Threshers Recap – 7/19/2019

Clearwater (14-16, 50-46)  lost to St. Lucie, 4-2.

Kyle Glogoski tossed five, one-hit, shutout innings.  He walked four and struck out three.  Austin Ross maintained the lead for one inning, but surrendered 4 runs and the lead in the seventh inning.  Tyler Carr pitched a perfect eighth.

The Threshers scored both of their runs in the third inning on Matt Vierling’s RBI single and Madison Stokes’ RBI single.

Simon Muzziotti (.280) had 3 hits and a stolen base (15).  Stokes had 2 hits. Vierling stole his 18th base.

Lehigh Valley (47-49)  lost to Norfolk, 9-7.  The IronPigs built a 7-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on to it.

Seth McGarry pitched a couple of shutout innings before giving up 6 runs (4 ER) on 5 hits and a walk in 3.2 innings.  He gave up 3 HR.  Josh Tols gave up a run in 1.1 innings.  Jose Taveras gave up 2 runs for the loss.  Tyler Gilbert pitched a perfect inning.

Lehigh scored a run in the first on Ali Castillo’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the second on Jan Hernandez’ solo HR (12).  They added 5 runs in the third on Deivy Grullon’s RBI single, Austin Listi’s 2-run double, Hernandez’ RBI double, and Mitch Walding’s sac fly.

Phil Gosselin had 3 hits.  Castillo and Hernandez had 2 hits each.

Reading (20-9, 59-37)  swept Hew Hampshire, 6-4 and 3-1.

Game One:  Alejandro Requena had pitched a perfect first inning, and Luke Williams, Jose Gomez, and Darick Hall began the Phils first with 3 consecutive singles and a 1-0 lead when the game was halted.

Colton Eastman was promoted and gave up 4 runs in five innings before turning the riens oveer to Jake Hernandez and Addison Russ for three scoreless innings.  Russ collected his 15th save.

When play resumed, the Phils added a second run in the first inning on a double play.  They scored a run in the second on Williams’ RBI double.  And added 2 more in the third on Darick Hall’s solo HR (16) and Henri Lartigue’s sac fly.  They tacked on an insurance run in the fifth on Austin Bossart’s solo HR (7).

The Phils had 11 hits.  Luke Williams went 5-5 with a double.  Darick Hall (.248) went 3-5 with 2 RBI.

Game Two:  Gustavo Armas made his AA debut and tossed four, one-hit, shutout innings.  Garrett Cleavinger struck out four in two innings.  Jonathan Hennigan struck out the side for his second save.

The Phils scored a run in the third on a ground out.  They added 2 runs in the fifth on Josh Stephen’s 2-run double.

Josh Stephen (.250) went 2-3 with a double, 2 RBI, and a stolen base.  The Phils had a total of 4 hits, but drew 5 walks.

Mickey Moniak went 0-2 with a walk.  Alec Bohm went 0-2 with a HBP, RBI.

Lakewood (10-17, 39-58)  beat Kannapolis, 9-6.

Francisco Morales pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs.  Gilmael Troya came off suspension and pitched two scoreless innings.  Victor Santos gave up 3 runs in 3.2 innings.  Albertus Barber got the final out, but allowed an inherited runner to score.

The BlueClaws scored 5 runs in the third inning on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single, McCarthy Tatum’s 2-run double, and Carlos De La Cruz’ 2-run single. They added single runs in the fifth and sixth on solo HRs by Tatum (2) and De La Cruz (5).  And tacked on 2 runs in the ninth on Tatum’s 2-run single.

Tatum (.333) went 3-5 with a double, HR (2), and 5 RBI.  De La Cruz went 2-4 with a HR (5) and 3 RBI.  Luis Garcia went 0-5.

Williamsport (9-24) lost to Mahoning Valley, 7-0.

Tyler Burch didn’t get out of the first inning, giving up 2 runs on 29 pitches.  Brian Marconi stranded a couple runners and went 2.1 scoreless innings.  Leonel Aponte gave up 2 runs on five hits in four innings.  Jake Kinney gave up 3 runs on 33 pitches.  Alejandro Made stranded 2 inherited runners and completed 1.1 scoreless innings.

Hunter Markwardt left the game after running into the CF wall.  Recently promoted Johan Rojas replaced him and doubled in 3 at bats.  The Cutters collected just 3 hits, Logan O’Hoppe doubled and Corbin Williams singled. Rojas stole his first Cutters’ base.

GCL Phillies East (11-8)  swept the Blue jays, 3-2 and 1-0.  Phillies pitching held the Blue Jays to zero earned runs and 5 hits in two seven-inning games.

