Threshers Recap – 6/8/2019

Back in May, the FSL announced their 2019 All Star squads.  The original announcement included five Threshers – left-handed starter Damon Jones, left-handed reliever Jonathan Hennigan, shortstop Nick Maton, center fielder Simon Muzziotti, and outfielder Matt Vierling.  Hennigan has been with Reading since May 21st.  Right-handed reliever Grant Dyer has since been added to the North squad.  The game is scheduled for June 15th in Jupiter.

The Phillies have apparently come to terms with FA RHP Fernando Salas and are likely to assign him to Lehigh Valley when finalized.

Clearwater (34-28) beat Daytona, 3-2.  They have won 3 games in a row but haven’r been able to make up any ground on Dunedin.  They still trail by 4.5 games with 8 to play.  Their elimination number is four.  

Colton Eastman (3-2, 2.27) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up two runs (only one was earned) on 7 hits.  He walked none and struck out eight.  He threw 64 strikes among 90 pitches (71.1%).  Kyle Arjona (1.93) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 2.1 innings of 2-hit, no-run ball.  Grant Dyer (0.66) pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

The Threshers took the lead with 3 runs in the sixth inning.  After Simon Muzziotti and Alec Bohm opened the sixth with singles, they scored on back-to-back fielding errors.  Nick Maton walked and Matt Vierling lifted a sac fly to right field.

The Threshers collected just 4 hits.  Simon Muzziotti had 2 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.302) went 1-5 with a run scored 
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.207) went 0-3 with a run scored, HBP 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.294) went 2-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.287) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.220) went 0-4
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.240)

Lehigh Valley (29-29) lost to Buffalo, 9-2, and fell below .500 for the first time since losing the season opener.

Tyler Viza (0-5, 6.04) gave up 6 runs in 1.2 innings.  Luke Leftwich (12.60) pitched three shutout innings and struck out six.  Josh Tols (5.14) struck out 3 in 2.1 no-hit innings.  Josh Martin (6.83) gave up 3 runs in 0.2 innings.  Kyle Dohy (9.33) got the final out on a strike out.

The IronPigs scored a run in the second on Damek Tomscha’s solo HR (6).  The added a meaningless run in the ninth on Tomscha’s second solo HR (7).

Lehigh had 8 hits.  Jan Hernandez (.271) had 3 hits.  Tomscha (.221) and Malquin Canelo (.254) had 2 hits each.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (8-25, .320) promoted to Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-2, 3.65)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68) recalled by Phillies on June 7th
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.08) recalled by Phillies on May 31st
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-2,  9.33) – 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th

Reading (33-25) lost to Harrisburg, 6-1.

JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.84)  gave up 6 runs on 11 hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out four.  Jonathan Hennigan (1.00) pitched two innings gave up no runs, 2 hits, and a walk while striking out one.  Garrett Cleavinger (6.38) pitched two innings gave up no runs, 2 hits, and a walk while striking out four.

The Phils scored their only run in the sixth inning on Austin Listi’s sac fly.

Darick Hall (.219) and Mickey Moniak each had 2 of the Phils’ 5 hits.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 3.44)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.84) – 5.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.263) went 2-4 with a run scored
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.194) went 1-4
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-2, 4.57)
  • #21 David Parkinson (5-3, 3.24)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.212) went 0-4 
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (23-39) lost to Greensboro, 4-0.

Lakewood was shut out for the sixth time this season.  James McArthur (0-4, 5.82) gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks with 3 strike outs in 4.2 innings.  His undoing was a 3-run HR in the fourth inning.  Oscar Marcelino (3.86) pitched to one batter and got the final out in the fifth inning.

Kevin Gowdy (3.90) gave up one run on 4 hits and 2 strike outs in 3.2 innings and 56 pitches.  He walked NONE.  Mark Potter (2.79) pitched to one batter, the final out in the ninth inning, and stranded an inherited runner.

