Box Score Recap – 5/3/2017

Lehigh Valley was shut out and lost by two touchdowns (minus a PAT).

Reading held on for a one run victory behind Martin’s HR and Anderson’s start.

Clearwater won in a walk off on Drew Stankiewicz’ base hit.

Lakewood ran away early and held on for a victory behind HRs by Sandberg and Hall.

Lehigh Valley (13-12) fell behind Scranton early and continued to fall behind in a 13-0 loss.  In what looked like a bullpen game, everyone got scorched a little except Pedro Beato in the ninth inning.  The first four pitchers gave up 13 hits, 8 walks and 3 HRs.  Jesse Valentin had 2 hits.  Williams and Crawford had one each.

  • #1 Crawford (.145): 1-4
  • #3 Alfaro (.333): 0-4 with 3 K
  • #4 Williams (.268): 1-3 with a double, BB
  • #6 Quinn (.250): 0-4 with 2 K
  • #9 Cozens (.161): 0-2 with a BB, HBP, K
  • #12 Pivetta (2-0, 0.69): called up to Philadelphia
  • #13 Hoskins (.333): 0-4 with a K
  • #17 Pinto (2-2, 3.14): DNP
  • #20 Appel (1-2, 7.48): DNP
  • #25 Lively (3-1, 2.25): DNP
  • #30 Valentin (.247): 2-3

Reading (13-9) beat New Hampshire, 3-2.  Kyle Martin (5) hit a 3-run home run in the first inning and Drew Anderson (2-0, 6.97) and the bullpen made it stand up.  Anderson pitched 6.0, 3-hit innings giving up 2 runs.  Yacksel Rios (2.35) struck out two in 1.0 inning.  Jesen Therrien picked up his 4th save, striking out 4 in 2.0 innings.  Carlos Tocci (.329) had a two hit game.  Catcher Chace Numata picked a runner off first base.

  • #11 Kingery (.284): 0-4 with a run scored, K
  • #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #22 Anderson (2-0, 6.97): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP, 88 pitches, 52 strikes
  • #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
  • #24 Tocci (.329): 2-4 with a run scored, double
  • #28 Canelo (.250): DNP
  • Pullin (.319): 0-4
  • Tromp (.268): 0-3 with 2 K

Clearwater (18-9) beat Jupiter, 4-3 in 11 innings.  Franklyn Kilome pitched a solid 5.0 innings, Luke Leftwich blew his 4th save, and Drew Stankiewicz drove in the winning run.

Kilome pounded the strike zone with strikes on 71% of his pitches.  He was difficult to square up, but did give up 5 hits – a soft fly ball single to right, 2 pretty solid fly ball HRs to left (although the wind seemed much stronger than the listed 7 MPH, both would have carried out on a windless day), a bad bounce double past Hernanez at third, and a pop double down the right field line.

Kilome was limited to five innings because his pitch count rose to 90 after five.  He threw 60% of his first pitches for strikes and only ran two 3-ball counts, but a lot of at bats were extended by the 22 foul balls the Hammerhead batters managed.  34.4 % of the strikes he threw were fouled off.  No fewer than 7 of the 20 batters he faced extended their at bats with foul balls.

Kilome’s FB ranged from 90-96 MPH.  It sat 93-95 MPH with just 7 FB falling outside that range.  It’s interesting that he only threw his FB 49 times in 90 pitches (54.4%).  His off   speed pitches fell in the 77-85 MPH range.  He used his CB a lot late, in the 4th and 5th innings.

  • Velo    1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th   Tot
  •   85       0       2       3       0       0         5
  •   84       1       1       1       0       1         4
  •   83       1       3       0       2       0         6
  •   82       1       2       2       1       1         7
  •   81       0       1       1       1       1         4
  •   80       0       1       2       2       2         7
  •   79       0       0       0       4       1         5
  •   78       0       0       0       0       2         2
  •   77       0       0       0       1       0         1
  • Tot       3     10      9     11       8       41

Kilome had 6 Ks all swinging at off speed pitches  at 82, 83, 82, 82, 84, and 80 MPH.  Only 3 were set up by FB on the previous pitches (94, 84, 93, 95, 81, and 82 MPH).

The Threshers collected 9 hits.  Damek Tomscha (.337) had 3, Austin Bossart (.222) had 2 including an RBI double and a 2-run HR (1) that put the Threshers ahead in the fourth inning.  Jan Hernandez walked to start the 11th (he singled, walked twice, and scored two runs).  He advanced to second on a WP.  Stankiewicz (.303) singled him home for the walk off win.

