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6/19/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 4 (31-38) Norfolk 3 (35-36)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Ruben Cardenas singled in the first inning and scored on a home run by Buddy Kennedy.

Buddy Kennedy hit his second home run of the game in the third inning.

Weston Wilson walked in the fourth inning, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Jordan Luplow.

Anthony Servideo homered for Norfolk in the 5th inning.   They scored twice in the 6th on a walk, two singles and a sac fly.

At Bat : 4 R, 5 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s

Buddy Kennedy hit two home runs and posted three RBIs.  Darick Hall doubled.  Weston Wilson walked three times.

On The Hill : 3 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 12 K’s

Freddy Tarnok opened - he pitched two innings - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 18 strikes.  Kolby Allard pitched five innings - 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 84 pitches - 56 strikes. Taylor Lehman pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 2 K’s - 10 pitches - 9 strikes.  Tyler Gilbert pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 11 strikes.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Weston Wilson got his first recall of the season as the Phillies called him up on Monday, June 3. Wilson was optioned back to Lehigh Valley on June 15. He has eight homers in his past 12 games as an IronPig, including long balls in four consecutive games, tying the franchise record which had previously been accomplished three times. - Media Notes

Eastern League ( AA ) - New Hampshire 4 (30-35) Reading 3 (28-37)

Manchester, NH - Delta Dental Stadium

Summary :

Trevor Schwecke homered in the third inning.

A double, single, walk and sacrifice fly scored a New Hampshire run in the 3rd inning.  A single scored another run.

A walk, single and throwing error scored two runs for New Hampshire in the 5th inning.

Carlos De La Cruz doubled in the 7th inning, Carson Taylor walked. Otto Kemp doubled to score De La Cruz. Kendall Simmons hit a sacrifice fly to score Taylor.

On The Hill : 4 R, 10 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s

Matt Osterberg pitched five innings - 4 R - 3 earned, 9 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 74 pitches - 48 strikes.  Carlos Francisco pitched a perfect inning - 1 K - 12 pitches - 10 strikes.  Matt Russell pitched a scoreless inning - 1 H, 7 pitches - 5 strikes.  Tommy McCollum pitched a perfect inning - 9 pitches - 5 strikes.

At Bat : 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s

Carlos De La Cruz and Otto Kemp doubled.  Trevor Schwecke homered.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

The Fightin Phils have been hitting home runs at a much-higher clip as of late. After hitting a home run Tuesday, Reading has homered in 12-of-13 games and five in a row.  Prior to that, Reading hit home runs in seven-straight games, prior to that being snapped briefly. Additionally, the Fightin Phils are now second in the Eastern League with 65 home runs hit this season. In June, Reading has hit 23 home runs, which is best in the Eastern League this month. Binghamton is in second place with 21. The Fightin Phils 23 home runs in June also lead all of Double-A for the month. - Media Notes

South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Jersey Shore 2 (38-27) Brooklyn 0 (32-33)

Brooklyn, NY - Maimonides Park

Summary :

Leandro Pineda and Hendry Mendez singled in the 4th inning.  Erick Brito advanced them with a sacrifice bunt.  William Bergolla singled to score two runs.

On The Hill : 0 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 12 K’s

Jean Cabrera pitched in and out of trouble - he was clutch when needed - 6 shutout innings - 5 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s - a career high 110  pitches - 66 strikes - great effort!   Gunner Mayer pitched two scoreless frames - 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 16 strikes.  Daniel Harper closed it - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 15 strikes

At Bat :  2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s

William Bergolla and Leandro Pineda each hit two singles, Bergolla had two RBIs.

Notes :

Greensboro played an early afternoon game against Hudson Valley and won 8-2.  With tonight’s win Jersey Shore remains 1/2 game behind Greensboro for the first half North division crown with one game to play for the playoff spot tomorrow.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

The BlueClaws are in Brooklyn this week, their first of three trips to Coney Island this year. Jersey Shore is 7-6 against the Cyclones (1-0 this week), with two six-game splits in Lakewood, the last series ending June 2nd. - Media notes

Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater 2 (42-23) Jupiter 0 (36-29)

Jupiter, FL - Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Summary :

Jordan Viars singled to lead off the game, Pierce Bennett walked.  Dakota Kotowski doubled to score Viars.

