Threshers Recap – 8/2/2019

Clearwater (20-24, 56-54)  lost to Tampa, 2-0.

The Threshers collected 10 hits, but had difficulty getting runners into scoring position.  They had zero XBH and drew zero walks.  They went 1-4 with RISP and had 2 runners cut down trying to steal bases. 

Simon Muzziotti, Matt Vierling, and Nick Maton each went 2-4.  Muzziotti stole his 18th base, but was caught stealing for a ninth time.  He had been 7 for 14 at one point earlier in the season, but has been better of late, successfully stealing bases in 11 of his last 13 attempts.

James McArthur threw five solid innings.  he gave up a run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out three.  He threw his FB 88-93 mph and sat 90-91 mph.  He was aided by Rafael Marchan who threw out a runner trying to steal second and picked a runner off third base.

Michael Gomez pitched three, two-hit innings striking out three.  He was helped out by two leaping catches by Ben Aklinski in left field.  Both balls were crushed and Aklinski had to cover a lotof ground back to the wall.  He made leaping catches and crashed into the wall in both cases.  He ended up in a heap at the base of the wall both times, but held onto the balls.

Keylan Killgore gave up a run on three hits in the ninth.

Lehigh Valley (52-57)  lost to Scranton, 9-6.

Enyel De Los Santos pitched two innings of one-hit ball.  After a rain delay, Conner Brogdon came in and struck out five in two, one-run innings.  The IronPigs led 5-1 when JD Hammer came in and gave up 3 runs in 0.1 innings.  Austin Davis stranded an inherited runner in 0.2 no-hit innings.  Tyler Gilbert blew the save and took the loss giving up 5 runs in 0.2 innings.  Tom Windle stranded an inherited runner and retired all four batters he faced.  Edgar Garcia pitched a perfect inning.

The IronPigs built an early lead with 2 runs in the first inning on Deivy Grullon’s RBI double and a fielding error; a run in the second on Shane Robinson;s solo HR (7); a run in the third on Jose Pirela’s RBI double; and a run in the fourth on Ali Castillo’s RBI single for a 5-1 lead.  They scored a run in the sixth on Castillo’s second RBI single, but couldn’t hold onto their 6-4 lead.

Reading (26-17, 65-46)  beat Altoona, 5-3.

Spencer Howard pitched 3.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Jonathan Hennigan pitched 2.2 perfect innings, striking out six.  Garrett Cleavinger followed with a perfect inning. Jake Hernandez earned his second save with two one-hit innings, allowing an unearned run and striking out two.

The Phils scored a run in the second inning on Jose Gomez’ RBI triple.  They tied the game with a run in the fourth on Henri Lartigue’s RBI single.  They took the lead in the sixth on Gomez’ RBI single.  And they tacked on two important insurance runs in the seventh on MIckey Moniak’s 2-run double.

Josh Stephen (.263) went 2-4 with his 6th triple.  Jose Gomez (.260) went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.

Lakewood (17-22, 46-63)  lost to Augusta, 13-7.

Kevin Gowdy pitched four innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Gilmael Troya pitched a clean inning.  Tom Sutera pitched one, 5-run inning.  Andrew Schultz pitched 0.2 innings, gave up 2 runs (1 ER), and struck out two.  Mark Potter let one of three inherited runners score, then gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning on a double play.  They scored a run in the second on Hunter Stovall’s sac fly.  They added 2 runs in the third on Juan Aparicio’s bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.  They scored once in the seventh on a fielding error.  And, they finished with 2 runs in the ninth on Luis Garcia’s RBI double and a ground out.

Jonathan Guzman and Juan Aparicio had 2 hits each.

Williamsport (17-29)  beat Brooklyn, 1-0.

Adam Leverett opened with four, two-hit, shutout innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Junior Tejada pitched three, one-hit, scoreless innings.  Rafael Carvajal retired all 6 batters he faced for his first save.

The Crosscutters scored the games’ only run in the first inning on Logan O’Hoppe’s RBI double.  Nicolas Torres went 3-3, Bryson Stott went 2-4 with a run scored.

GCL Phillies East (14-14)  dropped a double header to Yankees West, 4-1 and 3-0.

Game One:  Carlos Betancourt gave up 2 runs in three innings on 3 hits and 4 walks.  Andy Reyes gave up a run in two innings on 2 hits.  Tyler Adams gave up a run in one inning on a hit and a walk.  The Phillies scored a run in the seventh inning on Wilfredo Flores’ RBI double.  Jose Cedeno had 2 of the Phillies’ seven hits.

Game Two:  Hunter Milam pitched four, two-hit innings giving up one run.  He walked none and struck out six.  Jordi Martinez pitched an inning and gave up a run on a hit and walk. striking out two.  Jose Ulloa pitched two innings and gave up a run on one hit, striking out three.  The Phillies were shut out on 5 hits.

GCL Phillies West (19-10)  swept a double header from Tigers East, 13-4 and 5-1.

Game One:  Jonas De La Cruz pitched a rehab inning.  He gave up a run on 3 hits.  He walked none and struck out the side.  His FB was 90-94 mph.  Luis Pacheco pitched four shutout innings.  He allowed 2 hits and 2 walks.  His FB was 91-93 mph.  Jaylen Smith pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  Her struck out two.  Austin Crowson came in to get the final out and strand an inherited runner.

The Phillies put up three crooked numbers –

    • 7 runs in the second inning on Christian Valerio’s RBI single, Edgar Made’s HBP with the bases loaded, Jadiel Sanchez’ 2-run single, Andrick Nava’s 2-run double, and Rixon Wingrove’s RBI single
    • 2 runs in the fourth on Wingrove’s RBI double and Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI single
    • 4 runs in the fifth on Nava’s RBI double, Wingrove’s RBI double, JOsde Rivera’s bases-loaded walk, and a wild pitch

Edgar Made, Andrick Nava, and Rixon Wingrove had 3 hits each.  Nava and Wingrove had 3 RBI each.

