3/24/22 : Spring Training Today
The Phillies minor league games were rained out as we had a rare day of extended rain in Clearwater. It didn’t stop the big club from playing though as they boarded the bus to Bradenton to play the Pirates where the rain wasn’t expected till later in the day.
The Bradenton Game : Phillies 3 Pirates 3 ( five innings ) - called due to rain
They played five innings before the skies opened and the tarp was placed on the infield.
Rhys Hoskins hit a two run home run in the fourth inning to center field scoring Jean Segura ( walked ). Mickey Moniak clubbed a leadoff homer over the center field wall in the fifth inning.
RH Aaron Nola - 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - yielded two dingers and a double. 48 pitches - 34 strikes - 14 four seamers ( 90 to 94 mph ), 13 changeups ( 84 to 86 mph ), 12 knuckle curves ( 77 to 80 mph ) and 9 sinkers ( 91 to 93 mph ).
RH James McArthur - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K - was late getting over to cover first base on a grounder to Rhys Hoskins and the runner beat him to the bag - cost him a run. 26 pitches - 14 strikes - 13 curve balls ( 80-82 mph ) - he has a big hook, 10 sinkers ( 90 -96 mph ), 2 sliders ( 82-83 mph ) and 1 changeup ( 88 mph ).
RH Mike Adams - 1/3 - struck out the only batter he faced - 6 pitches - 4 strikes - 2 changeups ( 86 mph ), 2 four seamers ( 95-96 mph ), 1 sinker ( 96 mph ) and 1 slider ( 84 mph ).
RH Cam Bedrosian - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 13 strikes - 9 changeups ( 83 to 85 mph ), 8 four seam fastballs ( 91 to 94 mph ) and 2 cutters ( 85 to 89 mph ).
3B Johan Camargo made a nice stop on a hard hit grounder in the second inning and threw across the diamond to record the out.
Minor League News :
Baseball America announced today that the following players were released - RHP Yoan Antonac, RHP Ji Tae Lee, LHP Manuel Silva, LHP Jaylen Smith, OF Ben Pelletier and C Juan Aparicio. Best wishes to each young man in their future endeavors.
The Phillies are scheduled to play the Yankees tomorrow at Baycare Ballpark. The minor leaguers play the Tigers - A teams at Lakeland and AA/AAA teams at the complex.
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️