45 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 17 July 2011

  1. Tried sending an email to you PP but got rejected back:

    I was in Trenton to see the Reading Phils beat Trenton today 4-3:

    The game:

    Reading started off with some small ball. After a questionable foul ball call on which look liked a home run Victorino walked. He then went first to third on a nice single to right field by Freddie Galvis. They then executed a nice double steal with Victorino getting the steal of home and Galvis goes all the way to third on a throwing error. Mike Spidale followed with a single to center for a 2-0 lead. Matt Rizzotti went the opposite way for a single but the R-Phils stalled their. Trenton tied the game up on some shotty play. First Steve Susdorf did not get a good jump on a fly to right which turned into a double and then he scored on a slow grounder to first when Rizzotti hesitated to throw to BJ Rosenberg and he missed first base. The tying run game in thanks to a catchers interference and PB by Tim Kennelly. Fidel Hernandez followed a walk by Derrick Mitchell and an opposite field single by Susdorf with a single to give the R-Phils a 3-2 lead. Susdorf was out trying to stretch it out on an over throw. He made up for it later with a nice double to right and scored on a great hustle play from second on an error by the second baseman. Justin Friend gets the save.

    Observations:

    If you are a Freddie Galvis fan get excited. He hit the ball hard from both sides of the plate and would have had three hits but the pitchers did a good job fielding his bunt. Steve Susdorf has a nice swing but slow in the outfield. I know why Matt Rizzotti has not moved up. He is a butcher in the field. He drop an easy throw and hesitated twice on throws to first. Rosenberg mixed his fastball and breaking pitches well. Would have liked to see Tuffy catching rather then Kennelly who struggles behind the plate. Rosenberg was fooling top prospect Kevin Romine all day. Mike Cisco is a little guy. He threw some good off speed pitches to get out of a jam. Brad Lidge…slider…slider..slider. He did not throw many fastballs. He gave up two cheap hits. I think he may be 7-10 days away. Victorino looked good but did not really see him throw the ball at all. Guessing they will activat him Tuesday. Jacob Diekman, a tall slender lefty who throws from 3/4, was killing lefties. He struck out all four of them but struggled against the three righties. Friend came in did not over power anybody till that last pitch when he reached back on a 3-2 pitch with high heat.

    1. Kphilly, great points about yesterdays game as I got there a little later and sat on the first base side. I will add a few observations myself: Susdorf ran Reading out of a big inning when he stopped and then tried to score on the overthrow, Kennely had lots of problems with pitches in the dirt, Rizzotti did make a nice play on a sharply hit ball but Lidge was slow to cover first base and Justin Friend with his glasses looks like Vance Worley(hope he is as sucessful).

    1. He was bound to get hit at some point. I’m happy he did, now we get to see how he bounces back.

  2. Nice pitching from Wright. Good game for Santana and it sounds like Bonilla was unlucky getting into a big inning.
    Good lines for James and Valle. Not so much for Colvin, blargh.
    I like the 2 hit, sac fly and SB game from Galvis.
    Savery not a great night.

    And kphilly thanks for the report from Reading!

  3. What are everyones thoughts on Diekman? I saw the Reading Phils play earlier this year and saw Diekman pitch. His numbers aren’t all that great but his funky delivery should be ideal for the job as a “situational lefty”. He made left handed batters look like fools the night I saw him.

    1. I liked him against the lefties but he does need to work on some out pitch for righties. Lefties for Trenton weren’t even close to his pitches

    2. His delivery makes almost look like he’s shot putting the ball in there. First time I saw him pitch was like what in the…

      Anyway, seems like he’s getting the job done other than a little bit of control isssues here and there.

    3. he absolutely projects as a major league loogy but he won’t be allowed to face any righties.

  4. It was a pleasant surprise to see James over .280. He needs to hit over .300 for his offensive game to work. Then, because he is good defensively, he will start fulfilling the promise many have seen in him.
    Hearing Scott Pruefrock on Saturday, Fredy Galvis is still not on the Phillies radar as supplying enough offense. His offense has improved this year, but he needs to show more. As many on this site have pointed out, he has had enough at-bats in AA. He now needs AAA to show he can supply the offense needed from a Phillies shortstop.
    Thanks Kphilly for the first-hand account from Reading.
    I remember two years ago when there was much lamenting that there were only a couple of real prospects at the top two levels of the system. We have seen good results in the relief pitching. The next two years should correct that in the starting pitching department; then another three to four years for the position players.
    It certainly takes a while to turn around a depleted system.

    1. Maybe Freddy G. should study Larry Bowa’s old hitting tapes. They appear to be out of the same pod.

    2. For all of Galvis’s improvement with the bat this year, he’s still hitting in the low 260’s with minimal power at AA. I don’t get the calls for a move to AAA simply because he’s had “enough” at-bats in Reading.

