Box Score Recap – 7/1/2017

Good day for the affiliates, 7 wins in 8 games.

Lehigh Valley split a double header.

Reading swept a double header.

Clearwater won in extra innings.

Lakewood won big.

Williamsport won its fifth in a row.

The GCL Phillies won a rain-shortened game.

Lehigh Valley (51-31) split a double header with Rochester, winning 2-1 and losing 9-0.

Game One:  Vince Velasquez (4.50) threw 33 pitches (17 strikes) in a 2.0 inning rehab assignment.  He gave up a run on a hit and a walk.  Pat Venditte (8-1, 2.60) got the win and threw 2.0 perfect innings in which he needed just 15 pitches (11 strikes).  Michael Mariot (4.45) and Edubray Ramos (0.00) combined to throw 3.0 perfect innings as the IronPigs held the Red Wings to just one hit and one walk.

The IronPigs tied the game in the third inning on Jorge Alfaro’s RBI ground out following J.P. Crawford’s triple.  They took the lead in the fourth inning on Logan Moore’s RBI force out.

Osmel Aguila had an outfield assist (second base).

Game Two:  Jake Thompson (3-9, 5.85) gave up 7 runs in 5.2 innings on 9 hits, 2 walks, and 4 errors.  Mark Patterson (15.75) allowed 2 inherited runners to score and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1.1 innings.

Not much in the way of offense – Crawford had a double in 3 at bats, Florimon went 3-3, and Gomez went 2-2 with a double.

Cozens had an outfield assist (second base).

Among the IronPigs’ errors, Kingery committed two, one on interference and another throwing.

Reading (48-30) swept Richmond, 9-6 and 3-0.

Game One:  Tommy Bergjans (6.75) gave up one run in 1.2 innings before the game was suspended.  Alexis Rivero (3-1, 3.52) gave up 3 runs in 3.1 innings but struck out six.  Joe DeNato (1.01) pitched 2.0 scoreless before Yacksel Rios (2.00) gave up 2 unearned runs in the ninth.

Angelo Mora (3.01) had 3 hits, scored 3 runs, had 2 doubles, and an RBI.  Carlos Tocci (.299) had 2 hits and an RBI.  Kyle Martin (.201) had a hit and 2 RBI.  Mitch Walding (.248) had 2 hits, 2 runs scored, and a triple.

Game Two:  Ranfi Casimiro (1-0, 2.25) pitched six, two-hit innings.  He wwalked none and struck out two.  Victor Arano (1.84) picked up his 4th save with one, one-hit inning.

Zach Coppla (.301) had 2 hits.  Mora and Harold Martinez had one RBI each.

Nick Rickles picked a runner off first base.

Clearwater (43-35) beat Tampa, 3-2 in 14 innings.  Deivi Grullon hit a walk off solo HR (6).

Franklyn Kilome (2.61) allowed one run in 6.0 innings on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  Three of the hits he gave up were infield hits.  Tyler Gilbert (2.89) walked 2 in one scoreless inning.  Alberto Tirado (3.75) blew the save on a game-tying HR and striking out two.  Matt Hockenberry (4.22) pitched two scoreless innings with 2 strike outs.  Will Hibbs (6.00) pitched around several base runners in two innings and struck out three.  Jeff Singer (4-2, 2.52) got the win striking out two.

Wilson Garcia (.262) and Deivi Grullon (.258) had 2 hits each.  Grullon also drew 2 walks.  The Threshers built a 2 run lead on Jan Hernandez’ RBI force out in the second inning and Grenny Cumana’s RBI ground out in the fifth.  They had few scoring opportunities until Grullon’s HR (6) in the 14th.

The Yankees put a lot of pressure on the Threshers throughout the game.  Four double plays in regulation kept the game close.

Luis Encarnacion was asked to sacrifice and laid down a perfect bunt.  No lie.

Lakewood (43-37) beat Hagerstown, 8-1.

Mauricio Llovera (2.14) pitched 4.0 innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Felix Paulino (2-6, 6.10) got the win with three, one-hit innings.  Jonathan Hennigan (4.79) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.

