Threshers Recap – 6/22/2019

The Clearwater Threshers got a combined no-hitter from three pitchers last night.  Kyle Glogoski, Tyler Carr, and Keylan Killgore were the authors of the feat.

Lehigh Valley had a power surge as the clubbed six home runs last night in a game pitched by five relievers who gave up just one run.

Reading got a pitching gem from Parkinson, Brogdon, and Russ.

Lakewood and Williamsport got good pitching in losing efforts.

Clearwater (5-1, 41-31) beat Daytona, 5-0.  Three Threshers’ pitchers combined to no-hit the Tortugas.

Kyle Glogoski was making his first start since being assigned from Lakewood earlier in the day.  He continued his remarkable journey through the organization with five, no-hit innings.  He walked two and struck out five.  The right-handed Glogoski was economical throwing just 64 pitches, 45 forcstrikes (70.3%).  Kyle was signed as an international free agent out of New Zealand on January 8, 2018.  He opened some eyes in the GCL last season going 4-0 in 8 starts/10 appearances/39 IP,  with 47 K (10.8 K/9) and 11 BB (2.5 BB/9), and a  2.31 ERA. The twenty-year-old Kiwi began this season in extended spring training, but was called up to Lakewood when injuries struck the pitching staff.  He pitched well enough in relief that he was eventually slotted in as a starter.  He pitched well again, making it difficult to return him to extended.  He has a high 80s-low 90s FB.  I’ve seen him sit 89-91 mph and touching 92 mph.  He also a curve ball and change up.

Tyler Carr (1.96) followed Glogoski and threw three, no-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out four.  He was equally economical, throwing 25 strikes in 35 pitches (71.4%).  He turned the ninth inning over to Keylan Killgore (1.73).  In a non-save situation, he put the Tortugas down in order, striking out one, in 11 pitches, 7 strikes.

Combined the three Threshers’ hurlers faced 31 batters, allowed no hits or runs, walked three (another batter reached on an error), threw 110 pitches and 77 strikes (70%), and threw 22 of 31 first pitch strikes (71%).

And there was some offense.  Simon Muzziotti gave Glogoski a chance at the win with an RBI single in the fifth inning (Kyle’s last).  Jhailyn Ortiz provided a cushion with a 2-run HR, his twelfth this season.  Rodolfo Duran The Threshers got an insurance run in the seventh on a force out.  They tacked on a run in the eighth on Nick Maton’s RBI single.

Nick Maton and Simon Muzziotti went 7-10 from the top of the order.  Luke Miller, another BlueClaw making his Threshers’ debut, went 2-3 with a walk.  Dalton Guthrie also chipped in with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, a double, triple, and stolen base..

Ortiz has 5 HR in his last 23 plate appearance (19 AB, 3 BB, 1 HBP, and just 3 K).  His 12 HR have catapulted him to fourth in the league, 3 behind the co-leaders.

Glogoski faced major leaguer Scooter Gennett who is rehabbing with Daytona and retired him twice on the first pitch – a ground out to second and a pop up to shortstop.  Carr struck out Gennett swinging on a 1-2 pitch in a 5-pitch at bat.  And, Killgore got Gennett looking at a 2-2 pitch in a 6-pitch at bat.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.329) assigned to Reading June 21st
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.223) went 1-4 with a run scored, HR, (12), 2 RBI, BB 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.290) went 4-5 with a run scored, RBI
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.283) went 3-5 with a run scored, RBI, 2 BB, SB 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.219) went 14 with a double, RBI
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.253) went 1-4

Lehigh Valley (34-37) beat Columbus, 13-1. 

Bull pen game.  Opener Luke Leftwich (9.00) pitched two, two-hit, scoreless frames with 3 strike outs.  Tyler Gilbert (1-1, 3.00) followed with two, one hit innings and 4 strike outs.  Tom Windle (3.99) added two, no-hit, scoreless innings with a walk and a strike out.  Josh Martin (5.97) also tossed two, no-hit, scoreless innings but walked one and struck out two.  Yacksel Rios (4.00) lost the shutout in the ninth with a run on 2 hits.

The IronPigs stroked 12 hits, mashed 6 HR, and drew 7 walks.  They did the most damage in the sixth and seventh innings.  They scored a run in the fourth on the first of Andrew Romine’s two HR (5).  They struck for 4 runs in the sixth on Deivi Grullon’s 3-run HR (10) and Austin Listi’s solo HR, his first in AAA.  The ‘Pigs broke the game open with 7 runs in the seventh on Jan Hernandez’ 2-run HR (7), Nick Williams’ RBI double, a ground out, Mitch Walding’s 3-run HR (10).  They added a run in the eighth on Romine’s second HR (6).

Romine (.287), Gosselin (.444), Grullon, and Williams (.360 all had 2-hit games.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.320) selected by the  Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68) recalled by Phillies on June 19th
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.44) optioned June 21st
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-3,  8.06)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.308) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (10), 3 RBI, BB

Reading (3-2, 42-30) beat Portland, 4-1.

