Box Score Recap – 7/15/2016

Tonight’s pitching gem was provided by Jake Thompson.  He combined with Colton Murray and Michael Mariot to three-hit the Buffalo Bisons.  Nate Williams had a four hit night.  So, did Chace Numata.  Shane Watson had another fine start.  Kevin Gowdy made his second start.  Video and pictures below.  

Lehigh Valley (54-39)  Beat Buffalo, 10-0.  Jake Thompson pitched a seven inning three hitter.  Nick Williams had 4 hits.  Taylor Featherston (.280), Andrew Knapp, and Brock Stassi (.271) had 3 hits each.  David Lough hit his first HR, Stassi hit his 6th and had 3 RBI (35).  Williams and Darin Ruf (40) had 2 RBI each.

  • #1 Crawford (.273) went 0-4 with a BB.
  • #2 Thompson (8-5, 2.42) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
  • #3 Williams (.293) went 4-4 with a double and 2 RBI (43).
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.272) went 3-4 with a double and RBI (33).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.237) DNP.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-2, 3.45) – DNP.

Reading (64-28)  Lost to Trenton. 4-0.  Mark Leiter (4-1, 3.68) gave up 3 runs on 5.0 innings on 7 hits and struck out five.  Harold Martinez (.266) had 2 hits.

  • #6 Alfaro (.297) 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) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.281) went 0-3 and was HBP.
  • #22 Cozens (.278) went 0-4.
  • #27 Brown (.225) DNP.

Clearwater (53-37)  Beat Palm Beach, 5-3 in 13 innings.  The Threshers broke a 1-1 tie with 4 runs in the top of the 13th.  The Cardinals scored 2 in the bottom of the inning.  With runners on the corners, the final out was recorded when Chace Numata threw out the runner trying to steal second.

Shane Watson (4.28) tossed another six, solid innings.  His only mistake was a second HR. He held the Cards to 6 hits and 2 walks.  Ulises Joaquin (2.38) pitched two, one-hit innings, striking out two.  Victor Arano (2.55) pitched two, one-hit innings, striking out three.  Matt Hockenberry (1.21) pitched one, one-hit inning.  Jessen Therrien (2-2, 2.61) pitched the final two innings, and got the win giving up the two runs in the 13th.

Chace Numata (.284) had himself a night.  He went 4-6 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI (14) in addition to his game ending caught stealing.  He threw out 2 of 3 base stealers.  He also applied the tag on Carlos Tocci’s outfield assist on a play at the plate.

Kyle Martin (.256) and Jiandido Tromp (.172) had two hits each.  Mitch Walding (.276) went 1-3 with 3 walks.

  • #11 Kingery (.287) went 1-6.
  • #12 Canelo (.246) DNP.
  • #14 Tocci (.272) went 1-6 with 1 RBI.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (8-2, 2.23) – DNP.

Lakewood (40-51)  Lost to Charleston, 8-4.  Edgar Garcia (3-1, 2.29) couldn’t get out of the first, giving up 6 runs on 5 hits in 0.2 inning.  Jake Waguespack (3.93) struck out 6 in 3.0 innings.  Zach Morris (2.62) struck out 4 in 3.1, no-hit innings.  Josh Tobias (.297) had 2 hits.  Jose Pujols had 2 RBI.

  • #5 Randolph (.276) went 1-5.
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.75) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado (1-1, 6.20)- DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.233) went 1-1 with a SF, 2 BB, 2 RBI (55), and 0 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.242) went 1-4.

Williamsport (15-13) Lost to Vermont, 6-3.  Julian Garcia (0-2, 6.35) gave up 5 runs in 3.1 innings.  Blake Quinn (2.70) was touched for an unearned run but gave up 5 hits and 2 walks in 2.0 innings.  Scott Harris (0.87) struck out 2 in 2.2, no-hit innings.

David Martinelli (.263) and Brett Barbier (.385) had 2 hits apiece.

  • #16 Medina (3-0, 0.64) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (12-7) Beat the GCL Yankees East, 11-8.  Kevin Gowdy pitched a solid three innings, striking out the side in his third an final inning.  Josh Stephen hit his first professional home run.  He had 3 hits and 5 RBI.  Daniel Brito (.271), Aaron Altherr (,417), Jhailyn Ortiz, Cole Stobbe, and Ben Pelletier had 2 hits each.  Pelletier went 2-4 and roped a triple into the right center field gap that rolled to the fence.

Gowdy steps into a pitch 7-15Gowdy releases 7-15

The above are a couple of Gowdy’s warm up pitches before the first inning.

Gowdy breezed through the first couple batters,  two quick outs on ground balls.

