Box Score Recap – 5/14/2015

Lehigh Valley came from behind to tie Rochester and win 6-5 in 11 innings.  Adam Morgan got roughed up for all 5 Red Wing runs in 4.1 innings.  The bullpen (Berken, Jimenez, Loewen, and Rosin) shut down the Red Wings with 4 hits and a walk over the final 6.2 innings.  Maikel Franco went 2-4 with 2 walks and a game-tying RBI single.  Cody Asche went 2-6 with an RBI and was thrown out attempting to score from second on a single to left.  Chase d’Arnaud went 3-5 and drove in the go-ahead run with a double.  Rochester intentionally walked Franco to get to Dom Brown who popped up to end the inning.

Reading shutout Erie, 2-0 behind Ben Lively who held the SeaWolves to 3 hits and a walk in 7.0 innings while striking out five.  Stephen Shackleford picked up his seventh save.  Roman Quinn scored the first run on a Brock Stassi sacrifice fly.  Cam Perkins homered to center to notch their other run.  Quinn and Stassi had 2 hits each.  Quinn also stole his 16th base.

Clearwater was shutout for 8 innings before losing to Port Charlotte 5-1.  Victor Arano had trouble locating his fastball.  Eighteen of his 41 fastballs were balls.  Five of his 23 fastball strikes were hit very hard.  One was driven off the top of the fence in right centerfield (a home run on a less windy night).  Another was driven deep into the Tiki Terrace in left.  Two were hard hit singles and the fifth was scalded right at Crawford for an out.  The 7 hits and 2 walks he allowed accounted for 4 of the Stone Crabs runs.  He gave up Port Charlotte’s 6th home run of the 4-game series.  The Crabs came into the series with 8 home runs in the season’s first 30 games.  Arano’s fastball ranged from 90 to 93, and touched 94-95 five times.  Harold Guerrero allowed a run on 6 base runners in 2.2 innings.  He also allowed an inherited runner to score.  His FB was 92-93, T94.  Ulises Joaquin finished up.  He inherited 3 runners and stranded them.  He was at 94-95, but whatever he throws 10 mph slower is his nasty pitch.  Keep in mind that the gun at Bright House is “hot”.  Scouts guns are usually 1-2 mph slower on balls over 90, 1 mph slower on balls under 90.  And sometimes the readings match.  Go figure.  Oh, yeah.  Now the offense.  Andrew Pullin and Drew Stankiewicz had 2 hits each.  Pullin also threw out a runner at the plate.  Chace Numata went 1-3 in his first game back in Clearwater.  He started at catcher and threw out 2 of 2 base stealers.  Willians Astudillo had the Threshers’ only other hit and only RBI in the ninth.  After scoring a run in the 6th inning of the first game of the series, the Threshers were shutout until they scored in the final inning of the series tonight, a scoreless streak of 23 innings.  The low point was the 6th inning when Stankiewicz led off with a single and Crawford followed with a walk.  Charlotte’s Ryne Stanek threw 9 consecutive strikes and retired Pullin, Knapp, and Cozens swinging.  Let’s hope that the team is recovered from the virus that affected many of the players this week.  They take on division leading Daytona in a rematch of last weekend’s series that Clearwater won 2 games to one.

Lakewood came from behind twice before beating Kannapolis 5-4 in 10 innings.  Tyler Viza was on the hook for the loss after 6.0 innings.  He had allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 3 hits and 3 walks although he had recorded 9 strike outs.  However, the bullpen of Davis, Hockenberry, and Rivero held the Intimidators at bay until the offense could mount its second comeback of the game.  Malquin Canelo had singled and scored in the first on Carlos Tocci’s RBI single.  Jiandido Tromp hit an RBI triple in the fourth and completed the first comeback when he scored on Herlis Rodriguez’ sacrifice fly.  Tromp circled the bases and scored to lead off the seventh with his second triple and a throwing error by the relay man.  Canelo scored the game winner on a Tocci triple in the tenth.  Tromp went 3-4 with a double, 2 triples, and an RBI.  Canelo went 5-3 with a double.  Tocci went 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Chace Numata assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • Reading Fightin Phils released C Corey Bass.
  • C Jose Mayorga assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.
  • Reading Fightin Phils released RHP Mike Nesseth.
  • C Blake Forsythe assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.  He was acquired from Oakland for cash.
  • Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from VSL Phillies.
  • Jesus Alastre assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
  • Jose Antequera assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
  • Daniel Romero assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
  • Carlos Indriago assigned to GCL Phillies from VSL Phillies.
  • RHP Abdallah Aris assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • 2B Raul Rivas assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • 2B Jhon Meison Herrera assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • RHP Williams Mendoza assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • RHP Mauricio Llovera assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • RHP Orlando Freites assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • LHP Oskerlly Sanchez assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • LHP Denny Martinez assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • RHP Orangel Lopez assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • C Lenin Rodriguez assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • VSL Phillies placed 1B Joseph Miranda on the 7-day disabled list.
  • VSL Phillies placed RF Juan Avila on the 7-day disabled list.

32 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/14/2015

  1. I am pleasantly shocked to see Viza’s line. I saw him pitch twice last year and he rarely broke 90. Got few swinging strikes. Everything was hit hard. He looked as bad as his record. I wonder if he added velo in offseason. Happy to see the improvement.

