Box Score Recap – 7/17/2016

The best pitched game in the organization today came from JoJo Romero and Cole Irvin of the Williamsport Crosscutters.  Overall, the best pitched games were thrown at Lehigh Valley and Reading by Buffalo and Trenton.  The opposing pitchers of those teams held both teams to a combined one run and eight hits.

Lehigh Valley (55-40)  Lost to Buffalo, 10-1.  The Bisons took out three days of frustration on the IronPigs today.  They collected 20 hits and handed Ben Lively his third loss.  Lively was lifted after 4.2 innings having allowed 11 hits and 6 runs, only three of which were earned.  The IronPigs were held to 3 hits.

  • #1 Crawford (.272) went 0-4 and committed his 5th error..
  • #2 Thompson (8-5, 2.42) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.292) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) went 1-4.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.236) went 0-3.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-3, 3.63) – 4.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Reading (65-29)  Lost to Trenton. 4-0.  Both pitchers were engaged in a duel that Ricardo Pinto finally lost.  He pitched into the seventh inning where he gave up all four Thunder runs.  He struck out seven, but walked three.  Miguel Nunez (2.89) relieved and allowed 2 of 3 inherited runners to score.  The Phils collected a mere five hits.  Andre Pullin (.378) and Jorge Alfaro had two each.

  • #6 Alfaro (.294) went 2-4.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-4, 4.63) – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 WP.
  • #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.277) went 0-3.
  • #22 Cozens (.281) went 1-4.
  • #27 Brown (.225) DL, retroactive to 7/10, wrist.

Clearwater (54-38)  Lost to Bradenton, 11-8.  Ranfi Casimiro (4.76) gave up 7 runs but left with a lead.  Jimmy Cordero (1-1, 9.00) gave up 4 runs and blew a save.  The Threshers opened up an 8-3 lead that couldn’t be held.  Malquin Canelo, Scott Kingery, and Zach Green (.264) had 2 hits apiece.  Kingery had 2 RBI.  Kyle Martin (55), Green (52), and Mitch Walding (48) had 1 RBI each.

  • #11 Kingery (.295) went 2-5 with a double, 2 RBI (27), and a SB (25).
  • #12 Canelo (.248) went 2-4 with a double and HBP.
  • #14 Tocci (.273) went 1-4 with a BB.
  • #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)  Postponed, rain.

  • #5 Randolph (.272) .
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.75) – .
  • #20 Tirado (1-1, 6.20)- .
  • #24 Pujols (.230) .
  • #29 Grullon (.242) .

Williamsport (17-13) Beat West Virginia, 3-2.  JoJo Romero (5.87) and Cole Irvin (1-1, 0.00) combined to stymie the Black Bears for eight innings.  Romero’s only mistake was a solo home run in his 4 innings.  Irvin followed with 4 more scoreless innings, raising his overall total to nine.  Brett Barbier (.379) hit his first home run.

  • #16 Medina (3-0, 1.35) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (13-7) DNP.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.309) .
  • #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 3.60) – .
  • #? Cole Stobbe (.302) .
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.288) .
  • #? Josh Stephen (.319) .
  • #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – .
  • #? Aaron Brown (0-0, 1.50) – .
  • #? Will Stewart (1-1, 4.50) – .
  • #? Nick Fanti (1-0, 1.53) – .

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:

  • 7/17 – Yacksel Rios assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater.
  • Note: Jimmy Cordero is no longer on Lehigh Valley’s roster.  He has come off the DL and has been added to Clearwater’s roster.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

9 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/17/2016

  1. Hoskins is 0 – 12 since the all star break. He might need to have an actual break to get himself back on track. Give him a day or two to relax and think about things.

    Martinelli adds a hit so he’s hit in 13 straight. Now I’m sounding like Sandusky and his Walding affinity but a long game hit streak should be talked about until it’s done. Gregori Rivero has a 9 game hit streak in games he’s had at least 1 PA.

    Yacksel Rios has been on a steady decline this year. He was in Reading then Clearwater and now he’s kicked to Lakewood. He must have some things to work on so why not EST?

    Sundays are no fun in our minor league universe. Especially if there is a rain out. 3 teams automatically don’t play and losing a 4th boxscore makes in less fun. Losing a lot of games that are played is also not much fun.

  2. Jim, great work as usual but Jo Jo and Irvin pitch at Williamsport obviously. Small slip.
    Kingery with another good game. He looks to me like the only major leaguer in that lineup and Williamsport only has Randolph. Not much offensive talent on those two teams, lots of guys who are not quite good enough. Alfaro with two hits again is great but Cozens and Hoskins look like the HR Derby messed up their swings. They have to shorten up again. It happens to some every derby.

    1. I remember Abreu winning the derby contest and then it took a month or so before he hit anther one. They were talking about how messed up the swing can get, even back then.

      1. I posted this in another thread. There is ZERO correlation with HR Derby and 2nd half slumps. Although I only posted the winners for the past 10 years, I looked at a handful of others (randomly) . . . They all showed the same thing . . . The majority actually put up better 2nd half numbers.

    2. @Murray, Thank you. The first paragraph is the last thing I write after writing the box score updates. It is often very late when I get to that paragraph. Last night, I was watching the rebroadcast of the TDF, so I was somewhat distracted. Thank you for alerting me to my mistake. I have corrected it in the Recap.

  3. Pinto pitched well into the 7th…only three singles …but then it came unraveled. Perhaps Dusty should have pulled him after the single by O’Neill with two outs in the 7th…he was over 90 pitches at that point.

    1. when i saw pinto pitch in richmond over july 4th he really struggled with control and was hit hard. he was obviously frustrated with the way he was pitching ( it didn’t seem to be on ball and strike calls) and was very emotional on the mount. there were frequent conferences with alfaro, the infielders and the pitching coach to try to calm him down. several times he went to the back of the mound and squatted to try to gather himself. after one inning watham got in his face about something. my guess is about his body language on the mound. my point is he seems to be an emotional kid at this point and when things unravel he is not able to pull it together. he is obviously talented and one hopes as he matures his composure improves.

  4. Came across this interesting blurb. Was there any talk about him being an everyday player when drafted?

    Giants signed SS/RHP Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract.
    The Giants plan on using Drabek at shortstop, which will be a big adjustment after spending the first 11 years of his career as a pitcher. Maybe it’s for the best. The former first-round pick holds a 5.26 ERA over 43 major league appearances and has failed to make a real impact anywhere he’s gone. Drabek could return to the mound at some point but for now he’ll concentrate on learning shortstop.
    Source: Matt Eddy on Twitter

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