Box Score Recap – 6/27/2016

Lehigh Valley (45-33) Lost to Columbus, 5-3.  Ben Lively took the loss, allowing all 5 of the Clippers’ runs.  Emmanuel Burriss (.288) and Darin Ruf (.291) each had 2 hits.  The IronPigs only managed six.  Ruf hit his 9th HR and picked up his 33rd RBI.

  • #1 Crawford (.222) DNP.
  • #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.88) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.285) went 0-4.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.227) went 0-4.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – DNP.
  • #30 Lively (3-1, 3.11) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 95 pitches/64 strikes.

Reading (54-23) Beat Erie, 8-7 on Jake Fox’ walk off HR (13).  Mark Leiter (4.14) gave up 5 runs in 5.1 innings.  Jeremy Bleich (3.21) allowed 2 of 2 inherited runners to score and blew his third save.  Joely Rodriguez (5-0, 2.06) earned the win pitching the last 2.1 innings. Dylan Cozens, Harold Martinez (.250), and Gabriel Lino had 2 hits each.  Martinez went 2-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI (26).  Cozens hit his 20th HR, a grand slam.  Fox’ RBI was his 43rd.

  • #6 Alfaro (.303) DNP.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
  • #15 Eshelman (0-0, 1.80) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.43) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.279) went 0-2 with 3 BB and his first SB.
  • #22 Cozens (.273) went 2-5 with a double, HR (20), and 4 RBI (60).
  • #27 Brown (.238) went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.

Clearwater (43-30) Lost to Daytona, 5-4 in 10 innings.  The Threshers’ bullpen failed in the late innings, giving up four runs after the seventh inning.  The Threshers had been 37-0 this season when leading after eight innings.

Shane Watson (5.46) turned in a quality start going six innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Joe DeNato (2.78) gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings. Ulises Joaquin (0-1, 2.45) turned in an uncharacteristically poor performance.  First he allowed an inherited runner to score when he relieved DeNato in the eighth.  The he blew his first save on a one-out solo HR in the ninth.  He allowed 6 hits in his 2.2 innings.  And he didn’t strike out a batter.

Kyle Martin (.241) and Jiandido Tromp (.167) had 2 hits apiece.  Tromp had 2 doubles. Martin hit his 9th HR and had 3 RBI (43).  Carlos Tocci threw out a base runner at third base.

  • #11 Kingery (.278) went 1-5.
  • #12 Canelo (.239) went 0-4.
  • #14 Tocci (.286) went 1-5.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.

Lakewood (32-42) Beat Hagerstown, 6-5 with 5 runs in the last two innings.  Tyler Gilbert (4.14) gave up 4 runs (3 ER) in 6.0 innings.  Josh Tobias’ (.299) four hits led the BlueClaws 14-hit attack.  Wilson Garcia (.307), Deivi Grullon, Brendon Hayden (.269), and Carlos Duran (.246) had 2 hits each.  Damek Tomscha (.291) had 2 RBI (21) and hit his third HR.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
  • #8 Kilome (1-6, 5.12) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.237) DNP.
  • #29 Grullon (.250) went 2-4 with 2 doubles.

Williamsport (5-6) Beat Auburn, 5-0.  Adonis Medina tossed a no-hitter for eight innings.  He finally allowed a single with one out in the ninth.  He also issued his first walk to the previous batter.  The only base runners thru the first eight innings came on a fielding error and 2 hit batters.  Jeff Singer (0.00) came on to retire the final two batters.

The Crosscutters made the most of their 6 hits.  David Martinelli hit his first professional home run.  Gregori Rivero went 2-3 with a HR and 3 RBI.  Luke Maglich doubled and scored twice.  Enmanuel Garcia (.308) had 2 hits.

  • #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – 8.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 99 pitches/60 strikes.

