Box Score Recap – 7/19/2015

The Clearwater Threshers interrupted their 20-game excursion against teams from the FSL South Division with a three game series against North Division cellar dweller Lakeland.  The Threshers halted their three game losing streak, scoring single runs in three different innings.  All three runs came with two outs.  Ricardo Pinto enjoyed the longest start of his career.  And Jesen Therrien came in to pick up a one inning save.

Clearwater (53-41) beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers 3-1.  Ricardo Pinto threw eight, 3-hit innings, walking one and striking out three.  He pitched seven scoreless innings after the Tigers scored an unearned run in the first inning.  Ironically, an errant pickoff throw by Pinto helped set up the run.  After the first inning, Pinto faced the minimum over the next seven innings.  Only two runners reached base – a single in the second was thrown out when the batter tried to stretch it to a double, and a walk in the eighth was erased on a double play.  Jesen Therrien powered through a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his second save.

Chase Harris (.264) went 1-4 and drove in the game tying run in the second inning.  Willians Astudillo (.308) went 2-3 with a double and drove in the go-ahead and insurance runs.  Malquin Canelo (.222) went 2-5.  Rhys Hoskins (.267) went 1-4 with a double.  Aaron Brown (.244) went 1-4 with 3 K.  Mitch Walding was ejected between the third and fourth innings after he struck out looking to end the third.  Chase Harris picked up an outfield assist throwing out a batter at second base from left field.

Lehigh Valley (42-53) lost to the Rochester Red Wings 6-2.  Seve Gonzalez gave up 6 runs in 6.1 innings before giving way to newly signed Dalier Hinojosa.  The Cuban allowed his one inherited runner to score and finished his 1.2 innings allowing a hit and walk.  He struck out one.  Chris McGuinness went 1-4 and drove in both IronPig runs with his second home run.  Gabriel Lino (.264) went 1-4 with a double.  Aaron Altherr (.293) went 0-4.

Reading (51-43) beat the New Britain Rock Cats 6-5 in ten innings.  Ben Lively gave up 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.1 innings.  He struck out four and gave way to Ryan O’Sullivan who successfully stranded the runner he inherited.  Edubray Ramos came on in the eighth and blew the save.  Ramos was taken off the hook by the offense, but Stephen Shackleford blew his second save in the ninth.  Colton Murray picked up the win with a perfect tenth.

J.P. Crawford (.265) went 1-4 with an RBI and his third home run.  The Phils mounted an 11 hit attack.  Cam Perkins, Brock Stassi, Kelly Dugan, and Destin Hood each had 2 hits.  Dugan raised his average to .328 with his two singles.  Hood picked up 2 RBI and hit his 5th home run of the season.  Perkins raised his average to .261 with a double and a triple.  Dugan stole his second base and Hood recorded an outfield assist at third.  Perkins earned the walkoff victory with his RBI double in the tenth.

Lakewood (47-45) beat the Rome Braves 13-3.  Will Morris allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 7.0 innings.  He struck out five and walked two.  Manny Martinez and Joey DeNato each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

Drew Stankiewicz (.265) went 3-4 with a double and a walk.  Scott Kingery (.259) went 1-4 with a walk and his first stolen base.  Kyle Martin (.378) went 1-5 with a double and 3 RBI.  Damek Tomscha (.270) went 3-5 with 2 RBI.  Cord Sandberg (.269) went 4-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.  Tomscha and Sandberg each scored 3 runs.  And, Jiandido Tromp hit his first TWO home runs of the season and went 3-5 with a double and SEVEN RBI.  Don’t get excited, he’s hitting .177.

Williamsport (21-8) beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 1-0.  Luke Leftwich pitched five three-hit, shut out innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Kenny Koplove pitched two, one-hit innings.  Anthony Sequeira pitched two perfect innings and picked up his second save.  The Cutters managed 5 hits.  Zachary Coppola (.320) went 2-4 with the game winning RBI.

GCL Phillies (18-6) No game scheduled.  Currently in first place by 3.5 games in the Northwest Division.

DSL Phillies (24-18) No game scheduled.  Currently in second place, 4.0 games behind the DSL Astros Blue.

VSL Phillies (23-31) No game scheduled.  Currently in third place, 11.5 games behind the VSL Rays.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • No transactions.
  • Weather permitting, I hope to put eyes on Randolph, Williams, Arauz, Pickett, Encarnacion, and with a little scheduling luck Falter.

