Box Score Recap – 9/2/2017

Here is the box score recap.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The GCL Phillies won today and captured the number one seed in the GCL playoffs.  Before the game started word that the Twins double header had been cancelled due to rain guaranteed the Phillies a home game in the single elimination first round.  When the Nationals lost their game, the Phillies finished with the best overall record.

  • Phillies             36-22     .621
  • Nationals        34-22     .607
  • Twins                 35-23     .603
  • Yankees E.       33-27     .550

The Phillies sent 17-year old Francisco Morales (3-2, 3.05) to the mound for this important game.  The 6’4 righty shut the Blue Jays down for five innings on five hits.  He walked one and struck out seven.  His FB was 90-94, and sat 92-93.  Only a couple of the hits were struck hard.

Mark Appel pitched one inning and gave up a base hit and hit a batter. Hard on the elbow (near the funny bone judging by the way the trainer was checking fingers rather than the upper arm).  He came right back inside to the next two batters, and looked much better than he did against the Yankees.  His FB was at 93.

Ben Brown (2.57) pitched the next two innings.  The 17-year old righty gave up 3 hits, induced a DP, and struck out two.  His FB was 86-88.  Oscar Marcelino (2.25) came in to pitch the ninth and retired the side in order.

Kevin Markham (.250), Jake Holmes (.252), Brayan Gonzalez (.269), and Keudy Bocio (.278) carried the offense today.

The Phillies scored three runs in the second inning.  Kevin Markham reached base on a one-out, infield single and stole second base.  Jake Holmes lined an RBI single to center and took second on the throw to the plate.  Brayan Gonzalez laced an RBI single to right that scored Holmes as he took second on a bobble by the right fielder.  After Lenin Rodriguez worked a walk, Keudy Bocio lined a two-out, RBI single to center.  The inning came to an end on a double steal attempt with Rodriguez thrown out at home.

The Phillies tacked on 2 runs in the fourth when Markham led off with a triple over the center fielder.  Holmes quickly ended the suspense, bringing him home with an RBI, line drive single to left. Holmes stole second and advanced to third on Jesus Henriquez’ line drive single to right.  Bocio brought Holmes home with an RBI single.

Bocio went 2-4 with 2 RBI and a walk.  Markham went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a triple. Holmes went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  Gonzalez went 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI.  Markham (7) and Holmes (5) stole bases.

The Phillies play the GCL Yankees East Sunday at noon in Spectrum Field.

By the way, I learned that Instructs games will be at the Complex this year.  The Spectrum Field infield is going to be re-sodded this fall.

Looks like Harvey had an impact on baseball in the northeast.  Lehigh Valley and Reading saw their games postponed by rain.  Lakewood’s game was cancelled.

Lehigh Valley postponed, rain.

Reading postponed, rain.

Clearwater lost to Dunedin, 6-0.  Sixto Sanchez (0-4, 4.55) gave up a three-run HR in the first inning.  He kept the Blue Jays off the board over the next four innings.  He retired the final 8 batters he faced.  In his five innings, Sanchez gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.  he struck out four.  Aaron Brown (5.27) gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 0.2 innings. Tyler Gilbert (2.95) stranded two inherited runners and struck out two in 1.1 innings.  Alberto Tirado (3.69) walked one and struck our one in one inning.

Mark Laird (.287) was back in the line up and went 2-4 with a double and walk.  Emmanuel Marrero (.253) also went 2-4.

Lakewood cancelled, rain.

Williamsport beat Batavia, 3-1.  Ramon Rosso (1-0, 3.00) and Connor Brogdon (2.56) teamed up to 3-hit the Muckdogs.  Rosso allowed no runs and 2 hits in six innings and struck out eight.  Brogdon pitche dthree innis for his second save.  He gave up a solo HR and struck out four.  Neither pitcher allowed a walk.

The Cutters scored 3 runs in the third inning on Nick Maton’s RBI double, a SF by Josh Stephen, and an RBI double by Jake Scheiner.  Maton (.257), Yahir Gurrola (.222), Malvin Matos (.237) and Rodolfo Duran (.253) had 2 hits each.

Tyler Frohwirth (3.63) pitched a scoreless inning for Batavia.

Transactions:

  • 9/2 – Phillies transferred RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10-Day DL to the 60-Day DL. Nerve irritation in right hand
  • 9/2 – Phillies claimed Kevin Siegrist off waivers from St. Louis Cardinals
  • 9/2 – RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Clearwater from Reading
  • 9/2 – Clearwater placed RHP Harold Arauz on the 7-Day DL
  • 9/1 – Phillies activated RHP Juan Nicasio
  • 9/1 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
  • 9/1 – Phillies sent OF Odubel Herrera on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
  • 9/1 – Phillies released RHP Casey Fien
  • 9/1 – RHP Edgar Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater (paper transaction)
  • 9/1 – Clearwater activated RF Jose Pujols from the temporarily inactive list
  • 8/31 – Phillies claimed RHP Juan Nicasio off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 8/31 – Phillies designated 1B Brock Stassi for assignment
  • 8/31 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-Day DL. Nerve irritation in hand
  • 8/31 – Phillies sent CF Odubel Herrera on a rehab assignment to Reading
  • 8/31 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Reading
  • 8/31 – Lehigh Valley sent RHP Mark Appel on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 8/31 – Reading sent RHP Miguel Nunez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 8/30 – Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 8/29 – 1B Darick Hall assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
  • 8/29 – Clearwater placed RF Jose Pujols on the temporarily inactive list
  • 8/29 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
  • 8/27 – Phillies optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
  • 8/27 – Phillies recalled Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
  • 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.

13 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 9/2/2017

  1. Ramon Rosso finished the season strong. In a year where he started in the DSL at age 21, the future didn’t look like much. He pitched his way to Wmsprt and ended the season with Game Score of 80. He should start full season ball in LKW next year and we’ll learn a lot more about this kid.

  2. I forgot to congratulate the GCL Phils on clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Kick some butt in playoffs…

  3. Another player to watch is Yahir Gurrola. He and Ben Pelletier were the dependable bats at GCL Phils when he was promoted to WilliamspoHe spent a while adjusting to the very different league, but has been back to hitting the ball well. His speed is a big factor in making thigs difficult for pitchers. Also Kevin Markham, who had been mired below the Mendoza line, has really been a factor in the past two weeks. He is up to .250 batting average. The capacity to adjust in both players is a mark for future success.

    1. As a college player who was a late-round pick and started in the GCL, I imagine Gurrola will have to be a “prove it at every level” guy. He struck out a lot after getting to Williamsport. Same deal for Markham, actually, though he stayed in the GCL.

  4. While I wouldn’t exactly say he is struggling, Sixto’s tough adjustment to CLW is in my opinion somewhat of a good thing. He’s got all of the stuff, now he has to fine tune and develop it all. Very exciting prospect.

    1. Anyone know much about brogdon? A friend was at the game last nite and said he was 93-95. Prompted me to look at his numbers and the walks are tad high but looks like the stuff is there. Anyone have any insight?

    2. I suspect there may be parallels between Sixto and Luis Severino of the Yankees. Severino is still young (23, I think). He started in their system in 2012 and made it to big club, for a brief stint, in 2015. This is his first full year, in its entering, with the big club. It takes time, even for the most talented guys, to figure it out.

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