• Steve Potter

6/14/22 : Minor League Roundup - Short Season Teams


Written by Steve Potter

Florida Complex League :

Blue Jays 7 ( 5-2 ) Phillies 3 ( 5-2 )

@ Blue Jays Complex - Dunedin, FL


Forty man roster pitcher Jo Jo Romero made his first “official” rehab appearance today - he pitched the first inning and struck out all three batters he faced. He’s previously pitched an inning in a couple Extended Spring Training games and we’ve seen him in multiple live bullpen sessions. The velocity today was consistent at 95-96 mph - so far it’s very promising how he’s bounced back from TJ surgery incurred a little over a year ago.


The Jays scored three runs in the second inning against another fella coming back from TJ - 21 year old RH Starlyn Castillo. He pitched two innings today. LH Christopher Soriano threw two hitless frames allowing just a walk. RH Albertus Barber ( also returning from TJ surgery ) pitched two scoreless innings striking out five batters and allowing just one hit.


Albert Rodriquez walked, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch in the 8th inning, he then scored on a sacrifice fly ball off the bat of Jordan Viars. Oscar Gonzalez then tied the game at three each with a solo home run.


The Blue Jays scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th on a hit batter, three singles and a double.


Jordan Viars ( 18 yrs old ) doubled in the 6th inning and scored on two subsequent wild pitches.

Viars had two of the Phillies six hits in the game.


Dominican Summer League :


Phillies Red 12 ( 4-3 ) Cubs Red 7 ( 2-6 )


Yemil Rosario & Aroon Escobar had two hits each, Rosario doubled and the club used 11 walks and 8 hits along with 3 hits batters and 9 wild pitches 😳 to plate 12 runs.


Josbel Garcia pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings ( 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K ) and Jared Loyo two scoreless frames ( 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s ) in relief.

Phillies White 7 ( 6-2 ) Brewers1 1 ( 1-6 )


Shortstop Nolan Beltran had two hits, walked twice, scored twice and had two RBIs. 1B Derek Escobar had two knocks. Juan Villavicencio & Raylin Heredia each doubled.


Maxwell Hernandez pitched 4 1/3 innings ( 1 unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s ) with Diego Linares ( 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s ) and Alexis Garibaldi ( 2 perfect innings - 4 ground outs, pop out and line out ) following in relief.

Jordan Viars - file photo - Mark Wylie

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