Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/12/2021)

There were three games on Thursday.  All losses.  Lehigh Valley lost big but Bailey Falter had a successful first rehab.  Reading got blown out and Seranthony Dominguez didn’t respond well to a couple bad breaks.  Jersey Shore lost.  The FCL Phillies weren’t scheduled, but there’s a rumor that they may play Friday on the road.  Both DSL teams were rained out. 

The Phillies posted some team photos from their affiliates in support of Daniel Brito.  All the players are wearing shirts that say “Brito Strong”.   These are the team photos from Lehigh Valley, Reading, Jersey Shore, Clearwater, and the Complex

That’s a lot of staff, players, and rehabbers at the Complex.  And if you know where to look, you’ll even see Simon Muzziotti.

Lehigh Valley (39-45) lost to Scranton, 10-3, in a rain-shortened 7.5 innings.  David Parkinson (1-8, 7.00) pitched two innings and gave up 7 runs on 9 hits and a walk.  Jake Hernandez (6.23) let an inherited runner score and pitched two, one-run innings on 2 hits and 4 strikeouts.  Bailey Falter made his first rehab appearance and went one inning.  He gave up a hit, struck out two, threw 20 pitches, 12 for strikes.  Brady Lail (10.03) gave up another 2 runs in two innings on 3 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Every pitcher but Falter was tagged for a HR.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the third inning on a sac fly by TJ Rivera and a wild pitch.  They added a run in the seventh on an RBI single by Rivera.  Jorge Bonaficio (.350) went 2-3 with a walk.  Matt Vierling (.238) went 1-3 with a walk.  Rafael Marchan (.198) went 0-5.  Arquimedes Gamboa (.400) went 1-3.

Reading (33-53) lost to Akron, 12-0.  Jack Perkins (3-2, 4.23) pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  Zach Warren (2.29) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 innings allowing one hit and 2 walks.  Seranthony Dominguez (54.00) made his first rehab appearance.  He gave up a leadoff double and two ground outs that moved the runner to third base.  He got the next batter on a strikeout but a wild pitch on the third strike allowed the batter to reach first and the runner on third to score.  (I read from apologists on social media that the double was misplayed by the center fielder and the wild pitch was a passed ball.)  Anyway, Dominguez gave up home runs on back to back pitches and was lifted after going 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 1 WP.  Carlo Reyes (2.89) pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits.  He struck out two and gave up two HR.  Kyle Dohy (2.49) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 perfect innings striking out two.

Jhaillyn Ortiz (.243) went 1-3 with an HBP.  Bryson Stott (.263) went 1-4.  The Phils struck out 15 times.

Jersey Shore (38-48) lost to Hudson Valley, 8-4.  Ethan Lindow (3-6, 3.10) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  He gave up 2 HR and struck out seven.  Jonas De La Cruz (15.75) stranded two runners.  He pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Mark Potter (10.35) came in with the bases loaded and struck out the only batter he faced.

The BlueClaws scored a game-tying run in the second inning on an RBI single by Cole Stobbe.  They scored 2 runs in the seventh inning on a 2-run single by Logan O’Hoppe.  They pulled within two runs of the Renegades with a run in the eighth on a solo HR by Cole Stobbe (4).  Vito Friscia (.265) went 2-5.

O’Hoppe (.268) went 1-5 with 2 RBI.  DJ Stewart (.246) went 1-5.  Stobbe (.127) went 2-3 with a HR and 2 RBI.

Clearwater (39-41) postponed, rain.  Makeup on August 13th.

FCL Phillies (10-6) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (10-10) and DSL Phillies White (12-7) both postponed, rain.  Makeups on the 13th.

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

Rosters and Stuff


8/12/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Sam Coonrod on the 60-day IL, right forearm tendinits
8/12/2021 – Phillies sent LHP Bailey Falter on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
8/12/2021 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP David Paulino from Lehigh Valley
8/12/2021 – Phillies optioned SS Nick Maton to Lehigh Valley
8/12/2021 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Dalton Guthrie on the 7-day IL
8/12/2021 – Reading placed RHP Billy Sullivan on the 7-day IL
8/12/2021 – Jersey Shore placed LHP Erik Miller on the 7-day IL, retro to July 29th
8/05/2021 – Threshers released RHP Engel Estevez
8/05/2021 – Threshers released SS Christian Valerio

23 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/12/2021)

  1. When did he get here? I feel bad for him. I think he would have made his Major League debut this year, just based on his Defense.

