Box Score Recap – 7/3/2015

Lehigh Valley (34-49) lost to the Rochester Red Wings 6-5 in 16 innings.  Seve Gonzalez allowed 5 runs on 5 hits including 2 home runs in seven innings.  Adam Loewen and Hector Neris pitched five innngs of perfect relief.  Juan Gutierrez threw three shutout innings.  Chris Leroux gave up the go-ahead run in the 16th inning.  Aaron Altherr (.310) went 0-6 with 2 walks.  Gabriel Lino (.293) went 2-7.  Tyler Henson went 4-8 with 3 doubles and 2 RBI.  Brian Bogusevic went 1-7 with a walk and an RBI.  The Red Wings’ pitchers struck out 23 IronPigs.  Every ‘Pig who got into the game struck out at least once.  Lino led the way with five.

Reading (43-37) beat the New Britain Rock Cats 12-7.  Hoby Milner gave up 5 runs on 3 home runs in three innings.  Colton Murray scattered 5 hits over three shutout innings and earned this first win.  Tom Windle and Ryan O’Sullivan each gave up a run over the final three innings.

J.P. Crawford finally went 3-6 from the two-hole.  Kelly Dugan (.394) went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Drew Heid had 3 RBI, Brian Pointer had 2 RBI, and Harold Martinez had 4 RBI.

Clearwater (44-35) beat the Tampa Yankees 3-0.  Matt Imhof pitched six, one-hit innings.  Ethan Stewart pitched one perfect inning.  And Edubray Ramos picked up the six out save, his eighth.  Rhys Hoskins drove in the first run with a double and scored the second run on a Willians Astudillo sacrifice fly.  The Threshers tacked on an insurance run when Carlos Tocci scored on Angelo Mora’s double play ball.

Imhof kept the Yankees off balance with his 87-89 offerings in the first four innings.  In his final two innings, Imhof actually improved his range to 88-90.  He threw 96 pitches, 57 strikes.  In addition to the lone single he allowed, Imhof walked four batters.  He picked Tyler Wade off twice (the Yankees lead off batter).

Stewart was making his first appearance after coming off Reading’s DL.  He got a weak comebacker and an overpowering strike out before a fly ball to center in his one inning.

Ramos and his 94-95 fastball was speed the Yankees hadn’t seen all night.  But he also has a devastating changeup that completely baffles batters.  He walked his first batter before getting two Yankees on changes – one batter looked awful swinging at air, the other was frozen as he watched the ball dip thru the zone.  He started the ninth with two ground balls back thru the middle – one for a single, the other for a 6-3 double play.  Ramos retired the next Yankee on a change in the dirt, but the wild pitch allowed the batter to reach first.  So, a couple pitches later he got the final out on a soft fly to center.

The Threshers produced only six hits, but were able to plate three runs.  Hoskins (.303)went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.  Tocci went 2-2.  Astudillo (.313) went 1-2 with a SF and RBI.

Tocci had been given the night off.  He entered the game as a defensive replacement for Aaron Brown to start the third inning.  Brown had struck out swinging to lead off the home second.  It was a hard swing, reminded me of the hard swing by Kelly Dugan when he pulled his oblique in 2013 spring training.  Between innings, the trainer led Brown off the field.  I hope it’s not serious.  I’ll report actual news when I get something, but the Threshers are on the road until Tuesday.

The Threshers set an attendance record with 9966 people in attendance.

Lakewood (37-40)  beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 6-2.  Chris Oliver gave up a run on 2 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings.  Austin Davies gave up a solo HR in his 3 innings.  Alexis Rivero threw a one-hit ninth.

The BlueClaws scored 6 unearned runs in the fifth inning to carry themselves to victory.  Jiandido tromp went 1-3 with a 3-run HR.  Scott Kingery went 1-5.  H-Rod went 1-5 with an RBI.  Damek Tomscha went 1-4 with an RBI.  Cord Sandberg went 1-3 with an RBI.

Williamsport (13-1) beat the Auburn Doubledays 6-1.  They scored 6 runs in the first inning and made it hold up.  Franklyn Kilome allowed one unearned during his five innings.  Feliberto Sanchez and Skylar Hunter eached threw two one-hit, one strike out innings.

CF Mark Laird went 1-4.  Venn Biter (.347) went 1-4.  Jose Pujols went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.  Josh Tobias went 2-4 with an RBI.  Jan Hernandez went 0-4.  Jesus Posso went 2-4 with an RBI.  Zachary Coppola went 1-3 with an RBI.

