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3/27/21 : Grapefruit League Game Twenty-Six

Game Summary : Tigers 9 Phillies 8

Odubel Herrera homered on the first pitch he saw in the first inning.

Wilson Ramos singled to score Jonathan Schoop ( doubled ) for the Tigers in the second inning.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the fourth inning ( double by Odubel, walks to Matt Joyce & Scott Kingery ). Darick Hall cleared them with a triple to the center field wall. They reloaded the bases as Nick Maton and Luke Williams both walked. Adam Haseley cleared the sacks again with a double ! They sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning. Ronald Torreyes left the game after his AB with an apparent injury - he was hit by the ball swinging the bat ( as called by the umpire ) on a strikeout. ( X-rays later proved negative on his hand where he was hit - sb ok, was scheduled to be off tomorrow anyways ).

Matt Vierling singled to score Johan Rojas ( singled & advanced on a Travis Jankowski walk ) in the eighth inning.

Grayson Greiner homered for Detroit to lead off the eighth inning. They then loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batter. A run scored on a sac fly to center field. They reloaded the bases on a single and scored two more on a double by Victor Reyes. Their next four runs scored on bases loaded walks. Detroit scored eight runs in the inning.

The Phillies used four pitchers in the eighth inning issuing seven walks and a hit batter plus botched a rundown that would have ended the inning ... 😳 what a mess.

On The Hill :

Aaron Nola ( FB 90-93 ) went three innings in his final tuneup - 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - all swinging strikeouts ... 41 pitches - 31 strikes ... looks more than ready.

Archie Bradley ( FB 92-94 ) tossed a perfect fourth inning - two strikeouts.

Sam Coonrad ( FB 97-99 ) struck out a batter and walked one. He got an inning ending double play to end the frame - 10 pitches - 5 strikes - 5 of his last 6 pitches were strikes.

Jo Jo Romero ( FB 95-99 ) allowed a single and a walk but no runs, he pitched out of a jam which he helped create with a throwing error but finished strong - one K - 24 pitches - 15 strikes.

David Parkinson ( FB 91-93 ) went one plus innings, he tossed a scoreless seventh frame but yielded a home run, walk and HBP in the eighth inning. 26 pitches - 14 strikes - one strikeout. He ended up being charged with three runs.

David Paulino ( FB 94-97 ) recorded two outs in the eighth inning after replacing Parkinson but was tagged for two hits and walked a batter allowing two inherited runs to score plus one more charged to him. The skipper pulled him after 21 pitches.

Zach Warren ( FB 92-94) walked the only three batters he faced to force in two runs. 14 pitches - only 2 strikes.

Julian Garcia ( FB 92-93 ) walked the first two batters he faced to force in two runs. He fstruck out the next batter to end the eighth inning.

At The Plate :

Odubel Herrera had three hits ( single, double & home run ) in four AB’s

Doubles : Odubel Herrera, Adam Haseley, Scott Kingery

Triple : Darick Hall

Home Run : Odubel Herrera

Center Field Competition :

Adam Haseley - struck out first AB, hit the ball well second AB - caught on left center field warning track, bases loaded double - third AB, fly out to center - fourth AB ... 1 for 4

Odubel Herrera - homered first AB, doubled second AB, popped out to 2B third AB - good play on a Texas leaguer by Tigers 2B Nikko Goodrum , infield single his fourth AB ... 3 for 4

Scott Kingery - struck out first AB, walked second plate appearance, struck out third AB, doubled to left field in fourth AB, struck out fifth AB ... 1 for 4 with a walk - 3 K’s

Phil-Ins :

Mini Camp players on the roster today included pitchers Julian Garcia, Jakob Hernandez , David Paulino, David Parkinson and Zach Warren , Catcher Logan O’Hoppe, Infielders Luis Garcia, Darick Hall, Luke Williams and Bryson Stott and Outfielders Odubel Herrera, Matt Vierling and Johan Rojas.

Notes :

Prior to the game the Phillies released RHP Michael Ynoa. Vince Velasquez has made the team as a reliever. The six secured bullpen spots are Neris, Bradley, Velasquez, Brogdon, Alvarado, Kintzler. Two of the following three pitchers will be awarded the final two bullpen spot ... David Hale, Jo Jo Romero or Sam Coonrad.

Roman Quinn has been out the past two days with what appears to be food poisoning.

Grapefruit League record is now 11-14-1

Next :

Phillies are back at BayCare Ballpark tomorrow against the Yankees ... 1:05 PM game time

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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