22 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 14 August 2011

  1. Galvis is hitting .300 so far in AAA so he’s off to a good start. He hasn’t walked yet, but is at least limiting the strikeouts too.

  2. Baseball America has learned the Phillies have signed their top pick, supp. 1st-rder. OF Larry Greene, for a $1 million bonus #mlbdraft

  3. Decent start for Morgan.
    Hyatt wild.
    Two hits and a steal for Galvis and a homer for Overbeck. Mathieson wild; great outing for Savery.

    Most importantly, they got Greene! Expected but a relief to hear.

    1. Overbeck had a walkoff HR. That’s especially nice to see. Hudson has 8 hits in his last 19 ABs. 3 multi-hit games in his last 4 games. He’s inching back into my list.

      Diego Gonzalez in the DSL is interesting to say the least. He’s 20 but in his first year of professional ball. He’s hitting .340 in 41 games. He has no power to speak of with only 6 doubles (0 HRs). He’s stolen 20 bases but he’s been caught 13 times. Hitting .340 has to put him on the radar but the rest of his hitting line is weak at best. If he’s just very raw, then I’d move him to the states and get him playing in EST and anywhere they can. We’ll see if he plays in any winter leagues this year.

    2. Mathieson was wild, but he did get 4 guys looking with his off-speed stuff which I guess is a positive thing to take out of the outing. His fastball though was all over the placethough, topped out at 96, ran up a lot of counts. His off-speed stuff did look killer when he got it in the zone, hopefully he takes that into consideration and works on that some more as well.

  4. Like what Lavin is doing after a call-up and a few struggles at WP, he has raised his average over .300. Looks like Hyatt did fine to me- just got victimized by the dreaded 3 run HR. I have been away for a few days (attended Phils game Sat night!!) and missed it- why did they quit on Rivero at AAA so quickly? Not that I am a big fan but he didn’t get much time in LV.

  5. Obviously the Phils are pacing Cisco, mostly every third day. I wonder who that translates,
    I believe he has to be protected this winter. Its hard to argue with 7-0.
    Savery is building a resume.

    1. The Cutters had a pretty rare bullpen meltdown yesterday after really being in complete control of the series the until that fateful eighth inning.

      Morgan was pretty solid again in the start – he definitely has an advanced feel for pitching – not the most electric stuff but a really good idea of what to do in every count. And he’s got good control and poise out there as well. He got tagged for a two-out, two-run single that was a just a bloop in-between Asche and Hudson, and that ended up giving Aberdeen a 3-2 lead.

      Other notes…Arias had a great first inning of relief, but completely melted down after
      that. This has been a pattern for him – when he comes out for a second inning, he struggles. The play that sort-of hurt the Cutters in the inning was when the IronBirds had runners at first and third with no outs, Asche fielded what would have been an easy double-play ball, but he went home with it instead and the runner beat the throw. So instead of a 4-3 game with two outs, it was 4-3 with two on and none out. Hard to blame Asche for trying to keep the game tied, but the runner that scored was the speedy Glynn Davis, who is first in the league in steals…he scored pretty easily on the play.

      One guy I’m an early fan of (and Mitch would probably echo this) is OF Pete Lavin (pronounced la-VEEN). The kid has been a huge spark at the top of the order since his call-up. He works the count like crazy, and usually hits the ball pretty hard when he makes contact. He struck out swinging on three pitches to lead off the game yesterday, but then ripped three straight base hits in his follow-up at-bats. He’s got speed, pop, above-average defense, etc. Obviously a 23-year-old at this level should be doing good things, but I still see some nice upside here.

      1. If I had to pick the second most impressive performance from Friday night’s game after Altherr, it would have to be Lavin (with Stumpo coming in a close third). Each time he made contact that night it was solid. I did find it interesting that Altherr played in CF that game…I was looking forward to seeing Hudson out there, but was pleasantly surprised to Altherr instead (thought he had predominantly been a corner outfielder).

  6. Reigning No.1 – OF – Domonic Brown (LHV-9/13/87) – (.271) 0 for 2 with CS (3), BB, K

    Current Mid-season Top 30

    9. SS – Freddy Galvis (LHV-11/14/89) – (.300) –2 for 3 with a run, SB (2)
    14. RHP – Michael Schwimer (LHV-2/19/86) – (9-1, 1.88) 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (win)
    17. 3B – Harold Martinez (WIL-5/31/90) – (.259) – 2 for 4 with a 2B (12), K
    18. LHP – Adam Morgan (WIL-2/27/90) – (1-2, 2.39) – 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K
    22. RHP – Austin Hyatt (REA-5/23/86) – (10-6, 4.12) – 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 7 K
    23. 3B – Carlos Rivero (REA-5/20/88) –(.282) 1 for 6 with an RBI (54)
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (REA/12/24/85)– (.284) – 3 for 5 with 2B (27), 2 runs, BB, K
    26. OF – Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.267) – 2 for 4 with a BB, K
    27. OF – Aaron Altherr (WIL-1/14/91) – (.288) – 0 for 3 with 2 RBI (27)
    30a. 2B– Cody Asche (WIL-6/20/90) – (.192) 0 for 4 with a K
    30b. OF – Derrick Mitchell (REA-1/5/87)- (.268) – 0 for 1

    Other names of interest

    1B – Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.233) – 1 for 4 with a HR (4), RBI (18)
    LHP – Joe Savery (LHV-11/4/85) – (3-0, 2.51) –2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
    RHP – B.J. Rosenberg (REA-9/17/85) – (4-5, 4.28) –2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
    RHP – Justin Friend (REA-6/21/86) – (0-3, 2.79) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

  7. So, do I need to bump up everyone from the new top 30 up spot with the trade of Santana, especially since there is a 30a and a 30b?

  8. I dont know if any of you caught Aumonts last 2 innings vs Toledo… He had everything working. Pin point control on a 95 to 96 heavy fastball, just devastating break on his spike curve that he was throwing for strikes and a 10 mph differential on his change up that he was throwing down in the zone as a swing and miss pitch. Hes a future closer. Honestly with a couple more outings like that might force the Phillies hand because he could be of major use in September and maybe the post season.

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