Box Score Recap – 4/10/2017

Lehigh Valley (2-3) lost to Scranton 2-0.

Mark Appel lasted 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out two and thru 81 pitches.  Six IronPigs collected a hit.  Jesse Valentin extended his season opening hitting streak to five games.

Interesting that Taylor Featerston played his second game with the ‘Pigs although he was reported to have been released by Baseball America and there is no transaction showing he was re-signed.  MiLB is a mess where transactional reporting is concerned.

  • #1 Crawford: .105, 1-4, triple
  • #3 Alfaro: .467, 1-4, K
  • #4 Williams: .154, 0-3, 2 K
  • #6 Quinn: .385, DNP
  • #9 Cozens: .125, 1-4, 2 K
  • #12 Pivetta: DNP
  • #13 Hoskins: .353, 1-3, double, BB
  • #17 Pinto: DNP
  • #20 Appel: DNP
  • #25 Lively: (1-0, 1.50) – DNP
  • #30 Valentin: .563, 1-3, K

Reading (1-3) held on to beat New Hampshire 9-7.

Shane Watson got the win pitching 5.0 innings allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 4 and gave up a HR.  Fortunately, the Reading offense tacked on 3 runs in the ninth to extend the lead to 9-4 to withstand the Fisher Cats rally.

All starters except Mitch Walding had at least one hit.  Andrew Pullin, Carlos Tocci, Chace Numata, Jiandido Tromp, and Malquin Canelo had multi-hit games.  Pullin and Numata had 2 doubles each.  Numata, Martin, and Tromp homered.  Martin had 3 RBI, Numata two.

Aaron Brown had an outfield assist.

  • #11 Kingery: .286, 1-4, R, RBI, SF
  • #18: Garcia: 7-Day DL
  • #22 Anderson: (0-0, 21.00), DNP
  • #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
  • #24 Tocci: .250, 2-5, 2 R
  • #28 Canelo: DNP

Clearwater (3-2) shutout Lakewood behind Alberto Tirado, 5-0.

Tirado threw 76 pitches in 6.0 innings.  He allowed 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out three.  Luke Leftwich pitched the three inning save.  He allowed just one hit, walked none, and struck out six, including the side in the ninth.

Herlis Rodriguez started in center field and batted at the top of the order.  He went 2-4 with a walk, triple, and RBI.  He also picked up an outfield assist, throwing out a runner trying to stretch a double – H-Rod -to-Cumana-to- Hernandez.  “C” Randolph had two hits but no homers only a double.  Deivi grullon also chipped in with two hits.  Jose Pujols went 0-5 with 4 K for the second time this season.

  • #5 Kilome – DNP
  • #10 Randolph – .227, 2-5, double, RBI
  • #27 Garcia – DNP
  • #29 Pujols: .167, 0-5, 4 K

Lakewood (4-1) lost to Hagerstown 5-4 in Nick Fanti’s (0-0, 1.59) debut.

Fanti threw 84 pitches and pitched into the sixth inning.  He threw 5.2 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on 4 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 5 and gave up a HR.

Fanti left with a 4-2 lead, but Zach Morris got tagged for three runs in the seventh to blow the save and absorb the loss.

Mickey Moniak and Danniel Brito continued their season opening hitting streaks.  Cord Sandberg (.400) recorded another multi-hit game and threw out a runner at the plate.

  • #2 Moniak: .381, 1-4, 2 K
  • #7 Sanchez:  DNP
  • #16 Medina: DNP
  • #19 Brito: .400, 2-3, R, double, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K
  • #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:

Extended Spring Training games started on Monday.  Home game at 1:00 Tuesday.

  • 4/6 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Osvaldo Arauz to a minor league contract.



25 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/10/2017

  1. Phila.Talk Radio entertains the angles of a)What Would it take to Get Ike Trout? b) When/Wil the Angels entertain Trading him; The aAngels do not have a Good ML System, Nor a Contending ML Team. Will Trout be a Lone Ranger? When Would they Pull the Trigger to not let him Walk without Compensation, and Maximize his Value? Also, teams could hold out for Free Agency instead of Giving up the Prospects, if they wait too Long. The Next Two Free Agent Classes are Ripe for Harvest, but Trout would come up the Year after 18&19 I Believe. Would a Team consider absorbing Some Salary from the Angels(Like Harrison In the Hamels Deal)?

    1. Moreno’s net worth is $1.81 billion dollars why wouldn’t he just sign more FA’s to help Trout? The talk that he needs to dump salary is off base.

      In the new CBA he can do that and not lose his draft picks. He can put another $100 Million into the 2018 payroll and still be under the cap.

