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8/11/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 8 (23-13, 59-50) Rochester 2 (18-19, 52-58)

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field


Summary :


In the fourth inning Drew Ellis singled, Simon Muzziotti and Jim Haley walked. Esteban Quiroz singled to score two runs. Scott Kingery walked, Cal Stevenson hit a grand slam!


A double and single scored a run for Rochester in the 6th inning.


Scott Kingery singled in the 9th inning and scored on a double by Max McDowell.  Kody Clemens doubled to score McDowell.


Rochester scored a run in the bottom of the ninth.


On the Hill :


Nick Nelson went six and two third innings, one run, five hits, one walk, three strikeouts.  Luis Ortiz retired all four batters he faced in one and one third innings of work.  Tyler McKay pitched an inning, one run, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Kody Clemens had two hits (double & triple).  Cal Stevenson hit a grand slam, Max McDowell doubled.



Did Ya Know?


“With a three-homer game on Thursday night, Kody Clemens became the second IronPig in franchise history to smack three n a game (Dylan Cozens, 5/2/18 vs SYR). The three taters totaled 1,225 feet. He later added a double, giving him 14 total bases in the game, a franchise record. His four runs scored also tied the franchise record. For Clemens, he now has 10 homers in his past 17 games, across just 74 plate appearences (one homer every 7.4 PA). Coming into this run, Clemens hadn't even homered once for the IronPigs this season.  The other big performance on Thursday night was from Darick Hall, who went 5-for-6 with a homer and five RBI. The five hit game tied the franchise record for hits in a game, as he became the seventh IronPig to do so and first since Cornelius Randolph on 5/19/21 vs Syracuse. Since breaking a 14-game homerless drought, Hall is 11-for-24 with five homers and 12 RBI in just five games played.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 6 (17-19, 45-59) New Hampshire 1 (12-21, 47-54)

Manchester, NH - Delta Dental Stadium


Summary :


Madison Stokes walked to lead off the game, Carlos De La Cruz singled. Oliver Dunn singled to score Stokes.  Cam Cannon hit a sac fly to score De La Cruz.  Robbie Glendinning and Ethan Wilson singled to score Dunn.


Cody Roberts doubled in the second inning, he scored on a home run by Carlos De La Cruz.


Alan Rodon homered for New Hampshire in the ninth.


On the Hill :


David Parkinson was excellent, six innings, no runs, four hits, one walk, seven strikeouts.  Andrew Baker struck out the side in a scoreless inning. Orion Kerkering pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts.  Max Kuhns finished it, one inning, one run, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits (single & HR, three RBIs) as did Cody Roberts (single & double).  Cam Cannon doubled.



Did Ya Know?


Nick Ward’s second start with Reading came with multiple career highs. Ward’s three runs matched a career high, two homers set a career high, along with his three extra-base hits. His five RBI was a career best as well. He is the sixth R-Phil to have five RBI in a game this season and the eighth to hit two homers in a contest (fifth over the last month). His leadoff home run was the third time Reading has done that in 2023.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hudson Valley 8 (20-20, 58-48)  Jersey Shore 6 (22-18, 57-48 ) - 12 innings

Wappingers Falls, NY - Heritage Financial Park


Summary :


Hudson Valley scored four runs in the first inning on a double, walk, single, double and single.


Two walks and three singles scored two Hudson Valley runs in the second inning.


Erick Brito doubled in the third inning and scored on a single by Cade Fergus. Fergus stole second and scored when Otto Kemp reached on a throwing error.


The BlueClaws scored four runs in the 6th inning, Gabriel Rincones Jr walked, Otto Kemp singled, Anthony Quirion walked.  Andrick Nava singled to score a run, Leandro Pineda and Rixon Wingrove each walked to score two more. Jared Carr grounded out to plate another.


The game went into extra innings tied at six apiece.


Placed runner Anthony Quirion advanced to third base on a ground out by Andrick Nava in the 10th inning, he scored on a sac fly to center by Leandro Pineda on which Hudson Valley’s center fielder made a diving catch.


Hudson Valley scored their placed runner in the bottom of the tenth on a single (runner advanced to third) and a balk.


Hudson Valley scored the game winner in the bottom of the 12th on a walk-off home run by Alexander Vargas.


