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Phillies MLR 5/8/19-5/9/19: Romero’s Triple-A struggles persist, Clearwater hitters stay hot.

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 5/8/19 AND 5/9/19...

Photo via Butch Dill / USA TODAY Sports

5/8: Lehigh Valley 6, Durham 7

Jojo Romero - 0.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Tom Windle - 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Seth McGarry - 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Deivy Grullon - 1-for-3, RBI, BB, SO

Matt McBride - 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, BB

Notes:

  • Jojo Romero’s Triple-A struggles continue.
  • Strong showing from both Tom Windle and Seth McGarry out of the bullpen.
  • Deivy Grullon continues his torrid run.

5/9: Lehigh Valley 1, Durham 5

Nick Pivetta - 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 K

Luke Leftwich - 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Deivy Grullon - 2-for-4, HR

Mitch Walding - 1-for-4, 3 SO

Malquin Canelo - 0-for-4, 2 SO

Notes:

  • Nick Pivetta with another strong, high-K outing.
  • Luke Leftwich makes his AAA debut.
  • Deivy Grullon swinging a hot bat.

5/8: Reading 3, Hartford 1

Bailey Falter - 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K

JD Hammer - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (SV)

Mickey Moniak - 2-for-4, 2B, R, SO

Austin Listi - 1-for-4, HR, 2 SO

Adam Haseley - 0-for-3, BB, SO

Notes:

  • Excellent showing from Bailey Falter, everything was working.
  • JD Hammer continues to dominate in relief role.
  • Mickey Moniak attempting to heat up once more.
  • Austin Listi shows signs of life.

5/9: Reading 3, Hartford 7

Mauricio Llovera - 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Connor Brogdon - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Mickey Moniak - 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SO

Adam Haseley - 1-for-3, BB, SO

Notes:

  • Strong outing from Mauricio Llovera, flashed plus velocity.
  • Solid Double-A debut from Connor Brogdon
  • Adam Haseley continues to ramp up, creating better opportunities for himself.

5/8: Clearwater 3, Bradenton 2

Alejandro Requena - 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Zach Warren - 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (SV)

Nick Maton - 2-for-3

Alec Bohm - 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Matt Vierling - 1-for-3, SB

Notes:

  • Solid showing from Alejandro Requena.
  • Nick Maton flashes excellent contact ability.
  • Matt Vierling continues to showcase impressive speed, notches 8th stolen base.

5/9: Clearwater 5, Dunedin 2

Andrew Brown - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Jonathan Hennigan - 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (SV)

Nick Maton - 3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, BB

Matt Vierling - 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SO

Madison Stokes - 1-for-2, R, 2 BB

Alec Bohm - 1-for-4, R, BB

Notes:

  • Hennigan continues to impress in closer role, claims 6th save.
  • Nick Maton shows off his contact ability once again.
  • Madison Stokes showcases some rare plate discipline — very positive sign.
  • Matt Vierling continues to produce on a consistent level.

5/8: Lakewood 2, Hagerstown 1

Ben Brown - 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Tyler Carr - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Jonathan Guzman - 2-for-4, 2B, SO

Matt Kroon - 2-for-4, SO

Carlos De La Cruz - 1-for-4, RBI, SO

Luis Garcia - 0-for-4, SO

Notes:

  • Solid outings from both Ben Brown and Tyler Carr.
  • Matt Kroon continues to generate consistent contact.
  • Carlos De La Cruz progresses further, attempting to heat up.
  • Luis Garcia’s Single-A struggles continue.

5/9: Lakewood 1, Hagerstown 5

Jhordany Mezquita - 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Dominic Pipkin - 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Luis Garcia - 2-for-4, SO

Matt Kroon - 1-for-4, R, SO

Notes:

  • Jhordany Mezquita continues to struggle with control, walks 4.
  • Dominic Pipkin with a small slip up, allowed stuff to linger in the zone.
  • Luis Garcia shows signs of life.