Box Score Recap – 6/24/2017

Lehigh Valley lost to a walk off.

Reading won, Mitch Walding hit 2 home runs.

Clearwater won a 2-1 game that I wouldn’t label a pitchers’ duel.

Lakewood got thumped pretyy handily.

Williamsport lost in eleven.

Lehigh Valley (49-26) lost to Rochester, 5-4 in a walk off.

Mark Appel gave up 2 runs in the first inning then kept the Red Wings off the board for the next four.  He allowed 8 hits, walked 5 batters, and threw 102 pitches.  Joe DeNato pitched a scoreless inning but loaded the bases during it.  Colton Murray (3.79) gave up a run in two innings.  Pat Venditte (7-1, 2.68) blew the save and took the loss when he couldn’t retire any of the 5 batters he faced.

J.P.Crawford had 3 hits.  Pedro Florimon and Logan Moore had 2 hits each.  Rhys Hoskins had 2 RBI and 2 walks.  Nick Williams walked twice.

  • #1 Crawford (.209): 3-5 with a run scored, 2 doubles
  • #3 Alfaro (.264): DNP
  • #4 Williams (.273): 0-3 with 2 BB, 2 K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.240): 0-4 with a BB, K 
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.305):1-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI (60), 2 BB
  • #16 Pinto (4-3, 4.39): DNP
  • #19 Appel (5-3, 4.95): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
  • #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
  • #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
  • Pullin: 1-5 with a double, RBI (2)

Reading (42-28) beat Trenton, 8-4.

Mario Sanchez (2.88) left the game with elbow soreness after 3.0 innings and one run on 5 hits.  Alexis Rivero (1-1, 3.48) got the win allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 4.0 innings. Tom Windle (7.16) gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings.

Mitch Walding had 3 RBI on 2 HR (16).  Jiandido Tromp had 3 RBI on his 9th HR.  Carlos Tocci, Scott Kingery, Walding, and Nick Rickles had 2 hits each.

Rickles picked a runner off second base.  The Phils turned 3 double plays.

  • #11 Kingery (.307): 2-3 with 2 runs scored, double, RBI (43), BB, SF
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-3, 3.68): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.74): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.296): 2-5 with a run scored, triple, K
  • #27 Canelo (.238): DNP
  • Pullin (.308): promoted to AAA

Clearwater (41-32) beat Daytona, 2-1.

“Bad Albert” showed up Saturday.  Alberto Tirado took us on a roller coaster for his five innings last night.  He opened with 2 walks, induced a 4-6-3 double play, and bounced a pitch off the back stop to lure the runner on third into a 2-1 putout at the plate.  Since an out was recorded, no wild pitch occurred.  End of the first inning. Whew!

In the second inning, Tirado sandwiched walks around a caught stealing.  Third inning was a cake walk by comparison to the earlier innings, just a two-out walk.

Daytona got their first hit leading off the fourth inning.  Yeah, all those base runners and he took a no-hitter into the fourth.  And it was a nubber toward second that Grenny Cumana had to try to bare hand (unsuccessfully) for any chance at first base.  After a force out, “BA” showed up again with a wild pitch.  A throwing error on an easy ball to second allowed the unearned run to score.

And finally in the fifth, K, single, K, SB, K.

Tirado’s line was 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 84 pitches, 44 strikes (52.4%).  Tirado got the win.

Blake Quinn (4.81) started the sixth and nothing had changed as he walked the bases loaded.  Luke Leftwich (3.51) entered the game and got a line drive double play to Cumana and a fly out to Simon Muzziotti in center.  Leftwich actually returned a calm to the game as he retired all batters he faced and tossed 3.0 shutout innings.  Jeff Singer (2.65) came in to register his 15th save but not before bringing some anxiety back into the game with a couple walks before striking out the final batter.

Wilson Garcia got the party started with a solo HR (7) to open the second inning.  Simon Muzziotti led off the third inning with a line drive single in his first Clearwater at bat.  The 18-year old easily stole second and advanced to third on a fly ball to RF.  He scored on a wild pitch.

  • # 5 Kilome (4-2, 2.53): DNP
  • #10 Randolph (.226): 1-3 with BB, 2 K
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
  • #28 Pujols (.188): 1-1 with a double and THREE WALKS
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST

Lakewood (40-33) lost to Delmarva, 9-3.

Adonis Medina (2-6, 3.69) gave 5 runs in 3.0 innings on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 3 HR.  Tyler Hallead (3.07) gave up 2 runs in 3.0 innings.  Jonathan Hennigan (5.12) gave up 2 runs in 2.0 innings but struck out five.

Mickey Moniak, Darick Hall, and Henri Lartigue had 2 hits apiece, each had a double.  Hall (12) and Lartigue (4) hit solo HRs.  Hall had 2 RBI.

