• Steve Potter

Friday, 8/26/22 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 14 ( 67-54 ) Gwinnett 13 ( 59-62 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Two walks, a wild pitch and a sac fly scored a first inning run for Gwinnett.


Delino DeShields singled in the third inning - advanced to second on a walk, stole third and scored on a single by Hernan Perez.  Rylan Bannon hit a two run double.


Chris Sharpe & Daniel Robertson doubled in the third with Sharpe scoring - Brandon Marsh singled to score Robertson.

Dalton Guthrie doubled to score Marsh.  Donnie Sands scored Guthrie with a sac fly.


Gwinnett scored two runs in the 4th inning on two walks, a double and single.


Brandon Marsh singled, stole second and scored on a single by Dalton Guthrie in the 5th inning.


Gwinnett scored three runs in the 6th inning on two walks and three singles.


Yairo Munoz singled, Chris Sharpe & Daniel Robertson walked to load the bases in the bottom of the 6th.  Brandon Marsh singled to score two runs.  A wild pitch allowed Robertson to score.  Dalton Guthrie walked.  Darick Hall hit a sac fly to deep center field to score Marsh.   Donny Sands hit a two run home run scoring Guthrie in front of him.


Rylan Bannon hit a three run home run for Gwinnett in the 7th inning.  Brandon Marsh leaped up against the fence to catch it but it seemed to deflect off his glove and over the wall.


Pitcher Darius Vines came out to warm up for Gwinnett to pitch the bottom of the seventh however he was deemed ineligible because he wasn’t on the lineup card 🤦‍♂️🤪.


Rafael Marchan singled in the bottom of the 7th, Chris Sharpe walked.  Daniel Robertson doubled to score Marchan. Dustin Peterson singled to score Sharpe. Dalton Guthrie singled to score Robertson.


Joe Dunand doubled for Gwinnett in the 8th, he scored on a single by Delino DeShields.


On the Hill :


RH Bubby Rossman - 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 43 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Braeden Ogle - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K - 9 pitches - 5 strikes

RH Ofreidy Gomez - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 35 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 18 pitches - 8 strikes - stranded 2 inherited runners

RH Mark Appel - 1 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 29 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 36 pitches - 17 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 19 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 1 perfect IP - 2 fly outs, 1 ground out - 13 pitches - 7 strikes 🔥 - got after it with fastballs


At the Bat : 16 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Dalton Guthrie had four hits including two doubles and three RBIs.  Brandon Marshhad three hits.  Daniel Robertson hit two doubles. Yairo Munoz & Rafael Marchan each had two hits. Chris Sharpe doubled - Donny Sands homered.


Notes :


LHP Brian Marconi was promoted from Reading prior to the game.


Rylan Bannon had 4 hits and a whopping 8 RBIs in the game for Gwinnett 😳


Dalton Guthrie - file photo - Cheryl Pursell


Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 3 ( 46-71, 18-30 ) Reading 1 ( 53-65, 24-25 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Griff McGarry exited the game with an apparent finger injury with one out in the top of the 4th inning - he’s been battling blister issues.


After loading the bases with two singles and a walk in the 4th inning they scored a run on a ground out.


Carlos Cortes hit a two run home run for Binghamton in the 5th inning.


Carlos De La Cruz homered in the 7th inning.


On the Hill :


RH Griff McGarry - 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s - 69 pitches - 42 strikes

RH Trevor Bettencourt - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 43 pitches 28 strikes - 1 inherited runner scored

RH Adam Leverett - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 30 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Jack Perkins - 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 35 pitches - 19 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits including a home run. Wendell Rijo had two hits including a double.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 7 ( 60-58, 30- 22 )  Jersey Shore 5 ( 44-74, 19-33 )


Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Jose Peroza hit a two run home run in the first inning for Brooklyn.  A double and single scored a third run.


Three walks loaded the bases for Brooklyn in the 2nd inning - a wild pitch scored a run.


Three more Brooklyn runs scored in the third inning on a Jaylen Palmer home run.


Baron Radcliff hit a home run in the 4th inning, his 12th of the season.


Hao Yu Lee homered in the 5th inning.


Baron Radcliff hit his 2nd home run ( 13th for season ) of the game in the 7th inning scoring Freylin Minyety ( walked ) and Leandro Pineda ( singled ) ahead of him.


