Box Score Recap – 4/28/2017

Abbreviated Box Score Report

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (11-9) postponed, rain.

Reading (10-7) beat Portland, 10-7.

  • Drew Anderson (1-0, 8.59), 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, HR, 2 WP, 95 pitches, 58 strikes.
  • Scott Kingery (.277) slugged a 2-run HR, his 6th.
  • Carlos Tocci (.333) collected 3 hits including a triple and an RBI.
  • Harold Martinez (.324) had 2 hits and a walk.
  • Miguel Nunez (2.35) logged his third save.

Clearwater (16-6) cruised past the St. Lucie Mets, 7-2, behind another fine start.  This time by Cole Irvin ( 3-1, 1.04).

  • Irvin – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, WP, 90 pitches, 60 strikes.
  • Damek Tomscha had 3 hits and 3 RBI.
  • Zach Coppola (.310) led off and walked three times.
  • “C” Randolph reached on a double and a walk.
  • Deivi Grullon (.258) hit his 2nd HR and had 2 RBI.
  • Jose Pujols (.184/.224/.208/.432) went 1-4 striking out 3 more times.  He has struck out at an alarming rate 38 times in 81 PA (46.9%).
  • Herlis Rodriguez (.344) extended his streak with a hit.  He and Tomscha have 10-gane hitting streaks.
  • The Threshers drew 7 walks and stole 4 bases.
  • Ranfi Casimiri (5.23) threw three, one-run innings for his first professional save.

Lakewood (11-12) lost 10-1.  Felix Paulino (1-2, 6.32) lasted two innings.  Zach Morris, Kenny Koplove, and Ismael Cabrera had varying degrees of a lack of success.

  • Paulino – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
  • Morris – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, HR
  • Koplove – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, walked the bases loaded in the 8th
  • Ismael Cabrera – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, allowed 2 inherited runners to score (one on a bases loaded walk)
  • Four hits for the ‘Caws – Brito, Williams, Moniak, Antequera
  • SB and a runs scored for Brito, RBI for Moniak (SF)
  • Paulino picked a runner off first.

Transactions (and paper moves)

  • 4/28 – RHP Mauricio Llovera assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 4/28 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 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.

 

25 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/28/2017

  1. Nice game by Irvin Again he doing a nice job . Lakewood 11 walks wow maybe the ump needed glasses .

  2. Kingery’s righty splits have been solid this year. It’s been a weakness in the past. His HR’s are an anomaly. He has 6 in 17 games and half of them have been hit on the road. His Ks are in the mid-20% range. In past years he’s been around 15% or lower. This is his first full season in AA. He’s showing off a power bat so I guess additional Ks come with that.

    How many infield hits can one guy have and by infield hits I mean a guy hitting .333 with only 2 XBHs (both triples, how weird is that?). Tocci is the one I’m talking about. His Ks are minuscule but so are his BBs. I guess if I was pitching to him, why walk him? What’s the worst he can do to you, an infield hit to the SS?

    Numata’s hitting hasn’t been satisfactory this year but his fielding seems to be better. He’s had a a lot of PBs and Es in the past. so far this year it’s been a little better. Possibly he’s concentrating more on fielding the catcher position and the hitting is a little further down the list.

    Drew Anderson has started slow. In his 4 outings, he’s given up 7 runs, 3 runs, 0 runs and 4 runs. The 0 runs was in a 1.1 inning outing. He might need to pushed back to CLW to get all the mechanics ironed out. There are some guys in CLW who could use a test in AA.

    1. You can knock Tocci for his lack of XBHs if you like, but why refer to the singles as “infield hits”? We’d all like to see more power, but the guy is hitting.333 right now. You make it sound like he never gets the ball out of the infield. Does he have an unusual percentage of infield hits?

      1. Oh, yeah absolutely. Tocci looked great last night. Throws from RF to 3rd and home in pre-game drills were on point. Triple was drilled to right-center. Hard single back up through to box. Good stuff from him. The ball certainly gets out of the infield. Not to say increased strength to drive the ball to the gaps wouldn’t be better, but we knew that already.

    2. I haven’t been impressed with Numata behind the plate as far as receiving the ball and so on. He did throw well last night, and we were able to watch a pre-game throwing workout by catchers and outfielders.

  3. Pujols should try to emulate Christian Bethancourt.
    Sometimes you have to know when to make the move.

    1. High praise, Romus. I trust Badler’s judgment. I assume he’s only comparing the hit tool since Hoskins is mobile as a statue in the field and on the bases.

        1. Yes primarily hit tool….btw…..stolen bases are not as highly regarded as some would think, when it comes to calculating WAR….especially if your percent of CS is average or higher

            1. He stole 32 last year, with only 5 CS. He has 6 SB so far this year, so he looks headed towards 30+ again.

            2. Goldy had a great % of success last season with 32 out of 37 (87%)…and this year 6 with no CS.
              But not sure how much that goes into factoring into a players oWAR.
              last season his oWAR was the lowest in four years.
              OTOH, I am sure when it came to Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Vince Coleman, Tim Raines et al , notorious base stealers with at least 75/80% success rates….it was a big factor.

            3. Also last year was his best year,
              He appears to be more of 15 -20 guy rather than a 30 plus guy

  4. Not many mentions on Anderson this year He has not been good sine being added to the 40-man. Anyone have any positive insights? He be swallowed up by he prospects under him.

    1. The stuff is there. It is important to remember he has barely pitched in 3 years. Yes it would be better if he took off and dominated, but I wouldn’t really be worried about him.

    2. For Drew Anderson, last night as he started out he was very reluctant to use any secondary pitches at all. It seemed to be the strategy to come out pumping fastballs (92-94, T96) and get established that way. As an aside, I’ve seen other MiLB guys doing that early on, as well–mostly in their first or second start and when it’s really cold out.

      So the Sea Dogs were seeing his fastballs really well–and the home plate ump had a microscopic strike zone. Once he got to the third inning, he started mixing slider/change a bit more and was having more success. I didn’t really notice the curve until his final inning. It was a bit loopy, but since Sea Dogs hadn’t seen it yet, it didn’t get any significant contact and he was able to get some strikes with it both looking and swinging. He was still touching 95 in the fifth inning approaching his 95 pitch total.

      Now, I wasn’t charting the pitches or anything, so take the above as more of general observation than anything. My take home from the game was that he’s a work in progress, and we’ll continue to monitor his approach, pitch usage, and success going forward. I’m not ready to see him at AAA any time soon, but do look forward to seeing him again in Reading.

    3. All I remember hearing was that his stuff took a big step forward in the offseason. I think he has a long leash before he gets demoted or sent to the bullpen. Probably nothing to worry about.

  5. Was surprised to see Mike Olt in the reading boxscore… man, talk about a prospect not living up to the hype.

  6. Kram, glad you made your post. i was going to mention that in this morning’s paper they article said what you saw. the first 2 innings were shaky, but he settled to 2 hits over the next 3 innings and struck out 4. 95 pitches, but he used a lot up win the first 2. i think will be fine. can’t wait to get out to the ballpark to see him pitch. looking forward to it.
    gm

  7. Got to see Mike Olt play 3 seasons in Storrs. Saw him hit five HRs in a doubleheader against Cincinnati. Also saw all of the games here with George Springer, Nick Ahmed, Matt Barnes, Scott Oberg and Anthony Kay. Next kid to watch coming through is Tim Cate.

    He pitched 8 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts yesterday against Cincinnati. The setup man and closer blew the 4-0 lead in the 9th to lose 5-4. Cate (a lefty) couldn’t finish because he had thrown 120 pitches! The kid has a Kershaw/Koufax curve ball.

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