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9/12/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Rochester 6 (29-33, 63-72) Lehigh Valley 4 (38-26, 74-63)

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field

Summary :

Rochester scored six runs in the second inning on an error, four singles, a double, walk and sac fly.

Matt Kroon and Rafael Marchan singled in the eighth inning, they scored on a double by Esteban Quiroz.

Darick Hall walked in the ninth, Simon Muzziotti doubled.  Matt Kroon singled to score Hall.  Rafael Marchan hit a sac fly to score a run.

On the Hill :

Tyler Phillips went one and two thirds, six runs - three earned, five hits, one walk, three strikeouts.  Jeremy Walker pitched two and a third scoreless frames, no hits, one strikeout.  Brett Schulze went two innings, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts. Connor Brogdon pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.  Hector Perez pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Matt Kroon had two hits. Esteban Quiroz  and Simon Muzziotti each doubled.

Did Ya Know?

Brewer Hicklen has drawn a walk in five consecutive games, his second longest streak this season (6 games). During this streak, he has drawn the most walks of any five-game stretch for himself this season, working nine walks enroute to a .571 OBP during the run. He's scored six times and swiped six bases during that stretch as well.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  Binghamton 8 (36-25, 71-59) Reading 1 (29-34, 57-74)

Binghamton , NY - Mirabito Stadium

Summary :

Binghamton scored a first inning run on a hit batter, walk and double.

Three singles, a catcher’s interference and sac fly scored two runs for Binghamton in the third.   They scored four runs in the fifth inning on a catcher’s interference, walk, single double and error.

Marcus Lee Sang singled in the sixth, went to second on a balk, to third on a ground out and scored on a sac fly by Carlos De La Cruz.

Binghamton scored a run in the eighth on two doubles.

On the Hill :

Zach Haake went four and a third innings, six runs - four earned, six hits, two walks, one strikeout.  Tristan Garnett pitched two thirds of an inning, one run, one hit, one walk, one strikeout.  McKinley Moore pitched a scoreless inning, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts.  Keylan Killgore pitched two innings, one run, three hits, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Marcus Lee Sang has two hits (single & double).

Did Ya Know?

Coming into tonight’s game “A handful of R-Phils were in the running for leading in the league in various statistical categories. Carlos De La Cruz’s 24 home runs are two behind the leader. Oliver Dunn’s 78 RBI trail Bowie’s Billy Cook by three. Dunn also leads the league in OBP, is second in SLG and first in OPS. Carlos De La Cruz is running away with the Eastern League hit crown at 131, with second place Nick Yorke having 116. Dunn leads the league in walks at 81 and XBH at 51. De La Cruz is first in total bases at 230 and Dunn second at 208. De La Cruz is also second in the league in runs scored at 79.” -  from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) Playoffs Game One - Jersey Shore 2 Hudson Valley 1 (Jersey Shore leads series 1-0)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark

Summary :

Alexander Vargas tripled for Hudson Valley with two outs in the fourth inning, he scored on a single by Rafael Flores.

Hudson Valley loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out but Matt Russell got a grounder to third baseman Otto Kemp who turned it into a 5-4-3 double play!

Gabriel Rincones Jr reached on an error in the eighth inning, he scored when Caleb Ricketts absolutely spanked a high home run over the right field fence!

Jersey Shore takes a 1-0 series lead in the best of three matchup, game two will be in Hudson Valley on Thursday.

On the Hill :

Christian McGowan was excellent, five innings, one run, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts.  He threw a mid to upper nineties sinker and a hard slider, know the name, he’s a good one 👀.   Matt Russell pitched an inning, no runs, two hits, one walk.  Jack Dallas went an inning and a third, no runs, one hit.  Andrew Walling finished it, one and two third innings, no runs, no hits, two walks, two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Caleb Ricketts had two hits (single & home run) and two RBIs.  Erick Brito doubled.

Did Ya Know?

“The BlueClaws are in the postseason for the sixth time, and first time as a High-A affiliate. They are 5-0 in first round series and 3-2 in the SAL Championship Series, winning in 2006, 2009, and 2010, while falling in 2016 and 2018.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A ) Playoffs Game One - Clearwater 5 Lakeland 0 (Clearwater leads series 1-0)

Lakeland , FL - Joker Marchant Stadium

Summary :

Zach Arnold and Raylin Heredia singled in the second inning.  Jordan Dissin singled to score Arnold. Ricardo Rosario singled to score Heredia.  Troy Schreffler singled to score Dissin.

Ricardo Rosario singled in the fourth inning, stole second and scored on a single by Troy Schreffler.

William Bergolla reached on a two base error in the eighth inning and scored on a single by Chad Castillo.

Clearwater takes a 1-0 series lead in the best of three matchup, game two will be in Clearwater on Thursday.

On the Hill :

Jean Cabrera was outstanding, six and a third innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, five strikeouts. He went with a sinker (93 to 97 mph), slider and change up and threw a gem.  Nathan Karaffa pitched two thirds of an inning, no runs, one hit, one strikeout.

Erich Uelmen pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.  Hans Crouse finished the shutout, one inning,one walk, one strikeout.

At the Bat :

Jordan Dissin (single & triple), Raylin Heredia, Troy Schreffler and Ricardo Rosario each had two hits.  Schreffler posted two RBIs.  Those four fellas hit in the six thru nine spots in the order, they had eight of the club’s ten hits.

Did Ya Know?

“The Threshers broke their season-strikeout record with 1,278 as a staff, 56 more than last season’s record of 2022.  It is the highest strikeout total by the Threshers staff in a season in franchise history.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

System Transactions :

Reading : Reinstated Arturo De Freitas from the Development List.  Placed Dominic Pipkin on the Development List (retroactive to 9/10).

Clearwater : Reinstated RHP Jean Cabrera from the Development List.  Placed INF Trent Farquhar on the Development List (retroactive to 9/10).

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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