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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

Saturday, 9/24/22 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 1 ( 75-70 ) Scranton Wilkes Barre 0 ( 80-65 )

Allentown, PA - Coca Cola Park

Summary :

Christopher Sanchez was excellent going seven scoreless innings allowing just one hit while walking four, he was matched with zeros by veteran Chi Chi Gonzalez for SWB with former Phillies minor leaguer Michael Gomez pitching out of a bases loaded jam  in relief in the bottom of the seventh for them.

Scott Kingery doubled to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning - Dustin Peterson singled to score him.

Sam Coonrad & Nick Duron each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the win.

On the Hill :

LH Christopher Sanchez - 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s - 90 pitches - 53 strikes

RH Sam Coonrad - 1 perfect IP, 1 K - 15 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 10 strikes

At the Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s

Scott Kingery hit two doubles.  Dustin Peterson hit two singles.  Daniel Robertson doubled.

Christopher Sanchez - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Today in Fall Instructs Camp :

Carlos De La Cruz & Johan Rojas were on Roberts Field this morning as they prepare for their Arizona Fall League ( AFL ) assignments.  Carlos was taking ground balls and instruction at first base which will be his primary position in the AFL.   Got to chat a bit, congratulated him on a great season and offered some input on first base 🤓 - anyone who thinks playing there at the pro level is a snap has never been on the baseball field before but Carlos is a very good athlete, a quick learner and I expect that he will do well once he gets the hang of it.

Word is that Tropical Storm Ian may have us in it’s sight for next week and could develop into a hurricane - while we hope that doesn’t come to fruition being prepared is prudent.  Some of the players who were in Philly this week for a mini camp either were already here today or en-route for a continuation of that camp this coming week … with the pending potential storm it's likely that’s been adjusted and perhaps those players will leave and return after the storm has passed.

There will also be a “stay ready” group arriving at the complex after Lehigh Valley completes it’s season on Wednesday - pending the potential storm.  The concept, as they’ve done in some years past as well, is to keep those selected working out and sharp as can be in case the big club needs them to either finish the season or be on the playoff roster.

Carlos De La Cruz taking ground balls at first base - Johan Rojas behind him in the outfield working on soft toss drill

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