Box Score Recap – 5/14/2016

Lehigh Valley (18-17) Beat Toledo, 5-1, behind David Buchanan’s (2-2, 4.42) quality start. He scattered 6 hits over eight innings and didn’t walk a batter.   Cedric Hunter hit his 2nd home run.  Hunter and Darnell Sweeney had 2 hits apiece.

  • Buchanan – 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 91 pitches/59 strikes.
  • No DP, a couple of outfield assists kept his batters faced at 28.
  • Hunter (.262) went 2-4 with a HR (2), BB, and 2 RBI.
  • Williams (.270) went 1-4.
  • Knapp (.242) went 1-3 with a double and a BB.
  • Stassi (.253) went 1-4 with a double.
  • Perkins (.291) went 1-4 with a double.
  • Carlos Alonso returned to the line up for the first time since breaking his jaw in April.
  • Alonso went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • Sweeney was picked off first.
  • Williams (at third) and Venable (at second) had outfield assists.

Reading (23-13) Lost to Trenton, 7-2.  John Richy gave up 5 runs.  Mark Leiter struck out two in one inning.  Michael Mariot gave up a couple more runs in a rehab appearance.  Harold Martinez had the team’s only RBI.  Roman Quinn had 2 hits.

  • Richy  – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP.
  • Mariot – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR.
  • Quinn (.256) went 2-4 with a double.
  • Crawford (.250) went 1-3 with a double and BB.
  • Alfaro (.381) went 0-4.
  • Cozens (.280) went 1-4.
  • Hoskins (.238) went 1-4.
  • Quinn (15) stole 2 bases.
  • Cozens was picked off first.
  • Quinn had 2 outfield assists (at third and home).

Clearwater (23-12) Beat Tampa, 5-2.  Elniery Garcia (3-1, 2.27) pitched a solid six innings and the Threshers score five runs in the first two innings.  Cody Asche’s 2-run home run padded their early 3-1 lead.  It was a monster blast to right.  Asche went 2-4 and had a line drive single, strike out swinging, and ground out to first.  He was lifted for a defensive replacement in the bottom of the eighth.  Derek Campbell hit his first home run.  Scott Kingery had 3 hits.

  • Garcia- 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
  • Joaquin – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
  • Rodriguez – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3rd save.
  • Kingery (.266) went 3-5 with a double.
  • Tocci (.248) went 1-4 with a BB.
  • Sandberg (.252) went 0-1.
  • Pullin (.250) went 2-5 with a double and RBI.
  • Walding (.270) had the night off.
  • Martin (.255) had the night off.
  • Kingery (10) stole a base.
  • Numata (1) and Green (2) committed errors.

Lakewood (14-20) Beat  West Virginia, 2-1.  Harold Arauz pitched seven shutout innings.  Robert Tasin blew the save in the top of the ninth, but the BlueCrabs scored a walkoff win on Damek Tomscha’s RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Arauz – 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP.
  • McLoughlin – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
  • Tasin – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
  • Marrero (.313) went 1-4.
  • Tobias (.314) went 0-3 with a BB (to lead off the bottom of the ninth).
  • Wilson Garcia sacrificed Tobias to second in the ninth.
  • Pujols (.271) went 1-4 with an RBI (26).
  • Tomscha (.276) went 2-4 with the game winning RBI.
  • Grullon (.282) went 0-3.
  • Hernandez (.267) went 1-3.
  • Hayden (.289) went 1-3.
  • Marrero (4) stole a base.
  • BlueClaw pitchers struck out 10 again.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • 5/13 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated 2B Carlos Alonso from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 5/14 – Venn Biter assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 5/14 – CF Carlos Duran assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • The Rosters are up to date here.

40 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/14/2016

  1. Kingery headed to 40 Sb plus has 10 doubles so maybe 30 doubles. Glad to see Asche hitting hope his stay in CW is short . Lakewood stays hot Pujols another rdi . Garcia keeps turn out good starts , Goeddel starting to look real good .

  2. The Phillies have 2 teams in the DSL this year. The VSL is defunct for this year possibly because of the political unrest. When do games start in the DSL? I went on a hunt to find out but couldn’t come up with a schedule for the DSL. I think they started at the end of May last year.

  3. when a player is reassigned, such as venn biter going from lakewood to extended in florida, how does he actually travel? i assume he goes by air but what if he has a car? the life of a professional ball player is more than what goes on between the lines. the practical details of living must raise some interesting problems, particularly for guys in the minors that don’t have the support system and big bucks that the major league players enjoy.

      1. I think they get a significantly reduced salary when demoted from Lakewood to extended spring. I don’t remember the amount, but I remember being horrified that those players get such a small amount.

  4. Knapp with no PBs or Es…..sadly and subconsciously I look for those stats from him now.
    Cozens getting picked off first base……he is now getting closer to the big club.

    1. In box score recaps, is it me or am I seeing a lot more from big club down thru organization getting picked off 1b? Not necessarily concerned, just seems like a trend or statistical anomaly.

      1. 8mark…agree……I think the philosophy in the org may be leaning towards more aggressive baserunning…not sure…but then again, maybe poor techniques due to lack of coaching…who knows!
        There are too many pick offs from first base in Philly however.

