Box Score Recap – 4/27/2017

Abbreviated Box Score Report

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (11-9) and Mark Appel (1-2, 6.11) beat Columbus, 7-4. 

  • Appel – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
  • Hoskins hit his 6th HR
  • Quinn (.247, 2 doubles) and Hoskins (.348, double and HR) had 2 hits each.
  • Quinn had 2 RBI and a walk
  • And Logan Moore (.353) had the kind of game you hope for out of your back up catcher – 2 for 4, a double, a run scored, 2 RBI, pick off a runner st first, and throw out a runner at second.

Clearwater (15-6) beat Tampa 3-2 behind a very sharp Franklyn Kilome (2-1, 2.28).

  • Kilome pitched 7.0 innings.  He threw 71 pitches, 51 strikes (71.8%).
  • His full line – 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Randolph and Hernandez returned to the line up and each had a hit.
  • Randolph picked up an outfield assist.
  • Hernandez and Cumana had the tying and go-ahead RBI’s in the fourth.
  • Tomscha tacked on an important insurance run with an RBI in the fifth.
  • Tomscha and Rodriguez extended their hitting streaks to nine games.
  • Austin Bossart started at catcher and went 1-4, throwing out 2 of 3 stealers.
  • Waguespack pitched a perfect 8th.
  • Gilbert earned his first career save.
  • The win completed a series sweep and was their 5th consecutive victory.

Lakewood lost 2-1.  Adonis Medina (0-2, 1.71) lasted four innings before being lifted.

  • Medina – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 75 pitches, 44 strikes
  • Mauricio Llovera (0.77) and Jonathan Hennigan (1.64) pitched 5 shutout innings.
  • The BlueClaws were held to 2 hits and a walk.
  • Moniak (.282, single) and Lartigue (.286, triple) had the hits.
  • Danny Zardon had the lone RBI.
  • Darick Hall returned to the line up and drew a walk before being lifted for a PR.

Transactions (and paper moves)

  • 4/27 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 4/27 – 1B Alex Wojciechowski assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 4/27 – Cole Irvin assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
  • 4/27 – Keudy Bocio assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 4/26 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 4/26 – LHP Ranger Suarez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 4/26 – Reading Fightin Phils activated SS Jorge Flores from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 4/26 – RHP Shane Watson assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 4/25 – RHP Blake Quinn assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 4/25 – 2B Keudy Bocio assigned to Clearwater Threshers from DSL Phillies.
  • 4/24 – RHP Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 4/24 – Phillies placed RHP Aaron Nola on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2017. Lower back strain.


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

    1. otero,

      The game story says Hoskins almost had three home runs, I believe. His double missed by inches and he was robbed by a great outfield play.

  1. Heading into the final weekend of April, the organization holds a W/L record of 57-42, all 5 active teams are at or above .500, the pitching has been generally strong, while the bats – with a few exceptions – are yet catch fire. The temps are climbing and so should the slash lines.

  2. Nice article today by Matt Breen on C Randolph in news. Jim challenged a comment I posted the other day, complaining about C’s development. What I failed to realize was that he’s turning 20 in June while playing in a league with an average age of 22.8. While his BA isn’t as high as I hoped it would be, his OBP is. He’s also gained some power. Plus he’s more than holding his own in the field. Guess I didn’t see the bigger picture. From the article, I got a better profile of the kid. My bad for jumping to premature conclusions.

  3. Hitters who are hot (over .300 BA in more than 10 games): Alfaro, Hoskins, Pullin, Tocci, Harold Martinez, Heriis Rodriguez, Coppola, Tomscha, Brito and Sandberg.

    Players who are not hot (under .200 in 10 games or more): Hector Gomez, Crawford, Cozens, Martin, Walding, Numata, Pujols, Luke Williams, Martinelli, Duran, Antequera, Cabral and Zardon. May is coming. The warmth is coming. Let’s hope some guys heat up.

    It’s pretty sad when a pitcher gives up 2 runs in the 1st inning and the games already in the loss column. That’s Lakewood right now. With Hall back in the lineup, maybe it will take 3 runs to put that game in the loss column. Anyone know when Gamboa’s due back? Antequera’s not quite ready for full season ball.

