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Phillies MLR 4/18/19: Is Simon Muzziotti this organization’s next Carlos Tocci?

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/18/19

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Weekend Probables:

LHV: Ranger Suarez, TBD
REA: Ramon Rosso, Adonis Medina
CLR: TBD, Andrew Brown
LWD: Ethan Lindow, Tyler McKay

Lehigh Valley 6, Rochester 5

Enyel De Los Santos - 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 4 GB, 3 FB
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 3, R, BB, K
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 3, HR, BB, K
Deivy Grullon - 1 for 3, R, BB, K
Mitch Walding - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI
Malquin Canelo - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K

After cruising through his first two starts, Enyel De Los Santos hit a bit of a speed bump. The balls were flying out of the park yesterday, with five homeruns combined between the two clubs. LHV got a little revenge on Kohl Stewart after he stymied them in the first game of the season. Dylan Cozens hit is 5th HR of the season last night (one off the league lead), but is still just hitting .188 through 48 at-bats. Sean Rodriguez also hit a two-run HR, his 3rd of the season. Lehigh Valley is now 11-3 with a three-game lead in the North Division.

Harrisburg 5, Reading 3

Tom Eshelman - 3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB, 4 K, 1 GB, 1 FB
JD Hammer - 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K
Kyle Dohy - 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K
Addison Russ - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K
Luke Williams - 1 for 4, R, K
Mickey Moniak - 0 for 4, 2 K
Adam Haseley - 0 for 4
Austin Listi - 1 for 4, R, K
Darick Hall - 1 for 3, R, BB, K
Cornelius Randolph - 1 for 1
Josh Stephen - 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 K
Arquimedes Gamboa - 1 for 3, K

Tom Eshelman picking up right where he left off in 2018 it seems. He took his first loss of the season, allowing all five of his runs to score in the 2nd inning. The bullpen had an outstanding effort in his relief. Kyle Dohy has an impressive 17 strikeouts in just 9 innings pitched this season. Adam Haseley’s average has dropped down to .159 and Cornelius Randolph was lifted in the bottom of the 2nd for reasons the internet is not telling me.

Clearwater 10, Tampa 3

Anthony Requena - 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 2 GB, 2 FB
Nick Maton - 1 for 5, RBI
Simon Muzziotti - 3 for 5, R, 2 2B, RBI
Matt Vierling - 1 for 4, 2 R, 2B, BB, 2 K
Madison Stokes - 1 for 5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Jhailyn Ortiz - 1 for 3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 K
Jake Scheiner - 1 for 3, R, 2 RBI, K, SB
Rodolfo Duran - 2 for 4, RBI, K
Colby Fitch - 1 for 3, R, 2B, BB
Daniel Brito - 2 for 4, 2 R, K

Anthony Requena wasn’t much good last night, but thankfully he didn’t have to be. The offense scored their 10 runs on 13 hits and were 8 for 14 with RISP. Simon Muzziotti keeps on hitting the ball and is slashing .288/.327/.404 with 5 SB in 52 at-bats. The above-average fielding centerfielder would become a very interesting prospect if this is an offensive breakout.

Lakewood 8, Lexington 6

Kevin Gowdy - 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, K, WP, 2 GB, 3 FB
James McArthur - 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3 GB, 0 FB
Malvin Matos - 0 for 4, R, 2 K
Alec Bohm - 0 for 3, R, BB, K
Ben Pelletier - 2 for 4, 2 R, RBI, K (throwing error)
Abraham Gutierrez - 1 for 2, BB, HBP (catcher interference error, passed ball)
Carlos De La Cruz - 1 for 4, 2 RBI, K
Luis Garcia - 1 for 3, 2 RBI, BB, CS
Jake Holmes - 1 for 4, HR, K
Jonathan Guzman - 1 for 4, R

Kevin Gowdy is bound to have setbacks and we all need to be rational about this season. The expectations are still extremely low given the past two years and lets not forget he threw 7 innings of 3 hit, 2 run ball with 6 walks to 9 strikeouts in two starts combined prior to this. Anyway, Lakewood broke the 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 8th with a four-run inning. Matt Kroon hit a RBI double, Luis Garcia two-RBI single and Jake Holmes capped it off with a solo HR, his first of the season.