Box Score Recap – 5/5/2018

Everybody lost.   Lehigh Valley’s Joey Meneses had half of the team’s hits.  Reading’s Franklyn Kilome was dominant after a lead off HR, retiring 12 batters in a row, but left soon after taking a line drive off his pitching hand.  Clearwater’s Sixto Sanchez was knocked around.  Lakewood’s Connor Brogdon pitched well before the bullpen imploded.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (14-13)  lost to Rochester, 8-0.

Tom Eshelman gave up all 8 runs on 12 hits and 4 walks in 6.1 innings.  Seranthony Dominguez stranded a runner in his 0.2 innings.  Austin Davis (3.68) gave up one hit in 1.0 innings of work.

Joey Meneses (.361) had half of the IronPigs 4 hits.  Mitch Walding (.279) went 0-1 with 3 walks.

Our old friend Willians Astudillo is hitting .241 with the Red Wings.  He’s up to his old tricks, 2 BB and 2 K in 61 PA.

  • #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
  • #13 Enyel De Los Santos (3-0, 1.07):
  • #14 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 7.11): 6.1 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
  • #15 Roman Quinn (.302): DNP
  • #17 Dylan Cozens (.297): went 1-3 with a double, BB
  • #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • #24 Cole Irvin (0-1, 4.50):

Reading (10-15)  lost to Richmond, 8-4.

Franklyn Kilome gave up a lead off HR in the first then retired the next 12 batters he faced.  He took a line drive off his pitching hand in the third and completed the inning and the fourth before being removed from the game.

Tyler Viza (0-1, 9.82) entered the game and got lit up in 2.0 innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 7 hits.  Tim Berry (20.25) made his first appearance and got creamed in 1.1 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, walking two and striking out four.  Luke Leftwich (3.60) struck out 3 in 1.2 innings.

The Phils scored 3 runs in the third on Zach Green’s (.292) RBI single and Cornelius Randolph’s 2-run single.  They scored a run in the fifth on Malquin Canelo’s (.303) solo HR (4).

Reports after the game were positive, and Kilome will likely NOT miss his next start, per Steve Shrenk (Mike Drago tweet).

  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.18):
  • #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 4.98): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 3.90):
  • #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #16 Cornelius Randolph (.200): went 3-4 with 2 doubles, 2 BB

Clearwater (11-18)  lost to Dunedin, 3-2.  

Sixto Sanchez started and struggled as the Blue Jays adjusted to him after he held them to one run on four hits last Saturday.  Tonight, Sanchez needed 74 pitches to complete 4.0 innings before rain brought a delay.  He had given up 4 runs on 7 hits.

The Threshers’ bullpen was terrible again.  After the rain delay, the Threshers pulled within 4-3.  Felix Paulino (4.91) walked the first batter he faced and handed the Blue Jays back two of the runs we had made up.  He walked the lead off batter next inning, too.  Alberto Tirado, yeah he’s still around, came in to pitch following Paulino and did what he does – walk (of course), K, HBP, F8, walk, K.  No runs or hits, but 3 base runners. Blake Quinn (4,11) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.

While the Blue Jays adjusted to Sanchez, the Threshers didn’t adjust to Angel Perdomo whom they faced six days ago in Dunedin.  On Sunday, he held the Threshers to Darick Hall’s leadoff HR in the second inning and 3 other hits in a five inning appearance that he lost to Bailey Falter, 1-0.

Jose Pujols’ (.267) bases-loaded triple accounted for the Threshers’ offense.  Darick Hall (.291) had 2 of the Threshers’ 5 hits.

Sanchez threw 51 strikes in his 71 pitches (68.9%) and 12 of 20 first pitch strikes (60%).  He ran three 3-ball counts and walked a batter.  He struck out three, only one with his fastball.

Sanchez FB range was 92-101 mph.  It sat 96-98, and he touched 100 or better just once.  He didn’t reach 99 after the first inning.  His SL looked like 87-90, and his CH 81-85.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-2 4.71): 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K 
  • #3 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66):
  • #4 Mickey Moniak: went 0-4 
  • #5 Adam Haseley: DNP
  • #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: DNP 
  • #18 Jose Gomez: went 0-4
  • #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12):
  • #30 Connor Seabold:
  • Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.35):

Lakewood (15-14)  lost to Columbia, 9-7.

Connor Brogdon (3.63) pitched five, one-run innings, allowing 6 hits, no walks, and 5 strike outs.  The bullpen conceded 8 runs on 9 hits in 3.0 innings.  Jonathan Hennigan (1.74) gave up an unearned run in 1.0 inning.  Luis Carrasco (5.40) gave up 1 run in 1.0 inning.  Luis Ramirez (0-4, 5.40) gave up 5 runs in 0.1 inning.  Addison Russ (1.32) gave up 1 run in 0.2 innings.