GCL Phillies (2-0) Beat the GCL Tigers West, 9-6.  Mauricio Llovera struck out seven in 5.0, four-hit innings.  Yoervis Medina struck out 2 in his second rehab appearance.  Austin Davis struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.  Tyler Frowirth picked up his first save striking out one in 0.1 innings.  On the flip side, Geury Ortiz got spanked in the top of the ninth, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in 0.2 innings. One of his 2 outs was a strike out.  The Phillies had 14 total.

Jesus Alastre had 3 hits and an RBI.  Daniel Brito, Malvin Matos, Jhailyn Ortiz, and Raul Rivas had 2 hits apiece.  Brito had a triple and 2 RBI.  Matos and Ortiz had a double and an RBI.  Enger Jimenez had a double and 2 RBI.  Nerluis Martinez worked 3 walks in 3 appearances.

  • #? Mickey Moniak
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz went 2-4 with a double, BB, and RBI.

DSL Phillies (7-13) Beat the DSL Royals in 12 innings.  Jonathan Guzman double home the go-ahead run.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.362) went 2-5 with a BB and RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio (.241) went 2-5 with a triple and BB.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.305) went 2-5 with a double, BB, and RBI.

DSL Phillies2 (9-11) Beat the DSL Rays2, 4-1.  Yerwin Trejo and Luis Mendoza had 2 hits each.  Mendoza had 2 RBI.  The Phillies were successful on all 4 of their stolen base attempts.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.05) – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.268) went 1-2 with a BB and RBI.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 6/27 – Phillies sent RHP Dalier Hinojosa on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley.
  • 6/26 – Reading placed OF Andrew Pullin on the 7-Day DL. Strained left groin.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • Reported signing bonuses for Josh Stephen ($600K) and Justin Miller ($100K) have been added to the Tracker, as well as Cole Irvin’s $800K.  That leaves $315,160 available for over slot payments to the remaining unsigned draft picks (less any unreported over slot dollars already paid to prospects like Andrew Brown, et al).
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.

98 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/27/2016

  1. Cozens has been in a prolonged cool streak. Hoskins has been pretty hot over that stretch. Yesterday, Hoskins jumped ahead of Cozens in the lineup. Hoskins gets 3 BBs and Cozens snaps out of his funk with a 2 – 5 with a dbl and a HR. Cozens was the guy hitting ahead of Hoskins most of the year and had started to take some extra BBs, as pitchers would rather pitch to Hoskins. The fearsome foursome (Alfaro, Cozens, Hoskins and Fox) feed off each other and pick each other up.

    Tobias is coming back from a little slump. He’s hit in his last 7 games and 8 of his last 9. He’s hit .438 in the 7 game hit streak and .400 over his last 9. It looks like he’s built like a fireplug, short and stocky. Pete Rose was built like that. If he has the will to hit like Rose, the sky’s the limit. Of course, no one before or since has had the will to hit like Rose did.

    What can I say about Adonis Medina? Give him a couple more starts in Wmsprt and then cho-cho him to Lakewood. If you want, I’ll drive the 5 hours to pick him up and then drive him the other 4.5 hours to Lakewood.

    Leonel Aponte in the DSL2 is a 16 y/o, 6′ 4″ 144, pitcher who is excelling right now. In 4 starts he’s given up 1 or none runs in 3 of them. The 4th was a 6 run melt down. Pretty nice start for the youngster. Someone to keep an eye on. They might have to bring him state-side quicker than planned. Luis Ramirez, on the same team, has 3 saves in 3 opportunities and only given up 1 hit in 8.1 IP. He’s walked 4 and hit a batter but it’s his first year pitching professionally for the 18 y/o. Another guy to keep an eye on. Might be he’s older than most in the DSL but maybe there is something there. Adrian Acosta is a 20 y/o who has switched from being a catcher, in his first 3 seasons, to a pitcher. He’s pitched 14 innings and given up 7 hits and 1 ER. A possible feel good story there.

