Box Score Recap – 8/8/2016

The stateside starters provided sound pitching as Clearwater, Lakewood, and Williamsport won.  Clearwater moved back into first place in the FSL North.

The Threshers were powered by Aaron Brown’s 3-run HR, and Derek Campbell’s two HR, a solo and a grand slam.

The BlueClaws got support from Damek Tomscha in the ninth and Grenny Cumana in the tenth.

And, the Crosscutters needed only a little help behind Felix Paulino’s masterpiece.  They got a solo HR from Darick Hall.

Lehigh Valley (70-45)  DNP.

  • #1 Crawford (.258) DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.281) DNP.
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.267) .
  • #24 Lively (6-4, 3.50) – DNP.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (76-38)  DNP.

  • #4 Alfaro (.290) DNP.
  • #7 Cozens (.287) .
  • #8 Quinn (.297) .
  • #13 Hoskins (.283) .
  • #14 Kingery (.281) .
  • #16 Pinto – (4-4, 4.46) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (10-6, 3.55) – DNP.
  • #19 Eshelman (3-2, 5.60) – DNP.
  • #26 Cordero – (9.00) – DNP.

Clearwater (67-44)  Beat Tampa 11-9.  The Threshers staked John Richy (4-4, 3.53) to an 11-0 lead.  He left the game with the Threshers ahead 11-2.  The bullpen gave up a 7-run seventh to pull the Yankees back into the game.  Matt Hockenberry (1.30) pitched a calm ninth for the save.

The Threshers put together a 15 hit attack.  The slipped out to a 2-run lead in the second on an RBI double by Kyle Martin (.251) and RBI single by Malquin Canelo ( .257).  The added three more runs in the third on Aaron Brown’s 3-run HR.  Derek Campbell (.281) padded the lead with a solo HR in the fourth.  Leading 6-0, Canelo added another run with a bases loaded single in the fifth.  Campbell followed with a bases clearing HR (11) to stretch the lead out to 11-0.

Carlos Tocci had 4 hits.  Fresh off the DL, Aaron Brown had 2 hits;  as well as Martin, Canelo, and Campbell.  With his 2 HR, Campbell had 5 RBI.  Brown had 3 and Canelo had two. Martin had the other RBI.

Richy tossed five scoreless innings before giving up 2 runs in the sixth.  Joe DeNato (4.25) came in to pitch the seventh.  He only got two outs, a strike out and a pick off.  He gave up six hits and a walk, and left with four runs scored and two men on base.  Ulises Joaquin (2.28) relieved (ha!) and allowed the two inherited runners to score plus one of his own. When he finally got the third out, seven runs had scored.  Joaquin pitched a clean eighth before turning the game over to Hockenberry.

Richy threw 90 pitches/60 strikes.  Judging by his pattern of pitches, Richy threw 66 fastballs.  It looks like his range was 88-91, t92 mph thru the first three innings.  It dropped to 85-89 mph for innings four thru six.  His FB pattern looks like this –

  • Vel   1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th  Total
  • 92      1                                                           1
  • 91      3      2                                                  5
  • 90      6      2        6                                     14
  • 89      1      2        3       3       2       1        12
  • 88      1      4        3       1       2       5        16
  • 87               1                 1       2                    4
  • 86                                   1       2       7        10
  • 85                                   2       1       1          4
  • Tot                                                               66

You can see how Richy’s velocity dropped as the game wore on.  He struck out six tying his season high.  He got two looking in the first inning at a 90 mph FB and an 81 mph off speed pitch.  He got the other four swinging at a 90 mph FB and off speed pitches of 81, 80, and 80 mph.

One oddity I noticed was that thru three innings, he had more swing-and-miss strikes (s&m) than called strikes – 7 to 5.  He finished with 9 s&m (15% of strikes)and 10 called 16.7%).

Richy pitched from behind to a lot of batters.  He only threw 12 of 24 first pitch strikes (50%).  But, he only ran two, three-ball counts – one strike out and his only walk.

  • #20 Garcia (9-3, 2.72) – DNP.
  • #22 Canelo (.253) went 2-3 with a BB and 2 RBI.
  • #23 Tocci (.278) went 4-5 with a double.

