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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

3/11/23 : Today in Spring Training


Major League Camp :


Side Bullpen :


Mick Abel threw a morning bullpen on the mound by the Bowa half field.


Grapefruit League Action :


Phillies 6 ( 8-6-1 ) Yankees 3 ( 8-7 ) @ Tampa


Summary :


Scott Kingery singled in the 2nd inning, advanced to third base on a double by Kody Clemens and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jim Haley.   Will Toffey then hit a sacrifice fly to score Clemens.


Giancarlo Stanton hit a laser off the wall in left field in the third inning, it was hit so hard he was held to a single on the carom.  Stanton advanced to second on a walk, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly out.


Max McDowell was hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth, advanced to third base on a double by Bryson Stott and scored on a single by Edmundo Sosa.   


Jason Dominguez hit a two run home run for the Yankees in the bottom of the fifth inning.


Simon Muzziotti doubled to right field to lead off the 8th inning, advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Jack Conley.  Jhailyn Ortiz singled, he and Conley then advanced on a wild pitch.  Pedro Martinez singled to score Conley.  Martinez later scored on a wild pitch after advancing to third base on a single by Nick Podkul.


Defensive Gem :


Left fielder Simon Muzziotti battled both the wind and a tough sun to make a running catch which ended the seventh inning.


At the Plate : 13 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s


Scott Kingery went 2 for 3, he’s now hitting .476 in 21 AB’s with an OPS of 1.161.  Edmundo Sosa was 2 for 3, now hitting .526 ( 19 AB’s ) with 4 home runs and 8 RBIs ( OPS of 1.820 ).   Bryson Stott, Kody Clemens & Simon Muzziotti each doubled.


Pitching lines :


LH Michael Plassmeyer - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s - 51 pitchers - 27 strikes - left 1st inning after 2 outs & 29 pitches - re-entered in the 2nd inning.


RH Matt Seelinger - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced ( pop out ) - stranded three inherited runners - 5 pitches - 2 strikes

LH Andrew Vasquez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Matt Strahm - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 12 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Connor Brogdon - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 11 strikes

LH Ben Bowden - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Jeremy Walker - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 10 strikes

RH James McArthur - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 13 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 12 pitches - 9 strikes - 97-98 mph FB, really good break on secondaries as well ( slider & change up ) - had the Yankees broadcasters saying wow on his delivery and stuff 🔥


Minor League Spring Training :


Side Bullpens :


Ten pitchers threw morning side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, some performed their work on the new state of the art pitching lab mound inside the training center, pitchers who threw today - Ethan Lindow, Zach Linginfelter, Jordi Martinez, Cam Wynne, Wesley Moore, Andrew Walling, Blake Brown, Drew Garrett, Jason Ruffcorn and Jace Vines


Live Bullpens :


Ten pitchers threw live bullpen sessions on Ashburn and Carlton fields - Josh Hendrickson, David Parkinson, Rafael Marcono, Malik Binns, Alex McKenney, Enrique Segura, Konnor Ash, Gabriel Cotto, Jean Cabrera and Ty Collins


My Notes :


Good to see LH David Parkinson back in action - he was inactive for the 2022 season, looked to be in old form - threw strikes, mixed pitches, worked quickly and lived in the lower part of the zone.


David Parkinson



Five Inning Simulated Game : Roberts Field


Pitchers : Tyler Phillips ( 2 innings ), Sam Aldegheri, Braden Zarbnisky, Cristian Hernandez, Rodolfo Sanchez, Yoniel Ramirez, Jordan Fowler & Eiberson Castellano


Visiting Team :


Cole Moore - 1B

Nicolas Torres - 2B

Uziel Viloria - SS

Randy Vasquez - 3B

Gavin Tonkel - LF

Ricardo Rosario - CF

Yemal Flores - RF

Micah Yonamine & Ryan Leitch - C


Home Team :


Nick Matera - 1B

Jamari Baylor - 2B

Freylin Minyety - SS

Matt Alifano - 3B

Wilfredo Flores - LF

Yhoswar Garcia - CF

Felix Reyes - RF

Chris Burke- C


Game Notes :


Shortstop Freylin Minyety made a nice backhand stop on a sharply hit ground ball in the hole off the bat of Ryan Leitch in the first inning and a good throw to first base to record the out.


RHP Tyler Phillips threw well - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - retired the last five batters he faced in order.


Micah Yonamine had a good day at the plate with a couple knocks - double to left center field and a single - one RBI.


LHP Sam Aldegheri threw a clean inning - after Yhoswar Garcia reached on an error, Aldegheri picked him off first base, then struck out the next hitter with a good curve ball and got a 6-3 groundout to finish the frame.


Wilfredo Flores homered to right field in his first AB.  Uziel Viloria had a couple of hits ( single & double ).  Ryan Leitch hit the ball sharply, had only one knock ( a single ) but was barreling it up.


Catcher Chris Burke threw out two attempted base stealers at second base - second baseman Jamari Baylor & shortstop Freylin Minyety made excellent tags on each play.


RHP Rodolfo Sanchez worked a perfect frame posting two strikeouts.


Simulated Game action today



Fellow fan appreciation :


Had the honor of meeting Mr. Lee Ambler today at the Complex who had some very kind words for me in regards to the coverage we are providing on the Phillies minor leagues.  He even gave me a thank you card.  Thank you again Mr. Ambler,  your card and words are truly appreciated.


Minor League Game Schedule :


For those interested in minor league spring training games against other clubs - they will begin on 3/20 and run thru 3/30 - all games start at 1 PM with the exception of 3/25 which is a 10 AM start.


3/20 : Triple A & Double A @ Dunedin vs Jays - High A & Low A @ Carpenter Complex vs Jays

3/21  : Triple A & Double A  @ Carpenter Complex vs Rays - High A & Low A @ Orlando vs Rays

3/22 : Triple A & Double A @ Dunedin vs Jays - High A & Low A @ Carpenter Complex vs Jays

3/23 : Triple A & Double A @ Carpenter Complex vs Jays - High A & Low A @ Dunedin vs Jays

3/24 : Triple A & Double A @ Tampa vs Yankees - High A & Low A @ Carpenter Complex vs Yankees

3/25 - ( 10 AM ) : Triple A & Double A @ @ Carpenter Complex vs Jays - High A & Low A @ Dunedin vs Jays

3/26 : Camp Day - last ST day for Triple A

3/27 : Double A @ Carpenter Complex vs Yankees - High A & Low A @ Tampa vs Yankees

3/28 : Camp Day

3/29 : Double A @ Tampa vs Yankees - High A & Low A @ Carpenter Complex vs Yankees

3/30 : Double A @ Carpenter Complex vs Jays - High A & Low A @ Dunedin vs Jays

3/31 : Camp Day

4/1 :  Camp Day - last day of ST for Double A, High A & Low A


Tomorrow is on off-day for Minor League Camp


World Baseball Classic Notes :


Rixon Wingrove went 2 for 3 with a double and four RBI’s for Team Australia in their 12 to 2 victory against Team China on Friday.  Vito Friscia drew two walks in four plate appearances for Team Italy in their 11-7 loss to Team Taipei.


Former Phillies signings :


OF Jorge Bonifacio has signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.  He played for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs last season.


Back at em tomorrow - Happy Day, Happy Baseball  ⚾️


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