Threshers Recap – 8/3/2019

Clearwater (20-25, 56-55)  lost to Tampa, 12-5.

The Threshers found themselves trailing when rehabbing Jerad Eickhoff couldn’t find the strike zone, nor his FB velocity.  He threw 23 pitches, 12 for strikes, hit a batter, walked a batter, touched 91 once, 90 once, 89 twice, 88 once.  He was only effective with his curve ball.  Thankfully, he was yanked after allowing only one run.

Alejandro Requena came in and pitched well for a couple inning.  But, after the offense provided him with a 5-1 lead in the third, Requena started spewing runs.  He gave up 8 runs in 4.2 innings.  Austin Ross gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings.  Gustavo Armas gave up 1 run and struck out 3 in two innings.

The Threshers scored on RBI hits by Daniel Brito, Jhailyn Ortiz, Matt Vierling, and Ben Aklinski.  They also scored on Madison Stokes’ sac fly.

The Threshers started Ortiz in center and Muzziotti in right.  (???)  That may have cost them on a couple plays.  Matt Vierling stole his 20th base, Muzziotti his 19th.

Lehigh Valley (53-57)  beat Scranton, 11-8.

JoJo Romero held Scranton to 2 runs in six innings.  Fernando Salas gave up 4 runs in two innings and allowed 2 of 2 inherited runners to score.  Kyle Dohy gave up 2 runs in 0.2 innings.  Edgar Garcia got the final out and saved his fifth game.  Shane Robinson went 3-3 with 2 RBI.  Phil Gosselin hit a 3-run HR (8) and Deivy Grullon hit a solo HR (14).

Reading (27-17, 66-46)  beat Altoona, 7-2.

David Parkinson gave up 2 runs in five innings, striking out six.  Aaron Brown and Grant Dyer each tossed two scoreless innings with Dyer getting his first save.  Alec Bohm went 3-4 with a 3-run HR (9).  Jack Conley hit a solo HR, his first.  Bohm had half of the Phils’ six hits.

Lakewood (18-22, 47-63)  beat Augusta, 10-6.

Taylor Lehman went five innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out four.  Rafi Gonell gave up 4 runs in three innings, striking out three.  Albertus Barber struck out one in a perfect inning.  Every Lakewood batter had a hit – Tatum, Garcia, Gutierrez, and Matos had 2 each.  They scored 3 runs in the second inning on Malvin Matos’ 3-run HR (6).  They scored 2 in the third on McCarthy Tatum’s RBI double and Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI single.  They added four runs in the fifth on Luis Garcia’s RBI single, Carlos De La Cruz’ sac fly, and Matos’ 2-run HR (7).  They tacked on a run in the eighth on Hunter Stovall’s RBI single.

Williamsport (18-29)  beat Brooklyn, 4-3.

Carlos Francisco got five outs and was lifted after 30 pitches in the second inning.  Erik Miller pitched 3.1 innings and gave up 2 runs (1 ER).  Brian Marconi struck out 3 in two innings.  Jake Kinney gave up a run in one inning, striking out three.  Alejandro Made got his third save with a perfect inning.  The Cutters scored early on Bryson Stott’s RBI single.  They overtook the Cyclones in the eighth, scoring 3 runs on 2 wild pitches and Kendall Logan’s sac fly.

GCL Phillies East (15-15)  split a DH with Tigers East, losing 3-2 and winning 7-3.

Game One:  Victor Vargas threw four shutout innings.  Dj Jefferson went 1.2 scoreless innings and left with two on and two out in the sixth.  Carlos Francisco got out of the inning, stranding both runners, but got ambushed in the seventh, giving up 3 runs and surrendering a walk off.  The Phillies scored their runs on Brayan Gonzalez’ RBI double and Curtis Mead’s RBI single.  Marcus Lee Sang (.250) went 3-3 with a triple. Vito Franscia drew 3 walks in 3 plate appearances.

Game Two:  Juan Geraldo pitched three, one-hit innings.  Rafael Marcano gave up 2 runs in two innings.  Brenden Kudlinski got an out but left with the bases loaded.  Maikel Garrido allowed one to score, but retired 5 of 6 batters for the win.  The Phillies scored on a balk and a 2-run throwing error before a grand slam by Jose Tortolero finally separated the two teams.  Micah Yonamine went 2-2 with a walk.

GCL Phillies West (20-11)  split a DH with Yankees East, winning 15-7 and losing 4-0.

Game One:  Completion of a game the Phillies led 7-1.  Eduar Segovia pitched two, one run innings.  Austin Crowson pitched a no-hit inning.  Fernando Lozano allowed 2 runs in two innings.  Juan Miranda gave up 4 runs in two innings.  Aidan Anderson pitched two scoreless, no-hit innings to close out the game.  The Phillies scored in 5 different innings.

    • 4 in the second on Luis Rojas sac fly, a ground out, and Edgar Made’s 2-run single
    • 1 in the third on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double
    • 2 in the fourth on solo HRs by Made (1) and Nava (1)
    • 4 in the fifth on Sal Gozzo’s 2-run triple, a wild pitch, and Nava’s RBI single
    • 4 in the seventh on Made’s sac fly, a fielding error, Greenwalt’s RBI single and a fielding error.

