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8/27/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Scranton Wilkes-Barre 6 (29-21, 63-61)  Lehigh Valley 4 (29-22, 65-59)

Moosic, PA - PNC Field


Summary :


Cal Stevenson homered in the third inning.


SWB scored twice in the sixth on an Austin Wells home run.  They scored four in the seventh including two on a triple by Jason Dominguez.


Aramis Garcia hit a three run home run in the ninth inning.


On the Hill :


Michael Plassmeyer pitched four scoreless frames, two hits, one walk, four strikeouts.  Tyler McKay threw a scoreless inning, one strikeout.   Jeremy Walker pitched an inning, two runs, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts.  Louis Ortiz pitched an inning,  four runs - three earned, three hits.  Ben Bowden pitched a perfect eighth inning, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Cal Stevenson singled and homered.  Darick Hall doubled, Aramis Garcia homered.



Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 2 (25-26, 53-66) Harrisburg 0 (24-27, 55-64)

Harrisburg,PA - FNB Field   


Summary :


Carlos De La Cruz walked in the third inning and scored on a triple by Oliver Dunn.  Jhailyn Ortiz singled to score Dunn.


On the Hill :


David Parkinson was excellent - six innings, no runs, two hits, one walk, five strikeouts.  Andrew Baker pitched an inning, no runs or hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Tristan Garnett pitched a perfect eighth inning, Orion Kerkering pitched a perfect ninth, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Pedro Martinez doubled, Oliver Dunn tripled, Baron Radcliff singled and walked twice.



South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Wilmington 4 (20-34, 49-69) Jersey Shore 3 (30-24, 65-54)

Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


Wilmington scored a run in the first inning on a double and single.


Jared Carr walked and stole second in the third inning, he scored on a single by Kendall Simmons.


Andrik Nava delivered an RBI single in the second inning scoring Felix Reyes (reached on a fielder’s choice).


Andrik Nava homered in the seventh inning.


A walk, double and two singles scored three runs for Wilmington in the eighth inning.


On the Hill :


Rafael Marcano was very good, seven innings, one run, five hits, no walks, seven strikeouts.  Andrew Walling pitched one third of an inning, three runs, three hits, one walk.  Jason Ruffcorn retired the only two batters he faced, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Andrik Nava had two hits (single & HR), the team had six hits total.



Florida State League ( Low A )  Lakeland 2 (36-18, 62-57) Clearwater 1 (31-23, 75-44)

Lakeland, FL - Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium


Summary :


Lakeland scored twice in the first inning on three walks, a double and sac fly.


Chad Castillo homered in the seventh inning.


On the Hill :


Ezequiel Ventura made his Threshers debut, three innings, two runs, one hit, four walks, four strikeouts.  Eiberson Castellano pitched three innings, no runs, two hits, no walks, three strikeouts.  Paxton Thompson pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts.  Saul Teran pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Troy Schreffler tripled, Chad Castillo homered. The team had four hits total.



Dominican Summer League Playoffs : Semi-Finals


Pirates Gold 3 Phillies White 1 ( Pirates lead best of three series 1-0 )


Summary :


Two hit batters, a walk and sac fly scored a run for the Pirates in the second inning.


Jaeden Calderon tripled in the bottom of the second and scored on a sac fly by Darium Gutierrez.


Tony Blanco Jr  hit a two run home run for the Pirates in the sixth inning.


On the Hill :


Eighteen year old Alexis De La Cruz pitched very well going five innings, one run, no hits, three walks and three strikeouts - fastball sat in the 91 to 93 mph range with a slurve and change up as secondaries.  Josbel Garcia pitched two and one third innings, two runs, two hits, no walks, three strikeouts.  Claudio Gatier pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts. Luis Avila pitched two thirds of an inning, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Yemil Rosario doubled, Jaeden Calderon tripled.



System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : LHP Michael Plassmeyer returned from rehab assignment and reinstated from 60-day IL.  C Vito Friscia placed on the development list.


Jersey Shore : LHP Rafael Marcano reinstated from the Development List.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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