Here he gets a ground out to second baseman Daniel Brito.

And here, he induces a ground ball to Cole Stobbe at short.

Gowdy third batter 7-15

This was the third batter of the first inning.  He reached on a throwing error by one of the infielders that was later changed to an infield single.  My camera battery died after this shot.  Took a few more pictures on my cell phone, quality poor.

Gowdy gave up a run in the second inning.  With one out, a batter singled to left.  The Yankees executed a successful hit-and-run when the batter guided a ground ball to right. The runner on first easily made third and scored on a ground out.

Gowdy pickoff attempt 7-15

This is a shot of a pickoff attempt.

Gowdy striding into a pitch 7-15

And this is a shot I tweeted out.  I wish the quality were better, I like this shot.

I checked the Phillies charts, Gowdy sat 92-93, touching 94 mph.

Will Stewart pitched two quick innings. The only base runner reached via an error.  He came out in the sixth and couldn’t get an out.  he walked three and hit a batter.  Stewart sat 89-90, touching 91 mph.

Jhon Nunez came in and fared little better.  He cleared the bases courtesy of a Jhailyn Ortiz error when he broke in on a ball and didn’t get more than a little glove on it as he retreated to try and make the catch.  He gave up a couple more runs as the Yankees closed to 11-8. He was lifted with two out in the seventh after walking two more batters.  He walked four.

Geury Ortiz got third out on a ground out.  But, was lifted when he allowed two base runners with two out in the eighth.  Jose Nin got the third out in the eighth and allowed only a two out walk in the ninth before saving the game.

Jose Antequera made a couple of nice plays at third on slow rollers that could have extended innings.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.275) DNP.
  • #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 3.60) – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.
  • #? Cole Stobbe (.308) went 2-4 with an RBI.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.288) went 2-5 with a SB.
  • #? Josh Stephen (.326) went 3-4 with a HR (1), BB, and 5 RBI.
  • #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – DNP.
  • #? Aaron Brown (0-0, 1.50) – DNP.
  • #? Will Stewart (1-1, 4.50) – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
  • #? Nick Fanti (1-0, 1.53) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (14-21) Beat the DSL Athletics, 6-0.  Manuel Silva (1-2, 2.45) and Ludovico Coveri (2.25) combined to 5-hit the A’s.  Silva allowed 4 hits, walked one, and struck out eight.  Alexito Feliz (.265) and Henry Santana (.272) had 2 hits apiece.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.279) went 0-4.
  • Keudy Bocio (.227) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.264) went 0-3 with an RBI and BB.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.306) DNP.

DSL Phillies2 (20-16) Scored seven runs in the final three innings to beat the DSL Astros Orange, 8-2.  Jesus Henrique (.361), Rafael Marchan (.333), and Yerwin Trejo (.209) had 2 hits each.  Luis Mendoza and Trejo had 2 RBI each.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-3, 2.70) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.208) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • Rafael Marchan (.333) went 2-3 with 2 BB and an RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/15 – Lehigh Valley activated LF David Lough from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 7/15 – 2B Carlos Alonso assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
  • 7/15 – Lakewood placed C Edgar Cabral on the 7-Day DL retroactive to July 14, 2016.
  • 7/15 – William Cuicas assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • The deadline for signing 2016 Rule 4 draftees has passed.  The Phillies signed 29 of their 40 selections.  They exceeded their Total Slot Allotment of $13,405,200 by $480,100.  But, they remained $190,160 under Slot plus 5%.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.

48 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/15/2016

  1. Thompson , Jp Crawford are ready Nick Williams isn’t far behind. Knapp hot also I’m Not Joe Jordan I hope Thompson and company makes it an easy call.there is a Hugh need for Sp In mlb So you hope Hellickson can be traded .Pujols heard us 1for 1 with 2 BB ! Stephen ‘ s with his first HR congrats.Will Stewart 2 ings 0 hits 4 r 4 ER that’s a weird line. TJ has a great arm.

  2. Went to the Reading game last night and Jim’s recap about sums it up for the Fightin’s. Not much. I left in the 7th inning and listened to the broadcast on the way home.

    I hate to belabor the point but the entire team struggles with off-speed stuff. The Thunder announcers said that TRE leads the EL in pitching and REA in hitting. Classic “good pitching should beat good hitting.” My concern is TRE pitchers threw junk for the most part until the 9th inning when their closer was 95-96.

    Leiter threw 88-90 and mostly 88 last night. He is a lot like Nola. Has to have pinpoint control or else. He got a few pitches up in the zone and Threshers hammered them.

    I hate to say it but REA looked like they were still on AS break. Pullin in my opinion should have charged a single harder and not let the runner advance. Safety squeeze with two outs caught everyone asleep.

