Box Score Recap – 5/8/2014

Maikel Franco was 2-4 plus a BB, and Reid Brignac hit two three-run home runs in Lehigh Valley’s win over Charlotte. With Freddy Galvis demoted, and Brignac swinging a hot bat, you wonder if maybe that’s the move, especially after Cesar Hernandez was scratched yesterday with a sore groin.

Darin Ruf began his rehab assignment with CLR last night. He walked and struck out in 4PAs. Ken Giles put up 2Ks in a clean inning for Reading. Tommy Joseph seems to be doing fine after his latest concussion scare – he’s hit in four of the five games since he came off the DL. He’s OPSing .905 on the year, though he’s still well under 100 PAs.

And last, but (as they say) certainly not least, J.P. Crawford extends his hit streak to 10 games with his third double in two days. He’s OPSing 1.178 over those ten games. I think he might be pretty good at baseball. He should seriously consider it as a career.

Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB.

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16 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/8/2014

    1. Clearwater is horrible. I know wins/losses is not everything in Minors, but they are the High A team, and this is just dreadful.

    1. I think he is focusing so much on that (getting walks) that his offensive game is suffering temporarily. He is too strong not to show some power soon.

  1. FWIW, on KLaw’s cht yesterday, he stated he considered Crawford a future top 5 SS in the league.

    1. Thats it!
      Only top 5, not the number one.
      A typical Philly hater if I ever saw one!

  2. Scratch Hoffman from the list of top 10 draft picks this June. Just announced he will have TJ surgery in the next few days.

    1. I still think he goes top 20. That old cliché; good things happen to those who wait

  3. Sick lines by Aumont and Shane Watson. I’m just glad they were both low cost/low risk aquisitions. Sorry, I need to use sarcasm to combat the rage generated by some of these prospects…not to mention the dumpster fire #1 pick made by the Eagles last night. Barf.

  4. I watched some of the LHV game on tv last night. Franco’s swing didn’t look smooth at all, its clearly still a work in process. Brignac looked bad against a soft tossing big curveball from a lefty but he did hit 2 homers his first two times up. I guess it will be him or Cesar who gets the call up today although I heard Henson’s name tossed out as a possibility which surprised me.

  5. Heading out to Trenton tonight to have my first live look at Biddle, Perkins and Altherr or at least I am hoping those guys are in the line-up.

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