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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

3/14/21 : Grapefruit League Game Fourteen

Game Summary : Phillies 6 Pirates 5

Odubel Herrera legged out a bunt single in the first inning, he advanced to second on a walk to Alec Bohm and scored on a single by Matt Joyce. Andrew Knapp scored Bohm on a sac fly.

Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run for Pittsburgh in the bottom of the first inning.

Odubel homered to right field in the third inning. It went a very long ways 💪.

Alec Bohm doubled to score Scott Kingery ( walked ) in the fourth inning. Bohm scored on a single by Matt Joyce.

Darick Hall crushed a home run over the right field fence in the seventh inning.

Rodolfo Castro hit a grand slam for the Pirates in the seventh inning.

On The Hill : held Pirates to 3 hits

Matt Moore ( FB 92 -95 ) was very good once again. He went four innings ... 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB and 3 K’s. He only needed 45 pitches, of which 32 were strikes. Moore retired the last 11 batters he faced in order. If it were up to me he’s won the 4th slot in the starting rotation 🤓.

David Hale ( FB 91-93 ) tossed a perfect fifth inning with two strikeouts.

Brandon Kintzler ( FB 91-93 ) was tagged for a single and a walk in a scoreless sixth inning, he struck out one batter and also coaxed a double play ground ball.

Connor Brogdon ( FB 94-96 ) struck out one batter and was 1-2 on his second hitter when he was removed due to an injury in the seventh inning. . Looked like something with his back.

Jakob Hernandez ( FB 89-90 - cutter ) replaced Brogdon and had difficulty throwing strikes and walked the bases loaded, he was then tagged for a grand slam home run. Jakob faced four batters and didn’t record an out.

Tyler Carr ( FB 91-92 ) replaced Hernandez and restored order, he struck out two of the three batters he faced to end the inning. Used a change up as his out pitch. Tyler walked one batter.

Sam Coonrad ( FB 96-98 ) tossed a scoreless eighth inning. He allowed just a walk.

Jo Jo Romero ( FB 94-97 ) finished it with one strikeout, he yielded one hit and one walk.

At The Plate : 11 hits today.

Alec Bohm was on base three times ... walk, single and a double in three plate appearances.

Odubel had two hits, a single and home run in three AB’s

Matt Joyce had two singles and two RBIs in three AB’s.

Mickey Moniak doubled in the ninth inning, now hitting .429 ( 6 for 14 ) this spring.

Darick Hall homered in two AB’s.

Extra Bases :

Doubles : Alec Bohm, Mickey Moniak

Home Runs : Odubel Herrera, Darick Hall

Defensive Gems :

Second baseman Luis Garcia ranged far to his right on a ground ball, snagged it and threw a strike to first base to end the eighth inning.

Darick Hall made a tremendous catch at first base on a high throw for the last out of the game, he then tagged the runner who was initially called safe and he was ruled out as turning towards second on his return to first base 😳

Phil-Ins :

Mini Camp players on the roster today included pitchers Jakob Hernandez, Tyler Carr and JD Hammer, Catchers Edgar Cabral and Logan O’Hoppe, Infielders Luis Garcia, Darick Hall, Luke Williams and Bryson Stott and Outfielders Odubel Herrera, Matt Vierling and Johan Rojas.

Grapefruit League record is now 7-6-1

Next :

Phillies are in Tampa vs the Yankees tomorrow.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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