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5/4/24 : Minor League Roundup


( AAA ) - Worcester 4 (15-16) Lehigh Valley 0 (12-17)

Worcester, MA - Polar Park


Summary :


A single, walk and single scored a run for Worcester in the 2nd inning.  Worcester scored three runs in the fourth on four singles and a fielders choice.


At Bat : 0 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 11 K’s


Matt Kroon had two hits and walked once.  Weston Wilson doubled.


On The Hill : 4 R, 10 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


David Buchanan went 4.2 innings - 4 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 90 pitches - 59 strikes.  Beau Burrows pitched 1.1 innings, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 1 inherited runner stranded.  Nick Nelson pitched an inning, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.  Andrew Bellatti pitched a perfect inning - 2 ground outs and a fly out.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


TWO NICKELS: If you had a nickel for how many times the 'Pigs and WooSox had same the number of hits, you'd only have two nickels but it's weird it's happened on back-to-back days. Additionally, the run outputs for both teams during the games have been drastically different (5-2 WOR, 7-1 LHV). The big difference has been hit sequencing and XBH. On Wednesday, the 'Pigs had eight hits all singles, spread apart, while on Thursday they had five singles and one homer, but bunched together.


(AA) - Portland (15-9) Reading (11-15) - doubleheader

Portland, ME - Hadlock Field


Game One :  Reading 13 Portland 4 - seven innings


Summary :


Portland scored three runs in the second inning on a double, triple, single and double.


William Simoneit homered in the third inning.  Casey Martin reached on a fielding error, stole second base and went to third on an infield single by Robert Moore.  Jose Rodriguez singled to score Martin.  Moore and Rodriguez executed a double steal, Moore scored on a ground out by Carson Taylor.  Bryce Ball and Ethan Wilson walked.  A wild pitch scored Rodriquez, Marcus Lee Sang singled to score Ball.


Baron Radcliff and Casey Martin singled in the 4th, Jose Rodriguez was hit by a pitch.  Carson Taylor doubled to score two runs.  A balk scored another run and one more crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Bryce Ball.


Marcus Lee Sang doubled in the 5th inning, William Simoneit walked and Baron Radcliff singled.  Robert Moore hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.


Portland scored a run in the 5th on two doubles.


Casey Martin singled in the 7th, Robert Moore walked , Jose Rodriguez singled to score Martin.   Rodriquez moved to second on defensive indifference. Carson Taylor singled to score two runs.


On The Hill : 4 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 13 K’s


Robinson Pina pitched five innings, 4 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 10 K’s -  88 pitches - 62 strikes - from the last out in the third inning to the second out in the 5th he struck out six batters in a row.  Tristan Garnett pitched two innings, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s


At Bat : 13 R, 12 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s


Jose Rodriquez, Casey Martin, Carson Taylor, Marcus Lee Sang and Baron Radcliff each had two hits.  Lee Sang and Carson Taylor each doubled.  William Simoneit homered. Taylor posted five  RBIs.


Game Two : Portland 2 Reading 1 - seven innings


Summary :


A single, walk, double steal and single scored two runs for Portland in the third inning.


Baron Radcliff homered in the fifth inning.


On The Hill :  2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


Konnor Ash pitched two scoreless innings - 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K.  Zach Haake pitched an inning - 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K.  Carlos Francisco pitched a perfect inning - one strikeout.  Eury Ramos pitched two scoreless innings - 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s.


At Bat : 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Baron Radcliff homered.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


.This Day in Baseballtown History :  May 4, 2021: After a 607-day hiatus without baseball at FirstEnergy Stadium due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the R-Phils returned home in front of 2,620 fans. Despite the Opening Day loss, the offense gave the fans plenty to cheer for, as Arquimedes Gamboa, Luke Miller and Dalton Guthrie all went deep.


( High A )  - Jersey Shore 10 (13-13) Bowling Green 1 (13-13)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Bryan Rincon doubled in the first inning and scored on a single by Felix Reyes.  Hendry Mendez singled.  Zach Arnold singled to score Reyes.


Bryan Rincon walked in the third inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Leandro Pineda. Hendry Mendez and Zach Arnold singled. Mendez left the game with an apparent hamstring injury - Erick Brito pinch ran for him.  A run scored on a balk.  Two more runs scored on a fielders choice and throwing error - William Bergolla reached on the play. Cade Fergus walked.  Emaarion Boyd singled to score another run.


