Box Score Recap – 6/17/2017

Lehigh Valley won behind Eshelman’s strong start, Beato’s rebound, and Williams’ 14th.

Reading pulled away after being tied in the fourth.

Clearwater and the FSL are on their All Star Break, Jose Taveras selected to start.

Lakewood was one-hit for eight innings before Gamboa tied the game in regulation and won it in ten.  Sanchez pitched well, as did Llovera and Hibbs..

Lehigh Valley (44-24) beat Syracuse, 5-2.

Tom Eshelman (5-1, 1.68) pitched another solid game.  He gave up 2 runs on a walk and HR in the fourth inning, but lasted seven innings.  He gave up the 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out two and threw 88 pitches, 65 strikes (73.9%).  Eshelman (.400) also had a single in two at bats (as well as a sacrifice).

Hoby Milner (2.60) threw another 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.  Pedro Beato (3.73) rebounded from his Friday night horror show with his 21st save.

Angelo Mora (.500) had another 2-hit game in his second start at AAA.  He also had 2 RBI. Nick Williams hit his 14th HR.

The IronPigs scored first on Pedro Florimon’s RBI single (following Eshelman’s sac) in the third inning.  After falling behind, they rallied to re-take the lead in the fourth on Rhys Hoskins’ SF and Mora’s 2-run single.  Williams tacked on a run with a solo HR in the sixth.

Dylan Cozens stole his 4th base of the season.  Williams and Jorge Alfaro drew walks.

  • #1 Crawford (.194): DNP (groin, possible return Monday)
  • #3 Alfaro (.268): 1-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #4 Williams (.273): 1-3 with a run scored, HR (14), RBI (41),BB, K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.249): 1-3 with  run scored, BB 
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.292): 0-2 with RBI (52), SF, BB, K
  • #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 (38-26) beat Binghamton, 7-4.

Tyler Viza (4-4, 5.90) gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in six innings on 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three.  Alexis Rivero (3.22) pitched a 1-2-3 inning.  Victor Arano (1.93) gave up a run in two innings on 3 hits and a walk.

The Phils pulled away from a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning to claim victory.  They took a brief lead with three runs in the third inning on a 2-run double by Andrew Pullin and an RBI single by Carlos Tocci.

After the Ponies tied the3 score in the bottom of the inning, the Phils took the lead for good with 2 runs in the fifth inning on Scott Kingery’s 2-run double.  Tyler Viza walked and scored in the inning.  The Phils doubled their lead on Chace Numata’s 2-run HR (3) in the eighth inning.

Mitch Walding (.215) suffered through a “Golden Sombrero”, 0-4 with 4 K.

  • #11 Kingery (.308): 3-5 with a run scored, 2 doubles (16), 2 RBI (43), K, SB (17)
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-2, 3.48): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.23): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.290): 2-4 with a run scored, RBI (23)
  • #27 Canelo (.237): 1-4 with a run scored, triple, K
  • Pullin (.314): 1-5 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI (43), 2 K

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 (39-30) beat Hickory, 2-1 in ten innings.  Lakewood needed the victory to remain alive in the first half race.  With a win tomorrow and a Kannapolis loss the BlueClaws will secure the division.

Sixto Sanchez (2.88) went five innings again in his second start after returning from a 4-week visit to the Complex in Clearwater.  He gave up a first-inning run and 5 hits, all singles. He neither walked or struck out any one, but was charged with 2 balks.  Sanchez threw 56 pitches, 47 strikes (83.9%).

Mauricio Llovera (2.18) struck out four in three, 2-hit innings.  He walked one.  Will Hibbs (5-1, 0.98) got the win, retiring all 6 batters he face in two innings, striking out two and walking none.

The BlueClaws were held in check for eight innings by the Texas Rangers 2016 sixth round pick, Kyle Cody.  He held Lakewood to one hit and a walk and struck out eight.  Twice Lakewood batters reached base after striking out (on a WP and an E2T).  Both times they were erased on line drive double plays.  Cody had a game score of 92.

Arquimedes Gamboa (.239) figured prominently in both runs the BlueClaws scored.  He reached base with one out in the ninth on an infield single to short.  He scored the tying run on Raul Rivas’ RBI triple.  Mickey Moniak was unable to get Rivas home on what reads like an unsuccessful safety squeeze in the game log.  Nevertheless, the game was tied.

David Martinelli (.233) singled with one out in the tenth.  He moved to second on Luke Williams’ single to center.  He scored on Gamboa’s 2-out, line drive single to center.  Photo below shows Martinelli avoiding the tag at the plate.

(Photo by Michael Dill of Michael Dill Photography)
  • #2 Moniak (.272): 0-4 with a K
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 2.98): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 56 pitches/47 strikes (83.9%)
  • #15 Medina (2-5, 3.13): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.235): DNP
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.01): DNP

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

The Crosscutters released their Opening Day schedule.

