Box Score Recap – 7/25/2017

The Phillies’ affiliates exhibited little fire power for the most part on Tuesday.

Lehigh Valley managed to win on a bullpen shutout and 4 total hits, one being Brock Stassi’s grand slam home run.

Reading also produced 4 hits and lost when they gave up 2 unearned runs, wasting Cole Irvin’s fine six innings.

Clearwater got 6 hits in each game of a double header, losing both when they were outscored 10-2.

Lakewood score 4 runs on their 6 hits, but lost.

Williamsport also got 6 hits and lost.

The GCL Phillies swept a double header, pounding 11 hits in a 4-1 victory but just 6 hits in an 8-1 win.  They also got some pretty good pitching.

Lehigh Valley (63-40)  beat Gwinnett, 5-0.

Five relievers combined to shut out the Braves on 3 hits.  Joe DeNato got the win.  Brock Stassi (.326) had all 5 RBI on a sacrifice fly and a grand slam home run (3).  The IronPigs only managed 5 hits but were aided by 8 bases on balls.  Crawford and Hoskins drew 3 each.  Kingery had the only multi-hit game.  Ben Lively was used as a pinch hitter and struck out.

Jake Thompson was promoted to Philadelphia to provide bullpen depth.  Ricardo Pinto was sent down.  Joe DeNato was promoted from Reading to provide depth in Lehigh. Brandon Leibrandt was sent to Reading to make room.  This is likely a paper move.  Don’t be surprised if Leibrandt is recalled in time for his next start.

  • #1: Crawford (.227): went 0-1 with a run scored, 3 BB
  • #3: Alfaro (.242): DNP
  • #5: Williams (.280):  26 days and 84 PA into the end of prospect status
  • #7: Quinn (.274): 7-Day DL
  • #9: Cozens (.229): entered as a PH and went 0-2 with 2 K
  • #11: Kingery (.283): went 2-4 with a run scored, K
  • #12: Hoskins (.281): went 0-1 with a run scored, 3 BB
  • #15: Pinto (4-3, 4.39):
  • #18: Appel (5-4, 5.27): 7-Day DL
  • #23: Lively (7-1, 2.27): (39 days/42.2 IP w/Phils)
  • #28: Valentin (.229): 7-Day DL
  • #30: Pullin (.209): 0-4 with a K
  • Eflin: (1-3, 4.60): 5.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • Eshelman: (7-2, 2.14): 7-Day DL
  • Leibrandt: (4-0, 1.61):
  • Therrien: (0-0, 1.69):

Reading (54-46)  lost to Altoona, 2-1.

Cole Irvin gave up one unearned run in six innings.  Alexis Rivero (4-3, 4.15) took the loss allowing a second unearned run.  Alberto Tirado (5.40) pitched a clean inning.  The Phils were held to 4 hits.  They scored their run in the first inning when they bunched 3 of their singles.  Angelo Mora (.298) had the lone RBI.  After a single in the second, the Phils didn’t generate a base runner the rest of the game.  Two of their 4 errors and a wild pitch led to both unearned runs.

  • #16: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension was over after game #87.
  • #20: Anderson (6-4, 3.91):
  • #21: Arano (0-0, 3.74):
  • #22: Tocci (.310): went 0-4
  • #26: Canelo (.228): went 0-3 with 2 K
  • Martin: (.182): entered as a PH and went 0-1 with K
  • Walding: (.232): was replaced in the first inning after a collision w/ Chace Numata
  • Irvin: (4-1, 2.70): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Taveras: (0-0, 5.06):
  • Davis: (3-2, 3.34):
  • DeNato: (5-1, 1.09):
  • Watson: (3-5, 4.64):

Clearwater (52-49)  dropped both ends of a double header to Daytona, 4-1 and 6-1.

Game One: Jake Waguespack (6-5, 3.29) pitched well and might have deserved.  But, he was charged with 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in five innings.  He struck out seven. Matt Hockenberry (4.60) pitched two scoreless innings in relief.  Waguespack threw his FB 93-95, touching 96 MPH once.

Derek Campbell (.228) had a 2 of the Threshers’ 6 hits.  Jan Hernandez (.225) tripled with 2 outs and scored on Cornelius Randolph’s single to left.  It was a nostalgic moment for me as he guided the ball through the hole just as I remembered when he was in the GCL.

