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6/24/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) -  Worcester 8 (38-36) Lehigh Valley 7 (36-36)

Worcester, MA - Polar Park

On the Hill :

Francisco Morales pitched two perfect innings in relief, two strikeouts. Luis Ortiz pitched a scoreless inning.  Six pitchers were used in the contest.

At the Bat :

Rafael Marchan, Weston Wilson and Esteban Quiroz each had two hits, Marchan and Quiroz doubled as did Drew Ellis.  Wilson hit his 15th home run of the season.

Did Ya Know?

“The IronPigs are an insane 16-4 in day games this season. As a team, they are slashing .301/.375/.496 while allowing opponents to hit just .230. Jake Cave is 24-for-48 in day games, Drew Ellis is 6-for-15 with three homers as well. Weston Wilson is slashing .333/.423/.606 with five homers in the sun too.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  Portland 4 (40-28) Reading 2 (27-40)

Portland, ME - Hadlock Field

On the Hill :

Adam Leverett pitched three scores innings in relief, no hits, one walk and three strikeouts.  Keylan Killgore went one and one third scoreless, no hits, one walk.

At the Bat :

Nick Podkul had two hits (double & HR) as did Matt Kroon (single & double). Johan Rojas singled and had an RBI extending his hitting streak to twelve games, he also stole his 25th base of the season.

Did Ya Know?

“Coming into today’s game Oliver Dunn had quietly put together a 22-game on base streak dating back to May 26. Additionally, Johan Rojas had hits in eleven straight, before last night; while Madison Stokes has been aboard in nine in a row. Matthew Kroon has reached in nine in a row too.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 4 (2-0 second half, 37-30 overall) Rome 3 (0-2 second half, 30-38 overall)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark

On the Hill :

Jordan Fowler started and went five innings, two runs - one earned, four hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Carlos Betancourt pitched an inning, one unearned run, Sam Jacobsak, Matt Russell and Jason Ruffcorn each threw a scoreless inning.

At the Bat :

Hao Yu Lee (single & double) and Marcus Lee Sang each had two hits (double & home run).  Leandro Pineda singled and walked twice.  Gabriel Rincones Jr delivered the walk off hit, a single.

Did Ya Know?

“The BlueClaws started the second half with a win on Friday, their first time at 1-0 since 2021 (they lost the first game of both halves in 2022 and Opening Day 2023).  Hudson Valley won the first half title in the SAL Northern Division and the second half winner will play the Renegades in the first round of the post-season in September.  Should the Renegades win the second half as well, their opponent would be the second place team in the second half standings.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater 5 (2-0 second half, 46-21 overall) Dunedin 2 (0-2 second half, 31-37 overall)

Dunedin, FL - TD Ballpark

On the Hill :

Alex McFarlane opened and went two innings, one run, one hit, three walks and two strikeouts.  Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four innings, one run, six hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Daniel Harper threw a perfect inning. Wen Hui Pan pitched the final two innings, no runs, one hit and five strikeouts earning his 3rd save of the season.

At the Bat :

Emaarion Boyd, Justin Crawford, Jordan Dissin and Bryan Rincon each had two hits.  Otto Kemp doubled, William Bergolla drew two walks as did Cole Moore.  Justin Crawford stole his 32nd base of the season.

Did Ya Know?

Ricardo Rosario is the first Thresher with a multi-homer game in 2023. He hit his first two homers of the season. Jordan Dissin and Rosario each tied their career- highs with three RBI’s.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Florida Complex League

Yankees 7 (9-6) Phillies 4 (7-7)

@ Yankees Complex - Tampa, FL   

Summary :

Hans Montero hit a two run home run for the Yankees in the first inning.  They scored a run in the second on a throwing error.

Anthony Quirion doubled in the fourth and scored on a single by Marco Soto.

The Yankees scored four in the bottom of the 4th, three on a triple by Willy Montero.

Chad Castillo hit a two run home run in the 8th inning.  Yhoswar Garcia had an RBI single in the ninth.

On the Hill :

Six pitchers were used in the game, scoreless efforts were turned in by Chase Webster (1 1/3 IP) and Nathan Karaffa, Guissepe Velasquez and Saul Teran who each threw an inning.

At the Bat :

Anthony Quirion and Marco Soto each had two hits.  Quirion and Jorge Mendez each doubled. Chad Castillo homered. Gus Sosa singled and made his defensive debut at third base.

Dominican Summer League :

Cardinals 7 (4-10) Phillies Red 6 (9-5) - ten innings

@Cardinals Training Complex   

Summary :

Nolan Beltran and Jaeden Calderon each hit a two run home run in the first inning.   

The Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the first inning.  They added a run in the fourth on a wild pitch.

Manolfi Jimenez homered in the fifth inning, the Phillies scored a run on a balk in the sixth.

The Cardinals scored two in the 8th on two walks and two singles, they added two in the ninth on wild pitches.  They scored the game winner in the 10th on a sac fly.

On the Hill :

Adilson Peralta went four innings, two runs - one earned, six hits, one walk, six strikeouts. Eduardo Robles (1 IP) and Ramon Reyes (2 IP) pitched scoreless baseball in relief.

At the Bat :

Manolfi Jimenez had two hits (single & HR).  Eduardo Tait doubled.  Nolan Beltran and Jaeden Calderon each homered.

Phillies White 4 (10-5) Colorado 3 (10-5) - scheduled for 7 - went 9 innings

@Phillies Training Complex   

Summary :

Jerffson Peña doubled in the first inning and later scored on a wild pitch.  Three walks loaded the bases in the fourth, Jorge Julio was hit by a pitch to score a run.

Colorado scored two runs in the seventh on a fielding error.   The game went into extra innings, Colorado scored the placed runner in the top of the ninth.

The Phillies walked it off in the bottom of the ninth, Leny Carela reached base on a sac bunt attempt, a throwing error allowed the placed runner to score and sent Carela to second base.  He moved up to third on a sac bunt and scored on a sac fly by Angel Mata.

On the Hill :

Josbel Garcia started and pitched three scoreless innings, two hits, no walks.  Sixteen year old Angel Liranzo pitched an inning and a third, no runs, two hits, one walk, one strikeout.

At the Bat :

The team was held to two hits, Jerffson Peña doubled.

System Transactions :

Jersey Shore : C Caleb Ricketts has been returned from his minor league rehab assignment and placed on the seven-day injured list.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Hao Yu Lee, Marcus Lee Sang, Justin Crawford, Wen Hui Pan, Gabriel Rincones Jr - photos by Rebecca Alexander and Michael Dolcemascolo

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