Box Score Recap – 7/16/2016

All of the teams in the organization that played today, won today.  There were a few more solid pitching performances turned in.  Tom Eshelman and three relievers tossed a three hitter, retiring the final 15 batters in a row.  Tyler Gilbert and Sutter McLoughlin pitched a nine-hit, no walk shutout.  And Drew Anderson followed up his combined no-hitter with one run in five innings, allowing four hits and walking none.

Lehigh Valley (55-39)  Beat Buffalo, 4-3.  Adam Morgan (2-1, 3.80) gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk in six innings.  Four relievers held the Bisons to 2 hits over the final 3 innings. J.P. Crawford had 2 hits.  Cam Perkins had 2 hits, a HR (7), and an RBI (31).

  • #1 Crawford (.278) went 2-4 with an RBI (21).
  • #2 Thompson (8-5, 2.42) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.293) went 1-4 with an RBI (44).
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.268) went 0-4.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.238) went 1-3 with a SB (10).
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-2, 3.45) – DNP.

Reading (65-28)  Beat Trenton. 4-1.  Tom Eshelman gave up a run on 3 hits in five innings. The bullpen no-hit the Thunder over the last four innings, combining with Eshelman to retire the final 15 batters in order.

With the Phils’ bullpen shutting down the Thunder, their offense rallied once the Thunder’s starter left the game.  They had been one-hit through the first six innings, but scored 4 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks over the final three.  Dylan Cozens double twice and scored 2 runs.  Rhys Hoskins walked twice and score once.  Jesse Valentin, Jake Fox, Harold Martinez, and Christian Marrero each drove in a run.

  • #6 Alfaro (.291) went 0-5.
  • #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, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
  • #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.279) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #22 Cozens (.282) went 2-3 with 2 doubles and a BB.
  • #27 Brown (.225) DNP.

Clearwater (54-37)  Beat Palm Beach, 6-4.  In his first appearance since throwing four no-hit innings in his Clearwater debut, Drew Anderson went five innings and allowed one run on four hits.  He struck out five and walked none.  Anderson pitched to one batter in the sixth, Yacksel Rios (6.53) let the inherited runner score in the sixth, blew the save in the seventh, and surrendered the lead in the eighth – triple threat.  Ulises Joaquin (2-1, 2.30) gor the final 4 outs and got the win when the Threshers rallied for 3 runs in the top of the ninth.

Scott Kingery had 4 hits.  Carlos Tocci, Mitch Walding (.279), Zach Green (.261), and Chace Numata (.289) had 2 hits each.  Walding had 2 RBI (47) including the game tying RBI in the ninth.  Martin also had an RBI (54).  Three Threshers’ runs scored via two wild pitches and a two-out error, including the final two runs in the ninth inning.

  • #11 Kingery (.294) went 4-5 with a SB (24).
  • #12 Canelo (.245) went 1-5.
  • #14 Tocci (.274) went 2-5.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (8-2, 2.23) – DNP.

Lakewood (41-51)  Beat Charleston, 2-0.  Tyler Gilbert (5-7, 3.60) scattered nine hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out two.  Sutter McLoughlin (3.14) retired the final six batters in a row, striking out three.  Zachary Coppola (.315), Josh Tobias (.300), Damek Tomscha (.296), and Carlos Duran (.259) had 2 hits apiece.  Brendon Hayden (.268) went 1-2 with 2 walks.  Coppola (11) and Tomscha (28) each had an RBI.

  • #5 Randolph (.272) went 1-5.
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.75) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado (1-1, 6.20)- DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.230) went 0-4 with 3 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.242) DNP.

Williamsport (16-13) Beat Vermont, 5-4 in 11 innings.  Medina gave up three runs in five innings.  Carlos Indriago (1.64) gave up an additional run in the eighth inning.  Grant Dyer (2-1, 2.25) struck out four of the nine batters he faced in three innings and got the win when the BlueClaws came back to tie in the ninth and win in the eleventh.

Henri Latrigue (.268) had 3 hits, all doubles, and 2 RBI that tied the game in the ninth.  Evan Rogers (.294) had 2 hits including a triple.  Mark Laird had 2 RBI including the go-ahead run in the eleventh.  Laird also had 2 stolen bases.

