Box Score Recap – 8/11/2016

We got good starting pitching from Anthony Vasquez for Lehigh Valley, Brandon for Clearwater, and Luis Carrasco for the GCL Phillies.

Rain caused cancellations in Reading and one of the Dominican League games.  Rain also caused a suspension and ultimately a cancellation of game two in Williamsport.  Rain shortened the IronPigs’ game to five innings.

I don’t want to be too effusive about Jhailyn Ortiz, but the 17-year sure has some power. The kid appears to have a great personally, boundless confidence, excellent make up, … all the intangibles teams look for in a player.  Toss in the power, speed, eye, patience, etc and he might be the prospect at the top of every GMs list when they are dealing with the Phillies in this and the next couple off seasons.  Sorry.  Didn’t mean to get carried away.

Lehigh Valley (71-47)  Beat Scranton, 4-1 in 5 innings due to rain.  Anthony Vasquez (3-0, 3.02) pitched a complete game.  He gave up one run on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Every IronPigs’ starter had a hit except Brock Stassi.  Nick Williams had two hits and an RBI.  Andrew Knapp, Cameron Perkins, and Jesse Valentin each contributed an RBI.

  • #1 Crawford (.258)  DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.280) went 2-3 with an RBI (58).
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.265)  went 1-3 with an RBI (39).
  • #24 Lively (6-4, 3.50) – DNP.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (77-39)  Cancelled, rain.

  • #4 Alfaro (.291)
  • #7 Cozens (.290)
  • #8 Quinn (.289)
  • #13 Hoskins (.282)
  • #14 Kingery (.281)
  • #16 Pinto – (4-4, 4.18) – .
  • #18 Pivetta – (11-6, 3.41) – .
  • #19 Eshelman (4-2, 5.01) – .
  • #26 Cordero – (0-1, 5.40) – .

Clearwater (68-46)  Split a double header with Lakeland, losing 9-2 and winning 1-0.

In game one, Shane Watson (4-5, 4.26) struck out 8 in five innings, but gave up 5 runs on 8 hits.  Jeff Singer (54.00) finally got an out and an ERA when he gave up 4 runs on 1 hts and 4 walks.  Drew Stankiewicz (.189) had 2 hits.  Chace Numata (.313) went 1-1 with a double and 3 walks.

  • #22 Canelo (.252) went 0-3.
  • #23 Tocci (.284) went 1-3 with a BB.

In game two, Brandon Leibrandt (1-1, 3.27) got his first win in over a year.  He pitched six, shutout innings giving up 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  His excellent pickoff move hasn’t suffered as he picked a runner off first.  Matt Hockenberry (1.23) notched his 5th save.  Zach Coppola (.227), Aaron Brown (.333), and Derek Campbell (.279) each had 2 of the Threshers 8 hits.  Stankiewicz (.193) picked up another hit, and Austin Bossart (.314) went 1-2 with the game’s only RBI on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

  • #20 Garcia (9-3, 2.72) – on the 7-day DL.
  • #22 Canelo (.252) DNP.
  • #23 Tocci (.283) went 0-2 with a sacrifice.

Lakewood (55-60)  Lost to Kannapolis, 3-1.  Harold Arauz gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings.  The BlueClaws only run came on “C” Randolph’s 2nd HR of the season.  Jan Hernandez (.255) and Carlos Duran (.253) had 2 hits each.

  • #6 Randolph (.259) went 1-4 with a HR (2) and RBI (14).
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- DNP.
  • #27 Pujols (.236) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #29 Edgar Garcia – DNP.
  • #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP.

Williamsport (30-22)  Beat Hudson Valley 1-0, and had the second game suspended at 2-2 after 5 innings. Since the teams don’t meet again this season, it will not be completed or made up.  It’s as though the game didn’t happen and any stats will not count.

In game one, Adonis Medina (2.17)went 1.1 innings before a long 3:38 rain delay. Julian Garcia (3.86) pitched when the game resumed after 9:00PM.  He struck out 6 in 3.1 scoreless innings.  Will Hibbs (3-1, 0.84) picked up the win with 2.1 one-hit innings.  Brett Barbier (.279) drove in the game winning run with an RBI single in the sixth inning.  Henry Latrigue (.252) had 2 hits.

