Box Score Recap – 4/8/2017

Another one win night for the organization Saturday, Lakewood’s 8-4, come-from-behind, extra-inning victory.  Cord Sandberg tied the game with a two-out, solo home run in the ninth inning.  Mickey Moniak drove in the go ahead run in a 4-run 10th inning.

Ricardo Pinto allowed one unearned run and Jorge Alfaro had three hits in Lehigh Valley’s one-run loss.

Malquin Canelo had 2 of Reading’s 5 hits in a 4-1 loss.

Franklyn Kilome had a rough debut, and Ranfi Casimiro pitched even worse in Clearwater’s 12-6 loss.  “C” Randolph hit his second home run in as many nights.  Emmanuel Marrero’s 3-run home run gave the Threshers’s a short-lived lead.

Lehigh Valley’s vaunted line up has zero home runs and only three extra base hits in two games, all doubles.  Reading has just two doubles in two games.  Meanwhile in 3 games, Lakewood has 8 extra base hits – Sandberg’s HR, Henri Latrigue’s triple, and 6 doubles (3 by Mickey Moniak), and Clearwater has 11 XBH – Randolph’s 2 HR, Marrero’s 1 HR, and 8 doubles (2 each by Austin Bossart and Damek Tomscha).

The four affiliates committed 8 errors.  They have committed 18 errors in 10 games, and haven’t had an error-free game yet this season.  Errors have led to 11 unearned runs and resulted in countless extra pitches for pitchers early in the season.

Lehigh Valley (0-2) lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-2.   Double header on Sunday, Ben Lively and Nick Pivetta.

Ricardo Pinto was victimized by a couple errors that lead to two unearned runs.  A wild pitch helped set up the eventual wining run.

The IronPigs banged out 12 hits (11 singles) and drew 5 walks.  Roman Quinn, Jorge Alfaro, Cameron Perkins, and Jesse Valentin had multi-hit games.

  • #1 Crawford: 1-5
  • #3 Alfaro: 3-4, K, HBP
  • #4 Williams: 1-4, 3 K
  • #6 Quinn: 2-5, 3 K
  • #9 Cozens: 0-3, 2 BB
  • #12 Pivetta: DNP
  • #13 Hoskins: 1-4, R, BB, 2 K
  • #17 Pinto: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 WP
  • #20 Appel: DNP
  • #25 Lively: DNP
  • #30 Valentin: 2-4, 2 RBI, K

Reading (0-2) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs 4-1.  Drew Anderson pitches on Sunday, Shane Watson on Monday, and Brandon Leibrandt on Tuesday.

Tyler Viza went 5.0 IP allowing 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.  Matt Hockenberry, Alexics Rivero, and Miguel Nunez each pitched a scoreless inning (3.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K).

Malquin Canelo had 2 hits including a double, the Phils only XBH.  The Phils run scored on Scott Kingery’s inning ending double play ground out (4-6-3-5)

  • #11 Kingery: 0-3, BB, K
  • #18: Garcia: 7-Day DL
  • #22 Anderson: DNP
  • #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
  • #24 Tocci: 1-4, 2 K
  • #28 Canelo: 2-4, double, K

Clearwater (1-2) lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays 12-6. Next up Cole Irvin on Sunday, Alberto Tirado on Monday, and Blake Quinn on Tuesday.

Franklyn Kilome made his Clearwater debut and was chased in the fifth inning, charged with 4 runs (3 earned).  Randolph’s 3-run HR tied the game before Kilome exited trailing by a run.

Marrero’s 3-run HR gave the Threshers a 6-4 lead in the sixth.  Ranfi Casimiro gave back a run in the bottom of the inning, then couldn’t get an out in the seventh.  He left after facing four batters and surrendering the lead for good.

Herlis Rodriguez, Austin Bossart, and Marrero had multi-hit games.  Randolph and Narrero each had 3 RBI.

  • #5 Kilome – 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, WP
  • #10 Randolph – 1-5, HR, 3 RBI, K
  • #27 Garcia – DNP
  • #29 Pujols: 0-5, 4 K

Lakewood (3-0) beat Kannapolis 8-4 in ten innings.  Next up Adonis Medina on Sunday.

In a pitching duel, the BlueClaws trailed 2-1 going into the eighth inning.  Their only run scored on a Mickey Moniak ground out in the first inning.  Lakewood took a 3-2 lead on RBI doubles by David Martinelli and Moniak.

Trevor Bettencourt gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning to give the lead back and blow the save.  Cord Sandberg tied the game with two outs in the ninth on a solo home run.

