More heavy rain during the night and early morning hours saturated the fields at the Complex, again. Outdoor activities were once again limited. The rehabbing pitchers performed calisthenics and long toss; calisthenics, stretching, and long toss for the remaining pitchers and position players; and fly ball drills for outfielders.
One additional outdoor activity included bullpen sessions between Carlton and Roberts Fields. I watched Spencer Howard, Waylon Richardson, and Starlyn Castillo throw. I’m excited for Richardson. He’s maintained good spirits during his long rehab. I can’t wait to see him throwing in game action.
The infields were ponding so no PFPs or infield drills. Batting practice moved indoors, and the afternoon intrasquad game was replaced with indoor stuff, again.
I spent my time trying to locate the Phillies most recent signing, Chris Micheles. While I was watching the bullpen sessions, I saw a player go into the outfield with Coach Ray Burris. The player’s shirt said, E. Miller. Now, I was determined to confirm that our fourth round pick was indeed in camp. While waiting to confirm, I checked the names on the pitchers’ shirts as they went in for lunch. I spotted another new name, Anderson. I also stopped Spencer Van Scoyoc to see how he pronounces his name (fyi, it’s Van Skoy).
When Erik Miller left the field I had a short but nice conversation with him. He had taken his physical and other stuff in Philadelphia, and signed up there before reporting to Clearwater.
Later, with the help of a friend, I learned that the Anderson I saw was Aidan Anderson, a RHP from McNeese State (LA).
No rain yet, so maybe the players at the Complex will return to their normal schedule. I expect that the weather will cooperate. If only to prolong my day since the Threshers return home tomorrow night. Regardless, I’ll be back at the Complex looking for new faces in the morning.
Clearwater (2-1, 38-31) beat Bradenton, 12-7. Three Threshers slugged 4 HRs, Nick Maton and Jhailyn Ortiz drove in 4 runs each.
Andrew Brown tossed a clunker. He pitched four innings plus 4 batters in the fifth. He gave up all 7 runs on 8 hits, walks, and a hit batter. Kyle Arjona came in and stranded a base runner and completed two shutout innings. Zach Warren struck out 4 in 1.2 scoreless innings. Grant Dyer earned his fourth save retiring all 4 batters he faced in 1.1 innings.
The Threshers powered their way to 12 runs. They opened the scoring with 2 runs in the first inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run HR (9). After the Marauders went ahead in the bottom of the inning, they took the lead back in the second on Nick Maton’s grand slam (4). They tacked on a run in the third on Ben Aklinski’s RBI single.
The Marauders tied the game in the fifth and the Threshers went back ahead in the sixth on Ortiz’ second 2-run HR (10). They kept tacking on runs on Alec Bohm’s RBI double in the eighth and Danny Mayer’s 2-run HR (6) in the ninth.
Danny Mayer went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a HR (6), and 2 RBI. Matt Vierling went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a walk. Alec Bohm and Jhailyn Ortiz kicked in two-hit games.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.329) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.220) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 HR (10), 4 RBI, BB
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.283)
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.267) went 1-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (4), 4 RBI
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.229)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.247)
Lehigh Valley (32-36) lost to Toledo, 11-4.
Ramon Rosso gave up 6 runs in 5.1 innings. I didn’t see any reference to his velocity this game, but I wasn’t looking for it either. But, I did learn this a couple days ago. When he made his first start with Lehigh, he was told to air it out for as long as he could, and to throw more fastballs than other pitches. If true, that would explain his increased velocity. Fernando Salas stranded an inherited runner but gave up a run of his own in 1.2 innings. Austin Davis pitched one inning and gave up 4 runs.
The IronPigs rallied twice to remain competitive with a runs on Malquin Canelo’s RBI single, Ali Castillo’s bases-loaded HBP, and Gosselin’s sac fly. But the bullpen kept returning the insurance runs.
Phil Gosselin had 2 doubles in 3 at bats and 2 RBI.
- #3 Adam Haseley (8-25, .320) promoted to Phillies on June 4th
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28)
- #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 (1-3, 8.06)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th
Reading (1-0, 40-28) beat Akron, 6-4 in a game that featured just 8 hits. Game two was suspended in the eighth inning with the score 1-1.
