Box Score Recap – 6/10/2016

Lehigh Valley (33-28) Beat Durham, 4-0.  Jake Thompson tossed 7.0 shutout innings.  Edubray Ramos followed with two more for his second save.  Darin Ruf and Cameron Perkins had multi-hit games.  Perkins had 2 RBI (23).

  • #1 Crawford (.153) went 0-4 with 3 K.
  • #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.42) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 103 pitches/71 strikes.
  • #3 Williams (.288) DNP.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.269) went 1-4.  1 CS in 1 SB attempt
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – DNP.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.233) went 0-3.
  • #26 Asher – DL, shin fracture.
  • #28 Ramos (0.48) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
  • #30 Lively – DNP.

Reading (43-19) Beat Altoona, 9-2.  Tyler Viza reported to Reading and made his first start tonight.  He pitched 6.0 innings and allowed just one run.  Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins had 3-hit games.  The Phils mashed four home runs – one each by Jorge Alfaro, Cozens, Hoskins, and Aaron Brown.  Alfaro, Hoskins, and Brown had 2 RBI each.  Osmel Aguila picked up an RBI on a SF, but went 0-2 (.091) with a walk.

Tyler Viza completed his stay in Clearwater (6-2, 2.54) with 9 starts.  He threw 49.2 IP, allowed 55 hits, 19 R, 14 ER, 5 HR, 1 HBP, and 8 BB.  He struck out 55.  His BB/9 was 1.4, his K/9 was 10.0, and his K/w was 6.88.

Manager Dusty Wathan was ejected when the first inning ended with KC Serna thrown out at the plate when he tried to score on Cozens’ single to left.  Curve challanged and the original safe call was overturned.

A big part of Viza’s success was the low number of free passes he issued.  He continued that pattern Friday night – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.

  • #6 Alfaro (.310) went 1-5 with  HR (6), 2 RBI (33), and 3 K.
  • #7 Quinn DNP.  Missed 5th game with tightness in his hamstring.
  • #10 Pinto – (4.25) DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (6-4, 4.25) DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.273) went 3-4 with a HR (15), 2 RBI (43), and BB.
  • #22 Cozens (.286) went 3-5 with a double, HR (17), and RBI (47).
  • #28 Brown (.244) went 1-3 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI (18).

Clearwater (33-25) Postponed, rain.  Doubleheader Saturday, Eshelman and TBD.

  • #11 Kingery (.272)
  • #12 Canelo (.223)
  • #14 Tocci (.237)
  • #15 Eshelman (3.54)
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST.
  • #21 Garcia DNP.

Lakewood (24-36) Beat Delmarva, 6-3.  Drew Anderson (1-1, 1.31) allowed 2 unearned runs and struck out seven in 5.0 innings.  Jiandido Tromp and Venn Biter had two hits apiece.  Carlos Duran and Damek Tomscha had sacrifices flies.  Duran picked up an outfield assist.  Josh Tobias committed a throwing error, his 11th.

  • #5 Randolph DL, shoulder.
  • #8 Kilome – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.240) went 1-4 with a BB.
  • #29 Grullon (.220) went 1-4 with with a double, RBI (10), and PB (10).

DSL1  (1-5) Beat DSL Royals, 4-3 in 11 innings.  Yeral Gomez blew the save in the eighth but pitched 5.0 innings to get the W.  Henry Santana, Robert Paulino, and Luis Liriano had two-hit games. The Phillies were successful on 7 of 11 SB attempts.  Santana swiped 4 for 4.

  • Keudy Bocio (.136) went 0-4 with a HBP and 2 SB.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.231) went 1-5.
  • Ismael Rosado (.067) went 0-2 with a BB.
  • Roimy Mendoza – DNP.
  • Manuel Silva – DNP.
  • Jean Carlos Valdez – DNP.
  • Jesus De Los Santos – DNP.
  • Leonardo Colagrossi- DNP.
  • Jose Estrada – DNP.
  • Juan Carlos Smith – DNP.

