Box Score Recap – 6/18/2016

Lehigh Valley (39-30) Split a double header with Buffalo, losing 3-1 and winning 10-4.

Game One: Lost 3-1.  Reinier Roibal (0-2, 6.65) gave up 2 runs in 3.2 innings.  Frank Herrmann faced 5 batters in 1.1 IP, struck out 3, and gave up a solo HR.  Taylor Featherston drove in the only run.  Nick Williams and David Lough had 2 hits each.  Cedric Hunter wore the golden sombrero with an 0-4 with 4 K of the IronPigs’ strike outs.

  • #1 Crawford (.190) went 1-5.
  • #3 Williams (.291) went 2-4 with a triple.

Game Two: Won 10-4.  James Russell (2-2, 4.25) gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings.  Edubray Ramos (0.40) pitched the final 2.0 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out one.  Every starter got a hit.  Darin Ruf (.305) went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI (29).  Perkins (.313), Williams, Knapp, Burriss (.267), and Alonso (.295) had 2 hits each.

  • #1 Crawford (.189) DNP.
  • #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.18) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.295) went 2-4 with a double,BB, and RBI (32).
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.271) went 2-5 with a double and RBI (28).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.227) went 1-4 with a BB.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.40) – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER. 0 BB, 1 K.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.

Reading (49-20) Lost to Harrisburg, 2-0.  Will Morris (0-1, 5.19) allowed one run in 5.0 innings.  He gave up 6 hits and walked one.  He struck out five.  Matt Hockenberry pitched a scoreless ninth in his AA debut.  The Phils managed three total hits.  Jesse Valentin (.288) had two of them.

  • #6 Alfaro (.294) went 0-4.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.274) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #22 Cozens (.285) went 0-4.
  • #27 Brown (.231) DNP.

Clearwater (37-28) All Star week end.  They resume play Monday against Lakeland.

FWIW, the FSL North won the All Star Game.  Tom Eshelman started.  He and Elniery Garcia each pitched 1.0 inning and each recorded a BB and a K.  Alexis Rivero faced one batter and recorded an out.  Garcia and Rivero were credited with Holds.  Scott Kingery entered as a pinch hitter and went 0-3.  Mitch Walding started and went 0-2.  Chace Numata started and went 1-2 and threw out a base runner on a steal attempt (Eshelman’s leadoff walk in the first).  Carlos Tocci went 2-4.  Cord Sandberg went 1-4 with a double.  Zach Green didn’t see action.

  • #11 Kingery (.263)
  • #12 Canelo (.228)
  • #14 Tocci (.255)
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54)
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST.
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97)

Lakewood (28-40) Beat Kannapolis, 9-1.  The BlueClaws went to the bullpen early.  Luke Leftwich (7-3, 2.00) was relieved with a 9-0 lead.  He had thrown only 70 pitches.  Maybe he had to pack for Clearwater?  Leftwich allowed 2 hits and a walk while striking out eight. Zach Coppola (.370) went 3-5.  Jose Pujols hit a grand slam.  Josh Tobias (.282) had 2 RBI (39).

  • #5 Randolph – DL, oblique.
  • #8 Kilome – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.232) went 1-4 with a HR (12), 4 RBI (39), and 1 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.244) went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI (18).

Williamsport (1-0) Lost to State College, 6-3.  Ranger Suarez (3.18) was lifted with the game tied after going 5.2 innings.  He gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 7 hits, 2 BB, and 3 K.  Geury loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth.  Jose Nin allowed all three inherited runners to score on 2 wild pitches and a sacrifice fly.  Enmanuel Garcia and Jake Sweaney had 2 hits each.  Luke Williams (.500) went 1-4.

  • #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (0-0) Season starts June 24th at Tampa.

  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz

DSL Phillies (4-9) Beat the DSL Rays1, 5-3.  Jean Carlos Valdez (3.45) gave up 2 ER in 5.0 innings.  He walked 6 and struck out three.  Henry Santana went 1-4 with his first HR.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.408) went 3-4 with a triple.
  • Keudy Bocio (.158) entered the game as defensive substitution in the ninth inning.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.294) went 1-4 with an RBI.

DSL Phillies2 (5-8)  Lost to the DSL Mets2, 5-2.  Oscar Marcelino (0-3, 6.10) gave up 1 ER in 4.0 IP.  He struck out 4 and walked one.  Enmanuel Omana went 2-3 with a double and BB.

  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP
  • Carlos Oropeza (.200) DNP.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 6/19 – Reinier Roibal assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 6/18 – Reinier Roibal assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
  • 6/17 – Phillies signed free agent IF Evan Rogers to a minor league contract.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Kale Fultz to a minor league contract.
  • I saw a tweet that Tyler Hallead is heading to Low A.  I’m sure there will be more announcements coming.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

The Phillies finally went public with the following draft signings –

  • 6/16 – Phillies signed C Henri Lartigue.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed RHP Julian Garcia.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed C Brett Barbier.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed RHP Justin Miller.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed OF David Martinelli.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed RHP Blake Quinn.
  • 6/16 – Phillies signed RHP Grant Dyer.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed OF Tyler Kent.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed OF Luke Maglich.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed RHP Tyler Hallead.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed 3B Danny Zardon.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed RHP Jordan Kurokawa.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed 1B Caleb Eldridge.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed LHP Alexander Kline.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed RHP Jake Kelzer.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed RHP Tyler Frohwirth.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed 1B Darick Hall.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed RHP Will Hibbs.
  • 6/15 – Phillies signed C Daniel Garner.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.

