Threshers Recap – 6/1/2019

Clearwater (29-26) beat Dunedin, 3-0, behind a fine pitching performance by Damon Jones (3-3, 1.37).  The left-handed starter took a perfect game into the sixth inning and tossed seven full innings, a career high.  Jones allowed 2 hits, walked none, and struck out a career high eleven batters.

Keylan Killgore (2.60) losed out the combined four-hitter with 3 strike outs in two innings for his fourth save.

The Threshers were kept off the board for four innings.  Danny Mayer finally broke through with a solo HR (4) in the fifth inning.  They went on to score 2 more runs in the inning on Jake Scheiner’s RBI double and Alec Bohm’s RBI single.

Danny Mayer went 2-3.  Alec Bohm had a 3-hit game.

Damon Jones has really tightened up his game.  He walked 17 in his first 5 starts, and has only walked 5 in his last 5 starts.  He has pitched six innings 3 times this season, last night he was efficient enough to pitch seven on only 91 pitches (62 strikes, 68.1%).  He threw just three-3-ball counts and those ended in 2 strike outs and a ground out.

Jones’ threw 65 fastballs.  His FB range was 93-96 mph.  He hit 96 five times in the first, second, and third innings.  He was at 93 six times, three in the first and three in the seventh.  He sat 94-95 mph, he hit 95 twenty-one times (the last 6 came in the sixth inning), and he hit 94 thirty-three times O(ten times in the seventh.

Of Jones’ career-high 11 strike outs, eight came swinging.  Of those 8, three came on FB (94, 96, 94) and 5 on his off speed pitch (84, 84, 84, 83, 86).  Of the 3 Ks looking, 2 were on FB (95, 94) and the other on an 83 mph off speed pitch.

The Blue Jays’ batters were late on a lot of his fastballs.  Some, real late.  A couple times it appeared that Duran was throwing the ball back to Jones while the batter completed his swing.  They were off balance on his slower pitches too, whether swinging or taking.

Alec Bohm played first base last night.  He made a perfect game saving play in the fifth inning when a cowardly Blue Jay tried to bunt his way on.  The batter pushed the ball down the first base side.  Bohm broke quickly, charged, fielded the ball, and applied a hard tag before the speedy batter could get past.  If he doesn’t make that play , there was no one on the bag for the throw.  BTW, the hard tag didn’t seem vindictive, but more to show the ump that the tag was applied.

I posted some updates on Twitter this morning.  Here they are in case you missed them.

And, this last night.

 

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.325) went 3-4 with an RBI
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.216) went 1-4 
  • #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 (.214) went 1-3
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.244) went 0-4

Lehigh Valley (27-25) lost to Scranton, 7-4.

Lehigh scored first and last, but Scranton scored seven runs in between.  Drew Anderson gave up 4 of them in six innings of work on 6 hits and 2 walks,  He struck out 6 but gave up 3 HR.  Tom Windle (3.75) gave up 2 runs in one inning.  Josh Martin (4.85) gave up one run in one inning.

Lehigh scored first on Lane Adams’ solo HR (11) in the first inning.  They scored 3 runs in the ninth on a wild pitch, and RBI doubles by Damek Tomscha and Malquin Canelo.

Adam Haseley collected his first hit since his break out first game.

  • #3 Adam Haseley went 1-5
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-1, 3.86)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.91)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.08) recalled by Phillies on may 31st
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 10.20)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th

Reading (30-21) swept Richmond, 2-1 and 7-6.

Game One:  Adonis Medina allowed one run in 5.2 innings on 2 hits and 3 walks.  Jake Hernandez (2.77) preserved the lead and stranded an inherited runner, retiring the only batter he faced.  Addison Russ (1.66) struck out 2 in a perfect seventh for his seventh save.

The Phils tied the game with a run in the third inning on Darick Hall’s solo HR (9).  They took the lead with a run in the fifth on Mickey Moniak’s RBI triple.

Richmond was held to 2 hits, but the Phils only had three.  However, two of them were run-scoring, extra base hits.

