Box Score Recap – 4/11/2018

Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Lakewood posted victories.

Clearwater wasted a solid pitching performance by Connor Seabold and lost.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (2-3) beat Scranton, 2-0.  

With Drew Anderson going on the DL, Jake Thompson was pressed into service.  He pitched well, going 3.1 scoreless innings.  He allowed 3 hits and a walk, and struck out three.  He threw 53 pitches, 36 strikes.

Brandon Leibrandt entered with a runner on base and pitched 2.2 innings of one-hit ball.  He walked none and also struck out three.  He threw 21 strikes among his 29 pitches.

Ranfi Casimiro, Zac Curtis, and Pedro Beato each tossed a shutout inning.  Beato allowed the only base runner on a walk, and picked up his second save.

Dean Anna went 2-2 with a run scored, 2 BB, SB, and a caught stealing.

Mitch Walding and Danny Ortiz each went 2-4 with an RBI.

Roman Quinn and Alexi Amaristi also stole bases.

  • #9 Enyel De Los Santos (1.80):
  • #10 Dylan Cozens: went 1-4 with a run scored
  • #11 Roman Quinn: went 0-3 with a BB
  • #22 Tom Eshelman (0-1, 7.20):
  • #24 Drew Anderson: placed on the 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • Cole Irvin (3.60):
  • Zach Eflin (1-0, 1.80):
  • Jake Thompson (0.00): 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.0): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Andrew Pullin: went 0-4
  • Jesse Valentin: went 0-4
  • Mitch Walding: went 2-4 with an RBI

Reading (3-4) beat Portland, 12-4.

Harold Arauz pitched 6.0 innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 BB, but struck out eight.  Trevor Bettencourt struck out 2 in 2.0 innings, allowing a hit and 2 walks. Seranthony Dominguez mopped up and gave up 1 hit in 1.0 inning, striking out two.

Everybody hits!  (Remember that guy?)  Each starter contributed a hit to the Phils 16-hit barrage.  Damek Tomscha and Kyle Martin had 3 hits each, a double, HR, and 3 RBI. Cornelius Randolph, Deivi Grullon, and Brandon Bednar had 2 hits each.  Grullon had 2 HR and 4 RBI.  Tomscha and Zach Coppola each stole a base.

  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (4.50):
  • #13 Cornelius Randolph: went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #15 Ranger Suarez (9.00):
  • #16 Jojo Romero (0-1):
  • #29 Edgar Garcia (0.00):
  • #30 Seranthony Dominguez (1-1, 3.60): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • Damek Tomscha: went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR, 3 RBI
  • Cord Sandberg: went 1-5
  • Jiandido Tromp: DNP

Clearwater (1-6) lost to Jupiter, 6-4.

Connor Seabold deserved better.  He threw 5.0 shutout, and four no-hit innings.  He mixed his pitches well, struck out nine batters, and had allowed just 3 base runners on 2 walks and a single.  He had thrown 85 pitches and was sent out to pitch in the sixth.  He got a quick out, but gave up a single and issued a walk and was relieved.  He finished with 95 pitches, 59 strikes, 3 BB, 9 K, and 2 singles allowed.

Aaron Brown entered and walked the first batter he faced to load the bases.  (Grrr.  I find this to be the most annoying thing a reliever can do.  Walk the first batter he faces.)  A 2-run single allowed the two inherited runners to score.  A two-out HR put 3 additional runs on the scoreboard.

After the Threshers rallied for four runs, Felix Paulino came in to give up a run in the ninth.

While Seabold was holding Jupiter hitless, the Hammerheads’ starter was doing similar to the Threshers.  They also managed just a single and two walks in the first five innings.

They finally broke through in the eighth.  Jose Gomez doubled to lead off.  Kevin Markham singled and Luke Wiliams walked to load the bases.  Darick Hall came through with a 2-run single.  The Threshers scored another run on a throwing error.  And, again on Wilson Garcia RBI single.  But the rally fell short.

Back to Seabold, some behind the numbers stuff –

  • 62.1% strikes.
  • Five, 3-ball counts resulting in a K, 3 BB, and a pop up.
  • 11 of 18 first pitch strikes (6 of 6 through his first two innings).
  • He mixed his pitches so well that I was surprised at the number of pitches that reached 92 (17) and 93 mph (7) when I totaled up my pitch data.
  • His FB range was 88-93 mph, and he sat 90-92 (52 pitches).
  • His 9 strike outs came 7 swinging and 2 looking.  The velo on each was swinging (81, 89, 91, 77, 86, 86, 93) and looking (91, 92).
  • He had good swing-and miss stuff – 16 of 59 strikes (27.1%).  The velocity on these 16 pitches was – 90, 81, 92, 90, 89, 91, 77, 79, 86, 93, 76, 91, 86, 78, 93, 90.
  • He throws a fastball, change up, curve ball (sometimes a little slurvey), and splitter.

Kevin Markham had 2 hits and a run scored.