On the Hill :


Sam Aldegheri went one and two thirds, six runs, seven hits, three walks, one strikeout.   Cam Wynne stranded three inherited runners and went three and a third innings, no runs, no hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Malik Binns pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, no walks, two strikeouts.  Andrew Walling pitched two innings, no runs, one hit, no walks, six strikeoutsWesley Moore pitched two innings, one unearned run, one hit, two walks (one intentional) and five strikeouts - his change up is really, really good - comes in mid to high seventies and had Hudson Valley hitters flailing - excellent pitch.  Matt Russell went one plus a batter innings, two runs - one  unearned, two hits, one walk.


At the Bat :


Otto Kemp had two hits, Erick Brito doubled.  The team had six hits.



Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater (27-14, 71-34) Tampa (19-21, 50-56) - Scheduled Off Day

Tampa, FL - George M Steinbrenner Field


Florida Complex League


Phillies 9 (25-22) Tigers 6 (25-21)

@ Lakeland, FL


Summary :


The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning on two walks and two singles.  They added a run in the third on a triple and fielders choice,  another in the fourth on a hit batter, walk and two wild pitches and one more in the sixth on two walks and a single.


Yemal Flores hit a two run home run in the sixth inning.


Yhoswar Garcia walked in the eighth, Gavin Tonkel singled.  Jehisbert Sevilla doubled to score them both.


Kehden Hettinger singled in the ninth, Yhoswar Garcia doubled. Yemal Flores walked. Diego Gonzalez reached on an error, Hettiger scored. Gavin Tonkel hit a grand slam!


On the Hill :


Four pitchers were used, Jesus Querales went three innings, one run, one hit, two walks, four strikeouts.  Ty Collins pitched two scoreless frames, no hits, two walks, two strikeouts.  Javier Fuenmayor closed it, one inning, no runs, one walk, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Gavin Tonkel had two hits (single & grand slam HR), Devin Saltiban had two hits as did Yemal Flores (single, HR, two runs, two RBIs, two walks).  Yhoswar Garcia and Jehisbert Sevilla each doubled.



Dominican Summer League :


Marlins 9 (19-24) Phillies Red 2 (23-22)

@ Marlins  Training Complex


Summary :


The Marlins scored four runs in the second inning on a walk, two singles, double and throwing error.


Fernando Hernandez doubled in the third inning and scored on a single by Andres Hernandez.


Two home runs by the Marlins score two runs in the bottom of the third.


Alirio Ferrebus and Brahian Silva singled in the 4th inning, Fernando Hernandez singled to score Ferrebus.


The Marlins scored twice in the fifth on two singles, a wild pitch and an error.  They scored once more in the seventh on a couple walks, a ground out and wild pitch.


On the Hill :


Four pitchers were used, Raymon Rosario pitched a scoreless inning.


At the Bat :


Alirio Ferrebus and Fernando Hernandez each had two hits, Hernandez doubled.



Phillies White (38-9) Angels (32-16) - double header

@ Phillies Training Complex


Game One :  Phillies White 2 Angels 1


completion of 8/4/23 game : Game was suspended due to weather in the top of the fourth inning with Angels leading 1-0.


Summary :


The Angels scored in the second inning on a home run by Juan Flores.


Luis Pelegrín singled in the fifth inning and scored on a double by Leny Carela.


Jerffson Peña and Angel Mata walked in the 6th inning, Peña scored on a subsequent ground out and throwing error.


On the Hill :


Maxwell Hernandez pitched nine innings, a rare complete game spread over two separate days 😳 - one run, four hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Romel Mendez had two hits (single & double).  Leny Carela doubled.



Game Two :  Phillies White 3 Angels 0


Summary :


Darium Gutierrez doubled in the fifth inning, Leny Carela walked.  Juan Villavicencio put down a sacrifice bunt to move them up.  Aroon Escobar singled to score two runs, he went to second on an error.  Eduardo Tait singled to score Escobar.


On the Hill :


Angel Liranzo went five innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, three strikeouts.  John Sosa finished, two innings, one hit, three walks, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Aroon Escobar had three hits, two RBIs and scored a run.  Darium Gutierrez  had two hits (single & double).



Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex :


Multiple pitchers threw side sessions today continuing to build up, both recently drafted or signed and rehab pitchers - Klassen, Brown, Eddington, Beckel, Russo, Steward, Chenault, Loyd, Jones, Crouse, Hopewell, Fowler, Tucker, Dillard, Thompson, Rao.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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