Raylin Heredia singled in the 4th inning and stole second base.  Jared Thomas walked.  Diego Gonzalez doubled to score Heredia.

The game went into a brief rain delay in the middle of the ninth inning.

On The Hill : 0 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s

Mavis Graves was excellent - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s 👀 - 87 pitches - 56 strikes.  Jaydenn Estanista pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 21 pitches - 15 strikes. Jonathan Petit closed it - 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K - 11 pitches - 5 strikes - walked the first batter but then rolled a double play!

At Bat : 2 R, 7 H, 6 BB, 13 K’s

Diego Gonzalez had two hits (single & double), a walk and RBI.  Jordan Viars had two hits (singles).  Dakota Kotowski doubled.

Pierce Bennett walked twice.

Notes :

Lakeland played an 11 AM game at Bradenton and won 10-2.  With tonight’s win Clearwater takes a 1/2 game lead into the final game of the first half tomorrow - a win or Lakeland loss and they win the West division title.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Last night Bryson Ware set a career high with five RBIs. Devin Saltiban set a career high with four hits. Jordan Viars’ triple was his first of the season. Jonh Henriquez earned his first win of the season. - Media Notes

Dominican Summer League - Arizona Black 12 (4-7) Phillies White 8 (3-8)

Philadelphia Phillies Complex, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Summary :

Arizona scored a run in the first on a walk, stolen base and single.

Josueth Quinonez walked in the second, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.  Dervin Andrade walked,  Andres Hernandez singled and Freiderman Aguilera singled to score Andrade.

A walk, fielding error and double steal scored a run for AZ in the third.

Three walks loaded the bases for the Phillies in the bottom of the third, Andres Hernandez reached on a fielding error by the right fielder on which all three scored.  A wild pitch scored Hernandez.

Eight walks 😳, two wild pitches and a passed ball scored seven runs for AZ in the 6th.

Jaeden Calderon walked in the bottom of the sixth and scored when Yhoan Escalonareached on a fielding error by the shortstop.

Two walks, a single and double scored three more AZ runs in the 7th inning.

On The Hill : 12 R, 6 H, 14 BB, 6 K’s

Hanfermin Vargas - 3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s.  Eduardo Fernandez - 2.1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K.   John Sosa - faced 4 batters without recording an out - 4 BB, 4 R.   Gelson Carpio -  1/3 IP - 2 R - 1 earned,  1 H, 3 BB.   Jorge Guzman pitched 1.1 innings - 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K.

At Bat : 8 R, 4 H, 10 BB, 7 K’s

Jaeden Calderon had two hits (singles).

System Transactions :

Clearwater : LHP Mavis Graves has been reinstated from the Development List.  RHP Casey Steward has been placed on the Development List.

Other Notes

This week I was asked to be a guest on a talk radio show back home in the Philly area. I politely declined.  There are occasions where I’ve done audio segments on shows but I’ve never enjoyed them. The most recent one I did a philly sportswriter chose to humiliate me on the air directly, that still bugs me as that individual thought doing so was funny.  While many folks seem to have a hard time believing it my true objective is to highlight the Player Development process and the people within it.


It’s never mattered to me if folks know who I am yet I think that I cover the PD process as thoroughly and detailed as much as anyone who does so, hopefully that’s respected by those who care to read the content provided daily.  To me it’s not about what I think (albeit some have told me I have become quite knowledgeable) but rather presenting facts and stories without belittling or being condescending.  You can’t succeed if ya don’t believe ya can - I believe in fostering the positive in writing about the development process - guess in both those regards I’m behind the times.  No talk shows or podcasts for me - not my thing but the written word is where I find solace.  Just sayin.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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Jun 20

We appreciate your factual writing style. It is a great place to catch up on the incremental progress of the prospects. It is difficult road for those trying to make the MLB and I am sure any support is welcomed.


Nicholas Frese
Nicholas Frese
Jun 20

Glad you turned those radio clowns down. Philly sports talk radio is the worst.

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