Box Score Recap – 6/25/2017

All five affiliated teams lost Sunday.  So did the parent club.  I got nuthin’, here are the recaps.

Lehigh Valley (49-27) lost to Rochester, 7-4.

Jake Thompson had another one of those starts that makes people question his acquisition.  Pat Venditte and Michael Mariot each gave up a run in relief.  Mariot also allowed an inherited runner to score.

Andrew Pullin had 2 hits, a HR (1), and 3 RBI.  Nick Williams had a hit, HR (15), RBI, and a walk.  That’s 3 of the IronPigs 6 hits and all 4 RBI.

The word is out on Twitter that Scott Kingery and Brandon Leibrandt have been promoted to Lehigh Valley.

  • #1 Crawford (.205): 0-4 with a K
  • #3 Alfaro (.264): 1-4 with 2 K
  • #4 Williams (.273): 1-3 with 2 runs scored, HR (15), RBI (43), BB, K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.237): 0-4 with 3 K 
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.303): 0-2 with a run scored, BB
  • #16 Pinto (4-3, 4.39): DNP
  • #19 Appel (5-3, 4.95): DNP
  • #24 Lively (6-1, 2.40): promoted to the Phillies
  • #29 Valentin (.229): 7-day DL
  • Pullin (294): 2-4 with a run scored, HR (1), 3 RBI (5), K

Reading (42-29) lost to Trenton, 8-4.

Tommy Bergjans suffered through all 8 Trenton Runs in 4.2 innings.  Harold Arauz let 2 inherited runners score, but of course kept his ERA a pristine 0.00.  Shane Watson pitched 2 shutout innings.

The Phils had 16 hits and 3 walks.  They went 3-10 with RISP.  But, only had one XBH, a double.  Kingery and Martin had 3-hit games.  Coppola, Rodriguez, Tromp, and Canelo had 2-hits each.  Walding had the double.  Coppola had 2 RBI, Kingery and Martin one each.

Tromp had an outfield assist (first base).  The Phils turned 3 double plays.

  • #11 Kingery (.313): 3-4 with an RBI (44), SF
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-3, 3.68): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.74): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.296): DNP
  • #27 Canelo (.244): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, K
  • Pullin (.308): promoted to AAA

Clearwater (41-33) lost to Daytona, 4-3.

Franklyn Kilome pitched pretty well, but a one out walk in the sixth inning came back to bite him.  The next batter hit a ball to Jan Hernandez at third.  He bobbled it and threw wildly to first and instead of two outs and a runner on second or even one out with runners on second and first, we ended up with one out and runners on second and third. The Tortugas took advantage of the gift and scored on a sacrifice fly to Simon Muzziotti in deep center field, but foolishly tried to score the runner from second too.

The Threshers scored 3 runs but only managed 3 hits.  After a lead off walk to Cornelius Randolph in the fourth, 18 Threshers were retired in order.

Wilson Garcia clubbed a 2-run HR in the first inning.  Simon Muzziotti singled and took third on Cord Sandberg’s single in the third.  Muzziotti scored on Derek Campbell’s ground out.  And that was it for Clearwater’s offense.

Muzziotti picked up an outfield assist (home).  Randolph stole his third base in four attempts.  Jose Pujols didn’t strike out in his 3 at bats.  He looks a little better at the plate. He’s laying off some of the off speed junk he’s been seeing, and he’s making better contact on his outs.  He’s also been moved back up to sixth from eighth in the line up.

Will Hibbs threw 2.0 shutout innings.  Jeff singer threw one.  Off day tomorrow.

Kilome’s FB was 93-95, touching 96 MPH.  All 5 of his Ks came swinging.  He got the first one on a 95 MPH FB, but the other four came on off speed stuff – 84, 84, 84, and 82 MPH.

  • # 5 Kilome (4-3, 2.71): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • #10 Randolph (.223): 0-3 with BB, 2 K, SB
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20): DNP
  • #28 Pujols (.185): 0-3 
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury in XST

Lakewood (40-34) lost to Delmarva, 6-5.

