5/21/21 : Today’s Phillies starting Pitchers
Phillies vs Red Sox : 7:05 PM - Philadelphia, PA - RHP Aaron Nola
AAA - Lehigh Valley @ Syracuse, NY - 6:35 PM
RH Adonis Medina ( 24 years old ) will start ... he last pitched on 5/15 -5 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s. In three starts this season he’s pitched 13 innings with a WHIP of 1.46. Adonis has pitched five innings in each of his last two games.
Baron’s Notes : Jerad Eickhoff was winner for Syracuse last night . . . Luke Williams, who played SS, 2-3 plus a BB; .362 average is 7th in the league; has been on base in all 15 games . . . CF-RF Cornelius Randolph, 3rd HR; 9-20 in last 5 games, .450 . . . RH Mauricio Llovera, 1 perfect IP; 6 G, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO for early season . . . Batting average vs. staff (.208), 4th lowest in league . . . Fitting that the home plate umpire involving the Pigs was John Bacon.
AA - Reading @ Akron, OH - 7:05 PM
LHP Ethan Lindow ( 22 years old ) is the expected starter, he last pitched on 5/15 - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s ... Ethan’s pitched 7 2/3 innings this season with a WHIP of 1.70 in three appearances.
Baron’s Notes : Held to 5 hits in 5-3 loss . . . RH Mark Appel struggled with command, 3 BB, 3 H, 3 R, 1.2 IP . . . LH Brian Marconi, between Jersey Shore/Reading, 9.2 scoreless IP, 2 H, 0 R, 9 BB, 12 SO, season . . . Speedy OF Corbin Williams promoted from extended spring training.
High A - Jersey Shore hosts Winston-Salem - 7:05 PM
RHP Tyler McKay ( 23 years old ) is expected to get the start. he last pitched on 5/15 - 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K. Tyler has appeared in three games with a WHIP of 1.88.
Baron’s Notes : Lost a shutout in T9 but hung on for 4-2 win . . . In winning first 3 games of the 6-game series, pitchers have allowed 3 total runs . . . CF Hunter Markwardt has hit in all 7 games since May 13 promotion from Clearwater, .379; 8 RBI . . . SS Bryson Stott leads club with 15 walks.
Low A - Clearwater hosts Dunedin - 6:30 PM
RHP Cristian Hernandez ( 20 years old ) is expected to start. Cristian last pitched on 5/15, 4 IP, 0 R 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s, he’s posted a 1.00 WHIP in three appearances ( 9 IP ) with 16 K’s and just one walk.
Baron’s Notes : Dropped 6-2 decision to Dunedin . . . RF Matt Joyce, 2-2, BB in 3rd rehab game . . . 1B D.J. Stewart hitless for second straight game; first time in early season . . . C Abrahan Gutierrez, riding a 10-game hitting streak, didn’t play . . . Pitching staff strikeouts (181), 3rd most in league.
Best wishes for a full and healthy recovery to LHP Nick Fanti and RHP Albertus Barber who each announced on social media in the last couple of days that they have had TJ surgery. It’s a long road back to the mound but we are confident and supportive of each young hurler as well as the others in the rehab program that are presently in injury recovery mode.
Did Ya Know 🤔
A look at present major league rosters in regards to how many players on each were internally signed and developed. For this report the definition of “internally developed” is either signed or drafted as a amateur and spending the majority of their minor league time with the organization.
The Phillies are right at the MLB average of nine current roster players meeting the definition.
Astros - 15
Rockies - 14
Royals - 13
Cardinals - 12
Dodgers - 12
Twins - 12
Orioles - 11
Braves - 10
Cubs - 10
White Sox -10
MLB Average - 9
Phillies - 9
Reds - 9
Giants - 9
Jays - 9
Indians - 9
Mets - 8
Pirates - 8
Diamondbacks - 8
Tigers - 8
Nationals - 7
Brewers - 7
Yankees - 7
Red Sox - 7
A’s - 7
Angels - 7
Rays - 6
Mariners - 6
Rangers - 6
Marlins - 5
Padres - 2
Source - The Baseball Cube
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