Box Score Recap – 6/15/2016

Lehigh Valley (36-29) Beat Gwinnett, 7-5.  The IronPigs raced out to a 7-1 lead, but starter Anthony Vasquez (8.31) couldn’t complete five innings in his first start since being called up from Reading.  Luis Garcia (4.1, 2.60) allowed 1 of 3 inherited runners and allowed 3 base runners in 1.2 innings, but was awarded the win.  Edubray Ramos (0.44) allowed 4 base runners and struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.  Edward Mujica (4.73) gave up a run on 3 hits in the ninth but got his 15 save.

Tyler Featherston (.281) hit a solo home run (9) to lead off the first and tie the game.  The IronPigs took a 5-1 lead after a 4-run third inning.  Brock Stassi (.273) had an RBI (22) single, David Lough (.306) a two-RBI (4) triple, and Emmanuel Burris (.250) an RBI (2) double.  Stassi had 3 hits.  Lough had 2 hits.

The ‘Pigs tacked on two more runs in the fourth to close out their scoring on Andrew Knapp’s RBI single and Darin Ruf’s RBI (26) double.

  • #1 Crawford (.198) went 3-3 with 2 doubles, a BB, and SB (3).
  • #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.42) – DNP
  • #3 Williams (.284) DNP.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.264) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (26).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.230) went 0-1 as a pinch hitter.
  • #26 Asher – DL, shin fracture.
  • #28 Ramos (0.44) -2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.

Reading (47-19) Beat Hartford, 5-4 in 10 innings.  Tyler Viza (3.00) had another good outing, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K.  All 3 runs he allowed came on a HR.  Miguel Nunez blew his second save in the bottom of the ninth and got the win (3-1, 2.29).  Hoby Milner got the last out for his second save.

The Phils rallied for 3 runs in the sixth to tie the game.  Harold Martinez (.272) broke the tie with a pinch hit, solo HR (4) in the seventh.  Jesse Valentin (.277) broke the last tie with a two-out HR (3) in the tenth.  Valentin and Dylan Cozens had 2 hits apiece.  Roman Quinn did not play.

  • #6 Alfaro (.308) went 1-4 with 3 K.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DNP.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (6-4, 3.67) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.282) went 0-3 with a BB and RBI (53).
  • #22 Cozens (.293) went 2-4 with an RBI (54).
  • #28 Brown (.230) started in CF and went 0-4.

Clearwater (37-27) Lost to Bradenton, 9-7.  Shane Watson (1-3, 8.66) got clipped for 6 runs (5 ER) on 11 hits and 2 BB in 3.0 IP.  Matt Imhof (4.04) pitched 3.0 shutout innings and walked none.  The Threshers were down 7-0 after the top of the fourth, but rallied for 4 runs in the ninth to make the score look close.

Carlos Tocci and Zach Green (.283) had 3 hits each.  Andrew Pullin (.269) and Samuel Hiciano (.182) had 2 hits each.  Green had 3 RBI (33) and a HR (7).  Pullin also hit a HR (4). Kyle Martin was not in the line up.

  • #11 Kingery (.263) went 0-5 with an RBI (16) and SB (16).
  • #12 Canelo (.231) went 1-4 with a BB.
  • #14 Tocci (.254) went 3-4 with a BB.  He got an error (2) and OA on the same play.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST.
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.

Lakewood (26-39) Lost to Hagerstown, 6-5.  Franklyn Kilome gave up 3 runs in 4.0 innings and the bullpen gave up 3 additional runs.  Grenny Cumana, Jiandido Tromp, and Damek Tomscha had 2 hits each.  Tomscha also had 2 RBI.  Cumana hit a solo HR (1) to lead off the ninth that pulled the BlueClaws within one run.  Jan Hernandez committed 3 errors and Cumana committed one.  None of the errors figured in the scoring.

  • #8 Kilome – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 81 pitches/49 strikes.
  • #24 Pujols (.231) went 0-4.
  • #29 Grullon (.234) went 1-4 with a BB and RBI (16).

DSL Phillies  (2-8) Lost to the DSL Dodgers2, 3-2.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.351) went 2-5
  • Keudy Bocio (.156) went 0-2 with 2 BB, a HBP, and SB (3).
  • Jonathan Guzman (.282) went 1-2 with 3 BB
  • Jean Carlos Valdez – DNP.
  • Jesus De Los Santos – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.

DSL Phillies2  (4-6)  Beat the DSL Rays2, 7-1.

  • Luis Ramirez – DNP.
  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.167) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

With at least 24 players still in extended spring training, 24-30 newly signed draft picks joining the organization, a few undrafted free agents being signed, and only about 30-35 spots available on the Williamsport and GCL rosters , now is not the time for some players to have continued bad outings.  Actually, some decisions are probably already made and the org is just waiting for the new guys to sign and report. Some familiar names are sure to be released in the coming days/weeks.