DSL2  (1-5)  Lost to the Astros Orange, 10-4.  The Astros scored early and often to put the game out of reach.

  • Luis Ramirez – DNP.
  • Leonel Aponte – DNP.
  • Jose Jimenez – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.250) went 1-4 with an RBI.
  • Rafael Marchan (.182) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 6/10 – Phillies made draft selections 3 thru 10 – Cole Stobbe, Jojo Romero, Cole Irvin, David Martinelli, Henri Lartigue, Grant Dyer, Blake Quinn, and Julian Garcia.  They have been entered into the 2016 Draft Tracker.
  • 6/10 – Phillies placed RHP Vince Velasquez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2016. Right biceps strain.
  • 6/10 – Phillies recalled Luis Garcia from Lehigh Valley.
  • 6/10 – Lehigh Valley released CF Will Venable.
  • 6/10 – Lehigh Valley released 2B Angelys Nina.
  • 6/10 – 2B Carlos Alonso assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
  • 6/10 – Tyler Viza assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.


68 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/10/2016

  1. JP Crawford really scuffling at AAA. I was kind of surprised he got moved up from Reading as soon as he did (thought the Phillies might wait until around the All-Star break). Hopefully he adjusts, but right now he appears a bit over-matched.

    1. JP is still only 21, easily one of the youngest guys at AAA. He has time to learn and adjust.

  2. Viza and Cozens shined.
    Lots of pitchers drafted by the phillies.
    Lakewood starting to hit finally.
    Who will take Viza’s spot in Clearwater? Leftwitch, Arauz or Gilbert? Or none?

    1. Presumably Richy will take that spot since his demotion which will leave the Threshers with a rotation of Eshelman, Cansimiro, Garcia, Watson, and Richy with the injured Leibrandt coming into the fold around the next month possibly. They did run a six man rotation before so if no one is promoted i would say 70% chance its this group. If however Garcia and or Eshelman were promoted(only likely candidates) then most likely it would be Leftwich and or Gilbert.

    2. I also forgot Taveras was moved to the rotation so they are currently running a six man rotation. So I’d say look for either Garcia and or Eshelman to get bumped up and Leiter Jr. to go back to swingman unless Pivetta get bumped to LHV which isn’t improbable just not likely at this point.

    3. Clearwater started with a rotation of Tom Eshelman, Matt Imhof, Ranfi Casimiro, Elniery Garcia, Tyler Viza, and Will Morris.

      Shane Watson was called up from Lakeland and replaced Morris who briefly went to Reading’s bullpen but has ultimately returned to Clearwater’s bullpen.

      Yacksel Rios replaced Imhof who went to the Clearwater bullpen.

      John Richy was demoted on June 7th and immediately entered the rotation.

      Viza was promoted and pitched for Reading on June 10th.

      The Clearwater rotation currently looks like this – Eshelman, Rios, Casimiro, Garcia, Watson, and Richy.

      If they stick with a 6-man rotation, if/when Eshelman and/or Garcia are promoted -and if no demotions accompany those moves – Leftwich, Arauz, and Gilbert are all candidates to be promoted, as well as Jose Taveras. However, don’t count out Drew Anderson.He is 22 and pitched in the SAL in 2014. The pitcher least likely to move up is probably Kilome, he is only 20 and is only just recently starting to pitch well this year.

  3. Thompson starting to look the part. I could see him in Philly next month along with ERamos, the latter of whom continues to put up video game numbers.

    Loving the Cozens, Hoskins duo. Big seasons from both looked like a good possibility coming in, given their profiles and FirstEnergy effect. I’d like to see them both get 500 PAs at AA. I wouldn’t be in a rush to promote either of them.

