Box Score Recap – 8/17/2016

Cameron Perkins, Nick Williams, Brock Stassi, and Darin Ruf powered Lehigh Valley to a victory.

Dylan Cozens 35th home run and 107th RBI went for naught in Reading’s loss.

Two-run home runs by Kyle Martin and Aaron Brown paved the way to Clearwater’s victory.

Harold Arauz, Edgar Garcia, and Ismael Cabrera pitched Lakewood to a 1-0 victory. Cornelius Randolph drove in the game’s only run.

Darick Hall and Lucas Williams provided the offense in a Williamsport loss.

Josh Stephen propelled the GCL Phillies to a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

And, Jesus De Los Santos provided us with the pitching gem of the day in the DSL, a seven inning two-hitter.

Lehigh Valley (74-50)  Beat Pawtucket, 9-4.  Ben Lively went six innings and gave up 3 early runs.  Cameron Perkins (.289) had 3 hits and an RBI (43).  Nick Williams (61) and Brock Stassi (45) had 3 RBI each.  Darin Ruf (54) had two.  Ruf (17) and Stassi (10) hit home runs.

  • #1 Crawford (.258)  DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.271) went 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI (61).
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.261)  went 2-3.
  • #18 Pivetta – DNP.
  • #24 Lively (8-5, 3.49) – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (78-43)  Lost to Richmond, 2-1.  Tyler Viza  (4.27) gave up 1 run on 7 hits and 3 walks in 6.2 innings.  He struck out four.  Victor Arano (2.84)stranded two inherited runners and struck out the only batter he faced.  Miguel Nunez (4-2, 2.48) struck out 4 in 2.0 innings, but also gave up the solo home run that proved to be the game winner.  The Phils amassed 4 hits.  Dylan Cozens’ 35th HR and 107th RBI accounted for their only run.

  • #4 Alfaro (.281) went 1-4.
  • #7 Cozens (.289) went 1-4 with a HR (35) and RBI (107).
  • #8 Quinn (.273) went 0-3.
  • #13 Hoskins (.278) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • #14 Kingery (.256) went 0-4.
  • #16 Pinto – (4-5, 4.26) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (11-6, 3.41) – promoted to Lehigh Valley.
  • #19 Eshelman (4-3, 4.75) – DNP.
  • #26 Cordero – (0-1, 4.05) – DNP.

Clearwater (71-50)  Beat Tampa, 6-3.  Shane Watson’s (4.09) night was cut short by a down pour in the third inning.  He had pitched 2.2 innings and give up 3 hits and 3 walks.  He was relieved by Yacksel Rios (3-3, 6.99) who entered with the bases loaded and didn’t allow any of the inherited runners to score.  Ulises Joaquin (2.84 entered in the 6th and pitched two innings.  He gave up a run.  He’s been doing this a lot recently, at least one run in 4 of his last 5 appearances.  Tom Windle (5.17) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs.  Windle has given up at least one run in 5 of his 9 appearances, an average of one run per appearance, 9 runs in 15.2 innings.

The Threshers only managed 6 hits, but got 2-run home runs from Aaron Brown (2) and Kyle Martin (17).  Martin picked up his 70th RBI.  The top 6 batters in the line up each had a hit tonight.  Zach Coppola had an RBI single.  The other run scored on a wild pitch.  Martin and Malquin Canelo struck out 3 times apiece.

  • #20 Garcia (10-3, 2.55) – DNP.
  • #22 Canelo (.244) went 0-4 with 3 K.
  • #23 Tocci (.279) went 1-4 with a BB.

Lakewood (59-62)  Beat Hickory, 1-0.  Harold Arauz (3.60), Edgar Garcia (4-1, 2.63), and Ismael Cabrera (3.86) combined to shutout the Crawdads on 4 hits.  Arauz pitched 6.0 innings.  Garcia issued the only walk.  And Cabrera got his 3rd save.  “C” Randolph had 2 hits and drove in the game’s only run with an RBI single in the 8th inning.

  • #6 Randolph (.275) went 2-3 with an RBI (17).
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- DNP.
  • #27 Pujols (.241) went 1-4.
  • #29 Edgar Garcia (4-1, 2.63) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.
  • #30 Tirado (3-1, 4.72) – DNP.