Hernandez led off for the first time this season.  Mark Laird was added to the 7-day DL after suffering a concussion when he landed making a spectacular catch Monday night.  Jose Pujols was recalled from his rehab prematurely to bolster the line up. (Pujols was rained out of his first and only opportunity to get some swings with the GCL team.)

Laird’s replacement in center looked tentative on 2 plays.  The first was a single that dropped in front of him in medium center field.  Carlos Duran pulled up early, sooner than I have seen Laird on similar plays.  This base runner eventually scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning.  The second play was a bases loaded triple that Duran dove but couldn’t quite reach in the RCF gap.  I’ve seen Laird run down balls like this, too.

  • #10: Randolph (.259): went 1-3 with an RBI (40)
  • #27: Pujols (.170): went 0-3 with 2 K

Game Two: Harold Arauz (3-2, 2.38) was knocked around during his four innings.  He gave up 6 runs on 10 hits to the weak-hitting Tortugas.  He walked a batter, hit a batter, and gave up 2 HRs.  Luke Leftwich (3.17) pitched three scoreless innings.  Arauz FB was 85-87, touching 89 MPH twice in the first inning.  He got his 3 strike outs on CB, but the first HR also came on a hanger.  The other came on an 86 MPH “fastball”.

Again the Threshers got just 6 hits.  Zach Green (.188) had 2 of them.  Their only run scored on a fielding error on a Randolph grounder.

  • # 6: Kilome (5-4, 2.74):
  • #10: Randolph (.255): went 0-4 with 2 K
  • #24: Romero (2-2, 2.95):
  • #25: Ed. Garcia (2-4, 4.25):
  • #27: Pujols (.173): went 1-2 with a BB
  • #29: Seranthony Dominguez (3-1, 2.54):
  • Arauz: (3-2. 2.38):4.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Singer: (5-2, 2.45):
  • Suarez: (1-1, 2.35): 5.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Lakewood (54-48)  lost to Charleston, 7-4.

Gustavo Armas (1-1, 6.75) had a rougher go of it in his second start.  The RiverDogs scored 7 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 3.2 innings.  He struck out just one.  Addison Russ pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.  Ismael Cabrera (3.60) also pitch a scoreless inning.

The BlueClaws scored their 4 runs with just 6 hits.  They scored a run in the first on a double play.  They scored another run in the third on Juan Luis solo HR (3).  They mounted a small rally with 2 runs in the eighth on back-to-back hit batters with the bases loaded. Mickey Moniak and Kuis had 2-hit games.  Luke Williams walked twice.

  • #2: Moniak (.264): went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 K
  • #4: Sanchez (5-3, 2.64):
  • #14: Medina (4-6, 3.16):
  • #17: Brito (.239): went 1-5 with a run scored, 2 K
  • Gamboa: (.230): went 0-4 with a run scored, BB, K
  • Hall: (.268): went 0-3 with a K, HBP
  • Lartigue (.270): went 0-3 with an RBI (40), HBP
  • Alastre: (.356) went 1-3 with a K, HBP  
  • Williams: (.224): went 0-2 with 2 BB
  • (#9) Zoellner: 7-Day DL
  • Falter: (4-6, 3.35):
  • Fanti: (7-2, 2.60):
  • Llovera (1-1, 2.05):
  • (#15) Al. Garcia: 7-Day DL
  • (#19) Russ: (0-1, 5.79): 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Williamsport (19-14)  lost to Auburn, 4-1.

Andrew Brown gave up 4 runs in six innings.  Kyle Dohy and Zach Warren combined to shut out the Doubledays the rest of the way.  The Crosscutters scored their run in the first on Greg Pickett’s RBI single.  Pickett had 2 of the teams 6 hits.

