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4/20/24 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Scranton-Wilkes Barre 5 (13-6) Lehigh Valley 2 (8-9)

Moosic, PA - PNC Field


Summary :


Jordan Luplow and Darick Hall singled in the fourth inning, Luplow scored on a single by David Dahl.


SWB scored two runs in the fourth inning on a walk, two doubles and a ground out.  They scored three runs in the 7th inning on two walks, a double and single.


Jordan Luplow homered to lead off the 9th inning.


At Bat : 2 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s


Jordan Luplow had three hits (two singles & HR).  David Dahl had two hits.


On The Hill : 5 R, 7 H, 6 BB, 6 K’s


Michael Mercado made his first start of the season, he pitched three innings, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 36 pitches - 21 strikes.  Kolby Allard pitched three innings, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s.  Nick Nelson pitched 2/3 of an inning - 3 R,  1 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Tyler McKay inherited two runners, they both scored - he pitched one third of an inning allowing one hit. Jose Ruiz pitched an inning, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.


Did Ya Know 🤔 :


“POWER UP: After hitting just three homers in their first eight games, the 'Pigs hit multiple homers in four consecutive games before hitting just one on Tuesday. They've now homered in eight straight games; the 'Pigs have hit 15 homers total over the run. Last season, the longest 'Pigs multi-homer streak was six games, from 5/18-5/24, as they hit 14 homers over that run. Last year, the 'Pigs longest streak of homers was 10 games with a long ball (6/22-7/3).” - Sam Jellinek - Manager, Broadcasting & Media Relations - IronPigs


By the Ages :


The International League average age for position players is 26.6 years of age - Lehigh Valley’s average age is 28.6. The league average age for pitchers is 27.2 years of age - Lehigh Valley’s average is 27.3.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 6 (6-7) Reading 3 (5-9)

Binghamton, NY - Mirabito Stadium


Summary :


Binghamton scored three runs in the second inning on three singles including a safety squeeze bunt that turned into a hit, a fielding error and groundout.


Jose Rodriquez and Gabriel Rincones Jr singled in the third inning, they both scored on a three run home run by Carson Taylor.


Rowdey Jordan hit a two run home run for Binghamton in the fifth inning.  A hit batter, single and balk scored a run for them in the seventh inning.


On The Hill : 6 R, 12 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Noah Skirrow started and pitched 3.1 innings, 3 R - 2 earned, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s.  Beau Burrows pitched 1.2 innings - 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.  Mitch Neunborn pitched two innings,  1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K.  Matt Russell - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB.


At Bat : 3 R, 6 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Gabriel Rincones Jr had two hits.   Carson Taylor hit a three run home run.


Did Ya Know 🤔 :


Max Lazar tossed two more shutout innings in Friday night’s win. Through four games, he remains the only Fightin Phils pitcher to not allow a hit, nor run this season. He also owns a 12-0 strikeout to walk ratio over six-innings pitched.” - Jake Starr - Fightin Phils PR/Media Relations Manager and broadcaster


By the Ages :


The Eastern League average age for position players is 23.7 years of age - Reading’s average age is 24.5. The league average age for pitchers is 24.6 years of age - Reading’s average is 25.1.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Brooklyn 9 (6-8) Jersey Shore 7 (8-6)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Brooklyn scored two runs in the second inning on a walk, double, hit batter, passed ball and a fielding error.  They scored a run in the fourth inning on a walk and two singles.


Back to back doubles to center field by Bryan Rincon and Felix Reyes scored a run for the BlueClaws in the fourth inning.  Leandro Pineda walked.  Reyes and Pineda advanced on a bunt by Emaarion Boyd.  A run scored on a ground out by Hendry Mendez.


A hit batter, single, throwing error, walk, two doubles and a triple scored five runs for Brooklyn in the 5th inning.


Leandro Pineda homered to right center field to lead off the 6th inning.  Emaarion Boyd was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a balk, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Hendry Mendez.  Two wild pitches moved Mendez to third base.  William Bergolla walked and then stole second base. Mendez scored on a sacrifice fly to deep right center field by Andrick Nava.  Justin Crawford walked and stole second base.  A wild pitch scored Bergolla.  Bryan Rincon singled to score Crawford.


Brooklyn scored a run in the 8th on two walks and two singles.


On The Hill : 9 R, 14 H, 5 BB, 13 K’s


Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four innings, 3 R - 1 earned, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s.  Mason Ronan pitched an inning - 5 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s. Jack Dallas pitched two innings, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K.  Danny Wilkinson pitched an inning, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Daniel Harper pitched an inning, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 7 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Justin Crawford and Bryan Rincon each had two hits.  Bryan Rincon and Felix Reyes doubled.  Leandro Pineda homered.


Did Ya Know 🤔 :


“The BlueClaws threw their third shutout of the season on Wednesday night. They have allowed two earned runs or less in eight of their 13 games, and have not allowed an earned run in five of their 13 games (they have twice allowed one unearned run and three times thrown shutouts).  They have also struck out at least 11 batters in seven of their 13 games (including a season-best 16 on Friday).  Coming into today’s game their  2.58 team ERA is the second best in the league and their 1.04 WHIP is the best in the league.”  - Greg Giombarrese - Vice President - Communications - BlueClaws


By the Ages :


The South Atlantic average age for position players is 22.2 years of age - Jersey Shore’s average age is 21.6. The league average age for pitchers is 23.1 years of age - Jersey Shore’s average is 23.2.


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater 2 (9-5) Dunedin 0 (9-5)

Dunedin, FL - TD Ballpark


Summary :


Ricardo Rosario singled in the second inning, Trent Farquhar reached base when Rosario was forced out at second base.  Farquhar stole second, went to third on a single by Keaton Anthony and scored on a wild pitch.


Bryson Ware doubled in the four inning, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball.


On The Hill : 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s


Casey Steward pitched very well - he went 5.1 innings, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 72 pitches - 47 strikes. Casey impressed in spring camps - mid nineties fast ball, two good secondaries - right at league average age wise at 22 - big body - good mechanics -in three outings this season (two starts) has posted a 0.79 ERA in 11.1 innings.  Drew Garrett dominated in relief, outstanding! - 2.2 innings, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - faced seven batters - threw some nasty secondaries (cutter, slider & curve) for swing and misses. Chase Hopewell finished it with a perfect ninth inning - three groundouts.


The Threshers turned three double plays in the game.


At Bat : 2 R, 6 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s


Ricardo Rosario had two hits.  Bryson Ware and Avery Owusu-Asiedu each doubled.


Did Ya Know 🤔 :


“Last night -  AJ Shaver has now homered in both his FCL and Single-A debuts. Every team in the Phillies system won on the same day for the first time in 2024. Keaton Anthony set a new career-high with four RBIs. Luis Caicuto has a hit in seven of his first eight games. Clearwater came back from three runs down in their largest comeback win of the season. Kehden Hettiger played at least one inning at catcher, second and third base.  Jordan Viars recorded his second multi-hit game of the series.” - Josh Sperber - Threshers Broadcaster


By the Ages :


The Florida State League average age for position players is 21.0 years of age - Clearwater’s average age is 21.2. The league average age for pitchers is 22.2 years of age - Clearwater’s average is 22.7.


System Transactions :


Reading : RHP Eury Ramos transferred from PDC.  LHP Matt Osterberg placed on the Development List (retroactive to 4/19).


Jersey Shore : INF Rodolfo Castro added to roster on a rehab assignment from Lehigh Valley.


Clearwater : INF Diego González has been added to the Threshers roster.  C Lou Albrecht has been placed on the Development List (retroactive to 4/19).


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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