    1. The Aponte kid in DSL2 is 6’4″ and 144 lb? That can’t be accurate, can it? If so, the kid is an absolute twig. Yikes.

    2. When I watch reading games it’s Alfaro who has advanced swing. I am not crazy about Cozens swing.

      1. Yeah Cozens still has some holes in his swing that better pitchers will try to exploit. His lefty/righty splits are a little discouraging. I’m really excited about Alfaro, but his walk to K ratio is so bad and that needs some fixing.

  2. Anyone have velocity/repertoire info on Medina?

    Three arms I’m intrigued with right now are his, Elniery Garcia’s and Luke Leftwich’s.

    1. Glad you put Leftwich in the radar. He is one of my boys from Lakewood. Him and Arauz, who is a year younger, have nice relertoirs, and booth are in the process of develooinng the change up. Leftwich is a bit ahead of Arauz, but Arauz’s fb has more movent.

      Adonis Medina should be sent up to Lakewood to take up Leftwich spot. I am really concern about Tirado as starter. If anything he should be a reliever.
      Cozens seems to be sufering from the pitching around sysndrome. Yesterday he switch spots in the lineup, and boom, he starts hitting again.

    2. Medina has been mostly 91-94 T95-97 this year, he gets good life and plane on his fastball. His curveball and changeup flash future plus, and he is reportedly mixing in a slider this year as well.

      1. Its very early….but if you had to make an educated guess where 1-5 would you say his ceiling is in a big league rotation?

        1. I would be conservative since he’s so young but 2/3. As deep as the organization is in starting pitching, I can’t say I see the future #1 guy in the rotation. But Medina IS an eye opener.

  3. Lively was due for a bit of clunker.

    Too bad Giolito got promoted by the Nats- was hoping to see him battle that Reading lineup this weekend.

    The Moniak not playing thing is getting to be a bit strange at this point.

    1. Nothing strange…Joe Jordan has said that they will give the highschoolers time to get a feel for professional pitching before they put them in games. He could start as early as tomorrow.

  4. One of the impressive aspects of last night’s game for Medina was that he wasn’t going for strikeouts, but for contact. He started the ninth inning at 80 pitches. His ball must jump because the hitters couldn’t square him up.

  5. Cozens on pace for 30 dbl, 30 HR, 100 rbi, 20 SB

    Tobias needs to be promoted, regardless of kingerys status

    Great how the #3 hitter at reading keeps taking walks

    Medina WOW

        1. Agree. It’ll happen within next few weeks what with all the new assignments, promotions and demotions, int’l signings and potential trades. Sit tight….

        2. So then it’s not regardless of Kingery’s status? I agree that they will all probably move at the same time within the next month or so.

  6. Been a while since I have checked but what is the deal with C Randolph?? Beginning to think he has had a major injury that was not fully notified to the press and public.

    1. Agreed. They either hid a worse injury or are being excessively cautious. The guy has lost half a season.

      1. Maybe he’s just hurt and hasn’t made it back onto field yet? Without a major conspiracy?

        Last report I saw, Joe Jordan said it was his shoulder and he had a setback or two (I think) and he would be back around July 1

      2. Mitch Rupert
        ‏@Mitch_Rupert
        Joe Jordan here for the night … He said Cornelius Randolph has started to ramp up his work and is hoping to be in game by July 1

    2. Injury started in his shoulder but has been in his back, according to Joe Jordan he has had trouble getting loose and has had a couple of those setbacks, but they are taking it very cautiously with him because he is young and has time to make this up. Last update was mid July with the goal of getting him lots of ABs in Florida Instructional League.

  7. Chris King
    ‏@StatsKing
    The GCL #Phillies have added their 12th and 13th round picks to the roster with Justin Miller and Andrew Brown. Both RHP’s

  8. Luis Ramirez on DSL finally gave up a hit, but he still hasn’t allowed a run in 7 outings and 8.2 innings.

  9. Nick Williams was pulled again from the lineup for lack of hustle. I am seriously worried about him. This is maybe the third time this season. He has to learn play play the game the right way now and must learn not to keep making the same mistake.

    Good for the LHV manager. Players need discipline and to be accountable or they suffer the consequences.

