Box Score Recap – 6/21/2016

Lehigh Valley (41-31) Beat Norfolk, 3-2.  Jake Thompson had another great start.  He gave up 2 runs in 8.0 innings.  Edubray Ramos (0.38) earned his third save.  Cedric Hunter (.312) went 3-3 with a double, walk, and RBI (27).  Darnell Sweeney drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning.  The IronPigs turned 5 double plays.  J.P Crawford was involved in all five and had 5 assists and 2 put outs just from the double plays.

  • #1 Crawford (.200) went 0-5.
  • #2 Thompson (6-5, 3.09) – 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 97 pitches, 64 strikes.
  • #3 Williams (.290) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) DNP.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.238) went 1-4 with an RBI (18).
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.

Reading (49-22) Lost to Akron, 5-2. Tyler Viza gave up 4 runs in the first 2.0 innings on two teo-run homers, but settled down to shut out the RubberDucks over the next 5.0 innings. In all he pitched 7.0 innings and gave  up the four runs on seven hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Joely Rodriguez (2.12) and Miguel Nunez (2.18) pitched one inning each and struck out 2 batters each.  Jorge Alfaro and KC Serna (.295) each had two hits.  Alfaro hit a 2-run homer, his seventh.

  • #6 Alfaro (.303) went 1-4 with a HR (7) and 2 RBI (37).
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.273) went 2-4.
  • #22 Cozens (.279) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #27 Brown (.237) went 0-4.

Clearwater (38-29) Beat Lakeland, 14-0.

Shane Watson (2-3, 6.46) pitched an excellent game.  He pitched 6.0 shutout innings.  He allowed 4 hits and 3 walks.  He threw 93 pitches/61 strikes.  He threw 15 of 25 First Pitch Strikes (60%), and ran 4 three-ball counts (the 3 walks and a pop up to short).  His FB sat 89-93 mph, t94 3 times and t95 once.  Victor Arano (3.16) struck out 4 in 2.0 innings.

Andrew Pullin (.287) and Zach Green (.278) had 3 hits apiece.  Malquin Canelo, Derek Campbell (.288), and Samuel Hiciano (.208) had 2 hits each.  Canelo had 3 RBI.  Scott Kingery, Pullin (18), and Hiciano (6) had 2 RBIs each.

  • #11 Kingery (.263) went 1-5 with a double (24) and 2 RBI (19).
  • #12 Canelo (.239) went 2-3 with 4 R, a triple, 3 RBI (26), and 2 BB.
  • #14 Tocci (.264) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (22).
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST. (pitched 4.0 innings in a practice game Tuesday)
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.

Watson’s pitch chart shows an interesting transformation during the game.

  • He induced 10 swings-and-misses, 6 in the first inning, none after the third.
  • He struck out 2 batters in each of the first 3 innings, none after the third.
  • He got 18 called strikes, 11 in the 2nd and 3rd innings, 2 in each inning after that.
  • he had 9 balls fouled off in the first 4 innings, 7 in the fifth.
  • His FB ranged from 88 to 95.
  • His 4 FB over 93 mph came in the 1st and 3rd innings, none after the third.
  • He threw 12 FB under 90 mph, 3 in the first 3 innings, 9 after the third.

Lakewood (29-40) All Star Game.  Jose Pujols started in the outfield.  Josh Tobias and Luke Leftwich were also on the team.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
  • #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.09)
  • #24 Pujols (.233)
  • #29 Grullon (.244)

Williamsport (1-4) Lost to Lowell, 6-4.  Bailey faltered in his first start.  Sorry about that. Falter lasted 2.0 innings.  He gave up 5 runs (3 ER) on 4 hits and 4 walks.  Carlos Indriago and Alex Kline kept the Spinners off the board while the Cutters closed to within 5-4 by the seventh inning.  Jose Nin allowed an insurance run in the eighth.  Darick Hall had 3 hits, a double, and his first home run.

  • #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (0-0) Season starts June 24th at Tampa.  I skipped today’s practice to watch the Moniak presser.  He’s flying down tonight.  Stalking begins tomorrow.

  • #? Mickey Moniak
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz

DSL Phillies (6-9) Beat the DSL Marlins, 5-4.  The Phillies held on to an early 5-0 lead.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.418) went 0-2 with a BB and RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio (.182) went 2-3 with an RBI (after being moved from leadoff to 8th).
  • Jonathan Guzman (.333) went 3-4 with a double.

DSL Phillies2 (5-10) Lost to the DSL Astros Orange, 7-4. Here’s an odd stst line.  Enmanuel Omana went 0-3 with a walk, was caught stealing, and scored 3 runs.

