Box Score Recap – 8/27/2017

Here is the box score recap.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley was one hit and lost to Pawtucket, 3-0.  Jose Taveras (1.54) pitched a five-hit shutout for six innings walking one and striking out seven.  Casey Fien (3.21) gave up a 3-run HR in his one inning.  Colton Murray (5.53) pitched a one-hit final inning.  

Cameron Perkins (.285) first inning single was the IronPigs only base hit.  Kingery started at third, Crawford at second.

Reading matched scoring with Harrisburg until they took their first lead in the eighth inning and won 7-4.  Cole Irvin gave up 3 early runs but lasted six innings.  He gave up 3 hits and 3 walks, and struck out four.  Tom Wiindle (3-2, 4.53) gave up a run in two innings but secured the win.  Victor Arano (4.54) picked up his 9th save.

The Phils answered with one run in the first inning on Kyle Martin’s two-out, RBI single; and two runs in the second on two-out, RBI doubles by Zack Coppola and Jiandido Tromp.  The Phils took the lead with 4 runs in the eighth off Jimmy Cordero on Christian Marrero’s two-out grand slam (2). Tromp had 3 hits, Martin and Malquin Canelo had 2 hits each.

Clearwater lost a rain-shortened game one, 3-1, and game two was cancelled.  Sixto Sanchez  (0-3, 4.37) held the Tigers to 3 hits but he issued 5 walks in the rain and the defense committed 3 errors that contributed to 2 unearned runs among the 3 that Sanchez allowed.  He struck out three, one on a 98 MPH FB.

Wilson Garcia had 2 of the Threshers 5 hits.  Their only run came on an Edgar Cabral sacrifice fly that almost left the field for a slam in the fifth inning.

Lakewood scored a tie-breaking run in the top of the ninth to defeat Kannapolis, 7-6.   Adonis Medina (3.17) gave up 2 runs (only one earned) on five hits and 3 walks while striking out three in five innings.  Ismael Cabrera (3.63) blew the save giving up 3 runs on 5 hits and two innings.  Jake Kelzer (1-1, 4.12) also blew a save with a solo HR in one inning, but got the win.  Will Hibbs (1.92) struck out two in one inning for his 18th save.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning on Arquimedes Gamboa’s SF following Adam Haseley’s lead off triple.  They scored 2 more in the third on Mickey Moniak’s 2-out, 2-run HR (5).  And scored another run in the fourth on Colby Fitch’s solo HR (2).  After  falling behind, the Claws score 2 runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Darick Hall and Henri Lartigue.  Gamboa’s two-out, solo HR (6) in the ninth proved to be the game-winner.

Gamboa and Moniak had 2 hits, a HR, and 2 RBI each.  Fitch had 2 hits and a HR.  Haseley had 2 hits.

Williamsport scored singlwe runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to beat State College, 3-2.  Ramon Rosso (4.50) pitched six innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  Kyle Dohy (2-1, 4.80) struck out 5 in two innings and got the win.  Luis Ramirez (2.00) earned his 11th save.

The Crosscutters scored a run in the sixth on Josh Stephen’s RBI double.  They scored in the seventh on Jake Scheiner’s lead off HR (3).  And in the eighth on Cole Stobbe’s RBI double.  Nick Maton and Greg Pickett had 2 hits each.

The GCL Phillies do not play regular season games on Sunday.

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18 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 8/27/2017

  1. The second Threshers game, Ranger Suarez start, was cancelled. Shame. That would have been a wonderful doubleheader to witness – Sixto and Ranger.

    Nice to see the Lakewood offense hit up and down the lineup. Go Mickey!

  2. I was at home , Sixto hit 100 multiple times . He also nailed a batter in the first with a 98 mile fastball to the head. Not sure if ball being wet was effecting Sixto but he seemed a little off. Gomez throwing error and in the 1st and his losing the ball in the sun in the sun later in the inning lead to the first run. The only really hard ball was a triple in the 5th off Sixto, that scored the 2nd run.
    The Threshers couldn’t come up with any key hits to bring runners home and that was their down fall.
    On a side notes atleast a half of dozen or more of scouts in the crowd not sure if Sixto was their target but with only 40-50 fans there you couldn’t miss them.

