Our affiliates went 3 for 4 last night. Clearwater won in sudden-death overtime (bottom of the tenth) against their biggest rival, Dunedin. Over the years, the Blue Jays have played the Marlins to the Threshers’ Phillies. Lehigh Valley won behind some solid pitching. Reading lost a close one to Akron. And, Jersey Shore one-hit Winston-Salem.
Clearwater (7-6) beat Dunedin, 5-4 in ten innings.
This was a very exciting game. Tense, edge of your seat drama. And finally, exhilaration.
Clearwater scored first. Johan Rojas doubled off the centerfield wall to lead off the first inning. He scored on D.J Stewart’s RBI single.
Eduard Segovia pitched solidly during his 3.2 innings. He was relieved after striking out the leadoff batter in the fourth.
- Segovia – 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 63 pitches, 39 strikes
J.P. Woodward came in and finished the inning pitching around a couple base runners. He gave up a leadoff single to start the fifth but rehabbing Matt Joyce would take over the inning after that. The next batter lifted a high fly ball to leftfield. Joyce retreated to the wall and timed his jump to bring the ball back. He landed on the warning track and threw to the cutoff. The base runner had rounded second on the play and was unable to get back before he was doubled off first. The next batter lifted a ball into the LCF gap. Joyce caught the ball on the run. Only a jerk would point out that he slightly overran the ball and almost missed it. Okay, I’m a jerk. The only reason I feel it is necessary to point out is that there were some other balls to left that he seemed to lack the speed to get to.
- Woodward – 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 18 pitches, 10 strikes
The Threshers tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on Stewart’s ground out. Victor Vargas took over and gave up 2 runs in the sixth. He retired 6 of 7 batters in the next two innings.
- Vargas – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 45 strikes, 28 strikes
After falling behind by 2 runs in the sixth, Carlos De La Cruz cut the deficit to one run with a solo HR into the leftfield terrace. The Threshers tied the game in the eighth. Casey Martin worked a walk with one out. Martin stole second and scored the tying run on Rixon Wingrove’s RBI single.
Carlo Reyes pitched the rest of the way. He worked out of a little jam in the ninth and struck out two batters in the tenth after the ghost runner reached third with one out.
- Reyes – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 39 pitches, 23 strikes
Abrahan Gutierrez ended any drama in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single.
- Rojas went 1-5 with a R, double, and 5 hard-hit balls; .220
- Luis Garcia went 0-4 with a R, BB; .222
- Joyce went 1-2 with a BB
- Stewart sent 2-4, 2 RBI, BB; .370
- Gutierrez went 1-4 with an RBI, BB; .394
- Martin went 0-3, BB; .231
- Radcliff went 0-3 with a BB
- De La Cruz went 2-4 with a R, RBI, double, HR (1); .350
Martin had a stolen base (7). Joyce had an outfield assist.
- We had an active ABS system last night. Matt Joyce gave the umpire a couple looks during his first at bat.
- I find it funny that catchers are still framing and holding their glove behind the plate waiting for the call.
- Rojas made solid contact in all 5 of his at bats
- Rojas double went to centerfield, the fielder had over shifted toward right and couldn’t get to the hard-hit ball
- Stewart’s RBI single in the first inning was sooo smooth into CF
- Funny how a pitcher can look so dominant in one inning and not the next
- Garcia made a great stop on a ball far to his right in the hole but no chance at first base. His throw was strong and on target though
- CDLC’s HR was a scorching line drive
- With the Threshers rallying in the fifth, Joyce was doubled off second on a line drive to the third baseman. I think this is scored wrong on GameDay.
- Of three early walks, two scored. Throw strikes.
Lehigh Valley (8-5) beat Syracuse, 7-3.
Solid start from Bailey Falter and solid back-end relief allowing the IronPigs to rally for the win.
Lehigh Valley tied the game in the fourth inning when Edgar Cabral was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. They took a short-lived lead on Mickey Moniak’s sac fly in the fifth.
Trailing 3-2, the IronPigs scored five times in the seventh. They tied the game on a fielder’s choice and fielding error. They went ahead on a wild pitch. Austin Listi’s 2-run single padded the lead. Cabral’s RBI double capped the scoring.
- Travis Jankowski went 2-3 with a run scored. He’s hitting .310 for the season.
- Luke Williams went 0-4 with a run scored and walk. He’s hitting .340.
- Cornelius Randolph went 2-4. He’s hitting .257.
