Clearwater (15-19) beat Dunedin, 8-4.
The Threshers won another important game. I hesitate to say, “must win” in May, but they really couldn’t afford to lose anymore ground to the first place Blue Jays. Last night’s win came in a critical series for the Threshers. Dunedin is in first place and still has the only winning record in the division. Last night’s win pulls the Threshers within 4.5 games of first place. They will go for a sweep Saturday. TBD is scheduled to start. With Howard and Young on the IL, maybe they let Damon Jones go on short rest. Maybe they activate a Jose Taveras type from XST. Or, maybe they go with a bull pen game since they have a day off on Sunday (Mothers’ Day).
Julian Garcia (2-2, 2.97) had a “mahvelous” game. He threw six, shutout innings, allowed 7 hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Luis Cedeno (9.00) pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits and 2 walks. He gave up a run on a one-out single, stolen base, two-out single sequence in the seventh. That happens. But, after the lead off batter reached on an error in the eighth, Cedeno walked the next two batters on ten pitches, and was deservedly yanked. Grant Dyer (1.00) came in and got back-to-back ground balls, but neither could be converted into a double play and the Jays scored 2 runs. A 3-base error to lead off the ninth accounted for an unearned run as Dyer got a ground out and 2 strike outs to secure the win.
The Threshers built a lead with 2 runs in the third on Alec Bohm’s 2-run single; and 3 runs in the sixth on an RBI triple by Madison Stokes, RBI double by Matt Vierling, and a throwing error. After the Jays got on the board, they came right back with 2 runs in the eighth on Rodolfo Duran’s RBI single and Ben Aklinski’s sac fly. They tacked on another run in the ninth on Nick Maton’s RBI single.
The Threshers collected 10 hits. Matt Vierling went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, an RBI (18), and 2 stolen bases (10). Alec Bohm and Nick Maton had 2 hits each. The team went 5-13 with RISP.
And, finally some word on Spencer Howard –
Jim Salisbury reports, “In the minors, highly regarded pitching prospect Spencer Howard remains on the IL with shoulder soreness. Director of Player Development Josh Bonifay said team doctors don’t believe the issue to be serious.
“We just want to be cautious with him,” Bonifay said.
Howard had been pitching for Advanced A Clearwater. There is no official timetable for his return.
“We want to make sure he’s 100 percent so we’ll take our time,” Bonifay said.”
- #1 Alec Bohm (.275) went 2-5 with 2 runs, triple, 2 RBI
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.177) went 0-5
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.277) – went 0-4 with a BB
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.289) went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.164) went 1-3 with a run scored, BB
- #20 Daniel Brito (.205)
Lehigh Valley (19-14) lost to Indianapolis, 6-5.
Enyel De Los Santos pitched three scoreless innings. He gave way to Yacksel Rios (1-2, 6.14) came in and got lit for 5 run in 1.2 innings on 5 hits and a walk. Josh Martin (3.44) stranded a runner and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Alexis Rivero pitched three innings and gave up just one run on 2 hits and 4 walks. Unfortunately, it was the deciding run when the Pigs rallied late.
The IronPigs scord first with a run in the third inning on a ground out. they scored last with 4 runs in the ninth on Malquin Canelo’s RBI single, Andrew Romine’s 2-run single, and a throwing on Romine’s steal of second.
Walding went 0-4 with 4 K.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.37) – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
- #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 (17-13) walked off against Akron, 6-5.
Tom Eshelman (7.77) pitched six innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, walking none and striking out six. Aaron Brown (4.86) gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. He struck out three. Jeff Singer (2-0, 0.84) stranded 2 inherited runners, walked one, and struck out two. He benefited from the Phils’ rally and picked up the win.
The Phils scored twice in the fifth inning on a throwing error and an RBI single by Jose Gomez. They scored a single run in the sixth on a wild pitch. Trailing by two when they entered the bottom of the ninth, they scored three times on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI double, Raul Rivas’ bases-loaded walk, and Jose Gomez RBI single.
Cornelius Randolph and Jose Gomez (.287) had 2 hits each. Gomez added 2 RBI.
I listened to the final three innings of this game. It was an exciting ending, punctuated by Kirsten Karbach’s play-by-play. The Phils had 6 consecutive players reach base and didn’t record an out in the inning. Haseley and Listi walked before Randolph’s double. Pinch hitter Hall reached on an infield hit to load the bases. Rivas walked, and Gomez lined an 0-1 pitch into right field for the walk off win.
The Phils only managed 6 hits, 3 in the ninth. They drew 7 walks, Listi drew three.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 5.40)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.227) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.222) went 1-4 with a run scored, triple
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.100) entered as a PR in the 9th and scored a run
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 4.15)
- #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.21)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.250) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, RBI
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (11-23) lost to Hagerstown, 3-0.
Francisco Morales allowe all 3 runs on 7 hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out six. Robinson Matinez (6.75) pitched one scoreless. Victoer Santos (3.10) pitched three scoreless.
Lakewood collected just five hits. They went 0-5 with RISP.
Malvin Matos had a 2-hit game.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.182) went 1-4
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 6.26) – 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.315)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 5.01)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-3, 5.32)
- #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 9th (and are pointing to current files).
5/10/2019 – RHP Oswald Medina assigned to DSL Red
5/9/2019 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Reading from Clearwater
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 – Phillies signed IFA RHP Oswald Medina
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