Threshers Recap – 6/23/2019

Lakewood was the only affiliate to post a win Sunday.

Starting pitchers provided solid starts in Lakewood, Reading, Clearwater, and Williamsport.

Lakewood’s Ethan Lindow struck out the final eight batters in his three inning relief appearance.

Clearwater (5-2, 41-32) Daytona avoided a four-game sweep, winning 7-5.

Colton Eastman pitched six innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits.  He walked 2 and struck out eight.  Eastman was burned by 2 HRs.  He gave up a solo shot in the third  and a more devastating 3-run blow in the sixth.

Tommy Hunter followed with a rehab inning in which he retired the Tortugas in order on 11 pitches including a strike out.  Oscar Marcelino allowed Daytona to stretch their advantage to seven runs giving up 3 runs in his inning of relief.  Kyle Arjona  retired the turtles in the ninth with 2 strike outs.

The Threshers mounted a comeback with 4 runs in the eighth on Madison Stokes’ RBI single, two RBI ground outs, and a wild pitch.  They scored a run in the ninth on Stokes’ second RBI single bringing the go ahead run to the plate.

Stokes (.261) and Dalton Guthrie (.242) had 3 hits each.  Jhailyn Ortiz had 2 hits.

  • #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 (.227) went 2-5 with a run scored 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.289) went 0-1 entering as a PR/DH with a run scored
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.284) went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 BB 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.219)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.253)

Lehigh Valley (34-38) lost to Columbus, 10-9. 

Geez, another bull pen game.  This one did not go quite as well.  Drew Anderson needed 31 pitches to get 4 outs, but only gave up one run.  Josh Tols got rocked again.  He allowed Anderson’s inherited runner to score and gave up 5 more , although only 2 were earned.  John Curtiss had another appearance where he allowed a run.  He’s done that in 4 of his 5 appearances.  Might explain why he was DFA-ed and outrighted.  Austin Davis and Fernando Salas shut the opposition down for two innings each.  But, Yacksel Rios pitched himself further from a recall by blowing the save and giving up a walk off loss.

The IronPigs rallied from a 7-0 deficit to a 9-7 lead in the ninth.  They started with a 6-run fifth, scoring on Jan Hernandez’ 2-run double, Andrew Romine’s RBI triple, Phil Gosselin’s RBI single, and Rob Brantly’s 2-run double.  They tied the game in the eighth on Lane Adams’ solo HR (12).  They took the lead with 2 runs in the ninth on solo HRs by Nick Williams (1) and Austin Listi (2).

Lehigh got 2-hit games from Hernandez, Williams, Listi, and Brantly.

Lehigh committed 5 errors.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.320) selected by the  Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28) recalled by the Phillies o June 23rd
  • #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 (.306) went 0-1 with a K as a pinch hitter

Reading (3-3, 42-31) lost to Portland, 3-4.

Damon Jones had another exciting outing since his call up from Clearwater.  He went six shutout innings gave up 2 hits and 3 walks, and struck out seven.  But, Jeff Singer blew the save giving up 2 runs in 1.2 innings.  And, Aaron Brown took the loss with 2 runs in walk off fashion.

The Phils scored first with a run in the sixth inning on Alec Bohm’s first AA home run.  They tied the game in the eighth on Mickey Moniak’s solo HR (4).  And, they took the lead in the ninth on Henri Lartigue’s RBI single.

Lartigue had 2 hits and an RBI in 4 at bats.

  • #1 Alec Bohm went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (1), RBI
  • #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 (.268) went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (4), RBI, BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.181) went 0-3, sac
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-3, 4.35)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.239) went 1-3 with a BB
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (2-2, 31-43)  beat West Virginia, 7-4.

Manny Silva threw five innings of one-run ball.  He gave up 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out three.  Ethan Lindow gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in three innings, but ended his day by striking out his final 8 batters.  He threw 40 strikes among 51 pitches (78.4%).  He got six of his Ks swinging.  Mark Potter got the final 3 outs for his fourth save.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the fifth inning on Julio Rodriguez’ RBI single.  And, 2 in the sixth on Luis Garcia’s RBI single and Seth Lancaster’s sac fly.  They took the lead with 4 runs in the eighth on Lancaster’s 2-run double, Hunter Stovall’s RBI double, and Ben Pelletier’s RBI single.

Garcia, Lancaster (.429), and Malvin Matos (.202) had 2 hits each.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.204) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, RBI
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.11)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.278) went 1-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 3.83)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 4.06)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-[4, 4.94)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 5.56) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Williamsport (2-8) lost to Batavia, 6-1.

Luis Cedeno gave the Crosscutters four solid innings.  He gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Abdullah Aris pitched a scoreless, one-hit inning.  Then Leonel Aponte gave up 4 runs on one hit, 2 walks, and a hit batter.  Alejandro Made came in and allowed all three of his inherited runners to score.