  • #5 Kilome (2-1, 2.51): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2 HR
  • #10 Randolph (.193): 1-5 with a K
  • #27 Ed. Garcia (0-0, 5.19): DNP
  • #29 Pujols (.163): 0-5 with 3 K

Lakewood (15-12) jumped all over Charleston early and held on to win 10-6.  JoJo Romero (1-1, 2.92) earned his first win of the season.  He allowed 2 runs in 5.0 innings, walking 2 and striking out five.  Mauricio Llovera (1.32) gave up a run in 2.0 innings, striking out two.  Felix Paulino (7.56) struggled in his hybrid role as starter/reliever and gave up 3 runs in 1.0 inning.  Ismael Cabrera (0.69) pitched a two-hit final inning.

Daniel Brito had a 3-hit game.  Mickey Moniak and Darick Hall (.259) had 2-hit games.  Hall (1) and Cord Sandberg (2) hit home runs.  Sandberg and Jose Antequera had 3 RBI each.  Hall had two.  Sandberg picked up an outfield assist.

  • #2 Moniak (.289): 2-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles
  • #7 Sanchez (0-2, 2.79): DNP
  • #16 Medina (0-2, 1.71): DNP
  • #19 Brito (.333): 3-5 with a run scored
  • #26 Romero (1-1, 2.92): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 87 pitches, 55 strikes

Williamsport (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 19th at State College.

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

GCL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Monday, June 26th v. Yankees West.

DSL Phillies (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.

DSL Phillies2 (0-0) – first game on Saturday, June 3rd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves)

  • 5/3 – Clearwater Threshers placed LHP Tyler Gilbert on the 7-day disabled list.
  • 5/2 – RHP Tyler Viza assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 5/2 – Osmel Aguila assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 5/2 – Reading Fightin Phils placed 3B Harold Martinez on the 7-day disabled list. Lower back strain.
  • 5/2 – Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 5/2 – Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 5/2 – Harold Arauz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 5/2 – RHP Felix Paulino assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.




35 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/3/2017

  1. The Bad , the Ugly, the Great and the Good . L Valley didn’t get rained out the bad.they also didn’t pitch ,hit or win , the best AAA earth is now 13 and 12 . The Ulgy there bullpen looks like the Phillies bp. Reading Anderson finally pitched well the good. The Great Tocci looks like Ben Reverve please send Rios , A Davis ,Singer , Therrin, to the Phillies. Clearwater won again the Great I think that was Kilome CB Cu velo that Jim Posted. Great job by Mickey Mo and company.

  2. I’m one of the people on this site that looked forward to Kyle Martin in Reading. I saw a lot of HRs flying out of many parks in the Eastern League. So far, there is a lot more bad than good. The good side in he’s tied for 2nd in the league and on his team in HRs with 5 (Kingery has 1 more). He’s tied for 3rd in RBIs in the league — second on the team behind Kingery. The rest is just plain bad. He’s hitting .169/.282/.415. He has 11 hits 65 ABs with 6 of those hits being for extra bases. He has 30 Ks, which is Cozens or even Pujols like. His BA in his last 10 games is worse than the .169. He has 19 Ks over that stretch. In his last 7 games, he’s hitting .231. Slightly better but still not very good. He’ll need at least 100 ABs before a trend can be established. He’s 24, so he isn’t young. With Joseph in Philly and Hoskins banging on the door and talk of putting Kendrick at 1B when he gets off the DL. Martin doesn’t have to be good right now. With Tomscha in CLW doing pretty well, Darick Hall in LKW getting his feet wet and Wojo just starting his career, no need for Martin to be the next Keith Hernandez or even Ryan Howard. It’s just nice to have a deep bench in the minor leagues.

    1. I haven’t been impressed with Martin either. But I will say this: in the at-bat where he hit the homer yesterday he was facing a lefty junk-baller for the first time. Not his strength. He looked foolish early in the count. BUT, he proceeded to lay off bad pitches and foul a couple off before getting one he could put out onto RT 61. He needs to have more at-bats like that one, even if the results aren’t always the same.

    2. Tomscha is 15 months older than Martin and at Clearwater. I’m not relying on either of them long term.

    1. Assume he is using basis of Hard-hit% on Statcasts Exit Velocity data?
      Otherwise how does he determine the hard/medium/soft differences.

  3. Franco’s babip is .190 his k % 13 his walk % 9. Man talk about bad luck hitting.

    1. The Reading ballpark would not be helping Tocci since he’s not hitting homeruns. If anything, a smaller ballpark makes it harder to get hits since there isn’t as much outfield to cover.

      That’s the biggest advantage in Coors field, the outfield dimensions are huge making it easier to drop balls in front of the outfielders and to hit the gaps…

      1. More just the league. Seems more like a hitter’s league and maybe that’s what Tocci needed. If he can at least start raising his slash line, I’ll be patient with the power (if it ever comes).