Lakewood (53-59)  Beat Delmarva , 7-5.  Same pattern as in Clearwater, the starter pitched well and the first two relievers didn’t pitch well.  The final pitcher closed well and got the save.  Seranthony Dominguez (4.28) allowed one run and two hits in six innings.  He walked four and struck out seven.  Edgar Garcia (2.93) blew the save in 1.2 innings.  Ismael Cabrera (1-1, 5.06) stranded two runners and stood to win when the BlueClaws went in front the next inning.  But he couldn’t hold the lead and they went to extras.  He got the win when the ‘Claws pushed in front again, and John Waguespack (3.86) picked up his fifth save with a clean inning.

Randolph had two hits, Cumana (.289) had three.  Damek Tomscha (.298) gave the BlueClaws a short-lived two run lead in the top of the ninth.  Cumana’s RBI double and Emmanuel Marrero’s SF gave the ‘Claws the final margin in the tenth.

  • #6 Randolph (.255) went 2-5 with a double and RBI (13).
  • #9 Kilome (3-8, 4.32)- DNP.
  • #27 Pujols (.231) went 0-4 with a BB and K.
  • #29 Edgar Garcia – DNP.
  • #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP.

Williamsport (29-21)  Beat West Virginia , 3-0.  Felix Paulino 1-3, 3.45) got his first win.  He rocked for seven innings allowing 5 hits and striking out four.  The Cutters’ bullpen was able to preserve the win and the shutout.  Jonathan Hennigan and Carlos Indriago eached pitched an inning with Indriago getting his first save.

The Crosscutters had 10 hits.  Jesus Alastre, Darick Hall, and Chandler Hall had 2 hits apiece.  D Hall hits his fifth HR.

  • #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – DNP.
  • #25 Romero (1.90) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (26-11) Postponed, rain.

  • #2 Moniak (.327) .
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #15 Stobbe (.242) .
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.268)).
  • Stephen (.286) .
  • Miller (0-0, 3.00) – DNP.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.76) – DNP.
  • Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
  • Fanti (5-0, 1.43) – .
  • Sixto Sanchez (3-0, 0.47) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (23-31)  Lost to DSL Rays1, 3-2.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.307) went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio (.231) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.256) went 2-3 with a BB.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.265) went 0-4.

DSL Phillies2 (33-22)  Beat the DSL Astros Orange, 6-4.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.02) – DNP.
  • Rafael Marchan (.355) went 3-5 with a double and 3 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 8/8 – CF Aaron Brown assigned to Clearwater from Reading.
  • 8/8 – Austin Davis assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
  • 8/8 – Clearwater placed RF Cord Sandberg on the 7-day DL retroactive to August 7, 2016.
  • 8/8 – Jose Nin assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

22 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/8/2016

  1. Carlos Tocci is hot right now. He went 4 – 5 yesterday but he’s also hit in 8 of his last 9 games. Over those 9 games, he’s hitting .429. He hits well but not very hard. He’s still only 20 through 8/23. He’s shown improvement, although without much power, in each season. He’ll need another winter doing strengthening exercises. He can probably start in Reading next year and his HRs might double but that would only be 6. I think the Phils will leave him unprotected in the Rule 5 draft again but I can’t see a team trying to stash him on their 25 man roster for an entire season. Maybe, but not likely.

    It must be hard to watch Encarnacion day in and day out. .156/.195/.204 and that’s an improvement over a few days ago. 58 Ks and a measly 7 BBs in 38 games. 4 doubles and 1 HR on the season. 10 RBIs total. Ray of sunshine might be that his fielding has improved with only 5 errors at 1B. Larry Greene Jr. wasn’t this bad… was he?

    Luis Ramirez on the DSL2 is throwing video game innings. He’s 10 for 10 in save situations. He has a 0.00 ERA in 20 IP. He’s only given up 10 hits and has 23 Ks and 9 BBs. He’s 18 y/o and in his 1st season playing professionally. He has given up 5 unearned runs but those come with the DSL.

    And I’m getting sick of mentioning Marchan… so I won’t… wait… I just did.

    1. bellman,

      Thanks for the Ramirez report. It’s getting kind of monotonous for me so I’m glad for the relief.

      I’ll repeat what I’ve said a couple of times: Tocci impressed me in the Fort Myers series. What didn’t show in the boxscore is that he hit the ball hard. Several very well-struck line drive outs. And he did what needed to be done in situations to move runners along — bunt, base hit, etc.

      He definitely could play in Reading now, I think.

      Tired of Marchan? How about Henriquez? Just about the same: 350-plus BA and 800-plus OPS and just 18-years-old.

