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7/5/24 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Scranton Wilkes-Barre 7 (4-6, 47-37) Lehigh Valley 5 (7-4, 41-43)

PNC Field, Moosic, PA


Summary :


Agustin Ramirez homered for SWB in the second inning.  Taylor Trammell hit a two run home run.


Weston Wilson walked in the third inning, went to second on a ground out and scored on a single by Darick Hall.  Ruben Cardenas homered to score Hall, his 20th dinger on the season.


Jorbit Vivas homered for SWB in the bottom of the third inning.


Buddy Kennedy doubled in the fifth inning and scored on a single by Nick Podkul.


A walk and double scored a 6th inning run for SWB.  A single, sacrifice bunt and single scored a run for them in the seventh inning.  A double and single scored an 8th inning run.


Ruben Cardenas walked in the ninth, Jim Haley singled, Cody Roberts singled to score a run.


At Bat : 5 R, 11 H, 8 BB, 8 K’s


Buddy Kennedy (single & double) and Scott Kingery (two singles) each had two hits. Ruben Cardenas homered.


On The Hill :  7 R, 11 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s


David Parkinson pitched five innings - 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 77 pitches - 42 strikes.  Andrew Bellatti pitched an inning - 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 9 strikes.  Jonah Dipoto pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 9 strikes.  Michael Rucker pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 10 strikes.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Buddy Kennedy saw his 14-game hitting streak to open his 'Pigs career come to a close on June 28. He still managed to reach base as he's been aboard for all 20 games he's played as a 'Pig. He added a marquee moment with a walk-off two-run homer in game one on July 3. Kennedy was originally drafted by Arizona out of Millville Senior HS, in Millville, NJ the same High School that Mike Trout attended. - Media Notes


Eastern League ( AA ) - Somerset (9-2, 41-39) Reading (3-8, 34-45) - two games

FirstEnergy Stadium, Reading, PA


Game One : Somerset 8 Reading 2


Summary :

Completion of suspended game from 7/4/24


Somerset scored five runs in the third inning - three of which were on a home run by Benjamin Cowles and one on a solo home run by Rafael Flores. The game went into rain delay in the top of the fourth inning. It was eventually suspended and picked up at this point today.


Caleb Ricketts walked in the fourth inning, advanced on a single by Carson Taylor and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ethan Wilson.


A double, ground out and wild pitch scored a run for Somerset in the sixth inning.


Otto Kemp hit an inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning!


Max Burt homered for Somerset in the ninth inning.  A double and single scored another run.


On The Hill : 8 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Robinson Pina - 3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 51 pitches - 33 strikes.  Matt Russell pitched two innings - 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 16 strikes.  Andrew Baker pitched two innings - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 15 strikes. Dominic Pipkin pitched an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 25 pitches - 12 strikes.  Tommy McCollum pitched an inning - 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 23 pitches - 15 strikes.


At Bat : 2 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s


Otto Kemp had two hits (single & HR).  Trevor Schwecke and Ethan Wilson doubled.


Game Two : Somerset 5 Reading 4 - seven innings


Summary :


Benjamin Cowles homered in the first inning for Somerset.


Carlos De La Cruz singled in the 4th inning and scored on a home run by Caleb Ricketts.


Cade Fergus walked in the 6th, stole second and went to third on a single by Caleb Ricketts.  Carson Taylor hit a sacrifice fly to score Fergus.


A single, walk and double loaded the bases for Somerset in the 7th, Elijah Dunham hit a grand slam home run.


Ethan Wilson singled in the bottom of the seventh, Trevor Schwecke walked and Baron Radcliff singled to load the bases. Robert Moore hit a sac fly to score a run.


On The Hill :  5 R, 9 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Cristian Hernandez opened and pitched two innings - 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 18 strikes.  Efrain Contreras pitched 3.2 innings - 0 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s - 53 pitches - 32 strikes.  Tristan Garnett pitched 2/3 of an inning - 4 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 15 strikes.  Daniel Harper pitched 2/3 of an inning - 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 10 pitches - 8 strikes.