David Parkinson threw a 3-hitter over six innings.  He walked 2 and struck out four.  Connor Brogdon (2.91) marked his return with two, two-hit innings, marred only by a solo HR, but buoyed by 5 strike outs.  Addison Russ (1.88) picked up his tenth save with a 2-strike out ninth inning.

The Phils scored in the first inning on Mickey Moniak’s  RBI triple (league leading 8th), following Alec Bohm’s double, his first AA hit.  They added 2 runs in the third on Grenny Cumana’ RBI single and Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI double.  They tacked on an insurance run in the sixth on Moniak’s sac fly.

Moniak and Bohm each had 2-hit games, as did Cumana (.343).  Jose Gomez (.225) went 3-3 with a walk.

  • #1 Alec Bohm went 2-4 with a run scored, double, BB
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.05)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-3, 7.11)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.267) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, triple, SF, 2 RBI
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.184) went 1-3 with a double, RBI, BB, SB (14)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-3, 4.35)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.237) went 0-4 with a BB
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (1-2, 30-43)  lost to West Virginia, 3-2.

James McArthur (5.14) tossed five innings,  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits.  He struck out none and struck out five.  Kevin Gowdy pitched three innings and gave up the deciding run.  He allowed 5 hits, walked one, and struck out five.  Luis Carrasco (0.00) pitched a one-walk ninth and struck out two.

The BlueClaws built an early lead with single runs in the first and third innings on Seth Lancaster’s RBI single and Abrahan Gutierrez’ solo HR (1).

Gutierrez (.280) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.  Carlos De La Cruz (.229) also had 2 hits.  Luis Garcia had 3 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.199) went 3-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.11)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.279)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 3.83)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 4.06) – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-[4, 4.94)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.21)

Williamsport (2-7) lost to Batavia, 3-1.

Tom Lehman pitched four shutout innings allowing 4 base runners on 2 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  Adam Cox took the loss, giving all 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out two.  Jose Conopoima tossed three, 2-hit innings and Omar Maldonado finished with one, one-hit inning.  Both walked none and struck out two.

The Crosscutters line up included all six draft picks who were recently assigned and were making their first starts as professionals.  Third baseman McCarthy Tatum went 3-4 with a run scored and stolen base.  He was also caught twice.  Shortstop Nate Fassnacht and left fielder Hunter Markwardt each went 2-3.  Fassnacht had a double.

Nick Matera had the only other hit, a double.

Unassigned Prospects

  • #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 (12-5)  beat Nationals, 6-4.

DSL Phillies White (12-7)  lost to Mets2, 5-2.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 21st.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/22/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Josh Martin from the 7-day IL
6/22/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tom Windle from the 7-day IL
6/22/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Alexis Rivero on the 7-day IL, forearm strain
6/22/2019 – Reading placed RHP Seth McGarry on the 7-day IL
6/22/2019 – Reading activated RHP Connor Brogdon from the TIL
6/22/2019 – RHP Kyle Glogoski assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/22/2019 – Clearwater placed RF Danny Mayer on the 7-day IL
6/22/2019 – RHP Jonas De La Cruz assigned to Lakewood from GCL East
6/22/2019 – OF Tucker Maxwell assigned to Williamsport
6/22/2019 – LF Juan Carlos Smith assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
6/21/2019 – 2B Chase Utley retired
6/21/2019 – Phillies activated LHP Adam Morgan from the 10-day IL
6/21/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
6/21/2019 – RF Austin Listi assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/21/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/21/2019 – 3B Alec Bohm assigned to Reading fron Clearwater
6/21/2019 – INF Luke Miller assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/21/2019 – Lakewood released RHP Ismael Cabrera
6/21/2019 – SS Seth Lancaster assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/21/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/21/2019 – CF Keudy Bocio assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/21/2019 – OF Hunter Markwardt assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF Nate Fassnacht assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF Rudy Rott assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF McCarthy Tatum assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – OF Hunter Hearn assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – Williamsport released CF Julio Francisco
6/21/2019 – Williamsport released 3B Connor Litton
6/21/2019 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/21/2019 – Waylon Richardson assigned to Clearwater (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Eric White assigned to Clearwater (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jonas De La Cruz assigned to Lakewood (7-day IL) from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned to Lakewood (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Tucker Maxwell assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Guarner Dipre assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jevi Hernandez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Luis Matos assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jose Mercado assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Micah Yonamine assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Albertus Barber assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Brendan Bell assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Andrew Schultz assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Spencer Van Scoyoc assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Chris Cornelius assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Engel Estevez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Keaton Greenwalt assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Carlos Oropeza assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Johan Rojas assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Jamari Baylor assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Tyler Burch assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Connor Hinchliffe assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Brian Marconi assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Brett Schulze assigned to GCL Phillies West from GCL East
6/20/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day IL, left hamstring strain
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 – 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 recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley
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 – 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 placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day IL, right biceps tendinitis
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 activated RHP Pat Neshek from the 10-day IL
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 Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/15/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/15/2019 – Assigned Jose Brazon to DSL Red from GCL East

