Box Score Recap – 6/20/2015

Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there!

Lehigh Valley (27-44) lost to Scranton 7-5.  Anthony Vasquez went 6.2 innings and gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks.  He threw 107 pitches, 66 strikes.  Darin Ruf went 1-4.  Gabriel Lino went 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI.  Chris McGuinness and Chase d’Arnaud had 2 hits each.

Chad Billingsley (2-1, 4.09) pitches tomorrow.

Reading (35-32) beat the Portland Sea Dogs 3-2.   Ben Lively allowed 2 runs in 7.0 innings.  He gave up a two-run HR and three singles, issued two walks, and struck out two.  He punctuated his “quality start” by throwing only 88 pitches, 64 strikes.  Ethan Martin and Stephen Shackleford followed up with 2.0 perfect innings in relief.

J.P Crawford went 1-5.  Kelly Dugan went 3-4.  Aaron Altherr went 2-4 with a double .  Rene Garcia went 2-3 with an RBI.  Art Charles had 2 RBI.

Jesse Biddle (6-1, 3.90) pitches tomorrow.

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

Ulises Joaquin struck out both batters he faced in the All-Star Game.  Andrew Knapp grounded out twice.  Angelo Mora struck out twice.  Colin Kleven gave up 2 runs on a single, walk, and double in 0.2 innings and suffered the loss as the North Lost 6-0.

Lakewood (32-35)  lost to the Greenville Drive 3-0.  After 4 relief appearances for the Clearwater Threshers, Yoel Mecias made his first start of the season for the BlueClaws.  He went a season high 3.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He also struck out three.  Austin Davis gave up a run in the middle three innings before Matt Hockenberry and Joey DeNato finished up with 3.0 shutout innings.   The Lakewood offense could only manage 6 hits.

Josh Taylor (3-5, 4.79) pitches tomorrow.

Williamsport (2-0) beat the State College Spikes 7-6 with a 6-run, walkoff rally in the ninth inning.  Feliberto Sanchez backed into the win.  Franklyn Kilome went 5.2 innings and gave up a third inning solo HR.  It was the only run he allowed as he held the Spikes to 3 hits, and 2 walks while striking out four.  Lewis Alezones followed with shutout ball through the seventh.  The game was played in a steady rain and the wet conditions started to have an effect as pitchers had difficulty gripping the ball.  Juan Figueroa allowed a go-ahead run in the eighth and pitched into trouble in the ninth.  He was pulled in favor of Sanchez with two outs and the bases loaded.  Sanchez gave up back-to-back doubles allowing all three inherited runners to score.

Trailing 6-1, the ‘Cutters loaded the bases with one out and Venn Biter cleared them with a grand slam.  After a pitching change, Andrew Amaro and Williams Cuicas worked walks.  They advanced to second and third on a ground out.  Grenny Cumana singled to center on the first pitch to end the game.

Jose Pujols went 4-4 with a triple.  Jan Hernandez went 2-4 with a solo HR to score the ‘Cutters first run.  Venn Biter went 2-4 with the HR and 4 RBIs that pulled the “Cutters close.

Jose Taveras starts 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) game was suspended with them leading the DSL Astros Blue 2-0.

VSL Phillies (12-18) split with the VSL Rays.  They lost a 7-inning game 1-0, collecting only 2 hits.  They won a 10-inning make-up game 4-3.  Across both games, CF Enger Jimenez (.383) went 1-8 with 2 RBI, and C/DH Lenin Rodriguez went 1-4 with  2 walks.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Luis Espiritu, Jr. assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • Scott Tomassetti assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • SS Dylan Bosheers assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • C Austin Bossart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • LHP Andrew Godail assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • RHP Luke Leftwich assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • RHP Skylar Hunter assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • RHP Kenneth Koplove assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • OF Zachary Coppola assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 1B Brendon Hayden assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • RHP Anthony Sequeira assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • LHP Tyler Gilbert assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • RHP Robert Tasin assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • Williamsport Crosscutters released RHP Jared Fisher.

25 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/20/2015

  1. Do we know where Corn Rand is heading, men? (I invented Corn Rand! What do you think? It’s better than Chooch.)

      1. or can we call him Cornbread? noticed his dads name was Cedric so it had me thinking of Cedric Cornbread Maxwell.

        was at Reading last night- Portland has a mediocre lineup but outside of the homerun Lively looked very good- lots of weak ground balls- was around 92 or so throughout- did catch a break when he threw a ball into center going for a force but runner hurt his leg rounding second and got tagged out.

        Crawford made a great play in the hole in the ninth- so smooth out there.

        Quinn out 6 weeks now?

