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6/9/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Buffalo 6 (32-31) Lehigh Valley 4 (27-34)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

A single, walk and two doubles scored three runs for Buffalo in the second inning. Two singles and two errors scored two runs for Buffalo in the 6th inning.   Two walks and a double scored a run for them in the eighth.

Simon Muzziotti homered in the 8th inning.  Trevor Schwecke and Ruben Cardenas walked, Esteban Quiroz hit a three run home run.

At Bat : 4 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s

Scott Kingery doubled.  Simon Muzziotti and Esteban Quiroz homered.

On The Hill : 6 R, 10 H, 8 BB, 8 K’s

Mick Abel pitched four innings - 3 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 65 pitches - 34 strikes.  Tyler Gilbert went 2 innings - 2 unearned runs - 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 41 pitches - 26 strikes.  Yunior Marte went 1.1 innings - 1 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 39 pitches - 19 strikes.  Andrew Bellatti pitched 2/3 of an inning - 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 11 pitches - 6 strikes.  Max Lazar pitched a scoreless inning - 1 H, 1 BB - 14 pitches - 8 strikes.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Taylor Lehman has evolved into a late-inning weapon for the 'Pigs and has struck out five of the past seven batters he's faced. Since allowing three runs in his third outing of the season, Lehman has pitched to a 1.65 ERA in his next 16.1 innings, striking out 17 with an opponent's batting average of .132. - Media Notes

Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 4 (25-32) Harrisburg 0 (32-25)

Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium

Summary :

Kendall Simmons hit a freaking seed over the left field wall for a home run in the second inning.

Carson Taylor hammered a home run to right field in the 4th inning.

Bryce Ball doubled in the 7th inning, Casey Martin was hit by a pitch.  Cade Fergus hit a fly ball on which both advanced.  Marcus Lee Sang singled to score two runs.

On The Hill : 0 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s

Noah Skirrow pitched five scoreless innings - 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 67 pitches - 46 strikes.  Tristan Garnett pitched a scoreless frame - 1 H, 1 K - 10 pitches - 10 strikes.  Tommy McCollum pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 9 pitches - 7 strikes.  Carlos Francisco pitched an inning - 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes.  Tyler McKay pitched an inning to close it - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 20 pitches - 13 strikes.

At Bat : 4 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s

Carson Taylor had two hits (single & HR), Cade Fergus also had two hits, one on a bunt  (singles).  Kendall Simmons hit a home run.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Robinson Pina was nearly unhittable in his game-one complete-game shutout on Saturday night. Pina pitched seven innings, allowed two hits, no runs, zero walks and struck out six Senators hitters. Pina’s complete game was the first seven-inning complete game by a Fightin Phils’ pitcher since Ranger Suarez did it on June 19, 2018, at Portland. It was the first complete game of any sorts for Reading since Tyler Viza on September 1, 2018, at Trenton. It was also the first seven-inning shutout tossed by a Reading pitcher since Pete Zamora’s perfect game on June 7, 2000, which was the only perfect game in Reading history. Pina’s seven-inning shutout came 24 years and one-day later. Additionally, Pina threw the first two-hitter by a Reading pitcher since JC Ramirez did it on July 7, 2011, at Bowie. Pina’s seven innings pitched is the most in a game by a Fightin Phils’ pitcher since Matt Osterberg went seven frames at Binhamton on September 14, 2022. It was also the second-shutout of the season thrown by the Fightin Phils, and first since April 25, against Somerset.

South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Jersey Shore 18 (32-25) Greensboro 5 (31-25)

Greensboro, NC  - First National Bank Field

Summary :

Otto Kemp was hit by a pitch in the first inning, Leandro Pineda and Hendry Mendez singled.  Andrick Nava reached on an error by the first baseman, Kemp scored.  Emaarion Boyd hit a grand slam home run!  William Bergolla singled and scored on a home run by Jordan Dissin.

Greensboro scored twice in the first inning on a home run by Joshua Polacios.

