Phillies Minor League Roundup - August 23-25, 2013

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo 6, Lehigh Valley 2 (August 23)

Greg Smith - 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 4 GB, 5 FB
Phillippe Aumont - 1.0 IP, H, 0 R, BB
Freddy Galvis - 1 for 4, R, 2B
Cody Overbeck - 1 for 4, 2 RBI, K
Cesar Hernandez - 0 for 4, 3 K
Tyler Henson - 1 for 3, BB, K, SB
Leandro Castro - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K, CS
Cameron Rupp - 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB
Tyson Gillies - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K

Smith with a rough outing.  The veteran lefty just didn't have his control like he has had earlier.  The offense didn't fair much better and collectively struck out 13 times.  The team only had 5 hits.  This was a tough loss as Lehigh battles for the wildcard spot.

Buffalo 2, Lehigh Valley 0 (August 24)

Adam Morgan - 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3 GB, 3 FB
Cesar Hernandez - 2 for 4
Freddy Galvis - 0 for 2, BB, 2 K
Tyler Henson - 2 for 3, BB, CS
Leandro Castro - 0 for 4
Cameron Rupp - 1 for 3, 2 K (2 passed balls)

Undeserving loss for the what seems like still rehabing Adam Morgan.  He is still on a strict pitch count in all his starts and once again doesn't go past the 4th inning.  It was a good start, but he was hit with the loss anyway.  The offense was completely flat and was 0 for 7 with RISP.

Lehigh Valley 7, Buffalo 0 (August 25)

Raul Valdes - 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 5 GB, 6 FB
Phillippe Aumont - 2 IP, H, 0 R, BB
Mauricio Robles - 1 IP, 0 R, K
Pete Orr - 2 for 5, R, 2B, 3B, 3 K
Cesar Hernandez - 2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB
Steve Susdorf - 3 for 5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, K, SB
Cody Overbeck - 2 for 5, K, SB
Leandro Castro - 1 for 4, RBI, SB

Lehigh Valley pulverizes Buffalo and former Phillie Kyle Drabek in the series finale and split the series 2 to 2.  Steve Susdorf with a huge game.  He hits his 2nd home run on the year and steals his 11th base.  Nice games from Cesar and Robles as well.  Aumont has a 4 inning scoreless streak going.  It's sad that we would even consider tracking that as a streak.  Valdes confounds me in the way he dominates AAA and gets blown up at the MLB level.  I can understand drop off, but his splits between both levels is pretty frightening.  Lehigh opens up a 3 game set with Buffalo at home today with a doubleheader.  Lehigh remains 2.5 games back in the wildcard with 9 games remaining on the season.

Reading 2, New Hampshire 1 (August 23)

Jesse Biddle - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 4 GB, 3 FB
Seth Rosin - 1 IP, 0 R, K
Zach Collier - 1 for 1, 2B, 2 K, HBP
Maikel Franco - 0 for 3, RBI, K
Kelly Dugan - 0 for 3, K
Anthony Hewitt - 0 for 3, K
Sebastian Valle - 1 for 3, K
Edgar Duran - 2 for 3, R, 2B, RBI

Reading scores 2 in the bottom of the 3rd and that was all Biddle would need for the win.  Biddle hasn't be lights out, but his last few starts have been more encouraging as they go on.  I'm not exactly sure what to make of this season of his.  His ceiling is likely a #3 starter, but I was always of the hope that he would take the next step and something would click to be a #1 or 2 starter.  I don't think that is going to happen, but he obviously needs to cut down on the walks if he is going to succeed at the MLB level.

Reading 4, New Hampshire 2 (August 24, Game 1 of doubleheader, makeup of 7/12 ppd)

Perci Garner - 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, HR, 8 GB, 3 FB (fielding error)
Zach Collier - 2 for 3, 2 R, RBI
Maikel Franco - 1 for 2, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Kelly Dugan - 1 for 3, 2B, RBI
Anthony Hewitt - 0 for 3, K

Perci Garner walks more batters than he does innings pitched, but doesn't lose the game.  It was his Reading debut after making a spot start with Lehigh Valley.  It's safe to say that Garner will have to do a lot more the rest of the season to help him be protected in the Rule 5 draft.  Also in the game Maikel Franco starts at first base.  This is kind of shocking in that he is known to have a pretty decent glove for 3rd base.  Is this telling because of how Asche has played for the big club? I'm still trying to process this.  He hits a 2 run homer in this one to further boost his status as the best prospect in the system.  A RBI single from Collier would put the FIghtin's up in the bottom of the 6th and a RBI double from Dugan would give them an insurance run as they go on to win.

