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8/22/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Scranton Wilkes-Barre 14 (24-20, 58-60)  Lehigh Valley 1 (28-17, 64-54).

Moosic, PA - PNC Field


Summary :


SWB scored three runs in the second inning on three singles and three walks.


Three singles, a walk and a double scored four SWB runs in the fourth inning.


Jordan Qsar walked in the 5th inning, Scott Kingery doubled, Qsar scored on a ground out.


Two walks, a ground out and wild pitch scored a run for SWB in the bottom of the fifth.  They scored six runs in the sixth, three on a home run by Jake Lamb.


On the Hill :


Drew Hutchison pitched three and a third innings, seven runs, seven hits, four walks, one strikeout.  Five hurlers followed, Yunior Marte pitched a scoreless inning, outfielder Cal Stevenson pitched the ninth inning, three up, three down for him.


At the Bat :


Rafael Marchan had two hits (single & double).  Darick Hall and Scott Kingery doubled.



Did Ya Know?


“This week marks the final time the IronPigs and RailRiders meet up, playing seven times in six days to decide the fate of this year's edition of the IronRail. Currently, the RailRiders hold the series edge at 9-7. The IronPigs are the curent holders of the trophy, winning the series last year 13-8.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Harrisburg 5 (23-23, 54-60) Reading 1 (21-25, 49-65)

Harrisburg,PA - FNB Field


Summary :


A hit batter, ground out and single scored a run for Harrisburg in the first inning.   An error, single and sac fly scored a run for them in the second inning.  A single, walk, error and double scored two Harrisburg runs in the third inning.  A double, two walks and a sac fly scored a run for them in the sixth.


Jhailyn Ortiz and Max McDowell walked in the ninth inning, Marcus Lee Sang doubled to score Ortiz.


On the Hill :


David Parkinson pitched five and a third innings, five runs - four earned, eight hits, three walks, six strikeouts.  Carlos Francisco pitched an inning and two third perfect innings, three strikeouts. Andrew Schultz pitched an inning, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


The team was held to three hits, Marcus Lee Sang doubled and singles by Carlos De La Cruz and Max McDowell.  McDowell also walked twice.



Did Ya Know?


“Even though Harrisburg is the closest geographical opponent to Reading, it’s just the second, and final, time the team’s see each other this season. Just 13 (six hitters/seven pitchers) of the 28 active players on Reading’s roster faced Harrisburg when they were in Reading in May. “ - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) -Jersey Shore 10 (29-20, 64-50) Wilmington 3 (16-33, 45-68)

Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


Jared Carr walked and Justin Crawford singled in the third inning, Gabriel Rincones Jr singled to score Carr.  Caleb Ricketts hit a sac fly to score Crawford.


Erick Brito walked in the third inning, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on an all out hustle play - Justin Crawford struck out on a ball in the dirt, on the throw to first by the catcher Brito broke for home and beat the throw back to the plate from the first baseman!


Cole Moore walked in the sixth inning, Erick Brito singled. Jared Carr doubled to score them both.  Justin Crawford tripled to score Carr and Bryan Rincon doubled to score Crawford.  Gabriel Rincones Jr walked, Caleb Ricketts singled to score a run.  Otto Kemp grounded out to score another.  Cole Moore walked. Anthony Quirion singled to score a run.


A walk, hit batter, wild pitch and single scored two runs for Wilmington in the bottom of the sixth.  They scored a run in the eighth inning on a walk and two singles.


On the Hill :


Michael Plassmeyer pitched three innings, no runs, two hits, no walks, two strikeouts.  Gabriel Cotto pitched four innings, two runs, three hits, two walks, three strikeouts.  Wen Hui-Pan made his BlueClaws debut - one and one third innings, one run, two hits, one walk, one strikeout. Cam Wynne finished it, 2/3 IP, no runs, two walks, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Justin Crawford, Jared Carr and Anthony Quirion each had two hits.  Carr and Bryan Rincon doubled. Crawford tripled.



Did Ya Know?


Entering tonight’s game “the BlueClaws and Brooklyn Cyclones were all tied up atop the SAL Northern Division with 18 games to play.  The BlueClaws have been as many as eight games out of first place (through July 21st) but have pulled even for a second time.  Brooklyn is in Asheville this week – Jersey Shore took four of six from the Tourists last week.  The BlueClaws have not made the post-season since 2018 and have done so five times in team history – 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016, and 2018, winning SAL titles in 2006, 2009, and 2019.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A )  Lakeland 6 (32-17, 58-56) Clearwater 5 (30-20, 74-40)

Lakeland, FL - Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium


Summary :


Zach Arnold singled in the first inning and Ricardo Rosario walked, they both scored on a double by Dakota Kotowski.


J.D. McLaughlin hit a grand slam for Lakeland in the second inning.  Seth Stephenson went back to back.


A single and three walks scored a third inning run for Lakeland.


