Box Score Recap – 6/26/2017

Lehigh Valley lost Scott Kingery’s AAA debut.  Send him back?

Reading rallied to victory.  Mitch Walding hit #17.

Lakewood won behind Ranger Suarez’ perfect game bid.

Williamsport came from behind and held on to secure a win.

Clearwater was scheduled off, the GCL Phillies were rained out.

Lehigh Valley (49-28) lost to Pawtucket, 5-4 in ten innings.

Brandon Leibrandt made his AAA debut and posted a semi respectable line – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 98 pitches, 67 strikes.  The walks did him in as two of them scored, one on a 2-run HR in the fifth inning.  Leibrandt struck out the other three batters he faced in the fifth.  New guy, Mark Peterson, made his debut too.  He gave up a run in his two innings, putting the IronPigs behind after they came back to tie the game.  Jesen Therrien (2.51) pitched two shutout innings.  Pedro Beato (0-3, 3.67) gave up the game-winning HR in the top of the tenth.

The ironPigs scored runs in four different innings – Nick Williams RBI double in the second, Dylan Cozens’ lead off HR (17) in the fourth, Pedro Florimon’s RBI single in the sixth, and Rhys Hoskins’ RBI ground out in the seventh.

Cozens and Williams had 2 hits each.  The ‘Pigs were 2-15 with RISP.  Cozens and Kingery swiped bases.

Cozens started in CF.  He picked up an outfield assist (home).

This was Kingery’s long-awaited AAA debut.  I joked above about sending him back to Reading.  I hope it was recognized as a joke.  But, his batting average is lower than Crawford’s.  Again, just kidding.

  • #1 Crawford (.203): 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • #3 Alfaro (.261): 0-3 with 2 BB
  • #4 Williams (.277): 2-4 with 2 doubles, RBI (44), BB, K
  • #6 Quinn (.274): 7-day DL
  • #9 Cozens (.241): 2-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (17), RBI (50), BB, K , SB (5)
  • #11 Kingery (.200): 1-5 with a K, SB
  • #12 Pivetta (5-0, 1.41): promoted to Phillies
  • #13 Hoskins (.301): 1-5 with a run scored,  RBI (61), K
  • #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 (227): 0-5  with 2 K

Reading (43-29) beat Harrisburg, 5-3.

Ranfi Casimiro git a spot start and gave up 3 runs in four innings.  All 3 runs scored on two HRs in the third inning.  The bullpen shut the Senators out the rest of the way as the Phils rallied for the win – DeNato (5-1, 1.09) got the victory with two shutout innings.  Austin Davis (2.13) followed with 1.2 shutout innings.  Victor Arano (2.13) stranded an inherited runner in his 0.1 inning.  And, Tom Windle (6.75) struck out two as he picked up his first save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

The Phils rallied from a 3-0 deficit with 2 runs in the fourth inning on Kyle Martin’s RBI single and Jiandido Tromp’s sacrifice fly, 2 runs in the seventh on Mitch Walding’s 2-run HR (17), and a run in the ninth on Chace Numata’s sacrifice fly.

Zack Coppola and Walding had 2 hits each.

Coppola registered an outfield assist (home).

  • #11 Kingery (.313): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #17: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension
  • #21 Anderson (5-3, 3.68): DNP
  • #22: Arano (1.74): DNP
  • #23 Tocci (.296): 1-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #27 Canelo (.239): 0-4
  • Pullin (.308): promoted to AAA

Clearwater (41-33) no game scheduled.

  • # 5 Kilome (4-3, 2.71):
  • #10 Randolph (.223):
  • #26 Ed. Garcia (1-1, 4.20):
  • #28 Pujols (.185):
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (3-0, 2.02): rehabbing a shoulder injury

Lakewood (41-34) beat Greensboro, 6-0.

Ranger Suarez (5-2, 1.73) threw a perfect game for 7.2 innings.  He left with 2 outs in the eighth inning after a single broke up the perfect game and no-hit bids.  He threw 98 pitches, 67 strikes.  Suarez struck out nine.  Trevor Bettencourt (4.13) closed out a two-hitter.  He sandwiched 3 strike outs around a single in the ninth.

The Blue Claws scored a run in the first inning on a wild pitch.  The game remained tight until they scored 2 runs in the sixth on Darick Hall’s solo HR (13) and a double play with the bases loaded.  They broke the game open with 3 runs in the seventh on Mickey Moniak’s RBI ground out, Henri Lartigue’s double, and Edgar Cabral’s RBI single.

Five guys had 2-hit games – Daniel Brito, Arquimedes Gamboa, Hall, Lartigue, and Cabral. Moniak stole his seventh base.  Darick Hall has a league-leading 55 RBI.

