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5/11/24 : Minor League Roundup

( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 3 (13-22) Syracuse 2 (21-15)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

End of a seven game losing streak!

Luke Ritter homered for Syracuse in the 2nd inning.

Jordan Luplow, Darick Hall and Esteban Quiroz walked in the 3rd inning.  Jim Haley singled to score two runs.

Joe Hudson homered for Syracuse in the 5th inning.

Cal Stevenson singled in the 6th, Cody Roberts walked. David Dahl singled to score Stevenson.

At Bat : 3 R, 6 H, 8 BB, 7 K’s

David Dahl had two hits (singles).  Darick Hall doubled.  Jim Haley posted two RBIs.  Esteban Quiroz walked twice.

On The Hill : 2 R, 7 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s

David Buchanan pitched 6.2 innings, 2 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 112 pitches - 75 strikes.  Ryan Burr pitched 1.1 innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s.  Max Lazar closed - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

STREAK IN PERSPECTIVE: During the 'Pigs seven-game losing streak, they were outscored 60-15. The seven-game losing streak is tied for 5th longest in franchise history. The franchise mark is 11 consecutive losses which was to begin the franchise's existance in 2008. The last seven-game losing streak was June 5-11, 2015. - Media Notes

(AA) - Reading  (15-17) Hartford (15-14) - doubleheader

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium

Game One :  Hartford 5 Reading 2

Summary :

Braxton Fulford hit a two run homer for Hartford in the 4th inning.   Two singles and a double scored a run for them in the 5th inning.

Casey Martin homered in the bottom of the fifth.

A double, two hit batters and two walks scored two runs for Hartford in the 6th inning.

Casey Martin singled in the seventh, Jose Rodriguez walked.  Carson Taylor singled to score Martin.

On The Hill :  5 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s

Lachlan Wells went five innings - 3 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s.  Andrew Schultz pitched 1/3 of an inning - 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s.  Tristan Garnett pitched 1.2 innings, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - one inherited runner of three scored.

At Bat : 2 R, 6 H, 6 BB, 7 K’s

Casey Martin had two hits (single & HR).  Carson Taylor had two hits (singles) and a walk.

Game Two :  Reading 5 Hartford 3

Summary :

Jose Rodriquez singled in the 4th inning, a balk moved him to second base.  Ethan Wilson singled to score Rodriquez.

Bryce Ball and Robert Moore singled in the 5th inning.  Jose Rodriquez hit a three run home run.

A hit batter and four singles scored three runs for Hartford in the 6th inning.

Ethan Wilson tripled in the bottom of the 6th, he scored on a triple by Bryce Ball.

On The Hill : 3 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s

Konnor Ash opened and pitched 3 innings - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 38 pitches - 28 strikes.  Mitch Neunborn pitched two innings - 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s.  Wesley Moore pitched 2/3 of an inning, 3 R, 4 H, 1 HB, 0 BB, 1 K - all of the hits were weak contact squibbers or bloopers 🤦‍♂️.   Tommy McCollum closed it - 1.1 innings, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K   - two inherited runners stranded

At Bat : 5 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Jose Rodriquez had two hits (single & HR) and three RBIs.   Ethan Wilson and Bryce Ball both had two hits (single & triple).

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Marcus Lee Sang’s recent hot-stretch continued with a hit and run scored on Thursday. Over his last 13 games, dating back to Apr. 23, Over that stretch, Lee Sang is slashing .311/.367/.689, with a 1.056 OPS and has three doubles, one triple and four home runs, with 10 RBI. The stretch has propelled Lee Sang to first on the team in home runs and second in RBI. He also is riding a 10-game on-base streak, his longest of the season. Lee Sang has also found much success in the bottom of the lineup. When batting ninth this year, Lee Sang is hitting .304. In all other spots of the lineup, he’s hitting .183. - Media notes

( High A )  - Jersey Shore 4 (19-13) Wilmington 1 (15-15)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark

Summary :

Tenth consecutive BlueClaws win!

In the second inning Leandro Pineda singled, Andrick Nava walked and Cade Fergus singled.  Zach Arnold walked to score a run.

A single, stolen base, balk and sacrifice fly scored a run for Wilmington in the third inning.

Otto Kemp singled in the 6th inning, Leandro Pineda doubled.  Felix Reyes singled to score Kemp.  Andrick Nava hit a sacrifice fly to score Pineda.  Zach Arnold hit a sac fly to score Reyes.