  • #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K.
  • #25 Romero (1.90) – DNP.

In the game that didn’t happen, Cole Irvin had pitched five innings and struck out seven and walked NONE. Luke Williams lost a hit and a stolen base.  Jesus Alastre, Chandler Hall, and Juan Luis also lost hits.  But Juan Luis will lose his caught stealing and Alastre will lose an error.  So there’s that.

GCL Phillies (28-12) Beat the GCL Tigers West, 7-1.  Luia Carrasco (4-2, 1.91) tossed a no hitter for five innings.  He walked one batter and struck out four.  His FB was 90-92, t93 mph.  Carrasco was in control all the way.  His biggest challenge was probably staying sharp during the 25 minute bottom of the first inning when the Tigers pitcher walked 5 batters.

The young Phillies patience during the long first inning was impressive.  Josh Stephen, Jhailyn Ortoz, Danny Zardon, Malvin Matos, and Jose Antequera didn’t help the pitcher and kept the bats on their shoulders.

Raul Rivas (.250) had 3 hits.  Ortiz, Zardon (.257) and Ben Pelletier (.288) had 2 hits apiece. Stephen walked twice, scored twice, and stole a base (4).  Matos and Antequera each had an RBI, and Ortiz launched a HR well over the LF fence, his 7th.  He is second in the league, one behind the leader.

Yacksel Rios came in to pitch after Carrasco.  He started with a hit batter, stolen base, wild pitch, and walk.  Since he is on rehab, Coach Ray Burris made the visit to the mound.  During the first two batters, Rios’ fastest pitches were 90-91 mph.  After Burris’ mound visit, Rios started throwing his normal 93-95 mph.  he gave up a run on a sac fly, and allowed a single.  But got a strike out and fly out to end his appearance.

Justin Miller (2.25) pitched two no-hit innings.  He registered high 80s on the radar gun.

Tyler Frohwirth mopped up.  He retired the Tigers in order.  He hit 77 mph with his final pitch, a fly ball to RF Ben Pelletier.

Jhailyn Ortiz really hits balls hard when he squares a pitch.  His HR to LF on Roberts Field disappeared into the trees beyond the walking path behind the fence about 40 feet in the air.  He hit a ball to dead center field earlier in the game.  The CF made an over-the-shoulder, basket catch ala Willie Mays, running flat out to catch up to the ball.

  • #2 Moniak (.299) DNP.
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #15 Stobbe (.230) DNP.
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.264) went 2-4 with a BB, HR (7), and 3 RBI (23).
  • Stephen (.286) went 0-3 with 2 BB.
  • Miller (0-0, 2.25) – 2.0 IP,  0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.76) – DNP.
  • Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
  • Fanti (5-0, 1.43) – DNP.
  • Sixto Sanchez (3-0, 0.47) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (24-32)  Cancelled, rain.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.308)
  • Keudy Bocio (.226)
  • Simon Muzziotti (.256)
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.267)

DSL Phillies2 (35-23)  Beat the DSL Rangers2, 6-5 in a 12 inning walk off.  They scored the winning run on an HBP with the bases loaded and nobody out.  The log for this reads a little funny – walk, throwing error on a sacrifice (runners on 1st and 2nd), and an intentional walk (?) that moved the lead runner to third (?).

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.02) – DNP.
  • Rafael Marchan (.348) went 2-6 with 2 RBI (21).

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

81 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/11/2016

  1. Singer threw 7 strikes in 23 pitches and he had 2 Ks. He was lights out in A ball and can barely find the plate in A+. He deserved the promotion but he’ll need to make adjustments pretty quickly if he wants to stay in A+.

    It was good to read Leibrandt had a nice outing. CLW needs him for the playoff push.

    Wilman Silva on DSL2 hit the 1st HR for either DSL team in close to a month. He’s listed at 5’8″ 165. How did he knock one out? It said in the log that he hit a line drive to right. That means he hit it to the opposite field too.

  2. The catcher depth in the system sure seems like a strength. Numata and Bossart are having great seasons, there are several catchers hitting at GCL, and Marchan seems to get 2 hits every day at DSL2. And if course Knapp and Alfaro.

