Box Score Recap – 6/10/2015

Lehigh Valley (21-40) lost to the Durham Bulls 9-8 in 12 innings.  Dom Brown went 4-6, 3 R, 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI.  Russ Canzler had 4 RBI.  The difference between the teams tonight was defense.  The Bulls scored 2 unearned runs charged against SP Anthony Vasquez on errors by d’Arnaud and Canzler.  Jason Berken (3-3, 4.07) pitches tomorrow.  Then Adam Morgan (0-6, 5.07), and TBD.

Reading (32-26) beat the Altoona Curve 5-3.  Jesse Biddle gave up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 innings.  He struck out 4 and walked NONE – 81 pitches, 54 strikes.  Roman Quinn went 1-3 with a walk and his 4th HR.  J.P. Crawford went 1-4 with a triple.  Aaron Altherr went 4-4 with 2 doubles, his 6th HR, and 2 RBI.  Brock Stassi picked up his 46th RBI.  Logan Moore went 2-4 and hit his 1st HR.  Zach Eflin (4-4, 3.38) pitches tomorrow.  Then Tom Windle (2-3, 4.85), and Ben Lively (4-3, 3.79).

Clearwater (29-30) beat the Bradenton Marauders 2-1 in 11 innings.  Colin Kleven scattered 6 hits and 2 walks over 7.0 innings.  He allowed 1 unearned run and struck out four.  Harold Guerrero and Edubray Ramos pitched 2 scoreless innings each with Ramos getting the win.   The Threshers got their first two batters on base with none out in each of the first two innings, but couldn’t score.  They got a runner to third in the fifth with nobody out and couldn’t score.  Finally, they converted Drew Stankiewicz’ leadoff double into the tying run on Chase Harris’ sacrifice and Andrew Pullin’s sacrifice fly.  In the 11th, Dylan Cozens stole second (his 8th) after his sacrifice attempt resulted in a force out at second.  He scored on Chace Numata’s ground single to left.  Ramos survived a little self-imposed drama in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.  Yacksel Rios (1-2, 3.08) pitches tomorrow.  Then Victor Arano (0-7, 6.20).

Lakewood (28-28) lost late to the Lexington Legends, 5-4.  The BlueClaws scored 4 runs in the first 2 innings on 7 hits.  Tyler Viza pitched allowed 1 run on a solo HR and 4-hit the Legends for 7.0 innings.  He struck out 7 and walked none.  Joey Denato pitched a 1-hit eighth, but Matt Hockenberry blew the save and the win in the ninth.  The Lakewood batters were silenced after the second inning.  Their only baserunner was Rhys Hoskins when he walked in the sixth.  He was erased on an inning-ending double play.  Ranfi Casimiro (2-4, 3.17) pitches tomorrow.  Then Chris Oliver (3-4, 2.82), and Edubray Garcia (3-5, 3.58).

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

GCL Phillies (0-0) start their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.

DSL Phillies (5-5) lost to the DSL Astros Blue 18-9.  The teams combined for 11 errors.    2B Luis Beaufond (.487) went 2-5.  DH Ricardo Baez went 2-5, hit his 1st DSL HR, and had 4 RBI.

VSL Phillies (7-13) lost to the VSL Tigers 8-6.  RF Enger Jimenez (.456) went 2-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • And it’s official, Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Juan Gutierrez to a minor league contract.
  • RHP Juan Gutierrez assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Willians Astudillo assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Extended Spring Training.
  • Clearwater Threshers placed LHP Brandon Leibrandt on the 7-day disabled list, transaction dated 6/6/2015. He last pitched on June 3rd.  I hate when they do these things when they are on the road.  He was listed as available on the roster they provide to the media and scouts the night the Bradenton series started on June 8th.

35 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/10/2015

  1. I am now “lobbying” for the Phils to call Enger Jiminez (RF–VSL Phils) to the NYP lg which is to begin its season soon. He is 19 and has been hitting the snot out of the ball…and not just for BA (now about .480) but also for extra base power with a bunch of doubles, triples, and HRs.

    … 187 lbs about 6’1″.

    Why not??

  2. Beaufond is interesting. He’s 18 y/o. His triple slash is .487/.500/.590. He doesn’t K much but he also doesn’t have a BB this year. Last year, he walked pretty well and didn’t K a lot. He’s listed as a catcher but he doesn’t catch. A lot of the LA players are listed as catcher. But the guy catching in the DSL looks like someone to watch. His name is Luis Liriano. His triple slash is .314/.400/.343 which is pretty darn good for a 17 year old. As a fielder he looks pretty darn good. 2 errors and no passed balls. He’s also caught 6 guys trying to steal out of 11 attempts. It’s only a 9 game debut but he’s holding his own. Maybe he’s that catcher the Phils didn’t pick in the draft.

  3. everyday it seems . one of our minor league team. blows a save. last night hock. Hope some of these new draft kids. can help us in the bullpen

  4. Leibrandt has been so consistently good, being placed on the 7-day DL semi solves the mystery of his sudden coming apart in the 6th inning of his previous start and then most recent ineffective start. Whatever it is, hopefully he’ll be back to being his effective self.

