Box Score Recap – 8/20/2016

John Richy, Will Morris, Seranthony Dominguez, JoJo Romero, Mauricio Llovera, and Victor Sobil turned in solid starting performances in victories for Reading, Clearwater, Lakewood, Williamsport, GCL Phillies, and DSL Phillies2.

Darin Ruf and Brock Stassi hit home runs in a losing effort for Lehigh Valley.  Josh Tobias went 4 for 4 in Clearwater.  Jose Pujols and Emmanuel Marrero homered for Lakewood. Evan Rogers and Brett Barbier homered for Williamsport.  Daniel Brito homered for the GCL Phillies.

And, Jhailyn Ortiz stole his 8th base in 10 attempts.

Lehigh Valley (76-52)  Lost to Syracuse, 6-5.  David Buchanan (4.13) pitched into the seventh inning and left with a lead, but new guy Patrick Schuster (3.00) allowed two inherited runners to score plus surrendered the lead.  Dalier Hinojosa (1-3, 3.79) came in after the IronPigs tied the game, but gave up a solo HR that proved to be the game winner.

Darin Ruf (.286) had 3 hits with a double, HR (18), and 3 RBI (58).  Brock Stassi (.265) hit his 11th HR and had 2 RBI (48).

  • #1 Crawford (.255)  went 1-5
  • #3 Williams (.265) went 1-5 with a double
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.265)  went 1-2 with a double and 2 BB
  • #18 Pivetta – DNP.
  • #24 Lively (8-5, 3.49) – DNP.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (82-43)  Beat Erie, 5-2.  John Richy (3-3, 5.19) held the SeaWolves to one run in six innings.  He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out four.  Miguel Nunez notched his 16th save.

No home runs, but Jorge Alfaro, Mitch Walding (.303), and KC Serna (.304) had two hits apiece.  Walding had two RBI (8).  Jake Fox knocked in his 65th.  Cozens stole his 21st base, Quinn his 29th.  Quinn had two outfield assists one at second, one at third.

Remember, back in April, someone predicted that Quinn would steal double the bases of Cozens and Kingery combined?  I do.  I don’t remember who said it.  I think it was a commenter here.  I don’t know what prompted the comment.  Maybe another commenter was praising Cozens or Kingery too much.  I know Quinn missed 6 weeks (42 games), but double?  That’s a pretty bold statement.  Anyway, here’s a look see –

  • Quinn – 29 steals, 8 CS, 78.4% success rate
  • Cozens – 21, 1, 95.5%
  • Kingery – 28,7, 80% (26, 5, 83.9% at CLW; 2, 2, 50% at REA)

More than double would end up being over one hundred.  Bold statement.

  • #4 Alfaro (.285) went 2-5 with a double
  • #7 Cozens (.292) went 0-3 with a BB and SB (21)
  • #8 Quinn (.283) went 1-5 with a BB, RBI (19), and SB (29)
  • #13 Hoskins (.278) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (106)
  • #14 Kingery (.253) went 1-4
  • #16 Pinto – (5-5, 4.09) – DNP
  • #18 Pivetta – (11-6, 3.41) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #19 Eshelman (4-3, 4.75) – DNP
  • #26 Cordero – (0-1, 3.68) -DNP

Clearwater (73-51)  Beat Daytona, 5-1.  Will Morris (8-3, 3.69) pitched 5.2 innings.  He gave up one run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Tom Windle (4.50) pitched 2.1 innings and struck out two. The big lefty was throwing his fastball 91-94 mph.   Yacksel Rios (6.84) came in to pitch the ninth.  He gave up a single and unleashed two wild pitches, but struck out one batter and got two come backers to the mound.  His fastball was 95-97 mph.  He only threw 15 pitches; but he hit 97 mph, 3-4 times.

Josh Tobias (.280) went 4-4 with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, and an RBI (9).  Zach Coppola (.267) and Austin Bossart (.366) had 2 hits apiece.  Coppola had 2 RBI (3) and Bossart had one (6).