At Bat : 4 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Caleb Ricketts singled and hit a two run home run, he had two RBIs.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Since June 4, the Fightin Phils have hit a ton of home runs, but have done a good job of limiting home runs from their oppoonents. Over their last 26 games, Reading has hit 36 home runs, which leads in the league in that span. Fightin Phils’ pitching has allowed just 21 home runs which ranks as the third-fewest allowed in the league over that stretch. - Media Notes


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Wilmington 9 (5-8, 36-43) Jersey Shore 3 (5-9, 43-37)

ShoreTown Ballpark, Lakewood, NJ


Summary :


Erick Brito reached on a fielding error in the first inning, Justin Crawford doubled. Hendry Mendez reached on a fielding error which scored Brito.  Leandro Pineda grounded out to score Crawford.


A walk and double scored a run for Wilmington in the second inning.


Zach Arnold singled in the third, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Emaarion Boyd and scored on a single by Luis Caicuto.


A single, walk and two doubles scored four runs for Wilmington in the 5th inning.  Two singles, two walks and a ground out scored two runs for them in the 7th inning.  Left fielder Hendry Mendez threw a runner out at the plate to end the seventh inning.


Three singles and a sacrifice fly scored two runs for Wilmington in the 8th inning.


On The Hill :  9 R, 12 H, 8 BB, 11 K’s


George Klassen pitched 4.1 innings - 4 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s - 91 pitches - 52 strikes.  Benyony Robles pitched 1.2 innings - 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 17 strikes.  Jaydenn Estanista pitched an inning - 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 31 pitches - 17 strikes.  Jack Dallas pitched two innings - 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 37 pitches - 25 strikes.


At Bat :  3 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


Justin Crawford had two hits (single & double).  Hendry Mendez doubled twice.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Hendry Mendez went 4-4 on Thursday, his first four-hit game of the year (and first since a rehab game on 6/27/23 with the AZL Brewers), while driving in four of the BlueClaws 15 runs. Coming into tonight’s game he is 8-14 with six RBIs this week with two multi-hit games (he had one between May 30th and July 2nd). The 20 year old came to the Phillies with Reading IF Robert Moore for Brewers IF Oliver Dunn in November. - Media Notes


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Dunedin 6 (7-6, 41-38) Clearwater 5 (5-9, 48-32)

TD Ballpark, Dunedin, FL


Summary :


Cristian Feliz hit a three run home run for Dunedin in the first inning.


Nikau Pouaka-Grego walked in the second inning, Diego Gonzalez singled.  A fielding error loaded the bases.  Yemal Flores singled to score two runs.


Nicolas Deschamps homered for Dunedin in the second inning.


A single, hit batter and single score a run for Dunedin in the third inning.


Raylin Heredia homered in the fourth inning.


A walk and two singles scored a Dunedin run in the 6th inning.


Devin Saltiban doubled in the 8th inning, advanced on a wild pitch to third.  Pierce Bennett walked.  Bryson Ware reached on a fielders choice as Saltiban scored.  Nikau Pouaka-Grego walked.  Diego Gonzalez grounded out which scored a run.


On The Hill : 6 R, 11 H, 7 BB, 7 K’s


Micah Ottenbreit pitched four innings - 5 R, 7 H, 2 HB, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 77 pitches - 46 strikes.  Jose Pena Jr pitched two innings - 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 18 strikes.  Drew Garrett pitched 1.2 innings - o R, 1 H, 4 BB, 1 K - 32 pitches - 14 strikes. Luis Avila struck out the only batter he faced and stranded two inherited runners - 5 pitches - 3 strikes.