New Hampshire 3, Reading 1 (August 24, Game 2 of doubleheader)

Juan Sosa - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, BB, 7 K, 6 GB, 3 FB
Austin Wright - 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
Albert Cartwright - 1 for 4, K, SB
Zach Collier - 0 for 4, 2 K
Maikel Franco - 1 for 4
Kelly Dugan - 1 for 4, HR, K
Anthony Hewitt - 2 for 4, K, CS
Sebastian Valle - 0 for 4, K (passed ball)

Yikes Reading.  They outhit NH 7 to 5 and still wind up losing this one in extra innings.  In the top of the 11th Tyler Knigge would give up a 2-out two RBI double to give the Fisher Cats the lead and eventual winning runs.  Reading was 0 for 8 with RISP.  Dugan with his 9th HR with Reading this season.  His power alone is worth some consideration and outlook going forward.

New Hampshire 7, Reading 3 (August 25)

Ryan Demmin - 6.2 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR, 2 GB, 9 FB
Albert Cartwright - 1 for 3, R, BB, K
Zach Collier - 2 for 4, R, 3B, 2 RBI, K
Maikel Franco - 1 for 4, RBI
Kelly Dugan - 0 for 4, K (outfield assist, home)
Anthony Hewitt - 0 for 3, BB, 3 K (fielding error)

Reading loses the swing game of the 5 game series.  Demmin with a clunker of a start after pitching 7 scoreless innings last start.  Collier with a great game.  He has really turned it on this month.  Franco remains consistent and picks up another hit.

Lakeland 5, Clearwater 1 (August 23)

Ethan Stewart - 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 8 GB, 5 FB
Aaron Altherr - 2 for 4, 2B, K
Chris Serritella - 1 for 4, 3 K
Cameron Perkins - 3 for 4, 2B
Brock Stassi - 2 for 4, K, picked off
Harold Martinez - 1 for 4, RBI, 2 K (throwing error)

Ethan Stewart with a decent showing.  He has been a bit all over the place this season.  This was one of those starts where he was hurt with a crucial error that would allow 2 unearned runs to cross the plate.  His offense was absolutely invisible despite 11 hits.  Threshers would leave 9 runners on and were only 2 for 8 with RISP.

Clearwater 5, Lakeland 2 (August 24)

Hoby Milner - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 K, 5 GB, 8 FB
Jiwan James - 0 for 3, 2 R, HBP
Peter Lavin - 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, K
Aaron Altherr - 2 for 3, R, 2B, RBI, SB
Cameron Perkins - 1 for 3, R, RBI, HBP
Brock Stassi - 1 for 4, RBI, K
Harold Martinez - 1 for 4, RBI, 2 K

Milner picks up his 12th win on the season with a dominating outing.  He doesn't allow a walk for the 2nd straight game.  The young lefty is working his name into consideration for a promotion to Reading when the time presents itself.  Altherr has been on fire lately.  He steals his 21st base on the season and is batting .371/.368/.543 in his last 10 games.  He is a guy I hope the Phillies protect.

Clearwater 5, Lakeland 4 (August 25)

Nic Hanson - 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 5 GB, 6 FB
Joe Savery - 1 IP, 0 R, K
Jiwan James - 0 for 5, K
Aaron Altherr - 2 for 5, HR
Chris Serritella - 3 for 5
Cameron Perkins - 0 for 5
Brock Stassi - 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B
Harold Martinez - 0 for 5, 3 K (fielding error)

Clearwater wins the series 2 to 3.  The game would go into extra innings after Clearwater reliever Daniel Child would give up the tying run in the top of the 8th.  The walkoff hit came from catcher Bob Stumpo after he lined a single that would score Stassi.  Nic Hanson with another uneven start.  His success has not transferred over from Lakewood thus far.  Clearwater holds a half game lead in the race for a playoff birth with 8 games remaining.

Lakewood 4, Delmarva 1 (August 23)

Jon Prosinski - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 K, 7 GB, 1 FB
JP Crawford - 1 for 4, R, 2B
Willie Carmona - 1 for 3, R, 3B, RBI, BB, K (fielding and throwing error)
Brian Pointer - 0 for 2, RBI, K
Jiandido Tromp - 2 for 3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, K

Prosinski has take the promotion to Lakewood in strive and this was probably his best outing yet for the Blueclaws.  The righty from Seton Hall has been even better for Lakewood than he was for the Crosscutters.  JP Crawford with an extra base hit and Tromp with a great game.

Lakewood 2, Delmarva 1 (August 24)

Mark Leiter - 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K, 4 GB, 2 FB
Angelo Mora - 0 for 4, RBI, K
JP Crawford - 1 for 3, BB, K, CS
WIllie Carmona - 1 for 4, K
Brian Pointer - 0 for 4, K
Carlos Tocci - 0 for 4, K
Larry Greene - 0 for 3, BB, 2 K
Chace Numata - 1 for 3, R, RBI, BB, K

So what do we make of Mark Leiter after this incredibly small sample size we have gotten this year?  40 IP, 31 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned runs, 10 walks and 42 strikeouts between GCL, Clearwater and Lakewood.  He obviously has a great pedigree, but what is his actual outlook? Time will tell I guess.  I will stay high optimistic, but not get my hopes up.  He didn't get the win as Delmarva would tie it up in the top of the 9th to send the game into extra innings.  A Mora sac fly in the bottom of the 10th would win the game.

