Threshers Recap – 8/16/2019

The Phillies signed non-drafted free agent, catcher Willie Estrada.  He will be assigned to GCL Phillies East.  He is a senior out of Southeastern University.  He was honored as the best defensive catcher in the country by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  After graduation, he played in Canada for Regina.  (That’s 2 new catchers this week.)

My wife and I would like to thank all who kept her in your thoughts and prayers the past few days.  Unfortunately, we still need them.  We got bad news today.  I shan’t go into the details, but malignant won out over B9.  Thanks again for …

Clearwater (25-32, 61-62)  postponed.

Lehigh Valley (59-63)  swept a DH from Indianapolis, 8-4 and 7-2.   

Game One:  A 4-run eighth inning propelled the IronPigs to an extra-inning win.  JoJo Romero gave up 4 runs in the first inning.  Then he and the bull pen shut the Indians down for the next seven innings.  Romero (7.31) went four innings and allowed 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 ER, 2 walks, and struck out one.  Nick Vincent struck out 2 in 1.1 scoreless innings.  Connor Brogdon (2-1, 3.65) got the win with 1.2 scoreless, no-hit innings.  He walked 2 and struck out three.  JD Hammer (9.82) recorded the final 3 outs.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the first inning on Andrew Romine’s sac fly and Austin Listi’s RBI double.  They tied the game in the third on Romine’s RBI single and Listi’s sac fly.  They scored 4 times in the eighth on Listi’s RBI single, Nick Hundley’s sac fly, and Jose Pirela’s 2-run single.

Ali Castillo (.319) had 3 hits.  Gosselin (.341), Romine (.291), and Listi (.280) had 2 hits each.

Game Two:  Jose Taveras (7.25) pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out two.  Kyle Dohy (6-5, 6.24) stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 2.1, one-hit innings.  He walked 3 and struck out two.

The IronPigs scored twice in the second inning on Listi’s RBI single and Malquin Canelo’s RBI double.  They extended their lead with 4 runs in the third on Castillo’s sac fly, and back-to-back-to-back solo HRs by Deivi Grullon (17), Romine (8), and Listi (9).  They tacked on a run in the sixth on Jose Pirela’s solo HR (2).

Gosselin (.343), Listi (.286), Pirela (.275), and Canelo (.268) had 2 hits each.

Reading (32-24, 71-52)  lost to Trenton, 7-5.  Spencer Howard (3.32) pitched five innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three, but gave up 2 HR.  Jonathan Hennigan (2.57) went two innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and a walk, striking out two.  Jake Hernandez (5-1, 1.81) gave up 2 runs in one inning on 2 hits and a walk.  Grant Dyer (4.29) allowed 3 base runners in one inning, but no runs and struck out two.

The Phils scored 2 runs in the second inning on Henri Lartigue’s 2-run HR (7).  They scored 3 times in the fourth on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI double and Jose Antequera’s 2-run single.

Josh Stephen (.268) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored.  Alec Bohm and Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits each.

Lakewood (23-29, 52-70)  lost to Delmarva, 5-0.  Victor Santos (5-9, 3.92) was a victim of the long ball, giving up 3 solo shots.  He pitched four innings and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits.  He walked none and struck out five.  Gilmael Troya (2.28) pitched a clean inning.  Francisco Morales (3.86) pitched four scoreless innings.  He allowed 4 hits, walked one, and struck out eight.

The BlueClaws were held to 3 singles and 2 walks.  They struck out 16 times.

Williamsport (24-36)  postponed.

GCL Phillies East (17-22)  postponed.

GCL Phillies West (26-13)  no game scheduled.

And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –

  1. Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.261): went 2-5 with a double
  2. Adonis Medina, RHP (6-5, 4.39): DNP
  3. Bryson Stott, SS (.296): DNP
  4. Adam Haseley, OF (.294): recalled by Phillies on 8/9
  5. Spencer Howard, RHP (0-0, 1.93): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  6. Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.190): went 0-3 
  7. Francisco Morales, RHP (1-6, 3.86): 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  8. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-6, 3.96): DNP
  9. Mickey Moniak, OF (.257): DNP
  10. Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 1.08): DNP
  11. JoJo Romero, LHP (3-3, 7.57):  4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
  12. Simon Muzziotti, OF (.283): DNP
  13. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF (.205): DNP
  14. Rafael Marchan, C (.213): DNP
  15. Nick Maton, SS/2B (.211): went 0-4 with a BB
  16. Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
  17. Cole Irvin, LHP (5-0,3.99): DNP
  18. Rodolfo Duran, C (.240): placed on the 7-day IL on 7/26, knee
  19. David Parkinson, LHP (9-7, 3.57): DNP
  20. Deivy Grullon, C (.285): went 1-3 with a run scored, HR (17), RBI
  21. Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 8.69): DNP
  22. Kyle Young, LHP (1-3, 4.29): placed on the 7-day IL on 5/1
  23. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.191): entered as a PR in the 9th, SB (21)
  24. Daniel Brito, 2B/SS (.240): went 2-4 with a run scored, double
  25. Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.24): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
  26. Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.22): DNP
  27. Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-4, 4.61): DNP
  28. Jamari Baylor, SS (2-7, .286): hasn’t played since 7/1, nursing a hamstring
  29. Cornelius Randolph, OF (.247): went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles, RBI
  30. Victor Santos, RHP (5-9, 3.92): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

DSL Phillies Red (36-21)  lost to the Mets1, 9-4.

