top of page
  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

4/14/24 : Around and About

International League ( AAA ) - Durham 12 (6-9) Lehigh Valley 9 (6-6)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Matt Kroon walked in the first inning, went to third on a single by Jordan Luplow and scored on a sacrifice fly by Weston Wilson.

Dominic Smith hit a two run home run for Durham in the third inning.  A double, walk and double scored two runs for them in the fourth inning, that same combination scored two for them in the fifth inning.

Scott Kingery homered in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Durham scored a run in the sixth inning on a single, stolen base and double.  They scored five runs in the seventh on a hit batter and four hits, Junior Caminero hit a three run home run.

In the bottom of the seventh Simon Muzziotti hit a three run home run scoring Aramis Garcia (walked) and Nick Podkul (singled) ahead of him.

Weston Wilson and Darick Hall singled in the 8th inning, they both moved up a base on a ground out and both scored on a single by Nick Podkul.  Simon Muzziotti singled, both he and Podkul moved up a base on a wild pitch.  Podkul scored on a ground out by Scott Kingery.

Jordan Luplow homered in the bottom of the ninth.

At Bat : 9 R, 11 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s

Jordan Luplow, Weston Wilson Nick Podkul and Simon Muzziotti each had two hits.  Scott Kingery, Jordan Luplow and Simon Muzziotti hit home runs, Muzziotti had three RBIs, Kingery had two RBIs.

On The Hill : 12 R, 15 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s

Kolby Allard went 4 innings, 6 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s.  Griff McGarry pitched two innings, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s.  David Parkinson pitched an inning, 5 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s.  Zac Houston pitched 1.1 innings, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Tyler McKay pitched 2/3 of an inning, he faced one batter and got a double play grounder.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

David Dahl came into today riding a five-game hitting streak where he's homered in back-to-back starts. He's 6-for-14 over the five game run and has also drawn three walks while striking out just once.” - Sam Jellinek - Manager, Broadcasting & Media Relations - Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Series Stuff :

Jordan Luplow (10 for 24 -.417, .462 OBP, 3 HR, 7 RBIs), Scott Kingery (6 for 17 -.357, .450 OBP, 3 HR, 5 RBIs, 3 SB), Nick Podkul (6 for 17 -.353, .389 OBP, 4 RBIs), Cal Stevenson (4 for 9 -.444, .545 OBP)and David Dahl (4 for 9 -.444, 2 HR, 3 RBIs, .545 OBP) had strong weeks.  Pitchers David Buchanan (8 IP, 2 R, 0.63 WHIP), Tyler Phillips (7 IP, 1 unearned), Jose Ruiz (2 appearances,3 IP, 0 R), Michael Mercado (2 IP, 0 R) and Tyler McKay (3 appearances, 2 IP, 1 unearned R) each had good series.

Lehigh Valley won 3 of the 6 games in the series - they travel to play Scranton Wilkes-Barrre on Tuesday.

Eastern League ( AA ) - Portland 9 (4-3) Reading 5 (3-6)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium

Summary :

Portland scored a run in the first inning on two hits.

Gabriel Rincones Jr singled in the bottom of the first, Trevor Schwecke, Jim Haley and Bryce Ball walked to score a run.

Eddinson Paulino hit a three run home run for Portland in the second inning.  Three singles and a fielding error scored two more.

Jose Rodriquez walked in the third inning and scored on a home run to left field by Gabriel Rincones Jr.

Portland scored two runs in the fourth on a home run (Kyle Teel), a walk and two singles.

Bryce Ball walked in the 6th inning, advanced on a single by William Simoneit and scored on a groundout and scored out by Marcus Lee Sang.

Jim Haley singled in the seventh inning, Bryce Ball walked.  Kendall Simmons doubled down the left field line to score Haley.

Matthew Lugo homered for Portland in the ninth inning.

On The Hill : 9 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 10 K’s

Noah Skirrow went 2 innings - 6 R - 3 earned, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K.  Zach Haake pitched two innings, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.  Tristan Garnett pitched two scoreless innings, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.  Max Lazar pitched two perfect innings, three strikeouts.  Carlos Francisco pitched an inning, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K.

At Bat : 5 R, 6 H, 7 BB, 9 K’s

Gabriel Rincones Jr had two hits (single & HR, two RBIs).  Kendall Simmons doubled.  Bryce Ball walked three times.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

“This Day in Baseballtown History - April 14, 2016: At Harrisburg, Nick Pivetta (6.0 IP, H, 7 K, 2 BB) notches his first win of the season and Angelo Mora goes 3-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in 9-0 blanking of the Senators.” - Jake Starr - Reading Fightin Phils PR/Media Relations Manager and broadcaster

Series Stuff :

Jose Rodriquez (6 for 20 -.300, 2 SB, HR, .462 OBP), Carson Taylor (5 for 10 -.500, .583 OBP, 2 HR, 5 RBIs), Robert Moore (5 for 12 -.417, .533 OBP) and Gabriel Rincones Jr ( 3 for 10 -.300, .500 OBP, HR, 2 RBIs) had good weeks.  Pitchers Konnor Ash (3.2 IP, 4 K’s), Tristan Garnett (3 IP, 5 K’s) , Max Lazar (3 IP, 5 K’s), Tommy McCollum (2 IP, 2 K’s) all made 2 appearances, 0 R.  Along with starters Matt Osterberg (5 IP, 1 earned R, 5 K’s) and Lachlan Wells (5 IP, 1 R) they had good series.

Reading won 2 of the 6 games in the series -  they travel to play Binghamton on Tuesday.