  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.290) went 3-5 a double and 2 RBI.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • It’s official.  Mickey Moniak has signed.  It has been reported that his signing bonus is $6.1M.  If accurate, then the Phillies have around $5.9M available to sign #2 Kevin Gowdy and to go over the $100K slot for picks 11-13.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.
  • 6/22 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Reading.
  • 6/21 – Yacksel Rios assigned to Clearwater from Lehigh Valley.
  • 6/21 – Reading released RHP Reinier Roibal
  • 6/21 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • 6/21 – RHP Tom Eshelman assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

48 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/21/2016

      1. Tired? he’s thrown about 90 innings (I believe it may be a little less). He would have been up to this amount of innings in college at this point so he’s thrown this much before (he’s thrown more in the past few years then he has this year). I get he’s pitching more then once a week but still . . . I wouldn’t use being tired as a reason for his struggles. Why he’s been struggling I dunno but he’s been struggling with his command . . .and Nola (A lot like Cliff Lee) needs his command to be effective, if not he’s going to get hit around.

            1. rocco…Bob McClure may tinker and tweak with his mechanics. He has to live on those low corners so maybe that could help with his location.

        1. Absolutely he could be tired. You can’t compare college innings to professional. First off they start playing 2 months earlier. Second they pitch every 7th day. Of course he could be tired. Are you kidding me?

      1. Romus I know he is struggling. But to make a excuse of dead arm is really ri·dic·u·lous. Look he is a young kid ,and could turn it around. I really believe he has to either use his change more or develop another pitch. Guru when you don’t have good velo. command is everything, you have to be perfect. low velo leaves no room for mistakes

        1. Now so does power pitchers you leave 96 mph Fb over the plate it could go Very far . Now take the Mets power arms , Wheeler has elbow discomfort so there pushing his return back . Matz left his last start with elbow tightness , Harvey a mess his Era was 4.77 . DeGroome is good but started the yr with a dead arm. News flash Thor left his game today with Elbow tightness. Power arms can somethings lead to a power mess.

          1. That is the point tim. But you wont ever get it. I Am wasting my time. Its a lot harder to hit a 96 mph mistake then a 90 but you will never understand. its not just about velo. so I wont try to explain baseball to you. A pitcher like a hitter has to have decent velo. like a hitter needs bat speed but its only one part of the puzzle. but as I said wasting my time.

            1. What about power pitchers with high Era’s and injuries aka TJ surgeries. Plus bat speed 1 in my factors , Beltran at 39 , A ROD 41 , Ultey 37 all hit 97 mph fb this yr for Hr’s . They new what we coming ,most MLB playoff teams have hitters that handle high velo very well. When it is proven that high Velo equals World Series Dynasties I’ll buy in . The league hitters will make adjustments having 1 high Velo pitcher In the rotation is enough he doesn’t have to be the ace.Would you want the Mets Rotation now ? Thor, Matz , Wheeler may all be out, Harvey getting bomb,then you have to pay for them all .

  1. The CLW game must have been unwatchable, except for the Threshers winning 14 – 0. CLW had 15 hits and received 10 free passes. Did Lakeland use some slow pitch softball players?

    Pullin has hit in 15 straight games and 17 of his last 18 games. In the 15 games, he’s hit .387 with 6 dbls, 2 trpls and a HR plus a .415 OBP. He has 3 BBs and 7 Ks over that stretch. His walk away from baseball early in the season may have done him some good.

    Valentin has a .901 OPS in June. He’s hit in 9 straight and 12 of his last 13. I think he’s deserving of a promotion. If the Phils let Hernandez or Galvis go, someone will get called up and Valentin will go to AAA. It’s time to see what he can do at AAA. We might get to see the next Philly double play combo in AAA for a while.

    Gamboa is 0 – 14 to start the Wmprt season. The 18 y/o hit only .189 last year in the GCL so the bat is likely very far behind his slick fielding ability. I still love the first name — Arquimedes.

    1. Agree on Valentin. There is no reason to keep Burris around. He should be gone and Valentin should take over at AAA.. I’d keep Kingery in Clearwater and, because of his age, double jump Tobias to Reading, He;s a year and a half older than Kingery. Challenge him and see what he’s got.

      1. Couldn’t agree more. Let’s hope the FO is thinking the same thing and this happens soon.

  2. No. He might need to skip a start like they’ve done in minors with Thompson and Eflin. His arm might be dead right now.

  3. Congrats to Eshelman and Romero on promotions. They were earned. I’m sure more will come, like Leftwich and maybe three 2B and maybe Pullin and Tromp.
    Gamboa looks overmatched and might need to drop back to GCL.

  4. Great report on Watson. Excellent observations!!
    Nola should rest a week or two.
    Velazquez starting for readings tonight
    Leftwich should take Eshelman spot.

  5. This is a video of Arauz.
    Seem to have some pitchability. Next have if the season wil tell if he is a lottery ticket in the Giles trade of if there is something more.

    1. Louis….you mentioned his velo is ’88-92 with movement, tops out @ 93′..he is 21-years old so maybe with a little more strength he could add a few ticks. Otherwise he would be a good candidate for back-of-the-rotation.
      Sev Gonzalez was up to 94 last night and looks more poised and bigger than 2015.
      But relievers can air it out for an inning or two, so his higher than the past velo is skewed a bit

  6. I have a hard time getting worked up with our minor league pitching because of the low k numbers. Don’t seem to have a strike out pitcher in the farm.

    1. I’m not sure what you think is a good K/9 for a starter and or a reliever, but my personal opinion is a K/9 of 7.5-8.0 for a starter and 9.0-10.0 for a reliever is a good benchmark that they can strike people out when needed. While strikeouts are great and the bigger the numbers people love them more, if you gave me 5 pitchers who averaged 7.5-8.0 K/9 and 2.0-2.5 BB/9 that were groundball heavy pitchers(55% or better) I would be happy

      Starters
      Nick Pivetta 8.1K/9
      Ben Lively 7.5K/9
      Luke Leftwich 11.7K/9
      Tyler Viza 8.7K/9
      Tom Eshelman 9.7K/9
      Franklyn Kilome 8.2K/9
      Harold Arauz 7.8K/9
      Drew Anderson 9.8K/9

      These are just some of the guys to be excited about for you.

      1. Leftwich and Eshelman have been two huge and pleasant surprises this year. Like to see these college arms move fast. Great to see Eshelman promoted.

      2. good but not great. Nothing that screams top of the rotation which is more or less what I was getting at. Haven’t seen those occasional 10K+ boxscores.

        1. You also don’t know what the pitchers are working on. Its possible they are being asked to throw their strike out pitches less to work on less refined pitches.

  7. If and when Cozens gets bumped up to LHV…like to see Pullin take his spot in Reading.
    Valentin is forcing himself back into the prospect picture, last time, on the Reader’s Poll in pre-season 2015 (24), was after the trade

      1. 8mark…..do you remember back this time in 2012 on this site? The same expectations that posters have now for 11th round pick Josh Stephen, are comparable to the Phillies 2012 5th round OFer pick from Washington…..a beautiful effortless swing that can drive the ball. The results just never consistently materialized. But he has shown the power stroke in the past.

    1. Romus I never saw Pullin play. Love to have someone who has seen him, tell us what they think of him and Valentin.

      1. JP….has seen a lot of Pullin. He may not be the greatest defender in the field and sometimes his bat goes dormant, but when he streaks, he rakes.

  8. On Ourlads.com for Eagles depth charts they include how the player was acquired in parentheses next to the players name. For drafted players they have the year drafted / the round. For the organizational rosters it would be really helpful and interesting to see that. The initial set up would be a lot of work. So, I understand if that’s a lot to ask right now. Thank you for your excellent work!

  9. SPECIAL REQUEST When Nick Williams is called up, put him in CF and PLEASE move Herrera to LF. PLEASE!!!

      1. 8,

        Odubel looks like a serious learner. He certainly made a dramatic improvement in his approach at the plate. I wouldn’t be surprised if he next improves other aspects of his game.

  10. Here in Minneapolis from Connecticut visiting family/friends. Went to the game last night. It was really ugly. Nola gave up a lot of hard hit balls but the defense didn’t help him in the least. The Phillies power display was totally overshadowed by the Twins raking all night. When the Phillies got close late in the game, Hernandez gave it all back just like that. The only pitcher who looked half way decent was Gonzalez. Going again tonight. Will just hope for the best but, believe me, it’s sad to watch.

    1. well at least enjoy Miller’s Korean fried chicken sandwich, I heard a labor-intensive wonder on a bun and a Target Field don’t-miss food experience.

    1. I’m glad he signed, but that seems a bit rich, Joey wentz only got 3mm. Wouldn’t mind having that extra 500k to use elsewhere. I am nit picking for sure though. Lets get him suited up!!!

  11. Bozzart called up to Clearwater!!!!!
    I see Clearwater pitching doing do. This kid is a chooch in the making in terms of calling games.

  12. Nola, to me, just has some things to work on. He’ll be alright. Rather new to this site, however, I’m starting to see the same negativity that drove me away from another site. Good debate is a great thing but some people are so down and negative about the team I just wonder why they bother as a fan!

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