Box Score Recap – 7/18/2016

In Reading, Andrew Pullin had 4 RBI and Dylan Cozens had five for Reading’s victory.  In Clearwater, Chace Numata had 3 hits.  In Lakewood, Zachary Coppola went 2-3, twice. Arquimedes Gamboa had 4 hits in Williamsport.  Mark Laird had three.

Aaron Altherr batted in the GCL game in Lakeland.  Then played left field for the Threshers in Bradenton after the Phillies reassigned him for his continuing rehab.

There were lots of very good pitching performances in the organization last night –

  • Phil Klein, James Russell, Colton Murray, and Michael Mariot combined to throw a four hit shutout for Lehigh Valley.
  •  Relievers Alexis Rivero, Mario Hollands, and Hoby Milner tossed four, two-hit, shutout innings in the Reading’s victory.
  • John Richy turned in his best performance of his season, a seven-inning, two-hitter for Clearwater.  Victor Arano and Matt Hockenberry completed the four-hit shutout.
  • Alberto Tirado, Jeff Singer, and Sutter McLoughlin held the opposition to one run and five hits in Lakewood’s eight inning victory in game one..
  • Seranthony Dominguez threw six, one-hit innings in Lakewood’s seven-inning shutout in game two.   Ismael Cabrera pitched the final, one-hit inning.
  • Ranger Suarez gave up just one run in six innings for Williamsport.
  • And, Sixto Sanchez pitched three no-hit innings before the GCL Phillies’ game was suspended.

Oh, and the big club got eight, two-hit shutout innings from Aaron Nola, Edubray Ramos, and Hector Neris before the closer couldn’t close.

Lehigh Valley (56-40)  Beat Indianapolis, 4-0.  Phil Klein (1-0, 1.08) started and threw five, three-hit innings.  He walked none and struck out six.  James Russell (4.00), Colton Murray (4.19), and Michael Mariot (2.63) scattered one hit and three walks over the last four, shutout innings.  Darin Ruf (.284) had 2 of the IronPigs’ 4 hits.  Logan Moore went 1-3 with 2 RBI.

  • #1 Crawford (.268) went 0-3 with a sacrifice.
  • #2 Thompson (8-5, 2.42) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.289) went 0-4.
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) DNP.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL shoulder, rehabbing in the FSL with Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.236) entered as a defensive replacement/double switch.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-3, 3.63) – DNP.

Reading (66-29)  Beat New Hampshire, 9-5.  Nick Pivetta (9-4, 3.43) gave up all five of the Fisher Cats’ runs in his five innings.  Alexis Rivero (6.39), Mario Hollands (5.68), and Hoby Milner (1.77) shut the Cats down on 2 hits and 2 walks over the final four innings.  Andrew Pullin had 4 hits, a HR (4), and 4 RBI(15).  Jesse Valentin (.288), Jorge Alfaro, Dylan Cozens, and Rhys Hoskins had 2 hits apiece.  Cozens hit his 25th HR and had 5 RBI (80).  Pullin also picked up an outfield assist.

  • #6 Alfaro (.296) went 2-5.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-4, 4.63) – DNP.
  • #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (8-4, 3.14) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.278) went 2-5 with a double.
  • #22 Cozens (.283) went 2-5 with a double, HR (25), and RBI (80).
  • #27 Brown (.225) DL, retroactive to 7/10, wrist.

Clearwater (55-38)  Beat Bradenton, 2-0 in ten innings.  John Richy (3.75) turned in his best performance of the season – seven, two-hit, shutout innings.  He walked two.  Victor Arano (3-1, 2.45) snagged the win with two, one-hit innings.  Matt Hockenberry (1.17) picked up his second save with one, one-hit inning.  Chace Numata (.298) had 3 hits and a stolen base.  Carlos Tocci and Scott Kingery had 2 hits each.  Mitch Walding had the game-winning hit and his 49th RBI.  Rehabbing Aaron Altherr went 1-4 in left field.

  • #11 Kingery (.299) went 2-3 with a BB and sacrifice in the 10th inning.
  • #12 Canelo (.244) went 0-5.
  • #14 Tocci (.275) 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 (43-51)  Swept Charleston in two, seven inning games, 3-1 in 8 innings and 2-1.

