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5/6/21 : Minor League Roundup

According to Baseball America there will be a formal Gulf Coast League ( GCL ) this season. It’s slated to begin on June 28th and run thru September 18th with 21 teams in the league. In 2019 the Phillies fielded two GCL teams, home games played at Carpenter Complex. We are anticipating two Phillies GCL teams one again and our hopes are high that by the end of June admittance to the Complex will once again be enabled for fans to watch.

The Domincan Summer League is tentatively slated to begin play on July 12th and would run thru October 2nd. It’s to be determined still whether they play but again our hopes are high.

Tonight’s Phillies Affiliate games ...

Triple A East League - Lehigh Valley 5 ( 3-0 ) Rochester 4 ( 0-3 )

Summary :

Rochester jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a three run homer. Lehigh Valley tied the game in the second inning including a long solo home run to right center field by 1B Darick Hall. The Red Wings re-took the lead with a run in the third inning.

Lehigh Valley tied the score in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by CF/LF Luke Williams.

SS CJ Chatham delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Austin Listi !

It’s the first time in Iron Pigs history that they’ve started a season 3-0.

On The Hill :

LH Bailey Falter - 4 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s ... 75 pitches - 49 strikes

LH Damon Jones - strong outing - 2 IP - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 29 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Mauricio Llovera - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 HBP, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 18 strikes

RH JD Hammer - 2 perfect IP - 0 R, 3 K’s - was popping 96-97 on the fastball 🔥 - struck out the last two hitters he faced in the 10th inning with the placed runner at 3B after being moved up with a sac bunt. - outstanding effort !

At Bat :

Cf/LF Luke Williams had two hits and an RBI. SS CJ Chatham singled, doubled and walked in five plate appearances and had the game winning walkoff hit. LF Corneluis Randolph. Darick Hall homered and had a key ground ball to second base in the 10th inning to advance placed runner Austin Listi from second to third base.

Double A NorthEast League - Erie 5 ( 3-0 ) Reading 4 ( 0-3 )

Summary :

Erie jumped out early with a solo home run in the first inning, they scored three more in the third frame and once in the sixth. Reading scored twice in the seventh on a two base error by the left fielder.

The Fightins rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning as 1B Luke Miller led off with a single and scored on a single by SS Dalton Guthrie. 2B Daniel Brito singled to score another run and send Guthrie to third base. The game ended when RF Matt Vierling hit a fly ball to right field with one out and Guthrie was thrown out at the plate attempting to tag and score.

On The Hill :

RH James McArthur - 3 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 2 BB, 3 K’s, 1 WP, 2 HR against - 61 pitches - 36 strikes

RH Colton Eastman - 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s, 1 WP - 55 pitches - 30 strikes

RH Austin Ross - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 23 pitches - 18 strikes - strong outing in second appearance in three days

LH Ethan Evanko - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 8 strikes.

At Bat :

CF Arquimedes Gamboa singled, walked three times and reached on an error in five plate appearances out of the leadoff spot in the order. Catcher Colby Fitch doubled in four AB’s.

High A East League - Jersey Shore 5 (2-1 ) Hudson Valley 1 (1-2 )

Summary :

SS Bryson Stott hit a first inning home run. The Blue Claws scored four times in the seventh inning with the key blow being a two run triple by 1B Rudy Rott who then scored on a passed ball. Hudson Valley scored their only run in the ninth inning.

On The Hill :

LH Josh Hendrickson was very good - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 48 pitches - 33 strikes. He had an excellent minor league camp and kept the momentum going tonight.

RH Jonathan Hughes went 3 innings - 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 57 pitches - 30 strikes. He got the W in his pro debut.

RH Billy Sullivan pitched the final two frames ... the fireballer from Delaware yielded 1 R, 1 H and 3 BB while striking out 2 batters. His pro debut also.

At Bat :

CF Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits including a double. 1B Rudy Rott tripled with 2 RBIs in three AB’s and SS Bryson Stott homered in four AB’s

Low A SouthEast League - Clearwater 5 ( 2-1 ) Lakeland 0 ( 1-2 )

Summary :

A crisply played contest tonight, I was on hand for the first five frames. The Threshers posted two runs in the first inning keyed by an RBI double by 2B Casey Martin. They added two more runs in the second on three singles ( LF Corbin Williams, RF Hunter Markwardt and SS Luis Garcia ) and a sac fly ( 3B Edgar Made ) and another in the fourth on an RBI single by Made.

Outstanding Threshers pitching tonight took care of the rest.

On The Hill :

RH Eduar Segovia went 2 1/3 easy innings - 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 50 pitches - 29 strikes . His fastball sat in the 93-94 slot touching 95 and he showed a slider as his predominant secondary. We like this young hurler a lot ... he didn’t disappoint tonight - was on a pitch count else could have went further.

LH JP Woodward retired the only two batters he faced ... one via strikeout.

RH Victor Vargas was also very good - 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 55 pitches - 38 strikes. We’ve always have been impressed by his past performances as well ... fastball sat 91-93 plus he showed a slider, changeup and curve ball. The young man knows how to locate with all four pitches ... don’t think I’ve ever seen him get hit hard in any outing. He got the W.

RH Carlo Reyes went 1 2/3 innings - X R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 2 K’s - 43 pitches - 23 strikes

LH Tyler Adams struck out the only batter he faced.

At Bat :

Catcher Chris Burke made his stateside affiliated pro debut a good one, the 19 year old Australian had two hits including a double. RF Hunter Markwardt had a strong game, he’s got great speed and quick hands as a lefty hitter - 2 hits, 2 walks and run scored tonight in four plate appearances. 3B Edgar Made had two RBI’s.

Notes :

The ABS ( Automated Balls/Strikes ) system was not used on the field for tonight’s game.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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