Box Score Recap – 4/6/2018

Lehigh Valley was snowed out, Reading was almost shut out, Clearwater busted out, and Lakewood held on to pull one out.

Adam Haseley (2), Austin Listi (3), Simon Muzziotti (2), and Rodofo Duran (2) had multi RBI games.  Three Threshers hit solo HRs in the second inning of their game.

Here is the box score recap.  And, here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley was postponed in their opener due to snow.  They are scheduled to play at Pawtucket tomorrow afternoon.  Zach Eflin is scheduled to start.

  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos
  • #10 Dylan Cozens
  • #11 Roman Quinn
  • #22 Tom Eshelman
  • #24 Drew Anderson

Reading lost to Erie again, 4-1.  Jojo Romero starts tomorrow.

Harold Arauz went five shutout innings.  He gave up four hits, walked ywo, and struck out six.  Seranthony Dominguez started the sixth and walked the first batter he faced who eventually scored.  Duh!  He went on to throw two innings and gave up 5 hits, 3 runs (2 ER), a walk, and 2 K.  Trevor Bettencourt pitched the eighth and gave up one run on a HR and struck out two.  Garrett Cleavinger struck out two in a one-hit ninth.

Once again, Reading struggled produce runs.  Brandon Bednar had 3 hits but was thrown out on the bases twice, once at home and once trying to steal second.  Damek Tomscha hit a HR and walked.  Malquin Canelo had the Phils’ only other hit.  Zach Green “sombreroed” with 4 K in 4 AB.

Fourteen Phils were retired on strike outs.

Bossart threw out 3 of 5 base stealers.  The two successful steals came against Dominguez.

  • #7 Franklyn Kilome:
  • #13 Cornelius Randolph: 0-4 with 2 K
  • #15 Ranger Suarez: 
  • #16 Jojo Romero:
  • #29 Edgar Garcia: 
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Damek Tomscha: 1-3, 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 HR
  • Cord Sandberg:

Clearwater beat Dunedin, 8-0.  McKenzie Mills pitches tomorrow in Dunedin.

Adonis Medina pitched 5.1, shutout innings.  He limited the Jays to 5 hits and a walk, and struck out five.  He threw 83 pitches, 54 strikes.  He made efficient use of his fastball and off speed pitches to keep the Jays off balance.  He got 14 swings and misses (25.9%), 12 in the first three innings.  The Jays took a lot of FB for strikes and swung through his slider.  He threw 13 of 21 first pitch strikes and ran six 3-ball counts. His strike outs came swinging.  He struck out the side in the first inning and recorded his strike outs on pitches of 89, 82, 95, 89, and 96 mph.  His FB range was 91-96 mph, he sat 93-94 mph, he hit 95 mph 7 times and touched 96 mph 3 times, but only once (95 mph) after the third inning.  His SL was 85-89 mph, and his CB 79-83 mph.

Alexis Rivero pitched 1.2, no-hit, shutout innings.  He walked one, struck out two, and stranded two inherited runners.  He’s down here working on a splitter to enhance his off speed offerings.  His FB sat 93-94 mph.  He also throws a CH and SL.

Blake Quinn pitched 2.0, shutout innings.  He gave up a couple singles to his first two batters, then struck out the side before getting three outs in the ninth on 5 pitches. His FB sat 92-93 and touched 94 mph.  He also throws a CH, CB, CU.

Along with great pitching we had some great offense.  The Threshers broke out with three solo HR in the second inning.  Darick Hall led off with a blast to the right of the batter’s eye in CF (over the Sand Pearl sign).  Edgar Cabral followed with a shot deep into the RF berm.  One out later, Luke Williams got his first Threshers’ hit, a no doubter to left.

At his point, the Threshers had scored 7 runs in 11 innings on 7 hits, 5 of which were HR.  They would go hitless for three more innings before the closing out the game with 5 runs in three innings on 7 hits.

Mickey Moniak was the catalyst as he led off the sixth with a line drive double to the left center field gap that rolled to the wall.  Arquimedes Gamboa successfully sacrificed him to third, and Adam Haseley brought him home with a line drive single up the middle, beating a drawn-in infield.  Cabral walked and Austin Listi chased them home with a carbon copy of Moniak’s double.

Jose Gomez reached on a one-out, infield single in the seventh.  He moved to second on Gamboa’s line drive single to left, and scored on Haseley’s line drive single to left, his second RBI of the night and fifth of the season.

Cabral walked again to open the eighth and scored on Listi’s second double, this one down the LF line into the corner.  Listi had 3 RBI in the game.

Moniak and Haseley each stole a base.  Cabral gunned out a potential base stealer.

Medina reached for a hard hit ball with his throwing hand but pulled it back in time to avoid injury.  He later took a hard shot off his glove hand.  No problem.

Our pitchers held the Jays to 7 singles.

This is the type of offense I hoped to see with this group.  And, the top two guys in the line up are 19 and 20 in a league that averages 22.4 for position players and 23.5 for pitchers.  And, Medina, Williams, and Gomez are 21, while Haseley is 21 for just another five days.