  • #14 Stobbe
  • #20 Ortiz

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

  • #8 Gowdy

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

37 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/17/2017

  1. Yesterday afternoon I checked probable starters for Saturdays games. I saw sixto was pitching, and for the first time chose against the big club (didn’t even know they had a day gm) Pre game started at 6:05pm and I could get it on tunein. Missed some of pre game but caught a great interview with Romero. Great Kid!!! The interview was about his pitches & Game Friday plus more…He said he had a great bullpen session and his arm felt better then it had all year. Also said he added a cutter his last start and it was much better this game. he spoke about teams success, and possible call up. Then WOW!!! Sanchez starts. According to announcers…Couple balls hit hard in first all outs. Infield hit and bloop single score run. Took him 4 pitches to hit 100. According to gun and announcers he hit 101 a couple time and 100 a few times in his five innings. After the first basically nothing was hit hard. I was more excited listening to him pitch then any of the phillies games in years . Team Came back from a 1-0 deficit and is still alive for first half champs. Will have to check out these some more.
    Jim thanks for the site and to all the commentators. I Read Daily but post rarely.

    1. I LOVE Sanchez as a prospect but how does he throw 100 and no strike out any low A ball minor leaguers? I hope to God they are not teaching this fireballing wunderkind to pitch to contact.

      1. He threw A LOT of strikes (84%). When a tough pitcher is throwing that many strikes, you go up swinging. He only threw 56 pitches in the 5 innings, so clearly, they were swinging.

        1. Well, it’s obviously a small sample size, so it’s hard to draw firm conclusions, but, throwing that hard, he should be missing some bats even if his ball/strike ratio is high. You also wonder whether, that day, they were just working on FB command. That’s the thing about the minors – you don’t really know if a player’s performance is suffering because they are trying to develop one skill or another.

      2. At 94-97 his ball has movement. Could he lose movement and throw a straighter ball at 100 MPH? That in addition to the theory that the opponents left the on deck circle swinging, which I also support.

  2. No recent draftees on the Wmsprt roster shown above. There are 26 players on that roster. so as signees are ready to play some guys are going to be released or moved the GCL or XST. The most interesting name who is not on roster is Gowdy. I see him on the GCL roster. I hope not. He should be on Wmsprt roster and moving along through the organization. I think there is a logjam of decent players on the SS rosters. NL was calling for the Phillies to add another SS team and I have to agree. Better these guys get real game experience and then pick the best of the best to move up the organization. I don’t know what the cost is to add another team but if your paying salaries for guys to play in XST then why not let them play in the GCL or New York Penn League.

    1. Yes there will have to be lots of guys released now. 1b was a crowded position already. We’ll know more in a week.
      Trust The Process!

    2. JimPeyton gave a coded message on his status:

      jimpeyton19 ……June 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM………..What I heard was not from an org official, but rather from the network of “sources” I have. But, I heard it from two different people on different days.
      So, with that qualifier, and keeping in mind that I don’t feel a need to “scoop” other reporters and often prefer to wait for player transactions to post, I Kan’t Give the name of the player, but there are only a few players listed as prospects who are expected to go to Williamsport.
      I Kan’t Give out what I’ve heard as anything more than a good rumor, but anyone who has followed the XST reports would notice who has been missing in the reports.
      And, even though I feel I Kan’t Give out the players name, there are a couple clues in this awkward response to provide an answer.

      1. Also, hard for someone to be a roster if they haven’t officially signed yet…correct or no?

    3. Bell, XST ended when camp broke last Thursday. Players will be assigned to a roster or “float” at the Complex with “injuries”. I think the likelihood of a second GCL team diminished when they opted to fold the VSL team into a second DSL team AND then invested in the new, state-of-the-art facility in the DR.

    4. Bellman, if by recent you mean 2017, they haven’t signed yet and will likely go through a short introductory phase in Clearwater before they are assigned. But, I count 8 from the 2016 draft. Note that Josh Stephen is incorrectly listed as having been selected in the 2015 draft.

  3. i realize Nick Williams is striking out at a slightly higher rate than last year, and not walking any more then last, but he’s got 735 AAA at bats, and you have an absolute dead weight in Saunders on the ML roster. how much longer do you wait to expose him to ML pitching?

    1. Agree……do think however, if and when Howie is traded next month, and Cesar returns coincides or is close with that, then Williams gets the call up to start and hopefully Mack pencils him in to play every day.

      1. I think with all the hype that Kingery is getting and having other kids who play second in the system They might also move Cesar if they get a decent offer.I Just wonder were the ace is going to come from, It aint Nola as i has told you before,

        1. That is a good point. What is the consensus on Angelo Mora. So far from what I see he is a nice ballplayer and could make some others expendable.

            1. Thanks, I’ve only seen him about 6 times and he seems to be having a good season.

        2. I’m not sure many people pegged Nola for an Ace,
          But it is always good to inform people multiple times about things that have been pulverized into the ground or not eluded too in previous post just too let everyone know you were correct.

