• Steve Potter

Wednesday, June 15th : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Buffalo 8 ( 35-26 ) Lehigh Valley 4 ( 34-28 )

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Rafael Marchan led off the bottom of the second inning with a home run to left field.


Buffalo scored three in the second - key blow a two run double by Samad Taylor. The third run scored on a wild pitch.


Drew Maggi singled in the bottom of the third, went to second on a ground out and later scored on a throwing error.


Tanner Morris plated another run for Buffalo in the 5th with an RBI single.


Dalton Guthrie homered to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning. Darick Hall singled and scored from first base on an RBI double high off the right field wall by Rafael Marchan.


Buffalo scored three runs in the 7th inning on two walks, a hit batter and two singles. They added a run in the ninth inning on a couple of hits and an error.


On The Hill :


LH Christopher Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Joey Gatto - 2 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 37 pitches - 27 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 1 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 9 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 25 pitches - 11 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 0 K’s - 1 inherited runner scored - 16 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 3 BB, 11 K’s


Dustin Peterson had three hits. Rafael Marchan had two hits ( double & home run ) and two RBIs. Dalton Guthrie hit his first home run of the season.

Rafael Marchan - photo by Cheryl Pursell


Eastern League ( AA ) - Portland 6 ( 25-34 ) Reading 1 ( 25-34 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Portland loaded the bases in the second inning on a single, hit by pitch and walk. A sacrifice fly scored a run.


Ceddane Rafaela hit a two run tater for Portland in the fifth inning, Pedro Castellanos followed with a solo homer.


Rafaela hit his second two run home run of the game in the seventh inning.


Jhailyn Ortiz hit a home run in the ninth inning, his 10th of the season.


On The Hill :


RH James McArthur - 6 1/3 IP, 6 R - 3 earned, 7 H, 3 BB, 1 HB, 7 K’s - 98 pitches - 63 strikes

RH Jack Perkins - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 38 pitches - 24 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s


Jhailyn Ortiz homered.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Aberdeen 3 ( 40-19 ) Jersey Shore 2 ( 23-36 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


The Blue Claws scored a run in the bottom of the first - Jared Carr reached on an error, went to second on a ground out, to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch.


Aberdeen scored three in the top of the third - a two run homer by Colton Cowser and a solo home run by Coby Mayo.


Rixon Wingrove doubled to score Jared Carr ( singled ) in the bottom of the third inning.


On The Hill :


RH Griff McGarry - 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 HB, 10 K’s - 98 pitches - 64 strikes - FB range : 94 -100 mph.

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 11 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 perfect IP - 6 pitches - 4 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 1 BB, 14 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits.


Notes :


With the win Aberdeen clinched the first half championship for the league’s North Division.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Palm Beach 5 ( 26-31 ) Clearwater 0 ( 29-29 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


The Threshers were no hit for the second time in a span of seven days ( no hit in Bradenton on 6/8 ), today in a noon contest by three hurlers who each pitched three innings for Palm Beach ( 19 year old Tink Hence, 21 year old Jose Moreno and 21 year old Roy Garcia ).

Palm Beach didn’t score till the seventh inning when they plated four runs - John Torres hit a solo home run, another scored on an RBI single by Darlin Moquete and two more on a double by Brady Whalen. They added another run in the eighth on an RBI single by Leonardo Bernal.

On The Hill :

RH Eiberson Castellano - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2HB, 4 K’s - 57 pitches - 35 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s - 32 pitches - 20 strikes

RH Victor Lopez - 1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 33 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 11 strikes

At Bat : 0 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s

Notes :


IF Madison Stokes was transferred to the Threshers from the FCL Phillies on rehab assignment.


Florida Complex League :


Scheduled Off Day


Dominican Summer League :


Both Phillies Red & Phillies White had off days


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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