Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (7/9/2022)

Here are today’s results. 

Lehigh Valley (45-38) beat the Rochester Red Wings, 9-1.  Michael Plassmeyer pitched 6.1 innings of shutout ball allowing 3 hits, walking none, and striking out five.  James Dykstra pitched a one-walk ninth.  Donnie Sands went 3-5 with a double and 3 runs scored.  Johan Camargo went 1-3 on a rehab start.

Reading (36-44, 7-4) beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6-5.  Logan O’Hoppe went 2-4 with a double.  Johan Rojas went 2-4 with his first HR and 6th stolen base.

Jersey Shore (27-52, 2-11) lost to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 6-2.  Andrew Painter was perfect through three innings with 4 strikeouts.  Carlos De La Cruz went 2-4.  Jared Carr and Casey Martin each had 2 hits including a double each.

Clearwater (39-40, 4-10) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 6-3.  Gunner Mayer pitched two innings in his debut after being activated and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He did strike out four.  Nick Maton went 1-4 with an RBI.  Wilfredo Flores went 2-4 with a double, HR (2), and 2 RBI.  Pineda and Simmons also had 2 hits each.

FCL Phillies (10-13) v. the FCL Blue Jays, suspended 5-5 in the bottom of the fourth.  Felix Reyes had 2 hits including his third HR.  Rickardo Perez was not in the lineup after leaving Friday’s game for a pinch-runner in the top of the first.  Rehabbing Brett Schulze struck out 3 in one, one-run inning.  Sergio Sanchez stranded 2 inherited runners and struck out 3 in 1.1 innings.

DSL Phillies Red (15-9) walked off against the DSL Nationals with 4 runs in the ninth.  The Phils started a comeback from a 5-run deficit with 2 runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Arquedion Muller.  They walked off in the ninth on a 2-run double by Jose Mendez and a 2-run triple by Marco Soto.

DSL Phillies White (14-10) beat the DSL Mets1 , 8-3.  Juan Villavicencio, Leonardo Rondon, and Jorge Garcia had 2-hit games.

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7/09/2022 – Lehigh Valley sent RF Justin Williams on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
7/09/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Gunner Mayer from the 7-day IL

17 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (7/9/2022)

  1. LHV LH Michael Plassmeyer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s – 74 pitches – 56 strikes – was very efficient.

    Is he anything special?

    1. Looks like he’s bounced around the minors but numbers haven’t been bad. Still relatively young. Interested to hear what his pitch selection looks like. Perhaps he could be under the radar for a spot start or two.

      1. I saw Plassmeyer throw a few times in college (Missouri). He’s a lot like Cole Irvin. They have very similar windups/deliveries (except Plassmeyer brings his hands over his head), and they also have mostly the same “stuff”. Nothing overpowering, but they stay out of the middle of zone, and live on weak contact. Just as importantly, both Plassmeyer and Irvin (almost) never walk hitters.
        For me, Plassmeyer’s ceiling (for this organization) is a AAAA pitcher. He could rack up some miles on the Northeast extension as a 6th or 7th SP.

    2. Don’t know what he throws but he does have interesting numbers and isn’t too old.

      I think the org has done a good job gathering guys like that – too old to be “prospects” but not old enough to write them off completely. Guys with solid stats who were probably most effected by losing 2020. In addition to Plassmeyer, I’m thinking of Justin Williams, Ricardo Sanchez, Scott Moss and maybe a couple others. Gathering guys like that should help their chances of finding unexpected contributors; something we haven’t had much luck with until Nelson and Bellatti this year.

    1. I know the Phillies want to control is IP, but I’d like to hear a report on how well his velocity holds up through longer outings. Howard was excellent for three innings at a time too.

  2. Maybe Rojas just needed to be challenged. The kid has been on fire in AA

    Pretty impressive.

    Are they showcasing him or gearing him up for the big leagues?

    Speaking of which, trade deadline is roughly 3 weeks away. Which of our favorite pharm players are in jeopardy of being moved? Personally, I don’t want Painter, Abel, Rojas, or O’Hoppe to get moved. With that first tier likely untouchable, not sure who would go. Not asking to make this about what MLB talent is coming, keeping it strictly pharm.

    1. I don’t think DD views any prospect as untouchable. I expect one or two of the guys you mentioned to be traded. In order of least to most likely: Painter, O’Hoppe, Abel, Rojas.

      1. Painter’s value will probably increase a lot over the next year so I doubt he’ll be moved. It would have to be for a really good player who’s going to be around awhile. Similar story for O’Hoppe, who’s stock is rising I think.

        Abel’s value seems to be stagnating a bit and you have to give to get. Rojas is a boom or bust type right now. DD’s MO is to make bold, splashy moves. They may not desperately need a good SP or CF or 3B but if one is available, he’s going to go for it.

        I may not like it but that’s what I expect to go down. The team is in actual contention for the first time in a decade and the directive is to win now.

    2. Have you seen what the Cardinals are putting out there?

      Dickerson .188
      Nootbar .158
      Sosa .174
      Knizner .178
      Pujols .198
      Romine .150

      Suddenly, the Phillies’ bottom of the order doesn’t look that bad.

  3. Rojas appears to need the challenge to bring out his best. Wilson and Martin are really disappointing, especially Wilson since we have had so few 2nd round picks over the past 5 years.

  4. One of the cool things about following the minor players is seeing who makes to the bigs. The current roster has four players that played together extensively for the iron pigs last year. Appel, Stott, Vierling, Moniak.

    I am sure this has happened before other than September call ups. Just seems like for the four of them to be able to share the experience together might make even more meaningful.

    Or maybe I am just too sentimental!

    1. “The current roster has four players that played together extensively for the iron pigs last year. Appel, Stott, Vierling, Moniak.”…..and Hall

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