Game One:  Rafael Marcano struck out six in four scoreless innings.  Waylon Richardson made his second, successful appearance.  Chris Micheles gave up an unearned run.  And, Tyler Adams also allowed an unearned run on his way to the victory.

The Phillies scored a run in the first on Curtis Mead’s RBI single.  They scored 2 runs in the eighth on Jose Tortolero’s sac fly and Mead’s RBI double.  Mead (.367) had 3 hits.  Wilfredo Flores (.405) had 2 hits.  This was the completion of a game in which Bryson Stott had doubled before the game was suspended.

Game Two:  The game was halted temporarily due to lightning.  Gabriel Yanez pitched four, one-hit innings.  Hunter Milam threw three no-hit innings.

The Phillies scored the games only run in the fourth inning on Curtis Mead’s RBI single.  Mead (.254)  went 4-6 in the double header with 3 RBI.  Marcus Lee Sang went 1-3.  Carlos Rodriguez had the only other hit as the Phillies collected just three with two walks.

GCL Phillies West (14-5)  lost to Tigers West, 5-2.

The Phillies fell behind early.  Eduar Segovia and Dalvin Rosario combined to give up 4 runs in the first two innings.  Connor Hinchliffe pitched two scoreless innings.  And, Austin Crowson gave up a run in the eighth.

The Phillies scored 2 runs in the sixth on a ground out and Jadiel Sanchez’ first career home run.  The Phillies 12th round pick this year homered in his third professional at bat.  It was one of four Phillies’ hits.

DSL Phillies Red (26-11)  beat the Rockies, 3-2.

DSL Phillies White (25-16)  beat the D-backs2, 9-5.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July …

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/19/19 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/19/19 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/19/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/19/19 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/19/19 – Clearwater sent RHP Waylon Richardson on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/19/19 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/19/19 – RHP Albertus Barber assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/19/19 – Johan Rojas assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/19/19 – OF Tucker Maxwell assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
7/19/19 – Lakewood assigbed Mark Potter to the TIL
7/19/19 – Lakewood activated Gilmael Troya
7/19/19 – Cam Beauchamp activated by GCL West from GCL East
7/19/19 – Carlos Hernandez released by DSL Red
7/19/19 – Phillies signed Int’l FA Jarol Martinez to a futures contract to DSL Red
7/18/19 – Phillies optioned RHP Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – Phillies optioned LHP Austin Davis to Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
7/18/19 – OF Jadiel Sanchez assigned to GCL West
7/18/19 – GCL West activated RHP Josh Gessner from the restricted list
7/18/19 – C Mitchell Edwards assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/18/19 – RHP Starlyn Castillo assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/18/19 – LHP Nathanael Bido assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
7/18/19 – RHP Cristofer Adames assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
7/18/19 – Clearwater assigned C Edgar Cabral from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
7/18/19 – Clearwater assigned LHP Kyle Young from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
7/18/19 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to DSL Red from GCL West
7/17/19 – Phillies placed RF Jay Bruce on the 10-day IL, right oblique strain
7/17/19 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Clearwater placed C Jack Conley on the 7-day IL
7/17/19 – C Nick Matera assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/17/19 – Phillies signed Int’l FA Christopher Burke to a futures contract with GCL East
7/17/19 – Yacksel Rios activated by Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Rob Brantly activated by Lehigh Valley
7/17/19 – Joshua Gessner activated by GCL West
7/16/19 – Phillies assigned Edubray Ramos to the 10-day IL
7/16/19 – Phillies recalled Austin Davis Lehigh Valley
7/16/19 – Phillies activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 10-day IL
7/16/19 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
7/16/19 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/16/19 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/16/19 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Clearwater from GCL West
7/16/19 – Clearwater sent Waylon Richardson on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/16/19 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to DSL Red
7/15/19 – Jadiel Sanchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/15/19 – DSL Red activated Uziel Viloria
7/15/19 – DSL Red released Noelis Moreno
7/15/19 – Phillies sent C Rob Brantly outright to Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – Phillies signed free agent 1B Logan Morrison to a minor league contract
7/15/19 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/15/19 – C Nick Matera assigned to Lakewood from Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – 1B Logan Morrison assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/15/19 – Reading placed RHP Mauricio Llovera on the 7-day IL
7/15/19 – 2B Brayan Gonzalez assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
7/14/19 – Phillies placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 10-day IL, forearm strain
7/14/19 – 1B Ryan Howard retired
7/14/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edubray Ramos from Lehigh Valley
7/14/19 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Alexis Rivero on the 7-day IL
7/14/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/14/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Tyler McKay on the 7-day IL retro to July 13th
7/14/19 – RHP Adam Leverett assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/14/19 – LHP Erik Miller assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/14/19 – SS Bryson Stott assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/13/19 – Phillies placed Sean Rodriguez on the 10-day IL, (7/10), abdominal strain
7/13/19 – Phillies activated C J.T. Realmuto from the paternity list
7/13/19 – Phillies designated C Rob Brantly for assignment
7/13/19 – Phillies recalled CF Adam Haseley from Lehigh Valley
7/13/19 – Lehigh Valley activated C Deivy Grullon from the 7-day IL
7/13/19 – Reading activated RHP Mauricio Llovera from the 7-day IL
7/13/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jack Perkins on a rehab assignment to GCL West

