Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/8/2022)

There were a couple of wins and three losses yesterday.  Lehigh Valley got whipped.  Reading won with some nice pitching (for the most part).  Jersey Shore split a doubleheader holding the opposition to 2 hits and 3 hits but getting one hit themselves in game one.  Clearwater gave back all the gift runs they received Saturday in Sunday’s loss.  Lehigh Valley and Clearwater both dropped out of first place.

Clearwater (13-11) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 7-3.

Sloppy game by both teams with 5 errors and 7 unearned runs.  Matt Osterberg pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, no walks, and struck out one.  Eiberson Castellano (0.00) made his debut and pitched 3.1 innings and was charged an unearned run, on no hits, one walk, a hit batter, and struck out three.  Fernando Lozano (5.40) gave up 2 runs on one hit and 2 walks in one inning.  Tommy McCollum (2.53) pitched one inning and gave up a run on a solo HR, walked a batter, and struck out a batter.  Konnor Ash (0.00) was charged an unearned run on a hit and a walk.

The Threshers scored 3 runs in the seventh to pull within two on a 3-run HR by Yhoswar Garcia.  Jadiel Sanchez went 2-3 with a walk.  Alexeis Azuaje went 2-4 with a double.

The Threshers committed 4 errors.  All 3 Threshers’ runs were unearned.  They had outfield assists by Garcia and Sanchez at third.  Brito (1), Azuaje (10), and Baylor (9) stole bases.

Lehigh Valley (17-13) lost to the Syracuse Mets, 11-4.

Connor Eastman (0-2, 3.42) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks.  Jake Hernandez (7.36) pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  Dillon Maples (0.00) stranded an inherited runner and struck out the only batter he faced.  Aaron Barrett (19.64 was pulled after 3 batters, all hits, and all eventually scored.  Braeden Ogle (6.75) finished the inning, allowed 2 inherited runners to score, and gave up 3 more runs on 5 hits.  Michael Kelly (4.50) walked one in a scoreless inning.

The IronPigs closed to within 2 runs with 3 runs in the seventh on Austin Wynns’ 3-run HR.  After the Mets blew them out in the bottom of the inning, they scored a run in the eighth on an RBI single by Dalton Guthrie.

Reading (11-16) beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-4.

James McArthur (1-3, 6.45) pitched six solid innings.  He gave up one run on 2 hits and no walks.  He struck out five.  Nick Lackney (18.90) got one out and gave up 3 runs on a hit and 2 walks.  The hit was a 3-run HR.  Braden Zarbnisky (1.88) got the final two outs in the inning, one via strikeout.  Matt Seelinger (1.17) walked two and struck out one in one inning.  Brian Marconi (3.27) picked up his 5th save walking two and striking out two in one inning.

The Phils scored 3 runs in the first inning on RBI doubles by Aldrem Corredor, Logan O’Hoppe, and Chris Sharpe.  They scored two insurance runs in the fourth on Simon Muzziotti’s 2-run single.  They tacked on 2 important runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Sharpe and a throwing error on the same play.

Jersey Shore (9-16) split a doubleheader with the Hudson Valley Renegades losing 2-0 and winning 4-0.

Game One:  The BlueClaws 2-hit the Renegades but were one-hit themselves.  Ben Brown(0-2, 5.52) threw 55 pitches in two innings.  He gave up 2 runs (1 unearned) on one hit and 4 walks.  After a perfect first inning, Brown walked the bases loaded in the second.  After a 2-run single, he walked the bases loaded again then retired three batters in succession without further damage.  Carlo Reyes (8.71) pitched two innings with a walk and 2 Ks.  Jonathan Hughes (1.23) pitched two innings and gave up a hit and 2 walks striking out two.  Andrew Baker (7.88) struck out the side in one inning.  Jared Carr had their only hit.

Game Two:  Mick Abel (3.00) pitched four innings.  He allowed one hit, walked five, and struck out six.  Erubiel Armenta (1-0, 4.05) struck out two in one clean inning.  Aidan Anderson (0.00) allowed two hits in a scoreless inning.  Jason Ruffcorn (2.70) struck out one in a clean inning.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning on an RBI single by Jared Carr.  They scored 2 runs in the second on an errant pickoff throw and a groundout.  They added a run in the third on an RBI double by Tatum McCarthy.

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5/08/2022 – Phillies placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 10-day IL
5/08/2022 – Phillies recalled RHP Connor Brogdon from Lehigh Valley
5/08/2022 – Phillies recalled LHP Cristopher Sanchez from Lehigh Valley
5/08/2022 – Phillies recalled RHP Francisco Morales from Reading
5/08/2022 – Reading activated CF Simon Muzziotti from the 7-day IL
5/08/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Gunner Mayer on the 7-day IL retroactive to 5/7
5/08/2022 – SS Erick Brito assigned to Clearwater from DSL White
5/08/2022 – SS Uziel Viloria assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies

4 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/8/2022)

  1. Good to see Muzzioti back in the lineup and hitting. Also good to see McArthur with his best start. Abel still walking too many but not giving up hits.

    1. Abel pitched in some really bad weather yesterday…windy, wet and very chilly.
      That may have affected his control
      I will be interested in seeing how he does the end of this week when the weather gets into the 80s in Kentucky..

  2. What is the inside info on Dillon Maples? He is getting results in the box score, but is he a worthwhile call up for the pen??

    1. He should, but he’s walking 6.4 at Lehigh.

      And even if he goes up, who goes down? The big 5 (Knebel, Dominguez, Familia, Hand, Alvarado) all have ERA+ over 100. Brogdon and Morales are up because of Covid. That leaves Nelson, Norwood, and Bellatti. Nelson is the long man, Bellatti has pitched well, and Norwood was pitching well before Thursday’s blowup. And DD just traded for Norwood in March.

      Aside from last Thursday, the bullpen has been holding up for the most part. Only Norwood has negative WAR out of the expected 8 relievers.

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