• Steve Potter

Wednesday, 9/14/22  : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Rochester 10 ( 61-76 ) Lehigh Valley 3 ( 72-64 )


Rochester, NY - Frontier Field


Summary :


Darick Hall homered ( 26th ) in the first inning.


Rochester scored in the bottom of the first on a walk and two singles.


Jorge Bonifacio tripled in the 2nd inning and scored on a sac fly by Johan Camargo.   Daniel Robertson hit a solo home run.


Daniel Johnson hit a three run home run for Rochester in the third inning.   Andrew Stevenson hit a two run home run for them in the 4th inning.   Wilmer Perez hit a two run double in the 6th inning.


Rochester plated three more runs in the 8th inning on a single, double and triple, two walks and a sac fly .


On the Hill :


RH Jack Perkins - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Bubby Rossman - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes

LH Braeden Ogle - 1 perfect IP - 13 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Ofreidy  Gomez - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 9 pitches - 5 strikes

RH Chris Devenski - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 5 pitches - 4 strikes

RH Vinny Nitoli - 1 perfect IP - 13 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 2/3 IP - 1 K - retired both batters faced - 7 pitches - 6 strikes - stranded 2 of 3 inherited runners.


At the Bat : 8 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Yairo Munoz & Jorge Bonifacio each had two hits including a triple, Darick Hall homered.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Altoona 8 ( 69-64 )  Reading 0 ( 59-75 )


Altoona, PA - Peoples Natural Gas Field


Summary :


Liover Peguero hit a home run for Altoona in the third inning.


Altoona loaded the bases in the 5th on two walks and an error - two runs scored on a singe by Matt Gorski.   They scored a run in the seventh inning on a walk, stolen base and single ( Endy Rodriquez ).


Lolo Sanchez homered in the 8th inning.  Liover Peguero walked and scored on a double by Nick Gonzales. Endy Rodriquez doubled to plate another, Matt Gorski singled to score the fourth run of the inning.


On the Hill :


LH Josh Hendrickson - 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s - 86 pitches - 52 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 30 pitches - 14 strikes - two inherited runners scored

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H,  1 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 30 pitches - 18 strikes


At the Bat : 5 H, 1 BB, 12 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits.


Fall Instructs - Day Two


Dodging raindrops has been the theme for the first two days of camp - today a light drizzle was played thru as coaches put the players thru various drills.   We watched all the infielders take grounders, middle infielders practice flips to second base and corners work on bunts with pitchers on the mound - all on Roberts Field which seems to drain relatively well to the other three.


Yesterday afternoon the half field ( Bowa Field ) in front of the stadium was used for PFP’s ( Pitcher Fielding Practices ) when the sun appeared after an overcast morning.


We watched practice for about three hours or so today - continue to be impressed with young shortstop Bryan Rincon ( 18 year old - 2022 14th round draft selection - Shaler Area HS - Pittsburgh, PA ).  The young man is smooth with his defensive movements - during the flip drill it seemed instinctive and as if he’s been well coached.  We saw some pop in his bat this summer in the FCL as well.  On ground balls his circling and thru the baseball routines are strong - decent size as well - certainly a fella to watch develop.


Fall Instructs photos from today


Other News


Minor league baseball players are officially part of the Major League Baseball Players Association after their union-authorization cards were validated by an arbitrator and MLB voluntarily recognized the union as players' bargaining representative. - Jeff Passan - ESPN


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