Monday, April 09, 2007


Game Recaps: 4/9/07

Stars of the Day:
Ottawa Lynx: Danny Sandoval
Reading Phillies:

AAA: Ottawa Lynx 3 v. Buffalo Bisons 8
The Ottawa Lynx faced 2003 first-round pick Andrew Miller. Andrew Miller pitched a solid 6 innings scattering 10 hits and surrendering 4 runs. Matthew Childers, who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in the offseason, did not fare as well. He only last 3 innings in his first start of the 2007 season. He gave up 6 earned runs (7 total) on 10 hits.

Designated hitter Gary Burnham drove in 2 runs for the Lynx. Danny Sandoval added 2 hits (1 two-bagger) in a losing effort. All of the starters for the Lynx had one hit except Sandoval who had 2.

AA: Reading Phillies
Home against Bowie @ 6:35PM EST.

Hi-A: Clearwater Threshers
Away at Dunedin @ 7:00PM EST.

Lo-A: Lakewood BlueClaws
Away at West Virginia @ 7:00PM EST.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Game Recaps: 4/8/07

AAA: Ottawa Lynx
Off day.

AA: Reading Phillies
Off day.

Hi-A: Clearwater Threshers
Off day.

Lo-A: Lakewood BlueClaws
Off day.


2007 Season

I'll be back in game mode for the 2007 season. Everyday there will be game recaps of the previous days minor league games. We will also provide you with "Stars of the Day" for each team in the Phillies minor leagues.

Friday, July 01, 2005


Ryan Howard called up, Thome goes on the DL

I was busy packing today thus no reports. There will be no reports for the upcoming week because I'll be on vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey but I do have a few notes.

Jim Thome was placed on the 15-day DL due to his elbow and Ryan Howard has been recalled. This is Howard's chance to shine!

Tim Worrell pitched 2 perfect innngs in another rehab start.

Thursday, June 30, 2005


6/29 Minor League Recaps

Buffalo 3 @ Scranton W/B 4

Ryan Howard (.372/.470/.696) hit his 16th homerun of the season as well as his 19th double of the season while driving in his 52nd and 53rd runs.

In his second game with the Red Barons, Jorge Padilla (.286/.286/.429) went 2-4 and smacked his first double in Triple-A.

Pedro Liriano (4-7, 4.00) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2.

Franklin Perez (1-4, 5.06) saved his 5th game of the season despite giving up 1 run on 2 hits in 1 inning pitched.

Akron 6 @ Reading 7

Randy Ruiz (.369/.412/.679) currently appealing his second suspension due to the substance abuse went 4-5, 3 singles, 1 double and 2 RBI's. Ruiz is tearing it up in Double-A but he is too old to be considered a top prospect. Ruiz also helped the Phillies with three errors.

Michael Bourn (.281/.367/.384) went 2-5 and stole his 23rd base of the season. Chris Roberson (.302/.358/.430) also showed off his speed and stole his 19th of the season.

Clearwater vs. Tampa

The Clearwater / Tampa game was postponed due to rain for the second straight night.


All-Star break.

Batavia 5 @ Mahoning Valley 2

Clay Harris (.370/.414/.556) is smoking hot right now, going 3-4 last night and driving in 2 runs while scoring 1.

Scott Mitchinson (1-0, 1.50), after one game with the GCL Phillies was promoted to Batavia, and in his first start he went 6 solid innings giving up only 1 run and scattering 5 hits.

GCL Phillies 2 @ GCL Braves 4

Tom Paterson (.286/.286/.571) hit his first triple of the season in a 2-3 effort while scoring a run.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


6/28 Minor League Recaps

Sorry for no report yesterday but I was very busy with packing for the shore. I'll be away from July 2nd - July 9th and will have no internet connection.

Buffalo 3 @ Scranton W/B 6

Chris Coste (.286/.369/.487) hit his 13th homerun of the season which was a solo shot in the 8th inning in a 2-4 effort that included 2 RBI's.

Ryan Howard (.369/.470/.680) went 0-3 with 3 K's but did manage to work a walk.

Mike Bacsik (4-5, 4.26) earned his 4th win of the season by pitching a solid outing. He went 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and giving up 1 run (a solo HR) while walking 2 and striking out 4.

Yoel Hernandez (4-1, 1.56) has been phenomenal for the Red Barons. He earned his 3rd save of the season by going 2/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and striking out 1.

