Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (7/15/2022)

Here are today’s results. 

Lehigh Valley (47-41) beat the Charlotte Knights, 7-3.  Rehabbing Nick Maton had a hit, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored leading off.  Chris Sharpe had 3 hits, 2 doubles, and an RBI.  Michael Plassmeyer had another solid start pitching five innings allowing one run on 4 hits (one a solo HR), no walks, and 4 strikeouts.  Rehabbing Ryan Sherriff pitched one inning and gave up one run on a hit and 2 walks. 

Reading (38-46, 9-6) lost to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 1-0.  Rehabbing Johan Camargo had 3 hits including a double.  Jhailyn Ortiz had 3 hits including a double and a walk.  Connor Eastman pitched six, one-run innings.  He gave up 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out four.  Trevor Bettencourt pitched two scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and striking out two.  Francisco Morales struck out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.

Jersey Shore (29-54, 4-13) beat the Aberdeen IronBirds, 4-3.  Ethan Wilson had 2 hits, an RBI, and his 23rd stolen base.  Erubiel Armenta pitched two scoreless, one-hit innings striking out three for the win.  Jonathan Hughes picked up his 4th save.  Mick Abel pitched six innings for the 5th time this season and 5th time in his last 6 games.  Last night, he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts.  He threw 104 pitches.  I know some of you are worried about his stat line.  I suggest that Abel is developing along a strategy that will pay dividends later in his career.  The staff has him pitching backwards, forwards, sideways, relying less on his over-powering fastball, throwing his secondaries when in trouble rather than his fastball, etc.  The object is to gain confidence in his secondaries.  You may not like the results, and the other teams can see pitching patterns, but when Abel is unfettered by “development pitching”, he should have the confidence to throw his secondaries at any time and opponents won’t know the fastball is back on the menu.

Clearwater (40-44, 5-14) dropped two to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, 6-1 and 7-4.  Andrick Nava had 2 of the team’s 4 hits in game one.  In game two, Kendall Simmons had 2 hits, a double, and 2 RBI.  Gunner Mayer pitched two shutout innings in relief walking 2 and striking out three.

FCL Phillies (10-17) lost to the FCL Tigers, 3-2.  RHP Jose Pena, Jr. took a line drive off his head in the fourth inning that deflected into left field.  He was removed from the game “due to an injured head”.  No follow-up yet.  He had pitched 3.1 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.  DH Rickardo Perez had 2 hits including his first HR.  Rehabbing Lee Hao Yu had 2 hits including a HR.

DSL Phillies Red (18-10) v. the DSL KC Stewart was suspended in the bottom of the second with no score.

DSL Phillies White (17-11) beat the DSL Rockies, 16-2.  Raylin Heredia had 4 hits, a double, 2 triples, and 4 RBI.  Manolfi Jimenez had 4 hits, a double, and an RBI.  Javier Fuenmayor earned his first win entering in the second inning and stranding 3 inherited runners.  He went on to pitch a total of 4.1 innings retiring all 13 batters he faced.

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7/15/2022 – Phillies activated LHP JoJo Romero from the 60-day IL
7/15/2022 – Phillies activated RHP Connor Brogdon from the 10-day IL
7/15/2022 – Phillies optioned LHP Cristopher Sanchez to Lehigh Valley
7/15/2022 – Phillies placed RHP Hans Crouse on the 60-day IL, right biceps tendinitis
7/15/2022 – Phillies recalled RHP Hans Crouse from Lehigh Valley
7/15/2022 – Phillies sent 3B Will Toffey outright to Lehigh Valley
7/15/2022 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Cristopher Sanchez
7/15/2022 – Lehigh Valley activated SS Drew Maggi from the 7-day IL
7/15/2022 – SS Sal Gozzo assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/15/2022 – Reading activated C Freddy Francisco
7/15/2022 – Reading placed C Logan O’Hoppe on the temporarily inactive list
7/15/2022 – Reading placed LHP Erik Miller on the temporarily inactive list
7/15/2022 – Reading placed LHP Erik Miller on the reserve list
7/15/2022 – C Freddy Francisco assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
7/15/2022 – LHP Kleyderve Andrade assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
7/14/2022 – FCL Phillies placed LHP Jake McKenna on the restricted list
7/14/2022 – LHP Kleyderve Andrade assigned to DSL Red
7/12/2022 – FCL Phillies placed LHP Jake McKenna on the restricted list


11 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (7/15/2022)

  1. Good luck to Miller and O’Hoppe in the Futures game.
    Good to see Lee getting his hits in his rehab which means he’ll be back soon. I assume to CWater but Lakewood could be possible for him in the near future.
    Your comments on Abel make lots of sense, they are trying to build a sustainable starting pitcher. Brown could be doing the same thing. Painter though looks like the stud of that group so far.

    1. Theres always a lot of talk about Abel, Painter, and McGarry but there are a few who are having solid years flying under the radar somewhat and Ben Brown is one of them. Brown, Skirrow, and Lindow are all striking out batters and keeping down walks. IMO they are all top 30 prospects at this moment.

  2. Totally bummed i didn’t get to see O’Hoppe play last night at Reading, Ortiz had a nice night and Camargo hit the ball hard, to bad the Fightins couldn’t get a timely hit. Morales was nasty in his inning of work and Rojas had a tough night.

  3. Not sure what to make of Ethan Wilson…seems everyday he has a hit or two and can steal a base when he wants. He seems pretty steady.
    Over the last month his slash is a respectable .271/.311/.388. and brought up his overall slash from the start of the season.
    And then there is Keith Law….he was at the Blue Rocks/Jersey Shore game a week ago or so, and was not impressed with him.

    1. Keith Law is never impressed with a Phillies prospect. That includes Nola back in the day.

  4. Solid stat line by Abel
    Personally, it’s nice to see them going over 100 pitches. The future is bright.

  5. I’d never really paid attention to Trevor Bettencourt in the box scores before; didn’t realize how dominant he was in 2017 and 2018. Then he basically missed 3 full seasons and he’s come out hot this year. Maybe a sleeper bullpen candidate.

    Leandro Pineda in July: 38 ABs, .316/.438/.579 with 10Ks and 9BBs. It’s a small sample obviously but he’s been trending up and thankfully gives us somebody else to look for in the offensive side of the box score.

  6. Sad to see Appel get sent down, he did really well and hope he makes it back this year. As for Moniak, he just isn’t ready to hit MLB pitching at this point. Best thing for both sides now is for him to get regular ABs at AAA and for the Phils to add a player to the roster that can contribute now.

    1. Why not Ortiz?
      Defensively he is able……and he is not exactly a yuong kid anymore.
      I think he has something he wants to prove..the top 10/15 of .his international signing class…a few have already been in the majors for awhile.

    2. Appel acquitted himself well. Next time there’s an opening he should be in the mix for a call up, it just so happens that the bullpen picture is suddenly crowded. Agree on Moniak; I was more disappointed that he had to get called up in the first place just because I think he really needs the consistent AAA at-bats. I’m sure he’d rather be in the majors but this is better for him imo.

      Ortiz is just barely figuring out AA. Absolutely no reason to call him up so he can sit on the bench.

      1. Handzus, agree, agree, agree on all three players.

        Heard a comment, maybe from Thomson, that they want to stretch out Appel. Maybe they are prepping him for a long man or spot starter assignment.

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