• Steve Potter

Friday, July 29th : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Durham 5 ( 54-43 ) Lehigh Valley 1 ( 52-45 )


Durham, NC - Durham Bulls Athletic Park


Summary :


Durham scored a run in the 2nd inning as Xavier Edwards reached on an error and scored on a single by Ryan Boldt.


Mickey Moniak hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning.


The game went into rain delay in the bottom of the third.


Durham scored three in the fourth - two on a home run by Ryan Boldt.  Jim Haley homered for them in the 5th.


On The Hill :


LH Christopher Sanchez - 3 2/3 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 74 pitches - 45 strikes

LH JoJo Romero - 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 5 pitches - 4 strikes - 1cinherited runner scored

LH Ryan Sherriff - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 13 pitches - 8 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Bubby Rossman - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 15 pitches - 9 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Mickey Moniak homered.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Erie 4 ( 55-38, 16-8 ) Reading 3 ( 40-54, 11-14 )


Erie, PA - UPMC Park


Summary :


Erie’s first three batters in the first inning reached base on a hit batter & two walks.  A run scored on a subsequent sac fly to right field.


Jhailyn Ortiz doubled in the 2nd inning and scored on a single by Aldrem Corredor.  Vito Friscia doubled to move Corredor to third base, AJ Graffanino singled to score him.  Erie’s starting pitcher Markus Solbach left the game after two pitches to Jonathan Guzman with an apparent arm injury ( he couldn’t lift it after throwing his last pitch ).


Simon Muzziotti singled and stole second base in the third inning, he scored on a bloop single to right field by Jhailyn Ortiz.


Erie scored twice in the 6th on three singles and a bases loaded walk.


Dane Myers led off the bottom of the 8th with a home run for Erie.


On The Hill :


RH Griff McGarry - 4 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 2 HB, 7 K’s - 84 pitches - 47 strikes - 94 to 97 mph sweeping curve and sharp slider -  battled command,  especially early - when he threw strikes they simply couldn’t hit him.

RH Trevor Bettencourt - 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 24 pitches - 11 strikes - 1 inherited runner scored

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 25 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s


Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits including a double and was also hit by a pitch.  Vito Friscia doubled.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  Wilmington ( 49-44, 14-14 )  Jersey Shore ( 34-60, 9-19 )


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Game From yesterday  : Jersey Shore 2 Wilmington 0 - suspended - top of 5th - completed today


Summary :


DJ Stewart singled in the second inning and was followed by a walk to Baron Radcliff.  Herbert Iser singled to score Stewart. Uziel Viloria singled to score Radcliff.


The game went into rain delay in the top of the 5th.  It was eventually suspended.


Game was picked up at this point today


Cristian Hernandez took over mound duties from Ben Brown.


On The Hill :


RH Ben Brown - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 52 pitches - 35 strikes - another strong outing for Ben !

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 30 pitches - 22 strikes - threw very well

RH Aidan Anderson - 1 perfect IP - 3 ground outs - 6 pitches - 6 strikes - went right at ‘em


At Bat : 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


DJ Stewart had two hits.


Game Two : Jersey Shore 3 Wilmington 0


Summary :


The Blue Claws loaded the bases in the 1st inning ( Freylin Minyety reached on an error, Luis Garcia walked and Ethan Wilson singled ).  A run scored when Carlos De La Cruz was hit by a pitch.  Herbert Iser scored a run with a sac fly.

Baron Radcliff hit a home run in the seventh inning.


On The Hill :


RH Mick Abel - 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s - 85 pitches - 60 strikes - dominant outing 🔥

RH Albertus Barber - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 8 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 12 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Karl Ellison doubled & Baron Radcliff homered.


Mick Abel - file photo - Michael Dolcemascolo


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Dunedin 8 ( 43-50, 15-12 )  Clearwater 3 ( 44-49, 9-19 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Dunedin scored four runs in the first inning - Vinny Capra doubled and scored on a single by Will Robertson.  Two more singles loaded the bases, a run then scored on a groundout and two scored on a double by Victor Mesa.


Leandro Pineda walked in the 4th inning and scored on a triple by Kendall Simmons.


Will Robertson homered for Dunedin in the 5th inning.


Leandro Pineda tripled to score a run in the bottom of the fifth.


Dunedin scored a run in the 7th on a single and an errant pickoff throw by Jared Wetherbee. They scored a run in the 8th on a wild pitch.


