Box Score Recap – 8/12/2014

Freddy Galvis went deep for Lehigh Valley. He’s stroking it right now, with three homers and five doubles and an OPS of 1.102 over the last ten days. Wish they had regular playing time for him in the bigs right now. Willians Astudillo played both games of Lakewood’s double header in left field, while Larry Greene didn’t see the field at all. He hasn’t played since Saturday. Haven’t heard about him nursing an injury, but perhaps he is.

Reading was rained out, which means Aaron Nola’s start was delayed until tonight, which means I’ll get a look at him next week in Bowie. Solid. Too bad it likely won’t be against anyone good, unless the O’s decide to jump Dylan Bundy up to AA for his next start and it happens to line up. That could happen. Bundy’s in line to start tonight for Frederick, (he was supposed to go last night but they also had rain), and he was good last time, so if they’re happy with his progress and want to see him at AA next, we may get a real interesting match-up in Bowie. I’ll cross my fingers.

On another note, MiLB player pages have been updated, and while they look great and modern, they have gotten rid of the unique to MiLB.com full “Last Ten” stat pack, truncating it to exclude doubles and triples, CS, OBP, SLG and OPS. Anyone who agrees with me that this is dumb should send an email to, I guess, webmaster@milb.com. I suggested they add Last Ten as a function of the Game Log menu and told them they’re going to lose traffic from people who can get the same statistical info and more at places like FanGraphs or MLBFarm.com (which FYI – does have a game log and a Last Ten Days (not games) subtotal, which includes BABIP and a couple other useful things, and spray charts and stuff, but the page is very plain looking and less user friendly).

Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB. http://www.milb.com/scoreboard/index.jsp?sid=milb&org=143&ymd=20140812

8-12-14 boxscores

21 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/12/2014

  1. How does one go about striking out 8 batters in 4 IP? The Cams are really burned out I had such high hopes for both of them coming into this season.

    1. Perkins and Franco both struggled a lot transitioning from AA to AAA. Franco has done better recently, so hopefully both improve greatly next year.

      I can’t remember any recent hitters that did well in AA and didn’t lose steam in the transition to AAA. Can anyone else?

      1. Dom Brown handled his first AA-AAA jump in 2010 very well, leading to his yo-yo promotions between LHV and the big club.

  2. Carlos Tocci might be the only person happy about the change in milb.com format right now. Not having a good August.

    1. They should probably shut Tocci down. The guy is most likely dead tired and I don’t see how that will help him to add needed muscle.

      1. A very valid point, If his baseball instincts are as good as almost everybody on here says, maybe give slim a couple days rest and a 5000 calorie a day diet and send him to the strength trainers pronto

  3. I hate the new milb.com page very hard to read. i looked at the players last 10 games stats every day now its so tiny very hard to keep track of. i too must find a new page to look at our players stats.

    1. This is really depressing. I dont like hearing that a second round pick has the ceiling of a 4 starter. If so it doesnt bode well for the organization.

      1. To top it off, Nola came down to earth last night vs the Senators surrending three solo homers in 4 IPs
        But he did top at 94MPH.

    1. It seems like the phillies scout on numbers instead of the eye test , I think Imhof will be good however, Madison Bumgarner comes to mind doesnt throw that hard but has great run on his pitches and is tall, lanky and hides the ball until his long arm is almost touching you

  4. Noticing Galvis suggests to me that the sooner we get him playing in Philly, the better, because Rollins is not the team’s SS until the arrival of Crawford. We should admire the consistency of JRoll’s fielding, i.e., a ball hit to SS is a sure and steady out. But allowing Galvis to play in Philly could lead the way for JRoll to be traded over the winter, an essential part of retooling by getting some prospects who are not ready now, but offer reasonable hope for the future.

    IMO, there are some MLB teamsd who could happily use such a consistent SS in the field with some diminished offense but some threat at the plate. Now is the time (winter approaching) to plan moves that will enhance our pharm. Standing still will certainly raise the ire of fans like ourselves; the old men corps does need to be blown up.

    1. Also, more then anything the team needs to start the transistion into something new…..maybe not initially better, but something new.

      1. That’s exactly what I’ve been saying. The vets should have been traded for prospects. We’ve shown in two seasons that we can’t win by keeping them. They are of an age, when as a group significant year-to-year decline in performance is a virtual guarantee. Having done the same thing 3 years in a row and getting 3 strikes, it’s time to call the plan out and move forward. The old core still has enough to help another team’s vibrant core as help filling holes, but they just aren’t good enough as a group to carry a contender any longer. It’s sad. Their aging is a sign of our own aging, but life is what it is. Success comes from living in reality and basing your decisions upon logic and facts to make and follow a sound plan, not ad-hoc, year-by-year wishful fantasy thinking. That one chance in a thousand that it all comes together by just waiting another season has passed us by. The odds are now even longer.

  5. the reason we won a world series and an NL pennant in the last decade is largely because our system developed 4 great major leaguers. The rest of the cast was mostly average to slightly above average regulars that Gillick was able to comb the scrap heap for. Credit can be given to Wade and Arbuckle and the rest of the minor league staff for development but so much of it was luck. Chollie and his Monty Burns style of managing i.e. “You there, hit a home run” didn’t do much to help or hurt imo.

    Given that our success was due in large part to luck, you have to consider that we will need a fair amount of luck to succede again however there are ways to mitigate the amount of luck needed. For example, if you have 4 great prospects that you are hoping will become great major leaguers, your luck factor will have to be incredibly high. Now consider a scenario with twice as many great prospects and you can reasonably expect the amount of luck needed to be lower. Simple math would say you are twice as likely to produce great players in the second scenario, however since we are dealing with human variables, the math is probably not that easy to calculate.

    The bottome line, the more top prospects you have, the better chance you have of turning out great major league players. Since we all know that this team cannot compete as it’s currently built and it is not possible to build a sustained winner through free agency, the only logical path is to trade all of your veterans for the best prospects that you can get. if that means eating all or most of their contracts, then so be it. The team will not be competitive in the next 2-3 years anyway, so why not eat the contracts since there is no real reason to spend it in free agency. Any resources from expiring contracts should be used in the international market to supplement the draft and develop process.

    I went to Arizona State University, not the University of Penn. You would think these ivy league execs would be able to analyze their business and execute a plan better than a wash out catcher that lost his scholarship before his junior year and had to transfer to Johnson & Wales but apparently…not so much lol.

    Way to go Monty!

  6. Phillies apparently are doing everything possible to find a position for Astudillo to get his bat in the lineup. He should be able to handle LF…..as well as Brown or Ruf I would imagine.
    This is his fourth position. Second base could be a possibility.

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