Box Score Recap – 7/8/2016

Lehigh Valley (51-38)  Beat Rochester, 3-1.  Ben Lively (4-2, 3.45) tossed six shutout innings to register his first victory since June 11th.  He allowed five hits and struck out four. Edward Mujica (3.69) gave up a solo HR while recording his 23rd save.  Darin Ruf (.287) had 3 hits.  Brock Stassi had 2 hits and and RBI (32).  Darnell Sweeney hit his 5th HR.

  • #1 Crawford (.266) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • #2 Thompson (7-5, 2.58) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.283) went 0-4.
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.266) went 1-4 with an RB! (31).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing in the GCL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.227) went 1-4 with a HR (5) and RBI (22).
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-2, 3.45) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 78 pitches/50 strikes.

Reading (62-26)  Beat Bowie, 21-4.  Tom Eshelman was the beneficiary of the Phils’ offensive explosion on a night when he needed 99 pitches to survive five innings.  Eshelman issued a cereer-high 4 walks.  Jeremy Bleich (4.14) and Alexis Rivero (9.39) shutout the Baysox over the final four innings.

Andrew Pullin, KC Serna (.298), Osmel Aguila (.224)and Dylan Cozens had 3 hits apiece. Rhys Hoskins had 2 hits.  Pullin (3), Hoskins (25), Cozens (24), Serna (2), and Aguila (3) each hit a HR.  Aguila (11) had 5 RBI. Hoskins (79) had 4 RBI.  Pullin (9), Cozens (75), and Serna (23) had 3 each.  The team was 8-14 with RISP.  Pullin and Cozens had outfield assists at second base.

Andrew Pullin extended his hitting streak to 21 games.  He has had multi-hit games in 4 of his 5 games since arriving at Reading, in 8 of his last 10, and in 13 games during his streak. Pullin had raised his average from .210 to .293 at Clearwater, and is hitting .571 at Reading.

  • #6 Alfaro (.288) DNP.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
  • #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.31) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.284) went 2-4 with a HR (25), 4 RBI (79), and SF.
  • #22 Cozens (.286) went 3-4 with a triple, HR (24), 2 BB and 3 RBI (75).
  • #27 Brown (.225) DNP.

Clearwater (47-37) Lost to St. Lucie, 10-3.  Ranfi Casimiro  (7-6, 4.21) struggled with his control and gave up 3 runs too many.  The Threshers had 4 hits, one was a two-run HR by Mitch Walding’s, his 10th.

Casimiro got seven called strikes in the first inning, fourteen through the first three. Taking pitches seemed to be part of the Mets’ strategy.  In the third inning, with 2 outs and after a 4-pitch walk put runners on first and second, the Mets began attacking Casimiro’s offerings early in the count.  They scored their runs on a first-pitch double and second pitch single.  From that point until Casimiro exited the game in the fifth inning, the Mets took only 2 more pitches, raising their total to 16.

Casimiro struck out five, but ran 7 three-ball counts.  He walked three batters.  he threw 13 of 25 first pitch strikes.  But going into the 5th, he had only thrown 10 of 22.  HIs final line was 4.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 91 pitches/56 strikes.

  • #11 Kingery (.288) went 1-4.
  • #12 Canelo (.243) went 0-4 with 3 K and a FC on a sacrifice attempt that went back to the pitcher.
  • #14 Tocci (.270) went 0-4.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (7-2, 2.49) – DNP.

Lakewood (36-48) Postponed, rain.  Double header on Saturday.

  • #5 Randolph
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.97) –
  • #20 Tirado –
  • #24 Pujols (.237)
  • #29 Grullon (.240)

Williamsport (10-11) Lost to Aberdeen, 3-1.  Bailey Falter (0-3, 4.50) gave up 3 runs on 6 hits.  Mitch Rupert reported that Falter threw a lot of strikes but had a lot of two-strike foul balls.  Suggested he needed an out pitch.  He then acknowledged the comment might be baseless since Falter had 8 strike outs and no walks.  Pat Borders said that except for 2 fastballs up in the zone (that went for HRs), Bailey pitched great.

Juan Luis to first on a groundball to short from the left side … Whoa …

  • #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (10-2)  Beat the GCL Tigers West, 10-3.  Aaron Altherr made a rehab appearance and went 1-1 with a HR, 2 RBI, and 2 BB before Ben Pelletier pinch hit for him in the sixth inning.  Altherr started the game in RF.

