Box Score Recap – 5/7/2018

Lehigh Valley moved within a half game of first place behind Cole Irvin with a victory over the first place Red Sox.

Reading out hit the Thunder but lost.

Clearwater got a quality start from Connor Seabold but lost in a walk off in the ninth.

Ramon Rosso, Kyle Dohy, and Addison Russ held Columbia to 2 hits as Lakewood won in ten innings.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (15-14)  beat Pawtucket, 4-1.

Cole Irvin pitched seven, one-run innings, striking out five.  He threw 97 pitches, 67 strikes (69.1%).  Hoby Milner (2.57) pitched 0.2, one-walk innings.  Pedro Beato (2.70) earned his 8th save facing 6 batters in 1.1 innings.

The IronPigs opened the bottom of the first inning with 3 singles.  Trevor Plouffe’s sacrifice fly got them on the board first.  They added 2 runs in the fourth on Dean Anna’s RBI ground out and Collin Cowgill’s RBI single.  They tacked on a run in the seventh after the Sox broke up the shutout bid on Plouffe’s RBI ground out.

Anna, Cowgill, Danny Ortiz, and Nick Rickles had 2 hits each.  All 1 Lehigh hits were singles.

  • #11 Seranthony Dominguez (1-0, 0.00): promoted to Philadelphia 5/7/2018
  • #13 Enyel De Los Santos (3-0, 1.07):
  • #14 Tom Eshelman (1-3, 7.11):
  • #15 Roman Quinn (.289): DNP
  • #17 Dylan Cozens (.276): went 0-4
  • #23 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • #24 Cole Irvin (2-1, 3.86): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Reading (10-17)  lost to Trenton, 4-3.

Ranger Suarez threw one bad inning among the six he pitched, allowing all 4 runs and 4 hits he would allow.  Tyler Gilbert (3.14) and Trevor Bettencourt (3.18) pitched the final two innings.

The Phils scored single runs in the first and second innings on Damek Tomscha’s sacrifice fly and Emmanuel Marrero’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the seventh on Zach Green’s RBI double.

Damek Tomscha (.326) had 4 hits, Deivi Grullon (.271) had 3 hits, and Zach Green (.296) had two hits.

Our former catcher Chace Numata is batting .145 for the Thunder.

  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.18):
  • #8 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 4.98):
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.25): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
  • #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.08): promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #16 Cornelius Randolph (.188): went 0-4 with a run scored

Clearwater (12-19)  lost to Lakeland, 3-2 in an ugly walk off.  

Connor Seabold pitched a career high seven innings and struck out nine (tying his career high). He allowed 2 runs on three hits and walked none.  Aaron Brown pitched in relief and suffered the loss.  A bloop single leading off the ninth led to the winning run when Raul Rivas couldn’t handle the throw on a steal attempt.  The base runner scored on the play ahead of the throw from LF Luke Williams.

The Threshers out it the Tigers 7-4.  They scored their runs on a wild pitch and a double play ball.

Arquimedes Gamboa had 2 hits.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (1-2 4.71): 
  • #3 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.66):
  • #4 Mickey Moniak: DNP
  • #5 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 with a triple
  • #9 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 2-4 with a run scored and a double 
  • #18 Jose Gomez: went 1-3
  • #22 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.12):
  • #30 Connor Seabold (4.73): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
  • Bailey Falter (3-0, 2.28):

Lakewood (16-15)  beat Columbia, 5-1 in 10 innings.  All runs were scored in extras.

The BlueClaws pitchers held the Fireflies to 2 hits in ten innings, both in regulation. Ramon Rosso  (1.10) pitched six, two-hit innings.  He walked 2 and struck out nine.  Kyle Dohy (1.08) pitched 2.0, no-hit innings allowing one walk and striking out two.  Addison Russ (4-0, 1.15) pitched 2.0, no-hit innings and got the win.

The BlueClaws were three-hit through regulation, but collected 4 hits in the tenth. They scored on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double, Nick Maton’s RBI single, and Rodolfo Duran’s 3-run HR (2).

With a 5-run lead in the bottom of the tenth, the Lakewood defense ignored the runner who started on second base and traded the run for 3 ground outs.

Maton (.289) and Guthrie had 2 hits each of the team’s seven total hits.

  • #6 Jhailyn Ortiz (.158): is on the 7-day DL (shoulder, in Clearwater)
  • #12 Daniel Brito (.191): went 0-3
  • #21 Spencer Howard (2-2, 3.68):
  • #29 Simon Muzziotti (.293): is on the 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)

These prospects are in Philadelphia.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: 104 of 130 career AB, 39 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #26 Victor Arano: 22.2 of 50 innings, 39 of 45 days (on 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


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.


5/7/18–Phillies placed LHP Adam Morgan on the 10-day DL, back strain
5/7/18–Phillies recalled RHP Seranthony Dominguez from Lehigh Valley
5/7/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Alexi Amarista from the 7-day DL
5/618–Phillies sent RHP Mark Leiter Jr. on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
5/618–David Parkinson assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
5/618–Lakewood placed LHP Damon Jones on the temporarily inactive list
5/518–Erick Heredia released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Jorbin Romero released from DSL Phililies Red
5/518–Melvin Nunez released from DSL Phillies White
5/518–Ramiro Soto released from DSL Phillies White

I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date as of 5/7.  I’ve got 323 players in the organization.  It’s probably more.

31 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/7/2018

  1. Pujols stat splits show that he can’t hit lefthanders and hits righthanders very well. Last year, he couldn’t hit lefties either but he also couldn’t righties. This year, he’s 6 for 34 with 22 Ks and 1 BB. That’s a .176 BA against lefties. Against righties, he’s hitting .302 (19 for 63) but only has 19 Ks. 1/3 of his ABs have been against lefties so he’s seeing them more often. So right now (no pun intended), he’s a platoon player. A little stranger still, Pujols is a righthanded hitter. It’s good he can hit righties since 2/3 of his ABs will likely be against them. He needs a lot of work against lefties.

    Ramon Rosso had a great pitching matchup last night. He was pitching against David Peterson, who was the NY Mets #1 draft pick in 2017 (20th overall). Peterson is 22 yo. Rosso is 21 until June 9 so he’s almost a year younger. Their stats are similar but Rosso comes out with better stats than Dave. More IP and less hits allowed. More K/9 and BB/9 is the same. Rosso has a .167 BA against him and Peterson has a .227. Right now, Rosso is better than the Mets #1 pick. Doesn’t mean anything for long term but Rosso should get some votes, maybe a lot of votes, in our top 30.

    Numata has been pretty bad at Trenton. He’s hitting .145/.203/.236 and worst yet is he’s only thrown out 5 guys in 31 attempted steals. I like the guy a lot when he was in our organization.

    1. I am curious to get a full scouting report on Rosso, given his success last year and so far this year. From memory the velo isn’t elite but the results sure have been. Could be the starter version of E. Ramos (failed former farmhand of another team turned into real prospect)!

      1. He doesn’t throw hard.? I Would love a scouting report on him if possible.

          1. Other reports from –

            Peyton (89-92, t93 on 7/28/17),
            Mitch Rupert (80-91 on 8/13/17),
            Jeff Israel (89-92 on 9/2/17),
            Jason Pennini (90-92, t93 on 4/5/18), and
            Brent Hershey (87-91 on 4/18/18)

            seem to indicate another low 90s right-handed pitcher. He is having success right now, but I’m going to wait until I see him in Advanced A before getting excited. My biggest question would be how did an organization like the Dodgers miss this badly if what we are seeing so far is real?

            1. Thanks yeah. I don’t know if the gains are real either. I’d have to imagine its entirely in the realm of possibility that growth and maturity may have played a part in his failed time with LA. If, as someone stated below, a funky delivery and deception that’s come from said delivery is helping his pitches and speed play up, then maybe there is something sustainable there.

  2. Curious about a few things….

    1.) Is Randolph barreling any of his outs? Is he giving quality AB’s? How many pitches is he seeing per AB?

    2.) J.D. Hammer? Kyle Young? What is their status?

