Threshers Recap – 7/28/2019

Clearwater (19-21, 55-51)  beat Charlotte, 2-1.

Alejandro Requena pitched into the sixth inning allowing one run on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  He left with 2 outs and the bases loaded.  Austin Ross stranded 3 inherited runners and struck out 3 batters in 1.1 innings.  Tyler Carr struck out two in two, one-hit innings as he picked up his 4th save.  Requena threw 63 strikes in 81 pitches (77.8%)

The Threshers scored a run in the first inning on Madison Stokes’ RBI single.  The scored again in the third on Nick Maton’s sac fly.

Simon Muzziotti (.278) went 3-4 with a run scored and double.  Stokes (.246) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.  Daniel Brito (.251) led off and went 1-2 with a run scored and 2 HBP.

Lehigh Valley (51-53)  beat Norfolk, 11-3.

Ramon Rosso pitched five innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Connor Brogdon pitched a perfect inning, striking out two.  Josh Tols pitched around 4 hits in two shutout innings.  Tom Windle gave up a meaningless  run in the ninth.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the first inning on Austin Listi’s sac fly and Rob Brantly’s RBI single.  The took the lead in the fourth on Ali Castillo’s RBI single.  They ran their lead out to 6 runs, scoring 5 in the fifth on Matt McBride’s RBI single, Malquin Canelo’s RBI single, and Phil Gosselin’s 3-run HR (6).  They added a run in the sixth on McBride’s solo HR (9).  And, they tacked on 2 more in the seventh on Castillo’s 2-run HR (5).

The IronPigs collected 19 hits.  Castillo (.323) and Canelo (.263) had 4 hits each.  Five guys had 2 hits each – Gosselin (.345), Grullon (.293), Listi (.316), Brantly (.296), and McBride (.228).

Reading (24-15, 63-44)  beat New Hampshire, 9-8.

Julian Garcia had a successful debut with Reading.  He went six innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out four.  He left with a 6-3 lead.  Luke Leftwich entered and faced 3 batters, walking all three.  He was yanked in favor of Jeff Singer who allowed 2 inherited runners to score.  He lasted 1.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  His mess was cleaned up by Aaron Brown who got 2 outs on 3 pitches.  Brown got the win when the offense bailed out the bullpen in the ninth.  Addison Russ struck out two on his way to his 17th save.

The Phils scored 2 runs in the second on Luke Williams’ 2-run double.  They scored in the fourth on Henri Lartigue’s solo HR (5).  They scored 3 runs in the fifth on Mickey Moniak’s 2-run HR (7) and a passed ball.  They rallied from 2 down with 3 in the ninth on a ground out, Darick Hall HR (19), and Austin Bossart’s RBI single.

The Phils had 13 hits.  Bossart had 3 hits.  Josh Stephen (.264) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, triple, and walk.  Mickey Moniak (.264) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, a HR (7), and 2 RBI.  Luke Williams went 2-5 with a run scored, double, and 2 RBI.

Lakewood (15-20, 44-61)  beat Greenville, 4-1.

Rafi Gonnell pitched five, three hit innings, giving up one run and no walks.  He struck out four.  Taylor Lehman pitched four, no-hit innings.  He gave up no runs, no walks, and struck out four.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the third inning on a force out.  They took the lead for good with 3 runs in the fifth on Yerwin Trejo’s 2-run single and McCarthy Tatum’s RBI triple.

Yerwin Trejo (.255) had himself a day, figuring in all 4 Lakewood runs.  He went 1-3 with a run scored, 3 RBI, and 3 stolen bases.  McCarty Tatum (.260) went 2-4 with a triple and RBI.  Malvin Matos (.227) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk.  Luis Garcia went 1-3 with a walk and stolen base.

Williamsport (14-28)  lost to Batavia, 5-4.

Erik Miller pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, striking out six.  He left with runners on second and third after 2 infield singles and a fielding error on the second single.  Carlos Francisco allowed both inherited runners to score on an infield single and a double steal.  He walked a batter and threw a wild pitch before getting the elusive third out.  He went on to pitch three innings and give up 3 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Rafael Carvajal retired the four batters he faced, stranding an inherited runner in the process.

The Crosscutters scored a run in the first inning on Juan Aparicio’s RBI double.  They added 2 in the third on Kendall Logan Simmons’ 2-run HR (4).  They scored a run in the seventh on a ground out.  DJ Stewart (.262) went 2-4 with a run scored and a double.  Bryson Stott (.188) went 0-4.  He is 2-25 with a walk and 5 strike outs in his last 7 games.

