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6/20/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Worcester 7 (36-34) Lehigh Valley 5 (34-34)

Worcester, MA - Polar Park



On the Hill :


Bullpen game, seven pitchers used.  Trey Cobb and Jesus Cruz threw scoreless frames. Taylor Lehman retired the only two batters he faced and stranded two inherited runners.


At the Bat :


Jake Cave hit two doubles, Scott Kingery singled and doubled.  Drew Ellis doubled and had two RBIs.



Did Ya Know?


“After allowing runs in two of his first three IronPigs outings this season, Andrew Bellatti has ripped off six straight scoreless appearences (six innings), allowing five hits and no walks, while striking out five. In his nine outings with the IronPigs this season, Bellatti is still yet to walk a batter.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 7 (25-38) Portland 2 (38-26)

Portland, ME - Hadlock Field



On the Hill :


Tyler Phillips posted another strong performance, six innings, one run, five hits, three walks and four strikeouts.  Cristian Hernandez, Keylan Killgore and Brett Schulze threw an inning each to finish it.


At the Bat :


Matt Kroon (three singles),Casey Martin (two singles & double) and Johan Rojas each had three hits, Rojas singled twice, doubled and stole three bases, he’s now hitting .319 for the season.  Oliver Dunn had two hits including a home run, he also walked and posted three RBIs.



Did Ya Know?


“This Day in Baseballtown History - June 20, 2013:  At Reading, Maikel Franco makes his Fightin Phils debut and goes 2-for-4 in a 5-2 loss to Portland. It would start an 11- game hit streak for Franco.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 5 (34-29) Rome 1 (29-35)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark



On the Hill :


Bullpen game with seven pitchers used, none of whom yielded an earned run.  Sam Jacobsak (2 IP), Tristan Garnett (1 1/3 IP), Carlos Betancourt (2 IP), Malik Binns, Wesley Moore, Jordi Martinez and Orion Kerkering an inning each.


At the Bat :


Rixon Wingrove had four hits (three singles & a double), Gabriel Rincones Jr, Marcus Lee Sang, Erick Brito and Wilfredo Flores each had two hits.  Rincones Jr, Leandro Pineda and Lee Sang each doubled.



Did Ya Know?


Carlos Francisco had two of his four saves last week in Wilmington with scoreless innings on both Thursday and Saturday.  The right-hander leads the league with 23 appearances this season after having 41 last year, sixth most in the league.  Since April 19th, Francisco has allowed just six earned runs in 24 innings with 32 strikeouts and seven walks.  Francisco has made 75 appearances as a BlueClaw, surpassing Jake Diekman’s (2008-10) 72 for the most in BlueClaws history.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater 10 (43-20)  Dunedin 4 (31-33)

Dunedin, FL - TD Ballpark



On the Hill :


Gabriel Cotto started and went five innings.  Jonh Henriquez and Wen Hui Pan each pitched two scoreless innings, each yielded just one hit, Henriquez struck out two batters, Pan struck out four.


At the Bat :


Ryan Leitch hit a grand slam home run, he also singled and posted five RBIs.  Emaarion Boyd and Justin Crawford each had two hits, Crawford stole two bases giving him 30 for the season, the team stole seven bases. Bryan Rincon and Jordan Viars each doubled, Rincon also walked twice.



Did Ya Know?


“Clearwater finished the first half with a league-best 27-9 record at home.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers


Florida Complex League


Tigers 8 (5-7) Phillies 2 (6-6)


Summary :


Anthony Quirion was hit by a pitch in the second inning, moved to second on a Marco Soto single and scored when Santiago Torres singled.  Soto scored on a ground out by Diego Gonzalez.


Mike Rothenberg homered in the bottom of the second for the Tigers, his fourth in two days 😳.


The Tigers scored four in the fourth inning, two on a triple by Ricardo Hurtado,  Cesar Calderon hit a two run home run.  They scored three in the eighth, one on a home run by Daneurys De La Cruz.


On the Hill :


Five pitchers threw in the contest, rehab assignment Dominic Pipkin tossed a scoreless inning, one hit, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


The team was held to four singles, Jehisbert Sevilla walked twice.



Dominican Summer League :


Phillies Red 7 (7-4) Twins 2 (3-9)


Summary :


Victor Cardoza doubled to score a run in the second inning.


Nolan Beltran and Eduardo Tait tripled to drive in runs in the fourth, Neify Rosario had an RBI single and another run scored on a groundout.


The Twins scored a run in the third and fifth innings.


Juan Villavicencio doubled to score a run in the sixth, another run scored in the seventh on an error.


On the Hill :


Jeffrey German started and went four innings, one run, two hits, three walks, five strikeouts. Claudio Gatier pitched two innings, one run, one hit, three walks, one strikeout. Naoel Mejia pitched two scoreless/hit less innings, one walk, four strikeouts. Pedro Peralta pitched a perfect inning, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Eduardo Tait had two hits (single & triple). Victor Cardoza doubled and walked and posted two RBIs. Erick Barria and Juan Villavicencio each doubled.  Nolan Beltran tripled.



Mariners 1 (8-4) Phillies White 0 (8-4)


Summary :


The only run in the game scored in the 8th inning on two walks and two singles.


On the Hill :


Danyony Pulido pitched four scoreless/hit less innings, no walks and eight strikeouts.  Josbel Garcia went three innings, no runs, one hit, no walks, two strikeouts.   Kleyderve Andrade and Cristian Diaz each pitched an inning, Diaz allowed only a walk.


At the Bat :


Angel Mata had two of the team’s five hits.



System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : RHP Hans Crouse transferred to 60 Day IL, OF Jordan Qsar and RHP Noah Skirrow transferred to Development List.  C Rafael Marchan and 1B Darick Hall activated from the 60 Day IL.  Phillies released LHP Michael Plassmeyer.


Reading : RHP Victor Vargas placed on Development List.  OF Baron Radcliff activated from the 60 Day IL.


FCL Phillies : C Jose Colmenarez placed on 7 Day IL.  C Gustavo Sosa assigned to roster and activated from the 60 Day IL.  1B Chad Castillo assigned to roster on rehab from Clearwater Threshers.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Tyler Phillips - photo by George Youngs Jr


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