Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/3/2022)

The guys played in four competitive games last night.  Lehigh Valley won their fifth consecutive game.  Reading lost in extra innings.  Jersey Shore won by two.  And, Clearwater lost by one.  All the games featured some solid pitching. 

Clearwater (9-10) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 3-2.

Gunner Mayer (3.86) pitched five innings.  He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits (a 2-run HR) and struck out four.  Gabriel Yanez (2.61) went two innings.  He gave up the game-winner on 2 hits and struck out four.  Konnor Ash pitched one inning, gave up one hit, and struck out three.  The three Threshers’ pitchers combined to strike out eleven and walked none.

Clearwater took a first-inning lead on Lee Hao Yu’s RBI single.  They tied the game in the third on Yu’s second RBI single.

Lee Hao Yu (.306) went 3-4 with 2 RBI.  Alexeis Azuaje (.255) went 2-4 with his 8th stolen base.  Yhoswar Garcia (.237) went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.  He now has sixteen.

Lehigh Valley (14-11) beat the Syracuse Mets, 6-3. link

Ricardo Sanchez (3.31) pitched four shutout innings.  He allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out five.  Jeff Singer (4.82) pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on a two-run HR.  Joe Gatto (4.35) two clean innings striking out two.  Tyler Cyr (3.24) pitched a scoreless inning allowing a walk.  Connor Brogdon (1.59) pitched an inning and gave up a run on a walk and a hit.  He struck out two.

The IronPigs built a lead with several early inning runs.  They scored a run in the second on a double play.  They scored twice in the third on an RBI double by John Andreoli and an RBI single by Darick Hall.  They added a run in the fifth on a balk.  After the Mets scored a couple runs, the ‘Pigs scored twice in the eighth on an RBI single bt Drew Maggi and a throwing error on the same play.

Darick Hall (.302) went 2-4 with a walk and RBI.  Yairo Munoz (.324) went 2-4.  Drew Maggi (.207) went 2-4 with an RBI.

Reading (8-14) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs, 5-4 in 11 innings. link

James McArthur (8.27) had his best outing of the season.  He pitched four innings and gave up just one run on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out six.  Matt Seelinger (1.46) chipped in with two scoreless innings.  He allowed one hit and struck out three.  Billy Sullivan (5.40) gave up a run in one inning on 2 hits and struck out two.  McKinley Moore (3.00) tossed a one-hit inning.  Francisco Morales (0.63) came in to get the save but gave up the tying run on a walk and 2 hits.  He avoided the loss when the game-winner was cut down at the plate on the same base hit that tied the game.  Bubby Rossman (1-2, 6.94) suffered the indignity of blowing a save in the tenth and losing the game in the 11th.  He pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs (the ghost runners) on 2 hits.

The Phils took the lead with 2 runs in the second inning on Aldrem Corredor’s 2-run HR.  Jhailyn Ortiz provided an insurance run in the fourth on a solo HR.  They scored a run in the top of the tenth on Wendell Rijo’s RBI single.

Jersey Shore (7-14) beat the Hudson Valley Renegades, 5-3. link

Griff McGarry (6.14) got the start and lasted two innings.  He threw 55 pitches, 29 strikes (52.7%), and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  Ethan Lindow (1-0, 0.61) followed with his longest outing of the season.  He pitched four scoreless, no-hit innings walking one and striking out seven.  Andrew Schultz (11.37) delivered a scoreless, one-hit inning with one strikeout.  Andrew Baker (9.00) gave up a run in one inning on a solo HR and issued 2 walks.  Jason Ruffcorn picked up his 4th save with a one-walk, one strikeout inning.

The BlueClaws got one run back in the first on a groundout.  They took the lead in the fourth on McCarthy Tatum’s go-ahead, 2-run double and DJ Stewart’s RBI single.  The Renegades closed to within a run in the eighth and NIck Matera provided an insurance run on an RBI single in the ninth.

Ethan Wilson (.217) went 2-4 and picked up his 11th stolen base.  Casey Martin (.208) went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.  McCarthy Tatum (.246) went 2-3 with 2 RBI and a HBP.  Johan Rojas (.192) went 1-4 and stole his 15th base in as many attempts.  Wilson was caught for the first when he was picked off first base in the fifth inning.

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5/03/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Jake Newberry on the 7-day IL
5/02/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Zach Warren on the 7-day IL
5/02/2022 – Reading transferred 3B Matt Kroon from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
5/02/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Buddy Hayward on the 7-day IL

15 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/3/2022)

  1. Ethan Lindow is rounding into shape. Last year, he started in Reading and got hit pretty hard. He went to JS and pitched fine. This year they start him in JS and he’s been pretty darn good. In 14.2 IP, he’s given up 8 hits and 1 ER. He’s K’ed 24 while BB’ing only 6. He hasn’t given up a HR yet and guys are hitting .154 against him.

    1. I’ve liked Lindow’s pedigree from early on. Not sure why he hasn’t been more highly ranked until now. Doesn’t throw gas but a lefty who knows what he’s doing on the mound has a future.

      1. He hasn’t been ranked higher because he doesn’t have a fastball. He has gone to the pen and while that has usually added velo to a starter’s FB, it hasn’t in his case. He’s going to have to put in the work that lesser talents have to advance. If he doesn’t, he’ll become one more “what if” in org history.

  2. Morales finally looked human and gave up some hits, let’s see how he rebounds in his next outing.
    Good to see JS score runs.

  3. Hey Jim –

    Any velo reports on Gunner?

    Also, why is Griff on a pitch count? Does he have arm issues? as a 22yo college guy I would think that his arm is built up. What’s the story there?

    1. Statcast had him at 89-96 with the fastball, 81-82 with the change and 77-79 with thre curveball.

      I believe McGarry had an oblique injury in spring, so they’ve slowly ramped him back up coming off that.

      1. Great info Mitch. Thanks. 96 is a velo improvement for Gunner. Great to see. He seemed like a prospect that could add velo when he was drafted.

    2. V, I’ve seen McGarry at 94-95.

      McGarry was injured during ST and got a late start. They are ramping him up during games rather than at the Complex.

  4. Jim – I’m confused! Is it Rodolfo Sanchez pitching for LHV or is it Ricardo Sanchez?

  5. Phillies org seems to be letting the speedsters go whenever they are so inclined..
    Garcia leads the FSL in SBs….. Rojas leads the SALLY and Wilson is tied in 3rd place in the SALLY.

    1. Don’t know about any org decisions, Romus, but I can tell you that Yhoswar Garcia assertively and often last week. Good to see Yu Lee continue his hitting. He was one of several Threshes I cited last week as impressive in the series against Ft Myers. Garcia was Number One on that list.

    2. Romus, yes they are teaching running differently this year. I mentioned it earlier (4/14). Gary Cathcart is the Baserunning Coordinator and Clearwater Bench Coach. He’s teaching proper technique and is getting the players comfortable at x feet off of first base on leads.

      Though some were hesitant or uncomfortable, others have done well. Johan Rojas for instance is comfortable at X+2.

      It’s not all technique, however. New rules on throws to first and step-offs, and larger bases are probably also contributing to more steals throughout the minors.

  6. I am happy they are letting the guys steal bases, Romus. I am waiting for Wilson, Rojas, Martin and Luis Garcia to start hitting. I expect at least 2 of them to have break out seasons, and it would be nice if that is sooner rather than later, or not at all! I may be engaging in more wishful thinking, but still hopeful

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