• Steve Potter

Wednesday, June 1st : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley ( 26-23 ) Scranton Wilkes Barre ( 18-30 ) - PPD - Rain


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading ( 19-27 ) Hartford ( 29-17 ) - PPD - Rain


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 8 ( 17-28 ) Brooklyn 5 ( 20-24 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Brooklyn scored three runs in the third inning as they loaded the bases with two walks and a single. JT Schwartz doubled to score them all.


Rowdey Jordan homered for Brooklyn in the 5th inning.


DJ Stewart reached on a strikeout/wild pitch in the bottom of the 5th, stole second base and scored on a single by Uziel Viloria. Jared Carr singled to send Viloria to third base, he scored on a single by Johan Rojas. Ethan Wilson singled to score Carr. Rojas scored on ground out by Nick Matera.


Baron Radcliff doubled in the 6th inning and scored on a double by DJ Stewart. Jared Carr walked. Johan Rojas doubled to score both Stewart & Carr. Rojas scored on a sac fly by Ethan Wilson.


Johan Rojas just missed a dinger in the ninth inning as he smoked a ball to left field that was caught on the track.


Brooklyn scored a run in the ninth on a two base error and subsequent double by Brandon McIlwain.

On The Hill :


RH Griff McGarry - 5 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 5 BB, 5 K’s - 86 pitches - 49 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 24 pitches - 13 strikes

LH “Everyday” Erubiel Armenta - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 34 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 17 strikes


At Bat : 11 H, 4 BB, 10 K’s


Johan Rojas had three hits ( 1B,2 -2B ) and 2 RBIs. DJ Stewart had two hits ( 1B,2B ). Jared Carr had two singles and walked once out of the leadoff spot. Casey Martin & Baron Radcliff each doubled.


Defensive Standout :


DJ Stewart had an outstanding game defensively at third base, made stellar stops, great throws and heads up plays - great job DJ !


Johan Rojas - file photo by Michael Dolcemascolo


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Dunedin 4 ( 22-25 ) Clearwater 3 ( 23-23 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Dunedin scored a run in the third inning on an RBI double by Amell Brazoban. Gabriel Cotto did a great job holding the damage to one run as he pitched out of a second and third one out jam.


Chris Burke walked to start the bottom of the third, he went to third base on a double by Albert Jerez. Kendall Simmoms scored Burke with a sacrifice fly out and Marcus Lee Sang scored Jerez with a single.


The Blue Jays tied the score in the seventh when Glenn Santiago scored from third on a wild pitch. He had walked and advanced to third base on a single.


Marcus Lee Sang doubled in the bottom of the seventh and scored on a single by Anthony Quirion.


Dunedin scored twice in the top of the ninth on a walk, fielders choice, single, error and groundout.


On the Hill :



At Bat :



Albert Jerez today - photo by Mark Wylie


Just Sayin - Big League Note :


Energy - Nick Maton is an energy player and he brought that to the Phillies tonight - he’s always talking and is a great teammate - an early shot of him in dugout rubbing Stott on the head after Bryson’s first hit shows that. The youthful energy may just be their ticket to success - it’s infatuates and transcends - just sayin. And kudos as well to Odubel and Bryson Stott for their energy this evening as well.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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