Lakewood 11, Delmarva 4 (August 25)

Miguel Nunez - 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 6 K, 3 GB, 5 FB
JP Crawford - 2 for 3, 2 R, RBI, BB
Willie Carmona - 0 for 3, R, BB, K
Art Charles - 2 for 4, 2 R, RBI, K
Josh Ludy - 1 for 4, R, 3B, 2 RBI, K
Carlos Tocci - 2 for 4, R, 3 RBI, 2 K, CS (outfield assist, home)
Larry Greene - 3 for 4, 3 R, 2 2B, K, SB
Gabriel Lino - 2 for 4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, K (2 passed balls)

Huge contributions from almost all the offensive lineup.  JP Crawford just continues to impress.  I'm just eagerly awaiting the WIP crowd to know what he is doing and letting the media frenzy begin.  Greene surprises with a star performance as well.  He now has twice as many steals as homers.  Lakewood sweeps Delmarva for the battle of division basement dwellers.  They have 7 game remaining on the season.

Williamsport 5, Jamestown 4 (August 23)

Yacksiel Rios - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 6 GB, 2 FB
Andrew Pullin - 1 for 4, HR, K
Andrew Knapp - 0 for 2, R, 2 BB, K, CS (pickoff error)
Zach Green - 0 for 3, R, BB
Dylan Cozens - 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, picked off
Samuel Hiciano - 1 for 3, 2B, BB, K
Logan Pierce - 1 for 3, BB
Herlis Rodriguez - 1 for 3, R, BB, SB

Crosscutters score all their runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  It would be all the runs they would need even with a scare in the top of the 9th.  Rios who started the combined no-hitter last week didn't fair as well this time out, but didn't get the loss.  Pullin and Cozens with homers, their 3rd and 7th, respectively.

Jamestown 2, Williamsport 1 (August 24)

Julio Reyes - 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K, 5 GB, 4 FB
Andrew Pullin - 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Zach Green - 0 for 4, 2 K
Dylan Cozens - 2 for 4, 2 K

Disappointing ending to a promising game.  Reyes and reliever Mark Meadors were no hitting Jamestown through 7 innings before Meadors would run into trouble in the bottom of the 8th.  This was Reyes' best start on the season.  Cozens packs on two more hits (but also 2 more K's).

Jamestown 4, Williamsport 1 (August 25)

Shane Martin - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K, 7 GB, 3 FB
Andrew Pullin - 1 for 4, R, 2B
Dylan Cozens - 0 for 4, K
Zach Green - 1 for 4, RBI, K, CS
Andrew Knapp - 1 for 4, K (passed ball)
Herlis Rodriguez - 2 for 4, picked off (fielding error)

Shane Martin with an excellent start after a rough outing last week.  The Crosscutters held a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the 7th when a passed ball (Knapp) and fielding error (Rodriguez) allowed 4 unearned runs to score off reliever Manny Martinez for the eventual loss.  Williamsport loses the series and sit well out of contention.  They have 11 games left on the season.

GCL Blue Jays 1, GCL Phillies 0 (August 23)

Alejandro Arteaga - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K, 9 GB, 2 FB
Venn Biter - 2 for 4, 2B, K
Cord Sandberg - 1 for 4
Nick Ferdinand - 0 for 4, K
Wilmer Oberto - 0 for 3
Robinson Torres - 1 for 3, 2B
Jose Pujols - 0 for 3, 3 K
Jair Morelos - 1 for 3, K
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 3, K

Arteaga has a fantastic outing, but reliever Denton Keys would give up the lone run of the game in route to a GCL Phils loss.  Venn Biter continues to have a cool name and hit the ball.

GCL Blue Jays 1, GCL Phillies 0 (August 24)

Tyler Viza - 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K, 4 GB, 3 FB
Venn Biter - 0 for 2, 2 K
Cord Sandberg - 0 for 2, 2 K
Nick Ferdinand - 1 for 4
Wilmer Oberto - 0 for 4
Robinson Torres - 2 for 3
Jose Pujols - 0 for 3, 2 K
Jan Hernandez - 0 for 2, 2 K, HBP

What is with the GCL Phils offense lately? They get 3 hit in this one and Viza pitches a gem.  Meanwhile the GCL Blue Jays use 6 pitchers and win the game.  GCL Phils fall back to .500 and 2 games back in the division.  They take on the GCL Yankees1 next, then a crucial 2 game set with the GCL Pirates to finish the season.  It's safe to say they are all must-win games if they look to make the playoffs.

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