    1. Steve….Cozens may get bumped up in by July. Let him get a few months taste of AAA pitching, then let him start there again in 2017. I think he may be headed for the AFL this fall along with Hoskins so that will get them a few more months of AA or better pitching….though most of the AFL pitchers are not the premier prospects.

  4. Quinn was once again the 1B coach so I assume the injury can’t be that bad or he wouldn’t be out there. That was some kind of power display by Reading, Brown’s was a bomb of a shot, got HBP in the arm later on. Has been playing much better since his rough start to the season. Alfaro got hit in the back of the head as the catcher sailed it on his throw down to first.

    I liked Viza’s CB, he looks skinny on Milbtv at least, it was my first time seeing him pitch.

  5. The Phillies need power up top , plus bring Ramos instead of Garcia throws 99 but can’t get his slider over the plate. They sit on his fb , we need start to bring some of these BP arms up. The Hr Crew at it again Hoskins , Alfaro, Cozens and Brown . Anderson can pitch, Thompson back on track.

  6. Ruf looks like the exceptional AAAA player he is. He looks like he’s ready to ascend to the Major Leagues once again. BUT… if the Phils decide to DL or release Howard, I’d bring up Stassi. Joseph looks like he can handle the bulk of the ABs and a lefty swinger would be the better choice for matchups and PH’ing. Stassi’s also a better fielder than Joseph, Ruf and Howard. Early in the season, I thought a Ruf and Stassi platoon might work the best but now I think Joseph can handle 70 – 80% of the ABs and Stassi can get the rest with some PH duties too. It doesn’t look like Stassi’s in the long-term mix so I’m not worried about stunting his growth.

    1. Ruf has also been playing lots of LF where he could get plenty of major league at bats as well. I previously assumed Stassi would be the guy also but not with the way Joseph is playing. It would certainly be Ruf at this point. The Phils finally released Venable and Nina yesterday. More moves will be coming.
      Watching what Reading is doing is do enjoyable. We really have a nice core pushing its way up. Btw, Chooch looks done too … But Knapp isn’t ready defensively. Logan Moore is not far away

      1. Murray,

        Moore, Stassi, Ruf. They might be really good second-half fixes, and loyal org guys Stassi and Moore can get enough time to be eligible for health care and pensions. If Ruf hits he’d be a good DH for somebody, I should think.

        1. Just to clarify. The above is based on Howard and Chooch not being on the team in 2H. If they stay, so do the AAA guys.

    2. There is no reason for Stassi to take any major league at bats from Joseph. He’s a AAA player at best with no future. Nice guy, but not a major leaguer. Also I don’t see Ruf being promoted anytime soon either although I guess it’s possible.

      1. The theory is that Howard might call it quits. If that happens, I believe Ruf would be the call up.

        1. There’s no way that Howard is going to call it quits and leave at least $20M on the table.

      2. I agree “Catch”. No reason to assume that the Phillies will continue a platoon if Howard were out of the equation. If Joseph were to need a rest, Blanco has played first base this season.

    3. bellman….bring up Stassi?
      Stassi and for the most part also Ruf, should be showcasing themselves now in Tri-A for other AL clubs that may need what they could offer, not sure what that is but who knows what other GMs look for.
      Tom Joseph needs to play everyday with Howard spelling him.

    4. Last night Stassi made an impressive play at 1B to snag one off a bounce. He’s certainly been a very good fielder this year in the games i’ve seen.

  7. We knew Reading was stacked this year but offensively they are diverse and powerful. Cozens in #1 in HRs in the league. Hoskins is #2 and Fox is tied for 4th. SLG%, Cozens is #1, Fox 3 and Hoskins #4. Runs scored, Cozens is #1, Quinn is #3 and Hoskins tied for 5th. Doubles is more of the same with Cozens #1 and Fox #2 and Hoskins not very far down the list. OPS has Cozens #2 and Fox and Hoskins in the top 10. If they had a .300 hitter or two at the top of the order, they might be undefeated. Of course, they had Crawford a little while ago who was getting on base at a nasty clip.

