• Steve Potter

Saturday, July 30th  : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 7 ( 53-45 )  Durham 6 ( 54-44 )


Durham, NC - Durham Bulls Athletic Park


Summary :


Justin Williams singled to score Jean Segura ( walked & advanced to third on a single by Donny Sands ).


Jean Segura singled to score Chris Sharpe & Mickey Moniak ( both singled ) in the second inning.


Josh Ockimey singled in the fourth, went to third on a double by Chris Sharpe and scored on a single by Drew Maggi.


Durham scored twice in the sixth inning on a walk, single, hit batter, wild pitch and two run single by Xavier Edwards.


Josh Ockimey hit a three run home run in the 8th inning scoring Justin Williams ( singled ) and pinch runner Scott Kingery -ran for Jorge Bonifacio (singled ) ahead of him.


Tristan Gray hit a two run home run for Durham in the 8th inning.  Gray hit another two run home run to dead center field with two outs in the ninth inning 😳.  He’s got 23 for the season.


On The Hill :


LH Kent Emmanuel - 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 70 pitches - 47 strikes

RH Sam Coonrad - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 14 strikes

LH Jace Fry - 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 25 pitches - 14 strikes

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


At Bat : 12 H, 4 BB, 10 K’s


Justin Williams, Josh Ockimey & Chris Sharpe each had two hits.  Sharpe doubled and Ockimey hit a three run home run.

Jean Segura was 1 for 3 with a single and two walks - he walked twice and had an RBI.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Erie 5 ( 56-38, 17-8 ) Reading 2 ( 40-55, 11-15 )


Erie, PA - UPMC Park


Summary :


Johan Rojas led off the game with a home run.


Dillon Dingler hit a home run for Erie in the second inning.  Gage Workman hit an RBI single for the Sea Wolves in the 4th inning.


AJ Graffanino doubled in the 6th inning, moved to third on a bunt by Johan Rojas and scored on a sac fly by Wendell Rijo.


Erie scored three runs in the 6th inning - a hit batter, fielding error ( Aldrem Corredor ),  wild pitch and two singles.


On The Hill :


RH Colton Eastman - 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 82 pitches - 47 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 2/3 IP, 3 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 32 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Adam Leverett -  1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 19 pitches - 11 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 perfect IP - 1 ground out, 2 fly outs - 16 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 6 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s


Kevin Vicuna & AJ Graffanino each doubled.  Johan Rojas homered.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) Jersey Shore 6 ( 35-60, 10-19 ) Wilmington 0 ( 49-45, 14-15 )


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


DJ Stewart doubled and scored on a single by Jared Carr in the third inning.


Carlos De La Cruz hit his 10th home run of the season in the 4th inning.  Baron Radcliff hit a three run home run scoring Herbert Iser ( singled ) and Casey Martin ( reached on fielders choice ) ahead of him.


DJ Stewart walked,went to second on a ground out  and later scored on a single by Jared Carr in the eighth inning.


On The Hill :


RH Andrew Painter - 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 82 pitches - 55 strikes - outstanding

RH Cam Bedrosian - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 16 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 13 strikes


At Bat : 10 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s


Jared Carr had three hits and two RBIs. Baron Radcliff had two hits including a double and home run and three RBIs.

DJ Stewart doubled.


Andrew Painter - file photo - Michael Dolcemascolo


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Dunedin 3 ( 44-50, 16-12 )  Clearwater 1 ( 44-50, 9-20 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Dunedin scored twice in the first inning - Estiven Machado hit an RBI double and Rainer Nunez an RBI single.


Jamari Baylor hit a home run for Clearwater in the second inning.


The Blue Jays scored a run in the third on a single, walk, double steal and groundout.


The Threshers loaded the bases in the ninth on two walks ( Marcus Lee Sang & Hao Yu Lee ) and a single ( Andrik Nava ) with one out.  They could not score though.


On The Hill :


RH Jean Cabrera - 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 75 pitches - 44 strikes

RH Sam Jacobsak - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 31 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Eiberson Castellano - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 4 K’s - 28 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Tristan Garnett - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 11 pitches - 8 strikes


At Bat : 3 H, 3 BB, 15 K’s


Jamari Baylor homered.


Florida Complex League


Phillies 7 ( 14-22 ) Blue Jays 4 ( 22-16 )


Summary :


The Blue Jays score a run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Manuel Beltre.


Oscar Gonzalez singled to lead off the second inning and Jordan Viars followed with a walk, they both advanced on a balk. 


Felix Reyes singled to score Gonzalez.  Adony Mejia singled to score Viars.  Alexeis Azuaje singled to score Reyes.  Madison Stokes singled to score a fourth run.  Stokes stole second base and Azuaje scored on a throwing error by the catcher.


