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6/17/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) -  Toledo 9 (30-37) Lehigh Valley 5 (33-33)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

On the Hill :

Six pitchers threw, starting Drew Hutchinson went four innings, seven runs on six hits and four walks.  Trey Cobb, Jace Vines, Francisco Morales and Ben Bowden each pitched scoreless innings.

At the Bat :

Simon Muzziotti had two hits.  Jake Cave, Darick Hall, Jordan Qsar and Scott Kingery each doubled. Esteban Quiroz homered and had three RBIs. Cal Stevenson drew three walks.

Did Ya Know?

“Getting a late start to the year due to an injury, Jace Vines has been a solid addition to the IronPigs bull- pen. Vines has allowed just an unearned run in 5.2 innings, striking out four and walking three, conceding just four hits. Vines was a MiLB FA pickup for the Phillies this offseason after spending his entire career in the Royals system.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 8 (24-37) Hartford 3 (26-35)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium

On the Hill :

David Parkinson pitched six innings, three runs, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts.  Andrew Schultz pitched two scoreless frames, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts and Braden Zarbnisky closed with a perfect inning, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Jhailyn Ortiz and Johan Rojas each had two hits.  Rojas and Ethan Wilson doubled.  Ortiz, Carlos De La Cruz and Nick Podkul homered.  Ortiz and Podkul each had three RBIs and De La Cruz had two RBIs.

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 4 (32-29) Wilmington 1 (28-33)

Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium

On the Hill :

Jordan Fowler was excellent, seven innings, one run, three hits, one walk, five strikeouts.  Jack Dallas pitched a scoreless inning, one hit, no walks, two strikeouts and Carlos Francisco posted his fourth save, one inning, no runs, one hit.

At the Bat :

Hao Yu Lee had three hits, Rixon Wingrove and Arturo DeFreitas had two hits, DeFreitas doubled.

Did Ya Know?

“The BlueClaws walk-off loss on Friday was their second of the season after Opening Day (April 7th) in Brooklyn, a 9-8 loss in 11 innings, the walk off home run was the first walk-off home run allowed by the BlueClaws since Josh Breaux of Hudson Valley in June of 2021.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A )  Tampa 7 (29-33) Clearwater 2 (42-19) - called after six innings - rain

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark

On the Hill :

Estibenzon Jimenez went four innings, four runs, four hits, Eiberson Castellano pitched two frames, three runs on three hits and two walks.

At the Bat :

Justin Crawford had two hits (double & triple) and Bryan Rincon homered.

Did Ya Know?

Andrew Walling has tossed 3.1 scoreless frames in this series. Felix Reyes tied his career-high with two hits.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Florida Complex League :

Yankees 8 (7-3) Phillies 4 (6-4)

@ Yankees Training Complex, Tampa, FL

Summary :

Raylin Heredia led off with a home run.

The Yankees scored one in the second, two in the third and five in the fourth to put the game away.

Lou Helmig doubled in the 8th and scored on a single by Kliubert Avila.

Santiago Torres doubled in the 9th and scored on a single by Gustavo Sosa.  Albert Rodriquez hit a sac fly later in the inning to score a run.

On the Hill :

Danny Mejia went two innings, one unearned run, two hits, three walks.  Eric Garcia threw two scoreless innings, two hits, one walk.  Jesus Querales pitched three scoreless, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Raylin Heredia had two hits (single & HR). Lou Helmig and Santiago Torres each doubled.

Dominican Summer League :

Phillies Red 5 (6-4) Mariners 4 (7-3) - seven inning game

@ Phillies Training Complex

Summary :

The Mariners scored twice in the first inning, the Phillies answered back with two in the bottom of the frame, they loaded the bases on a hit batter and two walks - sixteen year old catcher Eduardo Tait singled to score two runs.

The Mariners scored a run in the third, once again the Phillies matched in the bottom of the inning, Juan Villavicencio singled, went to second on a balk and scored on a single by Nolan Beltran.

The match game continued in the 5th, the Mariners scored a run in their half, the Phillies matched in the bottom as Manolfi Jimenez doubled to score a run.

Jaeden Calderon doubled in the sixth and scored on a single by Erick Barria.

On the Hill :

Adilson Peralta went three and one third, three runs - one earned, five hits, one walk, five strikeouts. Edwar Chirinos went two and one third frames, one unearned run, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts. Angel Ferreras pitched a perfect inning to record his first professional save.

At the Bat :

Manolfi Jimenez had two hits (single & double).  Jaeden Calderon doubled.

Phillies White 2 (8-2) Tampa Bay 1 (3-7) - nine innings (scheduled for seven)

@ Rays Training Complex

Summary :

The game was scoreless thru regulation.

Fernando Hernandez singled to score placed runner Starlyn Caba in the top of the 8th.  Tampa Bay scored their placed runner in the bottom of the inning.

Yoangel Ramos was hit by a pitch and Luis Pelegrín singled in the ninth to load the bases with the placed runner.  Placed runner Jorge Julio scored on a subsequent ground out.

On the Hill :

Five pitchers threw allowing just one unearned run.  Pedro Reyes went four innings, no runs, two hits, no walks and four strikeouts.  Angel Liranzo, Eduardo Fernandez and Cristian Diaz each pitched a scoreless inning.  Javier Fuenmayor pitched two innings allowing an unearned run, two hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

At the Bat :

The team was held to five singles, Starlyn Caba walked twice.

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : RHP Francisco Morales transferred to Lehigh Valley from FCL Phillies. RHP Luis Ortiz optioned from Philadelphia.RHP Yunior Marte recalled by Philadelphia. RHP Jon Duplantier released.

Reading : 1B/OF Jhailyn Ortiz transferred from Lehigh Valley. LHP David Parkinsonhas been reinstated from the Development List. INF McCarthy Tatum has been released.

FCL Phillies : C/1B Anthony Quirion (High-A Jersey Shore 7-day IL) assigned on minor league rehab.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Jordan Fowler, Jhailyn Ortiz & Hao Yu Lee - photos by Cheryl Pursell and Michael Dolcemascolo

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