    • #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 3.92) – 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
    • #9 Mickey Moniak (.251) went 1-3 with a triple, RBI
    • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.177) went 0-1 with a run scored, 2 BB
    • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.220) went 0-3

Game Two:  Jose Taveras (2-0, 2.70) went five innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) pitched a perfect inning.  Connor Brogdon (5.40) gave up 2 runs in the seventh, but struck out the side and picked up his first save.

After falling behind 4-0 in the third inning, the Phils started their comeback with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning on RBI singles by Mickey Moniak and Cornelius Randolph.  They took the lead in the fifth with 3 runs on a 3-run double by Austin Listi.  They padded their lead with 2 insurance runs in the sixth on a passed ball and Moniak’s RBI double.

Gamboa and Moniak each had 2 hits at the top of the order.  Moniak also walked.

    • #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 3.92)
    • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
    • #7 JoJo Romero (0-2, 8.18)
    • #9 Mickey Moniak (.258) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI
    • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.187) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double
    • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 4.58)
    • #21 David Parkinson (5-2, 3.02)
    • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
    • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.224) went 1-2 with a run scored, RBI, BB
    • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (18-36)  lost to Greensboro, 7-3.

Jhordany Mezquita (2-4, 5.35) lasted just 3.1 innings and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks.  Ismael Cabrera inherited 2 base runners and let them both score.  Rafu Gonell pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits.  Luis Carrasco got the final 2 outs.

The BlueClaws scored their 3 runs in the seventh inning on Malvin Matos’ 3-run HR (3).

Lakewood managed just 4 hits and 2 walks.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.206) went 0-3
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.23)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.306)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.86)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.64)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.35) – 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  • #30 Manuel Silva (0-2, 8.20)

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 (1-0) beat the DSL Nationals, 5-1.

DSL Phillies White (1-0) beat the DSL Rangers2, 4-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 30th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/1/2019 – DSL Red placed LHP Daivin Perez on the 60-day IL
6/1/2019 – 2B Alexeis Azuaje assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – DSL Red activated OF Derek Escobar
5/31/2019 – DSL White placed RHP Elias Liriano on the 60-day IL retro to May 30th
5/31/2019 – DSL White activated SS Raulyn Blanc
5/31/2019 – DSL White activated 1B Arturo De Freitas
5/31/2019 – DSL White placed RHP Roger Parraga on the 60-day IL retro to May 30th
5/31/2019 – DSL White placed RHP Santy Prada on the 60-day IL retro to May 30th
5/31/2019 – RHP Cristofer Adames assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Carlo Reyes assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Aldemar Rivas assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
5/31/2019 – 2B Brayan Gonzalez assigned to DSL White from Williamsport
5/31/2019 – SS Carlos Rondon assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – LHP Edinso Aleman assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – LHP Michael Guzman assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Victor Lopez assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Jhongel Malaver assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Hernando Mejia assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – LHP Yefferson Mercedes assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Fernando Ortega assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Fausto Pediet assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
5/31/2019 – RHP Jonathan Rivas assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Luis Vegas assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – C Edward Barboza assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – C Victor Diaz assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – C Carlos Hernandez assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
5/31/2019 – C Juan Mendez assigned to DSL White from GCL West
5/31/2019 – C Javier Vina assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – 2B Victor Alfonso assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – OF Leandro Pineda assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – OF Jeury Corona assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – OF Derek Escobar assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – OF Reiberth Gil assigned to DSL White
5/31/2019 – LF Giuseppe Peguero assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
5/31/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
5/31/2019 – Phillies placed Zach Eflin on the 10-day IL, back tightness, retro to 5/28
5/31/2019 – DSL Red placed RHP Jose Perez on the 60-day injured list
5/31/2019 – DSL Red placed RHP Joan Hernandez on the 60-day injured list
5/31/2019 – LHP Neyker Ibarra assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – LHP Sergio Sanchez assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – LHP Christopher Soriano assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – C Adony Mejia assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – CF Miguel Tejeda assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – RHP Jeison Blanco assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – RHP Camilo Brazoban assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – RHP Wilson Gherbaz assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – RHP Jose Guaramaco assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – SS Raulyn Blanc assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – SS Ellian Rondon assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – CF Wilbert Garcia assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – LHP Joalbert Angulo assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – LHP Nathanael Bido assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – 1B Oscar Gonzalez assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – LF Carlos Mendoza assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – C Victor Cairo assigned to DSL Red
5/31/2019 – 1B Arturo De Freitas assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/31/2019 – CF Mani Boekhoudt assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
5/29/2019 – RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater
5/29/2019 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to XST
5/29/2019 – Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the 10-day IL retro to 5/26, forearm strain
5/29/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
5/29/2019 – CF Adam Haseley assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/29/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from XST
5/29/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/29/2019 – OF Trent Bowles retired
5/28/2019 – Phillies placed CF Odubel Herrera on the restricted list
5/28/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
5/28/2019 – Phillies recalled RF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
5/28/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/28/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/28/2019 – Reading released 1B Kyle Martin
5/28/2019 – Clearwater released CF Jesus Alastre
5/27/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
5/27/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/27/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RF Nick Williams from the temporarily inactive list
5/26/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
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 transferred RHP David Robertson from the 10-day IL to the 60-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
5/25/2019 – Lakewood activated C Rafael Marchan from the 7-day IL