Felix Reyes homered in the sixth inning.


William Bergolla walked in the seventh, Ryan Leitch singled and Chad Castillo was hit by a pitch.  Emaarion Boyd hit a sac fly to score a run.


Raylin Heredia reached on an error in the ninth, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Chad Castillo.


On the Hill :


Guissepe Velasquez went two and two third innings, six runs, six hits, four walks, two strikeouts.  Saul Teran made his Threshers debut and pitched two and a third innings, no runs, no hits, no walks, four strikeouts.  Danny Wilkinson pitched two innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, three strikeouts.  Danny Harper pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, no walks, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Ricardo Rosario had two hits, Dakota Kotowski doubled, Felix Reyes homered.



Did Ya Know?


Coming into tonight’s action “Raylin Heredia had reached in all five games he has played with the Threshers.  Ricardo Rosario had three of his six homers against Dunedin this season. - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers


Florida Complex League


Phillies 15 (30-25) Blue Jays 5 (17-37)

@ Clearwater, FL


Summary :


A double, hit batter and a couple of singles scored three runs for the Blue Jays in the first inning.  They added two in the third on three walks, a single and a hit batter.


The Phillies scored five in the bottom of the third inning, Avery Owusu-Asiedu hit a three run home run, his first tater as a pro!  After Aidan Miller singled Keaton Anthony went yard to score two more, his second HR as a pro.


Diego Gonzalez singled in the fifth inning, advanced on a balk and scored on a single by Lou Albrecht.


The Phillies scored eight runs in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays went thru three pitchers who collectively issued five walks and hit a batter during the frame.  Ezra Farmer and Marco Soto each singled during the inning and Kehden Hettiger and Jose Colmenarez both doubled.


Marco Soto was hit by a pitch in the eighth, went to third on a double by Gus Sosa and scored on a ground out.


On the Hill :


Ten pitchers were used including pro debuts for Cam Brown, Paxton Thompson, Brandon Beckel.  Seven pitchers threw scoreless innings, Thompson, Alex Rao, Beckel, Hunter Loyd, Chase Hopewell, Casey Steward and Luis Alcala.


At the Bat :


Aidan Miller had two hits.  Kehden Hettiger, Gus Sosa and Jose Colmenarez each doubled.  Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Keaton Anthony homered.


Notes :


This was the final game of the season for the FCL Phillies as they finish in second place in the North Division and the Wild Card standings.  The Mets, Yankees and Pirates advance to the playoffs as division winners while the Braves (30-24) will be the wild card team.   Thanks to skipper Shawn Williams, the players and staff for an entertaining summer.  Legendary coach Roly de Armas coached third base today and waved in fifteen runs, the legend grows 👍.   The energy that Shawn Williams brings to the field each day is contagious, he sprints to the third base coaches box when he’s occupying that position and is a players manager, always fighting for them.  I’ve watched a lot of infield drills the past few years, no one gets after it like Shawn when hitting fungos, quick and on point, runs a sharp drill.  Good stuff all around.



Dominican Summer League :


Phillies Red (27-26) Nationals (11-39) - cancelled - weather

@ Phillies Training Complex


Phillies White (42-13) Blue Jays (28-25) - cancelled - weather

@ Blue Jays Training Complex


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : INF/OF Weston Wilson optioned to Lehigh Valley.   RHP Luis Ortizoptioned to Lehigh Valley.


Reading : 1B Rixon Wingrove promoted from Jersey Shore (retroactive to 8/21)


Jersey Shore : RHP Jonh Henriquez, RHP Wen-Hui Pan and 1B Cole Moore promoted from Clearwater Threshers.


Clearwater : RHP Saul Teran and 1B Dakota Kotowski promoted from the FCL Phillies.  Returned RHP Eduar Segovia from his minor league rehab assignment and re-placed him onto the 60-Day Injured List.  Transferred RHP Jaydenn Estanista to the FCL Phillies.  Reinstated RHP Oswald Medina from the Seven-Day Injured List and transferred him to the FCL Phillies.


Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex :


We saw two pitchers throw live BP sessions today - 6th round draft pick RH George Klassen and 18th round selection RH Ethan Chanault.  Klassen has a free, easy, effortless delivery but the ball explodes, big time heat - word is he was at 98 mph today and it looked really smooth, also threw what I believe was a slider, sharp break on a few of those.  He’s not a big fella but the torque and speed he delivers pitches defy that, I had read he has “significant effort” in his delivery, I saw none of that today in my first impression - solid mechanics in my view.  Chanault showed good vertical action on his breaking pitches, looked like both a slider and curve were deliveries today, the action shown on each of those are swing and miss pitches when coming off a fastball which had decent pop as well, he struggled with the zone a bit but first time out with a lot of eyes on him can bring some nerves.  I can see him being difficult to square up.  Just first thoughts is all.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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