Threshers Recap – 5/25/2019

All four affiliates won last night, as did the Phillies.  Yay!

Clearwater (25-24) beat Jupiter, 4-2. 

Damon Jones (2-3, 1.58) pitched 5.2 innings giving up an unearned run on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out ten.  Luis Ramirez (3.46) stranded 2 inherited runners pitching 2.1 scoreless innings.  Austin Ross (4.26) gave up a run while notching his second save.

The Threshers took the lead with 3 runs in the sixth inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run HR (6) and Danny Mayer’s RBI double.  They added an insurance run in the ninth on Danny Mater’s solo HR (3).

Jake Scheiner (.263), Matt Kroon (5.71), and Danny Mayer (.161) each had 2 hits.  Mayer has gone 3-7 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, a HR (3), 2 RBI, and a walk since being recalled on the 23rd.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.307) went 1-4 with a BB
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.197) went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, HR (6), and 2 RBI (20)
  • #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 (.290) went 0-4
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.202) went 1-4 with a run scored
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.243)

Lehigh Valley (25-20) beat Buffalo, 8-5.

Ranger Suarez (6.58) lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  Kyle Dohy (10.22) entered and pitched 1.1 scoreless inning, but he did allow both inherited runners to score.  Austin Davis (2-0, 0.90) pitched two scoreless innings and got the win.  Tom Windle (3.27) pitched a perfect inning.  Yacksel Rios (4.79) struck out two while picking up his fifth save.

The IronPigs opened the scoring with 3 runs in the first inning on Deivi Grullon’s 2-run double and Ali Castillo’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the third on Grullon’s solo HR (8).  They tied the game in the fifth on Lane Adams’ solo HR (10).  They took a 2-run lead in the sixth on Matt McBride’s 2-run HR(6).  They tacked on another run in the seventh on Grullon’s RBI double.

Grullon (.359) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, a HR (8), and 4 RBI.  Ali Castillo (.306) had 3 hits, a run scored, double, RBI.

  • #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, 6.58) – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 10.22) – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th

Reading (25-18) beat Harrisburg, 2-1. 

Ramon Rosso (2.32) pitched seven, one-run innings allowing 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Jake Hernandez (3-0, 2.96) struck out two in an inning of work.  Addison Russ (1.83) picked up his sixth save.

The Phils scored a run in the fifth inning on Mickey Moniak’s RBI double.  They broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth on Austin Bossart’s RBI single.

Josh Stephen (.243) had a 2-hit game.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (1-2, 4.64)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.259) went 1-4 
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 12.46)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.259) went 1-4 with a double, RBI
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.160) went 1-4 
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 4.58)
  • #21 David Parkinson (4-2, 3.35)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.236) went 0-1 as a pinch hitter
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (16-32) beat Kannapolis, 3-2, in ten innings.

Kyle Glogoski.  Five innings.  Two hits, both singles.  No runs.  No walks.  Eleven strike outs.  This was the Kiwi’s first start.  In 16.1 innings over 5 appearances, he has walked five and struck out 28.  He has an 0.55 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 2-1 record.  He didn’t get a decision in this game because the bull pen blew the save opportunity.

Tyler McKay (6.19) followed Glogoski and gave up 2 runs in 2.2 innings, earning his third blown save.  He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Mark Potter (2.08) stranded an inherited runner, and struck out two in 1.1 innings.  Ismael Cabrera (1-0, 0.00) pitched the tenth inning and kept the OT runner from scoring for the win.

The BlueClaws built a 2-0 lead with a run in the first inning on Luke Miller’s RBI single and a run in the seventh on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single.  They scored on a passed ball in OT for the win.

Recently activated Rafael Marchan had 2 hits.  As did recently promoted Luke Miller.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.201) went 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.80)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.323) went 2-4
  • #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)

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)
5/25/2019 – Phillies transferred RHP David Robertson from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, right elbow soreness
5/25/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day IL, right shoulder strain
5/25/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP JD Hammer from Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day IL
5/25/2019 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
5/25/2019 – Lakewood activated C Rafael Marchan from the 7-day IL
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

26 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/25/2019

  1. Memorial Day Weekend is a good time to see how the players are doing (Hitting Leaders with minimum 130 PAs through Friday 5/24):

    BA: Grullon (.348); Bohm (.335); Castillo (.319); Adams (.311); Robinson (.310) Muzziotti
    (.306)

    OBP: Grullon (.397); Robinson (.392); Bohm (.388); Castillo (.386); Maton (.381)

    Slg%: Adams (.574); Grullon (.565); Bohm (.585); Castillo (.487); Stokes (.484)

    HR: Adams (9); Grullon (7); Bohm (6); Cozens (6); Haseley (6); Hall (6); Walding (6)

    3B: Moniak (5) 7 players with 2

    2B: Bohm (17); Stokes {12}; Hall (11), Moniak (10); Vierling, Canelo, Castillo, Grullon with 9

    Hits: Bohm (59); Vierling {48}, Grullon {48}; Muzziotti (48); Stokes {47}

    BBs: Listi {25}; Williams (24); Walding (23); Haseley (20); Cozens (20)

    Ks: Adams (60); Walding (51); Ortiz (49); De La Cruz (49); Matos (48); Pelletier (48)

  2. Thanks, Bellman, for providing these stats. Clearly to me, the one player who is absolutely killing it and was available in the Rule 5 draft, is Grullon. Add another homer last night. As I recall, in the lower minors, he was regarded as a good defensive catcher. Does he still have that rep?

