Threshers Recap – 6/30/2019

Clearwater (10-3, 46-33)  beat St. Lucie, 5-3.

Colton Eastman pitched six innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits.  He walked 2 and struck out 3 on 82 pitches, 55 strikes (67.1%).  Austin Ross gave up a run in one inning of relief.  Luis Carrasco struck out 2 and walked one in a scoreless inning.  Zach Warren picked up his fourth save.

The Threshers tied the game with 2 runs in the seventh inning on Matt Kroon’s sac fly and JackConley’s RBI single.  They rallied from behind again in the ninth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ game-tying solo HR (13).  They forged ahead on Kroon’s 2 run HR (2).

Nick Maton had a 3-hit game.  Jack Conley went 2-4 with an RBI.  Matt Kroon had 3 RBI.

  • #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 (.222) went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, a HR (13), BB 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.284) went 0-4  
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.284)  went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, double
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.224)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.245) went 1-4

Lehigh Valley (38-41)  beat Scranton, 10-7. 

Ramon Rosso lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Austin Davis stranded two inherited runners and went on to strike out 3 in 2.1 innings.  Edubray Ramos gave up 2 runs in one inning and blew the save, but got the win further devaluing the win stat.  Kyle Dohy pitched a clean inning.  Yacksel Rios gave up a run on 2 hits.

The IronPigs scored a run in the second inning on Nick Williams’ game tying solo HR (2).  They came back to take the lead with 4 runs in the fourth on jan Hernandez’ 2-run double and Andrew Romine’s 2-run single.  They extended their lead to two runs in the fifth on Ali Castillo’s sac fly.  When the Thunder tied the game in the top of the seventh, the IronPigs came right back in the bottom of the inning with 4 runs on a force out and Deivi Grullon’s 3-run HR (12).

Ali Castillo and Grullon had 2 hits each.  Andrew Romine and Grullon had 3 RBI each.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.324) went 2-5 with a double, BB
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.54)
  • #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 (3-0, 2.35)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-4,  6.83) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.304) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR (12), 3 RBI, BB

Reading (8-5, 47-33)  beat Portland, 3-2 with a walk off HR by Austin Bossart.

Bailey Falter had a solid outing.  He pitched seven innings, allowed 2 run on 4 hits and a walk, and struck out eight.  Jonathan Henningan went the final two innings and gave up a hit and 2 walks while striking out three.

The Phils scored a run in the fifth inning on a ground out.  They walked off in the ninth on Austin Bossart’s 2-run HR (3).

Bossart and Grenny Cumana (.328) had 2 hits each.  Bossart had all 3 RBI.

Mickey Moniak left the game.

Also on social media that Gamboa jammed his hands/fingers in a head first slide a couple days ago.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.250) went 1-4 with a double
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.02)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-3, 6.38)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.266) went 0-2
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.173)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.29)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.230) went 0-4
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (3-8, 32-49)  lost to Greensboro, 10-1.

Dominic Pipkin gave up 6 runs in 1.2 innings on 3 hits and 3 walks.  Mark Potter allowed all 3 inherited runners to score and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 1.1 innings.  Jhordany Mezquita pitched 3.2 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits and 3 walks.

Andrew Schultz shaved about 80% off his ERA, stranding an inherited runner and striking out 2 in 1.1 innings. Michael Gomez pitched a scoreless inning.

In all the first 3 pitchers gave up 10 runs in 6.2 innings on 8 hits and 9 walks.  Grdeensboro walked none.

Lakeland’s only run came on Seth Lancaster’s solo HR (1) in the seventh inning.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.196) went 1-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.88)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.262) went 0-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-2, 5.24) – 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 3.59)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.66) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 4.97)

Williamsport (3-13)  lost to West Virginia, 3-2, blowing the game in the ninth.

Rafael Carvajal pitched four, one-hit, shutout innings, striking out two.  Jake Kinney pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.  Luis Ramirez pitched three, scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and a walk while striking out four.  Anton Kuznetsov blew the 2-run lead and the save, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits in the ninth.

