Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/5/2021

The teams not named Reading won three games.  Reading lost two.  Clearwater won in OT and their starter retired all 15 batters he faced.  Lehigh Valley beat their archrival.  Reading dropped a doubleheader scoring 3 runs and collecting 7 hits in 14 innings.  And, Jersey Shore rallied to walk off with strong pitching after the game’s first four batters. 

Clearwater (15-14)  beat Daytona, 10-9 in ten innings.  Daytona is not a spring training site.  There is no ABS System installed.

The Threshers scored in four of the first five innings and opened up a 7-0 lead.  The Tortugas pulled within one run by the eighth and tied the game in the ninth.  Clearwater won by outscoring Daytona 3-2 in overtime.

Clearwater scored a run in the first inning on CaseyMartin’s RBI single.  They scored 2 runs in the third on Martin’s RBI double and Juan Aparicio’s RBI single.  They added 3 more runs in the fourth on Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run single and Martin’s RBI force out.  And, they added another run in the fifth on a wild pitch.  After the game was tied, they scored 3 runs in the tenth on Luis Garcia’s RBI double and Johan Rojas’ 2-run HR (3).

Garcia went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, walk, and a double.  Rojas went 3-6 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, a double, and HR (3).  Abrahan Gutierrez went 2-6 with 2 runs scored and a double.  Martin returned to the lineup and went 2-6 with a run scored, 3 RBI, and a double.  Aparicio went 2-5 with an RBI.

Rafael Marcano (0.90) was perfect for 5.0 innings.  He struck out eight and threw just 66 pitches, 44 strikes.  Starlyn Castillo (4.35) lasted just 2.2 innings and threw 61 pitches, 34 strikes.  He gave up 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out none.  He reached his pitch limit and gave way to Gabriel Yanez who stranded an inherited runner.  Yanez got the final out in the eighth but gave up the tying HR in the ninth.  He went 0.2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 strikeout, and his second blown save.  Tyler Burch pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 2 runs (one the unearned ghost runner) on 2 hits.  He walked none and struck out four.

Lehigh Valley (16-13) led wire-to-wire and beat Scranton, 9-6.  

The IronClaws started the scoring with 2 runs in the second inning on an RBI ground out and Austin Listi’s RBI single.  they scored 4 times in the third on Ryan Cordell’s 2-run double and Rafael Marchan’s 2-run single.  Scranton kept close and Lehigh Valley opened up a 7-4 lead with a run in the fourth on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single.  Things calmed down for a couple innings until the IronPigs scored 2 runs in the seventh on Moniak’s sac fly and Cordell’s solo HR (6).  They held on for the win.

David Parkinson pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits, no walks, and 2 strikeouts.  Bryan Mitchell got the win with two perfect innings.  Brady Lail got one out and loaded the bases on a hit batter and 2 walks.  He hadn’t given up a run until JD Hammer relieved and allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score.  Hammer’s line was a pristine 1.2 innings pitched, no runs, 1 hit, and 3 strikeouts.  David Paulino picked up his first save striking out 3 in one inning of work.

Reading (5-24) lost both ends of a doubleheader to Somerset, 7-2 and 6-1.

The Phils had 4 hits and 2 runs in the first game.  Ethan Lindow got popped for 5 runs in two innings and Jonathan Hennigan gave up 2 in 1.2 innings.  The bright spots were Tyler Carr stranding 2 inherited runners in 2.1 innings,  Matt Vierling’s return and RBI single, and Jose Bonifacio’s solo HR (4).

The Phils were worse in the second game managing only 3 hits and one run.  Bonifacio had the RBI on a force out.  Morales had yet another crappy outing giving up 5 runs in 3.2 innings.  he threw 72 pitches but only 38 strikes.  The bright spot was, oh I don’t know, the sun until sunset?

Jersey Shore (12-16) rallied with 5 runs in the final two innings to walk off against Brooklyn, 5-4.

Kevin Gowdy started with 4 hits including a 3-run HR but lasted for five innings and a final line of 7 hits, 4 runs, 0 walks, and 7 strikeouts.  He threw 68 pitches, 49 strikes.  Not a bad showing after a rough start.  Andrew Brown pitched three innings, walked a batter, and struck out four.  Mike Adams got his first professional win with a one-hit inning and 2 strikeouts.

The BlueClaws were no-hit until the seventh inning when Logan O’oppe broke up the no-hitter with a one-out double.  Their second hit was Nate Fassnacht’s 2-run HR (2) in the eighth inning.  They scored 3 runs in the ninth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI double and walked off on Rudy Rott’s 2-run double.  The winning run reached base on catcher interference during Vito Friscia’s at bat.

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 4th … there are 305 players in the org

Today’s Transactions – in bold text

6/05/2021 – Phillies activated RF Bryce Harper from the 10-day IL
6/05/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Hector Neris on the paternity list
6/05/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed SS C.J. Chatham on the 7-day IL, left hand fracture
6/05/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed RF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day IL, right elbow sprain
6/03/2021 – Phillies sent CF Adam Haseley on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
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

7 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/5/2021

  1. What’s the story with Marcano? He’s been very good and yesterday he was masterful.
    Good to see Martin back. He knows he can hit his way up if he gets hot. The CWater lineup’s prospects all had multi hit games which is great.
    Also to note, Kingery had 3 hits at LHV. When was the last time he had a 3 hit game? Hopefully, at least 1 or 2 were hit hard.

      1. Yeah…guess he did not hook up with any team in free agency this past off-season after the Twins decided not to bring him back

    1. Any interest in signing Todd Frazier, Jersey boy and right handed hitting power bat, for our bench?

  2. I think he’s shot, Pirates waived him about 3 weeks ago, was hitting below .100 I think.

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