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8/12/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Rochester 4 (19-19, 53-58)  Lehigh Valley 1 (23-14, 59-51)

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field

Summary :

Travis Blankenhorn homered for Rochester in the first inning.  They scored a run in the second on two singles, a sac bunt and groundout.

Two singles and a triple scored two runs for Rochester in the 6th inning.

Dustin Peterson singled in the 9th, Jordan Qsar walked, Rafael Marchan singled to score a run.

On the Hill :

Shaun Anderson went six innings, four runs - three earned, six hits, no walks, three strikeouts.  Jeremy Walker pitched a perfect inning, one strikeout.  Braden Zarbnisky pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Dustin Peterson had two hits.

Link to Boxscore :

Did Ya Know?

“The driving force of late for the IronPigs has been an absolutely bombastic offense. Coming into tonight’s game for the month of August, the IronPigs are second n the IL in homers (24), t-1st in runs (83), 1st OPS (.916), and t-1st in SB (15). The IronPigs have hit multiple homers in six of their past eight games, and have now hit at least two homers in 49 games this season. The 'Pigs have scored at least five runs in nine straight games.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  New Hampshire 11 (13-21, 48-54) Reading 1 (17-20, 45-60)

Manchester, NH - Delta Dental Stadium

Summary :

Alan Roden hit a three run home run for New Hampshire in the first inning. Riley Tirotta homered in the second inning.

Baron Radcliff singled in the fifth, a hit batter and walk loaded the bases, Radcliff scored on a sac fly by Carlos De La Cruz.

Miguel Hiraldo hit a three run home run for New Hampshire in the 5th inning.

Miguel Hiraldo hit his 2nd home run of the game for New Hampshire in the 7th.

NH scored three in the 8th on two walks, hit batter, double and wild pitch

On the Hill :

Zach Haake pitched four innings, four runs, five hits, four walks, five strikeouts.  Andrew Schultz pitched an inning, three runs, two hits, one walk, one strikeout.  Carlos Francisco went 2/3 of an inning, no runs, no hits, three walks, one strikeout.  Keylan Killgore pitched an inning and a third, one run, two hits, one walk, three strikeouts.  Tommy McCollum pitched an inning, three runs, one hit, two walks, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Baron Radcliff had two hits (single & double), Herbert Iser had two hits, Nick Ward walked three times, the team was held to five hits.

Link to Boxscore :

Did Ya Know?

Oliver Dunn has been nearly unstoppable in August. He had home runs in back-to-back games earlier this week, the fifth time Dunn’s accomplished that in 2023. In August, Dunn is slashing .436/.465/1.000, with a 1.465 OPS. He also has six homers, 19 RBI and 10 runs scored. His recent stretch see’s Dunn ranked at the following in the league: 6th AVG, T5th HR, T7th Hits, 2nd RBI, 3rd SLG and 2nd OBP.” -  from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hudson Valley (20-20, 58-48)  Jersey Shore (22-18, 57-48 ) - suspended - rain

Wappingers Falls, NY - Heritage Financial Park

Summary :

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

Rixon Wingrove walked and Otto Kemp singled in the second inning, Leandro Pineda hit a three run home run.

The game went into rain delay with one out in the top of the second inning.  The delay was about an hour before play resumed.

A single, double and single scored two runs for Hudson Valley in the second.

Gabriel Rincones Jr homered in the third inning.

The game went into a second rain delay in the middle of the fourth inning.   The game was eventually suspended with Hudson Valley leading 6-4.

Did Ya Know?

Andrew Walling has faced 26 batters as a BlueClaw, and retired 23 while striking out fourteen.  He gave up his first earned run with the BlueClaws on Tuesday at Hudson Valley. He picked up his first BlueClaws save, striking out the side in the ninth inning on August 1st.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A )  Tampa 9 (20-21, 51-56) Clearwater 3 (27-15, 71-35)

Tampa, FL - George M Steinbrenner Field

Summary :

Cole Moore reached on an error in the second inning, went to second when William Bergolla singled and scored on a single by Ryan Leitch.

A walk, double and single scored two runs for Tampa in the second inning.

Ryan Leitch singled in the fourth inning, went to second base on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Chad Castillo.

Kiko Romero homered for Tampa in the fifth inning.

A hit batter, single and two walks scored a run for Tampa in the 6th, a balk scored another run.

Troy Schreffler homered in the seventh inning.

Jose Colmenares hit a grand slam home run for Tampa in the bottom of the seventh.

On the Hill :

Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four and two third innings, three runs, five hits, three walks, three strikeouts.  Jaydenn Estanista pitched 2/3 of an inning, two runs, one hit, three walks, one strikeout. Josh Bortka stranded three inherited runners, he went an inning and two third innings, four runs, one hit, two walks, three strikeouts. Nate Karaffa pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one strikeout.

At the Bat :

Ryan Leitch had two hits, Troy Schreffler homered.

Link to Boxscore

Did Ya Know?

Justin Crawford in Thursday’s game became the third player in the Florida State League to steal 40 bases in 2023, teammate Emmarion Boyd has 47 and Lakeland’s Seth Stephenson has 55.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Florida Complex League

Phillies 12 (26-22) Tigers 7 (25-22)

@ Clearwater, FL

Summary :

Very hot again today - 10 AM start helped a bit but heat indexes over 100 degrees once again.  I tried to attend but wussed out after two innings and soaked thru clothing - came home and watched the video instead 🥴.

A single and double scored a first inning run for the Tigers.   A brief shower made for a rain delay, play resumed shortly thereafter The Tigers plated three in the second on two singles and four walks.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the bottom of the second on three hit batters, Trent Farquhar singled to score two runs.

