Box Score Recap – 7/6/2015

Lehigh Valley (36-50) lost to the Rochester Red Wings 10-8.  The bullpen blew leads of 4-3 and 8-6.  Adam Loewen gave up 4 runs without recording an out in the ninth inning – the crushing blow a walkoff, three-run home run.  Aaron Altherr (.321) went 1-4 with a HR (3) and 3 RBI.  Gabriel Lino (.281) went 0-3.  Chase d’Arnaud had 4 hits, a triple, and an RBI.

Reading (44-39) beat the Trenton Thunder 6-4.  Ben Lively threw 102 pitches in six innings, striking out five.  Ryan O’Sullivan threw two one-hit innings.  Stephen picked up his seventeenth save.  J.P. Crawford went 2-5 with a triple and RBI.  Kelly Dugan (.341) went 0-4.  Andrew Knapp (.290) went 1-3.  Harold Martinez (.293) went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

Clearwater (46-36) beat the Brevard County Manatees 3-0 in a rain-shortened game.  Victor Arano gave up three hits and a walk, while striking out three in seven shutout innings.  Rhys Hoskins (.310) went 0-2 with a  walk.  Catcher, Willians Astudillo (.311) went 0-2.  Mithell Walding went 1-2 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI.  Carlos Tocci went 1-3.  Andrew Pullin had another outfield assist.

It looks like Arano has overcome his earlier problem with pitching to opponents a second time through the line up.  He is 3-7, but has won his last 3 starts.  He  has surrendered only two earned runs in his last four appearances for a 0.75 ERA (2 runs in 24 innings).  He has walked one and struck out 12 during that same span while allowing 16 hits.

Lakewood (39-41)  beat the Hagerston Suns 5-3.  Will Morris allowed 2 hits and struck out 5 in five innings.  Calvin Rayburn pitched 2 one-hit innings.  Matt Hockenberry blew the save and got the win.  Kyle Martin (.362) went 2-3 with a double, walk, and three runs scored.   Herlis Rodriguez (.305) went 3-4 with an RBI.  Cord Sandberg went 2-4 with an RBI.

Williamsport (13-4) lost to the Brooklyn Cyclones 2-1 in 10 innings.  Tyler Gilbert threw three one-hit innings and struck out four.  Luke Leftwich allowed a run in three innings on two hits and struck out three.  Luis Morales pitched two ho-hit innings striking out three and walking two.  Anthony Sequeria allowed an unearned run in 1.1 innings.  He didn’t allow a hit but a walk, sacrifice, errant throw (by the pitcher) on a fileder’s choice cost Williamsport the game.  A leadoff walk.  Tsk.  Tsk.  The ‘Cutters offense was only able to get five hits.  Jose Pujols (.328) went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks.  Brendon Hayden (.314) went 1-4.  Josh Tobias (.357) went 1-4 with a triple.  Jesus Posso went 1-4.  Austin Bossart went 1-3 with an RBI.

GCL Phillies (9-3) lost to the GCL Blue Jays 5-4.  The game was played at 6:30PM at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training field that doubles as the Dunedin Blue Jays’ FSL venue.  The game was scoreless for 6 innings.  The Phillies entered the ninth inning trailing 4-0 and tied the game only to lose in the bottom of the inning.  Sam McWilliams pitched five shutout innings.  He had runners on base every inning but never appeared to be in trouble.

McWilliams loaded the bases in the first inning after retiring the first two batters.  He hit two batters while trying to establish the inside of the plate.  In between, a fielder’s choice at second arrived late.  McWilliams got a soft ground ball to second to get out of the inning.

In the second, a ground single through the first baseman was erased on an around the horn double play followed by a weak pop up.

A bunt single led off the third.  The runner was caught stealing by Rodolfo Duran.  After a walk and stolen base, McWilliams got another pop up.  The final out was recorded on a routine grounder to third.  For some reason, the base runner ran into the tag.

The fourth inning started with a ground out to first followed by a fielding error at first.  A fielder’s choice and soft pop to short ended the inning.

A throwing error by the shortstop put another leadoff batter on base in the fifth.  A jammed, bloop single to center put two runners on base.  Another pop up was induced for the first out.  A soft liner to short led to an inning ending double play.

