Threshers Recap – 7/23/2019

Clearwater (16-19, 52-49)  split with Bradenton, winning 2-1 and losing 4-1.

Game One:  Julian Garcia pitched six innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Tyler Carr threw a perfect inning with a strike out for his second save.  The Threshers scored a run in the second inning on a force out.  They took the lead on Madison Stokes’ solo HR (10) in the fourth.  Stokes went 2-3 with 2 runs scored.  The Threshers had just 5 hits.

Game Two:  Alejandro Requena pitched five+ innings and gave up 4 runs on seven hits.  He struck out six, but was lifted after issuing 2 walks following the second solo HR he allowed. Keylan Killgore came in with two on and nobody out.  He walked his first batter, but navigated the inning without allowing a run.  Killgore followed that up with a 1-2-3 seventh and a combined line of 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K.

The Threshers scored a run in the second inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI single.  As has become their MO, the Threshers were unable to drive in runs.  They went 1-6 with RISP after going 0-3 in the first.  Madison Stokes went 2-3 with a double.

Lehigh Valley (48-51)  beat Toledo, 5-3.

Ramon Rosso pitched six, one-run innings allowing 5 hits and walking a batter.  He struck out five.  J.D. Hammer pitched one inning and gave up a 2-run HR after walking a batter.  He struck out two.  Austin Davis pitched 0.2 scoreless innings.  Edgar Garcia got the final 4 outs and the win.

The IronPigs scored a run in the second inning on Shane Robinson’s RBI single, a run in the third on Deivy Grullon’s RBI single, and a run in the fifth on Ali Castillo’s RBI single.  They went ahead for good with 2 runs in the eighth on two wild pitches.

Jan Hernandez had 3 hits.  Castillo and Malquin Canelo had 2 hits each.

Reading (21-12, 60-41)  split with Binghamton, losing 2-1 and winning 8-6.

Game One:  Connor Seabold (2.25) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Aaron Brown (3.35) followed with three, one-hit innings and 2 strike outs.  The Phils’ lone run came on Darick Hall’s solo HR (17) in the fourth inning.  The Phils had 4 other hits – singles by Moniak, Randolph, Stephen, and a double by Aaron Brown.  Here are a couple of observations tweeted out by Baseball HQ’s Brent Hershey who was at the game.

Seabold finished after 4 (73 p); 4H, 2R, 3BB, 4K. Some success working offspeed away / FB in, but control only average. FB 92-93 mostly; effective when down in zone.

Seabold mostly 91-93, T94 thru 2; a tick more than my view last yr. 82-84 SL, only moderate break; 82-84 CH v LHH effective so far. 3 Ks; 1 BB

Game Two:  Tyler Viza got rocked in a AA start, moving a little closer to the door maybe.  He gave up 6 runs on 11 hits.  Jeff Singer and Addison Russ each pitched a shutout inning with Russ getting the win.

The Phils overcame a 3-run deficit with 4 runs in the second inning on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single, a passed ball, and Luke Williams’ 2-run triple.  They rallied again to tie with 2 runs in the fifth on Jose Gomez’ sac fly and Raul Rivas’ RBI double.  They walked off in the seventh on Randolph’s 2-run HR (6).

Randolph went 3-3 with 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, a walk, and his 6th HR.

Darick Hall went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a walk.

Lakewood (11-19, 40-60)  beat Charleston, 8-6.

Taylor Lehman tossed four, shutout innings.  He gave up 3 hits, walked five, and struck out one.  Rafi Gonnell gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk.  Gilmael Troya gave up 2 runs in one inning and got the win.  Mark Potter pitched the final two innings and earned his fifth save.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the third inning on Ben Pelletier’s RBI double.  They tied the game with 2 runs in the fifth on Luis Garcia’s RBI single and a fielding error.  They took the lead with 2 runs in the sixth on Cole Stobbe’s 2-run HR (10).  They scored the deciding runs in the seventh on two wild pitches and and Malvin Matos’ RBI single.

Luis Garcia had 3 hits and a run scored.  Matos had 2 hits.

Williamsport (10-26)  postponed.

GCL Phillies East (12-9)  postponed.

GCL Phillies West (15-6)  no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (27-12)  beat the Angels, 3-2 in ten innings.

DSL Phillies White (25-18)  beat the Rangers2, 8-5.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 23rd … there are 398 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/23/19 – Phillies sent RHP Fernando Salas outright to Lehigh Valley
7/23/19 – RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/23/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/23/19 – JD Hammer activated by Lehigh Valley
7/23/19 – Mark Potter activated by Lakewood
7/23/19 – Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/23/19 – Raul Mendoza activated by DSL White
7/22/19 – Lehigh Valley sent RHP Luke Leftwich on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/22/19 – RHP Connor Seabold assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/22/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/22/19 – Reading placed RHP Luis Carrasco on the 7-day IL
7/22/19 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/22/19 – RHP Dylan Castaneda assigned to GCL West
7/22/19 – LHP Cam Beauchamp assigned to GCL East
7/22/19 – Kyle Dohy assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/22/19 – Austin Davis activated by Lehigh Valley
7/21/19 – Phillies designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment
7/21/19 – Phillies signed free agent LHP Drew Smyly
7/20/19 – Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/20/19 – Phillies transferred Seranthony Dominguez from the 10- to the 60-day IL, UCL
7/20/19 – Phillies optioned RHP JD Hammer to Lehigh Valley
7/20/19 – Minnesota traded RHP Mike Morin to Phillies for cash
7/20/19 – RHP Omar Maldonado assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport

15 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/23/2019

  1. Urias had another spectacular outing with DSL Red. In 8 games this season, the 18 yo 6’6′ righty, has an ERA of .74 and a Whip of .69. He has 35 Ks in 36 IP and opponents are hitting .159 against him. Will the Phils get him to the states this year?

    Juan Mendez, a 20 yo catcher with DSL White, is intriguing. He’s very old for the DSL but he spent all of 2018 on IL. In 2017, he hit .379/.411/.571 as an 18 yo. This year, he’s hitting .333/.489/.583. He has 5 Ks and 11 BBs in 12 games. The Phillies are loaded with catchers already but one more stateside shouldn’t rip a hole in the fabric of time.

  2. ‘Will the Phils get him to the states this year?’..more than likely Sept getting ready for the .FIL

  3. Unfortunately, Jim is probably correct that this is the slow road to release for Tyler Viza. I always rooted for him, especially after his two seasons with terrible Lakewood teams. But unfortunately, he just couldn’t progress enough with his stuff to ever be regarded as a prospect, and he has really flat lined in the upper minors.

    1. For Tyler Viza, the writing has been on the wall for awhile now, it’s just a matter of when the axe falls. Visa’s best ability in his baseball career has been his “availability”.

  4. What happened to Grenny Cumana? I haven’t seen him mentioned lately. Did I miss something?

  5. Jim, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on Julian Garcia. My apologies if you have already given them.

    1. He looks like one of those guys who pitches, relying on location with less than overpowering stuff. Last night, he threw 88-91, mostly 88-90. He has a CB and a SL, neither of which he threw very often.

      1. Jim….has Nick Fanti been seen around the Comlex/rehab?
        I know he has had some medical issues but thought they would be taken care of by now, especially since he pitched well in Australia this past winter..

        1. Yes, he’s at the Complex. I think he had surgery to remove bone spurs on his shoulder this spring. Or some such procedure. Not sure exactly what.

  6. This is for Jim or whoever ran the 2019 signing tracker. Is Thomas Little signed or not Baseball America tracker says no and the one on phuturephillies said yes but now says no

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