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Phillies Minor League Roundup - August 22, 2013

Bowman field sunset.
Bowman field sunset.

Lehigh Valley 5, Buffalo 1

David Buchanan - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 6 GB, 4 FB
Mauricio Robles - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R
Freddy Galvis - 0 for 5, K
Derrick Mitchell - 3 for 4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K, SB
Leandro Castro - 2 for 4, R, K, SB
Cameron Rupp - 1 for 4, R, RBI, K (catching interference error)
Tyson Gillies - 1 for 4, RBI, 2 K, SB

Since being called up to Lehigh, Buchanan has been lights out.   This is surprising because he was fairly mediocre in Reading.  He shuts down the Bisons and Robles has another scoreless inning (plus no walks!).  Mitchell with a big day offensively hitting his 12 HR on the year and stealing his 13th base.  He isn't much of a prospect at this point, but has had a nice season between AA and AAA.

New Hampshire 12, Reading 4

Mario Hollands - 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, BB, 4 K, HR, 3 GB, 2 FB
Zach Collier - 2 for 5, R, 2 K
Maikel Franco - 2 for 5, HR, K
Jim Murphy - 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, BB, K (fielding error)
Kelly Dugan - 2 for 5, R, 2B, HR, 2 K
Anthony Hewitt - 1 for 4, HR, BB, 2 K, SB
Sebastian Valle - 1 for 3, 3B, BB

Hollands hasn't had a start this bad in quite awhile.  The offense couldn't bail him out of this one.  Let's look at the pluses of this game.  The Bash Brothers both with 2 hits and a homer each.  Valle with a rare triple for him (his 2nd this year).  I honestly didn't know he ran that well then saw he has 13 career minor league triples now.  Anthony Hewitt with a HR and a steal, his 16th and 18th, respectively.  The losses down the stretch don't mean much for the team right now because it will definitely not be making the playoffs.  Individual performances are huge from here on out.

Hagerstown 8, Lakewood 3

Ramon Oviedo - 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 6 GB, 3 FB
Brian Pointer - 0 for 5, 2 K (fielding error)
JP Crawford - 1 for 3, R, BB, K (fielding error)
Willie Carmona - 1 for 4, R, 3B
Art Charles - 2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI
Larry Greene - 0 for 4, 2 K (fielding error)
Carlos Tocci - 1 for 4, 2 K
Gabriel Lino - 1 for 4, R, 2B, 3 K

Oviedo would pitch well enough to leave the game in a tie following the 5th inning.  A series of errors would allow 5 unearned runs to score in the 7th inning, dooming the Blueclaws.  JP Crawford with another hit AND drew a walk.   He is batting .278/.381/.278 through 18 ABs with Lakewood thus far.  It's really hard to not be excited about this kid right now given the current state of the big club.  There won't be any rushing him, but you have to hope he will be in a Phillies uniform by 2017.

State College 4, Williamsport 3

Drew Anderson - 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5 GB, 1 FB
Herlis Rodriguez - 0 for 5 (outfield assist, 3rd base)
Andrew Pullin - 2 for 5, 2B, 2 K
Andrew Knapp - 0 for 4, R, BB, 3 K (passed ball)
Zach Green - 1 for 4, R, K, HBP, CS, picked off
Samuel Hiciano - 1 for 5, HR, 2 K

The Crosscutters lose in the bottom of the 11th courtesy a walkoff 2-out RBI single off reliever Josh Warner.  The offfense was 4 hit the entire game and were 0 for 6 with RISP.  Drew Anderson was his consistent self and left the game all tied up.  His numbers are borderline good.  He is the obvious ace of the club this season, but doesn't have the peripherals to really say much.  For the prospect experts out there, what is Anderson projected as and does he have much of a future?

GCL Philies 4, GCL Braves 3

Joe Savery - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K
Feliberto Sanchez - 4.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K, 4 GB, 1 FB
Venn Biter - 1 for 2, BB, K, CS
Cord Sandberg - 0 for 3, RBI, BB
Nick Ferdinand - 0 for 3, K
Wilmer Oberto - 0 for 3, IBB
Deivi Grullon - 2 for 4, R, 2B
Jose Pujols - 2 for 4, 2 R, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, K
Jan Hernandez - 2 for 3, 2B, RBI, picked off

Joe Savery started the game as part of a rehab assignment.  Sanchez would relieve him, but get pretty clobbered by Braves hitters.  Jose Pujols hits an absolute 2-run bomb in the bottom of the 5th as part of a 3 run inning.  The game would be tied at 3 going into the bottom of the 9th.  Pujols would lead off the inning with a triple and Hernandez would hit a 1-out sac fly to score the walk-off winning run.  Even without Herlis Rodriguez and JP Crawford, this team remains pretty exciting.  They also sit in first place.

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