Box Score Recap – 5/2/2016

Lehigh Valley (12-11) Lost to Pawtucket, 8-3.  David Buchanan pitched 4 scoreless innings before getting lit up.  Darnell Sweeney and Cedric Hunter had 5 of the IronPigs 7 hits.

  • Buchanan – 6.0 IP +1, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR.
  • Gonzalez helped Buchanan out by allowing an inherited runner to score.
  • Sweeney (.198) went 2-5 from the lead off spot.
  • Hunter (.367) went 3-3 with 2 doubles a HR (1), a BB, and 3 RBI.
  • Perkins and Buchanan committed errors.

Reading (15-9) Beat New Hampshire, 3-2.  Anthony Vasquez allowed 2 hits in 7.1 innings.  Roman Quinn picked up 2 more hits.

  • Vasquez – 7.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K.
  • Edubray picked up his 6th save.
  • Quinn (.255) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.
  • Cozens stole his 7th base (in 7 attempts).
  • Quinn leads the team with 9 (in 12 attempts).  He is third in the league.
  • Hoskins (4) and Martinez (3) committed errors.
  • Quinn led off the game with a double and was thrown out at third.

Clearwater (17-8) Beat Tampa, 6-2.  Michael Mariot pitched a one-walk, scoreless first inning lowering his ERA to 23.14.  Will Morris relieved in the second inning and got the win. Mitch Walding  drove in 2 runs and Zach Green drove in three.

  • Morris – 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • Martin (.280) went 1-4 with 3 K.
  • Walding (.280) went 3-4 with a triple, HBP, and 2 RBI.
  • Green (.247) went 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI.
  • Canelo (2) and Campbell (1) stole bases.
  • Canelo committed an error (8).
  • The Threshers turned 3 double plays.
  • Lino threw notched an inning-ending CS on a strike out.
  • Lino was thrown out at second on a single by Campbell.
  • Walding was thrown out at home on his triple when he was sent home after the cutoff man missed the relay throw.
  • 2 more Threshers were HBP (Walding and Tocci).  That’s a season total of 14. Threshers pitchers have hit only one batter, that one was by John Richy.

Lakewood (7-17) Split a double header with Greenville, losing 5-3 and winning 2-1.

Game One: Jose Taveras gave up 4 runs in the first inning.

  • Taveras – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP.
  • Marrero (.295) went 2-4 with a double.
  • Pujols (.256) went 1-4 with a double, RBI, and 3 K.
  • Joel Fisher (.250) went 2-3.
  • Cumana caught stealing.
  • Pujols (3) and Morales (1) committed errors.

Game Two: Franklyn Kilome had a better start, but didn’t qualify for the win.

  • Kilome – 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
  • Morris stranded 2 inherited runners and got the win with 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB.
  • Tasin got the save, his third.
  • Jan Hernandez (.229) went 1-2 with a double and RBI.
  • Bossart (.209) went 1-2 with an RBI.
  • Bossart threw out 1 of 3 base stealers.
  • Tobias committed two errors (6), both missed catches.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 5/2 – Alberto Tirado assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 5/2 – LHP Tyler Gilbert assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.

41 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/2/2016

  1. Buchanan should be demoted to Reading and Vasquez moved up to LHV.

    Heard Alfaro may return this week….

    1. Yeah, Buck looking more and more like AAA filler and not a guy pushing to get back to the bigs. The PawSox have some good hitters though, and the team did him no favors in the field.

      Alfaro back tomorrow possibly. Crawford with a fingernail problem missed two games, should be back today.

      1. Great to hear Alfaro is close and I was wondering about JP. As for Buchannan, he sure does look like a guy in need of a change but at the moment he’d probably still be the next guy up to the majors so he has to stay. Vasquez has really pitched well though and deserves a call up to LHV when the opportunity comes.

        1. Buchannan is just not that good of a pitcher. Nothing more/nothing less. He doesn’t need a change of scenery, he doesnt need work on any particular thing, he is just not that talented and never was, which is why nobody really got too excited over him even when he got hot in AA and AAA. Hes a filler, and a possible spot starter, but nothing more, and that is ok, he is still one of the best in the world at what he does and will be able to have a decent career as organizations will always be interested in arms.

          1. Absolutely–He’s a great guy and a hard worker but it is what it is. He was pitching mostly 2-seamers yesterday 87-89 T91, keeping them down and working inside and out. The breaking pitch was decent, but not really fooling anyone other than Rusney. The change was basic and kept down was a “keep em honest” tool, but left up ended up well out of the stadium for a HR.

            Right this second, yeah, he’s probably #6 for the Phillies based on experience and roster. However, another turn or two of this rotation and that might change: Eflin and Appel are both throwing well and I can imagine either of them passing him shortly. Even Asher with another good start or three.

            Vasquez is a great story, recovering from brain surgery and all. He’s an advanced junk-baller from the left and deserves to be at AAA again, at least. He’s #6 for the IronPigs right now, but could get passed by Lively if Ben keeps throwing as well as he is. Fun to watch, it all is.

