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7/27/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 2 (14-8, 50-45) Syracuse 2 (7-15, 40-56) - suspended - rain

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Drew Ellis doubled in the second inning and scored on a single by Esteban Quiroz.


Simon Muzziotti tripled in the third inning and scored on a sac fly by Weston Wilson.


Luke Voit homered for Syracuse in the fourth inning. A walk and two singles scored another run.


The game went into rain delay in the top of the 5th inning at around 8:30 PM.  It was suspended at 9:20 PM and will be completed tomorrow with the score knotted at 2-2


Did Ya Know?


Aramis Garcia has gotten back to full strength following a finger injury and has been on a tear. Garcia popped the first IronPigs grand slam of the season on Wednesday night, driving in five runs in a four hit performance.  It was Garcia's first four hit game since Augsut 17, 2019 with Sacramento where he actually had four hits back-to- back nights. Garcia is 10-for-17 in his last five games with two homers and nine driven in.”-  from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) - Binghamton 6 (9-14, 44-48) Reading 3 (11-12, 39-52)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium


Summary :


Binghamton scored a first inning run in two walks and a single.


Hayden Senger hit a home run for Binghamton in the second inning.


Cam Cannon and Baron Radcliff singled in the bottom of the second, a ground out scored Cannon.


Cam Cannon homered in the fourth inning.


Binghamton scored two runs in the 5th inning on a walk and two singles.


Madison Stokes walked in the 5th inning, went to third on a single by Carlos De La Cruz and scored on a sac fly by Matt Kroon.


A double, two singles and sac fly scored two runs for Binghamton in the ninth.


On the Hill :


Mick Abel went four and two third innings, four runs, five hits, four walks, eight strikeouts. Max Kuhns went an inning and a third, no runs, one hit, three strikeouts. Tommy McCollum pitched a perfect inning in his Reading debut, one strikeout.  Matt Seelinger pitched a scoreless 8th inning, two hits, two strikeouts.  Keylan Killgore went an inning, two runs, three hits.


At the Bat :


Oliver Dunn had two hits and a walk. Carlos De La Cruz had two hits, Cam Cannon singled and homered and scored twice.



Did Ya Know?


“Yesterday, Carlos De La Cruz became the first player in the Eastern League to record 100 hits in 2023. He now has 105 after four hits last night, two tonight and sits at first in the league in hits.” -  from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 4 (12-15, 47-45) Aberdeen 3 (17-9, 49-41) - ten innings

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Gabriel Rincones Jr and Nick Ward singled in the second inning, Jared Carr singled to score Rincones Jr.


Aberdeen scored a run in the third inning on three singles and a sac fly.


Gabriel Rincones Jr doubled in the fourth inning and scored on a single by Nick Ward.


Aberdeen scored twice in the 6th inning on a hit batter, walk and two strikeouts.


Nick Ward singled in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored on a double by Anthony Quirion.


The game went into extra innings tied at three each.


Erick Brito was the placed runner in the bottom of the 10th, he scored on a walk-off double by Hao Yu Lee!


On the Hill :


Mitch Neunborn went three innings, one run, three hits, no walks, two strikeouts.  Cam Wynne pitched two scoreless innings, two hits, one walk, one strikeout.  Jason Ruffcorn went one frame, two runs on two hits and a walk.  Carlos Betancourt pitched two perfect innings, two strikeouts.  Wesley Moore struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning.  Konnor Ash stranded the placed runner in the tenth, no runs, no hits, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Nick Ward had three hits, an RBI and scored a run. Hao Yu Lee also had three hits (two singles and a double) Jared Carr and Gabriel Rincones Jr had two hits each.  Rincones Jr and Anthony Quirion doubled.  Carr tripled.



Did Ya Know?


Hao-Yu Lee had three hits in the double-header on Wednesday and is 18-51 since July 9th, a stretch that included a nine-game hitting streak which was snapped on July 22nd.  He had four hits on July 21st, his second four-hit game of the year.  He hit his fourth home run of the season on July 20th at Winston-Salem.” -  from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 7 (19-9, 63-30) Jupiter 0 (14-14, 49-45)

Jupiter, FL - The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches


Summary :


Cade Fergus walked, Emaarion Boyd singled and Justin Crawford walked to load the bases in the 5th inning.  Bryan Rincon

singled to score two runs.  Otto Kemp hit a three run home run.


Emaarion Boyd singled in the seventh inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Felix Reyes.


Cole Moore and Ryan Leitch singled in the 8th inning, Moore scored on a single by Ricardo Rosario.


On the Hill :


Jonathan Petit pitched four innings, no runs, four hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Eiberson Castellano pitched two innings, no runs, three hits, no walks, three strikeouts.  Josh Bortka pitched an inning, no runs or hits, two walks.  Wen Hui Pan finished the shutout with two innings, no hits, one walk, three strikeouts, he struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning.


At the Bat :


Emaarion Boyd had two hits, stole two bases (has 46 for the season) and scored twice.  Bryan Rincon had two hits and two RBIs. Otto Kemp hit a three run home run.



Did Ya Know?


