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5/28/23 : Week Eight Minor League Review (5/23 to 5/28)


An overall record of 14-10 for the four affiliates this week with Jersey Shore leading the way going 5-2. The Complex based teams went 3-7-2 in their games.  For details of each of the games played this week please refer to my daily minor league roundups.


A few individual streaks came to an end, Otto Kemp (Clearwater) got on base in 29 consecutive contests before it ended in the second game of a double header on Saturday.  Drew Ellis (Lehigh Valley) saw his 13 game on base streak end Thursday.  Meanwhile Nick Podkul (Reading) continues his on base streak (16 games), Carlos De La Cruz (Reading)does also (15 game on base streak) and Jake Cave (Lehigh Valley) has a hit in all 21 minor league games he’s played this season which when added to the three hit game he produced for the Phillies before being optioned extends his current hitting streak to 22 games.  He went 9 for 19 this week (.474) with five doubles and three home runs!


The week featured three walk off wins, two four hit games (Jersey Shore’s Casey Martin & Marcus Lee Sang), four pitchers going six innings, two team shutout performances, strong pitching efforts on Sunday and a weekday game in which a position player pitched the last inning.  Three Jersey Shore players had on base percentages of .400 or better in the team’s most successful week of the season thus far and multiple pitchers excelled.  Clearwater suffered their first losing series, Lehigh Valley slugged it out with Buffalo to win the series and Reading dropped the first three games but bounced back to take the last three and split their series with Harrisburg.


AAA Level : Lehigh Valley : 4-2 for the week against Buffalo, 24-25 overall - 5/30/23 host Scranton Wilkes-Barre - six games


Recap :


Tuesday : 6-3 Win - Jake Cave and Weston Wilson each had two hits including home runs.

Wednesday : 11-9 Win - A comeback victory, Weston Wilson walked it off with a home run.

Thursday : 12-2 Loss - lopsided loss, Infielder Esteban Quiroz pitched the final inning.

Friday : 7-3 Win - Bailey Falter went six innings allowing two runs.

Saturday : 14-9 Loss - Jake Cave homered and had four RBIs.

Sunday : 7-3 Win - Christopher Sanchez served in a bulk relief role, six innings, no runs, two hits


Total Runs Scored : 42

Total Runs Against : 44


Standout Stats :


Jake Cave - 9 for 19 (.474), five doubles, three home runs, seven RBIs, seven walks, .630 OBP

Simon Muzziotti - 6 for 19 (.316), eight game hitting streak, .409 OBP

Jim Haley - 6 for 18 (.333) with three doubles, a home run and five RBIs, .400 OBP


RHP Jeremy Walker - two appearances - four innings pitched, no runs allowed

RHP Trey Cobb - three appearances - three and one third innings, no runs, one hit

LHP Bailey Falter - six innings pitched, two runs, two hits, four walks, four strikeouts - 89 pitches - 54 strikes

LHP Christopher Sanchez -six innings pitched on Sunday, no runs, two hits, seven strikeouts. 11 inning week - 3 runs total.


AA Level : Reading : 3-3 for the week against Harrisburg , 18-26 overall - 5/30/23 @ New Hampshire - six games


Recap :


Tuesday : 8-5 Loss - McCarthy Tatum had three hits, Adam Leverett pitched well in relief.

Wednesday : 7-4 Loss - Griff McGarry was very good, he started and pitched four scoreless innings.

Thursday : 9-5 Loss - Tyler Phillips had a strong bounce back performance going six innings, two runs (one earned).

Friday : 10-9 Win - Max McDowell walked it off with a three run home run.

Saturday : 5-4 Win - Madison Stokes had three hits, another walk off win

Sunday : 3-0 Win - Josh Hendrickson was outstanding, five innings pitched, three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.


Total Runs Scored : 32

Total Runs Against : 37


Standout Stats :


McCarthy Tatum - 6 for 16 (.375) with two doubles and three RBIs, a walk and three HBP, .500 OBP

Nick Podkul - 6 for 20 (.300) with two doubles, three home runs, five RBIs, two walks, .364 OBP

Johan Rojas - 9 for 24 (.375) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, .407 OBP

Carlos De La Cruz - 7 for 23 (.304), two home runs, three RBIs, two walks, two HBP, .407 OBP

Madison Stokes - 8 for 24 (.333) with two doubles, home run and three RBIs, two walks, .407 OBP

Ethan Wilson - 6 for 15 (.400), two RBIs, .471 OBP


RHP Griff McGarry - four innings pitched, no runs, three hits, two walks, three strikeouts

RHP Tyler Phillips - six innings pitched, one earned run, six hits, no walks, five strikeouts

LHP Josh Hendrickson - five innings pitched, no runs, three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.

RHP Adam Leverett - three appearances, three and two thirds IP, no runs, four hits

RHP Matt Seelinger - three appearances, four innings pitched, one run, three hits, five strikeouts


High A Level : Jersey Shore : 5-2 for the week against Aberdeen, 22-20 overall - 5/30/23 host Brooklyn - six games


Recap :


Tuesday : 9-3 Win - Casey Martin had four hits, Kendall Simmons had three, Rafael Marcano allowed one run in five IP.

