Lehigh Valley (62-75) beat the Syracuse Chiefs 8-3. Anthony Vasquez gave up three runs in six innings. Chris Leroux struck out two in two, no-hit innings. Nefi Ogando struck out two in one inning. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/31/2015
Lehigh Valley (61-75) held the Syracuse Chiefs to two hits and won 3-1. Sean O’Sullivan pitched six innings of one-hit ball. He gave up one run, walked five, and struck out eight. Colton Murray Murray struck out three in two, no-hit innings. Dustin McGowan allowed one hit and picked up his 14th save. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/30/2015
GCL Phillies (36-24) closed out their season with a 5-0 victory over the GCL Blue Jays. Jorge Alfaro started as the designated hitter after playing the field in short, three-inning stints the previous two games. He drove an RBI double deep into the left center field gap. Halfway to second base, he began limping, signalling to the bench, and pointing to his thigh. He immediately walked off the field and was replaced with a pinch runner. He did not appear to receive any treatment by the trainer and milled about for a couple innings. He even signed a few autographs before leaving with the trainer around the third inning.
Cornelius Randolph was not in the line up again. He hasn’t been on the field since the seventh inning of Thursday’s game when he gave way to a defensive replacement in the bottom of the inning. Randolph had tripled and scored on a sac fly before leaving the game. I spoke with “C” as he and Reggie Wilson walked to the team bus. He has been kept out of the line up as a precaution. His shoulder was a little tender after the slide at the end of that triple. He feels fine and will be ready for Instructs next month.
Wilson said he was signed to a 2016 contract because the Phillies had 10 outfielders at the Complex when he was drafted. I would assume the same applied to Ben Pelletier. By the time they signed and the roster for Williamsport was set, there were still six outfielders in Clearwater (Alastre, Luis, Martelo, Pickett, Randolph, and Reyes) and not enough innings or at bats to go around. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/29/2015
GCL Phillies (35-24) lost to the GCL Blue Jays7-4. Adonis Medina gave up four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. He walked two and struck out six. Kevin Walsh stranded two inherited runners but couldn’t recover from a fielding error the following inning and gave up two unearned runs. Will Stewart came in with the bases loaded and stranded all three runners. Ryne Frankoff struck out two in the final inning.
The Phillies scored a run in the fifth on Jonathan Arauz’ RBI single. They added three late runs in the eighth inning on Luke Williams’ RBI double, Juan Luis’ sac fly, and a fielding error. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/28/2015
The biggest news today will probably be C Jorge Alfaro made his first appearance since joining the Phillies organization as a key piece of the Colbert Hamels trade. Alfaro hadn’t played since June 12th when he was lifted for a pinch runner and limped from the field. He was diagnosed with a “significant left ankle injury” and the Rangers were resigned to his being “out for some meaningful time”, possibly the rest of the season. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/27/2015
GCL Phillies (34-23) were officially eliminated from the playoffs before the first pitch of their game against the Pirates when the Blue Jays won the first game of a double header versus the Yankees1 this morning.
Bailey Falter (3.45) pitched five solid innings in his start against the Pirates. He allowed lead off singles in each of the first three innings and pitched out of the difficulty all three times. Those were the only three base runners Falter allowed. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/26/2015
Clearwater (73-56) lost to the Daytona Tortugas 2-0. John Richy pitched well in his Clearwater debut. In seven innings, he allowed only six base runners on four hits, a walk, and a hit batter. He struck out three. The only trouble he seemed to have was on the two errors he committed on pickoff throws to first. Let’s hope that is something that will get better as he gains familiarity with Rhys Hoskins at first. He showed a high 80s fastball and looked good overall. Yacksel Rios didn’t. He allowd the first batters to reach in both of his innings and couldn’t prevent them from scoring. A game that moved along at a decent pace bogged down with Rios on the mound. He gave up two hits and a walk. The only stolen base came with him on the mound. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/25/2015
Clearwater (73-55) beat the Daytona Tortugas 2-0 behind a strong effort from Mark Leiter (6-1, 2.04). Leiter threw four-hit ball for six innings. He pitched with base runners in five of six innings, and twice faced situations where the Tortugas put their first two men on base. But Leiter induced two double plays or came up with a key strike out to avoid damage from any threats. He generated a lot of weak contact. Daytona popped up to infielders four times and into the shallow outfield on two other occasions. Cody Forsythe came in and struck out two in his one inning. Alberto Tirado loaded the bases on two walks and HBP in his one inning. Ulises Joaquin picked up his 16th save. In all, the three relievers pitched three no-hit , shutout innings. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/24/2015
The Phillies’ rebuilding movement took another positive step Sunday afternoon when Aaron Nola (4-1, 3.59) pitched a three-hit shutout for eight innings. He walked two and struck out six. Half of his six strike outs came in the seventh and eighth innings. Nola threw 100 pitches, 64 for strikes. He turned the game over to Ken Giles (1.63) who struck out one and threw 6 strikes in the nine pitches he needed to claim his 10th save. Recently promoted Aaron Altherr provided the only run Nola would need on a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Back-up catcher Cameron Rupp was given a rare start and provided an insurance run with his fifth home run, a solo shot in the seventh inning. Recently acquired Darnell Sweeney started in center field and provided a strike out and three walks in four at bats.
Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/23/2015
Chalk up another victory for the rebuilding movement again Saturday night. In the eighth inning, Darnell Sweeney hit a solo home run to end Miami’s shutout bid. After Cesar Hernandez singled, Andres Blanco tied the game with an RBI double. In the ninth inning, Aaron Altherr broke the tie with his second home run since being recalled, and Darin Ruf provided an insurance run with a solo shot of his own. Ken Giles picked up his 9th save since taking over the closer’s role. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/22/2015