After what was probably one of the darkest days in Philadelphia Phillies minor league history, the four affiliate clubs came out with increased vigor on Friday.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took the win after being easily bombarded by the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday. The Reading Fightin’ Phils managed to claim victory on the Altoona curve with a three-point bomb from Logan O’Hoppe. The Jersey Shore BlueClaws totaled as many hits as the entire Phillies system on Thursday night, but the Clearwater Threshers only had one run after being hit by the Bradenton Marauders on Thursday.

There were plenty of individual performances to highlight, so here’s the Phillies’ farm lean for Friday, June 10:

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Triple-A: Mark Appel makes his fourth save

After not pitching in six days, Mark Appel was the Iron Pigs’ go-to man for the ninth inning Friday night.

The right-hander lowered his ERA for the season to 1.93, throwing a goalless frame, while walking one and striking out one.

Call could very well be the next arm the Phillies call on if they need help. He’s put together a very solid season, which you can read more about here.

Double-A: Logan O’Hoppe’s three-point shot lifts Fightins

Things get out of control with Logan O’Hoppe.

It’s impossible to overstate how magnificent his season is, and to go one step further, O’Hoppe smashed what would ultimately be the three-point bombshell that would make the difference to earn victory for Reading.

A patient approach, combined with his raw power, better-than-expected hitting tool, and impressive arm and defense made O’Hoppe a near-consensus baseball Top 100 prospect.

High A: RHP Mick Abel – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K

The always-impressive BlueClaws rotation strikes again, this time with Phillies top prospect Mick Abel at the helm.

Abel really started to find it. The 20-year-old has allowed two runs or less in each of his last four starts and has K’d 24 in that span. He continues to post three plus or better pitches and consistently impresses the baseball people with his fastball.

He and new teammate Andrew Painter have been getting a ton of national attention lately. They turn out to be quite the pair of potential aces.

Single-A: Jadiel Sanchez smashes a bomb at 107.8 mph for Clearwater’s only race

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Perhaps one of Clearwater’s most intriguing bats, Jadiel Sanchez played in his second multi-hit game since returning from the injured list. He finished the night 2 for 5 with a home run, a run scored and an RBI, as well as a strikeout.

The season hasn’t quite gone to plan for Sanchez – with injuries and such impediments – but he has hit six homers on the year and is battling to a .430 clip, despite a tough May.

It will look to continue to progress, with the potential to develop five medium or better quality tools.

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers: W 5-2

LHP Michael Plassmeyer – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

C Rafael Marchan – 1 for 4, BB

Reading Fightin Phils v Altoona Curve: W 7-5

LHP Ethan Lindow – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K

OF Jhailyn Ortiz – 1 for 3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB, K

Jersey Shore BlueClaws vs. Hudson Valley Renegades: W 4-2

OF Johan Rojas – 2 for 5, 2B, RBI, K

1B Rixon Wingrove – 2 for 4, R, BB, 2K

Clearwater Threshers vs. Bradenton Marauders: L 1-8

C Andrick Nava – 1 for 3, BB, K

RHP Carlos Betancourt – 2.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K

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