Box Score Recap – 7/12/2015

Lehigh Valley (40-51) beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-0.  Anthony Vasquez threw four-hit shutout ball for 8.0 innings.  Adam Loewen pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save.  Aaron Altherr (.316) went 1-5.  Logan Moore went 2-4 with a HR (1) and 3 RBI.

Since falling to 22-42 on June 13th, the Iron Pigs are 18-9 and have won 11 of their last 14 games.

Reading (48-42) beat the Akron RubberDucks 7-2.  Hoby Milner gave up 1 run in 4.0 innings.  He threw 88 pitches, gave up 4 hits, issued 4 walks, and picked off a runner.  Joely Rodriguez got the win.  Edubray Ramos allowed an inherited runner to score.  Ryan O’Sullivan pitched a perfect ninth.  Kelly Dugan (.327) went 2-4 with a double and a walk.  Brock Stassi (.308) went 2-4 with a HR (8), 2 RBI, and a walk.  Andrew Knapp (.327) went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.

Clearwater (50-38) beat the Fort Myers Miracle 4-1.  Brandon Leibrandt pitched six, one-run innings – 6 hits, 0 walks, 3 Ks, and picked off a runner.  Miguel Nunez struck out 4 in 2.0 innings.  Ulises Joaquin struck out 2 while collecting his 10th save.  Carlos Tocci (.256) went 2-5 with an RBI.  Rhys Hoskins (269) went 2-5.  Chace Numata (.293) went 1-4.  Mitch Walding drew 3 walks.  Malquin Canelo and Derek Campbell each stole a base and had an RBI.  All ten of the Threshers hits were singles.

Lakewood (43-43)  beat the Hickory Crawdads 7-4.  Jerome Williams got rocked by A level hitters, so, yeah, he’s ready to go back to the Phillies.  Will Morris pitched the final 5.0 innings of shutout ball to earn the win.  Kyle Martin (.358) went 3-4 with an RBI. Cord Sandberg went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI.  Deivi Grullon went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Herlis Rodriguez had an outfield assist.

Williamsport (17-5) beat the Connecticutt Tigers 3-2.  Luke Leftwich pitched 3.0 shutout innings.  Tyler Gilbert allowed 1 unearned run in 4.0 innings.  Juan Figueroa blew the save but got the win.  Robert Tasin picked up his 5th save.  Jan Hernandez went 1-4 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI.  Jose Pujols (.351) went 2-3 with an RBI..

GCL Phillies (13-4) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies (21-16) no game scheduled.

VSL Phillies (20-28) no game scheduled.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • Philadelphia Phillies sent RHP Jerome Williams on a rehab assignment to Lakewood BlueClaws. (And they won anyway.)

36 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/12/2015

  1. really enjoy watching walding grow considering what he’s had to overcome, class act

    1. What had awarding had to overcome? And when has he hit? He’s never, not once, put up a league average season at any minor league level.

      1. Was wondering the same thing. He had the rib surgery last year – but its not like he was good before or after the surgery. In fact he’s been a massive disappointment. This one certainly left me scratching my head.

  2. Sandberg is still hitting, it’s been over a month so I’m thinking he may have turned the corner. Liebrandt looks very good, he’s another arm that wants to be up at Reading.

  3. I know $ is always the deciding factor, but I don’t see why I’d continue to pitch if I were Jerome Williams after yesterday. What a laughing stock that guy is.

    1. Remember Jerome Williams last year? He was a breath of fresh air. One thing he is missing this year is a catcher, Will Nieves, who had worked with him before and knew what pitches not to call in situations. Sometimes little things can turn a mediocre pitcher into one who can perform given his resources. The Giants supplied that to Ryan Vogelsong after he failed with the Iron Pigs.
      None of these guys are laughable. They all have exceptionable ability or they would not even be considered at the highest level. It is both in the knowledge of the player and how to minimize weaknesses by emphasizing strengths. On the other hand, it seems that Williams is lacking confidence and seems lost out there — sad, not laughable.

