• Steve Potter

Thursday, July 28th : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Durham 5 ( 53-43 ) Lehigh Valley 3 ( 52-44 )


Durham, NC - Durham Bulls Athletic Park


Summary :


Rafael Marchan doubled in the 3rd inning, went to third on a fly out and scored on a sac fly by Ali Castillo.


Grant Witherspoon homered for Durham in the bottom of the third as did Vidal Brujan as they plated two runs.  Ruben Cardenas homered for them in the fourth.


Jonathan Arenda homered for Durham in the sixth.


Dalton Guthrie homered to lead off the 7th, Will Toffey doubled and scored on a single by Ali Castillo.


Durham scored a two out run in the 8th on a bases loaded walk, the bases had been loaded on a single, hit batter and intentional walk.  Nick Duron then struck out Vidal Brujan to end the inning.


On The Hill :


LH Michael Plassmeyer - 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 83 pitches - 56 strikes

RH Mark Appel - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Jace Fry - 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 10 pitches - 4 strikes - stranded 1 inherited runner

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 21 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 12 K’s


Rafael Marchan had two hits including a double.   Dalton Guthrie homered. Will Toffey doubled. Scott Kingery walked twice.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Erie 8 ( 54-38, 15-8 ) Reading 3 ( 40-53, 11-13 )


Erie, PA - UPMC Park


Summary :


Andre Lipcius hit a solo home run for Erie in the first inning.


Kevin Vicuna delivered an RBI single for Reading in the second inning.  Erie scored a run in the bottom of the second.


Vito Friscia delivered an RBI single for the Fightin’s in the fourth.  Erie scored a run in the bottom of the inning on a home run by Dillon Dingler.


Andre Lipcius singled to score Luis Carpio ( doubled ) in the 5th for Erie.  They scored four in the 6th - three of those on two home runs hit by Dane Meyers & Michael De La Cruz.


Simon Muzziotti hit a solo home run in the 8th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Noah Skirrow - 4 1/3 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 82 pitches - 58 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 40 pitches - 24 strikes


At Bat : 10 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s


Logan O’Hoppe, Jhailyn Ortiz & Vito Friscia each had two hits.  Simon Muzziotti homered.


Notes :


Johan Rojas was activated prior to the game.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  Wilmington ( 49-42, 14-12 )  Jersey Shore ( 32-60, 7-19 ) - doubleheader


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Game One : Wilmington 3 Jersey Shore 0


Summary :


Wilmington scored twice in the first inning on an error, RBI double ( Drew Millas ) and RBI single ( Kevin Strohschein ).  They added a run in the third on two singles, a stolen base and a sac fly.


On The Hill :


RH Kyle Glogoski - 3 IP, 3 R - 1 earned, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 57 pitches - 36 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 perfect IP - 10 pitches - 8 strikes


At Bat : 3 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Game Two : Jersey Shore 2 Wilmington 0 - suspended - top of 5th - will be completed tomorrow


Summary :


DJ Stewart singled in the second inning and was followed by a walk to Baron Radcliff.  Herbert Iser singled to score Stewart. Uziel Viloria singled to score Radcliff.


The game went into rain delay in the top of the 5th.  It was eventually suspended


On The Hill :


RH Ben Brown - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 52 pitches - 35 strikes - another strong outing for Ben !


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Dunedin ( 42-50, 14-12 )  Clearwater ( 44-48, 9-18 ) - double header


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Game One : Dunedin 4 Clearwater 3


Summary :


Nicolas Torres doubled in the third inning and scored on a double by Hao Yu Lee.


The Blue Jays scored a run in the fourth on a double ( Rainer Nunez ), single and groundout.


The Threshers loaded the bases in the 6th - Marcus Lee Sang singled, Andrik Nava walked and Leandro Pineda singled. 


Nicolas Torres singled to score two runs.


Dunedin scored three in the 7th - Angel Del Rosario hit a two run home run and Will Robertson hit a solo home run.


On The Hill :


RH Starlyn Castillo - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 42 pitches - 30 strikes

LH Matt Osterberg - 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 37 pitches - 27 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 18 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s


Nicolas Torres had two hits including a double.  Hao Yu Lee doubled.


