Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (9/8/2022)

Here are today’s results.

Lehigh Valley (70-62) split a doubleheader v. the Worcester Red Sox, winning 5-1 and losing 9-1.

In game one, Michael Plassmeyer (6-3, 2.66) tossed six, one-run innings on 4 hits and no walks.  He struck out seven.  The lone run came on a sixth-inning solo HR.  Seranthony Dominguez made a rehab appearance and pitched a scoreless, hitless inning.  He walked two and struck out one.  

The IronPigs scored first plating 4 runs in the third inning on an RBI single by Yairo Munoz and a 3-run HR by Darick Hall (22).  They tacked on a run in the sixth on a solo HR by Johan Camargo (1).

In game two, the IronPigs were felled by a 7-run second inning.

Jack Perkins (0-1, 14.73) pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He wasn’t helped as Mike Kelly (5.56) allowed 3 inherited base runners to score.  He went on to give up 3 runs on 2 walks and 2 hits including a grand slam.  Braeden Ogle (5.97) pitched one inning and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.  Jake Hernandez (3.71) pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk.  Ofreidy Gomez (9.00) pitched a scoreless inning allowing a walk and recording a strikeout.  Francisco Morales (7.65) pitched the final inning and gave up a run on no hits, 2 walks, a wild pitch, and a sac fly.

The IronPigs were 2-hit.  Their only run came on a solo HR (9) by Dustin Peterson (1-3, .243) in the fourth inning.  Yairo Munoz (.308) had the other hit going 1-3.

Reading (57-72, 28-32) lost to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 11 innings, 11-7.  Josh Hendrickson (10.29) pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts.  Mike Adams (5.49) pitched two innings and blew a save giving up a run on 2 hits with 2 K.  Albertus Barber (18.00) pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  He struck out three, though.  Adam Leverett (5.81) pitched two innings and gave up an unearned run in the tenth inning on one hit striking out two.  Aidan Anderson (0-2, 11.57) pitched the 11th inning and gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks. A wild pitch broke the tie.  A 3-run HR essentially put the game out of reach.

The Phils scored first with 2 runs in the second inning on a fielder’s choice (no out) and a double play.  They took the lead again in the third on an RBI triple by Jhailyn Ortiz.  They took the lead again in the fifth on an RBI single by Ortiz.  They pulled within one run in the eighth on a wild pitch.  They tied the game in the ninth on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI double.  And, they tied the game for the last time in the tenth on an RBI single by Kevin Vicuna.

Johan Rojas may have suffered an injury in the first game of the doubleheader the previous night.  He was removed and sat out the second game.  He entered Thursday’s game late as a pinch runner and remained as the DH for one at bat.  Ortiz (.240) went 2-5 with a walk, triple, and 2 RBI.  Vicuna (.265) went 2-4.

The Phils collected 8 hits, drew 6 walks, and struck out 14 times.  They had many chances to score but went 4-23 with runners in scoring position.  Jonathan Guzman stole his 9th base.  Vicuna had an outfield assist throwing a runner out at second base.

Jersey Shore (49-80, 24-39) beat the Aberdeen IronBirds, 4-1.  Kyle Glogoski (2-6, 2.77) went seven strong, shutout innings allowing 2 hits, walking none, and striking out five.  Erubiel Armenta (3.69) pitched a perfect eighth inning striking out one.  Rodolfo Sanchez (5.56) pitched the final inning and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.

Rixon Wingrove (.250) provided all the offense with 2 two-run HRs.  The Aussie went 2-4.  Lee Hao Yu (.261) went 2-4 with a double and stolen base.  Kendall Simmons (.269) went 2-4 and scored in front of Wingrove on both HRs.

In spite of their 10-hit attack, the BlueClaws struck out 12 times with Baron Radcliff (.232) leading the way going 1-4 with 3 K.

Clearwater (56-69, 21-39) v. the Bradenton Marauders, postponed due to rain.  Doubleheader Friday starting at 4:00 PM, seven innings each.

The Affiliate Scoreboard


9/08/2022 – Phillies sent RHP Seranthony Dominguez on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
9/08/2022 – Clearwater activated C Chris Burke

24 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (9/8/2022)

  1. Morales has certainly struggled after his call up. He’s lost his confidence it appears. They have to find a way to help him because he has a great arm.

