Box Score Recap – 5/15/2017

Lehigh Valley won.  Rehabbing Aaron Nola combined with 3 relievers for a 2-hit, shutout.

Clearwater lost on the road to Fort Myers.

Lakewood split a double header.  Nick Fanti pitched well again.

Lehigh Valley (24-13) beat Rochester, 1-0.

Aaron Nola pitched a combined 2-hit shutout with new guy Casey Fien, Pat Venditte, and Pedro Beato.  Nola allowed 2 hits in 6.1 innings.  He walked one and struck out seven.  He threw 83 pitches, 54 for strikes.  Fien struck out one in 0.2 innings.  He, Venditte, and Beato retired the final 8 batters.  Beato recorded his 10th save.

The IronPigs collected 7 hits and 4 walks, but struck out 10 times.  Their lone run came on a solo HR by J.P. Crawford, his first of the season.  Roman Quinn and Pedro Florimon had 2 hits apiece.

  • #1 Crawford (.155): 1-3 with a run scored, HR (1), RBI (8), BB, K
  • #3 Alfaro (.297): 0-4 with 2 K
  • #4 Williams (.256): 0-4 with 2 K
  • #6 Quinn (.279): 2-4 with a double, BB, K and his 4th caught stealing
  • #9 Cozens (.221): 1-4 with a double, 3 K
  • #12 Pivetta (2-0, 0.69): called up to Philadelphia
  • #13 Hoskins (.336): 0-3 with a BB, 2 K
  • #17 Pinto (3-3, 5.35): DNP
  • #20 Appel (2-2, 5.50): DNP
  • #25 Lively (4-1, 2.48): DNP
  • #30 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL

Reading (19-13) no game scheduled.

  • #11 Kingery (.287):
  • #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #22 Anderson (3-0, 4.67):
  • #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
  • #24 Tocci (.327):
  • #28 Canelo (.307):
  • Pullin (.328):
  • Tromp (.260):

Clearwater (22-16) lost to Fort Myers, 7-3.

Jose Taveras (4-2, 2.57) gave up 5 early runs and the Threshers never really recovered. Taveras pitched 5.0 innings and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits including 2 home runs.  He walked one, struck out four, hit a batter, and threw a wild pitch.  Matt Hockenberry pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.  Edgar Garcia (4.32) gave up 3 runs in 1.0 inning, but did get 2 strike outs.

Zach Coppola (.330) had 3 hits.  Deivi Grullon (.291) and Emmanuel Marrero (.258) had 2 hits each.  The Threshers collected 11 hits and 4 walks, but could only manage 3 runs. Grullon and Cornelius Randolph each had an RBI.

  • # 5 Kilome (2-2, 3.68): DNP
  • #10 Randolph (.197): 1-4 with an RBI, 2 K
  • #27 Ed. Garcia (1-0, 3.45): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #29 Pujols (.179): 1-4 with 2 K

Lakewood (22-16) split a double header with Columbia, losing 6-1 and winning 2-1.

In game one, Felix Paulino (1-3, 7.23) gave up all 6 runs in 3.1 innings.  He gave up 5 hits, 2 walks, a HR, and struck out four.  Mauricio Llovera (1.04) pitched 2.2 scoreless innings.  Zach Morris (4.30) pitched one scoreless.  The BlueClaws managed just 4 hits.  Raul Rivas (.263) had two.  Darick Hall (.258) and Henri Lartigue (.296) had one each.

  • #2 Moniak (.271): 0-3
  • #19 Brito (.280): 0-3 with a K

In game two, Nick Fanti (3-0, 1.53) made his first start since his 8.2 inning no-hit bid against Columbia last Sunday.  He was effective in an 80-pitch, 53 strike outing.  He went 5.0 innings allowing one run on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Trevor Bettencourt (0.87) pitched two, three-hit scoreless innings, striking out three, and picking up his fourth save.

Again, the BlueClaws managed only four hits.  They bunched three of them in their two-run first inning.  Daniel Brito opened the inning with his 6th double.  He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Carlos Duran’s RBI single (.195).  Duran moved to second on a Mickey Moniak ground out and to third on Darick Hall’s single (.261).  He scored on Henri Lartigue’s fielder’s choice (.289).  David Martinelli’s second inning single (.116) was their last base runner.  Fortunately, Fanti and Bettencourt made the two runs hold up.

