Box Score Recap – 6/11/2017

Lehigh Valley came from behind to win.  Williams hit his 13th HR.

Reading pulled away to victory.  Kingery hit his 18th, Walding hit two (13).

Clearwater blew the lead and the game in a 4-run 8th inning.

Lakewood responded with a win as Sixto Sanchez returned to their rotation.

Lehigh Valley (42-21) rallied to beat Scranton, 6-4.

Cesar Ramos (2.56) gave up 4 runs in 4.0 innings.  Michael Mariot (3.42) got the win with  6 strike outs in 3.0 shutout innings.  Colton Murray (3.46) and Pedro Beato (1.84) each tossed a scoreless inning with Beato getting his 19th save.

Brock Stassi, Dylan Cozens, Nick Williams, and Hector Gomez had 2 hits each.  Williams (13) and Gomez (5) hit solo HRs.

  • #1 Crawford (.194): DNP
  • #3 Alfaro (.258): 1-3 with an RBI (27), K
  • #4 Williams (.282): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, triple, HR (13), RBI (39), K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.252): 2-4 with an RBI (46)
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.298): 0-4 with 2 K
  • #16 Pinto (3-3, 4.88): DNP
  • #19 Appel (4-2, 6.14): DNP
  • #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
  • #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL

Reading (34-25) beat Hartford, 7-2.

Tommy Bergjans (3.60) pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits.  He walked none and struck out four.  Shane Watson (5.28) picked up the win with two shutout innings.  Victor Arano (1.42) mopped up the final two innings.

Scott Kingery had 3 hits and his 18th HR.  Mitch Walding and Nick Rickles had 2 hits each.  Walding hit 2 HR (13), Rickles one (3).

  • #11 Kingery (.306): 3-5 with a run scored, HR (18), 2 RBI (35), 2 K 
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-2, 3.77): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.42): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
  • #23 Tocci (.285): 1-4 with a run scored, K
  • #27 Canelo (.250): 0-3 with a BB, 2 K
  • Pullin (.304): 1-5 with a K

Clearwater (34-29) lost to Jupiter, 5-3.  Somehow they are still in first place, but their hold is tenuous.

Franklyn Kilome (2.60) gave up one run in 5.1 innings.  He allowed just 2 hits and walked three.  He struck out four.  Ranfi Casimiro (3.73) struck out three in 1.2 innings.  Jeff Singer (3-2, 2.73) blew his second save and took the loss.  He gave up 4 runs on 3 walks and a hit in 0.2 innings.  Matt Hockenberry (3.45) got the final out but allowed an inherited runner to score.

The Threshers provided three runs for their pitchers, but only got 5 hits and only got runners into scoring position 3 times and went oh-fer those three times.

  • # 5 Kilome (3-2, 2.60): 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • #10 Randolph (.230): 0-3
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
  • #28 Pujols (.183): 1-4 with a run scored, HR (3), RBI (13), K
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST

Lakewood (34-29) beat Hagerstown, 7-1, in Sixto Sanchez’ return.

Sanchez (2-2, 3.07) put up a great line – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 66 pitches, 42 strikes (63.6%).  Anyone who was there, can you give us a first-hand account?  Mauricio Llovera (2.40) gave up a run in 2.2 innigs on 3 hits but also struck out six.  Tyler Hallead (2.79) earned his first save with 3 strike outs in 1.1 innings.

David Martinelli (.208) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (4), and 3 RBI (18).  Edgar Cabral (.259) had 3 hits.Luke Williams (.206) and Raul Rivas (.262) had 2 hits each.  Darick Hall had 2 RBI (39).

  • #2 Moniak (.266): DNP
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 3.07): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • #15 Medina (1-5, 3.54): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.236): DNP
  • #25 Romero (4-1, 2.26): DNP

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

  • #8 Gowdy
  • #14 Stobbe
  • #20 Ortiz

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

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 6/11 – Phillies activated RHP Joaquin Benoit from the 10-day disabled list.
  • 6/11 – Phillies placed 2B Cesar Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list. Strained left oblique
  • 6/11 – RHP Sixto Sanchez assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/10 – Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/10 – Colton Murray assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/10 – Tommy Bergjans assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/10 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/10 – Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/9 – Phillies traded 3B Taylor Featherston to Tampa Bay Rays for cash
  • 6/9 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed LF Roman Quinn on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 8, 2017
  • 6/8 – Phillies designated LHP Joely Rodriguez for assignment
  • 6/8 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Casey Fien from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/7 – LF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/7 – 1B Brock Stassi assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/6 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 6/6 – RHP Tyler Frohwirth assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/6 – LF Enmanuel Garcia assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/5 – Phillies optioned 1B Brock Stassi to Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/5 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/5 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 6/5 – LF Cord Sandberg assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • 6/4 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2017

21 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/11/2017

  1. What happens first, Kingery gets called up to AAA or one of Hoskins, Williams, or Cozens get called up?

    Honestly surprised Kingery hasn’t been called up to AAA yet, seems like he has shown no weaknesses thus far.

