Box Score Recap – 6/23/2017

Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Clearwater won their games.

Lakewood and Williamsport lost their games late, the BlueClaws in a walk off.

And, Mark Leiter won his first start as a Phillie with 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. He also got his first major league hit. Diamondbacks manager, Torey Lovullo, was traded by the Tigers to the Yankees for Mark’s father on March 19, 1991, six days after Mark was born.

Lehigh Valley (49-25) beat Rochester, 4-3.

John Richy gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk in 4.2 innings.  He gave up a lead off single in the fifth.  A fielding error on the play put the tying run on third.  Richy retired the next two batters on soft air outs in the infield and was lifted with his pitch count at 79.  Felix Pinto (4.39) came in to get the third out and went on to pitch 2.1 scoreless innings and snag the victory.  Jesen Therrien (2.92) pitched two scoreless innings for his second save.

Rhys Hoskins had 2 hits and 3 RBI.  Andrew Pullin had the other RBI.

  • #1 Crawford (.200): 1-4 with a run scored, double
  • #3 Alfaro (.264): 0-3 with a run scored, BB, K
  • #4 Williams (.276): 1-3 with 2 K, HBP
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.244): 1-3 with a run scored, double, BB, K 
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.305):2-4 with a run scored, 3 RBI (58), K
  • #16 Pinto (4-3, 4.39): 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #19 Appel (5-3, 5.05): DNP
  • #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
  • #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
  • Pullin: 1-4 with a double, RBI (1)

Reading (41-28) held off Trenton, 9-7.

Tyler Viza (5-4, 6.00) gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in five innings.  Austin Davis (2.28) gave up 2 runs in two innings.  Victor Arano (2.19) got his third save but gave up a run in two innings on 4 hits.

The Phils scored with timely hitting, their nine runs came on just 9 hits and 3 walks.  They scored 2 runs in the first on Scott Kingery’s RBI triple and Kyle Martin’s SF.  They scored five times in the second on Herlis Rodriguez’ first AA HR (on the first pitch he saw), Kingery’s SF, and Chace Numata’s 2-run single.  The Phils tacked on important runs in the fourth and sixth on a double play and Jiandido Tromp RBI double.

Zack Coppola, Tromp, and Harold Martinez had 2-hit games.  Coppola stole his 8th base.

  • #11 Kingery (.303): 1-3 with 2 runs scored, triple, 2 RBI (42), BB, K, SF
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-3, 3.68): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.74): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.294): 0-5 with a K
  • #27 Canelo (.238): 0-3 with a run scored, 3 K
  • Pullin (.308): promoted to AAA

Clearwater (40-32) beat Daytona, 8-3.

Edgar Garcia (2-2, 3.70) allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Tyler Gilbert (2.81) pitched 2.2 scoreless innings.  He allowed one of three inherited runners to score. Will Hibbs made his debut in the ninth inning and gave up a run on 2 hits.

Cord Sandberg (.271) led off and went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, and an RBI. Emmanuel Marrero (.292) batted second and went 1-3 with 3 runs scored, a double, 2 RBI, and a walk.  Wilson Garcia had 2 hits, Cornelius Randolph had 2 RBI.

The Threshers scored in the first on Randolph’s ground out.  They scored 3 in the third on a wild pitch, Randolph base on balls, and Deivi Crullon SF.  They scored 3 more in the fourth on Marrero’s 2-run double and Garcia’s ground out.  They tacked on a run in the eighth on Sandberg’s RBI single.

  • # 5 Kilome (4-2, 2.53): DNP
  • #10 Randolph (.224): 0-3 with 2 RBI (31), BB
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
  • #28 Pujols (.183): 1-3 with a run scored, BB, K
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST

Lakewood (40-32) gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth and lost to Delmarva, 5-4.

Sixto Sanchez (2.90) struck out 7 in six innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits, including the first HR he allowed in his pro career.  He walked none.  Mauricio Llovera (2.06) pitched two no-hit innings, walking two and striking out four.  Trevor Bettencourt (3-2, 4.33) blew his third save and absorbed the loss giving up 3 runs on 3 hits, a hit batter, and a wild pitch without recording an out.

Lakewood scored single runs in the first two innings on RBI singles by Darick Hall and Arquimedez Gamboa.  The went ahead by 2 in the eighth on back-to-back HRs by Hall (11) and Henri Lartigue (3).

Hall had 3 hits.  Daniel Brito, Gamboa, and Mickey Moniak had 2 each.  Luke Williams stole his 14th base in 15 attempts.

  • #2 Moniak (.272): 2-5 with a double, 
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 2.98): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
  • #15 Medina (2-5, 3.13): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.240): 2-4 with a run scored, BB, K
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.01): DNP

Williamsport (1-4) – blew a 1-run lead in the eighth and lost to West Virginia, 5-3.

