Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/11/2021

Lehigh Valley was rained out so there were just three games last night.  Clearwater lost to Tampa but Yoshwar Garcia is exciting when he gets on base.  Reading won a five-inning game.  And Jersey Shore was shut out.

Clearwater (18-16) lost to Tampa, 6-4.

The Threshers scored first again.  Yhoswar Garcia singled to start the first inning and stole second.  He moved to third on a passed ball and scored on Johan Rojas’ RBI single.  After the Tarpons took the lead in the second inning, The Threshers tied the game in the bottom of the frame on Nicolas Torres’ RBI single.  The Tarpons continued to tack on single runs on 2 solo HRs and a throwing error by Juan Aparicio on a steal of third base.

Trailing 5-2 in the fifth, the Threshers loaded the bases with two out but came up short on Rixon Wingrove’s fly out to left.  They loaded the bases again in the sixth, this time with nobody out.  They scored two runs on a force out at second and a throwing error by the second baseman to first base.  But, that ended the scoring for the inning and the game.

Casey Martin went 2-5 with a run scored and double.  Juan Aparicio went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk.  Y. Garcia is being introduced to good offspeed pitches.  He went 1-4 with 3 K.  Although, the Threshers suffered the walk of shame 15 times.

Dylan Castaneda went 4-2innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out four.  All 4 runs scored on the 3 HRs he gave up.  Gabriel Yanez got the one out he was supposed to get via strikeout but allowed a walk and a hit in the process.  Rafael Marcano gave up a run in four innings on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.

It’s a small sample, but Y. Garcia displayed a soft arm on a throw to the plate.  It was a throw from shallow center field on a fly ball that was also offline.  Earlier, Rojas airmailed a throw to third from right field that missed the cutoff and allowed the batter to reach second on a single.  I have to keep reminding myself that this is Low-A.  This is Low-A. This is Low-A.

Y. Garcia, Torres, and Rojas each stole a base.

Lehigh Valley (17-16) postponed due to rain.  Makeup is today, June 12th.

Reading (9-25) beat Hartford, 2-1 in a rain-shortened five innings. 

The Yard Goats scored first on a solo HR in the fourth inning.  The Phils stormed back as the rains came in the fifth.  Daniel Brito opened the inning with a single.  Bryson Stott followed with another single that sent Brito to third.  Matt Vierling tied the game with an RBI single and Stott made it to third.  The Phils took the lead on Madison Stokes’ sac fly.  Two more Phils reached base to load the bases before the inning was halted and the game later declared over by the umpiring crew..

Colton Eastman pitched two perfect innings before being replaced.  Austin Ross threw three innings and got the win allowing one run on 2 hits and a walk.

The Phils’ bats were working last night.  Brito and Stott each went 2-3 with a run scored and 2 doubles.  Vierling went 2-3 with an RBI.  And Dalton Guthrie went 2-2.  Stokes had the only other hit going 1-2 with a double, SF, and RBI.

Jersey Shore (14-18) lost to Wilmington, 2-0.

Ethan Lindow made his first start since being assigned to Jersey Shore.  He lasted 4.2 innings and gave up one run on 4 hits, one a solo HR.  He walked none and struck out five.  Mike Adams relieved with a runner on base and stranded him.  After completing the fifth inning on one pitch, he turned the game over to Nate Skirrow who pitched the final four innings and gave up an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out six.

The BlueClaws managed just 4 hits and 2 walks.  Logan O’Hoppe (.255) went 1-3 with a double and walk.  Hunter Hearn added a double in four at bats.

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 11th … there are 304 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (no new transactions)

6/10/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Brady Lail outright to Lehigh Valley
6/10/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Chase Anderson on the 10-day IL
6/10/2021 – Phillies recalled C Rafael Marchan from Lehigh Valley
6/10/2021 – DH Vito Friscia assigned to Lehigh Valley from Jersey Shore
6/10/2021 – LHP Maikel Garrido assigned to Clearwater from GCL East
6/09/2021 – Phillies sent SS Didi Gregorius on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
6/09/2021 – LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/09/2021 – 1B D.J. Stewart assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
6/09/2021 – 1B Rudy Rott retired
6/09/2021 – Clearwater placed RHP Starlyn Castillo on the 7-day IL
6/09/2021 – Clearwater placed LF Ben Pelletier on the 7-day IL
6/09/2021 – CF Yhoswar Garcia assigned to Clearwater from DSL White

11 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/11/2021

  1. Stott pushed his AA average over 300 which is great to see. Now he needs to maintain it. Brito is a guy I really liked a couple years ago but he seemed to level off. Until now. He’s hitting pretty well and his average keeps rising. Aparicio is a guy I mentioned yesterday and with 2 more hits, his June average is now over 300. Martin with 2 more hits, I’m expected him to get moved up by July. He’s a college guy and needs to be pushed a little. As for Y Garcia, it sounds like he’s got raw talent but we need to remember he hasn’t played in quite a while. It could take him time to find his way.

  2. Had a friend at jersey shore two days ago that sat behind some scouts. Dominic pipkin was 94-98 he said and the scouts were whispering a lot. Anyone know much about him?

    1. Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs has this about him from earlier this year:
      Rated 29 Philies Top 41:
      Dominic Pipkin, SPVideo
      Drafted: 9th Round, 2018 from Pinole Valley HS (CA) (PHI)
      Ht-6′ 4″…Wt-170 …FV 35+
      Tool Grades (Present/Future)
      Fastball Slider Curveball Changeup Command Sits/Tops
      50/60 40/45 40/45 45/55 35/50 90-95 / 98

      Pipkin’s fastball velocity was very volatile during his amateur and early pro career, but it has been pretty consistent for a while now. After he topped out at 94 in 2018, Pipkin was up to 98 in ’19 and sat 94-95 during instructs last Fall. His secondaries are still not very good (I think the changeup has the best chance to be an impact pitch), but he’s quite good at killing spin on his changeup (1600 rpm on average) and, as I’ve written before, I think that’s the pitch that has the best chance of developing into a real weapon, while whatever breaking ball he ends up with will need to be hard. He remains a slow-burn frame-based projection arm. (Fall Instructional League)

      1. His numbers are decent and he’s only 21 so I’m hoping the Phillies have something here, a lot could have changed during covid and maybe he has some sort of breaking ball now?

        1. If anything, with a good velo FB, and good change-up, there will be always the reliever role waiting for him as an opportunity to get to the majors..

    2. I can verify that velocity from his previous start as well via a friend. Slider is the breaking ball for now at least. They gave him a big bonus because there is a lot to like. There is a lot of reliever risk, but he is in the discussion for best BlueClaws prospect with Ortiz and O’Hoppe

  3. I was at the abbreviated Reading game last night. Stott looked really good at the plate, particularly his second at-bat where he worked the count and saw about 8 pitches. Both of Vierling’s hits were solid liners, as were Brito’s.

    Eastman only pitched two innings due to injury. Something must have happened during warm ups in the third because he was pulled then, and seemed either angry or frustrated.


      1. Yes. A couple that he fielded and made the plays. IMO he didn’t look natural at short – taking an extra step before throwing the ball was over thing I noticed.

  4. I am pumped about Johan Rojas – a possible impact player. June hitting stats are .304/.389/.609 – jump off the page kinda stuff and I saw some of his spring training games – he’s an electric player. If you’re looking for our next really big star – it could easily be him.

    1. Maybe. But, DD’s shopping for a starter and a backend reliever. The one player every team is asking about is Johan Rojas. There was an Angels’ scout in the crowd Friday night.

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