Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/12/2016

The Lakewood BlueClaws won the first game in the SAL championship series last night behind a superior effort by Franklyn Kilome.  The lanky, right-hander was perfect for four innings and was barely tested.

Game two is in Rome Tuesday night.

Game four starter, Harold Arauz, has been added to the Lakewood roster.  OF Jesus Alastre has been added to the reserve list.

Lakewood (74-65, 2-0, 1-0)  Franklyn Kilome stifled the Rome Braves on one hit and two walks for 7.0 innings.  He struck out nine on 86 pitches, 56 strikes (65.1%).  Kilome retired the first 12 batters he faced.  He threw an efficient 39 pitches in those innings (8, 10, 10, 11).

Kilome experienced his only difficulty in the fifth inning.  A lead off double put the tying run on second, a one-out walk put the go-ahead run on first, and a two-out wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position.  But, Kilome ended the inning with a four pitch strike out.  He needed 20 pitches to navigate the inning but still had a manageable 59 pitch count.

Kilome was back on track in a 10-pitch sixth inning.  And, polished off the the Braves in a 17-pitch seventh that saw him walk his second batter and throw his second wild pitch.  He finished his night with his ninth strike out.  Kilome threw 15 of 24 first pitch strikes (62.5%).

Grant Dyer finished the game with 2.0 shutout innings.  He struck out three and finished the game with two lazy fly balls and his third strike out, looking.

Lakewood out hit the Braves 9-1, but the Rome starter was almost as efficient as Kilome. Four of the BlueClaws’ runs were unearned.  The Braves committed 3 errors.  Eight starters had a hit, Jose Pujols had two.

The BlueClaws had runners on base in the first two innings, and had runners on third in the second after a ground rule double, but didn’t score.  They finally broke through in the third when Pujols reached on fielding error and scored on Damek Tomscha’s RBI double.

They went in order the next two innings, and wasted a lead off single by Pujols in the sixth. But, they scored three runs in the seventh with assistnace from the Braves defense.  Carlos Duran singled with one out.  He and Emmanuel Marrero reached scoring position on the Braves’ second fielding error.  Mark Laird drove in one run with an RBI-single.  A wild pitch moved Laird to second, and the Braves’ third fielding error allowed both runners to score.

The BlueClaws scored a run without an error in the eighth when switch-hitting Wilson Garcia greeted the Braves’ first reliever with a home run to right on a 3-1 pitch.

After that, Dyer mopped up and the BlueClaws had a one game lead in the best of five series.

Game box score.

Seranthony Dominguez gets the nod in game two.  He faces the Braves’ #10 prospect, Touki Toussaint, the Diamondbacks #1 pick (#16 overall) in the 2014 draft.

  1. Monday, September 12th:         defeated Rome, 5-0  (Franklyn Kilome, 1-0)
  2. Tuesday, September 13th:        @Rome, 7:05  (Seranthony Dominguez)
  3. Wednesday, September 14th:  No game scheduled
  4. Thursday, September 15th:      v. Rome, 7:05  (Alberto Tirado)
  5. Friday, September 16th:             v. Rome, 7:05  (Harold Arauz)
  6. Saturday, September 17th:       v. Rome, 7:05  (TBD)

Extra Innings:

  • 9/12 – Phillies sent Taylor Featherston outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 9/12 – Harold Arauz assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 9/12 – Lakewood BlueClaws placed RF Jesus Alastre on the reserve list.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.


21 thoughts on “Box Score Recap; Post Season – 9/12/2016

  1. watched the game on, Kilome’s CB was just sick. They announcers for Rome said he had one of the best FB’s in the league but the CB was just working so well for him that the Rome hitters couldn’t lay off it and he kept them off balance.

    The defensive play of the night belonged to Duran, what a diving catch he made in CF, it was a beauty.

  2. After a horrific season start, Kilome hit a new gear. He got better as the weather warmed and he shifted into overdrive for the end of the season. In his last 3 starts, spanning 20 innings, he’s given up 8 hits, ZERO ERs, and has 24 Ks to 2 BBs. That my friends is top gear. In his last 10 outings, he has 8 exceptional outings and 1 ugly one. He has 73 Ks to 13 BBs over those 10 starts, covering 54 innings. Take a bow Mr. Kilome, take a bow.

    Congrats LKW!! Kilome and Dyer said to Rome, “You get nothing.” and the hitters took everything they could get.

      1. Yes. His talent is truly electric. He can take over games by himself, much the way he did last night. If he hits on all cylinders, he could be a star. There’s not a thing on the baseball field he doesn’t have the potential to do very well, including hit for some power.