Game One: Adam Morgan pitched a perfect rehab inning to start the game. He turned the reins over to Mauricio Llovera who gave up 3 runs in 3.1 innings. Garrett Cleavinger finished the inning, stranded an inherited runner, and got the win. Aaron Brown pitched two no-hit innings, gave up a run, walked one, and earned his second save.
The Phils had a pair of 3-run innings. They scored in the fourth on Cornelius Randolph’s 3-run double. And, in the fifth on Darick Hall’s 3-run HR (14).
Mickey Moniak had 2 of the Phils’ 4 hits. Three of their 4 hits were for extra bases – HR by Hall and doubles by Moniak and Randolph. The Phils drew 8 walks. Josh Stephen, Austin Listi, and Arquimedes Gamboa had 2 walks each.
- #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 3.32)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
- #7 JoJo Romero (1-3, 5.86)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.264) went 2-4 with a run scored, double
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.184) went 0-1 with 2 BB
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-3, 4.35) – 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- #21 David Parkinson (5-4, 3.63)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.230) went 1-2 with 3 RBI, 2 BB
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th
Game Two: Jose Taveras started and gave up a run in three innings. Jonathan Hennigan pitched two, one-hit innings. Jake Hernandez was the pitcher of record when the game was halted and had struck out three in two, scoreless inning.
Austin had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Note that the eighth inning is extra innings in a double header and the extra runner at the start of an inning will be in place when the game is resumed.
And that brings up a point I saw in social media yesterday. Reading finished in a tie for the first half with Trenton. There was a lot of discussion about the Eastern League’s scheduling. For instance, Division rivals Trenton and Reading faced each other zero times in the first half. Bug, here’s the rub. Trenton was rained out in a series against Altoona, but started one game that was suspended with Trenton trailing 6-0 in the third inning (of seven). Should Trenton lose the game when it is completed in July, they will finish a half-game behind Reading, yet still be the first half division winners.
Lakewood (29-41) All Star break. The North won. The BlueClaws only representative was Kyle Glogoski. He pitched a clean eighth inning, struck out one, and earned the win.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.186)
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.282)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 3.29)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.15)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.08)
- #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.21)
Williamsport (2-3) postponed.
- #27 Starlyn Castillo
GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
DSL Phillies Red (10-4) off day.
DSL Phillies White (11-5) beat Rangers2, 5-1.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 19th.
6/19/2019 – Phillies sent LHP Adam Morgan on a rehab assignment to Reading
6/19/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated INF Phil Gosselin
6/19/2019 – Reading activated RHP Jose Taveras
6/19/2019 – Reading placed RHP Connor Brogdon on the TIL
6/19/2019 – Phillies signed FA RHP Aidan Anderson; assigned to GCL East
6/18/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/18/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed INF Jose Antequera 7-day IL, right calf strain
6/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day IL
6/18/2019 – SS Guarner Dipre assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – SS Jose Mercado assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – OF Jose Rivera assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – C Micah Yonamine assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – SS Chris Cornelius assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – CF Keaton Greenwalt assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – INF Curtis Mead assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – CF Johan Rojas assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – Phillies signed draft pick LHP Chris Micheles, assigned to GCL West
6/17/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
6/17/2019 – Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/17/2019 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – C Nick Matera assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – Ranger Suarez activated by Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – James Smith assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Carlos Betancourt assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Maikel Garrido assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Juan Geraldo assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Rafael Marcano assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Jordi Martinez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Tyler Adams assigned to GCL East from to GCL West
6/17/2019 – Carlos Francisco assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Adam Leverett assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Jose Ulloa assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Austin Crowson assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Fernando Lozano assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Dalvin Rosario assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Brendan Bell assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Gunner Mayer assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Nick Matera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Williamsport
6/16/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LF Shane Robinson from the 7-day IL
6/16/2019 – LHP Damon Jones assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/16/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to XST from Lakewood
6/16/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from XST
6/16/2019 – Phillies sent SS Phil Gosselin outright to Lehigh Valley
6/15/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/15/2019 – Assigned Jose Brazon to DSL Red from GCL East