Box Score Recap – 4/30/2016

Lehigh Valley (12-10) Beat Buffalo 3-2.  Alec Asher pitched great in his debut and got the win.  Edward Mujica nothced his seventh save.  Nick Williams, Andrew Knapp, and Alfredo Marte picked up RBIs.

  • Asher – 8.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 96 pitches, 64 strikes.
  • Featherston’s error extended the ninth inning.
  • Featherston (.357) went 2-3 with a double and a BB.
  • Williams (.299) went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Perkins (.396) went 2-3.
  • Perkins stole his second base.

Reading (14-8) Lost to Portland 6-3.  Nick Pivetta struck out 8 in six innings, but also gave up 3 HR.  Roman Quinn had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases.

  • Pivetta – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3 HR.
  • Quinn (.233) went 2-4 with a double, BB, and RBI.
  • Crawford (.278) went 1-4 with an RBI and 3K.
  • Moore (.167) went 0-3 with a BB and 3 K.

Clearwater (14-7) Lost to Lakeland 4-0.  Edgar Garcia gave up 4 runs on 2 home runs.  The Threshers managed only 2 hits, Kingery’s lead off single in the first and Carlos Tocci’s line drive single off the pitcher’s back to start the ninth.  Just a whole lot of nothing by the offense in between.

  • Garcia – 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 100 pitches, 66 strikes, FB91-93, t94 mph.
  • Garcia was charged with a balk in the second inning, the next pitch was a 3-run HR.
  • Garcia threw first pitch strikes to 13 of 25 batters (52%).
  • Garcia induced 17 swings-and-misses. 14 registered on the stadium gun.  11 were fastballs. Three came on off speed pitches (83, 84, and 76 on his last K).
  • Joaquin, DeNato, and Therrien combined for 3.1 shutout innings of relief.
  • While only getting 2 hits, the Threshers drew 4 walks and struck out 11 times.
  • Martin and Green struck out 3 times each.
  • Kingery stole his sixth base.
  • Lino was assessed his 4th passed ball.  He’s hitting .102 with 1 RBI in 49 AB.

Lakewood (6-16) Beat Greenville 10-7.  Wilson Garcia had 3 hits, Jose Pujols had 3 RBI.  Pujols and Jiandido Tromp hit home runs.

  • Arauz – 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Garcia (.317) went 3-5 with 2 RBI.
  • Pujols (.256) went 1-4 with a HR (4) and 3 RBI.
  • Tromp (.233) went 1-2 with a HR (3), RBI, and 2 BB.
  • Cumana (.289) went 2-2 with an RBI, BB, and SB (1).
  • All three outfielders committed errors – Tomscha and Tromp their first, Pujols his second.
  • The BlueClaws converted 3 double plays.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings – another couple transactions, changes updated here.

  • 4/30 – Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Dalier Hinojosa on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2016. Right hand contusion
  • 4/30 – Philadelphia Phillies recalled Colton Murray from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 4/30 – Tyler Gilbert assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lakewood BlueClaws.

33 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/30/2016

  1. I know that Cam Perkins is not a top prospect but I hope he is next of called up. I want Williams to continue to play everyday in AAA a little longer. But i rather see Perkins get a shot over a 30 yr old Lough. Bourjos can only hit this low for so long. Great catch last night though! Also getting nothing from Burris. Klentak made move with Hunter Im sure he wont wait much more on these other guys.

    1. Perk and TJ must be added to 40 first before call-up.
      Perk laid down a great bunt last night down third….he does have some get up and go speed going down the line, for a long tall glass of water.

        1. They are, but they could easily be at 38 if they put Morton on the 60 day DL. On the other hand, Mario Hollands should be coming off the 60 man DL in the near future.

        2. And when it comes to pitchers on the 40…three stick out that a decision could be made upon….Dave Buchanan, Sev Gonzalez and soon when cleared as healthy, Michael Mariot.

    2. Perkins certainly deserves to be the first player called up. And if he’s up, the Phillies expect him to play everyday so he’ll likely be in LF, taking ABs away from Ruf and Goeddel. You ok with that?

      1. He can take Rufs ABs…Goeddel isnt getting many yet…but id split abs between perkins goeddel and bourjos

        1. From today’s game Ruf now a defensive replacement for Herrera lol. If the keep winning it might bring more then them.

  2. That’s Elnery not Edgar Garcia obviously who had the tough outing after several good ones. Let’s see how he does next time out. It’s great to see Williams and Quinn with multi hit games. Perkins’ bat looks real. He did this for half a season at Reading so he’s shown he can hit at times, as he continues to learn. Asher was awesome giving up a two run homer with two outs in the ninth after an error to prevent a shut out. Good for him.

    1. Nitpicking Alert! Seems like a great start by Asher but did he lose focus after error and grooved a fastball. I wouldve been more impressed if struck guy out and picked up guy who made error. Again just me nitpicking!

