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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

3/5/21 : Grapefruit League Game Six

Game Summary : Phillies 3 Pirates 0 - nine innings

Bryce Harper went yard to left field in the first inning scoring Didi Gregorius ( singled ) in front of him.

Andrew McCutchen homered in the fifth inning.

On The Hill : two hit shutout

Chase Anderson ( 92-94 mph on FB ) pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts ... excellent outing 👏. Very effective with his breaking pitch as well ... a swing and miss maker.

Spencer Howard ( 95-97 mph on FB ) threw a perfect third inning ( two K’s ) ... just nasty, dropped the mid 70’s curve and low 80’s changeup on hitters after throwing the high octane heat 🔥... what a weapon 💪.

Archie Bradley ( 92-93 mph on FB ) yielded a walk and a single and struck out a batter in a scoreless fourth inning.

Hector Neris ( 92-93 mph on FB ) tossed a perfect inning with two K’s. Splitter was biting today ( 82-83 mph ).

Jose Alvarado ( 97-100 mph on FB ) 🔥... perfect inning ... one K ... one sawed off bat 🥵

Connor Brogdon ( 94-95 mph on FB ) had an easy 1-2-3 inning with one K - seven pitches - four strikes 😳

Sam Coonrad ( 96-99 mph on FB ) threw a perfect inning with two K’s, slider played off the heater ... filthy stuff - 11 pitches - 9 strikes

Jo Jo Romero ( 94-97 mph on FB ) finished it ... slider as the punch out pitch ... one hit and one walk allowed

At The Plate :

Bryce Harper singled and homered in two AB’s.

Roman Quinn doubled and hit a hard line drive to center field that was caught ... smoked em both.

Extra Bases :

Doubles : Roman Quinn

Home Runs : Bryce Harper & Andrew McCutchen

Web Gems :

Second baseman Jean Segura barehanded a deflected ball off the glove of first baseman Brad Miller and threw to Miller to record the final out of the fourth inning.

Phil-Ins :

Mini Camp players on the roster today included pitchers Enyel De Los Santos, Jakob Hernandez, Jonathan Hennigan and David Paulino, Catcher Logan O’Hoppe and Infielders Darick Hall, Luke Williams, Bryson Stott and Luis Garcia and Outfielders Matt Vierling and Johan Rojas.

O’Hoppe pinch hit for Harper in the fifth inning. Bryson Stott subbed in at shortstop. Darrick Hall subbed in at first base in the seventh inning, Luis Garcia at second base and Matt Vierling in right field. Nick Maton came into third base and Mickey Moniak in left field. Christian Bethancourt caught the seventh and eighth innings.

Injury Notes :

Adam Haseley suffered a moderate groin strain. He's expected to miss four weeks. Both Rafael Marchan and Jhailyn Ortiz tweaked hamstrings and are out for at least three weeks each.

Next :

Phillies take on the Blue Jays tomorrow at 1:05 in Dunedin. Weather forecast is for rain though 🤷‍♂️.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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