Threshers Recap – 8/31/2019

Clearwater (32-38, 68-68)  Season completed.  Finished the second half in fourth place.  Finished the first half in second place.  Finished the season with the second best overall record in the division.

Lehigh Valley (65-73)  beat Pawtucket, 7-2.  Tyler Gilbert (2-4, 2.83) picked up the win with 2.1 innings of no-hit ball.  He entered in the fifth inning and stranded an inherited base runner.  He walked two batters and struck out three.  

The IronPigs opened the scoring in the first inning on Maikel Franco’s solo HR (2).  They pushed ahead again in the fourth on Shane Robinson’s sac fly.  They went ahead for good in the sixth on bases loaded walks by Robinson and Phil Gosselin.  They continued to add runs on solo HRs in the seventh by Deivy Grullon (20) and in the ninth by Ali Castillo (7, inside-the-park) and Grullon (21).

Reading (40-30, 79-58)  lost to Trenton, 2-0.  Tyler Carr made his AA debut a memorable night.  Recently promoted from Clearwater, Carr enetred the game in the fifth ining with one out and stranded two inherited base runners.  He gave up one hit, walked none, and struck out six.  Jake Hernandez (1.68) walked one and struck out two in an inning of relief.

Mickey Moniak had 2 of the Phils’ 5 hits including a double.  Josh Stephen (.271) went 1-4 with a double.  Luke Williams (.236) went 1-4.  And, Arquimedes Gamboa had the other hit.  Alec Bohm and Cornelius Randolph drew walks.  Jay Bruce has gone 0-8 with 4 K in 2 rehab starts as DH.

Lakewood (27-38, 57-79)  lost to Hagerstown, 6-1.  Albertus Barber (0.00) threw another scoreless inning, walking one and striking out two.  The BlueClaws scored their only run in the ninth inning on Juan Aparicio’s RBI single.  Abrahan Gutierrez (.245)went 2-4.  Luis Garcia had 2 hits including a double.

Williamsport (32-42)  beat Auburn, 3-2 in ten innings.  Adam Leverett (4.45) and Chris Micheles (5.40) combined to throw seven shutout innings, striking out eight.  Anton Kuznetsov (3-1, 1.91) survived two unearned runs on 2 outfield fielding errors in the eighth to pick up the win.  He tossed three, no-hit innings, walked one, and struck out three.  He also stranded the OT runner in the tenth.

The Crosscutters scored a run in the second inning on Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single.  Jake Holmes scored from from first base in the sixth inning on an errant pickoff throw.  The Cutters wasted no time in the tenth.  Fassnacht’s lead off. RBI single provided the walkoff.

GCL Phillies East (21-27)  Season completed.  Finished in fifth place, 12.0 games behind the GCL Phillies West.  They posted a 14-9 home record, the third best in the league.  They were no-hit by the Phillies West, but paid that back when they one-hit them in August.  They also one-hit the Blue Jays.

GCL Phillies West (31-15)  Season completed.  Finished first in their division.  Went 10-2 down the stretch to pull away from the Tigers West.  They threw a no-hitter against the Phillies East.  They threw 4 consecutive shutouts.

