• Steve Potter

8/5/21 : Minor League Roundup


Triple-A East League—Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays, 47-31 ) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (36-42 ) ; Coca-Cola Park

Final Score : Buffalo 9 Lehigh Valley 7


Summary :


Buffalo scored a run in the first on two walks and a single. Mickey Moniak tripled to score Nick Maton ( walked ) in the bottom of the inning. Matt Vierling singled to score Moniak.


Kellin Deglan hit a two run home run in the 4th inning. Darick Hall doubled down the left field line ( against a lefty ) to score Matt Vierling ( singled ) in the bottom of the inning.


Mickey Moniak doubled to score Charlie Tilson ( doubled ) in the 5th inning.


Buffalo tied the game with a run in the seventh inning.


Sal Gozzo laid down a bunt single in the bottom of the inning, he went to second on an errant throw. Charlie Tilson legged out a bunt single and Gozzo scored on an error on the play. Nick Maton then put down a third consecutive bunt, this one a sacrifice to move Tilson to third base. Old school 🤓.


Cullen Large hit a solo home run for Buffalo to lead off the 8th inning. They scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Nick Maton tripled to score Charlie Tilson ( walked ) in the bottom of the ninth. Mickey Moniak hit a sac fly to score Maton.


On The Hill :


RH Mark Appel : 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 85 pitches - 49 strikes

LH Jeff Singer : 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 2/3 IP - 5 R - 4 earned, 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 30 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Mike Adams - 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 11 pitches - 5 strikes


At Bat :12 hits, 5 walks, 10 K’s


Matt Vierling had three hits. Mickey Moniak had two hits ( double & triple ) and three RBIs, Darick Hall had two hits including a double. Charlie Tilson had two hits, walked and doubled. Nick Maton, doubled. walked twice and scored a run.


Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (32-49) at Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants 40-41 ) ;At The Diamond

Final Score : Reading 9 Richmond 2


Summary :


Josh Stephen walked in the second inning and stole second base. With two outs Colby Fitch was intentionally walked to get to pitcher James McArthur. McArthur reached base on a catching error by Richmond’s first baseman … both Stephen and Fitch scored on the play.


Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error to start the third inning, he went to third on a single by Bryson Stott. Josh Stephen singled to score Ortiz. Luke Miller singled to score Stott.


Jhailyn Ortiz led off the fourth inning with a single, he went to third base on a double by Bryson Stott. Madison Stokes reached on a fielder’s choice. Josh Stephen singled to score two runs. Stokes scored on a subsequent wild pitch.


Bryson Stott tripled in the fifth inning to score Arquimedes Gamboa ( singled ).


Arquimedes Gamboa doubled in the seventh inning, he went to third base on a single by Jhailyn Ortiz and scored on a fielder’s choice ground ball by Bryson Stott.


Richmond scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning.


On The Hill :


RH James McArthur : 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s - 70 pitches - 47 strikes

RH Austin Ross : 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Aneurys Zabala : 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Tyler Carr - 1 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 19 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 13 hits, 3 walks, 11 K’s


Bryson Stott had three hits ( single, double, triple ). Jhailyn Ortiz had three hits ( 2 singles & a double ) Josh Stephen, Arquimedes Gamboa and Luke Miller each had two hits. Gamboa doubled, Stephen had three RBIs.


High-A East League – Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles 41-39 ) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (37-44 ); FirstEnergy Park

Final Score : Aberdeen 8 Jersey Shore 3


Summary :


Aberdeen scored a run in the first on a double, HBP, walk and wild pitch.


Nate Fassnacht doubled in the bottom of the inning, he went to third on a single by Logan O’Hoppe and scored on a single by McCarthy Tatum. DJ Stewart doubled to score O’Hoppe.


The Iron Birds scored three in the second inning on four walks, a throwing error, sac fly and two singles.


Aberdeen scored two more in the 8th on a walk, HBP and two hits.


Vito Friscia doubled to score McCarthy Tatum ( walked ) in the bottom of the 8th.


Shane Fontana homered for Aberdeen in the 9th as they scored two more runs.


On The Hill :


RH Dominic Pipkin : 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 4 K’s - 59 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Tom Sutera : 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 49 pitches - 32 strikes

RH Mark Potter - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Jonas De La Cruz - 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 21 pitches - 12 strikes


At Bat : 6 hits, 3 walks, 12 K’s


Nate Fassnacht, Vito Friscia & DJ Stewart each doubled.

Low A Southeast League – Bradenton Marauders ( Pirates , 46-32 ) at Clearwater Threshers (38-37); BayCare Ballpark


Final Score : Clearwater 6 Bradenton 3


Summary :


Bradenton scored a run in the second inning on a walk, stolen base and a single.


Kervin Pichardo & Junior Ortega each walked in the third inning, they moved up two bases each on two wild pitches with Pichardo scoring.

Bradenton scored a run in the fourth inning on a double, wild pitch and passed ball. They scored a run in the fifth inning on a bases loaded walk.


Juan Aparicio doubled to score Arturo DeFreitas ( reached on error ) in the sixth inning. Wilfredo Flores singled to score Aparicio. Felix Reyes singled, Carlos De La Cruz doubled to score both Reyes and Flores.

Carlos De La Cruz hit a solo home run in the 8th inning

On The Hill :


RH Fernando Lozano : 3 2/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 59 pitches - 37 strikes

LH Gabriel Cotto : 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 67 pitches - 35 strikes - great Threshers debut 💪

RH Victor Lopez - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 10 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 9 hits, 4 walks, 7 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz, Juan Aparicio, Felix Reyes & Wilfredo Flores each had two hits. De La Cruz doubled and homered, had three RBIs. Aparicio doubled.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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