    One last thing from Friday night’s game, it appears to me that Tyler Viza still has room to add weight and muscle. That is a good sign. Could add a couple ticks to the FB.

  3. Shame MLB/CBA does not allow transfer of pot monies…..transferring that $190K into the International J2 pot could be additional international signings.

    1. Phillies are going to have a difficult time using all of their international slot money as it is. Good idea though, would give teams more flexibility.

    2. You know pot is legal in some states Romus you don’t have to buy it internationally.

      1. Tim…….you have been reading too many of rocco’s post lately….worrying me…..his influence may be rubbing off on you.

  4. Tough night for Cord Sandberg struck out 6 of the 7 times he stepped to the plate last night.

    1. I was concerned about the other phrase of his game. I thought why did he last so long with that bat. But this kind of answer my question.

      1. So he becomes a LFer for the most part.
        The Phillies system does seem to have stock pile full of candidates in that category.

          1. rocco….he isn’t young, ..Yulieski Gurriel ,..32-years old…5/$47M…but he is a player from what I have read. For how many more years, remains to be seen

            1. 5 years is a lot for a 32 year old with no MLB experience even if he was considered the best player from Cuba over the last decade. Still, when you have a chance to win it all and already have some stars in place it’s not a bad win now investment if he proves to be the player he was everywhere else. Also if it gets them his brother too not a bad move.

            1. A 32 year old 3rd baseman who has a 22 year old younger brother who is rumored to go where his brother goes.
              So essentially the Astros bought his brother as well. So who knows who they really want but I’d assume it’s the younger brother.

    2. All reports I’ve seen agree with this – Stephen will not stick in CF and will have to move to LF, given his limited arm. But it all depends on how well he hits. If he can hit enough, being an average defender in LF is okay.

  5. Jim Salisbury tweets ” the Phillies match turns Hellickson turn in the rotation with Thompsons, so that when he gets traded Thompson can go right in which would give the Philles a legit rotation.

  6. Dave Martinelli is in the quietest 11 game hit streak ever. Not really because I remember Dan Uggla, a few years ago, going on a long, long hit streak and he hit something like .240 during the streak. Martinelli is hitting .292 in his last 11 games and has 2 hits in each of his last 3 games. He has some pop in his bat with 5 doubles and 3 HRs among his 21 hits on the season. He’s only had 1 error in CF so far. The 6th round draft choice has played pretty well so far.

    1. He was an interesting pick and if I remember correctly, some mocks had him going a few rounds higher. I’m hopeful he finishes the year strong, but what intrigues me more is how he handles A ball next year since most of the good college hitters that progress seem to do better that second year in the system.

  7. Liebrandt made a rehab start today in the GCL. It wasn’t pretty as he gave up 3 hits and 3 runs with 2 of them earned in 2 1/3 innings. 1 K and 2 BBs. Luis Carrasco pitched the next 4 2/3 innings and gave up 4 hits and zero runs with 5 Ks and 5 GOs to 0 FO. He allowed one of the two runners left by Liebrandt to score. Moniak (.309) was 3 – 4 and Brito (.284) was 2 – 4.

  8. If you had to do a top 5 (or 10 if you feel like) ranking this years draft picks (minus Moniak, Gowdy and Stobbe) and J2 signings, more so in terms of being exciting or intriguing. I’ll do my top 5 so you can see what I mean.

    1. Cole Irvin LHP (Oregon Sr) – He’s number 1 because of where he was prior to TJS. I’ve read on one site that his FLOOR could be mid rotation starter, his FLOOR! (It sounds crazy to me too haha)

    2. Kyle Young LHP (HS Draftee) – this is completely size related and the fact that he’s already at 88-90 from the left side. Also the fact that that’s before anyone cleans up his mechanics and works on incorporating in lower have more. Def a longer developing prospect but super interesting.

    3. Francisco Morales RHP (Venezuela) – Our top J2 signing that is already sitting in the low 90’s. He’s has good size too which should also allow him to add some more velocity. A lot to dream on but obviously a lot could happen w a 16 yr old.

    4. Josh Stephens OF (HS Draftee) The sheer fact that he has a plus hit tool as a high school guy sticks out to me. I think some of the other things can be learned or dealt with (as long as they aren’t below average). What is mean is you can deal w an average arm (move to RF), average speed (coach him up on the bases like DL used to do, same thing in the OF you can improve your routes with work), I guess power is the one you can’t do much about however he’s only 18 who knows if he can gain average to above average power as he matures, etc. Not to mention he was in most publications top 125 guys.