  • #2 Moniak (.276): 2-4 with a run scored, double 
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 2.98): DNP
  • #15 Medina (2-6, 3.69): 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K 
  • #18 Brito (.237): 0-3 with a BB K
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.01): DNP

Williamsport (1-5) – lost to West Virginia, 7-6 in 11 innings.

Williamsport played a sloppy game.  In addition to the 5 errors they committed, and the 3 caught stealings, two players got them selves ejected (one in the third inning, one in the fifth) from a game they started short-handed because Jhailyn Ortiz was unavailable due to his wrist injury the night before.

Kyle Young lasted 3.1 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and a walk.  He struck out five including the side in the second.  Andrew Brown entered and stranded two inherited runners.  He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 HRs.  Randy Alcantara struck out 3 in 2.2 innings.  Tyler Frohwirth came in to retire the final out of the tenth inning.  He faced 2 batters in the eleventh.  A double after the fifth error saddled him with the loss.

Raul Rivas had 2 hits.  Josh Stephen had 2 RBI.  Jesus Alastre had 3 hits.  Jonathan Guzman had 2 RBI.  Guzman (1) and Luis Encarnacion (1) hit HRs.

Josh Stephan had an outfield assist (third base).

  • #14 Stobbe : 0-4 with a run scored, BB,2  K
  • #20 Ortiz : DNP
  • Stephen : 1-5 with 2 RBI
  • Pickett : 0-3 with a 2 K
  • Young (1-0, 3.24): 3.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

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):

  • 6/24 – Royals traded RHP Mark Peterson to Philadelphia Phillies
  • 6/24 – RHP Mark Peterson assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/24 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alberto Tirado from the temporarily inactive list
  • 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.

47 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/24/2017

  1. Jim Peyton ” Jose Pujols walks 3 times in game ” what no Video, no proof no play by play. 1 they didn’t give Pujols a bat 2 they super glued the bat to his shoulder 3 a he was sleep walking to the plate . They are he only logical explanations this would happen. Williams too he’s walking way too much.

    1. In Pujols last 3 games, he’s gone nuts. He’s 3 – 7 with 5 BBs and 2 Ks. That’s a .670 OBP. Let’s hope he has a new approach and it’s actually working.

  2. Reading has 4 guys in the top 9 in Eastern League HRs. Kingery still leads the league with 18. Walding is tied for 2nd with 16, Pullin has 14 and Kyle Martin has 13. Pullin’s been promoted and Kingery will soon be playing in LHV. That will leave Walding and his .223 BA and Martin’s .186 to keep the runs coming. Coppola and Tocci are very nice #1 and #2 hitters. Tromp, Walding and Martin, in some order, will probably hold down the #3 – #5 holes in the lineup. After that, just pencil in any guy who you think will play well that night. Herlis Rodriguez and Drew Stankiewicz have been promoted to see how well they can do.

  3. Lots of things to report this morning. Darick Hall is 3rd in HRs in the SAL and he leads the league in RBIs with 53. You might also remember that he missed a stretch of games early in the season with an injury.

    Elniery Garcia’s 80 game suspension should be up this week. I believe suspended guys can practice in the teams facilities, so let’s hope he’s ready to go when the suspension ends.

    We’re talking 3 games but Jesus Alastre is making a case for being pushed to LKW (.444/.500/.444). He hit well in Wmsprt last year and he’s improved very, very early. He has been caught stealing twice, so that’s something to work on.

    Is it me or has JoJo Romero missed a recent start? He last pitched on the 16th. Normally he pitches every 6th day. Anybody know of something impacting him? He’s not on the DL.

    1. Romero is scheduled to pitch this afternoon. He pitched in the All Star game Tuesday.

  4. Wasn’t his best start however don’t look now but Appel’s ERA is under 5 . . . and I believe its under 2 in his last 6 starts. Who doubted me when I said he would get that good ol earned run average under 5? ; )

    1. Eric D…..his BB/9 is just too high. …along with mediocre H/9
      At this point in his career, with his age and experience, just going to be a tough hoe forward for him as a starter.
      As Luke Hochevar.did…he needs to make the switch very soon to see if he can cut it as a reliever and try to get the stretch issues corrected.

      1. Did you catch that over his last 6 starts his ERA is under 2? There’s no reason to move him to the bullpen when he’s finally finding some success. He obviously still has a ton to work on but his last 6 starts should have garnered some attention. Hell JP gets 3 hits and people are twitting about it like he’s back to top prospect status . . . Appel goes 6 starts (over a month) with an ERA in the mid 1.00’s and I have to hear about it on a Phillies broadcast? Smh

        1. Last six starts……36 innings….21 BBs.,,,33 Hits…..25 Ks.
          That should tell you something.
          Control issues……not enough swing and miss and decent H/9 but not exceptional considering he is almost 26-years old with a ton of experience and facing many younger hitters.

