Box Score Recap – 9/4/2017

Here is the box score recap.

And, the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley beat Scranton, 4-3, and clinched the wild card in the International League. The IronPigs will now play a best-of-five, first round series against the same Scranton team they just swept in a four game series to qualify for the post-season.

Henderson Alvarez (2-0, 2.84) allowed one run on five hits and a walk in seven innings.  He struck out three.  The run scored on a solo HR in the seventh inning.  Cesar Ramos (4.00) struck out two in one inning while allowing a run on 3 hits.  Pedro Beato (2.75) gave up a lead off HR to start the ninth, and loaded the bases with one out before retiring the final two batters and recording his team record 33rd save of the season.

J.P. Crawford put the IronPigs on the board with a 2-run HR (15) in the first inning.  Dylan Cozens drove drove in another run later in the inning on a soft ground ball single to the pitcher.  The Pigs added a run in the second on Christian Marrero’s ground out with the bases loaded.

Kingery stole his 10th base.  The Pigs turned 3 double plays.

Their playoff schedule is –

  1. Home: Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:05 p.m.
  2. Home: Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:05 p.m.
  3. At Scranton: Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:35 p.m.
  4. At Scranton: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:35 p.m.
  5. At Scranton: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:05 p.m.

Reading lost to Trenton, 3-2.  They finished with a 72-68 record, a little disappointing after their 50-30 high water mark back in early July.

Tommy Bergjans (6.57) gave up 2 runs in four innings on 5 hits.  He walked none and struck out five, and left after only 59 pitches (40 strikes, 67.8%).  Ranfi Casimiro (1-5, 3.57) took the loss giving up the go ahead run after the Phils came back to tie the game.  He pitched two innings and gave up the run on two hits.  Jeff Singer (5.54) pitched a clean inning with a strike out.  Victor Arano (4.18) also pitched clean but with two strike outs.

The Phils were held to just 4 hits.  They didn’t get their first until Mitch Walding’s solo HR (25) with two outs in the sixth inning.  Consecutive singles by Kyle Martin, Damek Tomscha, and Chace Numata plated another two-out run in the inning.  The Phils were held hitless the rest of the way.  Their only base runner over the final innings was a lead off walk by Numata in the ninth.  But, he was erased on a double play.

Lakewood beat Kannapolis, 3-2 in 12 innings.  They finished with a 73-66 record.

Adonis Medina (3.01) pitched six, one-hit innings allowing no runs, walking none, and striking out seven.  Tyler Hallead (5.05) pitched two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. He walked one, struck out one, and blew his second save.  Addison Russ (3.49) struck out two in two, one-hit innings.  Will Hibbs (6-6, 1.77) struck out one in two perfect innings and picked up the win.

The BlueClaws built an early lead with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings on a double play ball and Luke Williams’ SF.  They won on Austin Listi’s walk off HR (4) leading off the 12th inning.

Arquimedes Gamboa, Listi, and Daniel Brito had 2 hits each.  Gamboa had 2 stolen bases.

Williamsport lost to West Virginia, 3-1.  They conclude their season with another game at West Virginia and two games at State College.

David Parkinson (1-3, 2.48) gave up 3 runs (only 2 earned) on 8 hits in 4.2 innings.  He walked none and struck out three.  Zach Warren (3.19) gave up one hit and struck out three in 3.1 innings.

The Cutters scored their run in the fourth inning on Brian Mims’ RBI single.  Nick Maton (.267) had 2 of the Cutters 5 hits.

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24 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 9/4/2017

  1. Arquimedes Gamboa stepped up this year, taking on full season ball. The beginning of the year was a little rough with injuries, playing in only 11 games in April and May. He hit a combined .214 in those 2 months. In June he hit .235/.298/.259 and July was .232/.319/.341. Those were pretty good warm-up months but August was his breakout month. He hit .318/.355/.541 and popped 4 of his 5 HRs in that month. September he continued hot hitting .385/.429/.462 in 3 games. The 19 yo woke up this sleeping reader even though some people on this site have been pushing him for 2 years. Kudos to them.

  2. Gamboa is likely to be another Freddy Galvis so I’m not terribly excited about him as a prospect….yet. Useful piece for sure but I can’t project him out as anything special by today’s SS standards.

    Beyond Kingery and JP it’s seemingly a pretty deserted system of high end position players at any level.

    1. This is where scouting reports come in. I think Gamboa could end up being an outstanding prospect. The reports on his athleticism have always been tremendous and now the performance is catching up with the God-given talent. He’s definitely on my break-out short list for next year.

    2. DMAR…..so of the international reports were high on Gamboa and Brito when they were signed. However, they seem to lean higher on Brayan Gonzalez from 2016, and July’s signing of Luis Garcia, both of which were ranked higher than Gamboa and Brito from MLB.com and BA’s international rankings.

      1. Romus these are guys Gamboa/Brito who absolutely IMO needed to really flash at LKW because they would have become assets to land the pitching we need. Now that said they could both do it at CLW next year and still achieve the same result.

      1. Perhaps Rick he did show a big improvement from WPT. I look at what Cesar is doing today in the MLB and think to myself “wow there is a guy we never really got excited about during his minors career”

        We should all go back retrace his steps through the system and see in those numbers at each of his stops along the way what MLB players look like.

  3. LHV makes the playoffs, which is a very nice thing. But, why is JPC coming up today and not staying with his teammates to help win? What is the difference if he is in the Majors for 2 weeks instead of 3? I would rather he help them win.

  4. Milb playoffs don’t mean jack. The organization would rather have J.P. get more reps in the show

      1. JPC doesn’t need a roster spot until the end of the season. Promoting him right now means there’s already a plan to have him play in most of the remaining games. Pete Mc will not put any stunt to the contrary unless he wants to be fired.

  5. I appreciate your opinion John, but I don’t think a few extra at bats of meaningless September baseball mean much either. Making the playoffs, at any level, is an accomplishment even if it does not mean jack, it means something to the kids who accomplished it.

  6. Gamboa has a better eye and draws BB at a much higher rate than Galvis. Galvis’ power has coincided with the juiced balls, Gamboa has a much better hitting skill than Galvis at similar stage in their careers, of course Galvis always had a GG caliber glove.

  7. FYI Phuture Phillies fans – philly.com went to a paid model. I wouldn’t be shocked if we start to get the negative nancies that were on that site. Love the positive prospect conversations here!

    1. Think you may be correct.
      Looks like it will eventually come out to $156 annually and work its way up in the future.
      But you get the first four weeks for $4…what a deal! 🙂

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