Box Score Recap – 7/30/2016

Lehigh picked up a win with a little D&D.  David Buchanan tossed seven, shutout innings and Darin Ruf drove in the game’s first run with a home run.

Reading was ahead by a run when the game was suspended in the bottom of the ninth, to be completed Sunday.

Clearwater broke a tie in the eighth inning on Cord Sandberg’s 2-out, RBI single.

Edgar Garcia pitched well in Lakewood’s loss.

Cole Irvin pitched equally well in Williamsport’s win.  L3 provided the offense – Mark Laird had four hits, Luke Williams had 2 hits, and Luke Maglich had 3 RBI.

Lehigh Valley (65-42)  Beat Rochester, 3-0.  David Buchanan (8-5, 3.82) pitched seven, 4-hit innings, striking out six.  J.P. Crawford, Andrew Knapp, and Darnell Sweeney had 2-hit games.  Darin Ruf (.285) hit his 14th home run.

  • #1 Crawford (.261) went 2-3 with a BB.
  • #3 Williams (.286) went 0-4.
  • #5 Thompson (10-5, 2.29) – DNP.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.270) went 2-3 with a double and BB.
  • #24 Lively (4-4, 3.86) – DNP.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (70-36)  Were leading 4-3 over Erie when the game was suspended in the bottom of the ninth.  Miguel Nunez should be the new pitcher when the game is completed tomorrow.  Tyler Viza (3.47) allowed one run in six, 4-hit innings.  Dylan Cozens had 2 hits an a solo home run.

  • #4 Alfaro (.293) went 1-4 with a double and RBI (54).
  • #7 Cozens (.281) went 2-3 with a BB, HR (27), and RBI (89).
  • #8 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing with the GCL Phillies.
  • #13 Hoskins (.282) went 0-4 with 3 K.
  • #14 Kingery (.320) went 1-4.
  • #16 Pinto – (4-4, 4.54) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (9-6, 3.64) – DNP.
  • #19 Eshelman (2-2, 6.75) – DNP.

Clearwater (62-42)  Beat Fort Myers, 3-2.  John Richy gave up two runs in three innings but didn’t return after a long rain delay.  Tom Windle shutout the Miracle for 2.2 innings and Matt Hockenberry (2-1, 1.00) got the win after 3.1 innings of one-hit ball.  Both relievers struck out three batters each.  Herlis Rodriguez (.206) led off and went 0-5.  Josh Tobias (.500) went 1-5 and stole his first base. Chace Numata (.309) went 2-2 with 2 walks.  Cord Sandberg (.228) went 2-3 with a walk and 2 RBI, including the go ahead run in the eighth.

  • #20 Garcia (8-2, 2.50) – DNP.
  • #22 Canelo (.243) went 0-3 with a SF and RBI.  He committed his 21st error.
  • #23 Tocci (.272) went 1-5.
  • #26 Cordero – (5.63) – DNP.

Lakewood (48-55)  Lost to Augusta, 3-2.  Edgar Garcia gave up one run in five innings and struck out six.  Grant Dyer (0-1, 5.40) pitched 3.1 innings and blew the save in the seventh inning and took the loss when one of the two runners he put on base in the ninth scored on a single given up by Jeff Singer (0.50).  Damek Tomscha (.298) and Jan Hernandez (.261) had 2 hits apiece.

  • #6 Randolph (.254) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #9 Kilome (3-7, 4.31) – DNP.
  • #27 Pujols (.226) went 0-4 with a K.
  • #29 Edgar Garcia – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
  • #30 Tirado (2-1, 5.22)- DNP.

Williamsport (25-16)  Beat State College, 5-1.  Cole Irvin (2-1, 1.45) allowed one run on three hits and struck out five.  Mark Laird (.386) went 4-4.  Luke Williams (.244) had two hits.  Luke Maglich (.254) had three RBI.  Spikes pitchers struck out 13 Crosscutters.

