runner and got the elusive third out.
Brogdon pitched an additional two innings and allowed an unearned run while the Threshers mounted an offensive attack of there own and retook the lead. Jonathan Hennigan (0.60) shut down Daytona over the final two innings and earned his fifth save.
The Threshers built their early lead on Matt Vierling’s 2-run HR (4) in the first inning and Vierling’s sac fly in the third. The came back with 4 runs in the fifth on a ground out, another Vierling RBI single, and Jake Scheiner’s 2-run HR (1). They closed out the scoring with 2 runs in the sixth on Simon Muzziotti’s sac fly and a wild pitch.
The Threshers collected 14 hits. Muzziotti had three. Alec Bohm, Madison Stokes (.305), Matt Vierling (309), and Jhailyn Ortiz had 2 hits each. Vierling had 4 RBI and stole his 7th base. Muzziotti was caught stealing for the 6th time in 12 attempts.
Before the game, Daniel Brito was awarded his Rawlings Gold Glove as the best second baseman in baseball last season.
Jonathan India is a member of the Tortugas. He was the Reds first round selection in 2018. He was discussed some during our discussions last season. One guy would have taken him in the first round, and two others would have taken him if their first choices had been selected at #2. He played in both Rookie leagues last season (Pioneer and Appalachian) before going to full season A-ball in the Midwest League. In 254 career ABs (including this season), he has a .236/.355/.417 slash with 10 HR.
- #1 Alec Bohm went 2-5 with 2 runs scored
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25)
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.188) went 2-4
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.299) went 3-4 with a run scored, RBI, SF
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.232) went 1-4 with a run scored
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.148) went 0-4
- #20 Daniel Brito (.203) went 1-4 with a run scored
Lehigh Valley (19-9) beat Buffalo, 5-3.
Cole Irvin pitched into the seventh inning, just long enough to surrender a 2-1 lead. Yacksel Rios (3.46) allowed an inherited runner to score that gave Buffalo the lead. He became the pitcher of record when the IronPigs retook the lead. He was lifted with a couple runners on base, and Edgar Garcia (1.65) stranded the runners, preserved the victory, and earned his third save.
The IronPigs tied the game in the third inning on Shane Robinson’s solo HR (4). They took the lead in the fourth on Matt McBride’s bases-loaded walk. They regained the lead in the eighth on Gift Ngoepe’s 3-run double.
Robinson (.354) went 3-5 and had half the IronPigs’ hits. They drew 8 walks with Andrew Romine (.330), Lane Adams (.282), and Matt McBride (.333) drawing 2 each.
Dylan Cozens had 2 outfield assists.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-1, 6.94)
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25) – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 24.75)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80)
Reading (13-11) postponed.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 4.82)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.208)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.207)
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.104)
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 3.98)
- #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.58)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.227)
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (9-20) lost to Rome, 2-1.
Victor Santos (2-2, )pitched perfect for three innings, gave up a hit in the fourth but was still facing the minimum when the runner was erased trying to steal by catcher Jack Conley. He gave up the Braves only runs in a 2-run fifth that could have been worse were it not for Ben Pelletier throwing out a runner at the plate. Santos’ line was 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K.
Francisco Morales (6.16) pitched 2.1 innings, throwing 53 pitches (30 strikes, 56.6%). he gave up a hit, walked 3 and struck out four. Tyler Carr (0.73) stranded an inherited runner and struck out two in 1.2 innings.
Pelletier provided the offense on a fourth inning solo HR (2). Hunter Stovall (.274) had 2 of the BlueClaws 5 hits.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.183) went 1-3
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 6.16) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.315)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 4.43)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-2, 6.52)
- #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 3rd (and are pointing to current files).
5/4/2019 – Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/4/2019 – Ismael Cabrera assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/4/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/4/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/4/2019 – Phillies Designate Aaron Altherr For Assignment
5/4/2019 – Phillies activate Odubel Herrera from the 10-day IL
5/3/2019 – Benjamin Brown assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/3/2019 – Tyler McKay assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/3/2019 – Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/3/2019 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/3/2019 – Bryan Alcala assigned to Voluntarily Retired List by GCL East
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