DSL Phillies White (38-27)  swept a DH from the Brewers, 2-1 and 11-9.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 16th … there are 400 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/16/19 – RHP Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL Red
8/16/19 – Phillies signed NDFA C Willie Estrada; assigned to GCL East
8/15/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-to the 60-day IL, right shoulder impingement
8/15/19 – Phillies claimed RHP Jared Hughes off waivers from Cincinnati
8/15/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
8/15/19 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/15/19 – Tom Sutera assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/15/19 – Oswald Medina activated from the RL by DSL Red
8/15/19 – Norman Anciani activated from the RL by DSL White
8/14/19 – Phillies placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 10-day IL retro to 8/12, bone spur
8/14/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10- to the 60-day IL, biceps tendinitis
8/14/19 – Phillies selected the contract of 1B Logan Morrison from Lehigh Valley
8/14/19 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alejandro Requena from the 7-day IL
8/14/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Jose Taveras
8/14/19 – Clearwater placed Gustavo Armas on the Temporarily Inactive List (TIL)
8/13/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
8/13/19 – Reading placed RF Danny Mayer on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Reading activated LF Cornelius Randolph from the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Nick Hundley activated by Lehigh Valley
8/13/19 – Lehigh Valley placed Josh Tols on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/13/19 – FA C Gabriel Ojeda assigned to Clearwater
8/12/19 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
8/12/19 – Josh Hendrickson assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
8/12/19 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/12/19 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/12/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
8/12/19 – Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/11/19 – Phillies signed FA C Nick Hundley to an MiLB contract
8/11/19 – C Nick Hundley assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Maikel Franco on the 7-day IL, left hand contusion
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Josh Tols from the 7-day IL
8/10/19 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Nick Vincent to a minor league contract
8/10/19 – RHP Nick Vincent assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/10/19 – Lehigh Valley released LHP Tom Windle

21 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 8/16/2019

  1. Jim:
    Sorry to hear the news on your wife.
    It is a very difficult emotional time right now….minds are racing in all direction, and then there is the anxiety that goes along with the fear that sits in the pit of the gut.
    There are many support groups out there to help your wife and also yourself, as the spouse.
    If she is so inclined….she cam join a group I have been with for 7 years..flaxseeedoil chat group…the protocol is the Budwig Protocol….originator and founder Dr Johanna Budwig…moderator is a woman named Sandra Olson….if your wife is so inclined she can google any of that to see if she is interested.
    I will pray for you and your wife..

  2. Jim,

    Many strong and heartfelt prayers for your wife. I believe in and have receivedmiracles, and I’m calling them in again.

  3. I’m sorry Jim, real life can really stink some times. Stay strong. Good luck to you and your wife.
    Baseball is still a great thing to get your mind off of real life. That’s what I tell my wife!
    Howard was hit around last night. Hopefully that quiets the “bring Howard up to the majors now” talk. He needs more minor league innings to develop his stuff. Promoting him too soon will stop that development.
    Morales on the other hand threw 4 shutout innings to continue his progression. He’s a young kid with a great arm but he needs to progress.
    Jim – we all support you, I hope you feel our strength.

  4. Jim, I am truly sorry to hear about your wife, and I hope the Man upstairs gives both of you the strength to deal with the this.

  5. Jim, praying and wishing for the best. My mom was diagnosed with a rare cancer in May 2009 and had our family very nervous and not very optimistic based on the details. Three months ago we celebrated her ten year anniversary of having beaten cancer and she has a clean bill of health today. I wish and pray for you both.

  6. Jim. Prayers and thoughts are in our heart for your Wife and You. Stay Strong.

    Howard struggles continue, seem to get squeezed in 1st couple of innings and then high heat but pretty close to down the middle does not work in AA. Sure he’ll adjust but needs more innings against AA batters . Love his mechanics just needs more time in development and not be pushed , not a lot of innings, got to many pitchers on IL.

    1. Struggles continue??? He has a 3.32 ERA and is striking out nearly 12 batters per nine innings since being promoted to AA.

  7. Jim, praying for the very best outcome for your wife and God’s strength for the both of you in whatever lies ahead.

  8. Murray, attended the game last night in Reading and I must agree with you, Spencer has a ways to go. I never saw the speed that others have reported. 97 was tops and only occurred once in the 1st inning. 94-95-96 most of the time with the heat. Off speed 80-84 change-up 75. 81 pitches 3K’s, 3 BB, 2HRs.

    Bohm and Stephan hit good. Bohm played 1st and seemed to handle it ok. Bohm needs to mature attitude wise. He had several discussions with the umpire and I thought the diversion took him out of the game with predictable results. It is not the first time I’ve seen this either. Not really impressed with anyone else.

    1. One outing doesn’t define a pitcher. In his entire career, he’ll have several bad outings. He’s fine.

  9. Anyone have reports on how Jhailyn Ortiz has looked in CF?

    Jim, you can probably answer that question when you have the opportunity. God’s speed and healing power to your lady, His grace and peace to the entire family. I pray against the spirit of cancer. There is One who can beat it according His glorious purpose.

  10. Jim – prayers for you and your wife. Lots of people you don’t know pulling and praying for both of you

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