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7/5/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Scranton Wilkes Barre 14 (5-2,39-42) Lehigh Valley 0 (4-4, 40-41)

Moosic, PA - PNC Field



On the Hill :


Francisco Morales pitched a scoreless inning, outfielder Dustin Peterson threw the eighth inning.


At the Bat :


Kody Clemens doubled, the team had just three hits.



Did Ya Know?


“The IronPigs one-run win over the RailRiders broke a four-game losing streak for the 'Pigs in one-run games. They lost three one-run games against Rochester last week and are currently just 8-14 in one-run games.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Somerset 7 (5-3,47-29) Reading 3 (2-6, 30-46)

Bridgewater, NJ - TD Bank Ballpark



On the Hill :


Cristian Hernandez opened and went two and a third scoreless/hitless, two walks, four strikeouts. Dominic Pipkin made his Reading debut posting a scoreless inning, only one hit allowed. Carlos Francisco pitched two scoreless frames.


At the Bat :


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits, he doubled and homered (15th of the year).  Baron Radcliff had two knocks (single & double) and Ethan Wilson and Oliver Dunn each had two hits (singles).



Did Ya Know?


“Coming into tonight’s game over his last 10 games (dating back to June 17), Nick Podkul was hitting .355 with five home runs and 12 RBI. That included two home runs last week against Richmond, one that gave the R-Phils a lead late, and another to tie a game late.” -  from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hudson Valley 9 (5-6,44-33) Jersey Shore 2 (5-6, 40-36)


Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark



On the Hill :


Mitch Neunborn opened and went two and two thirds, one run, three hits, no walks and two strikeouts. Four relievers followed, Cam Wynne threw a scoreless inning.


At the Bat :


Marcus Lee Sang had two hits, Leandro Pineda doubled.



Florida State League ( Low A )  Palm Beach 6 (3-8,40-36) Clearwater 5  (7-4,51-25) - 12 innings - Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark




On the Hill :


Eiberson Castellano opened and went two innings, two runs on two hits and three walks.  Seth Nightingale pitched three scoreless innings, one hit, two walks, three strikeouts. Braeden Fausnaught went two innings, two runs, five hits.  Josh Bortka threw two hitless innings striking out six batters, no hits and only a hit batter 👀. Wen Hui Pan pitched all three of the extra innings, seven strikeouts - two runs, one earned, two hits, one walk.


At the Bat :


Justin Crawford had three hits including his first professional home run, he drove in two, scored a run and posted his 35th stolen base of the season.  Troy Schreffler had two hits.



Did Ya Know?


Ricardo Rosario extended his hit streak to six games.  He has homered at least once in each of the last three series, Rosario tied his career-high on Tuesday with three hits. Emaarion Boyd drove in multiple runs Tuesday for the third time this season.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers


Florida Complex League - Camp Day


Dominican Summer League - Camp Day


System Transactions :


Reading : Transferred McKinley Moore from triple-A Lehigh Valley (he was returned from his minor league rehab assignment with Clearwater and reinstated from Lehigh Valley’s 7-day IL prior to the transfer).   Placed Adam Leverett on the Development List.


Clearwater : Transferred RHP Josh Bortka from the FCL Phillies to the Clearwater Threshers.  Placed LHP Gabriel Cotto on the Development List.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Justin Crawford - photo by Casey Burns


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