Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap (7/18/2021)

Lehigh Valley won the suspended game and lost the scheduled game.  Reading got blown out.  Jersey Shore won.  And, Clearwater dropped another game to the Blue Jays.

Lehigh Valley (27-38) beat Buffalo 12-2 in the suspended game then lost 4-0. 

Game One:  Spencer Howard (1.25) pitched three innings and allowed one run on 5 hits.  He walked none.  He was mostly 95 with a 96 and 97 in the first inning. Nothing higher than 94 in the third.  Sam Coonrod opened when the game resumed and pitched a clean inning.  Mickey Moniak (.239) went 3-6 with 2 doubles, HR (10), and 5 RBI. Dalton Guthrie (.349) went 4-5with 4runs scored, 2 doubles, and an RBI.  Matt Vierling (.212) went 2-4 with 2 walks and a HR (1). Jake Elmore (.225) had a double and 3 RBI.

Game Two:  Tyler Alexander (7.15) gave up 4 runs in three innings on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out two and gave up 2 home runs.  The Pigs were shut out on 4 hits.  Moniak (.245) and Guthrie (.360) each went 2-3.

Reading (26-40) lost to Portland, 15-4.  Adam Leverett (0-2, 10.29) gave up 4 runs in two innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  The bullpen bled runs until Kyle Dohy (2.70) struck out two in a one-hit inning.  Luke Miller(.195) went 2-3 with a 2-run HR (10).  Grenny Cumana (.273) went 2-4 with a HR (1).  Bryson Stott (.254) went 2-5.  

Jersey Shore (29-37) beat Brooklyn, 7-1.  Noah Skirrow (1.21) gave up a run in three innings on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.  The bullpen shut down the cyclones for six innings on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts.  Jhailyn Ortiz (.242) went 1-3 with a walk and 3-run HR (12).  Nate Fassnacht (.207) went 1-3 with a triple, walk, and 2 RBI.  Jonathan Guzman (.167) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a double.  DJ Stewart (.265) went 2-3.

Clearwater (32-33) lost to Dunedin, 9-7.  GunnerMayer (0-5, 10.50) pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 3 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Leonel Aponte (3.86) allowed 2 of 2  inherited runners score and gave up 3 runs in 2.0 innings on 3 hits and a walk.  Anton Kuznetsov (3.38) allowed one hit in 2.1 innings.  But Wilson Gherbaz and Alejandro Made each gave up a run in the innings they pitched.  Rixon Wingrove (.228) committed an error that led to an unearned run but also went 2-5 with 3 runs scored, 2 HR, a walk, and 4 RBI.  Juan Aparicio  (.224) went 2-4 with a walk and RBI.  Nicolas Torres (.249) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored.  Abrahan Gutierrez (.277) and Baron Radcliff (.197) each went 0-2 with 3walks.

FCL Phillies (8-6) no Sunday games in the FCL.

DSL Phillies Red (0-4) and DSL Phillies White (0-4) no Sunday games in the DSL.

The Affiliate Scoreboard, the FCL Scoreboard, and the DSL Scoreboard.


7/18/2021 – Phillies recalled RHP Mauricio Llovera from Lehigh Valley
7/18/2021 – Phillies sent RHP Sam Coonrod on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
7/18/2021 – RHP Brendan Bell assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
7/18/2021 – RHP Wilson Gherbaz assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies

11 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap (7/18/2021)

  1. Moniak is in a legit hit streak and it was good to see Vierling, Stott, Stewart, and Ortiz with good games. They could all be trade options.

    1. Yes indeed…Moniak 10 game hit streak…..15 for his last 41 PAs…..441 BA…smokin’

  2. Guthrie came out of a good Texas program. Has taken him awhile to shine. I think he has a shot at making MLB because he is a good defender at 2B, SS, and 3B. It might not be with the Phillies but he might just do it.

    1. This stretch is something Guthrie may have never accomplished in college from 2015-17, even in a similar SSS: .287 fr, / 305 so. /.273 jr.

      I believe he played SS all three years and racked up several accolades in a tough conference.

      2017 SEC All-Defensive Team
      2017 Golden Spikes Award Watch List
      2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
      2016 ABCA All-South Region Second Team
      2016 All-SEC Second Team
      2016 SEC All-Defensive Team
      2015 Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American
      2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
      2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
      2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

    2. IIRC, prior to his injury there was some speculation that Guthrie could go in the late first or early second round. He was more highly considered than Nick Maton. He has been a disappointment during his minor league career, but something seems to have clicked. He is not a .350 hitter, but he had the potential in him to be a serviceable major league ballplayer.

    3. Agree with your comments, except for the Texas part – he’s from Sarasota via U of Florida. Had a great run in NCAA championships back in 2017. Great glove and range, though his arm was a little suspect following recovery from shoulder surgery. Not sure if he’s recovered enough to play MLB quality SS but reminds a bit of Torreyes in this UF video.

  3. Ortiz’s 12th HR was another moon shot as good as his previous HR was.

    1. He just needs to find a way to make consistent contact. If he can, he has a future.

  4. 2019, 3rd round pick Jamari Baylor getting out the gates fast with the FSL team.
    Though still has some swing and miss, will be interesting to see how he will do over the next 100 PAs or so.

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