It was a dark and stormy night. Well, dreary at least. Two losses, a suspension, and a postponement. Clearwater blew a substantial lead and wasted some strong early pitching and hitting. Lehigh Valley lost but saw Adam Haseley return to action. Matt Moore and Scott Kingery also made rehab appearances. Reading was postponed. Jersey Shore was suspended but had a lead after three innings and a strong outing from its starter.
Clearwater (13-14) lost to Daytona, 7-5. Daytona is not a spring training site. There is no ABS System installed.
The Threshers built a 5-0 lead. They scored a run in the fourth inning on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI single. They scored twice in the fifth on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI single and a wild pitch. They added two more runs in the sixth on Johan Rojas’ 2-run HR (2).
Rojas went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, a triple, and HR (2). Gutierrez went 2-5 with a run scored and RBI. Baron Radcliff went 0-1 with a run scored and 3 walks. De La Cruz and Ben Pelletier went 1-3 with a walk.
Kendall “Don’t Call Me Logan” Simmons was activated before the game and went 0-4 while playing third base. Maybe there isn’t an immediate corresponding move??? Casey Martin was out of the lineup for only the second time this season. Luis Garcia and Johan Rojas have played the field in all 27 games.
Mick Abel pitched 3.2 innings. He gave up no runs and only 2 hits. He walked one and struck out six. Abel had reached his pitch limit (62 pitches, 42 strikes) and left with nobody on base. Tyler Adams walked two before an inning-ending strikeout (15 pitches, 4 strikes). Dylan Castaneda pitched 2.2 innings and blew the save. He gave up 6 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits and 2 walks. He left after a lead blowing 2-run HR. Brenden Bell pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks.
As mentioned above no ABS, therefore no pitching stats info. However, an on-site MLB scouting coordinator reported the following on social media.
Lehigh Valley (14-13) lost to Scranton, 5-1.
Lehigh Valley scored their only run in the fourth inning on Darick Hall’s RBI double. He went 1-3 with an RBI, double, and a walk. Adam Haseley made a rehab start and went 1-3 with a walk. Ryan Cordell and Austin Listi had the IronPigs other 2 hits.
Matt Moore made a rehab start and gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. Jeff Singer closed out the second inning and stranded 2 inherited runners. Julian Garcia lasted 3.2 innings and gave up3 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks. Damon Jones allowed 3 inherited runners to score and pitched 1.1 innings and gave up one hit and 3 walks. David Paulino pitched an inning and struck out two.
IronPigs pitchers walked ten batters and struck out eight.
Reading (4-22) postponed. Rescheduled for tomorrow. Two seven-inning games.
Jersey Shore (10-15) suspended. Completion tomorrow leading 3-1 in the fourth.
Dominic Pipkin went three innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out four and gave up a solo HR.
The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the second inning on a wild pitch and Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single. They scored a run in the third on ColeStobbe’s RBI single. Logan O’Hoppe went 2-2 with a run scored and double. Stobbe went 2-2 with a run scored and RBI. O’Hoppe, Stobbe, Keaton Greenwallt, and Fassnacht each stole a base.
The suspended game will be played to its nine-inning completion. I’m fairly certain that the second, regularly scheduled game will be seven innings.
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 3rd … there are 305 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (6/3)
- organization’s injury list (6/3)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (6/3)
Today’s Transactions – None, but here are yesterday’s, again.
6/03/2021 – SS Kendall Simmons assigned to Clearwater from Phillies XST
6/01/2021 – Phillies sent SS Scott Kingery on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
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