Box Score Recap – 6/19/2015

Lehigh Valley (27-43) beat Scranton 5-2.  Jason Berken earned the win with a 5-hit effort over 5.0 innings.  He allowed 2 runs, only one earned.  Cesar Jimenez pitched 3.0 scoreless innings.  Seth Rosin picked up his 3rd save.

Darin Ruf and Russ Canzler had 2 hits each to pace Lehigh’s nine-hit attack.  Cord Phelps and Chris McGuinness had 2 RBIs each.  Tyler Henson stole his 12th base, Brian Bogusevic his 11th.

Anthony Vasquez (3-1, 2.37) pitches tomorrow.  Chad Billingsley pitches on Sunday.  You would think that they could at least photo shop an IronPigs’ cap or Phillies’ cap on his head shot rather than the Dodgers’ cap he’s wearing on the team’s web site.

Reading (34-32) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 3-0 in Mark Leiter’s AA debut.  Leiter could be credited with a “quality start”.  He allowed 3 earned runs over his 7.0 innings.  He gave up a solo HR and seven singles, issued no walks, and struck out six.  He threw 91 pitches, 66 for strikes.  Nefi Ogando and Stepheh Shackleford each pitched a shutout inning in relief.

J.P Crawford went 2-4 with a double and a walk.  RF Kelly Dugan went 2-4.  C Rene Garcia went 3-4 with a double.  The team went 1-8 with runners in scoring position.

Ben Lively (4-5, 3.95) pitches tomorrow.

Clearwater (34-33) on All Star Break.  Next game is on Monday, June 22nd.  Pitcher TBD.

Lakewood (32-34)  lost to the Greenville Drive 6-2.  Elniery Garcia had a rough start.  He allowed all of Greenville’s runs on 12 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings.  One of the runs was unearned and he struck out 4 batters.  Calvin Rayburn and Joey DeNato pitched 1-hit ball over the remaining 3.1 innings.

Malquin Canelo hit a solo HR.  Deivi Grullon and Derek Campbell had 2 hits each.  Herlis Rodriguez had the BlueClaws only other hit.  H-Rod also stole his 10th base.

Yoel Mecias makes his first start for Lakewood tomorrow.

Williamsport (1-0) beat the State College Spikes 3-2.  Alejandro Arteaga won the season opener.  He allowed two, first-inning runs then held the Spikes scoreless over the next four.  Will Morris and Jason Zgardowski combined to pitch 3-hit, scoreless relief over the next four innings.  Ja-Z got the save.

Jose Pujols had 2 doubles in 4 at bats.  C Gregori Rivero went 1-4 with a double.  1B Jesus Posso went 2-4 with a double and scored 2 runs.  Jan Hernandez and Venn Biter each went 1-4 with an RBI.  Biter ‘s hit was a double.

Franklyn Kilome starts in the home opener tomorrow.

GCL Phillies (0-0) start their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on Monday, June 22nd.  Their second game is at the Carpenter Complex on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The GCL plays Monday thru Friday at noon.  Saturday at random times, usually 10:00AM.  Off Sunday.  The first Sunday game is August 30th, the first game of the playoffs.  They also haven’t posted a current roster online.  It still includes last year’s players.

DSL Phillies (10-8) beat the DSL Indians 9-3.  DH Daniel Brito (.308) went 2-3 with 3 RBI.

VSL Phillies (11-17) lost to the VSL Rays 11-1.  CF Enger Jimenez (.404) went 1-4 with a double.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Philadelphia Phillies recalled Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Hector Neris to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated SS Edgar Duran from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Hoby Milner assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • Ethan Martin assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.
  • Lakewood BlueClaws activated C Jose Mayorga from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Grenny Cumana assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • Gustavo Martinez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.

28 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/19/2015

  1. Any eyes on Pujols tonight? Looking for first-hand accounts only, people. Thanks in advance.

    1. That sucks but I’m not surprised. Watching the way he fell and grabbed his side, I figured he tore something. He’ll still go to AAA next year.

  2. In 75 June PAs, Altherr is slashing .338/.427/.538 (.965) with 10 BBs against 14 Ks. Here’s some perspective with regard to his improved plate discipline. He now has 27 BBs on the season in 247 PAs (10.9%). In 492 PAs at Reading in 2014, he drew 26 BBs (5.3%).

    Nice start from Leiter last night. He’s something of an enigma for me right now.

    Aside from Pujols, who himself needs to show marked improvement this season, that lineup for the Crosscutters was far from exciting.

