Box Score Recap – 8/4/2017

Lehigh Valley was beaten soundly in Tom Eshelman’s return in a rain-shortened, five inning game.

Reading was trounced.  The best pitching performance of the game was turned in by Harold Martinez.

Clearwater was led by Franklyn Kilome and a 12-hit attack.  Sixto Sanchez is expected to make his High-A debut Saturday.  (If he does, he’s equally likely to open the Threshers’ home stand next Friday, and then pitch game four of the St. Lucie Mets series on the following Thursday, also known as day 4 of Tebow-mania in central Florida.)

Lakewood provided Bailey Falter adequate support in a rout.  Darick Hall hit his 21st HR.

Williamsport was rained out.

The GCL Phillies lost on 2 late runs.  Elniery Garcia gave up an unearned run in 3.0 rehab innings and Jose Gomez went 1-3 with an RBI in a rehab start at shortstop.

Lehigh Valley (67-45)  lost to Buffalo, 8-2 in a rain-shortened game.

Tom Eshelman came off the DL and only threw the second worst start of the day, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits in four innings.  I wonder if he gets a complete game?

The IronPigs were held to 3 hits by Scott Kingery, Rhys Hoskins, and Pedro Florimon.  They are now 0-1 since Jorge Alfaro was promoted to Philadelphia.  They are just 18-18 since Kingery was promoted from Reading.  Hmmm.

Dylan Cozens had an outfield assist (first base).  Pedro Florimon hit his 8th HR.

  • #3: Kingery (.301): went  1-2 with a run scored, triple, HBP
  • #4: Crawford (.224): went 0-3
  • #5: Alfaro (.241): promoted to Philadelphia
  • #6: Hoskins (.282): went 1-1 with a double, 2 BB
  • #8: Williams (.280):  36 days and 115 PA into the end of prospect status
  • #11: Cozens (.222): went 0-1 with 2 BB, K
  • #12: Quinn (.274): 7-Day DL
  • #17: Pinto (5-3, 4.11):
  • #28: Lively (7-2, 2.50): (39 days/42.2 IP w/Phils) 
  • Pullin (.221): went 0-2
  • Eflin: (1-3, 4.10):
  • #31: Eshelman: (7-2, 2.86): 4.0 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Leibrandt: (4-0, 1.95):
  • Therrien: (0-0, 1.57): promoted to Philadelphia
  • Taveras (1-0, 0.00):

Reading (57-51)  lost to Akron. 14-4.

Cole Irvin had a brutal day, 9 of ten base runners he allowed, scored.  Ranfi Casimiro (3.77) gave up 2 runs in two innings on 4 hits.  Alberto Tirado (6.75) is still pitching himself of the 40-man, with 3 runs on 0 hits and 5 walks in 0.1 inning.  Jeff Singer (3.86) inherited 3 runners and walked one in but struck out 2 in 0.2 inning.  Tom Windle pitched a one-hit, scoreless inning.  And Harold Martinez retired the side in order in the ninth.  Maybe he should have started?

The Phils scored a run in the third inning on Drew Stankiewicz’ RBI ground out, and run in the seventh on Angelo Mora’s solo HR (8).  They added 2 runs in the ninth on Deivi Grullon’s 2-run HR (2).

Mora (.303) had a 3-hit game, Zack Coppola had 2 hits.

  • #21: El. Garcia: Rehabbing with GCL Phillies.
  • #25: Anderson (7-4, 3.76): promoted to Phillies
  • #29: Arano (0-1, 4.07):
  • #26: Tocci (.310): went 1-3 with a K
  • Tromp: (.288): went 0-4 with a K
  • Martin: (.191): went 1-4 with a double, K
  • Walding: (.232): 7-day DL
  • Irvin: (5-2, 4.56): 4.0 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3 HR, 2 HBP
  • Taveras: (0-1, 3.97): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • Davis: (3-2, 3.008):
  • DeNato: (5-1, 1.09): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • Watson: (3-5, 4.59):

Clearwater (60-51)  beat Palm Beach, 6-1.

Another solid pitching performance by a Threshers’ starter and the best starting performance in the organization last night was turned in by Franklyn Kilome.  He gave up one run on 6 hits in six innings, walking none and striking out four.  He threw 83 pitches, 62 strikes (74.7%), the best command of the strike zone he has shown this season.  Aaron Brown (0.00) pitched 2 scoreless innings, Luke Leftwich (3.14) finished with one.

The Threshers opened the scoring in the third inning when Emmanuel tripled with 2 out and scored on a throwing during the subsequent at bat.  They scored 3 in the fourth on Grenny Cumana’s RBI force out, and Marrero’s 2-run double.  They tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single and Wilson Garcia’s RBI double.

Garcia (.261) had 3 hits.  Derek Campbell (.234) and Marrero (,263) had two each.

