Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/12/2021

Our four affiliates went 1-3 last night.  Clearwater dropped a one-run game.  Lehigh Valley won a one-run game.  Reading suffered a blowout.  And, Jersey Shore dropped a one-run decision.

Clearwater (4-4) lost to Fort Myers, 6-5.  The game see-sawed back-and-forth through the first three innings with the Threshers emerging with a one-run lead which they held until the sixth inning.

Victor Vargas lived through a nightmare first inning – walk, single, single (out, 8-2), single (run), single, single (run), K, single (run), …

Gabriel Yanez gave up his first run of the season in 2.0 IP allowing 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.

Eduar Segovia gave up his first 2 runs of the season and took the loss.  He pitched 3.0 innings allowing 3 hits, a walk, and a hit batter.  He struck out two.

Nick Lackney went the final 2.0 innings allowing a hit and a walk and striking out three.

The Threshers scored first on Johan Rojas’ solo HR in the first inning.  They tied the game in the top of the second on Baron Radcliff’s 2-run HR, his second in as many games.  And they took the lead in the top of the third on DJ Stewart’s 2-run single.

Casey Martin went 2-5 with a run scored and double.

Hunter Markwardt went 2-4 with 2 stolen bases.

Johan Rojas had the outfield assist at the plate.

Through eight games, the top 3 spots in the batting order have remained the same – Rojas, Garcia, Martin.  Rojas has anchored the outfield in center in all 8 games.  Garcia and Martin have flipped between the two middle infield positions.  Both are very capable with Garcia getting the edge in my opinion.  I heard Martin was fast.  He’s even faster than I anticipated.  Now that Corbin Williams has been demoted, Martin is probably the fastest guy on the team.

Lehigh Valley (6-2) beat Scranton, 3-2.  The IronPigs took the lead in the first inning and held it until the eighth when Scranton forged ahead. Lehigh went back in front in the ninth and held on for the win.

Travis Jankowski singled to leasd off the first inning.  He advanced on a passed ball and scored on Ronald Torreyes’ RBI double.  Then the pitchers took over.

Bailey Falter pitched 5.0 innings allowing 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out seven.

Archie Bradley pitched a scoreless rehab inning.

David Paulino pitched 2.0 innings blowing the save and getting the win.  He gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  He struck out two and gave up 2 sac flies, a passed ball, and hit a batter.

Mauricio Llovera pitched the final inning dodging a hit and walk and striking out one for the save.

The IronPigs went ahead in the eight on Cornelius Randolph’s 2-run HR driving in Edgar Cabral who had walked.

Randolph went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI, HR (1).

Reading (2-6) lost to Bowie, 9-0.  

The Phils managed just 4 singles.  They struck out 14 times.  The averages of their starters last night were .250,.310,.238,.174,.125,.095,.154,.130,.250.  A pitcher has to be almost perfect. Last night they weren’t.

Colton Eastman was good for three innings but ran into trouble in the fourth. Andrew Brown got into his own trouble in the fifth.  Brown and Zach Warren both inherited a runner and allowed him to score. Mark Potter and Jake Hernandez pitched ell in the last two innings.

  1. Eastman – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 WP
  2. Brown – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
  3. Warren – 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  4. Potter – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  5. Hernandez – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Jersey Shore( 3-5) lost to Wilmington, 1-0, an old-time pitching duel that remained scoreless into the eighth inning.

Jonathan Hughes tip-toed through a minefield of base runners in his 2.2 innings.  He allowed3 hits, 4 walks, and struck out four.

Billy Sullivan stranded two inherited runners and struck out three in 1.1 innings.

Josh Hendrickson retired 9 consecutive batters including 6 strikeouts.

Braden Zarbnisky suffered the loss after a two-out HR in the eighth. He had struck out the first two batters.

Even with just 3 hits, the BlueClaws used 5 walks a catcher’s interference, and 2 stolen bases by Jonathan Guzman to mount several scoring opportunities.  They loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but couldn’t get the hit that would push even one run across.