- Cabral went 1-2 with 2 RBI, a walk, and HBP. He’s hitting.300.
- Listi went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI, and a walk. He’s hitting.196.
IronPigs batters only struck out 3 times.
Falter gave up a 2-out, solo HR in the first inning. Hew pitched around a couple base runners and was lifted in the fifth inning after a strikeout, 2 outs, and a runner on first.
- Falter – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 72 pitches, 51 strikes
Bryan Mitchell got the final out in the fifth and went on to surrender 2 runs in the sixth.
- Mitchell – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 29 pitches, 20 strikes
Damon Jones took over in the seventh. He gave up 2 singles but Cornelius Randolph gunned down the lead runner at third.
- Jones – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K, 16 pitches, 10 strikes
Kyle Dohy came in for the eighth. He retired the first batter then walked the bases loaded and was lifted.
- Dohy – 0.1 IP, 3 BB, 18 pitches, 4 strikes
Neftali Feliz relieved and struck out the next two batters to escape the inning. He gave up two singles to start the ninth, then struck out the side.
- Feliz – 1.2 IO, 2 H, 5 K, 26 pitches, 20 strikes, stranded 3 of 3 inherited runners
With baseball’s weird rules, Mitchell was awarded the win.
Reading (2-11) lost to Akron, 3-1, their 8th straight loss.
The Phils only run came in the fourth inning on Nick Matera’s solo HR (3). It tied the game for a couple innings.
- Dalton Guthrie went 2-5; .170
- Matera went 1-3, R, RBI, BB, HR (3); .292
- Stephen went 1-4; .125
- Miller went 1-3, BB; .222
- Fitch went 1-3, HBP; .278
- Hearn went 1-4, HBP; .133
James McArthur got the start and allowed a run on a wild pitch in the first inning. After the wild pitch, he retired 10 batters in a row.
- McArthur – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 50 pitches, 31 strikes
Colton Eastman retired the side in order in the fifth and seventh, but gave up 2 runs in the sixth.
- Eastman – 3.0, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 42 pitches, 27 strikes
Jonathan Henningan pitched the eighth and navigated around a two-out walk successfully.
- Hennigan – 1,0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K, 17 pitches, 8 strikes
Fitch and Guthrie successfully stole bases.
Jersey Shore(5-8) beat Winston-Salem, 5-0. They held the Dash to one hit.
Josh Hendrickson pitched four, one-hit innings striking out seven. Jared Hughes picked up the win with three scoreless innings. Riley Wilson and Billy Sullivan pitched clean innings.
- Hendrickson – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 7 K, balk, 57 pitches, 37 strikes
- Hughes – 3.0 IP, 3 K, 49 pitches, 31 strikes
- Wilson – 1.0 IP, 1 K, 10 pitches, 7 strikes
- Sullivan – 1.0 IP, 1 K, 8 pitches, 5 strikes
The Phils scored the only run they would need in the first inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI double. They added 2 more runs in the fifth on Bryson Stott’s 2-run HR (4). They tacked on 2 more runs in the seventh on Rudy Rott’s 2-run single.
- Stott went 2-4 with 2 R, 2 RBI, HR (4); .263/1.067
- O’Hoppe went 2-4 with a R, double; .267/.787
- Ortiz went 1-3 with a R, RBI, BB, double; .234
- Rott went 1-3 with an RBI, BB; .233
- Chris Cornelius went 1-4 with a R, triple; .174
- Hunter Markwardt went 1-4; .429/.978
GCL Phillies East and GCL Phillies West (runs 6/28 thru 9/12)
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White (starts 7/12 thru 10/2)
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 18th … there are 303 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (5/18)
- organization’s injury list (5/18)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (5/18)
Today’s Transactions in bold text.
5/18/2021 – Phillies placed SS Scott Kingery on the 7-day IL, concussion
5/18/2021 – Phillies placed LHP JoJo Romero on the 60-day IL, left elbow sprain
5/18/2021 – Phillies placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 10-day IL, right elbow impingement
5/18/2021 – Phillies sent RF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
5/18/2021 – Phillies activated RHP Archie Bradley
5/18/2021 – 2B Ruben Tejada assigned to Lehigh Valley
5/18/2021 – C Chris Burke assigned to GCL East from Clearwater
5/18/2021 – SS Sal Gozzo assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/18/2021 – RHP Mark Potter assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading