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5/12/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Memphis 7 (23-14) Lehigh Valley 4 (18-18)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Dustin Peterson homered in the second inning.

Memphis scored two runs in the fifth on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch.

Scott Kingery homered to tie the game at two apiece in the bottom of the fifth.   Jordan Qsar was hit by a pitch, Jhailyn Ortiz singled, Qsar scored on a ground out and throwing error.  Aramis Garcia doubled to score a run.

Memphis loaded the bases on walks in the 6th and scored a run on a wild pitch.

Luken Baker homered for Memphis in the seventh. Three singles scored another run.

Luken Baker hit his second home run of the game for Memphis in the ninth inning.  Another run scored on a single followed by an RBI double by Irving Lopez.

The Iron Pigs loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on two walks and a hit batter but could not score.

On the Hill :

Third bullpen game of the season, Jeremy Walker started and pitched two scoreless frames, two hits and three walks.  Francisco Morales pitched two scoreless, no hits, three walks and three strikeouts.  Trey Cobb pitched the fifth inning, Louis Head the sixth.  Hans Crouse pitched two innings. Jesus Cruz pitched the ninth inning.

At the Bat :

Aramis Garcia and Weston Wilson doubled.  Dustin Peterson and Scott Kingery homered.

Link to Boxscore :

Did Ya Know?

“The IronPigs went with a bullpen game tonight.  It is the third bullpen game of the season for the IronPigs and they've gone 2-0 in the first games, winning 11-4 against Jacksonville on 4/28 and then throwing a one-hit shutout on 5/6 (game two) against Syracuse in a 4-0 win.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  New Hampshire 14 (16-14) Reading 6 (11-19)

Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium

Summary :

New Hampshire scored a run in the first inning on a walk, balk and RBI double by Miguel Hiraldo.  After another walk Orelvis Martinez hit a three run home run.

Carlos De La Cruz hit a two run home off the top of the center field scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning. Drew Ellis doubled and scored on a double by Matt Kroon.

Two walks and a two out single by Will Robertson scored a run for New Hampshire in the second inning.

Drew Ellis singled in the third inning, advanced to third on a double by Ethan Wilson and scored on a ground out.  Oliver Dunn hit a two run home run.

A single, walk and hit batter loaded the bases for New Hampshire in the 4th inning with no outs, a ground out scored a run. Trevor Schwecke doubled to score two runs.  Orelvis Martinez hit a two run home run, it was his 5th dinger of the series,he is only hitting .135 for the season but has nine home runs out of his twelve total hits 😳.

Miguel Hiraldo hit a three run home run for New Hampshire in the 5th inning.

New Hampshire scored a run in the ninth on a single and double.

On the Hill :

Mick Abel started and went three and two thirds innings, he battled control and command in this one with 5 walks and one hit batter. Fastball velocity was top drawer touching 99 mph repeatedly and sitting upper nineties but couldn’t command the zone and was tagged for 9 runs and 5 hits.  Adam Leverett pitched two and one third scoreless innings, one hit, two walks and six strikeouts.  Andrew Schultz pitched a perfect inning

At the Bat :

Matt Kroon had two hits (single & double).  Drew Ellis & Ethan Wilson doubled.  Carlos De La Cruz and Oliver Dunn homered.

De La Cruz, Dunn and Kroon each had two RBIs.

Link to Boxscore

Did Ya Know?

“R-Phils Manager Al Pedrique is closing in on a couple of milestones in his storied managerial career. Including winter ball, Wednesday night’s win gave Pedrique 1,000 wins in his career.  But, when including just minor and major league wins, Pedrique needs to get to 46 wins this season to achieve the mark of 1,000 professional wins in affiliated baseball.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Greensboro 6 (20-11) Jersey Shore 4 (12-15)

Greensboro, NC - First National Bank Field

Summary :

Casey Martin singled to lead off the game, Hao Yu Lee and Kendall Simmons walked to load the bases.  Leandro Pineda singled to score two runs.

Hudson Head hit a three run home run for Greensboro in the bottom of the first inning.

Anthony Quirion and Leandro Pineda walked in the 4th inning, they advanced on a wild pitch.  Quirion scored on a ground out by Andrik Nava.

A single followed by an RBI double by Mike Jarvis scored a run for Greensboro in the 4th inning.

After two walks and an error in the fifth inning Maikol Escotto doubled to score two runs for Greensboro.

Casey Martin walked, stole second and scored on a single by Kendall Simmons in the seventh inning.

On the Hill :

Matt Osterberg started and went three and two thirds innings, four runs, one earned on three hits and four walks.  Jason Ruffcorn went one and one third, two unearned runs on one hit and two walks.  Jordi Martinez pitched two scoreless frames, one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.  Sam Jacobsak pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.

At the Bat :

Casey Martin and Kendall Simmons each had two hits and a walk. Simmons doubled.  Hao Yu Lee singled and walked twice.  Leandro Pineda had two RBIs.

Link to Boxscore

Did Ya Know?

Kendall Simmons hit his fourth home run of the season (and road trip) on Wednesday and had an RBI triple on Thursday.  He homered in three straight at bats – his final two on Saturday and his first one on Sunday at Hickory, and had five hits over the final two games there.  On the current road trip, Simmons is 10-42 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. He was reinstated from the 7-day Injured List on April 25th and is 13-47 with four home runs.  His two home runs and five RBIs on Saturday marked his second career two home run game (5/4/2022 with Clearwater)” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A ) Clearwater 9 (23-8) Dunedin 3 (17-14) - 8 innings

Dunedin, FL - TD Ballpark

Summary :

Jordan Viars singled in the second inning, stole second base, went to third on a fly out and scored on a ground out.  Jordan Dissin walked and later scored on a single by Erick Brito.   Brito stole second and third base, Emaarion Boyd walked and stole second base.  Justin Crawford singled to score two.