Will Morris had an interesting night.  he throws a fastball, change, cutter, and curve ball. He mixed pitches and velocity well all night.  His high was 93 mph and his low was 75 mph.  He touched every velocity in between except 78 and 80 mph.  Of the 24 batters he faced, he only threw the same pitch at the same velocity 3 times.  He threw three 93 mph FB in a row to a batter that ended in a strike out looking at an 88 mph cutter.  And he threw an 83 mph change up on back to back pitches to get a strike out looking on the second change.

Just to give you an idea, here’s his velocity sequence in his 22-pitch third inning – 90, 86, 89, 79, 84(K) / 86, 91(1B) / 83(3u) / 92, 81, 86, 90(BB) / 87, 90, 88(2B) / 75, 89, 82, 89, 81, 83, 83(K).

It’s difficult to pigeon hole Morris’ FB velocity.  It looks like 89-91, touching 92 (once) in the first three innings.  But during innings 4-6, Morris hit 93 mph 6 times.  As many times as he threw FB 89-91 mph during the same three innings.

More anomalies –

  1. Morris only threw 14 of 24 first pitch strikes (58.3%).
  2. He threw four 3-ball counts that resulted in 2 walks and 2 strike outs.
  3. Morris has never walked more than 2 in any professional appearance.  That’s 87 appearances, 263.1 innings, 54 walks, and 173 strike outs.
  4. Of his 71 pitches, he threw 45 strikes (63.4%).
  5. Of his 45 strikes, 12 were swinging strikes (26.67%).
  6. His 3 swinging Ks came on CH of 81, 84, and 83 mph.

And, finally, the stats for the prospects from last night’s game.

  • #20 Garcia (10-3, 2.55) – DNP.
  • #22 Canelo (.245) went 0-4.
  • #23 Tocci (.279) DNP.

Lakewood (61-63)  Beat Delmarva 4-2.  Seranthony Dominguez (3-2, 3.22) pitched six strong innings.  He held the Shorebirds to two hits and one unearned run.  He walked one and struck out nine.  He was responsible for the unearned run.  He walked a batter, threw an errant pickoff, and finally brought him home with a wild pitch.  Sutter McLoughlin (2.50) earned his ninth save.

Mark Laird (.339) had 3 hits and an RBI.  Jose Pujols (23) and Emmanuel Marrero (4) chipped in with solo homers.  Jan Hernandez had 2 hits.

  • #6 Randolph (.266) DNP
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- DNP
  • #27 Pujols (.241) went 1-4 with a HR (23) and RBI (75)
  • #29 Edgar Garcia (4-1, 2.63) – DNP
  • #30 Tirado (5-1, 3.75) – DNP

Williamsport (32-27)  Beat Auburn, 4-3.  JoJo Romero (2-1, 2.60) pitched six innings.  he gave up two runs on six hits.  He walked NONE and struck out five.  Will Hibbs (0.75) picked up his third save.

The Crosscutters were held to four hits but waited out eight walks.  Luke Williams (.221) drove in their first two runs on a SF and an RBI double.  The Cutters tacked on additional runs on solo homers by Evan Rogers (1) and Brett Barbier (2).

  • #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23) – DNP.
  • #25 Romero (2-1, 2.60) – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.

GCL Phillies (36-14)  Beat the GCL Braves, 2-0.  Mauricio Llovera (7-1, 1.88) pitched five, three-hit, shutout innings striking out three.  Kyle Young (2.35) followed with three, one-hit innings, striking out two.  And, Tyler Frohwirth (2.51) secured the win and his 8th save striking out two in a one-hit ninth.

Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the fifth and stole his 8th base of the season.  He eventually scored the Phillies’ first run on Cole Stobbe’s RBI single.  Daniel Brito had 2 hits including a double and his 2nd HR.  Brito had the only XBH among the Phillies’ seven hits.