Game One:  Alberto Tirado struck out six in four innings.  Jeff Singer (2-0, 0.00) picked up the win with three shutout innings.  Sutter McLoughlin (3.03) earned his third save. Zachary Coppola (.321) and Josh Tobias (.302) had 2 hits each.  Damek Tomscha (.295) provided the winning runs with a 2-run double.  Singer allowed 4 base runners on 2 hits and 2 walks, but picked 3 of them off first base.

  • #5 Randolph (.271) went 1-4.
  • #20 Tirado (1-1, 5.55) – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP.
  • #24 Pujols (.229) went 0-2 with 2 BB and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.238) went 0-4.

Game Two:  Seranthony Dominguez (2-1, 3.95) pitched six, one-hit innings.  He walked three and struck out six.Ismael Cabrera (2.70) picked up his first save.  Coppola (.327) had 2 hits again.  Wilson Garcia hit his second HR.  Tomscha had the other RBI.

  • #5 Randolph (.261) went 0-3.
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.75) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado (1-1, 5.55)- DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.229) DNP.
  • #29 Grullon (.238) DNP.

Williamsport (18-13) Beat West Virginia, 7-4.  Ranger Suarez (3-0, 2.56) pitched six innings. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out three.  Alexander Kline (5.11) walked four in two innings.  Arquimedes Gamboa (.219) had four hits, Mark Laird (.333) had three. Juan Luis (.277) hit a two-run HR (3).  Luis Encarnacion (.165) broke an 0-34 drought with a first-inning single

  • #16 Medina (3-0, 1.35) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (13-7) Suspended, rain.  Game will be completed as part of a double header in Clearwater Tuesday.  Sixto Sanchez pitched three no-hit innings before the game was stopped.  Cole Stobbe had one of the Phillies’ three hits.  Aaron Altherr had one at bat in the game.  He was reassigned to Clearwater after the game and met the team in Bradenton.

  • #? 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 (15-22) Lost to the DSL Dodgers2, 6-5 in 11 innings.  Ismael Rosado threw out four of nine base runners trying to steal.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.283) went 2-5 with a sac.
  • Keudy Bocio (.224) went 1-6 with an RBI.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.280) went 3-6.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.309) went 2-5 with an RBI.

DSL Phillies2 (20-17) Lost to the DSL Rangers2, 6-5.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-3, 2.70) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.198) went 0-4 with an RBI.
  • Rafael Marchan (.357) went 3-5 with an RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/18 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Clearwater.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

43 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/18/2016

  1. Singer picked three men off base. Who is this guy? He’s essentially a 22 y/o walk on who in 20+ innings has given up zero ERs and 7 hits and has 26 Ks to 5 BBs. Guys are hitting .106 off him over two levels. I say again. Who is this guy and where have they been keeping him?

    I’ve been down on Tirado all season so when he pitches well, I should call him out for it. In his last 3 games, he’s pitched 13 1/3 innings. He’s given up 4 runs on 13 hits with 18 Ks to 8 BBs. It’s not top 30 material but it is a massive improvement off the beginning of the season. He might be gaining confidence and that’s what he needs.

    Seranthony Dominguez has looked good in his last 2 outings at LKW. His 1st outing was a disaster. He gave up 5 runs on a little over an inning. Let’s give the kid a mulligan on that one. He’s given up 6 hits and 1 ER in his 12 innings since. He has 9 Ks and 4 BBs. The 21 y/o, who has been in the organization since 2012, is progressing just fine. He’s a very good LA signing.

    There are a lot of other fine performances but I’ll stop right here and allow others to expound the virtues of some of these others.

    1. bellman……”Singer picked three men off base. Who is this guy?”….you heard of former Dodger pitcher Bill Singer from the mid-60s thru the 70s?…..well…no relation. 🙂

    2. Singer if I read it right went to Rutgers Camden. Now that is most likely a low level college program. I was looking at where he went and how well he has started. Pretty amazing. so far

    3. After going undrafted last year, Singer signed with the Camden Riversharks. After showing some promise, the Phillies offered him a contract in the offseason.