27 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/1/2019

  1. Bohm should be playing every inning of every game at 3B. Yesterday he again played 1B. I don’t have the breakdown of games he has played between DH, 1B and 3B but it doesn’t matter. He should play every inning of every game at 3B. The question mark surrounding Bohm when he was drafted was whether he could play a major league 3B. That is still the main question mark. He won’t become a better 3B by DHing and playing 1B and the Phillies still won’t know if he can play a major league 1B. This is not the time to multi task him.

    1. At CLW, Bohm has played 16 games at 3B and 6 games at 1B. I believe that leaves 7 games at DH. He has no E’s at either position. He also has no E’s at DH. I hope that was taken as a little funny.

    2. NL…maybe the DH games are to rest him, but get his ABs…as for playing first, I am with you, do not get that other than let Scheiner get some time over there.

      1. Romus – The Phillies want as many of their players to play multiple positions as possible. It makes sense to get them started while they’re still in the low minors.

        1. Real prospects like Bohm need to play their main position. I don’t need to see Bohm play 1B one year after he was the third pick in the draft as a 3B. The Phillies need to know if he can play a major league 3B. If he can’t his value goes way way down. Playing multi minor league positions are for org filler guys like Luke Williams, Rivas, Cumana and Antiquera and fringe prospects like Scheiner.

  2. Damon Jones is worthy of a call up to Reading. He’s beating up on younger guys. He’s 24. If we want to see if this guy can perform at higher levels, this might be the time. BUT…. who would he replace in Reading? They already have 7 starters (Falter, Llovera, Medina, Parkinson, Romero, Rosso and Tavaras) . Who would you like to move to the bullpen or promote or demote? Romero has not been good at any point this year. Do you demote or put in the bullpen to help him work out his issues? Llovera has always been mentioned as a bullpen guy eventually. Is eventually finally here? Certainly, there might be a spot in the Iron Pigs rotation. Parkinson and Falter have the lowest ERAs. Rosso has the lowest Whip. Are any of them ready to move up? LHV is for guys who can help the big club in a pinch. None of these guys are ready to be that call up starter to Philly although you can promote a guy without thinking he’ll be ready tomorrow. Just get him the reps so that maybe next year, he’s ready to be that emergency starter. So do you move Jones up and demote someone or promote someone or move them to the bullpen or leave Jones right where he is until an injury or something else occurs?

    1. Jones will likely get promoted after the all star game. I could see them also promoting Taveras at that time.
      Medina pitched well again! Very encouraging his last few starts.jim it sounds like the complex is a fun place to be currently. Some good action is going on there. Enjoy.

    2. bellman – Jones is definitely forcing the Phillies hand in a good way. By the end of June, I expect the Phillies to make dozens of changes to their minor league rosters. It’s still hard to know if the Phillies consider Jones as a possible future piece or a trade chip.