GCL Phillies (8-2) beat the GCL Yankees2, 7-2 in 10 innings.  Ranger Suarez pitched six, three-hit, shutout innings and struck out five.  Zach Morris gave up a game-tying, 2-run home run in the bottom of the ninth and got the win.  Sutter McLoughlin pitched a perfect tenth.

Luis Encarnacion (.387) went 2-5 with an RBI.  Cornelius Randolph went went 1-3 with a double, 2 walks, and 2 RBI.

DSL Phillies (15-13) lost to the DSL Astros Blue 5-1.  They were 2-hit. and commited 4 errors.  Daniel Brito (.282) went 0-2 with 2 walks.  Nerluis Martinez went 2-4 with a double.

VSL Phillies (17-24) lost to the VSL Tigers 5-2.  SS Raul Rivas hit his first home run.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Hoby Milner assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • Ethan Stewart assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Zach Eflin on the temporarily inactive list.
  • GCL Phillies released LHP Jake Reppert. (The first 2015 draft pick to be released.)
  • Jairo Munoz assigned to GCL Phillies from DSL Phillies.
  • Henry Santana assigned to DSL Phillies from GCL Phillies.
  • C Wilman Silva assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • 2B Joseph Torrivilla assigned to VSL Phillies.
  • OF Malvin Matos assigned to VSL Phillies.

 

54 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/3/2015

  1. Surprised there’s been a release of a 2015 pick already. I saw he didn’t even pitch in a game. Jim, did you get to see him at all otherwise?

    1. Yes. He was the most outgoing of the current class. He reached out to correspond when I followed the draft picks thru twitter. I spoke with him a few times at the Complex. Not much, since they issued me “credentials”, I’m required to go through the team to “interview” players. But enough to say “Hi”. He’s probably the only player who knows my name or that I write for PP. He was in uniform Wednesday and was a “maybe” to pitch in the game. He was warming up late, but never got in. I was stunned to see his name on the transaction list.

        1. I asked, and he said that he wasn’t sure if he wanted to play to begin with, but after experiencing it, decided he didn’t want to deal with all the long bus rides/hotel living, low pay, being away from his gf, etc.

          Doesn’t make sense to me to sign just to see what it’s like, but there’s nothing better than finding out for yourself, I guess?

          1. Give it about 3-5 years and this is the type of decision that you inevitably regret for the rest of your life.

            1. idk. Maybe. But that’s something we all have to deal with at one point. Still, I can’t blame him. He may be 22, but he’s still a young kid; getting drafted is something every athlete wants, for sure, but the reality doesn’t always live up to the expectation.

              Until now, he’s had his family, friends, teammates, etc there to support him. Sometimes it’s hard to leave our comfort zone, especially if it’s done so abruptly. I honestly think he wanted to play, but he didn’t realize how much more would be involved in it. We all know the Minor Leagues aren’t easy, but I also know we’ve followed it for some time, so we know what goes into it. If we were in the same situation, I wonder how we would handle it.

  2. Jairo Munoz came over from the DSL. My first thought was he’s one of the young guys signed but then I look and he’s 23 y/o. He was playing in the Royals organization for 4 years. He’s got good size at 6’5″ 180 and the Phils must have liked something they saw in a workout. It couldn’t have been in his stats over those 4 previous years. He had 2 in the DSL and 2 stateside and didn’t show much. Maybe a pitcher was needed in the GCL so they knew he could get into the states since he’d been here the two previous years. His visa might still be good.

    1. Ranger is a guy who this board was all over last year. He had a very good 3rd season in the VSL. The Phils brought him state-side and he hasn’t disappointed yet. He’s a 19 y/o southpaw and has shown he can pitch. We’ll see, as guys adjust to him, how he handles that. Most guys on this board think highly of him; at least I do.

      1. He is somewhat diminutive being 6′, 180 lbs or so.
        But his peripherals have been plus.

  3. Good night for some key (Imhof and Kilome) pitchers. Funny but who saw the Reading rotation being Leiter, Kleven, Milner plus Biddle and Lively?

      1. Mike Drago mentioned in an article last Sunday, that he thinks Biddle and Dugan get moved up to Lehigh Valley in a few weeks, if not a little longer.

  4. Windle had pen arm written all over him. Plus he’s no spring chicken. Go buy a lottery ticket now, Tromp homered.

    1. He was activated off the restricted list today, and is on Lakewood’s active roster- So it will be Lakewood not Clearwater.

