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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

3/15/21 : Grapefruit League Game Fifteen

Game Summary : Yankees 4 Phillies 2

Gary Sanchez laced an RBI single to left field in the fourth inning to score Gleyber Torres ( singled & stole second base ) for the Yankees.

Rhys Hoskins hit a long solo home run into the center field batting eye in the fifth inning.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a two run single for New York in the seventh inning. Rob Brantley singled to score another Yankees run.

Luke Williams singled to score Luis Garcia ( singled & stole second ) in the ninth inning.

On The Hill :

Chase Anderson went three shutout innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out four batters. He threw 49 pitches - 28 for strikes. FB range today was 92-95 mph, he also featured a cutter, changeup and curve ball.

Anderson said in the zoom conference interview afterwards that he fully expected to compete for a job when he signed with the Phillies, takes nothing for granted. He was happy with today’s effort, said all his pitches worked well. Sometimes he gets a little quick in his delivery while in the stretch, felt that happened a bit today but will continue to work on that. An overall productive day.

Archie Bradley ( FB 92-94 ) yielded a run on two hits in the fourth inning.

Hector Neris ( FB 93-94 ) tossed a perfect fifth inning ending the frame with a strikeout.

Jose Alvarado ( FB 96-98 ) allowed a walk and a single in a scoreless sixth inning.

Hector Rondon ( FB 93-94 ) struggled throwing strikes issuing two walks to begin the inning. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two run single against him before the skipper came for the baseball. 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 2 BB.

Zach Warren ( FB 92-94 ) made his 2021 debut and was tagged for an RBI single by Rob Brantley allowing an inherited run to score. He struck out the next batter looking on a 3-2 FB to end the inning.

Christopher Sanchez ( FB 91-94 ) was erratic with his command in the 8th inning but still tossed a scoreless frame with two strikeouts featuring a hard breaking slider as his K pitch. The Yankees posted two hits against him as Christopher threw 21 pitches - 14 strikes.

At The Plate : seven hits today

Jean Segura singled and walked twice in three plate appearances.

Roman Quinn stung the ball twice, one went for a double down the right field line and the other was a liner to center field that Aaron Hicks caught.

Scott Kingery hit two ground balls very hard to the left side of the infield that Yankee fielders made very good plays on ... he didn’t have any hits to show for em but put good strokes on each.

Luis Garcia legged out an infield single in the ninth inning and then stole second base.

Extra Bases :

Doubles : Roman Quinn, Didi Gregorius

Home Runs : Rhys Hoskins

Defensive Gems :

Left fielder Scott Kingery made a leaping catch near the fence in the fourth inning to rob former teammate Jay Bruce of extra bases.

Phil-Ins :

Mini Camp players on the roster today included pitchers Enyel De Los Santos, Zach Warren and JD Hammer, Catchers Edgar Cabral and Logan O’Hoppe, Infielders Luis Garcia, Darick Hall, Luke Williams and Bryson Stott and Outfielders Odubel Herrera and Johan Rojas.

Grapefruit League record is now 7-7-1

Next :

Phillies are back at BayCare Ballpark vs the Blue Jays tomorrow.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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