  • 6/15 – Jesus Alastre assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood.
  • 6/15 – Luis Encarnacion assigned to Williamsport  from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Felix Paulino assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Kenny Koplove assigned to Williamsport  from XST.
  • 6/15 – Horace Stubblefield assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Carlos Indriago assigned to Williamsport  from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Lucas Williams assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Arquimedes Gamboa assigned to Williamsport  from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Ranger Suarez assigned to Williamsport  from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Juan Luis assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – LHP Scott Harris assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood.
  • 6/15 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Williamsport.
  • 6/15 – Geury Ortiz assigned to Williamsport  from DSL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Bailey Falter assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Enmanuel Garcia assigned to Williamsport from DSL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – LF Samuel Hiciano assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater.
  • 6/15 – Adonis Medina assigned to Williamsport  from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Jose Nin assigned to Williamsport from DSL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – Jose Antequera assigned to Williamsport from XST.
  • 6/15 – Rodolfo Duran assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/15 – OF Jake Sweaney assigned to Williamsport .
  • 6/15 – Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/14 – Mark Laird assigned to XST from Williamsport.
  • 6/14 – Scott Harris assigned to XST from Williamsport.
  • 6/14 – Ismael Cabrera assigned to XST from Williamsport.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.

76 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/15/2016

  1. This is a scouting/recruiting video for 2nd Round pick Kevin Gowdy . . . Take a look at the very end of the video . . Runner on 3 with 1 out, Gowdys school up 1-0 . . . . Took me a min to realize what happen . . .

    1. I cant see that good. But it looks like this kid has movement on his fastball. Nice breaking ball. slider I believe.

    2. Two things jumped out to me:
      1. He moved inside and outside effectively. Rarely left it in middle.
      2. His motion reminds me of Andy Ashby.

          1. What’s funny is the kid with his hands apart actually makes contact. But wait did no one see the end? Haha. I’ve never seen what happened happen before.

            1. you mean the batter not running after the comebacker? Yes, got caught up in the moment apparently…

    3. I couldn’t help but notice the lefty batter at 1:00-1:24 with the unorthodox grip on the bat – hands one to three inches separated.

  2. Leonel Aponte on DSL2 is listed at 16 y/o, 6’4″ 144 lbs. Wha? Do they use him to get the football out of the sewer? But he’s effective. In 2 outings, spanning 10 1/3 innings, he’s given up 5 hits, 1 ER, 5Ks and 3 BBs. Guys are hitting just .151 off him.

    It was a little quiet around here after Crawford’s callup. A few optimistic folks saying, “Don’t worry. Everything is alright.” I wasn’t worried but I knew the chances of seeing him in Philly this year were dropping faster than the chances of a Fed Rate hike in June. He very quietly has hit .429 (6 for his last 14 ABs) in his last 4 games with 1 K and 3 BBs. Hope he’s comfortable now. His AAA BA is almost at .200 and his OBP is over .300. Short season rules apply all the way ’round.

    1. I was one of those singing Don’t Worry Be Happy on Crawford!
      Good for Viza fighting his way in with 2 consecutive quality stars.

      After missing a day in the headline, Cozens is back in it with 2 hits.
      Bad night for pitching in Clearwater. I’m wondering what’s going on with Shane Watson. I thought he was going to make a 4-6 outing stop in Clearwater before being promoted to Reading. I guess it’s going to take longer.
      Kilome did not deliver as Leftwich an Arauz for Lakewood last night.

      1. I think Watson is who he is. I guess that was a dumb statement but I’m saying he’s still learning to pitch with what God gave him. He’s 22 through the middle of August. He’s in A+. He’s had shoulder problems, in fact, he missed the 2014 season and the first few months of 2015 because of it. Since 2013, he’s only pitched 105 innings. I’d like to see him go through 2016 without recurrence of that shoulder problem and if he gets a few decent outings, I’d be thrilled. He’s coming up on a year that he’s been back pitching and not a sign of the problem recurring. He’s way behind the Thompson’s, Eflins’s and Lively’s but he’s moving forward.

        1. Besides the shoulder woes, if that wasn’t enough, Shane Watson also battled diabetes and a substance suspension….so he has had many hurdles in his young life.

        2. Is Watson going to be rule 5 eligible after the season? If he is, I think he’s worth protecting. I would put him on the 40 man roster after this season.

          1. Do you think a MLB team will select him with his medical issues to date and not pitching above A ball?
            The track record of pitchers not yet reaching AA level and being selected in the Rule 5 is dismal…Johan Santana and Soria are the only two successes that I am aware of….and their first years were really bad in the MLB. Pads are trying it with Luis Perdomo this year, and will see how that goes..
            I think they will let him go unprotected as they did with Tommy Joseph last year.

