Spencer Howard returned to action last night. Not much action elsewhere as two teams are on their All Star breaks and two others were not scheduled.
Clearwater (12-9, 48-39) lost to Palm Beach, 7-2.
Spencer Howard pitched four, one-hit innings with 7 strike outs. Andrew Brown got a lot of ground balls, but gave up 2 runs on 6 hits in three innings. Keylan Killgore gave up 4 runs in an inning with 2 strike outs. The killing blow was a 3-run HR. Luis Carrasco gave up a run in the ninth inning. Rodolfo Duran (4) and Jhailyn Ortiz (14) hit solo HRs. Duran and Daniel Brito had 2 hits each. The Threshers went down in order the final two innings.
Spencer Howard came off the IL and struck out the side in the first inning on 15 pitches. He went 3-0 to Nolan Gorman, but came back and got him looking at a curve ball to end the inning. This was his only 3-ball count.
Howard got two more strike outs and a come backer in a 23-pitch second inning. A 10-pitch at bat that ended with a single. The batter fouled off 5 consecutive pitches in the at bat. He rebounded with 4 consecutive strikes to the next batter, and got him swinging at a 93 mph FB.
Howard retired the Cardinals in order the next two innings on 18 pitches. He got 2 more strike outs. He got a ground out, pop up, and 2 fly ball outs.
Howard threw 56 pitches, 40 strikes (71.4%), and 10 of 13 first pitch strikes (76.9%).
The stadium radar gun was out of order, so I missed the first inning. I went down behind the plate and got readings off the Threshers’ charting gun. Howard threw 22 FB and 19 off speed in the second thru fourth innings. His range was 91-96 mph. He sat 94-96 mph early, but sat 91-93 mph in the final two innings.
- #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) All Star break.
- #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)
#28Edgar 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) All Star break.
- #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) no game scheduled.
- #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 (5-18) split with Mohoing Valley, losing 4-0 and winning 3-0.
Game One: Brett Schulze walked 4 in 1.1 innings and gave way to Jake Kinney who stranded 2 inherited runners. Kinney gave up 3 unearned runs in 1.1 innings. He struck out two. Adam Cox stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Soencder Van Scoyoc gave up an unearned run but struck out three in two innings. Nicolas Torres had 2 of the team’s 4 hits. Williamsport committed FIVE errors in a seven inning game.
Game Two: Junior Tejada pitched four, one-hit innings, striking out five. Alejandro Made tossed two scoreless innings. Albertus Barber struck out two in one inning for his 1st save. The Cutters were shut out for five innings before scoring 3 runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Hunter Markwardt. A second run scored on a throwing error on the play. They added a third run on a successful double steal by Markwardt (second) and Corbin Williams (home).
GCL Phillies East (4-5) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies West (8-2) beat Yankees West, 8-7.
Brandon Ramey faced 5 batters in the first inning. He got two outs, allowed 2 runs and left with a runner on base. I’ll try and find out any back story tomorrow. Josh Hendrickson came in and stranded the inherited runner and compiled a line of 2.1 innings pitched with a hit and 3 strike outs. Austin Crowson gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 1.2 innings. Aidan Anderson allowed an inherited runner to score and gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings. Connor Hinchliffe pitched two scoreless innings. And, fireballer Nicoly Pina earned his first save with 2 strike outs in his one inning.
The Phillies scored a run in the first inning on Rixon Wingrove’s RBI single. They took a brief lead in the top of the fifth on Christian Valero’s RBI single and Johan Rojas’ RBI double. They went ahead again with four runs in the sixth on a double play, J.C. Smith’s 2-run triple, and Bruce Wang’s RBI single. They took the lead for good in the seventh on Edgar Made’s RBI single.
Rojas (.341) and Wingrove (.310) had 3 hits each. Wang had 2 hits.
- #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 (20-9) lost to Rockies, 5-4.
DSL Phillies White (19-13) lost to Cubs2, 7-4.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 8th.
7/8/2019 – Clearwater activated RHP Spencer Howard from the 7-day IL
7/8/2019 – Lehigh Valley assigns Brandon Leibrandt to the 60-day IL from the 7-day IL
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 – 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 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 – 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