Box Score Recap – 5/23/2015

Lehigh Valley (18-26) beat the Charlotte Knights, 9-5.  The IronPigs came from behind with an 8-run fifth inning – the big blow, Brian Bogusevic’s grand slam.  Cody Asche had a hit, Dom Brown didn’t.  Jordan Danks went 3-4 with a douoble.  Phillippe Aumont got the win but had a shaky start.  He allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits in 5.0 innings.  However, he threw 98 pitches, 48 balls, and walked eight.  Adam Morgan (0-4, 4.81) pitches tomorrow.

Reading (22-19) split their double header with the Portland Sea Dogs, 3-2, 1-2.  In game one, Tom Windle picked up his first win of the season when he held the Sea Dogs to 2 unearned runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings.  Tyler Knigge struck out 3 in 2.0 innings of relief and got his first save.  Gabriel Lino went 2-3 with a double and an RBI.  Hoby Milner took the loss in game two when he loaded the bases in the seventh and closer Stephen Shackleford forced in the winning run when he hit the first batter he faced.  Ben Lively (3-1, 3.50) pitches  tomorrow.

Clearwater (21-22) beat the Palm Beach Cardinals, 3-1.  Brandon Leibrandt made 2 first innings runs stand up as he allowed only one run on 6 hits over 6 innings.  He walked none and struck out five.  Edubray Ramos, Cody Forsythe, and Ulises Joaquin shut out the Cardinals over the last 3 innings on one walk.  Dylan Cozens went 2-4.  Angelo Mora had a run-scoring double.  Crawford went 1-2 with a walk.  Colin Kleven (3-2, 4.11) pitches tomorrow.

Lakewood (20-21) beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 4-2.  Edgar Garcia held the visitors to 2 runs on 5 hits in his 5.0 innings.  Jason Zgardowski got the win in relief.  Carlos Tocci went 1-3.  Grenny Cumana went 3-4.  Damek Tomscha, Deivi Grullon, Derek Campbell, and Herlis Rodriguez had 2 hits each.  The losing SP for Greensboro was Ben Holmes (0-3, 4.28). Ricardo Pinto (3-1, 3.07) pitches tomorrow.

Williamsport (0-0) starts their season on the road against the State College Spikes on June 19th, home opener on June 20th.

GCL Phillies starts their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.

DSL Phillies begin their season on Saturday, May 30th.

VSL Phillies (3-3) beat the VSL Cubs, 3-2.  Neither team produced an XBH.  Enger Jimenez went 3-4.  The Phillies’ pitchers scattered 5 hits over 9 innings but walked 7 batters.  Former OF, Freddy Zorilla walked 3 in 0.1 inning but managed to keep his 0.00 ERA spotless.  Victor Sobil came in to strand those 3 runners and picked up the win.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • No transactions.
  • With increased production over his last 30 games, Ryan Howard has joined Jonathan Papelbon, Ben Revere, Aaron Harang, and Cole Hamels as the Phillies most discussed in trade talks of late.


16 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/23/2015

  1. At first I was wondering why you said it was a shaky start for Aumont. I mean 5 innings with 2 hits and 2 ER isn’t bad, THEN I saw the 8 walks haha.

    Couldn’t be happier for Ryan Howard and the way he has been playing. He’s been a model citizen in all his years with the Phillies and by all accounts seems like a really good guy. He obviously gets a bad rap because of his contract but can you blame someone for signing that contract? Hopefully he Keeps it going.

  2. I Tried to watch the game. aumont set a lhv record in the game, Gillick, and Manuel were there, I always say its hard for me to go by minor league stats, the game is not like the major in so many ways. lhv in the fifth was losing I think 3-1 when they took out the pitcher with runners on first and second, with two of the better left-hand hitters coming up for lhv, the manager brings in a right handed who gets hit for a single and homerun, the homerun was a bomb. in majors you know you seeing a lefthander in that situation. Aumont imo still is all over the place with his delivery, I am not a expert with pitchers but its seems he changes his delivery so many times, he has great stuff, but just doesn’t have a clue how to pitch, could be a head case, The announcers were saying that asche has adjusted well in the field in left, surprised that dom brown cant hit the junk they throw in triple a , I am not a dom brown fan as people know , but he is a decent offspeed hitter, and now he cant even hit that stuff. I miss franco in lhv he was the reason to watch that team, now there is no one that I like to watch , not a starting pitcher or reliever that I think could help the big team. and the rest of the team except for asche is older triple a players, hoping they move Quinn to lhv soon. and nola

    1. Again I agree with a lot of what you said. I didn’t think Aumont had any rhythm. Sometimes he rushed his pitches and other times he held the ball. The fact that he had early base runners in every inning also screwed with him.

      As they said on the broadcast, you have to give him credit for keeping the Pigs in the game when he didn’t have his best stuff or command. He did get three ground ball double plays.

      The official scorer changed the wild pitch to a passed ball. On the Comcast highlights, you can see the pitch was almost out of the left handed batter’s box. Tough scoring for Logan Moore.

      1. After reading Matt’s comments I can see why I said Aumont was out of rhythum.

        Not to pile on but I have to say Aumont also had a balk and another was over ruled by the timeout call from the home plate ump.

      1. Mattwinks seems to always explore in depth more accurately what others seem to overlook or miss and just accept on face-value.

          1. I commented to Matton his site…..are pitchers not allowed to wear sunglasses in those situations?
            Talk about a safety issue.

  3. Good to see Leibrandt keep it up. He’s just waiting for Nola to get promoted so he too can be promoted. As for Aumont, you have to winder if the guy just doesn’t handle pressure well. Execs in the stands and he walks 8. Not good. I expect Asche and Dom to be promoted within a week but Bogusevic is the guy most deserving. Politics…. Good to see windle get a win

  4. I have bi___ and complained about the Phillies cheapness in the international market in the past…but have to give credit where credit is due.
    The inexpensive LA signees of Sev Gonzalez, Elniery Garicia, Franklyn Kilome, Ranfi Casimiro and Yoel Mecias were all very good pick-ups, so far.
    And who is to say that all could be somewhere in a starting rotation someday in the majors.
    Kudos to Sal Agos. and his staff in the Caribbean.

  5. To bring up something different… Angel Mora , thoughts??

    Btw– Utley needs to go back to hitting sixth. Nice hat trick yesterday.

  6. Was wondering what the opinions are on some of these LA arms in the pen at Lakewood and Clearwater. Don’t know too much about but they seem to be doing well. Alexis Rivero, Manny Martinez, Ulises Joaquin, and Edubray Ramos

    1. Ramos is the best of the group, he is 92-95 T96 with a wipeout curveball, but also will throw a slider and change, he also has very good control. River on has shown 91-93 heat with a good looking curveball around 80 mph. Joaquin is 92-95 mixing in a cutter. Manny Martinez has been around for a while, but at his best he is 96-98 with a wipeout slider, but control has been a huge problem for him. He comes from a very low arm slot almost like a shorter RH Jake Diekman

  7. Kleven might be ready for call up. He turned it on second half of last year and that has continued.

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