    1. Never saw him play but Rodriquez has my interest. I Never really heard much about him before , but seems like a legit prospect.

      1. rocco…..he has a long ways to go, and he is in his age23 season in Hi-A.
        It will be an uphill climb for him in this system with the high pick OFers scattered all about, and high bonus LA kids in the OF a few rungs behind him, one of which is Jhailyn Ortiz.

        1. There are a bunch of OFers in the organization that I think could make the majors as 4th or 5th outfielders at some point but are buried behind all the mid-tier depth we have: HRod, Laird, Coppola, Tocci, and even Pullin all seem to fit the mold even they offer different tools. I love watching all of these guys play and following them in the box scores.

          There was a time not too long ago when a guy that could make the majors was easily a top 30 prospect in the organization.

          1. Pullin could be more. His ceiling, as a hitter, is Daniel Murphy, although he won’t get the bump of playing an infield position as Murphy does.

            1. Catch, if Pullin develops into anything close to Murphy as a bat, he’ll have to pass the AAA junk ball test since he’s supposedly able to hit any major league fastball. If he does, he might become a valuable trade candidate in a package to an AL club. I see too many 3+ tool OF prospects in the organization for him to stay with the Phillies long term. I could be wrong.

            2. I’ve sen Pullin play a fair amount (for seeing a prospect that is) maybe 50-60ab. He kills fastballs but struggles mightl against anything off speed. This was 2 years ago so something may have changed however listening to clearwaters broadcast team talk about him last year, they basically said the same. AAA will be an even bigger test for him then it is on most. My opinion at least.

        2. Romus he made the natural jump to Clearwater last yr . H Rod was hurt early never really regain a hold on a outfield spot. He hit really well in first yr in Lakewood which is hard to do. he could easily move up to Reading if keeps raking . He does play All 3 outfield position well. The 2 of friends that saw him agreed which is rare ,that he can play baseball. Betty also seems to like him . He maybe a rule 5 guy next yr.

          1. Tim…..understand.
            He could get a mid-season promo to Reading and age 23 he is close to on schedule for age appropriateness.
            But still it is a numbers game going against him.
            The preferred prospects will always be Quinn, Williams, Cozens and even Pullin.
            Then there is Randolph and guys like Martirnelli, Laird and Coppoola one/two rungs below him..
            Heck even Pujols was a $500K plus signee, though he is trending downward .

            1. Ok I still thinks he goes to Reading and puts up outstanding numbers. A Brown on his last legs . Williams is not going to be here next yr if he doesn’t start to walk.Quinns needs not k and stay healthy. Cozens may need a full yr of AAA.

            2. Not going to be here next year? In no world will Williams not be around next year. Theyve had far worse guys stick around to see if they can figure it out than Williams. He’ll be in the org next year unless something DRASTIC happens.

            3. I mean HRod being bocked by Aaron Brown com on . Pullin career k rate is 14 % so he’s at least making contract​ with some of those breaking balls.

      2. rococo,

        Just from the few games I saw last year and this year, Rodriguez is much improved. But I agree with Romus that he’s up against long odds in this organization.

      3. HRod falls into that big bucket of “gutsy players with no loud tools” which mostly profile as role players that not getting any hype as far as prospect ranking is concerned. almost all teams has this bucket in their farm.

