Box Score Recap – 8/22/2016

Grant Dyer and Jose Taveras pitched well for Lakewood as they swept a double header. Cornelius Randolph and Jose Pujols had 4 hits each on the night, and Pujols hit his 24th home run.  Randolph had four RBI, Pujols two.

Williamsport got excellent starts from Ranger Suarez and Felix Paulino, but dropped a double header.

Will Stewart turned in today’s GCL Phillies solid start.  Cole Stobbe and Malvin Matos hit home runs.

Mitch Walding hit his third home run in Reading’s loss.

Lehigh Valley (76-53)  Lost to Scranton, 5-3.  Anthony Vasquez (2.86) exited after four innings and 91 pitches.  He gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Hoby Milner (0-1, 3.65) pitched one inning and gave up the two runs that gave Scranton the lead for good.  Colton Murray (3.09) gave up an unearned, insurance run during his two innings.

Darin Ruf (.288) had 2 hits and an RBI (59).  Nick Williams tripled and had an RBI (62).  J.P. Crawford had an RBI (26) and drew 3 walks.

  • #1 Crawford (.254)  went 0-2 with an RBI (26) and 3 BB
  • #3 Williams (.264)  went 1-5 with a triple and RBI (62)
  • #5 Thompson (11-5, 2.29) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #11 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #12 Knapp (.261)  went 0-5
  • #18 Pivetta  DNP
  • #24 Lively (8-5, 3.49)  DNP
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.

Reading (82-45)  Lost to Akron, 5-2.  Tyler Viza (4-5, 4.29) pitched six innings.  He gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out five.  Alexis Rivero (4.38) gave up 2 unearned runs after the Phils pulled within one run in the eighth.

The Phils only managed six hits.  Christian Marrero (.252) and Mitch Walding (.325) had 2 hits and an RBI apiece.  Walding hit his third home run.

  • #4 Alfaro (.282) went 0-4
  • #7 Cozens (.287) went 0-4
  • #8 Quinn (.283) DNP
  • #13 Hoskins (.277) went 0-4
  • #14 Kingery (.255) went 0-3
  • #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 (74-51)  DNP.

  • #20 Garcia (10-3, 2.55)
  • #22 Canelo (.245)
  • #23 Tocci (.279)

Lakewood (63-63)  Swept a pair form Delmarva, 9-6 and 3-1.

Game One:  Grant Dyer (3.26) took over for Kilome and McLoughlin in the suspended game, and pitched five, 3-hit innings.  He allowed one run, walked NONE, and struck out five.  Sutter McLoughlin (2.43) picked up his 10th save.

Cornelius Randolph, Deivi Grullon (.252), and Emmanuel Marrero (.247) had 2 hits apiece. Randolph and Wilson Garcia had 3 RBI each.

  • #6 Randolph (.269)  went 2-5 with 3 RBI (21)
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)- 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP
  • #27 Pujols (.242)  went 1-3 with a double and BB

Game Two:  Jose Taveras (7-8, 3.47) pitched five strong innings.  His one blemish was a solo home run in the third inning.  He held the Shorebirds to three hits, walked two, and struck out nine.  Jake Waguespack (3.51) pitched the final two, shutout innings and earned his sixth save.

Jose Pujols had 3 hits and his 24th home run, a solo shot in the first.  He had 2 RBI. Randolph had 2 hits and an RBI.

  • #6 Randolph (.274)  went 2-4 with 1 RBI (22)
  • #9 Kilome (4-8, 4.14)  DNP
  • #27 Pujols (.246)  went 3-4 with a HR (24) and 2 RBI (77)
  • #29 Edgar Garcia (4-1, 2.63)  DNP
  • #30 Tirado (5-1, 3.75)  DNP

Williamsport (32-29)  Dropped two important games to Auburn, 1-0 and 3-1.

