Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/5/2022)

Five games last night.  Lehigh Valley did what the parent club couldn’t do and crushed the Mets.  Reading dropped both ends of a doubleheader getting no-hit in the nightcap.  Clearwater rallied, blew a lead in the ninth, and won in ten.  And, Jersey Shore came back only to eventually lose.

Clearwater (11-10) beat the Dunedin Blue Jays, 10-9 in ten innings.

Gabriel Cotto (3.94) lasted two innings and gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 4 hits.  Jordan Fowler (6.00) went three innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits.  Tommy McCollum (1.86) pitched two scoreless innings allowing a walk and striking out three.  Alex Garbrick (1-0, 2.03) pitched two innings and blew the save in the ninth allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  Konnor Ash (0.00) got the save when he stranded the ghost runner in the bottom of the tenth striking out two.

Clearwater scored first with 2 runs in the first inning when Yhoswar Garcia stole third and came home on an errant throw.  Kendall Simmons had stolen second on the play and moved up to third on the error.  He scored on a wild pitch.  After falling behind, the Threshers began their comeback with 3 runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Freylin Minyety, a throwing error on a pickoff attempt by the catcher, and a groundout.  They tied the game and went ahead with 4 runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Lee Hao Yu, a 2-run double by Garcia, and an RBI double by Jadiel Sanchez.  After the Jays tied the score in the ninth, the Threshers scored a run in the tenth on Micah Yonamine’s RBI single.

Arturo De Freitas (.286) went 2-5with 3 runs scored and 2 doubles.  Yonamine was replaced with a pinch-runner in the tenth who was thrown out trying to steal to end the inning.  Garcia stole 2 bases (18), Simmons stole 2 (3), and Minyety one (1).  Marcus Lee Sang and Wilfredo Flores were both caught for the first time this season.  Sanchez had an outfield assist at third, Garcia at second.  Cotto picked a runner off first.

Lehigh Valley (15-12) beat the Syracuse Mets, 14-2. link

Michael Mariot (2-0, 5.06) pitched six innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Three relievers slammed the door on the Mets the rest of the way.  Jake Hernandez (5.79) allowed a walk and a hit in one shutout inning.  Braeden Ogle (4.32) struck out two in a clean inning.  Dillon Maples (0.00) walked one in a scoreless inning.

The IronPigs scored twice in the first inning on Donny Sands’ 2-run HR.  they scored again in the third on a sac fly by Nick Maton.  They continued with 3 runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Bryson Stott and Sands and an RBI double by Darick Hall.  They added 2 more insurance runs in the sixth on a 2-run HR by Stott.  Leading 8-2, they continued to tack on runs.  they scored 5 in the eighth on Yairo Munoz’ RBI single, Maton’s RBI double, a 2-run HR by Dustin Peterson, and a wild pitch.  They scored again in the ninth on an RBI single by Munoz.

The IronPigs mounted a 17-hit attack.  The top of the order went 12-22 2ith 8 runs and 9 RBI.  Stott (.333) went 3-5 with 4 runs scored, a HR, a walk, and 3 RBI.  Sands (.325) went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, a HR, a walk, and 3 RBI.  Hall (.302) went 2-6 with a double and RBI.  Munoz (.346) went 4-6 with a run scored and 2 RBI.

Reading (8-16) dropped two to the Portland Sea Dogs, 5-1 and 3-1. link

Game One:  Noah Skirrow (2-2, 3.44) pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits and a walk.  Austin Ross (3.18) allowed an inherited runner to score and pitched 1.1 innings giving up a run on 3 hits.  The Phils scored their run in the seventh on Jack Conley’s triple and a groundout.  The Phils managed just 4 hits.  Jhailyn Ortiz went 2-2 with a double.

Game Two:  AdamLeverett (1-4, 6.17) pitched four innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out five.  Braden Zarbnisky (1.98) pitched two innings, allowed 2 base runners, and struck out four.  The “Fightin” Phils were no-hit in the seven-inning game.  They scored their run on a walk, fielding error, and throwing error.

Logan O’Hoppe played in neither game.

Jersey Shore (8-15) lost to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 7-4. link

Cristian Hernandez (5.65) pitched 3.1 innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits (including a 3-run HR) and a walk.  He struck out five.  Jhordany Mezquita (1.98) stranded an inherited runner and tossed 2.2 scoreless, one-hit innings while the BlueClaws came back to tie the game.  He struck out four.  Carlos Franco (6.00) walked two and stuck out one in one scoreless inning.  JP Woodward (2-2, 11.32) surrendered the 3 go-ahead runs in 1.2 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out two.  Jonathan Hughes (1.69) stranded an inherited runner recording one out on a strikeout.

