Threshers Recap – 5/23/2019

Clearwater (23-24) beat Jupiter, 4-1.  Th Threshers are in third place 4.5 games out of first.

Julian Garcia (3-3, 3.35) rebounded from a horrible last outing and tossed seven, one-run innings.  He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five.  He threw 89 pitches, 63 for strikes (70.8%).  Tyler Carr pitched two, one-hit innings for his first save.

The Threshers opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI double.  They scored 3 runs in the fifth on Brito’s RBI single, Alec Bohm’s RBI double, and Matt Vierling’s RBI single.

The Threshers had 11 hits.  Matt Vierling (.292), Madison Stokes (.293), Rodolfo Duran (.200), and Daniel Brito had 2 hits apiece.  The team went 4-12 with RISP.  Vierling stole his 11th base.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.301) went 1-5 with a run scored, double, RBI (18)
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.194) went 0-3 with a BB 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.306) placed on the 7-day IL
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.298) went 0-4 with a BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.200) went 2-4 with a run scored, double
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.250) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI (12), BB

Lehigh Valley (24-19) beat Syracuse, 6-5.  The IronPigs are in first by a half game.

Alexis Rivero (4.50) pitched three innings.  He gave up one run on three hits and struck out three. Luke Leftwich (13.50) gave up four runs on five hits in two innings.  Tom Windle (3.43) pitched a scoreless inning.  Josh Martin (5.01) struck out five in two innings.  And, Kyle Dohy (1-1, 11.45) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

The IronPigs tied the game with a run in the third inning on Mitch Walding’s bases-loaded walk.  After falling behind again, they scored in the final three innings to walk off.  They scored a run in the seventh on and RBI ground out.  They pulled within one with a run in the eighth on Malquin Canelo’s RBI triple.  And, they pulled out the victory with 3 runs in the ninth on Matt McBride’s RBI single and Grenny Cumana’s two-run double.

Lehigh collected 14 hits.  Deivi Grullon (.361) had three hits.  Malquin Canelo (.247), Nick Williams, Lane Adams (.294), Matt McBride (.328), and Grenny Cumana (.227) had 2 hits each.  Pinch hitter Gift Ngoepe (.229) had the other hit.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.37) recalled by Phillies on May 17th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 12.60)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th

Reading (24-17) beat Richmond, 6-1.  The Phils have crept within 1.5 games of first place 

Bailey Falter had himself a night.  He pitched six innings of shutout ball.  he scattered three hits and 2 walks, and struck out eight.  He needed just 85 pitches and threw 58 strikes, 68.2%.  He also went 2-3 from the dish and scored a run.

Jeff Singer (1.80) pitched two innings and gave up one run on two hits.  He struck out three.  Addison Russ pitched one inning, gave up a hit, and struck out a batter.

The Phils scored a run in the first inning on Darick Hall’s RBI double.  They added another run in the fourth on Henri Lartigue’s RBI single.  They expanded their lead with four runs in the fifth on RBI doubles by Mickey Moniak and Austin Listi.

Bailey Falter and Mickey Moniak both had two-hit games.  And, Moniak drew another walk.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (1-2, 4.64)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.259) went 1-4
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 12.46)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.261) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, 2 RBI, BB, SB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.125) went 0-4 
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-0, 4.06)
  • #21 David Parkinson (4-2, 3.35)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.238) went 1-4
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (15-31) lost to Delmarva, 14-0.  The BlueClaws are within 4 games of first half elimination.

Kevin Gowdy had a brutal outing last night.  He started, faced six batters, didn’t record an out, and walked all six on 29 pitches.  Blake Bennett (19.64) came in with the bases loaded and stranded two of the three runners he inherited.  He went on to pitch three innings and gave up two runs on yhree hits.  James McArthur (5.47) gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3.2 innings.  He struck out seven.  Oscar Marcelino (4.11) pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowed an inherited runner to score, and gave up 4 runs on two hits and two walks.

The BlueClaws managed just three hits.  Ben Pelletier went 0-4 with 4 strike outs.  Luis Garcia committed his 12th error, Cole Stobbe committed his 9th.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.209) went 1-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.80)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.315) placed on the 7-day IL on May 2nd
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.73)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 5.00) – 0.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 0 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 4.68)
  • #30 Manuel Silva (4.50)

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 21st.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
5/23/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
5/23/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
5/23/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated SS Andrew Romine from the TIL
5/23/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/23/2019 – 1B Matt Kroon assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
5/23/2019 – Clearwater placed CF Simon Muzziotti on the 7-day IL
5/23/2019 – Clearwater placed C Edgar Cabral on the 7-day IL
5/23/2019 – 3B Luke Miller assigned to Lakewood from GCL East
5/22/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to Clearwater from XST
5/21/2019 – RHP JD Hammer assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/21/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed SS Andrew Romine on the temporarily inactive list
5/21/2019 – LHP Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Reading from Clearwater
5/20/2019 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
5/20/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Clearwater from XST
5/20/2019 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Clearwater from XST
5/20/2019 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to XST from Clearwater
5/20/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to XST from Clearwater
5/20/2019 – RHP Jake Kinney assigned to XST from Clearwater
5/19/2019 – Phillies activated SS Scott Kingery from the 10-day IL
5/19/2019 – Phillies optioned RF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
5/19/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/18/2019 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/18/2019 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/18/2019 – RHP Jake Kinney assigned to Clearwater from GCL West
5/18/2019 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
5/18/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to XST from Clearwater
5/18/2019 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to XST from Clearwater

29 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/23/2019

  1. Okay – here’s a little thing that drives me nuts – people projecting major league performance or ETAs for prospects that have barely played or not played at all in the minors. This spring some folks were wondering when Kevin Gowdy would arrive in Philly. Really? Cmon – stop it already.