GCL Phillies East (12-10)  no game scheduled.

GCL Phillies West (15-9)  no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (31-12)  no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies White (28-20)  no game scheduled.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 28th … there are 398 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/28/19 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Jose Taveras activated by Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/27/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Williamsport from Lakedwood
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

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

  1. Talk about lighting a fire under a guy. A couple of days ago, I talked about Trejo having only 6 RBIs in 48 games. Bam, Zoom, Bing and Yerwin picks up 5 in his last 2 games. Anyone else you’d like me to light a fire under?

    LKW has a 3 games win streak. I think that’s a first this season. They’ve also won 5 of their last 6. Some of that has come from Malvin Matos. He’s hitting very well. He’s .484 in his last 10 games. He has a string of 6 consecutive games with 2 hits. On the year he’s hitting .227/.331/.333. In the month of July, he’s .386/.500/.526 with a OPS of 1.026. He was a guy that a scout, a few years ago, Said to keep an eye on. In April, May and June, it looked like he was bucking for a release. And then suddenly, this summer (to paraphrase The Motels).

    1. Bellman, I would like you to light a fire under Jaihlyn Ortiz and Luis Garcia.
      They got everything they need
      Satisfaction not guaranteed. (The Beatles, kinda)

  2. Stott and Bohm are in big slumps. Let’s see them fight their way out.
    Aparicio sure has the look of a hitter. Let’s hope he keeps it up.

      1. Looks more like they are tired. For Stott, it’s normal for a draftee the college season + drafting + starting pro ball takeing a toll. And Bohm let’s not forget that he missed a lot of time last year with a contusion.

    1. Bohm had a bad week last week but already looks like he’s breaking out of it. Stott may just be suffering from a long year. I wouldn’t worry about Stott at all.

      1. Agreed, catch. Bohm had some struggles at WPT last year too. It would be nice if Stott killed it from the get-go, but I am not too worried about anything.

    1. Williamsport has the best group of young hitting prospects I can ever remember on one Phillies minor league team – that good. Stott, Rojas, Aparicio and O’Hoppe. Big time potential all-around. Lakewood is going to be the “it” team next April.

      1. 2016 Reading team IMO was the best i have seen…at one point in July/August of that year…..Hoskins, Kingery, JPC, Alfaro, Cozens….but pitching was less spectacular with pivetta and Arano in the pen.

        1. Good point – I forgot they had all of those guys at Reading at one time, but this young group is pretty promising too.

          1. Johan Rojas’ emergence has intrigued me.
            Maybe he will be the Phillies’ version of an Acuna or Soto or Robles.
            His hit tool and the metrics he produces so far are plus.

      2. It’s funny because in the last week or two someone on here was concerned about the lack of hitting talent at Williamsport. At the time I mentioned Rojas as someone worthy of interest.

    2. Does anyone have a scouting report on him? When I first looked at his numbers the SLG and ISO jumped out at me…but that seems to be triples driven (and SSS). Triples might mean speed but if so he may need to learn to run the bases better as his SB/CS aren’t anything to wow you yet.

  3. Mickey Mo , in last two games, two 2 run HR, and bases clearing double…. NICE!

    Alejandro Requena very good last few games pitching for CLW

    1. MM is also 3rd in league in total bases and 5th in league in slugging percentage I believe..

  4. Lakewood certainly should be very interesting to see especially with Garcia repeating the league, so hopefully he has a big bounce back year.

    LV should be a ton of fun to watch as I assume that staff will have Howard, Medina, Jones, etc… plus Bohm and MM.

  5. Manuel Urias on DSL Red has some pretty gaudy numbers. The 18-year-old 6’6″ righty has WHIP and matching ERA of 0.65, batting average against of 149 and has struck out 38 batters in 41.1 innings. He can control the ball better given 17 BBs and six batters plunked. This is his third year in DSL so he’s gaining experience.

    1. Thats 17 walks and 6 HBP over last year and this year. Makes his numbers even look better this year

  6. Austin Bossart traded to the Mets in the Jason Vargas deal. Best wishes to Austin as he moves forward with the Mets! Thought Austin did a great job managing the AA pitchers.

  7. Any idea who pitches for reading Tuesday and Wednesday night. Headed to the game tomorrow. May go Wednesday if Howard is pitching

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