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4/14/22 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley ( 3-5 ) @ Worcester ( 7-1 ) - Postponed - Rain

Eastern League ( AA ) - Akron 5 ( 3-3 ) Reading 3 ( 2-4 )

Akron , OH - Canal Park

Summary :

Jhailyn Ortiz doubled in the first inning and scored on a single by Wendell Rijo.

Akron scored twice in their half of the first inning on two singles, two walks and a wild pitch. Brayan Rocchio hit a solo home run for Akron in the third inning. The RubberDucks scored another run in the 5th inning on a walk and two singles.

Jhailyn Ortiz scored again in the 6th inning - he doubled, went to third on a fly ball and crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Vito Friscia and Jonathan Guzman walked, Friscia scored on a single by Kevin Vicuña.

Akron scored an unearned run in the 8th inning on an error ( Jonathan Guzman ) sacrifice bunt and single.

On The Hill :

RH James McArthur - 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 66 pitches - 42 strikes

RH Bubby Rossman - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 14 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 44 pitches - 28 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 11 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 12 strikes

At Bat : 7 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s

Jhailyn Ortiz had two doubles. Vito Friscia walked twice.

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore ( 1- 4 ) @ Brooklyn ( 2-3 ) - Postponed - Rain

Florida State League ( Low A ) - St Lucie 4 ( 5-1 ) Clearwater 3 ( 0-6 )

St Lucie , FL - Clover Park

Summary :

Yhoswar Garcia led off the game with a triple - he scored on a ground out by Alexeis Azuaje.

Jamari Baylor walked in the third inning, stole second, went to third on a ground out and scored on an error.

Arturo DeFreitas hit a solo home run in the 4th inning.

St Lucie scored in the 5th inning on a walk, stolen base, two singles and a throwing error ( Jamari Baylor ). The throwing error came in a rundown between first and second base on a high throw to first base. They tied the game with a run in the sixth inning.

The Mets scored an unearned run in the seventh on a throwing error by 1B Micah Yonamine.

On The Hill :

LH Gabriel Cotto - 4 1/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s - 61 pitches - 37 strikes - outstanding curve ball/changeup tonight - big break - swing & miss stuff - was perfect thru four innings.

RH Fernando Lozano - one inherited runner scored - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Cam Wynne - 1 1/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 15 strikes

At Bat : 4 H, 4 BB, 14 K’s

Arturo DeFreitas had two hits including a home run. Yhoswar Garcia tripled. Hao Yu Lee walked twice.

Notes :

1B Micah Yonamine made a nice leaping catch and tag of the runner on a high throw to end the third inning.

The ABS system was used in tonight’s game - a lot of disputed strike calls by batters - especially on inside/outside corner pitches, to my eyes watching on tv they didn’t appear to be strikes 🤷‍♂️. There were 29 strikeouts combined in the game.

Today in Extended Spring Training :

The fellas continue to work on the backfields - today we watched running drills, pitcher’s fielding practices and a couple live bullpen sessions.

Daniel Brito and Scott Kingery took ground balls off the bat of legendary coach Roly de Armas on Carlton Field. Great to see Daniel on the ball field again and Scott is looking very fluid and comfortable - excited to see him play in games when he’s ready to return to action. There are a couple extended spring games on the schedule for next week.

Right handed pitchers Tyler Carr and Alex McKenney threw live BP sessions on Ashburn field.

Scott Kingery & Daniel Brito fielding ground balls on Carlton Field

Other Notes :

The Phillies have signed RHP Ofreidy Gomez to a minor league contract. He’s 26 years old and was originally signed by the Royals in 2012 out of Dominican Republic. His fastball generally sits in the 93-97 range and he also features a curve and changeup. He signed as a minor league free agent with the White Sox in December of 2020 and elected free agency again in November of 2021. With the White Sox organization in 2021 at both the AA and AAA levels he was used primarily as a reliever however prior to that in the Royals system he made 93 starts in 131 appearances. For now he’s been assigned to the Complex. From a fan’s view welcome to the Phillies Ofreidy.

As listed on their MiLB player pages and on Baseball America the Phillies released RHP Mark Potter and 1B Matt Goodheart this month along with RHP Dylan Castaneda, RHP Dallas Dyar, RHP Jose Ulloa, LHP Tyler Adams, C Juan Aparicio, 1B Joe Genord, INF Cash Case, INF Jose Tortolero, INF Guarner Dipre, INF Edgar Made and OF Ben Pelletier. Best wishes to all in their future endeavors.

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