  • #2 Moniak (.270): 0-5 with a run scored, RBI (28), K, SB
  • #7 Sanchez (2-2, 2.98): DNP
  • #15 Medina (2-6, 3.69): DNP
  • #18 Brito (.240): 2-4 with a run scored, double, walk, K
  • #25 Romero (5-1, 2.11): DNP

Williamsport (2-6) beat Auburn, 4-3.

Will Stewart (1-1, 2.79) held Auburn to 2 runs in 5.2 innings on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  He gave up a solo HR in the second inning after a 51 minute rain delay.  The second run was set up by one of two wild pitches Stewart threw after a fly ball dropped between two Crosscutters’ fiwlders for a gift double.  Connor Brogdon pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and stranded an inherited runner.  Luis Ramirez (1.42) gave up a run in 1.1 innings.  Orestes Melendez (4.76) got the final 2 outs for his first save.

Williamsport scored all of their runs in a 6-run sixth inning on an Austin Listi RBI ground out, Cole Stobbe solo HR (3), and a 2-run double by Malvin Matos.

Rodolfo Duran had 2 hits.  Nick Maton got his first professional hit.  Austin Listi got his first professional RBI.

No Crosscutters were hit by a pitch in the playing of this game.

GCL Phillies (0-0) postponed, rain.  First two games on Tuesday, June 27th at Yankees West.  First seven-inning game starts at 11:00 AM.

CF Simon Muzziotti was back at the Complex and leading off in the GCL opener.  Adam Haseley was penciled in as the DH and batting third.  The infield was slated to be Edwin Rodriguez, Brayan Gonzalez, Jonathan Guzman, and Zach Green.  Kevin Markham and Ben Pelletier were set to man the corner outfield positions.  LHP Jose Jimenez was scheduled to start.  Rafael Marchan completed the battery.

  • #8 Gowdy

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 6/26 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Pedro Beato from the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/26 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – SS Angelo Mora assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – 2B Scott Kingery assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – RHP John Richy assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Mario Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list. Right elbow strain
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/26 – Luis Encarnacion assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – GCL Phillies placed RHP Sutter McLoughlin on the 60-day disabled list.
  • 6/26 – RHP Jesus De Los Santos assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Rafael Carvajal assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – SS Brayan Gonzalez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – IF Jesus Azuaje assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Keudy Bocio assigned to GCL Phillies from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
  • 6/26 – OF Adam Haseley assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Kevin Markham assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Denny Martinez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jose Jimenez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – C Kipp Moore assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Sati Santa Cruz assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Victor Sobil assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Yahir Gurrola assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Danny Mayer assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed RHP Sati Santa Cruz.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed LHP Jakob Hernandez.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed IF Jesus Azuaje.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Kevin Markham.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Yahir Gurrola.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Danny Mayer.
  • 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.

40 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/26/2017

  1. I heard an interesting comment from some random minor league announcers last night. I was going through the channels on my TV and came upon SNY. It said Minor League Baseball. I got a little excited that maybe a Phillies Farm Team might be on it. It is the Mets network but I was hoping. A Phils team wasn’t on it but Hudson Valley was playing Brooklyn. I turned the game on and saw there was 1 hit in the game but 4 errors through 3 innings. There was a runner on 1st. A ball was hit into the gap between SS and 3B. The SS ranged over and made a great play on it. The ball took a weird hop off the infield grass but the SS fielded it on the run and fired to 2B just a milli-second too late. Great play and nothing to show for it. The announcer then made a comment that made a lot of sense. He said, “These guys are not used to playing on infield’s with grass so they make a lot of errors until they get used to it.”

    I first said, “What????” I never played on an infield that didn’t have grass but then I remembered where these guys played. Mostly in the southern states where constant watering of an infield isn’t something you want to do. So a baked, dirt infield will give you a different speed on the ball and different bounces. It’s like the difference between astro-turf and grass. So we often talk about players who were good to great fielders in HS or College who rack up 20+ errors. It’s not that their fielding has regressed but some of it comes from reading different bounces and the speed of the ball that’s hit to you.

  2. It’s not reflected in the recap above but my boy Cole Stobbe hit his 3rd hr last night despite only hitting .200 so far with too many K’s. I’m sure it’s just an oversite.

    Thanks for the Muzziotti report yesterday, Jim. Very encouraging. We’re flush with lefty CFs. One of them has to make it, no?

    1. Meanwhile my guy stephens is not doing what i thought. I still think he becomes best hitter in there system

      1. rocco…time for a new bromance…Darick Hall would be a good one.
        Hopefully he will be more than Rizz and Murphy.

    2. From the recap –
      “Williamsport scored all of their runs in a 6-run sixth inning on an Austin Listi RBI ground out, Cole Stobbe solo HR (3), and a 2-run double by Malvin Matos.”

  3. Hall’s been hot he also homered , Ranger really has some nice numbers . KINGERY showing off his speed. Everyody walking was there a message sent for the FO walk or get fined.