    1. …..which also makes Rupp a trade piece this off season or by next year’s deadline. With depth at a premium position like catcher and especially in the OF, his and Herrera’s value may never be higher. (Actually Odubel may be losing value as we speak). *Disclaimer – no, I don’t want to just get rid of them. (For the benefit of that lovable but indecipherable mongerer who wants to trade nothing for something)

      An established left handed arm would be a good start.

        1. Ha ha I make trades that sense. OK – 1 thing they trade Rupp and Cooch leaves .who catching not Knapp he’s not ready , Alfaro not Going to jump AAA. It will be Moore and Vet with a young pitching staff so the vet isn’t going to be cheap. Plus Rupp game calling need some work , as well as his pitch framing . Now If you trade Ruff next yr when you might have Knapp and Alfaro knocking on the door.

      1. I am certainly open to trading Rupp (or anyone for that matter as it always depends on return) now that the catching depth in the org has become a strength. A cheap player under control like that should bring back a decent return.

        Think Odubel’s value has plummeted the last month plus. Not sure trading him this off season would be in our best interests.

        1. Rick …Phillies I am sure will get calls for Rupp…especially when you see the FA list of catchers this year.
          A lot of them are older and/or coming off down years….except Nat’s Ramos…… Phil’s own Chooch, Geovany Soto, Alex Avila, Chris Iannetta, Jason Castro, Nick Hundley, A.J. Ellis, Kurt Suzuki, A.J. Pierzynski,, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia

          1. I think Matt Wieters will also be a FA. Not that he’s a great player, just saying he’s also a FA option.

            1. Hinkie/Rick….I think Rupp, at three years younger, looks more attractive than Matt Wieters at this point. The injury must have diminished him considerably.

            2. Wasn’t trying to say Wieters is a better option than Rupp. Obviously, Rupp is not only a way better offensive player, he is much cheaper and controllable.

            1. He seemed to hit better in the AL than the NL. …with the As he had better metrics across the board.
              Of course, not sure how much Petco factors into that.

        2. Rick,

          I favor keeping Rupp. But, if he is traded, then I want to keep Ruiz as the veteran presence. No sense losing them both and then picking up a veteran catcher from somewhere else. Chooch is a proven commodity.

    2. Throw Deivi Grullon into that mix and the depth is stacked all in a row. Grullon has stumbled a bit in A ball with over 730 ABs but he’s better this year. An added plus (is that redundant?), he’s only 20 and has shown a little pop in his bat..

  3. Just was wondering how A.J. Puk was making his way through the A’s system. Here is an his game log from the first two months of his career in Low-A. Pretty impressive, considering his control issues at Florida.

    7/12: 2 ip, 0 Ks, 0 BB, 0 H, 17p (12s)
    7/17: 1⅓ ip, 0 Ks, 1 BB, 2 H, 34p (21s)
    7/22: 2⅓ ip, 4 Ks, 0 BB, 3 H, 43p (27s)
    7/28: 2⅔ ip, 4 Ks, 2 BB, 4 H, 61p (36s)
    8/03: 4 ip, 4 Ks, 1 BB, 1 H, 51p (38s)
    8/08: 4 ip, 7 Ks, 0 BB, 2 H, 58p (44s)

    16 1/3 innings, 19 strikeouts, 4 walks, 12 hits

      1. You did however I liked Dakota Hudson 6 1 ings 5 hits 1 unearned run 1 ball 12 k ‘s.he’s moved up too Lowe A 2 ings 3 ks. Puk 16 12 hits 11 runs 6 earned runs 4 b 19 k’s Era 3.31 he at SS. Both are in relief it this yr is a wash anyway . Like I’ll trade Herrera but next trade deadline. This way we have a replace in place. Aka Thome , Howard, Cooch, Rupp, Franco , Asche.etc .

        1. Tim….BTW Thome tonight Wall of Fame.
          When is Bobby Abreu getting on????????
          9 seasons as a Phillie….HR195….Hits1474…RBIs814……SB254….CS80…….BB947…….K1078….BA303/OBP416//928.