Mickey Moniak had base hits in his first 3 at bats.  Daniel brito (.277), Josh Stephen (.261), and Evan Rogers (.389) had 2 hits each.  Stephens and Rogers had 2 RBI each.  Cole Stobbe (.150) went 1-4.

Mauricio Llovera (2-0, 1.13), Andrew Brown (1.50), and Randy Alcantara (5.40) combined to strike out 12 batters and walked none.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.400) went 3-5 with an RBI.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.289) went 0-5.

DSL Phillies (12-18) Beat the DSL Marlins, 5-1.  Sandro Rosario (2-3, 4.05) held the Marlins to 4 runs on 8 hits in six innings.  Luis Liriano (.222) went 1-2 with 2 BB and 2 RBI.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.333) went 1-3.
  • Keudy Bocio (.227) went 0-3 with a BB and RBI.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.292) went 0-4.

DSL Phillies2 (13-15) Lost to the DSL Rays2, 2-1 in 10 innings.  They lost in a walkoff to the following sequence – HBP, HBP, WP, F9 to shallow to advance, RBI 1B.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-2, 2.56) 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K..
  • Carlos Oropeza (.241) DNP.
  • Rafael Marchan (.240) went 1-4 with a BB.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/8 – Phillies activated RHP Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.
  • 7/8 – Phillies optioned Adam Morgan to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 7/8 – John Richy assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 7/8 – RHP Drew Anderson assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 7/8 -Ismael Cabrera assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 7/8 – Austin Davis assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 7/8 – RHP Jose Nin assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies.
  • 7/8 – OF Aaron Altherr assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • $190,160 remains available for over slot payments
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.

30 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/8/2016

  1. Congrats to the hole Reading Offense that’s alot of freaking HR’S and runs . The Cozens split stats this is the first yr he’s doing this bad against LHP. The 4 yrs before He avg around .250 . He walked more this yr this but his K’s are still high . Bradley Zimmer is an OF and number 1# draft pick of the Indians rated 26 best prospect by BA I think. He also a lefty and plays in 2 A, his k rate is about the same as Cozens as is his walks . Now Zimmer only hits .240 and has about 10 HR less . Here’s the kicker he’s hitting about .150 against lefties. Yet he is ranked high but Cozens isn’t. There’s no real need to rush them up to 3 A . When Nick Williams, Crawford , Knapp, Thompson plus Lively get promoted then will see who comes up. The way it seems the regime handles promotions is they move players up the bring up other players as need . It’s really nice to see the sucess of the phillies minor system. TJ almost hit it out of Coors park 455 ft HR wow he has some power. Falter looks really good that’s the lefty Hinkie wants.

    1. Im not saying your Zimmer vs Cozens argument isn’t valid , but I would like to point out most people think Zimmer will stay at CF and will have the ability to steal 30 bases in the pros , where as most people see Cozens size and automatically assume he will be playing first base the moment he hits 25 years of age, but yes your argument does show just how ridiculous these rankings can be.

  2. Where was the mercy rule in Reading last night? 25 runs, 28 hits, 15 BBs and 15 Ks between them. Praise whoever you must for the Reading relievers. This game could have taken 2 days to play. It only took 3 hrs 12 min though. I know Eshelman likes to work fast.

    Koplove hasn’t given up a run in 8 straight innings. I thought he’d be the first guy released once the draft guys started to get assigned but to his credit he’s had a nice stretch.

    Leonel Aponte in the DSL2 is looking pretty darn good. The 17 y/o, 6’4″ 144 lbs beanpole has started 6 games. He’s had 1 clunker. That was a 6 hit, 6 run effort back on 6/21. If you remove that anomaly, he has a .96 ERA. Let’s get him on the MacDonald’s 5 times a day diet and see what he can become.

    1. When I was watching this game, I actually was conscious of pitying Bowie. The words of Whitey came back to me, “Get the married men off the field”.

  3. so in six games this week, Reading is 3-3 and has been outscored 54-48. Crazy.

    Meanwhile, Red Sox and Orioles start Sullivan and Ubaldo last night. Hellickson, anyone?

  4. A little birdie whispered in my ear….
    1975 – Rookies Fred Lynn and Jim Rice lead Redsox to the World Series.
    2020 – Rookies Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz lead Phillies to the World Series.

