• Steve Potter

Tuesday, July 26th : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 4 ( 52-42 ) Durham 3 ( 51-43 )


Durham, NC - Durham Bulls Athletic Park


Summary :


Mickey Moniak led off the game with a home run.   Donny Sands singled, went to second on a walk to Josh Ockimey & scored when Chris Sharpe reached on an error.  Justin Williams singled to score two runs.


Durham scored a run in the bottom of the 1st on a single, balk and RBI single by Ruben Cardenas.   They scored another run in the third but left the bases loaded as Jakob Hernandez came in for the Iron Pigs to get out of the jam.


Xavier Edwards led off the bottom of the 9th for Durham with a single, he went to second when Ford Proctor reached on an error.  Tristan Gray singled to score Edwards and send Proctor to third base.  Jim Haley walked to load the bases.  Ryan Boldt hit a hard grounder to first baseman Josh Ockimey who threw home for the first out of the inning.  Vidal Brujan lined out to short left field - no runners advanced. The next batter grounded out !  Tyler Cyr pitched out of a no out bases loaded jam to close the victory 🤓.


On The Hill :


LH Ricardo Sanchez - 2 2/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 75 pitches - 45 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 8 strikes - stranded 3 inherited runners

LH Ryan Sherriff - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 20 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 25 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Jace Fry - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 14 pitches - 12 strikes - retired all 4 batters faced - got DP groundout

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 17 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 11 H, 3 BB, 12 K’s


Nick Maton had three hits including a double, Scott Kingery had two hits, Mickey Moniak had two hits including a home run.  Justin Williams had two RBIs


Rehabbing Jean Segura went 0 for 3 with a walk and strikeout.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Erie 7 ( 52-38, 13-8 ) Reading 6 ( 40-51, 11-11 ) - 10 innings


Erie, PA - UPMC Park


Summary :


Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the second inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Kevin Vicuna.


Jonathan Guzman was hit by a pitch in the third, went to third base on a single by Sal Gozzo and scored on a passed ball.  Simon Muzziotti singled to score Gozzo.


Reading loaded the bases in the fourth ( Kevin Vicuna walked, Jonathan Guzman singled & Sal Gozzo singled ).  Simon Muzziotti hit a sac fly to score Vicuna.


Erie scored a run in the bottom of the 4th on a walk, single and sacrifice fly.  They plated two in the 5th on a double by former Phillies minor leaguer Quincy Nieporte.


Erie tied the score in the 7th on an RBI single by Parker Meadows.  They went ahead by a run in the 8th on a home run by Dillon Dingler.


Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the top of the ninth to score Wendell Rijo ( walked and had advanced to 2nd on a walk by Logan O’Hoppe ).


Placed runner AJ Graffanino scored in the top of the 10th when Aldrem Corredor reached base on a error by Erie’s shortstop.


Erie walked it off in the bottom of the 10th on three singles with Daniel Cabrera producing the game winner.


On The Hill :


LH Ethan Lindow - 4 2/3 IP, 3 R - 1 earned, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 HB, 6 K’s - 85 pitches - 49 strikes

RH Mike Adams - 2 1/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 33 pitches - 23 strikes - stranded 1 inherited runner

RH Adam Leverett - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 13 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 10 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 1/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 5 BB, 13 K’s


Jhailyn Ortiz & Sal Gozzo each had two hits.  Reading had no extra base hits in the game.


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Jersey Shore 8 ( 32-58, 7-17 ), Wilmington 1 ( 47-42, 12-12 )


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


Freylin Minyety singled in the 1st inning and scored on a long home run to left center field by Carlos De La Cruz.


Freylin Minyety doubled in the 3rd inning and moved to third on a single by Carlos De La Cruz.  Casey Martin singled to score Minyety.  Jared Carr & Rixon Wingrove were hit by pitches to score a run.  Herbert Iser doubled to score three runs.


Wilmington scored a run in the 4th on two singles and a ground out.


Baron Radcliff singled in the 9th inning, he scored on a double by DJ Stewart.


On The Hill :


RH Matt Russell - 6 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 92 pitches -55 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 11 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 12 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s


DJ Stewart, Carlos De La Cruz, Freylin Minyety & Herbert Iser each had two hits.  Stewart, Minyety & Iser doubled & De La Cruz homered.  Iser had three RBIs, De La Cruz two.  Luis Garcia drew three walks.



