Phillies’ Chairman David Montgomery passed away this morning. The 72-year-old Montgomery lost a five-year battle with cancer. He began his career with the Phillies in 1971 and worked his way up into the executive offices. He was instrumental in the construction of Citizens Bank Park and led the organization during the 2007-11 stretch that culminated with their 2008 World Series Championship. (Phillies release here)
Clearwater (13-19) beat Bradenton, 3-2.
Alejandro Requena (2-1, 3.38) pitched six solid innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. He walked two and struck out four. Requena threw 84 pitches, 54 for strikes (64.3%). Keylan Killgore (2.45) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh, but was lifted after a sac bunt put the tying and go ahead runs in scoring position. Zach Warren (3.86) entered and issued a walk that set up an inning-ending double play. He introduced some drama into the ninth with a one-out single and two, two-out wild pitches before getting a game-ending ground out for his first save.
The Threshers scored first on Alec Bohm’s RBI double in the third inning. After Requena surrendered the lead on a 2-run HR in the fourth, The Threshers tied the game in the fifth on Ben Aklinski’s RBI single. They took the lead later in the inning on an RBI ground out.
Nick Maton led off and had 2 hits. Ben Aklinski also had 2 hits. Matt Vierling stole his eighth base.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.258) went 1-4 with 2 RBI
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.189) went 0-3
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.295)
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.244)
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.154)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.200) went 1-3 with a run scored
Lehigh Valley (19-12) lost to Durham, 7-6.
JoJo Romero had a bummer of a start, needing 37 pitches to get two outs in the first inning. He gave up 6 runs on 8 hits before giving way to Tom Windle (4.15) with 2 runners on base. Windle stranded the runners and pitched 3.1, one-hit innings. He walked none and struck out three. Seth McGarry (0.00) tossed four shutout innings allowing 3 hits, walking one, and striking out five. Tyler Gilbert (0-1, 2.00) gave up a run for the second game in a row and took the loss.
The IronPigs rallied with 5 runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Gift Ngoepe and Rob Brantly, a 2-run single by Lane Adams, and an RBI round out. They finished their come back on Matt McBride’s solo HR (1) in the sixth.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-1, 9.00) -0.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 17.47)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th
Reading (16-12) beat Hartford, 3-1.
The Phils scored 3 runs in the first inning on Austin Listi’s 3-run HR, his first of the season, and held on to win behind solid pitching.
Bailey Falter (3-1, 2.33) shut out the Yard Goats for 6.2 innings allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out six. He one-hit the goats for six innings. He left with the bases loaded in the seventh. and the reliever walked in a run (Grr!!). Garrett Cleavinger (4.05), said reliever, pitched an inning, walked two, struck out two, and was yanked after a 2-out walk in the eighth. J.D. Hammer (0.51) finished up with just a harmless single in the ninth for his first save.
Mickey Moniak had 2 of the Phils’ 4 hits. Luke Williams had a hit, walk, and stolen base (9).
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 5.40)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.231) went 0-3 with a BB, SB
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.220) went 2-4 with a run scored, double
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.100)
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 3.98)
- #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.21)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.250) went 0-3
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (11-21) beat Hagerstown, 2-1, in ten innings.
Ben Brown (0.00) had another great outing. He pitched four, shutout innings, holding the Suns to 3 hits. He walked none and struck out five. He threw 42 strikes in 63 pitches (66.7%). In 4 appearances with Lakewood (this was his first start), Big Ben has pitched 13.2 scoreless innings, held the opposition to 11 hits, walked three, struck out twenty, and has thrown 65.4% strikes.
Oscar Marcelino (3.24) walked one in a scoreless fifth inning. Tyler McKay (7.08) pitched two-plus innings and gave up a game-tying home run. He passed the baton to Tyler Carr after a lead off walk in the eighth. Carr (1-1, 0.59) who stranded the runner. He navigated scoring opportunities in both the eighth and tenth innings, and emerged with the win.
Lakewood scored on a double play in the second inning. They took the lead in the tenth on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI single.
Jonathan Guzman (.250) and Matt Kroon (.290) each had 2 of the BlueClaws 7 hits.
Luis Garcia was the DH. Guzman was the SS and committed a throwing error. Hunter Stovall played second.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.167) went 0-4
- #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 7th (and are pointing to current files).
5/8/2019 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/8/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/8/2019 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/8/2019 – RHP Kyle Glogoski assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/8/2019 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/8/2019 – RHP Benjamin Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/8/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/8/2019 – RHP Alexis Araujo assigned to GCL East from DSL Red
5/8/2019 – LF Jimmy Smith assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/7/2019 – OF Ben Aklinski assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
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