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4/23/24 : Minor League Roundup

AAA - Charlotte 5 (9-12) Lehigh Valley 4 (9-10)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Aramis Garcia doubled in the third inning and scored on a double by Simon Muzziotti.  Nick Podkul had reached on a strikeout/wild pitch before Muzziotti batted, went to third on the double and scored on a groundout by Darick Hall.

A single, double and ground out scored a run for Charlotte in the fifth inning.

Simon Muzziotti tripled in the seventh inning, he scored on a single by Jordan Luplow.  Darick Hall singled moving Luplow to third base, Weston Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.

Lenyn Sosa homered for Charlotte in the 8th inning.

Lenyn Sosa hit a three run home run for Charlotte in the 9th inning.

At Bat : 4 R, 9 H, 5 BB, 14 K’s

David Dahl hit two doubles.  Simon Muzziotti  had two knocks (double & triple).  Darick Hall had two hits (singles).  Aramis Garcia doubled.

On The Hill : 5 R, 12 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s

David Buchanan was excellent again - 7.1 IP, 2 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 102 pitches - 72 strikes.  Taylor Lehman pitched 2/3 of an inning - 0 R, 1 BB - 6 pitches - 2 strikes.  Ryan Burr pitched an inning - 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Darick Hall blasted his second homer of the season in last week’s series finale against the RailRiders. It capped off a series for Hall where he went 8-for-20. In Hall's past nine games, he is hitting .333 with a .967 OPS. Hall needs just seven more homers to tie Andy Tracy (69) for most homers in franchise history and 46 RBI to tie Tracy (261) for the RBI mark. - media notes - Sam Jellinek - Manager, Broadcasting & Media Relations - IronPigs

AA - Reading 10 (7-9) Somerset 4 (7-9)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium

Summary :

A triple and sacrifice fly scored a run for Somerset in the second inning.

Carson Taylor reached on a throwing error in the bottom of the second inning.  He went to third on a double by Caleb Ricketts and scored on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Schwecke.

Spencer Jones hit a two run home run for Somerset in the third inning.

Robert Moore walked in the bottom of the third, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout.  Gabriel Rincones Jr walked and scored on a triple by Carson Taylor.

Trevor Schwecke singled in the 4th inning and scored on a home run by Marcus Lee Sang.

A single and double scored a Somerset run in the 6th inning.

Jose Rodriquez walked in the 8th inning, Gabriel Rincones Jr singled.  Carson Taylor singled to score a run. Caleb Ricketts singled.  Bryce Ball walked to score a run.  Marcus Lee Sang doubled to score two runs.  Robert Moore walked, Jose Rodriquez was hit by a pitch to score a run.

On The Hill : 4 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s

Lachlan Wells pitched 4.2 innings - 3 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 6 K’s - 72 pitches - 51 strikes.  Carlos Francisco pitched 1.1 innings, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Andrew Baker pitched 1.2 innings, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s. Max Lazar pitched 1.1 innings, 0 R, 1 H - 22 pitches - 17 strikes.

Defensive Gem :

Right fielder Gabriel Rincones Jr made a diving catch in the 9th inning.

At Bat : 10 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s

Marcus Lee Sang had two hits (double & HR) and posted four RBIs. Caleb Ricketts (single & double) had two hits. Carson Taylor (single & triple) had two hits.  Robert Moore walked twice.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Magic Number : Five runs is appearing to be the magic number in runs scored for the Fightin Phils this season. So far, Reading is 6-1 when scoring north of five runs in a game this season, while the Fightin Phils are 0-8 when failing to hit the five-run plateau. - media notes - Jake Starr - Fightin Phils PR/Media Relations Manager and broadcaster

High A - Aberdeen 9 (7-9) Jersey Shore 2 (8-8)

Aberdeen, MD - Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium

Summary :

Aberdeen scored on a walk and double in the second inning.   They scored three in the 5th inning on a single, two walks and a double.

Two walks and two doubles scored three runs for Aberdeen in the 6th, a two run home run by Jalen Vasquez plated two in the seventh.

Zach Arnold doubled in the 8th and scored on a single by Justin Crawford.

Felix Reyes singled in the 9th inning, Bryan Rincon walked.  Emaarion Boyd singled to score Reyes.

On The Hill : 9 R, 11 H, 7 BB, 8 K’s

Starlyn Castillo pitched four innings - 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 61 pitches - 36 strikes.  Jonathan Petit pitched an inning - 3 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s. Danny Wilkinson pitched an inning - 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Jack Dallas went an inning, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K. Mason Ronan pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.

At Bat : 2 R, 6 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s

Justin Crawford had two hits, Zach Arnold doubled and walked twice.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

The Claws & The Birds - The BlueClaws took two of three from Aberdeen in April to open the season, winning 3-2 on a walk-off wild pitch on Opening Night (April 5th). The IronBirds went 2-4 last week at Hudson Valley, losing three games in walk-off fashion and a fourth in which they allowed the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. - media notes - Greg Giombarrese - Vice President - Communications - BlueClaws

Low A - Clearwater 2 (11-5) Bradenton 1 (3-13)

Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark

Summary :

Three walks loaded the bases for the Threshers in the first inning.  Ricardo Rosario singled to center field to score two runs.

A walk, two balk calls and a sacrifice fly scored a run for Bradenton in the 6th inning.

On The Hill : 1 R, 2 H, 5 BB, 16 K’s

Luke Russo was very good once again - 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s - 74 pitches - 46 strikes - got a lot of swing and misses with his breaking pitch. He lowers his season ERA to 1.29 in 14 IP with 20 K’s and 8 walks.  Luis Ortiz pitched an inning - 1 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 2 balks - 19 pitches - 11 strikes. Paxton Thompson pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 HB, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 22 pitches - 16 strikes.  Saul Teran closed it - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 3rd save - 27 pitches - 14 strikes.

At Bat : 2 R, 3 H, 8 BB, 9 K’s

Avery Owusu-Asiedu doubled. Trent Farquhar and Kehden Hettiger each walked three times, Pierce Bennett walked twice.

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley :  C Cody Roberts activated from Development List.

Reading : Placed OF Carlos De La Cruz on the 7-day IL (retroactive to 4/21).  Placed IF Kendall Simmons on the 7-day IL (retroactive to 4/21).  LHP Lachlan Wells activated from seven day IL.  RHP Noah Skirrow reinstated from the Development List.

C Arturo De Freitas reinstated from the Development List.  OF Baron Radcliff reinstated from the 7-day IL. RHP Efrain Contreras placed on the 7-day IL.

Jersey Shore : RHP Nate Karaffa placed on the 7-day IL (retroactive to 4/21). 

Clearwater : RHP Luis Ortiz placed on roster on major league rehab assignment.  C Angel Mata assigned to the roster and then placed on the 60 day IL.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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