Tuesday, 9/6/22 : Minor League Roundup
International League ( AAA ) - Worcester ( 67-62 ) Lehigh Valley ( 69-60 ) - Off Day
Allentown, PA - Coca Cola Park
Eastern League ( AA ) - New Hampshire ( 52-74, 21-36 ) Reading ( 55-71, 26-31 ) - PPD - Rain
Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium
South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Aberdeen ( 76-50, 33-27 ) Jersey Shore ( 47-79, 22-38 ) - PPD - Rain - Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark
Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 5 ( 57-68, 22-38 ) Bradenton 4 ( 64-62, 35-26 )
Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark
Dakota Kotowski homered to lead off the bottom of the second inning.
Jordan Viars, Otto Kemp & Troy Schreffler all singled to load the bases in the 5th inning, Cade Fergus singled to score Viars, Jamari Baylor walked to score Kemp.
Twenty year old Estibenzon Jimenez was excellent on the hill for the Threshers tossing five scoreless frames allowing just one hit and striking out eight batters. His fastball sat 90 to 92 mph while touching 93, he also threw a slider, changeup and curve. Estibenzon made his second start with the Threshers, we saw him a lot on the backfields with the FCL Phillies - in his last 27 1/3 innings pitched with the FCL team he posted a 1.32 ERA - finished strong like he pitched this evening. 👏👍
Bradenton scored a run in the 6th on a hit batter, walk and RBI single by Jack Brannigan.
Bradenton loaded the bases in the top of the ninth with no outs on three singles. Tres Gonzalez doubled to score two runs. Sergio Campana hit a sac fly to score a run.
Otto Kemp walked to lead off the bottom of the ninth, with one out Caleb Fergus was hit by a pitch. Jamari Baylor doubled to score Kemp and send Fergus to third base. Erick Brito hit a grounder to second base, Cade Fergus beat the throw home for the walk-off win !
On the Hill :
RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s - 72 pitches - 50 strikes
RH Josh Bortka - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 10 strikes
RH Daniel Harper - 2 perfect IP, 1 K - 20 pitches - 13 strikes
RH Orion Kerkering - 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 17 strikes
At the Bat : 8 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s
Troy Schreffler had two hits. Dakota Kotowski homered. Jamari Baylor walked and doubled posting two RBIs.
Estibenzon Jimenez - photo by Casey Burns