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3/31/23 : Minor League Round Up

International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley 8 (1-0) Rochester 7 (0-1) - 10 innings

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field

Summary :

Game was played in a light mist with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s 🥶 - today was the earliest home opener in Rochester team history.

Rochester scored the first run of the game in the second inning, Stone Garrett singled and scored on a triple by Travis Blankenhorn.  Yadiel Hernandez doubled to score Blankenhorn. Onix Vega singled to score Hernandez.

John Hicks doubled on a line drive over the center fielder’s head in the fifth inning and later scored on a single sliced down the left field line by Simon Muzziotti.  Scott Kingery blasted a 413 foot home run over the left field bleachers to knot the game at three apiece.

Esteban Quiroz singled in the seventh inning and scored on a triple to the right center field gap by Simon Muzziotti.  Muzziotti scored on an errant throw by Rochester’s second baseman.

Rochester scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh on an error, three infield singles, a couple wild pitches and a single to left field by Stone Garrett.

Aramis Garcia tied the game at six each with a 435 foot home run to left field to lead off the ninth inning.

Vimael Machin led off the 10th inning with a home run to right field to plate the placed runner ahead of him.

Travis Blankenhorn singled for Rochester in the bottom of the tenth to score the placed runner.

On the Hill : 7 R - 6 earned, 12 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s

LH Michael Plassmeyer - 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 68 pitches - 45 strikes - FB (87 to 91 mph), Change Up, Slider, Cutter

RH Hans Crouse - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 10 strikes - FB (90 to 92 mph), Change Up, Slider

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 12 pitches - 8 strikes - Cutter (90 to 91 mph), Curve

RH Francisco Morales - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 13 strikes - Sinker (90 to 94 mph), Cutter, Slider

RH Erich Uelmen - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 18 strikes - 2 inherited runners scored - FB (91 to 93 mph), Slider, Sinker and Change Up

RH McKinley Moore - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 33 pitches - 17 strikes - FB (96 to 98 mph), Slider, Change Up

At the Bat : 12 H, 3 BB, 10 K’s

Simon Muzziotti had three hits ( two singles and a triple ) and a walk.  Vimael Machin hit a double and home run. John Hicks had two hits ( single & double ).  Scott Kingery hit a two run home run.  Aramis Garcia homered.  Jhailyn Ortiz doubled.

Defensive Alignment :

1B - John Hicks

2B - Esteban Quiroz

SS - Weston Wilson

3B - Kody Clemens

LF - Simon Muzziotti

CF - Scott Kingery

RF - Jhailyn Ortiz

C - Aramis Garcia

Catcher Aramis Garcia threw out two would be base stealers, one at second and the other at third base.  Left fielder Simon Muzziotti made a sliding catch to end the seventh inning, he made a diving catch in the 10th inning to rob former Phillie Wilson Garcia of an extra base hit.

Iron Pigs Transactions :

Vito Friscia placed on the Development List

Kyle Hart placed on the Development List

Jon Duplantier placed on the 7-day IL

Louis Head placed on the 7-day IL

Jace Vines placed on the 7-day IL

Damon Jones placed on the 60-day IL

Will Toffey placed on the 60-day IL

Simon Muzziotti - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Today in Minor League Spring Training Camp :

Side Bullpens :

Eleven pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Adam Leverett, Braeden Fausnaught, Jonathan Petit, Jon Duplantier, Braden Zarbnisky, Estibenzon Jimenez, Jace Vines, Matt Russell, Nick Nelson, Tristan Garnett and Albertus Barber

Live Bullpen :

Louis Head threw on Roberts Field.

Intra-Squad Games

In a next to last day tuneup before breaking camp two squads played eight innings on Roberts Field while two others played five innings on Ashburn Field.

Roberts Field :

RH Tyler Phillips, RH Mick Abel and LH Josh Hendrickson each pitched four innings.  RH Gunner Mayer pitched two innings and LH Sam Aldegheri pitched three innings.  Abel and Hendrickson struck out six batters apiece.

Wilfredo Flores went three  for five, Matt Alifano was two for four.  Ryan Leitch hit two home runs, Garrett Whitley and Cole Moore each homered.

Ashburn Field :

RH Alex McFarlane ( three innings ) RH Enrique Segura ( two innings ), RH Jean Cabrera ( three innings ) and RH Victor Lopez ( two innings )  each pitched in the five inning scrimmage.  McFarlane struck out six batters.

Nick Podkul homered for the only run in the contest.

Rehab in Clearwater  :

The Phillies placed pitchers Nick Nelson, Ranger Suarez, Christopher Sanchez and Noah Song on the major league 15 day injured list and catcher Rafael Marchan as well as first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the 60 day IL.  All but Hoskins are currently in Clearwater working at the Complex with the rehab team.

Minor League Transactions Posted :

RHP Konnor Ash has been placed on the restricted list.

Released :

LHP Zach Warren

RHP Fernando Lozano

RHP Mike Adams

C Micah Yonamine

RHP Wilson Valdez Jr

LHP Brian Marconi

C Chris Burke

LHP JP Woodward

RHP Jack Perkins

LHP Jared Wetherbee

Note : Chris Burke has signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.

Former Phillies on Major League opening day rosters :

American League : 21

Baltimore Orioles :  RHP Kyle Gibson, LHP Cole Irvin

New York Yankees : RHP Jimmy Cordero

Toronto Blue Jays : None

Boston Red Sox : RHP Nick Pivetta

Tampa Rays : LHP Garrett Cleavinger, RHP Zach Eflin, C Christian Bethancourt

Cleveland Guardians : RHP Enyel De Los Santos

Minnesota Twins : None

Detroit Tigers : INF Nick Maton, OF Matt Vierling

Kansas City Royals : None

Chicago White Sox : LHP Jake Diekman

Houston Astros : RHP Hector Neris

Oakland Athletics : RHP Jeurys Familia, RHP Trevor May

Seattle Mariners : SS JP Crawford

Los Angeles Angels : LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Matt Moore, C Logan O’Hoppe

Texas Rangers : RHP Ian Kennedy, INF Brad Miller, OF Travis Jankowski

National League : 19

Atlanta Braves : RHP Charlie Morton, C Travis d’Arnaud

New York Mets : RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Tommy Hunter, RHP David Robertson

Miami Marlins : INF Jean Segura

Washington Nationals : 1B Joey Meneses, OF Corey Dickerson

St Louis Cardinals : None

Pittsburgh Pirates : RHP Vince Velasquez, LHP Rob Zastryzny, 1B Carlos Santana, OF Andrew McCutchen

Cincinnati Reds : None

Milwaukee Brewers : LHP Hoby Milner

Chicago Cubs : RHP Mark Leiter Jr, LHP Drew Smyly

Los Angeles Dodgers : RHP Noah Syndergaard

San Diego Padres : RHP Luis Garcia

San Francisco Giants : None

Arizona Diamondbacks : None

Colorado Rockies : LHP Brad Hand, RHP Connor Seabold

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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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