McWilliams looked stong through out.  The stadium gun wasn’t working again, so I wasn’t charting pitches.  He seemed to be throwing as hard as he was in his last outing.  He broke about 4-5 bats and the hardest contact may have been when he hit the two batters in the first.  (jk, maybe) He only struck out one batter, the first he faced, and he walked one.

The only ball hit in the air to the outfield was the bloop single to center.  The other base hits were a bunt and a ground ball that went under the first baseman’s glove.  McWilliams got 8 ground balls that recorded 7 outs and should have had 2 more outs.  He induced 4 pop ups and the soft liner that resulted in a double play.

Edgar Garcia allowed 3 runs in his second inning.  He had help from his fielders.  I scored a couple errors in the seventh that didn’t make it into the original scorer’s card.  He started and ended the inning with Ks.  The scoring decisions didn’t matter though, the runs would have scored anyway.

Kevin Walsh got two quick outs in the eighth but a single, wild pitch, single gave the Jays an important run.  After the Phillies tied the game in the ninth, Walsh gave up a leadoff single in the bottom of the inning.  A sacrifice moved the runner to second.  Then a passed ball, put the winning run on third. Coach Delima opted to walk the bases loaded and bring in Victor Delgado.  Victor struck out his first batter, then served up a cookie after getting the batter into a 1-2 hole.  The single to right ended the game.

The Phillies rally was fueled by 2 errors commited by the Jays’ pitcher to put the first two batters on base in the ninth.  They scored 4 runs on a single, single, sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly, single.  Another single put runners on the corners before the Jays could get the final out.

Cornelius Randolph (.297) went 1-4.  He lined a single to right for his base hit.  He was one of the batters to reach on the pitcher’s errors in the ninth.  He had one ball hit to him.  It was a line drive with a runner on second.  He bobbled the ball and had to throw into second base rather than home.  However, I don’t think he would have had a play on the runner who broke on contact with two outs.  I would have liked to see his arm, though.

Luis Encarnacion (.385) went 2-4 with an RBI.  Scott Tomassetti (.455) went 1-4 with an RBI as the DH.  Rodolfo Duran crushed a 2-out triple early in the game over the CF head and off the wall.

DSL Phillies (18-13) beat the DSL Royals 10-3.  Nerluis Martinez (.378) hit his second HR and had 3 RBI.  Edwin Rodriguez hit his third HR and had 2 RBI.  Robinson (3-0, 1.93) pitched five, one-hit innings.

VSL Phillies (18-25) lost to the VSL Tigers 6-4.  Oskerlly Sanchez pitched five innings – 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • According to his Twitter account HS LHP Nick Fanti may be arriving as early as Tuesday in Clearwater.
  • Lakewood BlueClaws activated C Jose Mayorga from the 7-day disabled list.
  • Will Morris assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.

44 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/6/2015

  1. So, it was Will Morris who filled the roster spot. Nice performance by Will.
    What ever happened with Jesus Manuel Chavez, Christian Palacios, and Nathan Thornhill? All three were in camp this summer, but I have seen no reference since, nor did I see that they had been released. Chavez especially had been a hot pitcher and did well in the Mexican League last year. Thornhill did not pitch well after the College World Series, but I thought he had pitched too many innings and was rested.

  2. Jim, thanks for the detail on McWilliams. While I would prefer he get a few more strikeouts, I will take weak contact instead.

  3. Arano, if he starts and repeats at CLW, could be a very dominating pitcher next season in the FSL.

    1. Since June 6th, over Victor Arano’s last 6 starts, he has 34 IP, given up 23 hits, walked 3 batters, but he has only K’d 14….nevertheless his WHIP is <1…..and his WHIP for the entire season is only 1.1.
      He could be a future stud.

        1. His K/9 is now down….but I think it is age in the FSL. The two prior leagues he was in, stateside, his K rate was very good at 8. I like to see him start next season at CLW in the FSL and see how he does.

  4. This is not a knock on anyone before but Jim your contributions to this site are the best. PLEASE DONT BURN OUT! Lol. Keep up the GREAT work! Also, to all the contributer past and present. Thank You!

    1. I was just thinking the same thing this morning. These are by far the best daily updates ever in the history of the site. Really good, explanatory, consistent – just great. Thank you!!!

    2. Agreed, I used to like when the actual box scores were pasted in, but now I find myself looking at the actual box scores less because Jim includes everything I need to know in his recaps.

