• Steve Potter

8/7/21 : Minor League Roundup


Triple-A East League—Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays, 48-32 ) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (37-43 ) ; Coca-Cola Park


Final Score : Buffalo 9 Lehigh Valley 3


Summary :


Richard Urena hit a two run home run for Buffalo in the first inning. They scored single runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.


Darick Hall hit a solo home run in the 5th inning. Three consecutive singles by Tyler Heineman, Arquimedes Gamboa & Rafael Marchan scored another run.


The Iron Pigs scored a run in the sixth on a two out bases loaded walk by Arquimedes Gamboa


Buffalo scored four in the seventh … Christian Colon hit a solo homer that bounced off left fielder Jorge Bonifacio’s glove over the fence. The Bisons scored another run in the 8th inning.

On The Hill :


RH David Paulino - 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 96 pitches - 62 strikes

RH Brady Lail - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 22 pitches - 8 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 45 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Mike Adams - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 9 hits, 3 walks, 9 K’s


Darick Hall had three hits including a home run. Tyler Heineman had two hits. Arquimedes Gamboa had a single and walked twice.


Notes :


INF TJ Rivera has been re-acquired by the Phillies from the Pirates organization. He was playing for AAA Indianapolis. The Iron Pigs wore the Brito jerseys in Daniel Brito’s honor once again.


Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (33-50 ) at Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants 41-42 ) ;At The Diamond


Final Score : Richmond 1 Reading 0


Summary :


Richmond scored in the 4th inning on a double and RBI single.


On The Hill :


RH Adam Leverett - 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 81 pitches - 56 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2/3 IP, faced one hitter - DP - 2 pitches - 2 strikes

RH Noah Skirrow - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 57 pitches - 33 strikes


At Bat : 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 K’s


Josh Stephen had two hits.


Notes :


Before the game C Rodolfo Duran was placed on the seven day IL. C/1B Oscar Gonzalez was added to the roster from the FCL Phillies.


High-A East League – Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles 43-39 ) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (37-46 ); FirstEnergy Park

Final Score : Aberdeen 5 Jersey Shore 3


Summary :


Jordan Westburg led off the game for Aberdeen with a home run. They scored two more in the second inning on two walks, a single and double.


The Blue Claws loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning on two walks and a single by Freddy Francisco. Jose Tortolero hit a sac fly to plate a run.

Aberdeen scored a run in the seventh inning. They added another run in the ninth inning.


Jose Tortolero & Logan O’Hoppe each hit a solo home run in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Victor Vargas - 6 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 78 pitches - 48 strikes

RH Blake Brown - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 32 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Aidan Anderson - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 32 pitches -21 strikes


At Bat : 7 hits, 7 walks, 10 K’s


Logan O’Hoppe homered & doubled, Jose Tortolero had two hits including a home run. Freddy Francisco had two hits. Nate Fassnacht & Jonathan Guzman each walked twice.


Low A Southeast League – Bradenton Marauders ( Pirates , 49-32 ) at Clearwater Threshers (38-40 ) ; BayCare Ballpark - double header - two seven inning games


Game One Final Score : Bradenton 7 Clearwater 0


Summary :


Bradenton scored four runs in the third inning on two home runs, Endy Rodriquez hit a solo shot and Jack Herman hit a three run tater. Ernny Ordonez hit a solo home run in the sixth, they scored two more in the inning.


On The Hill :


LH Rafael Marcano - 3+ IP, 4 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 61 pitches - 38 strikes

LH Christopher Soriano - 2+ IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 47 pitches - 28 strikes

RH Brendan Bell - one inherited runner scored - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - pro debut - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 9 strikes … sinker ( 91-95 mph ), slider ( 83-84 mph ), changeup ( 82 mph ), curve ( 79 mph ) - 2021 8th round pick - Oklahoma


At Bat : 1 hit, 2 walks, 9 K’s


Felix Reyes singled.


Notes :


Before the game RHP Fernando Lozano & INF Wilfredo Flores were placed on the seven day IL. INF Guarner Dipre & Uziel Viloria were assigned to the roster from the FCL Phillies.


Game Two Final Score : Bradenton 8 Clearwater 3


Summary :


Bradenton scored five runs in the second inning, Hudson Head hit a three run home run. They scored single runs in the third and fourth innings.


Kervin Pichardo hit a two run home run in the 5th inning scoring Felix Reyes ( singled ) in front of him.


Bradenton scored a run in the sixth inning. The Threshers scored a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Kervin Pichardo.


On The Hill :


RH Dylan Castaneda - 4 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 56 pitches - 43 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - pro debut - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 11 strikes … sinker ( 92-95 mph ), curve ( 77-79 mph ), slider ( 79 mph ) - signed as un drafted free agent 7/21/21 - Maine

RH Tommy McCollum - pro debut - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 27 pitches - 16 strikes … 4 seam fastball ( 91-94 mph ), slider ( 82-85 mph ) & cutter ( 84-85 mph ) - signed as un drafted free agent 7/20/21 - Wingate

RH Andrew Baker - pro debut - 1 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 12 pitches - 10 strikes … 4 seam fastball ( 96-99 mph 🔥), curve ( 81-82 mph ), slider ( 83 mph ) - 2021 11th round draft choice - Chipola Junior College - Florida

At Bat : 4 hits, 1 walk, 13 K;s


Kervin Pichardo doubled & homered and had 3 RBIs. Felix Reyes singled.


Florida Complex League


All FCL Phillies games for the week were cancelled.


Dominican Summer League


Phillies Red : ( 8-11 ) Phillies White ( 12-7 )


Game One - completion of suspended game from 7/24


Phillies White 4 Phillies Red 1 - Seven Innings


Erick Brito & Jose Leanez each had two hits for Phillies White. Brito tripled and Ricardo Rosario doubled. RHP Douglass Mijares pitched three scoreless innings ( 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s ) in relief to post the win.


Raylin Heredia & Santiago Torres each had two hits for Phillies Red.


Game Two - suspended - rain - bottom of the 6th inning - tied 1-1


Erick Brito - two more hits for Phillies White … he’s hitting .368 ( 14 for 38 ) in the early going, the 19 year old multi position player was signed 11/29/18 and is from Venezuela.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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