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5/23/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 5 (18-28) Rochester 3 (23-22) - ten innings

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


A double, walk, single and double scored two Rochester runs in the 1st inning.


Aramis Garcia and Matt Kroon homered in the second inning.


The game went into extra innings tied at two apiece.


With the placed runner at second base David Dahl was intentionally walked in the 10th inning.  Weston Wilson walked it off with a three run home run!


At Bat : 5 R, 10 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s


Weston Wilson had three hits (two doubles & HR - 3 RBIs) .  Aramis Garcia and Matt Kroon homered. Esteban Quiroz and Scott Kingery doubled.


On The Hill : 2 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s


Ricardo Pinto pitched very well - 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 85 pitches - 56 strikes.  Max Lazar continues to impress - 2 scoreless frames - 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 25 pitches - 17 strikes. Taylor Lehman pitched a perfect 9th inning - 14 pitches - 8 strikes.  Ryan Burr needed to only pitch to two batters in the 10th to record three outs - a double play (fly ball out  to RF - Simon Muzziotti threw the placed runner out at third base) and a strikeout - 6 pitches - 6 strikes.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Max Lazar hasn't allowed a hit in his past three appearances, converting two saves during that time. He's struck out five and walked two over those three innings as well. Transferred to Lehigh Valley on May 8, Lazar didn't allow a run (or a walk) in 10.1 innings with Reading, striking out 18 while allowing just three hits.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 13 (22-18) Reading 6 (18-24)

Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Wyatt Young homered for Binghamton in the first inning.


Marcus Lee Sang and Kendall Simmons singled in the first inning.  Lee Sang was forced at third on a ground out on which Caleb Ricketts reached base. Carson Taylor singled.  Carlos De La Cruz doubled to score two runs.  Ethan Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to score another.


A single and double scored a run for Binghamton in the second inning.


Carson Taylor walked in the third inning, he scored on a triple by Carlos De La Cruz.   Ethan Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.


A walk, double and fielding error (second baseman Kendall Simmons) scored two runs for Binghamton in the 4th.


Robert Moore walked in the bottom of the 4th, went to second on a balk, to third on a ground out and scored on a single by Kendall Simmons.


A double and single scored a run for Binghamton in the seventh inning.


Two walks and two doubles scored two runs for Binghamton in the eighth inning.  Alex Ramírez hit a three run home run. A single, double, two hit batters and single scored three more runs.


On The Hill :  13 R, 15 H, 7 BB, 10 K’s


Matt Osterberg pitched four innings - 4 R - 3 earned, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s - 83 pitches - 50 strikes.  Tristan Garnett pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 32 pitches - 20 strikes.  Matt Russell pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 14 strikes.  Andrew Schultz went 1/3 of an inning - 4 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 19 pitches - 6 strikes.  Tommy McCollum went 1/3 of an inning - 4 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 15 strikes.  Zach Haake pitched 1.1 innings - 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 22 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 6 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 14 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz (double & triple) had two hits and three RBIs.  Kendall Simmons  (two singles), Marcus Lee Sang (two singles) and Robert Moore (two singles) each and two knocks.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Carlos De La Cruzin’ - Over his last five games, Carlos De La Cruz is 8-20 (.400), with three runs, three doubles and five RBI. He had two hits and two RBI in Wednesday’s win.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Aberdeen 4 (22-20) Jersey Shore 0 (23-19)

Aberdeen, MD - Leidos Stadium at Ripken Field


Summary :


A single, triple and ground out scored two runs for Aberdeen in the 1st inning.


Matthew Etzel homered in the 4th inning.  A single, stolen base and single scored a run in the fifth.


On The Hill :  4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Estibenzon Jimenez pitched 4.2 innings - 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 78 pitches - 48 strikes.  Andrew Walling retired all four batters he faced - 1 ground out, 3 fly outs - 10 pitches - 7 strikes.  Chuck King pitched a scoreless inning - 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 14 strikes.  Daniel Harper pitched a perfect inning - 1 K - 14 pitches - 10 strikes.


At Bat : 0 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s


Justin Crawford had two hits (singles) and a walk.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The BlueClaws (9 HRs in Lakewood and 14 on the road, 8 of those in Hickory from April 9th – 16th) have home runs from

Leandro Pineda (2), Otto Kemp, Jordan Dissin, and Bryan Rincon (2) on this trip (Rincon’s first two High-A home runs)…Pineda leads the team with five on the season while Cade Fergus and Dissin have three…Zach Arnold hit his second of the year

on May 12th


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater 13 (29-13) St Lucie 7 (14-28)

Port St Lucie, FL - Clover Park


Summary :


Devin Saltiban walked in the second inning, advanced to second on a throwing error, to third on a ground out and scored on a ground out by Kehden Hettiger.


Estarling Mercado hit a two run home run for St Lucie in the second inning.  The next batter was hit by a pitch - the umpires ejected Threshers starting pitcher Casey Steward and Manager Marty Malloy for what they deemed as intentionally hitting the batter.  Three walks scored another run.


Aidan Miller singled in the 6th, Luis Caicuto reached on an error.  Dakota Kotowski walked.  Devin Saltiban walked to score a run.  Pierce Bennett hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.  Raylin Heredia singled to score two runs.


A triple and single scored a St Lucie run in the 6th inning.


Dakota Kotowski and Pierce Bennett singled in the 8th, Kehden Hettiger walked.  Raylin Heredia hit a high hopper over the third baseman’s head for a double that scored two runs.  A passed ball scored Hettiger.  Avery Owusu-Asiedu singled to score Heredia.  Aidan Miller doubled (bounced over fence)  to score Owusu-Asiedu (he had moved to 2nd base on a ground out).  Luis Caicuto singled to score Miller.  Dakota Kotowski homered to score two runs.  An eight run inning!


A single, walk and two doubles scored three St Lucie runs in the bottom of the 8th frame.


On The Hill : 7 R, 7 H, 7 BB, 10 K’s


Casey Steward pitched 1 + innings (8 batters) - 3 R, 2 H, 2 HB, 1 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 14 strikes - he was ejected from the game.  Jose Peña Jr pitched three scoreless innings - 0 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s - 53 pitches - 25 strikes - one inherited runner scored.

Brandon Beckel had another strong outing - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 37 pitches - 22 strikes.  Paxton Thompson pitched two innings - 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 44 pitches


At Bat : 13 R, 10 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s.


Raylin Heredia had two hits (single & double) with four RBIs.  Dakota Kotowski (single & HR) had two hits with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.  Aidan Miller (single and double) also had two hits with an RBI. Devin Saltiban walked twice and scored two runs.


Florida Complex League  - FCL Blue Jays 8 (4-10) FCL Phillies 2 (7-7)

Dunedin, FL - Blue Jays Complex


Summary :


A single, two doubles and a triple scored three runs for the Blue Jays in the first inning.   A walk, three singles and a double scored four in the second inning.  Three singles scored a run in the third.


Aroon Escobar and Jerffson Pena walked in the 4th, they advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Junior Marin.


On The Hill : 8 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s


Maxwell Hernandez started and went just one inning plus (faced 13 batters) - 7 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s.  Josbel Garcia pitched 4 innings - 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - stranded two inherited runners.  Kleyderve Andrade pitched a perfect inning - 2 K’s.


At Bat : 2 R, 4 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s


Diego Gonzalez doubled.  Ezra Farmer singled and walked twice, he also stole a base.  Aroon Escobar drew two walks.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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