    Cozens trying to salvage what has been an uninspiring start to the season. He’s slashing .304/.351/.464 (.815) in 74 June PAs. The BB rate is up, and the K rate is down considerably. Hopefully he could put together a few good months. He only turned 21 a month ago so I’m most concerned with him not appearing over matched than I am about his HR totals. I slotted him behind Eflin as my no. 6 ranked prospect coming into the year. Right now that ranking looks aggressive, but I still think he can fulfill the promise if he maintains his June performance.

    I’m hoping Dugan moves to LV shortly. I get the start at Reading, but he doesn’t need 100+ PAs there. Hopefully he’s in the LV lineup before end of June.

    1. I know this probably won’t happen, but I’d DFA Franceour and have Altherr split time in CF and RF in Philly. He turned 24 back in January and has 2500 minor league PAs so it’s not like he needs more seasoning.

      I’d bring up Dugan for Blanco too, after he gets another 50-75 minor league PAs. Might as well get a look at these mid-20s prospects to see if they’re more than fringe regulars. It’d the perfect time to see what we have here.

      1. If you know it won’t happen, why are you wasting your time posting up stuff like that? Francoeur is actually one of the guys who are hitting a little.

        And why would you bring up Dugan for Blanco? So that Dugan could be a LH pinch hitter off the bench and get maybe 5 ABs a week?

          1. Who’s the dope here? I made valid points. Francoeur is not the problem why the Phillies are losing. Altherr is still in AA, even though he did get a cup of coffee last season. Heck, Bogusevic deserves a callup more than Altherr.

            And Blanco is an infielder who’s pretty much the designated pinch hitter. If you want to bring up both Altherr AND Dugan, where will Dugan get his ABs? What’s the point of bringing him up and not giving him ABs? And Dugan is still in AA also. Wouldn’t it be better if Dugan gets his ABs at Lehigh?

            I know this Phillies team is bad, but if you’re not giving the young guys regular ABs to show what they can do, what’s the point of bringing them up? To be bench guys?

      2. Pat – you may get your wish but probably not until September. Until then, DBrown and Herrera figure to get consistent playing time in the OF even after Revere is traded

        1. If Revere is traded Dom Brown may not be here he is hitting 150 with no power.he has no options left.

          1. Dom Brown will NOT be cut. He may be sucking badly but he’s only making $2.6M and he won’t be 28 until September. If he continues to play poorly, you could see him ride the bench in September when rosters expand.

            1. Excuse I don’t what to be mean. but your kidding. right? He is only making 2.5 million and is 28 yrs old. and is hitting 150 so we keep him. Then why did we send down aumont. he is making less. I am so loss as to why you would even say that.

            2. This one is for roccom since I cannot reply to his post. Aumont has not had any big league success. In fact, him being a starter is just a way for him to salvage his career. I don’t think anybody believes that Aumont can stay in the bigs.

              Now Dom Brown has had limited big league success. Once upon a time, he was the top prospect in all of baseball. I think he’s a candidate for a change of scenery, and if he gets cut, he’ll get snatched up pretty quickly by a poor team and given another shot. And if you’re the Phillies, the last thing you want to see is Dom Brown performing well after getting cut.

            3. Dom Brown’s arb elig year is next season…..And Scott Boras is his agent.
              Now the Phillies will not have much to worry about based on Dom’s performance since August 2013, but he is entitled to a raise based on MLBPA CBA regulations. How much of a raise, is were the Phillies and Scott Boras have to come to terms with..

          2. Tim – if, or when Revere is traded, it will open up more time for another outfielder, not less. DBrown may not be on the team in 2016 since he is certainly a non-tender candidate, but as far as 2015 is concerned, he figures to see no less than semi-regular playing time in right field

  3. I’m glad to see Pujols get off to a good start in his first game. He needs to dominate this level. (Consider: He is only a month younger than Tocci.) But he’s got power and by all accounts a rocket arm in RF. If he puts it together, it would be a huge plus for the system.

    Anybody going to be in Williamsport to see Kilome today? I have a feeling I’m going to be spending a lot of time on Mitch Rupert’s Twitter …

  4. few thoughts:

    1. LOL Aumont. Some things never change

    2. Great to see Pujols in action and hitting

    3. Leiter was fine for AA but hes not nor will he ever be a ML pitcher.

    4. LOL Aumont

    1. Re: leiter: how can you tell from one AA start that he cannot ever be a major League pitcher?

      1. I saw a spray chart on Twitter posted by Winkleman, and it looks as though he’s more of a fly ball pitcher. I’ve also read elsewhere that he doesn’t generate weak contact and doesn’t have the stuff to overpower anyone.

  5. I wonder how lively will do tonight. It seems @Least to me, that he has not been as sharp in his past two startsas as he was in his earlier ones. Thoughts?

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