  2. Lots of good stuff as noted above. Crazy some of us feared Tirado was gonna be plucked in the Rule 5. But good for him for making some progress lately.

    One thing I have noticed: Arano has been doing very well as a bullpen arm. He may have found his calling.

    1. Since arriving in Clearwater last season, Arano’s stated preference was to pitch out of the bullpen. He felt more comfortable relieving. The Phillies felt he had the pitches to be a starter, and tried him there last year (as they should). He was effective the first time through the line up, but not the second time. It seems he always knew his calling, and the organization finally caught on.

  3. Ranger Suarez consistently pitched well in GCL last year, and doing well now in Williamsport, but can’t find much on him. I’m interested in reading what the scouts say. Anyone know?

    1. This was written about Suarez by some Phillies prospect writer. Should help.

      Suarez’s 2014 season makes Thomas Eshelman look like Phillippe Aumont, but he showed up stateside and was 85-87 killing all optimism. This year his velocity took a step forward to 88-92. He won’t overpower batters, but he has good command and a feel for his secondary pitches. If he can stay healthy and handle a full season workload, he could profile as a back end starter.

  4. Andrew Pullin… wow. Has taken his promotion to Reading by the scruff of the neck and is just dominating. Good for him.

    1. I saw Pullin few years ago in Lakewood and again last week in Trenton and he has always looked like ML hitter from day 1. He is tough out.

      1. @Gator- do you think he has the power to profile in LF long term or the arm for RF? I’ve never had the chance to see him play in person.

        1. I do think he will sustain power he started last year. He looks stronger at plate and I rarely see him off balance. He has an intensity about him. Don’t remember any of his throws.

    2. In one of the interviews with Joe Jordan, he really praised Pullin and expected his power numbers to take off at Reading. It’s interesting that he has 1/7 the at bats Cozens has and Pullin’s numbers multiplied by 7 are better than Cozen’s across the board (obviously small sample).

  5. I’m glad someone brought up Alberto Tirado . . . he is def one of the more exciting arms in the system. IMO he’s def a top 30 guy as well, I mean if Kilome is in some top 10 lists off of stuff/potential (which I get) then why would Tirado be in the top 30? I’m interested to see how much he can move up prospect lists if he continues to improve his command (small strides have been made). He has a plus fastball that can reach plus plus . . . his secondary pitches (Slider and Change up) flash above average. I didn’t realize this but he was once a top 100 prospect pre 2014. What are the opinions on his ceiling?

    I’m hoping that this can be true (obviously) “Packing three potential plus pitches, Parks calls Tirado “a beast in the making.” The young righty will need to refine his command to reach his ceiling as a number 2 starter but many evalutors, Parks especially, see him as a potential impact starter at the major league level.”

  6. Below are 4 Phillies 2B prospects

    Player A
    2016: (87 Games w/ 388 PA) .302/.368/.445/.813 7 HR 52RBI 22 Doubles
    2015: (61 Games w/ 260 PA) .321/.362/.475/.837 4 HR 37RBI 19 Doubles

    Player B
    2016: (89 Games w/ 355 PA) .299/.368/.420/.787 28 Doubles 29 SB
    2015: (66 Games w/ 252 PA) .250/.314/.337/.652 11 SB

    Player C
    2016: (84 Games w/ 319 PA) .288/.360/.420/.780 92 Hits 17 Doubles 5 Triples
    2015: (31 Games w/ 99 PA) .273/.351/.424/.775

    Player D
    2016: (17 Games w/ 80 PA) .284/.316/.365/.681 21 Hits
    2015: (60 Games w/ 257 PA) .269/.383/.344/.728 35 Walks to 22 K

    None of these guys are (IMO) game changing prospects but all (again IMO) are GOOD prospects with one of them deserving more talk then he gets. Josh Tobias . . . all he has done since being drafted is hit and improve (I get that he has been old for each level but that’s only because Kingery and Valentine are ahead of him, he deserves to move up to Clearwater when Kingery and Valentin get bumped which may be soon). His swing (at least from the left side) looks a lot like Roman Quinn’s. Scouting reports say that he has above average speed and some power as well . . he obviously has the hit tool or at least his numbers say that he does. I dunno, I just think that he’s being over looked as someone who could move up into our top 30 maybe even top 25.