Ortiz picked up an outfield assist on a pop to right where he got a force out at second on a ball that dropped in.

  • #2 Moniak (.396) went 0-3.
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) DNP.
  • #15 Stobbe (.256) went 1-3 with an RBI.
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.243) went 1-3 with a SB (8).
  • Stephen (.271) DNP.
  • Miller (0-0, 1.80) – DNP.
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.56) – DNP.
  • Stewart (1-2, 4.98) – DNP.
  • Fanti (7-0, 1.51) DNP.
  • Sixto Sanchez (4-0, 0.56) DNP.

DSL Phillies (28-36)  Lost to the DSL Dodgers2, 5-1.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.301) DNP
  • Keudy Bocio (.233) went 0-3 with a BB
  • Simon Muzziotti (.263) went 1-3 with a double and BB
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.256) went 0-3 with a BB

DSL Phillies2 (40-26)  Beat the DSL Astros Orange, 2-1.  Victor Sobil (1.40) pitched five, three-hit innings.  Luis Ramirez (0.36) picked up his 11th save.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 2.83) – DNP
  • Rafael Marchan (.339) went 0-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 8/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Zach Eflin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. August 2016 surgery in both knees.
  • 8/19 – Phillies optioned Taylor Featherston to Lehigh Valley.
  • 8/19 – Phillies selected the contract of Emmanuel Burriss from Lehigh Valley.
  • 8/20 – Joe DeNato assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • 8/20 – Will Morris assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

28 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/20/2016

  1. Wow do the Phillies have the hitters for the future. 2 1st base man, TJ , Hoskins 2nd base Kingery , Valentin, Tobias, SS JP , 3rd base Stobbe, Jan Hernandez, OF Cozens, Willams Mickey Mo , Ortiz, Quinn, Stephens, Pujols, Pullin, C . Alfaro, Knapp , Grullon . The Phillies biggest games St .Louis plus 2 against the White Sox. The Sox are tied in the win department with the Phillies.

  2. I’ll take credit for the prediction that Quinn would double the Cozens and Kingery steal total. With slumping shoulders I’ll add that I said Quinn had to stay healthy but my call was more about Cozens and Kingery than Quinn. I didn’t think they could hit enough to steal the amounts they have and we may never know how many steals Quinn could rack up in a full season. I’ll accept total defeat from that prediction. Cozens and Kingery surprised me and Quinn loses another quarter of a season with an injury. Do 3 wrongs make a right?

    1. Quinn is just letting them get a head start, he will likely finish the season with 40 singles and steal 2nd and 3rd each time

    1. Yeah but not sure why he would even be called out in the main body of this post. Thought that was a little unwarranted especially when ah I’ll keep that to myself.

      1. When you make a bold statement, as I did, I should be held to it. Most people on this site know I’m more of a backward looking guy (how a guy’s done in his last 6 or 10 games or even on the season-to-date) and not into bold forward looking statements. The way this one came out, maybe I shouldn’t make any more bold statements.

      2. You didn’t keep it to yourself. So your post contradicts itself already. This isn’t the New York Times, writers opinions and comments are actually allowed.

        1. No I did keep it to myself but I won’t now. I was going to say it was unwarranted especially when the guy who runs this page get all hot and bothered when someone corrects something he says. By the way you do a great job Jimmy.

  3. Numata’s 16 game hit streak was stopped. Time to start a new one.

    More very fine pitching performances yesterday. They keep racking them up and at all levels. This is by far the best pitching I’ve seen in the Phillies minor leagues. There are a number of intriguing prospects at every level.

    Who leads the Phil’s minor leagues in OBP? If you’re looking at 30 games or more, it’s Mark Laird (in the .430 range). If you pick 50 or more games, it’s Christian Marrero in AA (this was a surprise to me). If you pick 100 games or more, it’s — wait for it — Mitch Walding at CLW and REA combined. I didn’t see most of that coming.

