Box Score Recap – 4/30/2018

Only two games last night, and both teams lost.

Lehigh Valley dropped a decision to Syracuse.

Reading lost at New Hampshire.

Clearwater and Lakewood were scheduled off.

Kyle Young and Jose Taveras pitched in XST games.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (11-11)  lost Syracuse, 5-4.

Tom Eshelman pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 3 runs.  Ranfi Casimiro (3.97) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings but allowed 2 base hits and 2 walks.  Tom Windle (5.40) gave up a go ahead HR that in his 1.0 inning.  Hoby Milner (4.50) gave up a HR that proved to be the final margin.

The IronPigs fought back from an early 3-run deficit.  They scored a run in the fifth on Heiker Meneses’ RBI single; and two runs in the seventh on Danny Ortiz’ solo HR and Mitch Walding’s RBI single.  They closed the gap with a run in the ninth on Roman Quinn’s RBI double, but fell short.

  • #14 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 1.40):
  • #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 6.75): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #16 Roman Quinn (.310): went 1-5 with a double, RBI
  • #18 Dylan Cozens (.254): went 1-4
  • #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40):

Reading (9-12)  finally got to lay a game after 3 postponements and lost, 7-2.

Elniery Garcia (0-2, 8.10) gave up 6 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 innings.  Tyler Viza (0.00) struck out 3 in 1.2 innings.  Garrett Cleavinger struck out 1 in 0.2 innings. Trevor Bettencourt (2.93) struck out 2 in 1.1 innings, but also gave up a run on 2 hits.

The Phils took a short-lived lead in the second inning on Emmanuel Marrero’s 2-run single.

  • #8 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.20):
  • #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
  • #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.13):
  • #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08):
  • #17 Cornelius Randolph (.152): went 0-3 with a run scored and a BB

Clearwater (9-15)  off day.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-1, 3.71): 
  • #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
  • #5 Mickey Moniak: DNP
  • #6 Adam Haseley:
  • #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP
  • #19 Jose Gomez:
  • #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.00):
  • Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):

Lakewood (14-10)  off day.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL
  • #13 Daniel Brito (.171):
  • #22 Spencer Howard (2-1, 1.89):
  • #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury)
  • Colby Fitch (.238):
  • Nick Maton (.288):
  • Josh Stephen (.237):

These prospects are in Philadelphia.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: 89 of 130 career AB, 32 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #3 J.P. Crawford: >130 of 130 career AB (added to the 10-day DL)
  • #27 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 32 of 45 days (added ton the 10-day DL)

And these guys are still in Clearwater.

  • #20 Kyle Young: XST
  • #21 Francisco Morales: XST
  • #26 Luis Garcia: XST
  • #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
  • #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season


Kyle Young started in an XST game in Tampa.  He threw three, scoreless innings.  There were two games at the Yankees’ complex, and Young was with the group that appears headed to Williamsport.

His first inning went strike out, single slapped over Brayan Gonzalez’ head, strike out, and a 5-3 on an 0-2 pitch.

His second inning went strike out, 4-3, fly ball to left that the fielder played into a triple when he came in 2-3 steps before breaking back too late, strike out.

His third inning went strike out, strike out, 1-3.

He seemed to have decent velocity and had much better command of his off speed pitches than I would have expected.  I checked and his velocity was 88-90, not too shabby for his first time on the mound in a real game situation.  His “slurve” looks more like a slider now, more velocity and sharper break.

Keudy Bocio opened the game with a HR to left.

Ben Pelletier pulled a hamstring running out a ground ball.

Jose Taveras started the other game.  He looked like vintage Taveras.  Sling the ball up to the plate.  Whatever happens, happens.  I can’t remember a pitcher who appeared less affected by what happened on the filed behind him.  He just takes the ball and throws the next pitch.  His first batter reached on an error, but he pitched out of the jam. He later gave up a one-out triple and stranded that runner.  And, he got several strike outs.

There are over 90 players at the Complex.  The Phillies have provided a roster that includes 80 players in extended spring training.

2018 XST Roster

2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.

Link to Phillies GCL schedule.


4/30/18–Phillies recalled LHP Zac Curtis from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 10-day DL retro to 4/29/18
4/30/18–Jake Thompson optioned to Lehigh Valley
4/30/18–Dixon Gutierrez released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Ronald Torrealba released from DSL Phillies Red
4/30/18–Derwuin Marchan released from DSL Phillies White
4/30/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/30/18–Reading activated 3B Brandon Bednar from the 7-day DL
4/29/18–Phillies placed SS J.P. Crawford on the 10-day DL. Right forearm strain
4/29/18–Phillies recalled 2B Jesmuel Valentin from Lehigh
4/29/18–RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/29/18–Clearwater activated RHP Will Hibbs from the 7-day DL

I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date as of 4/30.  I’ve got 326 players in the organization.  It’s probably more.

5 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/30/2018

  1. Glad to hear Young is nearing a return. He’s one of my favorite prospects.

  2. Seems strange to me he (Kyle Young) is being asked to repeat WPT when he had a fine season there last year.

    1. Jim isn’t saying that, he’s saying the roster of players around Young are the guys going to Wsport. Young will most likely go to Lwood when deemed healthy and ready to go.

  3. i wonder if it would make since to switch n Williams and roman Quinn from AAA to MLB
    Quinn is playing well and seems to have the sudden impact skill set that will work better as a fourth OF
    as they say, speed never goes into a slump

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