Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (4/23/2022)

The affiliates are having a good week.  The Threshers and BlueClaws have multi-game winning streaks.  All four teams won Saturday night.  Mick Abel and Andrew Painter each tossed five shutout innings.  Eric Miller threw in three of his own for Reading.

Clearwater (6-8) beat the Tampa Tarpons, 3-0. link

The Threshers won their fifth consecutive game behind Andrew Painter’s five-inning masterpiece.  Painter allowed just one hit and struck out 14 of the 15 outs he recorded.  He struck out the final 13 batters he faced, the side in innings two thru five.  He threw 70 pitches, 50 strikes.  His fastball sat 96 -98 (95.8 – 98.3), touched 99 four times, and 100 once.  He threw 49 fastballs and 21 sliders (78-86).  His first nine strikeouts came swinging, he got ten in all.  His first seven strikeouts came on fastballs.  Six of his last seven came on sliders.

Malik Binns pitched two innings.  He gave up a single, hit 2 batters, and struck out four.  He picked off one of his three base runners.  Tommy McCollum pitched two perfect innings, striking out four including the side in the ninth.

The Threshers didn’t score early enough to make Painter the winner but they did score twice in the sixth on RBI doubles by Marcus Lee Sang and Anthony Quirion.  They tacked on a run in the eighth on a balk.

Lehigh Valley (8-9) beat the Rochester Red Wings, 10-8. link

The IronPigs rushed out to an 8-1 lead but starter Michael Mariot couldn’t get out of the fifth.  He lasted 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Dillon Maples got the W but allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score.  He also gave up a run on 2 hits in one inning.  Jeff Singer stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 clean innings.  Aaron Barrett pitched 0’1 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits and a walk.  Zach Warren allowed one of 3 inherited runners to score but retired the only two batters he faced.  Braeden Ogle pitched the last inning and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk.

The IronPigs scored 3 runs in the first on an RBI single by Donny Sands and a 2-run HR by Darick Hall.  They scored 5 runs in the fourth on a fielder’s choice, Hall’s 2-run double, and Nick Maton’s 2-run single.  They added 2 soon-to-be very much needed insurance runs in the eighth on Hall’s second 2-run HR.

Sands went 3-4 with 3 runs scored.  Hall went 3-5 with 6 RBI.  Maton went 2-5 with 2 RBI.  Roman Quinn went 0-3 with 2 walks and an outfield assist at third base.

Reading (4-10) beat the Harrisburg Senators, 4-3. link

Eric Miller pitched three scoreless innings.  He gave up 2 hits and struck out three.  Rossman pitched two scoreless innings allowing a hit and a walk.  Billy Sullivan pitched 0.1 innings giving up 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while blowing the save.  Francisco Morales stranded an inherited runner and went 2.2 innings of no-hit ball.  He walked one and struck out three.  Brian Marconi pitched one inning for the save.

The Phils scored a run in the first inning on Madison Stokes’ RBI single.  They scored again in the second on Vito Friscia’s solo HR.  After Sullivan blew the save, The Phils went ahead with 2 runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Jack Conley and Friscia.

Simon Muzziotti batted twice before being replaced by Jhailyn Ortiz in CF in the third inning.  Ortiz went 1-2 with his second stolen base.  Miller picked a runner off first.

Jersey Shore (5-9) beat the Asheville Tourists, 4-2. link

Mick Abel earned his first win of the season with five shutout innings.  He gave up 3 hits, a walk, and struck out nine.  Tyler McKay pitched two innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and 2 walks.  Dominic Pipkin gave up a run on a walk in one inning.  Erubiel Armenta gave up one hit in one inning while striking out three.  The win was the Claws’ third in a row.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the fourth inning on an error.  They scored 3 runs in the fifth on Nick Matera’s 2-run double and Baron Radcliff’s sac fly.

Matera went 2-3 with 2 RBI.  The run-happy BlueClaws stole 4 bases in 4 attempts by Radcliff (3), DJ Stewart (5), Johan Rojas (11), and Ethan Wilson (10).  They are now 44-47 as a team.