    3. Don’t worry about it. If he’s this good, he’s going to pitch and is going to be promoted. The farm as about developing the best prospects – they get priority. If he keeps pitching like this he won’t have any problem finding a spot, nor should he. This is a non-problem.

    4. Parkinson could probably head to AAA. Rosso would be a candidate too but he’s hit a rough patch lately. Then the Pigs could move Viza or, mercifully, Drew Anderson to the bullpen. I can’t figure out why the Phils have left Anderson as a starter for so long; he seems better suited for relief to me.

  3. In other action today, Eshelman is going for the Iron Pigs. He was outstanding in his last game. Admittedly he’s been a disappointment the last couple of years, and he’s running out of time. Still only 24 (for a couple more weeks), his career is at the crossroads. A strong performance today could land him back in the Phillies plans.

    1. Wawa..starters like Eshelman, Anderson, Liebrandt, Suarez, Taveras et al….I look at them as a trade chip for international money or a CBA pick or two to lay down on 16 year olds with potential and promise at the beginning of the pipeline……unfortunately Matt Klentak looks at them as reserves who ferment in the minors until they are DFAed or released.

      1. As much as you like to think that Klentak is not doing his job “trading” these guys, you’re talking about organizational filler guys. Every single team has guys like these. Every single one. So why would another team want our filler when they have filler of their own? Sure, maybe one of them gets traded every few years, but you’re not going to get rid of all of them.

        And besides that, if the Phillies are not fielding 25 players of all-stars, the minors are not fielding all elite prospects. You have to have filler that will eat innings.

        1. Many teams are looking for the appropriate age pitcher….under 25 for the most part…that could be a gem find..
          Just look what teams have traded for in the past 4/5 years when it comes to IFA monies.
          Each of them may not bring back a bushel of IFA credit money…..but the minimum of $250K or even a pedestrian amount of $500K is very doable.
          And it all adds up.

          1. You make it sound like everybody but the Phillies are trading their players for intl money. That is definitely not true. I would guess that the Phillies are one of the more proactive teams doing this. The fact is, it’s extremely difficult to trade a lot of players for intl money, especially if more teams are into analytics.

            And if I’m looking for gems like you say, I would go after the Blue Jays Sean Reid-Foley, who’s at AAA, age 24, and throws 95+ but with command issues. He’s more talented than any of the players you just mentioned.

            1. All I am saying…..you have 5 pitchers there that will not be pitching in Philly anytime soon, if ever, why not try to move them.
              And many teams do trade prospects for IFA money.
              They do not get the headlines since most are low value money returns.
              The Yankees last year made numerous trades to max out their pool money.
              The Phillies have done one that I recall this year…to the Os …catcher, Lenin Rodriguez in March….that is the only one I can recall.
              The $250K minimum is not that difficult to obtain.

  4. Taveras is overwhelming in size but after seeing him in 2 recent outings his stuff is average. At his age it s/b better. FB low 90’s but touched mid 90’s. He should be used as Bargaining chip but he needs showcasing but has not enough innings so they to find a place for him, not taking innings away from AA.
    Concerns about arms in the system. Why use a pitcher for 1, 1 pitch then replace with a pitcher who pitched night before? Back to back call two nights? Conner Brogdon is a valuable asset

  5. The DSL, without any fanfare, has started. I looked at the rosters. There are a few 17 yos and at least one 16 yo. I’m not sure who I should keep an eye on yet. The big signing was Starlyn Castillo and he’s starting somewhere in the states. I recognize a few names from last year but most didn’t stand out. I’ll keep an eye on guys as they go along. Maybe there are few standouts that will make some noise eventually.

  6. Brayon Gonzalez IMO is not doing something the team has asked/told him to do(fitness?) many times before. D Jones needs to go to AA pronto, he is old for A+ and has zero left to prove there.

  7. Jo Jo strong 4 2/3 innings, 3 hits. Only touched 91 twice in 43 pitches. Sitting 86-87. Just got tossed for arguing balk, time clock violation. Not been happy since 1st inning, umpire strike zone ? Hopefully learns from this

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