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3/23/21 : Grapefruit League Game Twenty-Two

Game Summary : Blue Jays 9 Phillies 3

Lourdes Gurriel hit a two run home run for Toronto in the first inning.

JT Realmuto homered to left field in his first AB of the spring in the bottom of the first inning.

The Blue Jays used three singles to score a run in the second inning. They executed a double steal to score their fourth run.

Toronto scored three more in the third inning on a walk, HBP, single and double.

Roman Quinn hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third.

Jean Segura singled to score JT Realmuto ( walked ) in the sixth inning.

Bo Bichette hit an RBI single to drive in Toronto’s 8th run in the seventh inning.

Toronto scored a run on an error and two singles in the eighth inning.

On The Hill :

Zach Wheeler ( FB 96-99 ) battled control and command tonight ... he initially went 2 1/3 innings, came out and then returned to start the fourth inning and threw a perfect frame with two k’s to finish his night ... 7 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s ... 79 pitches - 51 strikes.

Tyler Carr ( FB 92-93 ) recorded the final two outs of the third inning. He retired the only two batters he faced.

Archie Bradley ( FB 92-94 ) tossed two perfect innings ... one K - 20 pitches - 11 strikes. Great outing. 💪

Brandon Kintzler ( FB 89-92 ) gave up a run on two hits in the seventh inning. 24 pitches - 12 strikes.

Tony Watson ( FB 90-92 ) faced four batters, retiring one, one run, two hits ... one batter reached on an error. 22 pitches - 13 strikes.

JD Hammer ( FB 96-97 ) retired the only two batters he faced on fly outs to end the eighth inning.

Neftali Feliz ( FB 94-97 ) made his spring and Phillies debut. He was delayed in arriving to camp due to visa issues. He struck out two batters in a perfect inning ... put away slider for the K’s.

At The Plate :

JT Realmuto walked and homered in three plate appearances. Bryce Harper singled and walked in three appearances.

Adam Haseley singled in two AB’s.

Home Run : JT Realmuto, Roman Quinn

Defensive Gems :

Center fielder Scott Kingery made a diving catch in the fifth inning.

Catcher Edgar Cabral threw out Bo Bichette attempting to steal second base to end the seventh inning.

Phil-Ins :

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

Mickey Moniak and Ranger Suarez were optioned to mini camp prior to the game.

Phillies are now 0-6 vs Blue Jays this spring.

Grapefruit League record is now 10-11-1

Class Act :

Before the past two Blue Jays games at BayCare Ballpark Jays announcer Buck Martinez has been sitting in the first row along the first base line. Today former Phillie Jacob Waguespack came over to chat with him, when they were done Jacob waived a little boy down to the screen and gave him a baseball ... only thing was the little fella’s sister also came with him ... not to worry, Jacob went into the dugout, got another ball and gave it to the little girl 👏. Fans applauded him for his efforts ... Aaron Nola’s cousin is a class act in his own regard. 👍

Next :

Phillies are in Lakeland vs the Tigers tomorrow ... 1:00 PM game time

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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