Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/29/2021

With three doubleheaders, seven games were played last night.  Clearwater rallied to win the only nine-inning game.  Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Jersey Shore each dropped both games of their doubleheaders.  Matt Moore made a rehab start. 

Clearwater (10-13) beat Jupiter, 4-3.  The Threshers fell behind 3-0 and put up a crooked number in the seventh to pull out the win.

Rixon Wingrove got the rally started with a leadoff HR in the seventh.  The Threshers then loaded the bases on Ben Pelletier’s double, Baron Radcliff’s walk, and Juan Aparicio’s hit by pitch, still with nobody out.  Nicolas Torres tied the game with a two-run double (only one RBI because of a fielding error in the outfield).  After a pitching change, Casey Martin brought home the go-ahead run with a sac fly.  That was it.  (Looks like they tried a double steal that resulted in an out at the plate.

Eduar Segovia (64 pitches, 40 strikes) pitched 3.1 innings and gave up two runs (none earned) on two hits, a walk, and two hit batters.  Brendan Bell stranded an inherited runner and got the final two outs of the inning with two strikeouts.  Victor Vargas (57 pitches, 41 strikes) picked up his second win.  He pitched four innings and allowed one run on five hits.  He walked none and struck out five.  Tyler Burch picked up his first save with two strikeouts in one inning of one-hit ball.

(Note that the Hammerheads’ starter pitched six innings and threw 89 pitches.  There are different ways to approach development after the pandemic.)

Lehigh Valley (13-10) lost dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Worcester, 4-2 and 4-2.

Game One: The IronPigs were done in by two, two-run home runs.

The IronPigs took an early lead on Ruben Tejada’s RBI single in the third inning.  After falling behind they tied the game in the fifth on Sal Gozzo’s RBI double. CJ Chatham had two of the IronPigs six hits.

Matt Moore made a rehab start and allowed one hit in three innings and struck out five.  Julain Garcia pitched 3.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks.  He struck out five.  Enyel De Los Santos got the final two outs of the game with two strikeouts.

Game Two:  The IronPigs blew an early lead and lost 4-2 again.

The IronPigs took the lead with two runs in the second inning on Ryan Cordell’s solo HR (5) and Edgar Cabral’s RBI double.  Cabral went 2-3 with an RBI.

Bailey Falter (80 pitches, 54 strikes) pitched 4.2, shutout innings on 3 hits and one walk.  He struck out nine.  Damon Jones took the loss giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 0.1 innings.  He left with the bases loaded.  Jeff Singer pitched an inning and allowed 3 inherited runners and blowing the save.  Brady Lail pitched one inning and allowed 2 base runners on a walk and a hit.

Reading (4-19) lost dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Richmond, 2-1 and 6-4.

Game One: The Phils went 3-11 with runners in scoring position, but could only score one run, losing 2-1.

The Phils tied the game with a run in the first inning on Daniel Brito’s RBI single.  Dalton Guthrie went 2-3.

Ethan Lindow pitched five innings.  He gave up two runs on five hits, walked none, and struck out six.  Billy Sullivan pitched a scoreless inning but allowed a hit and two walks.  Zach Warren pitched a clean ninth with a strikeout.

Game Two:  The Phils rallied from a six-run deficit but fell short, 6-4.

Trailing by six runs, the Phils scored four runs in the fifth inning on Jorge Bonifacio’s two-run single, Madison Stoke’s fielder’s choice/throwing error, and Dalton Guthrie’s force out.  Bonifacio went 2-4 with 2 RBI.

James McArthur (63 pitches, 41 strikes) pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  Brian Marconi allowed his inherited runner to score.  He pitched 2.1 innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and struck out six.  Austin Ross pitched two scoreless innings walking two and striking out three.

Jersey Shore (9-14) suffered a doubleheader sweep by Hudson Valley, 2-0 and 4-3.

Game One: The BlueClaws were one-hit by the Renegades, losing 2-0.

Rudy Rott got their only hit, a single, in the fifth inning.  He was picked off.  Hunter Markwardt and Bryson Stott walked to start the game but were stranded.  Their only other base runner was a Markwardt walk in the seventh.

Kevin Gowdy started for the BlueClaws.  He went 3.2 innings and was lifted after throwing 64 pitches (41 strikes).  He allowed one run on five hits and one walk.  He struck out four.  The run scored on an infield single that he deflected to the second baseman.  Aidan Anderson pitched the final 2.1 innings.  He gave two hits including a solo HR and two walks.  He struck out three.

Game Two:  The BlueClaws tied the game in the seventh but lost the game in the bottom of the inning, 4-3.

The BlueClaws pulled within one run when they scored two runs in the fifth on RBI doubles by Bryson Stott’s Rudy Rott.  They tied the game in the top of the seventh on Stott’s solo HR (5).  Stott, Hunter Markwardt, and Rott each had three hits.

Noah Skirrow (86 pitches, 47 strikes) pitched three innings.  He gave up three runs on four hits and four walks.  He struck out six.  Carlo Reyes allowed a hit and struck out four in two innings.  Aneury Zabala pitched 1.1 innings and gave up the game-winning run on two hits.  He struck out three.

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 29th … there are 305 players in the org

Today’s Transactions in bold text.  None today.