  • #16 Medina (3-0, 1.35) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 Balk.

GCL Phillies (13-7) Beat the GCL Yankees East, 5-4.  Brandon Leibrandt made his second rehab start.  He gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in 2.1 innings.  Luis Carrasco (2-0, 2.16) got the win with 4.2 shut out innings, giving up four hits and striking out five.  Tom Windle pitched another scoreless rehab inning, but allowed 2 hits and a walk.  Tyler Frohwirth (3.38) picked up his third save, but gave up a run.

Mickey Moniak had 3 hits and an RBI.  Josh Stephen triple had a triple and 2 RBI.  Cole Stobbe had a double.  Aaron Altherr went 1-4 in another rehab start.  He played the entire game.  Maybe he’ll be bumped up to Clearwater Sunday.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.309) went 3-4 with an RBI.
  • #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 3.60) – DNP.
  • #? Cole Stobbe (.302) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.288) DNP.
  • #? Josh Stephen (.319) went 1-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
  • #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – DNP.
  • #? Aaron Brown (0-0, 1.50) – DNP.
  • #? Will Stewart (1-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #? Nick Fanti (1-0, 1.53) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (14-21) DNP.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.279)
  • Keudy Bocio (.227)
  • Simon Muzziotti (.264)
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.306)

DSL Phillies2 (20-16) DNP.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-3, 2.70)
  • Carlos Oropeza (.208)
  • Rafael Marchan (.333)

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

54 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/16/2016

  1. When you add in the win by the big club, it’s 7 wins and 0 loses. First time that I can remember that happening…forever…??!
    Also—4 hits from Kingery! Keep it up and he’ll find himself in AA Reading for the last 40% of the season…!

  2. For as wonderful as Crawford has been playing I’ve been equally impressed with Kingery. I’m really hoping that Kingery gets moved up.

    1. I am too – I was disappointed, however, to read the very mediocre scouting report of him. Hopefully, the reporter is wrong about his ceiling.

      1. That BP report was a ‘head-scratcher’ …they reported an ‘advanced’ hit tool but a 55 grading.
        Hit 55 ……Hits from an even, wide stance; small load and lift; short swing path to the ball; good contact ability; average bat speed but makes most of it; quick hands; good eye; level swing plane; advanced hitter.

        1. I believe bat speed is the hardest thing to see. I would bet if ten scouts saw the same guy, they would have different numbers on hit tool. bat speed.

          1. rocco…yep……’average bat speed’ but ‘quick hands’….go figure!
            But look at the plusses… far however…no mention of an ‘arm-bar swing’ or ‘hitch’ in the report..

            1. The guy has a nice swing and he’s been hitting the crap out of the ball. His speed on bases is something the ML club needs and his plate discipline has been quite good. I agree with you that the recent report seems a bit underwhelming and somewhat contradictory from what we’ve heard about him from others who’ve seen him. I don’t get how being an advanced hitter with quick hands and average bat (good plate discipline too) equals only a 55 hit tool.

      2. I think two weeks earlier they had him as a top power and speed combo prospect.
        Romus and Roccom are right scouting such a subjective thing that you will hardly find anyone who feels the exact same about the same prospect. I personally see Kingery’s ceiling as a Chase Utley with LESS power. But I’m not a scout.

  3. I love the way Drew Anderson looks , Kingery is showing off again. Cozens 1 double was the only hit against there starter. GILBERT Throws a shout out,Yuppie. ģ

  4. The guys from this draft are really playing well.

    It’s crazy to think that we are only 2 weeks away to literally solidifying our rotation rebuild. Hellickson should be moved in the next 2 weeks which will then cause the FO to call up Thompson. Once that happens the rotation rebuild portion will be completed (Valesquez/Nola/Eickoff/Eflin/Thompson . . . They are all the top guys right there . . . Obviously an ace will need to be added at some point via FA and then you have 6 really nice starters, maybe a rotation without a #5 starter.

    1. Any thoughts on what Hellickson might bring in return? On one hand the supply of available SP is pretty lean this year; on the other hand Hellickson is a true 2-month rental, reducing his trade value. I can’t see that the Phillies could get a really valued prospect, but maybe a lower level with some upside?

