Box Score Recap – 5/16/2017

Lehigh Valley rallied to win and extend their winning streak to 11 games.

Reading was carried to victory by Angelo Mora’s 5 RBI.

Clearwater lost on a walk off 3-run HR.

Lakewood booted the game away on 4 errors and 3 unearned runs.

Lehigh Valley (25-13) beat Rochester, 9-5 for their 11th consecutive victory.

The IronPigs had to come from behind as Ben Lively put them in an early 5-0 hole.  But after yielding a home run in the third inning, Lively retired 11 batters in a row while his team mates mounted their come back.  After Lively’s departure, Adam Morgan (6.08), Colton Murray (4.66), and Hoby Milner (0.00) held the Red Wings to one hit in three scoreless innings.

The IronPigs started their comeback with a single run in the fourth inning on Rhys Hoskins sacrifice fly.  Their rally continued with a 6-spot in the fifth that put them in the lead.  With one out and the bases loaded, Jorge Alfaro emptied the bases with a double.  They took the lead on Dylan Cozens 10th HR.  Hoskins followed with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.  They doubled their lead in the eighth on RBI singles by Hector Gomez (.185) and Pedro Florimon (.263).

  • #1 Crawford (.165): 2-5 with a double, K
  • #3 Alfaro (.301): 2-5 with a run scored, double, 3 RBI (17), K
  • #4 Williams (.246): 0-5 with 2 K
  • #6 Quinn (.275): 0-2 with a K
  • #9 Cozens (.222): 1-4 with a run scored, HR (10), 2 RBI (30), BB, 2 K
  • #12 Pivetta (2-0, 0.69): called up to Philadelphia
  • #13 Hoskins (.336): 1-3 with 2 runs scored, triple, RBI (29), BB, K
  • #17 Pinto (3-3, 5.35): DNP
  • #20 Appel (2-2, 5.50): DNP
  • #25 Lively (5-1, 3.19): 6.0 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 86 pitches, 63 strikes
  • #30 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL

Reading (20-13) beat Erie, 6-2.

Tyler Viza (2-3, 6.75) went 5.0 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out 2 and gave up 2 solo HRs.  Austin Davis struck out two in his AA debut, a two-hit scoreless inning.  Mario Sanchez (2.18) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.  Miguel Nunez (1.88) pitched struck out two in a scoreless inning.

The Phils scored first on Angelo Mora’s (.189) ground out in the second inning.  They stretched their advantage with 3 runs in the fourth inning on Mora’s third HR of the season.  They scored two more in the sixth on RBI doubles by Osmel Aguila (.278) and Mora.

Four Phils had two hit games – Malquin Canelo, Jiandido Tromp, Aguila, and Mora.  The same four players each doubled.  Mora homered and had 5 RBI.

  • #11 Kingery (.276): 0-5 with a K
  • #18: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #22 Anderson (3-0, 4.67): DNP
  • #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
  • #24 Tocci (.325): 1-4
  • #28 Canelo (.313): 2-5 with a double, K
  • Pullin (.326): 1-4 with a run scored, K
  • Tromp (.273): 2-3 with a run scored, double

Clearwater (22-17) lost to Fort Myers, 5-2.

The Threshers lost on a 2-out, walk off, 3-run HR off Jake Waguespack (0-2, 3.44) in the ninth inning.  An error that allowed the lead off batter reach base made all three runs unearned.

Franklyn Kilome started but was lifted in the third inning after a one-plus hour rain delay. He had given up 2 runs on 5 hits at that point.  He had thrown 59 pitches to get 7 outs and wasn’t likely to go much longer any way.  Harold Arauz struck out 6 in 3.2 innings of scoreless relief.  Waguespack had retired six consecutive batters before the error in the ninth inning.

Herlis Rodriguez (.301) tied the game in the fifth inning with a two-out, two-run single.  But the Threshers only managed 4 hits during the game.

The Threshers are 6-11 since a five game winning streak lifted them to a 16-6 record on April 28th.

  • # 5 Kilome (2-2, 3.98): 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 59 pitches, 39 strikes
  • #10 Randolph (.190): 0-4 with 3 K
  • #27 Ed. Garcia (1-0, 3.45): DNP
  • #29 Pujols (.179): DNP

Lakewood (22-17) lost to Columbia 5-4.

Lakewood built an early 3-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on.  JoJo Romero pitched into the sixth inning with a two run lead.  After a lead off double he got a ground out and strike out, and was on the verge of getting out of the inning when Tim Tebow reached on a fielding error. Romero was replaced by Ismael Cabrera (2-2, 1.62) who completed the inning without retiring a batter.  He went single, walk, single to allow the inherited runner to score the tying run, as well as the go ahead run.  Fortunately, the final out was recorded at the plate on a relay from Daniel Brito.  Another run scored in the seventh before Will Hibbs (0.00) came in and retired all 8 batters he faced, 5 by strike out.

The BlueClaws scored in the first inning on a throwing error on a Mickey Moniak single. They plated two in the third inning, one on a throwing error on a Henri Lartigue (.273) ground ball and the other on a Cord Sandberg (.285) RBI single.  The ‘Claws added another run on a Lartigue force out in the seventh.

The teams combined for 7 errors and 5 unearned runs.

Sandberg had 3 hits.  Raul Rivas (.292), Moniak, and Carlos Duran (.209) had 2 each. Sandberg had 2 doubles and an RBI.  Lartigue went hitless but had 2 RBI.