    @ Jim: Count me among your admiring phans who relishes your recaps every night. You do our bidding and much more so. The transactions list is invaluable to us pharm system nerds. I particularly like to read into the back and forth between XST and a low minor team. Is there someone, for instance, in XST who can help the woeful Lakewood team get some punch in the batting order?

    1. On Grullon, having watched him at AA last season and now at AAA:
      -At the plate he seems more patient. Less likely to swing wildly and chase, and more compact most of the time.
      -Defensively I think he’s doing a better job handling pitchers and calling the game. Receiving seems fine, but blocking sometimes suffers—although it’s probably still better than last season. He’s got a good arm but is currently below league average throwing out base runners.

  3. Pitching Leaders (Minimum 30 IP through Friday 5/24) except BBs, Wins, Losses and Saves

    ERA: Jones (1.58); Irvin (2.25); Rosso (2.32); Falter (2.82)

    WHIP: Rosso (1.031); Jones (1.117); Pivetta (1.135); Lindow (1.137)

    Ks: Jones (69); Pivetta (50); Morales (50); Eastman (46); Lindow (46)

    BBs: Romero (24); Gowdy (24); Jones (22); Mezquita (21); J. Martin (21 in 23 IP)

    Saves: Hennigan (7); Russ (6); Rios (5)

    Wins: Evanko, Falter, Parkinson, and Pivetta all with 4

    Losses: Eastman, Santos and Viza all with 4

  4. Five wins!!! Finally!!! Talk about a hitter who can get out of bed and hit – Marchan had two hits in his first game. He’s legit.
    Ortiz is continuing his surge, very exciting. Also Moniak is continuing to improve also. Grullon is having such a good year, I hope he gets a chance for a call up but it might not be until September barring injury. I really liked Suarez but I’m starting to realize he’s not going to make it big. Rosso on the other hand continues to pitch well and will be in LHV soon. Glogoski continues to be unhittable there and will go to Cwater soon to be tested more. Clearwater over 500!

    1. Marchan, at this point, is a switch hitting ‘slap- the- ball- to -all- fields’ hitter…..with no HR power to speak of and an ISO that is absolutely too low, less than .1
      With his plus-plus BB to K ratio, and if he ever can develop some pop in his bat, while also keeping something close to that BB/K ratio , his ceiling is starting MLB catcher.

      1. Marchan hasn’t shown much power but his ISO is still about .035 points higher than least year’s. For now I’m content if he keeps hitting doubles as long as his K and BB rates stay where they are. Great to see him back in the lineup yesterday.

  5. Update on Realmuto trade participants:

    Sanchez 2 games AA:
    9.2 innings, 18 hits, 6 ER, 8 K & 1BB.

    Stewart in A+:
    39.1 Innings, 48 hits, 30 ER, 33 K & 15 BB.

    1. Please don’t do this in the future. I’m NOT a hindsight guy and I thought that trade was fair for both sides when it happened so I’m rolling with JT and not those players who are not on the Phillies anymore. If those players improve with the Marlins, good for them.

    2. You missed including Sixto’s AA debut, so his actual AA statline is:
      15.2 innings, 19 hits, 6 ER, 15 K & 3 BB

      Stewart’s had a weird year. He’s had 4 good starts surrounding 4 terrible ones, including one where he lasted just a third of an inning.

      1. I guess I like looking at these type of situations when we are looking at making future trades.

        Atlanta seemed to always market their prospects well and get value, or scout other teams well and get a nugget in the farm system.

  6. Grullon…as a catcher , second in all Triple A (IL and PCL) in OPS/wRC+ (1.01 and 155)….to Aaron Nola’s brother , Austin (1.04 and 158)….who plays in the hitter friendly PCL.

    In Grullon, Klentak has a high dollar casino chip…better not squander it.

    1. I’d love to hear what the organization really feels about Grullion. You keep waiting for bubble to burst and every night it’s extra basehit galor

      1. Sr, As i mentioned in a post last night, we keep talking about Grullon’s unsustainable BABIP yet he keeps on hitting. He does strike out, 28 percent of the time so far this year. And he plays a lot, in 82 percent of LHV’s games, which translates to 132 games on a 162-game schedule.

    2. I love this fat guy. but there is no room for him. Watched him last night. dohy throws all change ups. crazy. If you look at Grullon throwing out runners. the pitchers on the team are really bad at holding runners on, that is according to the announcers so he is at a disadvanges

      1. rocco….Klentak ought to canvass the market for him now….I can think of 5/6 teams bewteen the AL-Central and West who may be interested in him.
        And the retrun may be the highest they will get in these next 6/9 months….an easy CBA pick , along with $750K/1M international monies.
        And a team like Detroit may be willing to give up one in their stable of young prospect arms.
        I hope he does not string it out so long….Grullon cannot be a once a week bench catcher.

    1. Minus the athleticism. Which, honestly, is probably the biggest reason Alfaro was so hyped. If Grullon can figure out how to limit strikeouts somewhat in the majors, he could have himself a career.

  7. Yes Gamboa getting some hits, maybe 9 games off his replacements/fillins hustled, stole bases, worked for BB’S and hit with frequency. Maybe schedule works for visibility for Mid season push. Amazing how competition and spur a rise in production, although history is
    Lets hope it was a needed rest, Long season,AFL and early arrival because of 40 man selection.

    Reading showing signs of becoming a formidable opponent in the tough league, kids developing and GREAT Bunch of kids playing together

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