  • #1 Mickey Moniak: went 1-3 with a run scored, double, BB
  • #6 Adam Haseley: went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI (5)
  • #8 Adonis Medina: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K
  • #17 Jose Gomez: went 1-4 with a run scored
  • #23 McKenzie Mills:
  • Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with a sacrifice
  • Darick Hall: went 1-4 with a solo HR
  • Jose Gomez: went 1-4 with a run scored
  • Conner Seabold:
  • Edgar Cabral: went 1-2 with 3 runs scored, HR, RBI, 2 BB
  • Austin Listi: went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI
  • Luke Williams: went 1-4 with a solo HR

Lakewood beat Kannapolis, 4-3.  Spencer Howard starts tomorrow.

Will Stewart pitched 5.0 four-hit innings.  He gave up one unearned run and struck out five.  Luis Carrasco gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 2.0 innings.  Kyle Dohy recorded a save with two no-hit, shutout innings.  He walked one and struck out five.

Simon Muzziotti and Carlos Duran had 2 RBI each, Duran had a 2-run single and Muzziotti had a 2-run double.  Dalton Guthrie had two hits.  Quincy Nieporte had a hit. Jake Scheiner and Josh Stephen each had a hit and a walk.

Daniel Brito stole a base.

Will Stewart picked a runner off first base.

  • #14 Cole Stobbe: DNP
  • #18 Daniel Brito: went 0-5 with 2 K
  • #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 0-4 with 1 K
  • #21 Spencer Howard:
  • Simon Muzziotti: went 1-5 with a double and 2 RBI
  • Quincy Nieporte: went 1-4 with a run scored and 2 K
  • Malvin Matos: DNP
  • Jake Scheiner: went 1-3 with a run scored and BB
  • Nick Maton: went 0-4
  • Josh Stephen: went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk
  • Will Stewart: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Kyle Dohy: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, save (1)

These prospects aren’t on any official rosters, yet.  Or they are with the big club. Prospect rankings are from MLB.

  • #2 Sixto Sanchez: expected to debut for Clearwater when healthy
  • #3 Scott Kingery: with Phillies
  • #4 J.P. Crawford: with Phillies
  • #5 Jorge Alfaro: with Phillies
  • #28 Victor Arano: with Phillies
  • #12 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
  • #19 Elniery Garcia: not on a roster
  • #25 Luis Garcia: not on a roster
  • #26 Abrahan Gutierrez: not on a roster
  • #27 Eliezer Alvarez: traded to Texas


14 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/6/2018

  1. CLW did exactly what I expected them to do. They have the hitters and they have some very good pitchers. The hitters should feed off each other. As one goes they all will go. Jim, you are a lucky dude to be able to watch at least half their games. Pujols hitting 8th should give him some opportunities. An opposing pitcher, who already went through the Murderer’s Row, might take a little something off when he gets to #8. If Jose has learned anything from last year, he should be able to light up the scoreboard quite often. If not, we’ll know what he is. A no hit guy with a lot of power in his bat and in his arm.

  2. I really hope Pujols big power wakes up.
    Medina is a potential #2 starter
    Tomscha is very mature player. Like his approach.
    The Arauz saga continues. 5 scoreless frames with an 86mph fastball. Must be his delivery, angle or god knows what.
    Looking forward to see how ironpigs bats behave.

    1. Arauz FB mostly 88 last night. Not pinpoint control. It was his breaking pitch that was getting the swing and miss and the weak contact. Felt like watching a knuckleballer with all the junk pitches.

      Seranthony wasn’t locating great, was mostly 95-96 with a 97 and a 98 once. Didn’t have a great feel for his offspeed offering—looked great one pitch then missed poorly then hit hard. There’s a lot there—could also use work on sequencing I think.

  3. Glad to See Darick Hall get off the schneid!
    Haha …two games.
    The guy could be a special player with that power…..if he can blend in with his lift, the hit approach in ’14 and ’15, his first two years of college,were his metrics were …..K%-11%….BB%-12% in 509PAs.

  4. Jim, thanks. FYI – one Jose Gomez line is enough.
    Clearwater played a terrific game, exactly what we hope from them. Lakewood hasn’t hit yet but it’s cold up north. As for Reading, they don’t have much offense and they’re going to have to grind for runs all year. I didn’t like seeing Dominguez getting hit around but you have to throw strikes. LHV with the delayed start. Not much to see there other than Quinn and Cozens plus starting pitchers

  5. Also, quiet transaction just before the game on Thursday in Reading: Cord Sandberg activated, Heiker Meneses to LHV. Enyel DeLos Santos moves to Williamsport roster to make room. He’s last in the rotation and since we’re not playing any games…. More transactions to come of course. Looking forward to JoJo tonight in Reading on another cold night.

    1. Yeah, I expected the Sandberg move. Not looking forward to keeping track of all the transactions that will occur until short season starts.

  6. I will restate this in this week’s open discussion. Do NOT worry about the placement of players (especially pitchers) during the first couple months of the season. Just like last year, they are going to use XST and the Wilmington roster like a taxi squad.

  7. I am really looking forward to seeing how Spencer Howard pitches tonight. And seeing who are the upcoming starters the next few games for Lakewood answers a question for me. The Phillies drafted 4 college lefties last year, and I was very curious to see how they were used. It seems so far, 2 are going to get the opportunity to start, while the other 2 are going to be used in the bullpen.

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