Playoff Recap – 9/6/2019

No worries about wasting a great start tonight.  Adonis Medina took the mound and settled things early.  He retired just four batters and dug the Phils an early hole that proved too much to overcome.  The bullpen was little better, giving up an additional seven runs before Julian Garcia and Aaron Brown combined for three scoreless innings.

The Phils dropped the series in three straight games.  Luis Severino threw 50 pitches in three innings.  He gave up five hits including a solo HR to Darick Hall, and struck out five.  Dellin Betances threw a 19-pitch inning, walked one, and struck out one.  To add further insult, a third rehabber, Thairo Estrada was activated.  He only went 3-3 with 2 runs scored, a double, 3 RBI, and a walk.  He left for a pinch runner after walking in the fifth.

The rehabbers were supposed to play with the Yankees AAA team, Scranton.  The storm caused the Yankees to change their plans.  Probably should have let them go to Durham as the Bulls beat the Railriders 4-2 last night and took a 2-0 lead in their series.  The Phils faced rehabbing Jordan Montgomery in game one and scored twice against him.

Reading (42-31, 80-59)  lost to Trenton, 12-2.  Adonis Medina lasted 1.1 innings and gave up 5 runs on 8 hits.  Jeff Singer lasted 1.1 innings.  He stranded one inherited runner and gave up 4 runs on 2 hits, a walk, and 2 wild pitches.  He left with the bases loaded.  Grant Dyer lasted 1.1 innings and allowed three inherited runners to score.  He also gave up a run on 2 hits.  Edubray Ramos pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  Julian Garcia pitched two scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and a walk.  Aaron Brown struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning.

Darick Hall hit a solo HR off Luis Severino in the second inning, briefly tying the game.  Nick Maton made it close with an RBI single in the eighth.

The Phils collected seven hits, only two after Severino left the game after three innings.  Hall’s HR was their only XBH.  They went 1-8 with RISP.

Here’s the Reading box score from MiLB.

This is the last Recap for the year.  I’ll provide infrequent feature articles along with the Weekly Discussion.  Players start arriving Sunday for Instructs as well as Strength and Conditioning.  I’ll provide what coverage I can.  First surgery is scheduled next week.  I can start the weekly 2020 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion unless Hinkie thinks it’s too early. I could start them now, or after Instructs, or after the AFL.  What do you think?  And, later on we have the Reader Top 30 to look forward to.

And this is how Reading’s MLB Top Thirty did –

  • #1. Alec Bohm, 3B/1B: went 0-3 with a BB
  • #2. Adonis Medina, RHP: 1.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • #4. Spencer Howard, RHP: DNP
  • #8. Mickey Moniak, OF: 2-5 with a run scored
  • #14. Nick Maton, SS/2B: went 1-4 with an RBI
  • #15. Mauricio Llovera, RHP: placed on the 7-day IL, elbow
  • #18. David Parkinson, LHP: DNP
  • #22. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS: went 1-3 with a BB
  • #28. Cornelius Randolph, OF: went 1-3 with a BB
  • #30. Connor Seabold, RHP: DNP

Clearwater (32-38, 68-68)  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 (66-74) Finished in fifth place, 9.5 games back.  They started out well and hit well all season.  But, they never really survived the constant flow of players back and forth with the big leagues, especially the pitchers.

Lakewood (29-39, 58-80) Finished in last place, 12.5 games back.  They finished in a virtual tie for last place in the first half, .002 ahead of the other team.  They had the worst overall record in their division.

Williamsport (32-43) Finished in fifth place, 8.5 games behind the first place team.

GCL Phillies East (21-27)  Finished in fifth place, 12.0 games behind the GCL Phillies West.

GCL Phillies West (31-15)  Finished first in their division.

DSL Phillies Red (38-25, .603)  Finished third, 4.5 games back.

DSL Phillies White (41-30, .577)  Finished second, 3.5 games back.

