5/7/21 : Minor League Roundup
Extended Spring Training ( XST ) has also begun. Phillies players and coaches in XST gather for practice at Carpenter Complex each day by 8 AM and run thru various drills and instruction. In addition they will begin intrasqaud scrimmages next Tuesday and play each day at 1 PM. In years past games were also scheduled against other teams, not sure that’s gonna happen this year. Still no fan admittance to Carpenter Complex ... I may get over to watch next week from beyond the fences though.
In tonight’s Affiliate action ...
Triple A East League - Rochester 10 ( 1-3 ) Lehigh Valley 3 ( 3-1 )
Rochester plated six runs in their second inning after trailing by two runs after the first inning and cruised from there to victory. Lehigh Valley’s three runs all scored in the first inning on bases loaded walks.
On The Hill :
RH Kyle Glogoski was summoned from Reading where he was slated to make the tonight’s start to replace LH Ranger Suarez who was promoted to the Phillies instead of starting tonight in Allentown. Glogoski last pitched in 2019 at then High A Clearwater. He went just 1 plus inning - 6 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 9 batters faced - 40 pitches - 16 strikes
LH Jeff Singer - 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
RH Ramon Rosso - 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB - 50 pitches - 29 strikes
RH David Paulino - 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
RH Neftali Feliz - 1/3 IP, 1 K - 1 batter faced
At Bat : held to three hits
3B Austin Listi doubled and walked in four plate appearances.
Double A NorthEast League - Reading 8 ( 1-3 ) Erie 4 ( 3-1 )
Reading scored three in the first inning with RBI blows from Daniel Brito and Josh Stephen. They scored single runs in the third and fourth inning ... Luke Miller homered in the fourth. Brito knocked in two more in the three run sixth inning with a single. Erie scored single runs in the third and seventh innings and twice in the sixth frame.
On The Hill :
LH Jhordany Mezquita - 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 60 pitches - 34 strikes - moved up from Lakewood today where he was scheduled to start to replace Kyle Gogloski who was moved up to Lehigh Valley
RH Andrew Brown - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 46 pitches - 27 strikes
LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 40 pitches - 20 strikes
LH Jakob Hernandez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 29 pitches - 23 strikes
At Bat :
3B Daniel Brito was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. 2B Dalton Guthrie had two knocks in four AB’s. CF Matt Vierling had two hits and two walks, scored twice in four plate appearances. 1B Luke Miller homered and had two RBIs and RF Josh Stephen had a single, walk and two RBIs. SS Arquimedes Gamboa doubled, walked and scored twice.
High A East League - Jersey Shore 1 ( 3-1 ) Hudson Valley 0 ( 1-3 )
Bryson Stott scored the game’s only run in the seventh inning. He walked, stole second base, went to third base on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch 😳. Stott also had the only Blue Claw hit, a double.
Outstanding pitching carried Jersey Shore to victory.
On The Hill :
RH Adam Leverett - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 46 pitches - 29 strikes
RH Victor Santos - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 33 pitches - 19 strikes
RH Anuerys Zabala - W -2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB , 2 K’s 🔥thrower - 36 pitches - 21 strikes
RH Mike Adams - 1 perfect inning - 2 K’s 💪- 19 pitches - 11 strikes
RH Mark Potter - Save - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 🔥thrower - 17 pitches - 12 strikes
Low A SouthEast League - Lakeland 6 (2-2 ) Clearwater 2 ( 2-2 ) - 10 Innings
The Threshers scored a run in the second inning on an errant pickoff throw. Abrahan Gutierrez hit an opposite field home run to right field in the sixth inning. Lakeland scored single runs in the seventh and ninth inning ... both unearned due to fielding errors.
Lakeland scored four in the top of the tenth inning.
On The Hill : struck out 16 batters
RH Starlyn Castillo - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 50 pitches - 35 strikes ... he was popping the mitt in the 93-95 range with the heater and also threw three secondaries - slider, change and curve. Produced a lot of swing and misses ... good stuff 👍
LH Rafael Marcano was really good - 3 2/3 IP, 1 unearned run, 2 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 59 pitches - 39 strikes - 92 to 94 FB and also showed a tumbling action change up that baffled opposing hitters, plenty of out on the front leg misses. He also showed a big break slow curve and hard slider. A lot of positives tonight - exciting young arm - first time we’ve seen him and very impressed
LH Nick Lackney faced two batters - walked the first and struck out the second to get out of a jam and end the seventh inning.
LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 1 unearned run - 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
RH Alejandro Made - 2/3 IP - 4 R - 3 earned, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s
RH Fernando Lozano - 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 2 batters faced
At Bat : struck out 15 times
Catcher Abrahan Gutierrez had a home run, two walks and scored twice in five plate appearances. 2B Luis Garcia had two singles and a walk in five plate appearances. LF Nicolas Torres doubled in four AB’s
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️