• Steve Potter

8/14/21 : Minor League Roundup

Triple A East League - Lehigh Valley ( 40-46 ) @ Scranton Wilkes Barre ( Yankees Affiliate ( 51-33 ) @ PNC Field - Moosic, PA

Final Score : Scranton Wilkes Barre 6 Lehigh Valley 5 - ten innings

Summary :


SWB scored a run in the first inning on a fielding error, they added another run in the second on a double, ground out and wild pitch.


TJ Rivera hit a three run home run in the 4th inning scoring Matt Vierling & Darick Hall ( both singled ) in front of him.

Chris Gittens hit a three run home run for SWB in the 5th inning.


The Iron Pigs scored a run in the seventh on a throwing error as Sal Gozzo singled, went to second on a wild pitch and then subsequently scored on the error.


Matt Vierling homered to tie the score in the 8th inning.


The game went into extra innings tied at five.


LHV couldn’t score in the top of the 10th … SWB drew two walks to load the bases with the placed runner with no outs in the bottom of the tenth … the game ended on a swing and miss strike two that went past catcher Rafael Marchan … Rafael thought the ball was tipped but the umpire said nothing and the winning run crossed the plate 🤪🤷‍♂️.

On The Hill :

RH Austin Ross - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 0 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 35 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Julian Garcia - 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 49 pitches - 32 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 29 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 30 pitches - 18 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Cam Bedrosian - faced 3 batters - 1 R, 2 BB - 15 pitches - 4 strikes


At Bat : 10 hits, 4 walks, 12 strikeouts


Rafael Marchan, Darick Hall, Ruben Tejada & Matt Vierling each had two hits. TJ Rivera hit a three run home run. Vierling homered. Arquimedes Gamboa walked twice.



Double A NorthEast League - Akron ( Indians Affiliate ) ( 55-33 ) @ Reading ( 34-55 ) @ FirstEnergy Stadium - Reading, PA - double header


Game One Final Score : Reading 7 Akron 4


Summary :


Josh Stephen hit a two run home run in the third inning.


Akron scored three in the fifth, Marcos Gonzalez hit a two run home run. Bryson Stott singled to score Oscar Gonzalez ( singled ) in the bottom of the inning. Josh Stephen walked and Grenny Cumana singled to load the bases. Matt Kroon then hit a two run double. Luke Miller singled to score both Cumana and Kroon.


Akron scored a run in the seventh inning.


On The Hill :


RH Francisco Morales - 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 85 pitches - 46 strikes

RH Colton Eastman - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes

LH Kyle Dohy - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 9 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts


Luke Miller had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Stephen homered and drove in two runs. Matt Kroon hit a two run double. Oscar Gonzalez had two hits. Bryson Stott had a hit, RBI and scored twice.


Notes :


Prior to the game RHP Colton Eastman was activated from the IL.


Game Two Final Score : Akron 1 Reading 0


Summary :


Steven Kwan hit a solo home run for Akron in the third inning.


On The Hill :


RH Hans Crouse - 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 90 pitches - 50 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 20 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Zach Warren - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 15 strikes


At Bat : 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts


Josh Stephen had two hits including a double. Colby Fitch tripled.


High A East League - Jersey Shore ( 40-48 ) @ Hudson Valley ( Yankees Affiliate ) ( 55-34) @ Dutchess Stadium - Wappingers Falls, NY


Final Score : Jersey Shore 2 Hudson Valley 0 - 12 innings


Incredible effort by Tyler McKay & Manuel Silva - no run no hitter thru nine innings !

Hudson Valley held to just one hit over 12 innings !!


Summary :


Corbin Williams legged out a bunt single to lead off the 8th inning, he stole second base and went to third on a wild pitch. He tried to score on a wild pitch but was out as the ball bounced back off the back wall to the catcher flipped who then dived to tag the sliding Williams 😳.


The game went scoreless thru nine innings …


Jersey Shore didn’t score in the top of the 10th, Hudson Valley got their only hit of the game in the bottom of the inning, a leadoff single to left field. DJ Stewart made a great snag of a hard hit liner to first base for out one, third baseman McCarthy Tatum threw out a runner at the plate attempting to score on a ground ball to him for the second out. Blake Brown struck out the next hitter to send it to the 11th 😳.


The Blue Claws couldn’t score in the top of the 11th. Third baseman McCarthy Tatum once again threw out a runner from third attempting to score on a ground ball to him for the second out in the bottom of the inning ! Blake Brown struck out the last batter of the inning to send it to the 12th …😎


Pinch runner Hunter Markwardt entered the game in the 12th as the placed runner, he went to third on a sac bunt by Jonathan Guzman. Herbert Iser smoked a triple off the right field wall to score Markwardt with the game’s first run 💪. Jose Tortolero singled to score Iser.


Just proves ya can go extra extras even with placed runners 🤪


On The Hill :


Incredible effort by Tyler McKay & Manuel Silva - no hitter thru nine innings !


