3/23/23 : Today in Spring Training
Major League Camp :
Catchers Vito Friscia and Cody Roberts, infielder Vimael Machín and right-handed pitcher Jake Jewell were all reassigned to minor league camp.
Grapefruit League Action :
Phillies 4 (14-12-1) Tigers 1 (12-16) @ Clearwater
Kyle Schwarber doubled in the first inning and scored on a single by Rhys Hoskins.
Trea Turner hit a two run home run in the fifth inning scoring Brandon Marsh (walked) in front of him.
The Tigers scored a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Javier Baez.
Weston Wilson doubled to score John Hicks (walked) in the seventh inning.
LH Bailey Falter was excellent going five shutout innings - he’s easy to root for, great personality and really cares about his work. RH Connor Brogdon retired all four batters he faced as the skipper stretched him out over two innings, change up was sinking like crazy today.
RHP Trey Cobb is a name to keep in mind. The sidewinder struck out both batters he faced to close out the game, has a really good change up that is deceptive in both movement and spin (it knuckles). His sinker is made even more effective by the pitch. I’ve watched Trey’s bullpens this spring from behind the plate, the action on his pitches is just different and intriguing, I really believe at some point this summer he can help the big club out of the pen.
Injury concern :
Rhys Hoskins was carted off the field in the second inning with an apparent left knee injury.
MEDICAL UPDATE ON RHYS HOSKINS
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins underwent an MRI today that revealed a left knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear that will require surgery. The recommended surgery is an ACL reconstruction.
Additional details regarding the surgery, including the date and surgeon, are to be determined.
At the Plate : 8 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s
Jake Cave was 2 for 3 raising his Grapefruit League batting average to .442 (19 for 43). Kyle Schwarber and Weston Wilson each hit doubles and Trea Turner homered.
LH Bailey Falter - 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 61 pitches - 45 strikes
RH Erich Uelmen - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 13 strikes
RH Luis Ortiz - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 13 pitches - 12 strikes
RH Connor Brogdon - 1 1/3 IP - retired all four batters faced - 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 15 strikes
RH Trey Cobb - 2/3 IP, 2 K’s - 12 pitches - 8 strikes - struck out the two batters he faced
Minor League Camp :
Side Bullpens :
Five pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Josh Hendrickson, Matt Osterberg, Eiberson Castellano, Estibenzon Jimenez & Jose Pena Jr
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 pitch count. The game scores aren’t always indicative of the what the outcome may have been if innings had been played out.
Carpenter Complex :
Triple A Game : Roberts Field : Blue Jays 4 Phillies 2
At the Plate : 10 H, 3 BB, 13 K’s
DH Johan Rojas, LF Carlos De La Cruz, C Max McDowell and SS Pedro Martinez each had two hits. Martinez doubled, had an RBI and stole a base. Rojas also had a stolen base. CF Simon Muzziotti doubled, 2B Oliver Dunn walked twice in four plate appearances and stole a base. 1B Nick Podkul singled in four AB’s.
Pitching : 4 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s
RH Hans Crouse - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s
RH Andrew Baker - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
LH Ben Bowden - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RH Francisco Morales - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
LH Keylan Killgore - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Double A Game : Ashburn Field : Phillies 6 Blue Jays 2
At the Plate : 8 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s
CF Jared Carr went 3 for 3 with a double and triple and scored two runs. LF Ethan Wilson went 2 for 4 with a double and triple, scored twice and had two RBIs. DH Leandro Pineda was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. 2B Hao Yu Lee singled, scored a run and had an RBI in four AB’s.
Pitching : 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s
LH David Parkinson - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RH Carlos Francisco - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
LH Taylor Lehman - 1 1/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
RH Adam Leverett - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s
RH Billy Sullivan - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s
At Blue Jays Complex in Dunedin :
High A Game : Blue Jays 3 Phillies 2
At the Plate : 5 H, 2 BB, 15 K’s
3B Ty Penner homered and 1B Chad Castillo doubled. CF Justin Crawford, DH Gabriel Rincones Jr and RF Jordan Viars each singled. Justin Crawford stole a base.
Pitching : 3 R, 9 H, 3 BB, 10 K’s
LH Jordan Fowler - 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s
RH Albertus Barber - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RH Alex Garbrick - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
RH Max Kuhns - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s
Low A Game : Phillies 5 Blue Jays 1
At the Plate : 11 H, 3 BB, 6 K’s
C Leonardo Rondon was 3 for 4 with an RBI and run scored. 3B Felix Reyes stayed red hot going 2 for 2 with a run scored, he’s hitting .833 (10 for 12) in the four games played thus far this week. 2B Uziel Viloria was 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and run scored. RF Yemal Flores was also 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and run scored. 3B Matt Alifano and 1B Cole Moore each singled. C Jordan Dissin walked twice in four plate appearances.
Pitching : 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s
RH Eduar Segovia - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
RH Malik Binns - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
RH Jonh Henriquez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s
RH Alex McKenney - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s
RH Cam Wynne - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s
LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s
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Felix Reyes file photo - taken by Casey Burns