Threshers Recap – 7/27/2019

Clearwater (18-21, 54-51)  lost to Charlotte, 6-3.

Early hook for James McArthur.  He went 1.1 innings and threw 46 pitches.  He left with the bases loaded trailing 2-0.  His final line included 2 hits, 3 runs, 4 walks, and 3 strike outs.  Michael Gomez allowed one of the three inherited runners to score (on a double play ball).  He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up a hit and a walk.  Keylan Killgore pitched two, scoreless, no-hit innings.  He walked a batter and struck out two.  Zach Warren took the loss, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in two innings.

The Threshers scored 3 runs in the sixth inning on consecutive RBI doubles by Nick Maton, Madison Stokes, and Dalton Guthrie.  Stokes went 2-4.

Lehigh Valley (50-53)  lost to Norfolk, 4-1.

JoJo Romero made the start and went five innings.  He allowed one run on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out five.  Austin Davis struck out two and gave up 2 hits in a scoreless inning.  Fernando Salas pitched a one-hit inning.  J.D. Hammer took the loss with 2 runs in the eighth inning.  Yacksel Rios gave up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks in 0.2 innings.  Tom Windle came in to get the final out and strand all 3 inherited runners.

The IronPigs only run came on Rob Brantly’s solo HR (4) in the fifth inning.  He went 2-3 and added a triple and a walk (.293).

Reading (23-15, 62-44)  split a double header with New Hampshire, winning 2-0 and losing 4-2.

Game One:  David Parkinson pitched six shutout innings on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out four.  Addison Russ earned his 16th save.

The Phils’ scored 2 runs in the third inning on Luke Williams’ RBI double and Alec Bohm’s RBI single.  Bohm went 2-2 with a walk and his first stolen base.

Game Two:  Adonis Medina pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out five.  Grant Dyer struck out four in two innings.

The Phils scored a run in the third inning on Mickey Moniak’s solo HR (6).  They scored another run in the fourth on a ground out by Josh Stephen.

Moniak, Stephen, and Gamboa each went 1-3 as the Phils collected 4 hits.

Lakewood (13-20, 42-61)  beat Greenville, 2-0.

Kevin Gowdy struggled to throw strikes.  He threw just 15 in 38 pitches.  He lasted 1.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on one hit and 4 walks.  He struck out two.  Andrew Schultz stranded 3 inherited runners and struck out four in 1.2 innings.  Gilmael Troya picked up the win with two perfect innings.  Tom Sutera pitched three innings.  He gave up one run on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out four.  Mark Potter struck out two in claiming his 6th save.

(Greenville has a player named Tyler Dearden.  Fight Club anyone?  Tyler Durden?)

The BlueClaws scored a run in the fourth inning on Yerwin Trejo’s RBI single.  They took the lead in the fifth on Carlos De La Cruz’ 2-run single and Trejo’s sac fly.  They added an insurance in the seventh on Ben Pelletier’s bases-loaded walk.

Luis Garcia went 1-4 with a walk.

Williamsport (14-27)  beat Batavia, 7-0.

Junior Tejada (4.0 IP, 2 H, 5 K), Adam Leverett (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 K), and Jake Kinney (1.0 IP, 2 BB, 2 K) combined to shut out Batavia.

The Crosscutters scored 2 runs in the second inning on Rudy Rott’s RBI single and a double steal that resulted in an out but not until after the runner from third scored.  They scored in the third on Kendall Simmons’ solo HR (3).  They added single runs in the sixth and seventh on a force out and Rott’s second RBI single.  They tacked on 2 more in the eighth on Juan Aparicio’s RBI triple and Logan O’Hoppe’s RBI double.

Luis Aparicio (.375) went 3-4 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI.

Rudy Rott (.207) went 3-4 with 2 RBI.

Kendall Simmons went 2-4 with a HR, and RBI.

Logan O’Hoppe (.278) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.

Corbin Williams (.252) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and his 22nd stolen base.  Three other Cutters were caught stealing.

GCL Phillies East (12-10)  lost to the Blue Jays, 3-2.

Carlos Betancourt gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings.  Hunter Milam stranded an inherited runner and pitched 2.2 innings of no-hit ball, walking two and striking out five.  Gabriel Cotto gave up a run on a solo HR in one inning.  Maikel Garido pitched a perfect inning.  Gabriel Yanez gave up 2 hits in a scoreless inning.

