Box Score Recap – 4/9/2016

Another abbreviated report.

Lehigh Valley (0-2) Postponed.

Reading (1-2) Lost to Portland 6-2 while being outhit 14-3.  And, Portland had zero XBH. Roman Quinn, J.P. Crawford, and Christian Marrero singled.  Marrero had both RBIs. Quinn stole his first base. Nick Pivetta gave up 5 runs on 9 hits in 3.2 innings.  Joely Rodriguez walked 4 in 3 innings and brought home a run with one of two wild pitches.

Clearwater (1-2) The bats woke up and the Threshers posted 3 crooked numbers in a 9-5 victory over Dunedin.  Scott Kingery and Drew Stankiewicz each went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored.  Stank had 2 triples and an RBI, Kingery had 2 doubles.  Carlos Tocci went 2-5 with 3 RBI.  Kyle Martin hit his first HR but struck out 3 times.  Zach Green went (.538 in the early going) went 3-4 with a double, his first HR, and 4 RBI.  Tocci stole his second base, but was caught for the first time this season.  Throwing error on Walding.  Ranfi Casimiro struck out 7 in 5 innings, but also gave up 3 runs.  Miguel Nunez struck out 5 in 2 innings, and Jesen Therrien struck out 4 in 2 innings.

Lakewood (0-3)  Lost again to Lexington 11-3.  Lakewood pitchers issued 8 walks, 6 of them scored.  Lexington score twice on steals of home.  The Claws amassed 8 singles.  Jan Hernandez had 2 hits.  Cornelius Randolph was moved from lead off to fifth and went 1-4. Jose Pujols had a single, RBI and 3 K.  Josh Tobias committed his third error.  Randolph and Zach Coppola stole their first bases of the season.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • 4/9 – Clearwater’s Andrew Pullin announced his retirement.
  • 4/9 – Damek Tomscha assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood (and started in left).
  • 4/9 – Samuel Hiciano assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.


27 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/9/2016

  1. Surprised Pullin was not promoted to Reading. League leader in HR’s in early twenties retiring has to be pretty rare. Looks like another breakout candidate (Cower) is also gone. I wish him the best.

  2. Kingery now hitting and scoring runs , Zach Green monster game , Clearwater pitching 9 ings 15 k’s.READING didn’t have some of there regulars in still Hoskins Zero hits so far maybe the biggest Surpise yet.

  3. Seems a bit odd that Pullin retired. He had a decent season, was on the futures team, and could have propelled himself up to AA with another good year or a nice first few months.

  4. No one was more surprised by the Pullin retirement than me. But he was drafted as a second baseman and that project failed. If Pullin hit like he did last year and played even a decent 2B, he’d be much higher in value than Kingery and all the other guys playing second. I hate to see a bat like Pullin’s step aside so young. It could be there are personal reasons for the quick exit but I’m sure the door is open for him to come back.

    1. I’m also surprised at Pullin’s retirement, but now his inclusion on the futures team makes me think the Phillies new something was up. Yes, he led the FSL in homers, but 14 is hardly a jaw-dropping total. He also had a .696 OPS. He wasn’t a “real” prospect as a LF, and I disagree with the notion that he’d be a better prospect than Kingery and others if he still played 2B.

      1. Being ‘demoted’ perhaps didn’t sit well with him.
        Phillies should just trade him for Slot 4 international allocation monies to a penalized team.
        Slot 4 is not a lot of money…maybe a $2 or 300K…..but it help some July.

    2. I was surprised too. I wonder if his placement in Clearwater behind Tocci, Sandberg, and Herlis Rodriguez on the depth chart played into his decision to retire. It seems odd that a player who was part of Group 1 through the spring would drop two levels and not get into either of the Threshers’ first two games.

  5. Zach Green may be the sleeper player this year.
    He really has got it together so far.
    At this rate a Reading promo awaits him after the break in June.

    1. Romus,

      Agree. We all sort of forgot about Green last year with his injury. Now, healthy, he might get front-burner attention again.

      Another first week surprise, based only on boxscores, Jacob Waguespack. I don’t know what the Phillies saw in this low-round pick to promote him so fast from rookie league to Williamsport last year, but he certainly performed well there.

      He’s a big guy.

      Anybody seen this guy, or have any scouting reports?

  6. Pullin should have just asked for his release since he realizes he was not in the Phillies plans.
    Now he cannot hook up with another team unless he gets the Phillies permission and release.

    1. That assumes he had some sort of problem with the Phillies. He might have just retired. Players also can’t just ask for releases and hook up with another club whenever they want to. I suspect the Phillies want him around and he easily had a good shot of getting promoted to Reading early in the season. At the same time he also must realize that he is not a great prospect. He probably had a shot at a Cedric Hunter-type career – and that might involve another 6+ years of low-paid minor league time with only minimal chances at a major league roster.

    2. I played with and against a few guys who “retired” from minor league ball because they saw the writing and decided to move on. Not everyone is willing to pursue the dream forever..

  7. Cozens just went yard, his first of the year, it was to CF a 2 run shot. Alfaro and Mora with 2 hits. Missed the start of the game but other then a few mistakes I thought Pinto looked good. Windle struggled and was pulled after walking 2, Rios came in and was a little wild as well but looked better in the next inning.

    1. Mora with a lead off triple, after 2 intentional walks, Quinn gets the walk off hit to win the game!

      1. Crazy two games today with terrific results. Three wins plus the Phils win. That’s a good day! Lots of big hits tiday

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