Box Score Recap – 8/13/2016

The top two teams in the organization lost again.  Brock Stassi hit his ninth home run but also took the loss for Lehigh when he was called upon to pitch in the 13th inning.  Scott Kingery and KC Serna  provided all four of Reading’s hits.

Elniery Garcia returned to action and threw six shutout innings for Clearwater.  Kyle Martin hit his 15th  home run.  Chace Numata had two more hits and raised his average to .319.

Lakewood got six strong innings from Alberto Tirado and a balanced 14-hit attack.  “C” Randolph had 3 hits.  Four other guys had multi-hit games.

Nick Fanti had another good outing for the GCL Phillies.  The team pulled out an opportunistic 7-6 a win even though they were out hit 13-5.  Cole Stobbe had two hits.

Lehigh Valley (71-49)  Lost to Indianapolis, 4-2 in 13 innings.  Nick Pivetta made his first AAA start and gave up a couple runs on 3 hits in five innings.  He struck out five.  Four relievers kept the Indians off the board for seven innings.  Brock Stassi (4.50) suffered his first career loss when he gave up 2 runs in the 13th inning.  This was the 4th time he was used in relief this season and the first time the opposition scored.

Stassi (.264) was the offensive star of the game.  He had 3 of the IronPigs 7 hits including a solo HR (9) and 42nd RBI.  Cameron Perkins had the other RBI (41).  Nick Williams struck out 4 times in 6 at bats.

  • #1 Crawford (.258)  DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.276) went 1-6 with a double and 4 K.
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.263)  DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
  • #24 Lively (7-5, 3.42) – DNP.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (77-41)  Lost to Altoona, 4-2.  Ricardo Pinto suffered the loss after a 3-run 6th inning.  However, the Phils could manage only 4 hits – two by Scott Kingery and two by KC Serna (.305).  Kingery also had both RBI.  The Phils did collect 6 walks but only had 4 AB with RISP.  Roman Quinn was picked off and caught stealing for the 8th time.

  • #4 Alfaro (.285) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #7 Cozens (.289) went 0-4.
  • #8 Quinn (.286) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #13 Hoskins (.280) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #14 Kingery (.282) went 2-3 with a BB and 2 RBI.
  • #16 Pinto – (4-5, 4.26) – 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.
  • #18 Pivetta – (11-6, 3.41) – promoted to Lehigh Valley.
  • #19 Eshelman (4-2, 5.01) – DNP.
  • #26 Cordero – (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.

Clearwater (69-47)  Beat Lakeland, 5-2.  Elniery Garcia came off the DL and pitched six shutout innings.  Kyle Martin hit his 15th HR in the 8th inning, a 3-run jack that provided the difference when Austin Davis (8.44) and Ulises Joaquin (2.38) each gave up a run in relief.  Davis had 3 K in two innings.  Josh Tobias (.298) and Chace Numata (.319) had 2 hits and 1 RBI each.

  • #20 Garcia (10-3, 2.55) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk.
  • #22 Canelo (.252) DNP.
  • #23 Tocci (.282) went 1-5 with a double.

Lakewood (56-61)  Beat Kannapolis, 6-1.  Alberto Tirado struck out 9 in six, 3-hit innings. Grant Dyer (3.18) struck out 6 in 3.0 innings while notching his first save.

The BlueClaws put together a 14-hit attack.  “C” Randolph and Damek Tomscha (.291) had 3 hits each.  Wilson Garcia (.284), Carlos Duran (.254), and Emmanuel Marrero (,238) had 2 hits each.  Garcia and Marrero had 2 RBI apiece.  Duran stole 2 bases (12).

  • #6 Randolph (.267) went 3-3 with a BB, SF, and RBI (16).
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- DNP.
  • #27 Pujols (.236) went 0-4 with a BB.
  • #29 Edgar Garcia – DNP.
  • #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP.

Williamsport (30-23)  Postponed, rain.