    1. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait 86 years for the next WS winner. Or should I say 21 years to win the World Series. They won the WS in 2004. that’s 29 years later. So add 29 years to 2008 and subtract it for 2016.. you get … 21 years. In the words of Tom Lehrer from the song “New Math”. The important line is the last.

      You can’t take three from two,
      Two is less than three,
      So you look at the four in the tens place.
      Now that’s really four tens,
      So you make it three tens,
      Regroup, and you change a ten to ten ones,
      And you add them to the two and get twelve,
      And you take away three, that’s nine.
      Is that clear?

      1. you can take 3 from 2 it happens all the time and those negative numbers used to jack up my algebra all the time

      1. Can’t anybody simply enjoy my dream and the prospect of us being contenders by 2020 if not sooner, and with such a promising stock of young talent from stern to stem….???

        1. …although it was a friend of mine who texted me the recollection of Lynn and Rice. I merely think it an intriguing idea.

          Crawford ss
          Randolph lf
          Moniak cf
          Ortiz dh
          Franco 3b
          Williams rf
          Alfaro c
          ???????? 1b
          Kingery 2b

          1. That’s some big contacts at 1 time plus Arb when that’s comes around. Plus no injuries plus the pitching . The Contract ‘ s of Crawford and Franco are going to be Hugh. Plus Herrera not going no where even if he has to LF or RF . Then the Pitching seems to cost more ,the DH might come . Plenty of if’s that’s why you bring the prospects up a little a once . Once the big league starts to Win then it can get dicey with trades and so forth. It’s a nice dream but everything had to go perfect. Which in life it usually doesn’t.

        2. Could be when Crawford , Nick Williams, Knapp and Thompson come up . They seem to push the pitcher’s up faster which is good . Then the next group come up which could be Lively and the Reading group . There will be vet signing there always is .The Players and Management will decide not us. Even if there half way there is better just beginning.

  5. Dusty Wathan must have let the Reading team have it so they beat up Bowie badly.

      1. It’s more than possible. Tommy Joseph’s stats this year are a mixed bag but that he’s hitting home runs in the big leagues at all is a minor miracle given his lack of developmental time as a hitter over the last few years. Hoskins is a neat prospect but he has his flaws too. I think they should just let this thing play out. But would I be shocked if Joseph became the better long term major league player? No, not at all.

        1. Me too some like the new toy in Hoskins who should rake in 2 A . TJ having the elite power in the Mlb leagues with the catcher arm. He has likey has 1 yr to prove himself before seeing any comp.

  6. Joseph is more of a hard line drive hitter, lacks some loft to his swing to become a big time home run hitter, also not a great target at 1st base and not a good athlete so he will always struggle defensively. Hoskins is big at 6’4″ and moves around the bag better. He has the natural loft you need to become a big time home run hitter.

  7. TJ hit the longest HR last night for the Phillies this yr 455 ft. Now yes it was Cook’s field but it was almost out of Cook’s field your talking 1 more row . TJ hitting Mlb pitching there nothing wrong with his power. He’s only been playing 1st base for a yr and a half so he’s still learning. TJ already has 10 HR in not even 150 MIb atbats. He’s 6 for 12 with 2 HR so he’s coming out of his slump.

    1. I don’t know anything about loft all I know is TJ is hitting home runs in the big leagues at a pretty good clip. Is that loft? And I think he is plenty big enuf to play 1b

  8. we will see, Hoskins numbers a lot better than TJ in AA, hopefully Rhys will get his chance as he deserves

  9. Pj Crawford HR 1 double 1 he’s hitting for both power and Avg and his D elite . It wouldn’t be long now.

  10. I know this isn’t the right spot for it but my god there’s some dumb baseball being played between the Phillies/Rockies tonight.

    1. There’s 2 outs runners on 1st and 3rd for the Phillies w Eickoff up. Anderson throws over to 1st base and you can see he’s concerned about the runner. Oh did I mention it was an 0-2 count, ON THE PITCHER!!!! The ONLY way Hernandez is running is if he isn’t being held on. He’s not running where there could be a ball and then he gets thrown out, now Eickoff leads off the inning. Dumb to worry about the runner in that situation. You have 2 outs w 2 strikes on the pitcher!

    2. Eickoff Throwing a back door slider to a left handed hitter . . I don’t care if it’s a pitcher or not. You don’t throw those to left handed batters, esp when you have the curveball he has. Dumb.

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