Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/26/2021

A postponement due to rain shortened the affiliated schedule to 3 games.  Our guys went 2-1 with some very exciting endings.  Clearwater failed to score the ghost runner twice and lost in eleven.  Lehigh Valley took a no-hitter into the ninth before closing out a one-hitter.  Reading was the rain out.  And, Jersey Shore came back to tie in the ninth and won on a slam in the tenth.


Clearwater (9-11) lost to Jupiter, 5-4 in 11 innings. 

Clearwater rallied to tie twice.  They failed to score in two overtime frames and the Hammerheads scored the golden run in the bottom of the eleventh inning.

Rodolfo Sanchez pitched 3.1 innings and gave up 2 hits on 3 runs and 2 walks while striking out three.  Gabriel Yanez came in and allowed both inherited runners to score.  He lasted 0.2 innings, gave up a double, and struck out a batter.  Jordi Martinez pitched 3.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk with no strikeouts.  JP Woodward pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.  Tyler Burch pitched both overtime innings.  He logged 1.0+ innings allowing two hits and a ghost runner to score.

Piggyback partners Sanchez and Martinez threw 61 and 55 pitches respectively.

The Threshers scored 2 runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Casey Martin and Abrahan Gutierrez.  DJ Stewart was cut down at the plate on Gutierrez’ base hit.  They tied the game on Juan Aparicio’s solo HR in the seventh, his first of the season, occurring on his birthday.  The Threshers rallied to tie again in the eighth on Gutierrez’ sac fly.

Martin (.253) went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI.  Gutierrez (.373) went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a SF.  Luis Garcia doubled in 4 AB, scored 2 runs, and walked.  Nicolas Torres stole his second base.  Johan Rojas was thrown out stealing for the first time this season.  Torres also had an outfield assist from LF.


Lehigh Valley (13-7) beat Worcester, holding them to one hit, 6-0.

Lehigh Valley no-hit the Sox into the ninth inning when Jeff Singer got dinged for a legit base hit.  He then retired the final two batters to end the one-hitter.

Cristopher Sanchez pitched 5.1, no-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out eight.  He was lifted with one on (fielding error) and one out (K) in the sixth having thrown 71 pitches and having reached his pitch limit (70).  Bryan Mitchell stranded the base runner and tossed 1.2 perfect innings.  JD Hammer pitched a one-walk eighth.  And, Singer faced the minimum in the ninth.

The IronPigs scored all their runs in a 6-run fourth inning.  Travis Jankowski walked with the bases loaded to start the parade.  Ruben Tejada brought home a run with an RBI single.  Cornelius Randolph’s bases-loaded walk forced in the third run.  Ryan Cordell’s sac fly plated the fourth.  CJ Chatham’s 2-run triple brought home the final runs of the inning.

Ruben Tejada, Darick Hall, and Edgar Cabral had 2 hits each.  Cabral had the IronPigs’ other extra base hit, a double.


Reading (3-16) postponed, DH Thursday.  Losing streak still at five games.


Jersey Shore (9-11) beat Hudson Valley, 6-3 in ten innings.

Jersey Shore scored first but had to rally to tie in the ninth.  They put the game out of reach with a 4-spot in the extra time.

Jack Perkins pitched 4.1, one-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Blake Brown tossed one inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out one.  Aiden Anderson stranded two inherited runners and retired two batters, striking out one.  DominicPipkin pitched three solid innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk while striking out two.  He garnered the win.  Aneury Zabala pitched the bottom of the tenth and gave up the ghost runner on one hit and struck out a batter.

Piggyback partners Perkins and Pipkin threw 58 and 45 pitches respectively.

Hunter Markwardt put the BlueClaws on the board first with an RBI single in the fifth inning.  Bryson Stott tied the game in the ninth with a two-out, RBI single.  His game-winning hit came after Manager Chris Adamson was ejected for arguing an out call at home plate on a double steal.  The BlueClaws went ahead in the tenth on Nate Fassnacht’s two-out grand slam.

Jhailyn Ortiz went 2-5 with a run scored.  Nate Fassnacht went 2-3 with a run scored, 4 RBI, double, HR (1), and 2 walks.  Markwardt stole his 4th base, Ortiz his first, Keaton Greenwalt two (3), and Stott his third.  The only caught stealing was the argued call at the plate.

What makes me curious is why with runners on the corners, one out, and one of their best hitters at the plate in Stott are they trying a double steal.


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 26th … there are 305 players in the org


Today’s Transactions in bold text.

5/26/2021 – Phillies placed SS Scott Kingery on the 10-day IL, concussion
5/26/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed 2B Luke Williams on the TIL, Olympic Team
5/26/2021 – Reading placed RHP Joel Cesar on the 7-day IL, right elbow strain
5/25/2021 – Phillies placed RF Bryce Harper on the 10-day IL, left forearm contusion
5/25/2021 – Phillies signed FA RF Jorge Bonifacio to an MiLB contract
5/25/2021 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn
5/25/2021 – Lehigh Valley transferred LHP Kyle Dohy to the Development List
5/25/2021 – OF Jorge Bonifacio assigned to Reading
5/25/2021 – LHP Nick Lackney assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
5/25/2021 – RHP Aidan Anderson assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
5/25/2021 – C Freddy Francisco assigned to Clearwater from GCL West

4 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/26/2021

      1. “What makes me curious is why with runners on the corners, one out, and one of their best hitters at the plate in Stott are they trying a double steal.”

        Good question……perhaps a development thing, exposing players to something different and see how they react.

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