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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

8/28/21 : Minor League Roundup

Triple-A East League—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees, 58-38 ) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (44-54 ) ; Coca-Cola Park

Final Score : Lehigh Valley 9 Scranton Wilkes Barre 8 - 12 innings

Summary :

SWB scored three unearned first inning runs ( fielding errors by SS Arquimedes Gamboa & 1B Alec Bohm ).

The Iron Pigs scored twice in the bottom of the inning on three hits and two walks. Matt Vierling had an RBI single and Adam Haseley drew a bases loaded walk.

Charlie Tilson walked in the fourth inning, Vito Friscia doubled and Alec Bohm doubled to score them both.

Danny Sands hit a solo home run for SWB in the fifth.

Nick Maton doubled in the bottom of the ninth, he went to third on a single by Alec Bohm & scored the game tying run on a sac fly by Matt Vierling.

SWB scored the placed runner in the top of the 10th.

CJ Chatham hit a pinch hit single in the bottom of the 10th to move pinch placed runner Cornelius Randolph to third base. Randolph scored on a single by pinch hitter TJ Rivera.

SWB scored the placed runner in the 11th on a sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly out.

Mickey Moniak was intentionally walked and Matt Vierling singled to load the bases witu the placed runner already on … one out in the bottom of the 11th. Cornelius Randolph hit a hard line drive single to right field to re-tie the score. Adam Haseley smoked a line drive to third that the third baseman caught on a dive and then dove to the bag to double off Moniak and end the inning … on to the 12th 😳

SWB used a sacrifice bunt to move the placed runner to third to begin the 12th inning, a sacrifice fly ball to right field put them ahead by a run again.

CJ Chatham drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the inning, Tyler Heineman laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the placed runner ( Adam Haseley ) and Chatham up a base with one out. Charlie Tilson hit a high hop grounder up the middle fielded by the shortstop ( infield was up ) , Haseley beat his throw homer to re-tie the score. Nick Maton hit a long fly ball to left field that scored Chatham with the game winner !

On The Hill :

RH Adonis Medina - 4 IP, 5 R - 2 earned, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 73 pitches - 44 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 2 perfect IP, 4 K’s - 29 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Zach McAllister - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 9 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 23 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Cam Bedrosian - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 2 IP, 2 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 15 strikes

At Bat : 13 hits, 9 walks, 8 strikeouts

Alec Bohm had three hits including a double. Mickey Moniak & Matt Vierling each had two hits, Vito Friscia doubled. Darick Hall drew two walks. Matt Vierling and Bohm each had two RBIs.

Notes :

Before today’s game C Vito Friscia was added to the roster from the Jersey Shore Blue Claws.

Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (40-61 ) at Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox, 56-42 ) ; Hadlock Field

Final Score : Portland 11 Reading 3

Summary :

Matt Kroon singled to lead off the game, he went to third on a single by Bryson Stott and scored on a sac fly by Josh Stephen.

Portland scored in the bottom of the first on a double and single. They scored three in the third inning on five hits and a sac fly.

The Sea Dogs scored a run in the fourth on consecutive doubles.

Matt Kroon hit a two run single in the fifth inning.

Portland scored three in the seventh … Triston Casas hit a two run dinger. Roldani Baldwin hit a three run homer for them in the 8th inning.

On The Hill :

RH Francisco Morales - 3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 77 pitches - 49 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 46 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Tyler Carr - 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Aneurys Zabala - 1 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 30 pitches - 18 strikes

At Bat : 7 hits, 3 walks, 13 strikeouts

Matt Kroon had three hits, two RBIs and scored a run. Jack Conley & Bryson Stott each had two hits.

Matt Kroon - photo by George Youngs Jr

High-A East League – Jersey Shore BlueClaws (46-52) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals (43-57 ) ; Frawley Stadium

Completion of 8/27/21 suspended game - Jersey Shore 10 Wilmington 9 - 10 innings

McCarthy Tatum grounded out softly with placed runner Jonathan Guzman on third base allowing Guzman to score in the top of the tenth inning … RHP Aidan Anderson pitched a perfect bottom of the 10th ( fly out and two ground outs ) to post the win.

Recap of the initial 9 innings can be on last night’s minor league roundup -

8/28 Scheduled Game :

Score : Jersey Shore 3 Wilmington 0

Summary :

Jonathan Guzman hit a two run home run in the fourth inning scoring Nicolas Torres ( singled ) in front of him.

DJ Stewart singled to score McCarthy Tatum ( doubled ) in the seventh inning.

On The Hill :

RH Tyler McKay - 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 91 pitches - 60 strikes - excellent outing 👍

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 13 strikes - JS debut

At Bat : 9 hits, 3 walks, 14 strikeouts

Hunter Markwardt, Nicolas Torres & Herbert Iser each had two hits. Iser and McCarthy Tatum each doubled, Jonathan Guzman homered.

Notes :

In game two it took just 2 hours and 31 minutes to play nine innings … amazing what dominate pitching does eh 😳.

Before today’s game LHP Gabriel Yanez & RHP Carlos Francisco were added to the roster from the Clearwater Threshers.

UTL Cole Stobbe was released on 8/26/21.

Low A Southeast League – Tampa Tarpons (Yankees, 67-32 ) at Clearwater Threshers (44-53 ) ; BayCare Ballpark - double header - seven inning games

Game One Final Score : Tampa 9 Clearwater 2

Summary :

Tampa plated seven runs in the fourth inning on seven walks, an error and two hits.

Jared Carr tripled in the fourth inning, he scored on an error.

Tampa score twice more in the sixth inning. The Threshers scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Matt Joyce ground out.

On The Hill :

RH Hsin-Chie Lin - 3 2/3 IP, 4 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 5 BB, 5 K’s - 75 pitches - 36 strikes

RH Cam Wynne - 1/3 IP, 3 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Leonel Aponte - 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 51 pitches - 33 strikes

At Bat : 4 hits, 6 walks, 6 strikeouts

Jared Carr tripled, TJ Rumfield drew two walks.

Notes :

Before today’s games IF Kendall Simmons was activated, Kervin Pichardo was transferred to the FCL Phillies.

Game Two Final Score : Tampa 6 Clearwater 5

Summary :

Felix Reyes doubled to score Ethan Wilson ( doubled ) in the second inning.

Tampa scored twice in the third inning, the first on a triple and throwing error by SS Casey Martin.

The Tarpons scored a run in the sixth on a walk and double.

Johan Rojas singled in the sixth inning, stole second and third base and scored on a single by Ethan Wilson.

Tampa scored three runs in the seventh on three hits, a walk and sac fly.

Luis Garcia hit a three run double in the bottom of the seventh inning but Tampa held on for a one run victory.

On The Hill :

LH Gabriel Cotto - 4 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s - 73 pitches - 44 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - 3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 55 pitches - 32 strikes

At Bat :

Ethan Wilson was three for three including a double, Luis Garcia had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Felix Reyes doubled. Johan Rojas stole two bases giving him 25 for the season.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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