  4. Coppola has 9 assists in 61 games this year and the fact that he’s hitting .301/.381/.329 in Reading. Pretty impressive but you can’t rely on him for a HR or even XBH. He’s an on-base guy who has speed and he’s a solid fielder. It might work as a CF’er or as a 4th or 5th OF’er in Philly. He might be Carlos Tocci #2 with more speed but, man I never thought I’d ever say this, less power.

  5. And Pinto had a nice inning, for Philly.
    Brito and Gamboa were on base a combined 7 times. That will play very nicely…
    Hall is really putting together a nice season, he’s a nice looking hitter.
    Walding has certainly had an interesting season. All those homers but only 220 is tough to digest. He and Tromp with Martin will have to carry Reading, no help is coming.

    1. I saw Hall this Spring taking batting practice at the complex. I know it was batting practice, but guy just mashes. He hit everything hard and put many over the right field fence. If you consider his size, he just looks the part. My son was with me and we were talking about favorite young players and we are both big Hall fans after watching his display. This is borderline “crazy talk” because we were there to watch Moniak.

  6. At some point, if this continues, we will need to monitor Walding. If you look at his splits, he has had a huge month of June in all respects – with the only continuing and serious red flag being his strikeout rate – which continues to be quite high.

    At the risk of encouraging Sandusky to start positing (not Jerry, the tag name of a poster who boasted about Walding for years when he was hitting .220), Walding is a bit interesting. When I would go down to ST, he always looked like one of the best players on the field with great fielding skills, a fabulous swing and plenty of power. My guess is that he struggled/struggles with breaking pitches. If he can figure it out, there really is a lot of talent there and if he has another month like this, he might get the call to AAA where we will get a better idea of whether he can hit good pitching.

    1. I just looked at Walding’s home/away splits: they’re not very encouraging. slugging .700 at home/.400 away.

      I’m definitely a fan of his, but he may likely be the beneficiary of a friendly ballpark.

      -Jeff

    2. Sandusky changed his name after people in heat told him child molestation isn’t funny , so he added an Ohio after it . Hilarious

    1. Gowdy is listed on the GCL roster but I’ve been told, by people on this site, he’s rehabbing right now. Might see him in the GCL throwing some innings when he’s ready and then hopefully move to Wmsprt or LKW.

    1. Interesting that Jose Jimenez was scheduled to be the opening day starter. I don’t think anyone wanted to play yesterday more than Ben Pelletier. He must have come out a half dozen times to check the weather before the game was called.

      1. Ben Pelletier is still so young.
        He could be a real pleasant surprise.
        I remember his video from the Rogers Center in Toronto for one of their Canadian HS tournaments and he looked so much more physically matured than the others…and he was like 16 or 17 years old.

  7. TWO more walks for Alfaro. I think it’s safe to say he’s working on his approach and pitch selection. This might take some time, but could ultimately make him a monster player if he can find the right balance.

    1. I like it. His OBP seemed to Match his average but now that he’s walking more his OBP is climbing

    2. Yeah, I also find it somewhat interesting that the two-walk game came on a day when he was DH’ing. Without all the defensive responsibility of the catcher position (game plan, pitch selection, etc.) a little more chance to think about what he needs to work on at the plate. Just a lot of stuff for catchers, but I think he’ll get it all with time.

    1. I remember him sure how old is he these days….Didn’t he and Harold Martinez get drafted the same year?

      1. He’s 23. He was back at 3B also which is a great sign. I assume he’ll be sent to Clearwater soon. Haseley, obviously too good for GCL was 3-4 after not playing for a month. Clearwater could be his destination also. The GCL team had 17 yr old 2B and SS. Very cool. We’ve been waiting for Gonzalez, and he homers in game 1. He’s not a big guy.

        1. Brayan Gonzalez is a natural switch hitter from his youth according to last year’s international reports after he was signed…though now listed as right handed….and he was not a converted switch hitter like the Phillies use to do with some of their Latin 16 year olds in the past and even Roman Quinn after he was drafted..
          So that should help his hit metrics going up the ladder, if he plans on continuing to switch hit. The Phillies may have changed their philosophy on that now.

  8. “Scott Kingery awaits the 2-1 pitch….BELTED! Deep to left field….you can forget about it. A bullet over the fence. Pigs take a quick 1-0 lead here in the first.” Get used to hearing that again and again, folks.

  9. 1B Luis Encarnacion having been demoted from Williamsport to the GCL, then sent by the GCL Phillies to extended ST, has now been called up to A+ Clearwater. Before the questions and debates start, take a deep breath. He is just a warm body, like Simon Muzziotti was a few days ago (regardless of his prospect ranking). It happens frequently. For a game or two it is simpler for the Threshers to get a player from the GCL Phillies who share the facility than to fly one in and back from Lakewood.

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