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6/4/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 5 (24-32) Buffalo 3 (30-28)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Nathan Lukes homered for Buffalo in the first inning.


Aramis Garcia homered in the 4th inning.  Simon Muzziotti and Scott Kingery singled, Nick Podkul singled to score Muzziotti.


Steward Berroa homered for Buffalo in the 5th inning.


Scott Kingery hit a two run home run in the 6th inning.


Addison Barger homered for Buffalo in the 8th inning.


Scott Kingery hit a home run in the 8th inning.


At Bat : 5 R, 9 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s


Scott Kingery went 3 for 4 (single & 2 home runs) - he had three RBIs.  Esteban Quiroz doubled and Aramis Garcia homered.


On The Hill : 3 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Ricardo Pinto went 4.2 innings - 2 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 97 pitches - 54 strikes.  Tyler Gilbert went 1.1 innings - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K -  14 pitches - 9 strikes.  Nick Nelson pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes.  Yunior Marte pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 10 strikes.  Max Lazar pitched a perfect ninth inning to close it - 2 K’s - 10 pitches - 8 strikes.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The 'Pigs hit a season-high five homers in Sunday's win over Columbus. Last year, the 'Pigs hit six homers twice, but never hit exactly five. Within the five homers Sunday, David Dahl and Weston Wilson hit back-to-back homers to start the game for the first time this year. Aramis Garcia capped the frame with a two-run homer, the first time this year the 'Pigs have hit three bombs in an inning. Since May 13, the IronPigs lead the IL in homers with 34


Eastern League ( AA ) - Harrisburg 7 (31-21) Reading 6 (21-31)

Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Carlos De La Cruz walked in the 1st inning and scored on a home run by Carson Taylor.


Two singles, two walks and a sacrifice fly score two runs for Harrisburg in the 2nd inning.


Casey Martin singled in the 5th,  Marcus Lee Sang walked.  Caleb Ricketts singled to score Martin.


A single and double scored a run for Harrisburg in the 6th inning.


Two singles, a wild pitch, single and double scored three runs for Harrisburg in the 7th inning.


Marcus Lee Sang tripled in the bottom of the 7th and scored on a throwing error.


A fielding error, stolen base, ground out and wild pitch scored a Harrisburg run in the 8th inning.


Kendall Simmons hit a two run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning.


On The Hill : 7 R, 11 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s


Noah Skirrow pitched 6 innings - 3 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 78 pitches - 55 strikes.  Matt Russell pitched an inning - 3 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 20 strikes.  Eury Ramos pitched an inning - 1 unearned R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 11 strikes.  Andrew Schultz pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 9 strikes.


At Bat : 6 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Caleb Ricketts had two hits (singles), Robert Moore & Ethan Wilson doubled.  Marcus Lee Sang tripled, Carson Taylor and Kendall Simmons each hit two run home runs.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The Fightin Phils finsihed the month of May with a 10-17 record, after going 10-12 in April. Reading finished May with a .241 batting average, which ranked as fifth in the Eastern League. They also hit 24 home runs and had 75 extra-ase hits. On the pitching side, the R-Phils posted a 5.05 ERA, which ranked as the worst in the Eastern League over the past month. Reading had an 8-4 record at home in May, compared to a 2-13 record on the road in May.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Greensboro 5 (30-21) Jersey Shore 4 (28-24) - ten innings

Greensboro, NC  - First National Bank Field


Summary :


Hendry Mendez and Erick Brito singled in the second inning, they moved up on a sacrifice bunt by William Bergolla. Jordan Dissin grounded out to score Mendez.   


A walk, two singles and a double scored two Greensboro runs in the 5th inning.


Andrick Nava and Erick Brito walked in the 6th, William Bergolla doubled to score Nava.


Greensboro used a double and single to score a run in the bottom of the sixth.


Troy Schreffler singled in the 7th, Otto Kemp walked.  Leandro Pineda singled to score a run. Andrick Nava walked.  A wild pitch allowed Kemp to score.


Nick Cimillo homered for Greensboro in the 8th inning.


The game went into extra innings tied at four.


Greensboro scored the placed runner in the bottom of the 10th on a sacrifice bunt and single.


On The Hill : 5 R, 11 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Mitch Neunborn pitched three innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 40 pitches - 24 strikes.  Benyony Robles pitched an inning - 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 13 strikes.  Jack Dallas pitched an inning - 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 18 strikes.  Trey Dillard pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 14 strikes.  Gunner Mayer pitched two innings - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 18 strikes. Charles King pitched an inning plus - 1 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 24 pitches - 15 strikes.  Daniel Harper went 1/3 of an inning -  1 hit - 2 pitches - 2 strikes - 1 inherited run scored.


At Bat : 4 R, 7 H, 7 BB, 8 K’s


Leandro Pineda and Erick Brito each had two hits (single & double).  William Bergolla doubled.  Brito and Andrick Nava each walked twice.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The BlueClaws have only made the playoffs in back to back years once – in 2009 and 2010,both SAL Championship seasons…They have a chance to do so again this year after reaching the SAL Northern Division Championship Series last year.


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Bradenton 6 (22-30) Clearwater 4 (34-18)

Bradenton, FL - LECOM Park


Summary :


Jordan Viars singled in the second inning,  Kehden Hettiger walked.  Nikau Pouaka-Grego singled to score Viars. Raylin Heredia hit a sacrifice fly to score Hettiger.


A hit batter, single and ground out scored a run for Bradenton in the 4th inning.


A triple, RBI single and two run home run by Braylon Bishop scored three Bradenton runs in the 5th inning.