The Threshers banged out 12 hits but went just 4-18 with RISP.

  • # 9: Kilome (6-4, 2.59): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 WP
  • #14: Randolph (.258): went 1-4 with an RBI (47), BB
  • #16: Suarez: (1-2, 2.33):
  • #18: Romero (2-2, 2.95):
  • #19 Gomez: (.xxx): 7-Day DL
  • #24 Mills: (0-0, 1.80):
  • #30: Ed. Garcia (3-4, 3.68):
  • Arauz: (4-2. 2.03): 7-Day DL
  • Singer: (5-2, 2.45): promoted to Reading
  • Dominguez: (3-1, 2.49):
  • McGarry: (1-1, 1.91):

Lakewood (59-52) beat Hagerstown, 12-5.

Bailey Falter struck out 6 in five inings as he leveled his record at 6-6.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  Casey Brown (2.96) struck out 3 in two innings and gave up a run on 4 hits. Addison Russ gave up one hit in two innings and struck out 6 batters.

The BlueClaws scored 5 runs in the second inning and took the lead for good on Darick Halls solo HR (21), Jesus Alastre’s 2-run double, Daniel Brito’s RBI single, and Hall’s bases-loaded walk.  They scored 3 more in the third on Luke Williams RBI single, Alastre’s RBI triple, and Brito’s RBI single.  They tacked on a run in the seventh on a fielding error.  And, closed out the scoring with 3 more in the eighth on Colby Fitch’s 3-run HR (1).

Colby continued his mashing ways since being promoted to Lakewood getting 3 hits, his first Lakewood HR, and 3 RBI.  Five other BlueClaws had 2 hits each – Brito, Hall, Gregori Rivero (.269), Williams, and Alastre who also had 4 RBI.

  • #1: Moniak (.256): went 1-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #2: Sanchez (5-3, 2.41): promoted to Clearwater
  • #10: Medina (4-7, 3.24):
  • #20: Brito (.240): went 2-5 with a run scored, 2 RBI, SB
  • Gamboa: (.239): went 1-4 with a double, BB
  • Hall: (.263): went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (21), 2 RBI (79), BB
  • Lartigue (.270): 7-Day DL
  • Alastre: (.347) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, double, triple, 4 RBI, K
  • Williams: (.230): went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, RBI, 2 K
  • (#9) Zoellner: 7-Day DL
  • (#13) Fitch: (.500): went 3-4 with 4 runs scored, HR (1), 3 RBI, BB
  • (#17) Listi: (.174) went 0-5 with a K
  • Falter: (6-6, 3.21): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 H
  • #32: Fanti: (7-2, 2.76):
  • Llovera (1-1, 1.93):
  • (#15) Al. Garcia: 7-Day DL (still in Clearwater)
  • (#19) Russ: (0-1, 5.56): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K 
  • Requena: (9-3, 2.78):

Williamsport (23-18)  postponed, rain.

  • #7: (#1) Haseley: (.279):
  • #13: Gowdy: (still in Clearwater)
  • #15: Stobbe: (.188):
  • #22: Ortiz: (.287):
  • #23: (#2) Howard: (0-1, 4.61):
  • Pickett: (.309): DNP
  • Stephen: (.260):
  • (#4) Scheiner: (.248):
  • (#6) Guthrie: (still in Clearwater)
  • (#7) Maton: (.286):
  • (#13) Fitch: (.350): promoted to Lakewood
  • (#17) Listi: (.293): promoted to Lakewood
  • (#22) Mims: (.273): DNP
  • (#25) Azuaje: (.267): DNP
  • Young: (5-0, 1.60):
  • Stewart: (3-1, 3.34):
  • J. Garcia: (3-2, 3.38):
  • Carrasco: (2-0, 2.61):
  • An. Brown: (2-3, 3.38):
  • (#3) Seabold: (2-0, 0.90):
  • (#10) Brogdon: (1-0, 3.18): 
  • (#12) Parkinson: (0-0, 4.09):
  • (#14) Warren: (0-1. 45.11):
  • (#16) Dohy: (1-0, 2.79):
  • (#18) Jones: (0-2, 4.09): 

GCL Phillies (21-12) lost to the GCL Braves, 4-3.

LHP Elniery Garcia and SS Jose Gomez made their first rehab starts.  Garcia pitched three innings and allowed an unearned run on one hit and a wild pitch.  Gomez went 1-3 with an RBI, and also committed the error that led to the unearned run.

Ramon Rosso (1.00) struck out 5 in four innings and allowed a run on 5 hits and 2 walks. Robinson Martinez (4.35) blew the save with a run on 3 hits in one inning.  And, Rafael Carvajal took the loss retiring only one batter in the ninth.

The Phillies scored 3 runs in the fifth inning on two-out, RBI singles by Keudy Bocio, Simon Muzziotti, and Jose Gomez.