      1. There’s no data whatsoever that connects pitcher performance with a specific catcher (ie he likes pitching to this guy, but not that one). It’s a fallacy.

        1. Though certain pitchers , who have had success, will want a specific catcher., ie Carlton/McCarver, come to mind.
          But it is more then likely a superstition thing
          Baseball players do have those little quirks.

    2. That really is an idiotic statement.

      Jose Fernandez gave up 4 runs in 5 innings in AA ball this year. Should he also retire?

      Kenley Jansen gave up 3 runs in 2/3’s of an inning in a rehab appearance in A ball this year. Should he retire as well?

    3. It’s a rehab assignment. Pitchers don’t just pitch lights out in their rehab assignments, regardless of level. Wait until he is fully healthy and has regained his arm strength before judging him.

  4. That by far imo is the worst statement I ever saw on this site. To suggest that Williams who cant break 90. with a different catcher would be good. I cant stop laughing. were do people get these crazy ideas.

    1. rocco…I think what puddinhead is saying……not that he will be a great pitcher…..but ‘perform given his resources’…perhaps a serviceable end of the rotation guy…KK was like that for a number of years.

      1. Relax guys. My point was that Williams was a serviceable pitcher last year. I do not mean to say that he is serviceable this year. He may have lost confidence. Last year he had someone catching him (Will Nieves) that knew him well. I don’t know if that helped Jerome, but he did perform better than he has this year.
        I usually like to give a post and leave it alone, but this one obviously touched a nerve.
        What I really was saying was that when a player performs effectively in the major leagues, no matter for how long, it is quite an accomplishment. Jerome did that last year. It was not laughable. He is not laughable this year.
        Major league players are special down to the last person on the bench. I admire their skills, which are far superior to mine. To me they are not laughable. That is it.

  5. Dugan, stassi, Kyle Martin, Knapp, Hoskins still raking… Jose pujolz … can’t wait to see promotions after the all star break..

    Defending Jerome Williams is laughable

      1. Actually 1b and catcher cheer squad.. thank you..

        Also Pullin and Sandberg continue to improve..

        BTW— like coach herm Edwards says ” put your name on it” LOL

      2. At least Hoskins is a legit prospect. I guess we’ll see on Martin.

        Pujols may be having a breakout year. His spray chart seems to indicate that he’s purposely going the other way a lot- more of his hits are to right field than anywhere else. His walk rate is up and his strikeout rate is down from last year. Hopefully he can maintain that through the end of the season.

          1. Consider me skeptical of all college 1B that aren’t drafted particularly high until we get a larger sample and a scouting report or two. It’s good that he’s off to a nice start though.

            1. Exactly. For any college senior, wake me when they are in Reading. I’m certainly not going to waste breath on a college senior in Low A, with an OPS under 1.000

          2. Hope you are correct.
            He is overage for Lakewood.
            Turns 23 in a four months….following similar path to Darin Ruf….in the regards, that they were four-year collegiate baseball players. I assume he turned down the Angels offer last year as a 20th round pick.
            Will have to wait and see how he does when he faces AA pitching comp in a couple of years.

            1. Why not put him in Clearwater for the last two months this season if he is still raking.?

              Get him that much further along…

  6. What a nice complement of players in our short season league. They have both strong pitchers and good hitters. They pick one another up when needed. I can’t recall a draft this good since I have been reading and contributing to this site. Almaraz and the scouts did a great job this year. GCL Phillies did it again today against good pitching. They scored just enough and the pitching was outstanding. What a treat!

  7. Almaraz so far looks good. But I need to find out why they thought lucas Williams could play. That pick stumps me. I just love for matt to ask a scout about him.

    1. rocco……when it comes to age relativity and future projection..Lucas Williams is also at a disadvantage since he will turn 19-years old in three weeks.
      There have been quite a few studies showing that the older senior HSers do not develop once they get into professional baseball, as fast or equal to a younger drafted HS players. So that could be another drawback for the kid.

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