  3. I’d love to see a cumulation of pitchers stats when Grullon is catching versus Bossart. They always seem to bomb with Grullon and I don’t know why.

  4. I would really like to see Hoskins, Alfaro, and Cozens join JP, Williams and Knapp at AAA before any big league call ups, just to see that lineup together as a precursor to what might be the future core.

    1. Preferably by Sunday! I am going to my first Iron Pigs game.I am torn a little though because it would be neat to see what kind of numbers they could end up with at Reading with a full season.

  5. Tocci’s bat needs more than to simply wake up. It needs a 44 oz shot of espresso, a gram of cocaine, and a shot of epinephrine. His clock is running out with the Phillies quickly. We are taking about 5 years in the system so far, and only one good half season (in his third crack at Lakewood). I have never been a Tocci fan and I think we’re almost to the point where even his supporters are going to have a hard time explaining what his upside his.

    1. For Tocci, also 2nd year at CLW. Pujols is another OFer in the system that needs to step it up. Each are at opposite ends of the hit tool.

            1. My dad told me about newspapers. They were on paper and written each day. People would actually. and this is hard to believe. Sit down with there coffee and read the news. Then they used the paper to pick up dog poop. Or stuff a whiffle ball bat. Or put down this ancient thing the newspaper to cover the floor when you painted or change your oil. They must have been neat.

  6. R & R, you guys remind me of the 2 old Muppet coots sitting in the balcony cracking one liners. And you have kar-AZ-ma!!

    1. Ive said this before but I dont Quinn will ever be a mainstay for Phils…im rooting for him but i would use him in a trade because Odubel is our CF for next 10 years

            1. Some on here, in the past, have suggested Odubel can play 2nd…I don’t think the Phillies are addressing that option, at least right now.

      1. Don’t know about El Torito for ten years but I do have doubts about Quinn’s durability or lack thereof. Mickey Mo should display whoever is there. Herrera in my opinion is better suited for LF anyway. He’s a little too much of an adventure in CF.

      1. Crap. Oblique injuries can be tricky and often take a long time to fully heal. The Phillies understandably will be very cautious with Quinn’s recovery. I can see Quinn missing 6 to 8 weeks with this injury.

    2. I don’t see Roman Quinn as a prospect. Unfortunately, his 80 for running is great if he could physically be capable of maintaining it. Quinn has some severe imbalances. He’s like a 2000 hp engine in a pinto body. I would definitely find a trade.

      1. Well not to your approval but he is a prospect. Whether he in a pinto body or not he still is a good player.

    3. I don’t see Roman Quinn as a prospect. Unfortunately, his 80 for running is great if he could physically be capable of maintaining it. Quinn has some severe imbalances. He’s like a 2000 hp engine in a pinto body. I would definitely find a trade.

      1. Poor guy….just seems like so many soft-tissue injuries.
        Last guy with some injury almost every year was Kelly Dugan

  7. It’s about Neris takes a break, regroups, and have Ramos brought up to bring a fresh arm to a tired bullpen.

    1. Just curious…..meaning it won’t happen nor am I eager to trade him, but….which of their starters would they give us for Franco? (I know they acquired Kelly Johnson from Atlanta again.)

      1. Correct, Romus

        This is from the Official MiLB Schedule Page filtered for Philadelphia’s org teams.

        Friday, June 24, 2016
        Open Calendar |
        Upcoming Games:
        LG Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Home Probable MiLB.TV Tickets
        DSL DSL Phillies DSL Astros Blue 10:30 am
        DSL DSL Rangers2 DSL Phillies2 10:30 am
        GCL GCL Phillies GCL Yankees West 12:00 pm
        FSL Clearwater Brevard County 6:35 pm
        EAS Reading Portland 7:00 pm Watch
        SAL Lakewood Greenville 7:05 pm Watch
        INT Lehigh Valley Durham 7:05 pm Watch
        NYP Mahoning Valley Williamsport 7:05 pm

  8. Valentin putting up some decent numbers lately. He’s not the future 2b-man but I’d rather see him then Tocci’s cousin, Cesar Hernandez. Reading 11 straight!!

    1. I understand he is a 265 lifetime minor league hitter. With a 350 obp. stikeouts at 17 percent. and is 22. He doesn’t have the numbers.

  9. Good for you, Murray. Most may not have noticed but he has been excellent in lefty relief this season. It seems the Phils’ coaches have been working with him…He was a kind of throw in for Bastardo. His record in our system had shown a guy who familiarity with the strike zone was poor. Yet, they saw something in him that only now has been revealed…with lotsa work from him and the Phils people. He is in Reading doing very weell and should soon be pushed up to AAA LV. He might fill a role on the big club as a very much needed addition to the pen by Sept if he keeps this up. An unexpected potential gem for next to nothing.

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