The Phillies stroked 13 hits and 4 Phillies had 2-hit games – Muzziotti, Quincy Nieprote, Yahir Gurrola, and Kevin Markham.  They went 3-3 with RISP in the fifth, but 0-11 the rest of the game.

  • Muzziotti: (.292): went 2-4 with a run scored, double, RBI, BB, SB
  • Guzman: (.290): went 0-2 with a K
  • Pelletier: (.309): DNP
  • Gonzalez: (.253): went 1-4, with 2 K
  • Marchan: (.263): went 1-4 
  • Bocio: (.271): went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, K
  • (#11) Holmes: (.208): DNP
  • (#24) Markham: (.164): went 2-4, with a run scored, double, SB
  • (#26) Nieporte: (.347): went 2-4 with a double
  • (#27) Gurrola: (.333): went 2-4 with 2 K
  • (#31) Mayer: (.217): DNP
  • (#39) Stewart: (.143): DNP
  • Jimenez: (1-0, 3.10):
  • Rosario: (1-1, 3.60):
  • Silva: (4-0, 3.60):
  • Morales: (1-2, 3.70):
  • Sobil: (2-1, 3.60):
  • (#5) Lindow: (0-1, 1.80):
  • (#8) Mezquita: (0-0, 0.54):
  • Kuznetsov: (2-0, 0.00):
  • Carvajal: (2-2, 2.92): 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Miller: (1-2, 7.15):
  • (#21) Hernandez: (1-0, 0.00):
  • (#29) Cummings: (0-0, 9.00):
  • (#32) Santa Cruz: (1-1, 5.06):
  • (#33) B. Brown: (0-0, 0.00):

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions:

  • 8/4 – Phillies optioned Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/4 – Phillies optioned Ty Kelly to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/4 – Phillies recalled Jorge Alfaro from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/4 – Phillies recalled Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/4 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed SS Hector Gomez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 2, 2017. Left hip flexor strain
  • 8/4 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Tom Eshelman from the 7-day disabled list
  • 8/4 – C Nick Rickles assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 8/4 – C Austin Bossart assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 8/4 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Jose Gomez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 8/4 – CF Carlos Duran assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 8/4 – Mauricio Llovera assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 8/4 – Jonathan Hennigan assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 8/4 – Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 8/3 – Clearwater Threshers activated CF Mark Laird from the 7-Day DL
  • 8/3 – CF Carlos Duran assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater
  • 8/2 – Phillies activated LF Daniel Nava from the 10-day disabled list
  • 8/2 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Reading Fightin Phils
  • 8/2 – Phillies optioned CF Cameron Perkins to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/2 – Phillies recalled RHP Edubray Ramos from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/2 – LHP McKenzie Mills assigned to Clearwater Threshers
  • 8/2 – Rafael Carvajal assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers
  • 8/1 – Phillies recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 8/1 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 7-day DL
  • 8/1 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading
  • 8/1 – Harold Martinez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley
  • 8/1 – Reading Fightin Phils released SS Jorge Flores
  • 8/1 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Clearwater Threshers
  • 8/1 – Lakewood BlueClaws placed C Henri Lartigue on the 7-day disabled list
  • 8/1 – Colby Fitch assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport
  • 7/31 – Phillies traded RHP Joaquin Benoit to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Seth McGarry
  • 7/31 – RHP Jacob Waguespack assigned to Reading from Clearwater Threshers
  • 7/31 – RHP Rafael Carvajal assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies
  • 7/31 – RF Juan Luis assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 7/31 – LHP Casey Brown assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 7/31 – OF Austin Listi assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 7/31 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 7/31 – Reading sent LHP Elniery Garcia on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 7/30 – Phillies placed RHP Pedro Beato on the 10-day DL. Left hamstring strain
  • 7/30 – Phillies activated LF Hyun Soo Kim
  • 7/30 – Phillies recalled Mark Leiter from Lehigh Valley
  • 7/30 – Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading
  • 7/30 – LHP Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Reading
  • 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.

48 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/4/2017

  1. Good on Kilome. I think with the success of Sanchez and Medina this year, he’s now behind those guys in projection and limelight. Granted for good reason with the other two dealing in most every start. If he can get his mechanics down and be able to repeat his delivery consistently, that should clear up his control issues. Easier said than done I know…for a guy who isn’t even 6 foot to ask that of a guy who is 6’7!

  2. Muzziotti and Moniak….almost to a tee….two identical players, not only in physical profile but metrics to date..
    292/ .330/.443 -Muzziotti…so far in the GCL
    284/.340/.409-Moniak
    Have to give some credit to the Sox int’l scouts for Muzziotti.

    1. I give the Sox credit for doing whatever it takes to win on that front, that is for sure they were caught throats time but I’m sure made out countless others.