And this is how the MLB Top Thirty finished the regular season –

  1. Alec Bohm, 3B/1B: 270PA, 38R, 64H, 26XBH(14HR), 42RBI, 10.4%BB, 14.1%K, .269/.344/.500/.844
  2. Medina: (7-7, 4.94) 105.2IP, 41BB, 82K, 1.363WHIP, 3.5BB9, 7.0K9, 2.00K/BB
  3. Bryson Stott, SS (.274): 182PA, 27R, 43H, 15 XBH(5 HR), 24RBI, 12.1%BB, 21.4%K, .274/.370/.446/.816
  4. Spencer Howard: (1-0, 2.35), 30.2 IP, 9BB, 38K, .946WHIP, 2.6BB9, 11.2K9, 4.22K/BB
  5. Luis Garcia, SS/2B (.188): 524PA, 36R, 87H, 21XBH(4HR), 36RBI, 8.4%BB, 25.2%K .186/.261/.255/.516
  6. Morales: (1-8, 3.82), 96.2IP, 46BB, 129K, 1.324WHIP, 4.3BB9, 12.0K9, 2.80K/BB
  7. De Los Santos: (5-7, 4.40), 94.0IP, 35BB, 83K, 1.234WHIP, 3.4BB9, 7.9K9, 2.37K/BB
  8. Mickey Moniak: 504PA, 63R, 117H, 52XBH(11HR), 67RBI, 15/18SB, 6.5%BB, 22.0%K, .252/.303/.439/.741
  9. Erik Miller, LHP: (1-0, 1.50), 36.0IP, 15BB, 52K, 1.111WHIP, 3.8BB9, 13.0K9, 3.47K/BB
  10. JoJo Romero, LHP: (3-5, 6.88), 53.2IP, 35BB, 40K, 1.919WHIP, 5.9BB9, 6.7K9, 1.14K/BB
  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: 384PA, 35R, 93H, 22XBH(5HR), 45RBI, 10.7%BB, 18.5%K, .276/.358/.380/.738
  15. Mauricio Llovera: (3-4, 4.55), 65.1IP, 28BB, 72K, 1.347WHIP, 3.9BB9, 9.9K9, 2.57K/BB
  16. Cole Irvin: (6-1, 3.94), 93.2IP, 14BB, 65K, 1.356WHIP, 1.3BB9, 6.2K9, 4.64K/BB
  17. Rodolfo Duran: 245PA, 25R, 56H, 17XBH(6HR), 23RBI, 4.1%BB, 21.6%K, .240/.273/.369/.643
  18. Parkinson, LHP: (10-9, 4.08), 119.0IP, 39BB, 118K, 1.227WHIP, 2.9BB9, 8.9K9, 3.03K/BB
  19. Deivy Grullon: 457PA, 55R, 115H, 45XBH(21HR), 77RBI, 9.6%BB, 29.1K%, .283/.354/.496/.851
  20. Damon Jones, LHP: (0-1, 6.62): 34.0IP, 26BB, 33K, 1.559WHIP, 6.9BB9, 8.7K9, 1.27K/BB
  21. Kyle Young: (1-3, 4.29), 21.0IP, 1BB, 25K, 1.048WHIP, 0.4BB9, 10.7K9, 25.00K/BB
  22. Arquimedes Gamboa: 421PA, 35R, 18XBH(5HR), 28RBI, 21/8SB, 14.0BB9, 26.6K9, .188/.305/.270/.574
  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), 56.2IP, 54BB, 83K, 1.959WHIP, 8.6BB9, 13.2K9, 1.54K/BB
  25. Dominic Pipkin: (3-4, 5.15), 71.2IP, 45BB, 44K, 1.619WHIP, 5.7BB9, 5.5K9, 0.98K/BB
  26. Kevin Gowdy: (0-6, 4.68), 77.0IP, 51BB, 53K, 1.740WHIP, 6.0BB9, 6.2K/9, 1.04K/BB
  27. Jamari Baylor: 12PA, 4R, 3H, 2XBH, 0RBI, 1BB, 2K, .273/.333/.455/.788
  28. Cornelius Randolph: 389PA, 42R, 86H, 29XBH(15HR), 44RBI, 9.5%BB, 26.2%K .247/.324/.399/.723
  29. Victor Santos: (5-10, 4.02), 105.1IP, 18BB, 89K, 1.177WHIP, 1.5BB9, 7.6K9, 4.94K/BB
  30. Connor Seabold: (3-1, 2.25), 40.0IP, 10BB, 36K, 1.125WHIP, 2.3BB9, 8.1K9, 3.60K/BB

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of September 5th … 398 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
9/5/19 – Phillies recalled 3B Maikel Franco from Lehigh Valley
9/3/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
9/3/19 – Phillies recalled LF Jose Pirela from Lehigh Valley
9/2/19 – Phillies released RHP Drew Anderson
9/2/19 – Phillies sent RHP Edubray Ramos on a rehab assignment to Reading
9/2/19 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
9/2/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP JoJo Romero from the TIL
9/1/19 – Phillies selected the contract of INF Phil Gosselin from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies selected the contract of C Deivy Grullon from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Nick Vincent from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
9/1/19 – Phillies activated OF Jay Bruce from the 10-day IL
9/1/19 – Phillies transferred LHP Adam Morgan from the 10- to the 60-day IL
9/1/19 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 60-day IL, finger
9/1/19 – Phillies designated RHP Drew Anderson for assignment
9/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Kyle Dohy from the TIL
9/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
9/1/19 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
9/1/19 – Jose Antequera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading

