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8/17/21 : Minor League Roundup

Recap by Larry Shenk

Triple-A East League—Lehigh Valley IronPigs (41-47) at Rochester Red Wings (Nationals, 35-51); Frontier Field

Final Score

Red Wings 8, IronPigs 4


Rochester put the game away scoring five runs in B1, four coming on a Derek Dietrich grand slam. Lehigh Valley got on the board on a three-run homer by Darick Hall in T4. LV held to five hits.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH Mark Appel, 1-3-5-5-2-1, HR; 34 pitches, 18 strikes. LP (3-3)

RH Brad Lail, 2-0-0-0-3-3; 38 pitches, 19 strikes

RH Sam Coonrad, 1-0-0-0-0-0; 7 pitches, 3 strikes; rehab debut with LV

RH Ramon Ross, 1-1-1-1-2-1; 27 pitches, 14 strikes

LH Damon Jones, 2-1-0-0-1-2; 25 pitches, 17 strikes

LH Braeden Ogle, 1-2-2-2-2-0; 33 pitches, 16 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

CF Mickey Moniak, 4-1-2-1

1B Darick Hall, 4-1-1-3, HR (11)

SS Freddy Galvis, 3-0-0-0; first rehab game

Potter Notes 🤔:

RHP Sam Coonrad & SS Freddy Galvis were added to the roster on rehab assignments. Freddy didn’t push hard while running the bases, coming off a quad injury it was evident he’s still a bit hampered.

Double-A Northeast League – Bowie Baysox (Orioles, 53-36) at Reading Fightin Phils (35-56); FirstEnergy Stadium

Final Score

Fightin Phils 3, Baysox 2


Walk-off win in B9 on consecutive singles by Bryson Stott, Jhailyn Ortiz and Josh Stephen. Stott’s RBI single (B3) and another by Matt Kroon (B7) produced earlier runs. Bowie’s runs came in T4 and T8.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH Taylor Phillips, 2-1-0-0-0-2; 36 pitches, 20 strikes; Reading debut -- challenged hitters, looked like a three pitch mix albeit hard to tell for sure on video - was on a pitch count since hadn’t pitched since 7/11/21.

LH Josh Hendrickson, 5-3-1-1-3-4; 72 pitches, 43 strikes

LH Kyle Dohy, 2-1-1-1-1-3; 32 pitches, 19 strikes. WP (2-0)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

SS Bryson Stott, 4-1-2-1

LF Josh Stephen, 4-1-2-1

3B Matt Kroon, 3-0-1-0

CF Jhailyn Ortiz, 3-0-1-0, BB

Notes :

1B Brock Stassi & RHP Tyler Phillips were activated on the roster prior to the game.

High-A East League – Asheville Tourists (Astros, 38-50) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (40-50); FirstEnergy Park

Final Score

Tourists 4, BlueClaws 1


Jersey Shore held to five hits, three coming in B9 when Claws scored their lone run. Asheville scored a single run in T4, 2 in in T8 and one in T9.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

LH Jhordany Mezquita, 6-2-1-1-1-8, HR; 87 pitches, 57 strikes. LP (2-6) -- was very good, location, mix, velocity all there this evening. Career high for K’s in a game.

RH Mark Potter, 1.2-4-2-2-1-2; 49 pitches, 28 strikes

RH Jonas De La Cruz, 1.1-1-1-1-0-3, HR; 19 pitches, 12 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

3B McCarthy Tatum, 4-1-2-0

CF Adam Haseley, 4-0-1-0, double; rehab debut with Claws

2B Nicholas Torres, 3-0-1-1, BB, double

Low A Southeast League – Clearwater Threshers (39-47) at Bradenton Marauders (55-33); LECOM Park

Game One - completion of 7/11 suspended game -bottom of 9th

Bradenton 5 Clearwater 4 - 10 innings

We reported on the first 8 1/2 innings on 7/11 so will just report today’s new action in this report 🤓.

Summary :

Abrahan Gutierrez was the first one up in the start of the 9th … he thus earned the distinction of playing for both teams in one game … Abrahan was a Thresher on 7/11 but was subsequently traded to the Pirates for LHP Braedon Ogle 😳

The Marauders scored the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning on a bases loaded hit to the warning track in center field.

On The Hill :

RH Matt Russell - 1 + IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 16 strikes

Game Two - Final Score

Marauders 7, Threshers, 4, 10 innings


LF Jake Herman’s three-run walk-off homer in B10 gave Bradenton a comeback win. Trailing, 4-2, Bradenton tied the game with two runs in B8. Clearwater’s four runs came in T5 giving the Threshers a 4-2 lead. Three runs came on a home run by Casey Martin.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH Vince Velasquez, 1-1-0-0-0-3; 13 pitches, 10 strikes; first rehab game

LH Gabriel Cotto, 4-5-2-2-1-5; 72 pitches, 43 strikes

LH Maikel Garrido, 1.2-3-0-0-3-1; 45 pitches, 21 strikes

RH Leonel Aponte, 1.1-2-0-0-0-2; 28 pitches, 18 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn, .2-3-2-2-2-0; 32 pitches, 17 strikes

LH Matt Osterberg, .1-1-3-2-1-1, HR; 10 pitches, 5 strikes; LP (0-1)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

2B Casey Martin, 4-1-1-3, BB, HR (3)

CF Jared Carr, 4-0-2-0, double

DH Felix Reyes, 4-0-2-0

3B Kervin Pichardo, 3-1-1-1, BB

Potter Notes 🤔:

RHP Vince Velasquez was added to the roster on rehab assignment.

The Threshers are a very young club but I must say that there’s been quite a few impressive showings … for example 20 year old Felix Reyes has shown a really powerful and quick bat, both on the back fields and with the Threshers, he’s a big fella at 6’4”195 … from this viewer’s perspective there’s an upside that can’t go unnoticed. Nineteen year old Kervin Pichardo also has impressed, both young hitters show no fear or intimidation.

Catcher Nick Matera was excellent in guiding the young Threshers hurlers in both pitch selection and receiving.

FCL & DSL Phillies

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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