      1. It was a slider. He had commanded the slider well all night, which I thought was the key to the outing. Knapp signaled FB and Asher shook him off–first time all night. Asher said he knew out of his hand it was a bad pitch. Hung up there and the high shot just barely cleared the L/C wall.

  3. JimP….did you get to see Vlad Gutierrez pitch on Friday?
    From BA:
    “…..In what will likely be his final time on the mound before he signs, 20-year-old Cuban righthander Vladimir Gutierrez showed mid-90s velocity Friday morning at an open showcase at the Phillies’ complex in Clearwater, Fla.
    The Astros, who are planning to break their international bonus pool when the 2016-17 signing period opens on July 2, had the deepest crew of evaluators on hand, according to those in attendance. The Dodgers, who are over their current bonus pool, also had a strong presence at the event. The Cubs and Royals (both over their current pools) as well as the Braves, Cardinals, Padres and Reds (all going over their pools on July 2) were among the other clubs with a notable contingent in town to watch Gutierrez. The Orioles, Brewers and Marlins also had scouts on hand at the workout, which didn’t draw the enormous crowds that some Cuban showcases had, but had several top evaluators there. …. the lanky 6-foot-3 Gutierrez threw around 75 pitches, with around 30 pitches to warm up on the mound, then another 45 or so split over three innings of a simulated game against low-level hitters from the Phillies’ extended spring training squad. Reports on Gutierrez’s velocity generally ranged from 93-96 mph, consistent with what he showed at his previous showcase last month. That’s an increase from what Gutierrez was throwing in Cuba, and he’s hit 97 mph recently in private showings.”

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/astros-dodgers-show-strong-presence-at-vladimir-gutierrez-showcase/#GdBO5ZKPemUEiETp.99

    1. They say you can never have enough pitching! But would signing him now screw up plans for July2? Or hope to sign him July 2? International players should have to declare for college draft IMO.

      1. He is signing after July 2nd……but the key here is……multiple teams are breaking their pools and could ‘care less’ about any ramifications, Just keep paying out the money….henceforth teams like the Rangers, Braves (Maitan and Armenteros it appears right now), Cubs, Yankees , Sox et al……load their farm systems.
        And they can use slot money, that they will not use due to the penalty restrictions, to sell to teams like the Phillies who are frugal and abide by the rules…for even more prospects.

        1. I am a huge supporter of a salary cap. All teams should be on a level playing field. Also like i said all international players should have to declare for draft atleast up to a certain age. Maybe do something different for older player who leave Cuba and Japan for example. Maybe they can be bid on with available cap space or something.

          1. A separate international draft from the Rule 4, is easily doable to run.
            But certain factions/groups are against it.
            Comes down to money.

            1. The NFL draft included the 1st German player ever drafted. The NBA and NHL drafts include international players. Why doesn’t the MLB draft simply be updated to include international players? Doesn’t seem like that difficult of a change to make. Anybody not drafted could sign as a free agent.

            2. If it was easy, it would have been done. It’s not, so it has not been done.

            3. Comes down to the large contingent of Latin players who are against it. Their fellow countrymen would lose a lot being drafted below the 1st rd versus getting several 100 to millions in signing bonuses as a 16-17 yr old. Present system offers life changing money for many, draft only would be select few.

          2. we can all agree something needs to be done to stiffen penalty for breaking pool allotment.

  4. One of the best ways to integrate high-ceiling prospects is sliding them in under-the-radar. One of the worst ways is when the big club NEEDS them to perform (think Dom Brown after Pence trade). Right now would be a great time to give a peak to a Williams or even Tommy Joseph. OPS for the Phils corners is a combined .470 and 1B isn’t much better. Without some pop showing up soon, a big downturn is likely around the corner when pitching regresses to the mean.

  5. I watched that game too Featherston can play the arm and reactions for 3 . A lot more power then Burris and speed. I think Perk can play 1st and he did play 3rd before. Nick Willams the ball jumps off his bat.

  6. The big club is really playing great fundamental ball right now, especially compared to where they were just one year ago.

    I wouldn’t deviate too much from the plan, meaning I’d keep Bourjos in RF batting 9th and I’d keep Goeddel on the roster, although a minor groin pull wouldn’t be the worst thing ever, if you know what I mean. Keeping an eye on the future here, Burriss, Howard, Lough, and Ruf are not part of that picture, so if TJ, Featherston, or Perkins are ready at some point, bringing 1-2 of them up I’d think would be a good idea, but I’d do one at a time, and I’d probably start with Featherston for Burriss.

    1. I agree that nothing should change the plan as of right now…but it be nice to find the pitchers some runs!

    1. Wait all 3 of them of them were on your stink list.now Lough is off , anyway Burris plays the infield as does Featherston .

  7. Jim did you happen to see Viza yesterday? 11 Strikeouts. love to know what he is throwing and at what velo.

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