6/13/22 : Florida Complex League/Dominican Summer League Roundup
Updated: Jun 14, 2022
Written by Steve Potter
Florida Complex League :
Phillies 15 ( 5-1 ) Tigers 9 ( 0-6 )
@ Ashburn Field - Clearwater, FL
The Phillies put up three innings of crooked numbers - 3 in the first, 8 in the fourth and 4 in the seventh in a 14 hit, 6 walk onslaught. DH Adony Mejia had a day - smoking two home runs over the left field wall - the second one hitting high atop a palm tree outside of the fence. 💪
Nikau Pouaka-Grego continued to swing a hot bat, he had three hits ( 2 doubles ) with all three going to the opposite field for the left handed hitter, the two doubles down the left field line and the single an infield hit along side third base. Along with Mejia, Oscar Gonzalez & Randy Vasquez each had two knocks. Vasquez tripled. Every batter in the Phillies lineup reached base, leadoff hitter Jordan Viars scored twice with Pouaka-Grego & Mejia each scoring three runs.
The Tigers scored a run in the first inning on a home run by Iverson Leonardo and three in the fifth, two in each the sixth and seventh and one in the ninth. Jose De La Cruz hit a two run homer for them in the sixth inning.
Four Phillies hurlers pitched in the game - starter Oswald Medina went four innings allowing 1 run, 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out five batters.
LHP’s Jared Wetherbee & Tristan Garnett were transferred back to the Clearwater Threshers roster. Often times we see FCL Phillies players in attendance at Threshers games in the evening - today Threshers Jean Cabrera, Alexis Azuaje & Erick Brito sat next to us watching the FCL game on their off day - pretty cool that they reciprocated the organization spirit 👏.
LHP Jo Jo Romero will begin his official rehab assignment this week, RHP Trevor Bettencourt threw a live BP session this morning going two innings inclusive of a simulated between innings break. Facing him were Donny Sands & Simon Muzziotti.
RHP’s Hans Crouse & Victor Vargas are now here working with the injury rehab group as is OF Yhoswar Garcia.
RHP Jonathan Petit was named the Florida Complex League Pitcher of the week ( 6/6-12) for his five shutout innings against the Tigers on Saturday.
Adony Mejia today vs Tigers - photo by Steve Potter
Dominican Summer League :
Phillies Red 4 ( 3-3 ) Brewers1 3 ( 1-5 )
C Jorge Mendez had two of the Phillies six hits and drove in two runs. Mendez and 1B Fernando Hernandez each doubled.
Mendez drove in two runs. Four pitches threw for the Phillies - reliever LH Edwar Chirios ( 17 yrs old ) stood out with three scoreless/hit less innings allowing just a walk while striking out five batters.
Phillies White 5 ( 5-2 ) Tex Blue 2 ( 5-2 )
CF Manolfi Jimenez ( 17 yrs old ) and RF Raylin Heredia ( 18 yrs old ) each had two hits to lead the Phillies seven hit attack. Jimenez doubled and Heredia tripled. Three pitchers threw for the Phillies with reliever LH Joalbert Angulo tossing three shutout frames ( 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s ).
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️