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Phillies MLR 5/19/21: Cornelius Randolph continues his tear this season with another homer

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Mickey Moniak breaks out of his slump and Starlyn Castillo has another impressive outing.

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Lehigh Valley 16, Syracuse 1

David Parkinson - 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, K, 4 GB, 5 FB
JD Hammer - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
Luke Williams - 2 for 5, 2 R, BB, K
Mickey Moniak - 2 for 5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
Darick Hall - 1 for 6, HR, 3 RBI
Austin Listi - 4 for 5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K (throwing error)
Cornelius Randolph - 5 for 5, 2 R, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI

Cornelius Randolph, remember him? He is hitting quite well in his first real foray in AAA. Yesterday was likely the best game of his career so far where he hit his second homer of the season and raised his season slash to .350/.395/.600 in 40 at-bats. I’m not saying you should get yourself overhyped about a former first round pick becoming a viable prospect again, but maybe...just maybe we see a glimmer of hope at a future LH corner outfield bench player. Meanwhile Moniak finally breaks out of his season-long slump and hits his first AAA homer. Speaking of slumps, David Parkinson lowered his ERA from 11.12 to 6.52 if you wanted to know how the season was going for him. JD Hammer has yet to give up a run in 6 innings of relief and has 10 strikeouts to 5 walks. I wouldn’t be against giving him a shot in the Phillies bullpen if Brandon Kintzler continues to struggle.

Reading 8, Akron 4

Kyle Glogoski - 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 GB, 3 FB
Arquimedes Gamboa - 2 for 5, 2 R, K
Daniel Brito - 1 for 4, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB
Nick Matera - 0 for 5, 2 K
McCarthy Tatum - 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Josh Stephen - 1 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K
Luke Miller - 1 for 3, HR, BB, K

Kyle Glogoski with his first non-struggle start. Miller and Tatum both hit their 4th homers of the year, but are hitting .182 and .229, respectively on the season. After talking up Nick Matera the last few days, he goes hitless.

Jersey Shore 4, Winston-Salem 1

Adam Leverett - 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K, 4 GB, 3 FB
Jhordany Mezquita - 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, WP, 3 GB, 0 FB
Victor Santos - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
Hunter Markwardt - 1 for 4, RBI, 2 K
Bryson Stott - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Jhailyn Ortiz - 1 for 4, 2 K
Jonathan Guzman - 0 for 4, K

The BlueClaws pitching staff held the Dash to just two hits. Leverett has yet to give up a run in 3 starts (9.2 innings) this season. Meanwhile, Mezquita has 14 strikeouts (to 7 walks) in 8 innings. Bryson Stott’s offensive explosion continues to bring his slash to .286/.464/.619. If he keeps his strikeouts in check, there is no reason to think he won’t be in Reading by July.

Dunedin 5, Clearwater 1

Starlyn Castillo - 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 6 K, HBP, 1 GB, 2 FB
Rafael Marcano - 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 3 GB, 1 FB
Johan Rojas - 0 for 4
Luis Garcia - 0 for 2, 2 BB
Matt Joyce - 1 for 4, 2B, K
DJ Stewart - 0 for 4, K
Abrahan Gutierrez - 1 for 4, K
Casey Martin - 2 for 4, R, K, CS
Baron Radcliff - 0 for 2, BB
Rixon Wingrove - 0 for 2, BB, K
Carlos De La Cruz - 0 for 3, RBI, K

Starlyn Castillo gets his first loss in the season in an otherwise stellar start. The 19 year old righty has 14 strikeouts to 7 walks in 9 innings while sporting a 1.00 ERA. According to MattWinks, his fastball topped out at 96 in the first inning. He exited the game at 61 pitches so obviously they are being cautious with him. Meanwhile the offense couldn’t get anything going, collecting just 4 hits, going 0 for 4 with RISP and leaving 5 on base. Casey Martin extended his hitting streak to 5 games and his slashing .250/.354/.357 with 7 steals in his first pro-ball experience.