Box Score Recap – 4/15/2016

Lehigh Valley (2-5) Lost to Pawtucket 6-5.  Adam Morga struck out 5 in 5.2 IP but was victimized by a couple errors in the sixth inning.

  • Perkins went 3-4 with 3 R and a 3B.
  • Featherston went 2-3 with a 2B, HR (1), and 2 RBI.
  • Red Sox stole a base, Arencibia threw out two.
  • Joseph (missed catch) and Jackson committed errors that allowed 2 unearned runs to score.  It was the first error for both.

Reading (5-4) Lost to Harrisburg 8-0.  Ricardo Pinto was battered in 2.1 innings and left with two runners on base in the third.  Joely Rodriguez stranded both runners.

  • Quinn went 2-4 with a 3B.
  • Crawford went 1-3 with a BB.
  • The Phils turned 4 DP.

Clearwater (5-4) Beat Jupiter 11-0.  Zach Green put the Threshers on the board with a 2-run HR in the second.  Mitch Walding hit a grand slam in the seventh.  Ranfi Casimiro struck out 7 in 5.0, 4-hit innings.

  • Sandberg went 2-4 with a BB and RBI.
  • Martin went 2-5 with a 2B.
  • Walding went 3-5 with 2 2B, a HR (4), and 5 RBI.
  • Green went 3-5 with a HR (2) and 2 RBI.
  • Canelo went 1-5 with a 2B and RBI (and 3 K).
  • Rodriguez went went 2-5 with 2 RBI.
  • Hockenberry and DeNato combined for four, 1-hit innings with 2 K each.

Lakewood (1-8)  Lost to Greessboro 3-2.

  • Coppola went 3-5.
  • Tobias went 2-3 with a 2B, BB, and RBI.
  • Randolph went 1-3 with a 2B and HBP.
  • Tobias was caught stealing for the second time.
  • Cumana committed his first error.
  • Watson’s line – 6.0 IP, 3 H. 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings – 

  • RHP Gregory Infante assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Lakewood BlueClaws placed C Deivi Grullon on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, 2016.
  • C Wilson Garcia assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws.


29 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/15/2016

  1. Nick Williams and Brundage tossed from the game in the 6th for arguing too vehemently. Pinto had a game score of 7… ouch. I hate that Zach Green isn’t playing 3rd but love what Walding’s doing early in the season. I expected Green and Cozens to always be neck and neck up the organizational chart but injuries have slowed Green. With Walding hitting, Green will be DH and 1B for a while. Doesn’t help him on the top 30. Jan Hernandez continues to look like a wasted 3rd round pick (I know, most 3rd round picks are wasted). After hitting .212/.258/.413 last year, he’s not even showing much in the SLG% this year. Lakewood can sap a lot of a guys power and it’s early, I’m not sure who is ready to take his place but I think I’ve seen enough.

    Casimiro brought his strike out stuff this year. The 6’8″ righty hasn’t put up the Ks in previous years. This year, SSS and all, 14 Ks in 10 IP. Keep it up Ranfi. Shane Watson bounced back after a lousy first start to have a decent outing.

      1. I’m happy for this walking kid but the guy has done basically nothing since he was signed and after TWO weeks of success you want to move him up? Ridiculous

    1. I’m glad Green is coming out of the gate strong because he used to be one of my favorite prospects, but if he’s strictly a 1B going forward (and that seems to be the case because I don’t even remember him playing 3B last year) then he’s not much of a prospect anymore.

      Stinks that Jan Hernandez is still struggling, but at least Jiandido Tromp (another guy who’s had a previous crack at Lakewood) is showing positive signs. And Josh Tobias is raking; he snuck into the end of my Top 30 so that’s good to see.

  2. LV

    Knapp thru 21 PAs is .417/.588/.750 – 1.338 with a 23% walk rate and 17% K rate. SSS of 2016 notwithstanding, he’s really matured as a hitter in a hurry. What a lift for the organization if he proves to be a first division type behind the plate.

    1. Knapp is a really good hitter. I just do not have much confidence he can play MLB quality defense. As good as his offense has been to start is as poor as his defense has been. Hope he improves because it would be such a weapon to have a hitter back there.

      1. his catching skills have really improved, now catching as good as any other catcher, just the throwing has been a little inconsistent.

        1. Unfortunately, Knapp’s arm will here be compared to f ellow prospect Alfaro’s, which is really unfair to Knapp, since Alfaro’s arm may be the top two or three best in all organized baseball.

  3. stumbled on Alec Hansen’s 3rd and 4th innings of garbage time relief for Oklahoma last night. He had gotten through first two innings with no hits, a walk and K in each. First inning i saw, he walked the first kid on four pitches, then kicked it into awesome mode for the next three hitters, pounding the strike zone with the fastball and buckling knees with the curve- striking out 3, at least 2 looking on the curve.
    Coach decided to put him out for one more and he lost it- saw the fastball at 93 that inning and he had a couple walks and a couple line drive hits, giving up 2 more runs, striking out 2. so believe the line was 4ip, 2 h, 4bb, 7k’s, 2 runs.

  4. First Kilome gets blown up twice and now Pinto gets rocked. Pitchers need to learn how to minimize damage when they don’t have their best stuff. It’s a skill.
    I’m very surprised that Reading isn’t hitting more. CWater seems to be bringing the bats though. Casemiro is huge, it would be interesting if he improves. Watson with his best start so far.

  5. Hope it is the cold weather that is affecting the early somewhat unimpressive results so far for Kilome and Pinto. Both have rarely pitched in an April up north, so I have to believe that could be the central problem for them not getting loose.

  6. V1 or anyone, Who is the Catching instructor at LHV and Reading and is there an overall Catching instructor in the system? That is a really important Defensive position and I would think that having a specialist work with these guys would pay dividends. I have to believe that someone like Knapp, with the athleticism and hand-eye coordination to be a good hitter, can be taught to be a better Defensive C. Calling a game and learning Pitchers is more Baseball intelligence than anything, and I think instruction, at the Catching position, can really pay off. Am I wrong?

  7. Nothing is a given but I think plan A should be to get Alfaro big league ready and focus on Knapp as 1b/lf option. We have enough defensive catchers in system IMO. As long as he can hit – and most eyes say he can – Knapp could be adequate as an emergency catcher.

    1. I have been thinking the same for Knapp as 1B/LF/ and occasional catcher. And if Alfaro advances he is athletic enough to play 1B/Corner OF if needed. The team could carry another catcher on the team with Alfaro as primary catcher. But Knapp could be either super utility player or try to become starter at one of the other positions.

  8. Great lhv is on channel 59 tonight which I believe is channel 69 out of Allentown. And I get to see Roibal who i don’t even know

    1. Thank you Roccom I just was at Chickie & Pete’s with the Flyers and Phillies on I forgot LV. DVR SET. Channel 99 in NJ Roibal is a Cuban pitcher he was at Spring Training he hit 93,94 with his FB .

        1. Took my 89 yr old dad to F D R to visit some friends then to C & P to meet other friends of ours . Use to go to the bar across the street then to the pasty shop . They used to a great lunch there too.

  9. Any thoughts on if and when the DH becomes universal? Personally against it (I’m a purist) BUT it would solve the Knapp dilemma. In any case let’s hope he develops as a C.

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