Luis Carrasco pitched four, no-hit innings.  He was charged with 2 unearned runs as the Crosscutters defense committed 4 errors in the game.  Garrasco’s FB was reported to be 93-65, touching 96 MPH.  He walked 2 and struck out one.  Luis Ramirez followed with three, one-hit, scoreless innings.  Orestes Melendez blew the save and took the loss with 3 hits on 2 hits and 3 walks.

Williamsport scored two first inning runs on Malvin Matos 2-run double (Greg Pickett stole a base in the inning).  After West Virginia scored single runs on walks and errors in the third and fourth innings, Jhailyn Ortiz put the ‘Cutters back in front with his first HR.

Pickett had 2 of the team’s 7 hits.  Ortiz and Matos were hit by pitched balls twice each. Ortiz left the game in the ninth after being struck on the wrist a third time but the umpire’s service dog determined that it was a foul ball.

Juan Luis and Matos had outfield assists at second base.

  • #14 Stobbe : 0-3 with 2 BB, K
  • #20 Ortiz : 1-2 with 2 runs scored, HR (1), RBI (2), 2 HBP
  • Stephen : 1-5 with 2 K, SB (1)
  • Pickett : 2-5  with a run scored, 2 K, SB (1)
  • Young (1-0, 0.00): DNP

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):

  • 6/23 – Phillies released RF Michael Saunders
  • 6/23 – Phillies released RHP Jeanmar Gomez
  • 6/23 – Phillies placed RHP Casey Fien on the 10-day DL. Shoulder impingement
  • 6/23 – Phillies recalled RHP Mark Leiter from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/23 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Pedro Beato on the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/23 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies
  • 6/22 – LF Andrew Pullin assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/22 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – RF Herlis Rodriguez assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 2B Drew Stankiewicz assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – Clearwater Threshers activated 2B Derek Campbell from the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/22 – RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/22 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Phillies XST
  • 6/21 – Phillies announced the signings of Adam Haseley, Spencer Howard, Jake Scheiner, Nick Maton, Jack Zoellner, and Connor Brogdon.
  • 6/21 – Clearwater Threshers placed 3B Damek Tomscha on the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RF Michael Saunders for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day DL. Upper back strain
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Cameron Perkins from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies recalled Brock Stassi from Lehigh
  • 6/19 – Clearwater Threshers placed Alberto Tirado on the temporarily inactive list.
  • 6/19 – 3B Jan Hernandez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – Raul Rivas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/19 – Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhon Nunez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Justin Miller assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Cole Stobbe assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – IF Greg Pickett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Josh Stephen assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Rodolfo Duran assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Malvin Matos assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Randy Alcantara assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – C James Lovett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Orestes Melendez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 _ Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/19 – Bailey Falter assigned to Phillies XST from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/18 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Michael Mariot on the 7-day DL. Lower back strain
  • 6/18 – RHP John Richy assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 6/18 – C Greg Brodzinski assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies XST.
  • 6/17 – DSL Phillies White activated RHP Carlos Francisco.
  • 6/14 – Phillies signed LHP Jhordany Mezquita.

56 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/23/2017

    1. PREDICTION – Kingery makes his debut on Monday at Coca-Cola Park vs Pawtucket. (Pigs return from road trip)

        1. rocco…..no shags for me……that once great civilization has now thinned out with a few survivors.

        1. If you asked Kingery whether he prefers an all star appearance at AA or advancement closer to the big leagues, how do you think he’d answer?

          1. 8mark …good question…toughie also..
            On the one hand…..he would say i want to get there (majors) as fast as possible.
            Then on the other hand…I want to make sure i am fully ready and trust the process and my coaches 🙂

            1. Easy question do you date the bosses ugly daughter to get promoted or the girl who is pretty and cant help you

          2. If you ask readers here whether Kingery will make it to the show, 99 + % would say “yes” and that he has ‘solid contributor’ (at least) written all over him. But on the off chance he suffers a career-ending injury or doesn’t pan out, he can tell his grand kids about playing in the Eastern League All Star game in Manchester, NH if that becomes the high water mark of his career. No kid his age ever envisions that as a pinnacle nor do I or readers here. But you don’t have to be in the insurance business to realize that stuff happens. He’d rather have the CBP appearance as a milestone as if it’s assured; which of course it isn’t.

    1. Pickett was expected to have a lot of swing and miss. He has 11 Ks in 22 ABs early. Stobbe is not expected to K a lot but he has 10 Ks in 18 ABs. They’ve both shown a little power early and Stobbe will take BBs. Wait… Sir-K-a-Lot, what a great nickname? Encarnacion \could be a guy I’d hang it on but Pujols is #1 in the running for the handle. When you Google Sir-K-a-Lot the #1 find is a certain Mix Master with his big hit, “I like big butts and I can not lie….”