      2. Mk last article he said 1 there’s other options I could use in AAA . He didn’t say what position but the article was about Williams. The only other option is Perkins, I would think . He also said Nava will be playing more. My thought is if he loves the outfield so much in AAA then why did he just an Outfielder’s 1.10 ,1.1, 1.8 . Haseley is a fast riser you may have in a two yrs . Cozens is only 1 that seems to have the tool the Phillies a need and seems to adjust better . Nick Williams is going have to walk more at some time .

        1. Hasely in the majors in 2 years? Possible (Nola did it), but I think he would have to start at Clearwater and just rake from the get go.

          1. Conforto and Benintendi did it in 14 months after being drafted….Hasely’s hit tool is equivalent to both….but Conforto’s power tool was better than Haseley’s and Benintendi’s was about equal to Haseley’s….this was from their college days…not now as major leaguers.
            So if he meets his ceiling’s hitting projection in the minors , Haseley could see Philly in August 2018 sometime.

  4. I think with the Stanton and Yelich rumors swirl, you’d have to think Nick Williams would be part of that deal. Might be better to keep him in AAA rather than bring him up and if he struggles could hurt his trade value.

    1. Where are those rumors? I have seen nothing. I’ll believe it when I see it. You would be talking Hoskins, Moniak, Sanchez, possibly Kingery and one or two others.

  5. Back to the Box Score Recap, if I may.

    Under the caption, “You can’t have it both ways”, what’s up with the radar gun in Lakewood?

    1flyfan reports above that, “Took him 4 pitches to hit 100. According to gun and announcers he hit 101 a couple time and 100 a few times in his five innings.”

    But, this from Jay Floyd of Phoul ballz, two nights earlier …

    I don’t know what to make of these conflicting reports, but I think it’s more likely that Fanti is still the 88-89, touching 90 that I have seen, than Sanchez maybe being a few MPH over 100 as could be implied if both reports are accurate. (You know, gun slow on Thursday and still slow on Saturday.)

  6. The general discussion referred to is the weekly Open Discussion I provide for all the Phillies talk. This is a prospect site, the Open Discussion is for those who can’t forget they are Phillies fans. Trades may include prospects, but don’t kid yourself, every trade is intended to make the Phillies better. Even the silly, “we’ll give up a bunch of prospects that we no longer want, for your top star”.

    As for a “police state”, readers started policing comments to take some of the pressure off me. I hate having to police these threads. But, if it isn’t done, it ruins the experience for readers, especially the long term ones who are wont to compare the current state of the site to former days when we had more and better writers and fewer followers.

    I would love to not have to police comments, but since I do, I’m going to do it right.

  7. I’m a little confused. I’m not saying people should stay on topic but a trade for those two players would involve a lot of minor league players, because let’s face not much value at the big club, so why wouldn’t talk about that here, it will be a bunch of guys in those box scores above I’m sure.
    Or am I to understand we are only allowed to talk about Phillies minor league box scores from the night before and that is it, nothing else.
    I’m not saying some rant about the Phillies record or how Eickoff isn’t pitching well doesn’t belong here it certainly doesn’t. But shouldnt talking about prospects be allowed here.

    1. You really want these daily box score treads to devolve into lets trade our 25th ranked prospects for Stanton and 25% of the Marlin’s franchise? Wild trade speculation is not something I personally want to weed through everyday.

      Talking about major league player trades under the umbrella of “well, we are talking about which prospects would be traded” is not a discussion of the Phillies minor leagues..

      1. I never said that. And I think it’s short sited to assume the whole thing will devolve into trade trash for super stars,
        I wanted to hear honest trade proposals or which prospects would it hurt to lose the most.
        Etc Etc.
        there was no general discussion thread and it was new and from a somewhat verifiable source.
        I guess I just assumed on phuture Phillies we would talk about minor leaguers that might be in the system and ones that might not,
        So now I know don’t deviate from last nights scores or else.

  8. I would like to see the Phils allow Lakewood to stretch Sixto Sanchez out a little. If his pitch count is economical, let him go 6-7 innings.

    1. Was at the fsl all star game and was surprised, very pleasantly surprised to see Cole Irvin sit 92-96 for his one inning of work. I know it was a one inning relief appearance but still nice to see. Lots of 94’s two 95’s and a 96!

      1. I read a write-up of the All Star game and not one Philly prospect was mentioned. I think there were 8 PPs invited. I’ll bet a bunch of them were replaced but yours is the only mention of a Phils prospect playing in the game.

    2. The Phillies should be in no hurry to have SS throw more pitches. He’s 18 and is way ahead of schedule. Any plan that could result in an injury to hit pitching arm is a complete disaster. They have to be deliberate and careful with him. There is no reason – I mean none- that Sixto needs to be pushing the limit with his pitch count right now. And they also have to be careful with his innings pitched limits – carefully and deliberately increasing those over several years.

      1. Absolutely, I expect that he will continue to throw 5 inning games for the rest of the season for just that reason.

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