Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/31/2021)

Lehigh Valley won.  Reading lost although Colton Eastman was perfect for four innings.  Jersey Shore split, Clearwater won.  The FCL Phillies won.  And, both DSL teams won.

Notable appearances were made by newly activated Simon Muzziotti and Lee Hao Yu in the FCL.  Ben Brown made his second appearance since being activated on August 27th.  And, a 17-year-old in the DSL has an .880 OPS.

Lehigh Valley (41-47) beat Syracuse, 5-4.  They have gone 5-7 over the past two weeks. 

The IronPigs scored a run in the third inning on an RBI double by CJ Chatham.  They scored twice in the sixth on a 2-run HR (8) by TJ Rivera.  They went ahead in the seventh on a 2-run HR by Chatham.  Rivera (.273) went 3-4 with a double, HR, and 2 RBI.  Chatham (.278) went 3-4 with a double, HR, and 3 RBI.

Adam Haseley (.188) went 1-5.  Mickey Moniak (.248) went 0-4.  Darick Hall (.226) went 1-4.  Cornelius Randolph (.283) went 0-2 with 2 walks.

Mark Appel (6.05) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  Zach McAllister (1-0, 0.00) pitched 1.1 innings, allowed 2 inherited runners to score, gave up a hit, and walked two.  Mauricio Llovera (4.45) pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and walking two.  Jeff Singer (4.19) earned his third save pitching one inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.

Reading (41-62) lost to Hartford, 1-0.  They went 6-6 over the past two weeks.

Colton Eastman (3.55) opened with four perfect innings striking out five.  Josh Hendrickson (4-3, 3.64) followed with four innings allowing 3 hits and one run striking out six.  He struck out the side in the fifth and gave up singles in the sixth and seventh before giving up a leadoff HR in the eighth.  Neither pitcher walked a batter.

Bryson Stott (.306) went 0-3 with a walk.  Rehabbing Matt Joyce went 1-3.  Logan O’Hoppe (.313) went 1-3.  Rehabbing Dalton Guthrie went 2-4.

Jersey Shore (47-54) split two games with Aberdeen, losing the completion of a suspended game 4-2 winning 6-2.  They have 7 of their last 11 games.

Suspended Game:  The BlueClaws scored a run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Jose Tortolero, and a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Vito Friscia.

Seranthony Dominguez had thrown a perfect rehab inning back on August 8th.  Tyler McKay (6.00) pitched 1.1 innings allowing no runs on a hit and 4 walks.  Jonas De La Cruz (0-1, 16.62) gave up 3 runs in 2.1 innings on 3 hits and 5 walks.  JP Woodward (1.80) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings allowing a hit and a walk.  Mark Potter (9.15) pitched two innings and gave up a run on one hit and 2 walks while striking out five.

Game Two:  The BlueClaws scored two runs in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Hunter Markwardt (2).  They went ahead with two runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Nick Matera and a double play.  They tacked on two insurance runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Nicolas TorresDJ Stewart (.246) went 2-4.

Manuel Silva (3.24) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  Carlo Reyes (5-1, 3.18) pitched three scoreless innings allowing 2 hits.  Blake Brown (3.32) struck out the side in his one inning.

Clearwater (46-53)  beat Lakeland, 5-4.  They went 7-6 the past two weeks.  The Threshers took the lead with a 4-run third inning, retook the lead an inning later, and shut down the Flying Tigers the rest of the way.

The Threshers scored their first runs in the third on Ethan Wilson’s 2-run ground-rule double, TJ Rumfield’s sac fly, and Baron Radcliff’s RBI ground-rule double.  They took the lead for good in the fourth on a wild pitch.

#13 pick Jared Carr (.259) went 1-4 with a walk.  Luis Garcia (.246) went 3-5 with a double.  #2 pick Ethan Wilson (.273) went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.  Kendall Simmons (.227) went 1-5 with a stolen base.  #12 pick TJ Rumfield (.256) went 1-3with a walk and RBI.  NDFA Freylin Minyety (.316) went 3-5 with a double.  Baron Radcliff (.185) went 1-5 with an RBI.

Cristian Hernandez (3.79) was activated and pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 5 hits and a walk.  NDFA Konnor Ash (2-0, 6.23) stranded two inherited runners and pitched 1.1 innings walking one and striking out one.  Rodolfo Sanchez (4.91) was activated and pitched three scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and striking out three.  #20 pick Cam Wynne (4.76) picked up his first save pitching two scoreless innings allowing no hits or walks and striking out four.

FCL Phillies (19-11) beat the FCL Blue Jays, 7-5.  They have won 6 of their last 10 games.

A lot of guys have been rehabbing with the FCL team the past couple of weeks.  Tuesday, Simon Muzziotti was activated and went 1-3 with a double in his first at bat.  Rehabbing Marcus Lee Sang went 0-1.  Rehabbing Wilfredo Flores went 1-4 with a HR (1) and 3 RBI.

Jamari Baylor (.303) went 2-3 with a double, HR (5), 3 runs scored, a walk, and RBI.  #3 pick Jordan Viars (.200) went 1-2 with an RBI.  #9 pick Gavin Tonkel (.294) went 0-1.  NDFA Anthony Quirion (.273) went 1-1.  Edgar Made (.167) went 1-4 with a 2-run HR (1).

International signee out of Taiwan, Lee Hao Yu made his debut and went 0-1.

