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3/21/23 : Today in Spring Training

Updated: Mar 21, 2023


Major League Camp :


Grapefruit League Action :


Pirates 4 ( 9-13 ) Phillies 3 ( 13-11-1 ) @ Bradenton


Summary :


Darick Hall doubled to right field ( exit velocity 106.4 mph ) in the second inning, he scored on a single by Scott Kingery.


Jake Cave homered in the third inning to make it 2-0 Phillies.


Bryson Stott singled in the sixth inning, advanced to second base on a wild pitch and then scored on a single by Weston Wilson.


Andrew McCutchen hit a two run home run for Pittsburgh in the bottom of the sixth inning.


The Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a walk-off win - two walks put runners at first and second, former Phillies minor leaguer Drew Maggi singled to score a run.  An infield single loaded the bases and a wild pitch allowed the winning run to score.


At the Plate : 8 H, 3 BB, 10 K’s


Darick Hall doubled and walked in three plate appearances.  Jake Cave homered.


Pitching :


Matt Strahm - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 43 pitches - 32 strikes

Andrew Bellatti - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 25 pitches - 16 strikes - has a 0.00 ERA in 8 2/3 ST innings

McKinley Moore - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 11 pitches - 6 strikes - also has a 0.00 ST ERA ( 7 2/3 IP )

Jake Jewell - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 10 strikes

Noah Skirrow - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 0 K’s - 45 pitches - 23 strikes


Minor League Camp :


Side Bullpens :


Ten pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Ethan Lindow, Mick Abel, Tyler Phillips, Gunner Mayer, David Parkinson, Alex McFarlane, Victor Vargas, Ty Collins, Jason Ruffcorn & Jace Vines


Live Bullpen :


Wen Hui Pan threw on Schmidt Field


Notes :


Pan faced two batters ( RH Alexeis Azuaje & LH Marcus Lee Sang ).  He looked sharp with both his fastball and secondaries, threw a splitter that had change up fade away action.  Good stuff.


Wen Hui Pan - Photo by Cheryl Pursell


Minor League Games :


I will report the scores however keep in mind that backfield games often include innings that are rolled ( shortened ) when a pitcher reaches a pre-determined maximum pitch count.  The game scores aren’t always indicative of what the outcome may have been if innings had been played out.


Carpenter Complex :


Triple A Game : Roberts Field  : Phillies 7 Rays 3


At the Plate : 12 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Catcher Max McDowell went 3 for 3 with an RBI.  Second baseman Cameron Cannon was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Right fielder Jhailyn Ortiz doubled and had two RBIs.  Center fielder Johan Rojas was 1 for 4 with a stolen base and scored twice from the lead off spot.  Left fielder Carlos De La Cruz doubled and scored a run in two AB’s.  DH Simon Muzziotti, SS Pedro Martinez, 2B Wendell Rijo and 1B Nick Podkul each singled.


Defensive Gems :


Third baseman Nick Ward made three very nice defensive plays on slow rollers fielding them and throwing out the batter at first base.


Pitching : 3 R - 2 earned, 4 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


RH Zack Wheeler - 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s

LH Brian Marconi - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Craig Kimbrel - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Matt Seelinger - 2 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s


Double A Game : Ashburn Field : Rays 5 Phillies 2


At the Plate :  6 H, 6 BB, 7 K’s


First baseman Jamari Baylor was 2 for 4 with a walk.  Second baseman Hao Yu Lee and third baseman McCarthy Tatum each doubled.  Shortstop Casey Martin walked twice and scored two runs.  Catcher Chris Burke singled and had an RBI in two AB’s. Shortstop Nickolas Torres also singled.


Pitching : 5 R, 9 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s


RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

LH Tristan Garnett - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Orion Kerkering - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - saw his inning - was dominant with slider and fastball

RH Zach Linginfelter -  2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K

RH Alex Rao - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Brett Schulze - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K


At Rays Complex in Orlando :


High A Game :  Phillies 7 Rays 2


At the Plate : 10 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Third baseman Freylin Mineyty had two hits, a stolen base, RBI and scored a run.  DH Jordan Viars doubled and had an RBI. First baseman Dakota Kotowski and DH Micah Yonamine each had singles and two RBIs.  Justin Crawford( CF), Emaarion Boyd( LF ), Andrik Nava ( C ), Chad Castillo ( 1B ) and Erick Brito ( SS ) each hit singles.


Pitching : 2 Unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 12 K’s


RH Victor Lopez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Josh Bortka - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Jack Dallas - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

LH Wesley Moore - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

LH Mason Ronan - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Wilson Valdez - 1 IP, 2 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

LH Jared Wetherbee - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s


Low A Game : Phillies 4 Rays 2


At the Plate : 9 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Right fielder Yhoswar Garcia was 2 for 3 with 2 walks.  First baseman Felix Reyes and DH Gus Sosa each went 2 for 2.  Shortstop Bryan Rincon singled and drew two walks.  Second baseman Randy Vasquez and Third baseman Matt Alifano each singled.


Pitching : 2 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s


RH Jonathan Petit - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Chase Antle 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Seth Nightingale - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Yoniel Ramirez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K

LH Christopher Soriano - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s


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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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