      Posting a .701 OPS in AA ball doesn’t scream to me that he’s ready for the jump to AAA. The Phillies shortage of IF prospects doesn’t automatically mean that anyone they have who’s showing any signs of life should be rushed along. He’s starting to have some success with the bat after years of struggle and there’s no good reason to push him into a situation where he’s going to struggle again.

      Galvis is no where close to being a possible replacement for Rollins in 2012 regardless of where he ends the 2011 season.

  5. Couple observations from the WIL game tonight:

    Wright is definitely on track for a promotion at some point. He was dealing in a big way tonight. Both Spikes runs came on wild pitches that he uncorked. The Spikes second run shouldn’t have even scored, as Wright induced a tailor-made 5-4-3 double play ball with one out. Unfortunately, Asche didn’t relay the play at second because he thought the force at his bag was out number three. The next batter doubled and after that, the Spikes got their second run on the wild pitch. Wright was consistently in the 90-92 range with a decent change and breaking ball that he hardly had to use. He now has 30 K’s in 26 innings.

    Stetson Allie is pretty overpowering, if not a little too wild. He was sitting at 94mph with the fastball, and also hit 95 a handful of times. He got a little wild in the second inning, but got out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam when Kyrell Hudson did him a huge favor by flying out on a 2-0 pitch. Black took a HBP by Allie earlier in the inning…it was on an offspeed pitch but Miramontes painful enough that he came out after the half-inning. Looked like he got plunked somewhere on the inner arm.

    Bullpen was a little shaky, as Campbell pulled a houdini by getting out of a bases-loaded, no out situation in his first inning. Gomez loaded the bags in the ninth but struck out their last batter on three pitches to seal the deal.

    Other small tidbits…Franco with two more really hard hits on offense…otherwise a fairly quiet night at the plate…The Cutters rotation has induced 46 ground ball outs to nine fly-outs in their last five games…Wright did his part tonight by getting 12 of 13 put-outs on the ground. Lots of scouts in the park again.

    Also, here’s my game story link if anyone’s interested: http://bit.ly/pR0K4T

    1. How did Harold Martinez look? He’s someone I’ve been following closely. I doubt his insane walk rate is sustainable, but he’s got the average in the high .200s. He hasn’t shown much pop yet. My guess is he’s jumped to Clearwater next year, Franko gets to play at Lakewood, and Mattair is back to college.

      -Jeff

  6. First base

    Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.228) 0 for 4 with a K
    (24) Matt Rizzotti (REA/12/24/85) – (.295) 1 for 2 with 2 BB and a SB (2)
    (3) Jon Singleton (CLW-8/18/91)- (.282) –0 for 4 with a K
    Darin Ruff (CLW-7/28/86) – (.309) 0 for 3 with a K
    Jim Murphy (LWD-9/16/85) – (.280) 1 for 3 with a run, BB and a K
    Pat Murray (WIL/12/24/86) – (.244) 2 for 4 with a 2B (5) and RBI (10)

    Second base

    Josh Barfield (LHV-12/17/82) – (.267) -1 for 4 with a 2B (17) and a run
    Kevin Frandsen (LHV-5/24/82) – (.339) 1 for 4 with a 2B (9), run
    Paco Figueroa (REA-2/19/83) – (.261) 0 for 4 with 2 K’s
    (12) Cesar Hernandez (CLW-5/23/90) – (.258) 0 for 3 with a BB and a K
    Carlos Alonso (LWD-2/15/88) – (.133) 0 for 2
    Carlos Perdomo (LWD-4/25/90) – (.229) 1 for 4 with an RBI (18)
    Cody Asche (WIL-6/20/90) – (.223) 0 for 3 with a BB

    Third base

    Tagg Bozied (LHV-7/24/79) – (.264) 1 for 4 with a run
    Fidel Hernandez (REA-1/18/86) – (.312) 1 for with an RBI (9) and a K
    Jeremy Barnes (CLW-4/13/87) – (.279) 0 for 4 with a K
    Travis Mattair (LWD-12/21/88) – (.284) 1 for 5 with a run and a K
    Maikel Franco (WIL-8/26/92) – (.248) –2 for 4 with a run, RBI (17)
    Harold Martinez (WIL-5/31/90) – (.291) – 0 for 2 with a run, SB (2), 2 BB and 2 K’s