Game One:  Ranger Suarez (5-3, 3.05) pitched a 7-inning complete game and gave up one run on five hits.  He walked one and struck out five.  The Crosscutters were held to two hits and drew one walk.

Game Two:  Felix Paulino (1-4, 3.22) pitched five perfect innings, and the minimum through six innings when a lead off double was doubled off second for a double play.  With one out in the seventh, Paulino hit a batter and gave up a single.  After a strike out, the Doubledays got an RBI single to tie the game and a 2-run double to take the lead.

The Crosscutters loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but couldn’t convert.  Earlier they had runners on second and third in the first and couldn’t score.

Williamsport managed three hits, three by Chandler Hall.  He singled in the fifth and scored on Enmanuel Garcia’s RBI single.

  • #17 Medina (4-2, 2.23)  DNP
  • #25 Romero (2-1, 2.60)  DNP

GCL Phillies (37-14)  Beat the GCL Pirates, 4-2, and moved into a virtual tie with the Blue Jays.  Will Stewart pitched five, three-hit, shutout innings.  Malvin Matos (.239) hit a 2-run home run (2) to start the scoring in the Phillies’ 4-run fourth inning.  Cole Stobbe followed with a solo home run (3).  Josh Stephen’s RBI single closed out the Phillies’ scoring for the inning and the game.

The Pirates got a run back off Luis Gonzalez (4.73) in the sixth inning.  And, an unearned run off Kale Fultz (5.25) in the seventh.  But, Randy Alcantara (1.88) and Jose Nin (0.00) closed out the Pirates with one shutout inning each.  Nin picked up his sixth save.

Sam Kennelly is on the Pirates team.  He is the younger brother of former Phillies farm hand, Tim Kennelly, who spent 2005-2012 in the Phillies system.

The Pirates have a pitcher named Mister Luciano.  Do his friends call him Mistery?

  • #2 Moniak (.295)  went 1-4 with a BB
  • #10 Gowdy (0-1, 4.50)  DNP
  • #15 Stobbe (.256)  went 2-3 with a double, HR (3), BB, and RBI (10)
  • #21 Jhailyn Ortiz (.237)  went 0-4 with a BB and 3 K
  • Stephen (.271)  went 1-4 with a HBP and RBI (23)
  • Miller (0-0, 1.80)  DNP
  • Andrew Brown (0-0, 1.56)  DNP
  • Stewart (2-2, 4.35)  – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Fanti (7-0, 1.51)  DNP
  • Sixto Sanchez (4-0, 0.56)  DNP

DSL Phillies (28-37)  Lost to the DSL Red Sox1, 3-2.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.297)  went 0-3
  • Keudy Bocio (.229)  went 0-3
  • Simon Muzziotti (.264)  went 1-3
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.257)  went 1-3

DSL Phillies2 (40-27)  Lost to the DSL Rangers2, 4-1.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 2.83)  DNP
  • Rafael Marchan (.339)  DNP

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • No transactions, though I saw on Twitter than the IronPigs released David Lough.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

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

  1. Great to see outstanding pitching by the lower have of the Phillies sys. Stobbe going to be a beast, C and Pujols back hitting. Reading has to get back to winning. Where was the mighty Quinn?

    1. Some times guys do get a day off Tim u r a big got why r u always on Quinn is he on ur hit list each day.U r always negative toward a thing he does. Have u ever played baseball?

        1. Ty 8mark Baseball in English, baseball in Spanish b’eisbol, baseball in Polish baseball. Mississippi pretty good now that we’re in a spelling bee .

      1. Yea but when a player has never completed at least 325 at bats In a season. He shouldn’t really need a day off. Plus the last time I said that he was out for 2 month’s.

