Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/17/2021)

Lehigh Valley and Reading won.  Jersey Shore and Clearwater lost.  The Complex and International teams all won.  This weekend marks the end of the season for the Complex team (Saturday), and Reading, Jersey Shore, and Clearwater (Sunday).

Sorry for the disappearing act the past two days.  I’ve been working on the thumbnails I promised on the prospects and have discovered some interesting things that I hope to publish on Monday.  But, the real diversion was a venture back into a card room.  One of the things I miss from PA is the weekly poker games I hosted.  Two-to-three table tournaments and the ring game that followed.  I’m not a big fan of casino card rooms, but Wednesday I had a particularly fun session that I repeated Thursday.  I’ve expanded from LHE to NLHE and PLO.  If you play, you know the joy of capitalizing on your big hands, pushing through most of your bluffs, and getting a really good run of cards.  It was also neat being able to play the long 10-12 hour sessions I played when I was younger.

Anyway, back to baseball.

Lehigh Valley (52-63) beat Scranton, 10-8.  Jack Perkins pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk.  He struck out six.  Seranthony Dominguez stranded the two runners he inherited but gave up 3 unearned runs while getting just one out in the next inning.  Jake Hernandez allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score and pitched 1.2 innings allowing a hit and striking out two.  Braeden Ogle pitched an inning and allowed 2 base runners.  Mike Adams pitched the final inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits.

The IronPigs scored a run in the second inning on a bases-loaded walk to Arquimedes Gamboa.  They scored 4 runs in the third on an RBI single by Darick Hall, an RBI double by Rafael Marchan, and a 2-run single by Nick Maton.  They scored again in the fourth on an RBI single by Jorge Bonifacio.  They responded in the fifth with 3 runs on a 3-run HR by Adam Haseley.  They tacked on an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by Haseley and held on.

Haseley went 2-5 with 4 RBI and a HR.  Luke Williams went 1-5.  Alec Bohm returned to the lineup and went 0-4 with a walk and SB.  Marchan went 2-5 with an RBI.  Maton went 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI.

Reading (46-65) beat Binghamton, 4-1.  Adam Leverett pitched four, one-run innings giving up 5 hits and 3 walks.  Tyler Carr pitched one inning giving up a hit and striking out two.  Erubiel Armenta pitched two innings and gave up a hit and walk.  Kyle Dohy pitched a clean inning.  Brian Marconi gave up 2 hits and a walk in a scoreless inning and picked up his 15th save.

The Phils scored 2 runs in the third inning on a solo HR by Dalton Guthrie and an RBI single by Josh Stephen.  They added a run in the third on an RBI single by Chris Cornelius.  They tacked on an insurance run in the ninth on an RBI single by Simon MuzziottiGuthrie went 2-4.  Bryson Stott went 1-4.  Muzziotti went 1-3 with a walk.  Logan O’Hoppe went 1-4.

Jersey Shore (55-61) lost to Brooklyn, 7-4.  Julian Garcia pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  JP Woodward pitched one inning and gave up 3 unearned runs on 3 hits.  Jonas De La Cruz pitched two innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and 4 walks.  Mark Potter pitched a clean inning.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the third inning on a sac fly by Jose Tortolero.  They scored 2 in the sixth on an RBI triple by Herbert Iser and an RBI double by DJ Stewart.  They added a run in the eighth on an RBI single by Nicolas Torres.

Johan Rojas (.351) went 1-4 with his 8th stolen base.  DJ Stewart went 2-4 with a double and RBI.

Clearwater (51-63) lost to Dunedin, 7-6.  Gabriel Cotto pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.  Alex McKenney pitched 0.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits batters and 2 strikeouts.  Maikel Garrido allowed 2 of 2 inherited runners to score. and pitched 2.1 innings giving up a run on 2 hits, a walk, and 5 strikeouts.  Christian McGowan pitched the final two innings allowing a walk and striking out two.

The Threshers tied the game with a run in the second inning on a solo HR by Freylin Minyety.  After falling behind 7-1, they came almost all the way back with a run in the fifth on a solo HR by Baron Radcliff; 2 runs in the seventh on a sac fly by Jared Carr and a wild pitch; and 2 runs in the eighth on a force out by Chris Burke and a throwing error.

Casey Martin (went 2-5.  Jared Carr went 1-3 with a sac fly, RBI, and walk.  Kendall Simmons went 0-4 with a HBP.  Ethan Wilson went 0-5.

FCL Phillies (25-14) beat the FCL Blue Jays, 13-0.  Six pitchers dominated the Jays holding them to 3 hits and allowing two walks and a hit batter while striking out ten in seven innings.  The dirty Jays hit four of our batters.

