4/4/22 : Today in Spring Training
Winding down to the end of the big league camp with only two games now left. Today the Phillies took the buses one last time over the Courtney Campbell Causeway to play the Yankees in Tampa.
The Game : Yankees 5 Phillies 2
Mickey Moniak legged out an infield single in the third inning, stole second base, went to third on a walk to Garrett Stubbs and a single by Ronald Torreyes and scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Vierling. Stubbs hit a sac fly to score Johan Camargo in the fourth inning.
The Yankees scored a run in the fifth, another in the sixth on a solo home run by Gleyber Torres and went ahead by three when Aaron Judge went yard in the seventh.
Moniak had two hits in the game, both singles. Ronald Torreyes, playing left field today, also had two hits including a double. He’s the perfect 26th man on any roster as he can play all over the Diamond, is a well respected and received teammate and is extremely low maintenance for the skipper. He may start the season with a minor league assignment but I’d bet he’s in the big leagues before the season is over. Don’t get why anyone wouldn’t be a fan 🤔🤷♂️.
RH Kyle Gibson - did his thing today - keeps his team in games and eats innings - 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 9 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 72 pitches - 46 strikes - sinker ( 90-93 mph ), cutter ( 87-90 ), changeup ( 83-85 ), four seamer ( 90-93 ), slider ( 82-86 ) and curve ( 78-82 ).
RH Tyler Carr - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced - 4 pitches - 2 strikes - changeup ( 83 mph ) and sinker ( 92 mph )
RH Seranthony Dominguez - 1 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 13 strikes - sinker ( 95-97 mph ), four seamer ( 94-96 ), slider ( 84-87 ) and changeup ( 90 ).
RH Cory Knebel - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 15 strikes - four seamer ( 94-96 mph ) and knuckle curve ( 76-78 mph ).
Other Notes :
Congrats to newlyweds Daniel and Anyelis Brito as they exchanged wedding vows on Saturday. Very happy for them and wish both long and healthy lives together !
Minor League Shout Outs :
Rixon Wingrove got his first Grapefruit League AB and Erick Brito, Yemal Flores and Wilfredo Flores made their GFL fielding debuts in today’s game. Uziel Viloria, Wilfredo Flores and Yemal Flores each batted against Arnoldis Chapman in the ninth inning. Quite a first AB for the three young players 🔥.
The last home game of this year’s Grapefruit League is tomorrow - a 12:05 start against the Pirates.
Grapefruit League record is now 8-7-3
Mickey Moniak file photo - taken by Mark Wylie