Carlos De La Cruz rounding third after HR tonight - photo by Bill Beirne


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater  ( 44-45, 9-15 ) Dunedin ( 39-50, 11-12 ) - PPD - Rain

Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Florida Complex League


Tigers 7 ( 11-24 ) Phillies 1 ( 12-20 ) - completed early - lightning


Summary :


The Tigers scored two in the 3rd inning including one on a home run by Chris Meyers.  They added three in the 4th on an error, single and two doubles ( Carlos Pelegrín & Abel Bastidas ).


Bastidas doubled again in the 6th to score the Tigers 6th run and hit a sacrifice fly in the 8th for their final run, he had three RBIs in the game.


Felix Reyes hit a bases loaded ground out to score Nikau Pouaka-Grego ( singled ) in the bottom of the ninth.  The game went into lightning delay with one out and eventually was called.


On The Hill :


LH Samuel Aldegheri - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Victor Vargas - 1 1/3 IP, 5 R - 4 earned, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K - first rehab appearance

RH Manuel Urias - 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Daniel Mejia - 1 perfect IP - 1 K


At Bat : 5 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s


Yemal Flores tripled.


Notes :


Pitching Coach Tyler Anderson accepted a new role as Pitching Coach at Eastern Kentucky University.  The organization has hired Riley McCauley as his replacement serving in the role of FCL Phillies Pitching Coach.  Riley was the Pitching Coach at Troy University following one year as a pitching and strength coach at Cressey Sports Performance.  Prior to that he was an undergraduate assistant pitching coach at Michigan State.

 

McCauley pitched collegiate baseball for the Spartans (2016-18), he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, and he spent two years in the Cubs’ organization.

 

Dominican Summer League


Tigers1 6 ( 13-23 ) Phillies Red 3 ( 22-14 ) - seven innings


Summary :


Jorge Mendez hit a two run home run in the second inning.


The Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the second on a hit batter, throwing error, walk and ground out.  They scored twice in the third on a triple ( Jose Ochoa ), single and wild pitch.


Antonio Dominguez tripled to score a run for the Tigers in the 5th.  They scored twice in the 6th on a single, double, wild pitch and single.


Jerffson Pena tripled in the 7th and scored on a passed ball.


On The Hill :


RH Luis Gomez - 5 IP, 4 R - 3 earned, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

RH Jean Hernandez - 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s


At Bat : 3 H, 3 BB, 10 K’s


Jerffson Pena tripled & Jorge Mendez homered.



Phillies White 3 ( 24-12 ) Brewers1 1 ( 13-23 ) - seven innings


Summary :


The Brewers scored an unearned run in the 4th as Gery Holquin reached on a fielding error by shortstop Juan Villavicencio and later scored on a single by Luis Watter.


The Phillies scored three runs in the 5th inning - Dervin Andrade walked, moved to second on a single by Nolan Beltran and scored when Brahian Silva put down a sacrifice bunt that the Brewers pitcher threw away allowing Silva to reach second base and Beltran to go to third base.   Beltran later scored on an error by the Brewers second baseman and Silva subsequently scored on a wild pitch.


On The Hill :


RH Maxwel Hernandez - 4 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s

RH Douglas Mijares - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 4th win

RH Hermes Astudillo - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 2nd save


At Bat : 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


Leanardo Rondon doubled.


Today at the Complex :


Some of the recent signees were on Ashburn Field this afternoon and we were on hand to watch as they went thru some introductory drills.   


Catchers Gustavo Sosa, Caleb Ricketts, Jordan Dissin & Ryan Leitch did some throwing and blocking drills - Leitch has a prototypical catchers build and throw from behind the ear.


Infielders Matt Alifano, Ty Penner & Cole Moore took grounders and did eye-hand drills - Otto Kemp looked on, I assume he’s waiting for physical info to come back before signing his contract - every year we see that - can’t take the field in drills till the paper is officially signed.


Outfielders Chad Castillo, Cade Fergus, Troy Scheffler, Ezra Farmer & Dakota Kotowski took fly balls and grounders in center field.  Just an initial observation - Farmer and Fergus are really quick and Scheffler is also fleet footed.


Catchers warming up today


Matt Alifano makes the play at third base


Cole Moore at first base


Outfielders at work


Player Development Notes :

Matt Martin was hired in June as Special Assistant to the Director of Player Development.  He’s got extensive coaching experience - 1997 to 2003 with the Tigers ( minor league hitting coach & roving instructor), 2004 - Orioles ( minor league infield instructor ), Yankees ( 2005-2006 - GCL coach & manager ), Dodgers ( 2007 -2012 - minor league infield coordinator, manager & instructional coordinator), Orioles ( 2013 - minor league infield instructor), Tigers ( 2014- 2017 - major league defensive coordinator, defensive coach ) and the Angels ( 2019 - major league Assistant Coach/Instant Replay Coordinator ).


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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