• Steve Potter

Wednesday, 9/28/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 4 ( 76-72 ) Syracuse 3 ( 64-85 )


Syracuse, NY - NBT Bank Stadium


Summary :


Rafael Marchan walked in the second inning, went to second on a passed ball, stole third base and scored on a ground out by Madison Stokes.


Two walks and a groundout scored a run for Syracuse in the 2nd inning.


Ali Castillo doubled in the third inning and scored on a double by Scott Kingery.


Syracuse scored two runs in the bottom of the third on two walks and two singles.  Jonathan Hennigan came in with the bases loaded and one out and stranded three runners.


Daniel Robertson homered in the seventh inning.


Lehigh Valley loaded the bases in the 8th inning on a single ( Dustin Peterson ) and two walks. A walk to Madison Stokes forced in a run.


On the Hill :


LH Brian Marconi - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Sam Coonrad - 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 23 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Tayler Scott - 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2/3 IP - retired both batters faced - 1 K - 4 pitches - 4 strikes - stranded 3 inherited runners

LH Jace Fry - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes

RH James Marvel - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 13 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Trevor Bettencourt - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 9 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K’s - 10 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Ali Castillo - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced - 6 pitches - 4 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 6 BB, 12 K’s


Ali Castillo & Scott Kingery doubled.  Madison Stokes walked twice and had two RBIs.


Notes :


RHP Mychal Givens started the game for Syracuse on rehab assignment.  He pitched a perfect inning, striking out two batters.


Manager Anthony Contreras had some fun the last two frames with defensive changes - Darick Hall played right field ( although he’s done that before and can do so effectively) and Ali Castillo caught the 8th inning of the game for the Iron Pigs, he pitched in the 9th inning retiring the last batter for the final out - by catching today he has now played all nine fielding positions in his career 😳.


Actually Ali played all nine defensive positions today in the game - I was watching the hurricane updates and didn’t realize that 🤪


Former Phillie Note :


Last night RHP Enyel De Los Santos threw an immaculate inning ( nine pitches - nine strikes - three strike outs ) for the Cleveland Guardians in their game against the Tampa Rays.   De Los Santos has been a big part of the Cleveland bullpen - ( 47 games - 50 1/3 IP - 3.04 ERA - 57 K’s, 16 BB, 1.07 WHIP, 2 saves in 2 opportunities ).   Enyel was designated for assignment by the Phillies in September of 2021 and claimed by the Pirates whom he finished the season with - he declared free agency over the 2021 off-season after being out-righted by the Pirates and signed with Cleveland in December.  This season he’s been much more consistent than in years past focusing on  a four seam fastball primarily ( sits 94 to 95 mph - which the Phillies had also pushed for him to do ) along with a slider ( 84 mph ) and changeup ( 87 mph ).  Another young player ( 26 years old ) who developed in the Phillies Minor League system - one that supposedly was void of talent 🤦‍♂️😎.   Just Sayin


Hurricane Ian :


So far we’ve avoided issues here in the Clearwater area but our friends in Fort Myers and surrounding places to the south of us are taking a pounding as I write this - hope for the best for all those folks.



Last Minor League Round Up of the 2022 season


Hope you all enjoyed following along with the daily game action of the Phillies minor leagues this season.  It’s a bit of an effort to do the round ups each day but for the most part we persevered and got thru it.  For those of you that read them we truly hope you found them informative and beneficial - Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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