25 thoughts on “Playoff Recap – 9/6/2019

  1. Congratulations to Reading on making the playoffs. But I would be very interested in hearing other teams’ scouts who watched Adonis Medina in Clearwater last year give their opinion on what went wrong this year. He started off poorly, had about 4 or 5 starts that were ok, and then went South the last 4 weeks of the season. For a pitcher with his supposed stuff, he was too hittable this year. Did the Phillies tell him not to throw pitches he was comfortable with in order to work on his lesser ones in order to develop them better? Or is it a case where his stuff just went flat this year?

    1. Hard to believe that Medina would still be working on his pitches in game 3 of a playoff game. And even if he was throwing his less comfortable pitches more, it’s not all the time so he can still lean on his more comfortable pitches to get outs. Just a forgettable year of Medina.

      1. That’s why I would like to know how scouts outside the organization would assess his year. As we know with this current regime, they could find one positive about Jahlyn Ortiz’s year and spin that as a better season than the numbers indicate.

  2. All Phillies ‘ minor leaguers are going home but Dylan Cozens is playing on for the Dunham Bulls. He went 1-3 in both games played, Bulls won both games and now only need to win 1 of 3 in SWB to go to championship series.

    I couldn’t go last night but he got my family front row seats and visited for awhile before and after game. Still a real gentleman.

    1. Best wishes to him, sincerely. He’s a guy so many of us wanted to see succeed here. Charlie Manuel seemed to be making strides with him last year until somebody undid his progress. Perhaps he’ll be an impact player over time as a testimonial against the nonsense and non-development that’s currently going on in the Phillies system. The raw talent is there. Tampa has shown they can develop talent. We’ll see…

  3. Is Medina another player the minor league system can’t develop or another overvalued prospect.

  4. Thank you for another great season jim! I very much appreciate all the work you do for us. I find it hard to still consider Medina a Top 10 prospect after this wasted season.

  5. Thanks Jim for the many hours you put in to keeping this going all season. Best of luck to your wife, and to you, on the difficult road ahead.
    Medina is not a top 10 prospect to me, maybe not even top 20. He hasn’t developed at all although there’s still time. On to the AFL for some.
    As for the next steps here, let’s let the Instructs and the AFL play out before we get into the off season stuff.

  6. Thank you Jim, for providing excellent work thru the year and past years and all the time and dedication devoted to the site.
    Praying for your wife as she goes thru the surgery next week.

  7. Thoughts and prayers for you and your wife Jim. See you in March at the training complex.

  8. Thanks to Jim for this great venue for sharing our love and frustrations of Phillies baseball morning, noon and night. I need a life, but in the meantime this is my hideout. God’s grace and healing power to your lady.

  9. This: “Nick Maton made it close with an RBI single in the eighth.” gave me a good chuckle.

    I just wanted to echo the sentiments and give a hearty thanks to Jim for all of his hard work on this site. Like many others, I find myself coming here in the morning, and one of my coworkers looks forward to my prospect updates as soon as I get into work. I also love the tone of the discussions (almost always cordial and helpful) and how so many folks contribute.

    Best of luck to you and your wife Jim.


  10. Jim; this blog has been “a first in the morning click” for me since June.. Thank you… You and your wife are in my prayers..

  11. Also wanted to say many thanks to Jim for the season’s worth of recaps and first-hand accounts of the contests in Clearwater. Looking forward to your reports on instructs if you have the time to be there.
    My best to your wife with her medical concerns.

    … and … just wanted to leave this here for Romus:

    1. Hinkie……may be the last HR in the Phillies org for Darick Hall.
      Some AL teams, like the Tigers. Os, Royals or Mariners may take a run at him in the Rule 5.
      Hate to see him go and then end up being the next Max Muncy type hitting player, but he will not move Hoskins so he should probably go for a better opportunity.

      1. If Hall goes, it will probably be via a trade. It’s rare when guys who strictly play 1B get taken in the rule 5. Not saying it’s impossible. Just saying I’d be pretty surprised to see him get drafted away.

  12. Jim, Thanks for your great work. And you are one heckuva good writer, too. Enjoy your humor.

    Prayers to you and your wife.

    I look forward to a winter of Phuture Phillies, though I’ll miss those boxscores and your summaries.

  13. Jim – thanks again for all you do! We appreciate it so much. Good luck to your wife – we will say our prayers for her!

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