Box Score Recap – 5/12/2015

Lehigh Valley walks off against Columbus, 6-5, on Maikel Franco’s line drive, 2-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.  David Buchanan pitched into the seventh – 6.2 IP, 10 H, 5 r, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.  Seth Rosin pitched perfect for 1.1 innings.  Cesar Jimenez got the win after escaping his bases loaded situation in the ninth.  Cody Asche played LF, went 2-2 with 3 walks, and committed no errors.  Maikel Franco went 2-4 with a SF and 3 RBI. Dom Brown went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.

Reading lost to Harrisburg, 4-1.  Zach Eflin gave up all 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 6.0 innings.  Roman Quinn went 2-4, scored a run, and stole a base.  Brock Stassi went 2-4 with an RBI.  Cam Perkins threw out a runner at home.  Gabriel Lino picked a runner off second base.

Clearwater dropped the first game of a series opening double header to Charlotte, 8-2. More here.  Clearwater’s second game was postponed due to rain.  It is scheduled to be made up as part of a double header tomorrow.  First game at 10:30AM, Yacksel Rios gets the start.  Brandon Leibrandt is set to start the second game.  Victor Arano is penciled in for Thursday’s game and TBD after that as the Threshers are still recovering from the virus that struck the team over the weekend, not food poisoning as reported earlier.

Lakewood beat Asheville, 9-5.  Josh Taylor pitched 5.0 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.  With Malquin Canelo getting a day off, Herlis Rodriguez batted leadoff and went 2 for 4 with a walk and solo home run, his second.  Chace Numata went 2 for 5.  Carlos Tocci went 1 for 4 with a walk.  Rhys Hoskins went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI and a solo home run.  Derek Campbell went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Franklyn Kilome was scheduled to pitch against Tampa at the Complex today.  Unfortunately they changed venues and I couldn’t get to Tampa in time.  To further irritate me, I found out later that Shane Watson also pitched.  wtf.
  • Philadelphia Phillies optioned LF Cody Asche to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Sean O’Sullivan from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed C Tommy Joseph on the 7-day disabled list.
  • C Logan Moore assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • Nick Hill assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Reading Fightin Phils activated C Gabriel Lino from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Reading Fightin Phils placed LHP Ethan Stewart on the 7-day disabled list. left bicep strain.
  • Clearwater Threshers activated CF Aaron Brown from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Carlos Duran assigned to Phillies Extended Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
  • C Lenin Rodriguez assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.
  • INF Joseph Miranda assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.
  • OF Luis Mendoza assigned to VSL Phillies from XST.


36 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/12/2015

  1. Josh Taylor is interesting…a BIG guy who probably escaped notice by scouts/prospect evaluators. He has logged few pro inns since he signed. I hope they stretch him out for development…and have him start games.

    1. Josh has started every game he’s pitched this year. I think his back story starts that he was mediocre in College and was passed on by every team in the draft. The Phils saw him in a development camp after the draft and liked him a lot. They signed him. He’s learning how to pitch in the pros and hasn’t been a disappointment but he’s getting hit to the tune of a .310 BA and has given up a lot of runs. He Ks 1 per inning so that’s very nice and he’s keeping his BBs down. He throws it hard and tells the opposition to take it or leave it. If he learns to pitch, he could be something to think about in the future.

      1. Stretch him as a starter this year, then next season in CLW, better he becomes a reliever with two the plus pitches…he will move faster thru the system.

    1. They mentioned on the broadcast that he hasn’t been diagnosed with a concussion yet, that they are just being cautious since he took a fail tip to the head. I would guess that if he doesn’t have a concussion they’ll take him off the DL in 7 days but if he does, it will be extended quite a bit.

    2. In the minors they only have a 7-Day DL. Seven days is the minimum that must be spent on the list. It is open-ended for injuries that require more time.

  2. What is it with the 1st baseman of the Phillies minor league Hoskins , stassi, Charles . Glad to see Ashely 2 for 2 3 balls no errors.

    1. Two play in Reading — the launching pad. That is not the entire story, but it is part of it. Hoskins will start to move up soon. He should be on a fast track.

      1. If he’s still taking by early June they can promote him to Clearwater – if he arrives in Reading by early next year he will be perfectly age appropriate. I don’t see a need to double jump him at this point.

        1. Hoskins, as a collegiate , will be tested at AA and also AAA…as were all the previous big power college guys…I hope he succeeds….Ruf for the most part did.

  3. Would love to see them push Rhys this year. Push him up until his production slows. Let’s see what we got here. Clearly low-A is not a challenge.

      1. There’s no playing time at 1b in Reading right now, both of the guys there are killing it. Hoskins should however be up in CWater and he will soon enough.

  4. One of the under reported stats in Franco this year is that he has no split difference. Hitting both LHP and RHP equally hard. That’s impressive.

  5. All the first basemen should be moving up , well except for the top guy Howard, he has occasional power but continually whiffs at balls low and away. .. is it Friday yet?