    Old Phuture Phillies prospect Zach Collier is playing for Harrisburg and doing pretty well (.281/.337/.433/.770). He never had a .770 OPS as a Phillies’ Pharmhand. I guess he needed a change of scenery.

    1. Through 60 games at Reading in 2012, Darin Ruf had 10 HR. As we all remember, he finished with 38 (thanks in large part to Tommy Joseph’s bat).

      Through 60 games at Reading in 2016, Cozens has 17, Hoskins 15 and Fox 11.

      They’re mashing like it’s Thanksgiving.

  8. Cozens is still playing great but I think Hoskins is somewhat overlooked. His stats are just behind Cozens. 2 hrs 4 rbis 13 pts in avg. I really want to get to a Reading game!

    1. You mean as in 6 homers in 8 games? Yeah, he’s scorching. I wonder if Hoskins was asked this year to change his swing plane to get a bit more lift. It might explain his season. He was more of a contact hitter last year.

    2. Hoskins’ splits, oddly, are in the Jerry Seinfeld bizarro world….he hits RHPs better than LHPs…..though for LHP it is SSS.
      But his Krate at the 25% mark is just about 5/7% points too high for him based on previous years.

    1. Both AAA and AA break Monday July 11th for their 3/4 day all-star break.
      I would assume he plays in the AA all-star game and then July 14th vs Buffalo at Coca-Cola starts for LHV.
      Just an assumption on my part.

    1. I like what Alfaro is doing, but he has to draw more walks – the walk rate, while I wouldn’t call it a red flag, is a real issue – everything else, however, with him seems great.

      I’ve been watching some of the homers and doubles for Cozens and Hoskins and what is most impressive with both of them is they absolutely crush pitches to all fields – taking the ball where pitched and not try to do too much. Cozens, I believe, has something like 70 power. With him, it’s all about the hit tool – if he hits a higher levels he will have his share of homers and doubles – it’s inevitable. The same is true with Hoskins. I’ll tell you what, with Quinn, Williams, Cozens and Altherr coming up soon, it’s going to be a very competitive situation in the outfield – which is fabulous.

      By the way, not to sound like a broken record, but if you get a chance some spring, go to spring training and watch the guys play and practice, especially the hitters. You will pick up some things that astound you. This spring was a perfect example. This spring, I swear that every single ball that I saw Tommy Joseph hit during ST games looked like the balls he has been hitting in the majors this year – it was staggering and, as it turns out, it foreshadowed his emergence. A couple of years ago I was at ST and Larry Greene and Dylan Cozens were part of the same hitting group and, just watching BP you could see how much raw power Cozens had and how awful (and I mean AWFUL) Larry Greene appeared to be. As I’ve said, I caught Hoskins last spring, when he wasn’t on anyone’s radar – his swing stood out in a netted batting cage, which is unusual – but he has that good of a swing and he’s one of these guys whose bat makes a different sound when he gets a hit – he just pounds the ball.

      Of course, you also see some things that are deceiving. A good example is guys who have fantastic swings, but just have trouble connecting with advanced pitching – the best example of this is Mitch Walding. You watch him and you see why folks were so stoked about him. And you see guys who are sleepers who have tremendous raw tools and might just break through if they continue to develop – Aaron Brown is a good example of this. He’s the prototypical Marti Woelover pick (all tools, questionable hit tool and plate discipline – magnificent physical specimen).

      1. Catch,

        Agree. I also was impressed by Tommy Joseph this spring, which is one of the reasons I raised a question on this board about him from others who had seen him more often.

        Also liked Hoskins at Clearwater last year. He’s definitely an under-control batter, though his higher K rate this season is interesting, and maybe does suggest some adjustment to get more of his power to work. Having said that, his K rate during this hot streak has come down a little, though still higher than last year.