    1. Kingery gets to AAA after the draft maybe takes a week or two though. I will say Williams should get a call up. It’s starting to get to be the time to expose him to the majors and let him start adjusting because like most young guys it will probably be rough going at first so it would good to let him get the rest of the year to get somewhat acclimated and be able to start off next year with the big club. I don’t care about Saunders and Kendrick or the notion of playing them to “increase trade value” when teams know who these guys are at this point. Get what can in a trade for them by the deadline and be done with it.

    2. Probably a Kingery promotion as any ML promotion from AAA probably will wait till August 1 +/-. With draft this week expect a slew of moves in next week. However they may just wait until after All Star game to promote him (kingery)

    3. With Hernandez being hurt they should move Kendrick to 2nd and call Williams up and let him play while Hernandez is out.

      1. Agree with yuo.
        That would be the sensible thing to do. Williams , looks like he is starting to hit…….of course he will never be a BB guy, he is what he is,
        But he has good power and strong wrists.
        If it matters at all in Williams’ case, but the Super Two date has all but passed, so bring him up and let him have his audition.

        1. I really don’t think the Super Two date is a big motivator for a guy like Williams – that’s what you worry about for sure-fire star prospects. I think they would be thrilled if he became good enough to pose an issue with respect to his possible arbitration awards. That would be a “good” problem to have.

          On his promotion – I leave that to the experts. He’s only been hot for about 3 weeks or so – my guess is that they will want to see if the gains are more permanent before they promote him. I think he probably comes up after the trades are made at the end of July or early August.

        2. Romus,
          Ah, but we’re talking about the Phillies. What we want them to do and what they decide to do rarely intersects. It’s just as likely that they recall Stassi as it is that they bring up Williams. Although, I believe a healthy Quinn would have gotten the call.

  2. Dave Martinelli has been on fire since I mentioned him unflatteringly a few weeks ago. I’m not saying my post has anything to do with his surge. In June, he’s hitting .394/.429/.818 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in 9 games.

    Luke Williams is surging himself. In June, he’s hitting .351/.359/514 with a HR and 5 RBIs. He’s only had 3 Ks in those 9 games whereas before that he was almost averaging a K a game. Looks like the game is slowing down a bit for him and now he can show what he has to offer.

    Don’t construe my words for these guys as any more than praising them for having a good 2 weeks. When they put together a good month or a good season then we can get a little more excited.

    1. Agreed, both have really kicked it up a notch. It’s the reason you have to be patient sometimes. Martinelli is hitting with power now too so he’s actually someone to keep an eye on.

    2. Bellman,
      And back when he was floundering well below .200, I stopped calling Randolph “C” and started typing out “Cornelius”. Now, he’s up to .230, and I’m afraid to switch back. Maybe I should start typing out “John” for J.P. Crawford?

  3. I think the draft combined with the short seasons starting will finally cause some moves. Plus the fact that the big club is putrid. Changes are needed. Kingery will be going to LHV any day, he’s ready. I also think Williams could find himself in Philly in LF very soon. Moving him up looks logical now as he’s really playing well. I could see moves being done at the major league level, not discussed here, that will open up a spot for him. I think Pullin would then go to LHV to play there. I think Stassi will end up back in Philly on the bench. I also think Therrien, not the 4A guys, will get called up soon. It’s time Klentak, let’s see some kids.
    Also, note that Watson was finally moved into the pen like Pinto. I actually think both could have a major league career in the pen.
    I Iove Sixto Sundays. I hate to say it but Kingery and Sanchez might be our 1-2 prospects right now.

    1. Kingery is absolutely our # 1 prospect in my view. I believe Sixto is in the top 5 and could continue to rise quickly as he has the highest ceiling among our pitching prospects.

    2. Crawford, Kingery, Moniak, Sanchez and Hoskins all have a case to be our #1, imo.

  4. I’ve come around on Nick Williams. He’ll never post even average walk rates, but if he can hit .280/.310/.500 with good defense in LF or CF, that’s a valuable piece. K rate needs to go down though.

    1. A few things Williams will do….hit for some power in the majors, maybe around the 18/24 HR mark….he has shown that propensity in his minor league career. And play above average defense. Who knows what his slash will eventually be….hoping it is at least 265/320/775.
      His splits vs LHPs are not that bad compared to the best in the league who sit around .280.
      Williams splits vs LHPs right now are 243/.284/669

      1. Jim, I agree with your assessment. It is more likely that they use the opportunity to give Nava more ABs. Totally disagree with them, but their MO.

        1. Matt, barring injury (which in our case would be merciful), they will do zilch until after the trade deadline IMO.

      2. So essentially, Nick is Mike Cameron with lower OBP? Nothing wrong with that bay the way…

  5. Darick Hall with #9 in a losing cause today.

    Anybody know why Mickey Mo sat today for the 2nd consecutive game? Injured? Repping the org at the draft?

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