45 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 22 July 2011

  1. Hopefully Overbeck can build on this game. Galvis is looking more and more legit as he maintains his improved hitting deep into the season. Cesar Hernandez has put behind all his struggles early in the year. Jonathan Singleton is unbelievably patient. Imagine a lineup with Brown and Singleton at the heart. They don’t get themselves out. Zach Collier has been struggling lately. Kelly Dugan is hitting pretty well and he is also showing some speed.

  2. By the way, Leandro Castro is still hurt. He was arguably Clearwater’s best hitter this year. That’s alright, Gillies can talk him through it.

  3. Tonight at reading Mitchell hit a bomb left center 430 over left field wall, Then he jumped up over the center field wall and almost brought one back. Reading wins 5-2 tonight they looked good . Galvis had 2hits and so did Sufdorf.

      1. We need to start the legend of Derrick Mitchell. I heard he once replaced the crazy hot dog vendor and threw a hot dog over Route 61.

  4. Julio Reyes pitched a six inning one hitter in the DSL. Nice pitching too by Arteaga, Escaray, and Guzman in the VSL.
    The Clearwater lineup looks great at the top. The surprise has to be Darin Ruf.
    Galvis continues to hit the ball as does Mitchell.
    Contrasting Overbeck, Galvis, and Mitchell, Overbeck is slowly adjusting to the pitching and is starting to raise his average, but his other tools hold him back. He will have to come back to over .300 with power to get any attention. Galvis has that great glove and is also starting to hit. He looks like he is doing what he has to do to play in the majors. Mitchell is putting everything together this year. He is hitting, hitting for power, showing speed, playing center well. I am not familiar with his arm, but it seems that patience has been paid off by his performance. He deserves a long look by the Phillies, who played tonight against another guy who took a long time to get things together — Ryan Ludwick As great as Galvis’ glove is, he will have to hit to play in the majors. He is obviously making progress on that goal.

  5. Maybe off topic, but does anyone else think that trading for a reliever is silly? I honestly don’t see the role that needs to be replaced. The upgrades would help only the smallest fraction of a percentage. Seems like trading for the sake of trading.

    1. I think we do need one more guy unless Contreras can come back. In 08, it took this:
      CL- Lidge
      SU- Madson
      Lefty- Romero
      Righty- Durbin

      Now we have this:
      CL- Madson
      Lefty- Bastardo
      Righty- Stutes

      Since Contreras is hurt and Lidge is just coming back, I think we need a stronger bullpen. I think the phils need one good arm that can set up for Madson so that Bastardo can move into a lefty only role where he is nearly unhittable. So unless Contreras comes back or Lidge becomes the 08 Lidge, I think we need someone. I don’t really feel that comfortable with Herndon, Carpenter, or Perez in the game.

      1. When you get a chance, check Bastardo’s splits this year. Surprisingly, even tougher against right-handed hitters than left-handed hitters!

  6. And Harold Martinez with another multi-hit game.
    Nice start for Claypool tonight and relief appearance for Shreve.
    Great offensive night in Clearwater! Singleton and Hernandez on base 3 times each, plus two hits each for Valle and James. Hopefully Colvin’s not badly injured.
    Think 3 hits qualifies in Galvis-land as an offensive explosion. Good to see.
    Hits for Overbeck are good. Still needs drastic K reduction.

  7. Somebody mentioned Castro still hurt. What is his story and Gillies? Are they done? Is that why they signed Tripp? Nice to see Freddie Galvis with 3 hits. Phils brass must be loving that. DMitch with a 16 hrs and 60 rbi while batting over .280. Could be a future reserve outfielder with the Phils especially since he plays all fields. I see the Phils have Ruf trying the outfield. You have to with his great bat. James/Hernandez have had solid 2nd halfs for Clearwater. HMart with 2 hits and Matire Franco, all he does is drive in runs, has 22 rbi. So when does Tyler Greene start playing?

    1. All minor league hitting first basemen eventually get a go in leftfield—–Overbeck, Singleton now Ruf.

      1. I think Chuck LaMarr said recently he wanted to promote Ruf, but it was a numbers game with playing time at 1B since Rizzotti is at Reading and Overbeck playing some 1st at LHV. I think Rizzotti is going to stay at Reading until after the trade deadline just so whatever minimal amount of trade value he has the Phils probably don’t want to risk decreasing it by promoting him to LHV and watching him struggle potentially like last season. I would guess Ruf to LF is a way to see how he looks and then promote him to Reading.

  8. Mark my words, put it in ink, not only will the Phils trade for a bat, they will trade for a huge bat under control for years, and it will shock everyone. Go RAJ.

    1. Tradewind talk and discussion—-there is another thread for that on this site. Go to main page and scroll down.

  9. Is there a young outfielder /third that fits that mold?

    At this point stretching Swim to two or three innings would make sense.

    Polanco’s health is the wild card in any trade of substance

    1. Best name I heard yet aside from patchwork Marlon Byrd. If we are to trade top drawer guys, a top drawer return is expected. Not a rental ,not a “was good two years ago” and not a bad fielder
      I could go with Kemp, Vic in right and Brown/Jr in left next year. Rollins at third ,Galvis at short(defense and money) Chooch and Gwick .
      It looks like Blanton is set for the knife as soon as they get done stalling (does Insurance
      kick in if he never pitches here?)
      Oswalt looks like he will be back HOORAY

      1. In the incredibly small chance that we were to add Matt Kemp, there is no way they move Victorino off of CF. Kemp would play LF.