Williamsport (30-26)  Lost to State College, 5-3.  Bailey Falter (1-6, 3.28) pitched strong into the fifth inning when he gave up 3 runs (2 ER).  In 5.0 IP, he gave up 6 hits, walked one, and struck out four.  Darick Hall (.246) and Lucas Williams (.211) provided most of the offense. Each had 2 hits.  Hall had 2 RBI, Williams one.

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

GCL Phillies (34-13)  Beat the GCL Yankees East, 5-2.  Luis Carrasco (5-2, 2.16) survived some early control problems and pitched 5.0 solid innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out seven.  His FB was 90-92, touching 93 mph.  He was up with it early, but was able to control it down in the zone after the first inning.  Andrew Brown (1.40) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.  Tyler Frohwirth (2.70) picked up his 7th save.

The Phillies were retired in order the first couple of innings.  They loaded the bases for lead off man Josh Stephen in the third inning and he delivered a 2-run double that gave the Phillies a lead they would not surrender.  Rodolfo Duran (.328) provided an RBI single in the seventh.  The Phillies’ two other runs scored on an errant pick off throw and a wild pitch.

Stephen, Malvin Matos (.240, double), and Jose Antequera (.274, triple) each had 2 hits.

“Swifty” Ortiz swiped his 7th base in 9 attempts.  Stephen (5) and Cole Stobbe (4) were caught stealing.

I suggest we keep an eye on Josh Stephen.  The kid has a nice swing, makes solid contact, and hits a lot of line drives.

  • #2 Moniak (.304) went 0-4.
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) DNP.
  • #15 Stobbe (.248) went 0-2 with 2 BB.
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.250) went 1-4 with a SB (7).
  • Stephen (.275) went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI (22).
  • Miller (0-0, 1.80) – DNP.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.56) – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.
  • Stewart (1-2, 4.98) – DNP.
  • Fanti (6-0, 1.69) DNP.
  • Sixto Sanchez (4-0, 0.42) DNP.

DSL Phillies (26-34)  Beat the DSL Athletics, 6-4.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.308) went 2-4 with a double
  • Keudy Bocio (.235) went 0-0 with 4 BB
  • Simon Muzziotti (.262) went 0-5
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.261) went 1-3

DSL Phillies2 (38-25)  Beat the DSL Mets2, 4-1.  Jesus De Los Santos (5-0, 1.33) pitched 7.0, two-hit innings.  Luis Ramirex (0.38) made his 21st appearance and gave up a run in the ninth inning, the first earned run he has allowed in 21 innings.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 296)
  • Rafael Marchan (.350) went 2-4 with a BB and RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 8/17 – Phillies placed RHP Aaron Nola on the 60-day disabled list.
  • 8/17 – Phillies optioned LHP Elvis Araujo to Lehigh Valley.
  • 8/17 – Phillies recalled Frank Herrmann from Lehigh Valley.
  • 8/17 – Hoby Milner assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

40 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/17/2016

  1. Please excuse any errors. I had several internet crashes between saves and I’m not sure if I lost any of my edits. Second night in a row this has happened. I wish I had a second choice for my internet provider. This didn’t happen back in PA.

    1. You do a terrific job every single (double, triple and homer, as well) day. Just one minor (ha, ha) thing: someone pitched a shutout, but someone shut out the other team. When it’s verb, shut and out should be separated.

      1. If you were still in PA, we wouldn’t get your phenomenal work! We can deal with any minor issues!

        Thank you so much!

      2. Can we ban Mainerob, if Jim wanted your proofreading, he would have sent you this ahead of time so you could make revisions.

      3. we go to this site to learn about the Phils farm and not about subject-verb-grammar stuff. we call out errors in stats but don’t (normally) nitpick on English language.

    2. I want to thank you for doing this every day. We come to rely on it as if you were doing it as a paid reporter for a newspaper or an internet journal which, of course, you are not. You do it for the site and for the love of the game and also add your personal insights, which are very interesting and helpful. For all of this, I thank you.

    3. Jim,

      No way to thank you enough for this extraordinary site.

      I publish a daily newsletter that covers the gaming industry. Once, I was talking with one of our subscribers, Jay Walker the founder of, he said something complimentary and I asked about all the typos? They just make it more authentic, he said.

      Put another way, we won’t sweat the small stuff. Great, great, great work by you.

