• Steve Potter

Tuesday, 9/13/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Rochester 5 ( 60-76 ) Lehigh Valley 3 ( 72-63 )


Rochester, NY - Frontier Field


Summary :


Taylor Gushue homered for Rochester in the 3rd inning.  After two singles and a walk Jake Alu hit a grand slam to make it 5 zip.


Dustin Peterson tripled in the 4th inning and scored on a double by Rafael Marchan.


Darick Hall hit a two run home run ( 25th ) in the 8th inning scoring Ali Castillo ( singled ) in front of him. The ball appeared to go over the right center field scoreboard - a loooong one 😳.


On the Hill :


RH Noah Skirrow - 5 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 86 pitches - 55 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 17 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 24 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Chris Devenski - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 7 strikes - changeup was very good tonight


At the Bat : 8 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s


Ali Castillo & Dustin Peterson each had two hits.  Rafael Marchan & Josh Ockimey doubled, Dustin Peterson tripled.

Darick Hall hit a two run HR ( 25th - AAA - 34th overall ) and posted two RBIs ( 82 - AAA, 98 overall ).


Darick Hall HR tonight


Eastern League ( AA ) - Altoona 9 ( 68-64, 35-28 )  Reading 4 ( 59-74, 30-34 )


Altoona, PA - Peoples Natural Gas Field


Summary :


Endy Rodriquez doubled to score Nick Gonzales ( walked ) for Altoona in the bottom of the first inning.


Wendell Rijo was hit by a pitch in the third inning, stole second and then scored on a single by Aldrem Corredor.


Connor Scott doubled to score Henry Davis ( singled ) in the 4th inning for Altoona.


Aldrem Corredor singled in the 6th inning and advanced to third base on a double by Ethan Wilson.  Kevin Vicuna hit a sac fly to score Corredor and send Wilson to third base, Wilson later scored on a wild pitch.


Henry Davis hit a two run home run for Altoona in the bottom of the 6th inning.


Jonathan Guzman singled in the 7th inning and went to third on a double by Wendell Rijo.  Carlos De La Cruz hit a sac fly to score Guzman.


Altoona scored a run in the bottom of the 7th on a single, ground out advance of the runner and RBI single by Liover Peguero.  Endy Rodriquez doubled to score another.  A walk & hit batter loaded the bases, Connor Scott singled to score two runs, a third crossed the plate on a throwing error by catcher Herbert Iser.


On the Hill :


LH Ethan Lindow - 6 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 78 pitches - 50 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 1 IP, 5 R - 4 earned, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 11 strikes


At the Bat : 9 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s


Aldrem Corredor, Ethan Wilson & Jonathan Guzman each had two hits.  Carlos De La Cruz, Jonathan Guzman, Wendell Rijo & Ethan Wilson each doubled.


Notes :


Altoona’s starting pitcher tonight was Matt Eckelman - a twenty eight year old who threw a knuckleball - according to the broadcasters he used it about 60 % of the time - was generally in the mid 70’s.  He pitched five innings.


Manager Shawn Williams & Ethan Wilson - file photo - George Youngs Jr

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