Box Score Recap – 4/8/2018

Not a good day for the organization.  Lehigh Valley managed just five hits in a one-run lost.  Reading finally recorded a victory.  Clearwater’s bats went to sleep after a three-run first inning on their way to a one-run loss.  And, Lakewood dropped a double header, garnering a total of seven hits in both games.

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

Lehigh Valley (1-1) lost to Pawtucket, 4-3.  Drew Anderson starts against Scranton Monday.

Tom Eshelman threw strikes on 73% of his pitches, but gave up four runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings.  He walked none and struck out five.  Brandon Leibrandt allowed one hit in 2.0 innings.  And, Tom Windle struck out two in a one-hit eighth inning.

The IronPigs scored two runs in the first.  Roman Quinn singled to lead off.  Dylan Cozens walked with one out and was thrown out on the back end of a double steal. Collin Cowgill homered.

Although they only got three more hits the rest of the game, the IronPigs squandered several scoring opportunities.  They got two base runners in each of the next two innings on four walks.  They got two more base runners on walks in the fifth.  They did manage to convert a Mitch Walding double in the sixth into a run on a Nick Rickles’ ground out.  But failed to convert a Heiker Meneses’ lead off single and a one-out walk in the seventh and another Walding lead off double in the eighth.  In all, Lehigh Valley wasted 8 walks.

  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos:
  • #10 Dylan Cozens: went 0-1 with three BB
  • #11 Roman Quinn: went 1-5 with a run scored and a SB
  • #22 Tom Eshelman (0-1, 7.20): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
  • #24 Drew Anderson:
  • Zach Eflin (1-0, 1.80):
  • Andrew Pullin:
  • Jesse Valentin: went 0-2 with 3 BB
  • Mitch Walding: went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles

Reading (1-3) beat Erie, 8-3.  Franklyn Kilome gets the start Monday against Portland.

Jake Waguespack went 3.0 innings.  He gave up three runs on five hits.  He walked three and struck out four.  Edgar Garcia pitched the next 2.0 innings and allowed a hit while striking out four.  Trevor Bettencourt (1-0, 2.25) got the win with 3.0, scoreless innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out four.  Luke Leftwich mopped up with 2 K in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Zach Green opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning.  After falling behind by two, the Phils closed the gap to one when Malquin Canelo led off the third with a single and ultimately scored on Kyle Martin’s sac fly.

Reading took the lead with five runs in the sixth.  Green led off with a HR.  Singles by Cornelius Randolph and Jan Hernandez, and a fielding error on an Emmanuel Marrero ground ball loaded the bases.  Zach Copola walked to force in the go ahead run.  Canelo doubled home two more runs.  Coppola scored on a wild pitch.

Their final run came when Austin Bossart singled to open the eighth.  He moved to second on an errant pickoff attempt and scored on a wild pitch and a bad throw.

Zach Green went 3-4 with a run scored, double, HR, and 2 RBI.

Randolph got an assist throwing out a runner at home.

  • #7 Franklyn Kilome:
  • #13 Cornelius Randolph: went 2-4 with a run scored
  • #15 Ranger Suarez: 
  • #16 Jojo Romero (0-1):
  • #29 Edgar Garcia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez:
  • Damek Tomscha: went 0-4
  • Cord Sandberg: DNP
  • Jiandido Tromp: DNP

Clearwater (1-3) lost to Dunedin, 4-3.  Bailey Falter opens the series against Jupiter Monday.

Alejandro Requena started and was given a three run lead before he took the field.  He pitched 4.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.  He gave way to Felix Paulino who took the loss when he gave up two runs in 2.0 innings on 3 hits and a walk. AaronBrown allowed two base runners in 2.0 innings.

The Threshers scored three runs in the first inning.  Mickey Moniak led off with a line drive single.  With two out, Darick Hall singled, and Edgar Cabral lined an RBI single. And, Wilson Garcia drove in two more with a double.

That was it for their offense.  They managed just two more singles by Adam Haseley and Cabral, a walk, a hit batter, and a runner reaching on an error.

Jose Pujols threw out a runner at third.