  • #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – .
  • #25 Romero (1-1, 2.51) – .

GCL Phillies (31-12) Beat the GCL Yankees West, 7-6.  Nick Fanti went 5.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits.  He became the pitcher of record when the Phillies 6 runs in the top of the 6th inning.  Geury “The Other” Ortiz (10.32) gave 3 runs back (2 ER) in 0.2 innings. Jordan Kurokawa (3.77) came in to strand a base runner and get the third out.  The teams traded tack on runs in the seventh.  Tyler Frohwirth (2.92) came on to record his 6th save.

The Phillies scored their 7 runs on 5 hits.  They worked 5 walks to augment their hit total. But, they were also the beneficiaries of some Yankees’ gifts as they only had 4 ER and 2 RBI. Cole Stobbe had 2 of their 5 hits.  Three of their hits were doubles by Daniel Brito (.276), Mickey Moniak, and Jose Antequera (.274).  Brito (20) and Jhailyn Ortiz had the only RBI.

One of the cool things at the Complex is that I get close enough to the pitchers to actually talk to them when they chart pitches behind home plate.  I wish I spoke Spanish so I could talk to talk to the LA kids.  But, I was able to speak with Nick Fanti a couple times this week. Mostly just conversational stuff, but sometimes I get around to something that would interest you guys.  Friday, I finally asked if they had him working on anything during and since Instructs.  (Background: During an interview, Joe Jordan said that they let the newly signed draft picks continue to do things the way they had always done them.  That they wait until Instructs to tweak or breakdown and rebuild swings, stances, arm slots, wind ups, etc.)  So, I asked Nick if they had him working on anything.  He said yes, that they had him working on strengthening and using his legs more.

I know some of you want to see guys moved up because “he’s learned all he can at this level” or “he needs to be challenged” or similar statements.  But the above shows that you don’t promote based on a stat line.  The organization has a development plan for each player, especially the more highly thought of prospects.  We may think that a kid is ready to move up but we don’t know what each kid is working on to improve himself.

  • #2 Moniak (.296) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #15 Stobbe (.241) went 2-4 with a double and SB (3).
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.264) went 0-4 with an RBI (24).
  • Stephen (.278) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • Miller (0-0, 2.25) – DNP.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.56) – DNP.
  • Stewart (1-2, 5.91) – DNP.
  • Fanti (6-0, 1.69) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
  • Sixto Sanchez (4-0, 0.42) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (25-33)  Split with the DSL Astros Blue, losing 4-1 and winning 6-2.  Oscar Marcelino (3.16) struck out 6 in 5.0 shutout innings before the bullpen lost game one. Sandro Rosario (5-3, 2.63) held the Astros to 3 hits and 1 run in 6.0 innings.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.307) went 1-4 and DNP in the 2nd game.
  • Keudy Bocio (.228) went 1-1 with a sac and BB and 1-4.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.262) went 1-3 with an RBI and 2-4.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.263) went 0-3 and DNP in the 2nd game.

DSL Phillies2 (37-23)  Swept the DSL Ray2, 4-1 and 2-1.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 296) – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
  • Rafael Marchan (.354) went 2-3 with a BB and 1-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 8/13 – Osmel Aguila assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
  • 8/13 – 3B Rony Noboa assigned to DSL Phillies.
  • 8/12 – DSL Phillies2 released 2B Ronaldo Marrero.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

22 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/13/2016

  1. Jesen Therrien has had a very good year. In 3 outings in Reading, spanning 7 IP, he’s given up 4 hits and zero ERs. He has 8 Ks and 1 BB. In CLW, he had good numbers too. He gave up 24 hits in 36+ innings and K’ed 52 with 22 BBs. He was also 4 or 5 in Save opportunities.

    Tirado looks better every outing. As a starter in LKW, he’s pitched 37+ innings. He’s given up 30 hits and 12 ERs. Opponents are hitting .222 against him. He has 53 Ks and 18 BBs with 5 hit batsmen and 3 HRs allowed. His confidence is growing.

