55 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 29 July 2011

  1. 1. OF – Domonic Brown (PHI-9/13/87) – (.246) 1 for 5 with 2 runs, RBI (19), 2 K’s
    5. RHP – Trevor May (CLW-9/23/89)- (8-6, 3.39) – 7.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K (win)
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (CLW-7/24/90) – (.320) – 0 for 4
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (CLW-5/23/90) – (.264) – 1 for 3 with a run, BB, SB (17), 2 K’s
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (LWD-8/5/92) – (.266) 2 for 4 with a 2b (24), 2 runs, SB (4), K
    15. OF – Aaron Altherr (WIL-1/14/91) – (.270) – 1 for 3 with 2 runs, BB, SB (12)
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (LWD-9/28/88) – (.270) – 1 for 3 with a HR (3), RBI (28), BB, K
    18. OF – Jiwan James (CLW-4/11/89) – (.279) – 1 for 5 with an RBI (23), K
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (LHV-2/19/86) – (7-1, 1.81, 6 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (LWD-8/27/89) –(.260) – 1 for 4 with a K
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan (WIL-9/18/90)–(.290) – 2 for 2 with 2 RBI (16), BB

    Others:

    1B – Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.217) 0 for 3
    2B– Cody Asche (WIL-6/20/90) – (.200) 0 for 3 with a BB, K
    2B – Carlos Valenzuela (GCL-9/18/90) – (.333)- 0 for 3 with a BB, 3 K’s
    2B – Alejandro Villalobos (GCL/8/20/91) – (.306) 1 for 3 with a BB
    3B – Travis Mattair (CLW-12/21/88) – (.258) 0 for 3 with a run, BB, 2 K’s
    3B – Maikel Franco (WIL-8/26/92) – (.274) – 1 for 3 with an RBI (26), BB
    3B – Willians Astudillo (VSL-10/14/91) –(.361) 2 for 4 with a 2B (7), 3B (3), 3 RBI (24), run, BB
    SS – Edgar Duran (LWD-2/10/91) – (.250) 1 for 5 with a K
    SS – Tyler Greene (GCL-12/1/92) – (.417) 1 for 4 with a 2B (3), run, RBI (3), BB. K
    OF – John Mayberry (PHI-12/21/83)- (.253) – 0 for 1 with a K
    OF – Zach Collier (LWD-9/18/90) – (.268) – 1 for 5 with an RBI (22), K
    OF – Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.265) – 0 for 3 with a run, BB
    LHP – Mike Zagurski (LHV-1/27/83) – (2-0, 2.33, 10 SV) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 0 K
    LHP – Bryan Morgado (WIL-12/8/88) – (1-0, 1.40, 1 SV) – 3 IP< 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K’s (save)
    LHP – Adam Morgan (WIL-2/27/90) – (1-2, 2.05) – 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (win)
    LHP – Fabian Cota (GCL-4/13/92) – (1-0, 3.12) 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s
    RHP – Lisalberto Bonilla (LWD-6/6/90) – (2-3, 2.40, 4 SV) – 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, K
    RHP – Ramon Oviedo (GCL-7/24/90) – (3-1, 3.09) 2 IP, 4 H, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s (loss)

  2. Singleton leaves us with a nice 2-4. Ill actually root for him even tho he wears the wrong colors now.

    1. It is a nice send off knowing that Amaro fought to keep him in the system. Good luck to Cosart, Singleton, and Zeid. I wish them the best of luck in Houston and the worst of luck if they ever face the Phillies. What is done is done.

      All the sentimental stuff aside, is there any chance we see Altherr pushed back to LWD this year or another 3B experiment (or do we count Martinez and Franco as a sign that it was a complete failure). It is also nice to see Rupp excel though I hope it never costs any development of Valle.

  3. Morgado with 3 brilliant innings. Rupp goes deep. Greene off to a brilliant start. Now we can take a deep breath and get back to baseball.

    1. I am very interested in Morgado’s renaissance. He was one of those high-risk, high-reward guys. While it sounds like his velo is not what some had reported when drafted, he’s putting it together this year. The fact that he’s getting multiple innings at a time suggests he could be a starting prospect still. We’ll see.