        1. kolderky….here you go: Park Factors
          Eastern League 2016
          Park……… R …..HR…….H
          Portland- 1.173… 0.887… 1.093
          New Hamp-. 1.156… 1.100…. 1.147
          Altoona— 1.127… 0.815… 1.101
          Bowie—– 1.097… 1.289… 1.032
          Reading– 1.072… 1.526… 1.030
          Harrisburg- 1.056… 1.309… 0.990
          Bingham–. 0.973… 0.968… 0.984
          Akron—– 0.945… 0.891… 0.965
          Erie ——–0.920 …0.870 …1.003
          Richmond- 0.877… 0.652… 0.897
          Trenton —-0.871 …0.934…. 0.931
          As you can see, as the leader, Reading really favors the HR guy.
          But as for just BABIP….they are in the middle somewhere.
          So Tocci really is doing well in that regards.

      1. Believe it or not, Franco is ticking upwards on certain pitch counts:
        But still not great. However, MLB average is around .165
        BA after behind two strikes: (0-1, 0-2)
        2015 –.138
        2016 –.155
        2017 – .176…currently sss

    1. good read , except Nola is not becoming a star , he is hurt and hasn’t pitched all that well in a year or so

  4. Joel the first line of the story made me not read the rest. Quote While players such as Aaron Nola are becoming stars, some others will take time to develop. Aaron Nola isnt a star, and i doubt he ever will be more than a mediocre starter

    1. rocco…..come on man..why all the negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out there on the diamond ? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

      1. I can hear the theme song now Burning Bridges by the Mike Curb Congregation. Kelly’s Heroes one of the top five war movies of all time. nice work Romus

      2. But he can’t make it work if he doesn’t have the parts, no matter how positive he is..

      3. Did you take that thought from Donald Sutherland in the movie Kelly’s Hero’s… Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Sounds just like him

  5. it appears that Singer and Leftwich are sharing the closer role in CLW. Singer is 5 of 5 SV/SVO with 2.13 ERA while Leftwich is 3 of 7 SV/SVO with 6.08 ERA.

    Leftwich has a fairly generic stuff for a RHP but is known to miss bats. But Singer has a mid-90s heater from the left side (although not sure about his secondary stuff). I would love to see Singer get all the opportunity to close for CLW and a potential move to REA at some point this year. Singer might be the LH bullpen arm that the Phils need.

      1. i like Davis too – combination of stuff and size from the leftside. deNato is the othen lefty in the high minors but with lesser stuff and smaller stature. both lefty’s are eligible for rule 5 this year.

        i also like the late round “giants” that the Phils drafted last year — 6’8″ Kelzer, 6’7 Hibbs, 6’5″ Kline and 6’4″ Hennigan — Phils can possibly develop 1 or 2 late inning arms out of those 4.

  6. 1st inning glimpse of our future top of the lineup – Quinn singles, steals 2b, balked to 3b, JPC singles him home….that just happened a few minutes ago.

      1. Matt Gelb just posted a must read about Crawford this morning. Very encouraging…

        IMO, at no time will anybody say, “Boy, that Crawford is really crushing the ball!” His game offensively is getting on base. 5 hits in his first 60 ABs. He’s had 7 hits and several BBs since. In the Gelb piece, he mentions taking a 7 hour bus trip last week looking on his phone at old video of himself batting. Changed his hands and it’s making a difference. Quotes from Wathan and Jordan both extol JPC for his maturity and how this adversity will serve him going forward. I’m rooting for the kid. I think he’s turning a corner as we speak.

        1. 8mark…hopefully soon he will be turning the corner onto Broad Street then Pattison Way.

  7. CSN article on Kingery:

    “He’s as quick as anybody turning the double play, on the pivot,” manager Greg Legg said. “Fast hands, excellent range, comes to play every day. Doesn’t miss too many. He’s been real sure-handed. Confident player. Excellent on cutoffs and relays. He’s got kind of a knack for being in the right spot. He looks like he’s got a chance to be a real good one for us.”

    1. great article. i remember when people on this board questioned his defense. now it sounds like it is plus or better.

      i saw him in lakewood. he made an exceptional defensive play

  8. Cesar is 4 for 5 today, and hitting really well. He was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double and the Phils managed to get 2 hits and 2 BBs and not score. I don’t understand how Cesar can improve his game and yet still have below average base running. I love how he is hitting, and not giving the job to Kingery at all, but certain fundamental things drive me crazy. And, not just from Cesar

    1. Hes was obviously safe on the play and Pete didnt challenge. Jon Jay also made a great cutoff to even make it that close. Cesar isnt great on the basepaths, but this wasnt his fault.

  9. Charles: Rhys Hoskins keeps hitting after Reading….is it real?

    Keith Law: Yeah. I’m buying it. I wrote about him when he was in low-A that he reminded me of Goldschmidt (I think I said he might be “Goldschmidt Lite”) and I’d probably stick to that now. Nothing super flashy, but quiet approach, good eye, more power than you’d think because the swing works really well. But to be completely candid I was concerned the Reading line was a little inflated too. (At least he hit on the road last year, unlike Cozens.)

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