Daily Archives: August 7, 2016

Open Discussion: Week of August 8th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies completed a 4-2 week.  they took 2 of 3 from the Giants at home then flew to San Diego and took 2 of 3 from the Padres.  Their record stands at 52-61 (8-13 since the break).  The Phillies travel to Los Angeles for three games with the Dodgers (Urias, Maeda, Kazmir) then return home for a 9-game home stand that starts with the Rockies.

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Box Score Recap – 8/7/2016

Three of the organization’s four teams that played on Sunday won, and scored double digit runs while doing so.  They also received good starting pitching from Ben Lively (LHV), Nick Pivetta (REA), and Alberto Tirado (LAK); and good relief work from the Lehigh and Reading bullpens.  With all the run support, you would expect a lot of home runs from the usual suspects.  However, only Cedric Hunter, Andrew Pullin, and Gabriel Lino came through in that regard. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/7/2016

Around the System–Catcher

Lehigh Valley

Andy Knapp, 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2013; .269/.333/.395 in 324AB; 7HR 38RBI; 9%BB/24%K; .266 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; .279 last 30 days; 83 games caught with 7 errors (.988); 13 passed balls; 14/42 CS(33%); Knapp’s offense has been consistent and his defense has been improving.

Logan Moore, Soon to be 26, Phils 9th round pick in 2011; .238/.303/.372 in 148AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 4HR 17RBI; 9%BB/28%K; .231 vs LHP; .255 vs RHP; .167 last 30 days; 45 games caught with 4 errors (.988); 0 passed balls; 16/38 CS (42%); Limited playing time but continued defensive excellence.


Jorge Alfaro, 23, Acquired from Texas in 2015; .290/.331/.460 in 328AB; 12HR 55RBI; 2SB; 5%BB/23%K; .229 vs LHP; .306 vs RHP; .294 last 30 days; 77 games caught with 3 errors (.955); 5 passed balls; 27/64CS (42%); Continued progress for Alfaro both behind the plate and with the bat.

Gabriel Lino, 23, Acquired from Baltimore in 2012; .220/.289/.299 in 164 AB between Clearwater and Reading; 2HR 8RBI; 7%BB/20%K; 48 games behind the plate with 9 errors (.978); 6 passed balls; 22/59 CS (37%).  Other than his good arm, Lino has shown regression in some areas and very limited progress in others. Continue reading Around the System–Catcher

Box Score Recap – 8/6/2016

Lots of good good performances from our starting pitchers.

Adam Morgan fell just short of a complete game victory for Lehigh Valley.

Ricardo Pinto received no decision for his eight shutout innings in Reading’s loss.

Drew Anderson received no decision for his six shutout innings in Clearwater’s win.

Lakewood’s Tyler Gilbert tossed 7.2 one-run innings.

Williamsport’s JoJo Romero pitched five shutout innings.

The GCL Phillies’ Nick Fanti allowed one run in five innings.

Jesse Valentin and Josh Tobias hit their first HR at their new levels.  Rhys Hoskins hit #34. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/6/2016