  4. Greene with a profession best 3-game hit streak. I love this kid already. 11 draft class = 08 draft class.

  5. Glad we traded for Pence instead of a reliever like Bell or Mike Adams. We still got Schwim.

  6. what were the recent reports on biddle velocity, hopefully better than the 86-88 i was hearing a couple weeks ago on this site

  7. Good games for Astudillo and Garcia in the VSL.
    Another double with a walk for Greene.
    Good night for Kelly Dugan. Like the walk and steal. Good night for walks in general for the Williamsport hitters. Solid start for Morgan. Really like the 7 Ks in 3 IP for Morgado but not so much the two walks. Still a very nice relief appearance.
    Nice hitting for Santana and Rupp. Poor line for Bonilla though.
    The normal good K outing for Trevor May, but a very wild night. Four walks are too many and the HBP makes it that much worse.

  8. Liking some of the early returns from this years draft. Morgan and Wright pitching well this year. Martinez looks solid and well you can’t ask for a better start for Greene. Hopfully the Phils can start locking up some more kids in the draft. I have been impressed by Morgado recently. Always need good lefty relievers. May has been a beast. Like what Rupp has been doing! Santana with a couple hits. He is having a solid year. He has a lot of doubles. Imagine in a few years when some of those doubles turn into homeruns. Murphy’s final game with Lakewood may have ended with 2 hits 2rbi, a homerun, and an ejection. Expect him and Buchanan will be in Clearwater.

  9. One benefit to Singleton’s trade is that he moves to Lancaster CA. Not just a great hitter’s park but also very close to his hometown of Los Angeles.

    I’m going to see all three Lehigh Valley games against Scranton this week. Not just the return of Domonic Brown, but also a rehab appearance from Roy Oswalt.

    1. Is it official that Brown has been sent to LHV? I know it’s widely implied, but just wanted to know the facts.

      1. I can see a case for him being sent down until September, since he still needs regular playing time to improve his defense. On the other hand with Ross Gload apparently still playing hurt he’d be our best left handed bat off the bench.

    2. I’d love to hear what you see in Oswalt.

      I fully expect a Ryan Howard-esque remainder of the season at LHV for Brown. That is, of course, after he gets over his disappointment.

  10. I don’t like Brown off the bench. I think having to perform without regular playing time will mess him up. I’d like to see him in triple A playing regularly.

  11. Something like this?

    1. Dominic Brown
    2. Trevor May
    3. Sebastion Valle
    4. Brody Colvin
    5. Domingo Santana
    6. Jesse Biddle
    7. Freddy Galvis
    8. Jon Pettibone
    9. Phillippe Aumont
    10. Justin De Fratus

    Where would the new guys fit in?

    1. I think Dom has probably burned off his rookie eligibility at this point; AAA or no, he’s a big-leaguer.

      I’ve got Biddle #1 . . . really impressed with the way his velocity has come back and held through the summer. The team challenged him with the Lakewood assignment, and he has responded. But I could see the argument for any of May, Valle, or even Colvin. I’ve got Santana just behind them (spoiler alert: he’s not 23, guys).

      The Williamsport third basemen should probably get a fair bit of Top 10 consideration ahead of the relievers, and Greene/Quinn/Greene could be in there, too. It should certainly be a more exciting Reader Top 30 than last year, I’ll say that.

    2. Jiwan James , as long as he’s not the fourth player in the deal(please God don’t let him be), is definitely a top 10 prospect IMO, and has a chance to be the best position player prospect in the system by years end.

  12. I like brown off the bench because of his speed. if you listen to the game the other night, you heard wheels say that martinez isnt fast, we know gload cant run, valdez is slow, so is francisco and mayberry is average, so brown is the only guy who is fast enough to get y a base in a tight game, sorry better chance to get y a base. so i would keep him and finally let francisco go down and try to find his swing.

      1. Last series against the Mets, the Mets broadcasters made several references to mmart’s lack of speed. During the national broadcast of the Giants game this week, Bob Costas talked about how fast he is. Reading different scouting reports, I guess.

        1. And Wheels commented during the Giants series that people asked “why he doesn’t steal more often”- and his response was ‘people think he’s fast, he’s not- he’s a solid to good runner, not super fast. People who expect him to be a very fast guy are looking at his size and a couple 20+ steal seasons in the minors.

    1. Somebody is smoking some good stuff if they don’t think Michael Martinez isn’t fast. Like was previously said, that and his defense are his best attributes.

    2. Actually MAyberry is better then average. I have seen him go first to third with the best of them.

    1. Greene is raw power. I agree he needs to be signed, and think he will be.
      I think that trading Singleton means the Phils should push harder for Garvey. Garvey seems to be a more polished, less toolsy type hitter, more like Singleton. He’d also provide a nice RH power bat, which is an area of weakness in the system.