Game Two : Dunedin 8 Clearwater 0


Summary :


Dunedin scored three runs in the 4th inning on two walks, an RBI double by Jose Rivas and a two run single by Rikelbin De Castro.


The Blue Jays scored four runs in the 5th on three walks, a double, ground out, a three run double by Jose Ferrer and an RBI single.


On The Hill :


LH Gabriel Cotto - 4 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s - 71 pitches - 37 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 36 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Victor Lopez - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 18 strikes - 1 inherited runner scored

RH Alex McKenney - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 9 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s


Arturo De Freitas doubled & Erick Brito tripled.


Florida Complex League


Phillies 4 ( 13-20 ) Tigers 2 ( 11-25 )


Summary :


Nikau Pouaka-Grego doubled to score Ricardo Rosario ( walked ) in the first inning.


Adinso Reyes hit a two run home run for the Tigers in the bottom of the first.


Nikau Pouaka-Grego singled to score Ricardo Rosario ( fifth ) in the first inning.


Felix Reyes singled in the 6th, went to third on a subsequent walk and hit batter and scored on a fielding error.


On The Hill :


RH Oswald Medina - 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K’S

RH Fernando Lozano - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K


At Bat : 6 H, 2 BB, 12 K’s


Nikau Pouaka-Grego & Felix Reyes each had two hits including a double.  Randy Vasquez also doubled.



Nikau Pouaka-Grego - file photo by Mark Wylie


Dominican Summer League


Tigers2 5 ( 17-16 ) Phillies Red 2 ( 23-15 ) - seven innings


Summary :


The Tigers scored a run in the first on an RBI double by Heison Sanchez.


Yemil Rosario tripled in the 4th inning and scored on a sac fly by Marco Soto.


The Tigers scored a run in the 5th on a bases loaded walk.  Reylin Perez hit a three run home run for them in the sixth.


Neify Rosario delivered an RBI single for the Phillies in the 7th.


On The Hill :


RH Pedro Reyes - 4 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s

RH John Henriquez - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K

RH Jesus Querales - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s

RH Carlos Milan - 2/3 IP - retired both batters faced - 1 K


At Bat : 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s


Yemil Rosario tripled.


Brewers2 11 ( 20-18 ) Phillies White 3 ( 24-13 )


Summary :


The Brewers scored twice in the first inning on two triples ( Yeison Perez & Reminton Batista ) and a sacrifice fly.  They scored a run in the third on an RBI double by Yeison Perez.  Three Brewers scored in the 4th and four more in the 5th. They added one more in the sixth.


William Bergolla & Leny Carela singled in the 4th, Bergolla scored on a single by Darium Gutierrez.  They scored twice in the seventh on two walks, an error and two groundouts on which the runs scored.


On The Hill :


RH Saul Teran - 3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

RH Juan Melendez - 1 2/3 IP, 6 R - 5 earned, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 K

RH Miguelangel Rodriquez - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s

LH Alexis Garibaldi - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s


At Bat : 4 H, 6 BB, 7 K’s


Today at the Complex :


Stopped by to watch batting practice for the new signees - held on Roberts Field.  Jordan Dissin, Ezra Farmer, Ty Penner & Matt Alifano were the BP standouts for me today.  Both Dissin and Farmer have short and quick swings - Farmer looks like he could be a line drive machine although he did lift a few with some authority as well.  Dissin looks like he’s got easy power, compact and thru the ball - drove a couple beyond the left field fence but also hit some hard liners.  Penner has a pretty left handed swing - put quite a few at the fence and some beyond in right field.  Alifano has pop - looks strong and has a powerful swing.  Troy Schreffler also impressed with bat to ball skills - hit a lot of baseballs hard.


RHP Alex McFarlane signed yesterday and was on the field today joining the pitchers as they went thru some PFP ( pitcher fielding practice ) drills.


We introduced ourselves to infielder Otto Kemp today - he anticipated he would sign his formal contract in the afternoon.

Our photographer buddy Mark Wylie was at the complex yesterday and took lots of photos of the new players - once he’s edited them and sends to me I will post on the website.  Mark takes care of the player requests first, he’s a good fella and is an asset to the players and families that perhaps even the organization itself isn’t aware of - as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, Mark’s photos bridge the “how ya doing” gap for the players to their families and friends - just sayin 🤓.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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