At Bat : 5 R, 4 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s


Devin Saltiban doubled, Raylin Heredia homered. Nikau Pouaka-Grego walked three times.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


Last night Clearwater’s seven home runs was their most in a game this season. They also hit consecutive home runs in the same inning for the first time this year, 16 hits was Clearwater’s second-most in a game in 2024. - Media Notes


Florida Complex League - Yankees 4 (27-15) Phillies 2 (24-19)

Yankees Complex , Tampa , FL


Summary :

Completion of suspended game from 6/27/24


The Yankees scored three first inning runs on two walks and three doubles.  They added a run in the third on a single and double.

The game was suspended due to rain in the top of the fifth inning with the Yankees leading 4-0 and was resumed at this point today.


Juan Villavicencio singled in the sixth inning, he was thrown out at home plate attempting to score on a single by Eduardo Tait.  Rickardo Perez walked. Yemil Rosario singled to score Tait.


Manolfi Jimenez homered in the ninth inning.


On The Hill :  4 R, 10 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s


Danyony Pulido started on 6/27/24 and pitched four innings - 4 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s.  Christian McGowan pitched an inning - 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.  Kleyderve Andradepitched two innings, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.  Adilson Peralta pitched two innings - 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.


At Bat : 2 R, 12 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s


Starlyn Caba had four hits (singles).  Juan Villavicencio had two hits (singles) and a walk. Ezra Farmer had two hits (singles).

Manolfi Jimenez homered.  Gabriel Rincones Jr went 1 for 3 with a single in his first rehab appearance.


Dominican Summer League - Giants Orange 3 (11-12) Phillies Red 0 (6-17)

Phillies Complex


Summary :


The Giants scored in the second on a walk, two wild pitches and a sacrifice fly.  They scored a run in the third on a hit batter and two singles.   They scored a run in the ninth on a single, wild pitch and single.


On The Hill :  3 R, 9 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s


Alexander De Los Santos pitched three innings - 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s.   Zuher Yousufpitched four scoreless frames - 2 H, 3 K’s.

Naoel Mejia pitched two innings - 1 unearned R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 0 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 13 K’s


Dominican Summer League - Phillies White 5 (9-14) Colorado 4 (14-10) - ten innings

Rockies Complex


Summary :


Jose Familia homered to lead off the game, his first as a professional!  Two walks and a single by Josueth Quinonez scored a run.


A single and double scored a run for Colorado in the second inning.


Josueth Quinonez singled in the 4th and scored on a home run by Victor Cardoza.


A hit batter and two singles scored a run for Colorado in the fifth.  A walk, double and sacrifice fly scored a run for them in the seventh.


Jaedon Calderon was the placed runner in the 10th, he went to third on a fly out and scored on a grounder by Jose Marchan.


Although Colorado loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th they did not score.


On The Hill : 4 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Eduardo Robles pitched six innings -  2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s.  Joel Heredia pitched an inning - 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s.   Richard Reyes finished - three scoreless innings - 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s.


At Bat : 5 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s


Jose Familia (single & HR) and Josueth Quinonez (two singles) each had two hits.  Victor Cardoza homered.  Anderson Navas doubled.


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : RHP Yunior Marte (no number yet assigned) optioned to Lehigh Valley. Marte is scheduled to report to LHV on 7/8.  RHP Ricardo Pinto reinstated from the Development List.  RHP Tyler Phillips’ contract has been selected (to Philadelphia)


Clearwater : C Kehden Hettiger has been placed on the 7-Day Injured List (retroactive to 7/3).  OF TJayy Walton has been placed on the Temporarily Inactive List.


FCL : RHP Christian McGowan (Double-A Reading 7-day IL) beginning a minor league rehab assignment. He will wear #87.

OF Gabriel Rincones Jr. (Double-A Reading 60-day IL) beginning a minor league rehab assignment. He will wear #27.  RHP Cam Brown transferred from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL (retroactive to 7/4).


DSL : OF Jalvin Arias placed on the 7-day IL (retroactive to 7/3). C/1B Dervin Andrade has been released.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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