Box Score Recap – 6/16/2017

Lehigh Valley got skunked in the top of the ninth.  Ugly dispersal of a 2-run lead.

Reading gave up 4 runs after the fifth inning and lost in a walk off.

Clearwater and the FSL are on their All Star Break, 8 Threshers selected.

Lakewood won behind JoJoRo’s 10 strike outs and 8 shutout innings.

And, the first post draft casualty was recorded when Alex Wojciechowski was released.

Lehigh Valley (43-24) lost to Syracuse, 17-9.

Cesar Ramos (2.95) got another start (5) and gave up 3 runs in 4.0 innings on 6 hits and 3 walks.  Michael Mariot (4.45) was worse, 4 runs in 2.0 innings on 6 hits and a walk.  Pat Venditte (2.17 pitched well enough in his 2.0 innings to qualify for the win, two 1-2-3 innings.  Pedro Beato (0-2, 3.85) pitched like he was auditioning for the Phillies bullpen, 7 runs in 0.0 innings on 3 hits and 4 walks.  Jesen Therrien (3.86) entered after the lead was lost and allowed 3 inherited runners to score and gave up 3 of his own.

The IronPigs produced 9 runs on an 11-hit attack that was bolstered by 3 doubles and 2 HR.  They rallied to build a 9-7 lead after Mariot couldn’t protect a 6-2 lead.  Angelo Mora had a 2-hit game in his first with Lehigh.  Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins each had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, a HR, and 2 RBI.  Hoskins also had a SF.  Cozens added a double and a walk.  Logan Moore chipped in with 2 RBI.

Cozens (second) and Nick Williams (home) each had had an outfield assist.

  • #1 Crawford (.194): DNP
  • #3 Alfaro (.267): DNP
  • #4 Williams (.272): 1-5 with a run scored, double, 2 K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.248): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, HR (15), 2 RBI (48), BB 
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.294): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (15), 2 RBI (51), SF
  • #16 Pinto (3-3, 4.65): DNP
  • #19 Appel (4-2, 5.71): DNP
  • #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
  • #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL

Reading (37-26) lost on a ninth-inning walk off to Binghamton, 4-3.

Drew Anderson (3.48) was charged with 1 unearned run on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5.1 innings.  He struck out seven.  Shane Watson (5.36) blew his first save and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 0.2 innings.  Joe DeNato (1.25) pitched a 1-2-3 inning.  Tom Windle       (2-2, 8.03) took the loss with a run in 1.1 innings.

Andrew Pullin had 3 hits.  Kyle Martin (.198), Mitch Walding (.220), and Chace Numata (.251) had 2 hits each.  The Phils scored 2 runs in the third on RBI singles by Martins and Numata.  Martin stretched the lead to 3 runs with a solo HR (13) in the fifth.

Pullin had an outfield assist (home).

  • #11 Kingery (.302): DNP
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-2, 3.48): 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  • #22: Arano (1.23): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.286): DNP
  • #27 Canelo (.237): 1-5 with a double and 2 K
  • Pullin (.316: 3-5 with a run scored, double

Clearwater (36-31) All Star Break

  • # 5 Kilome (3-2, 2.60):
  • #10 Randolph (.230):
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20):
  • #28 Pujols (.180):
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST

Lakewood (38-30) beat Hickory, 6-0.

JoJo Romero (5-1, 2.01) allowed just 4 hits in 8.0 shutout innings.  He walked none and struck out 10 on 89 pitches, 65 strikes (73.0%).  Felix Paulino (6.33) struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Enmanuel Garcia had 3 hits, a walk, and 2 RBI.  He also scored 2 runs.  Raul Rivas had 2 RBI.  The BlueClaws had 9 hits, all singles, and 5 walks.

  • #2 Moniak (.277): 1-4 with an RBI (27), 2 K
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 3.07): DNP
  • #15 Medina (2-5, 3.13): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.235): 1-5 with a run scored, K
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.01): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

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

The Phillies released their 2016, 15th round pick, Alex Wojciechowski.  Wojo wasn’t signed due last summer due to an elbow injury.  He was signed this spring on March 4th and attended Spring and Extended Spring Training.  That someone was released was not a surprise.  The XST roster was flush with first basemen – Caleb Eldridge, Luis Encarnacion, Zach Green, Greg Pickett, Wojo, and Edwin Rodriguez.  Add  2017, 26th round pick, Quincy Nieporte (FSU) and you have a crowded position.  I expect Green to report to Clearwater when he is healthy, but he’ll be taking ABs from somebody on a Rookie League roster until that happens (and Clearwater is already set with Damek Tomscha and Wilson Garcia).

  • #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):

  • 6/16 – SS Angelo Mora assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/16 – Reading Fightin Phils activated 3B Harold Martinez from the 7-day disabled lis
  • 6/16 – 3B Jan Hernandez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/16 – LHP Cole Irvin assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/16 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/16 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/15 – Williamsport Crosscutters released 1B Alex Wojciechowski.
  • 6/14 – RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lehigh Valley IronPig
  • 6/14 – LHP Cole Irvin assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/13 – Phillies traded LHP Joely Rodriguez to Texas Rangers for Player To Be Named Later
  • 6/13 – OF Osmel Aguila assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/13 – LHP Tom Windle assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/13 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 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

46 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/16/2017

  1. Romero, Romero can anyone hit thou Romero ? Anderson on a roll in Reading if you can pitch there LV next. Let’s get these pitchers moving up when the new Drafties come in. I sense some upper level 3rd baseman could be out of a job.

