• Steve Potter

Wednesday, 7/13/21  : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Charlotte 3 ( 33-53 ) Lehigh Valley 1 ( 45-41 )


Charlotte, NC - Truist Field


Charlotte has won first 2 games of the  series


Summary :


One hour and 10 minute delayed start due to weather.


Mark Payton tripled for Charlotte in the 1st inning and scored on a sac fly by Adam Haseley.


The Iron Pigs loaded the bases in the 4th inning ( Donny Sands & Jorge Bonifacio singled, Josh Ockimey walked ) … Sands scored on a ground out by Scott Kingery.


Zach Remillard singled to start the 8th for Charlotte, he stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Mark Payton. Payton advanced to second on a wild pitch, Yasmani Grandal ( on rehab assignment ) singled to send Payton to third base.  Adam Haseley grounded out to second base to score Payton.


Mark Payton made a diving catch on a ball driven to the gap in center field to end the game robbing Dustin Peterson of extra bases.


On The Hill :


LH Bailey Falter - 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 87 pitches - 55 strikes

LH Jace Fry - 2/3 IP - struck out both batters faced - 9 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Ryan Sherriff - 1 perfect IP - 2 fly outs, 1 line out - 10 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Connor Brogdon - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 HB, 2 WP, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 17 strikes

RH James Dykstra - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - ground out - 3 pitches - 2 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 5 BB, 7 K’s


Nick Maton had four hits including a double.   Ali Castillo & Dustin Peterson each doubled. Castillo walked twice.


Notes :


IF Sal Gozzo was assigned to the roster from Reading.


The Charlotte stadium is equipped with the ABS system.  During this series the “Challenge” is in play meaning that the umpire calls balls and strikes but each team gets three challenges to the calls during the game - if you challenge and win you keep your challenge - if you challenge and lose you lose it - e.g. three challenged losses eliminate any more challenges.  It’s assumed that the ABS call is accurate and is the determining rule in each challenge.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 7 ( 38-45, 9-5 ) New Hampshire 0 ( 36-47, 5-9 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Reading has won first 2 games of the  series - both shutouts


Summary :


Wendell Rijo hit a three run home run in the second inning scoring Logan ‘OHoppe & Jhailyn Ortiz ( both singled ).

Jonathan Guzman homered to lead off the 5th inning.


Logan O’Hoppe walked and Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the 8th inning, Wendell Rijo hit his second home run of the night to score them.


On The Hill :


RH Mike Adams - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 18 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - 2 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 22 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 perfect IP - 5 K’s - 22 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s


Wendell Rijo had three hits ( two home runs ) and had six RBIs.  Logan O’Hoppe & Jhailyn Ortiz each had two hits.  Jonathan Guzman each homered.


Notes :


RHP Julian Garcia was released.


Wendell Rijo - file photo by George Youngs Jr



South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Aberdeen ( 52-29, 9-6 ) Jersey Shore ( 27-53, 2-12 )


Aberdeen, MD - Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium


Summary :


Justin Williams singled and stole second base to lead off the game. Luis Garcia walked, Carlos De La Cruz reached on an error on which Williams scored.  A passed ball allowed Garcia to score and De La Cruz scored on a single by Casey Martin.

Luis Garcia singled in the third inning, stole second base, went to third on a single by Ethan Wilson and scored on a sac fly by Carlos De La Cruz.  Rixon Wingrove doubled to score Wilson.


Aberdeen scored twice in the 4th inning, one on a double by Ryan Higgins and the other on a single by Darell Hernaiz.


John Rhodes doubled for Aberdeen in the fifth, went to third on a single and scored on a ground out.


Rixon Wingrove hit a solo home run in the 6th inning.


The game was suspended in the bottom of the sixth due to light failure.  Jersey Shore leading 6-3


On The Hill :


RH Matt Russell - 5 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 82 pitches - 46 strikes

LH Taylor Lehman - threw 2 pitches when lights failed - game suspended


At Bat :


Rixon Wingrove has two hits ( double & HR ).


Notes :


LHP Taylor Lehman & OF Justin Williams were assigned to the roster on rehab.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Fort Myers 6 (46-32, 5-9 ) Clearwater 2 ( 40-42, 5-12 )


Fort Myers, FL - Hammond Stadium


Fort Myers has won first 2 games of the  series


Summary :


A noon game today - Fort Myers scored a run in the first inning as Misael Urbina doubled and scored on a single by Noah Miller.


Erick Brito delivered an RBI single in the second inning.


Fort Myers scored four in the 4th including two on a home run by Noah Cardenas.  They added another run in the seventh.


Jamari Baylor doubled in the ninth inning, advanced to third on a wild pitch and later scored on a ground out.


On The Hill :


RH Eiberson Castellano 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 66 pitches - 41 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 25 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 23 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 17 strikes


At Bat : 6 H, 1 BB, 10 K’s


Erick Brito had two hits, Jamari Baylor doubled.


Notes :


RHP Brett Schulze was assigned to the roster on rehab.


Florida Complex League


Phillies Red ( 10-15 ) - scheduled off day


Dominican Summer League


Phillies Red 11 ( 18-9 ) Tigers2  4 ( 8-12 )


Summary :


The Phillies scored in the first on a second base and home double steal - Aroon Escobar scored.


Kliubert Avila homered in the second inning.


The Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the second and seventh innings.


The Phillies scored 3 runs in each of the 6th, 8th and 9th innings - Jose Colmenarez doubled in the 6th and 9th, Neify Rosario doubled in the 8th.


On The Hill :


RH Pedro Reyes - 3 IP, 2 unearned R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

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

LH John Sosa - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K

RH Jesus Querales - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s


At Bat : 13 H, 6 BB, 10 K’s


Neify Rosario had three hits including two doubles, he also walked and scored three runs.

Jose Colmenarez had three hits including two doubles, he had two RBIs and scored two runs.

Marco Soto & Santiago Torres each had two hits, Kliubert Avila homered.

Deivi Cabrera had three RBIs



Phillies White ( 15-11 ) - scheduled off day

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