Lakewood scored single runs on lead off HRs by Jake Scheiner (3) in the first inning and Danny Mayer (2) in the fifth. They scored 5 runs in the seventh to take a 7-2 lead on Josh Stephen’s fielder’s choice, Kevin Markham’s 2-run triple, Scheiner’s fielder choice, and Nick Maton’s RBI single.

  • #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL and physically in Clearwater
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.186): went 0-5
  • #21 Spencer Howard (2-2, 3.68):
  • #29 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury) and in Clearwater

These prospects are in Philadelphia.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: 99 of 130 career AB, 37 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 37 of 45 days (added to the 10-day DL)

And these guys are still in Clearwater.

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

XST

Kyle Young pitched 3.0 innings this morning against the Blue Jays in an XST game.  He threw 60 pitches.  He didn’t have as much FB as he had Monday, touching 90 mph only once.  But, his slider was as difficult to hit as ever.  He gave up 5 singles, 2 ground balls and one infield.  He struck out five – 3 in the first inning including the third out on his only 90 mph FB and the last 2 batters he faced in the third inning.

Jose Taveras started on the other field and was typical Taveras.  He gave up  few hits, even allowed a runner to reach third with less than two outs, but didn’t allow a run.  He mixed his pitches, and didn’t touch 90 mph according to the pitch chart.

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.

Transactions

5/4/18–Phillies signed Curtis Mead as an international FA; assigned to GCL Phillies West
5/4/18–Clearwater placed LHP Jeff Singer on the 7-day DL retro to 5/3/18
5/4/18–RHP Alberto Tirado assigned to Clearwater
5/4/18–Lehigh Valley activated C Logan Moore from the 7-day DL
5/3/18–RHP Spencer Howard assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/3/18–Freddy Francisco signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Michael Guzman signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Nicoly Pina signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/3/18–Eduar Segovia signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies White
5/3/18–Garrett Cleavinger transferred from Reading to Williamsport
5/3/18–Tim Berry transferred from Williamsport to Reading
5/2/18–Sutter McLoughlin opted for voluntary retirement
5/2/18–LHP David Parkinson assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/2/18–Mani Boekhoudt signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
5/1/18–Williamsport traded 1B Wilson Garcia to Frederick Keys
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 5/4.  I’ve got 327 players in the organization.  It’s probably more.

29 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/5/2018

  1. Nice game by ‘C’. I noticed his splits and one popped out at me. He’s hitting .271/.308/.417 at home but only .094/.147/.094 in away ballparks. Can we make sure Randolph brings some home cooking on the road?

    Gregori Rivero has hit .333 in his last 9 games. He tossed in a HR and 4 RBIs during that stretch. He’s a catcher with LKW, who will be 22 in late May. Behind the plate, in 10 games, he has no errors and 2 PBs. He’s thrown out 1 of 3 base stealers. He’s a switch hitter and is listed at 6′ 202 lbs. A guy I’ll keep my eye on as he gets more playing time.

    Luke Williams is not doing well. He’s hitting .121/.250/.182 on the year and .094 in his last 10 games. The former 3rd rounder has not hit well except in the GCL in 2015. He’s young. He’ll be 22 in August but he hasn’t shown any power or hit tool. He has 20 Ks in 20 games this year. He’s not blocking anyone right now but if Scheiner could come on a bit, he could be playing 3B for CLW.

  2. Sixto may not have his full strength and health back from last months’ illness.
    The results so far this season have been below expectations.

  3. When do we start getting concerned that Sixto is more hype than substance? Looks like he had electric stuff but the results haven’t matched. Even his starts in Clearwater last year were below average at best. I want the kid to be great so bad but part of me tells me most special pitchers don’t struggle like this in A ball. Just wondering.

    1. He’s 19 years old with a 2.95 FIP in a league populated by college players and older prospects. He’s not struggling.

      1. V1 my man there is no reason to start a personal attack. I’m just saying I compared him at the same age as Pedro, Roy Halladay, Greg Maddux, etc and they “seemed” like they performed much better. Maybe I am basing too much on stats. I want to see the kid succeed in the worst way.

        1. 5th and D…..I am one to comp quite a bit for some projection.
          And when it comes to Sixto…..based on his physical profile, RHPer, and Latin background the two pitchers that come to mind for me are, one Pedro Martinez as you mentioned…..and also Johnny Cueto.
          Granted Pedro at the same age was well ahead of Sixto as to metrics….but that was 27 years ago and I can believe most hitters back then, did not regularly see many pitchers in the mid-to-hi 90s velo category. Today…..they see them almost every game at some point.
          Now Johnny Cueto…..IMO, Sixto is ahead of him at the same age19 season….Cueto was still in the Reds’ rookie league then briefly got jumped to Sarasota since they are right there in Florida together…like Phillies at the Complex……..then started the following year, age20 season, in low A Dayton, did well and then got the promo to hi-A Sarasota.
          I like to think Sixto will come around to what is expected of him since his tools are plus and possibly higher.
          And I still think there may be lingering effects from the sickness last month.