  • #8: Gowdy:
  • #13: Stobbe: (.207): went 0-3 with a BB, K
  • #10: Ortiz: (.280): went 1-3 with a double, K
  • Pickett: (.330): went 2-4 with an RBI (12)
  • Stephen: (.260): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB, 2 K
  • (#1) Haseley: (.262): went 0-3 with a BB, K
  • (#4) Scheiner: (.270): went 0-3 with 3 K, HBP
  • (#6) Guthrie:
  • (#7) Maton: (.316): went 1-3 with a run scored, BB, K
  • (#13) Fitch: (.412): DNP
  • (#17) Listi: (.306): went 1-4 with a K
  • (#22) Mims: (.320): DNP
  • (#25) Azuaje: (.231): DNP
  • Young: (5-0, 1.59):
  • (#2) Howard: (0-0, 3.52):
  • Stewart: (2-1, 3.60):
  • J. Garcia: (2-2, 4.00):
  • Carrasco: (2-0, 2.08):
  • Brown: (2-3, 3.48): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, HBP
  • (#3) Seabold: (1-0, 0.00):
  • (#10) Brogdon: (1-0, 3.86):
  • (#12) Parkinson: (0-0, 6.00):
  • (#14) Warren: (0-0. 4.82): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • (#16) Dohy: (1-0, 3.86): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • (#18) Jones: (0-1, 3.86):

GCL Phillies (14-10)  swept a double header from the GCL Tigers East, 4-1 and 8-1.

Game One: Manuel Silva tossed 5 shutout innings and picked a runner off first base. Robinsom Martinez (3.86) gave up a run in two innings.  Every Phillie had atleast one hit, Simon Muzziotti and Quincy Nieporte had 2 each.  The Phillies scored all of their runs in the fourth on Yahir Gurrola’s 2-run single (he took second on the throw and stole third), Kipp Moore’s RBI double, and after a wild pitch Muzziotti’s RBI triple.  D.J. Stewart got his first professional hit when he doubled on a line drive to left in the sixth inning.

  • Muzziotti: (.300): went 2-3 with a triple, RBI, BB
  • Guzman: (.299): went 1-4
  • Pelletier: (.275): went 1-4 with a run scored, double
  • (#24) Markham: (.128): went 1-3 with a BB, K
  • (#26) Nieporte: (.404): went 2-3 with a run scored, double, BB
  • (#27) Gurrola: (.260): went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI, BB
  • (#39) Stewart: (.167): went 1-3 with a double
  • Silva: (3-0, 4.13): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Game Two: Sandro Rosario struck out 4 in three one-run innings before turning the game over to eventual winner, Anton Kuznetsov.  He earned the win with 4 strike outs in two, one-hit innings.  Oscar Marcelino (0.64) pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three.

The Phillies jumped out to a 6-run lead in the first on Lenin Rodriguez’ bases loaded walk, Brayan Gonzalez’ RBI single, a balk, and Edwin Rodriguez’ 3-run HR (2).  They added 2 more runs in the third on Rodriguez second HR (3), a 2-run shot to right.  Rodriguez (.222) finished 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 HR (3), 5 RBI (11), and a strike out.

  • Muzziotti: (.293): went 0-2 with a run scored, BB
  • Guzman: (.299): DNP
  • Pelletier: (.278): went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 K
  • Gonzalez: (.254): went 1-2 with a run scored, RBI
  • Marchan: (.263): went 1-3 with a run scored, K
  • Bocio: (.290): went 0-2 with 2 BB, K
  • (#11) Holmes: (.121): went 0-4
  • (#24) Markham: (.128): DNP
  • (#26) Nieporte: (.404): DNP
  • (#27) Gurrola: (.275): entered as a defensive replacement and went 1-1
  • (#31) Mayer: (.190): went 0-3
  • (#39) Stewart: (.167): DNP
  • Jimenez: (1-0, 3.63):
  • Rosario: (1-1, 3.43): 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Silva: (3-0, 4.13):
  • Morales: (1-2, 3.78):
  • Sobil: (1-1, 5.27):
  • (#8) Mezquita: (0-0, 0.00):
  • (#5) Lindow: (0-1, 3.00):
  • Kuznetsov: (2-0, 0.00): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Carvajal: (1-1, 3.00):
  • Miller: (1-2, 9.82):
  • (#21) Hernandez: (0-0, 0.00):
  • (#29) Cummings:
  • (#32) Santa Cruz: (1-1, 8.10):
  • (#33) B. Brown: (0-0, 0.00):

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Something ELSE New

I have added another new Google sheet.  It includes the signing dates and Rule 5 eligibility for every player in the organization (293), the ones I/we know of.  The Legend explains the eligibility – green background already eligible, pink background, not eiligible until 2019 and beyond, BOLD font/yellow background are eligible this December, and normal font/white background are eligible December 2018.  Right now the information is current as of July 24th.  It is grouped by current assignment.  It is based on the definition from Major League Rules, MLR 5(c), which is at the bottom of the file.  I placed the link at the end of the Transactions section, just below the organization’s injury link.  The link is also here.

