Threshers Recap – 7/3//2019

I watched our three newest players take batting practice today on Roberts Field.  I have some video. but I’ll have to figure out how to get it from e-mail to WordPress and from my android to WordPress.  Bryson Stott has easy power from an easy swing.  He’s built bigger than I anticipated for a shortstop, big across the shoulders.  Marcus Lee Sang has an athletic build and generates power with a swing that gets quickly through the strike zone.  Kinda like controlled aggression.  Jadiel Sanchez has a slighter build, but had surprising power. 

The AC is fixed, but my reporting is probably going to be sketchy for the rest of the month.  Several of my other interests are infringing on my baseball.  The Women’s National Team only has one game remaining in their quest for the World Cup.  But, the 2019 WSOP coverage began last night and they had six hours of coverage that lasted until 2:30 AM.  The WSOP runs for about two weeks.  This Saturday, the Tour de France begins and runs for 23 days.  Their coverage starts early in the morning and can run up to four hours.  My baseball coverage will be scheduled around the once a year events.  Sorry.

Clearwater (10-6, 46-36)  lost to Fort Myers, 1-0.

Julian Garcia pitched seven, 2-hit innings and gave up a solo HR.  He walked three and struck out four.  Hsin-Chieh Lin tossed two perfect innings.  Daniel Brito had the Threshers only hit.

  • #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 (.220)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.281)
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.285) 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.220)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.241)

Lehigh Valley (40-42)  split with Buffalo, losing 5-4 in 8 innings and winning 6-4. 

Game One:  Enyel De Los Santos went 6.1 innings, charged with 3 runs and striking out five.  Yacksel Rios blew the first save when he allowed both inherited runners to score.  Austin Davis blew the second save and took the loss in a walk off.  Adam Haseley went 0-4.

Game Two:  Jose Taveras pitched three shutout innings.  Fernando Salas gave up 2 runs in one inning.  Kyle Dohy got the win with one, one-run inning.  John Curtiss gave up a solo R.  And, Edubray Ramos picked up his 4th save.  Adam Haseley went 1-2 with a walk and 2-run HR (1).  Austin Listi had 3 RBI.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.314)
  • #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)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.306) placed on the 7-day IL on 7/2, fractured toe

Reading (11-6, 50-34)  beat New Hampshire, 8-6.

JoJo Romero gave up 3 runs in six innings and struck out five.  Luis Cedeno gave up a run in 1.2 innings.  And, Jonathan Hennigman stranded two inherited runners but gave up two but still got his first save.

The Phils collected 3 more triples, none by Mickey Moniak who was out of the line up.  They scored 3 runs in the second inning on Gamboa’s 2-run triple and Rivas” RBI single.  They score two runs in the fifth on Cumana’s RBI triple and a balk.  They added a run in the sixth on a double play.  And plated 2 insurance runs in the seventh on Randolph’s RBI triple.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.268)
  • #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)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.171)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.26)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.235)
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (5-9, 34-50)  beat Delmarva, 2-0 with a one-hitter.

Manuel Silva pitched five, one-hit innings, walked 2, and struck out three.  Ethan Lindow followed with four , no-hit innings, walking three, and striking out three.  Luis Garcia went 1-4 with an RBI.  Jonathan Guzman went 2-4 with an RBI.  The BlueClaws stole 5 bases.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.201)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.60)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.263)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-2, 5.24)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 3.59)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.66)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 4.97)

Williamsport (4-15)  lost to Mahoning Valley, 2-0.

Tom Lehman scattered 8 hits in four innings and only gave up one run.  He struck out four.  Jose Conopoima struck out seven in three perfect innings.  Alejandro Made gave up a run and struck out 3 in two innings.  The three pitchers walked none.

GCL Phillies East (3-3)  game suspended in the top of the third due to lightning with the Blue Jays leading 6-1.  Spencer Howard was the rehab opener and threw about 50 pitches in 2.1 innings.  He gave up a solo HR and a walk in his second inning, and 2 hits and a hit batter in the third.  After the reliever allowed an inherited runner to score, Howard’s line was 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.  His FB was 95-97 mph.  The Phillies lone run was provided via a Vito Friscia RBI double.