    1. I do too Matt. I don’t know if he would have stuck but he is an intriguing option. Kind of Ender Inciarte like…

  2. I was doing research on Paulino. He seems like he had some potential when he was younger and is still only 27. Can he be something?

  3. Erik Miller back to the DL. One of many guys in the middle of what seems like a lost season for them.

    1. Yeah. I was wondering if Miller and Sullivan have hit the IL with arm issues or COVID symptoms.

  4. Any opinions on who has the better CF potential- Muzziotti, Ortiz, or Moniak?

    Also is CF depth as good as catcher depth?

    1. And just below those three are Johan Rojas, Yhoswar Garcia and Yemal Flores….all 20 years old or younger.

      IMO…..I like Mickey Mo, then Muzziotti and then Ortiz for for CF defensive measures.
      Though Ortiz probably has the strongest arm of the three, with the speed above the average cFer…..but not sure about his route running in CF…I guess he wlll not be an Andruw Jones out there.

      And do not forget Adam Haseley…..he is still i the picture.

      1. My understanding is that MM and Ortiz are not long for CF. Muzzioti would seem to have the best odds as a fielder, and Haseley is decent in CF.

        But who is going to hit? That’s the question.

        1. Yeah….hitting would be the issue.
          Muzziotti and Haseley have good contact skills, but lack power.
          Ortiz has the power, but lacks the contact skills….and it strikes me odd that they moved him to CF at Reading this late in the year after his promotion.
          Mickey Mo seems to be coming along with good ISO numbers, but does K a lot.

    2. Guys, watch Jankowski play CF. That’s how it should be played. Muzzioti is the only one who plays CF defense at that level. The last CF Philly had at that level was the Flyin Hawaiian. Lots of adequate defense at best since then. Muzzioti has missed most of 2 full seasons so I’m not sure what his hitting will look like when he starts playing again but I’m confident his defense will be elite. The CWater guys have a chance to be just as good defensively. We need someone to hit and play great defense. Hard to find.

      1. Murray…Janko plays a great defensive CF…be now he is exposed at the plate.
        Apparently the org are force feeding Ortiz into that CF slot and envision a guy with big power numbers out there….and hope his defense catches up.
        He has two defensive tools that are already pass the eye test…arm and run.
        How he tracks a liner or gap hit…who knows.

    3. When Joe G said they view MM as more of a corner OF than a CF, I took that to reflect the organization’s feelings as a whole. Plus his BB/K numbers are a huge red flag so I don’t think he’s it. Muzziotti strikes me as more of a 4th OF due to lack of power plus he’s missed basically two years of development. It’s nice that Ortiz is in center for now but he still profiles at a corner.

      By process of elimination it has to be either Rojas or Y Garcia who are both very far away if they ever make it.

    4. I think Moniak profiles better as a CF but not ideal due to him not being established at the plate. Ortiz is an interesting experiment in CF but I would agree it is an inevitably short-lived one. No one arriving at the big league level within the next 2 years fits. Which is why Dombrowski will play the market this winter, via trade or free agency, although the last I checked, the CF FA market is pretty lean.

  5. I think you guys are making too much of the CF position in Reading. Look at their roster, who else is going to play there. Between injuries and COVID, there are no easy promotions to fill a lot of positions, CF being one of those.

  6. Well hopefully one of them is the answer. Unless I am forgetting someone, since the 70s, none of the CFers were home grown…Maddox, Dykstra, Granville, Victorino all were developed elsewhere.

    1. Correct…..from the 70s not much going on home grown in centerfield….Michael Bourn…but they sent him out in a trade.
      Pre-70s back to late 40s there were a few…Richie Ashburn and Tony Gonzalez.
      Two were short-timers..pre-70s Johnny Briggs/Larry Hisle…. and then early 2000s….Marlon Byrd.

      1. Forget about Tony Gonzalez…was not sure…checked him out…he was developed by the Reds.

        1. Briggs, Hitler and Byrd might have played CF but they were more of a corner outfielder, 1b or DH.

  7. Regarding Victorino, another example of the Phillies struggle with judging talent. If I remember correctly he was a rule 5 and they offered him back to the dodgers. Thankfully the dodgers said no thanks.

    Too young to see Ashburn. But I still would rather have Victorino over Maddox on my all Phillies team. It’s a close call. Overall talent might be equal but I thought Victorino might have brought more energy and swagger to the team.

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