Lakewood took the lead in the tenth on Moniak’s second RBI double.  They continued to tack on runs on Alex Wojciechowski’s 2-run double and Martinelli’s bases loaded walk.

Moniak, Wojo, and Lartigue had multi-hit and multi-RBI games.  Lartigue tripled to lead off in the eighthand scored the tying run on Martinelli’s double.  Martinelli threw out a runner at the plate.  Brito stole his second base, Moniak his first.

Lakewood survived three errors.  Harold Arauz and Will Hibbs inherited and stranded two runners each.

  • #2 Moniak: 3-5, 2 doubles, R, 3 RBI, K
  • #7 Sanchez:  DNP
  • #16 Medina: first start on Sunday
  • #19 Brito: 1-5, 2 R, 2 K, sac
  • #26 Romero: DNP

Williamsport (0-0)

  • #8 Gowdy
  • #15 Stobbe
  • #21 Ortiz

GCL Phillies (0-0)

DSL Phillies (0-0)

DSL Phillies2 (0-0)

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 4/8 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 4/8 – 1B Brett Barbier assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.



47 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/8/2017

    1. Both of C’s hits are HRs. Good to see the power but not sure I’d say he’s hot.

      1. Okay he’s hot. He just popped HR #3 of the season. Somebody must have changed his swing.

        1. Well know one changed Hoskins and Cozens swing…they both went yard in the first game so far,

  1. Randolph and Moniak will be a nice second wave of prospects once our AAA guys move on. Ton of pitching down there too.

  2. LKW had a little trouble with Dane Dunning, 2016 #1 pick of Washington’s. Once they got into the bullpen, things turned in their favor. Suarez and the relief staff kept them close enough to put an extra inning win on the board. This LKW team looks pretty solid. The other teams need to wake up from their long winter’s nap.

    1. Also noticed Martinelli threw out a runner at home in the 8th inning. A defensive run saved to keep the game alive.

    1. Book it come the deadline. I want to see Rupp and Cesar perform well, build their value. Otherwise why are we bringing these more highly projected kids along? And don’t think clubs won’t be calling Klentak about higher priced players like Doobie especially if he’s putting up the numbers.

        1. So few people here realize that Cesar is on the cusp of being an all-star. I’m not doing anything with Cesar while he continues to improve at this rate. The power gains are looking legitimate. He’s hitting the ball much farther than he did in prior years, including the second half of last year and he is a line-drive machine, much like Odubel.

          1. Thank you!!! Why is anyone talking about moving him? And Bc of a prospect who hasn’t done anything above AA (ST isn’t something to count) and not well in AA. Yet all CH does is continue to improve and improve! I don’t get it but I hope Klentak doesn’t think like some people on here.

            Ps although I’ve said this a ton over the past 2 years . . . Don’t get disappointed when Crawford doesn’t pan out. I just don’t see a good everyday player in him . . . At best he’ll be ML average (and there’s NOTHING wrong with that)

          2. I agree he is becoming an Allstar and I think the benching had something to do with it, Cesar has always had talent he just needed to put it together.
            And now he finally
            He is yo

          3. People keep on saying Kingery but he isn’t there yet and might not ever be there.
            Kingery gets love because of draft

        2. I really don’t understand the anti-Cesar sentiment. Dom Brown struggled and struggled and struggled and people begged the Phils to give him another shot, begged for the return of Michael Taylor who did nothing, but Cesar? Let’s get rid of him?

          1. Join me mikey, i have been saying it for over a year. But most like a low level prospect over a kid doing it in the majors and getting better. i am stumped.

            1. rocco…..I even read where some considered his ’16WAR a fluke. That is, he would not be able to sustain it going forward. He turns 27 next month, I can see 3 or 4 more years of his current production still being achieved.
              Nevertheless, with Valentin, Kingery and eventually Brito all banging on the door….Klentak will have some tough decisions to be made.
              And up -the -middle second basemen normally do not bring back much in return as far as trade value is concerned, when compared to the positons of values…ss, catcher and CF.

          2. Subconscious hate for some, because he’s the guy who replaced Utley. And hate from others who’ve been pegging him as a Utility IF since Williamsport and want to be correct in that assessment.

  3. Quinn, Alfaro, C, Moniak look like our real prospects to start the year. C and Moniak have had big hits which is what their teams need from them. Moniak looks like a legit #3 hitter. Finally! 2019 arrival.

  4. Valentin looked good last night at the plate.
    Phillies are deep at 2nd base with the three from AA on up and add in Brito in low A.

