Clearwater (12-18) lost to Bradenton,1-0.
The Threshers got some very good pitching from a pair of left-handers. Trouble was, they ran into better pitching from their opponents. Damen Jones overcame some control issues that had arisen in his earlier starts to stifle the Marauders with six innings of one-run pitching. He gave up 3 hits, walked none, and struck out seven.
Ethan Evanko, who was rained out of a start on Sunday, made his Clearwater debut and pitched shutout ball over the final three innings. He gave up 2 hits and a walk, and struck out three.
Jones was making his sixth start this season. This was the first start in which he hadn’t allowed a walk. Coming into this game, he had issued 17 walks in 23.1 innings.
Jones retired the first two batters then allowed a sharp single to center. Before making an offering to the next batter, Jones picked the runner off first base. He went on to retire the next twelve batters.
Jones took the mound in the top of the sixth and surrendered a lead off double. He bore down and almost worked out of the jam. After a sacrifice and a strike out, a Bradenton batter lined a single to left to account for the game’s only run. Again, Jones was able to pick a runner off first without making a pitch to the plate.
Jones was lifted after six innings. He had thrown just 68 pitches, 44 strikes (64.7%). His FB sat 93-95 mph and touched 96 mph twice. Jones pitched from behind some of the time, throwing just 9 first pitch strikes in 19 chances.
The Threshers collected just 5 hits, Nick Maton had two. They had two good chances to score. In the bottom of the fifth, Maton had led off with a double. unlike the Marauders a half-inning later, they were unable to score. In the bottom of the ninth, Simon Muzziotti and Alec Bohm had led off with singles putting runners on the corners. Muzziotti failed to score on a wild pitch with one out, and the Threshers failed to score again.
- #1 Alec Bohm went 1-4
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.188)
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.297) went 1-4
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.244) went 2-4
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.148) entered as a defensive replacement
- #20 Daniel Brito (.203) entered as a pinch runner for C Edgar Cabral
Lehigh Valley (19-10) no game scheduled.
- #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)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 24.75)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80)
Reading (15-11) no game scheduled.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 5.40)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.238)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.218)
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.100)
- #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 (.264)
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (10-21) split two games with Rome, losing 3-1 and winning 8-0.
Game One: Manny Silva represented the first half of Lakewood’s piggyback in game one. He pitched 3.1 innings and gave up2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Robinson Martinez (7.45) inherited one runner and let him score in 0.2 innings. Additionally, he gave up one run on a hit and walk. James McArthur (5.06) completed the starter’s piggyback and pitched three perfect innings, striking out four.
Lakewood tied the score briefly with a run in the third inning on Matt Kroon’s sacrifice fly.
Ben Pelletier had 2 of the BlueClaws’ 4 hits.
- #4 Luis Garcia (.179) went 0-2 with 2 BB
- #30 Manuel Silva (0.00) – 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Game Two: Ethan Lindow (2.54) ha a solid start in his half of the piggyback. He pitched four solid, one-hit innings, shutting out the Braves and allowing 2 walks. He struck out four. Kyle Glogoski (1-1, 0.00) made up the second half of the piggyback. He pitched 2.1 innings, allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out four. Gilmael Troya (3.48) recorded the final two outs of the contest.
The BlueClaws single runs in the second and third innings on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI double and Malvin Matos’ solo HR (2). They added to their lead with 4 runs in the fifth on De La Cruz’ solo HR (1) and Ben Pelletier’s 3-run HR. They tacked on 2 more runs in the sixth on Hunter Stovall’s 2-run single.
Jack Conley (.286) and De La Cruz each had 2 hits.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.173) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 6.16)
- #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 6th (and are pointing to current files).
5/6/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
5/5/2019 – LHP Ethan Evanko assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
5/5/2019 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
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