Threshers Recap – 5/9/2019

Clearwater (13-19) beat Dunedin, 5-2.

This is an important series for the Threshers.  Dunedin is in first place with the only winning record in the division. Last night’s win pulls the Threshers within 5.5 games of first place.  Continued success this week end will tighten the first half race.

Andrew Brown (2-3, 7.43) rebounded with an extremely solid performance.  He held the Jays to one run on 3 hits and a walk in six innings at Jack Russell Stadium.  He struck out four.  Austin Ross (5.00) pitched 1.2 innings and gave up a solo HR sandwiched between 2 Ks before being lifted in favor of John Hennigan (0.55) who recorded the four-out save (6). Ross struck out 3 and Hennigan struck out two.

The Threshers belted out 12 hits en route to the victory.  They took the lead with 2 runs in the sixth on Ben Aklinski’s 2-run double.  They tacked on a run in the seventh on Nick Maton’s FBI single.  They added a couple insurance runs in the ninth on Matt Vierling’s 2-run double.

Every batter in the Threshers had at least one hit except lead off man Simon Muzziotti who drew two walks.  Madison Stokes also drew 2 walks as the Threshers drew seven as a team.

Nick Maton had 3 hits,  Matt Vierling (.292) went 2-5 with 2 RBI.  Jake Scheiner (.255) went with a run scored.  The team went 5-12 with RISP.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.257) went 1-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.189)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.287) – went 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
  • #18 Nick Maton (.280) went 3-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.154)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.205) went 1-3 with a BB

Lehigh Valley (19-13) lost to Durham, 5-1.

Nick Pivetta (2-1, 3.60) had a reasonably good start.  He went seven innings allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out seven.  Luke Leftwich made his AAA debut and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in two innings,  He struck out three.

The IronPigs scored their only run in the second inning on Deivi Grullon’s solo HR (5).

Grullon (.360) had 2 of Lehigh’s 5 hits.  They were 0-7 with RISP.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-1, 9.00)
  • #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 (16-13) lost to Hartford, 7-3.

Mauricio Llovera pitched into the sixth inning but couldn’t hold onto a 3-1 lead.  Connor Brogdon made his AA debut and completed the inning, but gave up a go ahead HR in the seventh.  Jake Hernandez (3.06) gave up 3 runs in the final two innings.

The Phils bunched 3 of their 4 total hits to score their only 3 runs in the fifth inning on Jose Gomez’ sac fly and Mickey Moniak’s 2-run double.  They went 1-8 with RISP.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 5.40)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.234) went 1-3 with a BB
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.221) went 1-4 with a double, 2 RBI
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.100)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 4.15) – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR
  • #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.21)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.234) went 0-4
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (11-22) lost to Hagerstown, 5-1.

Jhordany Mezquita scattered a hit and 4 walks but was done in by an error on a sacrifice.  He left with two runners in scoring position.  Gilmael Troya (3.27) allowed both inherited runners to score.  Dominic Pipkin logged three innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits.  He struck out three.

The BlueClaws needed 2 of their 5 hits plus a wild pitch to score their only run in the first inning.  Luis Garcia had 2 hits, Lakewood struck out 12 times and was 0-3 with RISP.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.179) went 2-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 6.16)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.315)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 5.01) – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-3, 5.32) – 4.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
  • #30 Manuel Silva (0.00)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #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 9th (and are pointing to current files).

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
5/9/2019 – RHP Luke Leftwich assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/9/2019 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Reading from Clearwater
5/9/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
5/9/2019 – LHP Tom Windle assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
5/9/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Williamsport
5/9/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/9/2019 – RHP Dalvin Rosario assigned to Williamsport from DSL White
5/9/2019 – OF Jose Cedeno assigned to GCL East from DSL White
5/9/2019 – RHP Nicoly Pina assigned to GCL West from DSL Red
5/9/2019 – P Oswald Medina assigned to DSL Red from International Free Agent
5/8/2019 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
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 Danny Mayer assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/7/2019 – OF Ben Aklinski assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/6/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
5/6/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
5/5/2019 – Clearwater placed RHP Spencer Howard on the 7-day IL
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 – SS Jimmy Rollins retired
5/4/2019 – Ben Aklinski assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/4/2019 – Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/4/2019 – Austin Ross 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 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/3/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned to Williamsport from Reading
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 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
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

9 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/9/2019

  1. Bummer for Kyle hope he has a nice recovery. As we know the TJ for most is not a matter of if but when and who knows he may come back throwing harder.

    Jimmy how much 3B has Bohm been playing with Stokes still there?

    1. According to baseball-reference.com, Bohm has started nine games for Clearwater – seven at 3B, one at 1B, and one as the DH. Sixty innings at 3B, nine innings at 1B.

  2. Tim Cate beat the Blue Claws yesterday. I got to see him pitch for three years up here on campus for UConn. He has a twelve six curve ball and throws about ninety. Another former Huskie lefty, Anthony Kay, is doing well at Bingington for the Mets.

    This year, yet another lefty, Mason Feole, will probably get drafted by the end of the third round. Could’ve been drafted higher if not for starting the season with an injury. He pitched for the USA team this past summer.

    Have been fortunate enough to have seen almost all of their home games along with Springer, Ahmed, Barnes, Oberg, and Olt. Very nice program for a Northeast team. Good conference.

  3. Player Development needs to look at Just Maybe PUSHING Hard Throwing Pitchers too Fast. Pressure to perform due to promotion. Give them few more innng, disect their mechananics.
    AAA, AA ALREADY BACKLOGGED. Urgency driven by GCL, A and A+ already over staffed

  4. Excuse me while I vent as I follow the Reading game tonight. So, what do they say to these kids in instructs, “Listen up, fellas. See those 7 players standing behind the pitcher wearing gloves? Ok, they should never have to touch the baseball. There are 3 results we expect from every hitter – walk, home run, or strike out. It’s very simple. That is what our philosophy should produce in today’s game. Just look at what’s happening these days in the Show.”…???

    I’m sorry but it’s maddening to see how they have taken the meat off the bones of what should be a dynamic, multi-faceted game with unpredictability and countless ways a game may turn out. Now it’s becoming a snooze fest to test even the most faithful among fans. I’ll never stop loving the game but it’s gotten difficult to like this version. It’s like playing chess with only the king, queen and pawns.

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