The Cutters scored 2 runs in the sixth inning on Corbin Williams’ sacrifice bunt and Kendall Simmons RBI double.

GCL Phillies East (2-3)  did not play.

GCL Phillies West (3-2) did not play.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo has a blister on his index finger and appears to be close to his first action.  The finger is no longer bandaged.

DSL Phillies Red (14-8)  did not play.

DSL Phillies White (17-8) did not play.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 30th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/30/2019 – Fernando Salas assigned to Lehigh Valley
6/29/2019 – Carlos Valero assigned to GCL West
6/29/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/29/2019 – Clearwater activated RF Danny Mayer from the 7-day IL
6/29/2019 – RHP Gilmael Troya assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/29/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed CF Marcus Lee Sang
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed OF Jadiel Sanchez

32 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/30/2019

  1. Ortiz now tied for second in the FSL in HRs with 13…of the four with 13 or more, he is the youngest at 20.

    1. I was just thinking about him and wondering about his overall play, Romus. Based on his BA, it looks to me like he’s a swing-for-the-fences hitter with little in between his homers. How is his defense and running ability? The fact that he’s at high single A and only 20 makes me optimistic about his progression through the minors.

      1. I believe that’s mostly because of his bad April. Ortiz had a better line in May/June
        Seems like he’s still trying to understand pitch recognition.
        Definitely encouraged

      2. MaineRob…..the little I have seen over the years he seems adequate….however from all the reports from Jim and those who have seen him quite often on a regular basis, and all the way for the last 4 years….they think for a big guy he is very athletic and does play a good defense.
        More than likely he will be a corner OFer or 1st baseman anyway…..and as a LFer he would be fine I would think.

    2. Not sure what the low point for his average was, but his average appears to be slowly climbing. Unless things change, he should start at Reading next year.

  2. With most of the state-side teams playing 80 games it’s a good time to see how the players are doing (Hitting Leaders with minimum 150 PAs through Sunday 6/30; Did you know that only 41 players in the entire Phil’s Minors have more than 150 PAs?):

    BA: Bohm (.330); Castillo (.314); Brantly (.308); Grullon (.307); Cumana (.301)

    OBP: Bohm (.402); Brantly (.392); Robinson (.374); Grullon (.371); Maton (.369); Castillo (.365)

    Slg%: Bohm (.538); Grullon (.510); Haseley (.477); Hall (.475); Adams (.468)

    OPS: Bohm (.940); Grullon (.881); Brantly (.850); Haseley (.837);

    HR: Hall (14); Ortiz (13); Adams (12); Listi (12); Grullon (12); Bohm (10); Walding (10);

    3B: Moniak (9) Stephen (4); Junior Ortega (4) From the DSL Red In 86 PAs

    2B: Hall (22); Bohm (21); Moniak (19); Canelo (18)

    Hits: Bohm (90); Grullon {77}; Moniak (76); Castillo (76); Guzman {75}

    BBs: Walding (48); Listi {41}; L. Williams (35); Bohm (34); Gamboa (32);

    Ks: Adams (103); Walding (100); De La Cruz (87); Stobbe (86); Ortiz (83); Pelletier (82)

    Most of this list in Bohm and then everybody else. Who is Junior Ortega? 4 triples in 86 PAs? I think Romus highlighted him as a guy to watch. I guess I’ll start watching him.

    1. Junior Ortega….that was not me, i believe that Ortega was KuKo.
      The Ortega I wanted to watch was the RHP….Fernando…they may be related.

