1/15/23 : Winter League Update
Updated: Jan 16
Focused on current and former Phillies organization players.
Games played from 1/8 thru 1/14 ( 1/15 for Australia League )
Australian Baseball League :
Adelaide visited Melbourne for this week’s four game series :
Game One : Adelaide 6 Melbourne 0
LHP Jordan Fowler continued to excel ( 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 77 pitches - 50 strikes - now has a 1.87 ERA for the season in 33 2/3 IP 👀)
Nick Ward went 3 for 5 with a walk, scored a run and drove in another. Anthony Quirion was 3 for 5 with an RBI.
Chris Burke was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk for Melbourne.
Game Two : Melbourne 7 Adelaide 6 - 10 innings
Anthony Quirion was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Former Phillies minor league RHP Austin Ross pitched two scoreless innings in relief ( 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 42 pitches - 27 strikes )
Chris Burke was 1 for 4 with a walk, run scored and an RBI out of the lead off spot for Melbourne.
Game Three : Melbourne 5 Adelaide 4
Nick Ward & Jared Carr each hit home runs - they had two of the six hits in the game for the Giants. Starlyn Castillo pitched two innings ( 3 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 41 pitches - 28 strikes ). Former Phillies minor leaguer Josh Tols pitched three scoreless innings ( 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s ) although two inherited runners scored.
Chris Burke had a good game for Melbourne going 2 for 4 with a double and a walk and two runs scored.
Game Four : Melbourne 4 Adelaide 3
Nick Ward went 2 for 5 with a home run. Chris Burke was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Rixon Wingrove & Jared Carr each had a hit.
Dominican Winter League :
Former Phillies infielder Yairo Munoz was 2 for 4 for Aguilas on 1/7 in their game against Estralles.
Former Phillie Jorge Alfaro was 2 for 5 with a double, home run and three RBIs for Tigres del Licey on 1/8 vs Aguilas Cibaenes. He homered on 1/13 and drove in two runs.
LHP Gregory Soto threw a scoreless inning ( 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 14 pitches - 8 strikes ) for Aguilas on 1/11 against Estrellas.
Venezuelan Winter League :
Former Phillies minor league infielder Ali Castillo had two hits and a walk and scored twice in five plate appearances for the Tigres on 1/7 in their round robin game against the Cardenales. He had two more hits on 1/8 including a double on 1/8 against the Leones. He went 2 for 4 with a walk, scored twice and knocked in a run on 1/10. On 1/13 he was 2 for 4 with a run scored and went 3 for 5 on 1/14 scoring three runs.
Former Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was 2 for 4 for the Cardenales in the 1/7 game. He was 3 for 5 with a home run and scored twice on 1/11. He went 2 for 5 on 1/13 and 2 for 4 on 1/14.
Former Phillies minor league RHP Mario Sanchez pitched 5 scoreless innings for the Cardenales on 1/13 allowing 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 hitters.
Former Phillies minor league outfielder Carlos Tocci went 3 for 4 for Tigres de Aragua on 1/13 vs. Tiburones de La Guaria.
RHP Jonathan Petit pitched two innings in relief on 1/8 for La Guaira ( 3 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 33 pitches - 24 strikes ) against Cardenales de Lara. On 1/13 he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk with 1 K in an innings work ( 24 pitches - 14 strikes ).
Puerto Rico Winter League :
RHP Carlos Francisco faced four batters in Mayaguez’s semi final playoff game vs Caguas on 1/8 - he recorded two outs and allowed two hits - no runs scored. He struck out the only two batters he faced in a relief appearance on 1/10.
Vimael Machin was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk for Caguas on 1/10 against Mayaguez. He went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored in a 10-1 victory on 1/13.
Former Phillie RHP Yacksel Rios threw a perfect frame in the 1/8 contest for Caguas striking out two batters. He threw another perfect inning in relief on 1/11. On 1/14 he pitched a scoreless inning - 1 H, 1 BB.
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