Williamsport scored its only run in the first inning on McCarthy Tatum’s RBI 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)  Sunday’s off.

DSL Phillies White (12-7)  Sunday’s off.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 22nd.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/23/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
6/23/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
6/23/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
6/23/2019 – Tyler Burch activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Sal Gozzo activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Connor Hinchliffe activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Brian Marconi activated by GCL West

52 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/23/2019

  1. Early in his career….but Lindow could be a real diamond in the rough.
    So far 158 innings and 166 Ks…. a good K/9

      1. rocco…last month, from Temple’s own Matt Hockenberry, now PC @ LKW in an interview with Jay Floyd.:

        “Lindow’s change up, … You know, that’s a swing-and-miss pitch. It’s got good speed differential. It does die off. And he can locate it in any count. Another thing with Lindow that stands out to me, it’s not necessarily the pitch, but the ability to just locate his breaking ball. There’s been multiple times this year (when) he’s in a 3-1 count with runners on base and he’ll flip two in there and punch a guy out. And the confidence with what he’s throwing, I think, is really advanced for this level. You know, there’s still some things he’s got to work on, such as commanding the ball inside to lefties……I found out that his travel ball coach when he was in travel ball in high school was Tom Glavine. So, I mean, obviously, if Glavine was working with him that is a real reason why, for me, he’s one of the most intelligent pitchers that we’ve got when it comes to sequencing his pitches and the new thing that they’re calling “tunneling”, working certain pitches off of the same tunnel, so they present in the same way.”

        …..his FB velo last I read and that was last season was 87-91 range as a 19-year old.. He probably is a stronger and has ticked it up a bit from then.
        But he is a Georgia kid and they seem to develop pretty decent baseball players.

  2. GCL games start today, 2 more boxscores to follow.
    Luis Garcia finally over 200 with two hits. Let’s hope he can stay there. Ortiz with 2 hits also.
    Damon Jones is getting better and better and so is Parkinson. Jones could be in Reading for a very short time. They might push him to LHV to see how he does and then he could be in Philly soon after if his stuff holds up. Or he could go right to Philly. These are desperate times in Philly and Jones is 24 and has looked great this year.

    1. My first though, after I saw Jones’ performance in the box score, was the Phils are so badly in need of pitching help, they might just call him up to the Majors. Tongue in cheek but he can’t do worse than most who are up there now. And what would it matter.

    2. Garcia’s last 10 games: .308/.426/.538 with 5 XBH. You’ve got to hand it to the kid for hanging in there against much older competition. I keep thinking about the year 19-year-old Maikel Franco struggled mightily during the first half at Lakewood. The Phils left him there, he made adjustments and wound up with a killer second half. Sometimes it takes a while for a young player to make the adjustment. Hopefully Garcia is doing so now.

    1. I posted a couple of weeks ago that they should move Jones straight to LHV. He is already 24 and is the hottest pitcher in the organization, minors and majors. The soft tossing lefties like Irvin and Suarez haven’t done the job so Jones should be next in line. I would give him two more starts in Reading and if he continues to pitch lights out I would move him straight to Philly. On the job training. A pitcher only has so many pitches in his arm and there is no sense wasting them in the minors.

      1. Jones will be up by August. With his age and the current state of the major league roster, there’s no reason not to find out what they have in him.

      1. Moniak has one of the oddest prospect trajectories that I can recall, but he seems to be making real progress in all the areas that we might care about – average, plate discipline and power. He’s still just 21 (doesn’t it seem like he’s been in the minors forever?) which means he can (and probably should) play the whole season at AA and will be entirely on track if he plays next year at AAA and reaches the major leagues next year or the year after (either age 22 or 23). He’s never had a true breakout streak, but he seems to be getting closer and closer to that outcome.

        1. Agree. He’s definitely a top 10 prospect in this system, which isn’t saying a whole lot since DLS is considered to be the same, and he’s merely roster filler in my opinion. Moniak OTOH has confidence and has been tested by adversity since he began his pro career. I’m hoping the same track for Jhailyn Ortiz as well. He’s had to overcome much and appears to be finally bearing fruit.

        2. I was just looking at the Eastern League leaderboards for OPS and wRC+. In both cases, pretty much every player ahead of him was 23 or older.

          If he’s really figured out AA, he could finish the year with a pretty impressive line. For as slow as his career started, he seems to be right on track.

          1. Similar to Ortiz in CLW. Many players a head of him in specific power metrics are slightly older.

  3. Excited to see the Phitin’s the next 3 days. Arm and Hammer park will be awash in Red tonight 🙂

  4. Maybe Johnny A can draft after all. Kingery, Haseley, Bohm , and Mickey Mo look like ML regulars time will tell.

  5. Take out Moniak’s April and he has risen to the challenge of AA. Home runs aren’t there, but I am highly encouraged by the doubles and triples. He could be a solid leadoff or number 2 hitter. If he walked more, maybe leadoff for sure.

