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9/8/21 : Minor League Roundup

Recap by Larry Shenk

Triple-A East League— Lehigh Valley IronPigs (48-60) at Worcester Red Sox (62-47); Polar Park

Final Score

Red Sox 4, IronPigs 3


LF Franchy Corrdero belted two homers and drove in three runs as Worcester hung on for a 4-3 win. Lehigh Valley’s runs came on a two-run homer by Nick Maton in T2 and a two-out solo homer by Arquimedes Gamboa in T9. Vince Velasquez struck out nine in 3.2 innings as the starter.

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

RH Vince Velasquez, 3.2-1-1-1-1-9, HR; 63 pitches, 42 strikes

LH Damon Jones, 1.1-0-0-0-1-2; 19 pitches, 12 strikes

LH Braeden Ogle, 1-2-2-2-0-2, HR; 18 pitches, 10 strikes. LP (3-4)

RH Brady Lail, 1-1-1-1-1-2; 24 pitches, 15 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez, 1-1-0-0-0-0; 14 pitches, 9 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

SS-3B Nick Maton, 4-1-1-2, HR (5)

2B C.J. Chatham, 3-0-2-0

SS Arquimedes Gamboa, 2-1-1-1, HR (1)

3B Luke Williams, 3-0-0-0 (rehab assignment)

C Andrew Knapp, 3-0-0-0, BB (rehab assignment)


RHP Hans Crouse assigned from Reading.

Double-A Northeast League – New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Rockies) at Reading Fightin Phils; FirstEnergy Stadium

Wednesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 9th, home games have been postponed to allow for testing and contact tracing of members of the Fisher Cats organization.

Next scheduled game is 7:05 on Friday night, September 10th.

The series, currently listed as three more games, is the final homestand for Reading. Final series at Binghamton Rumble Ponies is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 14.

High-A East League – Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pirates, 71-39) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (49-59); FirstEnergy Park

Final Score

Grasshoppers 13, BlueClaws 4


Red-hot Greensboro jumped off to an 11-0 lead by scoring five in T1 and six in T2, 10th win in last 11 games. Jersey Shore out-hit Greensboro, 13-10; all 13 hits were singles. Eight walks by JS pitchers were costly. Johan Rojas had four hits in a losing cause.

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

RH Victor Vargas, 1-7-10-10-3-0, HR; 46 pitches, 23 strikes. LP (2-4)

RH Aidan Anderson, 3-1-1-1-1-5, HR; 51 pitches, 30 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez, 3-0-0-0-2-4; 41 pitches, 24 strikes

RH Victor Lopez, 2-2-2-2-2-2; 35 pitches, 18 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

LF Johan Rojas, 5-1-4-1

CF Simon Muzziotti, 5-0-2-1

SS Luis Garcia, 4-0-2-1

2B Jonathan Guzman, 3-0-2-0, BB


Vito Friscia played his last 2021 game for Blue Claws as he is headed to Europe to be a member of Team Italy in the European Baseball Championship tournament ... the team is managed by Mike Piazza.

Low A Southeast League – Bradenton Marauders (Pirates, 67-42) at Clearwater Threshers (48-58); BayCare Ballpark.

(Game #1) Final Score

Marauders 4, Threshers 2


Bradenton broke a 2-2 tie by scoring twice in T5. Threshers held to three hits.

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

LH Spencer Van Scoyoc, 1-1-2-2-3-1; 34 pitches, 14 strikes

RH Chi-Ling Hsu, 4-5-2-2-0-2; 49 pitches, 35 strikes. LP (1-1)

RH Tommy McCollum, 2-0-0-0-2-3; 30 pitches, 16 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

3B Kendall Simmons, 2-1-2-1, BB, double (10), triple (2)

RF Felix Reyes, 3-0-1-0

(Game #2) Final Score

Threshers 5, Marauders 3


Ethan Wilson’s two-run single in B5 gave Clearwater a 4-3 lead. A wild pitch produced an insurance run in B6. Jerad Weatherbee picked up his first pro save by striking out the side. Earlier runs came on solo homers by Rixon Wingrove and Felix Reyes. Game included a 1 hour, 21-minute rain delay in T7.

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

LH Matt Osterberg, 3.2-4-1-1-2-3; 67 pitches, 41 strikes

RH Matt Russell, 2.1-3-2-2-1-2; 47 pitches, 30 strikes. WP (2-2)

LH Jared Weatherbee, 1-0-0-0-0-3; 13 pitches, 11 strikes. SV (1)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

CF Ethan Wilson, 2-0-2-2, BB

DH Rixon Wingrove, 3-1-1-1, HR (11)

RF Felix Reyes, 2-1-1-1, BB, HR (1)

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