    Shortstop

    Brian Bocock (LHV-3/9/85) – (.237) 2 for 4 with a HR (4), 3 RBI (26)
    Freddy Galvis (REA-11/14/89)) – (.261) –2 for 4 with a run and SB (16)
    Troy Hanzawa (CLW-9/12/95) – (.210) 2 for 4 with a run
    Edgar Duran (LWD-2/10/91) – (.260) 1 for 5 with a K
    Kenny Miramontes (WIL-7/18/88) – (.320) 0 for 3

    Corner outfield

    (1) Domonic Brown (PHI-9/13/87) – (.240) 0 for 4 with a run, BB and 2 K’s
    Brandon Moss (LHV-9/16/86) – (.258) 0 for 3 with a BB and 3 K’s
    Steve Susdorf (REA/3/28/86) – (.336) 2 for 3 with a 2B (14), run and a K
    Michael Spidale (REA-3/12/82) – (.316) 2 for 4 with an RBI (23) and a K
    Terry Evans (REA-1/19/82) – (.184) 0 for 1 with a K
    Brian Gump (CLW-6/16/87) – (.232) 2 for 4 with a HR (4), RBI (19) and a K
    Michael Dabbs (CLW-3/29/87) – (.148) 0 for 3 with a BB and 2 K’s
    (13) Domingo Santana (LWD-8/5/92) – (.262) 2 for 3 with 2 2B (21), run, 2 RBI (27) and a BB
    Anthony Hewitt (LWD-4/27/89) – (.236) 1 for 4 with 2 K’s
    (27) Miguel Alvarez (LWD-8/27/89) –(.265) – 1 for 5 with a 2B (10) and 2 K’s
    (15) Aaron Altherr (WIL-1/14/91) – (.288) – 0 for 4 with a K
    Witer Jimenez (WIL-4/12/89) – (.167) 0 for 4 with a K

    Centerfield

    John Mayberry (PHI- – (.235) – 0 for 5 with a K
    Rich Thompson (LHV-4/23/79) – (.288) 2 for 5 with a 2B (12)
    Derrick Mitchell (REA-1/5/87)- (.277) 0 for 3 with a run, BB and 2 K’s
    (18) Jiwan James (CLW-4/11/89) – (.277) – 2 for 5 with a an RBI (17), SB (18) and a K
    Zach Collier (LWD-9/18/90) – (.267) – 0 for 4 with a K
    Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.252) – 0 for 3 with a run, BB and SB (14)

    Catchers

    Dane Sardinha (LHV/4/8/79) –(.086) –0 for 4 with a run and a K
    Tim Kennelly (REA-12/5/86) – (.183) 0 for 3 with a BB and a K
    (6) Sebastian Valle (CLW-7/24/90) – (.319) 3 for 4 with a 2B (15)
    Jeff Lanning (LWD-1/1/87) – (.239) 0 for 4 with a run and 2 K’s
    Bob Stumpo (WIL-/17/87) – (.294) 1 for 3 with a 3B (1), run, RBI (8) and a K

    Starting Right-handers
    Tyson Brummett (LHV/Age 26) – (1-3, 5.52) – 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB and 6 K’s (loss)
    B.J. Rosenberg (REA-9/17/85) – (3-4, 4.62) 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB and 8 K’s (win)
    (2) Brody Colvin (CLW-8/14/90)- (2-4, 4.03) – 5.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB and 0 K’s (loss)
    Lisalberto Bonilla (LWD-6/6/90) – (2-2, 1.96, 4 SV) – 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB and 7 K’s (win)

    Left-handed Starters

    Austin Wright (WIL-9/26/89) – (2-0, 2.77) – 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB and 4 K’s (win)

    Right-handed relievers

    Jason Grilli (LHV-11/11/76) – (4-1, 1.93, 5 SV) – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 Bb and a K
    Justin Friend (REA-6/21/86) – (0-0, 1.69, 6 SV) – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K (save)
    Michael Cisco (REA-5/23/87) – (5-0, 1.72,1 SV) – 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB and 0 K’s
    Eric Pettis (CLW-6/9/88) – (1-2, 3.21, 3 SV) – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB and a K
    Juan Sosa (CLW-10/11/89) – (0-0, 2.25) 1,2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s
    (21) Colby Shreve (LWD-1/15/88) – (3-5, 3.32, 1 SV) – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB and a K
    Ryan Duke (LWD-9/27/88) – (0-0, 2.25, 2 SV) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K (save)
    Juary Gomez (WIL-5/23/90) – (3-0, 2.11, 4 SV) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB and 2 K’s (save)
    Matt Campbell (WIL-9/10/87) – (0-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB and a K

    Left-handed relievers

    Mike Zagurski (LHV-1/27/83) – (2-0, 2.51, 10 SV) –0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and o K’s
    Joe Savery (LHV-11/4/85) – (0-0, 4.91) 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB and 2 K’s
    Jacob Diekman (REA-1/21/87) – (0-0, 3.83, 2 SV) – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R,1 ER, Bb and 4 K’s
    Mario Hollands (LWD//26/88) – (6-5, 4.33) 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB and 2 K’s
    Jay Johnson (LWD-12/21/89) – (0-1, 2.22) 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K’s

      1. Just speaking for myself, the format I liked best was the list of the Top 30 guys that had played the evening before, followed by other “interesting” guys at your discretion. WIth all due respect to Troy Hanzawa and Paco Figueroa, I’m not sure their stats are terribly interesting to anyone outside their immediate family.

