4/17/22 : Minor League Roundup
Written by Steve Potter
International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 19 ( 5-7 ) Worcester 11 ( 9-3 )
Worcester, MA - Polar Park
Roman Quinn led off the game with a home run. Yairo Munoz doubled in the second inning and scored on a home run by Jorge Bonifacio.
Worcester scored five runs in the fourth inning with the big blow a grand slam home run by Christian Stewart. They added three more in the fifth inning on a bases loaded double by Franchy Cordero.
LHV scored nine runs in the 6th inning - Donny Sands & Darrick Hall singled to lead off the frame - Yairo Munoz singled to score Sands. John Andreoli doubled off the base of the center field wall to score Hall. Jorge Bonifacio doubled to left field to score Munoz & Andreoli. Ronald Torreyes singled to score Bonifacio. Roman Quinn, Nick Maton & Donny Sands each walked - Torreyes scored on the walk to Sands. Darick Hall then clubbed a bases loaded double to left center field to score three more runs.
Ronald Torreyes ( singled ) and Roman Quinn ( walked ) both scored in the 7th inning on a two base fielding error by the WooSox center fielder on a fly ball hit by Nick Maton.
John Andreoli doubled in the eighth inning to score Darick Hall ( walked ). Yairo Munoz ( singled ) scored on a Jorge Bonifacio single.
Yairo Munoz singled to score Donny Sands in the 9th inning. They added another run on a bases loaded walk. Edgar Cabral singled to plate a run.
Worcester scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
On The Hill :
RH Michael Mariot - 4 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s - 70 pitches - 43 strikes
LH Kyle Dohy - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 9 strikes
RH Joey Gatto - 1/3 IP - struck out the only batter he faced - 7 pitches - 4 strikes
LH Damon Jones - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 20 pitches - 12 strikes
RH Connor Brogdon - 1 perfect IP - struck out the side - great cutter & changeup - 17 pitches - 11 strikes
LH Jeff Singer - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 10 strikes
RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 22 strikes
At Bat : 19 H, 9 BB, 11 K’s
Roman Quinn had two hits including a home run, he also walked three times, he scored three runs as the leadoff hitter. Jorge Bonifacio singled, doubled & homered and drove in six runs. Ronald Torreyes had three hits. Darick Hall had three hits ( two singles & double ) and a walk with three RBIs and scored three runs. Yairo Munoz had four hits including a double. John Andreoli had two doubles and two RBIs.
Every starting player in the lineup had a hit.
Roman Quinn - file photo by Cheryl Pursell
Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading ( 3-6 ) @ Akron ( 5-4 )
Series was completed on Saturday
South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 6 ( 6-3 ) Jersey Shore 1 ( 1- 8 )
Brooklyn, NY - Maimonides Park
Brooklyn scored three runs in the second inning. Brandon McIlwain homered which was followed by a double, two singles and a sac fly.
Jersey Shore scored a run in the third inning on a fielding error, Johan Rojas walked, moved up on a caught stealing ( Nicolas Torres ) went to third on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on the error.
Warren Saunders doubled in another run for Brooklyn in the sixth inning. They added two more in the seventh.
On The Hill :
RH Christian McGowan - 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 62 pitches - 39 strikes
RH Carlo Reyes - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 45 pitches - 26 strikes
RH Carlos Francisco - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 17 strikes
RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 5 pitches - 4 strikes
At Bat : 4 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s
Nick Matera and DJ Stewart each doubled. Johan Rojas walked twice and stole his 9th base of the season.
Christian McGowan walked off the field after throwing a pitch in the fourth inning - an apparent injury.
Florida State League ( Low A ) - St Lucie 5 (7-2 ) Clearwater 4 ( 1-8 )
St Lucie , FL - Clover Park
St Lucie scored twice in the third inning, Omar De Los Santos legged out a double on a ball hit to left field in which Threshers left fielder Jadiel Sanchez was lax on getting to the ball. He scored on a double by Stanley Consuegra. Consuergra scored on a single by Justin Guerrera.
Jadiel Sanchez atoned for the prior defensive mental mistake with a solo home run onto the right field berm in the top of the fourth inning.
Freylin Minyety walked in the fifth inning, went to second on a throwing error, to third on an infield single by Alexeis Azuaje and scored on an infield single by Yhoswar Garcia. Odubel Herrera then reached on another infield single to load the bases. Jadiel Sanchez lined a single into right field to score two runs.
Omar De Los Santos hit a solo homer for St Lucie in the bottom of the fifth inning. William Lugo went yard to tie the game for the Mets in the 6th inning.
The Mets scored in the 7th inning on a walk, balk, throwing error and single.
On The Hill :
RH Gunner Mayer - 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 52 pitches - 39 strikes - good outing - FB 90-94, curve 74-76 & change 81-82
RH Aidan Anderson - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 20 strikes
RH Cam Wynne - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 43 pitches - 29 strikes
At Bat : 7 H, 3 BB, 16 K’s
Jadiel Sanchez had two hits including a home run and three RBIs.
SS Jamari Baylor made a diving catch on a sinking line drive in the hole to record an out in the third inning.
Threshers Manager Marty Malloy was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing a balk call.
For those wondering - the pitch clock is turned off for major league rehab players by rule so Odubel didn’t have to deal with it.
Also noted that the ABS ( Automated Balls & Strikes System ) is only used fully for two of the six games in each FSL series this season, the other games feature the “challenge” rule where each team gets three challenges of umpire calls per game on balls and strikes where the ABS is used to override if it disagrees with the call on the field.
Jadiel Sanchez - file photo by Casey Burns