• Steve Potter

Thursday, 6/23/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 7 ( 38-31 ) Norlfolk 6 ( 33-26 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Terrin Vavra led off the game for Norfolk with a home run over the right field fence.


Mickey Moniak & Drew Maggi drew walks to lead off the bottom of the first. Darick Hall smoked a liner down the right field line that hit off the bleachers - Moniak scored and Maggi went to third base. Hall stole second base - the catcher’s throw sailed into center field and Maggi scored from third base.


Daniel Robertson doubled in the second inning, he scored on a double by Edgar Cabral. Cabral scored on a home run by Mickey Moniak. Three walks loaded the bases, Jorge Bonifacio hit a sac fly to left field to score a run.


Jordan Westburg hit a two run home run for Norfolk in the 3rd inning. They scored a run in the 5th on two singles and a sac fly.


Norfolk scored twice in the 7th inning on a walk, single - two wild pitches and a throwing error.


Darick Hall led off the bottom of the ninth with a double, he was pinch run for by Dalton Guthrie. Dustin Peterson walked. Will Toffey put down a sacrifice bunt to move them up a base. Jorge Bonifacio hit a ball down the left field line for the game winning hit and the Iron Pigs first walk off victory since August of last season !


On The Hill :


LH Michael Plassmeyer - 3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 54 pitches - 38 strikes

RH Corey Oswalt - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 41 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 36 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Mark Appel - 1 perfect IP, 1 K - 14 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 8 BB, 8 K’s


Darick Hall had three hits including a double. Mickey Moniak had two hits ( double & HR ). Daniel Robertson had two hits. Robertson & Edgar Cabral doubled.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 5 ( 25-41 ) Reading 4 ( 29-37 ) - 10 innings


Binghamton, NY - Mirabito Stadium


Summary :


Chris Sharpe singled in the third inning, went to second on a ground out, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Vito Friscia.


Binghamton tied the score in the bottom of the third on a walk and two singles - RBI single by Carlos Cortes.


The Rumble Ponies scored twice in the fifth on a Brett Baty home run.


Kevin Vicuna hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth.


Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the seventh inning, moved up when Aldrem Corredor reached on a fielders choice - both advanced an extra base on a throwing error by Binghamton’s shortstop. Jonathan Guzman singled to score two runs.


Binghamton tied the score in the bottom of the seventh - Brandon McIllwain walked, went to second on a wild pitch, to third on a strikeout throw to first and scored on another wild pitch.


Binghamton loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth with one out on a double by Brandon McIlwain and two walks - one intentional. Brian Marconi got the next two batters ( strikeout & ground out ) to send the game into extra innings.


Brandon McIllwain hit the game winning walk off single for Binghamton in the bottom of the tenth.


On The Hill :


RH Colton Eastman - 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s - 87 pitches - 48 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s -41 pitches - 23 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 2/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 HB, 2 K’s - 38 pitches - 21 strikes


At Bat : 6 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Kevin Vicuna homered.

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 3 ( 30-36 ) Jersey Shore 1 ( 25-41 )


Brooklyn, NY - Maimonides Park


Summary :


Ethan Wilson singled in the first inning and moved to second when Johan Rojas singled. DJ Stewart doubled to score Wilson.


Brooklyn scored three runs in the fourth inning on a double, single, three walks and a sac fly.

On The Hill :


RH Dominic Pipkin - 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 61 pitches - 29 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 23 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 2 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 22 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s


Johan Rojas had two hits. DJ Stewart doubled.



Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 4 ( 35-30 ) Tampa 3 ( 27-39 )


Tampa, FL - George M Steinbrenner Field


Summary :


Marcus Lee Sang singled in the second inning, went to second on a balk, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Wilfredo Flores.


Marcus Lee Sang singled in the fourth inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Wilfredo Flores.


Albert Jerez walked in the sixth inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Erick Brito.


Jamari Baylor walked in the 8th inning, stole second and third base and scored on a wild pitch.


Tampa scored twice in the 8th inning on a single and four walks.


On The Hill :


LH Gabriel Cotto - 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 K’s - 71 pitches - 33 strikes

LH Jo Jo Romero - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 44 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 9 strikes

LH Jared Wetherbee - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 27 pitches - 13 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 6 BB, 13 K’s


Wilfredo Flores had two hits. Donny Sands doubled.


