Knowing the Threshers history in Wednesday afternoon games, I went to the Complex to watch an intrasquad game. I tweeted out these tidbits before the heat got to me. I don’t know how I’m going to cover GCL games 6 days a week if I can’t take early June heat.
“RHP Starlyn Castillo displaying a 91-93 mph FB, 2 K in first inning.” The Phillies’ top international prospect signing in 2018 looks good. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is aggressively assigned to Williamsport. You want a comp? How about Francisco Morales with control.
“Lakewood’s Abrahan Gutierrez is getting some rehab innings behind the plate.” I don’t know what his injury was, but he looks fine.
“Roman Quinn is running out at bats during an intrasquad game. He looks as fast as you remember.” We all know that Quinn could re-injure himself taking off his spikes. I’ve taken to adding #mrglass to tweets updating his progress. Seriously, I haven’t seen Quinn play the field yet. He’s just batting first or second every half inning of intrasquad games until he gets 4-6 at bats. Until today, I hadn’t seen him run after putting a ball in play.
Clearwater (31-28) was 3-hit by Jupiter, and lost 1-0.
This was a well-pitched game by both sides. Julian Garcia gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run on a solo HR in the third inning, and walked three. He struck out six. Zach Warren (4.07) followed with two perfect innings, striking out three. Grant Dyer (0.68) pitched one inning, gave up one hit, and struck out two.
In seasons dating back to 2012, I have seen the Threshers offense fail in these Wednesday afternoon games. I once sat through a double header where they managed just one hit. Total. So, it’s never a surprise to me when they get checked like this.
The Threshers only collected two singles Wednesday. They were no-hit until Ben Aklinski’s two-out single in the fifth inning. Nick Maton had the other hit, a lead off single in the eighth. The only other base runners came on two walks. Of their four base runners, two were erased on failed steal attempts. Simon Muzziotti did steal second base successfully, and was the Threshers only base runner to reach scoring position. The Threshers went 0-2 while he was there.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.312) went 0-4
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.207) went 0-3
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.305) went 0-3 with a BB, SB (9)
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.297) went 1-2 with a BB
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.202) went 0-3
- #20 Daniel Brito (.238)
Lehigh Valley (28-28) lost to Pawtucket, 13-2.
Five IronPigs pitchers got jacked up, giving up 11 runs and allowing 3 of 4 inherited runners to score. So, Jose Antequera was called on to finish up. He gave up 2 runs.
Starter Enyel De Los Santos gave up a run in 3.2 innings. Josh Tols (7.71) gave up a run in 1.1 innings and also allowed an inherited runner to score. Josh Martin (6.00) stunk, giving up 5 runs without getting an out. Kyle Dohy gave up a run in two innings and saw his inflated ERA go down. He also allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score. And, Luke Leftwich (15.75) had another rough AAA outing, giving up 3 runs in one inning before giving way to Antequera.
The Pigs kept it close with a run in the fifth inning on Andrew Romine’s RBI single that made the score 2-1. They didn’t score again until the bottom of the ninth on a force out.
Lehigh had 10 hits, but went 1-7 with runners in scoring position.
Rob Brantly (.307) went 4-4. Andrew Romine (.285) and Malquin Canelo (.251) had 2 hits each.
Jan Hernandez came off the IL and went 0-4.
- #3 Adam Haseley (8-25, .320) promoted to Phillies on June 4th
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-2, 3.65) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.08) recalled by Phillies on May 31st
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-2, 9.50) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th
Reading (31-24) lost to Akron, 2-0.
Mauricio Llovera pitched a solid six innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out eight. Jake Hernandez (2.40) struck out two in two perfect innings.
Reading had 5 hits and went 0-7 with RISP.
- #2 Adonis Medina (3-2, 3.92)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-2, 6.89)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.259) went 0-3 with a BB
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.185)
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-2, 4.57) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- #21 David Parkinson (5-3, 3.24)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.224) went 1-4
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (21-37) beat Hagerstown, 3-0.
Two Lakewood pitchers combined to 2-hit the Suns. Kyle Glogoski (0.76) pitched five shutout innings allowing 2 hits, walking none, and striking out six. Tyler McKay (2-3, 4.95) walked one in four no-hit,shutout innings, striking out two.
The Suns’ pitchers pitched equally well, almost. They pitched perfect until they hit a batter, Rafael Marchan, with one out in the fourth inning. He was wiped out on a double play. They got their first hit with two out in he fifth, a Carlos De La Cruz single.
The BlueClaws scored in the sixth inning on Rafael Marchan’s RBI single. They scored 2 runs in the seventh on RBI triples by Carlos De La Cruz and Yerwin Trejo.
The BlueClaws managed just 2 hits. Carlos De La Cruz (.226) went 2-3 with a triple and RBI.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.196) went 0-4
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.299) went 1-3 with an RBI, HBP
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.86)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.10)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.35)
- #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.95)
- #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 (2-2) lost to DSL Twins, 9-1.
DSL Phillies White (3-1) beat DSL Cubs2, 2-1 in ten innings.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 30th.
6/5/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Cole Irvin on the temporarily inactive list.
6/5/2019 – Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/5/2019 – Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 60-IL retro to 4/19, elbow inflammation
6/4/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Adam Haseley from Lehigh Valley
6/4/2019 – RHP Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – RHP Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – C Nick Matera assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Logan O’Hoppe assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – LHP Junior Tejada assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – INF Nicolas Torres assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/4/2019 – SS Christian Valerio assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – CF Corbin Williams assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Freddy Francisco assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – LHP Juan Miranda assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Sandro Rosario assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Eduar Segovia assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – C Andrick Nava assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/4/2019 – C Bruce Wang assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/3/2019 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – RHP Andy Reyes assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – C Cesar Rodriguez assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – C Juan Aparicio assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – RHP Carlos Francisco assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – LHP Gabriel Yanez assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
6/2/2019 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to XST from Clearwater
6/2/2019 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/2/2019 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/1/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LF Shane Robinson on the 7-day IL, left hip strain
6/1/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/1/2019 – DSL Red placed LHP Daivin Perez on the 60-day IL
6/1/2019 – 2B Alexeis Azuaje assigned to DSL Red