Edgar Made had 3 hits and 3 RBI.  Nava and Greenwalt had 2 hits and 2 RBI.

Game Two:  Brandon Ramey pitched 2.1 innings.  he was charged with 3 runs and struck out four.  Dalvin Rosario came into the game with two on and one out and proceeded to allow both inherited runners to score as well as another run.  Riley Wilson retired nine in a row, striking out three.  The Phillies bats didn’t come back from lunch and managed just 3 singles.

DSL Phillies Red (34-13)  beat the Yankees, 9-3.

DSL Phillies White (31-22)  lost to the Tigers1, 3-2.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 3rd … there are 399 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/3/19 – Phillies sent 3B Mitch Walding outright to Lehigh
8/3/19 – Pittsburgh claimed RHP Yacksel Rios off waivers from Philadelphia
8/3/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Austin Davis on the Reserve List
8/3/19 – Reading sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/3/19 – Nick Williams activated by Lehigh Valley
8/2/19 – Phillies sign RHP Jaylen Eichler to a future services contract
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

24 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 8/3/2019

  1. Derek Escobar, a 17 yo Cuban, playing for DSL Red, looks like a solid player. In 18 games he’s hitting .291/.459/.345/.805. He’s listed as an OF’er but he’s played a lot more games at 2B. He has no errors at any position and has 1 OF assist in 6 games. He’s played CF and LF. Did I mention he was 17 and will be until January 2020?

    The DSL Red team has a .730 win percentage, which is 4th of all DSL teams. One of the weird things about the DSL is there is a team with an .815 Win%. That would be a 132 wins over 162 games, if they were a Major League team (I’m not saying they would win 132 games at the Major League Level but if the Phillies had that Win%, they would have 132 wins in that season). The Phillies Red have a 2.5 game lead in their division.

    The Red team has decent hitting although it’s middle of the pack in Team BA. It’s pitching has been outstanding. They are 3rd in the all of the DSL in ERA and 4th in Team Whip. I’m sure there are some guys we’ll see state-side next year. Between the Red and White teams, the White team is no slouch either, they could field a GCL team next year. Not saying they will but probably could.

    1. If there is one player on that Red team that i want to follow closely and see if he can develop it would be Miguel Tejeda Jr.
      He has all the perquisites… size , strength, pedigree and was scouted by two teams thoroughly…WSox and Phillies,
      Trouble was the drug issue last year……and currently, he cannot hit the way he was expected.
      As the son of former MLB all-star Miguel Tejeda, ,expectations are higher, maybe unrealistically however…..along the lines of Tatis Jr and Vlad Guerrero.Jr
      Hopefully next season he can turn things around in the GCL or a repeat of the DSL.

  2. Luis Garcia with a 7 game hit steak. It’s a start…
    It’s great to see JoJo turn his season around.

      1. Good stuff, v1. I think this farm system has enough projectable lower level prospects to hit on a couple/few of them. Rojas is listed at 6’1″, 165 lbs. However, he looks bigger (not too skinny) in the video you posted.

      2. A quick eye test observation….O’Hoppe’s pop-up time has to be at least 2.2 or lower…wonder how he compares to the other Phillies’ catchers in A ball.

        1. I’ve had him consistently on my stopwatch in the low 1.9s and as low as 1.85 this year. He got I think four throws to second last night, and I think I got a 1.91 and a 2.01. Consistently under 2 seconds is about average. Rafael Marchan and Rodolfo Duran in the last two years were consistently under 1.9, and Duran even had a few under 1.8 which is a 70-grade arm.

    1. Anyone heard yet what the official issue was with Francisco being pulled in the 2nd? I heard arm injury.. I know Miller wasn’t scheduled to appear until the 4th and was up from the bullpen and pitching to live batters in eight practice pitches. Not ideal.. I thought piggyback pitchers (2nd starters) never came in the middle of an inning?

      1. It was an army injury of some kind. The team is very tight-lipped about injuries. But it looked like Logan O’Hoppe pointed to his forearm when he called for the trainer to come out to the mound. Apparently it’s something he dealt with in his last start, too. It’s a shame, he was up to 95 last night with his fastball and really was throwing well.

  3. Need help with terminology in the transactions list: 1. Futures contract; 2. Walding outrighted to LHV (presume off the 40-man 3. Reserve list pertaining to Davis.

    I’m not a minor league wonk to the extend that most of you posters are, but I live in your neighborhood.

    And, Jim, you are an absolute treasure!

    1. Futures contract – starts next year, Walding will stay at LHV but is off the 40, Davis is hurt but still on the 40

    1. Even during the slump he’s still putting the ball in play a good amount. Hard to know how much of his .240 BABIP in AA is just bad luck but its way lower than it was in A-ball. Everything else looks pretty good, offensively.

    1. Will see if he reports right away…he is pissed.
      They may let him take a few days off to gather his thoughts.

      1. I imagine he is pissed, will probably be back up before the end of the year, but the hand writings on the wall, I think. I don’t see him as a Philly next year along with Nick and several pitchers.

  4. Bohm walk off bomb to center tonight to win it in the 10th for Reading.

    good performance by Medina.

    Three line drive hits for Moniak.

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