• Steve Potter

6/26/21 : Minor League Roundup


Triple A East League - Scranton Wilkes Barre 10 ( 31-13 ) Lehigh Valley 4 ( 21-26 )


Summary :


Ryan Cordell hit his 10th home run of the season in the second inning to put LHV up 1-0. Andrew Velazquez tied the game with a solo homer run for SWB in the third frame.


SWB scored five in the 5th inning, three on a controversial call. Derek Dietrich hit a ball to deep right field, he thought it cleared the fence but right fielder Ryan Cordell played it and threw back into the infield to shortstop Didi Gregorius who tagged the home run trotting Dietrich … the field umpire called him out ! After a meeting with the home plate umpire the call was reversed and it was called a home run ! The Iron Pigs protested vehemently and center fielder Mickey Moniak was ejected. TV Replays showed the ball hit the top of the fence and bounced back in but hey replay isn’t available in the minor leagues for on field reviews🤦‍♂️.


SWB added three runs in the sixth inning and a single run in the eighth.


The Iron Pigs scored two in the seventh on a two run home run by Dalton Guthrie. They scored a run in the 8th as Charlie Tilson doubled and scored on a single by Ryan Cordell.


On The Hill :


RH Adonis Medina - 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 77 pitches - 47 strikes

RH Mauricio Llovera - 2 inherited runners scored - 1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 32 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 23 pitches - 10 strikes

LH Damon Jones - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 11 strikes

RH JD Hammer - 1 perfect inning - 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 12 strikes

At Bat :


Dalton Guthrie homered for the second night in a row and had two RBI’s. Ryan Cordell singled and homered and Charlie Tilson doubled.


Didi Gregorius had a walk and a single in three plate appearances.


Notes :


C Freddy Francisco was added to the active roster prior to the game. C Edgar Cabral was placed on the seven day IL with a right index finger bruise.

Double A NorthEast League - Binghamton 13 ( 14-31 ) Reading 6 ( 18-29 )


Summary :


Binghamton scored three runs in the second inning on a single, double, two errors and a sacrifice fly.


Daniel Brito hit a solo home run in the bottom of third inning.


Yoel Romero hit a solo home run for Binghamton in the fourth inning. They scored twice in the 5th inning on two singles, a double and a sac fly. Sal Gozzo walked to lead off the bottom of the fifth, went to second on a single by Daniel Brito and scored on a single by Bryson Stott. Brito scored on a sac fly by Jorge Bonifacio.


Binghamton scored three times in the sixth inning, key blow a two run home run by Jake Mangum. They added four in the seventh on four singles and a double.


Jorge Bonifacio hit a two run home run in the bottom of the seventh scoring Bryson Stott ( tripled ) in front of him. Josh Stephen hit a solo home run.


On The Hill :


RH Adam Leverett - 5 IP, 6 R - 4 earned, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 83 pitches - 54 strikes

LH Nick Lackney - 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Andrew Brown - 2 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 42 pitches - 32 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 12 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat :


Daniel Brito had two hits including a home run and scored twice Josh Stephen had two hits including a home run. Bryson Stott had two hits including a triple. Madison Stokes had two hits including a double. Jorge Bonifacio walked, hit a home run and had three RBIs.


Notes :


RHP Andrew Brown was added to the Reading roster prior to game time from Jersey Shore.

High A East League - Brooklyn 8 ( 16-28 ) Jersey Shore 5 ( 19-27 )


Summary :


Nate Fassnacht tripled to lead off the third inning, he scored on a sac fly by Herbert Iser. Brooklyn scored twice in their half of the inning on a walk and two doubles.


Jhailyn Ortiz walked in the third inning, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by DJ Stewart. Brooklyn scored twice in the bottom half of the inning on a walk, HBP, error and single.


In the sixth inning Casey Martin walked, went to second on a single by Jhailyn Ortiz and scored on a single by Vito Friscia. The Blue Claws tied the game with a run in the seventh inning as Martin singled, went to third on a single by Ortiz and scored on a wild pitch.


Brooklyn plated four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning on two solo home runs ( Brett Baty & Francisco Alvarez ), a walk, single, throwing error and wild pitch.


Jersey Shore scored a run in the 9th inning. Corbin Williams doubled, stole third base and scored on a single by Logan O’Hoppe.


On The Hill :


LH Jhordany Mezquita - 4 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 6 BB, 2 K’s - 81 pitches - 40 strikes

RH Aidan Anderson - 2 perfect innings - 3 K’s - 25 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Mark Potter - 1 2/3 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 41 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - struck out only batter he faced - 4 pitches - 4 strikes


At Bat :


Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits and a walk. Cole Stobbe doubled but later left the game after being HBP on the hand. Nate Fassnacht tripled & Casey Martin walked, singled and scored twice. Corbin Williams doubled.


Notes :


RHP Carlos Francisco was added to the roster prior to the game.

Low A SouthEast League - Clearwater 5 ( 24-23 ) Daytona 2 ( 20-27 )


Summary :


Johan Rojas doubled in the first inning, he scored on a double by Rixon Wingrove. Luis Garcia tripled in the second inning and scored on a single by Edgar Made. Made stole second base and scored on a single by Yhoswar Garcia.


Mick Abel dominated on the mound, he walked the first batter he faced but then retired 14 consecutive hitters in his five innings of work striking out 8 batters. Big time fastball again this evening ( 92 to 97 mph - 56 of his 65 pitches thrown ).


Nicolas Torres walked in the fifth inning, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball.


Daytona scored a run in the sixth inning on three singles and a bases loaded walk. Clearwater loaded the bases in the sixth inning on walks, Johan Rojas was HBP to force in a run. He left the game thereafter, took it in the rib area.


Daytona scored in the seventh on a single and a double.


On The Hill :


RH Mick Abel - 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s - 65 pitches - 46 strikes - was excellent - after a leadoff walk he retired 14 in a row.

LH Maikel Garrido - 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 53 pitches - 31 strikes - was up to 97 mph on FB

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 HB, 4 K’s - 34 pitches - 16 strikes … flashed 95 with FB, averaged 92-93 mph sinker & four seam … also threw slider - we heard about him from Mexican Winter League - 21 yr old -


At Bat :


Johan Rojas & Rixon Wingrove doubled. Luis Garcia tripled. Edgar Made walked, singled and scored twice. Nicolas Torres walked twice and scored a run.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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