Box Score Recap – 5/22/2016

Lehigh Valley (24-19) Split with Toledo, losing 6-3 and winning 3-0.

Game One:  Mark Appel got the hook after 8 batters in the first inning.  And the ironPigs were unable to make up the 4-run hole they found themselves in with only 4 hits and 5 walks.

  • Appel – 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.
  • Crawford went 1-2 with 2 BB.
  • Knapp (.254) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI.
  • Featherston and Sweeney had the other 2 hits.  Ruf had the only other RBI.

Game Two:  James Russell started and provided four, one-hit innings.  Luis Garcia got the win, Edubray Ramos got a hold, and Edward Mujica got his 11th save.  Together they held the Mud Hens to one hit.  Nick Williams and Darin Ruf hit solo home runs.  Williams and Cedric Hunter had multi-hit games.

  • Russell – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.
  • Garcia – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Ramos – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Mujica – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Crawford went 1-3.
  • Williams (.262) went 2-3 with a HR (4) and RBI (19).
  • Ruf (.185) went 1-3 with a HR (2) and RBI.
  • Will Venable went 1-1 with an RBI and 2 BB.
  • Carlos (.360) went 1-2.

Reading (29-14) Swept Trenton, winning 7-3 and 4-3 in 9 innings.  Cody Asche was in the Game One line up.

Game One:  Ben Lively went six innings while picking up his 7th win.  Mario Hollands made his second AA appearance.  Jorge Alfaro, Rhys Hoskins, and KC Serna had multi-hit games. Alfaro had 3 RBI, Jesse Valentin had two.  Cody Asche went oh-for-four with 2 strike outs.

  • Lively – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
  • Hollands – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP.
  • Quinn (.255) went 1-4 with a SB (19).
  • Alfaro (.365) went 2-4 with 3 RBI (19).
  • Cozens (.277) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • Hoskins (.265) went 2-4 with an RBI (25).
  • Valentin (.270) went 1-2 with a BB, 2 RBI (16), and a SB (4).
  • Alfaro committed and error (1) on a pickoff attempt.

Game Two:  Mark Leiter provided four, two-hit, shutout  innings.  Gregory Infante blew the save in the seventh, wild pitching in 2 runs including the game-tying run.  Miguel Nunez got  his first win.  Rhys Hoskins and Joel Fisher had multi-hit games.  Angelo Mora drove in the winning run with a sac fly.  Hoskins, Fisher, and Dylan Cozens had RBIs.  Fisher hit his first home run.

  • Leiter – 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP.
  • Roibal – 1.0, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
  • Bleich – 1.0, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
  • Infante – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3 WP.
  • Milner – 1.0, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
  • Nunez – 1.0, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
  • Quinn (.255) DNP.
  • DH Alfaro (.348) went 0-4.
  • Cozens (.277) went 1-4 with a double and RBI (33).
  • Hoskins (.272) went 2-4 with a double and RBI (26).
  • Mora’s game-winning RBI was his 21st RBI of the season.
  • Aaron Brown started in CF, batted 8th, and went 0-3 (.217).
  • Fisher made his first AA appearance and went 2-3 with a HR (1) and RBI (1).

Clearwater (26-17) Dropped their third consecutive game to Palm Beach, 5-1.  The Cardinals scored early and first again.  Today’s victim was Tom Eshelman.  He kept the Threshers in the game, but the offense didn’t show up again.  The defense hurt him, too as he only allowed one earned run.  Eshelman departed with 2 out in the sixth and 2 runners on base.  Ulises Joaquin preserved the 2-run deficit, but gave up a solo home run in the eighth.  Jesen Therrien gave up another run in the ninth.  That was more than enough to stymie the Theshers who only managed 3 hits off a pitcher who earned his first win against 4 losses.  The offensive highlight was a sac fly off the bat of Mitch Walding.

  • Eshelman – 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP.
  • Joaquin – 2.1, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
  • Therrien – 1.0, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
  • Kingery (.253) went 0-4.
  • Sandberg (.257) went 0-4.
  • Tocci (.259) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • Pullin (.229) went 0-4.
  • Walding (.263) went 0-2 with a BB, SF, and RBI.
  • Green (.267) went 0-3.
  • Martin (.245) went 1-4.
  • Walding committed 2 errors (7).
  • Gabriel Lino was 1-2 throwing out base stealers.