On The Hill : 1 R, 6 H, 1 H, 10 K’s

Braeden Fausnaught went six innings, 1 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 89 pitches - 61 strikes - his season ERA is now 1.38 in 32.2 IP.  Jack Dallas pitched two scoreless innings - 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.  Daniel Harper pitched a perfect ninth inning - 1 K.

At Bat : 4 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s

Erick Brito, Leandro Pineda and Cade Fergus each had two hits.  Leandro Pineda doubled, Zach Arnold had two RBIs.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Coming into today’s action Otto Kemp had seven hits in his last four games (including three on Tuesday) and was 17-56 with

the BlueClaws this year.  Further, he has played second and third base and recently added first to his resume, playing

there twice last week against Bowling Green for the first two times in his career.  He had the game winning RBI single

in the game on April 25th at Aberdeen in a 1-0 win.  Kemp spent the end of last year with the BlueClaws, hitting .223

with 10 RBIs and several key defensive plays in the post-season run.  He hit 7 HRs and stole 17 bases with Clearwater

last year and was a 2022 NDFA signee out of Point Loma Nazarene (CA) - Media notes

(Low A )  - Clearwater 9 (21-11) Tampa 4 (10-22)

Tampa, FL - George M Steinbrenner Field   

Summary :

The Threshers scored four runs in the 4th inning - Kehden Hettiger scored on a four base fielding error by Tampa’s right fielder as he circled the bases after the right fielder had a fly ball clank off his mitt and carom away 😳. Jordan Viars walked and Devin Saltiban singled.  Jared Thomas hit a three run home run.

Tampa scored a run in the bottom of the 4th on a single, walk, balk and ground out.

Raylin Heredia homered in the 5th inning.

A double, ground out and passed ball scored a Tampa run in the bottom of the 5th.

Devin Saltiban doubled in the sixth and scored on a single by Bryson Ware.

Two singles and a passed ball scored a Tampa run in the 6th.

Jordan Viars hit a two run home run in the seventh inning.

Two singles, a wild pitch and ground out scored a run for Tampa in the bottom of the seventh.

Aidan Miller homered in the 9th inning.

On The Hill : 4 R, 11 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s

Casey Steward pitched five innings- 2 R - 1 earned, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 89 pitches - 53 strikes - his season ERA is 1.03 in 26.1 IP - 22 K’s.  Josh Bortka pitched an inning - 1 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s.  Jonathan Petit pitched two innings - 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s.  Saul Teran pitched an inning, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s.

At Bat : 9 R, 11 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s

Bryson Ware had three hits (two singles & double).  Jordan Viars (single & HR), Devin Saltiban (single & double) and Raylin Heredia (single & HR) each had two hits.  Jared Thomas hit a three run home run and Aidan Miller homered.  Keaton Anthony drew two walks.

Complex League : FCL Phillies 5 (3-3) FCL Tigers 0 (3-3) - No Hitter!

@ Clearwater, FL - Carpenter Complex

Summary :

It’s rare to witness a professional no-hitter at any level but today I was fortunate to be on hand to see just that.  Nineteen year old right hander Enrique Segura - 6 IP, twenty year old right hander Adilson Peralta - 2 IP and twenty year old right hander Josbel Garcia - 1 IP combined to pitch a nine inning - no run - no hit gem on Roberts Field!

The Phillies scored  in the first inning as Aroon Escobar doubled and crossed the plate on a single from Guillermo Rosario.

Jorge Mendez hit a home run in the second inning.

Aroon Escobar and Jerffson Peña walked in the sixth - they both scored on a triple by Juan Villavicencio.

Starlyn Caba doubled in the seventh and scored on a single by Aroon Escobar.

On The Hill : 0 R, 0 H,  5 BB, 11 K’s

Enrique Segura started and pitched six innings - 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 5 K’s.  When Enrique commands the zone he has Nola like stuff that creates weak contact - he also has put-away pitches - both his fastball and secondaries - was on today will all.  Runners reached scoring position only twice against him.  Adilson Peralta pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - he faced 8 batters - good crisp fastball offset by what I believe was a change up - had hitters wailing.  Josbel Garcia commanded the strike zone and threw a perfect ninth inning - 2 K’s - he was calm, cool and composed - great job!   Catcher Jorge Mendez caught the entire game - he was outstanding - even hit a dinger!

At Bat : 5 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s

Starlyn Caba hit two doubles, one down the right field line and the other down the left field line.  Aroon Escobar had two hits (single & double), a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.  Juan Villavicencio tripled and Jorge Mendez homered.

System Transactions :

Clearwater : OF TJayy Walton placed on the 7-Day Injured List (retroactive to 5/9).

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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