All of the above players are in Clearwater at the Complex as of June 17th.

26 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/18/2016

  1. It’s time for Leftwich to move up. He’s not getting tested at LKW. In his last 3 games, he’s given up ZERO runs in 20 IP. He’s K’ed 27 and BB’ed 1. That’s the definition of promotion(al) value.

  2. I saw Enmanuel Garcia’s name in Jim’s write-up and wondered about him. I see he’s a 21 y/o, listed on the roster as a first baseman and he played 3 years in the DSL. His 3 years in the DSL showed only slight improvement each year. He topped out at .267/.339/.365 with a .704 OPS. Nothing special there but the Phils brought him stateside. He’s listed at 6′ 180 and he stole 24 bases to only 8 CS. He had 5 assists and no errors in 49 games in CF last year. Okay, he appears to be a fast and efficient OF’er but why list him as a 1B? I have no answers for you. He might be this year’s Henry Santana. Henry started state-side last year and once the new draftees starting showing up, he was shipped back to the DSL. Or he might be a guy they like who needs better instruction in the US, so he’s here for the duration. Again, more questions than answers but if it’s the former we’ll know pretty soon.

  3. Nick Williams with 4 more hits and is up to 295. He’s definitely getting closer to a call up by late July. It’s funny how Reading’s offense suddenly cooled off. Only Valentin is still hot. Leftwich has certainly earned a promotion. I was happy to see Sweaney get two hits in his first game. Hard to believe but he’s still only 19.

    1. Like to see Valentin promoted to LHV.
      Darnell S. can be the utility guy.
      Williams with some good wood last night……he really is so much more comfortable at the plate than in the beginning of the season. And I think 2 or 3 hits were off the lefty Bison pitcher Diamond.

      1. If Valentine is promoted to AAA, watch for Kingery to AA, Tobias to A+. They all are doing well this year. We could see a lot of movement in next few weeks with draft picks signing and Williamsport season started.

      2. They put Sweeny at 3B the last few games. Had Featherston at 2B. The other day they had Valentin at SS.

      1. It is time to let Cesar Hernandez go via trade or release. This will allow Featherson, Valentine, Kingery and others to move up a level.

        1. philabalt….why waive him?
          Doesn’t he still have his third option?
          Not sure but think he may.
          Cardinals demoted guys like Wong and Grichuk to get their bats re-aligned, maybe Cesar back to LHV for some realignment.

    2. I worry about how Mackanin will use Williams once he gets the call. Kid should play everyday.

  4. Williams should be called us soooon.
    Leftwitch only pitched 5 because he will also be pitching in the all star game tuesday. He should be sent to Clearwater right after that. Next 2 in the escalator lane are Harold Arauz and Drew Anderson.

  5. Thinking about starting pitching between the big club and AAA. First, obviously make or break today for Eflin. If he is not somewhat effective, he will be sent back to LHV. If VV is ready after that, the rotation is set (for what it’s worth). If not, either Oberholtzer steps in, or Thompson or Lively is brought up. I think Thompson is ready, perhaps more ready than Eflin – but we will know more after today.

    1. Vermont….think Lively will be the next call-up, especially if his next two starts are quality, ilo Thompson.. he is older, 24, and I think they want to see what he can do up there.
      But Eflin could be sent down once VV does retrun…no matter how he does today.

  6. IMO, the 3 key players to build the next nucleus anchor the infield, outfield and home plate – Crawford, Williams and Alfaro.

    The pitching may take longer to filter through over next several years. I maintain that a free agent arm will be important to add stability within next 2 years, but Nola, Eickhoff and Thompson are my best bets to be rotation mainstays.

    1. Nola, Eickhoff, Thompson, Elfin, Lively, Pivetta, Garcia (lhp), Eshelman, Leftwich, Arauz, Anderson, and Adonis is starting pitchers we have to live with 2017-2020. I’m Assuming VV will be out closers.
      Anyone left out?

  7. Happy Father’s day to all you dads! Thanks for contributing insight, information, and a little levity. It’s a blessing to have this site as a go to. And a special thanks to Jim Peyton for all the time and energy and love for the game in putting this together.

  8. Forgotten man Deivi Grullon has had a good June so far, after a terrible May. It’d be great if he could keep up his increased BB% and reign in the strikeouts a little. I know everyone is focused on Alfaro and Knapp, but you can’t have too many prospects at premium positions.

  9. Picked up Phil Klein on waivers from Rangers. Klein on 40 man and optioned to AAA (right handed reliever). Iron Pigs making many pitching changes, have 14 and need to move 2.

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