JoJo Romero gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in five innings.  Ismael Cabrera tookthe loss with 3 runs in his two innings.  Casey Brown pitched one shutout inning.

Henri Lartigue had 3 hits.  Enmanuel Garcia had 3 hits, a double, HR (2), and 2 RBI.  Jose Antequera had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  And, David Martinelli and Darick Hall had 2 hits.  Mickey Moniak had the day off but was used as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.

  • #2 Moniak (.275: 0-1 with a K as a pinch hitter 
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 2.98): DNP
  • #15 Medina (2-6, 3.69): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.236): 1-5 with a K, SB
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.11): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Williamsport (1-6) lost to Auburn, 9-5.

Gustavo Armas gave up 6 runs (4 ER) in 4 innings and took the loss.  Jhon Nunez gave up 2 in 2 innings.  Addison Russ gave up 1 in 2 innings.

Malvin Matos had 3 hits.  Josh Stephen had 2 hits.  Brian Mims was the first 2017 draftee to get a hit, and he also has two.  Cole Stobbe had the only other hit.

Jesus Alastre had an outfield assist (home).

Williamsport had 4 more batters hit by a pitched ball Sunday.  Jake Scheiner was hit 3 times.  Jhailyn was out of the line up again after being hit 3 times Friday.  The Crosscutters lead the league with 13 batters hit in 7 games.  Priot to Sunday’s games, 75 batters had been hit by pitches.  I think somebody better do something about this.  The obvious thing is to get rid of the DH and have the pitchers bat.  Only half kidding.  And I realize that Ortiz was only HBP twice Friday, officially.  But I watched him for a year down here.  If he thinks he was hit, he was hit.

  • #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):

  • 6/25 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Michael Mariot from the 7-day DL
  • 6/25 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/25 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – RHP Justin Miller assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Jonathan Guzman assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Nick Maton assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – OF Austin Listi assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 3B Jake Scheiner assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 2B Brian Mims assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Addison Russ assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 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.

37 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/25/2017

  1. How about 18 YO Simon Muziotti in the Clearwater lineup for the past two games. He’s had a hit in each game. He’s also stolen a base and thrown out a runner from CF. The fact that the Red Sox liked him enough to cheat the J2 rules to sign him makes me like him even more.

    1. Does this mean Phillies think CF Muzziotti (18 yrs, Clearwater) is better than CF Moniak (19 yrs, Lakewood) or CF Haseley (21 yrs, Williamsport)?

      1. I don’t think that is the case. They probably just have him filling in up there for the time being, probably someone is dinged up. I’m sure we’ll see him slide back down to the GCL shortly.

        1. You are most likely correct Dave H. When somebody is needed short-term in Clearwater it’s the easiest thing to grab a player from GCL Phillies. They share the facility after all. If you watch the transactions you will see this a couple dozen times every season. And a note to Steven – the Phils put Haseley in the GCL not Williamsport (Yeah, I don’t understand that one either).

        1. Their are a lot of professional arm chair scouts on this site, whose petty views of right and wrong are often chastised with a thumb pointing South.

        2. It could simply be their way of answering the question ‘no’ without commenting. Personally I’m intrigued by Simon M.

          1. I am intrigued by him Aswell. I think it says that the org has a lot of faith in his abilities to jump up a few levels, even if it is only a temporary thing. He is 18 and never played over stateside as far as I know.
            So I am impressed with how well he has done even if it is SSS.

    2. Hinkie,

      I woke up this morning and realized that I hadn’t remarked on Muzziotti’s performance over the weekend. His contributions went further than what you mentioned. He looked like a young Carlos Tocci in center field. He patrolled the position like he owned it.

      On the assist, he had to retreat to the warning track in dead center to catch the ball. His momentum was toward the wall, but he planted and got off a strong enough throw without hesitation to Marrero in the cutoff that the runner was out by a substantial margin at the plate. Granted, it was the runner from second that they threw out, but it was a play where Daytona took a chance on scoring two runners on a sac fly. It took two good throws and Muzziotti and Marrero came through.

