Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/28/2021

Three games were rained out last night.  Clearwater’s wasn’t as they lost their fourth straight game, all to the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Miami Marlins affiliate.  Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Jersey City were all rained out.  All will be made up as seven-inning doubleheaders Saturday.  (We have company arriving Saturday.  Recaps may become much shorter for the remainder of this series and the next.  Sorry.)

Clearwater (9-13) lost to Jupiter, 6-0. 

Mick Abel pitched a career-high 3.2 innings before he was replaced.  Abel allowed one run on 3 hits and one walk.  He struck out three.  Carlos Francisco struck out the only batter he faced to close out the fourth inning.  Dylan Castaneda reached the inning pitch limit of 25 pitches in the fifth inning and lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits, a walk, and a strikeout.  Newly promoted Alejandro Made gave up 3 unearned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings.  Gabriel Yanez pitched one, 2-hit inning and struck out two.  JP Woodward pitched one perfect inning with a strikeout.

The Threshers managed just 3 hits, one walk, 2 hits batters, and 2 batters reached base on errors.  Casey Martin (.253) went 2-4 with a double.  Nicolas Torres had the only other hit.  Ben Pelletier picked up an outfield assist when a batter tried to stretch a single off Abel.

Casey Martin was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on an infield error (that the announcers initially thought was a hit).  The first baseman alertly rifled the ball to the catcher.   Two errors by Martin lead to 4 of the unearned runs.

Abel threw 56 pitches (32 strikes), one over his pitch limit.  However, he was permitted to pitch into the fourth inning after having reached 51 pitches.  He retired the first batter on a first-pitch ground out.  He was allowed another batter and struck him out swinging on 4 pitches.  His limits should be raised next month to four innings and 65 pitches.

Abel’s fastball averaged 96 mph on 36 pitches.  His range was 94-97 with one pitch at 93 mph.  Twelve sliders averaged 83 mph with a range of 82-85 mph.  Three curve balls averaged 80 mph.  Five changeups averaged 88 mph.

FWIW, Abel threw 18 fastballs in the first two innings and 18 fastballs in his final 1.2 innings.  He averaged 95.9 mph in the first and second innings, 95.4 mph in the third and fourth.

Osiris Johnson is Jupiter’s second baseman.  The announcers said he’s a cousin of Jimmy Rollins.  Must be.  He went 0-4 with 4 popups.  Just kidding, only one popup.

Lehigh Valley (13-8) postponed, rain.  Make up as DH on 5/29.

Reading (4-17) postponed, rain.  Make up as DH on 5/29.

Jersey Shore (9-12) postponed, rain.  Make up as DH on 5/29.

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 28th … there are 305 players in the org

Today’s Transactions in bold text.  None today.

5/28/2021 – RHP Carlo Reyes assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
5/28/2021 – RHP Alejandro Made assigned to Clearwater from GCL East
5/28/2021 – RHP Ramón Rosso cleared waivers and outrighted to Lehigh Valley
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

4 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/28/2021

    1. In my opinion:

      He looks good enough. Better than the guys at the major league level. Better than Lehigh Valley. As good or better than Gamboa at Reading. Maybe a touch below Guzman but probably better range and arm than Stott at Jersey Shore. And, side-by-side, I’d play Garcia at SS and Martin at second, but it’s closer than I would have expected.

      So, yeah he can stick if the bat plays.

  1. “……..cousin of Jimmy Rollins. Must be. He went 0-4 with 4 popups.”…now that is funny.

  2. Martin is getting more hits than I anticipated TBH, I wonder about his approach.

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