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5/3/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley (13-14) Syracuse (14-14) - PPD - Weather

Syracuse, NY - NBT Bank Stadium

Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 12 (8-14) Hartford 6 (11-10) - rain shortened - 6 innings

Hartford, CT - Dunkin’ Park

Summary :

Hartford scored four runs in the first inning.  Hunter Goodman hit a three run home run.  Brett Boswell doubled in a run.

Ethan Wilson singled, Matt Kroon and Oliver Dunn walked to load the bases in the second inning.  Drew Ellis singled to score two runs.  Cody Roberts doubled to score a run.  Garrett Whitley hit a sac fly to score a fourth run, Madison Stokes singled to score a fifth.

In the third inning Ethan Wilson hit a solo home run.  Drew Ellis hit a two run home run.  In the fourth inning Carlos De La Cruz and Johan Rojas singled, they advanced on a wild pitch and both scored on a fielding error by Hartford’s second baseman on a ground ball.

Hunter Goodman hit a two run home run for Hartford in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Garrett Whitley singled in the fifth inning, Madison Stokes doubled, they both scored on a single by Carlos De La Cruz.

With two outs in the sixth inning the game went into rain delay.  The game was called as final at 10:20 PM

On the Hill :

Cristian Hernandez retired all four batters he faced in relief, two by strike out.

At the Bat :

Carlos De La Cruz and Johan Rojas each had three hits. Madison Stokes, Ethan Wilson, Drew Ellis and Cody Roberts had two hits each.  Roberts, De La Cruz and Stokes each doubled.  Wilson and Ellis homered.  Oliver Dunn walked three times.

Did Ya Know?

“Ethan Wilson continued his hot return from the injured list with three hits, two runs and three RBI last night. The latter of each came from an opposite-field home run in the 11th inning to help give Reading the win. In eight games since coming off the IL on Apr. 22, Wilson is hitting .333 with three home runs and 10 RBI. That stretch also includes two three-hit games and a four-game hit streak from Apr. 23-27.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hickory 4 (11-10) Jersey Shore 0 (9-10)

Hickory, NC - L.P. Frans Stadium

Summary : 11 AM starting time

Hickory scored two first inning runs on four consecutive singles and a bases loaded walk.

Josh Hatcher singled and Max Acosta doubled for Hickory in the seventh inning, a wild pitch scored Hatcher and a subsequent ground out scored Acosta.

On the Hill :

Gunner Mayer started and went four innings yielding two runs on seven hits. Carlos Betancourt threw two scoreless innings in relief. Tommy McCollum pitched 1 1/3 scoreless frames.

At the Bat :

Marcus Lee Sang had two hits (single & double), he also walked twice and stole a base.

Did Ya Know?

Running Claws...coming into today’s game the BlueClaws have stolen 45 bases in the first 18 games (at least one all but three games)...They have the 5th most among all High-A teams (Hudson Valley leads with 52)...Troy Schreffler has nine while Nick Ward and Casey Martin each have seven...The BlueClaws have one game with nine (4/8 at Brooklyn) and one with six (4/21 at Aberdeen) so far this year (the team record is 10 set on 5/17/2004 at Hickory)...Jersey Shore has five players that had at least 15 stolen bases last year: Jamari Baylor (22), Nick Ward (19 in Frontier League), Marcus Lee Sang (18), Casey Martin (17), and Jared Carr (16).”   -  from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater 13 (17-6) Lakeland 7 (11-12)

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark

Summary :

Went to the game tonight to watch in person - very impressive group on the Threshers, starting pitcher Wen Hui Pan was very good, velocity was down a bit as compared to prior outings but movement was still there, he threw more sliders and got plenty of swings and misses, also mixed in his splitter.  At the plate the hitters got great swings, even most of the outs were hit hard.  As an example, Jordan Viars smoked two “at em” balls, in the box those don’t show up as successful but his swing and contact were very much so.

The Threshers scored five runs in the second inning, Jordan Dissin and Jordan Viars walked, Otto Kemp was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Bryan Rincon walked to score a run.   Emaarion Boyd reached on a fielders choice to score a run. Justin Crawford singled in the hole between short and third to score two runs. Caleb Ricketts doubled down the right field line to score Crawford.

Erick Brito tripled in the third inning, he scored when Emaarion Boyd reached on an error,  Justin Crawford laced a ball high off the right field fence for a double to score Boyd.

Jordan Dissin hit his first professional home run in the fourth inning, a shot to left field.  Erick Brito walked in the sixth, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a subsequent throwing error on a ground out.

The Lakeland Flying Tigers loaded the bases in the 6th inning on two singles and a walk, Sergio Tapia singled to score two runs.

Jordan Dissin doubled in the bottom of the sixth, Otto Kemp walked and Jordan Viars was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Bryan Rincon singled to score two runs. Erick Brito reached on a fielder’s choice which scored another run.   Brito scored Emaarion Boyd reached on an error.

Lakeland scored two runs in the 8th inning on a walk, double and single.  Andrew Jenkins tripled to score a run for them in the 9th inning. A single by Manuel Sequera scored Jenkins. A wild pitch scored a third run in the frame.

On the Hill :

Wen Hui Pan started and pitched four scoreless innings allowing two hits and no walks, he struck out four batters.  Jaydenn Estanista pitched two innings.  Yoniel Ramirez finished it by going the last three innings.

At the Bat :

Justin Crawford, Jordan Dissin and Caleb Ricketts each had two hits.  Caleb Ricketts, Jordan Dissin and Justin Crawford each doubled.  Erick Brito tripled.  Jordan Dissin homered.  Bryan Rincon and Justin Crawford each had three RBIs.

Did Ya Know?

Otto Kerkering hit 100 mph on three pitches in the ninth last night ... Justin Crawfordtied Leonardo Balcazar of Daytona with th e longest hitting streak of the season at nine games... The Threshers staff tied their season -high with 16 strikeouts forthethird time in 2023... Emaaarion Boyd had his third multi-hit game of the season.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

Three pitchers threw side bullpen sessions, pitchers who threw today - Drew Garrett, Daniel Harper and Jhordany Mezquita.

Dominican Training Center Spring Training Games :

5/2/23 : Phillies White 10 Rockies (COL) 6

Jaeden Calderon went 3 for 4 (two singles & double) with an RBI and two runs scored. Eduardo Tait homered and had two RBI’s, Renaire Manrique and Dervin Andrade each hit two singles.  Juan Amarante pitched a scoreless inning in the game with three strikeouts.

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Romel Mendez was 2 for 2 (singles) with two runs scored. Aroon Escobar doubled,  Yemil Rosario and Lenny Carela each tripled. Sterling Caba stole two bases. Danyony Pulido and Maxwell Hernandez each pitched a scoreless inning.

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : RHP Louis Head transferred to Development List.  OF Jake Cave optioned from the Phillies, will wear # 3

Reading :  RHP Tyler McKay reinstated from the Development List.  LHP Ethan Lindow placed on the Development List.

Clearwater :  INF Felix Reyes promoted from the Player Development Center.  1B Cole Moore placed on the 7 Day IL.  INF Diego Gonzalez activated from the 7 Day IL and transferred to the Player Development Center.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Wen Hui Pan - photo by Casey Burns

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