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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

7/31/21 : Minor League Roundup

Triple-A East League—Lehigh Valley IronPigs (34-41) at Rochester Red Wings (Nationals, 30-43 ); Frontier Field

Third baseman Daniel Brito collapsed on the field in the bottom of the first inning in game one of a planned double header, the Red Wings manager who was coaching third base sprinted towards him to hold him up as he staggered. Iron Pigs manager Gary Jones, shortstop Nick Maton and coach Pat Borders helped lay Daniel down on the ground as his legs quivered. As medical professionals arrived on the field an ambulance was called for and arrived shortly thereafter.

He was placed on a stretcher and into the ambulance. The Red Wings announcer said he seemed to be awake and interactive as he went into the ambulance. Daniel singled in the top of the first inning and had run the bases.

The game was postponed.

Daniel is in our thoughts … word later came that he was in surgery.

Double-A Northeast League – Somerset Patriots (Yankees, 47-29) at Reading Fightin Phils (30-47 ); FirstEnergy Stadium

Summary : Patriots 8 Fightin Phils 2

Madison Stokes tripled in the second inning and scored on a single by Josh Stephen.

Somerset scored three in the third on home runs by Aaron Palensky and Oswald Peraza. They scored two more in the fourth on a home run by Max Burt.

Reading loaded the bases with no outs in the 6th inning but could only score one run.

Somerset scored a run in the top of the seventh inning. Reading loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning but could not score.

Somerset scored two more in the ninth inning.

On The Hill :

RH Noah Skirrow - 4 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 60 pitches - 40 strikes

LH Kyle Dohy - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 2 IP, 2 unearned R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 38 pitches - 24 strikes

At Bat : 8 hits, 5 walks, 10 K’s

Madison Stokes had two hits including a triple. Brock Stassi had two hits.

Notes :

Before the game OF Jhailyn Ortiz was promoted from Jersey Shore. OF Logan Landon was released.

High-A East League – Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets, 30-45 ) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (35-42 ); FirstEnergy Park

Summary : Blue Claws 4 Cyclones 3

Logan O’Hoppe hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

Corbin Williams beat out an infield single in the fifth inning, he went to second base on a balk and scored on a single by Nate Fassnacht. Fassnacht went to third base on a single by McCarthy Tatum and scored on a single by Vito Friscia. DJ Stewart walked to load the bases, Jonathan Guzman hit a sac fly to score Tatum.

Francisco Alvarez homered to lead off the 7th inning for Brooklyn. Alvarez hit a two run HR in the 8th inning.

On The Hill :

RH Victor Vargas - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s - 84 pitches - 47 strikes - outstanding in his Blue Claws debut

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Aidan Anderson - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Manuel Silva - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 12 pitches - 8 strikes

At Bat : 7 hits, 4 walks, 9 K’s

McCarthy Tatum had two hits. Logan O’Hoppe homered.

Notes :

Before the game RHP Victor Vargas was promoted from Jersey Shore. C Herbert Iser was transferred to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs roster. RHP Jonas De La Cruz was promoted to the roster from the FCL Phillies.

Low A Southeast League – Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Twins, 40-35 ) at Clearwater Threshers (37-37); BayCare Ballpark - PPD - Covid

Florida Complex League : - Scheduled Off Day

Domincan Summer League :

Phillies Red 2 ( 6-7 ) Phillies White 0 ( 8-5 )- seven innings

Three Phillies Red pitchers combined on the shutout - LH Joel Valdez - 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s, LH Sergio Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 H, BB, 1 K and RH Danyony Pulido ( 2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s ). SS Fernando Hernandez & CF Jhorjan Guevara each had two hits. Guevara doubled.

RHP Jayden Estanista threw four scoreless innings ( 1 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s ) for Phillies White.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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