  • #17 Medina (4-1, 1.66) – DNP.
  • #25 JoJo Romero – DNP.

GCL Phillies (21-10) Were leading  the GCL Blue Jays, 5-2, when the game was suspended. Harold Arauz had given up two runs in 3.2 innings.  He had struck our five.  Malvin Matos had gone 2-3 with an RBI.

  • #2 Mickey Moniak (.322) DNP.
  • #10 Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #15 Cole Stobbe (.276) went 0-1 with a HBP.
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.265) went 0-3.
  • Josh Stephen (.286) went 0-2.
  • Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – DNP.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 2.19) – DNP.
  • Will Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
  • Nick Fanti (2-0, 1.19) – DNP.
  • Sanchez (3-0, 0.67) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (21-27)  Lost to the DSL Royals, 6-0, in a rain shortened, seven inning game.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.302) went 2-3.
  • Keudy Bocio (.227) DNP.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.258.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.280) went 1-3.

DSL Phillies2 (27-21)  Beat the DSL Rangers2, 9-4, behind a nineteen hit attack.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.09) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.198) DNP.
  • Rafael Marchan (.351) went 2-4 with a BB.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/30 – Clearwater sent RHP Jairo Munoz on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

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

  1. Last year’s J2 signings look to be HR’s (at least from the early returns). Jhailyn Ortiz is already in my top 10. Rafael Marchand looks to be a hitting machine for the DSL team. Hopefully, he continues to progress.
    Also read the Tigers are interested in Helickson. I’ve wanted Daniel Norris for more than a year now. That’s the guy I would insist on getting from Detroit.

  2. If Detroit is looking for SP then would they trade a Norris who’s younger and controllable. The Phillies were looking for young prospects they don’t have to protect. Hellickson they now what a top 5 prospect which would be nice. I heard Detroit is looking at Gomez too . There so many targets we will know by Monday who’s who.

    1. Contending teams trade younger, controllable players because they are looking to win now. Between injuries and under-performanace, Norris has spent the bulk of the season in AAA. In fact, Norris is still pitching for Erie. Detroit cashed in two months of Yoenis Cespedes for the younger, more controllable Michael Fullmer last season. It doesn’t always work out for the team looking to win now (look at Larry Anderson for Jeff Bagwell), but teams will keep giving up younger players for a greater opportunity to win now.
      I’m not impressed with Detroit’s farm system. If they’re discussing Helickson with the Tigers, I’m assuming they will ask for a pitcher like Norris. Maybe the Phillies widen the deal and they take back Anibal Sanchez or Mike Pelfrey and one of their bloated contracts as part of the trade. For me, the Tigers don’t have the young arms to compete with a team like the Blue Jays (who are also reportedly looking at Helickson). It would take Norris for me to deal with Detroit.

      1. Hinkie…is he still living in Shaggy, his ’78 VW van? Understands he eats healthy and takes care of his body and wants to remain ‘poor’…and also has battled back from thyroid cancer. A lot in his life so far.

      2. I like his story I wish him well. I’ll take Falter, Irvin , Jo Jo Romero and Fanti over him . His injury history is getting really up there. I’ll give it too you Hinkie you do go for the Injury type Pitcher. Give me Yohander Mendez for Hellickson.

        1. This season has been a struggle so far for Dan Norris:
          Obliques can be tricky.
          07/05/2016 Strained right oblique 15-Day Disabled List
          03/25/2016 Lower back strain 15-Day Disabled List

  3. Cozens HR and hits were against a LHP and a away park. I heard Irvin was hitting 95 late in the his outing. what is wrong with Mickey Mo ? It’s nice too see Jan Hernandez back and hitting . Quinn looks good too this maybe be a very good pitching draft.