Daniel Brito (.248) went 4-5 with 2 RBI.  David martinelli went 3-4 with a HR (5) and 2 RBI. Henri Lartigue,  Brett Barbier, Luke Williams, and Jose Antequera had one RBI each.  Mickey Moniak (.270) went 1-5 with a run scored.

Williamsport (6-6) beat West Virginia, 4-2.

Kyle Young (2-0, 2.03) pitched five scoreless inning giving up 3 hits, walking 3, and striking out four.  Jake Kelzer ((2.70) gave up one run in 2.0 innings on a hit and 3 walks.  Randy Alcantara (4.00) earned his second save, giving up a run on 2 hits, walking one, and striking out three.

The Cutters scored 2 runs in the fourth on cole Stobbe’s fourth HR.  They added a run in the fifth on Adam Haseley’s RBI double.  And they tacked on an insurance run in the eighth  on Malvin Matos’ SF.

Haseley (.500) went 2-3 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk.Rodolfo Duran (.258) had a 3-hit game.  Jhailyn Ortiz drew 2 walks.  Matos, Stobbe, and Haseley each stole a base.

Young picked off 2 runners at first.

GCL Phillies (3-3) beat the GCL Yankees East, 4-1.

Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) pitched 3.0 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit,  and striking out three.  Oscar marcelino (1-0, 0.00) got the win with a similar 3.0 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit, but only striking out one.  Dennt Martinez was in trouble having given up an unearned run on 3 hits when the rains came.

The Phillies had one base runner on a walk in the first three innings.  They collected 4 runs on 3 hits, 4 walks, and a wild pitch over the next few innings.  They scored 2 runs in the fourth when Ben Pelletier stroked a 2-run double after 2 walks and a wild pitch.  They added 2 more runs in the seventh on Danny Mayer’s solo HR (1) and Simon Muzziotti’s RBI triple after another walk.

Zach Green (.308) drew 2 walks in 3 plate appearances.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 7/1 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 7/1 – Addison Russ assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters

42 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/1/2017

  1. I saw some of the LHV games last night. JPC had some good things happen to him. In the first game, the triple should have been caught. The RF had all kinds of trouble with the sun ( Coca-Cola Park reminds me of the old Montreal Jarry Park at times). JPC will take it. Later the same RF ( Goodwin) leaped as high as he could to grab a scorching line drive. That ball would have been a triple except for the great leap. The Baseball god’s giveth and they taketh it away. JPC also made a web gem defensive play when he went to his left and stretched out to make a diving catch in shallow centerfield.

    In the second game, he again scorched a line drive down the RF line for a double. Two really solid ABs. Maybe this will take some pressure off him and he can relax a little.

    1. JPC was swinging with authority last night….even that last AB , the line drive he barreled to deep CF had a lot of zip on it. His swing seems more determined and with more authority than it did in April.

      1. I watched some of the games on MiLB. What struck me is that JP seemed much more loose in the batter’s box, unlike earlier in the year. Maybe he’s got some confidence now.

  2. I love seeing Brito bounce back in a big way recently. Kilome pitching well too. Haseley doing great but might not be challenged there (as we’ve all discussed).

  3. nb: Keith – Been a horrible season here in Philly. I need some good news. What have you seen or heard about Sixto Sanchez? Thanks!

    Keith Law: Throwing very hard (regularly topping out at 99) with plus control but fringy to below average secondary stuff.

    1. What’s amazing about SS is that he’s playing against competition a few years older than him–and he still only started pitching a few years ago! The secondary stuff is behind his fastball, for now, but if his FB is so good that if he can get the other pitches to play at just an “average” level, he could easily a productive starter in the big leagues, at the very least.

    2. I have talked to no one (scouts and public evaluators) who have seen Sanchez and agree with this report on the secondary pitches.