On the Hill :


LH Josh Hendrickson - 2 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s - 59 pitches - 33 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 41 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 32 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 9 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 16 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s


Baron Radcliff hit two home runs and had four RBIs.  Jared Carr had two hits including a double. Hao Yu Lee homered.


Baron Radcliff - file photo - Michael Dolcemascolo


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 7 ( 55-61, 20-31 ) Tampa 6 ( 55-60, 28-21 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary :


Caleb Ricketts singled in the second inning and advanced a base when Dakota Kotowski walked.  Troy Schreffler singled to score Ricketts.


Tampa scored three in the third inning on four singles, a stolen base and a sac fly.


Connor Canon hit a solo homer for Tampa in the 5th inning.   Ben Rice homered in the 6th inning.


Caleb Ricketts & Dakota Kotowski walked in the bottom of the 6th inning - Chad Castillo doubled to score a run.  Jamari Baylor reached on a fielders choice on which a run scored.


The Threshers loaded the bases in the 8th inning on singles by Chad Castillo & Erick Brito with a walk by Jamari Baylor.  Justin Crawford reached on a fielders choice - two runs scored coupled with a throwing error by the Tampa first baseman.

Cade Fergus walked to re-load the bases.  Caleb Ricketts singled to score two runs.


Brett Barrera doubled in the 9th and scored on a single by Luis Santos.


On the Hill :


LH Jordi Martinez - 6 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 74 pitches - 55 strikes

RH Daniel Harper - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 19 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Keylan Killgore - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 14 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Carlos Betancourt - 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 13 strikes


At the Bat : 7 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s


Caleb Ricketts had two hits and two RBIs.  Chad Castillo had two hits including a double.


Notes :


OF Dakota Kotowksi was added to the roster prior to the game.


Caleb Ricketts - file photo - Mark Wylie


Dominican League Quarter Final Series Playoffs - best of three series


The Phillies White team defeated Tex Blue two games to none to move to the seminal playoff round


Game One :  Phillies White 4 Tex Blue 3 - completion of suspended game from yesterday


Summary :


The Rangers scored twice in the first inning - they loaded the bases on walks, a run scored on another free pass and a sac fly scored the second run.


Marco Soto & Nolan Beltran singled in the 4th inning -  Angel Mata walked to load the bases.  William Bergolla singled to score two runs.


The Rangers scored a run in the 6th on three singles.


William Bergolla reached on an error in the seventh, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Leanardo Rondon.


Angel Mata walked in the top of the 9th inning - he was replaced by Leny Carela as a pinch runner who stole second base.  William Bergolla reached on an error on which Carela scored.


Rain caused the game to be suspended with one out and no base runners in the bottom of the 9th -


The game resumed today at this point


Saul Alcala came in to finish the game, he struck out the first batter he faced, then gave up a single before ending the contest on a 4-6 groundout.


On the Hill :


RH Danyony Pulido - 1 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 0 K’s

RH Eliecer Bata - 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Ezequiel Ventura - 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Jesus Querales - 1/3 IP - 1 K

RH Saul Alcala - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K


At the Bat : 8 H, 6 BB, 14 K’s


William Bergolla - 3 for 5 with a double, run scored and three RBIs from leadoff spot.  Jorge Garcia - 2 for 4 with a walk.  Angel Mata - two walks.


Game Two : Phillies White 3 Tex Blue 0 - Five Innings - Rain shortened


Summary :


The Phillies scored twice in the second inning -  Brahian Silva walked, Manolfi Jimenez was hit by a pitch and Marco Soto singled to load the bases.  A wild pitch scored Silva.  Nolan Beltran walked to re-load the bases - a wild pitch scored Jimenez.

Jorge Garcia walked in the third inning, he went to second on a single by Brahian Silva and scored on a single by Manolfi Jimenez.


The game went into rain delay in the middle of the 5th inning.  It was eventually called as a final score.


On the Hill :


RH Maxwell Hernandez -5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s-FB range 90-93 mph,really strong secondaries- especially the change up


At the Bat : 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s


Defensive Gems :


Left fielder Jorge Garcia made a very difficult running catch to record the second out of the 4th inning ranging to the corner for an over the shoulder grab - pitcher Maxwell Hernandez doffed his cap 🤓.



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