South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Hickory 10 (3-6) Jersey Shore 8 (5-4)

Hickory, NC - L.P. Frans Stadium

Summary :

A single, walk and double scored a run for Hickory in the first inning.

Zach Arnold homered in the second inning.

Hickory scored twice in the second inning on a walk, single and double.

Bryan Rincon walked in the fourth inning and scored on a double by Hendry Mendez.

Hickory scored five runs in the 4th inning - four on a grand slam home run by Tucker Mitchell.

Cade Fergus homered in the sixth inning.

Yosy Galan hit a two run home run for Hickory in the seventh.

Hendry Mendez,Felix Reyes and Leandro Pineda singled in the ninth to load the bases.  Jordan Dissin singled to score two runs.  William Bergolla tripled to score two more.  Andrick Nava singled to score Bergolla.

On The Hill : 10 R, 11 H, 6 BB, 8 K’s

Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four innings, 8 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s.  Andrew Walling pitched a scoreless inning, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s.  Danny Wilkinson pitched a perfect inning - 1 K.  Jonathan Petit pitched an inning, 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.  Wesley Moore pitched a scoreless inning, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K.

At Bat :  8 R, 12 H, 4 BB, 8 K’s

Zach Arnold had two hits (single & HR).  Hendry Mendez had two hits (single & double). Leandro Pineda had two hits (singles).  William Bergolla had two hits (single & triple).  Cade Fergus homered.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

“Slingin’ Sam - Sam Aldegheri threw six scoreless innings on Satudray night and is yet to allow an earned run in 10.1 innings over two starts so far this season.  He threw six innings once last year, allowing two runs at Jupiter on July 26th.  Aldegheri has walked four (all in his first start) and struck out 10. The 22 year old from Verona, Italy is the #23 prospect in the system per MLB Pipeline. He made four starts with the BlueClaws last season after spending most of the year with Clearwater.  He is trying to become the first Italian-born player to reach the big leagues since Marino Pieretti (1949-50) with WAS/CHW/CLE.” - Greg Giombarrese - Vice President - Communications - Jersey Shore BlueClaws

Series Stuff :

Erick Brito (7 for 11 -.467, .636 OBP), Troy Schreffler (5 for 12 -.417, .462 OBP, 5 RBIs), Justin Crawford (6 for 16 -.375, .412 OBP, 2 HR, 4 RBI’s) and Jordan Dissin (2 HR, 5 RBIs) had standout offensive weeks.  Pitchers Jean Cabrera (5 IP, 0 R, 10 K’s), Eiberson Castellano (5 IP, 0 R, 6 K’s), Braeden Fausnaught (5 IP, 0 R), Sam Aldegheri (6 IP, 0 R, 6 K’s) and relievers Gunner Mayer, Jack Dallas, Wesley Moore, Andrew Walling, Danny Wilkinson and Daniel Harper (all with 2 appearances - 0 R) had strong weeks.

Jersey Shore won 3 of the 6 games in the series - they host Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater 5 (6-3) Fort Myers 3 (4-5)

Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark

Summary :

Bryson Ware and Trent Farquhar singled in the first inning, they both scored on a double by TJayy Walton.

Fort Myers scored three runs in the second inning on a walk, double and three singles.

Trent Farquhar reached on an error in the fifth, Jordan Viars walked.  TJayy Walton hit a long home run onto the upper part of the berm in left field to plate three runs.

On The Hill : 3 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s

Mavis Graves went 1.2 innings, 3 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s.  Braydon Tucker was excellent in relief - 4.1 innings, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - stranded two inherited runners.  Drew Garrett pitched a scoreless frame, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K.  Ethan Chenault pitched a perfect 8th inning - 1 K.  Saul Teran closed with a perfect ninth - he struck out the side!

At Bat : 5 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s

TJayy Walton had a day - 2 for 5 (double, HR, 5 RBIs) posting the first home run of his pro career. Jordan Viars doubled.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

"Last night the Threshers were shut out for the second time this season in a 10-0 loss to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels."

- Josh Sperber - Clearwater Threshers Broadcaster

Series Stuff :

Otto Kemp (6 for 11 -. 545, .706 OBP), Luis Caicuto (3 for 9 -.333, .500 OBP), Keaton Anthony (4 for 12 -.333), Trent Farquhar (6 for 15 - .400) and Aidan Miller (6 for 20 -.300, HR, 4 RBIs) had standout offensive weeks.  Pitchers George Klassen (5 IP, 0 R, 8 K’s),  Casey Steward (4 IP, 1 R), Luke Russo (5 IP, 2 R, 9 K’s), Braydon Tucker (2 appearances, 6.1 IP, 2 R, 6 K’s), Ethan Chenault (2 appearances, 0 R) and Saul Teran (2 appearances, 0 R, 5 K’s, 1 save) had strong weeks.

Clearwater won 4 of the 6 games in the series - they travel to play Dunedin on Tuesday.

System Transactions :

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : RHP Nick Nelson (#55) optioned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia. Nelson will report to Lehigh Valley on 4/16.

Reading : RHP Efrain Contreras placed on the Development List.

Clearwater : OF Raylin Heredia has been placed on the 7-Day Injured List (retroactive to 4/13).

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Note : I've partnered  with Fanatics on Phillies Merchandise - if you would like to help support my website and articles here's a link to order merchandise - I get a small commission on any sales - thanks for the support.

228 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

1 comentário

14 de abr.

Alex Liddi was born in Italy and played MLB 2011-2013

Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page