      1. If it does, I am going to be livid. They had him throw a complete game. Now, it wasn’t a super high pitch game (about 105 as I recall), but there is no reason – I mean zero – to have minor league pitchers throwing complete games and risk their health in that way.

      1. Those moves aren’t connected, Hoskins will go to CWater soon, not Reading. I don’t think the Phils see Stassi as a major leaguer and if they don’t, there’s really no reason to promote him. Its a shame for him if that’s the case.

        1. This is probably correct. If they weren’t in such a rebuilding mode, Stassi might get a shot the way Darin Ruf or even Steve Susdorf did.

          Without question he’d do better than McGuiness at LHV. But at his age, his best shot is as part of a trade package to a team that needs a back up 1st baseman.

  5. I really cant understand what happen to perkins. When I saw him on tv playing for lhv. I comment he looked like a major league in all phrases of his game. then he went into the toilet. wonder if it was the completion or just a long slump.

  6. It is getting close to promotions time for some of the prospects. Is Altherr ready for LHV? Has he been ready and there is no room?

    1. I hope the new relievers drafted will remain relievers under Joe Jordan and John Almarez and the effective ones get fast tracked through the minors..

  7. Is it possible that Brown does not get called up unless/until Revere gets traded? It would be another mistake to bring him up to not play every day. I don’t know what to do with him. His fundamentals are still not very good, he just started to hit a bit, but I don’t want to just give him away.

    1. I think there are some AL teams that would take a flier on him and you’ll get some thing decent back for him. Not something the equivalent of what he once was in the minors but maybe a young projectable guy.

      The question you need to ask is this will he be part of this rebuild when its complete and I think you say no. The defense is just really bad!

      1. My guess/hope is that Brown performs well enough that he is able to included in a trade of another Phillies player before the trading deadline – it could help with the prospect return.

  8. Well, it looks like there’s no active general thread so I’m going to put some general comments here.

    I wonder if anyone who has been following the big league team and watching the games has noticed what I view to be the continued evolution of Cesar Hernandez. Hernandez does not have a high batting average and he doesn’t hit for power. But if you dig deeper there is a lot to like. His walk and K rates are outstanding – he really now knows how to work counts. It’s impressive and his BABIP seems very low given that he hits the ball hard. He also passes the eye test – his fielding continues to improve and when he hits the ball he makes very solid contact. He also is strong on the bases, appears to have added a lot of physical strength over the years and just gives the impression that he is confident and is determined to make something happen.

    We need to keep our eyes on him – he could be a classic late bloomer and, if I were the Phillies, I would be finding ways to put him in the starting line up, at minimum, 3-4 times a week.

  9. If Kelly Dugan is activated soon, does he go to LV or Reading?

    Watching both the Lakewood and Reading games, was impressed with Viza (my first time seeing him pitch a game) and Biddle was looking smooth until the HR he gave up. After that he didn’t look as good, but still was able to stay away from costly mistakes.

    Was disappointed in Tromp, he looked like he didn’t have any clue what was being thrown at him. Altherr clearly had a big night which was good to see.

    1. Dugan was activated and sent to Clearwater. I imagine he won’t be there for too long, but have no idea where he goes after that. The OF is crowded in Reading right now, so hopefully it’s LHV.

        1. Yup, some guys at LHV will be released to start the ball rolling. Pointer at AA also might be hanging on by a thread. Dugan at CWater is obviously short term to make sure he’s healthy and if he is, he’ll go up to Reading or LHV. Interestingly though, I don’t see that many guys just drafted who will go to LWood and I dn’t see anyone in Extended. In fact Tromp will probably get sent back to Wport. Kingery and Martin are obvious guys to go to LWood but are there others? Maybe Laird or Tobias plus a pitcher or two but that’s about it. It obviously looks like Canelo, Tocci, and Hoskins will go up soon so that will cause a small domino ripple.

          1. I like to see Pinto/DeNato moved up too.
            However, pitchers are so iffy…..with their susceptibility to arm issues and 7-day DL assignments, , ie Brandon Liebrandt now.

          2. I’d be really surprised if any of the draft picks find there way to LKW without a stint in the GCL or WPT if they did it would make a major shift in Philosophy…

          3. I don’t think Pointer is in danger. Actually I think if Dugan and one of Altherr/Perkins goes to LHV, he’s an everyday player in Reading. He’s got a good OBP and some power, is 4/4 in steals and, as far as I know, is solid in the field. And he’s only 23. I thought he would struggle in AA but so far he hasn’t, aside from a high K%.

  10. What is the Reading pitching rotation for the next week? I hope to see Nola or Eflin next week in Trenton.

  11. I’d like to see Stassi up in LHV in favor of McGuiness. I also think the Phillies should cut there losses with Edgar Duran. The guy has only hit above .250 once in his 8 year career. Cut him and send Brodie Greene to LHV to be the backup infielder.

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