Phillies’ Affiliates’ Recap (7/9/2021)

There were some solid performances last night, but just one victory.  Lehigh Valley got pummeled.  Reading walked off with a win.  Jersey Shore got crushed, again.  And, Clearwater wasted a solid Abel start.  The FCL Phillies also wasted some fine pitching in a loss.

Lehigh Valley (24-33) lost to Worcester, 10-3.

Chase Anderson (0-1, 4.50) gave up 4 runs in the first inning.  He went three innings, 4 runs, 6 hits, no walks, 6 strikeouts.  Let’s hope that’s enough to keep him in Allentown for a while.  Jake Hernandez (13.50) went one inning and gave up one run on 2 hits.  David Parkinson (6.89) pitched five innings and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out two and gave up 3 HRs.

The IronPigs scored a run in the first inning on Nick Maton’s solo HR (2).  They scored again in the seventh on Charlie Tilson’s RBI single.  And, they scored one last time in the ninth on Matt Vierling’s sac fly.  Tilson (.302) went 2-3 with a run scored, walk, and RBI.  Dalton Guthrie (.267) went 2-4.

Reading (24-33) walked off against Harrisburg in regulation, 5-4.

Victor Santos (1.72) pitched six innings and gave up one run on five hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Kyle Dohy (2.63) pitched one-plus inning and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  Braden Zarbnisky (4-1, 3.55) allowed two inherited runners to score, blew the save, and pocketed the win.  He pitched two innings and gave up one hit and struck out three.

The Phils scored a run in the first on Jorge Bonifacio’s solo HR (12).  They retook the lead with 3 runs in the fourth on Madison Stokes‘ 3-run HR (7).  And, they walked off with a run in the ninth on pinch hitter Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single.

Jersey Shore (25-33) lost to Wilmington, 10-2.

Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 4.87) pitched three innings and gave up 8 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks.  Andrew Brown (2.89) allowed one of two inherited runners to score and pitched three innings of one-hit ball.  He walked none and struck out four.  Mark Potter (8.49) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.  Blake Brown (4.26) pitched one inning, walked one, and struck out one.

The BlueClaws score a run in the fourth inning on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI single.  They scored their other run in the sixth on DJ Stewart’s solo HR (5).  Logan O’Hoppe (.285) went 2-5.  Greenwalt went 3-4 with an RBI.

Clearwater (30-28) wasted a solid start by Mick Abel and lost to Bradenton 4-3.

Mick Abel (4.23) pitched five, no-hit innings.  He walked four and struck out eight.  He threw 77 pitches, 47 strikes.  He was particularly effective with his curveball and slider.  He threw a season-high 12 curveballs, 9 for strikes, and 19 sliders, 14 for strikes.  He threw 41 fastballs.  His FB sat 93-95 mph, 8 pitches were 96-98 mph, and one at 92 mph.  He was still sitting 94-95 mph in the fifth inning.  I guess he’ll be moving up to Jersey Shore real soon.  I would hope to see one more home game next week, but I’m not optimistic.

Lin HsinChieh (0-1, 9.95) took the loss.  He pitched two innings and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  Tyler Adams (4.32) pitched one inning and gave up one run on one hit and 2 walks.  Lin threw a wild pitch, Adams threw two.

The Threshers tried to come back.  They scored two runs in the eighth on Johan Rojas‘ 2-run HR (5).  They scored a run in the ninth on Rojas’ bases-loaded walk.  Rojas (.236) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR (5), walk, and 3 RBI.  Rixon Wingrove (.232) went 2-5.

The Threshers’ pitchers held the Marauders to 3 hits.  But, issued 8 walks.  Two of those walks scored.

FCL Phillies (3-4) pitched a two-hitter against the Blue Jays but lost, 2-1.

Erik Miller made his second appearance to start the game.  (His first was on June 29th and he pitched 0.2 innings before reaching his pitch count of 20 or so pitches.  He faced 4 batters and walked two and struck out one.)  Yesterday, he pitched three innings, faced 10 batters, allowed no hits, walked one, and struck out one.  Josh Gessner followed with two clean innings and 2 strikeouts.  Gabriel Cotto followed with one, no-hit inning walking three and striking out three.  Maikel Garrido loaded the bases on two errors by Jamari Baylor and one of his own.  A force out at second allowed a run.  Two strikeouts preserved the no-hitter.  Dalvin Rosario, making his 2021 debut, came in and pitched one inning and gave up a run on 2 hits and a wild pitch.

The Phillies took the lead with a run in the seventh inning on an RBI ground out by Grenny Cumana.  DH Mitchell Edwards (.368) went 2-4 with a double.  C Christopher Burke (.571) went 2-2 with a run scored.  C Andrick Nava made a rehab start and went 1-2 before yielding to Burke.  The Phillies committed five errors, two by Baylor, two by Burke, and one by Garrido.

DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White seasons run 7/12 thru 10/2.