  2. Great to see Ben Lively bounce back strong after a mediocre outing last time. The trades for Lively, Eflin and Windle are starting to look good.

    1. A couple of points.

      I was looking at Snydegaard’s Gamday account for his first start and was thinking to myself – yeah, I love a #3 and all, but a righty starter who pounds the zone between 96-98 is what I really want (yeah, Syndegaard was essentially throwing as hard as Harvey in his start – pretty scary). I’ve been following the Phillies for 23 years now and the only hard throwing righty starter that I can compare with what we’re hearing about Kilome is Cosart (Schilling had a similar profile, but was acquired as a major leaguer in a trade). That’s it for that type of pitcher.

      As for Lively, I saw his start on tape archive. He has very good movement, is not afraid to work inside and can throw up in the zone with a nice 4 seam FB when needed. He also has good command and decent breaking stuff. He’ll start off in the big leagues as a 4/5, but he seems to have true 3 upside. That was a solid acquisition.

      Finally, I was concerned about Franco and still am to a certain degree, but he has done a lot in the first month or so to alleviate my concerns. What I like about him is that he’s so receptive and talented that the coaches can tell him what he needs to do and he appears capable of implementing their suggestions almost right away. Anyone who has played this type of sport knows how difficult it is to take oral advice and translate that into gametime performance – it’s extremely difficult.

      He’s not fast and he’s probably never going to draw 60 walks in a season, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a very fine player. He is going to be an average to above average fielder and if he tries not to do too much at the plate, he can hit in the .265-.280 range (maybe even higher) with tons of doubles and probably 20-30 homers a year. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be like a 3.5-5 WAR player – a solid first division regular and the type of guy you’d be happy to have hitting 5th or 6th on a playoff team. That works for me.

      1. Brett Myers and Gavin Floyd were both better prospects than Cosart and had that same profile.

        Scott Mathieson was nowhere the prospect as those guys, but he was a righty starter that threw that hard.

        I’m sure there’s more but those are just off the top off my head

        1. Neither guy consistently threw that hard. Not even close. I saw Floyd start for the Red Barons and he sat around 90 – his calling card was a curve. He never projected as more than a 3. Myers was a little closer but he could never ever just power his was through a line up by throwing well located fastballs.

          1. But Myers was a good prospect and we thought he could be a 2 – nobody realistically viewed him as a potential ace.

  3. Agree that if Kilome can keep developing the Phillies have a potential ace in waiting. You can bet other teams are going to calling about him so we better keep him for our rebuild.

  4. The year 2015…and officials at Bright House cannot still get an accurate read on a, I assume, calibrated gun!

  5. Lenin Rodriguez, the $300K signee last July, being sent back to the VSL I guess is on par since he is only 17-years old.
    I thought however, the GCL would be a good fit for him.

  6. Welcome to the Big Show Mikael, all Phillies fans are pulling for you to succeed.

    1. I’m so proud of the front office for not messing up the extra year of team control.

  7. Happy Nola day!

    Casimiro has had three good starts in a row, let’s hope he keeps it up. Big upside.

  8. I’ll be interested to see what Daniel Romero can do in the GCL. He was one of the youngest starters on the VSL squad last year and was solid at the plate aside from a total lack of power.

  9. Off topic but Sebastian Valle is hitting .295 with only 15 K and 6 BB for the Altoona Curve of the Pirates organization.

      1. rocco…very funny…..I know it is a Friday afternoon in America….but don’t you have any productive work to do?

  10. With McGowan going to AAA, does this mean Elvis Araujo is sticking in the pen?

  11. Wait, Ranger Suarez in Williamsport? He must have knocked some socks off during XST.

    Is he working out of the bullpen or starting? I am extremely interested.

    For those that remember Ranger was our surprise VSL breakout last year with little to no information.

    I remember Matt (?) writing here late last year that they projected him to be a bullpen arm.

    1. I only saw him a couple times this spring. He’s still around 86-88. He made short appearances of 1-2 innings. He’s been handled like a reliever, so far.

      1. The bad news is Sizemore hits 3rd. Yeah, I know he’s picked it up recently, but….

        btw, I did predict here in late March that, based on the one game I saw in Clearwater, that Utley’s power would be non-existent and Howard would hit at least 28 HRs. And, FWIW, could you imagine is Rollins were still here batting, what, .178 next to Utley’s average? Wow (and I now apologize to Galvis for not believing he would be a MLB regular).

        So, my next prediction: in February 2016 somebody in the organization will express concern about Franco’s diet and conditioning. There are already some rumblings from observers that have not reached the media.

    1. Cuban high priced bonus guy Yas Tomas could get his first MLB HR at CBP this weekend.

      1. 6 rows right behind home plate for Nola Night!!! Let the games begin! Wearing a McBride jersey if anyone else is here

    2. I am starting to agree with your position about Chase especially after his at bat in the sixth inning tonight. It is time to either sit him or create a phantom injury(if you want to save his dignity) and let Cesar Hernandez play and see what he can do. You could have bet your house that Chase in his prime would have knocked in Sizemore from 3B with one out.

  12. Geez this season is lost Ultey not the reason . Hernandez is a good bench player with speed but no pop. Ultey has more sac flies then anyone on the them.

    1. I admire Chase and his work ethic and accomplishments as much as anyone else but Cesar Hernandez has never been given an extended look at 2B. Utley’s at bat started out well working to a 3-1 count but the he swung at ball 4 and the pitch was not drivable.

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