  4. I watched the Crosscutters game, didn’t really know much about most of these kids. Was really impressed with Cole Irvin. He gave up a HR to the 1st batter of the game but after that he settled in nicely. What I liked was he started out with the FB at 91 early on but in the 3rd when he had to throw a lot more pitches, he started getting the FB up to 93 and topping out at 94 from what the announcers said on Maglich’s big bases loaded triple in the 1st got things going but he got robbed of an RBI in the 5th with a man on 3rd as the 2B made a heck of a catch, not sure how he didn’t get turned around. I also liked the hustle from Barbier as he had a K but it got past the catcher so he made it to 1st. Then on a throwing error he was able to make it all the way home from 2nd. Nice swing from Lucas Williams on the double he hit as he knocked it just in front of the warning track.

    Overall though the hitters really seemed to struggle with the CB from Bryan Dobzanski. They had a few nice hits off him but he had a nasty CB working that got several K’s.

    1. The gun at Bowman Field…….does it read hot at times?
      Both Irvin and Falter touching 94/95…all the early reports had them ticks lower.

      1. If Falter is really touching the mid-90s that’s something to be excited about. He apparently has very good command and was only in the high 80s when drafted – he was a projection pick. Man, we are developing some serious arms in the low minors and how about that Jeff Singer? What a find!

      2. Irvin last couple of starts at college per several sources had him touching 94 ,95 . Falter per Jim was at 93 ,94 last start.hmm Phillies have 2 lefties in the org that can pitch.I really like Irvin, Falter and Fanti and Ranger.

  5. Buchanan has a .62 ERA over his last 4 starts. He’s no longer a prospect and looks like a 4A guy but this type of guy often gives a lift to a big league team for a short period of time.

    Visa has an ERA of 2.00 over his last 4 outings. The 21 y/o, playing in AA, IS still a prospect but he hasn’t gotten any respect on the top 30 lists.

    Numata is screaming, Look at me. He’s had a spectacular July with a .376/.427/.506 in 28 games. The more he plays, the better he gets. He played 10 games in April, 13 in May and 18 in June. He’s now the #1 catcher at CLW and he’s grabbing it with both hands. He has 31 Ks and 24 BBs. He’s a tough out. He has a CS% of 43%. He has 14 PBs, which is a bit troublesome, but only 6 errors. He definitely needs to work on some things but his bat keeps his name on the tip of my tongue.

    Edgar Garcia bounced back from 2 bad outings to post a very nice one. He’s only 19 and his arm might have weakened for a few outings. Let’s hope he’s back on track. He’s a guy to watch over the next couple of outings. He only has 43 innings on his arm so he should be able to go 4 or 5 more outings without substantial pullback on innings.

    Mark Laird is a rehabber awaiting an opening. He’s getting ABs but he’s clearly too advanced for A-. Someone gets shutdown or someone gets traded and he’ll be either in A+ or A ball within a half day.

  6. Agree that Viza and Numata are worth watching as both are shooting up prospect boards, as is Marchand. Irvin, a college guy, looks too good for Wsport. I would move him up to Lwood. Roman played the entire game at GCL which should mean he next goes back to Reading. Boy, will that lineup be stacked. Cozens seems to have fought out of his mini slump. Will he get promoted soon? Also, it’s good to see Knapp back over 270. He’s quietly had a solid year. It was impossible to duplicate last season (350 at AA).

  7. Game at Ft Myers finished close to 2AM… delays totaling 4 many fans left in the stands?

    1. Rooms,

      It wasn’t a night for the impatient. a 1.1-hour delay getting started then the second storm. At that point I did something I never would have done at a younger age — went home.

      Today appears to be more bad weather. Severe storms called for 4 to 7 p.m, exactly game time. Same tomorrow. Storms 7-9 p.m. Game time.

      So, here’s my abbreviated report from last night: My, but Richy is a soft tosser. Pitches in upper 70s to upper 80s. Hit 90 once in three innings. And Ft Myers bats weren’t having any problem finding the ball. Richy probably ought to be thankful for the rain. Otherwise, his ERA might be double-digits right now.

  8. Can anyone tell us what Irvin has been sitting at since the draft? If he can regain his pre injury stuff he could be a real steal of a pick.