There were over 250 DSL transactions on Friday.  The over/under is 0.5 on how many were by the DSL Phillies.  (Yeah, zero.)

The Affiliate Scoreboard and FCL Box Score.

Recent Transactions

7/09/2021 – 2B Sal Gozzo assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
7/09/2021 – Reading activated C Colby Fitch from the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Jersey Shore placed 3B Nate Fassnacht on the 7-day IL retro to July 4th
7/09/2021 – OF Marcus Lee Sang assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
7/09/2021 – Clearwater sent C Andrick Nava on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
7/09/2021 – Clearwater activated SS Guarner Dipre from the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Clearwater placed SS Kendall Simmons on the 7-day IL
7/09/2021 – Clearwater placed CF Yhoswar Garcia on the 7-day IL

21 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates’ Recap (7/9/2021)

  1. How excited should we be about Santos? He’s tearing up AA as a 20 yr old.
    Good to see Miler get 3 innings in, he’ll probably stay there for at least one more start, maybe two.
    Draft starts tomorrow night. We sure need hitting.

  2. I am following Erubiel Armenta with Clearwater; haven’t seen him in the boxs ores lately, any issues?

  3. I don’t know if there is a way to do this, or even if there is if it is, WAY too much work, but wouldn’t be nice for anyone who is actually seeing a game, if there was with pitchers a “stuff” number in terms of not just whether, to use LH-C’s outing, not just that they gave up a couple of runs, hits and walks but how their performance looks compared to pro-level. For example with a pitcher like in this case LH-C’s with the top pitch, maybe his forkball is a 60, control was a 60, – whatever……. I mean it’s all about the stuff, right?

    1. You mean scouts? That’s why the bits of scouting reports we get are so valuable for evaluating these guys. Unfortunately it seems like there’s less of that sort of info coming out these days. Not to disrespect anyone here but I’d take any non-professional opinions on players’ scouting grades with a large grain of salt.

  4. Wingrove, Burke, Edwards all Aussies….maybe the Phillies have found nuggets going down under…get in down there and promote the Phillies.
    Even former Phil prospect Curtis Mead is tearing it up in the Rays farm system..
    Then there is RHP Kyle Glogoski from New Zealand.
    Phillies need to strike gold in some foreign land.

    1. Chris Adamson (Manager, Jersey Shore) and Tyler Anderson (Pitching Coach, Clearwater) are also from Australia. Adamson, I think, also manages Adelaide.

      1. Man it would be great if the Phillies can totally capture that market…..and also the Aussie kids can develop into future MLB players….like the Dodgers once did and still do to some extent with the Mexico market.

    1. 1. I just found my new favorite Twitter account.
      2. Omg the stuff Abel has. Wow. Best pitching prospect we have had since Nola. Maybe a higher ceiling than Nola.

      1. Slider looks good. It’d be interesting to see how it plays against more advanced hitters. To me the most impressive thing isn’t even the stuff, it’s that he can throw his breaking pitches for strikes. Not a lot of young pitchers can do that consistently.

        1. I agree, it looks like he already has a feel for his slider and he can drop it in where he wants.

  5. I feel Abel should stay a bit longer in low A, being his first pro season.

    Stott must be hitting a bit of a wall in AA by the numbers, I also think O’hoppe deserves a promotion to AA.

    1. glan52…at his current progression, Abel could be pitching in the Futures Game next summer.

  6. I went to the Reading game last night so here are my thoughts.

    Santos was solid but nothing special regarding his stuff – his FB was sitting around 92-93 and I don’t recall a lot of swing and misses. Still, he was very effective and got a little help with Stokes throwing out a runner at home in the first.

    Speaking of Stokes, his homer was crushed to dead center. He also made a pretty amazing catch on a dead run at the wall in foul territory.

    Stott tried unsuccessfully to bunt his way on in the first. His single was a nice inside-out swing that he reached for and lined just past the shortstop. In the field he made a throwing error in the 8th and fielded one or two other balls with no incident. His range seems okay but in my very amateur opinion he doesn’t seem like he’s going to stick at shortstop.

    Gamboa’s game winning hit nice – he roped it into right center for a very exciting finish to the game.

    Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll do my best to answer.


    1. Good report…..Santos….how did his secondary pitches look…change-up/slider/curve?
      he only walked one batter in his 6 innings, so assume his control was excellent.

      1. Unfortunately I didn’t really pay attention to his secondary stuff. I can say that he didn’t run very deep counts and seemed to be in the low to mid 80s with his breaking pitches. I would’ve liked to have seen him miss more bats bit overall it was an impressive outing

        1. Thank you….I assume since he did not miss many bats, he was throwing some variation of a 2Smr/sinker fastball……many off the barrel hits.
          He did throw 68% of his pitches for strikes…which is a good thing.
          He might be in the mold of an Eflin/Kyle Hendricks /Porcello type pitcher inducing weak contact.

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