Box Score Recap – 6/30/2017

Clearwater beat first place Tampa on Cord Sandberg’s home run.

Lakewood lost late when a fielding error led to 2 unearned runs.

Williamsport won easily.  Haseley debuted with 2 hits, Scheiner had three.  Andrew Brown allowed one hit in five innings in his first start.

The GCL Phillies lost on a wild pitch.  Ben Pelletier had a game-tying, 3-run double.

Lehigh Valley was postponed.

Reading was suspended, trailing, 1-0.

Lehigh Valley (50-30) postponed, rain.

Reading (46-30) suspended in the second inning trailing, 1-0.  Game will resume at 5:15 PM on Saturday and played to its nine inning completion.  The regularly scheduled game will follow and be a seven inning game.  Tommy Bergjans (6.75) had started Friday and gave up a lead off HR.

Clearwater (42-35) beat Tampa, 3-2.

Edgar Garcia (3.69) gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three and was lifted after 77 pitches.  Harold Arauz (2-0, 1.42) pitched 2.0, 3-hit innings and got the win.  Jeff Singer (2.58) pitched to one batter, walked him, and was relieved.  Luke Leftwich (3.48) came in to get the final 6 outs and his 6th save.  He stranded the inherited runner, walked two, and struck out all 6 batters he retired.

Every starter except Grenny Cumana got at least one hit.  Mark Laird (.290) had 3 hits including a double.  Cornelius Randolph (.234) had 2 hits including a triple into the RF corner.  Luis Encarnacion had 2 hits and an RBI in his FSL debut.  Cord Sandberg (.321) hit his second HR, a no-doubt-about-it blast to right field.

The Threshers had a lot of scoring opportunities and went 4-11 with RISP.  They scored first on Luis Encarnacion’s RBI single in the second inning.  They tied the game in the third on Wilson Garcia’s RBI single.  They went ahead for good on Sandberg’s HR (2) in the sixth.

The Yankees’ starter was removed with two out and nobody on base in the fifth inning.  Up to that point, he had thrown 53 pitches, 43 strikes.  No strike outs or walks, but 8 hits.  In fact the Threshers weren’t retired in order all game.

Edgar Garcia retired the Yankees’ in order in the first and fifth innings.  In between he skirted around a lot of trouble and came within one pitch of avoiding the 3 runs he did give up.  He threw 56% first pitch strikes (14/25), 77 pitches/49 strikes (63.6%), 4 three-ball counts (double, and 3 walks).  His FB ranged 91-95 MPH.  He threw 61 FB and sat 92-93 MPH on 49 of them.  He dipped to 91 MPH twice, touched 95 MPH twice, and scattered eight 94 MPH FB (at least one in each inning).  He threw 16 sliders (84-87 MPH).

Encarnacion is just a body filing in for Damek Tomscha who is on the DL.  Encarnacion’s youth showed as he swung wildly several times, landing on his knee during his follow through.

Lakewood (42-37) lost to Hagerstown, 5-4.

Adonis Medina (3.76) gave up 3 runs in 6.0 innings on 9 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out five. Casey Brown (1-1, 3.00) was tagged with a blown save and the loss when Daniel Brito committed a fielding error with two outs that allowed the tying run to score and prolonged the inning.  Ismael Cabrera (3.90) pitched a scoreless ninth.

The BlueClaws only managed 6 hits.  Darrick Hall provided the first run with a solo HR (14) in the second.  Hall and Brett Barbier gave Lakewood the lead in the sixth on Hall’s RBI double and Barbier’s 2-run HR (4).

Hall (.284) went 2-3 with 2 runs scored a BB, double, HR (14), and 2 RBI (57).  Barbier went 2-4 with a run scored, double, HR (4), 2 RBI (20).  Edgar Cabral (.242) and Luke Williams (.227) had the other two hits.

Williamsport (5-6) beat Batavia, 9-1.

Andrew Brown (1-0, 3.38) made his first start and shut out the Muckdogs for 5.0 innings on 1 hit and 2 walks.  He struck out five.  Orestes Melendez (4.91) gave up a run on 4 hits in 1.2 innings.  Connor Brogdon (0.00), the Phillies 2017 #10 pick, made his second appearance and stranded 2 inherited runners while pitching 2.1 scoreless innings.

Eight starters had at least one hit led by Jake Scheiner (.250) and his 3 hits, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI. Adam Haseley (.400) debuted with 2 hits.  Cole Stobbe (.220) added 2 hits, a double, and 3 RBI.  While Gregori Rivero (.235) chipped in with 2 hits, a double, and 2 RBI.  Greg Pickett (.359) had a double, a walk, and scored two runs.  Raul Rivas (.233), Josh Stephen (.237), and Jhailyn Ortiz (.192) added single hits to the attack.

The Crosscutters broke a scoreless tie with 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth on an error and a wild pitch.  They scored 3 runs in the sixth on Stobbe’s RBI single and Rivero’s 2-run double.  They put the game out of reach with 4 runs in the seventh on 2-run doubles by Stobbe and Scheiner.  Stephen stole his second base.

GCL Phillies (2-3) lost to the GCL Yankees East, 5-4.

Victor Sobil (7.36) struggled through 3.2 innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks. He narrowly avoided being lifted in the first inning without having retired a batter.  He had the inauspicious start of hit batter, walk, walk, walk.  At this point, the pitching coach was frantically signalling the pitcher in the bull pen to hurry up.  Fortunately for Sobil, he was able to trade a double play for a run.