        Regardless, keep it up however you feel it works best. We all appreciate it!

      2. I appreciate anything and everything you have to offer. Keep it up, whatever you decide to do.

      3. Personally, I think every time you have made a change to the format, it has been an improvement so I like it this way. But regardless of whatever format you decide to use moving forward, thanks for taking the time to do this everyday!

      4. I like the new format. It gives the state of the system right up front. It satisfies my curiosity to see the whole picture. Thanks.

        1. The format is perfect. The abbreviations are really coming along, got ’em just right now.
          Do not put stock in what the first to chime in say. Just one tweak I would prefer, List the players at a position , (since you are using date of birth) by date of birth with the most recent at top. Then , maybe, you can draw a line below the last player still at the generally accepted Age Related to Level line. In this way, people who presume to know who the legitimate prospects are can dismiss anybody below the line, and feel like they are participating. Let ’em feel like they know something.

  7. Nobody ever really mentions him at all but a guy I like is Juan Sosa. He was decent in Lakewood but has been pretty good in Clearwater so far. He has a rough first outing for Clearwater walking two and allowing one run in a third of an inning but since then, in two appearances he has walked two and struck out 7 in 3.2 innings. I saw him pitch in Lakewood earlier this year and he was consistently throwing in the low 90’s touching 93.

  8. Tyler Cloyd observations from Friday night. Through his first 4-5 innings he was dominant in terms of his command. Trenton doesn’t have radar but his FB did not seem like it was in the 90’s so he was making do with moving his pitches in and out. He threw what looked to be a slider every now and then to get them off his FB. In the end I thought Parent left him in one batter to long. If you had to project any potential from Cloyd its probably as a bullpen arm.

    In that game Galvis lead off the game from the right side with a hard single to left and later came up from the left side and laid a nice bunt down the 3b line for a single. Oddly enough he didn’t get any chances in the field aside from a ball up the middle which he somehow got to but could not balance himself to make the throw.

    Rivero doesn’t look good at 3B. Friend has a funky enough delivery to come in and induce ground balls. On the other side Romine is a stud and he will be in the bigs in the near future.

  9. Harold Martinez in 79 ab’s 31k’s 22 walks and a 441 on base%. Reminds me of Pat the bat type #s.

      1. That’s my boy let’s hope the power starts to flash somewhere in the near future. He’s such a big kid with an athletic build so strength to hit the long ball will not be his issue.

  10. havent seen much about high school kids signing.. anything out there?i know much comes down to the deadline or isnt released until then..

    1. That would be a terrible trade for us. The difference between Adams in the pen and no singleton vs schwimmer in the pen and singleton still advancing is not worth it.

      There are very few good position prospects across the minors, you can’t give one up for a 30+ year old reliever. I wouldn’t even give up Singleton for Bell, he is a 19 year old who has place discipline and developing power.

    2. Originated from a Pods-blog here (http://insidethepadres.blogspot.com/2011/07/trade-market-snapshot_18.html). I’d hope to see both Adams and Ludwick as well as some salary relief for the Phils if we’re going to move Singleton. I’d actually prefer to move Cosart before Singleton, but I’d welcome Adams or Bell, and Ludwick. Two necessary pieces is worth a top lower level prospect. I just hope the secondary pieces don’t include anyone else of significance

    3. Rumors are rumors…last year the Oswalt trade was rumored to include Singleton up to and even after the trade was announced. Take all this inside info as interesting, but treat all of it as somewhat arbitary as to the names involved.

      1. I wouldn’t disagree, but I also found in interesting that Pods GM is looking for “a very big prospect” in return. While I don’t think they’ll get one for Adams alone, they might for Adams and Ludwick. If it happens, I’m hoping RAJ can hold on to Cosart and Singleton and instead package a few of our other prospects. In any event the big club is built to win now, and I have no objection to moving a big prospect if it helps us win a World Series this year.

      1. I think Mike Adams for 1.5 years is probably a better return than Heath Bell for half a season. Adams’ stats are downright disgusting. The guy’s cutter must be near Rivera’s level to get those kind of results.

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