  2. Jesus De Los Santos 4 0 133 Era that’s pretty good. Cozens last 2 HR’S Beebe, Glasgow 2 pitchers that are mlb bound. Who said he can’t hit mlb pitching.who has a better ops Nick Williams or Brock Stassi ? JP should be back today , Quinn is as cold as ice. C really starting to heat up.Andrew Brown 1.80 Era that’s nice for your first yr. A J Happ 17 3 3.06 Era CY Young worthy.

  3. I must have been absent for some “classes ” when it was explained why JPC is listed as ‘DNP” & would be for the foreseeable future —- if someone could please update the uninformed, It would be appreciated.

  4. Rhys Hoskins has been in a bit of a funk over his last 6 games. He’s 2 – 17 (.118 BA) without a single RBI. But he also has 6 BBs and a HBP (.375 OBP). He’s taking what the opponents are giving him. Cozens has popped HRs in his last 3 games but they’ve all been solo shots. He’s K’ed in 10 straight games and has 16 over those 10 games. If you want to throw Quinn into that mix. He’s hitting .077 over his last 7 games and has a .225 OPB over those games. Throw in 1 SB too. And yes folks, Reading could fall out of 1st place. It doesn’t sound plausible or feasible but it is true.

    We know Aaron Brown can hit A+ pitching. The question is whether he can hit AA pitching. In Reading he had a good May hitting .304/.385/.449 but April (.164/.261/.246) and June (.227/.301/.447) and an 0 for 8 in July were not as good. With Pullin reaming AA a new one, Brown in back to beating up A+ pitching. It’s not helping his progression but it is making CLW better.

    Chace Kekoa Kenji Numata continues to shine brightly. He’s hit in 14 straight games and 16 of his last 17. He’s hitting .469 over those 17 games.

    ‘C’ has hit in 11 of his last 13 games. Keep it up, man… keep it up.

    Jan Hernandez was starting to show some promise earlier this year. It seemed to coincide with Tromp’s breakout. Now that Tromp has moved on, Hernandez is in slump. In August, he’s hitting .156/.229/.250.

    Lucas Williams is a major concern of mine. He’s been cold all year long. He’s 20 and playing in Wmsprt. I know I have to be more patient with him since he was HS kid taken in the 3rd round in 2015 but was a little (or possibly a lot) under the radar. As this year progressed, he’s regressed further.

    Let me just give a shout out to Marchan… M–A–R–C–H–A–N!!!!!

    Jhailyn Ortiz: “Go Speed Racer.. He’s gainin’ on you so you better look alive. He’s busy revvin’ up a powerful Mach 5.”

    1. Let’s not forget how much baseball Hoskins has played in the L24 Months. The kid has to be close to worn out by now.

      1. DMAR…you are onto something there…..he had to go down under to Aussie land and that has to be tiring to some degree…and played a full season there …then back to the states in January to get ready for spring training,
        But I am sure he loves it, and it continues, he is probably headed for Arizona this fall.

      2. And to be more exact Rhys has played since the start of 2015 427 Games and logged over 1800 PA’s…

        It’s actually quite astounding what he has been able to do

        APRIL OPS 797
        MAY OPS 749
        JUNE OPS 1.198
        JULY OPS 921
        AUG OPS 1.101

        He by a landslide would be my offensive player of the year.

        1. I think it will come down to between him and Cozens for the Paul Owens hitter award. Both are deserving…of course Hoskins has the peripherals to back him up….but Cozens has the glitz of the Futures Game HR derby guy and the talk of the town as a OFer.
          And they both could be headed to the AFL to keep up the HR derby.
          Cozens was suppose to go last season but had that issue with his arm….anyway first game, Desert Dogs start Oct 11th.

        2. I suppose the org’s offensive player of the year will come down to which of Hoskins or Cozens hits the most HR. Incidentally, both are on pace to hit 41 HR with 21 games remaining, which would tie Rick Lancelotti’s Eastern League record* set in 1979.

          * It’s worth noting that Howard would have obliterated this record in 2004 had he not been promoted to SWB. He was at 37 HR through 102 games, and hit a total of 46 between the two levels that season.

    2. “Rhys Hoskins has been in a bit of a funk over his last 6 games..but he also has ..a .375 OBP.”