    1. Hes getting experience at a higher level and learning he has to continue to improve because he cant just live on his fastball. Perfect lesson going into next year

      1. He threw a lot of off speed stuff also, hitting about 80, think it was a curve. Constantly hitting 97 and above with little effort. He is a joy to watch because he works so fast. Also he just missed picking atleast 3 runners off by inches. Very quick to first.

        1. His control was off , but it was drizzling all game and he did stop the game in the 4th tonclean jis cleats and after the inning he continued to pond them against the ground to get the mud off them. That really seemed to bother him.

          1. I used to pitch softball (modified fast pitch) and I hated to pitch in the rain because I had trouble gripping the wet ball well enough to control it. However, I have noticed that most major league pitchers do not seem to have that much of a control problem when it rains. I guess it relates to obtaining enough experience in the rain so that you learn how to overcome it. Of course, Sixto is still quite young.

            1. Helps when you are constantly getting a new baseball after the old one gets wet, touches the dirt, etc..

              If your experience was like mine pitching (baseball) the balls were rather water-logged by the 3rd-4th inning..

  3. Hoskins has 40HR and 115 RBIs between LHV and Philly. Once he’s no longer a prospect in 18-20 games, he will graduate from prospect lists. Who takes his spot?

    1. TrollU….Hoskins last 1039 ABs since April 2016….including the DR winter league….he has 82 HRs in 1039 ABs for an average HR of every 13 ABs.
      His HR% during this time period is 7.89.
      The only other players in MLB history with career marks better than that are:
      Mark McGwire and Babe Ruth…hah.
      The top five are:
      Mark McGwire 9.42 (9.4230)
      Babe Ruth 8.50 (8.5010) 2
      Barry Bonds 7.74 (7.7384) 3
      Jim Thome 7.27 (7.2667) 4
      Ralph Kiner 7.09 (7.0893) 5

      ……….realistically and probably not sustainable for even the remaining of this season, nor a career, but it is enjoyable while it lasts.

      1. The real issue, when you watch Rhys, is to try to figure out what kind of player he is going to be on a year-to-year basis.

        Right now, he’s looking like a consistent 4-6 WAR player – basically, a guy who, every year, anchors a line-up, gets on base at a .375 and above clip, and hits 35-45 homers with a .550+ slugging percentage. Essentially, a championship level clean-up hitter.

        I think they will see how he does through the middle of next year and then approach him about doing a long-term deal that will buy out his first year or two of free agency, which would take him through his age 31 or 32 season. He’s such a good and focused dude that I wouldn’t worry about him letting down after signing a big deal.

  4. The last three drafts have provided a number of good players, some of future star quality. The organization is much deeper in talent than before. The new emphasis on LA players has been great for the organization. It gives me the feeling that the Phillies will be competitive for a while. It seems there are multiple players at each position who have the potential to be major league prospects. The top thirty will take some thought for the next few years.

  5. I was taking a good look at Hasely’s stats now that he is just under 200 professional ABs. Just for kicks, to project it over at 600AB season, he’d be hitting .290 with 10 homers and 80 rbis and 60 walks/120 strikeouts and OPSing around .784.

    To me, those would be acceptable numbers as a major leaguer. If he could do some combination of increasing the BBs and cutting down the Ks (say, 70 walks, 100 strikeouts), then even better – to say nothing of the residual effect that improved pitch-selection and plate discipline would bring.

    In a perfect world, I’d also like some more extra base hits but I see no reason to be pretty pleased with him at this juncture, especially when you figure he’s gone from Virginia to Florida to Central PA to South Jersey in roughly a 90 day period.

    Thoughts?
    Jeff

    1. He is probably approaching things a bit differently as well because this is the first time he isnt focused on pitching.

      I’m pleased thus far.

      1. Agreed. It’s a perfectly fine transition half season – nothing outstanding but just fine. Let’s see how he does with a full year of strength training. You’ll know a lot more about him by the middle/end of next year, but no, it would be a disappointment if he hit 10 homers a year and had a .784 OPS in the majors. Guys like that who play outfield are a dime a dozen and it wouldn’t represent a good return on a #8 pick, but, fortunately, I think there’s a good chance he takes a big step forward next year.

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