And this is how the MLB Top Thirty did –

  1. Alec Bohm, 3B/1B (.265): went 0-3 with a BB
  2. Adonis Medina, RHP (7-7, 4.94): DNP
  3. Bryson Stott, SS (.279): went 0-3 with a BB
  4. Spencer Howard, RHP (1-0, 2.35): DNP
  5. Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.188): went 2-4 with a run scored, double
  6. Francisco Morales, RHP (1-7, 3.72): DNP
  7. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP (5-7, 4.40): DNP
  8. Mickey Moniak, OF (.254):went 2-4 with a double
  9. Erik Miller, LHP (0-0, 2.08): DNP
  10. JoJo Romero, LHP (3-5, 6.88):  DNP
  11. Muzziotti: 465PA, 52R, 122H, 27XBH, 28RBI, 6.9%BB, 12.9%K, 21SB(63.6%), .287/.337/.372/.709
  12. Jhailyn Ortiz: 478PA, 57R, 86H, 37XBH(19HR), 65RBI, 7.5%BB, 31.2%K, .200/.272/.381/.653
  13. Rafael Marchan: 86PA, 6R, 18H, 4 XBH, 6BB, 8K, .231/.291/.282/.573
  14. Nick Maton, SS/2B (.214): DNP
  15. Mauricio Llovera, RHP (3-4, 4.55): placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
  16. Cole Irvin, LHP (6-10, 3.94): DNP
  17. Rodolfo Duran: 245PA, 25R, 56H, 17XBH(6HR), 23RBI, 4.1%BB, 21.6%K, .240/.273/.369/.643
  18. David Parkinson, LHP (10-9, 4.08): DNP
  19. Deivy Grullon, C (.283): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 HR (21), 2 RBI, BB
  20. Damon Jones, LHP (0-1, 7.39): DNP
  21. Kyle Young: (1-3, 4.29), 21.0IP, 1BB, 25K, 1.048WHIP, 0.4BB9, 10.7K9, 25.00K/BB
  22. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS (.186): went 1-3
  23. Daniel Brito: 379PA, 37R, 83H, 19XBH(4HR), 32RBI, 5.8%BB, 19.3%K, .243/.296/.325/.621
  24. Kyle Dohy, LHP (6-5, 6.19): DNP
  25. Dominic Pipkin, RHP (3-4, 5.15): placed on the 7-day IL on 8/26, shoulder
  26. Kevin Gowdy, RHP (0-6, 4.68): DNP
  27. Jamari Baylor: 12PA, 4R, 3H, 2XBH, 0RBI, 1BB, 2K, .273/.333/.455/.788
  28. Cornelius Randolph, OF (.242): went 0-3 with a BB
  29. Victor Santos, RHP (5-10, 4.06): DNP
  30. Connor Seabold, RHP (2-1, 2.18): DNP

DSL Phillies Red (38-25, .603)  Season completed.  Finished third, 4.5 games back.  Ended the season with a 2-8 run that squashed their playoff hopes.  An 18-14 home record didn’t help.  They were 20-11 on the road, and the eight best overall record in the DSL among 45 teams.

DSL Phillies White (41-30, .577)  Season completed.  Finished second, 3.5 games back.  Went 2-3  down the stretch.  Their 18-18 home record didn’t help.  They were 23-12 on the road, and had the tenth best overall record in the DSL among 45 teams.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 29th … there are 399 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/31/19 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
8/30/19 – Philadelphia sent OF Jay Bruce on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley released C Nick Hundley.
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Jose Taveras from the TIL
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 7-day IL
8/30/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP JoJo Romero on the TIL
8/30/19 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/29/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Kyle Dohy on the TIL
8/29/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Maikel Franco
8/29/19 – Reading sent OF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/29/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jonas De La Cruz on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/28/19 – Reading sent OF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL East
8/28/19 – Clearwater placed C Willie Estrada on the 7-day IL
8/27/19 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Clearwater from Lehigh Valley
8/27/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Damon Jones from the TIL
8/27/19 – LHP Nick Lackney assigned to GCL West from GCL East
8/27/19 – SS Jamari Baylor assigned to GCL East from GCL West
8/27/19 – RHP Cristian Hernandez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
8/27/19 – RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
8/27/19 – RHP Chi-Ling Hsu assigned to GCL East from GCL West
8/27/19 – Willie Estrada assigned to Clearwater from GCL East
8/26/19 – Phillies activated RF Bryce Harper from the paternity list
8/26/19 – Phillies sent RHP Edubray Ramos on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
8/26/19 – Phillies optioned 3B Maikel Franco to Lehigh Valley
8/26/19 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Jose Taveras on the TIL
8/26/19 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
8/26/19 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/26/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Dominic Pipkin on the 7-day IL retro to 8/22, shoulder inflammation
8/26/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Nick Williams from the TIL
8/26/19 – Clearwater activated Omar Maldonado
8/25/19 – RHP Omar Maldonado assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
8/25/19 – Lakewood activated RHP Gilmael Troya from the 7-day IL

16 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 8/31/2019

  1. Thank you for your input the other day. I must admit that I decided to NOT ban the guy before reading your comments. My concern was more than just the comment I wrote about. He has a recent history of racial comments along the lines that certain players have stopped trying because they made it to the big money of AA ball and are lazy because that’s the way those people are.

