Clearwater was scheduled to play two games against Daytona Friday, and our Florida weather complied, shunting bad weather to either side of our area. The first game was a pitchers’ battle with the Threshers coming out on top, 1-0. The second game, after a short delay to make sure that lightning would not be a problem, also featured strong pitching in a 2-1 Threshers’ loss. The Threshers are now 23-23 and in fourth place in their division.
Game One: The Threshers scheduled piggyback was Fernando Lozano and Jordi Martinez. It worked to perfection. Lozano pitched four, two-hit innings, and Martinez followed with three, one-hit innings.
- Lozano – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 49/36 pitches/strikes (73.5%)
- Martinez – 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 40/24 pitches/strikes (60.0%)
At different points in the game, Lozano retired 11 consecutive batters, Martinez retired 6 in a row.
The Threshers scored the game’s only run in the third inning on a force out. After Baron Radcliff reached on a walk, and he and Edgar Made executed a successful hit-and-run, Yhoswar Garcia broke his bat on a ground ball to shortstop. Radcliff scored on the futile attempt at an inning-ending double play.
There wasn’t much offense in the game. Both teams managed just 3 hits and a walk. Rixon Wingrove, Kendall Simmons, and Edgar Made each went 1-2. Radcliff didn’t have an official at bat as he walked and was hit by a pitch (on a 3-0 count). Johan Rojas, who reached on a 2-base error, was picked off second.
Game Two: Christian Hernandez pitched five solid innings before turning the game over to Rodolfo Sanchez.
Hernandez gave up a 2-run HR to the third batter he faced. Then, he retired 14 of the next 15 batters. Sanchez pitched two, one-hit innings striking out four.
- Hernandez – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 64/45 pitches/strikes (70.0%)
- Sanchez – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 35/21 pitches/strikes (60.0%)
The Threshers scored their lone run on Luis Garcia’s RBI single.
The Threshers collected just 4 singles. Y. Garcia, L. Garcia, and Rojas each went 1-3. Nicolas Torres went 1-2. They drew zero walks.
One game Saturday. Mick Abel on the mound.
In other action:
Lehigh Valley (21-25) beat Scranton, 6-3. Mark Appel got his first Triple-A win. He pitched five scoreless innings allowing two hits and two walks. Brady Lail allowed one of three inherited runners to score plus two of his own. Dalton Guthrie went 2-4 with 3 RBI and a HR (1). Edgar Cabral had an RBI triple.
Reading (18-28) beat Binghamton, 8-5. A seven-run seventh inning carried the day. Home runs by Jorge Bonifacio and Logan Landon and an RBI double by Luke Miller were the big blows. And, in another example that wins as a statistic mean nothing, Aneury Zabala got the win after posting this – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP.
Jersey Shore (19-26) lost to Brooklyn, 7-2. Logan O’Hoppe (.260) went 3-4 with 2 RBI and a HR (5). Corbin Williams and Hunter Hearn each threw out runners at the plate.
FCL Phillies season starts Monday (6/28) and runs thru 9/12.
The roster on their FCL site is hopelessly inaccurate. They are short position players and some of the guys listed will be going onto the IL. The Phillies can only field one Complex team this season. But, there is no limit to the roster size within the 180 state-side player limit for each organization. FYI, as of the 2021 season, the following limits are in use:
|Level||Active Roster||Player Restrictions|
|High-A||30||No more than 2 players and one player-coach with 6 or more years of minor league experience|
|Low-A||30||No more than 2 players with 5 or more years of minor league experience|
|Complex||no limit||No more than 3 players with 4 or more years of minor league experience|
|Dominican||35||No players with 4 or more years of minor league experience|
DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White seasons run 7/12 thru 10/2.
The Affiliate Scoreboard.
Recent Transactions –
6/25/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Brandon Kintzler on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
6/25/2021 – Phillies recalled SS Nick Maton from Lehigh Valley
6/25/2021 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Neftali Feliz from Lehigh Valley
6/25/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Sam Coonrod on the 10-day IL, right forearm tendinitis
6/25/2021 – Phillies recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
6/25/2021 – Phillies designated RHP David Hale for assignment
6/25/2021 – RHP Mike Adams assigned to Lehigh Valley from Jersey Shore
6/25/2021 – RHP Adam Leverett assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore