Box Score Recap – 6/22/2016

Lehigh Valley (42-31) Beat Norfolk, 2-1.  Ben Lively allowed a first inning run on a solo home run then held the Tides to 2 more hits and a walk in 7.0 innings.  Colton Murray (1-1, 5.56) got the win.  Edward Mujica (4.06) got his 17th save.  J.P. Crawford and Emmanuel Burriss had 2 hits apiece.  Crawford drove in the go ahead run with a single to right in the ninth.  

  • #1 Crawford (.210) went 2-4 with a BB, RBI (7), and SB (4).
  • #2 Thompson (6-5, 3.09) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.289) went 1-5 with 3 K.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.266) went 1-5.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.238) DNP.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – DNP.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 101 pitches/66 strikes.

Reading (50-22) Beat Akron, 4-1. Vince Velasquez pitched 5.0 innings in a rehab start.  He allowed 2 hits including a solo home run.  He walked one and struck out three.  He threw 76 pitches, 51 strikes.  Mark Leiter (3.50) entered with the Phils already ahead 4-1.  He continued the Phils’ mastery over the RubberDucks, holding them hitless over the final four innings.  He walked three and struck out two while earning his first save.

  • #6 Alfaro (.298) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.  I saw him at the Complex today.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.274) went 1-3 a HR (18), BB, and 2 RBI (55).
  • #22 Cozens (.277) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #27 Brown (.237) DNP.

Clearwater (39-29) Beat Lakeland, 11-4 in the final game of the first half.  The Threshers finished in second place.  John Richy (2-2, 4.86) gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings.  He struck out four.  Dalier Hinojosa (4.50) made his second rehab appearance and gave up a on 2 hits and a walk, and struck out 3 in 1.0 inning.

The Threshers offense sizzled again.  They scored 11 runs on 14 hits.  Carlos Tocci and Derek Campbell (.319) had 3 hits each.  Andrew Pullin (.293) and Zach Green (.281) had 2 hits apiece.  Drew Stankiewicz (1 hit and 3 BB, .235) and Herlis Rodriguez (2 hits and an RBI, .200) came off the DL and made contributions.  Green had 4 RBI (38).  Campbell scored 4 runs.  Green (2) and Campbell (8) hit home runs.

  • #11 Kingery (.262) went 1-5 with an RBI (20).
  • #12 Canelo (.235) went 0-4 with an RBI (27).
  • #14 Tocci (.271) went 3-5 with 2 doubles, a BB and 2 RBI (24).
  • #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.

Lakewood (29-40) All Star Game.  Jose Pujols went 0-2 with a K.  Josh Tobias went 1-2. Luke Leftwich pitched an inning and gave up 1 hit and struck out one.

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

Williamsport (2-4) Beat Mahoning Valley, 1-0 in 13 innings.  Four Crosscutters’ pitchers held the Scrappers to 3 hits and 3 walks – Adonis Medina (2 H, 3 BB, 2 HBP), Will Hibbs (4 K in 2.1 IP), Jeff Singer (1 H and 2 K in 2.0 IP), and Geury Ortiz (6 batters in 2.0 IP).  Ortiz got the win.  Jose Antequera and Tyler Kent had 2 hits each.  Every other starter had a hit except Luke Williams.  Luke Maglich drove in the game-winning run.

  • #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 90 pitches/53 strikes.

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

  • #? Mickey Moniak
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz

DSL Phillies (6-10) Lost to the DSL Marlins, 6-3.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.390) went 0-4.
  • Keudy Bocio (.196) went 1-2 with a BB.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.344) went 2-4 with aa RBI.

DSL Phillies2 (6-10) Beat the DSL Astros Orange, 3-1.

  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.265) went 0-3.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 6/22 – Phillies signed RHP Kevin Gowdy.
  • 6/22 – Phillies signed LHP JoJo Romero.
  • 6/22 – Phillies signed SS Cole Stobbe.
  • 6/22 – Phillies signed OF Josh Stephen.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.
  • 6/22 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Reading.
  • 6/22 – Anthony Vasquez assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
  • 6/22 – Clearwater activated 2B Drew Stankiewicz from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 6/22 – Clearwater activated CF Herlis Rodriguez from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 6/22 – Clearwater released LF Samuel Hiciano.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

77 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/22/2016

      1. Would it be too premature to move him up to Reading?
        Hard to believe he is still just in his age20 season.

        1. I think it would be a little bit early for that. But if he continues to make hard contact I think it’s possible towards the end of the year.

