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Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 4.16

How does a pitcher strike out the side on eight pitches? It happened in the IronPigs game in Worcester on Saturday and unfortunately, it wasn’t a Lehigh Valley pitcher who accomplished the feat. Darwinzon Hernandez struck out Austin Wynns courtesy of a pitch clock violation on Wynns for an automatic strike and it came on a 1-2 count. Earlier in the inning, Drew Maggi also had an automatic strike called on him during his at-bat. Just one of the many things that happened throughout the Phillies organization Saturday.

Lehigh Valley140
Worcester (Boston)13150

OFFENSE: Lehigh Valley managed just four hits against four different Worcester pitchers in the 13-1 loss, which is their fourth loss in five games against the WooSox… The only extra base hit came from Will Toffey, who doubled… The only run for Lehigh Valley came when John Andreoli walked with one out in the fifth, moved to second on a walk, third on a groundout and then scored on a passed ball… The IronPigs were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position in the game.

HR: LV – none; WOR – Refsnyder (1), Ramos (3)

PITCHING: James Marvel struggled in his second straight start, lasting just three innings and giving up nine earned runs, five of which came in the first inning. To save some work for the bullpen and help to stretch out Marvel’s arm, he hung around to throw 74 pitches, 47 for strikes… Mark Appel, Braeden Ogle and Michael Kelly all threw one shutout inning… Jakob Hernandez and Aaron Barrett both gave up two earned runs in an inning of work.

WP: Hart (3-0, 4.91), LP: Marvel (0-2, 13.97), SV: none

SUNDAY’S STARTERS: Michael Mariot (0-0, 1.29) vs Thomas Pannone (0-0, 3.72)

Game One – 8 inningsRHE
Akron (Cleveland)252

OFFENSE: Through the first seven innings, Reading had three hits and could not push a run across the plate. In the top of the eighth they failed to collect a hit, but went up 1-0 when Hunter Markwardt opened the inning as the ghost runner at second base, went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Sal Gozzo and then scored on Colby Fitch‘s fly ball to right field… Josh Ockimey had two of the three Reading hits to push his average to .250 (6-for-24) on the season.

Game One – HR: RDG – none; AKR – none

Game Two: HR – RDG – none; AKR – Escobedo (1)

Game TwoRHE
Akron (Cleveland)11130

PITCHING: Braden Zarbnisky made his first start of the year in game one after two relief appearances and went one inning, giving up just one hit and no runs… Zach Warren, Francisco Morales and Brian Marconi each delivered two innings of shutout relief… McKinley Moore was tagged with the loss, giving up one earned and one unearned run in the eighth. The unearned run came when ghost runner Seth Caddell scored the first of two runs in the inning… Josh Hendrickson was pounded for seven earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings in game two. The two relievers who followed him did not escape unscathed either. Julian Garcia gave up an earned run in 1 2/3 innings and Mike Adams gave up three earned runs in two innings, pushing his ERA to 14.40.

Game One – WP: Enright (1-0, 0.00), LP: Moore (0-1, 2.08), SV: none

Game Two – WP: Misaiszek (1-0, 0.00), LP: Hendrickson (0-1, 20.77), SV: none


Game OneRHE
Jersey Shore341
Brooklyn (NYM)461

OFFENSE: First baseman McCarthy Tatum hit his first HR of the season in the third inning, which was the first home run allowed by a Brooklyn pitcher this season. Tatum finished with three hits in the doubleheader and scored two runs in the first game. Tatum is now batting .318 with a .773 OPS… D.J. Stewart hit his second HR of the season in the nightcap for the BlueClaws only run of the game… Jared Carr struck out in all three of his at-bats and is now hitting .111 (3-for-11) on the year… Luis Garcia also took an 0-for-3 and shrank his average to .138 (4-for-29)… Designated hitter Ethan Wilson went 3-for-6 with a stolen base in the two games.

HR: JS – Tatum (1), Stewart (2) BRK – Suozzi (1)

Game TwoRHE
Jersey Shore150
Brooklyn (NYM)640

PITCHING: In game two, the Phillies top pitching prospect, Mick Abel, struck out three of the first four batters he faced before collapsing like a house of cards. Abel lost his control and gave up a walk and hit three batters in his three innings of work. He was also charged with two earned runs while striking out four… J.P. Woodwork and Dominick Popkin each gave the BlueClaws a perfect inning in relief of Abel in game two… Brooklyn scored six runs on just four hits in the second game.

Game One: WP – Clenney (1-0, 9.00), LP – Schultz (0-2, 15.00), SV – Tavares (2, 0.00)

Game Two: WP – Rojas (1-0, 1.00), LP – Abel (0-2, 7.50), SV – none


St. Lucie (NYM)530

OFFENSE: Odubel Herrera went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run driven in for the Threshers… Outfielder Felix Reyes, 21, had two hits and an RBI and now his season average at .286 (6-for-21)… Jamari Baylor is 0-for-10 to start the season, but has three runs scored and a .333 on-base percentage, thanks in part to three walks in four games… Jadiel Sanchez added an outfield assist to his season stats when he threw out Stanley Consuegra at third base.

HR: CLW – none; SL – none

PITCHING: Andrew Painter threw four shutout innings as Clearwater’s starter and has not allowed an earned run in seven innings, covering two starts. He has recorded 16 strikeouts while striking out 12 in six innings of work last season… Jared Wetherbee and Malik Binns were both hit hard out of the bullpen. Wetherbee allowed four earned runs in one inning and Binns allowed an earned run in 1 2/3 innings of work.

WP: Hall (1-0, 0.00), LP: Wetherbee (0-1, 22.50), SV: Hartwig (1, 0.00)

SUNDAY’S STARTERS: CLW – Gunner Mayer (0-1, 7.71), SL – Calvin Ziegler (0-1, 4.91)


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