Clearwater (26-24) completed their 4-game sweep off the Jupiter Hammerheads with a shutout of the Jupiter Hammerheads. They were paced by Colton Eastman, Zach Warren, and Grant Dyer who combined to 2-hit the weaker sharks.
The win put the Threshers two games over .500 and pulled them within 3.5 games of first place. After a day off on Monday, they complete their road trip with a 3-game set against tha Charlotte Stone Crabs before returning home for an important 3-game set with first-place Dunedin.
Clearwater completes their remaining first half schedule against the south division but for the Dunedin series and a 3-game series in Daytona, the other team ahead of them in the standings.
Colton Eastman (2-2, 2.28) gave the Threshers seven solid innings of 1-hit ball. He walked two and struck out eleven. Warren (5.21) allowed a hit and 2 walks while sgtriking out two, and Dyer (0.77) struck out one in a perfect inning. Eastman was so effective he only needed 83 pitches to complete seven innings.
The Threshers jumped out to a 3-runlead in the third inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run double and Madison Stokes RBI single. They padded their lead with 2 runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Daniel Brito and Jake Scheiner.
Alec Bohm had the day off, but the Threshers hardly missed him in the line up. They combined for 11 hits with Jake Scheiner (.268), Jhailyn Ortiz, Ben Aklinski (.250), and Daniel Brito each collecting 2 hits in the game.
Clearwater leads the FSL in most offensive categories. They are first in AVG, SLG, OPS, hits, RBI, total bases; second in runs, doubles; third in HR; and fourth in OBP, triples. They don’t walk much (9th) but they don’t strike a lot (3rd fewest) either. They also don’t run much (8th) but when they do they aren’t very successful (38/62, 61.3%).
Pitching is a different story. They are middle to bottom of the pack in most categories. They have issued the most walks in the league, but have also struck out the most batters.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.307)
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.205) went 2-5 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI (22)
- #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 (.289) went 1-4
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.202)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.254) went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
Lehigh Valley (25-21) lost to Buffalo, 6-2.
Drew Anderson (0-4, 6.67) gave up 3 runs on 4 hits (2 HR) and 3 walks in 6.2 innings. Josh Martin (4.81) stranded 2 inherited runners and struck out 3 batters in one inning. Josh Tols made his debut and stranded 2 inherited runners also. Unfortunately, after getting two outs in the top of the ninth, he gave up 3 runs.
The IronPigs tied the game with a run in the third inning on Malquin Canelo’s RBI double. They took the lead in the fourth on Deivi Grullon’s solo HR (9).
Lehigh managed just 4 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, 6.58)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 10.22)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th
Reading (27-18) swept Harrisburg, 7-1 and 1-0.
Game One: Adonis Medina had a good game. He held the Senators to one run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Jeff Singer (1.69) and Connor Brogdon (4,50) closed out the game with a perfect inning each.
The Phils scored single runs in the first and second innings on RBI singles by Mickey Moniak and Arquimedes Gamboa. They blew the game open with 5 runs in the seventh on Josh Stephen’s 3-run HR (2) and Darick Hall’s 2-run HR (7).
Gamboa, Moniak, and Hall (.231) had 2 hit games.
- #2 Adonis Medina (2-2, 4.26) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- #3 Adam Haseley (.252) went 0-4
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.265) went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.174) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.230) went 0-3
Game Two: Jose Taveras made his 2019 debut a successful one. He pitched 2-hit, scoreless ball for five innings. He walked none and struck out four. Aaron Brown (3.33) picked up his first save with 3 strike outs in two innings.
The Phils scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning on Darick Hall’s RBI double.
Gamboa had another 2-hit game.
- #2 Adonis Medina (2-2, 4.26)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.255) went 1-2 with a run scored, BB
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-1, 12.46)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.265)
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.186) went 2-4 with a double, triple
- #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 (.224) went 0-3
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (17-32) beat Kannapolis, 5-4, in ten innings.
Dominic Pipkin gave up 2 run on 3 hits and 5 walks in 3.2 innings. Rafi Gonell (6.75) stranded 2 inherited runners but gave up one run in 1.1 innings while striking out three. Jhordany Mezquita pitched one, scoreless, 34-pitch inning. Gilmael Troya (2.55) pitched three, one-run innings. Oscar Marcelino (1-1, 3.86) pitched a scoreless OT inning and got the win.
The BlueClaws opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single. They tied the game in the fifth on Carlos De La Cruz’ 2-run double. They tied the game again in the ninth on Cole Stobbe’s RBI single. They won on Luke Miller’s RBI single in the tenth
Lakewood had 12 hits. Jonathan Guzman (.251), Luke Miller (.455), James Smith (.203), and Cole Stobbe (.141) had 2 hits each.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.201) went 1-5
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.80)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.313) went 1-5 with a run scored
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.86) – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 5.00)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 4.54) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- #30 Manuel Silva (4.50)
- #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.
5/26/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/26/2019 – Reading activated RHP Jose Taveras from the 7-day IL
5/26/2019 – Reading placed IF Raul Rivas on the 7-day IL
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