Box Score Recap – 8/20/2016

John Richy, Will Morris, Seranthony Dominguez, JoJo Romero, Mauricio Llovera, and Victor Sobil turned in solid starting performances in victories for Reading, Clearwater, Lakewood, Williamsport, GCL Phillies, and DSL Phillies2.

Darin Ruf and Brock Stassi hit home runs in a losing effort for Lehigh Valley.  Josh Tobias went 4 for 4 in Clearwater.  Jose Pujols and Emmanuel Marrero homered for Lakewood. Evan Rogers and Brett Barbier homered for Williamsport.  Daniel Brito homered for the GCL Phillies.

And, Jhailyn Ortiz stole his 8th base in 10 attempts. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/20/2016

Box Score Recap – 8/19/2016

Ricardo Pinto may have turned in the best pitching performance Friday.  He threw eight one-run innings for Reading.  Lakewood’s Alberto Tirado and the GCL Phillies’ Nick Fanti pitched five shutout innings for their teams.

But the most eye-opening performance can be attributed to Reading’s Dylan Cozens.  He played both seven-inning games of a double header and went a combined 5-9 with a double, 2 HR (37), 6 RBI (114), and stole a base (20).  His 37th HR e tied Ryan Howard’s output for Reading in 2004.  He is one short of Darin Ruf’s franchise record of 38, set in 2012. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/19/2016

Box Score Recap – 8/18/2016

Thursday’s top pitching performances were turned in by – Lehigh’s Nick Pivetta who tossed six shutout innings; Mark Leiter who halted Reading’s two-game skid in an eight strike out performance;  the GCL Phillies’ Sixto Sanchez who overcame an early blemish on his way to posting his normal quality start;  and, Denny Martinez who turned in the DSL’s daily gem with nine strike outs in five innings.

J.P. Crawford returned to the Lehigh Valley line up, Reading’s Roman Quinn reached base four times, and Damek Tomscha had three hits for Lakewood. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/18/2016

Organizational Leaders, Hitting

Hits: Scott Kingery 131; Josh Tobias 129; Dylan Cozens 127; Carlos Tocci 126; Rhys Hoskins 119; Nick WIlliams 118, Jiandido Tromp 106; Mitch Walding 105; Jose Pujols 105; Jesse Valentin 104

AB: Carlos Tocci 451; Dylan Cozens 440; Josh Tobias 439; Jose Pujols 435; Nick WIlliams 435; Rhys Hoskins 428; Malquin Canelo 401; JP Crawford, 400; Jiandido Tromp 400; Jesse Valentin 396

Runs: Dylan Cozens 96; Rhys Hoskins 81;  Nick Williams 70; Scott Kingery 69; Jesmuel Valentin 66; Carlos Tocci 60; Kyle Martin 60; Jiandido Tromp 58; Josh Tobias 58; Jorge Alfaro 57

2B: Dylan Cozens 34; Scott Kingery 33; Jiandido Tromp 31;  Nick WIlliams 29; Josh Tobias 28; Damek Tomscha 26; Zach Green 24; Rhys Hoskins, 24; Brock Stassi 23; Jake Fox 22

3B: Nick WIlliams 5; Roman Quinn 5; Jesmuel Valentin 5;  Cam Perkins 4; Darnell Sweeney 4; Mitch Walding 4

HR: Dylan Cozens 35; Rhys Hoskins 35; Jake Fox 20; Jiandido Tromp 17; Darin Ruf 17; Kyle Martin 17; Zach Green 12; Nick Williams 12; Jorge Alfaro 12; Andrew Pullin 12; Mitch Walding 12

RBI: Dylan Cozens 107; RHys Hoskins 104; Jose Pujols 74; Kyle Martin 70; Josh Tobias 63; Zach Green 63; Jake Fox 62; Nick WIlliams 61; Mitch Walding 58; Jorge Alfaro 56

BB: JP Crawford 66; Mitch Walding 59; Dylan Cozens 58; Rhys Hoskins 57; Brock STassi 50

K: Jose Pujols 158; Dylan Cozens 150;Mitch Walding 119;  Rhys Hoskins 113; Nick WIlliams 110; Zach Green 110; Kyle Martin 99; ANdy Knapp 92; Jorge Alfaro 89; Jiandido Tromp 88

SB: Roman Quinn 27; Scott Kingery 27; Dylan Cozens 19; Grenny CUmana 15; Jiandido Tromp 14; Carlos Tocci 13; Zach Coppola 12; Malquin Canelo 12; JP Crawford 12, Darnell Sweeney 12

OBP: Zach Coppola .394; Chace Numata .390; Mitch Walding .379; Rhys Hoskins .369; Dylan Cozens 369; Brock Stassi .369; Josh Tobias .366; JP Crawford .365

Avg: .ANdrew Pullin .318; Chace Numata .316; Zach Coppola .308; KC Serna .301; Josh Tobias .294; Dylan Cozens .289; Cam Perkins .289; Cedric Hunter .287; Scott Kingery .287

Slg: Dylan Cozens 618; Rhys Hoskins 579, Andrew Pullin .515; Darin Ruf .514; Jake Fox .485; Jiandido Tromp .465; Jose Pujols .451; Mitch Walding .448; Tyler Featherston .446; Nick Williams .444

Box Score Recap – 8/17/2016

Cameron Perkins, Nick Williams, Brock Stassi, and Darin Ruf powered Lehigh Valley to a victory.