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4/23/2022 – Jersey Shore placed SS Luis Garcia on the 7-day IL retroactive to 4/20
4/23/2022 – Jersey Shore activated OF Carlos De La Cruz
4/22/2022 – Phillies activated CF Odubel Herrera
4/22/2022 – Phillies optioned CF Simon Muzziotti to Reading
4/22/2022 – Reading released C Colby Fitch
4/22/2022 – Jersey Shore transferred RHP Christian McGowan from the 7- to the 60-day IL
4/21/2022 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/21/2022 – Reading activated RHP Noah Skirrow
4/21/2022 – Reading transferred LHP Nick Lackney to the Development List
4/21/2022 – RHP Austin Ross assigned to Reading
4/21/2022 – Jersey Shore activated RHP Cristian Hernandez
4/21/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Christian McGowan on the 7-day IL
4/21/2022 – C Rickardo Perez assigned to Clearwater from DSL Red
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Oswald Medina
4/20/2022 – Clearwater transferred RHP Micah Ottenbreit to the Development List
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated LHP Matt Osterberg
4/20/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Victor Lopez from the TIL
4/20/2022 – Clearwater placed LHP Rafael Marcano on the 7-day IL
3/23/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Hans Crouse on the 7-day IL

17 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (4/23/2022)

  1. I don’t want to jump the gun here but Painter is not being challenged in CLW. In 3 games, 12 IP, he’s given up 4 hits and no ERs. He has 30 Ks and 3 BBs. I love the domination but is JS where he should be? I’ll wait until May 1st, if I must.

    1. I agree with your thoughts on Painter..He will be JS before long… CLW honestly is rookie ball which will not challenge Painter.

      1. Agreed. Apparently, he is only throwing three pitches right now. He will need three, at a minimum, preferably four, to be a big league starter. Each of Painter, Abel and McGarry is on a trajectory to hit his ceiling, which doesn’t mean they each will, but it’s still insane.

      2. agreed. He should just work on a a 3rd pitch here because he will need it as he climbs higher up the ranks. Apparently he does have other pitchers but only needed 2 to finish off the Tarpons. He should focus more on working those other pitches. I don’t think he stays with the Threshers pass these next 12 road games.

  2. The only reason to keep Painter at CWater is for him to work on a 3rd pitch. Otherwise, I think they want their two studs working off each other. To have both pitch so well yesterday is very exciting. And Miller too!

  3. Johan Rojas with 11 SBs is now tied with second in the minor leagues,
    one behind Texas League’s Esteury Ruiz

    1. If he can make more and better contact, he could become something. He needs time though.

  4. Phillies top 2 pitchers yesterday, 10 IP 4H 1BB 23SO, man that’s incredible! Is that Abel’s best outing yet? I’d say leave Painter at Clearwater until he’s totally stretched out and it’s warmer up here. Right now he’s more dominate than Hamel’s was. Fun to see a 4-0 night.

  5. It’s funny but Painter is an example of a Florida high school pitcher. They get to pitch more in that warm weather plus he didn’t miss a season like many others did.
    I’m not ready to give up on Miller as a starter either so he and McGarry give us 4 legit arms to dream on. Combine that with how good Morales has looked out of the pen.

  6. Its early but, Morales, Miller, and Marconi also are showing some promise in AA.
    McGriff and Lindow along with Able in A+ are off to a good start.
    And Painter who is scorching in Low A.
    But looking at AAA there is early concern there. Singer is the only one who has shown any promise so far. I really hope some other pitchers right the ship quickly just incase the big club needs help

    1. If there’s anybody in AAA, other than Brogdon, who could help later on out of the bullpen it’s probably Warren. He’s always had issues with control but he hasn’t walked anybody yet and just got moved there from AA. Not sure if his stuff is as good as it was a few years ago when he was a name to keep an eye on.

      Otherwise, the best hope is probably that Morales or Miller really excel and force their way up from AA.

  7. Thanks for the updates on our teams. Enjoying reading them to see how my boys are doing. Thanks again.

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