Threshers Recap – 5/24/2019

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

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)
5/24/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Vince Velasquez from the 10-day IL
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 – RHP Kyle Arjona assigned to Clearwater from Lehigh Valley
5/23/2019 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Clearwater from XST
5/23/2019 – OF Danny Mayer assigned to Clearwater from XST
5/23/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned XST from XST
5/23/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to XST from Clearwater
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

17 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/24/2019

  1. Have to assume when one or maybe two of the current Readng guys, Haseley for one, get promoted to LHV……Vierling and Maton will then head for Reading.

    1. I don’t think Maton is heading to Reading too soon. He’s doing well but not to the point where it seems like he’s not being challenged, and it’s early yet.

      Vierling might be on his way if he gets hot again.

  2. Ethan Evanko has been a big surprise. He’s essentially a 24 yo free agent signing from Grand Canyon U but he’s starting in CLW and making a very large dent. He was a reliever last year and he was an older guy beating up on a lot younger guys. This year he was a reliever in LKW, again beating up the younger guys, but, now in CLW, they decided to start him. His 1st start was nothing to write home about, 3.1 IP, 4 hits and 3 ERs. Around here we usually give a guy a couple of starts before passing judgement. His 2nd and 3rd starts have been stellar, 10 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 8 Ks and 2 BBs. Short season rules apply and he’s still long in the tooth for CLW but we couldn’t ask for more out of this guy. Keep it up Ethan.

    1. Jim said this after his last start (before yesterday’s):

      “Ethan Evanko is a LHP out of the Grand Canyon University. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Phillies on June 19, 2018. His fastball sat 89-91 mph. He’s pitched effectively at each level where he has been given an opportunity. He’s been used in a relief role until a 3.1 inning start last week (May 11th). Last night’s five innings was the most he’s thrown since a four inning stint last July 21st.”

  3. Clearwater up to 24-24, 500 for the first time since 0-0. Keep it up boys!!
    Otherwise, a rough night for our pitching. Llovera is a guy I really like but he’s been beaten up recently. Hopefully he’s working on something.

  4. I think I remember it being talked about already but what’s Jones’ stuff like? 59 in 40 is def a positive, smoke and mirrors or stuff? I would think it’s pretty hard to get to plus 16 and not have decent stuff.

    1. His fastball gets up to about 95, 96 and he’s got a breaking ball. Seems like he’s got a major league arm but I think he’s a reliever eventually.

  5. Reading: Llovera on cruise 1st two innings, 1st 9 batters he was on a roll, single then hit batter then things unraveled. Like mentioned above I am sure he was working on something. Funny lineup but must remember minors philosophy., players playing to play and develop better skills winning is not a priority

  6. Jhailyn Ortiz with another bomb….5 HRs in last 11 games….and another before the sun sets…..he likes hitting with the sun shining bright.

  7. Whoa…Glogoski with a gem in his first start.
    Glogoski…. 74% strikes….66 pitches, 49 strikes, 11 Ks, two hits, no runs, no BBs…all in five innings facing just 17 batters.

    1. Romus, I think you and I have been co-presidents of his fanclub on PP. With more performances like today (seemingly dominant and continuation of great results) it’ll be a full bandwagon soon. 🙂

      1. He is a virtual unknown to most …..the last week or two he has caught the attention of more……a guy from New Zealand of all places….the Kiwi Express.

  8. I follow anyone who performs and is young for their level, so Glogoski caught my attention last summer. Article is MILB was terrific and I was excited to read he was going to start, what a start.

  9. i got to watch some of the lhv game on tv last night. Dohy I thought was a hard thrower, yet he throws a lot of changeups. I like the little fat guy Grullion. Ranger was 88 to 91 not a lot of control. but he is coming off injury they said.

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