          1. He’s been pitching a lot better with men on base. Last night he had a ton of baserunners, but only gave up two runs. He didn’t have his best stuff, but he battled and kept his team in the game. I was watching on milbtv, and the play by play announcer for the red wings said his mechanics are a lot better than what he saw in may. Even though his whip is high in those six starts, his era is low, which tells me he’s pitching a lot better from the stretch, and progress has been made. Pivetta got himself together and has shown great improvement, and I think Appel will too.

            1. You cannot compare what Pivetta has done in AAA this year to what Appel has done. Pivetta has completely dominated AAA competition with excellent swing and miss stuff and good control. Appel may or may not be improving, but he’s scuffled overall and it’s not yet clear to me that his recent stretch signals a strong move forward, although I like that he’s battling. But he’s still well, well, behind a guy like Pivetta, who earned his promotion with consistent domination.

            2. I’m going to agree with dag on this one. How come one guy can’t be a late bloomer? He’s been showing slight improvements, yet people like catch want to knock that and say it can’t be true. Guess we will see what he does his next couple of starts!!!

            3. dag5…….hope you are correct. He turns 26 in three weeks, and I am sure MKlentak will give him the opportunity to make his MLB debut this season sometime. So maybe his latest string of fortunate pitching will translate to the majors.
              Another metric that is concerning is his GB%….lowest in his career so far at 42%…that will not translate in the majors….I would hope he will be able to curb the exit velocities that could occur.

            4. Yes, he could be a late bloomer and I’m not knocking him – he’s just quite a bit behind where Pivetta currently sits and his stuff (at least as a starter), is not as good as Pivetta’s regardless of whether he was drafted first, and he struggles with control. He’s going to have to make some serious strides to compete in the majors – and maybe he’ll do it. But just because I have my doubts about him doesn’t mean I’m rooting against him. I’d like him to succeed.

  5. Does anyone have any info on why Daniel Brito has struggled so much this season? Coming in to the season some were saying that he could develop into having the best hit tool in the system, but he’s obviously been unable to make adjustments at his current level. Could it be age, injury, or something else?

    1. Brito is, as Tim said, young. He’s 19 and will be all year long. He was a LA bonus baby is 2015. He played in the DSL in 2015 and in the GCL last year. He double jumped this year and started out really hot. In April, he hit .327/.377/.449. He had 3 HRs and 9 RBI in April and 6 SBs without a CS. He’s now played in more games than in any previous season. He’s probably seeing a few more breaking balls too. They’ve tried to give him a few days off so he can catch up to the adjustments he’s seeing. I think he’s a solid player who needs to slow the game down a bit so he can catch up.

  6. Darick Hall he’s still 21 and still hitting , Lakewood isn’t know for a good hitter’s park.Tromp having a good yr too for a Small guy he’s has some pop.

  7. Appel is a no doubt reliever going forward. His delivery has way too many moving parts and his arm angle is flat out weird for someone his size. It’s nice to see he’s finally getting guys out instead of walking them. Hopefully this means greener pastures are ahead, but his track record is a huge red flag of shame

  8. Is it true that Harold Arauz was moved up to Reading.
    Now I am wondering what kind of expriment the Phillies are running on this kid.
    Probably a promotional release. Please confirm.

    1. Not sure what you mean by a promotional release. He has pitched well this year so he is not getting released.

      I would like to see Romero and Suarez promoted to Clearwater as starters. Just not sure who Clearwater can promote or put in the pen for those two to become starters.

  9. Three of the recent college draft picks are in the Williamsport starting lineup. Not Haseley.

  10. I see the Phillies traded for Mark Peterson. A move for a minor leaguer with 18 walks in 31 innings. So much for going after pitchers that control the strike zone with good command.

    1. when you are looking to give up nothing to acquire a warm body for a week or two, its hard to be picky.

  11. Could Haseley be in Clearwater putting any finishing touches on ‘newcomers orientation’?
    JimP would know if he seen him down there..

      1. rocco…..perhaps Nicks or Ralph and Rickey’s…or maybe Pops water ice or even Popi’s on 20th….let me know once you find out.

  12. I like italianos water ice on 12th and shunk better , but they arent going to open this year. Or 7 christian st johns water ice. Only place they called it water ice is in philly. I Havent been to popi in years. ever since i got sick eating crab cakes i am allergic.

  13. Looks like Williamsport already sent at least four kids to the GCL. Justin Miller, Encarnacion, Guzman and Henriquez. They are not on the Williamsport roster. I may have missed one or two. I am sure several kids in extended will be released once more draft picks sign.

  14. Scott Kingery dh today in what I predict will be his swan song with Reading as his replacement Drew Stankiewicz plays 2b.

    1. He just got promoted to AAA. I was wrong as I thought they would wait till All-Star game to promote because I could not figure out why it had not occurred already

    2. You’ve been saying this for a while and you nailed it. Hats off to you, my man!

  15. Everyone must be spellbound or figured the news was anticlimatic. Good for Scott, one more level to ascend!

  16. Off the subject, but, how many more at bats will it take to conclude that cam perkins is totally overmatched at major league level

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