19 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/19/2019

  1. Wow! What has gotten into Luke Williams? He has raised his average with his 5 hit game. And actually, he has been on a mini tear the last two weeks. Keep it up!

  2. I would say something in regard to Luis Garcia but I’ll let the box score and slash line speak for itself.

    1. What’s your point?
      He’s struggling but there showing faith in him because he has shown promise. Hope he proves you and other doubters wrong for the rest of the season and beyond

  3. At this rate, Tatum will be in Clearwater before the end of the year! I missed him in Salisbury on Monday night. De La Cruz is heating up also. He was a couple feet shy of 2 homers on Monday! Tatum is one of the elder statesmen.

    1. DeLaCruz is catching fire in the 2nd half, something we hope Luis Garcia can do. He is plummeting on my prospect list. He’s not just struggling, he’s overmatched.
      Tatum is doing a nice job, I hope he keeps it up.
      Shout out for our boy Haseley!!!!! Well done!

      1. I think it’s interesting that scouts and sites that rank players raved about Luis Garcia last year putting him pretty high on prospect lists.

        Only one guy that I know of sounded a note of caution: Jim Peyton. As you’ll recall, Jim said that Garcia at times appeared weak and overmatched. I don’t remember Jim’s exact words and don’t want to put words in his keyboard, as it were, but that’s what I took away from what he wrote.

        So, here we are, a year later and Jim’s caution appears to have been better informed than all the national experts.

        Moral of the story: for early career starters in the Phillies system, we have the best scout available in Jim.

        As always, Jim, thanks for your great service with this site.

        Meanwhile, let’s hope that Luis comes back next season a year older, stronger, more experienced and able to show that promise that excited all last year.

  4. Gustavo Armas, who was a pretty solid pitcher last year in Wmsprt and LKW, completely forgets how to pitch for most of 2019 in Wmsprt and CLW. Suddenly, he throws a 1 hit, 4 inning gem for Reading and who made that decision to promote him to Reading.. I’ll await his next start to see if this is a mirage.

    1. Gustavo Armas is not a good pitcher. He looks good in LWD last year because he’s 22 doing a repeat in LWD. Phillies will move Armas around before eventually releasing him.

  5. Simon Muzziotti. .280 , 15 SB. And only 20 yrs old at Clearwater playing CF.
    If cutch comes back healthy, you also have Haseley, MM, and Muzziotti playing CF…

    1. Way too early to speculate about that. Odds say that at least one of MM/Muzziotti won’t make it.

      And Cutch was playing out of position in CF. He’s more of a LF at this point in his career.

  6. Was Johan Rosas a high bonus guy? He hit well in the GCL and now he’s bumped to Williamsport. He’s an 18 yo center fielder. Might be a guy to watch.

    1. Since he was 17 he probably did not get as a large a bonus as the below 16 -years olds in 2017, where they also signed a record, for the Philies, over 60 foreign kids, which also helped to fill their new academy in the DR
      Phillies paid out approx $5.5M for that signing period..

      Luis Garcia,…$2.5M
      Victor Vargas….$525K
      Alfonso Puello… $460K
      Jefferson Encarnacion….$265K
      Abrahan Guiterrez………$350K
      Mitch Edwards….$100K
      Hsin-Chieh Lin…$200K
      Cesar Rodriguez….$500K
      Oscar Gonzalez….$135K
      Carlos Betancourt…$460K
      Alberto Torres,….$90K

  7. Can anyone recall a top pitching prospect with less swing-and-miss results at the AA level than Adonis Medina? 6K/9 OP puts him below the Tom Eshelman level (at AA). Somebody explain to me why I want his baseball card.

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