• Steve Potter

Sunday, 6/26/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -Lehigh Valley 10 ( 40-32 ) Norfolk 4 ( 34-38 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Gunnar Henderson hit a two run home run for Norfolk in the first inning. They added two more in the second inning on a walk and two singles.


Daniel Robertson singled and went to third on a double by Dalton Guthrie in the third inning. Both scored on a single by Donny Sands.


Dalton Guthrie homered in the 4th inning scoring Jorge Bonifacio & Scott Kingery ( both walked ). Drew Maggi & Donny Sands walked - Darick Hall doubled to score Maggi. Dustin Peterson homered to score three runs.


Dalton Guthrie hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his second of the game.


On The Hill :


LH Rodolfo Sanchez - 5 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 76 pitches - 49 strikes

LH Zach Warren - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Jake Newberry - 1 perfect IP - 21 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 perfect IP - 8 pitches - 5 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 13 strikes


At Bat : 12 H, 6 BB, 7 K’s


Dalton Guthrie went 4 for 5 out of the leadoff spot with a double, two home runs and four RBIs - he scored three runs. Drew Maggi & Darick Hall each had two hits, Hall doubled twice, Maggi doubled and Dustin Peterson hit a three run home run.


Notes :


Donny Sands was activated from the injured list prior to the game.

The organization also announced the signing of LHP Jace Fry - he’s 28 years old and was drafted in the third round of the 2014 draft by the White Sox. Fry had signed as a minor league free agent with the Washington Nationals this offseason. He was pitching for Rochester at the AAA level ( 15 games - 14 1/3 IP - 3.77 ERA - 20 K’s, 8 BB ). Washington released him on June 24th. Fry pitched in 162 major league games with the White Sox ( 139 1/3 IP ) from 2017 to 2021 - all but one as a reliever. He’s a sinker/slider hurler, fastball is noted for it’s late life rather than straight velocity - generally sits in the 93-95 mph range. Issues have been command - he had a very good 2018 rookie season with the White Sox - attempting to rediscover that form.

Dalton Guthrie - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 7 ( 28-41 ) Reading 6 ( 29-40. )


Binghamton, NY - Mirabito Stadium


Summary :


Reading scored four runs in the second inning which ended a 23 inning scoreless streak. Jhailyn Ortiz walked, advanced to second on a ground out and scored on a double by Jack Conley. Chris Sharpe singled to send Conley to third base. Kevin Vicuna singled to right field to score Conley, advanced Sharpe to third and advanced to second on the throw in from the outfield to third base. Wendell Rijo singled to score both Sharpe & Vicuna.


Kevin Vicuna & Ali Castillo each singled in the 7th inning - Jhailyn Ortiz walked to load the bases. Aldrem Corredor doubled to score two runs.


Binghamton loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh on two singles and a walk. Wyatt Young tripled to score three runs. They scored four runs in the 8th inning on 2 hits and 2 walks including a three run home run by Carlos Cortes.


On The Hill :


RH Bubby Rossman - 2 Perfect IP - 4 K’s - 21 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 perfect IP - 11 pitches - 6 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 2/3 IP - struck out both batters faced - 12 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 18 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 9 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 12 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s


Kevin Vicuna had three hits and scored twice, Aldrem Corredor, Chris Sharpe & Jack Conley each had two hits. Conley, Corredor, Jhailyn Ortiz & Chris Sharpe each doubled.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 3 ( 33-36, 3-0 ) Jersey Shore 2 ( 25-44, 0-3 )


Brooklyn, NY - Maimonides Park


Summary :


Brooklyn scored a first inning run as Matt Rudick reached on a fielding error by first baseman Carlos De La Cruz and later scored on a double off the left field wall by Nic Gaddis. Center fielder Johan Rojas made a nice running catch to end the inning on what looked like a double off the bat of Tanner Murphy.


Brooklyn put two runners on in the fourth inning on a hit batter and single, they advanced with one run scoring on a wild pitch.


Jared Carr walked and Karl Ellison singled in the fifth inning, a wild pitch moved them up a base. Carr scored on a balk call. Carlos De La Cruz doubled to score Ellison.


Brooklyn loaded the bases on walks with two outs in the sixth inning but Jonathan Hughes came in and struck out Jaylen Palmer to end the threat and disallow any runs from scoring.


The Blue Claws loaded the bases in the top of the ninth - Johan Rojas walked, DJ Stewart singled to left field and Casey Martin put down a well placed bunt single. Jared Carr hit a fly ball to short right field - Johan Rojas was thrown out at the plate attempting to tag and score. A strikeout ended the inning with no runs scoring.


Brooklyn won the game with a two out walkoff single by Matt O’Neil in the bottom of the ninth.


On The Hill :

RH Kyle Glogoski - 4 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 67 pitches -44 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - 1 perfect IP - 7 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 1/3 IP - retired all four batters faced - 3 K’s - 14 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Aidan Anderson - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 33 pitches - 22 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits including a double.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 3 ( 36-32, 1-2 ) Tampa 1 ( 29-40 , 2-1 )


Tampa, FL - George M Steinbrenner Field


Summary :


In the second inning Tampa’s Marcos Cabrera reached on an error by shortstop Erick Brito. He later scored on a double by Benjamin Cowles.

Wilfredo Flores walked in the 5th inning and scored on a double by Leandro Pineda. Andrik Nava singled to score Pineda.


Arturo DeFreitas hit his 4th home run of the season in the 8th inning to give Clearwater another run.


On The Hill :


LH Matt Osterberg -4 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 58 pitches - 39 strikes

LH Jo Jo Romero - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Jordan Fowler - 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 33 pitches - 21 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 1 1/3 IP - retired all four batters faced - 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 5 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 7 BB, 9 K’s


Leandro Pineda had two hits. Micah Yonamine & Leandro Pineda each doubled. Arturo DeFreitas homered.

Leandro Pineda - file photo - Mark Wylie


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