• Steve Potter

4/22/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Rochester 4 ( 9-7 ) Lehigh Valley 3 ( 7-9 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Rochester scored a run in the first inning on three singles, the third an RBI knock by Josh Palacios. They added three more in the second inning on two singles, a double and a throwing error by catcher Donny Sands.


Nick Maton walked in the third inning, Donny Sands singled and scored Maton, Sands also scored on the play on a throwing error by Rochester catcher Chris Hermann.


Yairo Munoz singled in the 6th inning, went to third on a single by John Andreoli and scored on a single by Drew Maggi.


Donny Sands was ejected in the 8th inning for arguing an auto ball call for delay of game.


On The Hill :


RH James Marvell - 4 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 59 pitches - 40 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 22 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 14 strikes

LH Kyle Dohy - 1 1/3 IP - retired all 4 batters faced - 1 K - 12 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Connor Brogdon - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 8 strikes - 93/94 mph on FB

RH Nick Duron - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 11 pitches - 6 strikes - 94/95 mph on FB


At Bat : 7 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s


Yairo Munoz had two hits, Darick Hall walked twice.

Eastern League ( AA ) - Harrisburg 7 ( 9-4 ) Reading 2 ( 3-10 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Harrisburg scored in the first on a bases loaded hit by pitch. Brady Lindsly hit a solo home run for them in the second inning. Another run scored on a double, single & sac fly.


Shawn Williams was ejected in the top of the second inning for arguing a bunt call on a ball laid down the third base line.


Harrisburg scored two more in the third, one on a home run by Justin Connell.


Jhailyn Ortiz reached on a strikeout/wild pitch in the 4th inning, went to second on another wild pitch and scored on a single by Logan O’Hoppe.


Harrisburg scored twice in the sixth inning. Reading plated one when Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error, went to third on a double by Josh Ockimey and scored on a groundout by Logan O’Hoppe.


Game was played in 2 hours and 17 minutes.


On The Hill :


RH Adam Leverett - 5 2/3 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 78 pitches - 49 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes

RH McKenzie Moore - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 10 pitches - 8 strikes - perfect inning


At Bat : 3 H, 2 BB, 15 K’s


Josh Ockimey doubled, Logan O’Hoppe had two RBIs. Madison Stokes walked twice.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 4 ( 4-9 ) Asheville 3 ( 2-11 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Nerio Rodriquez was credited with a two run home run for Asheville in the 4th inning on a ball that was clearly foul down the left field line - wasn’t even close 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️.


Nick Matera walked in the sixth inning and scored on a double by Jared Carr. McCarthy Tatum singled to score Carr ( stole third base ).


Casey Martin tripled to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning. He then scored on a wild pitch. Nick Matera walked and was pitch run for by DJ Stewart. Stewart went to second when Jared Carr reached on an error, to third on a fly out and scored on a double steal with Carr swiping second base.


Asheville scored in the 9th on a hit batter, wild pitch and single. They loaded the bases with two walks and two outs but

Jason Ruffcorn pitched out of it to close the game.


On The Hill :


RH Ben Brown - 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 62 pitches - 43 strikes - threw much better than line indicates - bogus home run call scored the 2 runs 🤪.

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 31 pitches - 18 strikes - pitched out of bases loaded jam.

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 12 pitches - 6 strikes 🔥

LH JP Woodward - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 26 pitches - 19 strikes - very strong effort

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 28 pitches - 13 strikes - 3rd save


At Bat : 7 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s

Casey Martin tripled. Jared Carr doubled. Nick Matera walked twice.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 5 ( 5-8 ) Tampa 0 ( 6-7 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Yhoswar Garcia walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning, stole second and third base and scored on a groundout by Jadiel Sanchez.

In the second inning Freylin Minyety was hit by a pitch, he advanced on a single by Wilfredo Flores. They both scored on a double by Alexeis Azuaje.

Clearwater loaded the bases in the seventh inning on two walks and a single by Hao Yu Lee. Marcus Lee Sang singled to score two runs.

The game was played in 2 hours and 19 minutes - pitch clock is working tremendously!


On The Hill :


LH Matt Osterberg - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 48 pitches - 35 strikes - excellent outing

RH Victor Lopez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 30 pitches - 23 strikes - FB touched 94 mph - best outing of spring

RH Alex Garbrick - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 23 pitches - 17 strikes - FB touched 95 - 0.00 ERA in 4 games, 8 IP

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes - FB touched 95 mph


At Bat : 6 H, 7 BB, 4 K’s


Alexeis Azauje had two hits including a double and was hit by a pitch batting out of the leadoff spot. Yhoswar Garcia and Aldrem Corredor each walked twice.


Matt Osterberg - file photo by Mark Wylie

Extended Spring Training : Four Inning Scrimmage


Summary :


A three and half inning scrimmage this afternoon followed a morning practice. LHP Jake McKenna’s parents, sister and brother are in town and were on hand to watch as were OF Chris Burke’s mom and dad.

On The Hill :


RH Alex McKenney - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Konnor Ash - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Jonas De La Cruz - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K’s

RH Wilson Valdez - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 K

LH Jared Wetherbee - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s


At Bat :

Gavin Tonkel - single & run scored

Uziel Viloria - double

Adony Mejia - single

Albert Jerez - single and RBI

Herbert Iser - single

Edward Barboza - double


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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