Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/21/2022)

Lehigh Valley lost a low-scoring, shortened game in Rochester.  Reading suffered a blowout loss.  Jersey Shore lost in a ten-inning walk-off.  And, Clearwater won on “Painter Night” on a sacrifice fly by Mickey Moniak in the eighth inning.

Clearwater (21-16) beat the Fort Myers Mussels, 5-4.

Andrew Painter (1.35) threw 71 pitches and tossed three innings.  He gave up one run on 2 hits and 5 walks.  He struck out six.  Jordan Fowler (3.00) with three shutout innings giving up 3 hits, walking none, and striking out four.  Alex Garbrick (3.44) blew his third save of the season in one inning giving up three runs on one hit (a 3-run HR) and walking two.  Rodolfo Sanchez (3-0, 1.75) got the win with two scoreless innings striking out four but allowing 4 base runners on 3 hits and a walk.

The Threshers took the lead with a run in the first inning on a sac fly by Jadiel Sanchez that plated Mickey Moniak who had reached on a single.  They went ahead again in the third on a solo HR by Lee Hao Yu (6).  And, doubled their lead with a run in the fifth on a balk.  They tied the game with a run in the seventh on a throwing error on a stolen base.  And, went ahead in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Moniak.

The rehabbing Moniak went 1-4 with a run scored, sac fly, and RBI.  Sanchez (.239) went 2-2 with a triple and RBI.

Sanchez stole his 25th base.  Marcus Lee Sang (3rd) and Moniak (home) had outfield assists.

Lehigh Valley (22-19) lost to the Rochester Red Wings, 1-0 in six innings.

Connor Eastman (0-4, 4.26) pitched five innings and gave up a run on 2 hits (one a solo HR).  He walked 4 and struck out six.  The IronPigs collected 2 hits.  Matt Vierling (.250), who doubled in 3 ABs, picked up an outfield assist at third base.  Dalton Guthrie (.280) had the other hit.

Reading (17-21) lost to the Somerset Patriots, 10-1.

Noah Skirrow (3.54)  came off the IL and threw six innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Then the bullpen took over to make sure the game was out of reach.  Matt Seelinger (2.95) lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits including 2 HRs.  Tyler Carr (6.97) came in and pitched 1.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.

The Phils scored their only run in the first inning for a brief lead on a forceout.

Jersey Shore (13-23) lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 5-4 in ten innings.

Ben Brown (3.46) pitched a very solid six shutout innings.  He allowed 2 hits and walked two while striking out eight.  Dominic Pipkin (6.35) pitched one scoreless inning and allowed one hit.  Andrew Baker (8.25) blew the lead in his one inning.  He gave up 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk, although he did strike out two.  Erubiel Armenta (2-2, 4.35) pitched 1.1 innings and lost when the phantom runner scored in the tenth.  Aidan Anderson (0.00) got one out but let 1 of 2 inherited runners score.

The BlueClaws took an early lead with 2 runs in the first inning on a 2-run HR (2) by Ethan Wilson.  They stretched their lead to four with 2 runs in the eighth on a 2-run double by Wilson.  The right fielder had 2 of the team’s 4 hits going 2-4 with a double, HR, and 4 RBI.

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5/21/2022 – Reading activated RHP Noah Skirrow from the 7-day IL
5/21/2022 – Jersey Shore placed 3B McCarthy Tatum on the 7-day IL retroactive to 5/20

No transactions, yet.  But LHP Nick Fanti is back at the Complex.  As well as, some new players from the Dominican Academy – infielders Jehisbert Sevilla, Diego Gonzalez, and outfielder Solardo Rodriguez.  They’re all teenagers from Venezuela.

13 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (5/21/2022)

  1. Garcia with his 25th steal, not Sanchez.
    It’s good to see Wilson have back to back good hitting days. We sure do need some of our hitters to step up. Practically just Lee and O’Hoppe are the only ones doing well, we need more.
    Ben Brown continues to improve as he gets farther away from his surgery and as the temps warm up for this NY kid. He still has potential.

    1. Ben Brown needing only 85 pitches to get through 6 innings is great. Will be interesting to see how many pitches the Phillies will allow him to throw next time out. How is his velocity?

      1. no real details, but found this

        High-A: RHP Ben Brown – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

        Fresh off of Tommy John surgery, Ben Brown is off to a decent start to his season, and spun a gem in Sunday’s game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

        Brown’s velocity has (surprisingly) reportedly increased since his return from the dreaded procedure, and many believe that there’s still more to come. He’s a big-bodied righty with a starters arsenal. The biggest focus for him will be recovering, and thus staying healthy in 2022.

        1. He is still 22 years old (23 in Sept), and maybe later in the summer he will be facing AA hitters at Reading. Though he has been in the Phillies system for 5 years, because of the TJ he has only thrown 125 innings. So, if he can get some AA time in later this season, remain healthy, maybe he could be a candidate for the AFL and pick up another 20/25 innings there.

          1. Again, there’s no rush for Ben Brown. He needs to stay healthy. He’s had 7 starts, but only 3 where he went 5+ innings. It’s also going to be interesting to see how many innings the Phillies will allow him to throw this season, considering he only threw 16 innings last season.

    2. Wilson and Brown were the two guys that caught my eye from yesterday too.

      Ethan Wilson in May: .275/.339/.451
      Hopefully he’s figured some things out at the plate because expectations were pretty high for his bat. He’s not exactly raking outside of the last two games but that’s a very solid line.

      Ben Brown’s last two starts: 11.1 IP, 16Ks, 2BBs.

  2. Solardo Rodriguez….interested in seeing how he does at the plate.
    …if he can hit, they will have to find suitable defensive positions for him

  3. Painter’s SO rate has been very consistent but his walk rate has skyrocketed this month. I heard that he’s only using FB and slider? So the Phillies want him to work on FB command?

    1. FB command is really the name of the game for a young pitcher that throws upper 90s. He has good off speed pitches too but FB command, by quadrant, will determine his future upside. Don’t worry about the walks yet. He gives up few hits and gets lots of Ks.

    1. He’s getting some respect, he got intentionally walked twice. Which makes sense since Kendall Simmons had a rough day.

      1. Will be interesting in seeing how Lee does against better pitching in the SALLY later this season.
        Right now Hall @ 46 RBIs for LHV, and Lee @ 32 RBIs lead both their teams and their respective leagues.

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