Lakewood (16-26) Lost to Delmarva, 6-1 in 13 innings.  Drew Anderson made his first start since a GCL game on July 31, 2014.  He pitched well allowing a run and 2 hits in five innings.  he struck out five.  Edgar Garcia followed with 3 perfect innings and 3 strike outs.  McLoughlin and Waguespack followed with two scoreless innings each.  Luis Morales took the loss walking in the go-ahead run and following that with a grand slam.  The BlueClaws wasted their pitchers efforts thru the first 12 innings.  They only managed 4 hits.  They added a hit batter and 8 walks to the mix but went 1-9 with runners in scoring position and had 2 runners caught stealing.  Carlos Duran had 2 of their 4 hits.  No RBIs, their run scored on a throwing error after a Josh Tobias single.

  • Anderson – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
  • Garcia – 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.
  • Marrero (.296) went 0-4 with 2 BB.
  • Duran (.250) went 2-6 with a double and 3 K.
  • Tobias (.287) went 1-6.
  • Pujols (.248) went 0-5.
  • Grullon (.233) walked as a pinch hitter.
  • Hernandez (.256) went 1-4.
  • Marrero (5) and Cumana (2) were caught stealing.
  • Grullon committed his 5th error.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

15 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/22/2016

  1. And the highlight of the day… Sweeney stole a base.

    Interesting… the quick hook on Appel. In the minors they often let guys try to pitch out of trouble but I guess they’d seen enough.

    Not one of Lively’s best performances. He gave up 3 ERs which is more average than anything else. He also had what could have been a catastrophic event. He 3 ground outs to 12 flyouts but none left the ballpark.

    Is it only my perception that Infante implodes every time out? It just seems that way or maybe perception is reality?

    Hoskins has been on base in 11 straight games. He’s hitting .394 in his last 10 games. His BA is a respectable .272 with a .339 OBP.

    In CLW, oh where, oh where has our hitting gone to?. Oh where, oh where can it be? It looks like the power guys have not been hitting. Pullin, Martin and Walding have not hit very well as of late. Pullin has launched a few HRs but he’s not hitting for average.

    Luis Morales, who has been nothing short of amazing so far this year, suddenly falls in a chuck hole. He couldn’t get the ball girl out yesterday. I guess if it wasn’t the 13th inning, he’d have been gone very early in the outing.

    It’s good to see Drew Anderson back and having a good outing.

  2. Cozens is exciting this year …but splits are troubling and confusing.
    Home OPS— 1.1
    Away OPS—- .7
    Understand First Energy advantages, and also splits LHP/RHP have almost identical slashs except for OPS again.
    Just don’t get it.

    1. Too many shadows around Cozens for my comfort. Would like to give hm the benefit of the doubt but not until his full season plays out.

      1. Take a look at his .ops with 2 outs scroll down. Almost half of his HR’S are with 2 outs it could mean he faces more counts away form home with outs . Almost all his splits are close .

  3. Appel was struggling horribly and hitting 89 on the gun. You have to look into the possibility of an injury at this point. Either way,when hes throwing 89 & getting hit hard, you gotta take him out for his own good. Little early in the season for dead arm so I hope hes alright.

    Fisher is an org guy and always will be, but hey, a HR in his AA debut, good for him, bet that ends up being one of the days he remembers most of his pro career.

    1. In an article by the morning call on yesterday’s Ironpigs games, Brundage was quoted as saying that first we have to see if Appel is healthy, then take it from there.

      1. Yup, agreed. Lookin more and more like the reprehensible Stanford mindset of letting pitchers throw until their arms fall off is coming back to hurt him big time.

    2. Re Appel, I concer with a comment made late in yesterday’s recap post to the effect that he is a righthanded version of Jesse Biddle.

  4. Edubray Ramos still untouched in LHV…

    Nice to see Hoskins heat up again…

    JPC plate discipline still working..

    Nice to see Leiter start good again..

  5. JP and Williams are close friends. I’m hoping that JP going to LHV spurs Williams to get hot.
    I always liked Drew Andersen, he had a terrific welcome back start yesterday.

    1. True. Thought that was the case at Reading last summer. Chemistry is important to building a foundation, ala the ’06-’11 team.

    2. Murray, he (crawford) tweeted a few weeks ago or whenever Quinn had his birthday, that he was like his brother or something like that so not sure if that will matter for Crawford but maybe it helps Williams. guess well see soon.

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