    If Ortiz’s May and June are any foreshadowing, he is really starting to look like a legit prospect. Worth that signing bonus!

    1. “Worth that signing bonus!”

      His recent surge is encouraging, but whether he was worth the bonus remains to be seen. I will say I saw him on milb.tv and was impressed with the swing and the athleticism. But Maikel Franco was also impressive in the lower minors so it’s all still TBD.

      1. Perhaps I should have worded it differently; Looking to be worth the signing bonus, so far 🙂

  6. Moniak’s last 46 games:

    PA: 188
    Slash: .301/.351/.480
    K rate: 18.6%
    BB rate: 7.4%

    Those are really good numbers for his age 21 season in AA!!
    That’s with a .365 BABIP, so maybe slightly lucky, but nothing crazy.

  7. One more thing on Moniak — here are his splits for the season:

    Home: .269/.300/.403
    Away: .267/.326/.481

    vs RHP: .267/.316/.443
    vs LHP: .270/.309/.438

    Also this is funny — Baseball Reference has a split stat called “Against Older Pitchers” which is just what it says — it shows the batter’s results against pitchers who are older than him. The funny thing is, EVERY SINGLE ONE of Moniak’s plate appearances this year were against pitchers older than him.

    1. Older pitchers….it will probably be that way for Mickey Mo. for the next 2/3 years…next year in Triple A or Phillies later on in that season, or the Phillies in 2021 at some point

  8. Moniak 1454 minor league PAs……10 PAs vs pitchers younger than him.
    That is a 99% facing older pitchers.
    And they were….three last year and 7 Pas his GCL year drafted..

  9. https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/prospect-stock-watch-third-base-prospects/

    “Alec Bohm: Bohm definitely appears to be the top third base prospect in baseball right now. Selected third overall in the 2018 draft after an excellent college career, Bohm has continued to dominate in pro ball. He showed a great approach at the plate throughout his collegiate career and has a BB-K of 30-36 in 63 games this season covering three levels now that he’s been promoted to Double-A. He doesn’t have the raw power of a Jonathan India or Nolan Gorman but he’s a much better hitter who is going to hit for average and produce outstanding on-base numbers. His line-drive rates are a little worrisome right now as he was at a well-below-average 13% at High-A ball prior to his promotion. Bohm needs to continue to get stronger while working to hit balls in the air with more consistency”

    1. Does India have big raw power? I thought he was more of an average/above average tools across the board guy.

      Worth noting that the write up was for the fantasy section of the site, but it’s still nice to hear other people saying positive things about our guys.

  10. AA AllStar , Reading. Once again Prospect over performance. Parkinson deserves consideration, Medina has moments. Moniak earned it. Might as well put .183 batting ave prospect there too. Too bad but that’s our world now.

    1. You clearly have an ax to grind with Medina and Gamboa. Can it or take it elsewhere. I don’t need you to justify or explain yourself. I’ve seen your history of comments. I know what you are. Or more to the point, I’ve developed an opinion on what you are. I’m tired of it. This is your only warning.

      1. Jim,

        A little off your point, but your post reminded me, Gamboa appears to be catching on, at least from what I see in the boxscores, not being able to see him in person since he’s moved on from Clearwater.

        Even when he doesn’t get hits, he seems to draw walks and steal bases.

        I wonder if any of our Reading-area guys have seen him this year and have opinions on his progress/prospects.

  11. Bohm is the DH tonight instead of playing third. Luke Williams is playing third. Look at Williams’ career hitting record and tell me why on earth he is playing 3B instead of Bohm. Bohm played 1B yesterday. Just ridiculous. You can’t determine if he is the future 3B by playing him at 1B or having him DH.

    1. I think this is showing the problem: the new Phillies’ philosophy. They want muliple position players, non agressive hitters that wait out pitchers, swing for home runs, elevated swings, use shifts, no advancing runners, no stealing etc. Not real baseball.

    2. It would appear that the Phillies don’t believe Bohm can handle 3B, which is very very disappointing.

    3. I’m just guessing here but maybe they think Bohm could possibly be the first baseman of the future, maybe they are planning on trading Rys either in this winter or next, in a package for a TOR arm.

  12. This has to be an error in the GCL Phillies west box score

    Starting pitcher Eduar Segovia 4 perfect innings with 7 ‘s

    Now the odd part, it says he threw 26 pitches with all being strikes

    Breaking that down, if true … 4 innings is 12 batters. 7 strikeouts is a minimum of 21 pitches … Leaves five one pitch outs …

    That would be pretty impressive if true!!

  13. Austin Listi clubbed his 3rd homer with LHV since his promotion last week. Tearing it up. Might we see him off the major league bench before long?

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