    1. At some point that becomes counter-productive. We watched Jimmy Rollins have HOF career and not hustle at times.

      1. Jimmy Rollins got benched late in his Phillies career. Nick Williams isn’t in the majors yet nor accomplished a thing compared to Rollins (not excusing Rollins for his not hustling). Is it too much to ask a player to hustle and play the right way now or have problems in their career? Same with Odubel. I think he will never change. I don’t care if he’s in his second year or his twenty second year, as long as he’s wearing a uniform you play the game and hustle. Is that too much to ask for someone making a living at this game?

        I read something where N Williams was mad that no one including his teammates said anything to him last night. Maybe it’s because they came to him a couple of Saturday nights ago in the Durham game and he still hasn’t gotten it. Featherston made a point in the dugout to address the bunt thing. Who knows what has been said to him and by whom in the last ten days? Maybe he was told and the teammates figures why bother anymore they tried?

  10. He clearly does not deserve a promotion if he is getting pulled from games at LHV. Once is ok, a young guy learning from it. 3 times is unacceptable.

    1. I have no personal knowledge of Williams hustling or not, so my comments aren’t meant to add credibility to that assertion, but if a young outfielder does have to be pulled three times for not hustling, maybe he belongs in another organization. The Phillies have enough young outfielders and prospects that they don’t have to coax along question marks.

      1. FrankF…..was it three times in the last 6 weeks?
        I do think one time was the back-to back bunts he and JPC did to a team that the Pigs were well ahead of late in a game….and the manager talked to them both on the field…I saw that incident since a Pig’s hitter was plunked after they did that. So maybe it was just the second time for hustling.

        1. Romus,

          Thanks. As I said, I don’t know about these assertions of my own knowledge, and you’re very likely right that the bunting incident was one of the three.

          It’s interesting to see how much response this latest incident has stirred up. Tempest in a teapot?

      2. Yeah, lets get rid of a potential all star because he doesnt always run hard. Sounds right.

        I’m so sick of this “gotta hustle” nonsense. Look around the league, guys dont run out popups sometimes. If thats all it was, its no big deal. The upside that he offers (same with odubel) is just not worth benching him.

        If hes cursing at the coaches, thast one thing. but gimme a break on the hustle stuff.

        1. No one said to get rid of him. I am saying to teach him the right way to play. He plays his way or the way that management wants him to play. Simple as that. Face the consequences.

          I can’t believe people accept allowing this to happen.

          BTW, he has admitted at least twice that I know of and maybe three times that he knows he has made a mistake and still does it. Now he’s throwing helmets and blaming the manager and teammates for not coming over to have a talk with him.

          1. A lot of these kids have egos. They have been the best since they were 8 years old. They never had to follow anyone elses rules. Sad as it is, they are the ones who win games and the ones who people pay to watch. So excuse me for not crying about a guy not running out a popup.

            Im aware a lot of people here have different opinions, but it is what it is. Trust me, Nick Williams is not sulking today thinking “im so sorry next time ill hustle” and you know what, hes the talent.

            Look, if there is a big spot in a game, and one of these guy sdoesnt give full effort going after a fly ball and it falls, then im with you. But i just dont worry about a guy dogging it on a fly ball or a grounder to the pitcher (in odubels case)…its not worth getting bent out of shape over.

            1. It’s the little things that matter. Take care of them and you don’t have to worry about the big things. What concerns me is that Williams has had a stretch where he has now been disciplined and he still does it (the bunting and non-hustle). Now we are seeing reports of him being angry and throwing equipment. I read a statement that he is upset his teammates didn’t come talk to him.Never a good thing to be critical of your teammates. Seems like he has a lot of growing up to do and I’m afraid it will cost him time making the majors because he just doesn’t get it yet. I also wouldn’t be surprised that Joe Jordan and others make a special trip to Lehigh Valley soon and we hear of a meeting with him.