Aidan Miller singled in the 6th inning and scored on a triple by Devin Saltiban.  A passed ball scored Saltiban.


Axiel Plaz homered for Bradenton in the bottom of the 6th inning.


Shalin Polanco homered for Bradenton in the bottom of the 8th inning.


On The Hill : 6 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s


Casey Steward pitched five innings - 4 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 80 pitches - 52 strikes.  Jonh Henriquez pitched two innings - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 36 pitches - 23 strikes.  Saul Teran pitched an inning - 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 9 strikes.


At Bat : 4 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s


Jordan Viars had two hits (singles), Devin Saltiban tripled.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The Threshers begin a six game road trip to play the Bradenton Marauders with 15 games left in the first half of the season. The

Threshers ran away with the West Division First Half Championship last season but begin the home stretch of the first half leading the Lakeland Flying Tigers by 1.0 game in theWest. The Tampa Tarpons are the only team who have been eliminated from the possibility of clinching a first half title, and the Threshers have a magic number of 14. Two wins from the Threshers this season would eliminate Bradenton from contention in the first half, with the Marauders sitting in 5th place in the West, 13.0 games out of first place.


Florida Complex League - FCL Phillies 10 (13-10) FCL Tigers 5 (14-9)

Clearwater, FL - Carpenter Complex


Summary :


A walk, two doubles, hit batter and wild pitch scored three runs for the Tigers in the first inning.


In the bottom of the first Starlyn Caba walked, stole second and went to third on a throwing error by the catcher.  He scored on a sacrifice fly by Aroon Escobar.


Starlyn Caba singled in the third inning, Aroon Escobar walked.  Caba stole second and third base and scored on a single by Eduardo Tait.  Guillermo Rosario grounded out, Escobar scored.  Yemal Flores and Junior Marin singled to load the bases.  Jerffson Peña singled to score a run.  Yemil Rosario singled. Starlyn Caba singled, three runs scored aided by a throwing error by the Tigers right fielder.


Ricardo Hurtado homered for the Tigers in the 5th inning.


Starlyn Caba singled in the 8th inning, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Aroon Escobar.


The Tigers scored a run in the ninth inning on a single and double.


On The Hill : 5 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


Danyony Pulido pitched four innings - 3 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s. Luis Gonzalez pitched three innings - 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s. Kleyderve Andrade finished - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H,  0 BB, 2 K’s


At Bat : 10 R, 12 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s


Starlyn Caba had three  hits, two walks, three stolen bases, two RBIs and scored three runs as the lead off hitter.  Eduardo Tait, Aroon Escobar and Junior Marin each had two hits (singles).


Dominican Summer League - Phillies Red 7 (1-0) Miami 4 (1-1) - seven innings

Marlins Complex


Summary :


Alirio Ferrebus hit a two run home run in the first inning.


Miami scored twice in three bottom of the 1st on an error, double and single.


Adrian Garcia and Esterling Rodriguez singled in the third inning, Garcia scored on a sacrifice fly by Alirio Ferrebus.


An error, single, sacrifice fly and wild pitch scored two Miami runs in the 4th inning.


In the 5th inning Esterling Rodriguez doubled and scored on a home run by Alirio Ferrebus.  Samuel Estevez singled and scored on a home run by Jalvin Arias.


In the sixth Andres Hernandez walked, went to second on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.


On The Hill : 4 R, 6 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Raymon Rosario pitched three innings - 2 R - 1 earned, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s.  Eduardo Fernandez pitched. 2.2 innings - 2 unearned R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s.  Claudio Gatier pitched 1.1 innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s.


At Bat :  7 R, 8H, 4 BB, 8 K’s


Alirio Ferrebus hit two home runs and drove in five runs, he also walked once.  Esterling Rodriguez (single & double) and Samuel Estevez (two singles) each had two hits.  Jalvin Arias homered and posted two RBIs, he walked once.


Dominican Summer League - Phillies White 7 (1-0) Rockies 2 (0-1)  - seven innings

Phillies Complex


Summary :


A walk, fielding error and ground out scored a run for the Rockies in the 1st inning.  A triple and wild pitch scored one in the second.


Nathanael Cijntje walked in the 4th inning and scored on a double by Anderson Navas.  Jaeden Calderon singled to move Navas to third base, Navas scored on a ground out by Jorge Julio.


Jose Marchan walked in the 5th inning, Denilson Aguila singled, they both stole a base. Nathanael Cijntje walked. Jose Familia singled to score a run.  Anderson Navas singled to score a run.  A wild pitch scored two runs with Familia hustling all the way from second base to score!


  Andres Hernandez walked in the 6th inning, advanced to 2nd on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.


On The Hill : 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Joel Heredia pitched 5 innings - 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s.  Enderson Jean pitched two innings, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 7 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s


Anderson Navas had two hits (single & double), scored a run and posted two RBIs. Nathanael Cijntje walked twice and scored two runs.


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : LHP Kolby Allard transferred from Reading. UTL Trevor Schwecketransferred  from Reading.


Reading : RHP Eury Ramos transferred from Lehigh Valley. C Arturo De Freitasreinstated from the Development List.  INF Jose Rodriguez has been declared ineligible for one year for violating MLB’s sports betting rules and policies.


Clearwater : RHP Josh Bortka has been returned from his minor league rehab assignment, reinstated from the 7-Day Injured List and transferred from the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to the Clearwater Threshers. OF AJ Shaver has been transferred to the Clearwater Threshers from the FCL Phillies.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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