    I spent most of the day and night with my wife while she went through some tests. Who knew that they did MRIs at night? Anyway, I got home late and didn’t read your comments until Saturday. Like I said, I had already decided against a ban.

    However, two comments got another person banned. “Not me” and “Notme” will never post a comment on Phuture Phillies as long as I am associated with the site. Not because he called me a “communist” or “the thought police”. But because he made up e-mail addresses. It’s not so much that they are fake, but, because he made it personal by making light of my wife’s illness. His email addresses are “cancer@yougotit” and “jim@hasgotcancer”.

    I hope to meet up with this individual someday. Maybe he’ll leave his parent’s basement long enough to visit Clearwater. Look me up. Everyone at the Complex and most of the people at the stadium know who I am. Now, go troll some other site.

    1. Jim, I can only imagine what you and your family are going through, and like a lot of people, I really appreciate the effort you put into maintaining this site, in spite of your situation. Let’s face it, you made the right call regarding the troll who did what he did. And I hope the respectful discussions that occur between the regulars on this site can remind people that they don’t need to troll to get a reaction. Just treat people with respect, and respect will be given. Thank you for all you do for us, the readers who opine, without understanding where the organization comes from with their decisions regarding players.

    2. You certainly did the right thing. It’s hard to believe the insensitivity of some people. Hang in there with all of your real world things going on, it must be very hard. We are our own community here and we all have your best thoughts in heart.

  2. Back to baseball, how fast can we get Grullon to Philly? I really like Gilbert, I would love to see what he could do in Philly.
    Carr should be a great addition to Reading’s strong bullpen.

    1. Grullon has taken over the HR lead for the Phillies minor league teams. He seemed to be fading a bit in August but what do you expect from a catcher who has played in 87 games behind the plate. 721 innings so far. He’s had 6 Es and 12 PBs. He’s only thrown out 17% of would be base stealers but she’s shown much better results in previous years. He does have to be added to the 40 man roster, if brought up but he’ll need to have a spot on that roster by the end of the ear anyway.

  3. Jim; to my list of things that can get you banned (violence, language and racism) I should have added fake email information.

  4. Phillies will need some of the Reading and LHV young relief arms to stepup in 2020.
    Looking like, bedsides Robertson being out for 2020, Seranthony will undergo TJ and also be out.
    One or two or more from the group of Hammer, Dohy, Brogdon, Gilbert, Dyer, Hennigan, Carr, Hernandez, Russ or Singer will need to break out of the pack and help the BP in Philly in 2020.
    They all have the experience, and age now.

    1. It’s not the most comforting thought but you’re probably right. At some point, they’re just going to have to have some young players come up and actually contribute to the big league team in a positive way, whether they like it or not. That means Bohm and Howard too.

      Of the relievers, I think Edgar Garcia is the frontrunner. He has the stuff and has at least been able to get AAA hitters out.

      1. Agree on Edgar Garcia, he should be able to take the next step up.
        Also Arano is still a viable arm…that is if he regains his health.
        Hopefully the lefties like Morgan, maybe Austin Davis and if he comes back, Alvarez will be factors.
        Klentak just needs to avoid the he temptations to go after the 33/34- year old arms out there, with plenty of mileage, who are free agents….but if he does….go with less dollars.

  5. Wow jim I am in shock, that someone would post that hurtful stuff. Sorry for that happening to you and your family, not only at this time, but any time. prays for your wife

  6. Jim, first of all my continued prayers for your wife. Second, that was totally unacceptable by that individual and good riddance.

  7. Jim,my guess is “not me” is a lonely, heartless sad excuse for a teenager. I certainly hope there are not any adults out there that would post anything so pitiful.

    As my parents would tell me. “Feel sorry for them…”

    Blessings to u and ur family.

  8. Jim, sorry to hear you had to experience that, just totally uncalled for. I’m sure 99.9% of this sites viewers feel the same way, good riddance. Prays for your family.

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