GCL Phillies West (6-2)  beat Tigers West, 6-0 with a combined 3-hitter.

Daniel Vilchez threw four, 2-hit innings, striking out three.  Connor Hinchliffe went two, no-hit innings, striking out two.  Fernando Lozano tossed the same.  And Josh Hendrickson gave up a hit in a scoreless inning.  The four pitchers walked none.  The Phillies runs were pdriven in by Freddy Francisco (1), and Jose Rivera (2), and on the 5 errors by the Tigers (3)

  • #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 (17-8)  beat Nationals, 8-1.

DSL Phillies White (17-11)  lost to D-backs2, 7-0.

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)
7/03/2019 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/03/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to Reading from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to Clearwater from GCL West.
7/03/2019 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
7/03/2019 – Clearwater sent RHP Spencer Howard on a rehab assignment to GCL East.
7/03/2019 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater 7-day IL from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – Lakewood placed Abrahan Gutierrez on the 7-day IL
7/03/2019 – Michael Gomez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
7/03/2019 – Nick Matera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – Blake Bennett assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/03/2019 – Herbert Iser assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/03/2019 – Williamsport released Abdallah Aris
7/02/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed C Deivy Grullon on the 7-day IL, fractured toe
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the TIL
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – Reading placed RHP Mauricio Llovera on the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – Reading activated RHP Seth McGarry from the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – LHP Chris Micheles assigned to GCL East
7/02/2019 – Albertus Barber assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/02/2019 – Brian Marconi assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed Dylan Castaneda, assigned to GCL East
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Esteban Cabrera, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jean Cabrera, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jose Colmenarez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Diego Gonzalez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Enyer Graterol, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Fernando Hernandez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jean Hernandez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Diego Linares, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Raibiently Mercalina, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jackie Pertuz, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jesus Querales, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Ricardo Rosario, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jehisbert Sevilla, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Brahian Silva, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Santiago Torres, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Randy Vasquez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Giussepe Velasquez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/01/2019 – Lehigh Valley released CF Lane Adams
7/01/2019 – RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/01/2019 – RHP Gilmael Troya assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/01/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/01/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
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

22 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/3//2019

  1. Jose Gomez, who was part of the Neshek trade with the Rockies which include Requena and Hammer, has caught his footing this year. He got really hot in CLW and was promoted to Reading. He started slowly in REA but has started to get hot lately. He’s hitting .351 in his last 10 games which included 3 HRs. He’s still only 22. If he continues this, that trade could be one of the best ever. Hammer’s already in the big leagues and Requena’s been inconsistent but sometimes he’s very good. He could right himself too.

    1. As I recall, Gomez was the touted player in that deal, but JD beat him to the Bigs. But, yes, he does appear to have found his footing, as you say.

  2. Jim, Happy 4th of July to you and yours. I extend that to all readers. Jim, your time is yours and requires no justification to us. In the most polite way that I can ask it — and as someone who has enjoyed playing poker more than a few times — what is the appeal of the WSOP? Unless you’re competing.

    1. Have you ever watched? It has all the drama you’d get from any other sports competition. I recommend checking out an episode.

      1. Meh. I like poker and will occasionally watch a bit on TV. It’s okay in small doses, but too often turns into one guy staring for 2 minutes at another guy wearing a hoodie and sunglasses. Meanwhile, every player at the table is fiddling with his or her chips. I think dementia would set in if I tried yo watch an entire 6 hour telecast.

      2. Hey Jim, I hear you on the WSOP. I’ve been checking into a lot of the events leading up to the main event. Even sprung $10 for a month of PokerGo to watch the extended coverage.

        I enjoy watching to see how the players play hands. The broadcast crew generally gives a good idea of what each player is thinking, and I try to compare it to what I’m thinking as the hand’s unfolding. That’s the enjoyment I get out of it.

        1. I remember when ESPN would show the final tables of varied events, not just Hold ‘Em. I remember getting caught up in when Varkonyi won the year before Moneymaker. I started playing 7-card stud. In the Rio, which has always had a shitty poker room, (I think they put one of their buffets where the original used to be.) I was playing stud $1-5, and Johnny Chan sat down to play while waiting for a higher stakes game. He just ran over everyone , betting max every chance, I beat him on a hand when I caught some good cards. Much like the Matt Damon character in Rounders. Except for a much smaller pot. Like under $50. He and his entourage left the table after that hand. Johnny f***ing Chan.