  3. Kilome pitched great, with no walks. Irvin got rocked again and he seems to be up or down at AA which is to be expected with his stuff. Eshelman also got rocked but since he lives on his command, I’m sure he wasn’t sharp his first start back. Let’s see how he does next start. One comment to Pete – please start Alfaro while he’s there, Rupp is not the future
    I’ll ask again – anyone have info on Alastre? All the kid does is hit.

    1. Just personal observation. He looked like a good player last year in Williamsport. Good hitter though not much power. Has some speed. Good defense. Playing above his age level (only 20 this season in the SAL). Always seems to be another outfielder they want to get a look at. The most games he’s played in one season was in the defunct Venezuelan Summer League (61 in 2014). Plays all 3 OF positions though primarily center and right.

  4. Odd promotion of Alfaro. Maybe they want to give him an extended look for the rest of the year since they have to make a decision on having 2 roster spots for 3 catchers after the season..

    1. Does this not burn an option when they send him back down? Or does it just count as one even if you option several times throughout the season?

      1. It counts as one for the season, so when he was optioned to AAA in Spring Training that was it for the year.

          1. Options are based on years, not frequency within that season……they can call up a prospect every month within one season and it is only one option.

    2. He’ll be in AAA once Knapp is healthy. Seems like they expect Knapp to be ready in under 10 days.

      It’s not really that odd. Alfaro’s the third catcher on the 40 man.

  5. Anyone want to guess Sixto’s line? My guess is similar to Kilome’s line last night – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 Ks.

      1. for some reason….Sixto does not seem to strike out the higher percentage of batters you would think with a velo and command as great as he has.

        1. I would think teams know he throws strikes. I’m not concerned with his strikeouts. He keeps low pitch counts, they swing at his pitches and still don’t hit him well. That is the greatest thing I see … They know he’s throwing strikes and still can’t hit him. That may change as he rises and maybe he then strikes out more people as the command of his other pitches improves.

          I say 5 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 BB and 4 Ks

          1. I think this is the best line prediction and would be very happy about it.

            I would think the lack of K’s comes from having inconsistent breaking stuff. That’s really been the only knock on him.

        2. Expect that’s because reports are his breaking pitches are a work in progress. Expect once he develops those, the K rate will jump..

          1. Yeah figured as much, though at the GCL/low A levels thought the hitters would have more swing and miss in their bats and with his velo in the upper 90s, and the exceptional command, they would not be able to come around on it.
            But now remember the KLaw report on him and he mentioned the secondary stuff needed more refinement, which i guess not many 18-year olds have anyway..

    1. No way he goes more than 5 innings and he won’t walk more than one, if any, and have about 4 Ks. He’ll give up about 5 hits and I’ll say one run scores.

  6. Bwahahaha, I waited 2 seasons to make this negative post, and now finally, bwahahaha ….

    BLOCKED

    1. Now to all of you, Tell me Brian is more negative than me? and he is evil. so I should move up the ladder a bit. Wow Brian you really are not nice

      1. Yea but you’re more of an equal opportunity negative guy. 🙂 Brian just has a personal problem with one player apparently..

    2. Mr. Kempf…..if truly a mister, or an ‘ex’…on this site we do not normally attack the young men personally. It will help if you refrain from the verbal attacking.
      The moderator and owner of the site…Mr Jim Peyton will probably contact you and may or may not give you a warning.

  7. I posted this late yesterday. Looking for some feedback on Rosso.

    Ramon Rosso was lighting it up in DSL. The RHP is a K machine. Racking up 71 K’s in 50 IP. Was recently promoted to GCL. He is 21, but I’m hoping if he keeps mowing them down he can move through the system quickly. Worth keeping an eye on his progress.

    1. Question remains….why did the Dodgers give up on him after only a year or so without really giving him much of a chance?
      He played in Spain but is from the DR…..his perfromance in Spain in ’15 was not all that impressive but he was playing against older players also….he went 1-5 with an ERA of 5.17 with 50 strikeouts and 48 walks in 38 1/3 innings. He reportedly reached 90 MPH with his fastball back then at 19-years old.
      Hopefully, his situation ends up similar to that which occurred between Edubray Ramos and the Cardinals, that the Phillies can exploit.

      1. Thank you Romus. This is the kind of stuff stats do not reflect. Still gonna keep a loose eye on him.

      1. Odd…..76% strikes and the bottom of their order, with low slash lines, killed him…go figure

    1. That statement is debateable, we have lost 28/29 games by 1 run because we can’t score more than the opposition and are one of the worst teams producing with RISP. Not to mention the games we have been shutout or games in which we have scored 3 or less runs.

      1. Not sure…but think he means prospect bats like Hoskins, Kingery, Williams, JPC, Alfaro that are up or coming up…..not most of the players already there.

        1. Hoskins, Crawford, and Florimon with dingers tonight Crawford with a double to boot! Crawford also with his 17th error.

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