    A – Josh Tobias B – Scott Kingery C – Jesmuel Valentine D – Daniel Brito

    1. Kingery’s SB’s alone should put him at least the same statistically, while he is younger and one level higher.

      Tobias isn’t bad, but he is blocked by a better prospect, and will move when he moves, and we don’t know how he’ll do against properly aged opponents.

      This is why I don’t much care for 2B-only prospects. They can too easily get log jammed because there’s only one place they can play. Even catcher can almost manage 2 starters at the same level because of the rest necessary for the position.

      1. Let me be clear, I think Kingery is the better prospect (no doubt about it) however there seems to be something in Tobias . . . He may be able to be a super utility guy 2B/3B/OF. All I was saying is that he seems to get over looked.

        1. You did get it across, I just meant that I thought Kingery has the best statistical season _without_ considering age or level, while I think you believe it is Tobias.

          1. Agree – don’t believe Tobias defense is strong enough to play 2B at higher levels and will move to OF in near future

        2. Tobias reminds me of Lenny Harris, solid backup who played everyday a couple years because of circumstance. Any thoughts?

    2. Interesting comparison. One major piece of data that you left out was age of player vs avg age of level.

      For example:
      Player A
      2016: +1.6
      2015: +0.9

      Player B
      2016: -0.6
      2015: -0.7

      Player C
      2016: -2.4
      2015: -1.7

      Player D
      2016: -1.5
      2015: -1.4

      Also, how much greater is the age difference for Kingery once he moves up from High A to AA (further distancing himself from Tobias as a prospect)??

      I’m not down on Tobias by any means and feel he deserves an opportunity to play in High A for the remainder of the season. However if he were to move up, he’d only be league average in age whereas Kingery will be over 2 years younger than the league average in the Eastern League.

      Food for thought.

      1. Tim Memo he played 2B For AT LEAST Lakewoods last 6 games. He has played the OF this year (less then a handful of times) to add some versitilty to his game (Joe Jordan said that in an interview I believe).

        1. Hea they moved him because he getting blocked even when everyone gets up he’s still the lowest. Maybe there thinking Pullen really don’t know.

    3. Brito? Wasn’t that a product the Three Stooges were peddling in the sidewalk in one episode? “Brito! Get your Brito here!”

  7. wow, just saw the final boxscore for the GCL game completed vs the Barves this morning. Ortiz with another HR, Fanti with 10k’s over 5 innings. 10-1 final.

    1. Has anyone seen reports on Fanti this year? Stats are video game silly. Wondering if he has picked up some velocity with a year of growth/professional development under his belt.

      1. I’m sure Jim’s seen him a time or two and when he’s moved up to Wmsprt Mitch Rupert is sure to give us the straight poop. either way, we’ll be hearing more about Nick.

  8. Sometimes it puzzles me when the national publications write articles on particular subjects.
    Below is a poll from MiLB.com……….is there anyone missing in that list of worthy HR candidates? Maybe I am missing something?
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    MiLB Poll

    These sluggers are all among the Minor League home run leaders — who will finish the season with the most Minors blasts?

    David Dahl, Rockies…
    Travis Demeritte, Rangers…
    Joey Gallo, Rangers…
    Trey Mancini, Orioles….
    Peter O’Brien, D-backs….
    Ryan O’Hearn, Royals….

    1. Yea where’s Tocci lol The Brash Bothers getting no love . Romus what is special about Cozens HR and Double last night ?

          1. I’ll say it again, it’s always nice dreaming about what the prospects in the minors might be a capable of but I hope we don’t short TJ. Small sample and things change when scouting reports circulate but right now it’s hard to imagine Hoskins doing much more.

    1. There is one other player who has hit 5 homeruns and 3 others with 4 homeruns. Of the 5 players with 4 or more homeruns, Ortiz is 17 and all others are 21 or older … That’s pretty awesome

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