Florida Complex League :


@ Carpenter Complex - Ashburn Field ,Clearwater ,FL


Blue Jays 5 ( 9-4 ) Phillies 4 ( 7-6 )


Summary :


The Blue Jays scored a run in the first inning on a walk, wild pitch and RBI single to center field by Manuel Beltre. Beltre was thrown out at second base by center fielder Simon Muzziotti attempting to stretch his hit.


In the bottom of the first Ricardo Rosario doubled, went to third on a ground out and scored on a ground out by Felix Reyes.


The Blue Jays scored a run in the second, they put two runners on with walks, Jaden Rudd singled to score a run, on the play center fielder Simon Muzziotti threw Victor Mesia out at third base attempting to advance from first base on the hit.

Oscar Gonzalez hammered a home run over the left field fence to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning. Adony Mejia walked and Randy Vasquez singled. With two outs they succeeded in a gutsy double steal. Albert Rodriquez doubled to left center field to score them both.

In the top of the ninth the Blue Jays scored three runs. Jean Arnaez singled to lead off the inning which followed by a one out walk to Endri Garcia. A passed ball moved both runners up a base. Emmanuel Sanchez singled to score a run. Francisco Fajardo reached on a fielders choice - a run scored. Sanchez & Fajardo moved up a base on a throwing error by first baseman Oscar Gonzalez. An error by shortstop Jehisbert Sevilla allowed Sanchez to score.

On the Mound :


RH Jose Pena Jr - 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 1 K

RH Fernando Lozano - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced

RH Guissepe Velasquez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s

RH Jayden Estanista - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K

RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s

RH Albertus Barber - 1/3 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Malik Binns - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s


At the Plate : 7 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s


Ricardo Rosario & Albert Rodriguez each doubled. Oscar Gonzalez homered.


Notes :


The Blue Jays hits in the ninth inning were jam job bloopers off the hands.


The Phillies pulled off a spectacular 3-6-1 double play to end the 8th inning - a ground ball was fielded by first baseman Oscar Gonzalez who threw a bullet to shortstop Jehisbert Sevilla who threw to pitcher Estibenzon Jimenez who scooped a low throw from Sevilla and held the first base bag. A lot of jubilant celebrations thereafter.


Center Fielder Simon Muzziotti made his first rehab appearance - he’s both well schooled and smooth as a defender - besides his two throwing assists in the first two innings he put on a clinic on how to catch fly balls ( getting behind them in a position to throw ).


Jose Pena Jr has an outstanding fastball, today he struggled with secondaries location and control. Continues to learn his craft. Both Guissepe Velasquez & Estibenzon Jimenez control to impress, good velo and movement on their pitches. Albertus Barber got in on the hands of the batters who had hits off of him but they blooped soft Texas leaguers over the infield.


Dominican Summer League :


Phillies White 16 ( 9-5 ) Tex Blue 5 ( 10-4 )


Summary :


The Phillies scored 4 runs in the first & fifth innings, 3 in the second & seventh and 2 in the sixth.


On the Mound :


RH Ezequiel Ventura - 5 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

RH Miguel Angel Rodriguez - 1 1/3 IP, 2 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s

LH Alexis Garibaldi - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Maikel Rosales - 1 perfect IP - 2 groundouts & 1 line out


At the Plate : 10 H, 15 BB, 7 K’s


Juan Villavicencio had three hits and a walk and scored three runs. Jorge Garcia & Manolfi Jimenez each had two hits and scored twice. Jimenez had two RBIs as did Raylin Heredia & Andres Hernandez.


Phillies Red 5 ( 8-5 ) Tigers2 4 ( 4-8 ) - seven innings


Summary :


Trailing by a run going into the bottom of the last inning Jose Leanez singled and Yoangel Ramos was hit by a pitch. With two outs recorded Santiago Torres tripled to score them for the walk off win.


On the Mound :


RH Luis Gonzalez ( 16 yrs old ) - 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Edgar Zuniga - 2 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K


At the Plate : 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Santiago Torres & Jerffson Pena each had two hits. Torres & Pena both tripled in the game.

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