• Steve Potter

Tuesday, May 31st : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 7 ( 26-23 ) Scranton Wilkes Barre 3 ( 18-30 )


Moosic, PA - PNC Field


Summary :


Didi Gregorius took the first pitch of the game over the fence to a quick LHV lead 🤓.


Yairo Munoz was hit by a pitch and Nick Maton singled in the second inning, they both moved up on a wild pitch. Rafael Marchan grounded out to score Munoz. Scott Kingery & Dustin Peterson each walked to load the bases. Didi Gregorius hit a sac fly to left field to score Maton. Austin Wynns doubled to score Kingery & Peterson. Darick Hall clobbered a two run home run far over the right field fence 💪.


Scranton Wilkes Barre scored two runs in the 7th inning on three singles and a wild pitch.

Greg Bird homered for SWB in the eighth.


On The Hill :


RH Corey Oswalt - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 30 pitches - 20 strikes

RH James Marvel - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 37 pitches - 25 strikes

LH Zach Warren - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 30 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Mark Appel - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 13 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 10 H, 6 BB, 8 K’s


Austin Wynns had three hits ( 2 singles & double ). Three players had two hits each : Didi Gregorius ( 1B,HR), Yairo Munoz ( 2 singles ) & Nick Maton ( 2 singles ).


Defensive Gems :


Catcher Rafael Marchan threw out Estevan Florio twice attempting to steal second base.


Notes :


Both Didi Gregorius & Rafael Marchan were added to the roster on rehab assignment.


Darick Hall goes yard


Eastern League ( AA ) - Hartford 4 ( 29-17 ) Reading 0 ( 19-27 )


Hartford, CT - Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Summary :


Michael Toglia hit a solo home run for Hartford in the bottom of the first inning. They scored an unearned run in the second inning on a throwing error by second baseman Kevin Vicuna and another on a RBI double by Isaac Collins.


Brenton Doyle homered for Hartford in the 6th inning.


On The Hill :


LH Ethan Evanko - 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 45 pitches - 36 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 32 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 32 pitches - 21 strikes


At Bat : 3 H, 8 BB, 11 K’s


Jonathan Guzman had two hits including a double.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 10 ( 20-23 ) Jersey Shore 4 ( 16-28 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Johan Rojas reached on a fielders choice and Ethan Wilson doubled. Casey Martin singled to score them both.


Andrik Nava reached on a three base error in the 4th inning, he scored on a double by DJ Stewart.


Brooklyn scored four runs in the 5th inning - the key blow a three run triple by Matt O’Niell. They added two runs in the 6th on a bases loaded hit batter and walk. JT Schwartz then tripled to score three more runs. He then scored on a single.


DJ Stewart tripled and scored on a subsequent ground out in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Kyle Glogoski - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 HB, 5 K’s - 58 pitches - 37 strikes

RH Dominic Pipkin - 1 2/3 IP, 7 R - 6 earned, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 HB, 2 K - 44 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 1/3 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 3 inherited runners scored - 25 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 32 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 9 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 0 BB, 13 K’s


DJ Stewart had three hits including a double and triple. Baron Radcliff had two singles. Ethan Wilson doubled.


DJ Stewart - photo by Michael Dolcemascolo


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Dunedin 5 ( 21-25 ) Clearwater 3 ( 23-22 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Dunedin scored three in the third - key blow a two run home run by Dalmiano Palmegiani. They scored two in the 6th on a double, single and error.


The Threshers loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth with no outs , Kendall Simmons walked, Marcus Lee Sang singled and Hao Yu Lee was hit by a pitch. Anthony Quirion walked to force in a run. With one out Leandro Pineda singled to score two runs. A strikeout and pop out thereafter ended the game.


On The Hill :


RH Oswald Medina - 4 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 52 pitches - 41 strikes

RH Eiberson Castellano - 3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 38 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s


Erick Brito tripled.


Extended Spring Training :


The Phillies squared off against the Canadian Junior National Team in a nine inning scrimmage. Former Phillies Rob Ducey and Pete Orr are on the Canada coaching staff, to my surprise both remembered me today and said hello 🤓. Pete was here this spring in his role as a scout with the Brewers. Another former Phillie Scott Mathieson is a pitching coach for the club.

The young Canadians can swing the bat, they pounded out double digit hits - outfielder Cameron Chee-Aloy went yard over the right field fence.


Rehabbing right handers Albertus Barber & Sam Jacobsak each threw a scoreless inning for the Phillies and RH Estibenzon Jimenez impressed with five K’s in two perfect innings - hard breaking slider that disappeared on hitters as they swung over top. Fernando Lozano pitched three innings and Wilson Valdez went two frames.


Edward Barboza & Jackie Pertuz each hit doubles.


We sat next to one of the Canadien team’s third baseman Jakob Potumak’s dad during the game - nice chap. Myles Naylor ( Josh’s younger brother ) is a SS/3B on the club - he played third today.



Albertus Barber - photo by a not so great photographer 😎

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