Jonathan Guzman (.270) had 3 of the BlueClaws 5 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.185) went 0-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.271) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.55)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 3.90) – 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.18)
  • #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.95)

Unassigned Prospects3

  • #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 (3-3) no game.

DSL Phillies White (6-1) scored 5 runs in late innings to beat Cardinals Red, 7-5.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 7th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/8/2019 – Phillies placed CF Adam Haseley on the 10-day IL retro to June 6th, left groin strain
6/8/2019 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
6/8/2019 – Lakewood activated C Abrahan Gutierrez from the 7-day IL
6/8/2019 – Phillies to sign FA P Fernando Salas to a minor league deal
6/8/2019 – Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
6/8/2019 – Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/8/2019 – Jack Conley assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/8/2019 – Ethan Evanko assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
6/8/2019 – Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/7/2019 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/7/2019 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/7/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 10-day IL
6/7/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Seranthony Dominguez on the 10-day IL, retro to 6/6, UCL
6/7/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
6/7/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley
6/5/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated OF Jan Hernandez from the 7-day IL
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 LF Andrew McCutchen on the 10-day IL, left ACL tear
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 Colton Eastman assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
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 LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Clearwater activated CF Simon Muzziotti from the 7-day IL
6/2/2019 – Seattle traded RF Jay Bruce to Phillies for 3B Jake Scheiner and cash
6/2/2019 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from XST
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

40 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/8/2019

  1. What is up with Jo Jo Romero? He is just having so much trouble trying to right his ship. Is there an undisclosed injury? Is it something off with his mechanics? Hard to believe that a guy that held his own in AA last year is getting smacked around pretty good this year, not with his stuff. I am so happy for Mickey Moniak. I have been hard on him for struggling so much, but he seems to have found his way. And a question for Jim. Will Nick Fanti pitch at all this year? I was never quite sure of the injury last year.

    1. Don’t know the reason for his struggles, but that’s twice in his 4 starts in Reading that he was doing well before getting rocked in his final inning. Last night he was through 5 IP with 2 ER, then couldn’t record an out in the 6th. All five batters he saw reached base.

    1. Since the game is mid-June (15th) this year, they select it about 3 weeks out…May 24th.
      Don’t the majors announce their all-star selections in about 3 weeks?

  2. Moniak quietly having a really productive year. Top 10:
    Hits/RBI/triples/doubles/total bases/runs ..there may be more but those are what I saw real quick. AND he’s the 4th youngest in league I think I heard announcer say.

    1. From reviewing day to day results, Moniak has had a great second half this season. I don’t have the stats but if someone does, I would like to see them.

      1. Since May 1: .300/.338/.457, 5.4/19.6 BB/K, 129 wRC+. Not a lot of power (1 HR) but 16 XBH overall.

        1. He has raised his ISO to the highest in his career.(.166 overall in 2019)…so that tool is definitely ascending in the right direction

        2. If he can continue to improve the rest of the season that would be a huge win for him and the org. This time a year ago he was struggling badly in Clearwater; now more than holding his own in Reading.

          Four walks in his last eight games is pretty good. It’d be great to see the K% and BB% creep closer to each other.

          1. What MLB player. Current or in the past, does Moniak resemble at this point? Johnny Damon, Brady Anderson without PEDs, Greg Gross, Bobby Dernier, Willie Davis, Terry Puhl, Jim Eisenreich, Rick Monday, Von Hayes, ..? Just throwing out possibilities?

            1. Interesting question Denny. I’d be happy with a Del Unser hitter. Not a slugger, but enough power that outfielders had to play him honest. Unser also had an ability to turn his game up a notch when the game was on the line.

            2. Terry Puhl. Way more pop than Greg Gross. Could be Jim Eisenreich if he adds power. And then Mickey has the speed the others didn’t. He needs to finish this season well, however.

        3. Mike – He needs to correct the BB/K ratio. Those numbers may be okay for a slugger, but not a gap to gap hitter. He’s definitely moving in the right direction, Still only 20 years old.

