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12/8/23 : Phillies Winter League Roundup

A weekly catchup on Phillies and former Phillies playing winter league baseball.

Australian Baseball League :

The Phillies contingent plays for the Adelaide Giants.

12/7/23 : Adelaide 5 (10-3) Melbourne 2 (6-7)

Catcher Andrik Nava was 2 for 3 with a double and home run.  Second baseman Kendall Simmons homered (1 for 3). Rixon Wingrove (1B) was 2 for 4 with two singles and an RBI.  Center fielder Cade Fergus was 1 for 4 with a run scored and third baseman Nick Ward scored a run (0-3 with a walk).  RHP Cam Wynne pitched 1.1 innings (0 R, 1 H, 1 K - 11 pitches - 9 strikes) and RHP Josh Bortka pitched an inning (0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 21 pitches - 10 strikes).   Former Phillies minor leaguer Chris Burke was 1 for 4 for Melbourne with a double.

12/8/23 : Double-header

Game One : Melbourne 6 (7-7) Adelaide 1 (10-4)

Rixon Wingrove, Cade Fergus and Kendall Simmons each went 1 for 3 with singles.  LHP Braeden Fausnaught pitched two innings (5 R - 3 earned, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 44 pitches - 28 strikes).

Former Phillie Chris Burke was 2 for 3 with a single and double for Melbourne.

Game Two :  Adelaide 2 (11-4) Melbourne 0 (7-8)

Anthony Quirion went 1 for 3 with a home run and Rixon Wingrove was 1 for 4 with a single and run scored.  LHP Lachlan Wells continued his league dominance by throwing four shutout innings allowing just one hit and striking out six batters in four innings of work.

Dominican Professional Baseball League :

12/7/23 : Former Phillie Jorge Alfaro went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored for Tigres del Licey in a 5-1 win over Estrellas Orientales.   Former Phillies minor league RHP Jimmy Cordero pitched a scoreless inning in relief for Leones del Escogido to close out a 3-1 win against Aguilas Cibaeñas.

12/5/23 :  Former Phillies minor league LHP Aaron Brown made his season debut for Tigres del Licey.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League :

12/7/23 : Simon Muzziotti went 1 for 3 with a single, walk and two RBIs for Aguilas del Zulia in a 9-6 win over Tiburones de La Guaira.  Former Phillies Cesar Hernandez and Jonathan Villar each had two hits for Leones del Caracas in a 9-4 win against Caribes de Anzoategui.

12/6/23 : Catcher Rafael Marchan went 2 for 4 with a single, home run, walk, two RBIs and two runs scored for Tigres de Aragua in a 8-5 win over Caribes de Anzoategui.  Center fielder Simon Muzziotti was 3 for 3 (singles) with two walks for Aguilas del Zulia in a 5-3 win over Cardenales de Lara.  RHP Eiberson Castellano pitched a scoreless inning (0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 12 strikes) for Águilas.

12/5/23 : RHP Cristian Hernandez pitched a scoreless inning for Caribes de Anzoategui in a 5-1 win against the Tigres de Aragua.

Mexico Pacific League :

12/7/23 : Former Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr went 2 for 4 with two home runs and 6 RBIs 👀 with one being a grand slam for Naranjeros de Hermosillo in a 7-3 win against Sultanes de Monterrey.

12/5/23 : Former Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr homered for Naranjeros de Hermosillo.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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