• Steve Potter

9/5/21 : Minor League Roundup


Triple-A East League—Syracuse Mets (42- 63 ) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (48-58 ) ; Coca-Cola Park

Final Score : Lehigh Valley 9 Syracuse 6


Summary :


TJ Rivera doubled to score CJ Chatham ( singled & went to second on a Darick Hall walk ) in the second inning. Logan Moore singled to score both Rivera and Hall.


Syracuse scored a run in the third inning on a double ( Jared Eickhoff ) and single.


Nick Maton walked in the bottom of the third, stole second and scored on a single by CJ Chatham.


Khalil Lee hit a solo home run for Syracuse in the fourth inning.


TJ Rivera & Adonis Medina hit back to back doubles in the fourth inning with Rivera scoring. Nick Maton homered to left center field to score Medina ahead of him.


The Mets plated three runs in the sixth inning on two hits and an error by third baseman TJ Rivera.


TJ Rivera walked in the 8th inning, moved up on a walk to Logan Moore, to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Two more walks loaded the bases with two outs. Moore scored on another wild pitch … headfirst slide for the big fella with a swim slide to avoid the tag ! 😳👍


Jose Colina homered for Syracuse to start the ninth.


On The Hill :


RH Adonis Medina - 5 1/3 IP, 5 R - 3 earned, 8 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 75 pitches - 47 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 2 inherited runners scored - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Mauricio Llovera - 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 45 pitches - 31 strike - 9 out Save 👍

At Bat : 10 pitches, 7 walks, 7 strikeouts


CJ Chatham, Logan Moore and TJ Rivera each had two hits. Rivera doubled twice. Adonis Medina also doubled. Nick Maton homered. Mickey Moniak tripled. Darick Hall walked twice. Hall blistered the ball twice but right at fielders.


Notes :


The Iron Pigs turned three double plays in the first five innings.


Adam Haseley made a leaping catch in left field in the seventh inning to rob extra bases.


Darick Hall continues to shine defensively at first base, ranged to his right to snag a line drive and end the fourth inning, made it look easy …


Former Phillie Jared Eickhoff started on the hill for the Mets, he lasted just 3 2/3 innings. Former Iron Pigs infielder Ruben Tejada has signed a minor league contract with the White Sox. Former Phillie and Iron Pig RHP Chase Anderson has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.




Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (44-64 ) at Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies, 37-69 ) ; Dunkin’ Donuts Park


Final Score : Hartford 5 Reading 4


Summary :


Hartford scored five runs in the first inning on three walks and three singles.


Reading scored a run in the third inning when Matt Joyce was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Chris Cornelius hit a two run home run in the fourth inning.


Matt Kroon singled in the seventh inning and scored on a double by Grenny Cumana.


On The Hill :


RH Francisco Morales - 2/3 IP, 5 R - 4 earned, 3 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 35 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Tyler Carr - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 49 pitches - 31 strikes

LH Nick Lackney - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 32 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Aneurys Zabala - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 24 pitches - 16 strikes -98/99 mph FB


At Bat : 7 hits, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts

Matt Kroon, Grenny Cumana & Luke Miller each had two hits. Chris Cornelius homered … Grenny Cumana doubled.



Grenny Cumana - photo by George Youngs Jr

High-A East League – Jersey Shore BlueClaws (49-57 ) at Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles 55-52 ) ; Ripken Stadium

Final Score : Aberdeen 20 Jersey Shore 1


Summary :


Hunter Markwardt hit a solo home run in the second inning.


Aberdeen scored seven runs in the third inning on seven hits ( five for extra bases including a three run home run by Jean Carmona ) and a groundout.


The IronBirds scored two runs in the 5th, three in the 6th and eight in the 7th … Gunner Henderson and Dylan Harris each homered.


On The Hill :


LH Jhordany Mezquita - 2 2/3 IP, 7 R, 9 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 54 pitches - 38 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 43 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Mark Potter - 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 12 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 2/3 IP, 7 unearned R, 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Jonas De La Cruz - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Tom Sutera - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 8 pitches - 4 strikes


At Bat : 5 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts


Hunter Markwardt homered.


Notes :


According to MILB Central RHP Blake Brown & LHP Erubiel Armenta will be promoted to Reading for next week’s games.


Low A Southeast League – Clearwater Threshers (47-56 ) at Lakeland Flying Tigers (46-61 ) ;Joker Marchant Stadium


Final Score : Lakeland 4 Clearwater 1


Summary :


Freylin Minyety hit a solo home run ( his first as a pro ) in the sixth inning to score the game’s first run.


Lakeland scored twice in the sixth inning on two hits, a sac fly and suicide squeeze bunt. They scored another run in the seventh on a throwing error by Threshers third baseman Kendall Simmons.


Lakeland scored again in the eighth inning on a walk, passed ball and single.


On The Hill :


RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 59 pitches - 35 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 57 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Alex McKenny - 2 2/3 IP, 2 unearned R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 46 pitches - 27 strikes


At Bat : 3 hits, 4 walks, 9 strikeouts


Simon Muzziotti tripled. Freylin Minyety homered.



Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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