• Steve Potter

Thursday, 8/11/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Charlotte 3 ( 42-66 ) Lehigh Valley 2 ( 59-49 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Josh Ockimey hit a home run in the third inning.


Kent Emmanuel retired the first 10 batters he faced - the first 6 via strikeout 😳.   He was excellent going seven shutout frames.


Charlotte loaded the bases in the top of the ninth on two singles and a hit batter.  A wild pitch scored a run.  After another walk re-loaded the bases they scored a second run on a single.  A third run scored on a walk.


The Iron Pigs loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th with no outs on two walks and a single by Will Toffey.  Scott Kingery walked to force in a run.  After a pitching change by Charlotte ( Declan Cronin came in ) the next three batters made outs albeit Karl Ellison scalded a line drive that was caught.


On The Hill :


LH Kent Emmanuel - 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 80 pitches - 58 strikes

RH Sam Coonrad - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 18 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Bubby Rossman - 2/3 IP - 2 K’s - stranded 3 inherited runners - 14 pitches - 8 strikes 🔥


At Bat : 4 H, 9 BB, 9 K’s


Will Toffey had two hits.  Yairo Munoz doubled.  Josh Ockimey homered.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 3 ( 47-58, 18-18 ) Harrisburg 1 ( 41-64, 11-25 ) - noon game


Harrisburg, PA - FNB Field


Summary :


Sal Gozzo singled in the third inning, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Johan Rojas and scored on a double by Kevin Vicuna.


Carlos De La Cruz hit a two run home run in the 6th inning scoring Aldrem Corredor ( singled ) in front of him.


Harrisburg scored a run in the bottom of the 9th on a walk, passed ball and RBI single by Gilbert Lara.


On The Hill :


LH Ethan Lindow - 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 80 pitches - 55 strikes - 1.38 ERA in 13 IP for August 👏

RH Tyler McKay - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 13 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits including a two run home run.  Herbert Iser had two hits.  Kevin Vicuna doubled.



South Atlantic League ( High A ) Greensboro 6 ( 45-58, 18-20 ) Jersey Shore 3 ( 39-66, 14-25 )


Greensboro, NC - First National Bank Field


Summary :


Marcus Lee Sang led off the game with a home run.


Luke Brown and Jase Bowen hit back to back home runs for Greensboro in the bottom of the first.  A walk, single and throwing error ( Luis Garcia ) resulted in a Greensboro run in the third inning.


Kendall Simmons hit a solo home run in the 4th inning.


Two singles, a stolen base and sac fly scored a run for Greensboro in the fifth.


Jared Carr singled in the 7th, advanced to third on a wild pitch & ground out and scored on another ground out.


Greensboro scored twice in the seventh on a single, hit batter, walk, error and sac fly.


On The Hill :


RH Kyle Glogoski - 6 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 81 pitches - 52 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 14 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s


Marcus Lee Sang had two hits including a home run.  Kendall Simmons homered.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 6 ( 49-55, 14-25 ) - St Lucie 5 ( 61-43, 21-18 )- eleven innings


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Wilfredo Flores singled in the third inning, moved to second on a sac bunt by Erick Brito and scored on a single by Cade Fergus.


St Lucie scored twice in the fourth on a double, walk and two singles.


Erick Brito singled in the 8th inning, moved to second on a sac bunt by Alexeis Azuaje, stole third base and scored on a single by Hao Yu Lee.


The game went into extra innings in a 2-2 tie.


Raul Beracierta doubled to score the placed runner for St Lucie in the top of the 11th.  Jack-Thomas Wold hit a two run home run.


The Threshers loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th with no outs - placed runner Cade Fergus, Hao Yu Lee ( HBP ) and Caleb Ricketts ( single ).  Chad Castillo walked to force in a run. Matt Alifano walked with one out to score another run. Wilfredo Flores singled to score two runs for the walk off win !


On The Hill :


LH Jordi Martinez - 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 67 pitches - 48 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 33 pitches - 18 strikes - stranded two inherited runners

RH Carlos Betancourt - 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Sam Jacobsak - 1 2/3 IP, 3 R -2 earned, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K - 48 pitches - 28 strikes

RH Victor Lopez - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - 1 pitch - 1 strike - fly out.


At Bat : 10 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Wilfredo Flores, Hao Yu Lee & Caleb Ricketts each had two hits.


Florida Complex League


Yankees 4 ( 32-13 ) Phillies 3 ( 17-28 ) - seven innings


Summary :


Ty Penner & Emaarion Boyd singled & Bryan Rincon walked to load the bases in the 2nd inning - Ezra Farmer walked to bring in a run.


Cole Moore hit his first pro home run in the 3rd inning scoring Anthony Quirion ( walked ) in the third inning.


Jared Serna homered to lead off the 4th for the Yankees.  They then loaded the bases with three singles - Alan Mejia walked to score a run.


Daury Arias doubled for the Yankees in the 5th - Jared Serna singled to score him.  Serna went to second on a walk and then stole both third base and home to score a run.


On The Hill :


RH Oswald Medina - 3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

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

RH Nicoly Pina - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s


At Bat : 7 H, 4 BB, 8 K’s


Justin Crawford had two hits and stole a base.  Cole Moore hit a two run home run.


Notes :


Justin Crawford ( bunt ), Ty Penner & Emaarion Boyd each singled for their first professional hits.  Boyd has very quick hands - both he & Crawford have exceptional speed.  Photos of each and Cole Moore’s first pro home run shown below - all photos by Mark Wylie









Dominican Summer League :


Phillies Red 9 ( 31-18 ) Miami 8 ( 18-31 )


Summary :


Fernando Hernandez hit a three run home run in the first inning scoring Marco Soto ( singled ) & Aroon Escobar ( walked ) in the first inning.


Santiago Torres tripled to score Deivi Cabrera ( singled ) in the second inning.


Miami scored a run in the bottom of the second on a single, walk and a single.


Fernando Hernandez posted an RBI single in the third inning.   Deivis Mosquera hit an RBI double for Miami in the bottom of the inning.


Deivi Cabrera walked, Santiago Torres singled and Marco Soto singled to produce a 6th inning run.


Santiago Torres tripled again in the 7th and knocked in two runs.


Miami scored twice in the 7th on a walk, double, error and wild pitch.


The Marlins plated four runs in the 8th on two doubles and four singles.


On The Hill :


RH Pedro Reyes - 6 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

LH Jared Loyo - 1 1/3 IP, 6 R - 5 earned, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K

LH Ronny Ramirez - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Jonh Henriquez - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 🔥


At Bat : 15 H, 8 BB, 5 K’s


Santiago Torres had three hits including two triples, Marco Soto had three hits.  Fernando Hernandez & Jorge Mendez each had two hits.  Mendez & Aroon Escobar doubled.  Hernandez homered and had four RBIs - Torres had three RBIs


Phillies White 2 ( 31-18 ) Nationals 1 ( 25-26 ) - seven innings


Summary :


Darium Gutierrez singled in the 2nd inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Jarol Martinez


The Nationals scored in the top of the 7th - Jhoan Contreras tripled & scored on a balk.


The Phillies won on a walkoff in the bottom of the 7th - Jorge Garcia doubled, Darium Gutierrez & William Bergolla walked to load the bases - Jarol Martinez walked to force in the winning run.


On The Hill :


RH Saul Teran - 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s

RH Diego Linares - 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s


At Bat : 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Jarol Martinez had a single, walk and two RBIs. Jorge Garcia doubled.

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