Clearwater (18-19) remained “hot” and beat Lakeland, 6-3, for their sixth straight win. The Threshers took over sole possession of third place and picked up another half game on rained out Dunedin whom they now trail by 2.5 games. Dunedin hasn’t played a game since being swept last Thursday thru Saturday by the Threshers.
Colton Eastman (1-1, 1.84) battled for three innings. When the Threshers gave him a lead, he completely shut down the Tigers.
Eastman started strong with a 1-2-3, 11-pitch first inning. He pitched around a double and a walk in the second inning, picking up 2 of his strike outs. He gave up 2 singles to start the third and looked like he was going to escape after a 6-4-3 double play. but a triple off the right field wall brought home the game’s first run.
After the Threshers took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the third, Eastman retired the Tigers in order the next two innings, on 10 pitches in the fourth and 5 pitches in the fifth. He gave up a one-out walk in a 17-pitch sixth inning, but got 2 ground ball outs to end his night.
Eastman’s line was 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 83 pitches, 52 strikes (62.7%), 14 of 23 first pitch strikes, 3 three-ball counts, a FB that sat 88-89 mph and reached 90 6 times in the first couple innings and touched 92 in the sixth inning.
Eastman pitched behind a lot early, 5 of 13 FPS in the first three innings. After he had a lead, he threw 9 of 10 FPS in innings four thru six.
Eastman works at a good pace … until he has runners on base. Then he slows down and really tests the pitch clock. For those not familiar with the clock, once the pitcher comes set, the clock goes off. He can stay in that position for ever without a violation. Eastman takes full advantage of this. Reminded me of a young Bob Walk. You’re old if you get this reference.
Keylan Killgore (2.61) pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out the side. IMO, he might have been able to avoid the run had he broken off the mound quicker on a chopper to deep first base. The batter just barely beat him to the bag.
Zach Warren (3.38) picked up his second save, but gave up a run on a hit and 2 walks. He struck out six in his two innings.
The Threshers’ staff went into the game leading the league with 361 Ks in 36 games. Damon Jones leads the league with 52 Ks. Eastman, Killgore, and Warren added 12 more strike outs to the ledger.
After the Tigers scored in the third inning, the Threshers answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning on Alec Bohm’s RBI double off the center field wall, an RBI ground out, and Nick Maton’s 2-run bomb (3) to RF. The added 2 insurance runs in the eighth on Madison Stokes’ 2-run HR.
The Threshers had several hard hit balls. Bohm blasted doubles high off the wall in right center (the Westshore Pizza sign) and the wall in dead center (the Enterprise sign). Maton sent one to right that cleared the back fence. Muzziotti laced one down the LF line. Duran had hard hit balls to right (single) and left (double).
Bohm and Maton had 3 hits each. Duran had two.
Maton stole his 6th base, Bohm was caught for the first time.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.345) went 3-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles, RBI
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.161) went 0-4
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.299) went 1-4 with a run scored
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL
- #18 Nick Maton (.324) went 3-4 with a run scored, HR (3), 2 RBI
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.182) went 2-4 with a double
- #20 Daniel Brito (.220)went 1-3 with a run scored
Lehigh Valley (19-16) lost to Durham, 10-3.
Tyler Viza (0-2, 3.74) pitched 5.1 innings, gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 9 hits. He walked none and struck out five. Tom Windle (4.00) allowed both inherited runners to score in 0.2 innings and gave up 5 unearned runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. Kyle Dohy (11.88) pitched two scoreless innings and held the Bulls to a hit and a walk, striking out five.
Lehigh scored 2 runs in the fourth inning on Deivi Grullon’s RBI single and a rally-killing double play. They added a meaningless run in the eighth on Lane Adams’ RBI single.
Shane Adams (.308) had 3 hits. Malquin Canelo (.243) had 2 hits.
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.37)
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-1, 9.00)
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25) promoted to Phillies on May 12th
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 11.88) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th
Reading (18-15) split a double header v. New Hampshire losing 4-0, winning 8-1.
Game One: Adonis Medina gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk while striking out four. Jake Hernandez (2.84) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings.
The Phils were held to 2 hits by Cornelius Randolph and Henri Lartigue.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-2, 5.46) – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- #3 Adam Haseley (.221) went 0-3
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.240) went 1-3
Game Two: David Parkinson tossed six solid innings giving up one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out five. J.D. Hammer (0.48) struck out the side in the seventh.
The Phils scored 7 runs in the third inning on Luke Williams HBP with the bases loaded, an RBI force out, Austin Listi’s RBI single, Darick Hall’s RBI double, Cornelius Randolph’s 2-run double, and a fielding error. They tacked on another run in the fourth on Listi’s second RBI double.
- #2 Adonis Medina (0-2, 5.46)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.222) went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.218) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.096) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 4.15)
- #21 David Parkinson (3-2, 3.69) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.244) went 1-3 with a run scored, double, BB, 2 RBI
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (12-24) beat Hagerstown, 4-3.
Scott Kingery suited up for a rehab start and went 1-3 with an error playing shortstop.
Ethan Lindow (2.16) pitched five innings and gave up 2 unearned runs on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out eight. The unearned runs scored on back-to-back passed balls in the first inning and a two-out double following Kingery’s error.
Kyle Glogoski (2-1, 1.08) pitched 3.2 innings and gave up one run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Gilmael Troya (3.18) stranded 2 inherited runners and picked up his first save after issuing a walk to load the bases.
Lakewood scored a run in the fourth on Abrahan Gutierrez’ sac fly. They scored 3 runs in the eighth on Matt Kroon’s 3-run HR (1).
Kroon (.287) went 2-3 with his HR and 3 RBI. Carlos De La Cruz went 2-3.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.184) went 1-1 with a run scored after replacing Kingery
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 6.26)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.315)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 5.01)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 3.60)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-3, 5.32)
- #30 Manuel Silva (2.61)
- #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 14th (and are pointing to current files).
5/13/2019 – Phillies sent 2B Scott Kingery on a rehab assignment to Lakewood
5/13/2019 – Phillies recalled Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
5/12/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
5/11/2019 – San Francisco claimed CF Aaron Altherr off waivers from Phillies
5/11/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
5/11/2019 – Luis Cedeno assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
5/11/2019 – Luis Ramirez assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/11/2019 – Tom Windle assigned to Lehigh Valley from Williamsport