The first of the 2019 All Star squads has been announced. The Clearwater Threshers placed five members of their team on the Florida State League North team. Left-handed starter Damon Jones and left-handed reliever Jonathan Hennigan were named to the All Star pitching staff. Shortstop Nick Maton, center fielder Simon Muzziotti, and outfielder Matt Vierling were also named to the squad.
Damon Jones has a 1-3 record in 8 starts, but has a 1.80 ERA. He leads the FSL with 59 strike outs in 40 innings pitched.
Jonathan Hennigan has been promoted to Reading. When that occurred, he led the FSL with 7 saves.
Nick Maton (.298) is ninth among the FSL batting leaders. He is tenth with 25 RBI. Tied for tenth with 7 steals. Seventh with a .381 OBP.
Simon Muzziotti (.306) is fifth among FSL batting leaders. He is seventh with 25 runs scored. Tied for tenth with 7 steals. (although he has been caught 7 times).
Matt Vierling (.291) fourteenth among FSL batting leaders. He is third with 12 steals. Eleventh with a .442 SLG.
The 2019 FSL All-Star Game will be on June 15 in Jupiter. Threshers’ press release.
With Hennigan at Reading and Muzziotti on the Injured List, replacements may come from among current Threshers. Alec Bohm (.309) is an obvious candidate as he is having a great season with the Threshers. He would likely have been selected if he had begun the season in Clearwater. Madison Stokes (.292), too. He shows up on some league leader boards with his team mates. Relief pitchers Grant Dyer (0.81, 2 saves) and Connor Brogdon (1.80) look like possible candidates also.
Clearwater (24-24) beat Jupiter, 3-1.
Ethan Evanko (2-0, 2.20) tossed five efficient innings. He allowed one run, scattered 5 hits, walked none, and struck out five. He threw 56 strikes among his 75 pitches (74.7%). Kyle Arjona made his Clearwater debut and struck out five in three innings. He gave up a hit and walked one. Keylan Killgore (3.38) earned his third save with a scoreless inning.
The Threshers opened the score in the fourth inning on Matt Kroon’s RBI double. They broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth on Jake Scheiner’s sac fly. They added an insurance run in the ninth on Ben Aklinski’s RBI single.
Matt Kroon was making his Threshers’ debut. He went 2-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, walk. Alec Bohm also had 2 hits.
Jupiter’s starting pitcher was Will Stewart. He was part of the J.T. Realmuto trade. He started the season really sharp, but had a four game streak where he gave up a lot of runs (25 ER in 14 IP). He performed well against the Threshers – seven innings, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 5 strike outs.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.309) went 2-4 with a run scored
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.194)
- #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)
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.200)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.243) went 0-3
Lehigh Valley (24-20) lost to Buffalo,15-8.
Tyler Viza (0-4, 6.19) gave up 9 runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings. Seth McGarry (5.65) gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 2.1 innings. Jose Antequera pitched an inning and recorded a hit and a strike out.
The IronPigs scored 8 runs on 10 hits and 8 walks. They scored one run in the first inning on Lane Adams solo HR (9). They closed to within a run with 4 runs in the second on Gift Ngoepe’s grand slam (4). They scored a run in the fourth on Adam’s RBI double. And, single runs in the seventh and eighth on Damek Tomscha’s EBI double and Ali Castillo’s bases-loaded walk.
Lane Adams had 4 hits. Damek Tomscha had 2 hits.
- #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 (24-18) lost to Harrisburg, 11-2.
Mauricio Llovera lasted 4.2 innings and giving up 5 runs on 67 hits and a walk. He struck out five. Garrett Cleavinger (9.53) pitched 0.1 inning, allowed an inherited runner to score, and gave up 6 runs. Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) entered and allowed 2 more inherited runners to score. He pitched 2.1 innings and gave up no additional runs. Aaron Brown (3.63) pitched one scoreless inning.
Reading collected 11 hits but only 2 runs. The Phils opened the scoring in the first inning on Darick Hall’s RBI single. They scored again in the fourth on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single.
Gamboa, Darick Hall (.221), Austin Listi (.172), and Josh Stephen (.227) had 2 hits each
- #2 Adonis Medina (1-2, 4.64)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.259)
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 12.46)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.259) went 1-5
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.157) went 2-5 with a run scored, RBI
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 4.58) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP
- #21 David Parkinson (4-2, 3.35)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.239) went 1-4
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (15-32) lost to Delmarva, 12-2.
Ethan Lindow (1-2, 3.27) pitched four innings. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Lindow threw 69 pitches, 50 strikes (72.5%). Robinson Martinez (10.05) pitched an inning and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out the side, though. Manny Silva pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 1 hit and 3 ealks. Gilmael Troya (2.45) went the final 0.2 innings, but gave up a hit that allowed his inherited runner to score.
The BlueClaws collected just 3 hits. They scored a run in the fourth inning on recently promoted Luke Miller’s solo HR (1), and a run in the ninth on an RBI force out.
Luke Miller made his SAL debut and went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, a solo HR (1), and a walk.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.205) went 0-3 with a BB
- #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)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 4.68)
- #30 Manuel Silva (4.50) – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- #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.
5/24/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
5/24/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/24/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RF Nick Williams on the temporarily inactive list
5/24/2019 – Lakewood placed C Abrahan Gutierrez on the 7-day IL, concussion
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 – Lehigh Valley placed SS Andrew Romine on the temporarily inactive list
5/21/2019 – LHP Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Reading from Clearwater
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 – 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