3/16/23 : Today in Spring Training
Major League Camp :
Grapefruit League Action :
Phillies 10 ( 10-8-1 ) Tigers 1 ( 11-10 ) @ Lakeland
Bryson Stott homered to lead off the game.
Nick Maton doubled for Detroit in the second inning and scored on a single by Eric Haase.
Bryson Stott singled in the third inning, he advanced to third base on a double by Dalton Guthrie. They both scored on a single by Kody Clemens.
Jim Haley homered in the fourth inning. Edmundo Sosa walked and scored on a home run by Darick Hall ( 5th of the spring ).
Cade Fergus hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning scoring Nick Podkul ( doubled ), Cameron Cannon ( HBP ) and Adony Mejia ( HBP ) in front of him.
At the Plate : 12 H, 2 BB, 14 K’s
Bryson Stott went 3 for 4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. Dalton Guthrie had two hits including a double. Darick Hall & Jim Haley each homered. Kody Clemens had two RBIs. Nick Podkul doubled and Cade Fergus hit a grand slam.
Zack Wheeler went 4 1/3 innings ( 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 66 pitches - 43 strikes ). Jeremy Walker pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball ( 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 20 strikes). McKinley Moore tossed a scoreless frame ( 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 12 pitches - 8 strikes ). Jake Jewell pitched a perfect inning ( 1 K - 9 pitches - 7 strikes ). Andrew Schultz finished it out ( 1 IP, X R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 10 strikes ).
Minor League Spring Training :
Mental performance, defensive drills, batting, side bullpens and weight training were the practice sessions of the day. There were also two three inning simulated games.
Batting Practice :
Micah Yonamine is having a very good hitting camp thus far, was tattooing the baseball again today in BP.
Side Bullpens :
Six pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Andrew Baker, Griff McGarry, Francisco Morales, Jaydenn Estanista, Matt Osterberg & Estibenzon Jimenez
Simulated Games :
Roberts Field :
Pitchers : James McArthur ( 2 innings ), Alex Garbrick, Chase Webster, Carlos Francisco & Eiberson Castellano
My notes :
James McArthur was strong, had good break on secondaries and giddy up on the express. Alex Garbrick also pitched well in his inning. I continue to be impressed with Eiberson Castellano - big arm stuff and also has a slow hook that comes out of same arm slot.
Ashburn Field :
Pitchers : Wesley Moore, Malik Binns, Jose Pena, Alex McKenney, Andrew Walling & Cam Wynne
My notes :
Lefty Andrew Walling ( un-drafted free agent signed 8/1/22 from Mississippi State ) impressed, mid nineties fastball with swing and miss movement.
Malik Binns threw a perfect inning with one strikeout. He had really good command and snapped off a knee buckling bender to end the frame.
Lefty Wesley Moore struck out two of the three batters he faced. Jose Peña had good life on his fastball and produced a swing and miss strikeout with his splitter.
Malik Binns pitching to Justin Crawford
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️
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