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6/20/22 : Minor League Roundup - Short Season Teams

Written by Steve Potter

Florida Complex League :

@ Carpenter Complex - Clearwater,FL

Phillies 5 ( 7-4 ) Tigers 2 ( 1-10 )

Summary :

Ricardo Rosario walked and scored on a triple hit off the center field batting eye by Jordan Viars. Rickardo Perez singled to score Viars.

Ricardo Rosario bunted for a base hit in the bottom of the third, he advanced to third on a single by Jordan Viars. Viars stole second base. They both scored on a single by Ricardo Perez.

Starlyn Castillo was very good today, best I’ve seen him this year. Fastball had alot of life and movement and slider was swing and miss deceptive - good vertical break.

The Tigers scored twice in the seventh inning after a brief weather delay - Abel Bastidas & Jesus Bolivar each singled, they advanced on a passed ball. Bastidas then scored on a wild pitch. JD McLaughlin singled to score Bolivar.

Jesibert Sevilla walked in the bottom of the seventh, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Ricardo Rosario.

On the Mound :

RH Starlyn Castillo - 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s - really enjoy watching him pitch - is very animated

RH Wilson Valdez - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - got his first win as a pitcher today - was sharp - got last batter on slider

RH Giuseppe Velasquez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - good pop on fastball

RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - faced two hitters then weather delay ended outing

RH Malik Binns - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 1 inherited runner scored

LH Sergio Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 1st save

At the Plate : 11 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s

Jordan Viars had a day going 3 for 3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. He’s got very quick hands, today had better balance and barreled the ball consistently. He’s fun to watch, no plays off for this young fella. Ricardo Rosario had two hits including a slug bunt single towards second base that he beat out. First time we’ve seen him, first impressions are that he’s very fast. Lou Helmig had two hits ( double & triple ) - both pulled - triple to right center and double down the line - he’s got a quick bat as well.

Defensive Gem :

Catcher Oscar Gonzalez gunned two runners out at second trying to steal - have always been impressed with his arm and pop times. Don’t know where he stands on the depth chart defensively but gotta believe he grades high.

Jordan Viars file photo

Dominican Summer League :

Phillies Red 10 ( 6-5 ) Brewers2 5 ( 4-7 )

Summary :

After falling behind 3-0 the Phillies scored a run in the 4th on a home run by Aroon Escobar ( 3rd of season ). They plated five in the sixth with Marco Soto delivering an RBI single and four runs scoring on wild pitches.

Yeison Perez homered for the Brewers in the bottom of the sixth.

The Phillies scored a run in the seventh on a single, two walks and a sacrifice fly ball by Neify Rosario. Luis Pelegrín hit his first home run in the 8th inning. Another run scored in the 9th on a wild pitch.

On the Mound :

RH Jeffrey German - 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Josbel Garcia - 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - W

RH Luis Gomez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

At the Plate : 8 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s

Yemil Rosario & Marco Soto each had two hits. Aroon Escobar & Luis Pelegrín each homered. The Phillies stole five bases in the game.

Phillies White 10 ( 8-4 ) Tex Red 6 ( 5-7 )

Summary :

The Phillies plated five runs in the third inning with key blows being RBI singles by Dervin Andrade, Leny Carela and Jorge Garcia with the score being tied at two going into the half inning.

Jorge Garcia doubled in two runs in the 4th inning, Manolfi Jimenez hit a run scoring double in the 8th.

On the Mound :

RH Danyony Pulido - 4 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

LH Joalbert Angulo - 2 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s

LH Juan Amarante - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - W

RH Douglas Mijares - 1 IP, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K’s

At the Plate : 10 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s

Manolfi Jimenez & Jorge Garcia each had three hits. Dervin Andrade had two hits. Each of them hit a double.

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