  4. Revised Prospect Top 11

    1. Crawford (barely, but he’s slipped a lot since last summer in performance – there’s very little separating all of our top prospects – that’s what great depth gets you. I think, in the long run, he’ll be fine, but it’s looking like he’s going to need at least a full year at AAA unless something changes very dramatically).
    2. Alfaro (plate discipline is a concern – everything else grades out as above average to plus)
    3. Moniak (doing just fine in A ball, thank you)
    4. Sanchez (same as Mickey, peripherals are excellent, as are the scouting reports).
    5. Kingery (before this year, had everything but power and now has that too and, like Quinn, brings an amazing energy to the field. You could make a decent argument that he’s our best prospect).
    6. Brito (could easily also be placed in the first 3 or 4 picks – a fast riser if ever there was one).
    7. Kilome (doing extremely well early on in Clearwater, but he’s been overshadowed by some truly awesome pitching performances).
    8. Pivetta (completely snuck up on everyone, as Eickhoff did a few years ago – or, more accurately, as Jacob deGrom did several years ago); but he’s statistically the top ranked player in all of the minors and it’s not as if it’s an optical illusion – he has above average to plus stuff; he and Hoskins are further reasons why, if everything breaks right, the team could actually compete for a wild card this year).
    9. Hoskins (as a right-handed hitting first baseman, it’s hard to climb the prospect rankings, but he’s done it the old-fashioned way, by hitting the living crap out of the ball. Seems now clearly to be a major league regular – what we don’t know, is if he’s a second division regular, first division regular or an all-star type – and, let’s be clear about this, he COULD be an all-star major league player one day. He has now shown that upside).
    10. Dominguez (Wow! Again, there’s very little separating 1 through 11 on this list – Dominguez could easily end up being one of the top 3 major league players on this list).
    11. Quinn (slow start but hasn’t done anything wrong at all – he’s 11 because other players have surged, not because he’s struggling).

  5. if LWD has the CLW hitters, they are probably close to being unbeaten in April. Having Hall coming back should help and as long as Brito and Mickey Mo continue to get on base, Hall will drive them some runs. I’m a little disappointed but not yet worried about the other LWD’s hitters – Wojo, Cabral, Williams and Martinelli has the ability to perform better, if not, cavalry will be sent in May/June to help out.

    1. Seeing the ERA’s of the LWD pitchers and many of the opposing pitchers from the daily box scores, it appears that there isn’t much hitting happening throughout the Sally league at this point.

      There are only 9 guys with an OPS over .900 and only 24 with a BA over .300.

  6. One thing I took note of in the Baseball Prospectus article on 2bmen yesterday: author mentioned Brito “with power to come”, and that he could eventually move to the OF. If his hit tool is that impressive now to this writer as well as Joe Jordan, we’re in even better shape than I thought.

  7. Although it is early, Hoskins looks terrific and the Clearwater Pitching is awesome. Another couple of months and there will be a lot of movement throughout the organization.

  8. I noticed that Sixto Sanchez’s next start is not until 4/30, this will be 11 days after his last start. Is anyone aware of any reason why he’s had such a delay between starts?

    1. TomB….I assume conservation of a valuable resource.
      If it were an injury I am sure Jim would have reported it by now..
      With that being said, Sixto, only pitched 54 innings last year, the most so far in his brief professional career..
      So this year they are probably shooting for him to get to 110/115 range.
      So they may be delaying in between starts to lengthen his season.
      Or sometimes they will go with a 6- man rotation or then again just remove the young pitchers at the 5 inning frame.
      I also assume they do the required bullpen sessions in between starts.

      1. Thanks … that makes senses. I’d be curious to know the progression plan for a pitcher to get the innings up to be a ML starter.

        1. TomB…..I believe it is a little different for Latin kids at age 16/17 versus Rule 4 draftees at age 18/19.
          From what I have seen of the Latin pitchers once they get to short-ball in Williamsport…it is usually 12/13 starts and 50-60 innings.
          Then low-A at LKWD it is that 110/120 range with about 20/25 starts.
          I have to assume those incremental increases trend upward by each level and each player’s age increase to a max of about 150/160 innings in AA/AAA ball.
          That might be a too simplistic version, since each pitcher is unique in their development and progression..

  9. Seranthony’s name shows up on both BA and FG. the key for Seranthony’s success is to continue to lower the free passes (BB/9) that he is allowing. if he can continue his 2016 WHIP rate, he will make a big jump in various prospect rankings in 2017 and might force the Phils to protect him for this year’s rule 5.

  10. Scotty Jetpax goes yard tonight, #6!
    Drew Anderson still struggling.
    Cole Irvin pitching well.
    Toledo forecast rain all wknd, Pigs could get washed out.

  11. I’ve been pumping Pivetta up for sometime now, can’t wait to see what he can do at the ML level. Still think he has the brightest future of any of the AAA guys.

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