  5. Between Rhys Hoskins and Kyle Martin we may have a 1b , Kyle around . 365.
    Kyle martin, Luis encarcnion, Altherr,JPC, nice games..

    H-rod and cord stay hot… Nice opener by Tyler Gilbert

  6. I was near Reading yesterday and heard a few innings of the broadcast. Lively had throw 70 pitches in the first 3 innings I believe so to threw only 32 in the last 3 innings was a good turnaround. Seems that Lively was again unhappy with the home plate umpire. This seems to be a common theme with this staff.

    1. Thank goodness Sean O’Sullivan was sent back down to Allentown. I just hope that he will not take any starts away from Biddle, Lively and Eflin when they get promoted to AAA. If he is recalled by the Phillies I hope they use him as a long reliever not a starter.

      1. I hope never to see him again. Aside from being a guy who is there to use up an inning that has to be pitched (which is required from time to time – such as for bullpen starts, although frankly ANY pitcher can do that), there is no discernable benefit to having him pitch another inning in a Phillies uniform – ever. I saw him in ST and he was a disaster and he hasn’t done anything to prove my initial assessment wrong.

    2. patience on Cord. He moved up a level this year and his strikeout rate is down markedly to less than 16% currently (walks are up also, though not dramatically). Plus it’s been under 20% every month so far so he’s been consistent that way. It’s a process with raw guys I think in that they need to learn to not get themselves out first, then they learn what they can hit to have a decent average, then they learn power. So hopefully Cord is working on the second item I mentioned now and continues his recent success.

  7. I know I have a problem when I get excited seeing the GCL lineup featuring Arauz (age 16), Rando (just turned 18), and Encarnacion (almost 18) batting 2, 3, 4. If the FBI sees this I could end up like Jared from Subway…

  8. Just spoke to Cozens and Quinn. Dylan says he should be playing in a couple of days- wasn’t sure if it would a GCL game or right back to FSL. Quinn said he is nowhere close to returning.

    1. Everytime I spoke to Cozens (at least 3 different occasions, the last was Saturday), he has said “a couple days”. I refuse to be tricked any more.

      1. As per @tonygsports…#Threshers OF Dylan Cozens out with foot sprain. Could miss about another week. #MiLB
        — Jay Floyd (@PhoulBallz) July 5, 2015

  9. I really only check on what the VSL and DSL squads are doing periodically, but Oskerlly Sanchez is one guy that sticks out in Venezuela. He’s 19 but this is his first year pitching in the org. Left-handed, projectable frame and he’s been fairly dominant.

    Mauricio Llovera is another guy who’s doing well in his first year. He’s also 19 but seems like his frame may be maxed out (listed at 5’11”, 200 lbs)

    1. Yeah, I really only check for Daniel Brito and Lenin Rodriguez. Most of the other players are just names. But when a performance stands out …

  10. Zach Green had no idea when he’d be back. Still wearing a soft cast or brace of some kind.

  11. Beautiful base hit to knock in a run from C Randolph. Two strikes, he went with an outside pitch and slapped it right over the third base bag. Definitely in line with Jim P’s observations about his ability to hit with 2 strikes.

  12. Good to see Gilbert and Leftwich throw the ball well and Arano is in another zone right now. On the hitting side, Altherr has been awesome and wants to go up but he’ll have to wait until Sept unless Revere gets traded, Cord keeps hitting which is great news, and Encarnacion and Pujols are both doing very well at their respective levels, which is very encouraging.

  13. Randolph got another impressive 2 strike hit the other way! Served it right over the SS’s head. Ended up with 2 oppo singles, a Sac Fly, and a HBP (when he squared to bunt). Covered some decent ground in LF. The HBP got him in the hand, and he went down on the ground right away. Thankfully, he got up and stayed in the game.

  14. Where are our 3rd and 5 th round picks williiams, and a lefty pitcher fairly I think . Armas is a other pitcher that’s doing well on the LA teams . Randolph went 2 for 4 1 double 2 rbi’s.

    1. I saw Falter today. I think he is awaiting getting cleared for a concussion before he can pitch. Williams is around, but hasn’t played. Pickett was not in uniform today and was limping a bit- not sure what his injury is. I did see Pickett get 2 hits in a game last week.

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