    1. Catch, in fairness, that is a large aspect of this site. Now, I am excited for Gowdy, as much as anyone, but There is obviously no guarantee he makes it to the majors. He is a very intriguing prospect to me, for a few reasons. His development helps extend the prospect pool, he is basically a bonus at this point if he can develop, all while being pretty highly touted for a second rounder. He was considered a first rounder by many, and they played the slot money game with him. If he comes around, yes the odds are against him more than a healthy prospect, he either contributes to the big league roster or can be a trade chip. There is a lot to get excited about imo. He’s had mixed results so far, with command/control being the biggest hurdle, and the pitch count doesn’t help. Seems like the goal is to keep him healthy this year and have him start to have some success. I wouldn’t judge to hard before the halfway point, and let’s see where he is st the end of the year. He is basically a true wild card for this org that they could hit on.

  2. I’m back from a 2 week vacation. An Alaskan cruise and spent some time in Seattle. I highly recommend seeing Alaska.

    Something has clicked on in Daniel Brito. His name has appeared in a lot of Jim’s write-ups from quite a while. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .371/.395/.571. He’s raised his average to .250 over that stretch. His splits bear out an issue. He hasn’t hit lefties since joining CLW last year. He’s only had 33 ABs against lefties and has only 5 hits and 2 BBs against them. No XBH either. He’s not seeing them very often so he’s having trouble adjusting to them. Sure glad it’s lefties he’s have trouble with and not righties.

    1. That whole lineup has caught fire. Congrats to the hitting coach here.
      Meanwhile in Reading, both Haseley and Moniak are up to around 260. From where they were that’s impressive. May has been a much better hitting month for the system.
      At Lakewood unfortunately, we can’t pitch, hit or field…. I know we put a very young team out but no one can be happy with what’s gone on there.

    2. Bellman I heard Seattle with the homeless is bad. Hope you had a blast. love to see Alaska. But last time i took my wife to cold place was Canada and she came home Pregnant .

  3. Two guys I really like as bullpen prospects; Dohy and Leftwich, have been crushed in AAA. And you know what, Im alright with that. This is a very important part of their development. Hitters are older and even if they may not be great prospects, they have been around long enough to know what to lay off of and what to swing at. I still have the utmost faith that these two guys will adjust after a month or two, and think both are really good pen options going forward. And that is not even mentioning JD Hammer, who may be up within a month. That dude has all the makings of a fan favorite in Philly

  4. The bats seemed to have awakened right around the time of Jim’s Driveline post. Coincidence? I think not!

  5. apologies because this is trivial and a distraction from the great info and comments in these write-ups. But, I am distracted. Following is my cut and paste of the prospect listings we did last year and would someone explain the correlation to the numbers listed for the prospects in the write-up above?

    pp Prospect thresher recap ranking
    1 Adonis Medina 2
    2Adam Haseley 3
    3Alec Bohm 1
    4Luis Garcia 4
    5Spencer Howard 5
    6Mickey Moniak 9
    7JoJo Romero 7
    8Enyel De Los Santos 6
    9Cole Irvin 16
    10Jhailyn Ortiz 11
    11Francisco Morales 8
    12Rafael Marchan 14
    13Ranger Suarez 10
    14Austin Listi nonw
    15Kevin Gowdy 24
    16Simon Muzziotti 12
    17David Parkinson 21
    18Dylan Cozens
    19Mauricio Llovera 15
    20 Kyle Young 17
    21Arquimedes Gamboa 13
    22Logan O’Hoppe none
    23Darick Hall none
    24Deivi Grullon none
    25Luke Leftwich none
    26Cornelius Randolph 25
    27Matt Vierling none
    28Dominic Pipkin 23
    29Rodolfo Duran 19

    1. I don’t use the Reader Top Thirty, I use MLB’s Top Thirty. Why?

      Because their ranking is likely more professional and less emotional. We have some level of ballot box stuffing here at PP every year.

      But, primarily, because MLB’s list has better continuity during the season.

      They re-rank their the list once during the season, but also add to or subtract from their list as prospects enter/leave an organization, exceed prospect eligibility, etc.

      1. Any word of the nature of Muzziotti’s shoulder…assume it was shoulder , maybe not…..with the Bump Bailey collusion he had with the Daytona wall.

  6. What are thoughts re. Deivi Grullon’s future? He’s been tearing up AAA offensively. How is he defensively?

  7. i think he is good trade bait. him and Williams and Medina Hasely should bring us starter and relief pitcher

    1. Yeah, other than Howard and Bohm, there isn’t a prospect in this system I wouldn’t trade in a heart beat for major league pitching upgrades.

  8. Not a twitterer so will not be able to see there…was curious if anyone has the scoop on the injury to Muzziotti? Bruise, contusion, broken, gone?

    1. That tells me one of 2 things, or both: Pivetta is getting the start on Tue and VV may be the early relief tonight if Eickhoff doesn’t last long.

      1. After so much time off, I look at this year as a write off, if we don’t see some progress next year then I would be concerned.

  9. Quite a night for Falter, indeed! He had a great all around game. Thanks again, Jim, for updates on all levels of play.

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