Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (4/6/2022)

Lehigh Valley (2-0) spotted Columbus an unearned run in the first inning but shut the Clippers down over the next eight innings as the IronPigs won handily, 6-1. 

The home team surrendered a run on Ronald Torreyes’ fielding error after a one-out single, stolen base, and single.  Starting pitcher Michael Mariot (0.00) escaped the inning without further damage.  He allowed two more base runners over the next three innings and posted a solid line of – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP.

Four IronPigs’ relievers held the Clippers to 2 walks in the remaining five innings.  Jeff Singer (1-0, 0.00) got the win with two scoreless innings allowing just one base runner on a walk.  Aaron Barrett (0.00) walked one and struck out two in one inning.  Braden Ogle (0.00) struck out one in one inning.  And, Joe Gatto (0.00) tossed a clean inning to close out the game.

The IronPigs took the lead in the third inning.  Dalton Guthrie and Will Toffey stroked one-out singles and Jorge Bonifacio walked to load the bases.  Darick Hall brought home the tying run with a line drive single to LF.  The IronPigs went ahead on a wild pitch and tacked on a third run on Yairo Munoz‘ RBI ground out.

Lehigh Valley added 2 runs in the seventh inning.  Drew Maggi and Guthrie drew leadoff walks.  Jorge Bonifacio worked a bases-loading walk that resulted in a run on a wild pitch on ball four.  A Hall RBI ground out plated the fifth run of the game for the IronPigs.

The IronPigs tacked on an insurance run in the eighth when John Andreoli walked and went to third on a fielding error on an Austin Wynns‘ ground ball.  Ronald Torreyes picked up the RBI with a force out.

Dalton Guthrie (.556), one of two home-grown players in the lineup, played CF and went 3-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored.  Darick Hall (.286), the other home-grown player) went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Maggi and Andreoli were successful stealing bases.

The IronPigs are probably going to be older and more experienced than a lot of their opponents.  Tonight, among the starters, only three Clippers were as old as 26, while the two youngest IronPigs were 26.  Our 4 oldest starters were 29, 31, 31, 32.

Daniel Brito left Clearwater to get married last weekend.  I believe he is at home in Ohio.  I don’t know if/when he is returning.  Congratulations and best wishes to the couple.

The Affiliate Scoreboard

Rosters and Stuff

Not up to date, yet.

Lehigh Valley is up to 35 players.  I can’t explain why.  Two are on the 60-day IL.  Maybe roster restrictions were relaxed in the minors like they were for the majors.  They would have the same ramp-up problems for starting pitchers.


4/06/2022 – RHP Tyler Phillips assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading (60-day IL)
4/06/2022 – Phillies optioned SS Nick Maton to Lehigh Valley
4/05/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed 2B Daniel Brito on the 60-day IL
3/26/2022 – Reading placed LHP David Parkinson on the RL (I think he retired)
3/26/2022 – Reading placed SS Chris Cornelius on the RL (I think he retired)

8 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (4/6/2022)

  1. I hate to see that Parkinson retired. He was similar, IMO, to Cole Irvin and he is an MLB #2 starter (with a D2 Oakland team).
    Really appreciate the Minor League recaps.
    Going to Pigs game on Saturday.

    1. My thinking about Parkinson is wrong, not retirement. Not drug related either. The reason lies somewhere in between. I don’t feel it’s my place to report it.

  2. Congrats to Brito on his nuptials. I hope he’ll be back. Last year, before the tragedy, he was coming into his own. In any event, I hope he gets to live his life to the fullest.

  3. Excited about the New Phillues Season.l
    I mentioned over the past couple of years that it is hard to be a starting pitcher when you are pitching 1-1 in the 5th or behind 3-1 in the 6th but it would be easier pitching ahead 6-2 in the 4th. Yesterday’s game might be a sample of the games this year.

  4. Denny – I followed Parkinson’s stats closely last year and got to see him pitch a couple of times versus Worchester. He pretty much got pounded every time out. Him being left handed and home grown, I was hoping he’d make it. Good luck to him.

  5. Going to be strange following the Iron Pigs games with the complete lack of prospects on the team. Good to see them winning but usually looking for specific player results.

    1. “They” say that AA and below are where your prospects are, so I guess my focus will be at those levels.

    2. It’s really strange. For the hitters, Guthrie and Maton are both in their 5th year and Hall is in his 6th year. Only Maton looks to be able to stick on a ML roster as a reserve. It’s hard to see Maton as starter level when he has a lifetime minor league OPS of .713. As a comparison, Segura has a career minor league OPS of .803 (.740 in the majors).

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