    5. David Martinelli OF (Dallas Baptist Jr) – Hear me out on this . . He has flashed 5 tools in college however his K rate was one of the worst in the country. This changed his Jr year when he cut his K rate by more then 50%. This shows me he is willing to work and listen. Also it tells me how highly he was looked at by an organization who values the hit tool above the rest. Meaning even knowing that he has K issues (even if it looks to maybe be fixed) they still spend a 6th round pick on him.

    So these are the 5 most intriguing/interesting guys who scooped up over the last couple of months in my opinion.

    1. Speaking of J2 signings, with the exception of Muzzioti the Phillies have not formally announced any of the signings (transactions)

      1. sdcphl…..I stated this earlier, but me thinks MLB wants to keep the Ven kids signings and bonus’ , for all the MLB teams, on the down low for security/safety reasons.

    2. Can you post the link where you read that about Irvin. I’m a huge fan of that pick where we got him.

      1. “Krook’s teammate with the Ducks, Cole Irvin, has seen his stuff rebound this year close to his own pre-TJ surgery levels. I was off Irvin early last season when he was more upper-80s with a loopy curve, but he is now capable of getting it back up to 92 (still sits 85-90) with a sharper upper-70s slider that complements his firmer than before curve and consistently excellent 78-81 change. It’s back of the rotation type starter stuff if it continues to come back.”

      2. Cole Irvin, LHP, Oregon………..”A sentimental favorite here at MLB Draft Countdown, Irvin has returned from Tommy John surgery, and has looked incredibly sharp despite some innings-restrictions that have prevented him from going deeper than four innings in any of his four starts. In 15 innings, the lefty has allowed just one earned run and has a 10-to-1 K-to-BB ratio. Irvin spurned an offer from Boston as a 29th-round selection in 2012 to head to Eugene, and as a freshman he made a name for himself, going 12-3 with a 2.48 ERA. The epitome of a “crafty lefty,” Irvin has a fastball that sits in the 88-94 mph range, so the comeback from TJ should be slightly easier for him than those pitchers who rely solely on velocity. Irvin has a four-pitch repertoire that could warrant a selection anywhere from the back of the first-round to the third or fourth.”

        1. “There isn’t a put-away pitch in his arsenal at present, but there’s more than enough here to dream on the high floor of a mid-rotation starter.”

          1. The site I found it on was Just googled scouting report for him, it was the 2nd one to come up. I realize that there are many differing reports but he still interests me.

            1. Me also….they all seem optimistic that as he gets stronger and further removed from his TJS he has a higher floor.

    3. Eric LongenHagen said Morales is ceiling is a reliever. His delivery a mess that there not much hope that it get fixed . ERIC pretty on the mark with Philly prospects. I like Stobbe too pitcher wise I agree Irvin could be a beast and Sal tweeted he really like Young. Will Hibbs he’s big and seems to have good command.

      1. Tim….for a 16-year old already throwng in the low90s, not sure I can believe Eric L said it in those exact words…I hope he also said with any 16-year old….there is no certainty.

      2. 18. Francisco Morales, RHP, Venezuela

        Morales is a monster at 6-foot-5, with a fastball that climbs into the mid-90s and plus slider projection. He’s had trouble finding mechanical consistency and there’s a good chance he ends up as a reliever because of it, but he has the best fastball projection of any of the 16-year-olds in the class. There’s a non-zero chance that Morales, who’s expected to sign with the Phillies, can clean up the delivery and develop enough of a changeup/split to profile as a #3/4 starter but there are far too many developmental hurdles to clear for that to be considered a likelihood. If he comes stateside next fall and is throwing strikes, then he has a chance to move more quickly through the system than some of the other young arms in this group.

  9. Yeah I agree. No way you can tell me a kids ceiling at 16 years old. ESP when he’s sitting velocity is MLB favorable now.

      1. The video that I saw he didn’t look terrible, just looks like he doesn’t finish any of his pitches with extension. But also I’d be willing to bet if you looked at current major league pitchers when they were 16 I’m sure their mechanics have all changed.

        1. Yea you, seen Groome , Gowdy etc there light yrs ahead of him there both 17. Even the LA kids like Medina , Paulino, etc are way ahead of him. KILOME Has great stuff and a good delivery and he’s 20 at low A. So I don’t think he’s better then them he mite take 5 to 6 yrs. The Phillies by then maybe be in Champion mode.I wish him well just some many in front of him . After Thompson comes up the Rotation is set unless they trade for or buy an ace.

          1. Morales was ranked the number two pitcher in this class by MLB.
            And Eric L had him at third.
            The number one was the 19-year old Vladimir Gutierrez from Cuba on everyone’s list.
            And his mechanics……can be fixed. There is no rush. It is the command that will need to go along with it however.

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