31 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/22/2019

  1. I can only hope that Mickey Moniak continues to make solid contact and display that gap to gap power. If the Phillies try to tinker with his swing again, like they probably did in fall instructs after his rookie season in the GCL, then they are doing him a disservice. I personally don’t care if they project him to hit 15-20 hrs a year. That is not his strength. Getting on base and letting guys like Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper, and Rhys Hoskins drive him in is what will make him a successful player in the majors. The BB/K splits are getting better ever so slightly, but they are moving in a positive direction.

    1. Moniak’s pattern to date appears to be slow starts and then warming up with the weather. Not sure if that’ll change as he moves up but if he can maintain some modicum of success early on, we may have the good problem of opting between him and Haseley as trade value for starting pitching. I personally prefer Mickey’s profile as a good defender with speed, gap to gap power, and the prospect of justifying his status as a 1-1 draft pick. He could be a top of the lineup catalyst like I think Kingery could be once the dust settles.

      Moniak-Kingery-Harper-Hoskins looks to *eventually* be an appealing top of the lineup.

      1. Moniak definitely turned things around quicker this year than he did last year (not to mention things never turned around for him in 2017), so I don’t know if it’s got anything to do with weather. He’s been pretty solid since May and still seems to be improving. With Clearwater he struggled until July.

        I wonder if scouts are turning around their opinions on his future as well because it seemed pretty bleak for awhile there.

  2. Ben Pelletier had the Gold Sombrero yesterday. He’s playing himself into a long career as an insurance salesman. Apologies to anyone who is selling or has sold Insurance for a living.

  3. I realize Grenny Cumana is not considered a prospect but I check his stats before anyone else. I hope he can somehow get a chance at the major league level. I’m told he lacks speed so maybe a bench/pinch hitter type. Oh, he lacks size also. 5′ 5″

    1. i have seen him at the complex and not only is he short, but is is small. the smallest pro player i have ever seen. that doesn t mean he can t play but physically he is really tiny.

    2. I guess a fastball at most guy’s knees is a waist high batting practice pitch to Cumana.

  4. reddie Patek
    Position: Shortstop
    Bats: Right • Throws: Right
    5-5, 148lb (165cm, 67kg)
    Born: October 9, 1944 (Age: 74-257d) in Oklahoma City, OK us

    1. I remember Patek better with the KC Royals. My favorite little guy had some serious power – remember the Toy Cannon, Jimmy Wynn? Late 60’s-early 70’s with Houston.

        1. Bill Veeck’s traveling circus. Always looking for a gimmick to draw crowds. Later, he kept bringing back Minnie Minoso once each decade from 40’s through 80’s to set the longevity record. What a crackpot!

      1. How about this stat? “The Flea” Patek at 5’5″ 148 lbs hit 41 HRs in this 14 year career and Gene “Stick” Michael, 6’2″ 183 lbs, hit 15 in his 10 year career. I was at a game in Fenway when “Stick” hit an excuse me line drive that wrapped around the right field flag pole. I believe it was ’70 or ’71. I was a mere baby in my mothers arms… NOT!

        I was also at a game in Connie Mack Stadium where Richie Allen and “Toy Cannon” Wynn were launching HRs all over the place in a double header. That was a fun day!

  5. Ortiz with a 7.9%/23% BB/K rate since May 15. During that time, he has a .935 OPS and a .335 ISO. If he can maintain a K rate like that and hit for this kind of power, we might have something. And if he really can stick to the outfield … yikes.

    Jim, have you seen or heard about anything different in Ortiz’s approach that led to such a dramatic shift in performance?

      1. We tend to forget he was only 16 when we signed Ortiz so hopefully he is figuring out his potential.

        1. philabaltfan…I think he is seeing the ball much better these days and his eye must be improving

    1. First, I see no reason why Ortiz can’t stick in the outfield. He has the range and arm. 209 of his 214 career starts have been in RF.

      At the plate, I think it’s as simple as he’s not missing on pitchers’ mistakes. Ortiz rarely sees a fastball in the strike zone. He’s fed a steady diet of off speed pitches.

      During a post game interview this week, he was asked what he was looking for when he hit his first career grand slam. He replied, “A fastball or a hanging slider”. He hit a slider.

      When he sees a mistake pitch, a fastball or off speed pitch that gets too much of the strike zone, he’s making good contact more frequently that he was earlier in the season.

      1. Good stuff Jim, thanks. Sounds like he’s seeing the ball well, now, which is good news. When he gets to Reading he should get challenged with more fastballs, and that could be a lot of fun!

  6. Bohm and Moniak with homers today
    Moniak also walked
    If both keep this up, maybe we see them in Philly early next year

Comments are closed.