35 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/19/2015

  1. Pinto !!! when he fully develops a third pitch, slider, watch out… Sandberg wow…
    JPCafter mini slump has dbl, tpl, HR in last two games…

    So pitchers with considerable upside to become MLB rotation regular s– Nola, Morgan, Kilome, Efflin,Pinto, borderline Biddle…

    1. rocco…..if they have them, can’t you just go/sign in on their twitter accts and ask them what their velos are?.

    1. They are HS players…..IMO, usually add a significant velo increase, I say 4-6 >, as they mature physically …whereas 3-year college pitchers normally plateau or get just a slight uptick….1-2 >.

      1. HS guys are just as likely to lose velocity as gain it. Some guys get bigger and stronger but some guys lose flexibility and looseness in their arm/shoulder. A lot of these guys remind me of Kevin Walter and what people said about him out of HS.

        1. Yeah, that’s one thing that makes drafting so difficult. Mitch Gueller is another example of a guy who doesn’t show the same velo that he did in HS. But if you get enough guys to work with, a few of them should emerge. Just in the short season leagues, aside from the guys mentioned above, we have Alezones, Keys and McWilliams to project too.

      2. What is there off speed offerings , does there Fb move ? Most Mlb hitting can it a high velo fastball if its straight.

  2. watched the Lakewood game, Tromp just missed hitting his 3rd HR in his final AB as I believe he hit it off the wall. His first HR was a blast though, really crushed it. Sandberg was on base 5 times (4-4, HBP) an was good in the field. The announcers for Rome seemed to be impressed with Martin and said he shouldn’t be in Lakewood too long with the way he’s swinging the bat. DeNato in the 9th threw 2 pitches and got the first two outs, was my first time getting to see him in action. Looking forward to seeing Visa tonight.

  3. Tromp now has 4 HRs, he had two prior to yesterday. With that said he has had a MISERABLE year in Lakewood, I believe this is his 3rd season there. Cord Sandberg is really starting to rack up the hits. Last year he got off to a great start at Williamsport but faded badly. This year he started off terrible but has consistently seen his numbers rise.

    1. After last year I had thought Tromp might break out this year. Before this year he played 40 games in Lakewood (13 games in ’13 and 27 in ’14). He’s 21 and in his career he’s got 109 games at Lakewood and 115 games with the Crosscutters. I guess he’ll have to repeat Lakewood again next year as a 22 year old, unless they don’t think he can turn it around and he gets cut lose. Hopefully he can get back on track since he’s shown to have some power in the past.

      I had wondered why they didn’t look to send him back to the Crosscutters to maybe get his confidence going.

      1. Tromp was the star for Wsport last year and has to rank as one of the biggest disappointments in the system this year.

    2. Tromp may have waited a little too long to get going. If they handle Cornelius Randolph anything like JP Crawford, Randolph will get moved up to Lakewood at about 100 plate appearances. Tromp would have to be the odd man out.
      Randolph’s #’s are the same as Crawford’s through 75 PA’s.

      1. probably not because he’s learning a new position. Next year he may start season in xST and then join the team in Lakewood. Phenomenal approach at the plate. Looks like we’ve really struck gold on the last three first round picks. That’s how you rebuild a franchise.

    3. Tromp said he spent a lot of time trying to hard to work on his mechanics. Good news about his season though is he’s starting to learn how to hit off speed pitches.

    1. July 17: ‘Around the System’
      Franklyn Kilome, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 3 starts, 2-0 with an 0.54ERA; 16.2IP 8H 6BB 14K; .140 opp avg; 0.84 GO/AO. Simply dominant however missed his last two starts injured. Expected to make his next start.

      1. I will be seeing WP on Tuesday and Wednesday so hopefully Kilome will pitch one of those days. Next week the schedule gods are smiling upon me- the lineup is:

        7/28 Lakewood 11 AM/Reading 7:00
        7/29 Reading Noon/Lehigh Valley 7:00

        4 games in 2 days- CAN”T WAIT!!!

        1. Thinking about doing Lakewood on 7/22 11am and then WPT @ Hudson Valley at 705pm. Have a meeting Thursday in Newburg NY so Wednesday is my travel day…wink wink.

    1. Only about 3 hours. Lakewood to Readings about 2 (Jersey’s so skinny), and Reading to LH is about an hour

      1. I live in NY about 3 hours from Lakewood, but with hotel stops in Reading and Allentown, it is doable. I have done 3 in 2 days, but this is my first attempt at 4 in two days. I will spare you the beer and hot dog consumption #’s and stick to the prospects.

    1. Based on last night, I would say Buchanan will come back up to be the 5th. Williams is also coming back.

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