  3. Isn’t one of the Phillies draft selections scheduled to pitch today in the college World Series? Any info on that?

  4. I hope the moniak people realize Senzel is already in the majors playing center field

    1. And Senzel is just under 3 years older and taken out of college obviously. If things stay on course Moniak would reach majors maybe only a year diff than Senzel has been on. Who knows, maybe next year at some point and it would be on par with him. Time will tell. Obviously it’s easy to see Senzel’s success and question things but I think in due time it will be proven The Right Move. Mickey is a better outfielder than Senzel. He wasn’t even an outfielder

      1. My point is they took a kid who doenst project to hit for power over a proven better hitter and has power and can play multiple postion. the better player was nick. You imo don’t take project with the first pick

        1. Who cares about Senzel at this point? The hope is that Moniak becomes a ML player so the interest is that he is playing better.

          Crying about Senzel doesn’t change the current situation.

          1. Who cares. any fan who loves the phillies should care. That our scouts were so wrong on a top pick not a low first round the first pick in the draft. if That doesn’t bother you something is wrong, I just don’t see you as a true fan if you thinks its okay, I am amazed

            1. Well you opinion of my fandom is of great concern to me.

              As for this discussion, it’s related to how Moniak is performing. To continue to whine that’s he’s not Senzel is meaningless in regards to the development of this player who is with the Phillies. As a fan, I want the players the Phillies have to be successful..

              Rather simple

    2. rocco – How do you measure success? Is it strictly by the numbers? I tend to look at a player as his overall contribution to the team. Moniak will have more post season and World Series appearances than Senzel will. Moniak may never be a .300 hitter in the majors, but he can develop into a Garry Maddox type of center fielder. Wouldn’t that be something?

      1. Garry Maddox was a truly elite CF defensively, while Moniak maybe is in the “pretty good” category. And at this point most would be happy if Moniak is able to hit like Maddox (.285 career BA) in the majors, though I’d hope that Moniak would have more power. Anyway, it’s a pretty bad comparison, particularly from a defensive perspective.

      2. Wawa….”Moniak will have more post season and World Series appearances than Senzel will”….come on! :).
        The Reds in the Central vs the Philies in the East…..the odds are certainly not with Senzel, but if he gets traded to the Yankees I will take the odds then..

        1. Who cares. I would be 99% sure Senzel will not only be a better major league player than Moniak biut a significantly better major league player than Moniak. I would find it hard to believe thta there is even one major league GM that would take Moniak over Senzel.

    3. Senzel was a college 3rd baseman. He also was a college jr while Mickey Mo was a hs senior when drafted.

        1. Timothy did you watch Senzel play center. he can play the position. He is a rookie and holding his own in the MAJORS while moniak is in reading with not one sign he will hit for power or walk enough, Point is a first pick should make the majors fast, If you know what you doing.

          1. rocco…defensively…all three Phillies prospect CFers….Haseley, Moniak and Muzziotti….can go out there right now at CBP and play MLB graded 50/55 defense.
            I have no worries with either three of them when it comes to defense.
            And understand the 1.1 pick and the expectations that go with it….Phillies however seem satisfied with Moniak’s development…since last July @ CLW thru now @ Reading, in over 425 ABs he is carrying close to a .270 BA and it is climbing.

            1. Plain and simple question. Who would you rather have today, and who is the better prospect . Romus

            2. Naturally, you would take the guy already in the majors.
              Senzel soon to be 24 years old, should be here as the 2nd pick…..Moniak I assume will be here sooner than 2022, and that is when he also turns 24.
              IMO….short run…Senzel – long run…Moniak

            1. Plus name me a hs pick that ‘s pick thats in the majors at 20 yrs old . Mickey Mo IS 20 yrs in AA hes the 4 youngest player in his league. How much fast do want him promoted?

  5. He’s got great speed, and that’s half the battle. Maybe the Phillies could get Maddox to mentor him next Spring.

  6. When does Eastman move up to Reading? I know Reading is full at starters, but he is 22 and seems to have mastered Clearwater

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