There was activity at the Complex before the rain drove everyone inside. Tommy Hunter pitched a live BP with Logan O’Hoppe behind the plate. It started to rain and the trooper pitched thru a heavy down pour to complete his daily throwing.
About 30-or-more new bodies were on hand, They were observed touring the Complex with Chris Truby. It’s likely the large number included some of the scouts who signed the boys. I reported those who could be identified in the Draft Discussion.
Alec Bohm was selected to take part in the FSL All Star game. He was recently added when a player from another team was withdrawn due to injury. The third baseman was probably overlooked initially due to his late arrival to the league. But, he certainly deserves the honor. He is the seventh Tresher to be invited. It remains to be seen if he attends the game or follows Jonathan Hennigan to Reading before he can take part in the weekend’s festivities.
Clearwater (35-28) beat St. Lucie, 7-2, on the strength of a 6-run fourth inning.
The game featured rehab opportunities for Edubray Ramos and Roman Quinn. The center fielder continues to bat exclusively right-handed.
Edubray Ramos pitched a perfect first inning, striking out the side. Alejandro Requena (5-3, 4.37) dodged bullets. He pitched 4.1 innings and gave up just 2 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. He struck out four. Austin Ross (3.38) came in and pitched 2.2 innings, stranded both inherited runners, struck out three, and retired all eight batters he faced. Zach Warren (3.91) got the final three outs.
After Requena gave up a HR to the first batter he faced, the Threshers rallied back to tie the score in the bottom of the second inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI single. A fielding error helped on the play, and gave a glimpse of future plays.
The Threshers broke the game open in their 6-run fourth inning. It resembled what we would call a GCL inning. There was a lot of sloppy play. With one out, Nick Maton singled and stole second. Matt Vierling followed with a single to left, Maton to third. Rodolfo Duran came through with what was generously scored as a 2-run double to right. The right fielder failed to cut off the ball. The radio announcer suggested he had a hole in his glove. Whatever, an routine single produced 2 runs for the home team.
The inning continued with Daniel Brito’s single putting runners on the corners. After a mound visit, Simon Muzziotti lifted a sacrifice fly to center. Roman Quinn followed with a “line drive” to left field, and another screwy play developed. The ball was hit hard, but it looked to me that it one-hopped thru the third baseman. The left fielder didn’t field the ball cleanly and double-pumped a bad throw into the infield, with no apparent target in mind. Brito scored, and Quinn ended up on first. (I think he was held up to set up a possible steal of second.)
Alec Bohm launched a deep fly ball that bounced off the top of the right field wall for a triple. Quinn scored easily. Jhailyn Ortiz brought Bohm home with a double to left that was fielded less than cleanly allowing him to take second on another weak throw.
Bohm has a smooth, powerful swing. He doesn’t get pull happy. On his triple, he just went with the pitch and it just took off into the gap. I’ve noticed this a lot lately. He’s probably been doing it all along, and I finally started noticing it.
Bohm made another nice play charging a ball to his left and making a strong, accurate throw to first.
Rodolfo Duran (.237) had 3 hits including a double and 2 RBI. Daniel Brito had 2 hits.
Roman Quinn went 2-4 with a run scored and a strike out looking on a full count. He never got a chance to steal a base. He did bobble a ball in center field but wasn’t charged an error even though the trailing runner took second base.
Edubray Ramos pitched the first inning and struck out the side. He got the first two batters on six pitches. Both took two called strikes and then went down swinging. The third batter worked the count full before striking out swinging. He threw 12 pitches, 7 sliders and 5 fastballs. He throws 2 sliders – one in the 80s and one slower. He tends to fall in love with his slider and will shake off a catcher’s fastball signals, ala Nuke Laloosh. His FB sat 91-92 mph.
Apparently, something changed and the season ends this week. In recent years, the first half extended to the first series after the All Star break. I noticed today, that the elimination numbers at MiLB have reset so that the half ends this week. That means that the Threshers sit on an elimination number of one. They have to win out and hope Dunedin (who didn’t play Monday) loses out.
The second half will include 73 games instead the normal 70. The Threshers are in the midst of a 4-game winning streak and are 3.5 games back with 3 to play. If one of Dunedin’s 4 games is cancelled, the Blue Jays will back into the first half championship.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.303) went 1-3 with a run scored, triple, RBI, BB
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.208) went 1-4 with a double, RBI
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.294) went 0-4 with a SF, RBI
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.287) went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, SB (8)
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.237) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, double, 2 RBI
- #20 Daniel Brito (.247) went 2-4 with a run scored
Lehigh Valley (30-29) no game scheduled.
- #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)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th
Reading (34-25) no game scheduled.
- #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)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.259)
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.194)
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-2, 4.57)
- #21 David Parkinson (5-3, 3.54)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.219)
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th
Lakewood (24-39) postponed.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.187)
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.264)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.55)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 3.90)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.18)
- #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.23)
- #27 Starlyn Castillo
Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th. The squad will depart Clearwater today (Tuesday, June 11th). From what I’ve been able to gather, the team may look like this –
- C: Jose Aparicio, Jack Conley, Logan O’Hoppe, Carlos Oropeza, Nick Matera
- INF: Austin Filiere, Seth Lancaster, Connor Litton, Edgar Made, Logan Simmons, D.J. Stewart, Nicolas Torres, Christian Valerio
- OF: Keudy Bocio, Julio Francisco, JC Smith, Corbin Williams
- P: Leonel Aponte, Abdullah, Aris, Gustavo Armas, Rafael Carvajal, Blake Bennett, Luis Cedeno, Jose Conopoima, Adam Cox, Carlos Francisco, Michael Gomez, Anton Kuznetsov, Jake Kinney, Taylor Lehman, Alejandro Made, Omar Maldonado, Tom Sutera, Junior Tejada
GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
DSL Phillies Red (4-3) beat DSL Angels, 4-1.
DSL Phillies White (7-1) beat DSL Cardinals Red. 5-1.
Here’s a baseball oddity. In a league where guile, stealth, and small ball leads to a lot of the scoring, both of our DSL teams hit their first home runs of the season – C Edward Barboza for the DSL White and OF Junior Ortega for the DSL Red.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 10th.
6/10/2019 – Phillies sent OF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/9/2019 – Phillies traded RHP Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international bonus money
6/9/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
6/9/2019 – RHP Oscar Marcelino assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/9/2019 – Ethan Lindow assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/9/2019 – James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
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 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