  • #2 Moniak (.270): 2-5 with 2 runs scored
  • #7 Sanchez (1-2, 3.70): DNP
  • #16 Medina (1-2, 2.03): DNP
  • #19 Brito (.272): 0-5
  • #26 Romero (2-1, 2.11): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 91 pitches, 54 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)

  • 5/16 – Reading Fightin Phils activated 3B Harold Martinez from the 7-day DL.
  • 5/16 – Austin Davis assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 5/16 – Harold Arauz assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 5/16 – Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 5/16 – Tyler Hallead assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 5/16 – Tom Windle assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 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.

35 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/16/2017

  1. Saw the Threshers game. Kilome thorws hard. Got hit a bit but good speed and tempo.
    First time I see Arauz. The kid is a intriguing a bit. 87-89. topped at only 90, but got a lot of movement, with a ton of cut.
    Waguespack was unlucky last night.
    Bats were a bit wet last night.

    1. Well right now he is just a thrower not a pitcher in two years. with his stuff will be different if he stays healthy

    1. Tom……..they have penciled in for Thursday Suarez, then Friday Medina, Falter scheduled for Saturday, perhaps Sanchez on Sunday, unless he is nursing an ailment.

      1. In fact….Sanchez, is not officially on the Lakewood roster and has been administratively assigned to the Williamsport roster.

        1. Romus is the shortstop at reading Canelo consider a prospect , i dont really know anything about him

          1. rocco…he was number 12 in 2016 on the Readers poll, dropped to 28 this year… he is still young and could still considered a prospect

          2. Roccom & Romus, all the scouts (both team and publication) who came to Threshers’ games in 2016, came to see Tocci and Canelo. Those who I came in contact with only asked about the two of them.

        1. NL…looks like ilo of the 7-day DL they have reassigned all the injured guys….Seranthony, Sixto and Brandon Liebrandt to the Williamsport roster since that roster does not need to be finalized until June18/19 sometime.

    1. When he hits them, you know they’re gone. I remember seeing Dave Kingman a few times and when he connected, you knew it was gone. I saw him late in his career, Kingman I mean, in Fenway. He was playing for the Yankees late in the season. Mr friend sitting next to me had a radio with him. Kingman hit a bomb and the announcer said. “It’s a long…. That’s in the outbound lane of the Mass Pike.” I don’t think he’d left the batters box yet, when he said it. My friends and I laughed for 5 minutes. By the way, it might have hit a car on the Mass Pike. That’s what Cozens can do, when he hits the ball.

      1. I watched Dave Kingman growing up. He was a terrible baseball player, but nobody I have ever seen before or since could hit the ball as far as he could. Nobody. I watched a Mets game where Kingman hit roof facing of old Olympic Stadium. The ball was hit so high and far, right down the left field line, that it was about 100 feet OVER the foul pole. Nobody knew if it was fair or foul – the line just didn’t go that high. It was a ridiculous shot – it probably would have gone 525 feet – but Kingman hit a lot of home runs like that (balls all the way out of Shea stadium). It was ridiculous. I can tell you for sure that Kingman could have hit a ball on the back deck by Ashburn Alley – he hit balls that far all the time.

        1. “A terrible baseball player”? Might be a bit harsh. The guy hit 442 lifetime home runs. .236 average isn’t great, but I’ve seen worse.

  2. Well, I see the “thumbs down dummy” is at work this beautiful day. 17 entries, 18 with mine and every single one got a “thumbs down” even a Thank You from Romus!

      1. Here you go so you don’t feel left because the fairy forgot you I will thumbs down in his place
        I am not him , but thumbs down dude doesn’t pay my mortgage, so no sweat off my stuff

  3. After taking the horse collar last night, Scotty Jetpax doubles to lead off the game today. Then he jacked #9 in his 2nd AB.

    1. At first they gave Kingery a triple but then the umps got together and awarded him a HR, it was odd as it didn’t look like it went out.

      Pullin just smoked one to LF but it was just foul, man did he put a charge into it. What a swing he has.

      1. since I can’t edit my post, just wanted to be clear, it looked like Kingery’s HR hit the warning track as it never went over, as the OF had to chase after the ball and it looked like it might be an inside the park HR.

    2. 9 HR and Memorial Day one week away. Has he gotten bigger? Hopefully he is not using the same vitamins LennyD used to use…:)

  4. And Tocci increasing his extra base hits by 29% today – 2 doubles today bring his season total of XBH to 9. Only his 2nd and 3rd XBH on the road this year. His home road splits are pretty big (.483 slugging at home vs .333 on the road). Wouldn’t have thought there would be such a disparity for him. Both Pulling and Kingery have better splits on the road … go figure.

    1. Fightins laying the lumber on Erie 14-4, still batting in the 8th – Walding and Brown go back to back, Kingery singles for his 3rd hit today, followed by Canelo going yard.

      1. 8mark…..Erie’s park factors are favorable to hitters So better curb your enthusiasm to some degree:
        Eastern League: At a Glance
        Stadium…….. Team……. R …….HR……….. H.
        Hadlock Field– Portland…. 1.116 1.130 1.060
        NE Delta Dental Stadium– New Hamp… 1.068 1.058 1.025
        Jerry Uht Park— Erie……….. 1.060 1.444 1.024
        Metro Bank Park— Harrisburg… 1.047 1.137 1.028
        FirstEnergy Stadium— Reading… 1.037 1.482 0.977
        Prince George’s Stadium— Bowie…. 0.996 1.111 0.976
        The Diamond— Richmond…0.979 0.866 0.979
        NYSEG Stadium —Binghamton… 0.973 1.042 0.958
        Canal Park— Akron … 0.963 0.712 0.994
        New Britain Stadium —New Britain … 0.959 0.769 0.995
        Peoples Natural Gas Field— Altoona… 0.943 0.725 1.020
        ARM & HAMMER Park— Trenton… 0.902 0.742 0.975

        1. Same parks Cozens and Hoskins were hitting there HR at . It all depends on the hitter.

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