Otto Kemp homered in the third inning extending his games on base streak to 21 games.

A walk and two singles loaded the bases for Dunedin in the 4th inning, a run scored on a single by Nicolas Deschamps. Another run scored on a sac fly.  A walk re-loaded the bases and a wild pitch scored another run.

Gabriel Rincones Jr and Jordan Viars singled in the fifth inning, a single by Chad Castillo scored a run.

Emaarion Boyd reached on an error in the 6th inning, stole second (20th of the season) and scored on a double by Gabriel Rincones Jr.   Otto Kemp doubled to score Rincones Jr.

The Threshers loaded the bases in the seventh on a walk and singles by Freylin Minyety and Erick Brito.  Emaarion Boyd singled to score a run.

The game went into a lightning delay in the top of the ninth inning.   It was eventually called.

On the Hill :

Alex McFarlane started and went three and two thirds innings, the first three were scoreless. Overall he was tagged with three runs on three hits, a hit batter and four walks.  He struck out four batters, fastball range was 95 to 99 mph.   Andrew Walling was very good pitching three and one third innings of scoreless and hitless relief retiring ten of eleven batters he faced, six by strikeout, fastball was 94 to 96 mph. Danny Wilkinson pitched a scoreless inning, one hit and two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Otto Kemp had two hits (double & home run) and two RBIs. Gabriel Rincones Jr, Erick Brito and Jordan Viars had two hits, Rincones Jr doubled. Emaarion Boyd & Jordan Dissin walked twice, Boyd and Erick Brito each stole two bases, the team stole seven bags in total.  Every batter in the lineup reached base.

Link to Boxscore

Did Ya Know?

“Last night Otto Kemp became the second player this season in the Florida State League with an on-base streak of twenty or more games. Jordan Dissin has ten RBIs in 47 at-bats this season. Cade Fergus is 10-20 with six extra-base hits over his five-game hit streak.  Felix Reyes has two multi-hit games and three RBIs in his first four games with Clearwater.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

Eight pitchers threw side bullpen sessions, pitchers who threw today - Christian McGowan, Elicier Bata, Starlyn Castillo, Eric Garcia, Noah Song, Micah Ottenbreit, Mason Ronan and Nathan Karaffa.

Seth Nightingale and Konnor Ash each threw a live BP session.

Extended Spring Training Game vs Blue Jays @ Carpenter Complex, Clearwater, FL :

Phillies 11 (7-2-3) Blue Jays 7

Yhoswar Garcia went 3 for 4 with two singles and a triple, he can flat out fly. Yhoswar also was busy defensively in center field, speed is a true asset.  Cole Moore hit the ball off the right field fence twice for two doubles, he was 3 for 4 overall with two RBI’s.  William Bergolla was 2 for 4 with a single and double, very quick bat.

Raylin Heredia continues to impress, he had a single and two run home run in two AB’s, the nineteen year old from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic is a well built, strong and athletic player.  He was the offensive star of the 2022 Dominican Summer League playoffs and Championship Series posting a .417 batting average and .481 OBP with four doubles, a triple and four RBIs for league champion Phillies White in 27 plate appearances.  I’ve seen him play in person now a few times and can attest to a very quick bat, easy power (ball jumps off the bat) and speed to burn.  In 23 extended spring training plate appearances he’s now posted seven hits (including a double, triple & home run) and four walks for a .478 OBP.  In addition we’ve seen him go yard in intra-squad scrimmage play.  One to definitely keep an eye on, has tools.

Diego Gonzalez was 2 for 2 (singles).  Yemal Flores doubled.  The Phillies had 18 hits in total, Marco Soto, Junior Marin, Jehisbert Sevilla, Jorge Mendez and Santiago Torres each singled.

Enrique Segura made his first extended spring game appearance, threw the first inning, stuff is really good but left a couple pitches up today and they got spanked for two doubles, one run scored.  Oswald Medina was very sharp in his perfect inning of work, Jace Vines threw well (scoreless frame) despite getting pinched by the umpire on strike calls.  Zach Haake threw a perfect inning.  Eight pitchers in total threw in the game.

Dominican Summer League Spring Training

5/11/23 : Phillies Red 9 (5-1) Mets1 7

Jarol Martinez had two hits (single & home run) and posted three RBIs. Manolfi Jimenez had two hits (singles) and an RBI. Neify Rosario doubled and had an RBI.  Ezequiel Ventura, Luis Alcala, Javier Fuenmayor and Eduardo Fernandez each pitched a couple frames.

5/11/23 : Phillies White (4-1-1) 7 Angels 4

Darium Gutierrez had two singles and an RBI. Angel Mata doubled. Aroon Escobar drew three walks, Leny Carela singled and walked twice.  Joel Heredia and Luis Avila each pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts. Claudio Gatier and Rainy Mota each pitched two innings, Gregory Lebron pitched an inning.

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : RHP Trey Cobb reinstated from the Development List. RHP TJ Zeuch placed on the 7 Day IL.

Jersey Shore : LHP Matt Osterberg reinstated from the Development List.  LHP Gabriel Cotto transferred to Clearwater Threshers

Clearwater :  RHP Yoniel Ramirez transferred to Player Development Center

Happy Day, Happy Baseball

Andrew Walling - photo by Rebecca Alexander

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