      The scouting report on Fernando from last summer :
      “a tall, underdeveloped frame. Once Ortega gets stronger, that should help him repeat his delivery better to throw more strikes. At 16, Ortega already throws 87-91 mph. Given his arm speed and plenty of room to add weight to his frame, Ortega should gain more velocity over the next few years. Ortega’s secondary pitches also stuck out. His best offspeed weapon was his curveball, a swing-and-miss pitch in the mid-70s with sharp break and good shape. His changeup was inconsistent but he showed feel for that pitch too, getting a swing-and-miss on it against righthanded-hitting”

      1. And the 6’4″ pitcher was ranked right behind Starlyn Castillo for pitchers signed by the Phillies last year.

  3. Pitching Leaders (Minimum 40 IP through Saturday 6/29) except Wins, Losses, Ks, K/9. BBs and Saves

    ERA: Jones (1.41); Evanko (1.77); J. Hernandez (.196); Irvin (.235); Brogdon (.264)

    WHIP: Brogdon (.880); Evanko (.984); J. Hernandez (.992); Jones (.996)

    Ks: Jones (113); Eastman (89); Morales (78); J. Garcia (77); Lindow (74)

    BBs: J. Martin (34); Mezquita (33); Jones (31); Dohy (31)

    Saves: Russ (11); Hennigan (7); Rios (7); Killgore (7)

    Wins: Parkinson; Requena; Evanko all with 6

    Losses: Viza (7) Santos (6) Anderson (6)

    K/9: Morales (13.8); Jones (13.3); Leftwich (12.7); Brogdon (12.6)

    Some relievers hit the criteria like Brogdon and Hernandez.

    1. His father seems fine….from last night

      Matt M June 30, 2019 at 8:30 PM
      Talked to Mickey and he said he irritated his hammy a couple games ago and just a little stiff especially after running out a grounder and then that sliding catch. He doesn’t think too bug of a deal.

  4. I haven’t seen many comments regarding Luis Garcia. He’s hitting .196. I know he’s young. Should we be worried about him?

    1. Concerned – yes. Worried, not quite yet, but if he’s still in the Mendoza territory at the end of the year, I’d be worried a bit. He’s definitely moved down in the prospect rankings for me, however. The shine is off his stellar debut from last year a little bit.

    1. Why do you say that? What proof do you have of that? Just curious – that statement came out of left field.

  5. It will be good for Haseley to get a half season of AAA at bats this year until rosters expand. Then assume CF for big club next year with more pro experience under his belt. Felt he was rushed when they needed him earlier.

  6. After a slow start, a bunch of our young hitters have really taken a nice step forward. But my view is that if Haseley can be a plus in the outfield and hold his own at the plate, they may be better with him at short and Kingery at third. Not many are talking about Austin Listi but he has taken a huge step forward in his development. I’m very eager to see what he can do over the next 3 weeks or so.

    1. I meant to say him in CENTER and Kingery at third. Barely awake here – sorry about that.

      1. I wonder how much the new player development impacts the prospects this year. The book “The MVP Machine” looks at some of the new development team the Phillies hired from Driveline Baseball and the Astros as well as the science and technology now impacting baseball player development.

      2. Haseley will stay at AAA for now and get at bats. Let him continue to improve. Let Listi continue to improve also. I’d like to see Brogdon pitch well and make himself a candidate for Philly.

        1. Murray – I like Listi a lot, but I think he’ll be a trade chip in a deadline deal.

    2. I saw Listi for the first on tv Saturday and you are right about the Jeff Bagwell comps as far as hitting stance. Listi is a powerful looking dude.

  7. I watch Kris Bryant hitting HRs and think we may have a very similar youngster doing the same thing soon.

    1. Yes, his game is very reminiscent of Bryant’s. I don’t think he quite has the same power, but otherwise, he’s similar, which is an awesome thing for the Phillies and all of us. Bohm looks like quite a player.

  8. I can’t understand why Jamari Baylor hasn’t played yet. He signed almost immediately and his “Phillies indoctrination” should have been completed two weeks ago. I can only think he has a minor injury. Maybe he will get in an inning or two towards the end of the PHE game today. Waiting impatiently.

  9. Tonight, Victor Santos and Francisco Morales once again combined for a doozie….3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB and 8 K’s. Santos threw 5 innings followed by Morales’ 4. I’m becoming more and more encouraged by both, and especially Morales as a top 10, 18-year old prospect in low-A ball.

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