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Box Score Recap – 7/17/2014

Rough night for Lehigh Valley – the lineup managed just five singles off of Syracuse pitching, while the pitchers, Jeremy Horst excluded, were, not to be hyperbolic, a giant pile of flaming medical waste. You’ll get ‘em next time, boys.

Brock Stassi and Pete Lavin each went deep for Reading, while Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan notched doubles. MAG tallied his third save, with reports from Mike Drago (@mldrago) saying his FB was regularly touching 97 on the stadium gun, and he was using his change-up as an out pitch. Conjures up memories of Ryan Madson, (and no, that’s not a comp).

Nice line from Colin Kleven in a losing effort – 5R, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 5K in 5IP, as the Threshers were shut down by Bucs stud Tyler Glasnow, whose ERA now matches his BAA, 1.77 and .177. Impressive on both counts. And in the night cap, (and yes, I said this on Twitter, but I thought it was pretty good so I’ll just plagiarize myself here), Roman Quinn was just  a Carlos Tocci away from hitting for the cycle. RT please? Oh wait…

Elsewhere, Dylan Cozens with two hits, a walk and a steal (his 17th). Willians Astudillo went deep (4). 2014 19th rounder Joey Denato stranded two Yacksel Rios runners, then pitched three more scoreless innings of his own with a total of four strikeouts. He’s tallied 20K and 6BB in 16.2IP across two levels thus far. The bottom of the WIL lineup tried to carry the club to victory, led by a bomb from Rhys Hoskins, a 3-3 from Emmanuel Marrero and two hits from Drew Stankiewicz, but to no avail Brandon Liebrandt put up a great line that included seven Ks, but Nathan Thornhill let it slip away. In the GCL, Denton Keys gave up just 1H, 2BB, 4K in 4 scoreless IP, while Jose Pujols bashed two solo home runs.

Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB. http://www.milb.com/scoreboard/index.jsp?sid=milb&org=143&ymd=20140717

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29 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/17/2014

  1. Been waiting to re-post this until this went up for the day. On Leibrandt, from @IanCatherine27, one of Williamsport’s great beat writers: “I really liked his fastball. Thought the location was good with good velo. Worked well down and in as well. Very aggressive. The motion looked to stay consistent. I think the FB was the pitch they wanted to focus on tonight. The change looked good.”

  2. Very encouraging to see MAG have his recent success. I suspect he will be back up in Philadelphia no later than September 1st, and possibly (probably?) if a bullpen arm is shipped via trade.

    Maybe not the place for this, but I am actually starting to look forward to viewing the results from the night before. Over the past year or 2, I would check the stats, and look forward to 1 or 2, or maybe 3 players. I would then look for the 3 or 4 guys who were early round busts. Now, when I check, there are probably 6 or 7 guys that I really take note of (and yes, I still look for the could of busts that are still around). With the additional high-draft choices in the coming year(s), the pharm system is moving in the right direction.

    1. Definitely not too early to get excited about Pujols. I noticed that for a guy with decent ISO, BB and SO rates for his age, roughly .200, 10% and 30% (2013 and 2014), his BABIP is quite low, around .250-.260. Is this just small sample size? Or does it say that he doesn’t have or hasn’t developed a hit tool yet? I’m comparing him to someone like Domingo Santana whose BABIP was .300-.400 throughout his minor league career.

  3. Can someone expound some on what Brandon Liebrandt’s upside might be? Is this a baby ace in the making? Looks promising and comes from good stock.

      1. Not bad for a 7th round pick if he achieves that ceiling, but I don’t think we’re looking at the next Tom Glavine or anything. Hopefully, he proves me wrong!

  4. Also, combining both games of the doubleheader, Grenny Cumana went 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 BBs. His OPS on the year stands at 1.038. That’s nice to see out of our SS of the future. JP who?

    1. I see Grenny Cumana is listed at 5′ 5″ and 143 pounds.
      Does any one know if his one home run was an inside the park job?

  5. Prediction: Cozens is going to break out in the second half.

    Will end up: 270/330/800 with 20 HR an 30 SBs

    Will be on most people’s top 10 list for Phillies’ prospects.

    I think it is just starting to click for this kid. And the tools are there IMO.

      1. I assuming that he means a .470 SLG (.800 ops).

        With his season more than half over, getting to those numbers will be a tall order – something like ..305/.360/.530 rest of season. I like Cozens more than most, but that’s pretty aggressive, espeically the BA (and the BA compeonent of OBP and SLG).

  6. Great to see Hansen get back on the field. Success of pullin, knapp, cozens and green very encouraging plus Dugan is picking it up too. Mag looks like he can pitch after all, who saw that coming after his ugly start to his career.

  7. Clearwater with 3 phillies in the lineup and still couldnt do a thing lol. Seriously though, great to see MAG doing well and also great that Ogando has ended his disastrous streak. Cord Sandberg is back to earth too. I really want Venn Biter to be good because that is a top 5 name in all of pro ball but unfortunately that’s not gonna happen.

  8. If Lee is healthy again and restores his status as an ace by his starts the rest of this season, his value this coming season would exceed that of Shields and Samardzija.

    Well Lee is not going to magically show his health in 3 starts before the deadline. There is still going to be risk of reoccurence given his advanced age.

    Also it’s not Samardzija’s worth alone that got a top prospect. Samardzija PLUS Hammel was what got Adison Russell included. Oakland had talked to Tampa Bay about Price, but TB wanted Russell.

    Oakland only traded him when they got two SP’s. Hammel was under .300 ERA with the Cubs this year.

    Now would Cliff Lee be more attractive with the Phillies making him cost controllable and the team trading for him paying him $10-$12m a year? Sure… but his age is still going to lower his value and with both Shields and Samardzija you have the team trading for them (KC and OAK respectively) knowing when they become FA’s they’ll offer QO’s so at the least they’ll get a 1st round compensation pick as well. I don’t think any team trading for Cliff Lee is going to count on being able to do that.

    Did the Phillies end up offering Halladay a QO? No. Because age caught up to him and he was broken down and probably would have accepted it and you had a broken down pitcher making $13m.

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