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3/17/24 : Today in Spring Training

Minor League Camp :  Off Day

Grapefruit League Game Twenty-Two :

Phillies 5 Blue Jays 5

Clearwater, Florida

Joey Votto hit a first inning home run to put Toronto up 1-0.  The Phillies scored three runs in the second inning - Jake Cave reached on an error and then stole second, he scored on a double by Cristian Pache.  Jordan Luplow was hit by a pitch, both he and Pache scored on a double by Rodolfo Castro.

Jake Cave doubled in the fourth inning, he scored on a single by Kyle Schwarber.

Toronto scored twice in the sixth inning on a single, double and fielding error (missed fly ball lost in the sun) by center fielder Cristian Pache.

Jordan Luplow clubbed a home run in the bottom of the sixth to score a run.

Toronto tied the game with single runs in each of the eighth and ninth innings - Ernie Clement homered in the 8th and a double and single scored a run in the ninth.

At the Plate : 5 R, 9 H, 1 BB,  9 K’s

Jordan Luplow had two hits (single & HR) in two AB’s.   Cristian Pache, Jake Cave and Rodolfo Castro each doubled.

Pitching Notes :

Zach Wheeler - 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Jeff Hoffman - 1 perfect IP - 1 K

Seranthony Dominguez - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K

Gregory Soto - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Andrew Bellatti - 1 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

Austin Brice - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K

Minor League Camp Call-Ups for the game :

Pitchers :  Konnor Ash, Efrain Contreras, Jack Dallas, Jason Ruffcorn

Catcher :  Luis Caicuto

Infielders :  Zach Arnold, Erick Brito, Diego Gonzalez, Kendall Simmons

Outfielders : Leandro Pineda

Zach Arnold (3B), Erick Brito (SS), Kendall Simmons (2B) and Leandro Pineda (PH) all played.

Grapefruit League record is now 8-9-5

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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