Wednesday : 12-10 Win & 4-3 Loss - Marcus Lee Sang had a four hit game one, tripled in the other.

Thursday : 5-2 Win - Matt Osterberg was very good as the starter, he went six innings, one run allowed.

Friday : 6-1 Loss - Wilfredo Flores had two hits (single & triple).

Saturday : 3-2 Win - Jordan Fowler pitched five quality innings.

Sunday : 3-1 Win - Six pitchers combined to limit Aberdeen to two hits.


Total Runs Scored : 33

Total Runs Against : 28


Standout Stats :


Casey Martin - 8 for 19 (.421) with three doubles, triple, home run and four RBIs, three walks, .522 OBP

Marcus Lee Sang - 9 for 25 (.360) with double, triple, seven RBIs, three walks, .429 OBP

Nick Ward - 8 for 26 (.308) double, 5 walks - 11 for 27 (.419 OBP)


LHP Rafael Marcano - five innings pitched, one run, two hits, one walk, one strikeout

RHP Tommy McCollum - three appearances, two saves, two and one third IP, no runs/hits, one walk, four strikeouts

RHP Orion Kerkering - two appearances, two and one third IP, no runs, two hits, one walk, four strikeouts

LHP Matt Osterberg - six innings pitched, one run, four hits, three walks, six strikeouts

LHP Jordan Fowler - five innings pitched, no earned runs, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts

LHP Rodolfo Sanchez - two appearances, three innings pitched, no runs, three hits

RHP Alex Garbrick - two appearances, three and two third innings pitched, two unearned runs

RHP Jace Vines - two appearances, two and two thirds innings pitched, no earned runs, one walk, three strikeouts


Low A Level : Clearwater : 2-3 for the week against St Lucie, 31-13 overall - 5/30/23 host Dunedin - six games


Recap :


Tuesday : 6-0 Win - Sam Aldegheri, Wen Hui Pan and Jack Dallas pitched the shutout.

Wednesday : 6-2 Win -Jonh Henriquez and Alex Rao each pitched two scoreless innings.

Thursday : PPD - Rain

Friday : PPD - Rain

Saturday game one : 9-2 Loss - Justin Crawford had three hits.

Saturday game two  : 4-3 Loss - Otto Kemp’s on base streak ends at 29 games

Sunday : 3-2 Loss - 10 innings - Estibenzon Jimenez pitched five innings, one run allowed.


Total Runs Scored : 19

Total Runs Against : 18


Standout Stats :


Emaarion Boyd - 4 for 8 (.500) RBI, walk

Jordan Dissin - 3 for 10 (.300) with two doubles and four walks - .500 OBP

Gabriel Rincones Jr - 5 for 16 (.313) with two doubles, triple and RBI

Cade Fergus - 4 for 13 (.308) with a double, two RBIs - .400 OBP


LHP Sam Aldegheri - four and one third innings pitched, no runs, five hits, one walk, four strikeouts

RHP Jonh Henriquez - two innings pitched, no runs, no hits, one walk, three strikeouts

RHP Estibenzon Jimenez - five innings, one run, four hits, two walks and four strikeouts


Player Development Training Center : 1-2-1 for the week, 9-5-5 overall


Recap :


Monday : 4-4 tie with Tigers - Troy Schreffler homered, Nathan Karaffa pitched three innings.

Tuesday : 7-5 Loss to Jays - William Bergolla had three hits.

Thursday : 2-1 Loss to Braves - Gus Sosa homered, five pitchers limited the Braves to two hits.

Friday : 5-1 Win over Jays - Lou Helmig was two for two (single & triple) with two RBIs.


Total Runs Scored : 15

Total Runs Against : 14


Dominican Summer League Spring Training


Phillies Red : 1-3 for the week, 7-6-1 overall


Recap :


Monday : 5-2 Loss to Brewers - Jeffrey German pitched three innings allowing one unearned run.

Tuesday : 5-4 Loss to Nationals - Nolan Beltran had two hits including an RBI.

Thursday : 5-1 Win over Yankees1 - Nolan Beltran and Jaeden Calderon had two hits

Friday : 7-4 Loss to Nationals - Manolfi Jimenez and Juan Villavicencio each had two hits.


Total Runs Scored : 15

Total Runs Against : 18


Phillies White : 1-2-1 for the week, 8-4-2 overall


Recap :


Monday : 1-1 tie with Pirates2 - Maxwell Hernandez struck out five in three innings pitched.

Tuesday : 5-3 Loss to Angels - Carlos Millan pitched two scoreless innings.

Thursday : 4-3 Loss to Rockies - Starlyn Caba had two hits.

Friday : 6-2 Win over Yankees2 - Alexis De La Cruz pitched three scoreless innings.


Total Runs Scored : 13

Total Runs Against : 12


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Photos by Cheryl Pursell, Michael Dolcemascolo, Rebecca Alexander and George Youngs Jr



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