I’m still tweaking it for the best way to present the information.  I got tired looking up the signing dates of present Phillies and just entered “Passed” in the “Eligible” column.


  • 7/25 – Phillies optioned Ricardo Pinto to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 7/25 – Phillies recalled Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 7/25 – Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 7/25 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 7/25 – Clearwater Threshers placed CF Mark Laird on the 7-day disabled list; concussion
  • 7/25 – Clearwater Threshers activated RF Jose Pujols from the 7-day disabled list
  • 7/24 – Clearwater sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • The organization’s rosters are up to date.
  • The organization’s injury list is as up to date as I can make it.
  • The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it based on the information I was able to find.

46 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/25/2017

  1. Anyone know anything about Anton Kuznetsov? The 19 yo is from Russia. He’s been very effective in the GCL. In 13 IP spanning 7 outings he’s given up 5 hits. 0 runs and a .111 BA against him. He has 14 Ks and only 1 BB. He does have 1 HB to probably keep opposing pitchers from hitting his guys. Is he a guy to watch or just a guy having a good start?

  2. Bellman I wish I knew about him Romus knew a little about him. he is from Romus hometown in Prague I wonder if he has much experience playing in russia.

    1. rocco…..LOL….Prague is not in Russia.
      Plenty of Russian Kuznetsovs…and many in Far Northeast Philly also.

    1. Reading looks fairly low in prospects at the moment but I’d be interested in what you think about Walding , speaking of Reading, man I was wrong about the year I thought Martin would have, honestly a lot of guys haven’t lived to the admittedly high expectations I had for them

      1. According to Tom Housenick via twitter, Walding will be put on the disabled list with a fractured ear.

        1. ouch! Who is next in line? Does Zach Green get the call? Even though his CLW numbers have been rather unimpressive.

            1. Insult the wrong guy?
              I don’t know maybe he got hit with a baseball. That’s my guess anyway

            2. It must have happened after he fielded a grounder in the first inning and, was charged with an error no less.
              Then he was removed from the game.

  3. Fairly boring games from the Pharm the last few days. Crazy, every team seems to get in a funk around the same time. They will bounce back.

  4. Cornelius Randolph slow but surely picking it…last 25 games:

    BA: .350 (31-for-89)
    HR: 3
    RBI: 9
    BB: 16
    K: 21
    Average gone up from .220 to .255

    1. dam I thought he was hitting like 239 over his last ten. I was confused seems like he was hitting better lately. but you have better numbers than I saw. The thing is he just turned 20 and is in Clearwater. That’s being more aggressive than I can remember with a prospect out of this fo. maybe I am missing others. beside Crawford.

      1. Are those some positive works out of sir rocc?!
        He has hit .270 over his last 10 🙂

  5. What’s the scouting report on Cole Irvin? Putting together a nice season and seems like he is on the fast track to the majors minus the logjam ahead of him in triple a

    1. Saw him pitch in his first start in AA and he carries him self well on the mound and looks like he has an idea what he’s trying to do..

      Biggest concern was that as a RH starter, he was maxing out around 90.

        1. Yea, your right Romus, he is a lefty. I misremembered :). His fastball was around 90.

      1. Nothing against Matt Winks but the scouting report was a Really short look at the end of a season. Plus it’s from the beginning of the season that’s why BA etc do mid season adjustments. Irvin doing very well at AA Reading someone. I know somebody that said he was clocked at 94 on A scouts gun. I also heard Irvin really smart and knows how to pitch. You Really need A full yr in the minors to judge a player.

        1. @Tim – i made reference to MattWinks because my assessment of Cole Irvin is similar to his analysis. Is there anything in the scouting report that is incorrect? The ranking might be different (I have Irvin at #26 pre-season and #17 currently) but the narratives about his profile are consistent with what we see and read about Irvin since he was drafted.