Back-to-back doubles by Nick Matera and Tatum McCarthy to start the second inning produced the BlueClaws’ first run.  Jared Carr followed with an RBI single.  A double-play ball before Andrick Nava’s double kinda dulled the rally.  They tied the game with 2 runs in the fifth.  DJ Stewart started things off with a HBP to leadoff.  He scored on Nava’s RBI double.  Nava moved to third on Carlos De La Cruz’ single and scored on Johan Rojas’ sac fly.  That was it as they could only muster a single and 2 walks over the next four innings.

Andrick Nava went 3-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles and an RBI.

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5/05/2022 – Jersey Shore transferred RHP Victor Vargas to the Development List
5/05/2022 – Jersey Shore activated RHP Cristian Hernandez

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

  1. Nava continues to hit. How is his catching ability? Looking for bright spots, Mesquita may have found himself in the bullpen. He was once a highly regarded prospect.
    Stott has found his stroke back. If the big club keeps losing, Stott could find himself back in Philly sooner rather than later.

    1. Agreed on Stott. Time to trim the fat with the big league “team”. Stott, Hall, even give Sands a look and let Realmuto play 1st. SOMETHING!

    1. He was part of the 2018 international signing class … got a decent sized bonus of 400k.

      39. Andrick Nava, C
      Age: 20
      Acquired: Signed as an International Free Agent in July 2018 by the Phillies
      B/T: S/R
      H/W: 5’11” 175lbs
      2021 Stats:

      Team (LVL) G PA HR SB BB% K% AVG OBP SLG
      PHI (CPX) 3 6 0 0 0.0% 33.3% .333 .333 .333
      Role: Bat First Second Catcher

      Risk: Extreme – Nava doesn’t have defense to fall back on and has missed two years of development.

      Summary: Nava hit very well as a 17 year old in the GCL in 2019, but then due to injuries he made only 6 trips to the plate as a 19 year old at the same level. He is a switch hitter with good contact abilities and moderate power. He is not a great defensive catcher, and the missed time has certainly not helped that.

      2022 Outlook: He was slated for Clearwater before missing the year to injury, so an actual attempt at the level seems in order. Overall, staying healthy for a full season is the top priority.

      ETA: 2025

        1. rocco….another report for you.
          …I would go with Messier tomorrow, I think he is a good mudder……Velasquez is on the mount…Yaksteen trained, who was asst to Baffert …who is, of coursed, banned

  2. So after around 25 games, has the Phillies system improved?

    1. Stott has done exactly what we wanted: go down to Lehigh and tear it up
    2. Abel has performed as expected and improved his walk rate
    3. Painter has been lights out
    4. Rojas is underperforming
    5. O’Hoppe has started to pick it up
    6. Crouse is underperforming
    7. Wilson is underperforming
    8. Garcia is underperforming
    9. McGarry will be a work in progress all season
    10. Morales has transitioned well to being a reliever

    Notable mentions

    11. Miller has transitioned well to being a reliever
    16. Simmons has started to tap into his power
    19. Lee has been holding his own at age 19
    27. Sands has been hitting way above his averages but will be turning 26 soon

    The good thing is that the existing elite prospects (Stott, Abel, Painter) are doing what they have to do.

    The bad thing is that no other prospect has really taken the next step. That JS team is seriously underperfoming. I was hoping to see Rojas and Wilson improve but it seems like most of the players there have around .600 OPS, which explains their poor record.

    MLB has our system ranked 26th. I think they have improved only because it’s been bad to begin with. I expect that Painter will join Stott and Abel in the top 100 soon. So I think the system should improve to say 22. But that JS team better start picking it up. There’s too much talent there to be doing this.

    1. Guru, keep you eye on Yhoswar Garcia. Slow start but alive now. As I said in my notes last week, he finds every way to get on base and once on uses his speed as a weapon. In the four games I saw him play Garcia hustled every play and made zero mental or physical mistakes.

      Yu Lee is coming on. And Kendall Simmons is hitting the ball hard, though he’s also striking out too much.

      1. I’m sure Garcia is a talent, but he needs to start hitting. Even some of the more recent prolific base stealers (Billy Hamilton, Dee Strange-Gordon) were able to hit in the .275+ range when they were younger.

  3. i did not realize that this is the same michael mariot who pitched a few games with teh big club in 2016? has he always been around or did he leave and come back? guess google can tell me that

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