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6/7/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Buffalo 5 (31-30) Lehigh Valley 2 (26-33)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


A single, stolen base and single scored a run for Buffalo in the second inning.


Nick Podkul homered in the third inning.


Riley Tirotta hit a two run home run in the 6th inning for Buffalo.


Orelvis Martinez and Riley Tirotta vhomered for Buffalo in the 9th inning.


Cody Roberts singled in the 9th, went to second on defensive indifference and scored on a fielding error.


At Bat : 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s


Simon Muzziotti doubled and Nick Podkul homered.


On The Hill :  5 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s


David Parkinson pitched six innings - 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 86 pitches - 61 strikes.  Blaine Knight pitched 3 innings - 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 53 pitches - 32 strikes.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Jordan Luplow slugged two homers in the win Thursday night. It's his first multi-homer game of the season and gave him double- digits on the season. Over his past 12 games, Luplow has three doubles and four homers, slashing .267/.389/.600. Luplow spent the bulk of his minor league time last year with Buffalo, appearing in 48 games.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 6 (23-31) Harrisburg 3 (31-23)

Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Two doubles and a fielding error scored two runs for Harrisburg in the second inning.


Arturo DeFreitas reached on an error in the third inning.  Carlos De La Cruz walked.  Kendall Simmons singled to score a run.


Marcus Lee Sang singled in the 5th inning and scored on a home run by Carlos De La Cruz.


A walk, stolen base and single scored a run for Harrisburg in the 6th inning.


Marcus Lee Sang and Carlos De La Cruz walked in the seventh inning.  Carson Taylor singled to score a run.  Ethan Wilson singled to score another.


Robert Moore doubled in the 8th, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Casey Martin. V


On The Hill :  3 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Matt Osterberg pitched 5.2 innings - 3 R - 2 earned, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 77 pitches - 52 strikes.  Carlos Francisco went 1.1 perfect innings - 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes.  Cristian Hernandez pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - v16 pitches - 11 strikes.  Tommy McCollum pitched a perfect ninth inning - 1 K - 15 pitches - 7 strikes.


At Bat : 6 R, 10 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s


Marcus Lee Sang (single & double) , Carlos De La Cruz (single & HR, two walks), Carson Taylor (two singles) and Robert Moore (two doubles) each had two hits.   


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Thursday night marked a season-low two-hits allowed for Reading’s pitching staff.  It was the first combined two-hitter thrown by Reading pitching since Aug. 27, 2023, at Harrisburg. The game flew by as well, played in just 2:11, which marked the shortest nine-inning home game this season. The Fightin Phils collected six-extra base hits, which ties a season high.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Jersey Shore 9 (30-25) Greensboro 4 (31-23)

Greensboro, NC  - First National Bank Field


Summary :


Justin Crawford doubled in the first inning, went to third on a fly out and scored on a ground out.


Charles McAdoo homered for Greensboro in the bottom of the first inning.


Leandro Pineda homered the third inning.


In the top of the 4th Emaarion Boyd walked, stole second, went to third on a fly out and scored on a groundout and scored out.


Greensboro scored three runs in the bottom of the 4th on a home run by Maikol Escotto.


Justin Crawford singled, Otto Kemp was hit by a pitch in the 5th inning, Hendry Mendez walked, Erick Brito singled to score Crawford. Emaarion Boyd singled to score Kemp.  William Bergolla singled to score two runs.


Otto Kemp singled in the 6th, went to second on a balk, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout.


Erick Brito and Emaarion Boyd singled in the 7th, Brito later scored on a ground out.


On The Hill :  4 R, 7 H, 3 BB, 14 K’s


Samuel Aldegheri pitched 5 innings - 4 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 10 K’s - 95 pitches - 59 strikes.  Jack Dallas went two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes, Mason Ronan went an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 13 strikes.  Gunner Mayer finished - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 14 pitches - 11 strikes.


