Another split last night. We played four games and won two. The wins came from the two lower-level teams. Clearwater waited out the opposition and drew 16 walks while their pitchers issued none. Lehigh Valley got whooped. Reading gave up a sizeable lead and lost in extras. Jersey Shore won behind some solid pitching.
Clearwater (13-13) beat Daytona, 8-2. Daytona is not a spring training site. There is no ABS System installed.
Clearwater collected just 4 hits but drew 16 walks. (Let’s see the ABS opponents blame that on the system.) They scored 2 runs in the fifth inning to take the lead on Luis Garcia’s RBI single and a wild pitch. They scored four more times in the sixth on Nicolas Torres’ bases-loaded walk, a wild pitch, Luis Garcia’s bases-loaded walk, and a force out by Johan Rojas. They added 2 more runs in the ninth on Edgar Made’s sac fly and Luis Garcia’s RBI single.
Garcia had half the Threshers’ hits going 2-5 with 3 RBI and a walk. Abrahan Gutierrez went 0-3 with 2 walks. Baron Radcliff went 0-1 with 3 runs scored and 4 walks. Torres and Made each drew 3 walks.
Cristian Hernandez (1-1, 2.01) pitched five innings. He gave up one run on 4 hits and struck out three. Fernando Lozano pitched 3.2 innings and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits while striking out six. Gabriel Yanez pitched 0.1 innings and gave up a hit and got a strikeout.
Only one of the Tortugas’ two runs was earned, the Threshers committed 4 errors. (Sounds like they’re major league ready 🙂 )
Threshers’ pitchers issued zero walks while the Tortugas gave up sixteen. That’s a big discrepancy. If it were free throws, a basketball coach would complain.
Hernandez threw just 53 pitches. Lozano threw 65 and was lifted before the last out.
Mick Abel pitches Thursday.
Lehigh Valley (14-12) lost to Scranton, 10-2.
The IronPigs scored in the first inning on Scott Kingery’s sac fly. They didn’t score again until the ninth on Mickey Moniak’s RBI double. They only managed 7 hits. Kingery went 0-3 with an RBI, SF, and 3 Ks. He was replaced after the sixth inning. Moniak went 1-3 with an RBI, double, and 2 walks. Darick Hall went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Adonis Medina went five innings. He gave up 5 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Brady Lail lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 3 hits (2 HR) and a walk. Jeff Singer (1.69) struck out two in 1.1 innings. Enyel De Los Santos struck out the side in the eighth.
Medina threw 78 pitches, 54 strikes.
Reading (4-22) lost to Somerset, 5-4 in ten, current losing streak reaches five.
Geez, how many ways will they find to lose games? I was at dinner with visiting family when I checked the scores and saw Reading had built a 4-run lead. I was surprised when I saw their final score.
Reading built their lead with two, 2-run innings. They scored in the first inning on Nick Matera’s 2-run HR (4). They scored again in the fifth on a wild pitch and Bryson Stott’s sac fly. Matera went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI, a HR (4), and a double. Stott went 0-2 with an RBI, SF, and 2 walks.
Taylor Lehman (3.52) pitched five innings. He allowed 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four. Mark Appel (7.71) gave up 2 runs in 2.1 innings on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out four. Jake Hernandez (4.26) blew his second save. He pitched 1.2 innings, stranded 2 inherited runners, and gave up 2 runs on a walk and a HR. He struck out all five outs he recorded. Zach Warren (0-1, 2.84) took the loss giving up an intentional walk before the winning hit with one out.
Lehman threw 71 pitches, Appel 57 pitches.
Jersey Shore (10-15) beat Brooklyn, 4-1, ending a 4-game losing streak.
The BlueClaws put up a crooked number in the third inning and rode that to victory. They scored four runs on a throwing error, a sac fly by Jonathan Guzman, and Jhailyn Ortiz’ 2-run HR (3). Ortiz (.247/.710) went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI.
Adam Leverett (0.55) pitched 3.2 innings. He gave up 2 hits and a walk. He struck out three. Carlo Reyes (1-0, 0.00) continues to pitch well. He has yet to allow a run across two levels. He pitched 1.1 perfect innings and struck out 3 of the four batters he faced and was awarded the win. Jhordany Mezquita (2.19) pitched three innings and allowed one run on 5 hits and 4 walks. He struck out one. Blake Brown (5.59) pitched one inning, walked a batter, threw a wild pitch, struck out a batter, and picked up his first save.
Piggyback partners Leverett and Mezquita threw 67 and 64 pitches respectively.
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 June 2nd … there are 305 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (6/2)
- organization’s injury list (6/2)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (6/2)
Today’s Transactions – None, but here are yesterday’s, again.
6/01/2021 – LF Hunter Hearn assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
6/01/2021 – SS Bryson Stott assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
6/01/2021 – Clearwater activated LHP J.P. Woodward from the TIL
6/01/2021 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to GCL East from Clearwater
5/30/2021 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to Clearwater from Phillies Organization