    2. I enjoy the game. Before moving to FL, we hosted weekly tournaments and ring games at my home. I’ve played online and in brick and mortar casinos. With baseball, I don’t make time to play any more. I’ve met some of the players and actually attended Mike Sexton’s Hall of Fame dinner at the Rio. I’ve been in Vegas for 2 final tables. Seeing the hole cards heightens the TV experience, although I also enjoyed watching before they did that. (Gabe Kaplan was one of the color guys back then, Mr. Kotter.) The on air broadcasters are very good. I watch several poker shows and like the WSOP team best. Although I like the other teams too. I find the WPT telecasts tough to watch. They seem to be one long commercial for WPT and the venue where they’re playing. And 6 hours is nothing. My retirement coincided with full coverage of the final table when they got down to 2-3 players and played until there was a winner. I think he first year was 10-12 hours.

  3. Williamsport had to deal with Ethan Hankins. Hankins (was up to 97 MPH last night) is going to be a part of Cleveland’s next gen SP rotation along with Triston McKenzie.

  4. Scary moment in the Reading game: Jose Gomez took a relay throw from center, and as he was considering firing the ball to third base, held up; however the ball slipped out and ricocheted off Gamboa’s head—he had been ducking to avoid the throw. It went all the way to Bohm at third. As Gamboa lay motionless on the field and Gomez motioning for trainers, Bohm fired the ball home to get the runner, before checking on Gamboa. Gamboa was eventually helped from the field, the side of his face already swollen. I’d anticipate an IL move there, for concussion protocol if for nothing else.

    Not sure the Hernandez move to LHV is legit; could be temporary to make room for Cedeno who was needed after the rain altered late night double dip Tuesday night. Reading heads to Richmond for the weekend; IronPigs are home for last-place Pawtucket.

    1. Two years ago…when the Phillies acquired Gomez from the Rockies in that Pat Neshek trade , ranked him as the 17th best prospect in the Phillies org.
      That was a head scratcher for almost everyone since after seeing his results at CLW ( 224/.259/.263) .thought that was a very generous ranking…then last year he was ranked 16th
      Perhaps he now is blossoming into the player the Phillies thought he would be when they acquired him.
      He may be a future utility guy, but with his versatility in the field he could be a future 25 man asset for a MLB team…IMO, a Wilson Valdez type more so than a Mini-Mart type.

  5. Hey Jim! I too am looking forward to what will hopefully be a wide open TdF for the general classification!! Aside from coming here daily (along with Liberty Ballers, The Good Phight, BGN and Broad Street Hockey), I love riding and watching cycling of all kinds and really get into xc mtb races (spring/summer), there’s actually a race this weekend if interested…redbulltv has it live and replay, as well as cyclocross (fall/winter). For road, I usually focus on the spring classics, the tour of cali and the Tour de France. It’s got as much drama and intrigue as our daily musings on who plays where and when, promotions, demotions, good performances, poor performances, head scratching moments as well as the human element…which you always to a wonderful job when incorporating your anecdotal first hand experience at the Complex. Thanks again for all that you do to give us our daily dose of Phils prospects and the time you spend providing this info is appreciated by many! Never lose sight of that!!

  6. Iser quickly up to Williamsport today and batting 4th to boot. Another catcher prospect!

    1. Pitching here has been adequate. The hitting is almost nowhere to be found most nights.

      1. That about sums it up. I’ve had plenty of talks with people saying the team actually isn’t all that bad talent-wise, but offensively they absolutely disappear with runners on base and in scoring position especially. They lead the league in doubles, are third in hitting with the bases empty, and are either last or next to last in hitting with runners on base. It’s been absolutely perplexing.

        The pitching staff, although void of any real prospects, is just solid all around. They throw strikes, they work ahead, adequate enough velocity with strong command. But they’re constantly walking a tight-rope because of the lack of support from the offense.

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