Box Score Recap – 7/22/2014

Sorry so late – got caught up watching Whatever It Takes, Dude on the YouTube. Maikel Franco left the Lehigh Valley game early with what Greg Joyce (@gjoyce9) described on Twitter as back tightness. Jo-Jo Reyes, back from over a year in pro ball in Korea, didn’t have his finest game, giving up seven earned in five innings and not managing to strike out a single batter. Jake Fox was a single short of the Big Wheel, and Kelly Dugan was 2-4 with a walk, pulling his season OPS back to an even .800. If he starts to show signs of getting his power stroke back in the next two weeks, they should just promote him already. He’s proven he can hit at AA. JPC with a hit and a walk, while Brian Pointer was 2-5 with a double for CLR. Perhaps I did not jinx him with that write-up last week after all. It’s almost as if I have no power to jinx people…hmm…gonna have to look into that.

Jiandido Tromp was 4-5 with two home runs (9), his third two-bomb game of the year. Aaron Brown and Cord Sandberg had two hits a piece, and Drew Stankiewicz was 4-4 for WIL as they walked off against Batavia on a Rhys Hoskins double. Fifth rounder Hoskins has hit safely in five of his last six, including five extra base hits (3 HR). Mitch Gueller managed his six innings well, walking two and allowing five hits while inducing seven outs on the ground, though he didn’t manage to strike anyone out in his six innings. In the GCL, Trey Williams had two XBH, including his second home run, while Nic Hanson and Austin Wright both got hit around in their rehab outings.

And finally, a little VSL update. The VSL squad was idle, but their playoffs start in less than two weeks – the Phils sit firmly in second place, four games up on third place Seattle for the last of two playoff spots to compete with runaway leader Detroit in a three game championship series. 18-year-old Ranger Suarez leads the five-team league in strikeouts with 68, (second place has 55), and he also leads all starters for fewest walks: he has allowed one, while the next closest starter has allowed four. Jesus Alastre’s OPS ranks ninth in the league, and he’s bested by four guys repeating the league, two 18-year-old league rookies old enough for the 2012 July 2 signing period, and two “men” (17-year-olds) from his signing year. I imagine we’ll see both Suarez and Alastre for instructs in the fall and vying for a spot in GCL (or possibly higher for Suarez) in the spring.

Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB.

7-22-14 boxscores

9 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/22/2014

  1. I know Jake Fox is a non prospect, I know he is there to mentor kids and perhaps coach, but at some point don’t you have to realize that he has more to offer than 2/3 of the current active Phillies roster with the bat? Get him in philly and at least give fans an underdog to root for. And yeah, I do kind of want to make “What does Jake Fox say?” a thing haha

  2. JPC seems to have gotten comfortable in A+, obviously another 6 weeks to go, but would be nice to see him ride out a+ and start in AA next year

    1. JP Crawford in July:
      .290 Avg, 357 Obp, .387 Slg, 744 Ops, .296 BABIP, 9.9 BB%, 9.9 K%, 118 wrc+

  3. Very pleased with how JPC has been playing. It appears he is making adjustments at the plate and is even producing a little more pop than some expected. Definitely agree that he should start off in AA next year.

  4. At this rate I agree JP prob starts next year in AA. That is as long as his July numbers carry over through the last 5 or 6 weeks of the year. He’s even showing a little more power in CWater.

    1. Doesn’t his power stand to reason a little bit. Ballpark factors and all. Lakewood is terrible to hit at.

  5. Mitch Gueller is way more of a prospect than he was last year. I had all but conceited his next move was to OF last year. Nice bounce back. Also, I would like to see Tromp get some AB at Lakewood this year. I think he proved his point in Williamsport this year.

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