Box Score Recap – 4/23/2016

Lehigh Valley (9-7) Beat Pawtucket, 7-4.  Mark Appel raised his record to 3-0.  Edward Mujica picked up his 4th save.   The IronPigs put together a 5-run fifth inning.

  • Appel – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 91 pitches, 59 strikes (64.8%).
  • Luis Garcia stranded 2 runners he inherited from a mess left by Gregory Infante.
  • Garcia – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
  • Williams (.255) went 1-5 with an RBI.
  • Joseph (.385) went 1-4.
  • Stassi (.250) went 1-3 with a 2B and 2 RBI.

Reading (11-5) Beat New Hampshire 4-3 in a walk off.  Alec Asher pitched well, Yacksel Rios was charged with his second blown save on an infielder’s error, and Seve Gonzalez got the win.  The Phils rallied to tie the game with 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Asher – 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
  • Gonzalez – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
  • Quinn stole his 6th base.
  • Cozens went 1-3 with 2 BB.
  • Hoskins went 2-3 with a HR (3), BB, and RBI.

Clearwater (12-5) Beat Brevard County 6-1.  Tyler Viza threw a season-high 6.0 innings. The Threshers scored five two-out runs in the first inning..  Full story here.

Lakewood (3-14) Lost to Greensboro, 6-1.  Harold Arauz gave up 4 runs in 4 innings.

  • Wilson Garcia went 2-4 with a 2B.
  • Jiandido Tromp went 2-4.
  • Jay Hernandez went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Joel Fisher went 1-3 with a 2B and BB.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings – 

  • Randolph was not in the line up, again.
  • The Phillies’ Charlie Morton left the game with a left hamstring strain.  If he has to go on the DL or miss a start, look for one of Lehigh’s starters to get a call up.

40 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/23/2016

    1. Agreed. He’s hit in 12 straight games after an 0’fer 11 in the first 3 games. He’s hitting .314 in his last 10 games with 3 HRs and RBIs. His K’s a little high with 11 in the last 10 games and 18 in his first 15 games but that’s to be expected with a jump in levels. He has 2 errors in those 15 games and I don’t want to get into a discussion of a right-handed first baseman. Keep hitting the ball and rest will take care of itself.

    1. Morgan should if Morton goes on DL. If he just misses a start or 2 then maybe Oberholtzer gets the nod…..uh oh.

      1. But Morton himself was quoted as saying “It’s not good.” So my guess is yes Morgan gets the call.

  1. Seems odd that Randolph did not play. I know he sat out a couple games when he was really scuffling with the bat, but the last few games he has hit pretty well. Is there some nagging injury?

  2. Per MattWinks’ twitter, Asher is working on adding a sinker. Makes sense since his fastball seemed way too hittable last year.

    1. Odubel really puts together some great at bats. He works the count, fouls off tough pitches, and works a lot of walks. The more I see him play, the more impressed I am. He not only looks like an everyday player, but possibly an above average player at a critical position.

        1. rocco……he keeps getting better. He is well aware that two Phillies prospects like Quinn and then perhaps countryman Tocci are right behind him.

          1. I don’t think odubel has to worry about his job anymore. All that talk about him being replaced by Quinn in the future is nonsense.

            1. odubel is not concerned about any minor leaguers behind him. He just comes to play hard everyday.

          2. The point that Odubel is worried about Tocci is laughable. Do you not realize how poorly Tocci is hitting 3 levels below him. Do you really think that was a concern of his?

            1. Reread my post….’he is well aware’.
              Where on this planet does it say……”he is worried”, or ‘concerned’.
              Players are aware of hot prospects a level or two below them… you think Freddy is aware of JPC?.
              Rupp aware of Knapp or Alfaro?.
              Players know
              Sheeesh….some posters can be outrageoulsy presumptuous. .