RH Tyler McKay - 6 perfect IP - outstanding 💪👍 - 4 K’s - 54 pitches - 42 strikes

LH Manuel Silva - 3 no hit innings - 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 52 pitches - 31 strikes

RH Blake Brown - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 33 pitches - 20 strikes - two pressure IP’s

RH Mark Potter - 1 perfect IP - clutch ! - struck out the side ! - 3 K’s - 13 pitches - 9 strikes

At Bat : 6 hits, 5 walks, 13 strikeouts

Corbin Williams had two hits and stole two bases. Logan O’Hoppe walked three times.

Herbert Iser tripled.


Notes :


Corbin Williams made a tremendous running catch in center field for the first out of the sixth inning, the young man made it look easy, outstanding speed 💨


Prior to the game UTL Nicolas Torres was promoted from Clearwater. C Freddy Francisco was transferred to the FCL Phillies roster.



Low A SouthEast League - Clearwater ( 39-44 ) @ Tampa ( Yankees Affiliate ) ( 59-27 ) - Steinbrenner Field - Tampa, FL - Noon game


Final Score : Tampa 4 Clearwater 3


Summary :


Casey Martin led off the game with a double, he went to to third on a double by Luis Garcia and scored on a single by Johan Rojas.


Trey Sweeney homered for Tampa in the bottom of the first inning to tie the score.


Freylin Minyety singled to score Jared Carr ( HBP ) in the second inning. Benjamin Cowles homered for Tampa in their half of the second frame.


Tampa scored a run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch, Ethan Wilson hit his first professional home run in the 8th inning to tie the game at three apiece. Tampa walked the bases full in the bottom of the 8th and then scored on a HBP.


On The Hill :


RH Dylan Castaneda - 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 72 pitches - 43 strikes

LH Christopher Soriano - 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 46 pitches - 25 strikes

LH Maikel Garrido - 2/3 IP, an inherited runner scored on wild pitch - 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Leonel Aponte - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - 3 pitches - 2 strikes


At Bat : 11 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts


Casey Martin had two hits including a double, Freylin Minyety, Johan Rojas & TJ Rumfield each had two hits. Luis Garcia doubled and Ethan Wilson hit his first pro home run. Johan Rojas stole three bases, Jared Carr swiped his first pro base.


Notes :


Johan Rojas and Baron Radcliff were activated prior to the game. RHP Cam Wynn ( 2021 20th round pick ) was added to the roster.



Florida Complex League


A 10 AM game today at Carpenter Complex against Tigers West.


Final Score : Tigers West 10 ( 10-19 ) Phillies 6 ( 11-7 )


Summary :


The Tigers scored twice in the top of the first on a home run by Roberto Campos. The Phillies answered with four in the bottom of the inning, Marcus Lee Sang led off with a home run, three more runs scored on two bases loaded walks and a sac fly.


The bases were loaded with Phillies again in the second inning on walks, a run scored on a wild pitch and another on a sac fly by CJ Chatham.


The Tigers scored twice in the fourth, Adinso Reyes hit a solo home run. They scored four more runs in the fifth inning.


Adinso Reyes hit his second home run of the game in the sixth inning, a two run shot.


On The Hill :


RH Brendan Bell - 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 13 batters faced

RH Alex Garbrick - pro debut - 2021 17th rd draft pick - 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 7 batters faced

LH Tristan Garnett - pro debut - UDFA - Cal State Dominguez Hills - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 5 batters faced

LH Jaylen Smith - 1 1/3 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - faced 9 batters

LH Matt Osterberg - pro debut - 2021 15th re draft pick - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - faced 4 batters


At Bat : 5 hits, 10 walks, 3 strikeouts


CJ Chatham had two hits, scored a run and had an RBI. Jamari Baylor, Jordan Viars & Cornelius Randolph each walked twice. Marcus Lee Sang homered, walked and scored twice.


Notes :


Cornelius Randolph played left field today, his first game action as a defender since May 30th for Lehigh Valley. Catcher Anthony Quirion ( UDFA - Lamar ) made his pro debut today both defensively at catcher and with his first AB ( pop out to 3B ) … he walked in his second plate appearance.


Dominican Summer League


Phillies White 7 ( 15-7 ) Phillies Red 6 ( 12-11 ) - 10 innings


Albert Rodriquez hit a game winning walk off single for Team White in the bottom of the 10th inning to conclude a back and forth contest between the organization mates. The game was tied after the third, fourth and sixth innings and no one scored from the bottom of the sixth till Rodriquez hit the game winner in the 10th.


Phillies Red had 8 hits and 5 walks in the game and were led by Rickardo Perez with two hits including a double. Jeury Corona went 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs while also scoring a run.


Red used six pitchers in the game with RH Danyony Pulido having the best line - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K.


Phillies White had 9 hits and walked 10 times … Erick Brito had two hits and three walks, Jackie Pertuz also had two knocks and walked twice. Carlos Rondon had two hits and an RBI and Yemel Flores went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs, a walk and run scored.


White used five pitchers, RH Jonathan Rivas got the win going 2 2/3 scoreless allowing no hits or walks.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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