    And what is Edgar Garcia’s stuff like? Have to admit I never knew he was so highly regarded.

    On a personal note . . I get to see how unforgiving college coaches are in the coming days. My nephew is scheduled to get TJ surgery in 2 weeks (was actually seen by the Phillies Doctor). He had scholarship offers from some decent baseball programs (Boston College, St. John’s, Stony Brook, Duke), personally I thought he was going to get drafted next year (RHP 6’3 215lb sat 86-88 this year (Jr year of HS) w a filthy slider. Anyways, we get to see what happens to these offers once we let they coaches know about the surgery. Wish us luck. (Video of him if anyone was interested)

    1. Sorry to hear about your nephew. Hearing more and more about HS kids needing TJ. I’ve heard of some Little Leaguers needing TJ. That’s terrible. When I was coaching LL, we used to pull guys out of games who tried to throw curve balls and sliders but I knew a few coaches who pushed their kids to throw CBs and SLs.

      Irwin might be great steal but he wasn’t cheap. He received $800K for a $417.5 slot. You can thank Moniak for Gowdy, Stobbe, Romero and Irwin plus possibly Stephen and Young. Although the 5% overage might have gotten a guy or two here. You need a mathematician, a massive computer program and a super computer to do a draft anymore. So bringing in the analytics guys should get an assist too.

      1. I remember years ago. They wouldn’t let you throw a curve ball until. you got to high school. Now when I go see my grandson play. The 10-12 and 12-14 throw curves. sliders. The coaches I have seen don’t care. They want to win. Sometimes it gets me with these guys who coach. They worry more about winning then. teaching the kids, the way to play the game the right way.

    2. Eric I am not a expert on pitching. But that kid has a nice delivery. I would bet you in two years. He would have been over 90 easy. Shame. Did he see the Phillies dr. Ciccotti? That is my wife doctor, Great surgeon. Hope all goes well.

      1. He’s touched 90 a few times . . . We actually thought this year he’d sit somewhere around there. In a bullpen in Feb he was 87-88 and that’s indoors not against anyone . . Usually your stuff is a tick down in this environment. So yeah we thought once the year got going he would be somewhere around there. Was pretty much 85-88 all spring, come to find out he’s pitching w a partially torn UCL. Makes you wonder what a healthy arm could do.

        Here’s the slider I was talking about. Kinda loopy on this one tho.

        Curve ball (decent)

      2. Roccom- yes Dr Ciccotti. Seemed like a really good guy and obviously knowledgable. Very good at explaining things for common idiot like myself to understand.

    3. Irvin was 88-90 early yesterday before sitting in the 90s later. in a start at WPT he was sitting 90-93 touching 94-95 on scout guns.

      Garcia is 90-95 with a good slider.

    4. Good luck to your nephew.

      Your mentioning Duke reminds me how, back in the day, I tried to pump my tires with Duke A.D. Tom Butters about how Duke baseball needed to help get me of the university’s wait list. He in effect said, “Son, we’re not familiar with your body of work.” I never went to Duke and never played college ball. Good move by Duke, I suppose. Butters played with Duke legend Dick Groat on the Pirates which led to Butters’ hiring. I’m not familiar with more current Duke baseball legends.

  9. Yankees did very well in the Chapman and Miller trades.
    Their farm system has definitely shot up.

    1. agree. And I was thinking melancholy that while the past 2yrs has been the start of another golden era of prospects, we are realistically only 1-2 yrs away from the time some of these prospects will be traded off for established stars

      1. Yes, but Miller is not an ordinary left-handed relief pitcher. He is among the best in the game (and has been for awhile) and has a very team-friendly contract (2 more years at $9M per year). We all knew the price would be steep, and the Yankees found a trade partner looking to win NOW.

        The Yankees were in no need to trade Miller unless the offer was just too good to refuse. But they made out VERY well in the Chapman and Miller trades.