  • #1 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4 with a run scored
  • #6 Adam Haseley: went 1-4
  • #8 Adonis Medina:
  • #17 Jose Gomez: went 0-4
  • #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 9.00):
  • Arquimedes Gamboa: went 0-3 with a BB
  • Darick Hall: went 1-4 with a run scored
  • Conner Seabold:
  • Alejandro Requena (0-0, 4.50): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  • Edgar Cabral: went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI
  • Austin Listi: DNP
  • Luke Williams: DNP
  • Henri Lartigue: DNP

Lakewood (1-3) lost to Kannapolis, 5-1 and 4-3.  Connor Brogdon starts at West Virginia Monday.

Game One: Spencer Howard struck out seven in 3.0 innings.  He allowed 1 ER on 4 hits and a walk.  Julian Garcia pitched 3.0 innings and gave up 2 ER on 5 hits and a walk. Both pitchers were saddled with an unearned run.

The Claws took a short-lived lead when Josh Stephen singled and Malvin Matos doubled to start the third inning.  Stephen was erased on a fielder’s choice, but Matos scored on Jake Scheiner’s sac fly.

Dalton Guthrie had the only other hit.  Matos on a HBP was the only other base runner.

Two outfield errors hurt their cause.

Stephen got an outfield assist on a play at the plate.

  • #14 Cole Stobbe: went 0-3
  • #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 0-3
  • #21 Spencer Howard (0-1, 3.00): 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, BB, 7 K
  • Quincy Nieporte: went 0-3
  • Malvin Matos: went 1-2 with a run scored, double, and HBP
  • Jake Scheiner: went 0-2 with a SF and RBI
  • Nick Maton: went 0-3
  • Josh Stephen: went 1-2
  • Dalton Guthrie: went 1-3

Game Two: Damon Jones went 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits.  He walked none and struck out two.  Jonathan Hennigan struck out the one batter he was tasked with facing.  Addison Russ struck out two in a 1-2-3 final inning.

Lakewood took the lead in the second on Daniel Brito’s solo HR; and tied the game with two runs in the fifth on a triple by Brito followed by a wild pitch, and a Josh Stephen HR.

  • #14 Cole Stobbe:
  • #18 Daniel Brito: went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, triple HR, RBI
  • #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 0-3
  • #21 Spencer Howard (0-1, 3.00):
  • Simon Muzziotti: went 0-3
  • Quincy Nieporte: went 0-3
  • Malvin Matos: went 0-3
  • Jake Scheiner:
  • Nick Maton: went 0-2
  • Josh Stephen: went 1-2 with a run scored, HR, RBI
  • Dalton Guthrie: went 1-3
  • Will Stewart:
  • Kyle Dohy:

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 (89 career AB)
  • #5 Jorge Alfaro: exceeded 130 AB, no longer has prospect status
  • #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


10 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/8/2018

  1. You forgot to mention the hitting star of the day… except for the scoring plays he was involved in. Canelo went 4 – 5 with a double and a triple and 2 RBIs. Nice day for Malquin.

  2. Bossart’s run was on a heads up play where Erie had Coppola in a rundown between 1st and 2nd and weren’t paying attention to the lead runner.

  3. Ortiz one of many struggling but zero hits so far is tough.
    Good to see C with two hits and great to see a Cozens with three walks.

    1. I’m wondering if Ortiz is just trying to hard. 6 of his outs are K’s. I thought he had a pretty good eye at prior levels? He’s just needs a break, bloop, texas leaguer, dropped fly ball, anything… I know SSS, but you fell bad for the kid!

  4. How about Spencer with 7K’s in 3 IP. I’d like to see how aggressive they are with him this season if he is doing well. Does he have a shot to make Reading by seasons end I say yes.

  5. Glad to see all is calm and understanding on here. So early and so cold. Things will uptick. One move I see coming is JP going down and maybe Quinn or Jesmuel going up. But not for a few more weeks. Side note, and this is for general discussion but still, I’d like to see Alfaro be the big club’s primary backstop!

    1. ,” I’d like to see Alfaro be the big club’s primary backstop!”…I think that can happen, And also want to see Saturday if Alf catches Arrieta.
      Arrieta does have a few preferences on who he wants catching him.
      Miguel Montero last year complained about his lack of attentiveness or slow delivery to the plate with runners on first……and Montero defended himself when the Nats stole 6 bases off Arrieta.
      Alf has that rocket arm to negate some of those issues.

      1. Alfie needs to get better at blocking balls in the dirt and just plain catching balls that should be caught but otherwise I like everything about the kids tools and his presence.

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