Threshers Recap – 5/10/2019

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)

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)
5/10/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RF Dylan Cozens on the 7-day IL
5/10/2019 – RHP Oswald Medina assigned to DSL Red
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 – Phillies signed IFA RHP Oswald Medina
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

14 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/10/2019

  1. Was there a physical reason why De Los Santos only pitched 3 innings last night? Is it possible that the Phillies are considering calling him up?

    1. Maybe they were “stretching ” him out because he was in the Phillies’ bullpen and didn’t start in awhile., hopefully.

      1. This was my understanding. It was 50 pitches, and that was probably his limit since he hasn’t started since 4/18 or something like that.

  2. I’m a big de los santos guy. I did notice in his few appearances with the Phillies that his velocity was down from last year. Lots of 91 92 versus last year 95

  3. Do you foresee any of these OF’s ever making it to the Big Show: Randolph, Moniak, Haseley, all OF’s for Reading,and all #1 picks, including 1 first overall.

    1. I think all of them will make it, if we’re just talking about getting a call up and appearing in some games. If they’ll stick is another question. Haseley probably has the best chance though it might be as more of a bench option.

  4. Vierling just keeps hitting….and does steal some bases…third in the FSL now.
    Keeps this up for the next 3/4 weeks, he may force the issue with a promotion to Reading.

    1. I predict that Vierling will be in a starting major league outfielder in 2021, and also quite possibly included in a package for a TOR before then

      1. It does look like he will eventually make it to the majors….not sure where he will be in an OF, corner starter or a 4th OFer..but sure looks the part.
        His hit last night to the right center gap for the double was a solid shot.

        One guy that also intrigues me from that Threshers team is ss Nick Maton….looks like a LHB stick figurine at the plate…but does manage to make good contact .

        1. i was impressed by him at the complex this spring. looked good at bat and in the field and also showed a lot of leadership communicating and positioning players in the infield. appears to be a very heady player.

  5. Interesting to see Gamboa has nt been in the lineup for 4 games. Hope he’s not hurt. Hopeful they are giving him a much needed break. Instructs, AFLand early report it has been a long year. Still think he needs to go back to Clearwater to give him confidence. It SURE helped Pujols

    school system promotions need to decease. Unless he is now viewed as a system SS.

  6. i got to watch LHV on tv last night They have some injuries and may look to call up somebody from reading to help. That is what the announcer said. Drew Anderson look wild to me. i saw his velo go from 89 to 93, The Lhv pitching staff averages 4 walks per game at home , they have only thrown out 7 of 37 runners. cause the pitchers dont hold runners on, The announcer said they are playing sloppy and you could see it. man on second he steal third and Walding watches him run by. never goes to bag, The catcher has the ball reading to throw, Walding struck out 7 times in a row over two games. same guy we saw up here. I was thinking of what guys on here saw about player development and you can see that manager isnt helping them,

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