  1. Medina no runs yet nice to see Hibbs pitch a couple of ings . Hoskins hit another bomb Green really having a nice season . Samuel Hiciano released wow they are getting deeper . Morgan may go down but he had help Bourjos 2 bad OF play . Good luck too Gowdy , Stephen , Romero, Stobbe GCL should be loaded.

  2. Maybe Tim you wont believe me on velo. but here is Pete Mackanin talking about velocity Gonzalez.who had a 1.69 ERA in his first three relief appearances (51/3 innings), has added about 4 mph to his average fastball velocity since last season, when he failed as a starter in seven games. He could be a viable bullpen arm. “He still has pretty good movement on his fastball,” Pete Mackanin said. “That’s the whole ideal with velocity; you can get away with more mistakes.” . . . Romus can it be any clearer

    1. rocco…as clear as mud.:)
      SeGonzo can get his velo up for an inning or two as a reliever, but as a starter, whole new ballgame.

      1. As a starter imo you need to vary your velocity .and have good off-speed stuff. And my last point on velocity forever. I never meant to say and if I did. I was wrong. that some right handed pitcher will be good without velocity .But its harder/ ty

        1. That’s the way Alvarez is Drafting now get the pitchabilty first then add veto later . He doesn’t want the headache the Mets have now.

          1. Terry Collins must have had one doozy of a headache last year…lasted from April through November.

            1. With Matz, Wheeler , Thor now out with elbow tightness , Harvey Era At 4.77 that may have been 1 yr wonder.

    2. Exactly what I mean you a guy like Sev who had advanced pitchabity good off pitches but Velo. He put 20 lbs on to his fame and knows how to locate it and didn’t lose all the movement. The better teams have very good Fb hitters aka KC.

  3. Crawford back over .300 on OBP. I’m being glass half full at the moment. No panic and no grief. But he did have his 1st error in LHV. Damn, now I’m glass half empty.

    Lively has 93 IP so far. The most IP in his career was 2014 when he threw 151. He could easily be up near that. He’s still pitching well… very well.

    50 wins for Reading already. Pretty soon there will be movement of players. Maybe Alfaro, Hoskins, Cozens and Valentin will move up. Wins will be harder to come by but who cares. There are a few guys on CLW that deserve a promotion and we’ll get to see who is for real and who are the fakes. I would love to see Green and Pullin get the call.

    In the DSL, it’s tough right now to pick some guys to watch. Jim’s idea of showing the very young ones above, is a good one. There are two guys I look for everyday. Jonathon Guzman and Dixon Gutierrez. Guzman is 16 y/o and Gutierrez is 17. They are hitting well to start the season. Gutierrez is hitting .390/.431/.475. He’s a switch hitter who is hitting lefties and righties equally well. He also has 4 assists and 0 errors. as an OF’er who has played all OF positions. Guzman is hitting .344/.408/.406. The righthanded hitting SS only has 2 Errors. He’s crushing lefties but also hitting righties pretty well. This is so early in the season that stats don’t mean much but both guys should be watched because of age mostly.

  4. Morgan and Velasquez pitching same day? Can see VV rejoin big club in Morgan’s place. I would like to see Morgan (back in Lehigh) and Appel (when he returns) in the bullpen. Let’s see if different roles jump start their careers.

      1. Typical “Vinny” – 94 and 95 touching up to 97. He should be good to go. We need to be patient with him – his ceiling is incredibly high.

  5. Yes Morgan should be back at LHV soon. Lively looks good again, Medina looks great again, JP figuring it out, Hoskins really looking like a legit power bat, Tocci continues hitting, and we’re getting everybody signed. Lots of positives!

    1. I saw some of Morgan’s innings yesterday and I was thoroughly disgusted. His velocity is fine for a lefty but his control stinks. He’s in hitters counts (2-0, 3-1) because of it and then he grooves one. It’s been like this the whole season. Mackanin wasn’t pleased at all with yesterday’s performance. If VV is even remotely healthy, he should be up. Heck, I would be ok with Thompson coming up for his debut. Morgan needs to be in the minors getting his issues worked on there.