  2. Hope Jose Pujols and Jan Hernandez continue this early start. Would be a good situation for the low-A prospect scene to have them become offensive forces.

      1. Granted early SSS….but would be nice if they can keep it going to some degree…along with Venn Biter.

        1. Phillies desperately need some players outside of the top 100 to step up and become superstars. Heck, I would take solid regulars too.

          Hitting on first round picks are great, but at this rate, it’ll be a while before the Phillies field a playoff team, let alone a competitive one.

          1. I guess the thought and hope is a Cole Hamels’ package deal will bring back at the minimum, one premier positional player. Preferably a corner OFer with right-hand power. Seems they will go awhile with Asche in LF.

          2. I think they are closer than we think.

            It looks bleak because of the troubles at the MLB club but guys like Quinn, Crawford, Nola, Biddle (pitching well), and others in the system give the club a good base for the future.

            The sad part is with all of the troubles at the MLB level Franco will get no love with it comes to ROY voting.

            If Ortiz signs and we get that power bat great but it will be years away. Hamels will bring a high end prospect and in two years the garbage will be off the payroll giving the team money to spend to fill in the blanks.

            1. Franco’s biggest obstacle towards ROY recognition is the performances of Kris Bryant and Joc Pederson. I doubt the Phillies placement in the standings will have any influence at all. The team’s performance typically comes into play for MVP voting, but not ROY. In most year’s Franco would be a lead candidate for ROY, but the aforementioned rookies will likely keep him from placing higher than 3rd

  3. It was great to finally see a Kilome start and he pitched very well. Hopefully Dugan will keep hitting and force his way up to AAA. Pujols looks like a player to me but let’s let’s hope. Good to see lots of new draftees on the way to Wsport, new blood to follow. Hopefully, Kingery and Martin will get sent to Lwood allowing Hoskins to go up.

  4. Altherr continues his strong season with 11 hits in his last 23 ABs with 3 BBs and 2 Ks over that span. I’ll continue to cheer for him since his breakout season continues to go overlooked.

    I’ll echo The Guru’s thoughts; the organization really needs a few pharm hands to breakout unexpectedly. Hoskins fits that mold so far, and hopefully the SS squads can produce another. I would love for Pujols to be that guy though I suspect if he does break out we’ll toss him away as a PTBNL in a lopsided deal. That’s a DSantana burn for those who did not pick up on it.

    Kilome with a beauty of a first start even if there were obvious areas for improvement. Mitch Rupert tweeted the correct pronunciation for Kilome. I had been pronouncing his name with two syllables (‘Ki-loam’) but I now understand that it is actually pronounced with three syllables (‘Kil-o-may’)

  5. Don’t know what I like better checking the Reading box score or the Cutters…

    On a side note, how about Gabriel Lino quietly hitting well…

  6. I thought by now we would have more signings from draft. Gabe Gonzalez has the Phillies picking him up on his twitter like he is going to sign. I really thought he and nick fanti would sign. Maybe Phillies are waiting on the other deals with Williams and tobias and laird to be announced. Interesting last night they said tobias is a gold glove third basemen. he only had I believe 3 hits in 18 at bats for Florida in cws.

    1. Fanti’s Twitter says Marist ’19, I don’t think he’s gonna sign, which is why I never asked. Only one way to find out.

  7. Not happy about five walks today for Biddle, but to his credit, he made his pitches when he had to, and went five scoreless with 4 strikeouts.

    1. I was at the game, and the box score doesn’t tell everything. Yes,the first inning was the problem, but when he was missing, he was missing low, and I’ll take that. There were also some defensive issues that extended innings, including Crawford. Defensively at least, he is not yet the second coming of Rollins. In his last inning he was tiring and thus started to miss high, but it was 88 with high humidity.

      What really shows how well he pitched was the explosion that happened when he left the game. For 5 innings I’d wondered whether the Boston farm system is insanely overrated, and then they killed the ball.

      FWIW, first time I’ve seen Altherr in person and I am very intrigued. Crawford also faster on base paths than I expected. Love the plate discipline too. But on the glove side he needs more seasoning and discipline (e.g. the footwork gets sloppy). Dugan needs to be moved up.

      1. Do you think he gets promoted to Lehigh Valley after this game, or would you keep him in Reading until mid July?

      2. i think the top ranked red sox prospect playing on Portland is a second baseman who is #20.

  8. I see Jared Fisher was released. He appeared on a TV spot in Williamsport saying how impressed he was to play in Williamsport, the site of the Little League World Series. Now he is gone without a pitch thrown. Wonder why they didn’t do this in Florida. What a disappointment for him and his family!

  9. That is quite a contingent of draft choices sent to Williamsport. They tore the cover off the ball tonight. Tavares is a revelation. Good control. He dominated the State College team.

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