Jordan Dissin and Justin Crawford singled in the third inning, Dissin scored on a ground out by Leandro Pineda.

Emaarion Boyd reached on an error in the 4th inning, went to third on a single by William Bergolla.  Boyd scored on a single by Erick Brito.

Justin Crawford and Otto Kemp singled in the 4th inning, Leandro Pineda reached on a fielder’s choice, Crawford scored on a throwing error.  Kemp scored on a ground out. Pineda also scored on a ground out.

Greensboro scored three runs in the 5th inning on two walks, a single, sacrifice fly and double.

Erick Brito doubled and Jordan Dissin doubled in the 6th inning, Justin Crawford hit a three run home run.

Otto Kemp singled in the 8th inning and scored on a home run by Leandro Pineda.

Greensboro used a position pitcher to toss the ninth inning - Andrick Nava homered.

With today’s win the BlueClaws move into 1st place in the North Division with nine games to play in the first half.

On The Hill : 5 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s

Braeden Fausnaught went five innings - 5 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 90 pitches - 62 strikes.  Andrew Baker pitched a perfect inning - 1 K - 11 pitches - 6 strikes.  Danny Wilkinson pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 29 pitches - 17 strikes. Mason Ronan finished with a perfect inning - 6 pitches - 6 strikes.

Defensive Gem :

Center fielder Emaarion Boyd made a diving catch in the fifth inning.

At Bat : 18 R, 23 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s

William Bergolla (four singles & double) had five hits. Justin Crawford (two singles, double and three run home run) had four hits. Emaarion Boyd (single, double & grand slam home run) and Jordan Dissin (two singles & two run home run) each had three hits.  Erick Brito (single & double) and Otto Kemp (two singles) each had two hits.  Leandro Pineda (single & two run home run) also had two hits and extended his hitting streak to 14 games.  Andrick Nava homered.  Every batter in the lineup had at least one hit.

Observations :

The Greensboro field plays like a bandbox 😳.  It’s 315 down the lines and 322 to the power alleys.  Greensboro leads the SAL in home runs by 20 over second place Asheville who also plays in a small yard.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Justin Crawford entered today with three straight two-hit games (over which he is 6-14), his 16th 17th and 18th multi-hit games of the season to lead the BlueClaws. He was a double shy of the first cycle in BlueClaws history on May 30th but went 3-5 with a grand slam. He enters today at .281 on the seson and leads the BlueClaws with 19 stolen bases (he has 76 in his career). He had a four-hit game on May 7th (the second by a BlueClaw this year following William Bergolla on April 6th). He was the 17th overall pick in the 2022 draft from Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas and is the 15th former first-round pick to play for the BlueClaws. - Media Notes

Florida State League ( Low A )  - Bradenton 10 (25-32) Clearwater 2 (36-21)

Bradenton, FL - LECOM Park

Summary :

Bradenton scored six runs in the first inning on four hits and two walks including a two run home run by Javier Rivas.  They scored four more in the second inning including three on a home run by Axiel Plaz.

Keaton Anthony singled in the third inning and scored on a triple by Pierce Bennett. Bennett scored on a ground out.

On The Hill : 10 R, 10 H, 6 BB, 10 K’s

Brandon Beckel went 1.1 innings - 9 R - 6 earned, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 52 pitches - 37 strikes.  Jaydenn Estanista went  2.2 innings - 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 57 pitches - 42 strikes.  Jonh Henriquez pitched two scoreless innings - 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 17 strikes.  Chase Hopewell pitched two innings - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 40 pitches - 25 strikes.

At Bat : 2 R, 6 H, 4 BB, 16 K’s

Keaton Anthony had two hits (singles), Aidan Miller doubled and Pierce Bennett tripled.

Did Ya Know 🧐 :

Last night Mavis Graves tied a career-high with ten strikeouts. He became the first Threshers starter to strike out ten in a game this season.  Kehden Hettiger extended his on-base streak to 14 consecutive games. - Media Notes

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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