  2. What is the projection with Tocci? I was on the hype train when he was this 18 year old kid in A ball but now he’s a soon to be 21 year old kid in one level higher. I know not to watch the boxscore, but it’s hard not to. He just doens’t seem to be making any noticeable improvements in the last 3 years. Seems to be like he’ll be at most a 4th OF/D replacement.

    1. Hes still young for the league and is hitting. I dont disagree though, 4th of or a very mediocre starter may be his ceiling. He just hasnt been able to add much pop and hes still skinny. I always said Angel Pagan is a best case scenario for him. Now that is looking like a pipe dream. However, he plays a great OF and gets on base, so he may be a MLB player

  3. I continue to believe Tyler Goeddel is the right comp for Tocci. Similar body types although Goeddel is 2 inches taller and 26 pounds heavier. But Tyler probably has more power than Tocci will ever have. At a similar age in A+, Tyler’s ISO was nearly double Tocci’s. And I don’t see Tocci getting up to 186 pounds (or grow 2 more inches for that matter) while I do think Tyler can add more weight.

  4. Wow. Slow day. I missed Lehigh and Reading last night. They can’t take off on the same day ever again!

  5. Is Goedell a 5th OF on this team going forward? Maybe have him spend year at Lehigh next year then call back up late 2017?

    1. At this point, the only clear locks are Herrera and Altherr. Nick Williams should be in the mix. Heck, even Darin Ruf could be in the mix. Goeddel would be better served playing everyday at Lehigh though. If he’s the 4th or 5th OF, he would not be getting the ABs to further his development.

      1. Im thinking they start next year with williams herrera altherr with maybe a perkins bourjos as 4 and 5. And maybe see cozens and goeddel come up next sept

        1. Sam…..very few MLB clubs anymore break camp with top prospects on the active 25…..they like to wait until May/June before recalling them, and get that extra year of control …helps in the financial part of the game. IMO, Williams and JPC start next season at LHV.

          1. @romus – agree. I will be surprised if JPC is not be added to the 40-man not until the May/June call up. NickWill will be added to protect from Rule V.

            1. And Wiliams could be up in September as the rosters expand. Whether or not they add JPC to the 40 for call up, I guess remains up in the air.
              Paredes’ days as a Phillie may be numbered

            2. Yeah, I’m not seeing a call-up for JPC this year either. Not calling him up now serves three purposes: (a) more room on 40 man roster; (b) don’t start arb. clock; and (c) he’s still improving in AAA and has not yet dominated there.

        2. I’m thinking Pullin/Quinn/Cozens will be the OF at LHV so Goeddel is fighting for a job. Assuming Williams/Herrera/Altherr OF in Philly, could Perkins win the 4th OF job? I could see them sign a veteran for the bench and to PH. I don’t see a spot for Asche or Ruf. LHV could be very good next year to start.

      2. Not feeling Goeddel as a piece going forward. In any case he should spend next season at Lehigh. He would already be there if not for rule 5, essentially a wasted spot on 25 man roster along with Howard. I would rather see a guy like Perkins get a shot before moving on.

        Any word from anyone regarding Knapp and possibly getting reps at 1b or LF at Fla instructional league?

        1. I would take Goeddel over Perkins….Herrera, Williams, Altherr (great athelete, must continue to hit), holding a place for Cozens in late 2017. Saw highlights on MLB network on 1st half defensive plays…. 2 were Tyler Goeddell…and since his early struggles , he has hit the ball hard

  6. BP Chat …8/8/2016
    Ben (DC): What kind of fantasy potential does Mickey Moniak have?………..BP-Nicolas Stellini: Let’s say everything breaks even. You’re probably looking at a solid to first division outfielder who’s going to hit for average, have some speed, and hit the ball over the fence every now and then. Should be a good contributor in most aspects of the game. He’s good.

    Chris (Maryland): How would you rank the SS prospects in the NL East. I feel like Swanson has the 1-1 bias and Crawford has the repetition bias, and that Rosario could actually be the best prospect of the three. Thoughts?………BP-Nicolas Stellini: I’d go Crawford, Swanson, Rosario. But it’s all very close. Crawford is the only one I’ve seen in person but he absolutely blew me the hell away. Rosario’s development with the bat has been very nice this year, though.

  7. Jim Salisbury reports there’s buzz that Quinn and Alfaro (both already on 40man) and Williams likely Sept callups.

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