        1. So what Tim u r not a coach and I’m pretty sure Noone will have u stop wishing on things to happen to someone because u never know what will happen to u

  2. Pujols flipped a switch in August and he’s not slowing down. His .342/.409/.620/1.029 line is exceptional. He’s cut down on Ks. He has 18 Ks in 21 games in August, whereas in June he had 34 in 21 games. That’s a big improvement. He’s also BB’ed a little more. He’ll be tough to slot in our top 30. If you believe his August is a breakout, then the sky has no limit but if you feel the entire season of work is what he is, then it becomes tougher. Can he hit 50 HRs in the big leagues or is he more likely to K 200+ or maybe both? Next year in A+, we might begin to see who Pujols really is.

    Encarnacion was one of the big LA signees a few years back and he has shown nothing this year. Maybe less than nothing. Trotting him out day after day is like putting a giant hole in the bottom of a bucket and trying to walk 100 yards from the well to the house to fill up a bathtub. His .162/.199/.201 has to be the worst line I’ve seen for a guy with over 170 ABs. He has 65 Ks and 7 BBs this year. In August he has 1 BB. Pitchers would be crazy to BB him. Just throw the ball over the heart of the plate at 80 MPH, he can’t hit it. He has 1 HR. I guess you actually have to hit the ball with the bat to hit some of those? Am I too tough on the 19 y/o… I don’t think so. Larry Greene Jr., playing in his first season as a 19 y/o, hit .272/.373/.381 in Wmsprt. We know how that went.

    1. I was up at Williamsport a few weeks ago and he’s probably the worst position player hitter I’ve ever seen. Every time he was up, the people around me were saying automatic out. Looked completely lost at the plate to say the least.

    2. Pujols is maturing as the season winds down. Great to see. His splits are interesting; .238 RH VS .268 VS LH. He has hit .263 in 51 games since AS.

  3. I have firmly been on the positive side of Pujols all year so its good to see him putting together a great August and finishing the season strong.

    a 20 year old hitting 24 HR (and counting) in Lakewood (a pretty tough HR park) is very exciting to me. Yes he has much to work on. But that power is pretty rare. Look around minor league baseball. How many 20 year olds have 24 HR right now? Not many I bet. Move him up to Clearwater next year and let’s hope he can build off this August. His power will keep getting him chances for the next few years so hopefully the light clicks on for him at some point with the plate discipline.

  4. Great to see that Cornelius Randolph is starting to rake after an arduous summer. Considering his high standing in the organization, I am more excited about and interested in his development. Hopefully there are plans for him to play in the FIL to make up for lost time this year. Clearwater might be a reasonable next step to begin ’17.

    1. People, been trying to think up a nickname for Jose Pujols. Finally got it! Baby Pujols. Thoughts?

    2. Tough year for Randolph. He got off to a slow start in April, sat out with an injury for a couple months, and then had another rough stretch as he knocked the rust off and got his timing back. I can see how he would drop a bit in the prospect rankings, but he still belongs in the top 8 or so IMO. The hit tool is still there and he should develop some power. Just needs to keep playing on a consistent basis.

      1. Saw C last night in Delmarva. Sweet. Ompact swing. Only swings with upper body. No legs. Hit a double last night as hard as he could hit it and still rolled 40 ft to the fence. He pulled everything and Shorebirds were playing a shift on him. Nice looking swing, just no power a glorified singles hitter. A larger version of Pierre. Can only play LF because of his speed and arm strenght that com ined with no power and a 270ish BA. There is no way he should be top 10 prospect.

        1. wow this is certainly a terrible scouting report.

          “a larger version of Pierre”

          how do you know that’s as hard as he can hit the ball? Maybe it had no loft? He must have hit his 2 HR’s further?

          no way a top 10 prospect. ok thanks buddy, cant wait for your next scouting report

          1. Yes, terrible report. Sometimes it’s just ok to say you don’t like someone rather than spew negatives, unfounded negatives, all over

          2. Sorry if you dont want the truth. 52 year philly fan. Pierre career 361 slugging %. C in SSS this year 355% career 385% Orioles official scorer last night gave blueclaws 3 hits instead of errors last night. Os looked like a highschool team. 2nd baseman had 2 awful plays should have been errors. I promise going forward i will only report what everyone wants to hear. Hows this: C is going to be fantastic. I cant wait until he is batting cleanup for the big phils and leads us to the WS.