Game Two:  Josh Hendrickson pitched four innings.  He gave up one run on two hits.  He walked none and struck out four.  He moved the ball around a lot, his FB was mid to upper 80s.  Josh Gessner pitched two, shutout innings.  He gave up a hit and a walk, striking out two.  His FB was 88-89, touching 90 mph.  He has a nice slider that he spots well.  Connor Hinchliffe pitched the seventh inning.  He struck out two with a mid to upper 80s FB.

The Phillies put up just one crooked number in the second game.  They scored 5 runs in the first inning on Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run double, JC Smith’s RBI single, and Jose Rivera’s 2-run double. The Phillies coasted after the outburst.  Rivera had 2 of the Phillies’ 6 hits.

DSL Phillies Red (33-13)  lost to the Angels, 6-4.

DSL Phillies White (31-21)  beat the Tigers1, 12-11.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 1st … there are 399 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/2/19 – Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the 10-day IL retro to 8/1, left flexor strain
8/2/19 – Phillies activated LF Corey Dickerson
8/2/19 – RF Danny Mayer assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/2/19 – Reading placed RHP Luke Leftwich on the 7-day IL
8/2/19 – Clearwater activated RF Ben Aklinski from the 7-day IL
8/2/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jonas De La Cruz on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/2/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/2/19 – Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/2/19 – Taylor Lehman assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/2/19 – Manuel Silva activated by Lakewood
8/2/19 – Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/2/19 – Carlos Valero assigned to DSL Red from GCL East
8/2/19 – Roger Parraga suspended by DSL White
8/1/19 – RHP Hector Neris roster status changed by Phillies
8/1/19 – Phillies activated LHP Jason Vargas
8/1/19 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
8/1/19 – Phillies released RF Dylan Cozens
8/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Dan Straily
8/1/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Josh Tols on the 7-day IL, right ankle contusion
8/1/19 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL West from DSL Red
7/31/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Edgar Garcia
7/31/19 – Reading activated Jose Taveras
7/31/19 – Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/31/19 – Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/31/19 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/31/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/31/19 – Carlos Valero assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/31/19 – Cam Beauchamp assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/31/19 – Phillies designated RF Dylan Cozens for assignment
7/31/19 – Pittsburgh traded LF Corey Dickerson to Phillies
7/31/19 – Baltimore traded RHP Dan Straily to the Phillies for cash
7/31/19 – RHP Dan Straily assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/31/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/31/19 – GCL West activated C Carlos Oropeza from the RL
7/31/19 – GCL West released C Carlos Oropeza
7/30/19 – Phillies signed FA RHP Blake Parker
7/30/19 – Phillies optioned Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – 3B Mitch Walding designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/30/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
7/30/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated 1B Logan Morrison from the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – C Jack Conley assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/30/19 – Reading placed C Nerluis Martinez on the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – RHP Jack Perkins assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/30/19 – C Rafael Marchan assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – C Juan Aparicio assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/30/19 – C Mitchell Edwards assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/30/19 – RHP Engel Estevez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/30/19 – GCL East activated Engel Estevez from the RL
7/30/19 – GCL West activated RHP Robinson Martinez from the RL
7/29/19 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated LF Jose Pirela
7/29/19 – Reading Fightin Phils activated C Nerluis Martinez from the 7-day IL
7/29/19 – Phillies trade C Austin Bossart to the Mets for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations
7/29/19 – RHP Yacksel Rios designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/29/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/29/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/29/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/29/19 – RHP DJ Jefferson assigned to GCL East
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

13 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 8/2/2019

  1. Spencer Howard struggled with his command, which is understandable being that he missed almost 3 months, and hasn’t pitched a lot since being activated. He will find his groove after a few starts.

    1. Game was weather delayed after he tossed some pre-game…maybe his routine was thrown out of whack.

      1. In Reading to watch Spencer. He said warming up twice did not help his routine. After the game I got pulled over for illegal u turn, as soon as I told the officer who was in the back seat his whole attitude changed and he let me go! Must be a fan!

        1. Just as importantly … congratulations on (what I’m guessing is) Spencer’s first professional hit !!!

  2. Rixon Wingrove is the best hitter on that GCL West squad and possibly the league. He’s 19 and from Australia. He’s 1st in the GCL in Slg%, OPS, RBIs, 2Bs and Hits. He’s 2nd in HRs; 3rd in BA; 4th in runs scored; 7th in OBP. He doesn’t BB a ton (14) but he also doesn’t K much either (19). He’s in his 2nd year in the GCL. I think a promotion should be in his future but maybe they’re still acclimating him to the states.

    1. Very impressive numbers he’s putting up. It’ll be interesting to see if they test him at Williamsport. If he starts next year in Lakewood he’ll be right on track, age-wise.

  3. Catchers hitting everywhere yesterday. Nava, O’Hoppe, Aparicio, Marchan, Lartigue, and Grullon. A full house of catcher hits

  4. Last night was my first time in reading this season and the most important question I have is… Does Josh Stephen always use foreigners I want to know what love is as his walk-up song? Cause if so that’s great

  5. Pujols started his rehab in GCL. Hope nothing happened with Glogoski. He was scratched twice in the last week. I have high hopes for him. Haven’t seen Gunner Mayer’s name either in a couple of weeks. Dallas Dyar hasn’t thrown a pitch since he was signed.

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