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3/7/24 : Today in Spring Training

Updated: Mar 7

Minor League Camp :

Fielding and batting practice sessions along with side bullpens in the morning followed by live BP and an intra-squad scrimmage in the afternoon.

Side Bullpen sessions - Jean Cabrera, Micah Ottenbreit, Ezequiel Ventura, Wilmer Blanco, Starlyn Castillo, Danny Wilkinson, Saul Teran, Ty Collins, Nate Karaffa, Eduar Segovia, Drew Garrett, Alexis De La Cruz

Live BP’s -  LH Braeden Fausnaught and RH Enrique Segura

Good outing for Braeden Fausnaught  - showed swing and miss slider and cutter - good offsets to the fastball - struck out two of the five batters faced -yielded one single.  Enrique Segura had good pop on his fastball last season, that has seemed to increment even more, he yielded a hit against the four batters he faced.   Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Rixon Wingrove each singled.

Intra-squad Scrimmage : Roberts Field (six innings)

In the bottom of the first inning Brandon Marsh walked (he didn’t run the bases - runners were put in for him if he reached base) and Trent Farquhar was hit by a pitch.  Both runners moved up on a 2-3 ground out, Herbert Iser hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate a run.

Ryan Leitch doubled to lead off the top of the second inning, he advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a sac fly by Lou Helmig.  The “visitors” scored another run in the top of the third inning as Yhoswar Garcia and Brandon Marsh singled, Garcia later scored on a 5-4-3 double play ground out.   Arturo DeFreitas hit a long home run to left field in the fourth inning.  DeFreitas knocked in another run in the 6th inning with a single to score Ryan Leitch (doubled) and Diego Gonzalez scored a run with an RBI single.

At the Plate :

Brandon Marsh made six plate appearances (he batted for both squads) and went 1 for 4 with a single, two walks and a strikeout.  Arturo DeFreitas had a day - he went 3 for 3 with two singles and a home run and posted two RBIs.  Ryan Leitch had two doubles in three at bats.  Yhoswar Garcia had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances.   Chad Castillo went two for three  with two singles, impressive hitter - smoked the ball twice.  Wilfredo Flores and Leonardo Rondon each singled, Rondon also stole a base.

On the Hill :

Visiting Team :

RH George Klassen - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 BB ,1 HB

RH Casey Steward - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - good hook

RH Chuck King - 4 batters - 4 outs, 2 K’s - lively FB, struck out Marsh

LH Wesley Moore - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 3 K - great change up

RH Ethan Chenault - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K - solid

RH Brandon Beckel - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K - good slider/curve

Home Team :

RH Jake Eddington - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 Ks, 1 BB - good hook, swing and miss FB

RH Robinson Pina - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 K’s - faced an extra hitter in his inning to get work in

RH Jonathan Petit - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 K - faced an extra hitter in his inning to get work in

LH Jordi Martinez - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, K - faced two extra batters to get his work in

LH Andrew Walling - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - good FB, slider

LH Mason Ronan - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB - battled command

Grapefruit League Game Thirteen :

Rays 3 Phillies 2

Port Charlotte, Florida

Tampa scored three runs in the first inning on three singles and a double.  The Phillies plated two in the third inning as Bryson Stott singled and Edmundo Sosa doubled - they both scored on a single by Aramis Garcia.

At the Plate : 2 R, 7 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s

Edmundo Sosa went 2 for 3 with a single, double and walk, he scored a run.  Johan Rojas doubled.

Pitching Notes : no statcast data

RH Aaron Nola - 3.2 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s

LH Taylor Lehman - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced

RH Yunior Marte - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Tyler Phillips - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

RH Ryan Burr - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K - left game with apparent injury

RH Andrew Baker - 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 BB - 2 batters faced

RH Max Lazar - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K

Minor League Camp Call-Ups for the game :

Pitchers :  Andrew Baker, Carlos Francisco, Max Lazar, Taylor Lehman, Paxton Thompson, Cam Wynne

Catchers : Lou Albrecht

Infielders :   Esteban Quiroz, Kendall Simmons, Trevor Schwecke, Pedro Martinez

Outfielders :  Jared Carr, Marcus Lee Sang, Baron Radcliff, Ethan Wilson

Taylor Lehman, Andrew Baker and Max Lazar pitched in the game, Ethan Wilson (RF), Kendall Simmons (3B), Baron Radcliff (LF), Marcus Lee Sang (CF), Esteban Quiroz (2B) and Trevor Schwecke (SS) all played.

Grapefruit League record is now 4-6-3

Spring Breakout Roster Announced :

A team of the Phillies prospects will play a team of the Tigers prospects on March 16th at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.   Here is the Phillies roster.


RHP Mick Abel

RHP Griff McGarry

LHP Samuel Aldegheri

RHP Alexis De La Cruz

RHP George Klassen

RHP Andrew Baker

RHP Jean Cabrera

RHP Estibenzon Jimenez

RHP Tommy McCollum

LHP Wesley Moore

RHP Micah Ottenbreit

LHP Andrew Walling


Eduardo Tait

Caleb Ricketts

Kehden Hettiger


SS/3B Aidan Miller

SS Starlyn Caba

SS/2B Devin Saltiban

SS Bryan Rincon

2B William Bergolla

2B/3B Nikau Pouaka-Grego

1B/OF Carlos De La Cruz


Justin Crawford

Gabriel Rincones

Emarrion Boyd

Tjayy Walton

Raylin Heredia

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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