        2. You have to earn that right. And it still not right. But if you are defending a kid who isn’t trying in the minors . IMO that is joke. How can you defend a lack of hustle. ri·dic·u·lous Romus again my head is about to explode.

            1. That’s not the point. How can someone suggest its all right, not to hustle, that to me is nuts. A minor leaguer who is trying to make it to the big club. Thinking that he is so good he doesn’t have to hustle. This is the third time, so in my mind he thinks he is above the game. That scares me. I stated before and am waiting to see him more. but I am on the fence with this kid anyway. I am not so sure he is a all star or even a good player I the majors. I want to see more of him. The lhv ,games haven’t been on as much lately. so I cant really say one way or the other. until I see more of him.

            2. Roccom- how do you know that he didn’t hustle because he thought he was to good? Isn’t that speculation? He could of been mad because he didn’t make solid contact. He could be going threw some personal stuff and his head wasn’t there at that moment. I think it is only the second time that he was benched for not hustling. The other time he was benched was for bunting while ahead in the game. I’m not trying to start trouble but do you really think that you are a better judge of talent than people who are paid to do it?

  11. a few clarifications:

    bellman: “yesterday hoskins jumped ahead of cozens in the lineup.” while true that hoskins hit in front of cozens last night, he bats third whenever alfaro is not in the lineup and has nothing to do with how either cozens or hoskins is doing, i believe the order has much to do with alternating lefty-righty, which manager dusty wathan appears to prefer.

    “yesterday [cozens] switch spots in lineup. and boom, he starts hitting again.” though hoskins and cozens flip-flopped last night (see above), cozens has been and remains the #4 hitter. his right/left and home/away splits indicaate indicate his production last night was most likely related to the fact that he was hitting at home against a right-hander.

    steve: “great how the #3 hitter keeps taking walks.” the #3 hitter is alfaro, who has 4 walks in 211 ab. it is true that hoskins last night and cozens during his recent hitting slump have both shown a willingness to take a walk and let the other do the damage. it has worked well so far 🙂

    it has been a fun year in reading, and if they decide to keep the hitting core together all season to breed a winning culture (and it is crowded at lhv,which means none of the suggested promotions are necessary), i believe they will win 100 games. you heard it here first, and i wonder how rare that is in the minor leagues?

    1. Chad I ONLY voice my opinion on a guys talent. I Thought that was one of the things we do on here. Yes it concerns me when a guy in the minors doesn’t hustle. I hate it when they don’t in the majors. Your asked to run maybe four times a game. is that too much to ask a guy making good money in the majors,? Is it too much to ask a jimmy rollins making 15 million to run if you hit a ball. Guess if your a good player you can do what you want. different world. Guys never did these years ago. The point that never is mention, is not running out a ball. is letting not only yourself down. but your team. imo your quitting on your team mates.

  12. Chris King ‏@StatsKing · 23m23 minutes ago

    Randolph, Stobbe and Moniak taking live BP on the field behind me #Phillies

    1. Exciting group to watch. Might be worthy of trip in few weeks after monk gets his feet under him.

  13. Back to back good starts for Watson. I listened to the game last night, and his fastball was 93-95 mph. He got into some jams, but was able to get out of them effectively. another 3-4 good starts in a row, and perhaps he gets promoted to Reading?

  14. Will Stewart throws a 2 hit 5 inning shutout. Moniak and Stobbe are not in the lineup. Matos is 2 – 3 with a HR so far.

  15. I hope he is play Saturday, looking forward to see him. Anyone know if anything is goin on a Carpenter Complex on Sunday, after the GCL game heading there to watch Threshers and may stay night if anythinnis going on down there.

      1. Thanks. I live in Orlando so gonna hit the GCL game on my way to Clearwater. Wasnt sire if any practice or anything was going on on Sunday.

    1. On a side note……Jim, do players on occasion work-out at other teams facilities?…I see Matt Imhof was working out at the time of the accident in the Brewer’s Brevard County training facility? I just assumed it happened at the Clearwater complex.