          Cole Irvin is probably the most “vanilla” in the pitching prospects and the Irvin we’ve followed in WIL is almost the same Irvin we are now following in REA (except of course in the refinement of his repertoire that is part of his development in the minors).

          I want to know what you think the inaccuracies from what we already know about Irvin – a) polished LHP; b) expected to go up the levels fairly quickly; c) good control; d) pitching repertoire graded as average to above average – FB, SL, CU rated as 50; e) ceiling of a back end starter with #3 tops; and f) ETA 2019.

  6. Surprised to see Martin struggle at Reading. WHen I saw him in Florida, he looked on the verge of becoming a legitimate prospect to me. Hopefully he finds himself and manages to finish the season strong.

    And another thank you to Jim. The google sheets are invaluable and I refer to them often. I absolutely love this site and can’t tell you how I appreciate your daily efforts. You are the best

  7. Taveras is nothing special. Fast ball 89-91mph. Good curve and can be effective only if he gets in front of hitters. When he falls behind he gets clocks. Cant throw fast ball by hitter if they are looking for it. Went 3-0 grooved called strike one, next pitch HR. Reminds me, dare I say it of Jesse Biddle. Curve ball 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Fastball just an afterthought. Would be amazed if he turns into a major leaguer.

    1. WHIP hovering around 1 for his career…Almost 1 SO per inning. Yeah, he sucks….

    1. Forgot about him. Noticed he was on the Williamsport roster but just realized he hasn’t played yet. Not on the injury list either.

      1. He was just assigned to Williamsport on the 20th. I haven’t noticed him in batting practice, and e has no uniform number listed. Also no photo, and the team photographer always gets new player photos as soon as they arrive. Maybe he’s just assigned on paper.

  8. Three new prospects for the pharma. One was #21 of Rockies. Not impressed by Neshak return

    1. Phillies get infielder Jose Gomez and RHPs and Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer. Gomez ranked #21 on the Rockies’ 2017 preseason Top 30 prospect list. The two pitchers were not in the top 30 prospect list.

      Doesn’t seem like much of a return, but then we knew (or should have known) that Neshak wasn’t going to bring a whole lot. Maybe the Phillies see something in one or more of the minor leaguers they acquired. Still, the haul for the Phillies seems underwhelming …

      1. scouting report on Gomez:

        Following two seasons in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, Gomez opened eyes in his U.S. debut last summer. He led the Rookie-level Pioneer League in hits (98) and contact rate (92 percent) while ranking second in batting (.367). In addition to his hitting ability, he also impressed with his maturity and energy as one of the youngest regulars (age 19) in the league.

        Gomez has a very disciplined approach at the plate, using a controlled right-handed stroke and rarely deviating from his plan to hit line drives from gap to gap. He’s not very big, so while he can add some strength he still may top out at 10 homers per season. An average runner, he stole 55 bases in 199 games during his first three pro seasons but succeeded in just 63 percent of his attempts.

        Gomez played all four infield positions in the DSL, spending most of his time at third base before shifting to shortstop in 2016. His internal clock helps him make plays, though his merely average quickness and arm strength make it unlikely he’ll stay at short in the long run. He profiles best as a sweet-swinging utilityman and could be a regular at second base if his bat is as good as it looked last year.

        Gomez has spent 2017 in the South Atlantic League; slash line is .324/.374/.437/.811

      2. A number 21 prospect and a couple decent relievers is more than I expected for Neshek.

      3. After further review, it’s not a bad deal for the Phillies, Gomez is interesting and looks to have a decent hit tool and, reportedly, a good approach at the plate. The RHP reliever (Hammer) is averaging over 12K per 9 innings but lacks good control. The other RHP (Requena) is only 20 years old, has shown good control, and is young for his league (Class A).

        So, overall, a decent low-level prospect (Gomez) and a couple of low-level pitchers with at least a chance. Probably a reasonable return for Neshak.

  9. I know I don’t think Phllies get much for there players . I mean without throwing in a couple of prospect the have no chance of getting a different maker. They seem like lottery tickets that are far away form helping soon.

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