        1. Instead of cashing Hellickson in for a couple of lottery tickets, I’d just hold on to him and give him a QO. He’ll turn it down. A late first round 2017 draft pick (and the slot money that comes with it) is more valuable.

          1. Unless Hellickson improves by a decent amount I doubt anyone would sign him and lose their first round pick.

            1. Yeah and in free agency of late mediocre pitchers with first round tenders attached don’t go flying off the shelves.

    1. Lively going today. I am sure he feels the competion vs Thompson. A good performance will challenge the decision makers on who replaces Hellickson. Or maybe they go with a 6 man.

        1. Hi Romus…I will drive cross country with my son starting Aug. 2nd. Will be renting short term in Santa Rosa while looking for something more permanent. I already have a CaliforniaPhilsPhan avatar ready 🙂

          1. My nephew just moved out there San Fran . Warning Dvr and Sirus radio , the Philles and Flyers games are on a 4 pm Eagles 10 Am. Sirus 4 the way home from work.

  5. Romus. Question. Crawford looks ready. 24 games no errors. hitting 273, after that bad start. He is hitting over 400 in last ten games. 351 obp. My question is this, if he is called up. do you move Galvis to second or play Herdanez who is hitting 286 with 329 obp with limited power or Galvis 230 hitter , bad Obp.

    1. rocco…..flip a coin on Freddy and Cesar at 2nd. mack will have a tough decision there. he has has two tough decsions this year on the right side of the diamond….Howard/TJ and now it would be Galvis /Hernandez if JPC is called up prior to September.
      Also I think this years Phillies farm system may be the best in history…..late 60’s/early 70s had Bowa, Doyle, Bull, Mike Anderson, LC, Boone and then Schmidty….then there was the Utley/Howard/Hamels/Myers/Ruiz farm system..I think JRoll was already up a year before those guys.

    2. For Crawford and Williams, I see September call-ups coming early enough, barring injury. Altherr figures to be the next man up as he comes off his rehab. I would welcome a decision to give Darin Ruf some MLB time in September. If he’s not called up then, then he should not be seen as having any role in the re-build and his slot on the 40 man roster should be given to someone else this off-season.

  6. Martinelli has hit in 12 straight games. Encarnacion is hitless in 7 straight games (27 ABs). Koplove has not allowed a run in 6 straight games (11 innings).

  7. Coming together day by day and week by week. August 2nd at home vs SF Giants. Look in the outfield from left to right and you’ll see Williams – Herrera – Altherr. Freddy Galvis at 2b alongside JPC. Jake Thompson’s first start will either come Sat July 30 at ATL, or Fri August 5 at SD, pending the Hellickson trade. Lively will make it a 6man rotation in September.

  8. Garcia lit the gun at 100 last night in the ninth….and many 98/99 FBs…his slider was at 89.
    Nick Williams..almost another no-no last night … leading off bottom of the 8th with a nubber to the pitcher…his first 4/5 strides were a disgusted head down jog to first base….then must have realized the past, and kicked it into gear to sprint the remaining 70 feet.

    1. Crawford on his second hit. If you looked I thought he could have broke his ankle. He hit that ball to right with his plant foot, turn sideways. He works the count, like a veteran major leaguer.

  9. Phils rotation next year looking to be Velasquez, Nola, Eickhoff, Thompson, and Eflin, with depth in the bullpen or AAA of Morgan, Lively, and Asher. Will be very interesting to see if that’s a rotation for many years to come or if they end up with too many “4th starter types”, etc.

    1. They could try to trade for a lefty in the group to mix things up…..Kershaw may be available!. 🙂
      ….but more likely a second tier guy…..would be great if they could get lucky as the Pads did with Pomeranz or the A’s with Hill.
      ChiSox have a plethora of lefties…maybe they will be interested in a trade of one of them not named Sale….but maybe Rodon or Quintana for the right price.

      1. Romus unless someone comes out of the clouds from our farm system, I believe they must go outside for a ace. I Could be wrong. but I don’t believe ,Any of these kids we have now is a ace.