  6. Thin about the team that LHV would field (barring no more call ups to the big club which will obviously happen at some point) let’s say Quinn was healthy (he was playing himself into a bump to AAA), Alfaro, Cozens and Hoskins (Hell throw in Mora and Valentine too)
    1. Quinn CF
    2. Crawford SS
    3. Williams RF
    4. Cozens LF/DH
    5. Hoskins 1B/DH
    6. Knapp C/DH
    7. Alfaro C/DH
    8. Valentine 2B
    9. Mora 3B

    That is a 1-9 that can all be contributors at the next level (yes even Mora as a utility guy). I realize guys will get moved up before this can happen but wow look at that team. There’s a chance that team could have 7 top 100 guys and that’s just position players.

    1. add Franco at 3B and Doobie at CF, we might see this lineup in the big league in 2 years. I like the fact that the next core developed thru the system together.

      Doobie, if he continue his style of play will be a good (young) mentor to the next core of Phillies.

      Nola, Eickhoff and VV will anchor a young staff.

  7. Moniak’s drafting was a wake up call to Tocci’s questionable bat.
    Let’s see how long it last.

    Lively deserves a shot if Nola’s dead arm need some rest. Sorry Thompson.

  8. Medina should be sent up to cover leftwich eventual promotion. Arauz starts today for Lakewood and it will be aired via .
    Will try to watch it.
    Wondering where Moniak will start. GCL?
    Any timeline on Randolph’s return? It seems for ever. My heart is about to discount Appel already.

    1. I believe Joe Jordan said July 1st was the target for Randolph to return to game action

  9. Velazquez was hitting 97-98 on his fastball according to reports on twitter, nice…

    Cozens with 4 walks over last two games, although he also K’d twice last night

    1. Started the game at 92-95 and seemed a little out of wack to begin with, but I thought he settled in nicely. He was probably 95 most of the time, hitting 96-97 and in the 5th his last inning he topped out at 98. The leadoff hitter deposited the 92 offering in left field. All the times recorded above were off the stadium gun. After he got rolling he seemed like he was comfortable out there.

  10. Lively’s numbers are truly remarkable… 40 innings at LHV he has only given up 20 hits.
    His WHIP is off the charts…including also his Reading’s metrics.
    Phillies should seriously soon think about giving him a chance in Philly.

      1. yes I know…… I thought they hovered in the high 80s low 90s….very pedestrian.
        But then again not sure if he is throwing more 2Smrs than 4Smrs and pitching to contact.
        But you have to admit…..he deserves his shot with those metrics.
        Could be the same outcome as Tyler Cloyd for all we know.

  11. Has anyone gotten eyes on Moniak in Clearwater? Gowdy was signed for a bit more then I though, he got more then Wentz. I guess it doesn’t really matter if then can get a few more HS guys signed. Overall great job

    1. I wouldn’t call Moniak an overpay as he signed way below slot. Some said Gowdy was going to be a tough sign so that is one reason he slipped. I believe I read somewhere that Gowdy was one of those guys scouts fell in love with early so they think he just got lost in the shuffle, etc etc etc.

      1. Gowdy did not get lost in the shuffle. That doesn’t happen to top prospects. Gowdy lasted until #42 mostly because it was well known he would be a tough sign and demand a pretty big over-slot deal.

        1. Read this article, I’d say he got lost in the shuffle. “He slid a bit beyond projections and it’s likely a combination of other prospects making big jumps in stuff, while Gowdy made his usual steady improvement and a bit of what John Sickels’ likes to call prospect fatigue (the idea scouts get so exposed to a kid over years that he stops impressing them as much as newer prospects who may be less polished).”

          Probably didn’t use the correct terminology to get your approval 🙂

    2. C’mon Sam.

      Moniak – What makes you say the Phillies overpaid? He signed for almost $3M less than slot.

      Gowdy – We all knew he was an over-slot guy. I was a little surprised it took more than $3M to sign him, but it did. Glad to have him in the fold, even if it took $3.5M. He is advanced for his age and still has a lot of projection. What the #3 pick signed for is not terribly relevant in this case.