Akron 2 @ Reading 3

Michael Bourn (.279/.367/.384) reached base 4 times in a 3-4 night that included his 11th double of the season while walking once.

Jim Deschaine (.272/.361/.461) had a night! He went 3-5 with two homeruns, 2 RBI's and a double as well as two runs scored.

Keith Bucktrot (1-1, 4.13) went 6 innings, giving up 2 runs and 5 hits. Bucktrot was relieved by Tim Worrell (0-0, 0.00). Worrell continues his rehab assignment and made his first appearance for the Reading Phillies last night going a perfect inning.

Travis Minix (0-1, 2.23) pitched 2 innings giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Ryan Cameron (3-3, 2.55) earned the win by pitching a perfect 10th inning while striking out 2.

Clearwater v. Tampa
Postponed due to rain.


All-Star Break

Batavia 3 @ Mahoning Valley 10

In his 2nd start of the season, Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 6.55) was hit hard in 5 2/3 innings of work. He gave up 6 runs on 6 hits. Jose Correa (0-0, 6.23) came in on relief and didn't fare well at all. In 1 1/3 innings he gave up 4 runs on 5 hits.

Clay Harris (.304/.360/.522) went 2-4 for the Muckdogs. He hit his first homerun of the year in the 6th inning with one one and one out. They were his 3rd and 4th runs driven in on the season.

GCL Yankees 3 @ GCL Phillies 7

Cooper Osteen (.364/.364/.364) went 2-5 and drove in his first run of the season.

Alberto Cambero (.364/.500/.455) had a nice effort, going 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, 2 RBIs and a walk.

Kelvin Pichardo (0-0, 5.40) started the game and went 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 5 while walking none.

Lenin Gazo (1-0, 0.00) did a great job and earned his first win by pitching 4 innings of almost perfect relief. His only mistake was giving up 1 walk.

Monday, June 27, 2005



Just a little tid bit...head over to for a "Prospect Retro" on the Phillies own Bobby Abreu. is, of course, John Sickels' very well written blog.


6/26 Minor League Recaps

Charlotte 3 @ Scranton W/B 4

Gavin Floyd (3-5, 6.68) had his first solid outing in a long time by going 8 strong innings, scattering 9 hits, 2 runs while striking out 6 and walking NONE. This type of outing is exactly what Floyd needed to get started on the right track again. He needs to build up his momentum and this is where he will start and feed off of.

Danny Sandoval (.332/.373/.471) added an RBI for the Red Barons in a 1-4 effort.

Reading 2 @ Trenton 7

The Reading Phillies were held to 2 runs on 3 hits while Trenton gathered 15 hits and 7 runs.

Mike Smith (3-7, 3.45) gave up all 7 runs in 4 innings which included 3 homeruns.

Since being demoted, reliever Sean Fesh (0-0, 0.00) has appeared in 3 games and has pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings.

Prospect Francisco Butto (0-3, 5.40) was promoted to Double-A Reading on May 25th and since then has appeared in 13 games, 16 2/3 innings and was shaky in the beginning but since then has calmed down which is a very good sign.

Clearwater 11 @ Tampa 3

Cole Hamels (2-0, 0.00) has not missed a beat since last year. In his start against Tampa he pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball while giving up 3 hits and showing great command by striking out 5 and walking none.

Jake Blalock (.278/.370/.399) had a great game. In a 3-5 effort, Blalock smashed his 8th homerun of the year, a solo shot, as well as a double and 4 RBI's.

Fellow prospect Jorge Padilla (.333/.390/.407) also went 3-5, all singles with 2 runs scored.

Delmarva 5 @ Lakewood 4

Tim Worrell (0-0, 2.08) made his 3rd rehab appearance and went 2 innings giving up 1 hit and striking out 3 while keeping Delmarva scoreless.

Greg Golson (.279/.364/.390) went 2-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a walk.

Sean Gamble (.260/.333/.322) added a triple in a 1-3 effort with a walk and 2 runs scored.

Batavia 8 @ Jamestown 9

Patrick Overholt (0-0, 1.35) was the star pitcher for the Muckdogs even though he came in on relief. He pitched 4 scoreless innings only giving up 3 hits while striking out 6 and 1 walk.

The Phillies first pick Mike Costanzo (.269/.345/.423) went 1-5 with his fourth double of the season.