    Grant Dyer, an 8th round 2016 draft choice, is handling the long relief at LKW and doing it pretty well. In his last 2 outings he’s gone 5 inning giving up 1 hit and no ERs, with 10 Ks and 1 BB. Opponents hit .128 against him.

  2. Thanks JimP for that information.
    That is good to hear that Fanti is strengthening his legs….the power will come from the lower trunk and perhaps will hopefully increase his velo.

    1. It sounds similar to what they did with Bailey Falter in Williamsport. They asked him to drive off the rubber and his FB velocity increased from 87-88 last season to 90-92, t93 and 94 this season.

  3. JP Crawford has taken grounders the last few days, so hopefully the side issue is not serious.

    Which will have the biggest impact on the Phuture Phillies:

    Reading’s current roster or GCL’s?

    At a glance it might look like a toss up but the young arms at the Carpenter complex might tip the scale.

    1. For sure arms like Gowdy, Sanchez, Fanti along with hopefuls in Andrew Brown, Justin Miller, Kyle Young and Will Stewart all have the upside to be quality pitchers.
      But such a long way off from the GCL to the majors, and pitchers tend to go thru a minor league career with some sort of injury or two along the way… hope just not major shoulder or UCL.
      Position players, there are about a half-dozen who have MLB potential for sure..
      Reading, has the position players at catching, second base, first base and a corner OF, but does not have the pitching this year that suggests future MLB..last year they did have the pitching.

    2. Pitching is so volatile at the GCL level, I’d have trouble projecting any of their arms as sure impact players on the roster. Also young pitching, more and more is used as currency, so I don’t know that any will be with the organization if they make the majors. I think the comparison would have to be with the position players.

      Moniak would have to be a spectacular bust, to not make the majors. Tim Beckham has been terrible and he still made it. Cozens is looking like a good bet to make it as at least a platoon bat. J Ortiz is hitting better than Domingo Santana and Franco did, so projecting him to the majors in some capacity is reasonable. Alfaro now looks like a good bet, but he K/bb ratio in AA still leaves some questions.

      Overall I guess the obvious answer would be the AA guys are more likely to make it, but the GCL guys have higher ceilings.

      1. I agree. The GCL is a prospect rich environment right now. But the starting pitchers who seem to highlight the box scores most days are so far away from being MLB ready. Even if they skip Williamsport next season, we’re still looking at 2021, maybe 2020, as their projected MLB arrival.

  5. Told ya Tirado has been doing really well. Keep an eye on him. Also it’s going to be interesting to see the power numbers Martin puts up next year in reading.

  6. I wonder about Denny Martinez at DSL2: 19-year-old LHP. 6′ 157 lbs. 8 wins, 2 losses in 16 games. 63 IP just 12 BBs and 69K. 0.74 WHIP.

    1. Frankf you wonder about Denny Martinez? How come you don’t worry about .ROMUS, He needs you help, Yesterday he started to lose his hair plugs.

      1. Pivetta and Vasquez have 11 and Thimpson has 11 + 1 big one for 12. Not bad, more than I thought

        1. And Viza has 10 also. Leftwich with 9 is next. How many 10 + game winners did we have last year? With all of our teams winning this year, there has to be more this year.

  7. Giancarlo Stanton out for season. That’s a major loss. If Cards lose tonight to the Cubs, Phillies are 6 out of wild card race. Interesting latter part of the season in store if nothing else.

    1. Sev and Hernandez have to stop being launching pads . I don’t think there’s any one left in Lvh. The Dodgers lost 2 more starters back to back Anderson just came off IR .Ny, Marlins , Pitt ,Rockies , all play tommorrow . The Phillies are off if any off the other teams lose the gain 1/2 pt.

      1. Sure hope so because if it did he’s got a chance to be one of the better bats in the system. Now he needs to clean up his defense in RF.

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