  9. I hope Hellickson pitches decent from here to the trade deadline. Then we can flip him for one of Thompson/Eflin/Lively. As it is with VV’s uncertain status, two of those might be in the rotation by then.

    1. Eflin will start against Toronto next week. Back-to-back is getting to be a cliche these days for Cozens and Hoskins. Logan Moore is the catcher most ready for the major leagues. He is hitting for power again at LHV.

  10. Get to watch Nola today, game is on MLB tv, sweet especially since Pete officially names TJ. the everyday starter.

  11. Upcoming roster moves (imo):
    Williams and Perkins up to big club so Cozens and Quinn move up to Lehigh.
    Moore backs up Rupp once Chooch is moved while Alfaro is moved up to Lehigh, sharing 60/40 time with Knapp as C/DH (keep them both fresh for long season).
    Stassi up upon Howard’s release to make room for Hoskins at Lehigh. Ruf can stay in LF with Q&C.

        1. Hernandez, Bourjos, Araujo, Asche, Buchanan, and about 4 or 5 more including Howard that I would drop off 40man roster yesterday.

          1. Here we go again. Bourjos is not a starter anymore and he’s the problem of the Phillies’ woes? Didn’t we have this conversation about Burris? Burris is now gone and the Phillies are still losing? What a shock.

            Hernandez and Galvis are a different issue, we just don’t have anybody else that can take their place. And no, putting Odubel at 2B is not going to happen.

  12. OMG how much more do we have to watch bourjos. terrible he STINKS. This gm is starting to piss me off. I don’t expect them to win a lot of games. But my god to have to watch this kid. is just horrible. Perkins ,Williams at least they are younger prospects and give them the at bats.

    1. Bourjos may be dreadful, but he’s not even a starter anymore. It’s June 11th, do you know how many ABs he’s had this month? 8! So you want to call up Perkins and him 8 ABs in 11 days?

  13. I think Williams is almost there , Quinn still hasn’t proven he can stay healthy to go 400 atbats in a season. There no rush keep in in Reading until he can prove he healthy. Plus with Moniak on board now he has pressure.

  14. They are playing the bad news bears. This durbam team stinks. They made about 6 errors. cant even catch a popup. No hitters on the team. joke. Stassi hit a rope. but perkins hit was a grounder that he beat the pitcher to first. Crawford hit was a popup that the guy misjudge. it just goes on and on. lively fastball is 89 to 91 saw one 92.

  15. Up 8-0, Crawford and N. Williams decide to start the inning with bunts. Both thrown put. Brundage has a very stern talk with them in the dugout. Next inning Stossi gets drilled in the leg. Featherston takes the time to use as a teachable moment. Williams and Crawford did the listening. Not sure they liked it but it’s part of learning the game.

    Durham’s Markel (P) didn’t like it and was warned as were both teams. Crawford faces Markel in the 6th and sees two pitches thrown at him. Markel is tossed. During the delay, Brundage brings both Williams and Crawford out to the 3rd base coaches box to publicly instruct them.


  16. Not done with the bean balls, Nick Williams gets his HBP in the bottom of the seventh. No one tossed. Loads the bases for Ruf who should end all the messages by crushing one 400 feet to left center for a grand slam.

    Lost in all the shenanigans was Lively threw a real nice game.

    1. Cozens really causing me to have a man crush! Another HR make it 19 hr 53 rbi in well less than half a season. Video game stuff

  17. That Alfaro, Cozens, Hoskins trifecta is wrecking the Eastern league. Those guys are causing crazy damage.

    With TJ performing well at 1B, wonder what’s going to happen to Hoskins if he keeps this up.

  18. Joe Jordan said he isn’t moving Cozens up yet . Needs to bring down his k %as does Hoskins too. Hoskins has to get his approach back because he now has Tj above him .

    1. As well as those guys are hitting and they are mashing, those K rates are really high. Over 70 Ks for Cozens and Hoskins over 60. That needs to come down some before any promotion.

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