  13. 1. May
    2. Valle
    3. Biddle
    4. Colvin
    5. Santana
    6. Galvis
    7. Greene
    8. Hernandez
    9. Collier
    10. Pettibone

    Honorable:Bonilla, JRod, Aumont, DeFratus, Schwim, James, HMart, Franco,

    1. Greene 7 already? Cool. Im lovin HMart and hes looking like a top 10 guy soon if not now. Definitely easy to envision him at 3b at the Park.

  14. Couple thoughts from Williamsport last night:

    Adam Morgan really pitched well last night. And I emphasize that he pitched, didn’t just throw. He used the first trip through the batting order to establish his fastball on the inside corner to right-handers. After two-plus innings he had Vermont flailing at change-ups on the outer half. The pitch sequences he came up with along with catcher Francisco Diaz were absolutely fantastic. Really had Vermont off-balance. Only problem I saw from Morgan was holding runners on base. They stole two bases on him because of a high, long leg kick with runners on base. He did have pickoff of a runner at first base, catching him going on first move.

    Morgado was equally as impressive, striking out the side in his first two innings of work. Umpire had a bit of a tight strikezone, so instead of working the corners he just challenged hitters with a good fastball and elevated it to get swings and misses with two strikes. His slider was on, throwing a couple get-me-over sliders for strikes, and burying some in the dirt to get swings and misses. Vermont loaded the bases against him in the ninth when they got more patient on the fastball, but Miakel Franco made a great sliding stop and throw in the hole to get the final out. The ball really seems to be jumping out of Morgado’s hand. His velocity is still 90-91, topping out occasionally at 93. But Morandini says he gets quite a few third baseman who come over to him while he’s coaching third saying they think Morgado is throwing hard. So I’m guessing with his easy delivery and smooth mechanics that the ball looks like it’s coming out at 95-96. He’s got some late life to it as well, which makes things that much more difficult to handle.

    Franco had a pair of great plays last night after making a throwing error each of the previous two nights. In the second inning he ranged down the line on the outfield cutout of grass, back-handed the ball and made a long throw to first on the fly to get the out. I think Harold Martinez will give you more of the textbook play at third, but Franco will give you more of the spectacular. On top of that he ripped a first-pitch fastball up in the zone for an RBI single.

    Kelly Dugan continues to hit the baseball hard. He’s getting the good part of the bat on the ball and is hitting absolute bullets. If one of the Cutters’ outfielders gets a call to Lakewood this year I’m more inclined to think that it’d be Dugan because he has yet to be tested at that level and I think he’s been more consistent than Altherr.

    Altherr scored a pair of runs last night, and created one run with his legs completely. He reached on a beautiful bunt single down the third base line. He stole second base, went to third on a throwing error when he read the misplay right away and got a quick start. He then scored on a medium deep fly ball, forcing the right fielder to make a perfect throw. It was a great National League baseball kind of run.

    1. Good reporting Mitch. The potential and ceiling for Altherr has been placed fairly high—hopefully he fulfills the promise.

  15. New top 10

    01. Valle
    02. Biddle
    03. May
    04. Colvin
    05. Franco
    06. Pettibone
    07. J Rodriguez
    08. Collier
    09. James
    10. Galvis

  16. 1. May
    2. Biddle
    3. Valle
    4. Colvin
    5. James
    6. Santana
    7. Galvis
    8. Pettibone
    9. Collier
    10. Aumont

  17. Dom Brown suppose to be in the lineup tonight at LHV in LF. With 35 or so games left, excluding playoffs, Domo should get close to 150 PAs barring injury and further solidify his potential and become familiar with the LF position for 2012..

    1. Depending on the rest of the season he could be in LF in the playoffs but I definitely think he will be the first LH pinch hitter. I didn’t like this move at first but he needs to work on his defense for his future success.

  18. Hoping the Phils see after last night’s game that Carp isn’t a major league pitcher and they give Schwim achance come September. I’d also rather see Thompson get a September callup than Brown since he can actually play the field, but we all know that won’t happen now.

    1. Hmm. Carp put up great numbers in AAA as a reliever. Why is it a given that Schwimer will be a good major league pitcher.

  19. Well Ruf is back at first base tonight. I guess the LF experiment will have to wait.

  20. 1.May
    2. Biddle
    3.Colvin
    4. Valle
    5. James
    6.Collier
    7. Franco
    8. Martinez
    9. Santana
    10. Galvis.

    Personal Favorites: James, Hudson,Collier, Biddle, Franco

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