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4/3/24 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley (1-2) Rochester (2-1) - postponed

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field


Both the first and second games of the series were postponed due to weather.


The two teams will make up the games at a later date to be determined.  The IronPigs and Red Wings are now slated to begin their series on Thursday, April 4 at 1:05 p.m.


At the Complex - Clearwater, FL


Last evening (4/2/24) in the BayCare Ballpark stadium the Clearwater Threshers played a six and half inning scrimmage against the extended spring training group - also referred to as the Player Development Center (PDC).  The scrimmage was not open to the public.


At Bat :


Designated hitter Eduardo Tait had two hits (2 for 3 - single & double) for the PDC as did center fielder Ricardo Rosario (also 2 for 3 - singled and doubled - with an RBI) and first baseman Lou Helmig (2 for 3 - two singles).  Left fielder Yemal Flores went 1 for 2 (single).  Shortstop Aidan Miller was 1 for 2 (single) with a stolen base for Clearwater.


On The Hill :


Orion Kerkering threw a perfect inning for the PDC in a rehab appearance (16 pitches - 10 strikes - FB sat 96 mph).  Also for the PDC Wilmer Blanco started and went two innings (1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - FB - 91-94 mph).  Alexis De La Cruz pitched two innings (0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - FB - 92-94 mph) and Cristian Hernandez threw a perfect inning (2 K’s - FB - 92-93 mph).   


For Clearwater Micah Ottenbreit started and went three innings (3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - FB - 91-94 mph), Luke Russo went two innings (2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - FB - 91-93 mph), Jaydenn Estanista (1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - FB - 93-95 mph) and Jose Peña Jr (1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - FB 93-95 mph) each threw an inning.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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