Julian Williams (.276/.300/.310) had a good day going 3-6 with 3 runs scored with a double and his 4th RBI of the season.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


Game 73: Phillies (39-33) vs. Mets (34-37)

The Phils lineup for the matinee:
Rollins SS
Michaels CF
Abreu RF
Burrell LF
Thome 1B
Bell 3B
Utley 2B
Pratt C
Lidle P

And for the Mets:
Reyes SS
Cameron RF
Beltran CF
Floyd LF
Piazza C
Anderson 2B
Wright 3B
Mientkiewicz 1B
Ishii P

Kenny Lofton and Mike Lieberthal have an off day today. I'd like to see Utley and Thome flip flopped in the lineup to see what happens. Thome is slumping and he needs to get out of it but you don't want him in the middle of the lineup while he is going through this. Even though he hit a homerun last night he also struck out 3 times.

Cory Lidle against the Mets:
GS: 3
W-L: 3-0
ERA: 0.75
IP: 24.0
H: 15

Whoa! Lidle owns the Mets.

Sorry for no report yesterday. I woke up late and had to go to work. By the time I got home it was time for the College World Series and the Phillies and a little bit of a long toss with my brother.

Rob Tejeda goes 6 shutout innings!

Scranton W/B 6 vs. Columbus 5

In his 8th start of the year Eude Brito (3-1, 6.67) had a disappointing outing. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings. Brito didn't show much control by walking 2 and only striking out 1. He was also charged with a wild pitch and a balk.

Kevin Hodge (0-0, 2.25) acquired from the Astros organization pitched 3 innings of 1 hit ball that included 4 strikeouts.

Terry Adams (1-1, 3.18) got the win for the Red Barons by pitching an almost perfect 9th inning.

Ryan Howard's (.382/.477/.719) 24 game hit streak was snapped but he still walked twice, including an intentional walk.

Danny Sandoval (.308/.353/.414) smacked his 8th and 9th doubles of the year, in a 4-5 effort to drive in 3 runs.

Reading 5 @ Akron 3

Jim Deschaine (.270/.361/.434) hit his sixth homerun of the year, in a 2-3 effort that drove in 3 runs.

Randy Ruiz (.364/.411/.671), however, continues to be the offensive star for the Reading Phillies. Ruiz went 2-3 and drove in his 52nd run of the season.

Mike Smith (3-6, 3.13) earned the win held Akron to 3 runs in 7 innings while striking out 5 and walking 1.

Clearwater 4 vs. Sarasota 5

Carlos Rodriguez (.274/.341/.419) went 4-5 while hitting his 3rd homerun of the season in the 9th inning but it still wasn't enough for the Clearwater Threshers. Rodriguez's 4-5 effort included his 8th double of the season and his 9th and 10th RBI's.

Scott Mathieson (1-2, 3.88) gave up only 3 runs on 9 hits in 7 innings of work while striking out 9 and walking 2.

Matt Squires (0-0, 0.00) pitched a perfect 9th inning for the Threshers as he struck out 2 batters.

Lakewood 7 vs. Hagerstown 5

Andrew Baldwin (2-5, 4.04) earned his 2nd win of the season in his 14th start by going 6 innings while surrendering 3 runs and 6 hits.

Ryan Frith (.289/.357/.473) hit his 8th homerun of the season in a 2-4 effort in which he drove in 2 runs.

Batavia 4 vs. Auburn 0

Batavia improved to 2-0 on the season. Michael Zagurski (0-0, 0.00) went 3 shut out innings for the Muckdogs. He only had one baserunner (1 walk) and struck out 4.

Ronald Hill (1-0, 0.00) relieved him for 2 innings and earned the win. Hill's line was almost identical to Zagurski's except that Hill had one less strikeout (3) than Zagurski.

Pete Henyan (0-0, 0.00) took the hill for 2 2/3 innings. Henyan surrendered 2 hits but was rescued by Fernando Quijada (0-0, 0.00) who earned his first save of the season by going the rest of the way, 1 1/3 innings.

Mike Costanzo (.375/.375/.625) smashed his 2nd double of the season while going 2-4. Costanzo has done pretty well so far but one thing to watch out for is his 4 strikeouts so far. Despite his 4 strikeouts, I wouldn't be THAT worried because these are his first two games of professional baseball and he will need some time to adjust.

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