Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/16/2021

Clearwater lost late in their game.  Lehigh Valley returned a drubbing to Worcester.  Reading and Francisco Morales (0-6, 13.50) lost.  Might be time to rethink Morales.  And, Jersey Shore won a well-played game.


Clearwater (19-19) lost to Dunedin, 6-3.  They were done in by a 5-run seventh.

The Threshers scored twice in the first inning on Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run HR (3).  They scored a run in the seventh on Yhoswar Garcia’s RBI single to restore their 2-run lead before the implosion in the bottom of the inning.

Victor Vargas pitched five, strong, innings.  He gave up a run on 2 hits and a walk while striking out seven.  Eduar Segovia was fine in the sixth but unraveled in the seventh.  He went 1.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and a hit batter.  Newly promoted Erubiel Armenta allowed one of two inherited runners to score and went 1.1 innings striking out three.


Lehigh Valley (19-19) beat Worcester, 8-2.  The IronPigs built an eight-run lead then made it interesting the last two innings.

Ramon Rosso and Ethan Evanko each tossed three, one-hit innings, walked no one, and struck out two.  Mauricio Llovera struck out two in one inning but gave up a hit and a walk.  JD Hammer lasted two outs and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.  Neftali Feliz came in to strand three inherited runners.  But, he walked the first two batters in the ninth on eight pitches before getting the last three outs.

The IronPigs opened the scoring with a run in the first on Mickey Monmiak’s solo HR (7). They broke the game open with 5 runs in the fifth on Scott Kingery’s RBI double, Adam Haseley’s 2-run single, and Moniak’s 2-run double.  They tacked on 2 more runs in the sixth on Haseley’s 2-run HR (1).

Haseley went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (1), 4 RBI.  Matt Vierling went 2-4 with a run scored and walk.  Moniak went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR (7), 3 RBI.  Darick Hall went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk.


Reading (12-26) lost to Harrisburg, 7-2.  This marks Francisco Morales’ 6th loss in his seven starts. 

Morales lasted 3.2 innings and gave up 6 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks.  He struck out four and threw 77 pitches (40 strikes).  Austin Ross gave up a run in 2.1 innings striking out three.  Kyle Dohy pitched the last two innings and struck out four.

The Phils scored a run in the third inning on Josh Stephen’s solo HR (1) and a run in the ninth on Dalton Guthrie’s solo HR (3).  Guthrie went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI.


Jersey Shore (16-20) beat Hudson Valley, 6-4.

The BlueClaws broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the sixth inning on a wild pitch.  Hunter Markwardt sent 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, and a walk.  Every starter had a hit except Jhailyn Ortiz who left the game after being struck in the head with a pitch in the first inning.  DJ Stewart had 2 RBI.  The BlueClaws stole seven bases.  Fifteen BlueClaws struck out.

Dominic Pipkin threw four innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out seven.  Andrew Brown got the win.  He gave up a run in one inning on 2 hits and a walk while striking out two.  Carlo Reyes made another strong appearance, two, scoreless innings, one hit, one walk, 3 strikeouts.  Nick Lackney pitched the final two innings and earned his first save allowing a hit and 2 walks.


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 16th … there are 308 players in the org


Today’s Transactions

6/16/2021 – Phillies recalled SS Nick Maton from Lehigh Valley
6/16/2021 – Phillies placed SS Jean Segura on the 10-day IL, left groin strain
6/15/2021 – LHP Erubiel Armenta assigned to Clearwater from DSL Red

9 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/16/2021

  1. Morales needs some time to figure things out. He definitely needs to be dropped a level. Maybe that will allow him to work on some things. As we all know, sometimes the Phils will tell a guy to work on a certain pitch or foot placement or whatever and it messes the guy up until he figures it out. A 21 yo in Reading is pretty advanced so a month or so at JS might help. Not sure who I’d move up to replace him but let’s do what’s best for the kid.
    Morales has K’ed 33 guys in 22 IP. He’s he’s BB’ed 19 and given up 30 hits.. Some good some bad there.

  2. Glad to hear some MLB names doing it at LHV last night: Kingery, Moniak & Haseley.

  3. Lackney is 24 so he’s a little old for Jersey Shore but has anyone noticed that he’s up to 17 shutout innings this year? That’s pretty amazing and they should send him up to Reading to stay.
    Vierling had certainly added some juice to the LHV lineup plus it was great to see Haseley, Moniak, and Kingery all have good games.
    I think Morales needs to go back to the CWater workshop. He needs to relax and get some added focus on his mechanics. It sure looks like it helped Dohy. Jones needs the same help. Mesquita could use that help too though so there’s no shortage of help needed around the system.
    Any word on Randolph returning soon?

    1. Agree….Morales needs to go back to the Complex clear his head, and settle and straighten things out.

    2. Lackney and Brett Schulze were both on the same Gopher’s staff at Minnesota….Lackney was drafted 11 rounds after Schulze and seems to be progressing a little faster, escaping the injury bug that Schulze must have incurred that has slowed him down..

  4. IMO
    Medina #10 needs to go with Morales #3 to Development .

    My first thoughts on Medina LV from day one this year was he’s working on a “Out Pitch” but he’s totally lost. He did not loose a year so am perplexed.

    1. Looks like 2nd baseman Danny Brito will also be unstoppable…..2 hits already tonight.
      The guy may yet be another unlikely surprise prospect in the system.
      Could be moving up the ladder on the MLB.com prospect listing soon.
      He was 23rd in 2019…and dropped out of the top 30 pre-season this year….mid-season rankings he could squeeze back into it.

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