  5. Harold Arauz with another plus game…Game Score 76 is one of the best this year.
    Nice WHIP of 1.2 and whiff ratio is now picking up.
    Turns 21 this month. But could be a real sleeper in the Giles deal.

    1. I dropped by First Energy park and accidentally saw this Harold kid life. This kid reminds me of Nola. His pitches moves all over the place. I am uploading a video soon.

    2. You mean the throw in for his brother from another mother? It wasn’t one for one but they were both added late in the deal.

  6. CLW team stats show why they are #1 in their league. From a pitching standpoint, they’ve given up the fewest hits and ERs in the league. Interestingly they’ve given up the 2nd most HRs in the league. Their WHIP is tops in the league and ERA is 3rd. They have the 2nd most Ks and the 3rd least BBs. That’s a great combo.

    With a bat in their hand, they are in the top 6 in most hitting categories. They are 1st is 2Bs and 3Bs and 4th in HRs and they play is a spacious ball park. Their weak spot is on the base paths. They have the 5th fewest SBs and the 2nd fewest CS. Kingery has 10 SBs of the teams 27 SBs and Tocci has 6 of his own. So they aren’t stealing a lot of bases but their also not trying it very often. They don’t take a lot of BBs but they also don’t K a lot.

    Pitching has been pretty darn good and hitting is above average for the league. All that adds up to success.

    1. They are also putting on the hit-and-run much more than in the past. Tocci in particular has shown a knack for pushing the ball behind the runner thru the vacated second base spot.

  7. Really starting to like Goedell. The kid is showing a lot of athleticism and talent all over the field and is showing some growing confidence with more playing time. Not saying he is going to end up as a starter on the phuture team but he shows more than a guy like Asche, that’s for sure. Basically, he is a big reason we’ve won the first two games of this home stand.

    1. Does it bother anyone that Goedell, doesn’t show much power? Most hrs he hit was 12 in southern league. that was in 533 at bats.

      1. It’s a concern since he’s at one of the corner OF spots. He’s starting to heat up to the point where I think the Phillies will keep him on the roster the entire year. Unless his power comes, he’s a 4th or 5th OF.

          1. rocco….he will not be a big power guy, but can be a valued OFer. The other four tools have a chance to be plus, Seems to be in the mold of a Drew Stubbs type guy. His true calling is probably as a CFer, or a 4th/5th, since as a corner he will not have that big power production.

    2. What’s with the hate for Cody Asche? He’s a converted 3B who’s slightly under league average. Goeddel’s defense is good, but he’s way behind Asche with the bat.

  8. Kingery is picking it up after a slump. That is exactly what the organization wants to see. As for Quinn, he had some game. Two hits, two steals, and two assists. There are lots of guys playing themselves into July promotions. I think the new management will be more aggressive in pushing the kids to see what they have. It’s be an exciting season so far with very few guys (Randolph, Knapp, Thompson) not stepping up. Plenty of time left for things to change, both good and bad.

    1. Bossart is really calling games. His attitude on the field is very positive. Really good tempo management skills

  9. Pitchers are doing well this afternoon.
    Thompson, Lively and Viza all with high scores so far.

  10. Morgan hasn’t help his cause. Encouraging to see Eflin and Thompson starting to get in a groove.

  11. Let me preface this by admitting that I do get reactionary over an ugly loss. But it’s time to cut the Piece loose and let Joseph play, sink or swim.

    1. Agreed. I haven’t been one of those railing against Howard, because I didn’t think Ruf was much of an upgrade. But he’s completely failing so far, and if they’re going to call Joseph up they need to give him a legitimate shot to earn the job.

  12. Lively with another gem today. He deserves a promotion, but the entire AAA rotation is dealing right now, so I just don’t see a spot for him. Appell is the only one struggling, but obviously they are going to give him a lot of time to try to work things out. Good problem to have.

  13. Klentak said that no other roster moves are imminent. Find it hard to think they’re fine with Burriss (yippee he got a hit this month). I would bring Sweeney up for 2 reasons. 1-he’s better than Burriss and 2-he could spell Hernandez at 2b since neither of them is an everyday player and Sweeney can play OF and switch hit with some pop. Once Howard is moved soon hopefully, bring Stassi up to spell Joseph, Knapp goes to 1b at Lehigh. Alfaro brought up to LHV. Valentin up to AAA, Kingery to Reading, Tobias to Clearwater. Just like dominos. But these only happen if Howard and Burriss are out of the picture.

    1. 8mark I hope your joking. Stassi isn’t a improvement over howard. Even as bad as he is hitting, Why don’t people understand Howard isn’t going anywhere until allstar break at least. unless a team is willing to pay him 5 million of his contract. Right now if joseph isn’t the answer. there is no one down on the farm that can help us. Your trying to rush guys thru the system, when we are in a rebuild, There is no reason to move kingery, Tobias should go to reading I agree with that one. Just to see what he can do. Knapp right now should stay where he is and lets see if he can regain his hitting stroke, Moving guys. why because you think this team is going to challenge the Mets or Washington? I just want to see guys dominate. which not a lot of them are doing. Alfano is but he missed a lot of time. Moving guys like Crawford now and Quinn imo would be a big mistake. let them play. at double aa. for the better part of this year.

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