• Steve Potter

6/20/21 : Minor League Roundup


Triple A East League - Worcester 5 (28-14 ) Lehigh Valley 2 ( 19-23 ) - 10 innings


Summary :


The Iron Pigs scored single runs in the first and fifth innings. Darick Hall delivered an RBI single in the first scoring Scott Kingery ( HBP ). Ryan Cordell hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.


Worcester scored a run in the 3rd inning on a solo home run by Josh Ockimey and tied the game in the sixth. They won in the bottom of the 10th on a walk-off three run home run by Jarren Duran.


On The Hill :


RH Adonis Medina - 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 91 pitches - 60 strikes

RH Enyel De Los Santos - 1 1/3 IP - K’d all 4 batters he faced - 18 pitches - 12 strikes

RH JD Hammer - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Neftali Feliz - 1 perfect inning - 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Bryan Mitchell - faced 2 batters - 3 R -2 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 5 pitches - 2 strikes


At Bat :


Darick Hall had two hits including a double and a walk. Ryan Cordell homered and walked.


Notes :


Before the game OF Corbin Williams was assigned to the LHV roster from extended spring training.


Double A NorthEast League - Reading 7 ( 15-27 ) Harrisburg 3 ( 14-27 )


Summary :


Reading scored early and often. A single run in the second as McCarthy Tatum doubled and scored on a single by pitcher James McArthur. Luke Miller delivered a two run double in the third inning. Bryson Stott hit a solo homer in the fifth, Daniel Brito hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and Luke Miller & McCarthy Tatum delivered back to back solo home runs in the seventh inning.


Harrisburg scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth.


On The Hill :


RH James McArthur - 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 74 pitches - 47 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 11 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Austin Ross - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Tyler Carr - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 16 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat :


McCarthy Tatum had three hits including a double and home run.


2 hits : Bryson Stott ( double & HR ), Daniel Brito ( single & HR ), Madison Stokes ( singled & double ) & Luke Miller ( double & HR )


Jorge Bonifacio doubled.


Notes :


Before the game OF Jose Cedeno was assigned to the Reading roster from extended spring training. Veteran outfielder Charles Tilson was signed as an amateur free agent and assigned to the Reading roster. He had been playing for the independent league Long Island Ducks. Tilson is 28 years old left handed hitter and has played in 96 major league games with the Chicago White Sox. He’s a career .246 hitter in 252 AB’s … He was the 2nd round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 and made his big league debut in 2016. For now Tilson is listed on the reserve list.


High A East League - Hudson Valley 5 ( 25-16 ) Jersey Shore 2 ( 17-24 )


Summary :


Logan O’Hoppe delivered an RBI single in the third inning. DJ Stewart scored in the fourth inning on a double steal.


Hudson Valley scored once in the first, twice in the second and once in the fourth and seventh innings.


On The Hill :


LH Jonathan Mezquita - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 29 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 33 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Nick Lackney - 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 34 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Adam Leverett - 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 63 pitches - 37 strikes

RH Blake Brown - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 11 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 3 hits - all singles

Notes :


The Blue Claws stole five bases in the game.


Low A SouthEast League - Clearwater 9 ( 21-21 ) Dunedin 3 ( 17-24 )


Summary :


The Threshers broke the game open by scoring six runs in the 4th inning. Baron Radcliff led it off by crushing a long home run that landed on the walkway of the Blue Jays offices beyond the right field fence. Consecutive singles by Carlos De La Cruz, Micah Yonamine & Nicolas Torres loaded the bases. Two runs scored on a single by Yhoswar Garcia. Casey Martin singled to plate another run. The sixth run scored on a fielder’s choice.


The Threshers scored a run in the seventh and two in the eighth. Dunedin scored single runs in the 4th, 7th and 9th innings.


Mick Abel started on the hill and absolutely dominated … he threw predominately fastballs ( 48 of 58 pitches ) and overpowered the Blue Jays with a heater consistently in the 95-98 range. He reached 99 with one of his deliveries 🔥


On The Hill :


RH Mick Abel - 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 58 pitches - 41 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 3 1/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 64 pitches - 40 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - 2/3 IP - retired both batters he faced - 7 pitches - 4 strikes

RH Tyler Burch - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes


At Bat : 14 hits - every batter had at least one hit


Abrahan Gutierrez had three hits.


Two hits : Johan Rojas, Kendall Simmons, Nicolas Torres


Baron Radcliff - Home Run, 4 walks, 2 runs and an RBI

Micah Yonamine - single and two walks

Yhoswar Garcia - single, walk and two RBIs


Notes :


Before the game 1B/C Micah Yonamine was assigned to the Threshers from extended spring training.


We ( my wife Barb and I ) attended this game in person and had the honor of sitting with Mr Gary Kay during the game 😎.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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