• Steve Potter

5/20/21 : Today’s Phillies starting Pitchers


Phillies vs Marlins : 7:05 PM - Philadelphia, PA - RHP Vince Velasquez


AAA - Lehigh Valley @ Syracuse, NY - 6:35 PM


LH Christopher Sanchez ( 24 years old ) will start ... he last pitched on 5/14 - 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s. Thus far in three appearances he’s pitched 8 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 7 walks while registering 11 K’s.

Baron’s Notes : in last night’s 16-1 blowout ... #6-7 hitters in the lineup accounted for nearly half of LV’s 20 hits, 3B Austin Listi (4-6) and LF Cornelius Randolph (5-5) . . . Randolph, single, 3 doubles, home run, 5 RBI, greatest game of pro career. Average jumped from .257 to .350 . . . 2B Luke Williams, 2-5, boosting average to .345. Has been on base in all 14 games . . . Randolph, 15th in the league in hitting; Williams 16th.


OF Travis Jankowski is currently in the midst of an 8-game hitting streak & 12-game on-base streak. He's batting .310 with 4 RBI, 11 Runs & 3 stolen bases this season. He didn’t even play last evening ... served as the first base coach 😳.

AA - Reading @ Akron, OH - 6 :35 PM


RH Mark Appel ( 29 years old ) will start ... he last pitched on 5/13 - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s. In two appearances this season he’s logged 4 2/3 innings, 1 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s, 2 HB.


Baron’s Notes : last night the Fightin Phils broke an 8-game losing streak . . . RH Braden Zarbnisky picked up his first win; has allowed 1 ER in 5 G, 9.1 IP between Jersey Shore and Reading . . . 2B Dan Brito, 1-4, triple, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBI, stolen base.

High A - Jersey Shore hosts Winston-Salem - 7:05 PM


RHP Dominic Pipkin ( 21 years old ) is expected to get the start. he last pitched on 5/14. - 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s ... on the season he’s pitched in three games, all in relief - 6 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s. Dominic was drafted by the Phillies in the 9th round of the 2018 draft from Pinole Valley HS in Pinole Valley, CA.


Baron’s Notes : SS Bryson Stott, 7-15 last 4 games boosting average from .185 to .286. 3rd in league in OBP, .464. Tied for league in runs, 14 . . . RH Adam Leverett, 0 R in 3 games, 14 SO in 9.2 IP; 052 WHIP. Last night he and three others combined to hold the W-S Dash to 2 hits, following a combined 1-hitter the night before.



Low A - Clearwater hosts Dunedin - 7:00 PM


LH Jordi Martinez ( 20 years old ) will start ... he last pitched on 5/14 - 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s. In two appearances this season ... 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 6 K’s. In his last appearance he lit up the radar gun at 97 mph and sat with his fastball in the 94-97 range.


Baron’s Notes : last night C Abrahan Gutierrez, 1-4, extending hitting streak to 10 games, .374; 6th in league in hitting . . . 1B D.J. Stewart’s 11-game hitting streak ended. Tied for league lead in hits, 17 and RBI, 17 . . . Starlyn Castillo allowed first run in 3 G, 9 IP; 14 SO . . . Matt Joyce, second rehab game, 1-4, double as DH.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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