William Bergolla singled in the fifth inning, Andrick Nava singled. Cade Fergus reached on a throwing error by BG’s third baseman on which Bergolla scored.  Bryan Rincon doubled to score two runs.


Bowling Green scored a run in the 8th inning on a single and three walks.


On The Hill : 1 R, 4 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s


Braeden Fausnaught was outstanding - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s - 103 pitches - 71 strikes 👀🔥 - lowers his season ERA to 1.35 in 26.2 IP (5 starts) with 27 K’s and 8 walks.  Alex Rao pitched 1.1 innings, 1 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s.  Gunner Mayer retired all 4 batters he faced - 1.1 IP - 2 K’s - he left the game with an apparent leg injury - Danny Wilkinson had to come in for the final out - he retired the only batter he faced with a pop out.


At Bat :  10 R, 12 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s


Bryan Rincon, Andrick Nava, Hendry Mendez and Zach Arnold each had two hits.  Rincon doubled twice, also walked and had two RBIs - after a slow start to the season is showing why he’s so highly regarded.  Nava had a double.


Defensive Gem :


Catcher Andrick Nava threw a would be base stealer out at second base making the throw from one knee to end the second inning 👀👏.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


From The Shore to the Show - 123 players have now gone From the Shore to the Show including one this year (Ben Brown, Cubs).  Three debuted in 2023 – James McArthurwith the Royals, Johan Rojas with the Phillies, and Orion Kerkering with the Phillies.  Kerkering, who was with the BlueClaws from May 9th through July 6th, is the only player to play for the BlueClaws and Phillies in the same year.


( Low A )  - Clearwater 4 (18-8) Lakeland 1 (16-10)

Lakeland, FL - Joker Marchant Stadium


Summary :


Pierce Bennett and Aidan Miller walked in the fifth inning, Tjayy Walton singled to score a run.


Aidan Miller was hit by a pitch in the 7th inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Tjayy Walton.  Keaton Anthony doubled to score Walton. Bryson Ware doubled to score Anthony.


Two singles, a walk and force out scored x runs for Lakeland in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :  1 R, 6 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s


Casey Steward was very good - 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 87 pitches - 53 strikes.  Brandon Beckel pitched an inning, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Drew Garrett pitched two innings, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s.  Jonathan Petit pitched an inning, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s.


At Bat : 4 R, 6 H, 6 BB, 6 K’s


Tjayy Walton had two hits (singles), two walks and two RBIs.  Keaton Anthony and Bryson Ware each doubled. Nikau Pouaka-Grego walked twice.


Did Ya Know 🤔


Last night Aidan Miller recorded his third game with three or more hits this season. The Threshers are 6-0 when Saul Teran pitches. Luis Caicuto extended his on-base streak to 15 consecutive games. Devin Saltiban smacked two hits for the third time in 2024. TJayy Walton became the first Thresher to reach 10 RBIs on the year. Jose Peña Jr  retired seven of eight batters without allowing a hit or a walk.


FCL Blue Jays 11 (1-0) FCL Phillies 3 (0-1)

Dunedin, FL - Bobby Mattick Complex


Summary :


The Blue Jays scored a run in the second inning on a two out walk and double.  A single, triple, sacrifice fly, single, balk and two more singles scored four runs for them in the third inning.  They scored another run in the 5th on a double, ground out and fielders choice.


Starlyn Caba hit a home run in the 6th inning.


The Blue Jays scored four runs in the 7th inning - Jonathan Peguero hit a three run home run.


The Phillies loaded the bases in the 9th on a hit batter and two walks, they scored two runs on subsequent groundouts.


On The Hill : 11 R, 14 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Enrique Segura pitched five innings - 6 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s.  Benyony Robles pitched 1.2 innings - 5 R - 4 earned, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.

Josh Bortka pitched 1.1 innings, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 3 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s


Starlyn Caba homered and walked.


System Transactions :


FCL Phillies : RHP Josh Bortka and INF Kendall Simmons placed on roster - rehab assignment.


System Transactions :


Reading : RHP Robinson Pina reinstated from the Development List.


FCL Phillies : RHP Josh Bortka and INF Kendall Simmons placed on roster - rehab assignment.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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