      Romero – This one surprised me, gotta admit. I guess the Phillies wanted to sign him badly and felt they could afford it.

      1. Cracks me up because the complaint during the draft was that the Phillies weren’t using the $$$ that came with the 1-1 pick to go after tough signs in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

        Now that they used that money they saved on the 1-1 pick to ink a tough sign at 2-1 the criticism is that they paid to much for a 2nd round pick.

        Maybe Gowdy made it to the Phillies at 2-1 because of the asking price?

      2. i agree with JoJo. I thought he is more of a slot of slightly below slot signing to save $$. Being on a younger side, the $$ spent might be worth it.

        Blake Quinn is another that I thought that can be signed for below slot – something around $80-$100k.

        Looks like the Phils will utilize the 5% overage to sign the at least one (or two) of Young, Davidson, Bins, Hillhouse, Baldelli or Morris.

        1. If they sign Davidson….then I will really be surprised.
          Clemson commit with a chance to be a first day pick in 2019

    3. Such a dumb comment. The only issue with overpaying a draftee is if it means we can’t sign someone else. But they signed everyone good. So who cares what the kid got. Good for Phils for doing what it took to get a great prospect.

  12. What are the chances Kyle Young or Trevor Hillhouse sign? Would the Phillies be able to use any of the savings to entice them to sign?

  13. Andrew Pullin reportedly going to Reading today…

    That doesn’t bode good for Quinn injury outlook

      1. He’s still 23 and the concerns are totally legitimate, but he’s got way too much ability to be an afterthought. But, yeah, you can’t count on him at this point. He’s just a question mark.

    1. Tromp and Bossart to Cwater. Congrats especially to Tromp who finally hit his way out of Lakewood

  14. Cesar Hernandez sitting 3rd straight game. Does he have any options left? DFA might mean waiver wire first.

    Looking forward to imminent movement within organization ranks. Let’s see some players challenged at next level and others bid adieu.

    1. Googled it, looks like he’s out of options. And yes, he would be subject to the waiver wire. He would likely get snatched up and lost.

      1. I don’t see a future for him here but he has some limited use to a team as bench player. He probably gets packaged with someone like Hellickson at the trade deadline. He’s not great, in fact, he’s not really even close to being good, but he has some value.

  15. The announcers said the other night that the pitching coaches changed Gonzalez’s arm slot and that along with stronger muscles are the reason for increase in speed.

  16. Thoughts on why Walding does not get moved up to make room for Green to get more playing time at 3B? $800K is alot of money to be just become an org filler. I say move him up and see what he’s got.

  17. Jim Callis ‏@jimcallisMLB · 39m39 minutes ago

    11th-rder Josh Stephen signs w/@Phillies for $600k ($500k vs pool). California HS OF, pure hitter, VG at NHSI in March. @MLBDraft

    1. Nice. I figured Stephen would need close to $1M to forego his USC commitment. Kind of balances out Gowdy, who signed for about a $500k more than I expected.

    1. Well Hoskins has done it…..tied with teammate Cozens for team lead and league lead in HRs.

  18. Shame on me. Cesar goes out (I saw bad info that was was sitting again today) and gets 4 hits. But hey a broken clock is right twice a day…..or is it a blind squirrel finds a nut?

    1. He was supposed to sit, Tommy Joseph was a last minute scratch due to illness and Blanco played first while Howard DHd, and Hernandez into 2b

  19. Reading won today on a wild-pitch walk off on an intentional walk….I thought that may be the only one I ever heard of …..but 7 years ago it happened before…who would have thought.

    1. One of the items being discussed to speed up the pace of play is to eliminate having to throw the 4 pitches to intentionally walk a batter. The manager would just tell the umpire that they want to walk the hitter and he would go to first.

      Obviously that would eliminate opportunities like this.

      1. Makes sense…though baseball is a traditionally bound sport it seems, so it could take awhile.

  20. Let’s hope Edubray Ramos gets the call to San Francisco when they announce Morgan has been sent back to Lehigh. When VV is recalled Monday in Arizona, maybe Elvis Araujo gets sent down?

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