            1. Yeah im a big vazquez fan just because of his story and the perseverance he has shown. its not realistic to think hes a ML starter, but he could eventually get the Oberholtzer role in the pen

  2. Kilome pitched much better and Quinn had two hits again. Those are my two takeaways from yesterday.

    1. Yea two great signs. If Quinn can get his average up around .290-.300 I think he should be sent up to AAA, he needs to be fast tracked a bit after spending so much time(injured and not injured at Reading.

      1. Need to see Quinn finish the season healthy and then called up in Sept. Bring Junior Williams up as soon as he sustains a consistent stretch of production. I understand Bourjos’ place on big league roster for now but otherwise I have seen enough of him, Goeddel and co.

          1. T Goedell will remain with club through this year and likely start next year @ LHV. Does anyone else see a comp between him and Cam Perkins? Sure look and sound like clones.

          1. CalifDreamin….I think he meant if he didn’t have to learn and spend the added time to switch hit he may be already up. Of course injuries cut quite a bit into that also.
            Quinn though seems to handle the left side as well as the right. His splits seem to indicate that. On the other hand, Red Sox decided not to do that with Betts but let him stick right handed only.

            1. Romus his splits are 100 point different, unless I read it wrong. This year he is hitting over 320 right handed about 232 lefthanded

            2. rocco…..his BA and OBP are quite different…power is rather more telling of his left hand side…..but he does have more PAs vs RHPs.
              I was in favor years ago that he stick right handed….but now it is too late to give it up.



    2. 59 degrees at game time…Kilome is warming up now….until last month he says he has never pitched under 50 degrees, I assume gripping can be an issue.

  3. Pujols with three Ks…some days he is just amazing with his bat and others mediocre.
    Shawn Williams says he has the a very quick bat and plus swing.
    I guess when he barrels it up the ball jumps….now the trick for him is to make contact.

    1. Romus I watched him a week ago and he absolutely crushed on to center field for a homer about 425+. I think his weakness was the offspeed pitches which he had 2 bad swings at

      1. BobD………one of the more powerful hitters in the system. It would really be a big plus in the system if he can harness his power with more contact..

  4. Romus Lakewood doesn’t seem to have much offense. Do you think some will jump quick from Williamsport. If they get off to good start in late june when season begins. or am I not seeing something

    1. rocco….nope.
      There may have been a few but guys normally do not jump up from fresh starts at short season ball….some pin-ball back to low A, since they may started there , get sent down in June then come back in August.
      Patience for the patient…Grullon once healthy will be a plus spark for them, and maybe Randolph also once get going again..

  5. Hope Hoskins can lower his K rate from almost 30%, along with Cozens..
    It is higher than Cozens at 27%.
    But still with only approx. 100 PAs in the book, so there is time.

    1. Hasn’t Hoskins hit in 19 in a row, Romus call him tell him your his biggest fan.We need him up in the Majors now, stop playing around in AA .

  6. Perkins has now hit in his last 14 starts. I believe that ties a record for the iron pigs. His batting average is the highest on the team Rather that recognize these accomplishments, they instead note he had a throwing error?

    1. He needs to play, that’s all. But with Cedric Hunter hitting the cover off the ball right now, Venable didn’t opt out, and Nick Williams needs to play every day too, there are some numbers problems in the outfield. Cam’s turn will come, but he needs to play consistently first before we get too crazy about the call-up talk.

      I believe team record hit streak is 21, by Dom Brown, over at least two seasons and possibly including a rehab stint. Mike Cervenak and Cody Overbeck also have long 1-season stints, I think 19 IIRC. Pete Orr was the last to have one as long as Perk’s current streak.

      1. I would actually prefer that they play Perkins over Venable. Not sure they need Venable as insurance for their OF in 2016 because it won’t make much difference..

        1. I agree, of course. I think Venable was getting the “veteran deference” running up to his May 1 opt-out, but now that he didn’t, he should have to earn his at-bats just like everyone else. He certainly doesn’t look like any kind of improvement over the Philiies’ ailing corner guys right now. Perk and Tommy should both be in the lineup to face the lefty tonight, as the Red Sox send rehabbing Eduardo Rodriguez:

  7. Perkins is obviously off to a good start in 2016 but 52 at-bats is just that. Hoping he sustains it for the next 2 months.

  8. I think this is officially the longest Walding has stayed relevant. Maybe something finally clicked with that guy.

  9. I’m glad for Walding as well; he was getting perilously close to move up or move out

  10. Thompson with a great game. One night after Kilome showing what make him a top ten prospect this offseason. Now everyone has at least flashed in the minors this year. Keep it up.

    1. his slider and cb looked sharp, still had some trouble with FB command. They talked about how he’s struggled in the first 3 innings so far, so hopefully he can build off this.

      Perkins makes it 15 games, TJ with his 5th HR and Nick Williams with the walk off HR.

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