The Tigers scored a run in the fifth on two singles and a balk.

Avery Owusu-Asiedu walked in the bottom of the fifth, Aidan Miller was hit by a pitch, Tayshaun Walton walked, a wild pitch scored Owusu-Asiedu.  Dakota Kotowski hit a three run home run scoring both Miller and Walton.

Trent Farquhar, Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Aidan Miller all singled to load the bases in the 6th inning, Tayshaun Walton’s first pro hit was a double to score all three of them.  Dakota Kotowski doubled and Jorge Mendez hit a sac fly to score Walton.

The Tigers scored twice in the 8th inning on two walks, a hit batter, sac fly and single.

Dakota Kotowski hit his second home run of the game in the 8th inning, a two run dinger scoring Santiago Torres (singled) in front of him

On the Hill :

Jose Pena Jr started and went one and two thirds, charged with four runs on four hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Eric Garcia pitched well, three and one third innings, one unearned run, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts, two of three inherited runners scored in the second inning.  Drew Garrett pitched two scoreless innings, one hit, three walks, two strikeouts.  Nicoly Pina went 2/3 of an inning, two runs, one hit, three walks.  Luis Gomez retired all four batters he faced to close out the win, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Dakota Kotowski had three hits - double and two HR’s (13,14) with five RBIs. Trent Farquhar had two hits.  Tayshaun Walton doubled and had three RBIs, it was his first pro hit.

Notes :

Avery Owusu-Asiedu, Tayshaun Walton and Aidan Miller are all well built young men, they have running back legs, very muscular thighs, not a crew to reckon with 😳🤓.

Link to Boxscore

Dominican Summer League :

Phillies Red (23-23) Royals Gold (20-27) - doubleheader

@ Phillies Training Complex

Game One :  Royals Gold 8 Phillies Red 0

Completion of July 17th game - picked up top of 5th inning

Summary :

The Royals scored one run in the third inning on two singles, a sac bunt and sac fly.  They scored five in the fifth on four singles, a walk, passed ball and hit batter and two in the ninth on a walk, double and single.

On the Hill :

Jeffrey German pitched the first four innings, Adilson Peralta the final five.

At the Bat :

Brahian Silva doubled, the team had five hits total.

Link to Boxscore

Game Two :  Phillies Red 6 Royals Gold 1

Summary :

Jose Marchan walked in the third inning, Jaeden Calderon singled.  Alirio Ferrebus singled to score Marchan. Calderon stole home on a double steal with Ferrebus. Yhoan Escolana walked, three wild pitches scored two runs.

Arquedion Muller walked in the fourth and stole second base.  Two wild pitches scored him.

A double and single scored a Royals run in the sixth inning.

On the Hill :

Luis Gonzalez went six innings, one run, five hits, no walks, five strikeouts.  Eduardo Robles pitched a scoreless frame, no hits, two walks, two strikeouts

At the Bat :

The team had three hits, singles by Jaeden Calderon, Alirio Ferrebus and Jose Marchan. They drew eight walks.

Link to Boxscore :

Phillies White 16 (39-9) Cardinals 3 (14-32)

@ Cardinals Training Complex

Summary :

Aroon Escobar and Eduardo Tait singled in the first inning, they pulled off a double steal with Escobar stealing home and Tait second base, a throwing error allowed Tait to score also.

Romel Mendez reached on an error in the second inning, Kilwer Colmenares singled.  They both advanced on a ground out, Aroon Escobar singled to score two runs.

Andres Taberas walked in the fourth inning, he scored on a double by Juan Villavicencio.  Eduardo Tait singled to score a run, two walks and a wild pitch scored another, a fourth run in the inning scored on a fielders choice.

A walk and fielding error put two runners on in the fifth, Aroon Escobar singled to score a run. Eduardo Tait singled to score two more.

Jarol Martinez singled in the 6th, went to second when Kilwer Colmenares walked and scored on a single by Juan Villavicencio.

Angel Mata reached on a two base error in the seventh, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a ground out by Manolfi Jiménez.

Andres Taberas reached on an error in the 8th and scored on a single by Juan Villavicencio.

Guillermo Rosario singled in the ninth and scored later on a single by Angel Mata. Romel Mendez singled to score Mata.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the ninth on two singles and two doubles.

On the Hill :

Pedro Reyes started and pitched three innings, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts.  Four pitchers followed, Jendry Charles and Cristian Diaz pitched two innings each, Kleyderve Andrade and Luis Avila an inning apiece.

At the Bat :

Aroon Escobar and Eduardo Tait had three hits (singles) and three RBIs each. Juan Villavicencio had two hits (single and double) and two RBIs.  The team had 12 hits and 7 walks.

Link to Boxscore

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley - OF Cristian Pache's (ML 10-day IL) major league rehab assignment has been transferred to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater.  INF/OF Matt Kroon placed on the 7-Day IL (retroactive to 8/11).

Jersey Shore : RHP Christian McGowan returned from his minor league rehab assignment and reinstated from the Jersey Shore BlueClaws' 60-day injured list.

Nostalgic :

Each year when I watch the events of Alumni Weekend it stirs the emotions, seeing the greats of my younger days gather tonight on the podium and hearing the accomplishments of this year’s inductees once again is really cool.  We have lived in the Clearwater area for a few years now but the Phillies are forever embedded in our hearts.  It’s emblematic of what the team stands for to see how the organization embraces it’s past and continues the tradition of Alumni Weekend and the Wall of Fame.  For this old fan and I know for many more like me it’s something we look forward to every year.  It is the standard of Phillies lore.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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