  • #1 Mickey Moniak: went 1-4
  • #6 Adam Haseley: DNP
  • #8 Adonis Medina: DNP
  • #17 Jose Gomez: 1-4 with a run scored, double
  • #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 9.00):
  • Arquimedes Gamboa: went 0-4
  • Darick Hall: went 1-3 with a run scored, 2 RBI, BB
  • Edgar Cabral: 0-4
  • Austin Listi: DNP
  • Luke Williams: went 0-3 with a run scored, 2 BB
  • Henri Lartigue: DNP
  • Conner Seabold (0-1, 5.23): 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
  • Alejandro Requena (0-0, 4.50):
  • Bailey Falter (2.45):

Lakewood (3-4) beat West Virginia, 4-3 in ten innings.

Ramon Rosso pitched 5.0 innings.  He allowed 1 run on 4 hits.  He walked one and struck out twelve.  Luis Carrasco pitched 2.0 innings and gave up the 2 runs that blew the save.  Addison Russ struck out 3 in 2.0 innings and got the win.  Kyle Dohy struck out 2 for the save.

The BlueClaws scored in the fourth.  Colby Fitch and Jhailyn Ortiz singled with 2 outs. Cole Stobbe’s followed with an RBI single.  They scored two more in the sixth.  Ortiz reached on a HBP.  He scored on Stobbe’s RBI double.  Stobbe scored on Nick Maton’s RBI single.

The Claws went ahead in the tenth on Jake Scheiner’s RBI single.

  • #14 Cole Stobbe: went 2-4, with a run scored, double, 2 RBI
  • #18 Daniel Brito: DNP
  • #20 Jhailyn Ortiz: went 2-3 with a run scored , HBP
  • #21 Spencer Howard (0-1, 3.00):
  • Simon Muzziotti: went 2-5 with a run scored
  • Quincy Nieporte: DNP
  • Malvin Matos: DNP
  • Jake Scheiner: went 1-4 with a BB, RBI
  • Nick Maton: went 1-4 with an RBI
  • Josh Stephen: went 0-3 with a BB
  • Dalton Guthrie: went 0-4, sacrifice
  • Colby Fitch: went 1-5 with a run scored
  • Ramon Rosso (1.86): 5,0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K
  • Will Stewart:
  • Kyle Dohy (0.00): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2nd save
  • David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00):

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


There are over 90 players at the Complex.  The Phillies aren’t providing a list of which players are in camp.  XST games started Monday.

11 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/11/2018

  1. I hope it’s not too serious for Drew Anderson. Otherwise, a pretty good day for the affiliates.

  2. No news on Fanti or Young. I saw them walking around the complex during spring training. Hopefully they have minor injuries and get on the mound soon. Counting on both of them to have solid years.

    1. Young is one of my favorite prospects and in my opinion the steal of that draft. Coached against him when he was in HS, he seemed like a good kid and more athletic then I expected for his awkward size. Interested in seeing his progress over the next few years.

  3. Ramon Russo has to have a story worth writing. He was signed as a 19 yo by the Dodgers. He pitched a month in the DSL and then was released. A year later, in 2017, the Phillies sign him. He starts in the DSL and is lights out so they move him to the GCL. He pitches 2 games there and earns another promotion to Wmsprt, where he finished the season strongly. He starts in LKW, as a 21 yo, and he’s showing he belongs. He has 16 Ks in 9 innings. An ERA of 1.86 and a WHIP of 1.14. Let’s think of him as a JC guy and see where this ride takes him. He’s looking like CLW easily this season.

    Every time I see Felix Paulino’s name in a box score recap, it seems that its nothing good. This year he’s pitched in 3 games and given up runs in each. He’s lost 2 games so he can’t hold a lead and if he comes in later he just adds to the damage. Last year it seemed to be the same. I think he has a pretty heavy fastball so they are hoping he settles into some role but he’s been a starter, a long reliever, a short reliever and a closer and nothing good has come from it. I’m just saying…..

    I was surprised to see Erik Kratz , at 37 yo, still playing baseball. He’s on Scranton.

  4. “(Grrr. I find this to be the most annoying thing a reliever can do. Walk the first batter he faces.) “…….
    FWIW, a study done by either BP or Fangraphs in 2015/2016 revealed batters who start off an inning with a walk come around to score 38% of the time……also with batters who single to start off an inning, the same percentage..

  5. Seabold pitched very well in the College World Series last year. In a key game he kept his side in the game with a good performance. I thought he would be at Clearwater this year because he really knows how to pitch and looks like he is on the fast track. So far so good. Addison Russ had a tough time last year. He throws hard, but he seemed to give up many hits. He looks better this year and I think he could be on a fast track also as the year progresses and he capitalizes on his excellent start. Muzziotti seems to be adjusting well to Class A ball. The Lakewood team looks very good. Rough starts for Brown, Cabrera, and Singer in Clearwater. This team should be at the top of their league and the relievers have not been up to par. Hopefully they will get back to where they were last year. Time will tell.

    1. There was talk last year that Sixto would have been considered as a potential callup if the Phillies were in contention. Maybe have him skip April so he can pitch into September or later if needed.

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