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4/22/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley (7-11) Worcester (8-10) - PPD - Rain

Allentown,PA - Coca-Cola Park

Eastern League ( AA) - Portland 3 (10-4) Reading 2 (4-10)

Portland, ME - Hadlock Field

Summary :

Portland scored a run in the third inning on consecutive doubles by Nick Yorke and Ceddane Rafaela.  Matthew Lugo singled to score Rafaela.

Johan Rojas doubled off the “Maine Monster” wall in the fifth inning to score Madison Stokes (walked) and Herbert Iser (walked).

Portland scored in the seventh inning as Nick Yorke doubled, stole third and came home on a throwing error by catcher Herbert Iser.

On the Hill :

Josh Hendrickson went four innings as the starter allowing two runs on six hits and two walks, he struck out five batters.  Zach Linginfelter went 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, his first inning was a perfect frame. Brett Schulze was tagged with an unearned run in 1 1/3 innings of work striking out two batters.  Max Kuhns tossed a perfect eighth inning.

Defensive Gem :

Center fielder Johan Rojas made a diving catch on a sinking liner to end the seventh inning.

At the Bat :

Cam Cannon had two hits (single & double), Pedro Martinez had two hits (singles).  Johan Rojas doubled and had two RBIs,  Madison Stokes walked twice.

Link to Boxscore :

South Atlantic League ( High A ) -  Jersey Shore (5-8) Aberdeen (5-8) - PPD - Rain

Aberdeen, MD - Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium

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

Tampa,FL - George M. Steinbrenner Field

Summary :

Ricardo Rosario and Justin Crawford each drew walks to lead off the game, they advanced on a ground out and scored on a single by Chad Castillo.

Gabriel Rincones Jr doubled in the 4th inning and scored on a RBI single by Jordan Dissin.

Felix Negueis homered for Tampa in the fifth inning.  The Tarpons then loaded the bases on two singles and a hit batter, Jared Serna singled to plate two runs.

Jared Serna doubled to score Agustin Ramirez (reached on an error) in the 7th inning for Tampa.

Gabriel Rincones Jr led off the ninth inning with a home run.  Bryan Rincon singled and scored on a home run by Cole Moore.

Roberto Chirinos singled to lead off Tampa’s ninth inning, Brenny Escanio walked, they advanced on a wild pitch.  Augustin Ramirez hit a sac fly to score Chirinos.  Anthony Hall homered to score two runs and give Tampa the walk off win.

On the Hill :

Nick Nelson started and went 2 2/3 scoreless innings allowing three hits and no walks, he struck out three batters, velocity range of 93 to 95 mph with his four seamer.  Yoniel Ramirez pitched 1 1/3 innings, retiring all four hitters he faced, striking out one.

At the Bat :

Gabriel Rincones Jr doubled and homered, he’s now reached base in eleven consecutive games.  Ricardo Rosario reached base in three of his four plate appearances (single, walk, HBP).  Cole Moore homered, his first as a Thresher.

Link to Boxscore :

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

Eight pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center and on the pitching lab mound, pitchers who threw today - Jon Duplantier, Drew Garrett, Daniel Harper, Noah Song, Mason Ronan (lab), Micah Ottenbreit, Griff McGarry and Mavis Graves (lab).

Zach Haake threw a live bullpen on Roberts Field with Jackie Pertuz catching and Drew Ellis, William Bergolla and Diego Gonzalez as the hitters.  Ellis had the only hit, a double down the left field line.

Saturday mornings are skills competition days as Team Blue and Team Red round out the week of work with baseball related drills competing against each other, it’s a fun way to wrap up each week while also incorporating baseball training. Today we watch long throw relays, catch and throw releases, targeted throwing and pepper drills as part of the competition.  It’s cool to see the competitive fire in the players but also having fun and building camaraderie at the same time.  Good stuff.

System Transactions :

Reading : OF Ethan Wilson activated from 7 Day IL, IF Nick Podkul placed on Development List.

Jersey Shore : LHP Rafael Marcano placed on the 7 Day IL.

Clearwater : IF Chad Castillo activated from 7 Day IL, RHP Jean Cabrera placed on Development List, LHP Danny Wilkinson reinstated from the Development List and transferred to the Player Development Center.

Nick Nelson & Gabriel Rincones Jr - photos by Rebecca Alexander & Casey Burns

Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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