      2. Yeah they got an awful lot for Miller and Chapman. Those prospects plus some of the guys already there might be the start of a nice young team for them in a few years. One thing I wonder though is if the rumor about Washington offering Giolito straight up for Miller is true. Apparently the Yanks wanted more than him. If true I’m kind of surprised they didn’t just do that deal.

  10. Obviously, I think it’s in the Phillies’ best interests to move Hellickson now, before the trade deadline. The idea of extending him a QO sounds nice, but if the goal is to get back compensation, it’s pretty risky. You could easily wind up with a pitcher you don’t want getting a salary you don’t want to pay. I think it’s better than 50/50 that he takes the QO. Folks have been saying that Boras won’t let him do it, but that’s not accurate. Boras is a fan of one-year “pillow” contracts and his clients do take QOs on occasion, including Matt Wieters last winter.

    On VV, if they don’t get the offer they want, they should definitely keep him. First, he easily could be a central piece of the rebuild and, furthermore, he has 5 more controllable years, two or three of which will be very cheap. If they are looking to trade him or explore that option further they have plenty of time to find the right suitor over the next year or so; there’s definitely no rush.

    1. Thank you! I’ve been trying to say it’s not a guarantee that he rejects a QO and like you said a boras client has done so in the last. A QO really can affect what he can get on the FA market. Im calling it now, if he isn’t traded and extended a QO he’ll accept it.

      1. I’m someone who feels Helickson will never accept a QO. We’ll probably won’t get the opportunity to find out if he will or will not accept it because the market for starting pitching is so robust right now, Klentak has probably already received offers he likes. Seems like he’s just going to wait things out and let teams bid against one another until the deadline.

        1. Hinkle if he does accept the offer. Can they still trade him at mid season, next year.? Do they only have the one year to offer him a QO? I thought I read its 16 million they must offer,

          1. Yes. Helickson would be under contract for one year for a little more than 16 million dollars. The Phillies can trade him next year at the deadline if he did accept the QO.

            1. Hinkie…IMO, I would trade Hellickson now for the best offer out there..
              Exercise the option and bring back a healthy Charlie Morton next season and possibly decide to pick up another veteran trade chip relief pitcher.

            2. Morton’s contract is a dual option, meaning that Morton also has to exercise the option. He gives up the $1m buyout if he does decline.

            3. I’d think he would be happy with $9.5M…not sure he will get any offers like that in Dec/January, and the Phillies would know how healthy he is coming off that kind of leg injury.

    1. Negotiating tactic. Lucroy is using his no-trade clause as leverage, looking for Cleveland to give him a nice contract extension in return for his agreement with the trade. Almost a no-brainer from his perspective.

  11. Im not a huge fan of Quinn but when he gets back to Reading thats a pretty scary lineup 1-9! H. Mart KC and Fox are all around 260. I dont want any promoted to AAA. Let them finish this out!

    1. Accoring to a Jason Stark tweet, Phillies have been very firm on keeping the price high for Helickson. Keep saying the return has to be better than a #35-40 pick.
      Also says Boras won’t go for the QO … “His agent is Scott Boras, who will no doubt think Hellickson is the best under-30 FA starter on the market.”

  12. Hellickson if he’s not traded could maybe go to the pen or go to 6 man rotation .Thompson needs to come up get a taste of mlb.

    1. Again, could someone please explain to me how you go to a 6 man rotation BEFORE Sept 1? What gets cut, the bench or the bullpen? New math?

      1. Usually 1 reliever Hellickson not in the long term future he was a ings eating vet.Thomoson the Phillies worry once he’s up there will be no more need to sign a vet. The Rotation should be set until 2018 when the Phillies can sign an ace.

    2. Tim- If Hellickson is not traded why would he go to the pen? The possibility is still out there that after the season Philly offers him a QO. There is no guarantee that he plays good enough to get a QO or good enough to refuse one but if he goes to the pen like you suggest the possibility is zero.
      I understand that fans want to see what Thompson has and how he does in the MLB but he will have his time.

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