Box Score Recap – 5/2/2015

Lehigh Valley managed a come from ahead loss against Indianapolis, 6-5.  Adam Morgan  only given up 3 runs on 10 hits in his 6.0 innings.  He left with a 5-3 lead.  He was still the pitcher of record going into the bottom of the ninth.  Hector Neris blew the save and the game.  The batter he walked in the inning ultimately became the winning run.  Maikel Franco went 2 for 4, and stole his first base of the season.

Reading lost 4-1 to Portland.  Tom Windle had a line, Aaron Altherr had an assist, and Roman Quinn had a steal.  Windle lasted 2.0 innings.  He threw 53 pitches and only 20 strikes.  He walked 7 in those two innings.  But, he didn’t give up a run.  After he walked the bases loaded, Altherr threw out a runner trying to score on a fly out.  Before getting out of the inning, he walked the bases loaded again.  Then he walked them loaded in the following inning.  His line –

  • 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 7 BB, 2 K.

Mike Nesseth lost the game late. Roman Quinn went 1 for 3 and stole his 10th base of the season. KC Serna drove in their only run with a triple. Gustavo Pierre had 2 hits.

Clearwater beat Dunedin 8-2.  Brandon Leibrandt got the win, Dylan Cozens went 4 for 4.  Cozens and Pullin each hit their second home runs of the season.  More here.

Lakewood beat Savannah, 4-0.  Chris Oliver pitched 7.0 innings of shut out ball.  He scattered 7 hits and struck out six.  No walks!  Jesen Therrien pitched 2 innings of 1-hit relief.  Carlos Tocci went 3 for 4 with an RBI.  Rhys Hoskins went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • J.P. Crawford started for Team 5 today (the Williamsport squad).  He played all nine innings at short.  He went 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • Alejandro Arteaga pitched 5.0 innings.  His fastball gained a little velocity as he pitched deeper into the game.  It was 89-92 mph.  He struck out the side in the fifth inning, seven total.  Two hits, 2 walks.  Command good except for the second inning.  Chace Numata threw out 2 of his base runners.
  • Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Yacksel Rios from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Will Morris assigned to Phillies Extended Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
  • Carlos Duran made his debut with Clearwater Saturday in CF and went 0-4.
  • Philadelphia Phillies optioned David Buchanan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Philadelphia Phillies recalled Elvis Araujo from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • Chad Billingsley is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies on Tuesday.
  • Seve Gonzalez is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies on Sunday.
  • Sean O’Sullivan will make a rehab start for Lakewood this week.
  • And, I heard that Ryan Howard’s 10 and 5 rights went into effect.

20 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/2/2015

  1. Awesome to get write-ups on the really important baseball for Phils fans. Thanks for the umpteenth time.

    This site has always been special and well-engineered; it is now better than ever. Thanks to all the article writers and to the “commentariat” donating their thoughts and responses. It makes the season of the Futile Phillies bearable…especially since–so far–there/s been a lot of encouraging news from some prospects and I note that there’s some names showing up to dip their toes in pro waters…who were not expected.

    It seems there is a push to get LA players up through the system.

    Next: the 2015 player draft. I note that ESPN and/or MLB-TV (?) is scheduling pre-draft discussions of prospects…

    #10 is where we show up. They said emphasis will be on the offense…..for what that’s worth.

    Onward…and upward!

    1. Yes. Ian Happ is definately a guy target. For a while I thought Bregman may be there but with all the pitching injuries that’s unlikely. Happ has playec all over but most seem to think he’ll at least get a look at 2nd.
      Another guy to watch is FSU OF DJ Stewart. He’s prob a slight reach at 10 but he’s a good hitter and will likely be a LF. Lacks a ton of power, though. If it gets to point where top bats are gone, Phils may go for him and cut underslot deal.

  2. Chris Oliver was really good today. If he can back it up with a few more starts like this, they’ll promote him quickly as a college arm.
    Hoskins and Tocci doing quite a good job also. Quinn with something positive and Franco with two more hits is a good night.
    Btw- Howard has now played more games at 1B than anyone in team history. The skills are diminished obviously but there are some great memories of excellence

    1. Oliver had the line of the night. After how much he struggled last year it’s encouraging to see him succeeding; missing some bats and getting lots of ground balls. I read that the coaches wanted him to drop his arm slot last year but it wasn’t working, so he’s back to a more over-the-top delivery.

  3. Yes, Ian Happ looks like a good one. He supposedly plays 2b or the OF. As many BBs as Ks. Growing power and a high BA and OBA. Switch hitter.

    20 yrs old. Anybody else stack up against him? Could be a great pick…

    1. Rodgers, Bregman and Swanson I doubt will be there at the 10th pick….maybe Kyle Tucker, Nick Plummer or Daz Cameron will be there, but they are excellent toolsy HS guys and will be 3/4 years away.

      1. Tucker or happ Tucker ‘ s swing was compared to Ted Williams swing. Happ because he’s more proven.

  4. Wouldn’t the FO favor a college outfielder before a HS one?…assuming their futures look comparable. A college guy would be expected to reach the bigs in 2-3 seasons and has had the additional playing experience than the HS guy which would allow a likely better assessment. Given the paucity of promising outfielders in the upper reaches of our system, I’d prefer (given the “equivalency” above) the college guy for earlier delivery.

    P.S. I note that Hoby is back. Can’t figure why the FO keeps him around…doesn’t seem a real prospect.

    1. Seems Gillick mentioned something along those lines last month when he said this June’s draft they will be looking ‘offensive’. And if first round picks are the ‘flag-ships’ of a draft then a bat is what they will go for on their 10th pick. You would think a college guy will be closer then a HS guy. But some of the HS kids have pretty decent upside.

  5. Severino Gonzalez sent back to AAA, thought he looked good today, glad to see him get his first win.

  6. Tocci article says he gained 11 lbs over the winter. Up to 171. It would be great if during the coming off-season he’d add 11 more…ending up near 182 which is nearer to the 190 lbs (my assessment) he’d be playing at WHEN he reaches the bigs. When he does reach that 190 lbs, he’d have added more power and…VOILA! we’d have a super center fielder before he’s 23!

    This is his first breakout year. 2-3 seasons to go…with a mid-season rise to Clwtr Threshers. What is there is beginning to show itself.

    OTOH, Quinn’s K numbers are disappointing…for a would-be leadoff guy. His job is getting on base by hit or walk and must have better judgment on the strike zone. A good increase in his walks would fill out his resume. He can’t just rely on base hits for a good OBA. Work here needed.

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