Ben Brown made his second appearance since coming off the Development List and had a clean inning with a strikeout.  He threw 7 strikes in 10 pitches.  Rehabbing Jordan Fowler pitched a scoreless inning giving up 2 hits.  Rehabbing DJ Jefferson pitched an inning and gave up 4 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts.  NDFA Tristan Garnet (1-1) pitched three, scoreless innings giving up one hit and striking out three.  Eighteen-year-old, fourth-round pick, Micah Ottenbreit made his debut and pitched a clean inning with one strikeout.  Hsu ChiLing earned his second save pitching two innings allowing one run on 3 hits.

DSL Phillies Red (20-15) beat DSL Rockies, 3-1.  They have won 8 of their last 11 games.  Rickardo Perez (.257) went 1-4.

DSL Phillies White (23-10) beat DSL Rangers2, 7-4.  They have won 8 of their last 10 games.   Yemal Flores went 2-3 with 2 walks and 2 doubles.  His AVG is up to .250 and his OPS is .880.

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

Rosters and Stuff


8/31/2021 – Phillies recalled OF Matt Vierling from Lehigh Valley
8/31/2021 – Phillies sent RF Matt Joyce on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/31/2021 – Phillies placed CF Travis Jankowski on the paternity list
8/31/2021 – C Vito Friscia assigned to Jersey Shore from Lehigh Valley
8/31/2021 – Lehigh Valley activated C Logan Moore
8/31/2021 – Lehigh Valley sent 3B Dalton Guthrie on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/31/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Gunner Mayer from the 7-day IL
8/31/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Rodolfo Sanchez from the 7-day IL
8/31/2021 – Clearwater activated RHP Cristian Hernandez from the 7-day IL
8/31/2021 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
8/31/2021 – LHP Christopher Soriano assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
8/31/2021 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
8/31/2021 – RHP Micah Ottenbreit assigned to FCL Phillies
8/31/2021 – OF Simon Muzziotti assigned to FCL Phillies
8/31/2021 – IF Hao Yu Lee assigned to FCL Phillies
8/31/2021 – RHP Luis Gomez assigned to DSL White from DSL Red

13 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (8/31/2021)

  1. Any updates on Seranthony, he was on his rehab stint and I thought things looked good from what I read and haven’t heard anything in like two weeks

    1. He pitched last Wednesday ago in LHV…..was not a good outing by the numbers.
      …..quick, relatively short-21 pitches- and out he went.
      Two days in a row may have been pushing it for him at this stage of his rehab..

  2. Various things I found about Yemal Flores – 9 of his 13 hits this year are for extra bases (6 2b, 1 3b, 2 HR)

    Please let us hit big on an international signing!

    Overall: The Phillies spent just over $1.3 million on the teenage outfielder from the Dominican Republic. Flores has the traditional right field skill set with two loud tools in his power and arm strength. He’s advanced physically has a quick, powerful swing. Natural uppercut swing should generate easy loft. Likely prone to the swing and miss but will have the bat speed to still get the barrel on the ball. Intriguing power first bat.

    OFP: 35

    Risk: Extreme

    Evaluator: Matt Thompson

    Baseball America offered the following assessment of Flores, who is also 17 years old: “Flores has a strong, sturdy build and big power. It comes at the expense of some swing-and-miss tendencies, but Flores generates loft, backspin and drives the ball with impact when he connects.”

  3. Luis Garcia and Ethan Wilson look like they may have found a good hitting groove.
    Their game is picking up.

    1. Garcia slashed .309/.378/.568 in August. His BB/K rate for the season is 13.7%/23.5%. He’s a kid you could definitely see blossoming into a big-time prospect next season.

      1. Agree….Phillies need him to do just that.
        And Wilson . with good size, could be a plus hitting corner OFer if the pre-draft scouting is correct.

  4. Micah Ottenbreit looked good in his debut. Featured a three pitch mix. 94 MPH FB. He got three swing and misses on 11 pitches, two on his 4-seamer & one on his CB.

  5. So while Moniak is having the best month (July) of his pro career, the Phillies call him up 3 times between July 20 and Aug 14. He gets four at bats in the majors during this time.

    Later Bonifacio gets called up and gets 11 at bats in a week (and I believe a start). I believe Bonifacio is a career minor leaguer.

    I know the Phillies are in a race but if ur not going to play Moniak then don’t call him up. Let him continue to have success at LV.

    At this point, Moniak confidence is probably destroyed and has to be wondering what his future is like in the Phillies organization.

    Looks like he is having a tough month of August.

    This no way to treat one of ur better prospects. And unfortunately something the Phillies frequently do.

    1. I don’t believe getting called up and then sent down hurts a prospect. This is the major leagues. Not town little league. These guys need to be strong minded.

      The more likely explanation is that Moniak’s extreme outlier month of July was due to an abnormal babip. His August looks just like his June, May and the rest of his minor league career.

      1. Appreciate ur comment. Really respect it.

        I just feel if u r not going to play him wouldn’t he be better playing every day in LV.

        This being said maybe my wanting Moniak to succeed so desperately clouds my opinion.

        1. Imo it is not uncommon for a AAA player to yo-yo up and down at the start of their career. Vierling is 7/12

          Imo when great hitters are in the box, nothing else matters. Great hitters only focus on the pitcher. See the pitch and swing or take. If you strike out it is your fault. Not because you arrived from AAA 2 days ago.

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