          1. I was never a big Abreu fan I always wanted him to crash into a wall. Not to hurt himself just to say hey I’ll do anything for the team. I always thought he was a poor man’s Jason Werth.

            1. Ironically….if the Phillies ever induct him into their Wall of Fame….his plaque would get closer to a wall in the park than he ever did. But, nevertheless, his bat and offensive prowess was special for those nine years.

            2. Bobby Abreu is probably the most underappreciated Phillies of the last 30 years. “Poor man’s Werth” … please… smh

          2. He should be on the wall of fame. He was a solid player. But his defense wasn’t that great, even though he had a good arm. He was also a little flaky with the media and probably with his teammates. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be on the wall before Thome unless he didn’t leave on good terms.

            1. Not saying he will ever get any significant votes, but he could be a border-line candidate for the MLB Hall of Fame, no less the Wall of Fame.
              Career stats….HR288…..Hits2470….. RBIs1363… SB400… CS128… BB1476… K1840… .291/ .395/ .475 /.870 ….career (18 years)
              Leads all Latin born players in BBs……20th on the all-time MLB list.
              68th on the all-time MLB list for OBP….and 3rd of all Latin born players , 3rd only to Miggy C. and Manny R.
              Hits…103rd of all-time MLB players with 2470…and 13th among all Latin born players

        2. Tim … I know you liked Dakota Hudson. My favorite player in the draft was Cal Quantril. I felt they could have gotten him for less than 5 million dollars. Keith Law talked about him in yesterday’s chat:

          Junior: Have you heard anything on Cal Quantrill? Looks like he’s had a couple impressive starts in Tri city.
          Klaw: Everything I’ve heard has been very positive. Stuff, delivery, athleticism. Could end up being the best guy from the draft, which was what he was supposed to be before he got hurt.

          1. Padres have really turned around their farm system since June. Quantrill at 8 was a good pick fro them. And then all the international signings.

    1. Nick Senzel is off to a great start. Good enough that it makes you wonder if he should’ve been the pick instead of Moniak

      1. I really liked Lewis, Moniak,Rutherford and wasn’t a fan of Ray and scared of taking Puk. Liked Senzel as a hitter just didn’t know how he would project defensively. I really wanted them to take a big chance on Lewis, but alas they didn’t. He did hit quite well before the freak knee injury it was a real shame.

    2. Decent numbers for sure but pretty high pitch counts. Overall I am pretty happy with the Moniak pick. (Not arguing your post BTW)

  4. Anyone know why Crawford’s been out of the lineup? Just rest? Slight injury? Haven’t read or heard a word on it.

    1. Whatever the reason, Phillies will be tight-lipped about it. We all know that’s how teams are, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it.

  5. Ive had a good feeling about Cole Irvin since we drafted him and reports had him ticking his velo up into the 93-94 area. He’s certainly done nothing but impress since getting to Williamsport

      1. There is no stadium radar guns in Williamsport. The only way to get a reading is to sit behind a scout or player with a radar gun and catch the readings over his shoulder.

        1. Better be sure about the other catchers in the system if you are moving Rupp. He has had an awfully good year and any more improvement make him an all star. Just my thoughts

          1. I agree with this statement and apply it tenfold to every position on the field.

            The trading Herrera talk is crazy when coupled with talk of roman Quinn replacing him.

  6. Should be concerned that Gowdy has not pitched in almost a month? Last article about him (8/3) stated workload and a strain of the thigh.

    1. Jim caught up with him and spoke about his layoff. He also asked if he’d pitch in the GCL again this year. He said YES. So he might get one or two outings to finish the year.

      1. Thanks, that’s the article I was referring to, just wondering if there was anything new on that front.
        He has a ton of potential so I’m a fan of the innings limit

  7. Crazy thing in Scranton last night. Pigs had a 4-1 lead and with 2 out in the bottom of the 5th the heavens opened. Since the batter had 2 strikes, the ump let then keep playing until he struck out two pitches later. The ump called the rain delay and the ground crew came out but didn’t cover the mound or home plate area. Instead they went right for the tarp. They got the tarp up to the mound then stopped to cover the mound. They then started pulling the tarp and couldn’t get it to budge. They gave up and walked off with part of the infield uncovered- never seen that before. About 20 Min later, third base looked ready to float away. Needless to say, they game never re-started. I think there may have been a protest if the home team had benefited from it.