At Bat : 9 R, 11 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Emaarion Boyd was 3 for 3 with 2 walks, a run scored and RBI. Justin Crawford, Erick Brito and William Bergolla each had two hits.  Justin Crawford doubled and Leandro Pineda homered.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Leandro Pineda had two hits on Tuesday and Thursday after going 4-5 with four RBIs in the. Saturday win and is now 24-70 in his last 18 games to get back to .311 on the season.  He leads the team with five home runs on the year after hitting nine last year and also leads the team with 33 RBIs.  Pineda had a 13-game hitting streak through May 12th, the longest by a BlueClaw this season.  Last season, Pineda hit .243 (.298 in the second half with an .852 OPS and .193 in the first half with a .607 OPS).


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater 7 (36-19) Bradenton 2 (23-32)

Bradenton, FL - LECOM Park


Summary :


Avery Owusu-Asiedu walked in the third inning, Diego Gonzalez reached on an error and Bryson Ware was hit by a pitch.  Devin Saltiban hit a sacrifice fly to score a run.


Keaton Anthony homered in the fourth inning.


Keiner Delgado hit a two run home run for Bradenton in the fourth inning.


Diego Gonzalez and Bryson Ware singled in the fifth inning, Pierce Bennett walked.  Luis Caicuto singled to score a run.

Keaton Anthony hit a sacrifice fly to score another.


Pierce Bennett reached on a fielders choice in the 7th inning, Luis Caicuto walked. Keaton Anthony singled to score Bennett.


Raylin Heredia doubled in the 8th inning, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error.   Avery Owusu-Asiedu, Diego Gonzalez and Bryson Ware walked, a run scored on a groundout.


Two walks, a hit batter and wild pitch scored a run for Bradenton in the 8th inning.


On The Hill :  2 R, 3 H,  11 BB, 12 K’s


George Klassen pitched four innings - 2 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s - 65 pitches - 40 strikes.  Michael Rucker pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H,  0 BB, 2 K’s - 11 pitches - 10 strikes.   Jose Peña Jr pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 43 pitches - 25 strikes.  Jonathan Petit went 2/3 of an inning - 1 R, 0 H, 1 HB,  3 BB, 1 K - 30 pitches - 15 strikes.  Ethan Chenault finished - 1.1 innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 9 strikes.


At Bat : 7 R, 8 H, 7 BB, 7 K’s


Keaton Anthony had two hits (single & HR) and three RBIs.   Raylin Heredia doubled.  Devin Saltiban had two RBIs, Avery Owusu-Asiedu walked twice.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


The Threshers ran away with the West Division First Half Championship last season but venture down the home stretch of the first half in 2024 tied for first in the FSL West with the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The Tampa Tarpons and Bradenton Marauders have been eliminated from contention for the first half West Division Title.


Florida Complex League - FCL Phillies 5 (14-11) FCL Blue Jays 2 (6-19) - seven innings

Clearwater, FL - Carpenter Complex - Roberts Field


Summary :


Nolan Beltran hit a two run home run in the third inning.


Two doubles scored a run for the Blue Jays in the 4th inning.


Juan Villavicencio and Rickardo Perez singled in the 5th, Manolfi Jimenez hit a sacrifice fly to score Villavicencio.

Nolan Beltran hit his second home run of the game scoring Perez in front of him.


On The Hill : 2 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s


Ezequiel Segura pitched 5.1 innings - 2 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s.  Juan Amarante pitched 1.2 innings - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 5 R,  6 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s


Nolan Beltran hit two home runs and drove in four runs.  Rickardo Perez had two hits (singles) and Starlyn Caba doubled.


Dominican Summer League - Phillies Red (1-1) Cardinals (2-0). - ppd - rain

Cardinals Complex


Dominican Summer League - Phillies White (1-1) Arizona Black (0-2) - ppd - rain

Phillies Complex


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : INF Buddy Kennedy has been acquired from the Detroit Tigers for Cash Considerations and optioned to Lehigh Valley (from Philadelphia). Kennedy will report to LHV on Tuesday (6/11)


Clearwater : RHP Michael Rucker begins a Major League Rehab Assignment with the Clearwater Threshers.


DSL : RHP Rene Yrish added to DSL Phillies Red.  LHP Eduardo Fernandez has been transferred to DSL Phillies White (from DSL Phillies Red).


Other Notes :


Live BP sessions were thrown today by Wen Hui Pan, Jake Eddington, Luis Ortiz and Jordan Fowler. 


Written by the Joke


Wen Hui Pan live BP today


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