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3/4/21 : Grapefruit League Game Five

Game Summary : Phillies 15 Yankees 0 - Eight Innings

Scott Kingery hit a solo home run over the left field fence in the first inning.

Odubel went yard over the right field wall in the bottom of the second inning.

Nine Run Fourth Inning 😳 : CJ Chatham hit an no out RBI single off the wall with the bases loaded in the fourth inning ... Nick Maton cleared the sacks with a double two batters later. Luke Williams doubled down the left field line to score Maton. Rhys Hoskins singled to score Williams. Alec Bohm crushed a three run home run off the center field batting eye 💪.

Mickey Moniak homered to right field to lead off the sixth inning.

Luke Williams hit a two run home run in the seventh inning. Mickey Moniak hit his second homer of the game going back to back with Williams.

On The Hill :

Matt Moore tossed two scoreless frames ( 93-94 mph on FB according to stadium gun ) allowing one hit and one walk. He looked sharp.

Vince Velasquez came out firing ( 94-96 mph on FB according to stadium gun ) ... he was stellar with two perfect innings ... three strikeouts - 20 pitches - 14 strikes 💪👏

Brandon Kintzler threw a perfect fifth inning striking out two batters ... 90-91 mph sinkers as registered on stadium scoreboard. Very efficient - 12 pitches - 8 strikes.

Bryan Mitchell also came out firing in the sixth inning ( 95-96 mph FB on stadium gun ) and nasty hook. Scoreless frame - two strikeouts - one single allowed - his second strong performance of the spring.

Ramon Rosso ( 92-94 mph FB on stadium gun ) threw a scoreless seventh inning - two strikeouts - allowed one hit and one walk.

Michael Ynoa finished it with a scoreless 8th ( 93- 94 mph FB on stadium gun ) featured a hard slider ( 84-86 mph )

At The Plate : 12 hits - 6 home runs

Mickey Moniak hit two solo home runs in two AB’s 💪👏.

Luke Williams doubled, homered and had three RBIs in four AB’s.

Odubel singled and homered in two AB’s. Scott Kingery reached on an error and homered.

Alec Bohm homered and walked, scored twice.

CJ Chatham laced a ball off the right field wall with the bases loaded that was played into a single by the base runners ahead of him 🤦‍♂️.

Rhys Hoskins hit the ball hard twice, one was caught on the left center field warning track, the other an RBI single. Darick Hall smoked a liner to right field in his first AB that the right fielder made a diving catch on and later was robbed on a scolding ground ball to second that the fielder picked on a short hop.

Extra Bases :

Double : Maton & Williams

Home Runs : Kingery, Herrera, Bohm, Moniak ( 2 ) & Williams

Web Gems :

Tyler Wade bounced a double down the first base line in the second inning ... Odubel dug it out of the corner, hit Nick Maton on the relay who then threw a bullet to home plate to nail Kyle Higashioka trying to score 👏

Phil-Ins :

Mini Camp players on the roster today included pitchers Enyel De Los Santos, Jakob Hernandez and David Paulino, Infielders Darick Hall, Luke Williams, Bryson Stott and Luis Garcia and Outfielders Odubel Herrera, Jhailyn Ortiz and Johan Rojas.

Darick Hall subbed into left field, Johan Rojas in center field, Bryson Stott at second base, Luis Garcia at shortstop, Edgar Cabral at catcher. Luke Williams started at first base and then moved to third base in the sixth inning. Rodolfo Duran played first base.

Note : Ushers were equipped with “Please wear a mask” placards today and displayed them to folks who didn’t have them on according to the MLB policy ... seemed to work 👍.

Next :

Phillies take on the Pirates tomorrow at 1:05 in BayCare Ballpark.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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