    3. This makes me laugh at some level and I have nothing against Keith Law. How many 18 year olds with little pitching experience can sit 98-100 with good control. He’s 18 – do you really expect him to have developed other above averages pitches at this point? I don’t, but his very good innate control leads me to expect that he should be able to develop at least average breaking pitches in the next couple of years and probably a bit better than that. He is a top 3-5 prospect on this team right now with a strong “up” arrow – he’s a rare, rare animal.

  4. Good to see VV back on the mound and Eickhoff soon also. Other than Leiter, will the Phils send down Lively or Pivetta?

    1. They still could send down Stassi and go with a short bench. There will certainly be trades in the next 4 weeks and our lineup, rotation, and bullpen could all look a little different on Aug 1.

      1. Williams could be sent down too (not a popular choice) but this may only be a taste of whats to come for him

    2. My guess is Pivetta. His stuff is electric but he still needs to refine it. Lively has been remarkably effective, even with a real low SO rate. Although unlike Eflin, he’s trying to strikeout guys, not trying to pitch to contact from the games I’ve seen.

      1. Phillies have three pitchers who can bring it in that mid-90s range of 94-96…ViVe, Eflin and Pivetta.
        Velasquez lives there but has little command…Eflin will visit when he wants but just seems to prefer the 2Smr (50%) vs the 4Smr(<25%) action …and Pivetta needs to develop a change-up he is confident in throwing, to complete his repertoire.
        But if all three are able to improve their weaknesses , then they could become a part of a formidable staff with Nola and maybe Eichkoff.

        1. Romus,

          No Thompson? Appel?

          My, how two solid prospects have fallen. Thompson is starting to look like a guy who can just be released. Appel is hanging in with his past few starts but I don’t see much confidence anywhere that he’s turned it around and will be a quality starter.

  5. Got to see Encarnacion play here in Connecticut a couple of games last year. I think he struck out every time up. Looked totally lost at the plate. I’m very surprised that he has been jumped to Clearwater.

    The Cutters are coming back again this year which is unusual. Normally, they come every other year. Saw Romero, Suarez, and Irvin pitch. Was very impressed. It will be really nice to see the many college players.

    Speaking of, Haseley will be here with them. He’s on his way to being the player of the year in the low A NYPenn League. FO must be happy. They can say how they are “moving him along slowly”. What a joke!

    1. I can see Haseley being moved to LKW or CLW the first part of August if he can continue to rake in the NYPL.

    2. @ciada go follow another team
      He’ll move up in a few weeks, what’s the point of complaining about it?
      The front office has more knowledge than any of us on this board. They clearly have a plan and they don’t really have to do what we as fans prefer.

      1. relax there pal, I don’t think he was complaining and so what if he was this is the place for discussing and yes complaining about minor league topics.
        Go find a bridge

  6. Troll your so right. They have used this knowledge to the tune of 2 world titles in 131 yrs .The most losses by any team in baseball in history. so why question a successful team. rah rah rah

      1. That’s a good salesmen romus. Its 500 a month for this car. that’s a lot. no its not its only 125 week , or less than 18 dollars a day. you cant rent a car that cheap.

    1. Really, this FO has been running the Phillies for 131 years? Damn they all must be getting old by now.

      I laugh as Philly fans who talk about what happened 100 years ago as if it has any meaning today…Based on that assessment, the Cubs really much suck since they’ve only one 1 WS in 108 years.

  7. Geez. Anyone who follows this site regularly or who has a faint understanding of organization transactions would not question every assignment from the Complex to the Threshers as some mysterious jump from one level to another.

    This most recent assignment to the Threshers has been discussed already, and is no different from other recent transactions that sent Simon Muzziotti, Jonathan Guzman, Jose Antequera, and Tyler Frohwirth to the Threshers for short periods.

  8. Went to the Williamsport game last night…Haseley and Stobbe looked good..their foul balls even were barreled up…Young did a nice job on the mound, but no pitch speed in the park…Wasn’t thrilled with Kelzer..no command..Would have liked see more from a 24 year old with a 95 fastball at this level..Pickett and Stephen did not play..Ortiz struggled with the breaking ball, but walked a couple times..

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