      At he plate, Muzziotti borders on aggressive. Both of his hits came on first pitches. Both were hit hard. And both were line drives. I think the fact that he got a hit on the first pitch he saw Saturday, gave him confidence in subsequent at bats. He looks like he has a plan at the plate. In his last at bat Sunday, he showed bunt on a couple of early pitches with the Threshers trailing by a run.

      His speed was apparent in both games. Not only did he steal a base Saturday with an excellent jump but he moved up to third on a fly ball and scored the eventual winning run on a wild pitch. In his first at bat on Sunday went first to third on a single to set up a scoring opportunity and was able to come home on a ground out to third. Plus he covered centerfield like a blanket.

      Physically, his bottom half is more developed than his upper half. What power he has will come from his legs, but his upper body should catch up. In much the same manner as Daniel Brito and Arquimedes Gamboa filled out from last year to this year. (A present comp would be Tocci above the waist.)

      The only real negative is that he struck out twice in seven at bats. I don’t remember the one Saturday, but he chased an off speed pitch Sunday and looked bad on the swing. But he’s young and that is correctable.

      Muzziotti turned 18 in December. He will likely be back in the GCL before the week is out, maybe as early as today for their season opener. That will probably happen when Haseley is ready to accept an assignment to Clearwater. Yes, that’s how I’m guessing this all turns out. I really can’t believe that anyone will think that Muzziotti’s temporary assignment in Clearwater means anything more than moving a warm body up to fill a spot for a couple games.

  2. Williams has had 5 BBs in his last 10 games. He’s trying to take a page from the Crawford on-base guide. In fact, JP has only had 1 BB in his last 10 games. Have they switched personas?

    Jan Hernandez is having an interesting year with the bat. He hit well in April (.275/.339/.569) and then fell off a cliff in May (.161/.224/.339) with 29 Ks in 17 games. In June, he hasn’t hit much better but his Ks have dropped to 12 and his BBs are at 9 so far. It hasn’t been a good year for Jan but maybe he’s made a few adjustments and will play better the rest of the year.

  3. Tough day for pitchers all around. Nick´s 15 Hr is something to look at more closely. Definitely a September callup. Conzens season is turning into a nightmare.
    Is it possible that arms are getting tired already? We are only halfway. Kingery deserves a promotion. Funny that the soft thrower Arauz kept his ERA pristine with 3k in 2.1 innings in his double A ball. Jan Hernandez and Pujols are starting to worry me.

    1. Floridaphilly……..Nick Williams has shown a very good propensity to hit for power thru-out his minor league career.
      It is the other metrics that are concerns with him…Ks and BBs rates.
      2014-age20-PAs-486….HRs-13….OPS-794…..ISO-.194-up thru AA level.
      2017-age23-PAs-288….HRs-15….OPS-.823…..ISO-. 223-present

    2. Cozen’s season is definitely not a nightmare. He had a horrible April but has rebounded nicely. He has struggled a bit throughout the last two weeks, but he is doing a lot better than people thought he would in his first taste of AAA.

    3. Arauz came into the game with two outs and runners on first and second. He kept his ERA pristine but wild pitched the runners to second and third then gave up a single that scored both runners. Plus, the soft tosser walked two batters to go along with his 3 Ks. His value in Clearwater, where I actually saw him pitch, was as a long reliever who could come in when the starter got knocked out early, which didn’t happen very often. His sub-90 fastball plays one time through the line up. He has shown success in the most fungible of roles, long reliever. If he can’t be successful when opportunities like yesterday’s arise, he is easily replaced by the next failed starter.

      1. Can you envision a Jeanmar Gomez future in store for Harold?
        Apparently similar skill sets.

        1. His FB topped out at 88 MPH while in Clearwater on a gun that has a reputation as running a little hot. I didn’t realize that he lacked a real FB when he put up those good home splits last year in Lakewood. Maybe I came across as too harsh above, but I don’t even see a Mark Leiter-type role for Arauz.