      For the thousandth time Batting Average in a small sample size is a HORRIBLE way to judge a player (good or bad). And RBI total over the same small sample size is an even worse way to grade a baseball player.

      The quality of a hit tool is judged by their strike zone judgement, ability to swing at only quality strikes and hit the ball hard when they do swing. If a fielder happens to catch a few hard hit balls and thus batting average drops over a small sample, that does NOT mean a hitter is in a “funk” or is “tired”. It means he is a good hitter that has gotten unlucky. It means his is playing baseball, because that is how the game works.

    3. Randolph is slashing .291/.370/.377 since April 19, when he broke out of that horrid season-opening stretch with a 4-5 game. He has a 9.8/17.9 BB/K during that time. The lack of power is disappointing (particularly given the # of Ks), but otherwise I think he’s responding to the challenge of playing A ball a year after graduating high school. I can see him moving on up to Clearwater (along with Pujols) to start next season.

    4. “And when the odds are against him and there’s DANGEROUS work to do; you bet your life Speed Racer, will see it through . . . Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer Go.”

    5. Tough take on Lucas Williams from my perspective. Kid has been hurt for a good part of the year. He is just over 100 at bats at this point. Also he turned 20 a week ago. I heard positive reports on him last year and Joe Jordan spoke very highly of him a couple weeks ago on a podcast I heard.

    6. Bellman,

      I really like Chace. I don’t know that he has MLB ability but he’s a really steadying influence at Clearwater. I”m rooting for him.

      BTW, if I’m counting disappointments, let me add HRod. Maybe I haven’t seen him in the right games, but…

  5. I see the 1 star fairy is up early this morning. Jim you don’t great work for this community and Bellman way to help a brother out with the Crawford info.

    1. Yes, because the 1 star fairy, who frequents and reads this site, apparently thinks Jim is NOT doing a great job. Go to hell 1 star jackass.

      1. catch….’Go to hell 1 star jackass’…not like you.
        One -star guy, may be suffering , with the rain lately, mother’s basement may be flooded and makes waking up and putting bare feet down on a flooded basement floor, somewhat icky..

        1. Romus, it’s not like me and I try my best (especially lately) to stay good natured and balanced, but like everyone, I have a little B.S. meter in my head and sometimes, when people get way too jerky without good cause, I just can’t help myself.

          1. i agree if someone is 1 staring anything Jim says then they are jerks. he does a tremendous amount of work for free. and we all benefit from it. i similarly hate the snarky comments about typos. everyone sees the typo. but unless it is a numerical issue, then please just leave it alone.

            that said, it is possible that a 1 star is a fat finger on a mobile web page. it is hard to tap the right number of stars continually on mobile. the screen is too small.

  6. Posted this late yesterday, but wanted to put back out

    Further confirmation on Sixto Sanchez and his status.

    Also, the 2nd comment is an unsolicited Phillies comment. When asked about the DSL, the only player brought up was Phillie …

    John (Philadelphia): What can you tell me about Sixto Sanchez?

    Ben Badler: One of the better pitching prospects in the GCL. Smaller sized RHP the Phillies signed relatively cheap when he was touching 92, now his fastball’s blown up and he’s regularly getting into the mid-90s and filling up the strike zone.

    Benjamin Chase (South Dakota): Dominican Summer League video and scouting is incredibly difficult to get ahold of. Who do you hear/know of that’s making noise down there other than stat lines?

    Ben Badler: It’s Jonathan Guzman’s 17th birthday today. He’s definitely a guy to watch. Super skinny kid the Phillies picked up for $60K last year but has quickly become one of their more exciting prospects. Projects to stick at shortstop, good hand-eye coordination with innate feel for the barrel, even if there isn’t much present strength to impact the ball at this point.


      1. a run on 3 hits in the first with a K… next 4 IP … 1 hit, no runs and 5 Ks … that’s more like it!

        1. Three of the four hits he gave up were to players 22/23-years old…other than the lead off hit in the first…all the players were 4/5 years older than him.

    1. Have to like his potential.
      Reminds me of Cole Hamels in physique.
      That 7/28 game, vs State College, thought the gun read was a few ticks higher sitting then 89-91 as mentioned in one of the July postings.
      Wonder what the gun reading was last night?
      Perhaps Mitch Ruppert would know.

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