            1. Juan Pierre’s ISO in his 3 minor league seasons as a college draftee:


              Cornelius Randolph ISO in his first professional season as an 18 year old:

              .140 (that’s more than double the ISO that Pierre ever put up in minors)

              Cornelius Randolph in his 2nd professional season (dealing with shoulder injury and this is SSS) as a 19 year old in the SAL:

              .081 (still higher than any ISO that Pierre ever put up in minors)

              The real question is why am I even arguing with a guy that is comparing Cornelius Randolph to Juan Pierre. Such an awful comparison on many levels.

            2. Jtttw Just because you been a fan for 52 yrs. doesn’t make you right. Look at romus, he has been going to Phillies games for 73 yrs and do you ever read his post? lmao

            3. rocco….not 73 years but getting there!
              And you, of all people are one to question Jttw’s scouting acumen!.
              Though have to admit…you did best me on Dom Brown as it turned out…hey but even the blind squirrel……….

  5. Jose Nin has a bit of an Al Hrabosky scowl on his face. He’s played in CLW (1 bad outing), Wmsprt (a couple of outings that were so-so) and the GCL, where he’s found his niche. Unfortunately he’s 21 already so he’s very hard to gauge at this point. A 21 y/o beating up on teenagers is not exciting to me. Jim or anyone, does Nin throw hard or what’s the secret to his success?

    1. I actually served Al Hrabosky years ago in a restaurant. Nice guy he came in with some of his teammates, and meet Mike Schmidt for lunch.

  6. Heard Walding’s home run was a 450 ft bomb, that number 13 total for him combined with his Clearwater numbers. Look for him to be playing winter ball somewhere

  7. GCL Phils won again today. They now have a .731 win%. Just to put that in perspective. If Reading was playing to a .731 win %, they’d have 93 wins right now.

    1. But unfortunately are still only tied for 1st place, the blue jays actually have a better winning %, The phils and blue jays have the top 2 winning % in all the gcl, but it is my understanding only one of them can make the playoffs. Hopefully they phils can take the division as they have a few more games against the jays to decide it.

        1. I wasnT comparing the teams, just saying it would be ashame if they didn’t end up making the playoff even though they r clearly one of the top teams. That gcl team is loaded with young premium talent. I’m sure it would be an awsome experience for the players to have a playoff run.

  8. I know there are some red flags, with K’s being the biggest in my option, but Dylan Cozens is really putting some kind of year together. Here are the ranks of his offensive categories (EL):

    Ops- 1
    Avg- 17
    obp- 13
    slg- 1
    walks- 4
    SO- 1
    HR- 1
    RBI- 1
    2b- 1
    SB- 12
    SB%- 1 (min 10)
    TB- 1
    H- 3

    I don’t care what kind of home field advantage he has, those are incredible numbers. He is still only 22 and will still be 22 for almost 2 months of next season. If Aaron Judge is a top 25 prospect in baseball, I don’t see how this kid isn’t top 50 if not higher. I know scouts are unsure about him, but I for one am excited to see what he can do at Lehigh. It has been a fun year tracking Hoskins and Cozens no matter what their ultimate outcomes.

  9. Just saw a heck of a defensive play by Luis Espiritu, Jr. at 2B. Ball was hit to his right but he got and fired it to 1B just in time. Crosscutters up 2-0 so far, which is surprising cause the few times i’ve seen them this year they really struggled at the plate.

  10. told you all about ‘scalding’ mitch walding YEARS ago and was met with constant ridicule and belittlement. look who’s laughing now!

    1. Let’s keep our expectations realistic he still struck out a lot as a 23 year old in high A. I don’t find that very impressive.

        1. Yes, while wale get has made improvements they are minimal and at a snails pace. Not overly excited

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