        1. rocco…agree.
          Unless the Rays trade Archer before hand…he becomes a FA in 2020.
          The Pirates look to have three potential aces in their arsenal….Cole already, and then Taillon and Glasnow.
          Even the Indians have a deep staff.
          So it looks like a FA signing or trade.

          1. Have you seen Archer stats he’s a 5th starter. He’s 4 -13 4.68 Era he’s 28 soon there a tweet on my Phone” Rays only received Comedic offers for Archer”. He’ll give Me Matt Moore instead the Rangers are looking at them.

            1. Saying Chris Archer is a 5th starter is like saying Roy Halladay was a 5th starter in 2000, or Cliff Lee in ‘07 and ‘09, or Steve Carlton in ‘70 and ‘73, or Max Scherzer in ‘09, or Justin Verlander in ‘08…I could go on and on. His peripherals, even with an uptick in BB/9, are still yelling top of the rotation pitcher as a one or two….even with the W-L record.

            2. Romus- I don’t think Archer is quite tor good but I don’t think he’s falling down to a number 5 starter either.
              What do you think Philly would have to give up to get him.

            3. Rays will want at least a pitcher like a Thompson and then another tier one prospect…maybe Alfaro or maybe they will settle for Knapp. Rays do not have catchers in their system ready to emerge…Chris Betts is still 3/4 years away.
              They may want too much for him right now. Maybe in the off-season things could change. His velo is still 94-95 but down a tick from 96 from the first half of last season.

            4. Romus- I think that’s reasonable. The emergence of Rupp makes a trade of Knapp or Alfaro more reasonable. I think if the Rays would take Knapp and Thompson they would want another prospect as well maybe Tocci or Pujols.

            5. Chad….IMO, Tocci and Pujols do not have much trade value right now and they are too far down the minor league system. A prospect in Reading or LHV who is only a year away may be their interest.

          2. His Hr per is 1.7 he’s given up 20 HR so far in CBP that’s not good. The Era 4.38 that’s not Roy like ERA. Neither is the walks per 9 or h/9 there sitting on his 4 seam l. He isn’t last yrs pitcher this yr plus he’ll be 28 soon. By the time The Phillies are good he’ll likely be in his 30ies. My friend over for dinner he writing a piece on the 5 most disappointing pitchers this yr . He 1 of them he said it took him 7 yrs to get our the minors because of his command + control. There a lot of miles on his arm became of his minor league career. Also Aces usually have atleast 3 18 win yrs with sub 3 ERA’S . Now he has a chance to do that but you first have to find out why he’s so hittable this yr.

            1. Ronus- they def wouldn’t headline a trade but I can def see Tocci or Pujols being interesting 3rd or 4 parties in a trade, no?

            2. Tim…I really do not want to belabor this point….but Archer’s draft year of ’06 he was HSer and pitched a couple dozen innings…..normal…do you agree?
              His first full year was 2007….he made his MLB debut in 2012…tell your friend though he was wild….he had mid-to-upper90s velo…..and doing the math it looks like 5 full years in the minors. …debuting at age 23….what is so odd about that?
              Next time serve your friend the Dom Periignon after the meal rather than before the meal and then talk baseball.

  10. Interesting stat on Zach Coppola … in his 2 years, he has 113 hits and 122 total bases. He makes Carlos Tocci look like a slugger!

  11. Obligatory obvious post there should be a Valentin, Kingery, Tobias promotion asap…

  12. Went to the Reading-Trenton game last night and came up with some observations.
    1) the Thunder starting pitcher Chance Adams is from Dallas Baptist like some of our 2016 draftees. He pitched very well keeping the Phillies off balance with very few hard hit balls,
    2) Cozens led off two innings with a double and then Hoskins got semi-intentional walks both times forcing the other Phillies to beat the Thunder. I guess they should expect this more in the future as teams will stay away from them.
    3) The Reading team plays very solid defense and the pitching was very good using shifts well.
    4) The Reading team does have problems with off speed pitches and some players not working the count. Jorge Alfaro and the Cuban player did not look good batting as did Martinez and Valentin until the later innings. Andrew Pullin and Mora worked the count well. Overall, a well played game with Reading winning and great fireworks!