GCL Phillies East and GCL Phillies West (runs 6/28 thru 9/12)

DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White (starts 5/30)

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 12th … there are 303 players in the org

Today’s Transactions in bold text. Watched a four-inning intrasquad game Wednesday.  The following players have turned up at XST – INF Uziel Viloria, INF Ruben Tejada, INF Juan Herrera, INF Wilson Valdez, C Edward Barboza, OF Jefferson Encarnacion, OF Felix Reyes.

5/12/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Archie Bradley on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
5/12/2021 – RHP Kyle Glogoski assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/12/2021 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
5/12/2021 – Clearwater placed RHP Gunner Mayer on the 7-day IL
5/11/2021 – OF Corbin Williams assigned to Extended Spring Training from Clearwater
5/11/2021 – OF Baron Radcliff assigned to Clearwater from Extended Spring Training
2/13/2021 – SS Alfredo Alderete assigned to DSL Red
2/13/2021 – RHP Daniel Mejia assigned to DSL Red
2/02/2021 – LHP Jesus Garibaldi assigned to DSL Red
2/02/2021 – OF Raylin Heredia assigned to DSL White
2/02/2021 – C Dervin Andrade assigned to DSL White
2/02/2021 – RHP Ender Paz assigned to DSL White

18 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/12/2021

    1. Agreed Hinkie. Billy Sullivan throws heat and has started off well. He made impression at Instructionals last year such that BA noted him in article of minor leaguers throwing heat!

      The potentially strong haul of UFAs that you and others highlighted last year is already showing small signs of fruit.

      I posted about Noah Skirrow yesterday.

      1. Yeah, John. The Phillies UDFA class was phenomenal last year. Sullivan, Skirrow, and Blake Brown may have all been day two picks had the 2020 draft been longer than 5 rounds. The Jake McKenna signing was off-the-charts good. My only complaint was the team signed no UDFA bats.

        1. rocco … that gun was up to 4 MPH light, according to the broadcasters. Billy Sullivan and Blake Brown have hit 99-100 in the past.

  1. Can see Casey Martin, barring an injury or prolonged slump, getting a mid-season promo to Jersey Shore. Hitting against SEC pitchers a few years back has been beneficial for him.

      1. yes, its going to be a nightmare re-training our brains to the new order of A-ball levels.

  2. Randolph actually hit his go ahead from behind 2 run homer in the 9th. Very clutch. Good for him because he has really struggled at AAA so far.
    The offense at Reading and Jersey Shore is terrible. I wouldn’t be surprised to see early player promotions if they think it can help. I could see Martin and Stott both get bumped up a level if their hitting continues.
    Falter pitched great which I’m sure caught the attention of folks in Philly.

    1. I just looked at team hitting stats. CLW is .261/.336/.415/.752; LHV is .230/.333/.327/.660. Reading .194/.290/.325/.615. Jersey Shore is ..128/.262/.204/.466. At JS, I think that every hitter should switch to the opposite side of the plate to hit. They certainly can’t do worse. Maybe we should chalk it up to the cold versus warm weather. All team north of Florida are still slumbering from their warm winter’s nap Sorry, I’ve been having a rotten day so far and took it out on the farm teams.

    2. Falter was added to the 40 man in November and made his major league debut earlier this year – why would yesterday’s performance catch the attention of folks in Philly? Don’t you think they are already paying attention?

      1. 5 shutout innings is a big deal especially if he can back it up in his next start. Not one starting pitcher in the system has had back to back starts like that. Yes Falter is on the 40 but it will take multiple great performances to get up to the majors to stay.

        1. First, Falter is behind Spencer Howard in the promotion order for 2021.

          Second, there needs to be an opening in the rotation. VV has pitched much better as a starter and Chase Anderson has been adequate. They won’t lose their spot unless they really go off the rails.

          Falter needs to care of business at Lehigh. If he ends the season with solid numbers that shows he has nothing left to prove in the minors, he’ll go into ST with a chance at a starting rotation job. That should be Falter’s goal. Same with Spencer Howard.

  3. I was asking about Brian Radcliff last week and here he is! He is now one of my favorite minor leaguers, forgot all about Dylan Cozens.
    Casey Martin might rush up the ladder and make Kingery a footnote in Phillies’ history.

  4. I guess that 70 rated run tool from Casey Martin is legit.

    Come on Cornelius make me look bad, I hope he figures it out.

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