  6. Gotta love what we’re seeing from Hoskins, Quinn, Franco & JP thus far….

    ….quick question. Anyone on here that has seen Reading thus far, has Tommy Joseph worn the hockey styled mask or the traditional skull cap & mask?? If he has been wearing the old school skull cap, the Phillies organization & Reading coaching staff should be charged criminally. I have seen two pics of Joseph this year and it looks like he’s got the skully on. No way in the world that protects as well as the hockey style, albeit it may be warmer/uncomfortable. If anyone has noticed this, as a former catcher I am dying to know.

    1. Criminally charged that’s absurd. I’m sure the player gets to decide which mask he wants to wear.

  7. Let’s not forget Carlos Tocci, who is Top 5 in the Sally in wOBA (.403) and continues to sport solid peripherals 8.4/9/9 despite still being one of the youngest players in the league. It’s great to have an early season where so many of the org’s high-profile prospects are meeting or exceeding expectations.

  8. Crawford only had one hit last night, he is a bum!!

    Seriously my favorite thing about Crawford remains his ability to control the strikezone. AA will be a real test to see how much of a skill it is for him. If/when he gets there it will be interesting to compare him to Rollins, who also played in Reading when he was 20.

  9. Was at the Reading game last night. I didn’t take notes but here are a few thoughts.

    Quinn: his speed really is something in person. He tagged up from second on a foul ball hit to shallow right field and got such a good jump that the throw was cut off.

    He got caught playing too shallow on 2 occasions but covered a ton of ground to nearly make both plays. On the first one that he just missed, he gathered himself quickly, fielded the ball cleanly off the wall and with a very quick release threw a pellet on the fly right to the SS who was set up behind the second base bag thereby preventing a 3B.

    During his second AB he fell behind 1-2, fouled off two tough pitches, took 2 balls just off the inside corner, then hit an end of the bat liner just over the second basemen’s glove and into RF. Impressive AB.

    I can see why scouts reportedly love his LH swing. It’s compact but authoritative (he’s no “slapper”) and you can really see solid gap power developing there.

    That being said, I was a little concerned with how far in the HBG OFs were playing a player with his speed as it tells me they don’t fear his power at all. I was suprised with his small he looks in person.

    Eflin: he pitched better than his numbers indicated. He probably only had three remotely hard hit balls hit off him during the first 5 innings: the aforementioned double to center, a GB in the hole, and a LD right at Perkins. There were at least 5 perfectly placed GBs hit off him that ended up hits. Beyond that a lot of really weak contact mostly on the ground. Not a lot of swing and miss but he really works the corners and mixes speeds well. Not sure how accurate the HBG gun is but it had him sitting 89-91 mostly, touched 94 once, a few 92s. He threw something around 87-88 which might have been a cutter. Definitely has good size/body for a pitcher and a very sinple, compact delivery.

    Altherr: as has been said before, he really looks the part. I was impressed by his approach at the plate. He saw a lot of pitches and really picked his spots. In the field he got caught cheating in right center on a ball hit down the line but was able to field it short of the walk and threw a one hop missile right on the money to second base that nearly beat the runner.

    Lino: I thought he really played a nice defensive game. Picked a runner off second with quick release and perfect throw.

    Perkins: looked good in the field. Nailed a runner at the plate on a ball hit down the LF line. A one hopper perfectly placed.

    Ogando: had a few balls hit hard off him but threw 96-96 consistently and seems to have a presence about him on the mound.

  10. Aumont looks great right now according to the box score. However looking at the lineup he is facing reminds one of the huge difference between AAA and MLB.

    1. At this point, the Phillies will take whatever they can get. If he can be a 5 in the bigs, I’m sure people will be happy about that.

    2. The biggest thing about today’s box score is that Aumont didn’t walk anyone over 7 strong innings. For him, that’s huge. After the game is over, I will watch portions of his pitching performance on tape archive – his stuff is so good that he doesn’t need to have great command. He needs to mix his pitches and have decent control – if he does that consistently, batters will just get themselves out. But this is a very big development for Aumont and the Phillies. I’d like to see him do well in the rotation for a month and then, what the hell, give him a try in the big leagues – it’s not like 2011 when they were throwing an ace out there every day.

  11. FYI – Clearwater no hit in a 7 inning game this morning by the immortal Buddy Borden. Leibrandt was hit harder than usual, but still struck guys out. Let’s see how he bounces back from a not so good game – I’m still a fan.

    1. Rios pitched well also today.
      Looks like another pitcher in the fold who could be a special player down the road.

  12. Take a lot at Aumonts start tonight, he’s really opening some eyes. Also 1 hit in 14 innings by Clearwater . . . OUCH!

    Tom Windle was the least talented outta the 3 guys we got in the off season (Eflin, Windle and Lively) correct?

    1. Windle probably has as high a ceiling as any of them because of his fastball and slider, but he’s also the most likely to end up in the bullpen because he lacks a consistent changeup and doesn’t have the cleanest delivery. I’d say Lively has the most average stuff, but he uses it effectively.

  13. Team based blindness 1 hit 2 games . Let’s trade Amount now while his value is the highest. Where is Macias at though he would be in lakewood by now.

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