32 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 9 June 2011

  1. Colvin has been effective but wild since his return from injury. He had 4 BBs in 2 of his last 4 games. He had 2 WPs last night. I think once he’s shaken off the rust and the injury he’ll be back to his old self.

    The end of that CLW game was disappointing. Loop walks a couple of guys and Friend comes in to settle things down. He gets two outs with the guys on base only moving up 1 base. Usually reliable Hanzawa has a throwing error and two runs score and Singleton makes a bad throw and the guy who reached on the error moves up to 2nd. A single later and the game is lost. CLW gave up 4 runs on 3 hits. Colvin deserved better.

    1. Let’s see, Colvin only went 5 innnings- you say 2 WP’s and from memory here, 4 hits -2 walks. And then they go through like 4 pitchers after him, and something goes awry in the 9th. How does one consider that some big affront to Colvin.

    2. He has been a little wild, but all told we have to be pretty pleased with his last 4 games: ERA 2.74, WHIP 1.17, K/9 7.0, BB/9 3.1. From a 20-year-old in A+. Let’s hope he can stay on this track and maybe improve his control over the rest of the year.

  2. I really can’t believe there isn’t a better defensive catcher in the system then sardaina. the man plainly stinks. no defense and no offense. two years off and on I have watched him, no offense and he has drop more than three balls at the plate with sure outs and drop pop ups ,what is this guy a owner on the teams son??

    1. He is dreadful – I’d have a hard time believing that Kratz could be any worse.

    2. You realize that Sardhina’s average is .241 with a .436 OB%? He’s got negative power and speed, but he isn’t doing a bad job of turning the lineup over.

    3. Watching Sardinha is brutal. He has no business in the Majors.

      1. I think there was a typographical mistake. The Phillies called down to bring up Sardinha and they got sardine instead.

  3. I can’t wait to see the Crosscutters roster make-up. With the draft emphasizing on college 3rd basemen and catchers, two players I looked forward to seeing at Williamsport probably won’t have spots there now. Chace Numata and Maikol Franco will probably repeat Gulf Coast, at least at first, while Harold Martinez, Cody Asche and those college C’s battle it out for 3B and catcher.

  4. You know for a fact that those guys should sign and go to Williamsport? I never thought Numata would go up that high, due to limited experience . Francisco Diaz was ahead of him last season, and , I say, he should be the starting C in Williamsport. With a 30 man roster limit they can add a couple of the College catchers, Maybe they Keep Stumpo and/or Lanning also. And they will fight for playing time in about 5 days. Numata, still have him as starter in GCL, regardless. If they add Riler Moore, maybe they have a rotation, of sorts, and work in Chavarin also, as regulars. Don’;t see alot at 1B even with draftees, Maybe they move one of the catchers there, as of now I figure Luis Unda starts there, and don’t see alot of draftees at that GCL level. Franco- wouldn’t rule out a move to Lakewood, for the defensive ? Mendez. Also might see some shifting around as high as Clearwater spurred by some experienced draftees maybe coming aboard.

  5. LKW- 4 innings and one team hit off Jameson Taillon. Hewitt 1 for 1 with that hit. Had a good game against Taillon before. It could be he does better against pitchers with better stuff, more around the plate.
    CLW- Cesar Hernandez now up around .222 after coming from way down early. Now around the Hanzawa mark of .220, so he is with a more experience player at that league now, and should keep rising. Figure he rides out the entire season at A(A).

  6. The 4 American teams used 7 relievers combined, and all had ERA’s under 2: Shwimer (1.57), Carpenter (1.93), Zagurski (1.65), De Fratus (1.97), Pettis (0.92), Loop (0.92), Friend (1.01). Quite impressive this far along in the season.

    1. Pettis already has been promoted once. Then again, he’s pitching very well. We’ll see, but I doubt he’s a guy they’ll move again.

  7. Yeah I’m interested in seeing when we started moving some guys around in the system. DeFratus has been dominating AA. Time to move him up to AAA. I think Pettis deserves a chance at AA this year. I have been really impressed with Schwimer and Carpenter. Carpenter could have sulked after being moved off the 40 but he went to the bullpen and might have given himself a shot to make it to the bigs.

    1. He was only so-so in April. I think he needs to show it over a longer sample than his last 20 innings. It’s also not totally clear to me whom he would replace at AAA.