Sobil labored though a second inning that included another walk, single (the Yankees first hit), and a wild pitch.  However, he avoided allowing a run.  He responded well in the third when he retired the Yankees in order.

But Sobil returned to his earlier form in the fourth – single, hit batter, double steal, RBI ground out, walk.  The second run that inning scored after the pitching change on Lenin Rodriguez’ errant pick off throw to third base.

Jesus De Los Santos pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.  Sati Santa Cruz (our 32nd round pick) walked the first batter he faced, but then blew away the next 3 batters.  Justin Miller pitched 2.0 innings and took the loss when 2 wild pitches couldn’t be controlled by the catcher.

The Phillies scored their first run in the second inning on Kevin Markham’s RBI ground out.  Zach Green had doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch.  They loaded the bases in the sixth on a fielding error and walks to Yahir Gurrola and Green.  Ben Pelletier cleared the bases with a hard smash down the left field line for a 3-run double.

With Haseley’s departure, the Phillies only collected 5 hits although three were doubles. Guzman (.294) went 1-4, Green (.333) went 1-3 with a double and walk, Pelletier (.267) went 1-4 with a double and 3 RBI, Brayan Gonzalez (.400) went 1-4, and Caleb Eldridge (.222) went 1-2 with a double.

The young guys – Muzziotti, Guzman, Pelletier, and Gonzalez – are really putting a charge into the ball, even when they don’t get their hits.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 6/30 – Phillies placed LF Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list. Left hamstring strain
  • 6/30 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/30 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/30 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/30 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/30 – OF Adam Haseley assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies
  • 6/29 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent RHP Zach Eflin on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 6/28 – Cole Irvin assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/28 – 2B Gunnar Buhner assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/27 – Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/27 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Miguel Nunez on the 7-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder
  • 6/27 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/27 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 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.

25 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/30/2017

  1. Mark Laird is hitting pretty well since Coppola was promoted. Maybe it’s because he’s playing every game. He’s hit in his last 8 games and 9 of his last 10 and 12 of 14. He’s hitting .409 in his last 10 games and .440 in his last 8 games. It’s a pretty empty .400+ BA since he has only 10 dbls and 1 HR this entire year. But .400+ will fuel a team pretty well. The one step back for him is BBs. Is 2 previous seasons he’s had more BBs than Ks. This year he has nearly 3 times the Ks to BBs. In June, he’s hitting .318/.333/.375 but he has 16 Ks and 2 BBs in 21 games. I guess he’s trying to be more aggressive.

  2. Thanks for mentioning the wild pitches that were not controlled by the catcher. It happened the night before to Williamsport. If the catcher can’t block the pitch, the pitcher loses the slider or sinker as a weapon. I imagine they work on that a lot. The catchers are young.
    Why did Randolph bunt as the number three hitter with runners on first and third with one out?
    Brayan Gonzalez seems amazing. He must be a treat to watch every day. Jesen Therrien is performing like a major league reliever. He is getting out of trouble regularly. It takes the high school draftees a while, but many do make it. I have to be patient.

    1. Therrien is also Canadian. What’s the length of playing time there? Worse than north Dakota for sure. It takes these guys at least an extra year to catch up.

    2. Bray Gonzalez was the highest paid LA international last year $900K, (J2-2016/17) for the Phillies, so they must have very high expectations for him. He is built solidly with a muscular lower trunk. Also, I think he may be giving up switch hitting. Just not sure.
      JimP would know more, if that is the actual case, and maybe why the Phillies have agreed to, or urged him to do it.
      Last year scouting video on him:
      http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/26271672/v652788783/top-international-prospects-brayan-gonzalez-ss

    3. Puddin,
      – On the WP, my first thought was “if you can’t catch it, why are you calling it”. The catcher was also a little slow going after it once it bounded away.
      – It was a safety squeeze. Laird had the option of not running if he didn’t think he could score. He made the correct decision, the pitcher was on the ball very quickly.
      – Yes, Gonzalez is fun to watch. His average may not reflect it, but he makes solid contact. And his fielding is as good as I’ve seen in the organization, so far.

  3. Tomorrow is J2 so looking forward to any information on that front. Also D Hall has been an Xtra base machine lately, OPS just under .900 at Williamsport last summer and doing the same at Lakewood. He gets next to no mention in comment section. Wondering when the soon to be 22 year old will be called up to Clearwater? Looking forward to seeing what Romero does there.

      1. it was probably mentioned elsewhere that im not seeing but Sixto moved into spot 100 on the mlb prospect list due to another player graduating off list.
        new list out in a couple weeks anyway.

    1. Hall is also an rbi machine, he leads single A even though he missed some playing time. Going to Fightins tonight to catch 2 games an some fireworks.

    2. This spring, I and a few others could envision Hall starting the season with the Threshers. He didn’t, then an ankle injury slowed him down. By the time he was healthy, Damek Tomscha had established himself at first base.

        1. I’ve seen both only a few times and my non-expert opinion is Hall (and I don’t think it’s close).

  4. I keep seeping Phillies projected to sign 4 of top 50 international prospects. Anyone know who? I don’t have access to BA

        1. Romus is that the same Garcia who works at Mexicana el mucho restaurant on passyunk ave?

  5. Short Joe Jordan video with a highlight of Hall’s HR last night.

    1. He should be in Lehigh by now. He’s too old and hitting well enough of late to be lingering in AA. Time for a new challenge and we need a 3b to push the guy on the big club.

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