The Phillies took a brief lead with 2 runs in the third inning on Marcus Lee Sang’s 2-run triple.

GCL Phillies West (15-9) dropped a double header with the Tigers West, 6-5 and 2-0.

Game One:  Luis Pacheco gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 0.2 innings.  Fernando Lozano stranded two inherited runners and gave up 2 runs in 2.1 innings on 2 hits and 2 walks.  Juan Miranda gave up the winning run in 2.2 innings on 2 hits.  Riley Wilson got the final 4 outs and stranded 2 inherited runners.

The Phillies tied the game with 3 runs in the first inning on Ben Aklinski’s RBI double, Rixon Wingrove’s RBI single, and Kwaton Greenwalt’s sac fly.  They went ahead in the second on a double play.  And, tied the game in the third on Greenwalt’s RBI single.

Edgar Made (.273) had 3 hits and an RBI.  Rixon Wingrove  (.315) had 2 hits and an RBI.  Keaton Greenwalt (.244) had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

Game Two:  Josh Hendrickson walked 2 and struck out 3 in 2.1 scoreless innings.  Jaylen Smith stranded a runner, walked 2 and struck out 1 in 2.2 innings.  His FB was in the 86-88 range, touching 89.  Dalvin Rosario gave up the first hit in the sixth inning as well as 2 runs, a walk, and 2 wild pitches.  His FB was 90-92.  Dylan Castaneda, the Phillies’ 30th round pick out of HS in CT, made his debut striking out two and walking one in a one-hit inning.  His FB was 89-90.

Jadiel Sanchez went 1-3.  Wingrove went 1-3.

DSL Phillies Red (31-12)  beat the Orioles2, 6-3.

DSL Phillies White (28-20)  beat the Mets2, 6-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 27th … there are 398 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/27/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10- to the 60-day IL, forearm strain
7/27/19 – San Diego traded LF Jose Pirela to Phillies for cash
7/27/19 – LF Jose Pirela assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/27/19 – Lehigh Valley placed OF Jan Hernandez on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/27/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/26/19 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/26/19 – RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/26/19 – Clearwater activated C Jack Conley from the 7-day IL
7/26/19 – Clearwater placed C Rodolfo Duran on the 7-day IL
7/26/19 – LHP Chris Micheles assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/26/19 – GCL West sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/26/19 – DSL White released RHP Cristofer Cruz
7/26/19 – SS Erick Brito assigned to DSL White
7/26/19 – 1B Arturo De Freitas assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
7/26/19 – RHP Raul Mendoza assigned to DSL Red
7/26/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/26/19 – Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL White from DSL Phillies Red
7/25/19 – Kyle Dohy assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/25/19 – Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/25/19 – RHP Luke Leftwich assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/24/19 – Phillies activated SS Sean Rodriguez from the 10-day IL
7/24/19 – Phillies placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day IL, right hip flexor strain
7/24/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/24/19 – Lehigh Valley placed Logan Morrison on the 7-day IL
7/23/19 – Reading placed RHP Tyler Viza on the 7-day IL
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

26 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/27/2019

  1. Great to see Jo Jo Romero with a nice start for Lehigh Valley. He needed it. And wow, Logan O’Hoppe is really on fire. Three weeks into Williamsport’s season and he was hitting around .150. Now he is up to.278 and looks to making solid contact with every at bat.

    1. O’Hoppe is on fire but look one man up in the lineup card and see white hot. Aparicio is hitting .375/.444/.567/1.012 in 31 games. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .515. Don’t stand too close to Aparicio you just might ignite into a ball of flame. If a catcher moves up to LKW from Wmsprt, it should be Aparicio both or ether would be fine though.

      1. damn Aparicio is white hot, great to see. While nowhere close to being as hot but Luke Williams seems to have turned a corner or at least seems to be picking it up after a really rough May and June. In his last 7 games he’s hitting .333/.3759/.593/.972 and in his last 28 days, .304/.333/.533/.866

        April – .242
        May – .200
        June – .133
        July – ..304

  2. Corbin Williams with his 22nd SB, leads all minor leagues short season (NY-Penn, Northwest, and Rookies-GCL, App, Pioneer and Arizona) base stealers.