  8. Jim, sounds like you are very high on Jahailyn Ortiz and that he will be a future force in our farm system. Looks like the bonus paid him has been justified so far.

  9. Sixto Sanchez day again … and, of course, he does not disappoint …

    5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K

    Season Totals now – 43 IP, 27 H, 8 BB, 33 K – ERA 0.42

      1. With Sixto’s velo and the power arm…I keep wondering why his K/9 cannot get up higher than 7K/9 in a rookie league. You would think with his arm it would be in the 10/11K/9 vicinity against the younger pros.

        1. Romus, I talked about this very thing with Chris King on my podcast that came out Friday night. The interview with Chris starts about 21-22 minutes in …

        1. Sames. What he’s done has been dam impressive. I would like to see Sixto start in Lakewood next year and Kilome Clearwater.

  10. BA Hotsheet – like what they say about Kilome

    9. Tom Eshelman, rhp, Phillies

    Team: Double-A Reading (Eastern)
    Age: 22
    Why He’s Here: 1-0, 1.50, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 11 SO, 1 BB

    The Scoop: The control specialist has rebounded from a brutal July (9.78 ERA, 11 walks in 19 innings) with a strong first two starts this month, including 11 strikeouts on Aug. 9, a career best as a pro. Eshelman lacks any plus pitches, but he locates them all well, and his 87-91 mph fastball has decent late life. (VLC)

    11. Franklyn Kilome, rhp, Phillies

    Age: 21
    Why He’s Here: 1-0, 1.50, 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 11 SO, 0 BB

    The Scoop: Forget Zach Eflin or Jake Thompson. Kilome is the most significant pitching-prospect breakthrough in the Phillies system this season. The 6-foot-6 Dominican leads the South Atlantic League in strikeout rate with 10.1 per nine innings, and he appears to be getting stronger in the second half despite never playing in full-season ball before. In six starts since July 1, Kilome is 3-1, 2.10 with 48 strikeouts, nine walks and no home runs allowed in 34 innings. (ME)


    1. Apparently, Matt Eddy really likes Kilome’s potential ..come the top 100 work-up he will really push for a higher ranking for Kilome. Maybe top 50.

    2. Kilome has been great since May. His April was so bad, it took awhile for his line to look presentable.

  11. Jhailyn Ortiz has the highest OPS of any player in the GCL under the age of 21. He’s 17.

    Josh Stephen and Ortiz have the 2nd and 3rd highest OBP of any players in the GCL under 20.

  12. Patrick Shuster, left handed reliever picked up on waivers from Oakland and optioned to LHV,
    Pivetta assigned to LHV.

      1. I’m playing make believe with Hinkle , Romus , K, K and Mark 8 lol . ST LOUIS lost Holiday they were interested in Gomez .Bourjos used to play for St Louis there was tweet out there they looking a veteran outfield .

        1. You never know….Bourjos was put on the active 25 today……he may have also been put on revocable waivers to see who may have interest. If not the Cardinals maybe another contender may want to take a shot with him.

          1. They they lost Holiday so there looking. The trying to show off Howard I think no other reason to start him.

    1. Wayne……if he plans to draft a player in the Rule 5 in December…he can only protect 39….there must be a vacancy for every player drafted in the Rule 5. If he maxs out with the 40…then the Phillies will pass on the Rule 5.

  13. I didn’t say he was going to have 40 men on the 40 man roster. Klentak said he was going to remove players from the 40 man and add anywhere from 6 to 14, maybe he will only have 38 players on the 40.

    1. I realize that…just informing you that to play in the Rule 5 you cannot have 40 come end of month November
      I can count a minimum of 9 players right now who will probably not be on the 40…mostly pitchers. He should have plenty of room to add..

  14. Jerome Williams line today 3 ing 6 hits 6 runs 1 bb 2 k’s. 3 HR’S in Wrigley today.7 HR’S in all. The Cubs won 13- 2.

  15. Well what a great night for Ryan. With Thome cheering him on again at he clubs his 14th slam for the Phils, its like 2005! I as really hoping he could go out with one more late season peak.

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