            2. Freddy (a utility IF) knowing about JPC (a top 5 prospect in all of baseball) is not the same as Odubel ( a 4 war player) knowing about a player in A ball with a 0.05 ISO and a .300 ob%.

            3. In many respects, JPC is to Freddy… as Quinn is to Odubel.
              One large motivator to players could be fear factor…the fear of personal failure, since 7 out of 10 times they fail and are considered good. This is not a new revelation. It has been discussed thru the years by many former MLB players.
              Now Tocci, I grant you , probably is not a competitive player to Odubel anytime soon. But Quinn is right there. Something will need to give if Quinn keeps coming on, and that could be in 2017 sometime.
              In the respect that, Herrera could change a position or Quinn gets traded or goes to a corner, or even Herrera gets traded.
              That is baseball.

  3. Luis Garcia called up until a starter is needed, media saying Morgan gets the call in a few days…

  4. Here at first energy. Lively pretty impressive in the first. Started 91-92, then dialed up the 94 and 95 fb for the strike out to get out of the first.

      1. What looked like an 86 wicked slider to get out of a jam in the third. That was a filthy pitch.

  5. I know it is wayyyyyyyyy too early for I told you so. But I was waving the Odubel banner very enthusiastically in February and our friend Anon was the wet “unsustainably” blanket in terms of OBP. Now we all know a .440+ OBP is not sustainable and we also know a .387 BABIP in 2015 is not sustaniable. But his .BABIP is currently.357. I know SSS!!!!!! But I think we are all seeing the guy is a really good young player with all star level talent and all star level work ethic. Thank you Texas, can I have another!!!!!

    1. Phillymike…..everyone expected his 2015BABIP to ‘level’ down in 2016. He was at .330 before the Brewers series. And I think he will eventually fall in the range from .335 to .345.
      But, what he has going for him now is the BB success rate. That alone could help to offset his unsustainable BABIP from 2015. Plus until he ages and slows up a bit, he will get the infield ss hole hits like he did today, which also helps.
      He and Franco are core positional player assets going forward from this team

      1. I think the key here before the season was how some people thought that Herrera would eventually get replaced by Quinn, even though Herrera posted a 3.8 WAR at age 23.

        1. Something may have to give in 2017 or the start of 2018, if Quinn lives up to expectations.
          A change of position for one of them or a valued trade chip in a deal.
          If Herrera continues to hit like he is and plays plus SDI in CF, what do you think he could bring back in a deal this off-season to a team that needs a CFer and lead-off hitter? Maybe a Julio Urias or Tyler Jay?
          it would be a gutsy deal on Klentak’s part for sure.

          1. Romus,
            Similarly, what gives if all of these develop: Herrera, Williams, altherr, Quinn, cozens, Randolph, Alfaro (assuming move from catcher). And that doesn’t count others like pujols, or Asche breaking out or goeddel making it or a tromp, Jan Hernandez or aaron brown surprising

            Lots of moving parts.

  6. Now that both Nick Williams and Knapp are hitting they could be up by the end of may. They both need to continue to hit , Flyers are out but there loaded and will be in the CUP talk in 2 yrs.

    1. The only way Knapp is up before September 1st is if the Phillies give up on him as a catcher. And Alfaro’s injury makes that less likely. Knapp will only go so far this year as his defensive development takes him.

  7. I would wait on nick Williams is obp is 293. He has one double and one triple. no hr. Its too early. He has to show a lot more. but only 51 at bats. and I have only seen him 4 times at bat. so hopefully he shows some power.

    1. Even by mid-May, he would have accumulated close to 100 ABs. If he has anywhere close to an .850 OPS, he’s coming up.

  8. I have today’s line plus contact then power so I hope he’ll be fine. I think it was the fact that he did so good in Spring training he went down with an idea of I’m go to hit everything out.

  9. Does anyone else see similar pitching styles between Elniery Garcia and Johann Santana?
    Baseball Betsy videos of Elniery Garcia:

    Johann Santana:

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