  • #2 Moniak (.265): 0-3 with a K
  • #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
  • #16 Medina (1-2, 2.03): DNP
  • #19 Brito (.281): 1-3 with a run scored, double
  • #26 Romero (2-1, 2.20): DNP

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)

  • 5/15 – Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
  • 5/15 – Jose Taveras assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 5/15 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs released LHP Wander Perez (0-0, 5.63).
  • 5/15 – Phillies optioned Ben Lively to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • 5/14 – Phillies recalled Ben Lively from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

24 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/15/2017

  1. LKW is going with a 6 man rotation in the early part of the season. Fanti, Suarez, Romero, Falter and Medina have 6 starts, Sixto Sanchez has 5. Paulino has 3 starts which are most likely and extra starter on doubleheader days. There are 2 guys in the relief core, who I’d much rather see start more than Paulino. Harold Arauz and Llovera could be starters right now. I’m assuming the BlueClaws will switch them into starting roles in the 2nd half of the season. I’m not sure who will go to the relief role but there are some young arms in the early starters. Sixto is the youngest and they could cut his innings down in the 2nd half. Fanti, Falter, Suarez and Medina are also young arms. The strongest will continue. The guys who need a break will get it. Paulino looks like he can go to Wmsprt when their season opens.

  2. Last night the Lehigh Valley team faced a major league pitcher. Not good results from Hoskins and Cozens.

    1. 15 Ks is a lot but it’s one game. Good result from JPC. Pigs have won 10 straight. Many of those have come vs top of the division teams. Pitching has been good enough. Offense is uneven. Williams has become irrelevant while Cozens is showing he’s at least a platoon option. Hoskins will have his share of Ks but that’s oK if he’s producing at the rate he has. Quinn’s batting average is creeping back up if anyone is paying attention, sprinkled with a few BBs.

      1. Interestingly, the IronPigs are scheduled to face LHP starters the next three nights. Let’s see how the LHB do: JP, Cozens, Williams. Perhaps Alfaro will wake up a little, given the advantage.

        On the season, the ‘Pigs are 6-7 vs LH starters.

    2. I was off Williams last year. Thought he didn’t either recognize pitches or has a slow bat. Got ripped by someone. now you can see the results. Also love to have a intelligent reason why someone who thumbs down a true statement on last nights game. I guess i need to say rah rah. when i see something isnt right. lmao. some people have to understand i an a fan .but have reason to have mydoubts about Sheldon running this team.

          1. He is in the hi-80s from what Jim I think posted a few weeks ago..
            Next year this time he could be low 90s guy….which is acceptable for LHPs that have excellent command……case in point Dallas Keuchel, who rarely breaks 90 or even reaches 90.
            So he can be an effective starter in a MLB rotation someday..

    1. Just read it, Golf. Compelling to say the least. And as a Phillies fan, very encouraging.

      1. I think I have the perfect platoon for Cozens to satisfy our Carlos Tocci enthusiasts. We can call them “Brutus and Olive Oyl”.

  3. Wonderful article in Baseball Prospectus about Sixto Sanchez yesterday. The writer offers lavish praise of Sanchez and claims he is no less than the 6th best pitcher in the minors right now !!!! He was also apologizing for having him placed # 101 on the top 100 of Baseball Prospectus players. Says he is a Marcus Stroman type of pitcher but is better ! Was extremely impressed by his 96 – 100 fb but says he is still far away at age 18. Looks for him to pitch no more than 100 innings.

    Still another article yesterday – same source – sited some confusion by an eye witness writer on just exactly who was the player picked # 1 by the Phillies while watching Lakewood. Was it Mickey Mo or Brito ? This source said that Brito is already an accomplished hitter who with maturity can be expected to show average, power, and good contact skills.

    1. Mickey Mo has been rather unremarkable so far this season but he hasn’t gone into any slumps yet. I’m looking for a steady development from him with some natural ebb and flow. He’ll be fine.

  4. For the next couple of weeks the Phillies face avg pitching . That will help the Mets have given up the 2nd most runs in the league . No more great rotation which didn’t win a World Series.

  5. Eric Long had his chat ,he said a scout had Hoskins power at a 70 over the summer. Another scout was at 15 games of Hoskins never seen him hit a breaking ball.Eric L will see Hoskins in 2 wks live. Eric Long also said likes SD ,Adonis Medina, Sixto then again who doesn’t.

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