Madison Stokes doubled to lead off the 5th inning & scored on a single by Oscar Gonzalez.


Marcus De La Rosa hit a three run home run for the Blue Jays in the 6th inning.


Oscar Gonzalez walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch in the 8th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Daniel Mejia - 3 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s

RH Jonathan Petit - 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Wilson Valdez - 1 1/3 IP - retired all 4 batters faced - 1 K


At Bat : 8 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Madison Stokes & Oscar Gonzalez each had two hits, Stokes doubled.


Notes :


Prior to the game infielders McCarthy Tatum & Madison Stokes were added to the roster on rehab assignment.


Dominican Summer League


Brewers2 9 ( 21-19 ) Phillies Red 6 ( 24-16 ) - seven innings


Summary :


The Brewers scored three runs in the second inning - two on wild pitches and one on a single by Reminton Batista.

Erick Reyes hit an RBI single for them in the 3rd inning,


The Phillies scored four runs in the 4th frame - they loaded the bases on singles by Yemil Rosario & Marco Soto and a walk by Jerffson Pena.  A wild pitch scored the first run, a single by Santiago Torres scored the second.  Two more wild pitches scored the third run and fourth runs.


Not to be outdone on wild pitches, the Brewers scored their fifth run of the game on one in the bottom of the fourth.


The Brewers scored four times in the 5th on a walk and two singles plus a three run triple by Reminton Batista.


The Phillies added two in the seventh on a couple errors, a hit batter and a ground out.


On The Hill :


RH Jeffrey German - 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s

LH John Sosa - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K

RH Carlos Millan - 1 1/3 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Jean Hernadez - 1 perfect IP - 2 ground outs and a fly out.


At Bat : 4 H, 5 BB, 7 K’s


Tigers2 8 ( 19-16 ) Phillies White 5 ( 24-15 ) - scheduled for seven innings - extra innings ( went 9 innings )


Summary :


William Bergolla singled, stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch in the 1st inning.   Raylin Heredia hit an RBI double.


Justin Rodriquez hit an RBI double for the Tigers in the 4th inning.  They scored twice in the 5th, one on a double steal ( 2nd and home ) and the other on a wild pitch.


Darium Gutierrez hit an RBI double in the 6th inning.


The game was tied after seven at three apiece.


Newremberg Rondon hit an RBI double for the Tigers in the 8th to score the placed runner.   The Phillies bunted the placed runner to third in the bottom of the 8th and he scored on a fielders choice grounder by William Bergolla.


The Tigers scored four in the ninth on four singles.  The Phillies scored the placed runner in the bottom of the ninth with a couple of ground outs.


On The Hill :


RH Elicier Bata - 4 2/3 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

LH Juan Armarante - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s

RH Hermes Astudillo - 2 IP, 5 R - 3 earned,  5 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s


At Bat : 8 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s


William Bergolla had two hits.  Raylin Heredia, Darium Gutierrez, Nolan Beltran & Dervin Andrade each doubled.


Today at the complex :


Mini camp drills continued for the new fellas.  Otto Kemp & Andrew Walling were participating today as they officially signed contracts yesterday.  Saw Bryan Rincon & Gabriel Rincones Jr also today.  There were infield/outfield drills and base running instructions ( taught by base running coordinator Gary Cathcart ).  Justin Crawford seems to be an attentive student and very coachable as Coach Catchcart was showing him how to incorporate a lower base on leads and be in a running position at first crossover step - Justin was very observant.


BP was against the pitching machine this morning with it revved up for fastballs.  Cole Moore was tattooing em often with multiple drives over the right field fence.  Ryan Leitch had a strong round as well - both Gustavo Sosa & Jordan Dissan continue to impress with quick bats.  Ezra Farmer took awhile to adjust to the velocity and reads off the wheel but eventually timed it - his last round got an “attaboy” as he barreled multiple line drives.


Emaarion Boyd’s speed is every bit as advertised - he was positioned in right center field and easily ran down a fly ball that hugged the right field line making it look routine 👀 - that was impressive.  He’s all out hustle in shagging BP as well.

Pitchers threw mound sessions on the seven mounds and included rehabbers Eduar Segovia & Joel Cesar - two more power arms to add to the mix when they make their return.  I also saw new hurlers Eric Garcia ( he’s a big powerfully built fella ) and Mason Ronan throw albeit from a distance as I’m not allowed past the security gate to view the seven mounds up close.  Couldn’t tell what they threw but both seem to have easy, repeatable deliveries.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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