Dylan Cozens 35th home run and 107th RBI went for naught in Reading’s loss.

Two-run home runs by Kyle Martin and Aaron Brown paved the way to Clearwater’s victory.

Harold Arauz, Edgar Garcia, and Ismael Cabrera pitched Lakewood to a 1-0 victory. Cornelius Randolph drove in the game’s only run.

Darick Hall and Lucas Williams provided the offense in a Williamsport loss.

Josh Stephen propelled the GCL Phillies to a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

And, Jesus De Los Santos provided us with the pitching gem of the day in the DSL, a seven inning two-hitter. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/17/2016

Box Score Recap – 8/16/2016

There were several good pitching performances last night.  In Lehigh Valley, four pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout.

Brandon Leibrandt and Austin Davis combined to pitch a two-hit victory, and Ranfi Casimiro and two relievers combined to pitch a one-hit loss in a Clearwater double header split.

Lakewood swept a double header.  Franklyn Kilome was part of a combined three-hitter, and Jose Taveras pitched a two-hit shutout.

And in the DSL, Gustavo Armas tossed six shutout innings in a loss.

Reading’s Dylan Cozens hit his 34th home run. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/16/2016

Box Score Recap – 8/15/2016

Very little action last night with Reading off, Lakewood off, and Williamsport on their All Star break.  Drew Anderson pitched five solid innings in Clearwater’s loss to Dunedin.

The GCL Phillies swept two games from the Blue Jays that lifted them past the Jays and into first place in the GCL Northwest Division.  Home runs by Daniel Brito in the first game and Cole Stobbe in the second game helped pave the way.  Mauricio Llovera’s five shutout innings sealed the victory in game two.

Jean Carlos Valdez pitched seven shutout innings in the DSL Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/15/2016

Open Discussion: Week of August 15th

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

The Phillies completed another 4-2 week.  After dropping the first two games in Los Angeles, they won the getaway game and returned to CBP where they swept Colorado. They are off Monday, then complete their home stand with series against the Dodgers and Cardinals.  Their record stands at 56-63 (12-15 since the break).

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of August 15th

Box Score Recap – 8/14/2016

Phil Klein had the best pitching line today, tossing eight, two-hit innings.  The best of the rest included HR/RBI by Reading’s Dylan Cozens (33/105) and Clearwater’ Kyle Martin (16/68).  The Threshers’ Zach Green got his 63rd RBI.  Lakewood’s Jose Pujols got three hits and his 74th RBI.  And, Enmanuel Garcia hit his second HR for Williamsport. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/14/2016

Around the System–Starting Pitching; Lakewood, Williamsport and GCL


Harold Arauz, 21, Acquired from Houston in 2015; 15 starts; 3-6 with a 3.89ERA; 74IP 64H 23BB 64K; 4HR allowed; .229 opp avg; 1.18WHIP; 1.52 GO/AO; 2.8BB/7.8K per 9; .232 vs LHH, .226 vs RHH, .206 last 30 days; Arauz recently missed about 3 weeks on the DL, however has generally had a successful year.

Seranthony Dominguez, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 9 starts between Williamsport and Lakewood; 3-3 with a 3.45ERA: 45.1IP 30H 17BB 41K; 2HR allowed; 3.5BB/8.3K per 9; .234 vs LHH, .216 vs RHH, .188 last 30 days; Domniguez has been effective moving into the Lakewood rotation in late June

Tyler Gilbert, 22, Phils 6th round pick in 2015; 20 starts; 6-8 with a 3.84ERA; 117.1IP 123H 24BB 94K; 9HR allowed; .267 opp avg; 1.25 WHIP; 1.03 GO/AO; 1.8BB/7.2K per 9; .265 vs LHH, .268 vs RHH, .281 last 30 days; Gilbert has been steady, yet not overpowering,  all season with a clunker thrown in every 8-10 starts.

Franklyn Kilome, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 19 starts; 4-8 with a 4.14ERA: 95.2IP 100H 43BB 107K; 5HR allowed; .270 opp avg; 1.49 WHIP; 1.02GO/AO; 4.0BB/10.1K per 9; .275 vs LHH, .264 vs RHH, .283 last 30 days; After a horrific start, Kilome has steadily improved all season.

Jose Taveras, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 21games (16 starts); 5-8 with a 3.77ERA; 112.1IP 104H 17BB 124K; .245 opp avg; 1.08WHIP; 0.73 GO/AO; 1.4BB/9.9K per 9; .239 vs LHH, .249 vs RHH, .274 last 30 days; Taveras has opened eyes this season and has one of the best BB/K ratios in the organization, an extremely important stat.

Alberto Tirado, 21, Acquired from Toronto in 2015; 19 games (8 starts) between CW and Lakewood; 48.2IP 44H 35BB 72K; .244 opp avg; 1.62 WHIP; 0.60 GO/AO; 6.5BB/13.3K per 9; .266 vs LHH, .222 vs RHH, .182 last 30 days; As a starter: 4-1 with a 2.89ERA; .222 opp avg; 1.29 WHIP; The Phillies seem to have found something with Tirado starting.  He went backwards down to Lakewood, but the margin for error as starter seems to have helped him.  Continues to have overpowering stuff. Continue reading Around the System–Starting Pitching; Lakewood, Williamsport and GCL