  5. The US System scored 32 runs yesterday but only had 1 home run (3 runs). Okay who had Tromp in the home run pool?

    Awesome job by the system ‘s bullpen yesterday. They combined for 26 IP 17 hits 4 runs 4 earned runs 6 walks and 21 K’s. Combined 1.38 ERA and .88 WHIP.

    Glad to see Imhoff with quality start and Oliver with a good effort too.

    1. Oliver can’t be successful with all the walks. He has to figure out his control if he wants to be any good. I could really say that about lots of guys I guess.

      1. Correct I was giving Oliver a little pat on the back. In his last 6 starts he is 2-1 with 5.27 ERA. 17 walks and only 6 K’s. Allowed 34 hits and 17 ER’s. Thought he could use it.

        I noticed that in the last 10 games the following:
        Dugan is hitting .421 with 6 rbi’s.
        Astudillo is hitting .333 with a homer and four rbi’s. One walk and one strike out in 36 AB’s.
        Knapp hitting .343 with 8 rbi’s. This is a split between AA and A+ and 5 games on the road.
        Cord Sandberg is hitting .395 with 7 rbi’s and only 1 K. 9 games on the road.

        Pitching
        Pinto is 6-3 in last 10 games split between two leagues. 3.30 ERA. 19BB-47K’s in 60 IP.
        Arano (my mystery guy) is 2-2 in last 6 games with 31.2 IP and 13 ER’s. 3 BB and 13K’s. ERA is 3.70.
        Lively in last 7 starts is 2-5 (2 quality starts) in 40.1 IP and 17ER( 3.79 ERA). 56 hits with 13 BB and 23K’s. 1.71WHIP. Needs a good month of July.

  6. Can we please be done with the Dominic brown experiment and promote Aaron Altherr, lets keep the youth movement going, hopefully we see a handful of moves made today wit two player going to pan am games..
    Nice game by Adam Morgan…

    Too many superlatives to mention today, this is fun to watch…

    Its Nola day

      1. I would hope Altherr can at least play at LHV though July…maybe minimun of 100 more PAs, before the Phillies decide to see what he can at the major league level.

        1. He is on the 40. Could let him finish the year in AAA if need be and then just let him play everyday in the majors come september. Then he would be ready to start the year with the big club next year.

    1. That would be nice.
      Tabata does not have much power but he does make contact (14% k rate), and carries a decent BA/OBP average. His defense is also an upgrade I would think.
      But the Buccos may balk. They already got stung one time in the past with Jose Bautista.

      1. Tanata’s contract is 6yrs/$15M, through 2016, team options in 17-19.
        Dom Brown, arb eligible next season with agent Scott Boras, but Dom is not producing as he needs to be this season.
        Jose has a more favorable contract I would think.

      2. I see now where it really in the club option years. escalates……2011:$0.5M, ’12:$0.75M, ’13:$1M, ’14:$3M, ’15:$4M, ’16:$4.5M, 17:$6.5M club option, 18:$7.5M club option, 19:$8.5M club option ($0.25M buyout for any of the three options)

        1. I live in Pittsburgh and honestly think they would tradeTabata for a bag of balls. He has a reputation of not being a hard worker going back to his days in the Yankees system. The perception here is that he just gave up after signing that contract. The Pirates would be happy to not have to pay $4.5M for a AAA player (and don’t kid yourself that is all he is). No need to trade anything for him just put in a waiver claim.

            1. Neil Huntington speaks of Tabata in the same kind of glowing terms RAJ reserved for Howard this winter.

  7. Another win for GCL today , Randolph 2-4, a double and 3 rbi, don’t know who Ismael cabrera is but nice start, 3 innings, 1 hit and 6 Ks…. Luis encarcnion kept his steak going too..

  8. I just read on Milb that “throw in” Domingo Santana was called up by the Astros to majors today. He has a/ .320/.444/.584. Also I have 11 homeruns and 38 RBIs. He has the longest active on base streakin AAA
    Another Ruben exclusive!

        1. He and Joey Gallo however seem to be oddities…..they strike out more then 30% but have decent BA/OBP….and both are power players.

    1. Who cares. He’s long gone from the system and other than looking for a reason to complain about Amaro, means nothing to the current future of the organization.

  9. Reading Fightin Phils activated LF Cam Perkins from the 7-day disabled list.

    Lakewood BlueClaws released LHP Yoel Mecias.

    Lakewood BlueClaws activated RHP Shane Watson from the restricted list.

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