  8. 2. RHP – Brody Colvin (Clearwater)- (0-2, 4.05) – 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB and 6 K’s
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.259) –1 for 4
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (3-5, 4.13) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB and a K
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Clearwater) – Season begins on Friday
    10. RHP – Justin De Fratus (Reading) – (4-0, 1.97, 6 SV) – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 2 K’s
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.222) 0 for 4
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.267) 0 for 0
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.217) – 0 for 1
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.256) – 2 for 5 with a run and K
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.57, 1 SV) – 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 3 K’s (BS)
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.306) – 1 for 4 with a HR (11), RBI (40) and 3 K’s


    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.269) 1 for 4 with a HR (17), RBI (44) and a K
    3B – Carlos Rivero (Reading) – (.266) – 0 for 4
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.271) 0 for 2
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.257) – 0 for 4 with 2 K’s
    OF – John Mayberry (Lehigh Valley) – (.158) – 1 for 5 with a HR (1), 2B (1), RBI (2) and K
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (Redding)- (.279) – 1 for 3 with a BB and 2 K’s
    OF – Steve Susdorf (Redding) – (306) – 0 for 3 with 2 K’s
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.321) – 0 for 4
    OF – Zach Collier (Lakewood) – (.244) – 0 for 2 with a K
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (Lakewood) – (.258) – 1 for 1
    LHP – Mike Zagurski (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.65, 10 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s (win)
    RHP – Drew Carpenter (Lehigh valley) – (1-0, 1.98) – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 Bb and 1 K
    RHP – Justin Friend (Clearwater) – (1-2, 1.01, 18 SV) – 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB and 0 K’s (Loss)
    RHP – Eric Pettis (Clearwater – (1-1, 0.92) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s

  9. You know, a thought occurred to me last night as I watched another miserable offensive performance: I wonder if the selection of Greene in the first round–a big power-hitting first baseman of the future, it appears–could suggest that Jonathan Singleton might be on the market this summer? Just a thought–if they’re considering trading their best hitting prospect, it might make sense to have a player with a similar skill set already in the pipeline.

    1. I doubt the two are in anyway related. Singleton is an elite hitting prospect with a very complete package while Greene is a very raw young kid.

  10. Stop thinking – that’s my job. And yes, your precious prospects are belong to us. I need a righty bat so bad its mussing up my hair – and I hate that.

  11. I have been complaining about this decision since Sardinha was brought up. If he was’t good enough to start over Kratz at LV, why was he called up before Kratz. I read that he was “familiar with the pitching staff” having caught a whopping 13 games last year. Kratz was in spring training, he is a seasoned minor league veteran, he has some “pop” in his bat, something even Chooch is not showing this year. Why is Sardinha the backup catcher and why the hell is Kratz not up here. If I were Erik Kratz, I would be ticked off big time.

    This is only one of many changes this team needs to make. The next change involves the bullpen. What is it that management, i.e., Amaro, Manuel & crew, see in Romero and Baez that the rest of the world can’t see. Are we missing something? How about giving the both of them a one-way ticket out of town and bring up Zagurski and Schwimer to replace them. They would be a major upgrade to their bullpen!

    Since 1964 when I started watching the Phillies (I picked a great year, huh?) I have NEVER been so frustrated watching them. There were some lean years in between, but I had no expectations. This year, we have a chance to do great things, possibly historical type numbers and with the exception of Polanco, no one has a clue at the plate. The Phillies hitters are so undisciplined, starting right at the top with Rollins. Victorino is as bad or worse than Rollins when it comes to plate discipline. They both think they are home run hitters and for whatever reason no one seems to be able to convince them to take a different approach at the plate and think first about getting on base. Poor Chase, he looks like a shadow of his former self, and Ryan Howard, what can you say? He once hit the ball regularly to LF, now, he NEVER does. He tries to pull everything. He looks as bad now as he ever has at a time when he should be in his prime. He has gotten progressively less productive each year, and this year, hiss #’s project out to be his worse year ever. Beyond Howard, Ibanez should retire, Chooch needs to play as if he were in the playoffs. Our saving grace could be D. Brown. He has had some great ABs, and some lousy ABs, but more good than bad. He is our future. If he starts to hit consistently, he could move up to the three hole, or at least the five hole to protect Howard.