        You don’t move a multiple Gold Glove winner off of the 2nd most important defensive position for an inferior defender, no matter how much you gave up for him or how much you pay him

  10. It’s really annoying there is another Singleton, it keeps throwing me off!

  11. Singleton’s power has been down, but going to the Florida State League and posting a .382 OBP as a 19 year old is still hugely impressive.

    1. I think the power numbers are probably the least important thing for Singleton down there. 19 in a pitcher’s league and more than holding his own? I mean come on that’s really impressive. And it’s not like the power has been a zero. I’d actually say 8 homeruns (after 353 pa) at this point in his development suggests that there is some serious pop in his bat. Just as an imperfect comparison, our last big time slugging 1b prospect (some guy named Ryan Howard), hit 23 hr in 553 pa but as a 23 year old college player.

  12. 2. RHP – Brody Colvin (CLW-8/14/90)- (1-3, 3.87) – 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K’s
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (CLW-8/18/91)- (.281) –1 for 3 with 2 runs, 2 BB
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (CLW-7/24/90) – (.320) – 2 for 4 with a run, 2 RBI (30)
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (CLW-5/23/90) – (.260) – 3 for 4 with a run, RBI (26)
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (LWD-8/5/92) – (.262) 0 for 3 with 2 K’s
    18. OF – Jiwan James (CLW-4/11/89) – (.279) – 2 for 6 with a 2B (20), run, RBI (19), K
    21. RHP – Colby Shreve (LWD-1/15/88) – (3-5, 3.20, 1 SV) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K’s
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (LWD-8/27/89) –(.273) – 3 for 4 with 2 2B (13), RBI (19), run
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan (WIL-9/18/90)–(.270) – 1 for 4 with a SB (5), run
    29. RHP – Josh Zeid (REA-3/24/87) – (2-3, 5.79, 1 SV) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s


    1B – Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.218) 2 for 3 with a 2B (5), run, K
    3B – Travis Mattair (CLW-12/21/88) – (.250) 2 for 5 with an RBI (17)
    3B – Maikel Franco (WIL-8/26/92) – (.252) –2 for 3 with 2 RBI (22)
    3B – Harold Martinez (WIL-5/31/90) – (.284) – 2 for 4 with a 2B (9), RBI (11), K
    SS – Freddy Galvis (REA-11/14/89) – (.267) –3 for 4 with a 2B (20), run, RBI (32), K
    SS – Edgar Duran (LWD-2/10/91) – (.258) 1 for 4 with a run, K
    SS – Jair Morelos (VSL-2/2/94) – (.286) – 0 for 3
    OF – John Mayberry (PHI-12/21/83)- (.241) – 1 for 3 with a 2B (12), RBI (25), K
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (REA-1/5/87)- (.285) – 1 for 4 with a HR (16), 2 RBI (60)
    OF – Steve Susdorf (REA/3/28/86) – (.332) – 2 for 4 with a 2 2B (18), run, K
    OF – Zach Collier (LWD-9/18/90) – (.268) – 1 for 4 with a K
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (LWD-4/27/89) – (.239) – 1 for 3 with a SB (23) and 2 K’s
    OF – Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.246) – 1 for 3 with a 3B (3)
    OF – Herlis Rodriguez (VSL-6/10/94) – (.286) – 0 for 2 with a BB
    OF – Pedro Miranda (DSL_7/6/92) – (.394) 1 for 3
    LHP – Austin Wright (WIL-9/26/89) – (2-1, 3.64) – 3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K’s (Loss)
    RHP – B.J. Rosenberg (REA-9/17/85) – (4-4, 4.55) – 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s (win)
    RHP – Garett Claypool (LWD/8/21/88) – (3-6, 3.38) – 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s (Loss)
    RHP – Hector Neris (WIL-6/14/89) – (1-1, 1.40) 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K’s

  13. i can see a kemp in left if we replace rollins with galvis or cheaper player, and go with swimmer, and de fraus and let go madson if he gets to the ridicious numbers boras ask for,

  14. People here talk about the power outage of Singelton, but what about Valle, who has only three this year after hitting I think 14 last year? Perhaps these reduced numbers have something to do with the league they’re in or just the fact that they’ve been bumped up a level and they’re still trying to get their timing right.

  15. Florida State League – damp, humid, heavy air, hot, stiffling temps. crowds of less than 500 per game. It is not a hitters league.

      1. His future will depend a lot on what he does the rest of the season and if he did enough to earn an invited to the Arizona Fall League. But it’s hard not to like a toolsey 24 year old center fielder hitting over .300 all season with RISP and like last night goes yard for two add on runs in a game that was close and late at the time to extend his on base streak to 22 straight games. .

  16. RAJ always surprises us and when you think about what the Phils need, they really need an impact RH bat that plays the OF, not just for this year but in the future. If they have to trade a couple of A ball prospects to add an impact player that helps not only this year but for 2-3 years to come, that would be a great move. I think the name will be something other than Beltran, Francouer, Ludwick, or Pence. Kemp and Upton seem likely.

    What’s also interesting to think about – if the Nats put Werth on the market imagine what little interest there would be in him (based on perf and contract) vs last year. I started thinking what would the Phils be willing to give up to get Werth and the answer is nothing unless Washington picked up a bulk of his salary. Obviously he isn’t available anyway so its irrelevant but just interesting to think how much changes in a year.

  17. For the first time in many years, it looks like we might have some position player prospects (or at least non org filler / career minor leaguers) at AAA next year.

    I’m guessing Gosewich is the C, Rizzotti at 1B, Galvis at SS, Rivero at 3B, Mitchell in CF. Even a couple of good starting pitching prospects in Hyatt and JC Ramirez.

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