  2. As I have posted before, the Phillies need a second GCL team. Too many kids and then the Phillies are always sending upper level minor leaguers down to the GCL for rehad, taking innings and ABs from the young kids. There are other organizations with three short season teams. The Phillies need to do this.

      1. Romus I think a second GCL team would be the way to go as the Phillies have facilities in place, their personnel and scouts down there, their rehab facility, etc. I believe the Yankees have two GLC teams and an Appy League team but that may be overkill. It would also be easier and cheaper to start a second GCL team. Not that I am worried about Middleton’s billions.

        The Appy League used to be great. The Phillies had a team in Martinsville and in the summers of 95 and 96 I drove down there to catch a few games at old Hooker Field. What a great atmosphere. Must have been what it was like watching minor league ball in the 1920’s and 30’s. The new minor league cookie cutter stadiums don’t cut it for atmosphere.

        Watched kids like Reggie Taylor, Dave Coggin, Jimmy Rollins, Ricky Williams and others. A great experience.

        1. NL…..yes that would would …two teams in the GCL and they have two in the DSL. Plenty of work for all the kids.

            1. Me! My wife is very supportive of this hobby of mine. But, 2 GCL teams would likely mean home games 6 days a week. In ridiculously hot and humid conditions each of those 6 days. Plus Threshers’ night games on half of those days. Ouch!

  3. Jo Jo Romero, since his second outing, has pitched superbly. His 1st outing was a 4 inning, 8 hit and 4 ER game. Since then he’s had 10 great outings and one average outing. He’s been solid all year long. Of course the entire staff in LKW has been very good this year. If it’s time for call ups, Ranger Suarez would be my first choice and Romero second. Fanti and Medina would be a coin toss as 3rd choice. Falter needs the full year in LKW. With the new draftees starting to sign and then find their lo locations, there will be some upward movement of the best of the best.

  4. We’ve all seen the attention Kingery’s gotten for the year he’s had, rightfully so, haven’t heard much on Pullin though. The guys has hit right around .320 for the last two years (145 games) at AA. K and BB rates look nice. Like to see him moved to AAA to see if the numbers hold up. I think the guy deserves the opportunity. Need to take a close look at whoever might be blocking his advancement and make sure it makes sense organizationally. If it’s a trickle down affect of Saunders still being with the organization its a mistake IMO.

    1. Klentak said this week he is being called up to LHV ‘soon’.
      Assume it will be at the break in a few weeks.

    2. My mistake…it was Kingery who he was talking about….did not hear anything on Pullin. My guess, if Williams gets called up next month Pullin then goes up to LF in LHV.

  5. With a system sparse of starting quality caliber LHPs…. Romero, Fanti, Suarez and Falter….all four lefties have a good chance to push their way up the ladder, Strange they all pitched in one rotation at Lakewood.

  6. Fanti still is a mystery to me. I really love to see him pitch. Romero right now to me,From what i have read about them has best chance to move fast. Romus little off subject but i got to see for first time cody Bellinger what a swing that kid has, he really attacks the ball. love hiis approach

    1. Hard to believe Bellinger was a 4th round HS pick in ’13.
      And has really come on so fast thru their system.
      Basically only three full minor league seasons….they pushed him thru.
      His bat was power almost immediately at age 19 in Hi-A.
      Phillies did something similar with JPC, but wonder if the Phillies would ever do that again with a HSer positional player not drafted in the first round.

        1. Yes I think I still would…….I liked Judge when he was drafted, but a quality shortstop can be the centerpiece of a winning team.
          Anyway did see how bad Judge was last year in September?
          In 95PAs he slashed 179/.263/608 with 42Ks…..would you want him then?

          1. Jp isn’t looking like a center piece his D is fine ,but if you can’t hit a big league Pitcher isn’t going to walk you. Now In Judge so far they have a 4 hitter for the next 10 yrs.It might change Jp going to have not only his hit stoke but his power stoke.

  7. The word ugly in no way describes adequately the last inning of the pigs game! Check the box score on Beato. That was the worst performance I have ever seen by a reliever.

    1. He seems like s really good kid . . And I know there isn’t much evidence to back this up but I think he finishes out the season on a solid note with a sept call up and re opens some eyes putting him in position to fight for a spot in the 2018 rotation. Again I know the evidence doesn’t back my opinion up but just have a gut feeling.

      1. I hope you’re right. I do think eventually we will see him head to the pen–just had to get some things worked out first.

        1. I hope it works out for him as a starter. When he’s right, he’s got three plus pitches. It’s just about finding consistency with his mechanics and stuff. I’m definitely rooting for him!

    1. Guzman bypassing GCL at age 17. He fiiled in for one or two games at Clearwater this season. Gowdy and Pelletier are missing from last year’s GCL.

      1. Pelletier played very little last year. Although he was drafted in 2015, he didn’t graduate high school until 2016, and joined the team after that. I expected him to repeat.

      1. I haven’t heard, but they have until the GCL season opens on the 26th to finalize their rosters. And I haven’t seen the new CBA, so I don’t know if the 35 player limit for Rookie Leagues is still in effect. Draft signings and promotions could push players out, up, and down the affiliate ladder..

  8. Was that the phillies 3rd round pick i just watched? You can find the same stuff from a pitcher in the 35th round. No joke.

  9. on that williamsport roster, apparently if you are a hitter born in 1997 who hasnt had your birthday yet this year, the roll you up to age 20 anyway, but if you are a pitcher, they still put you down as a 19 year old.

    1. A player’s baseball age is generally determined by his age on June 30th of the current season. Also, these rosters are prepared by people who don’t have updated information or check the information they have. For instance, Kyle Young has been 7’0 feet tall since they measured him prior to spring training and they got that wrong.

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