    1. good report. they seemed to only have standing room only when i looked so ended up down at Blue Rocks. Know there are a couple Seinfeld fans here- it was Seinfeld night, with an appearance by the Soup Nazi, still making $ of that all these years later.

      by the way, for general minor league fans, Blue Rocks seem to have no interesting prospects. The opposing Indians have a terrific 1-5 in the lineup that will be hitting Eastern League next year, with 4 of their top 25 prospects led by Bobby Bradley. Double play combo Mark Matthias and Yu Cheng Chang both hit bombs over 400 foot CF fence and OF Anthony Santander (66rbi’s) hit a granny.

    2. So yes I made my way over to Trenton Saturday night expecting to see Pivetta and got Eshelman and Adams not a bad assignment at all.

      Eshelman sat 88-89 most of the night according to the Trenton gun. I saw one maybe two 90-91. From my vantage point I couldn’t really tell if he was getting squeezed by a small strike zone or if his command was just off. I can tell you he was up/down in/out all 5 IP and couldn’t have been missing by much. That said said Trenton’s line-up was pretty weak. Our outfielders didn’t have to go back on a ball the entire game but maybe once.

      Infante throws straight up gas. He lit up a few 96s in his 2 IP and sat mostly 94-95.

      Chance Adams has really good stuff. He sat 94-95 most of the night and was probably 93-94 in his last inning of work. You could tell the righties for the Fightins were really struggling to catch up to his FB up around the hands. The home plate ump seemed to have a high strike zone.

      The only hitter to really square him up all night was Cozens. Most impressive was I had just got done telling my buddy how Cozens had a tough time with lefties when he crushed a ball to left center to start that 9th inning rally off of one. He seemed really locked in that night.

      Alfaro not so much he was chasing balls up all night but again in his defense that could have been just where the strike zone was. Hoskins on the other hand had the 2 walks but I agree with philabaltfan they were clearly pitching around him with a base open after cozens doubles to get to Jake Fox.

      When they did pitch to Rhys he wasn’t able to square anything up either.

      Aguila looked pretty weak. Pullin had some great swings off Adams. he fouled off quite a few pitches straight back. There isn’t much pull in his swing at all. all of his contact was pretty hard to left and left center. Funny I had no idea he had even been called up to Reading.

      I think the guys sitting around me were getting tired of me asking them questions about different prospects. They were all Phillies fans and I knew most of them because we were there as a group for our softball league.

      The most they seemed to know was that the Fightins had the best record in all of baseball at the moment. I wasn’t trying to impress them. I was just trying to get a reading on how deeply they followed the game.

      One thing I will tell you about that park and I don’t know if its true about all MiLB parks is that its a pain in the arse for those who really want to watch the game. People are up and down all night long.

      1. DMAR…..” People are up and down all night long.”…I think the ushers at CBP will not let anyone down the aisles until the end of a half- inning or maybe its the players at-bat, ….now people do get up during the inning for their breaks.
        Eagles games are the worse, especially if you are seated near the end of a row…that is when you get your daily exercise from all the inebriated young men from pre-game tail gating parties.

  13. Off topic a little but Pete starting Howard 2 straight days tells me that a)they aren’t committed to finding out about Joseph OR b)they’re trying one last ditch effort to get trade value for Howard (but really?)

    1. I like to think it is trying to showcase Howard to some degree with less than two weeks to go. Who would bite?
      Howard is owed approx. $17M left…..approx. $7M more this year and the 2017 $10M buyout….and Phillies will easily pick up most of that.

  14. I went to the Reading/Trenton game Saturday night and sat 2 rows behind the place. I am really excited about the prospects on that team. Cozens is a complete monster and looks like a men amongst boys. His two doubles were barreled up and crushed and definitely the hardest hit balls all night. Alfaro’s arm is effortless. He has an absolute gun to second base and almost picked off a guy standing two steps off of first base. Him and Hoskins didn’t have a hit in the game, but hopefully continue on their solid seasons. Eshelman has really nice control and his slider kept a lot of the hitters off balance. I liked Valentin too and looks like he could progress into a utility infielder, which a trade for Roberto Hernandez is a huge win. Harold Martinez looked over-matched and a little late in his swing. All in all, a great game to watch.

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