Our affiliates went 2-2 last night. Clearwater beat Dunedin behind solid pitching and some key hitting. Lehigh Valley lost in a walk-off. Reading got stomped. And, Jersey Shore supported some strong pitching with a walk-off of their own.
Clearwater (8-9) beat Dunedin, 5-3.
Mick Abel pitched three near-perfect innings allowing a ground ball single and striking out four. Dylan Castaneda went four innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, a walk, and 4 strikeouts. Carlos Francisco pitched the final two innings and gave up a ninth-inning run on 2 walks and a hit with 2 strikeouts.
The Threshers scored 3 runs in the second inning on a 2-out, 2-run double by Rixon Wingrove and an RBI single by Ben Pelletier. They added 2 more runs in the fifth on Luis Garcia’s sac fly and Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI single.
Rojas had 2 of the Threshers’6 hits and stole 2 bases (6). Casey Martin stole his 8th base.
Threshers’ pitchers issued 3 walks, 2 of them scored.
Abel threw just 35 pitches, 23 strikes. His FB range was 94-97, he sat 95-97 and averaged 96 mph. He got all 4 Ks swinging, 3 of them on offspeed pitches. The stadium called them CB, Statcast called them sliders. He really looked sharp. I would have liked to see another inning.
Lehigh Valley (10-7) lost to Syracuse, 9-8.
Syracuse scored in 7 of 9 innings and walked off with the win. Every pitcher contributed to the scoring.
Julian Garcia gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in three innings. Ethan Evanko gave up 4 runs on 5 hits in two innings. JD Hammer gave up a solo HR and a walk in two innings and struck out five. Ramon Rosso gave up one run on 2 hits in one inning. Neftali Feliz didn’t get an out in the ninth, issuing a walk and single. He avoided an earned run when the runner from third scored on a passed ball. (yeah, another walk scores)
The IronPigs put 8 runs on the board, 6 of them scoring in the last 3 innings.
They scored a run in the first inning on a fielding error. They scored again in the fifth on an RBI single by Roman Quinn. Trailing by five they mounted their comeback with 2 runs in the seventh on a double-play and a wild pitch. They tied the game with 3 runs in the eighth on a 2-run HR (3) by Darick Hall and a solo HR (4) by Cornelius Randolph. They tied the game again in the ninth on Ryan Cordell’s solo HR (2) in the ninth.
Luke Williams (.368), Quinn, and Ruben Tejada had 2 hits each. Quinn had an outfield assist. Garcia picked a runner off base.
Reading (3-14) lost to Akron, 11-0. New losing streak at three games.
Daniel Brito had 2 of the Phils’ five hits.
Francisco Morales (0-3, 18.69) lasted one, 35-pitch inning. He gave up 5 runs (4 ER) on 3 hits (including a HR), 2 walks, his throwing error on a pickoff, and a wild pitch. Braden Zarbniskey lasted 2.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. TylerCarr lasted 1.2innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits. Nick Lackney pitched two scoreless, hitless innings but did walk four. Austin Ross gave up a hit and a walk in one scoreless inning.
Jersey Shore (8-9) beat Winston-Salem, 3-2 in ten.
BlueClaws’ pitchers limited the Dash to 3 hits and 2walks.
Noah Skirrow four no-hit innings walking one batter and striking out six. Kevin Gowdy retired 7 batters in a row before issuing a walk and 2-run HR. (oops, another walk scores) He finished with four innings, 2 runs, 2 hits, a walk, and 2 K. Victor Santos gave up one hit in two innings and picked up the win.
The BlueClaws collected just 6 hits but also drew 8 walks. They tied the game with solo HRs, one by Herbert Iser in the seventh and one by Keaton Greenwalt in the eighth. They scored the golden run in overtime on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single.
Bryson Stott walked 3 times, Vito Friscia and Greenwalt twice each. Friscia also doubled. Hunter Markwardt (2) and Guzman (6) stole bases.
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 22nd … there are 303 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (5/22)
- organization’s injury list (5/22)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (5/22)
Today’s Transactions in bold text.
5/22/2021 – Phillies placed LHP Matt Moore on the 10-day IL, lower back spasms
5/22/2021 – RHP Brendan Bell assigned to Clearwater from GCL East
5/21/2021 – Phillies sent CF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
5/21/2021 – Phillies placed C J.T. Realmuto on the 10-day IL, left hand contusion
5/21/2021 – Phillies activated RF Matt Joyce
5/21/2021 – RHP Billy Sullivan assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
5/20/2021 – SS Sal Gozzo assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/20/2021 – OF Corbin Williams assigned to Reading from XST