The affiliates split last night. Lehigh Valley and Reading lost close battles. Jersey Shore and Clearwater won fairly comfortably.
During the Threshers’ game, I got a notification that Brandon Ramey was released by the Brewers. Ramey was a promising lefty who was bundled with two other young pitchers back in 2020 for David Phelps. Ramey had pitched the first four innings of a no-hitter against the other GCL Phillies team that summer. He didn’t respond well in the Brewers organization after losing 2020 development time to COVID. The other pitchers were Israel Puello (still in A ball) and Juan Geraldo (hasn’t pitched in 2022, on the 60-day IL). Phelps on the other hand is with the Toronto Blue Jays. The irony with Phelps is that he was terrible with the Phillies in 10 games (12.91 ERA) but hadn’t been above 3.63 at any stop from 2016 thru 2020 and hasn’t been over 3.00 since.
Clearwater (14-12) beat the Daytona Tortugas, 8-4.
Gabriel Cotto (4.05) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out five. Gabriel Yanez (3.14) pitched two innings and gave up one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out three. Malik Binns (3-0, 1.69) was awarded the win (?)after two no-hit, scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three. Rodolfo Sanchez (2.38) got tagged for an unearned run in one inning on 2 hits striking out two.
The Threshers gave up a run in the first on a double steal. They tied the game with a run in the bottom of the first on a sac fly by Jadiel Sanchez. They took the lead for good with four runs in the second on a bases-loaded walk to Kendall Simmons and a bases-clearing triple into the left field corner by Yhoswar Garcia. (I seriously thought he was going to go for home). The Tortugas picked up a couple of runs which the Threshers got back in the fifth on a seriously crushed solo HR by Sanchez and a Jamari Baylor RBI single following a triple off the left center field wall by Arturo De Freitas. They tacked on a run in the seventh on an RBI single by Wilfredo Flores.
Garcia went 2-5 with a triple and 3 RBI. De Freitas (.295) went 2-3 with a triple, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored. The team drew 9 walks led by Lee hao Yu with three. The Tortugas stole 5 bases. The Threshers countered with three – Garcia (22), Baylor (10), and Simmons (10).
Lehigh Valley (17-15) lost to the Buffalo Bisons, 4-3.
James Marvel (11.12) pitched six innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Mark Appel (1.76) pitched a scoreless, one-hit inning. Michael Kelly (0-1, 5.73) gave up 2 runs in one inning on 2 hits and 2 walks. Tyler Cyr (2.61) pitched a clean ninth.
The IronPigs took an early lead with single runs in the first and second on a groundout and a solo HR by Edgar Cabral. Cabral and Austin Wynns each went 2-4 and had 4 of the team’s 6 hits.
Reading (12-17) lost to the Bowie Baysox, 5-1.
Adam Leverett (5.46) pitched 4.2 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and 4 walks. He struck out four. Matt Seelinger (1.08) stranded two inherited runners and went 1.1 innings allowing one hit and two walks while striking out three. Austin Ross (2.70) pitched one inning giving up one hit and striking out three. McKinley Moore (0-2, 6.75) pitched an inning and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Tyler Carr (3.86) pitched a clean inning with a strikeout.
The Fightin’ Phils took an early lead on a solo HR in the first by Aldrem Corredor. Freylin Minyety went 2-3. The Phils only managed one other hit.
Jersey Shore (10-17) beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 9-3.
Griff McGarry (3.97) had his longest outing of the season pitching four shutout innings. He gave up 2 hits, zero walks, and struck out seven. Ethan Lindow (2-0, 1.53) followed with three innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Andrew Baker (7.00) tossed a scoreless, one-hit inning. And, JP Woodward (11.12) closed out the game with one run on 2 hits.
The BlueClaws built a big lead with 7 runs in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Nick Matera, a fielding error, a 2-run single by DJ Stewart, a 2-run double by Karl Ellison, and an RBI single by Johan Rojas. They added an additional run in the fifth on McCarthy Tatum’s RBI triple. They tacked on another run in the ninth on a solo HR by Jared Carr.
Ethan Wilson went 2-4 with a walk. Tatum went 2-4 with a run scored, triple, and RBI. Tatum (4) and Baron Radcliff (4) each stole a base.
Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (5/11/2022)
- organization’s injury list (5/11/2022)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (5/11/2022) (includes player info, assignments, …)
5/11/2022 – Phillies recalled LHP Bailey Falter from Lehigh Valley
5/11/2022 – Phillies optioned OF Matt Vierling to Lehigh Valley
5/11/2022 – RHP Mike Adams assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/11/2022 – LHP Ethan Evanko assigned to Reading from FCL Phillies
5/11/2022 – RHP Jean Cabrera assigned to Clearwater from DSL Phillies White