• Steve Potter

Friday, 9/16/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Rochester 5 ( 63-76 ) Lehigh Valley 1 ( 72-66 )


Rochester, NY - Frontier Field


Summary :


John Nogowski singled to score Andrew Stevenson ( doubled ).   Two walks, three singles and a wild pitch scored four runs for Rochester in the third inning.


Daniel Robertson homered in the 8th inning.


On the Hill :


RH Hans Crouse - 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 50 pitches - 29 strikes

RH James Marvel - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 15 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 31 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Trevor Bettencourt - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 24 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s


Daniel Robertson homered. Scott Kingery walked three times in the leadoff spot in the order.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Altoona 5 ( 70-65 ) Reading 1 ( 60-76 )


Altoona, PA - Peoples Natural Gas Field


Summary :


Nick Gonzales hit a solo home run for Altoona in the 1st inning,  after two singles Henry Davis hit a three run home run.  A double and single in the 3rd inning plated a fifth Altoona run.


Jhailyn Ortiz tripled in the 8th inning to score Wendell Rijo ( walked ).


On the Hill :


RH Andrew Painter - 4 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 73 pitches - 51 strikes

RH Mike Adams - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 47 pitches - 30 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 13 strikes


At the Bat :  6 H, 4 BB,8 K’s


Herbert Iser doubled & Jhailyn Ortiz tripled.


Fall Instructs - Day Four


An energy day in camp today - after morning drills concluded the stereo speakers were brought out onto the overhead platforms and the music blared as the end of the day hitting contest ensued.


Hitters were divided into teams of three with four teams squaring off against each other in match play on Roberts Field and another four on Carlton Field.  It seemed like a version of HORSE where the coach would yell out the game situation - e.g. runner on third with less than two outs and the hitter got one swing to produce the desired result - if they failed then a hitter from the opposing squad got a turn till a winner emerged.


The two team finalists met on Carlton Field with the trio of Justin Crawford, Gustavo Sosa & Dakota Kotowski facing Hao Yu Lee, Darium Gutierrez & Bryan Rincon.  Lee/Gutierrez/Rincon prevailed as most of the other players in camp including the coaches and front office personnel gathered around the cage.  It was a fun exercise with many loud moments of oos and ahs when successful hits were delivered - especially the long drives beyond the fences of which there were plenty.


Pitchers threw on the seven mounds this morning however it was difficult to tell whom as can’t see that area from where we are allowed to be within the complex.  I did see that Eduar Segovia was one of them - hard throwing right hander coming back from shoulder issues.


Watching the hitting contest

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