          1. Sixto also gets the Carlos Martinez (TOR pitcher) comp. Sixto is already a half level ahead of where Martinez was at the same age. Martinez spent the first half of his age 19 season in low A, and the second half in high A. His combined WHIP was 1.42, and his K/BB rate was 2.23. So far, for Sixto at 19 (and already in high A) … WHIP 1.48, K/BB rate 2.29.
            For me, the Sixto-Carlos Martinez comp makes the most sense because they are not only hard throwing, RH Latin pitchers, but they are from the same era and (most importantly) have almost identical frames (Sixto 5’11”, 160 lbs vs CM 6’0″, 165 lbs).
            Bottom line … if you’re worried about Sixto Sanchez, IMO you’re looking too hard for things to worry about. There’s no guarantee Sixto (or any other top prospect) ever succeeds, but I’ll take my chances with his tools.

            1. Hinkie….yes, did not even think of that Martinez..and yet another comp that is somewhat revealing on what Sixto can perhaps project to..
              ….but is this the Martinez of the Cardinals?..

            2. Romus … Yes, Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals. They are very similar. Cueto has the same body (although, he’s gained about 20 lbs now that he’s in his 30’s), but Cueto is/has been more 93-95 (with a little funk). Martinez is a true 96-98, T-100. That’s what I see for Sixto.

          2. I gotcha. Thanks for the reply. I guess with all the off season hype I was looking for a couple dominating outings.

    2. Fifth its based on his stuff. But that alone doesn’t make him a pitcher. So far the result are he cant blow his stuff by people. But is young. and I think we wont know anything for another year. I Havent seen him so its all based on what I have read.

      1. Thanks for the reply Rock….like you I haven’t seen him pitch in person, just going by scouting reports and people that have seen him pitch. His stuff sounds great so I just thought I would compare him with other guys the same age. I remember Hamels at that same age and he was lights out.

      2. Sixto is in his age 19 year at Clearwater – he is very advanced.

        Also, we have no idea what they are working on with him in the minors – sometimes it looks like a guy is struggling and what’s really going on is they are putting him through the paces working on a pitch or two. We really don’t know.

        1. I gotcha Catch…..although he will be 20 in a couple of months. Like i stated earlier, it just seems to me that “special, special” pitchers have shown more at that age.

          1. What you are saying is not crazy – sometimes they do. I’d say lets see where he is in July. I also hope he will start to get more Ks.

    3. I find it inordinately odd that you would pick Sixto as the guy to be concerned over. If you want to worry about something…look at bats that haven’t hit in year and half.

  4. I don’t anticipate a lot of promotions this year. maybe hall to reading. Quinn to philly. let guys stay where they are at . at end of year, from philly down, we’ll have a better feel for this organization in sept

  5. I need to see Cozens continue to play well for another month to put him in the conversation. Pitchers will be Yo-Yoed between Philly and Lehigh all summer.

  6. Some general observations from boxscores only:

    Cozens. Even during his hot streak, he continues to be a strike out machine. K-rate 34 percent in past 10 games.

    Seranthony Dominguez. So far, so good in AAA. Three outings and just one walk in 3.2 innings. 3Ks.

    Malquin Canelo. Can this little guy continue to hit like this? 925 OPS and even four home runs. If he can, Phillies have another middle infielder to add to the bunch already there. One concern: 26 percent K rate.

    Zach Green not getting much attention but 927 OPS, though 39 percent K rate.

    Ditto Tomscha, though he’ll turn 27 this season.

    Edgar Cabral has just 45 PAs but OPS is 1008 so far.

    In the ouch! department:

    Andrew Pullin at 156 BA and 217 OBP.
    Luke Williams.
    Mickey Mo, Golden Sombrero Saturday to further depress dismal numbers.

  7. The Box Score Recap is for recap discussion about the affiliates’ games the night before not other Philadelphia sports. If those comments belonged anywhere they would belong in the Open Discussion. Thank you.

  8. 0-4 doesn’t tell the story of Moniak’s game last night. He had 4 strikeouts. He now has a 28% k rate and a 2% walk rate. I don’t know who Joe Jordan thinks he is fooling putting Mickey in A ball, but it was an awful decision. He is completely overmatched. Doesn’t belong in high A. I don’t have confidence that he would hit the SAL either, but at least he would have a chance.

  9. De Los Santos and Seranthony will debut in Majors before this season is out and I would wager Quinn does also. Very bright spots so far.

    1. Nitpicking but Quinn debuted in the majors in 2016. Seranthony has an excellent chance to debut this year.

      De los Santos isn’t as much of a given but with Tavares and Anderson hurt and Eshelman struggling his would-be competition isn’t breaking down the door. People aren’t talking about him as much but Cole Irvin could put himself there too.

  10. I can’t remember a season where so many of the “top prospects” have gotten off to such slow starts. Kilome, Medina, Sanchez, Randolph, Romero, Ortiz, Moniak, Eshelman, etc.

    Still early, so here’s hoping things turn around soon.

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