Eighteen-year-old RHP Andrew Painter pitched two innings and allowed one hit, walked none, and struck out six.  The top pick has now thrown got six innings with 4 hits, no walks, and 12 strikeouts.  Eighteen-year-old RHP Micah Ottenbreit (4th round) walked one in two innings.  Eighteen-year-old RHP Jose Pena (6th round) pitched a clean inning striking out the side.  Rehabbing RHP Jose Ulloa allowed a hit and a walk in one inning.  Riley Wilson pitched 0.2 innings and gave up a hit, hit a batter, and struck out two.  Leonel Aponte stranded two inherited base runners retiring the final out of the game.

The Phillies converted 8 hits, 8 walks, and 4 hit batters into 13 runs.  No batter had more than one hit.  Five subs got into the game.  Eighteen-year-old Jordan Viars (3rd round) went 1-2 with a grand slam, SF, 2 HBP, and 5 RBI.

The Phillies scored 2 runs in the second inning on an RBI double by Micah Yonamine and an RBI triple by Guarner Dipre.  They blew the game open with a 9-run sixth on a sac fly by Jordan Viars, a 2-run double by Uziel Viloria, a wild pitch, a passed ball, Viars‘ grand slam.  They tacked on 2 runs in the seventh on a 2-run HR by eighteen-year-old Lee Hao Yu.

The team has one game left at home tomorrow.  They are going to finish 5th in an 18-team division.

DSL Phillies Red (27-19) beat the DSL Cardinals Blue, 8-2.  Nineteen-year-old RHP  Ezequiel Ventura (3.18) pitched four shutout innings of one-hit ball with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  Seventeen-year-old catcher Rickardo Perez (.272) went 1-3 with a walk and RBI.  Eighteen-year-old shortstop Diego Gonzalez (.289) went 3-4 with an RBI.  Nineteen-year-old centerfielder Jhorjan Guevara (.225) went 1-2 with a walk and a grand slam.  The team is in second place 3.0 games back (2 in the loss column) with 12 games remaining.

DSL Phillies White (28-17) beat the DSL Cardinals Red, 9-7.  Seventeen-year-old centerfielder Yemal Flores (.221) went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Nineteen-year-old second baseman Carlos Rondon (.258) went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI.  Eighteen-year-old right fielder Jose Leanez (.314) 2-3 with a double, walk, RBI, 3 runs scored, and stole his 9th base.  Nineteen-year-old left fielder Erick Brito (.350) went 2-4 and stole his 17th base.  The team is tied for first place (.005 points ahead) with 12 games remaining.

I haven’t heard anything yet.  But, the news that the Phillies reached the 85% vaccination level might mean the relaxation of some of the strict protocols they had to follow.  I’m hoping that they allow scouts and media to attend Instructs practices and games.  I’m sure they will allow scouts.  We’ll see about credentialed media.  I’m also sure that they will continue to keep the Complex closed to the public, though.

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

Rosters and Stuff


9/17/2021 – Phillies recalled LHP Damon Jones from Lehigh Valley
9/17/2021 – Phillies optioned RHP JD Hammer to Lehigh Valley
9/15/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Connor Brogdon on the 10-day IL, right groin strain
9/15/2021 – Phillies recalled RHP Ramon Rosso from Lehigh Valley
9/15/2021 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Jersey Shore from FCL Phillies
9/15/2021 – FCL Phillies placed RHP Chi-Ling Hsu on the temporarily inactive list
9/12/2021 – Phillies released RHP Vince Velasquez

7 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (9/17/2021)

  1. Jonathan Guzman might be one of those guys who just can’t steal first base. I haven’t figured out a way to do that but his season has not seen a lot of on-base skills. His stats this year are, what I would call, pathetic. He hit .114/.186/.139 in May. June was almost as bad: .165/.214/.275. July brought a little spark: .278/.344/.405. August brought the nightmares back: .119/.169/.226. But September brought some hope back again: .318/.348/.455.

    He seems to be a very good fielder. In 103 games, he only as 7 errors. He can play 2B, 3B and SS with SS being predominant this year. I like the kid, who is now 22. But he has to put it all together, with the bat, pretty soon.

  2. It’s good to see that we might have a group of 18 yr olds with promise. They’ll all be at CWater next year so they’re far away from helping in Philly.

  3. Wow, Painter isn’t playing around! We’ve got two young pitching prospects with stratospheric ceilings. Would be nice to start hitting on some of these guys for a change!

    1. Chinese names place the family name first. I learned this when reading James Michener’s Hawaii some years ago. I verified that through Taiwanese publications (CPBL Stats for one) that write his name as Lee Hao-Yu.

      I’m writing his and the other Taiwanese players in this form out of respect, much the same as I do with American and Latin American players when I ask how to pronounce their names.

      I’ll continue to do this until I can get close enough to ask if it matters.

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