    Wow – where did all this come from? I guess like the rest of us, I am sick and tired of watching the Phillies hitters fail at a time when I was hoping for a year for the records books. If this team hit at all, they could have 8 to 10 more wins. Their pitching certainly has been phenomonal as we would expect. The hitters need to wake up, or Amaro has to shake things up! I’m finished, I promise!

    1. Confession time. I am a converted Philadelphian. I grew up in Connecticut, outside of NYC, and, was a Mets fan (I have since seen the light, of course). I grew up watching Seaver, Koosman, and Matlack (from West Chester, by the way – for a couple of years he was completely dominant), as well as a good bullpen with Tug McGraw, and that team that could not friggin’ hit the ball. Something resembling that version of the team won a WS in 1969 and made it to the series again in 1973. But they were never a great team because of the hitting and it was just excrutiating to watch Seaver lose 1-0 and 2-1 games time after time. Having been through that before, I cannot bear to watch a team that does not hit. Now, I think this team should hit and they have loads more talent than the early 1970s Mets, but, since last season, the hitting woes have made this team hard to follow and, given the extent of the issues, I am still pretty concerned that we will stall out in the playoffs. I hope I am wrong and I hope they start wearing their “hitting shoes” – but, gosh, at times, they are almost impossible to watch, but for the admittedly wonderful and unusually entertaining pitching.

    2. For quite a while I’ve been an advocate of the logic that Baez and Romero (your 6th and 7th relievers) aren’t really going to cost you that many games so don’t sweat it. What I’m realizing is that at the rate we are scoring (or not scoring) runs, this isn’t a team that will need Hamels or Halladay to go 7 innings, and then have Contreras in the 8th and Madson in the 9th. We are going to end up playing many more extra inning games because of how low scoring these games are and this has now been 3 or 4 times already this year where are having our 6th and 7th relievers (and 2B) pitching in critical spots. This is why I think the need for Schwimer and Mathieson or Carpenter is necessary over Baez and Romero.

  12. what is scary is if howard who is swinging at pitches that hit him, is really going down hill. what the hell do we do with that contract. and no one in sight to help in outfield or infield.

  13. Friday’s action, includes the rest of Thursday’s Lakewood game.

    1. OF – Domonic Brown (Phillies) – (.250) 1 for 4 with a HR (2), RBI (7) and a K
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.260) –1 for 3 with a run and a BB
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (3-6, 4.13) – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB and a K (loss)
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Clearwater) – (.000) – 0 for 4 with a K
    11. RHP – Julio Rodriquez (Clearwater)- (8-3, 2.41) – 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 5 K’s (win)
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.228) 2 for 4 with a SB (7) and K
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.276) 3 for 5 with a 2B (11)
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.217) – 0 for 3 with a K
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.252) – 0 for 3 with a BB and 3 K’s
    22. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (Reading) – (1-5, 2.43, 4 SV) – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 3 K’s
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.307) – 1 for 3 with a BB and K
    26. OF – Leandro Castro (Clearwater) – (.276) – 0 for 0 with a run and SB (10)
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (Lakewood) –(.305) – 0 for 4 with 2 K’s


    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.273) 2 for 4 with a HR (18) and 2 RBI (46)
    3B – Carlos Rivero (Reading) – (.267) – 1 for 3 with a HR (6) and RBI (25)
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.271) 1 for 4 with a K
    3B – Travis Mattair (Lakewood) – (.333) – 1 for 3
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.256) – 1 for 4 with a K
    OF – John Mayberry (Lehigh Valley) – (.174) – 1 for 4 with a K
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (Redding)- (.279) – 1 for 4 with a run
    OF – Steve Susdorf (Redding) – (303) – 0 for 1
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.314) – 0 for 4 with an RBI (21)
    OF – Zach Collier (Lakewood) – (.255) – 3 for 9 with a run, BB, 3 SB (17) and a K
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (Lakewood) – (.249) – 1 for 8 with 3 K’s
    RHP – B.J. Rosenberg (Reading) – (2-1, 2.17) – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB and 4 K’s (win)
    RHP – Justin Friend (Clearwater) – (1-2, 0.98, 19 SV) – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB and K (save)
    RHP – Garett Claypool (Lakewood) – (1-3, 2.69) – 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB and 6 K’s

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