Leandro Pineda singled in the 8th, advanced on a walk to Kendall Simmons and scored on a single by Micah Yonamine.


Dunedin scored a run in the 9th on a double, single and sac fly.


On The Hill :


LH Jordi Martinez - 2 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 56 pitches - 43 strikes

LH Jordan Fowler - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 31 pitches - 24 strikes

LH Jared Wetherbee - 2 IP, 1 unearned R,  2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Carlos Betancourt - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 21 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 4 BB, 10 K’s


Kendall Simmons & Leandro Pineda each tripled.


Florida Complex League - doubleheader @ Carpenter Complex - Roberts Field - two 7 inning games


Game One : Blue Jays 4 ( 22-15 ) Phillies 2 ( 13-22 )


Summary :


Ricardo Rosario doubled to lead off the 3rd inning, he scored on a single by Diego Gonzalez.


The Blue Jays Luis Garcia got their first hit of the game in the 5th inning, a single to center field.  He then stole second and third base and scored on a wild pitch.


The Blue Jays scored three runs in the 6th on a hit batter, walk, infield single, two wild pitches and an RBI single ( Yhoangel Aponte ).


Albert Rodriquez singled in the bottom of the sixth, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Jordan Viars.


On The Hill :


LH Samuel Aldegheri - 1 perfect IP - 3 K’s

RH Victor Vargas - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s

RH Jose Pena Jr - 3 + 2 batters IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 HB, 1 WP, 4 K’s

RH Nicoly Pina - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 WP, 3 K’s - two inherited runners scored - 94-97 mph FB - battled control/command on breaking pitches

RH Ty Collins - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s


At Bat : 8 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s


Jordan Viars & Diego Gonzalez each had two hits including a double.  Jadiel Sanchez & Ricardo Rosario each doubled.


Defense :


Catcher Adony Mejia gunned down a would be base stealer at second base in the top of the 7th.


Notes :


Alexeis Azuaje & Jadiel Sanchez began rehab assignments in this game, McCarthy Tatum will begin his rehab assignment in tomorrow’s game in Dunedin.


Game Two : Blue Jays 3 ( 23-15 ) Phillies 2 ( 13-23 )


Summary :

The Blue Jays scored a run in the first as runners reached first and third after a walk & single.  An errant pickoff throw by pitcher Jaydenn Estanista allowed a run to score.


Three Phillies singles ( Jordan Viars,Jackie Pertuz & Randy Vasquez ) loaded the bases in the second - Lou Helmig walked to score a run.  A second run scored on a ground out.


Yhoangel Aponte hit a two run home run for the Blue Jays in the third inning.


On The Hill :


RH Jaydenn Estanista - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1BB, 2 K’s - 94-95 mph FB

RH Guissepe Velasquez - 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

LH Christopher Soriano - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K


At Bat : 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s


Dominican Summer League


Phillies Red  7 ( 24-15 ) Brewers2  2 ( 20-19 )


Summary :


Marco Soto reached base on a force out in the first inning, stole second and scored on a single by Jerffson Pena.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the 5th on two hit batters and a walk, Yoangel Ramos hit a sac fly to score a run.  A wild pitch scored another run.


The Brewers scored in the 6th on a fielding error, ground out and balk.  They added a run in the 7th in two walks, a single & a ground out.


Yoangel Ramos tripled in the 8th & scored on a double by Marco Soto.  Soto moved to third on a fly out and later scored on a wild pitch.  Singles by Kliubert Avila & Solardo Rodriquez along with a walk to Fernando Hernandez loaded the bases.  Jhorjan Guevara singled to score two runs.


On The Hill :


RH Luis Gonzalez -  6 IP, 1 unearned R, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s

LH Ronny Ramirez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s

LH Edwar Chirinos - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s


At Bat : 6 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Marco Soto doubled - Jhorjan Guevara had two RBIs


LAD Bautista 5 ( 20-20 ) Phillies White 2 ( 24-14 ) - seven innings


Summary :


Juan Villavicencio & Leanardo Rondon singled in the first inning, Darium Gutierrez singled to score Villavicencio. Rondon later scored on a ground out.


Oswaldo Osorio homered for the Dodgers in the bottom of the first, they scored four more on a double, hit batter, sac fly and three walks.


On The Hill :


RH Wilmer Blanco - 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K

RH Javier Fuenmayor - 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - two inherited runners scored


At Bat : 3 H, 4 BB, 8 K’s


Nolan Beltran walked twice

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