        Speaking of power, I have no idea what to make of Freddy Galvis anymore. If you told me 5 years ago that Freddy Galvis would be the fielder we expected him to be and would have the power to hit 20 homers a year, I’d say he’d be one of the 20 best players in baseball. But he’s not close to that right now. What I’m seeing now from him is very interesting. He’s learned how to use his power to hit the ball out without overswinging. If he could just improve his BA and OBP by 30-40 points, he’d be a keeper.

        I’m now very curious to see what he and Hernandez will do next year. Honestly, there’s no reason to rush Crawford at this point since he’s not quite ready, so the first 3 months of next season will be interesting.

        1. I think Freddy Galvis makes you throw JP Crawford into a potential package for Mike Trout at next year’s mid point.

          1. But what does LAA do with 27-year old Andrelton Simmons at shortstop…one of the best defensively in the game today?

          2. @TRiles I think you’re being facetious 🙂 Galvis is a 72 wRC+ player; Trout a career 167 and Crawford projects as a 120.

            I get the desire to have Mike Trout here but am bewildered at the notion it could actually happen without putting us right where the Angels are now.

        2. Galvis is still only 26. But it’s a nice problem to have: Cesar with his increasing plate discipline and Galvis with his power. Once JP is ready, we’ll see what happens.

  3. Kilome dare I say has the stuff to be an ace. Last night he pitched like an ace leading off the Ship series. There’s a good chance Kilome could face some of these Braves players for years to come. As for Dyer, I can’t tell if he’s really that good or if he’s just older but he’s been dominant. Now let’s see Seranthony follow it up with a good start of his own.
    As for Roman, he’s doing exactly what he does. Please just stay healthy, what a big future if he does. Alfaro to possibly start tonight with Asher

    1. I saw most of the start. Kilome has something like a 70 curve. His fastball is good, but he actually did not throw it a lot. Because the low A ball hitters couldn’t touch his curve, he pitched the entire game “backwards” (pitching off breaking balls, not fastballs). His fastball appeared to be quite good, but movement and command were unclear to me. He will need to develop a third pitch and as he moves forward, he will need to pitch off his fastball, so he will need to work on that as well. He’s done great, but he has a lot of development left to go. I think I’ll have him somewhere between 4 and 7 on my rankings.

      1. Once Kilome gets more comfortable and perfects the ‘pitch-to-contact’ philosophy utilizing a moving 2Smr, he will be even that more devastating.

  4. I was at the Lakewood game. Sat behind the Blueclaws dugout – only $7 for seat!

    Kilome was utterly dominant. He clearly has TOR stuff, no question. I suggest it’s all about consistency for him.

    I’m not sure of the number, but he had an inordinate number of strikeout / catcher tag or throw to first put outs. I mean, like 5 or 6. His swing and miss stuff was ridiculous.

    One thing I noticed last night was the lack of discipline by the hitters. Perhaps its a function of the level and/or the pitchers were that good. I don’t know. Regardless, many hitters were swinging wildly, getting behind in counts and generally having poor ABs.

    I hope to see tonight’s game. I watched Toussant last year when Lakewood visited Rome and he showed off a great arm. It will be interesting to see how much he has developed in a year.

  5. Fangraph’s Eric L. Chat on Phillies Tirado: 9/12
    What do you make of Alberto Tirado’s close to the season?
    Eric A Longenhagen
    Touching 100 isn’t all that uncommon anymore but he did it, and it is objectively good. Slider flashes but is inconsistent.

  6. I’ve Seen Tuki Tousand 12-6 curve live. It is the sharpest in the minors. I hope the LWD hitters sit on fastball. Tuki has control issues. Crossing my finger for a good outing from Dominguez. My expectation was going to LWD with a split record, but heck, go for the sweep.
    The ring is closer than we all thought.

  7. I have Kilome as my #4 prospect in the system behind JP, Mickey and Alfaro. I think he has a legitimate shot to be better than all three of those guys too. I LOVE how he rose to the occasion.

  8. One guy who has gone stone cold is ‘C’ Randolph. I suspect that won’t last throughout the playoffs. He’s hitting .179 in his last 10 games and .143 in the playoffs. I’d like to see him calm down and take what pitchers are giving him. I know this season didn’t go as well as he hoped. He started slowly and then got hurt. He lost a lot of time and came back out of sync. He should be healthy and ready to finish the season strongly. It might be wishful thinking but it feels like he’s ready to pick it up.

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