Tommy Joseph sat today. At the time I wrote up all the affiliates’ afternoon games, the Phillies beat the Marlins and were in a tie with the Nationals for first place in the division. Barring a rain out, the winner of the Nationals/Mets game will take a half game lead in the division. So, first place for 6 hours, woohoo!
Lehigh Valley (21-18) Beat Syracuse, 3-0 behind seven quality innings from Zach Eflin. Carlos Alonso hit his first home run of the season and had 2 hits and 2 RBI. The win put the IronPigs in a three-way tie for first place pending the outcome of Wednesday’s night games. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/18/2016
Andrew Knapp, 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2013; .245/.339/.451 in 116PA; 5HR 17RBI; 12%BB/22%K rates; .286 vs LHP; .224 vs RHP; .220 in May; 27 games caught with 5 errors (.974); 6 passed balls; 3/17 (18%); Knapp has been very streaky with the bat and his defense needs drastic improvement.
Logan Moore, 25, Phils 9th round pick in 2011; .239/.329/.338 in 81PA between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 1HR 7RBI; 12%BB/21%K rates; 23 games caught with 1 error (.994); 0 passed balls; 11/24 CS (46%). Moore’s production with the bat remains very little however, he is a plus defensive catcher and is doing a very good job calling games.
Jorge Alfaro, 22, Acquired from Texas in 2015; .362/.375/.580 in 70PA; 2HR 15RBI; 2%BB/20%K rates; .500 vs LHP;.344 vs RHP; .212 in May; 16 games caught without an error; 1 passed ball; 5/11CS (45%); Alfaro has done a generally outstanding job when healthy. He missed about three weeks with an oblique injury
Joel Fisher, 23, Phils 24th round pick in 2015; Fisher was hitting .188 in 16AB with Lakewood before his promotion to Reading; 6 games caught without an error or passed ball; 6/13 CS (46%) Continue reading Around the System–Catchers
Tommy Joseph hit his first major league home run Tuesday night. He led off the second inning and fell behind 0-2 before hitting a 1-2 fastball off the screen attached to the left field fair pole. Joseph lined an 0-2 fastball to right for a single in his second at bat in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Joseph lined a single off yet another fastball to center field on a 3-2 pitch on the eighth pitch of the at bat. Marcel Ozuna misplayed the ball and Cesar Hernandez scored the Phillies’ third run while Joseph chugged into third. He struck out on a slider on the fourth pitch of his final at bat in the eighth inning. All three hits came off four-seam fastballs. So, in three games he has gone 4-10 with a HR (1), BB, RBI, and 4 K. Now for the bad news. The Phillies won’t see a left-handed starter until the Cubs’ series assuming we get Lester (5/27-29). although there might be DH opportunities in the Tiger’s series (5/23-25). Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/17/2016