    1. Like Romus said it the Phillies are loaded at the 2nd base position . Ceaser has yet to do it for a complete season. Galvis might move him too,2 yrs ago there wasn’t any real prospect . Now there’s everyday pressure on him let’s see how he does.

      1. I AM sorry tim dont buy that reason. When we are touting kids in minors who have prove nothing, over this kid.I just think he is over looked cause everyone thinks kingery who has no power is the next utley.

  5. I was at the game in Allentown last night. Any comment by me without taking into effect the weather conditions would be unwise. I was imagining myself playing in that cold and wind and have compassion for the players. I was surprised how athletic Pinto is. He made some outstanding defensive plays and showed a fast ball that averaged 94 and touched 96 a few times. He hit 97 in the fourth inning. They began to get some line drives and a ball that hit the left field wall by Allan Craig. Even with that he got double plays including one that he made a great play to start. Again he didn’t get through the fifth inning. No pitcher threw more than four innings. The Sox pitcher Johnson had to leave the game because he was hit by a batted ball. Leiter and Milner pitched well in relief. The hitters got many singles, but Valentine was the one you wanted to be up if they needed a hit. Cozens lined into a double play on a screamer that was right into the glove of the second baseman. A bit higher and another run would have scored. The hitters displayed a mix of disciplined and undisciplined at bats. The last Sox pitcher and the middle pitcher Olmos threw slow pitches that had Quinn and Williams lunging and swinging from the heels. Lots of hits and few results. I want to go back in warmer weather. They will be better then I am sure.

    1. That Red Sox lineup is a very veteran group with several former major leaguers and is a very good test for the LHV group. Let’s see how they bounce back today with two more good pitchers (Pivetta and Lively) going.

  6. Is anyone else worried about strikeout rates across the farm? Every team yesterday had double digit K’s, which roughly equated to a 2:1 K ratio over our collective opponents. I know it’s one day and a small sample size, but something to monitor.

    1. I’m concerned about individual guys based on prior performance (such as Cozens) but does this sample size make me worried? No – they’ve played 3 games – let’s see where everyone is in mid-May.

  7. I didn’t like Arauz as much as some but I’m a little surprised he’s a reliever now, and repeating a level. Also a little surprised that Stankiewicz seems to be ahead of Cumana on the depth chart in LKW but it’s good to see the little guy come through with a double in his first appearance.

  8. Jim you have highlighted several times already the distressingly high numberof errors. How long do you think it would take to have enough of a sample size to be able to make an educated guess on whether the major factor is coaching across the entire organization(except so far apparently the major leagues), carelessness, inability, etc?

    1. As the season progresses, the number of errors should stabilize through out the organization. It’s only an issue here because I keep harping on it. The miscues I’ve seen in Clearwater stand out because their defense the past two years was so good.

  9. How about Cornelius Randolph ? 3 for 17 so far. All three hits are HR’s. .176 BA/.706 SLG

    1. And CRran has too many Ks for him…6 in 18 PAs, but it is still early.
      But ..Hoskins and Valentin are smokin’ so far.

      1. We have talked about valentin. he is really coming on since last year mid season. I didnt know until you pointed it out. he was a high draft choice.

  10. Any news on Darick Hall? He didn’t play yesterday and isn’t in the starting lineup today and is no longer listed on the roster at the Lakewood website. He is not even listed as injured. Something happened.

    1. That is perplexing since he was on the roster 5 days ago. The April 4th roster had the infield as Brett Barbier, Daniel Brito, Aquimedes Gamboa, Darick Hall, Lucas Williams, Alex Wojciechowski, and Danny Zardon.
      Now it lists then all but Hall.
      Perhaps he is back at EST.

      1. From the transactions section above –
        4/8 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.

        As for the action itself, I think it is just a paper move to rotate players off and on the roster for short periods. Note that Brett Barbier has been assigned/reassigned three times already on April 2nd, 5th, and 8th.

        1. I don’t really get it. I was under the impression he had an excellent spring training. I was hoping he would be assigned to Clearwater. Now he gets rotated on and off at Lakewood. Oh well.

          1. The announcer for blueclaws said Hall tweaked his ankle in BP before Saturday’s game and rather than put him on DL they just moved him to Williamsport roster temporarily.

  11. Pivetta with 6 strong innings. 0 BBs, 8 Ks. Pigs split series by taking both games today.
    Mickey Mo off to another good start today. Overall really good day for the organization.

    1. Very good day – too early but if Hellickson, Kendrick, Saunders, Neshek, and Benoit keep this up, we’re going to have some nice prospects to discuss as a result…

    1. He’s the second youngest player in the FSL – so we should give him a little time to adjust.

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