Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/10/2021)

There was a lot of good pitching last night.  Three Lehigh Valley pitchers combined in a one-hit victory.  Reading had the rest of their final homestand cancelled.  Jersey Shore won on a 3-hitter as two Reading pitchers dropped down to get their work in.  Luis Garcia had a productive game.  Clearwater romped to a one-sided victory.  Jared Carr had himself a night.  The FCL Phillies weren’t scheduled.  And, the DSL teams went 1-1 with Red winning a low-scoring game.

Lehigh Valley (49-60) beat Worcester, 6-0 on one hit.  Cristopher Sanchez pitched five one-hit innings, walked four, and struck out seven.  Mauricio Llovera pitched three innings and walked one, hit a batter, and struck out three.  Kyle Dohy pitched one inning, walked one, and struck out the side.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Matt Joyce.  They added 2 runs in the sixth on a force out by Arquimedes Gamboa and an RBI single by Charlie Tilson.  They continued to tack on runs – one in the seventh on a passed ball and one in the eighth on a Charlie Tilson ground out.

Luke Williams went 0-5.  Andrew Knapp went 1-3 with 2 walks.  Matt Joyce went 1-5 with the HR and 2 RBI.  Jorge Bonifacio went 2-4 with a double and walk.  Nick Maton went 0-3 with a walk.

Reading (44-64) cancelled, as was the rest of the homestand due to COVID tracing of the New Hampshire squad.  

Jersey Shore (51-59) beat Greensboro, 6-0 on 3 hits.  Tyler Phillips pitched three scoreless innings allowing 2 hits, a walk, and striking out one batter.  Carlos Francisco pitched two scoreless innings and allowed no hits, no walks, and struck out two.  James McArthur pitched four innings gave up a hit, walked one, struck out five, and picked up the save.

The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the fourth inning on a 2-run HR by Luis Garcia.  They added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Johan Rojas.  They capped the scoring with 3 runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Simon Muzziotti and a 2-run double by Garcia.

Johan Rojas went 1-3 with an RBI and SB.  Simon Muzziotti swent 2-4 with an RBI.  Luis Garcia went 2-3 with a double, HR, walk, and 4 RBI.

Clearwater (49-59) got a measure of revenge with an 18-4 stomping of Bradenton.  Jared Carr went 5-5 with a walk, double, and 4 RBI.

Rodolfo Sanchez pitched three innings and gave up 3 first-inning runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three and gave up a HR.  Alex McKenney pitched 3.2 innings and gave up one unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three.  Maikel Garrido stranded two inherited runners and pitched 2.1 innings allowing a hit and 3 walks while striking out two.

After spotting the Marauders a 3-run lead in the first inning, the Threshers put up a crooked number in each of the home second, third, and fourth innings.  They scored 5 two-out runs in the second on a bases-loaded walk by Ethan Wilson, and 2-run singles by Kendall Simmons and Jared Carr.  They scored 5 more runs in the third on Jamari Baylor’s fielder’s choice, a wild pitch, a 2-run double by  Wilson, and an RBI single by  Carr.  They tacked on 4 runs in the fourth on an RBI single by TJ Rumfield, a force out by Chris Burke, a throwing error, and an RBI double by Carr.  An odd yet interesting note here, poor Casey Martin made the third out in each of the first four innings.  They added a run in the fifth on an RBI double by Burke.  They closed out the scoring with 3 runs in the eighth on Casey Martin’s 3-run HR.  (Note that this was Martin’s first game since coming off the IL.)

Everybody had at least one hit except Felix Reyes who was hit by a pitch in the second inning and replaced by Baron Radcliff who went 2-4 with a double.  Chris Burke went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.

FCL Phillies (22-12) had no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (24-18) beat the DSL Angels, 2-1.  Rickardo Perez went 0-2 with a walk.

DSL Phillies White (26-15) lost to the DSL Giants Black, 6-3.  Yemal Flores entered the gameas a pinch-hitter for the DH and remained in the game.  He went 0-2 with a walk.

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

Rosters and Stuff


9/10/2021 – RHP James McArthur assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
9/10/2021 – RHP Tyler Phillips assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
9/10/2021 – Jersey Shore placed C Vito Friscia on the temporarily inactive list
9/10/2021 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Tyler McKay on the 7-day IL
9/10/2021 – Clearwater placed RHP Cam Wynne on the 7-day IL
9/10/2021 – Clearwater activated 2B Casey Martin from the 7-day IL
9/09/2021 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP David Paulino

11 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/10/2021)

  1. Apologies because this has probably been stated many times, but just generally may I ask what “canceled due to contact tracing” means? Does it basically mean that it isn’t possible for them to do contact tracing? Does it mean that too many people are declared not able to play due to Covid exposure to field a team? May I ask what the criteria are for players being able to return to normal existence of interacting with people, after Covid exposure and/or symptoms, and also return to playing?

    1. It sounds like there’s an outbreak on the other team:

      Essentially, due to either testing positive or coming into contact with someone who tested positive, they wouldn’t have enough players to play the series? I think it’s a seven-day window from contact to being cleared.

      What would it take to return to some semblance of normalcy? Maybe everyone getting vaccinated?

  2. Garcia and Rojas are two right now to get excited about.
    Next year , if they are in Reading, that should be something to look forward to.

    1. They’re young, premium defenders, and they’re making all the adjustments you’d hope a prospect will make. Garcia has WAY more pop than I’d ever expected. I’m definitely taking some trips out to Reading next season.

      Interestingly, both of their seasons seemed to turn when the org began shaking up the minor league system with Marty Malloy replacing Reyes as Clearwater manager in July. Not sure something as simple as a managerial replacement will immediately impact a players approach/success at the plate, but numbers don’t lie (although they do exaggerate, as these stats include the post-promotion sustained success):

      Rojas before: .240/.299/.385
      Rojas after: .280/.338/.418

      Garcia before: .242/.327/.358
      Garcia after: .308/.393/.530

      1. Yeah…not sure how significant a managerial change is to a player…I can see a hitting or pitching coach change having some significance at higher levels .. …..but at the minor league A level there could be more to it than at a higher level like Triple A or the majors.

        If they finish up the last few weeks on an upswing at hi-A, as it looks like they will, …I definitely would start them at the AA level next season. Their confidence is peaking.
        And both have seen plenty of major league spring training action this past March and I expect to see then get more this coming spring again.
        Challenge them….like they have done with Stott and O’Hoppe.

        1. No, they will need more ABs in high A ball to make sure the surge isn’t SSS related. They are young – no need to rush them.

          1. Not really….as it stands they will probably have a total of 70/75 PAs at JS as this season ends…..then .if they get a winter ball league in somewhere, that will give them the opp to face advanced pitching, especially of the breaking ball variety……and maybe get in a few weeks of FIL before that winter league, then tack on spring training….there is plenty of PAs at the A level or higher on the table for them if they want it.
            Its not like they are 19/20- year old kids that have to be coddled….they both are entering their 22age season next year.
            Winter ball made a huge difference for Odubel 7 years ago in his age22 season.
            The key is for the Phillies to find them a winter ball league and since both are from the DR….PR/Ven/Colombia leagues look to be a difficult admission…

      2. Historically, moving away from Clearwater has its benefits. The ball doesn’t travel that well at Clearwater, you have to deal with the Florida sun (and heat) and you’re playing in a true MLB dimension park.

        I’m happy that Rojas and Garcia are doing well at JS, but they need to start 2022 at JS and get some more ABs. This is still SSS territory for what they’re doing at JS.

  3. Jarrett Seidler of Baseball Prospectus:

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