    1. He was always going to struggle with his command (career minor league walk rate of 5.6) but he’s gotten way worse at Lehigh. Why bother to swing when he’s more likely to walk you? Anyways, this offseason and ST will be very important for him. He needs to show something or else he could be DFAd sometime in 2023.

  2. Rojas injury must have been unrelated to his legs, he pinch ran later in second game.
    Looks like De La Cruz is pushing Ortiz and Rojas, creating some competition which is sparking some better at bats. Could be an interesting 3some in the OF.

  3. A lot of consternation was felt when Adonis Medina went to Mets and was called to the majors. Now he is DFA’ed for the 3rd time in the past year, sparkle has dulled.
    Don’t get too excited about prospects.

    1. Denny, I hear you, but you HAVE to be focused on prospects. A team that is not focused on prospects is a team that is forever doomed to failure or mediocrity. Just because our prospects have been bad for the last 15 years doesn’t mean they aren’t important. They damned well are.

      1. Guess what I meant is not all prospects are worthy. We need better scouting to take advantage of using them like assets when others in the league value them more than we do, i.e. Drabek like prospects that can bring us value. If we could cut ties with Medina, Don Brown, Morales, Luis Garcia, Kingery, Cozens, etc. before the truth comes out, we could be like the Braves and “fleece” some organizations.

        1. I think the Phillies have “fleeced” way more organizations than the Braves. You can easily see that most of the prospects the Phillies traded away during their run failed i.e. Jonathan Singleton, Kyle Drabek, Michael Taylor, etc.

        2. Denny…… problem with your response to Catch….he is right, we need to be focused, but there is a line between that and charting certain success to the future in our expectations. Oft times we are so enthused about their potential and raw abilities we lose contact with what they can deliver. I think we need to temper our expectations.

          1. Sometimes I would like to cut the fat out of the minors and just have the best face the best. All pitchers have ERAs at 4:00 and below against batters hitting over. 270 at least.

            1. “Sometimes I would like to cut the fat out of the minors…”….you may get your wish soon now with the minor leaguers being apart of the MLBPA.
              I can only assume the numbers per organization will again dwindle when the MLBPA decides to vote on incremental salary increases adn other benefits..

            2. Skeet…along with the fact, ticket prices at minor league venues will certainly go up more so than normal inflation percentages.

              I can see Dominican Academy numbers being cut…and how does that help Latin kids!

              MLBPA’s only concern, seeing strength in numbers……owners see greater expense in numbers.
              Obviously we all know what happens.

            3. Skeet…DR Academies being reduced in total players being ‘housed’….not cut out completely.

  4. Championship teams are built around prospects: Boone, Bowa, Schmidt, and Luzinski; Howard, Utley, Rollins, Burrell, Hamels, and Ruiz. No high quality prospects, no championship.

  5. With respect to Medina, it’s shocking that a prospect who put up a 4.12 ERA in A+, a 4.94 ERA in AA, and a 5.05 ERA in AAA last year, is not, it turns out, good at pitching at the major league level. The fact that he was a Top 10 prospect in the Phillies system is really just an indictment of the system at that time.

    1. With low K rates as well.

      Good MiLB stats don’t prove you can be successful at the MLB level, but bad MiLB stats are a very strong indicator that you won’t be successful at the MLB level.

          1. There are so many guys with great minor league stats who couldn’t perform well in the majors. Many!!!

    2. Well, it just goes to show that old reputations die hard – both good reputations and bad. It’s bizarre that nobody blinks twice when an undrafted or very lowly drafted prospect goes to college and then is a top pick in the draft, and gets all the accolades. Meanwhile, a guy like Logan O’Hoppe, who was also lowly drafted, excels in the minors and is still thought of as a second tier prospect due, in large part, to his original draft status If you re-drafted the draft O’Hoppe was in (2018), it’s hard to imagine him getting beyond the 15th or 20th pick.

        1. If he had gone to college and been drafted he’d be in the top 30-40 right now. But he’s getting there after being ignored for a really long time.

          1. Does it really matter if O’Hoppe is in the top 75 but not in the top 30/40? These lists are for mostly for fun. Being in the top 30/40 will have no bearing on what he will do in the future.

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