Threshers Recap – 7/7/2019

Clearwater (12-8, 48-38)  dropped a double header to Tampa, 4-1 and 2-0.  Flaws in their offense were exposed as they collected just 2 hits in each game.

Game One:  Colton Eastman pitched five innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 8 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Tyler Carr pitched a scoreless inning.  Danny Mayer had a solo HR (8).  Nick Maton had a single and a walk.

Game Two :  Alejandro Requena pitched a solid six innings giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits,  He walked none and struck out eight in the complete game loss.  Ortiz and Muzziotti nad the only two hits (singles) and Brito drew a walk.

  • #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 (42-44)  dropped two games to Pawtucket, 5-3 and 5-4. 

Game One:  John Curtiss gave up 3 runs before the game was suspended, the last runs he would allow as an IronPig as he and his 10.95 ERA were released Sunday.  Josh Martin threw 0.1 inning before the suspension and didn’t come back Sunday.  Tyler Viza did and gave up 2 run in 4.2 innings on 6 hits and a walk, and struck out six.  Fernando Salas tossed two scoreless innings.

Lehigh scored 2 runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Rob Brantly and a bases loaded walk to Phil Gosselin; a run in the ninth on Ali Castillo’s sac fly.  Andrew Romine and Jan Hernandez had 2 hits each.

Game Two:  Jose Taveras gave up 3 runs in three innings.  Alexis Rivero tossed a scoreless inning.  Connor Brogdon struck out two in one, 2-run inning.  Tom Windle struck out three in two shutout innings.  The IronPigs scored a run in the fourth on Ali Castillo’s RBI single.  Their rally fell short in the seventh inning when they could only score 3 runs on Phil Gosselin’s 2-run HR and Austin Listi’s RBI double.

  • #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 (14-7, 53-35)  beat Richmond, 4-1.

Seth McGarry gave up a run in the first inning but settled down to pitch three, no-hit innings.  He walked three and struck out three.  Jakob Hernandez got the win with two, no-hit innings.  Garrett Cleavinger pitched a scoreless inning in spite of allowing 3 hits.  Jeff Singer pitched two, one-hit innings.  He walked two and struck out four.  Addison Russ picked u[ his 13th save with a clean inning.

Reading scored their four runs in the fourth inning on Luke Williams’ RBI double, Grenny Cumana’s 2-run triple, and a wild pitch.  Cumana and Gamboa had 2 hits each.

  • #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 (6-11, 35-52)  postponed.

  • #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 (4-17)  postponed.

GCL Phillies East (4-5)  no game scheduled.

GCL Phillies West (7-2)  no game scheduled.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo has a blister on his index finger and appears to be close to his first action.  The finger looks to be completely healed.

DSL Phillies Red (20-8)  no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies White (19-12)  no game scheduled.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 6th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/7/2019 – Lehigh Valley released RHP John Curtiss
7/7/2019 – Jakob Hernandez assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/7/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Alexis Rivero from the 7-day IL
7/7/2019 – RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/7/2019 – RHP Mark Potter assigned to GCL West from Lakewood
7/6/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Tyler Viza from the TIL
7/6/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/6/2019 – Reading released RHP Luis Cedeno
7/6/2019 – Reading sent RHP Connor Seabold on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/6/2019 – Reading placed 3B Alec Bohm on the TIL
7/6/2019 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
7/6/2019 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
7/6/2019 – Williamsport released RHP Luis Ramirez
7/6/2019 – LHP Joel Valdez assigned to DSL White
7/5/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Austin Davis to Lehigh Valley
7/5/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
7/5/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/5/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/5/2019 – LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/5/2019 – RHP Brett Schulze assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/5/2019 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/5/2019 – RHP Jose Guaramaco assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
7/5/2019 – RHP Noelis Moreno assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
7/4/2019 – Lakewood placed Jesse Wilkening on the 7-day IL
7/4/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 10-day IL, strained left groin
7/4/2019 – Phillies signed LHP Erik Miller
7/4/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
7/4/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Josh Martin from the 7-day IL
7/4/2019 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/4/2019 – Reading placed CF Mickey Moniak on the 7-day IL, hamstring
7/4/2019 – LHP Erik Miller assigned to GCL West

28 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/7/2019

  1. Like to think Addison Russ has a chance to be another in the line of relievers that has potential at the MLB level to make somewhat of a difference.
    Turns 25 in October, so he is a bit older, like the Hammer, than the past usual guys to come along these last few years, so maybe his time is approaching soon.

  2. last week i observed that grenny cumana was the smallest pro ball player i had ever seen. that was based on seeing him at the carpenter complex 5 or 6 years ago when at 5 5 and 135 lbs he was tiny. seeing him this weekend in richmond, he is still 5 5 but at 175 lbs he is no longer tiny. plus he hit a grand salami and was batting cleanup the entire series !

    1. It’s crazy but Cumana has to be promoted to LHV. He’s hit everywhere he’s been and plays most positions

      1. And I bet no other organization has ever had a Granny AND a Grenny play for them.

  3. I’ve posted occasionally about the fact that Grenny has hit well wherever he goes. He’s not considered a prospect yet I hope he gets a shot at some point. I see he was playing center field too.

    1. He’ll get his shot if he hits. But at his size, he has to rake to get the Phillies’ attention.

      1. He faces the same stigma Altuve faced when he was a teenager and Houston was only team to show any interest in him. Altuve attended an Astros’ tryout camp in the Ven….but the Stros scouts sent him home because they thought he lied about his age because of his height…..he came back with his birth certificate and his father the next day…did their trout and then they decided to give him a $15K of the lowest at the time…..and the rest is history
        Perhaps Grenny C. can do something similar.

        1. At age 17, Altuve had an OPS of .870. At age 21, Altuve had an OPS of 1.017 across 2 levels. His career minor league batting average is .325. Altuve was in the bigs at age 21. Altuve raked in the minors.

          Cumana is 23. He has never had an OPS higher than .786.

          The only similarity between Altuve and Cumana is their size. If Cumana can even stick on a ML roster, that would be an accomplishment.

          1. My point was in comparing their heights and the prejudices that go along with it…not their accomplishments.

    1. I thought that would be the case….Palm Beach
      Cardinals have a decent club…and then there will be the Nolan Gorman vs Howard match-up in the first inning.

  4. Howard with a superb outing…..4 innings, 7Ks, 1 hit
    Ortiz with another HR….now third in the league with 14.

  5. How was his command, velo and secondary pitches if anyone attended the game.

    BTW if someone saw the futures game yesterday, the radar gun was roided, it showed Sixto pitch an easy 98 MPH fastball! Was he pitching like that with us?

    1. Yes – he regularly threw in the high 90s and low 100s – the arm is amazing.

      1. I hope he does not come back to haunt us like Ferguson Jenkins or Ryne Sandberg and we retain JT as catcher.

        1. He could – we just don’t know yet. Look, I get why they wanted to jump start this rebuild. However, when you trade for top players like J.T. Realmuto, you tend to give away assets with more upside and cost control than what you get. So if you make a practice of obtaining top players with trades, you can deplete your farm system very quickly with potentially disastrous results.

          Now, I believe this current administration does understand the value of the farm system and the need to promote its own players, but they need to be very, very careful and selective about who they trade and who they retain.

          1. If they retain Realmuto its worth it as he can impact the game almost every night 🙂

            and so can an ace if you make the argument that they eat up innings and save a BP I just always give an edge in value to an everyday all star caliber position player. Especially one that plays an up the middle position.

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