Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/8/2021

Only three games last night because one was rained out.  But, we won those three!  Clearwater walked off against the division leader.  Lehigh Valley came back from an early deficit and aMatt Moore rehab.  Reading built up an early lead behind a first-rounders’ 2 home runs and was never really threatened.  And, Jersey Shore will make up their postponed game Wednesday as part of a 7-inning doubleheader.


Clearwater (17-14)  walked off, 2-1, against the division-leading Tampa Tarpons.  

Cristian Hernandez had some control issues as he walked five batters in 3.2 innings.  He was effective, though, as he allowed just one run on 2 hits and struck out five.  He left with a runner on second base.  Gabriel Yanez allowed that inherited runner to score on one of the 2 hits he allowed in 1.2 innings.  Fernando Lozano pitched two innings and allowed a hit while striking out four.  Tyler Burch got the win with two perfect innings and 3 strikeouts.  Threshers’ pitching accounted for 13 strikeouts.

The Threshers pushed across a run in the first inning on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI double into the left field corner.  Luis Garcia had opened the inning with a walk and stole second base.

The Threshers had ample opportunities to score more runs even though they only managed 5 hits.  One such opportunity occurred with weather pressing from the east, Nicolas Torres singled to start the fifth and stole second.  Carlos De La Cruz walked.  Manager Milver Reyes opted to sacrifice the runners over.  Garcia laid down a perfect bunt, bunt the next two batters struck out.

After a delay due to lightning in the area, the game resumed in the bottom of the seventh.  Torres walked with one out and advanced to second on a ground out.  Garcia walked and Johan Rojas ended the contest with an RBI single to left.

Gutierrez went 2-4 with an RBI.  As a team, they struck out 16 times.

The home plate umpire was not wearing the ABS device.  I learned that ABS is only used in four of each series’ six games.  That matches what I have noticed in earlier home series.  There is a schedule that determines which games that the ABS is active.


Lehigh Valley (17-14) beat Rochester, 4-2.  

The IronPigs had to overcome a 2-nil deficit.  They scored a run in the fourth on Nick Maton’s RBI single.  They took the lead in the fifth with 2 runs on Darick Hall’s 2-run double.  They extended their lead in the seventh on Austin Listi’s solo HR (1).

Rafael Marchan went 2-3 with a run scored.  Scott Kingery, Maton, and Mickey Moniak each went 1-4.  Hall got his double as a pinch hitter.  Haseley went 0-4.

Matt Moore went 3.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three and gave up 2 home runs.  He threw 62 pitches (39 strikes) and left with a runner on base.  Llovera stranded a base runner and pitched 1.1 innings for the win.  He allowed no base runners and struck out one.  Julian Garcia went 2.2 scoreless innings and allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out two.  David Paulino pitched 1.1 innings, stranded two runners for the save.


Reading (7-24) beat Hartford, 5-2.  

The Phils took the lead with a run in the first inning on Bryson Stott’s first Double-A home run.  They extended their lead with 4 runs in the third on Stott’s 2-run HR (2) and a 2-run double by Arquimedes Gamboa.  Stott went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, 3 RBI, 2 HR (2), and a double.

Mark Appel pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Braden Zarbniskey got the win with two scoreless, one-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out one.  Billy Sullivan was a little wild walking two but striking out two in one inning.  Austin Ross pitched one clean inning.  Brian Marconi earned his second save striking out the side in the ninth inning.


Jersey Shore (13-16) postponed due to inclement weather, makeup on June 9th.


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 8th … there are 305 players in the org


Today’s Transactions (including some GCL transactions from June 1st)

6/08/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Brandon Kintzler on the 10-day IL, neck strain
6/08/2021 – Phillies activated RHP Chase Anderson from the 10-day IL
6/08/2021 – Phillies optioned LHP Cristopher Sanchez to Lehigh Valley
6/08/2021 – Phillies selected the contract of 3B Luke Williams from Lehigh Valley
6/08/2021 – Phillies activated RHP David Hale from the 10-day IL
6/07/2021 – Phillies sent SS Scott Kingery outright to Lehigh Valley
6/07/2021 – Phillies activated SS Scott Kingery
6/07/2021 – Jersey Shore transferred LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
6/07/2021 – Clearwater transferred RHP Jose Ulloa from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
6/01/2021 – GCL East activated RHP Josh Gessner
6/01/2021 – OF Jadiel Sanchez assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – LHP Jake McKenna assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – RHP Camilo Brazoban assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – RHP Dalvin Rosario assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – RF Jefferson Encarnacion assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – C Edward Barboza assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – LHP Jaylen Smith assigned to GCL Phillies East
6/01/2021 – LHP Juan Miranda assigned to GCL East
6/01/2021 – 2B Alexeis Azuaje assigned to GCL East

4 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/8/2021

  1. Certainly something to build on for Stott, a great game. With a 3-0 record, and a big win by the Sixers, it would have been a perfect sports night, if the Phillies bullpen hadn’t imploded again. I think we need arms like Sanchez and Llovera to make that jump to the big leagues at some point this year. Maybe even Jones too if he can continue to improve his strike throwing. Location!

  2. Maybe Stott will pick up where he left off at Jersey Shore…..Phillies may need his bat next year sometime.
    Abrahan Gutierrez keeps making contact….3rd in the Low-A Southeast League in BA with at least 75 ABs…. and has more walks than strikeouts. Still in all, his ISO is pretty low for a guy who does have some size.

  3. Gutierrez also threw a runner out trying to steal third, if my memory is correct. It was dollar beer night.. lol

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