  3. Here might be a fun thing for today, find the ex-Phillie in the minors and provide current information . I’ll lead off:

    Ben Lively, started year in KC minors and the purchased by Arizona on 6/22 and in their AAA affiliate. To date total stats:

    23 games
    3.95 ERA
    9 games started
    3 saves
    68.1 innings
    70 hits allowed
    13 homers allowed
    27 walks
    71 k’s
    1.42 WHIP
    On Arizona’s 40 man roster.
    27 years old.

  4. Medina is quickly falling down prospect lists. Not good for the organization. We don’t have enough prospects to fill out a top 10 list with legit future major league starters.

  5. How much did they sign Aparicio for, I see that he was rated 47th by BA from their top 50 when they signed him. I could find how much they signed the 3 others but not him so I assume it was a good bit less then what Morales (900K), Gonzalez (800K), and Torres (665K). Would be great if they could hit on him and Morales.

    1. According to Matt Winkleman’s page from that signing period, Aparicio signed for $475k.

      Dude’s a pure hitter, maybe as pure a hitter as I’ve seen in my 11 years covering the Cutters. He can seemingly do whatever he wants with the baseball and loves to attack the opposite field. I think he’ll eventually have more power in his profile, but for now he just hits line drives everywhere.

      1. Thanks, that’s freaking great to hear, I have read your stuff on here for years so if you think that then that’s extremely exciting news. I try to take in at least one Lakewood game a year so assuming he’s there next year I will have to be on the look out for him.

      2. I look at Aparicio and Marchan with a certain amount of similarities.
        They both can handle the bat very well …and Marchan is probably a better defender right now with a cannon arm….so Aparicio will need to pick up his defense,…limiting pass balls and working in trying to get a better pop-up time.
        However, the one offensive difference I see is that Aparicio does have a little more pop in his bat….Aparicio’s ISO currently is .139, not great but will develop as a 19-year old, whereas Marchan, still without a HR, is sitting at .060.

  6. Medina struggles again. 5 days rest adjustment with Starters going down IL list and Quick Promotions 6 man rotation abandoning along
    with doubleheader’s (rainouts) should be an alarm to “days off”. Include relievers throwing 25-35 pitch innings, back to back nights. Bus rides take there toll. Cumana and Randolph latest victims. We all acknowledge it’s “just baseball” but travel and overuse “might be an issue” food for thought.
    Food for thought

  7. Erik Miller has his swing and miss pitches going for him….12 innings so far as a pro….19 Ks.

  8. Hall with one more HR,
    second in the EL with 19,
    first in doubles with 29,
    leads EL in RBIs with 63,
    first in ISO @.246,
    third in OPS @. 846,
    tenth in OBP@ .351,
    and third overall in wRC+ @ .144.
    Every metric measured above he is the youngest player in that category except OBP.
    Expect the Phillies will think about moving him up to LHV before very long..

    1. not dissing Hall, but today he reached the # of games Ryan Howard played at Reading as a 24 year old in 2004- 297/386/647, 1.03 ops, 37 homers, 102 rbi.
      that was fun to watch.

      1. Yeah Howard really did his explosion that year.
        Howard was also a bit older at Reading in 2004…that was his age24 season, and a few months shy of his 25th birthday……Hall right now is still in his age23 season, though he turned 24 three days ago.

        1. Romus,

          I’ve been watching Hall a little more closely recently. Has a beautiful swing through the ball as he strikes out.

          Meanwhile, Stott not so hot recently.

          1. Frank. In a recent interview he did say he was working on his two strike approach….his BBs are g ticking up a little….and of course he always among league leaders in ‘hit by pitches’ for some reason.
            I do notice…..the HBP helps the OBP metric….but getting hit, those few times, on a three ball count does nothing for the BB% ….even though that pitch is actually ball four.

  9. Just got home and glancing at today’s minor league box scores, I noticed that among the 14 position players on Williamsport, 8 are currently batting .207 or below, including Bryson Stott (.188). Now what do I know about what’s going on out there but seeing these abysmal numbers along with those in Lakewood, I could use a tutorial on how the organization’s new development philosophy is supposed to help produce at least a couple dominant prospects in the lower levels of the farm, let alone the upper levels.

  10. A development sys takes 2 to 3 yrs to see results. Williamsport is a short season season most players are under 100 ab . Lakewood has a long history not being a on a hitters league. Stott fine he just completed a long college season.

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