    2. What it will take is Crawford, Nick Williams and the like performing at an elite level.

    3. Mike Trout himself will determine where he want to go after his contract expires — so the Phils just need to be ready and make sure that they have a contending team and lure Mike Trout out of LAA and any other team who can acquire him.

      Mike Trout can even drive his trade value down if he voluntarily say that he will only sign his next contract (or extension) with the Phillies. The will push some teams away to trade for him since nobody wants to break their farm and not keep Trout long term.

    4. wrong place for this conversation… Not interested in discussing Mike Trout on every daily box Score post for the next 3 years..

    1. So, really, are you Brock’s dad? Normally I would assume it’s just a tongue-in-cheek name, but we actually do get relatives of players on this site logging in and chatting. You’re on the honor system here – but if you are, congratulations to your son. Not just for the home run, but the amazing perseverance he has shown battling to the big leagues against all odds. It is exceedingly rare for a 24 year-old first baseman who struggles in AA (and has not had any breakout minor league seasons prior to that year), as Brock did in 2014, to turn things around and make the majors. The odds of doing that are probably greater than 1,000 to 1 – but it wasn’t luck that got him there – he figured it out and worked his butt off. Good for him!!!!

    2. hey, if you are really Brock’s dad, then that is awesome. really happy for you. anyone who has had a child play youth sports dreams of what you are experiencing right now. really awesome.

  2. By the numbers Fanti appeared to have a very favorable opening night.
    Game score of 55 is slightly above average since he only went into the 6th inning, WHIP 1.1, and a 64% strike to ball percent is also a plus.
    Hard to believe with such a great night for baseball Hagerstown ball park only had less than 700 paid attendees. You figure some die-hard Nats fans, close to DC, would want to be out there to see their prospects.

    1. Fanti had a nice game, I was there watching. He reminds me of a young Randy Wolfe. Good FB &CB, he got hit a couple times when he threw what appeared to be a CU. Good location. Got himself into trouble in the 4th. E1 on a little comebacker to the mound, lost track of it when it bounced up and threw wild to 1st. runner then stole 3rd and scored on a groundout… He was solid, not spectacular, but it’s the 1st start of the year and he was solid into the 6th. He looks like a prospect. No Radar gun at old memorial stadium, but if I was to guess, I’d say low 90-91 on FB.
      A couple side notes to the game. 1) Fanti generous @ 6’2. looks more like 6’0. When he stood next to Brito, they appeared to be the same. Falter was charting pitches and looks every bit of 6’4″ LOL 2) Moniak looks awesome, great hitter, seems to have great timing. He struck out on CB in the dirt with 2 strikes and an awesome straight changeup. Against a tough lefty, he hit a CB to left field 5 field from the fence. The LF was touching the fence when he caught it.. It was impressive. He also tracked a deep fly ball directly over his head and caught on the dead fly. impressive 3) there were only about 200 fans at the stadium. Even on Belly Buster Monday ha,ha

      1. Jttw….good report.
        And don’t forget, Brito was signed as a 6’1′” 16-year old….so he could have had his growth spurt going on and now reached bigger heights. :).

  3. Any word on why Quinn didn’t play? Anytime he’s out, it makes you worry.

    1. Just a day off, according to my sources in Moosic. He took BP and looked fine. And yeah, when I saw that I immediately checked into it.

  4. If Pujols keeps swinging sooner or later his bat will be occupying the same space as the ball

  5. All of this “sky is falling” attitude about Crawford is really getting to me. And the less informed phillies fans are only seeing the stat lines, and have no idea about average age for every league he’s been in, or his advanced approach, or even just how valuable defense at shortstop is. One of my best friends keeps calling him a bust, and I just get so heated and go on my (more informed) rants about how little he understands the prospect game. Anyway, I have no fears about Crawford becoming a bust. His floor is average MLB shortstop, and his ceiling remains perennial gold glove all star top of the order hitter for first division team. Let’s go JP! I’ll never give up on you!

    1. Lsigal….a year ago, spring 2016, Chris Mitchell of Fangraphs had projected JPC’s first six seasons in MLB with a 15WAR

      1. I’m leaving Crawford be until midseason. I think 2 things have exalted him in the eyes of so many scouts. One is his advanced approach at the plate. The second is his ability to make difficult plays in the field look easy as well as the occasional phenomenal Web gem. Everything else has yet to project him as a future major league star. The bigger issue to me is that any reference to him is preceded by “Phillies top prospect”….so if we’re all waiting for him to be the centerpiece of this rebuild, we aren’t doing him any favors AND setting ourselves up for disappointment.

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