    3.) The lack of catching depth in this system is glaring. Kid we acquired from ATL has potential but he’s eons away from being a legit depth piece. Bart has to be the guy @ #3, right?

    1. Edgar Cabral (.357/.413/.595) and Henri Lartigue (.343/.405/.552) are having excellent years. I’m also a fan of Colby Fitch and Rafael Marchan.
      IMO, catchers are almost as risky as pitchers in terms of draft prospects.

    2. If it is Bart at #3….and a 21-year old college guy, then that may mean the Phillies are not sold on Alfaro’s future?
      I would think Bart, at that high of a pick, will be expected to be up to the majors by 2020 sometime.
      And then that is the time when Alfaro would be in his prime at age 27.
      Now I could see the Giants taking him to eventually replacing Posey who is now 31

    3. He’s wildly inconsistent of course, but yes, Randolph has been barreling a fair few outs. Early in season he was a bit late and hit a ton of deep balls to left. With age and such I’m still on the optimistic side with him. I take note that they’ve been moving him up in the lineup of late.

  3. Adonis Medina is dealing this morning. So far: 6 IP (69 P), 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K.
    ICYMI, Kiley McDaniel is really, really high on Medina !

    1. This is a truly remarkable tweet. Mize is seen as a potential Ace. The best that I have heard on Medina before this is a #3. So a huge jump of true.

    2. I guess they missed the 2 games where he gave up 11 ER in 4.1 innings. Or the lasers he gave up against Lakewood last week in a ND with 4 unearned runs. It’s nice that they have such a high opinion of one of our pitchers, but if the consensus #1 pick isn’t better than the Medina I’ve seen/followed this season, then this isn’t a very good draft.

  4. Moniak singled and scored but K’d his first AB, failed to move baserunners on a sac bunt in his 2nd. He and Haseley were combined 1 for 9. Their combined OPS is 1.099 (Moniak .498, Haseley .601)

    However, great to hear Medina went 7 strong.

    1. sadly, I’ve come to look at the future of the philles at all levels with the understanding that Randolph, moniak and haseley aren’t going to be productive players in majors.
      if I’m wrong, Im happy to admit it.
      with upcoming 3rd pick in draft, I hope the organization is reassessing how it approaches first round picks

      1. Exactly. I think they are trying to do this by committee – which is often a recipe for disaster. Tell Pat Gillick to come back on July 1 and don’t bother checking in until then.

    2. The fact that they ask Moniak to sacrifice bunt is deeply concerning. The minors are for development not winning. The manager obviously has low confidence in Mickey.

      1. I would describe the team’s performance in the drafting of its last three top 10 first round draft picks as hapless. I would welcome the use of a stronger word – like “sucked.”

  5. Is Ramon Rosso a Jose Taveras 2.0? A big LA RHP who throw in the low 90s but can strike people out? Taveras’ CU is really good though, not sure what pitches Rosso have.

    Edgar Cabral is projected as a good defensive catcher so if he can actually hit, he will be a good find similar to a Chooch. The Phils inviting him at the ST should say something about his ability. And he’s only 22 yo.

    1. From Jay Polinsky…TGP:
      “Ramon Rosso just keeps punishing South Atlantic League teams and I didn’t know how until I got to watch his start yesterday. He has some interesting mechanics on the hill that are a bit jerky, but I’m guessing leads to a ton of deception for young hitters. It will be interesting to see if that plays up at the higher levels. Otherwise, I was impressed by his fastball and breaking ball. …..”

  6. Hmmm, Roman Quinn out of the lineup tonight for the 3rd time in 4 games. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m starting to smell an undisclosed injury…

  7. i get nervous when he misses 1 game, and I had the same reaction to this as you.

    1. So let’s post an all points bulletin – does anybody know if Quinn suffered any type of injury?

      1. he probably has a bad case of acne that will keep him out for 6-8 weeks. I swear a feather could sprain his ankle

        1. This is why you can’t plan around Roman Quinn – he’s a walking injury waiting to happen. It’s not his fault, but like they say, you can’t make the club in the tub.

          1. agreed
            not kids fault
            just frustrating because he has game-changing talent

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