  16. Kyle Young ‏@Kyle22Young 2h2 hours ago
    Dreams really do come true… Officially a part of the Philadelphia Phillies! Thank you to everyone who helped me get here❤️❤️ Go Phillies!!

    1. More good news from the draft.
      He will be an interesting prospect to watch going forward.
      He may have recd the remaining surplus money.

      1. Man romus is on top of everything. He said young would sign. Interesting kid 6ft.10 and already at 90 mph. I believe he is 17.

    2. Very surprised and pleased. I was concerned by the huge bonus to Gowdy. Benefit of huge savings from Moniak should go to a couple “overslots” or for a bunch of lower hyped “lottery tickets”.

      Look like Phillies did bit of both. Great job. Now go get Agle as well 🙂

  17. In addition to Moniak, Randolph will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Per a tweet by Jim Salisbury of CSN.

  18. Re: Nick Williams, I have to say as someone who played a little I’ve always thought the idea of running out every ground ball like your life depended on it to be false hustle. I never took a shot at Jimmy because he always ran hard when he needed to, except for that one play every year where a ball surprisingly dropped in. Yes Williams needs to play the game the right way but let’s not get on a young kid who didn’t run out a ground ball on his last at bat of the night where he just his hitting streak. It’s NOT a big deal

    1. No one is saying he has to run like his life depends on it but you have to run and then not throw your equipment.

      I find it funny that Williams is fighting the PR battle through tweets to Marshall Harris saying “oh nobody says anything about the hustle plays I made like getting to second on a third strike passed ball.”

      Sorry Murray it is a big deal. I’ll bet you a soft drink the Phillies brass is not happy and are discussing this situation( and they are on the LHV manager’s side). I expect Williams to say all the right things again. For his sake, I hope this is the last we hear about these things.

    2. I’m wondering if Williams would be getting dinged for ‘lack of hustle’ if he was in the Cardinals or Rangers minor league system, for example (i.e. two quality organizations, imo). Just questioning if this beating him over the head for lack of hustle is not a bit misplaced or overdone.

      Watch any mlb game and show me the guy who runs for his life to first every time on a routine grounder to second.

      1. Those two organizations would have elevated his confidence to point he would be in majors by now. In Philly we club you over the head until you do it our way even if we don’t win another championship for few more decades.

  19. Man Williamsport may have the best pitching rotation I’ve ever saw in the Phillies minor leagues.

  20. It seems like Nick Williams “lack of hustle” has really became a hotly debated topic. Here is imo a different way to view it. How many people can honestly say that they give their job 100% of their time and effort while on the clock? I don’t think that anyone can truthfully answer that question yes. I know it’s not exactly the same situation but I think it’s definitely close. Nick has a right to get frustrated he just needs to grow from his trials and experiences. Let’s not forget that he is young man with feelings of his own.

        1. I just watched the Phillies pre-game show where NW’s benching for lack of hustle is a big deal. The video shows that he hit a one-hopper back to the Pitcher. Williams is not even out of the box and not even jogging to 1B. Bottalico said that “you have to at least give the appearance that your trying.” What is worse Williams tells Marshall Harris ” not 5 people would run that out.” This after he has a night to think about it.

          I hope he gets it because this won’t play in Philadelphia.

            1. But he should have left it at that. He goes on to excuse himself by saying “not 5 others would do it(run).” He doesn’t get it IMO. He doesn’t think he did anything wrong. That’s a problem. Again I hope it sinks in for him.

            2. Joe2- I think he meant he couldn’t name 5 people that would beat the throw to the bag but who knows. I know he hustles he just needs to be more consistent. These two plays should not define him.

            3. My two cents. The hustle thing and running ball out is made into too big of a deal all the time in Philadelphia.

              On top of that, after seeing the video, I can honestly say I’ve seen that exact play 100 times in the majors and 99 of those times, the batter reacted exactly as Williams did…surprise that the ball was caught, hesitation, and then jog to first. I think this is being blown way out of proportion.

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