I arrived at the Complex in time to watch some new guys throw bullpens – Adam Leverett, Hunter Milam, and Tyler Burch. Afterward, a large group of pitchers took part in PFPs. New comers Erik Miller, Chris Micheles, and Aidan Anderson were part of the group.
I passed on the intrasquad game to go home and watch the women’s national team clinch their group in the World Cup.
I watch the Threshers games from the media room on the second floor of Spectrum Field. Often, team scouts stop in to prepare for the game. Tonight, one scout came in and asked if he could share the space while he went through his pre-game prep. As he sat down, he remarked that the picture of Dutch Dalton that graces the wall was a nice representation of our beloved catcher. I always ask who these individuals scout for, tonight was no exception. He replied that he was with Kansas City but had spent 17 years with the Phillies. I asked if I would know who he is. He replied that I might better remember his father. For the first time since we began talking, I looked closely at this gentleman. As I asked, “Would your father’s name be Jim?”, he introduced himself as “Jim Fregosi, Junior”. He looks and sounds like his father. We spoke about the ’93 team. I had just watched High Hopes during and after one of this weeks delays/postponements. I tried not to bother him too much while he prepped for the game. Did you know he has 5 championship rings, 3 with the Phillies and 2 with the Royals? I offered to help. I figured that he already knew about Alec Bohm, but I told him we had no one worth scouting with the Threshers. He laughed that Fregosi laugh and thank ed me but said he had a list. Oh well. I tried.
I fell asleep when I got home, so the game write ups will be sketchier than usual.
Clearwater (3-1, 39-31) beat Daytona, 9-4.
Tommy Hunter opened the game for the Threshers. He retired the Tortugas on 9 pitches. He got the first batter looking on an 84 mph pitch. He got ahead of fellow rehabber Scooter Gennett 1-2 before inducing a pop up to shortstop. He retired the third batter on a first-pitch fastball that was grounded to short. He threw 8 strikes among his 9 pitches. too small a sample size but here’s what he threw –
- 94 mph, foul ball
- 93 mph, called strike up in the zone
- 83 mph, foul ball
- 84 mph, called third strike
- 92 mph, called strike to Gennett
- 92 mph, foul ball
- 95 mph, ball
- 90 mph, pop up to shortstop (P6)
- 94 mph, ground out to shortstop (6-3)
Julian Garcia took over in the second inning. The difference between a major league pitcher and a minor league pitcher was quickly obvious. Garcia needed 28 pitches, throwing 16 strikes and 12 balls. Garcia went on to scatter 9 hits and gave up 4 runs in five innings. Austin Ross came in and with two outs in the seventh inning, and fans calling for him to hit the batter in retribution for several balls thrown at Jhailyn Ortiz, and hit the batter on a 3-2 pitch. Ross completed two innings with two strike outs and just the one base runner. Keylan Killgore struck out 2 in a perfect ninth.
The Threshers came from behind a couple of times. Once in the second inning when they scored 2 runs on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double and a double play. They tied the game in the fifth on Rodolfo Duran’s sac fly. They tied the game in their 6-run seventh on Nick Maton’s bases loaded walk. They took the lead when Madison Stokes was hit by a pitch. And, blew the game open on Jhailyn Ortiz’ grand slam (11).
Before his HR, Ortiz had to eat dirt a couple times as balls sailed by his head. He was hit on a low inside pitch with the count full. I don’t think it was intentional, the starter was wild all night.
Vierling had 3 hits. Mayer and Guthrie had 2 hits each. Muzziotti batted clean up.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.329) promoted to Reading
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.2210) went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (11), 4 RBI, HBP
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.284) went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.270) went 1-2 with a run scored, RBI, 3 BB
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.229) went 0-4 with an RBI, SF
- #20 Daniel Brito (.247)
Lehigh Valley (33-36) beat Toledo, 9-5.
Reading (1-2, 40-30) lost the suspended game to Akron, 3-2 in 8 innings and lost the regularly scheduled game, 12-6.
Lakewood (1-0, 30-41) beat West Virginia, 5-4.
Williamsport (2-5) dropped both ends of a double header to State College, 7-4 and 7-6.
- #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 (11-4) beat Angels, 10-6.
DSL Phillies White (11-6) lost to Cubs2, 3-0.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 19th.
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day IL
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated Nick Williams
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley released 3B Damek Tomscha.
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley released 3B Gift Ngoepe.
6/20/2019 – Austin Listi assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/20/2019 – Alec Bohm assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/20/2019 – Clearwater activated RHP Julian Garcia from the 7-day IL
6/20/2019 – LF Jimmy Smith assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/20/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/20/2019 – Phillies signed Erik Miller, assigned to GCL East
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