5/29/2021 – Phillies activated C J.T. Realmuto from the 10-day IL
5/29/2021 – Phillies optioned C Rafael Marchan to Lehigh Valley
5/29/2021 – Phillies sent LHP Matt Moore on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
5/29/2021 – Lehigh Valley transferred LHP Rob Kaminsky from the 7- to the 60-day IL
5/29/2021 – Clearwater placed LHP J.P. Woodward on the TIL
5/29/2021 – Clearwater placed 1B D.J. Stewart on the 7-day IL
5/28/2021 – RHP Ramón Rosso cleared waivers and outrighted to Lehigh Valley
5/28/2021 – RHP Carlo Reyes assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
5/28/2021 – RHP Alejandro Made assigned to Clearwater from GCL East
5/26/2021 – 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

24 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/29/2021

  1. Any word on Gowdy’s velo?

    Also, Stott is 23 with a 1000 OPS in High A. Move him up to Reading and let him get 3 months there. If that goes reasonably well, AAA next year.

    1. Ideally, Stott should finish this season at Reading at a decent performance. Then he could could get some ABs at ST, go to Lehigh, possibly get called up due to infield injuries. Then take over SS in 2023 (once Didi is gone).

  2. Very encouraging play from Stott. Agree it is time fo move him up. He has proven what he needs to prove in A ball

  3. DJ Stewart also looks ready for call up to Jersey Shore. His slash is .353/.413/.529 with a .943 OPS. He has 3 HRs and 21 RBIs. He’s only 22 so no reason to push him upquickly but his numbers so far are asking for call up.

      1. I enjoy your column in the Lancaster news paper! Thanks for the occasional prospect talk!

  4. Another tough night for the system, 1-6. Looking forward bright spots, Falter has put up multiple good outings, Stott is definitely holding his own at high A and should move up in June, and Carlo Reyes keeps getting outs even after his promotion. Plus maybe Wingrove looks like he’s improving. Otherwise, pretty terrible. The overall record of the 4 teams has to be near the bottom of all organizations. They had to bring in mercenaries to stabilize the LHV and Reading lineups. Some of this poor performance should have been expected after a lost season so we can only hope things improve in the 2nd half.

  5. Two lefties that will be in some MLB team’s rotation someday …Falter and Lindow.

    1. This is what you want to see from young pitchers who get a taste of the show. Falter has performed extremely well at Lehigh. Not sure if his stuff will stick in a ML rotation, but Falter wants another opportunity and he’ll get one from the Phillies if he keeps pitching like this.

    2. Romus from what i saw last night, Falter is another Irvin, who is getting hit now

      1. Obviously this is SSS, but something has clearly changed for Falter at Lehigh and his numbers bear it out: his walk rate has ticked up to 2.3 but his SO rate almost doubled to 13.5. If somebody can give us a reason why, I would like to hear it. Anyways, those type of numbers will definitely get you a look in a ML rotation.

        1. From what I understand….breaking ball was plus last night …velo low 90s-T94.
          He may not not be the ‘number one’ people want, but he could be a reliable end of rotation pitcher.

  6. It’s pretty staggering how horribly the rebuild went. Think about it – NONE of the Phillies’ best players were drafted or acquired in below market deals during the MacFAIL administration, with the possible exception of Bohm who I think will be very good. Staggering.

    1. Don’t worry, Catch, the upper minors are filled with future impact players. Oh, wait, um . . .

  7. I was telling my dad yesterday that Klentak was a first time GM that was allowed to tear down a major organization and build it up. At the end he had a Top 5 MLB salary and he completely blew it. His big time moves were too few and failed(Harper was all Middleton) and the backbone of the organization (draft/development/global signings) were an absolute disaster. Looking at this realistically we are in worse shape now then after 2011. We have huge deals to guys who will big make tons of $ on their downsides before the system can be seen corrected(that’s if it can be fixed. It would have been better to just realize we were screwed and try to build it back up the right way. That won’t happen with DD and our problems cannot be fixed by throwing tens of millions at MLB FAs. We are F’d. We are where the Sixers/Flyers have been where we aren’t awful but current roster/salary situation is not good enough to be a true contender.

  8. We have zero minor leaguers who look like impact future major leaguers. That’s the sad reality. Is Stott doing ok at high A? Yes. Is he hitting 350 and forcing them to move him up? No. Has any pitcher in the system had great results with great stuff? No. We only have a few 300 hitters throughout the system and none have hit 300 for an entire season previously so we know it’s real. This coming draft is really important

  9. For those of you who like Moniak – note that Girardi said today that they see Moniak as a corner OF and not a CF. He has to hit quite a bit to make the majors as a corner OF.

    1. Yeah, this is not good for Moniak:

      Girardi speaking about adding Jankowski to the active roster over Mickey Moniak: “His ability to play center field is probably the biggest thing. He was probably swinging the bat the best down there. We envision Mickey more as a corner outfielder than a centerfielder.”

      1. I don’t agree with this. Mickey plays a good CF. He has a good arm and can run. He does a lot of good things. If hitting didn’t count he would be a major leaguer.
        Unfortunately, hitting counts.

  10. Watching last nights game, Moniak takes too many pitches, i am not, sure but he to me is a guess hitter, Cause he took some fastball right down the middle, I just think he is lost right now, and hope he adjusts to the triple a pitching

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