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3/25/23 : Today in Spring Training


Major League Camp :


Side Bullpens :


Christopher Sanchez threw a side session in the morning by the Bowa half field.


Camp Awards :


Prior to the game the Phillies announced the winners of the 2023 Bill Giles and Larry Rojas awards which are given annually to two minor leaguers in spring training camp who “share the same attitudes as the award’s namesakes; a love and respect for the game of baseball, an outstanding work ethic and pride in being a member of the Phillies organization.” The Awards were initially granted in 1999 and have been given out each spring training camp since with the exception of the 2020 season when camp was cut short.


The Larry Rojas Award was earned this year by outfielder Carlos De La Cruz and the Bill Giles Award was earned by Pitcher Tommy McCollum.  Congrats to both young up and coming players!


Carlos De La Cruz & Tommy McCollum - photos by Cheryl Pursell


Grapefruit League Action :


Yankees 8 (11-17) Phillies 3 (14-14-1) @ Clearwater


Summary :


Anthony Volpe tripled down the right field line on the first pitch of the game, he scored New York’s first run on an RBI single by Gleyber Torres.  Josh Donaldson hit a two run home run later in the first inning scoring Torres in front of him.


Andres Chaparro homered for the Yankees in the second inning.  Anthony Volpe doubled and scored on a single by Aaron Judge.


Gleyber Torres hit a three run home run for New York in the 4th inning.


Nick Castellanos homered for the Phillies in the sixth inning to score their first run.


Dalton Guthrie homered in the seventh inning, Bryson Stott tripled in the 8th inning and scored on a subsequent ground out.


At the Plate : 9 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


Trea Turner went 3 for 3 with a double and two singles.  Dalton Guthrie was 2 for 4 with a home run and single.  Kyle Schwarber doubled.  Bryson Stott tripled.  Nick Castellanos hit his third home run of the spring.  Alec Bohm walked twice in four plate appearances.


Pitching :


RH Aaron Nola - 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 37 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Trey Cobb - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - stranded three inherited runners - 5 pitches - 3 strikes

LH Michael Plassmeyer - 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 42 pitches - 31 strikes

RH Craig Kimbrel - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Andrew Bellatti - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 17 pitches - 11 strikes

LH Jose Alvarado - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 7 pitches - 3 strikes


Transactions :


C Jack Conley and RHP McKinley Moore were reassigned to minor league camp.


Minor League Camp :


Side Bullpens :


Fifteen pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Braeden Fausnaught, James McArthur, Gunner Mayer, Drew Garrett, Danny Wilkinson, Sam Jacobsak, Jordi Martinez, Louis Head, Wilson Valdez, Ty Collins, Jonathan Petit, Blake Brown, Chase Webster, Jhordany Mezquita and Micah Ottenbreit


Minor League Games :


Carpenter Complex :


Triple A Game : Roberts Field :  Blue Jays 10 Phillies 6


At the Plate : 12 H, 5 BB, 3 K’s


RF Jhailyn Ortiz went 2 for 3 with a double and home run, he scored two runs.  2B Wendell Rijo had two hits (single & home run) plus a walk in five plate appearances.  3B Vimael Machín went 2 for 3 with a couple singles.  DH Jordan Qsar homered.

C Vito Friscia doubled and had an RBI.  Cole Moore, Max McDowell, Gavin Tonkel and Garrett Stubbs each singled.


Pitching : 10 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


RH Jeremy Walker - 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

LH Gregory Soto - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Jesus Cruz - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K

RH Seranthony Dominguez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

LH Kyle Hart - 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Jake Jewell - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K


Double A Game: Ashburn Field : Blue Jays 2 Phillies 1


At the Plate : 4 H, 5 BB, 13 K’s


LF Ethan Wilson was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple.  C Cody Roberts and RF Baron Radcliff (also walked twice) each singled.


Pitching : 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s


LH Josh Hendrickson - 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Orion Kerkering - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB , 1 K

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

RH Tommy McCollum - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

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

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

RH Matt Seelinger - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K


At Blue Jays Complex in Dunedin :


High A Game :  Blue Jays 10 Phillies 8


At the Plate : 11 H, 8 BB, 6 K’s


SS Casey Martin and CF Jared Carr each had two singles, Martin also had an RBI and stolen base, Carr also walked, had an RBI and scored twice.   1B Jamari Baylor was 1 for 3 with a home run.  2B Wilfredo Flores went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks in five plate appearances.  Marcus Lee Sang, Leandro Pineda, Arturo De Freitas (also walked twice), Freylin Minyety (had two RBIs and also walked) and Troy Schreffler each singled.


Pitching : 10 R, 8 H, 8 BB, 6 K’s


RH Jean Cabrera - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Jack Dallas - 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K

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

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Enrique Segura - 1+ IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 K

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

LH Wesley Moore - 0+ IP, 2 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 0 K’s


Low A Game : Blue Jays 16 Phillies 10


At the Plate : 8 H, 4 BB, 7 K’s


LF Gabriel Rincones Jr was 2 for 3 with a home run, he was also hit by a pitch.  RF Cade Fergus was 1 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk. C Ryan Leitch went 1 for 2 with a double.  CF Justin Crawford tripled in two AB’s and posted three RBIs, he also scored a run. Otto Kemp, Dakota Kotowski and Erick Brito each singled.


Pitching : 10 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 4 K’s - pitching line incomplete - I don’t know who yielded the other 6 runs shown in score 🤷‍♂️


LH Sam Aldegheri - 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Josh Bortka - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K

LH Christopher Soriano - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s

LH JP Woodward - 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s


Minor League Transactions (as posted on MILB Transactions log):


RHP Jonathan Hughes was traded to the Atlanta Braves organization for cash considerations and RHP Colton Eastman, C Nick Matera, 2B Nicolas Torres and RHP Alex McKenney were released on 3/24/23.  Best wishes to all five in their future endeavors.


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