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3/28/23 : Today in Spring Training Camp

Major League Camp :

Grapefruit League Action : - Final Game of Spring Training

Phillies 6 (16-15-1) Blue Jays 5 (17-15) @ Clearwater

Summary :

Toronto scored twice in the first inning as they loaded the bases on walks and Brandon Belt hit a two out single that temporarily chased starter Bailey Falter.  Andrew Schultz came in and struck out the only batter he faced to end the frame.

The Blue Jays plated two more runs in the second inning on a two run home run by Bo Bichette.  The Phillies scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning - Alec Bohm walked, went to third on a single by Jake Cave and scored on a sacrifice fly by Edmundo Sosa.

In the bottom of the fourth Nick Castellanos led off with a walk, pinch runner Ricardo Rosario advanced to third base on a single by Bryson Stott.  Alec Bohm hit a sac fly to score Rosario.  Jake Cave singled to score pinch runner Nick Ward and advanced to third base on a fielding error by the right fielder and a throwing error by the second baseman.  Edmundo Sosa hit a sac fly to score Cave.  Brandon Marsh and Garrett Stubbs then singled, Darick Hall singled to score pinch runner Cole Moore.

The Blue Jays scored a run in the seventh on a walk which was followed by an RBI double by former Phillies minor leaguer Karl Ellison.

In the ninth inning Cameron Cannon was hit by a pitch, he advanced to second on a single by Cole Moore.  Darick Hall then concluded 2023 spring training on a winning note with a walk off double that scored Cannon.  Teammate Garrett Stubbs provided the final celebration as he leaped into big Darick’s arms for a bear hug 😂.

Minor League hurler Albertus Barber picked up his first Grapefruit League win as he pitched a scoreless top of the ninth which concluded with a 6-4-3 double play.  Perhaps the most energetic player in the organization it was great to see Albertus get the dub. 👏👍

At the Plate : 8 H, 4 BB, 13 K’s

Darick Hall went 2 for 3 with a single and double concluding the spring with a .316 batting average (18 for 57) and a 1.041 OPS. Jake Cave was 2 for 2 - he hit .462 for the spring (24 for 52) with a 1.327 OPS.   Minor league call up Cole Moore posted his first Grapefruit League hit in two AB’s.

Defensive Gems :

In the fifth inning first baseman Cole Moore, who is noted for his defense, fielded a hard ground ball and threw a strike to catcher Garrett Stubbs who tagged out homeward bound base runner Alejandro Kirk in a run down and then threw to third baseman Cameron Cannon who in turn threw to shortstop Madison Stokes to nab runner Dylan Rock at second base and complete a double play.

Shortstop Madison Stokes made a diving catch on a line drive in the sixth inning and then threw to second baseman Nick Ward to double up a wandering base runner.

Pitching :

LH Bailey Falter - 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 46 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1/3 IP - 1 K- retired only batter faced - 6 pitches - 3 strikes

LH Gregory Soto - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 10 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 20 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Seranthony Dominguez - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - 1 K - 6 pitches - 3 strikes

RH Yunior Marte - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 16 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Matt Russell - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 6 strikes

LH Jordi Martinez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 perfect IP, 1 K - 8 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 17 pitches - 8 strikes

Minor League Camp :

Side Bullpens :

Eleven pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center, pitchers who threw today - Mick Abel, Enrique Segura, Alex McFarlane, Louis Head, Tyler Phillips, Jean Cabrera, Sam Aldegheri, Jace Vines, Gunner Mayer, Josh Hendrickson and Jonathan Mezquita.

Minor League Game :

Carpenter Complex : Camp Day

Infra-Squad Game - Roberts Field : 5 1/2 innings

At the Plate :

CF Johan Rojas went 2 for 3 with a triple, home run and three RBIs - he scored twice.  LF Chris Burke had a double and RBI in his only AB of the contest.  LF Baron Radcliff, C Andrik Nava, SS Uziel Viloria, C Kliubert Avila and PH Jordan Dissin each singled.

Pitching :

RH James McArthur threw four innings (0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s) in his final spring appearance before taking the ball for Lehigh Valley this coming weekend.  LH Braeden Fausnaught went 2 1/3 innings (3 R - 2 earned, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K) while LH Danny Wilkinson pitched 1 2/3 innings (1 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s).  RH Ty Collins threw a scoreless frame allowing just one walk.  LH Christopher Sanchez went one inning (1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K) and RH Chase Webster threw an inning (1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s)

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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Darick Hall

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