Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/14/2021)

The IronPigs lost but Adam Haseley went 4-4.  Reading won behind a strong start by Francisco Morales.  Simon Muzziotti and Bryson provided all the offense he would need.  Jersey Shore lost.  Clearwater was rained out.  The FCL Phillies lost, Malik Binns made his debut.  Only Jose Valadez-Acuna has yet to make his debut from this year’s draft class.  DSL Red lost and White was cancelled.


Lehigh Valley (50-63) lost to Scranton, 4-2.  Colton Eastman pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He was relieved after a leadoff single in the fifth.  Damon Jones allowed the inherited runner to score but pitched two otherwise scoreless innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out four.  Braden Ogle pitched a scoreless inning allowing one hit.  Mike Adams pitched a scoreless inning issuing a walk and striking out two.  Zach McAllister pitched one inning allowing one hit and striking out two.

The IronPigs took a brief lead with 2 runs in the second inning on a 2-run single by Cornelius RandolphAdam Haseley went 4-4 with 2 stolen bases.


Reading (45-64) beat Binghamton, 2-1.  Francisco Morales had his best outing in a while pitching five scoreless innings and limiting the Ponies to one hit, one walk, and striking out nine.  Zach Warren pitched 1.1 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.  Kyle Dohy stranded two inherited runners and pitched 1.2 clean innings striking out three.  Brian Marconi picked up his 14th save with one inning, one hit, and 2 strikeouts.

The Phils scored their 2 runs in the third inning on a 2-run double by Simon MuzziottiMuzziotti and Bryson Stott each went 2-4 with a double.  These were the Phils only 4 hits.  Both teams struck out 15 times.


Jersey Shore (53-60) lost to Brooklyn, 5-2.  Noah Skirrow pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.  Jonas De La Cruz pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  Victor Lopez pitched three scoreless innings issuing just one walk.  

The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the eighth on a ground out by Hunter Markwardt and a sac fly by Johan Rojas.  The Claws collected just 3 hits by McCarthy Tatum, Nicolas Torres, and Jonathan Guzman.


Clearwater (49-61) v. Dunedin was postponed.


FCL Phillies (23-14) lost to the FCL Yankees, 8-7, a makeup game from 9/2 was cancelled.

Malik Binns made his debut and pitched one inning, retiring three and walking one.  Rehabbing Jose Ulloa pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits including a HR.  Recently activated Carlos Betancourt made his second appearance and pitched one inning giving up 2 runs on a hit and a walk.  Tyler Adams gave up 2 hits and struck out three in two innings.  Rehabbing DJ Jefferson blew a save and gave up 3 runs in one inning on 3 hits and a walk.  Tristan Garnett took the loss pitching two innings and giving up one run on 3 hits while striking out two.

The Phillies scored a run in the fourth on a ground out by Jordan Viars.  They scored a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Uziel Viloria.  They went ahead briefly with a 5-run sixth on a game-tying 2-run HR by Alexeis Azuaje, a go-ahead RBI single by Matt Goodheart, and a 2-run HR by Anthony QuirionViars and Goodheart both went 2-4.


DSL Phillies Red (25-19) lost to the DSL Mets1, 5-4.  Rickardo Perez went 1-2 with a double and a walk.


DSL Phillies White (27-15) game v. the DSL Mets2 cancelled, lightning.


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


Rosters and Stuff


Transactions

09/14/2021 – 2B Sal Gozzo assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
09/14/2021 – LHP Josh Hendrickson assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
09/14/2021 – RHP David Paulino assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
09/14/2021 – RHP Hans Crouse assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
09/14/2021 – LHP Kyle Dohy assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
09/14/2021 – OF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
09/14/2021 – RHP Malik Binns assigned to FCL Phillies
09/13/2021 – Pittsburgh claimed RHP Enyel De Los Santos off waivers from Phillies
09/13/2021 – Reading placed RHP Tyler Phillips on the 7-day IL

14 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/14/2021)

  1. Morales has had a very humbling season for sure….in his 20 starts his average Game Score is 46….where 50 is the average.
    Maybe 7 or 8 quality starts…..9 real clunkers where his GSc was under 40.
    I suppose being only 21-years old in AA has something to do with it….along with last year’s inactivity, since his first 7 starts were very poor.
    His peripherals were a mixed bag….great SO/9 @12….poor BB/9@ 6.5…H/9@ 8 is good…bur HR/9@ 1.2 is his highest of his career so far.
    Hoepfully he repeatrs and learns from this past season.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=morale003fra&type=pgl&year=2021

    1. mixed bag for sure but definitely showed the promise. cut those clunkers in half and that game score goes above the average mark

  2. Alexeis Azuaje ….19-year old middle infielder ….with yet another HR today (number 5), in less than 50 PAs so far with CLW….could he be one to keep an eye on!
    Maybe the Phillies version of the next Jose Altuve….fingers-crossed.

    1. Yes a bright spot Romus. Hopefully Muzzy can continue to play well and push for some type of role on this club in the future. Cheap production is going to be needed somewhere.

      1. Did not realize it….but Alexeis Azuaje was a high signing bonus guy out of the Ven…….$450K…most DR kids get more money because the buscones are more aggressive ‘agents’ for them….Ven kids normally get lower bonus signings since they do not have the buscones type agents if they have any agents at all.
        I think the two top kids…both pitchers from the DR got more money…Starlyn Castillo,and Fernando Ortega,…both in the millions.

          1. I think Hinkie has him in his,….I’d assume he should be with his limited but rather very good metrics so far.
            I would think he would be in the lower 20 range…25 thru 30.

            1. Yes, Romus. I’ve had Alexeis Azuaje in my top 30 for over a year now.
              I updated my list a few days ago. He’s now top 20 for me. With Corbin Williams released, Azuaje (or Y Garcia) may have the best wheels on the farm. The power has been eye opening (10 HRs in just 250 MiLB ABs) for a kid his age (19) and size (5’10/155).
              And yes, Azuaje has an excellent pedigree. He was a well thought of, and fairly highly paid J2 kid in the 2018 cycle.
              I also have two other kids (all Venezuelans) from that J2 cycle in my top 40: Andrick Nava (#28) and Joalbert Angulo (#39). Angulo has lots to dream on: young (19 YO), great size (6’5″/160), LHP throws 90 now, w/tons of projection. This season, he’s done a much better job of syncing his long limbs, and throwing strikes in the DSL.

            2. Hinkie…ok….did not know he was top 20 for you.
              The Ven kids seem to be a Philly favorite.
              I think the 155 lbs were his 16-year old signing weight…..he may be a little bigger now.
              The Phillies do feed them well at the Academy and once stateside, they know how to pack on the lbs.
              Maikel Franco was listed at 180 lbs for 5 years….when he got to the Phillies he was 210 lbs.

            3. You’re probably right. He’s likely >155lbs now, although I can’t find any evidence of it.
              I just recently re-did my Phillies Prospects list. I haven’t posted it. I’ll probably post it after the season. Azuaje is now at #18 for me.

            4. If 3 of these kids reach close to their ceiling ….Ortiz, Rojas, either Garcia – Luis or Yhoswar, and Azuaje ….man, we’ll be doing backflips by 2025….unless Dombrowski trades them, but then for major league studs, right?

            5. mark8;29…of that group of 5 Latin players you mentioned,…Johan Rojas probably had the smallest signing bonus…..he could emerge as the best.

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