    Who leads the Phil’s minors in hits? Tobias and Kingery are tied with 134 hits and Cozens has 133.

    OF Assists? Cozens has 12. Quinn, Tocci and Pujols have 9. Tromp has 8. Nick Williams and Pullin have 6, as do Jhailyn Ortiz and Enmanuel Garcia but they’ve done it in 27 and 30 games respectively.

  4. Reading is 39 games above 500, and Lakewood just 2 games under 500 after a horrible start to season. The minors could have teams all with winning records except maybe DSL1. Impressive

  5. I believe Pujols now holds the Lakewood single -season record for HRs.
    Now the dubious record….two more strikeouts and he also sets the strikeout single-season Lakewood record, currently held by Larry Greene at 163.

    1. The weird part is that lakewood is the hardest place to hit . He starting to get it watch out for Clearwater next yr.

        1. Yeah I meant in the Phillies sys that’s why I don’t worried about C . Nobody really hits in lakewood .

  6. When the Phillies jumped him up to LHV JP Crawford had a fairly low BA, but his OBP was close to .400. It made sense to gamble that he would do OK in AAA. I do not know if his rib injury is the cause, but his he is not dominating the International League. His fielding is not dominating either. It is my guess that he will not be brought up to the Phillies in September. They said before that players had to dominate to be promoted. He probably needs more time in AAA as a healthy player. The Iron Pigs will probably be in the playoffs. That leaves little time with the MLB club. I am guessing that they will let him play more at AAA next year before they bring him up when he starts to dominate the league, as I am sure he will, eventually.

    1. There are a couple of reasons Crawford won’t be called up and his hitting and fielding are low on that list. The 40 man roster will be full of prospects this year. If they hope to sign a free agent or two, they need a couple of slots for them,. Crawford doesn’t need to be added to the 40 man until after next year. Another reason is if they call him up before May 2017, he is a year closer to free agency and all that entail. Although none of these reasons should hold him back from being on the team in Sept. or even the opening day SS, the team will not be a formidable team coming out of Spring Training so why rush him.

    2. Agree…..he is only 21-year old also and one of the youngest in the league. Staring at AAA next season is probably the protocol that teams seem to use more of these days with their top prospects..

    3. He had a very good July (.300/.364/.430) but he’s been slowed in August by the injury. I think he’s adjusted well to the IL, considering the rough start he got off to. I do agree that he probably won’t see the majors this year though. There’s no reason to push him now, especially with the 40-man roster crunch coming up.

      1. Yeah I imagine he will be our every SS for a long time after about 6 or 8 weeks into next years season.

  7. I thought Will Morris would have a breakout season this year. He has been up and down, so the consistency is not there, but he has been honing his craft and he can pitch. I am hoping for him to continue his development. He could turn into a very good pitcher for the Phillies. This season shows that we need as many good pitchers as we can get.

  8. watching Velasquez pitch today emphasizes the importance of throwing strike one. He couldn’t and paid big time. Hope they stress this with all the young pitchers

  9. Lucas Williams and Edgar Cabral – 2 20 yo hitting prospects that has a slow year in 2016. Lucas is starting to pick up hitting .286/.417/.357 in the last 10 games. With Knapp in AAA, Alfaro in AA and Numata playing well in AA — Cabral will continue to stay as the 3rd C in LWD gettin limited AB.

    1. I’m disappointed that they haven’t given Cabral much playing time this year. It seemed like he would be ticketed for Williamsport, but the playing time there has gone to Rivero and new draftees. It makes me doubt that the org sees much potential in him.

  10. I think they want Grullon to get as many chances as possible. He has come through for them both hitting and catching. I always thought they liked Cabral. He should get his chance next year. They are patient with catchers they think have MLB ability.

  11. Cozens through his first 41 games in AA this season: .277/.350/.560, 11 HR, 19/49 BB/K

    Pullin through his first 41 games in AA this season (after today’s game): .341/.387/.571, 10 HR, 11/33 BB/K

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