    4. Cozens season has actually improved
      He raised his average over 100 points and is near the top in HR .
      I guess if you thought he would run out of the gate and into the HOF well then yeah nightmare , but he has always struck out a lot and always had off balance splits. And those trends seem to be continuing.

  4. Looking forward to following this lineup for 5 weeks until potential call ups…..

    Kingery 2b
    Crawford ss
    Alfaro c
    Cozens rf
    Hoskins 1b
    Williams cf
    Pullin lf
    Gomez 3b
    Eshelman p

    Stay healthy, boys!

    1. This is pretty solid. When Quinn went down, I was trying to figure out who would lead off. Perkins stepped in and did a great job. Now he’s in the show and Kingery should fill in nicely. I sure Scott will have some fits and starts but he’ll adjust.

    2. 8mark, I suspect Williams won’t be in your lineup very long. However, I agree with you that it is a sweet lineup.

    3. I feel pretty confident that, over a 162 game season, this line-up would produce more runs than the current major league line-up.

      What I can’t tell is whether this more a salute to the guys in AAA or a damnation of the guys in the majors.

      1. No, it wouldn’t.. This is like Alabama fans claiming that they would been a bad NFL team..

        The Phillies line-up is bad but they still have 4-5 hitters that are better than what currently exists in LV…

        1. I don’t say this lightly and I intentionally said over a 162 game season.

          The first 50 or so games would be rough, but you might get some serious production the last 100 games. I think Scotty and Rhys would outpace any of the other players in the majors.

          1. Catch, simply go position by position and it’s not close…

            1b – Joseph and Hoskins are a wash. I think Hoskins is a better long-term option but not by much
            2b – Kingery is better than the fill-ins for Hernandez
            ss – Not close right now. Galvis is much better even as someone who’s still high on Crawford long-term…
            3b – Not close, even with Franco’s struggles
            LF – Not close – Hendricks is much better than any AAA hitter they have
            CF – Not close – For all of his faults, Odubal is better than any AAA OF
            RF – Not close – Altheer is much better than Cozens
            C – Rupp is better than Alfaro right now. I think Alfaro has more upside but not today.

            So that makes 1 push, one AAA “win”, and the rest of the positions are just not even close.

  5. Could it be that Muziotti is just keeping the seat warm for Haseley since he is right there and pretty much at the same complex.

    1. DMAR…that is a very real possibility.
      Though they still l could start Haseley at Williamsport later this week.

  6. Does anyone know a timetable for Quinn? I know they ruled out TJ and are rehabbing instead, but could he be back in a few weeks when Kendricks gets traded and Williams gets promoted?

  7. Somebody on the Post Draft thread posted that Haseley was in today’s GCL lineup as DH. However I saw the scoreboard on the Milb website say that the game was rained out.

    1. Yes, he was listed as the DH batting third for the GCL opener. The players were warming up in left field on Ashburn Field when lightning (and Coach Roly de Armas) chased them indoors. About 30 minutes later it started to rain, and after 30 more minutes the game was cancelled when the field was deemed unplayable.

  8. Several comments: 1. Simon Muzziotti. Nothing to see here. Watch the transactions during the season. It is way easier for the Threshers to get a warm body to fill in for a couple of games from the GCL Phils than to get a player to Florida from Lakewood.
    2. Future lineups – don’t count any of your chickens before July 31. According to CSN Klentak is open to offers on ANYBODY and is aggressively shopping Franco.
    3. Promotions: I thought they would wait until the Eastern League All-Star game but Scotty JetPax was just promoted to AAA along with Brandon Leibrandt.
    4. Draftee assignments: Nobody yet placed higher than Williamsport. Haseley actually assigned to the GCL. Jim, that Moore guy you saw is Kipp Moore a 21 year old undrafted catcher, assigned to the GCL.

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