“Notes about last night’s game -  Sam Aldegheri set a career-high with six innings pitched.  It marks the fourth time a Threshers pitched has thrown six innings this season. Otto Kemp became the fourth Thresher to reach 40 RBIs with his game-tying two-run homer in the seventh. Cole Moore extended his on-base streak to 11-straight games. Danny Wilkinson has not allowed a run in 12.1 innings over his last six outings dating back to July third. Cade Fergus became the first Thresher and the tenth player in the Florida State League this season to reach 10 home runs. He tied with Otto Kemp for fourth on the team with 40 RBIs.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers



Florida Complex League


Phillies 8 (19-16) Tigers 7 (20-15)

@ Clearwater, FL


Summary :


Pro debut day for eight newly signed players (Aidan Miller, Trent Farquhar, Keaton Anthony, Bryson Ware, Avery Owusu-Asiedu, Zach Arnold, Jared Thomas and A.J. Shaver).


The Tigers scored a run in the first inning on two singles and a sac fly.


Aidan Miller doubled in the bottom of the first inning on the second pitch he saw, his first hit as a pro. We captured it on video and posted earlier. (note - we were there for Alec Bohm’s first pro hit - a triple on Ashburn Field, Bryson Stott’s - a home run on Roberts Field, Justin Crawford’s - a bunt single on Roberts and now Miller’s - a double on Roberts Field - a first round draft pick  cycle 😃 - we posted videos of each shortly after they occurred - a good omen for all we think 😎).   Miller scored on a double by Caleb Ricketts.


The Tigers plated four in the third inning on a grand slam by Ricardo Hurtado.


Trent Farquhar was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third, advanced to second and third on wild pitches and scored on an Aidan Miller ground out.


The Tigers added a run in the fourth on a single and three walks.


In the bottom of the fourth Dakota Kotowski annihilated a baseball, he hit it not only over the left field fence but beyond the small creek that runs alongside the Ream Wilson Trail beyond the fences - an absolute 💣.  Bryson Ware walked, Avery Owusu-Asiedu produced his first pro hit as he doubled the opposite way down the right field line.  Zach Arnold loaded bases as he was hit by a pitch.  A.J. Shaver’s first pro knock became a grand slam home run - he scored four with a line drive tater over the left field fence!


In the fifth inning Avery Owusu-Asiedu scored Dakota Kotowski who had walked with another double to right field, his second of the game.


Josue Briceno homered for the Tigers in the ninth inning.


On the Hill :


Four pitchers were used.  Mavis Graves went three innings, five runs on five hits, three walks, six strikeouts.  Nicoly Pina went two innings, one run, two hits, four walks - from my perspective looked like he had more velo today, still has to harness the zone but just felt like the fastball popped more.  Eric Garcia pitched two scoreless frames, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts,  Saul Teran pitched two innings to close it out, one run, one hit, no walks, two strikeouts.   


At the Bat :


Aidan Miller went 3 for 4 with a single and two doubles, he scored a run and posted an RBI.  Avery Owusu-Asiedu hit two doubles, scored a run and had an RBI.  Caleb Ricketts doubled and Dakota Kotowski hit his 12th home run of the season.  A.J. Shaver hit a grand slam.


Defensive Gems :


Shortstop Aidan Miller and second baseman Trent Farquhar turned two double plays, Miller showed off a strong arm on the first - a 4-6-3 turn, on the second the role was reversed - a 6-4-3 turn with Farquhar making the pivot.



Dominican Summer League :


Giants Orange 2 (20-17)  Phillies Red 0 (20-17)

@ Phillies Training Complex


Summary :


Two pitchers for the Giants combined to throw a seven inning no hitter 😞.   The Giants scored the only two runs of the game in the fourth inning on a single and two doubles.


On the Hill :


Luis Gonzalez went five innings, two runs, four hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Pedro Peralta pitched two perfect innings, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


The club was no hit, only one batter reached base - Andres Hernandez walked.



Phillies White 9 (28-8) Cardinals 1 (11-27)

@ Cardinals  Training Complex


Summary :


The Phillies scored twice in the fifth inning, Jorge Julio doubled, three walks forced him across the plate.  A wild pitch scored the second run.


The Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the 5th on a hit batter, single and ground out.


Luis Pelegrín singled in the sixth, Kilwer Colmenares walked and Andres Taberas singled to load the bases. A wild pitch scored a run.  Yemil Rosario singled to score another.


The Phillies loaded the bases in the seventh on a walk and two singles (Luis Pelegrín & Yoangel Ramos).  A walk scored a run, a ground out scored another and a wild pitch scored a third.


Guillermo Rosario hit a two run single in the 8th inning.


The game was called due to lightning.


On the Hill :


Danyony Pulido went five innings, one run, two hits, one walk and ten strike outs.   John Sosa pitched two scoreless frames, one hit, two walks and six strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Yemil Rosario  posted three hits.  Jorge Julio, Yoangel Ramos and Luis Pelegrín each had two hits.  Julio and Angel Mata doubled, Mata also walked twice.



System Transactions :


FCL Phillies : Added C Caleb Ricketts (High-A Jersey Shore 7-day IL) beginning a minor league rehab assignment.

Activated C Jared Thomas,  INF Keaton Anthony, INF Zach Arnold, INF Trent Farquhar, INF Aidan Miller, INF Bryson Ware, OF Avery Owusu-Asiedu, OF AJ Shaver.Placed RHP Rainy Mota on the Full-Season IL.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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