      1. Bellman look at Santana numbers with Milwaukee 75 strikeouts in 245 at bats with a 366 obp and 12 homeruns hitting 267. If i am adding right he would stikeout 35 percent of the time. in a season

  1. I see the Dodgers Julio Urias is shut down for the year with shoulder surgery. I know his name was bandied about on this site as a possible trade pickup. He looks fragile and shoulder surgery is never good.

  2. Leiter throws shout out , Ortiz was hit 3 times last night . The last time on wrist he was taken out of the game. There was a tornado warning on my phone this mourning , I look out and seen a wig flying around.

    1. Tim i have seen Leiter, wait until the league sees him I cant believe he is a good starter in majors.

  3. Luis Suarez seems to get everyone out. Melendez settled down in his next inning but the damage was done. Too many hit batters by WV pitchers. I hope Ortiz is OK. The Cutters need an influx of some college guys from the draft.
    After being lights out as a closer Trevor Bettencourt can’t get anyone out. What happened?

  4. Leiter turned in a good performance in his MLB debut. If I am correct, he has thrown up zeros for his last 12 innings . Ciada what do you think?

    What is going on with Beato, anyone know?

    Interested in what others think of Cuppola? Jim what was he like in A ball?

    Also, Numata, Is he good enough to be a backup in the bigs? They mentioned the other night he has thrown out 47% of baserunners. He doesn’t hit for much power, but in my opinion he is spunky and puts the bat on the ball and keeps the ball in front of him when catching.

    1. Zach ‘Francis Ford’ Cappola….likes to run…just needs to cut down on the CSs…percent is a little too high right now. Maybe the new Whitey Ashburn of Reading. 🙂

      1. Jim & Romus. 0 for 2 on spelling. It’s Coppola.LOL Good ballplayer. Under the radar type of guy (like Leiter). Numata, another story. Doesn’t hit for much of anything. Not a very big target behind the plate either. His ceiling is AAAA at most.

  5. “Felix” Pinto??? Ricardo is doing a great job as a reliever and will be another arm in the Philly pen, along with Therrien, before too long.
    Coppola is really opening my eyes as he’s hitting and running his way up the ladder.
    Jim – any sign of Quinn or Dominguez? I’m hoping to hear positive news on both.
    Let’s get Kingery moving…. Tromp will have to step up more to keep that lineup scoring some runs. Their pitching will have to carry them.
    Williamsport needs to get their feet on the ground and start playing better all around.

    1. I was thinking that last night when he saved the 8th inning specialist’s ass! I am not too sure I would be anxious to trade him with the idea of bringing JP up. JP has been a disappointment to me. He may need 2 more in AAA.

        1. On a recent podcast, maybe the Felske files? “Several scouts are saying, JP Crawford isn’t and won’t be as good as Galvis is” . . . interesting.

  6. Freddy is playing better than JPC…Careful!! That should bring the comments on!
    The truth really hurts with JPC…He has a ways to go,if he ever turns out like we all had hoped.
    Wait till the mid-season ranking come out…I think the industry is going to drop him…pretty far.

  7. I think JP will play better with a better keystone partner beside him and batting in front of him.

    1. …………………..good pattern to follow, ala Rollins & Chase! Then bring them up together.

  8. Quirk from Friday night: the team with fewer base hits won all five domestic MiLB games.

  9. Muzzuoti to Clearwater ?!
    What about a certain x Virginia outfield whom will no longer hove to worry about pitching

    1. Muzzioti is most likely just a temp. Being in the same facility lots of GCL players fill in for a few days with the Threshers.

      1. Hari S….sp….Muzziotti. 🙂
        This kid can also be a special player in the Inciarte mold…..Sox scouted and signed him a few years ago.

        1. Signed by the Red Sox in 2015 (but did not play) at age 16 Romus. The commissioner’s office ruled the Red Sox engaged in circumvention of the international bonus pools by signing several Venezuelan players in “package deals.” (from BA). 5 players including Muzziotti became FAs again so Phil signed him last July. He played a few games in 2016 with the DSL Red Soxr but spent most of the season with DSL Phillies.

          1. Yes had seen that last year and believe the Phillies got a coup when they were able to sign him and there were a few others I believe in the Phillies take, just cannot recall who they were now.

  10. Jim – I posted “kudos” to Leiter on the correct thread just a little while ago. I hope he turns into Cy Young and the Phillies win 39 of the next 44 to get right back into this thing. But, as Rocco wrote, wait until the league sees him a little more. Time (as always) will tell.

  11. AAA Omaha RH Mark Peterson traded by KC to PHL. Assigned to Lehigh Valley. Organizational filler.

      1. Murray, I’m wondering if Beato had an out in his contract if he wasn’t on the major league roster by a certain date? Anybody know?

    1. Thanks for the spelling correction earlier, who did we lose in the trade? Or was it PTBNL or a cash transaction.

      1. Jim, it was meant with good humor. (Hope you saw it that way.) No mention of another player, so probably cash. For somebody with a 5.17 ERA, probably not a lot of cash.

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