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8/31/21 : Minor League Roundup

Recap by Larry Shenk

Triple-A East League—Syracuse Mets (39-61) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (46-55); Coca-Cola Park

Final Score

IronPigs 5, Mets 4


Two-run homers by T.J. Rivera (B6) and C.J. Chatham (B7) lifted Lehigh Valley to the one-run win. Zach McAllister, Mauricio Llovera and Jeff Singer combined for 3.1 scoreless relief innings out of LV’s pen.

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

RH Mark Appel, 5.2-4-4-4-2-1, HR; 84 pitches, 49 strikes

RH Zach McAllister, 1.1-1-0-0-2-1; 24 pitches, 14 strikes. WP (1-0)

RH Mauricio Llovera, 1-1-0-0-2-1; 31 pitches, 16 strikes

LH Jeff Singer, 1-1-0-0-0-1; 12 pitches, 7 strikes. SV (3)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

2B C.J. Chatham, 4-1-3-3, double (6)

3B T.J. Rivera, 4-1-3-2, double (14)

LH Adam Haseley, 5-2-1-0

1B Darick Hall, 4-1-1-0


Vance Worley was Syracuse starter.

Jeff Singer - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (41-62) at Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies, 35-66); Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Final Score

Yard Goats 1, Fightin Phils 0


RF Casey Golden’s sixth home run led off the B8 and gave Hartford a win in the series opener. Colton Eastman tossed four perfect innings as Reading’s starting pitcher. Reading out-hit Hartford, 7-3.

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

RH Colton Eastman, 4-0-0-0-0-5; 54 pitches, 33 strikes

LH Josh Hendrickson, 4-3-1-1-0-6, HR; 62 pitches, 39 strikes. LP (4-3)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

3B Dalton Guthrie, 4-0-2-0

PH Colby Fitch, 1-0-1-0, double; Reading’s only extra base hit

Colton Eastman - photo by George Youngs Jr

Notes :

What an Ending :

Although he’s not a Phillies player I thought I’d highlight his story as it has somewhat of a connection. On Saturday Tanner Nishioka hit two home runs for AA Portland against the Reading Phils. Turns out that afterwards the 26 year old from Hawaii handed in his retirement papers. That’s certainly leaving the game on a high note. Best wishes to the young man going forward.

High-A East League – Jersey Shore BlueClaws (47-54) at Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles 52-50); Ripken Stadium

Final Score (Completion of Aug. 8 suspended game)

IronBirds 4, BlueClaws 2

Final Score (Regular game, 7 innings)

BlueClaws 6, IronBirds 2


Tied 2-2 after five innings, Lakewood put the game away scoring twice in T6 (RBI single by Nick Matera) with second run scoring on a GIDP and T7 (Nicolas Torres, 2-out, 2-run single). Hunter Markwardt’s 2-run homer opened Lakewood’s scoring (T3). Blake Brown closed the game by striking out the side in B7.

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

LH Manuel Silva, 3-6-2-2-1-1, 58 pitches, 36 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes, 3-2-0-0-0-1; 42 pitches, 28 strikes. WP (5-1)

RH Blake Brown, 1-0-0-0-0-3; 16 pitches, 10 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

LF Nicolas Torres, 4-1-2-2

DH D.J. Stewart, 4-1-2-0

2B Jose Tortolero, 2-1-1-0

CF Hunter Markwardt, 3-1-1-2, HR (2)

C Nick Matera, 4-0-1-1

1B Vito Friscia, 3-1-1-0, BB

Hunter Markwardt - photo by Michael Dill

Low A Southeast League – Clearwater Threshers (46-53) at Lakeland Flying Tigers (43-60); Joker Marchant Stadium

Final Score

Threshers 5, Flying Tigers 4


Down 3-0 after one inning, Clearwater scored four times in T3 to take the lead. Ethan Wilson doubled in two runs, a SF by J.T. Rumfield plated one and Baron Radcliff’s double ended the scoring. Lakeland tied game in B3. Winning run scored on a wild pitch in T4. Connor Ash, Rodolfo Sanchez and Cam Wynne combined to punch out eight in 6.1 scoreless relief innings.

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

RH Cristian Hernandez, 2.2-5-4-3-1-2, HR; 51 pitches, 36 strikes

RH Connor Ash, 1.1-0-0-0-1-1; 15 pitches, 8 strikes. WP (2-0)

RH Rodolfo Sanchez, 3-2-0-0-0-3; 36 pitches, 22 strikes

RH Cam Wynne, 2-0-0-0-0-4; 32 pitches, 20 strikes. SV (1)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

SS Luis Garcia, 5-2-3-0, double (16)

RF Ethan Wilson, 5-1-2-2, double (2)

1B J.T. Rumfield, 3-0-1-1, BB

3B Freylin Minyety, 5-0-3-0, double (1)

LF Baron Radcliff, 5-0-1-1, double (6)

2B Kendal Simmons, 5-1-1-0

CF Jared Carr, 4-1-1-0, BB

FCL recap :

Dominican Summer League :

Monday - 8/30

Phillies Red 2 (19-15 ) Rockies 0 ( 24-10 )

Diego Gonzalez & Randy Vasquez each had two hits … Julio Heureaux doubled.

The game’s first run scored on a bases loaded walk, the second one crossed on a sac fly by Santiago Torres.

LHP Joel Valdez tossed five innings ( 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s ), RHP Douglass Mijares went two innings ( 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s ) and LHP Sergio Sanchez finished ( 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s ) … no walks issued by the three hurlers … outstanding 👍

Phillies White 3 ( 22-10 ) Rangers2 2 ( 20-14 )

The Phillies had just four hits yet scored two fourth inning runs on a groundout and wild pitch … they won on a bottom of the ninth walkoff triple by Yoangel Ramos ! Kluibert Avila hit a double in the seventh inning.

RHP Estibenzon Jimenez upped his record to 5-0 with 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief ( 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s ) … he’s posted a minuscule 1.13 ERA in 10 games ( 24 IP ) with 21 K’s and 6 BB … WHIP of 0.75 and a .145 opponent’s batting average against.

Tuesday - 8/31

Phillies Red 3 ( 20-15 ) Rockies 1 ( 24-11 )

Jeury Corona led the offense with two of the team’s six hits. Julio Heureaux & Fernando Hernandez had RBIs. Starter Javier Fuenmayor went four innings followed by three relievers ( RH Hermès Astudillo ( 1 IP ), RH Saul Alcala ( 2 IP ), RH Jesus Querales ) who threw scoreless baseball to seal the win.

Phillies White 7 ( 23-10 ) Rangers2 4 ( 20-15 )

Yemal Flores stroked two doubles, walked twice and scored two runs as the DH. Yoangel Ramos had two knocks. Ricardo Rosario & Albert Rodriquez each doubled.

RHP Luis Gomez earned the win with a perfect inning of relief … RHP Edgar Zuniga pitched two shutout frames to post his first pro save.

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