Box Score Recap – 4/22/2017

Abbreviated Box Score Report

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Still using my cell phone as a personal hot spot.  Doing a full blown Box Score Report over the shared connection on my cell phone is tedious.

So, I created a few Box Score Reports in advance that will upload each night automatically to provide the link to the box scores and a place to comment on games each day until I am completely back on the grid.

Sorry for this temporary inconvenience.

Rain outs for Reading and Lakewood.

Clearwater lost in 11 innings.

– Tirado (1-0, 1.00), 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, HR

Lehigh split a double header, losing 3-2 and winning 6-1.

  • Appel (0-2, 7.11), 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, HP, WP
  • Williams (.313) went 2-2 with an RBI
  • Lively (2-1, 3.18), 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Perkins (.304) went 3-3 with a run scored, BB, double
  • The IronPigs scored six runs in the first on one hit, a single





27 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/22/2017

  1. This is kind of a tangent, but I’ve been thinking about the fairly extreme differences between Reading and LHV in their home parks. Minor leaguers are judged on their numbers and I wonder what kind of effect that has on our hitting prospects moving from AA to AAA. It’s really hard to hit a ball out of Coca Cola stadium. We have a stadium that punishes our best power hitters from hitting fly balls in AAA.

    At the same time, I think we’ve been really successful with our pitchers, so I think it might balance out, but the lack of plus hitters coming through LVH (and stalling out after Reading) is alarming.

    1. And I’d also like for Reading to be more neutral. Ideally, I’d like to have our minor league stadiums mirror Citizens Bank Park’s dimensions.

      1. readings dimensions at least down the line, and to dead center are the same, just not the angles like CBP; its just that it carries there.
        lehigh valley same to dead center and a little shorter down the lines, but i think the power alleys a little deeper?

        JP just looks so lost at the plate; down to .083

        1. He did hit the ball hard a few times…to the warning track in the first game and LD to CF in the 6th/7th of the second game….and still works the count well.
          This is probably a good thing he is experiencing now. The challenge will do him well in the long run.

          1. Let’s stay with him. Better now than when he gets to the show. Disappointing that his slump has carried over from last season but player development has to allow for these periods of regression. He’s a consensus top prospect who will get every opportunity to prove himself. Klentak said that they’re not concerned at this point.

          2. This sounds like Crawford is starting to get some good ABs, indicating he may be ready to come out of his funk. Keep up with the good ABs and squaring up on the ball, and the results will come.

            1. rocco….he didn’t look that lost against big boy former Phil Mike Zagurski throwing his patented junk from the left side.
              He ran the count full and finally drove the ball hard to CF.

  2. The CLW game had 35 Ks in the 11 inning tilt. 20 Threshers K’ed to 15 Fire Dogs. 6 1/4 hour game. 4 players tossed out of the game in the 11th inning (2 for FLA and 2 for CLW). That’s not a game I’d like to sit through.

  3. You have to feel for JP. His confidence level is on E. He needs a 4-4 day in the worst way. He’s fighting out there but not getting results. Struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch that might have had a seem catch the black but when you are going bad you don’t get those calls. Probably needs to rest a little but I wonder if that would even help? He has to figure it out. In the long run this could help him by learning how to not take anything for granted and overcoming slumps. He is still very young for AAA.

    Weird 1st inning by LHV in second game. First four batters walked. Next two reached on fielding errors. Toledo committed 3 of their 4 errors in that first inning. There were 3 errors in the first game.Watched the game on TV and announcers were questioning the infield dirt.

    Lively threw well. 60 strikes of the 92 pitches throw in 6 innings while allowing 4 hits and only one walk.

    N. Williams had a 2-2 game with a great sac bunt (laid it down with 2 strikes) in the first game. Announcers praised his recent hitting streak. Looked more relaxed than last year.

    1. Williams is definitely figuring things out and his avg ended the night just below .300. His sacrifice bunt in the first game was with 1st and 2nd, down two runs, late in the game. Personally I hate bunting in that situation with other than the pitcher. I don’t understand giving away an out there when a hit would score a run. Pet peeve of mind. What does Joe Madden do in that situation?

      1. Okay, he’s a traditional lefty with a traditional lefty release and good deception – 91-93 with good breaking stuff could be more than enough velocity. Thanks for sending this – it definitely gives me a better feel for his upside.

        1. But like you have said in the past…..these college lefty arms’ true test is AA and above….if they stay healthy.
          There have been so many over the last decade it is hard to keep a count of.
          Some have faltered, and then some were career injured.
          JA Happ, out of Northwestern of the Big Ten, was one of the success stories.

          1. Very true – the adjustment from Clearwater to Reading for a pitcher can be brutal – in terms of level of difficulty for a pitcher, it’s almost like jumping two levels.

        2. Like the system as a whole, the Phillies are going with “volume strategy” when it comes to LHP. Falter, Fanti, Romero, Irvin, and Young have all been drafted over the past two years. Among those five, plus Ranger Suarez, they’re banking on at least one of them helping the ML team. I’d bet they’ll use another early pick (maybe Trevor Rogers, Zac Lowthter, or Luke Heimlich in the second round) on another LHP this June.

    1. Tirado , Irvin, Dominguez, Taveras, Kilome. I didnt post ERAs because of the SSS police! But Nice start!

  4. Tremendous pitching throughout the system today.
    Zach Eflin 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K
    Jake Thompson 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 7 K
    Shane Watson 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 2 K
    Blake Quinn 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K
    Nick Fanti 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K

    And Scott Kingery now tied for HR’s in all of AA baseball with five !

    1. Fanti is on fire.
      Game score today 74…16 innings pitched so far, 7 hits allowed WHIP -0.83.
      He should make the next BA hot sheet

  5. Big gifts from the pitchers…especially from Eflin and the previously lost Thompson. I wonder if Thompson has gone back to his prior full windup…or has he adapted to the no windup suggested by pitching coaches in ST ? And Joely seems to have trying to earn THE lefty reliever role so badly needed. Also, check out (walkon) Singer at Clearwater FSL who has been pitching very well as a lefty reliever there.

  6. Romus maybe there saving up for a big signing . The Asian​ market is smaller but safer. I mean there at that pt buy bats maybe the Professional ones. There pitching seen to be getting better and better both in the minors and my majors.

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