4/5/22 : Today in Spring Training
The last home game on the Phillies 2022 Grapefruit League occurred today - a 12:05 pm start against the Pirates.
The Game : Phillies 5 Pirates 1
Mickey Moniak continues his outstanding spring camp with two more hits today ( single & double ) raising his Grapefruit League average to .371 ( 13 for 35, 4 doubles, 5 home runs ). JT Realmuto also had two hits ( single & double ) and two RBIs. Kyle Schwarber hit a two run home run against former Phillie Jared Eickhoff in the seventh inning.
Pitchers : struck out 15 batters - allowed just 5 hits - relievers retired last 13 batters in order - 7 by strikeout
RH Zach Eflin - 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 64 pitches - 44 strikes - strong outing - slider ( 84-91 mph ), sinker ( 90-94 ), curve ( 76-80 ), four seamer ( 90-93 ) and changeup ( 85-86 ).
RH Andrew Bellatti - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced - 3 pitches - 2 strikes - four seamer ( 93 mph ) and slider 85 mph )
RH Nick Nelson - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 11 pitches - 8 strikes - changeup ( 86-90 mph ), four seamer ( 95-96 ) and slider ( 81 )
LH Brad Hand - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 13 pitches - 9 strikes - slider ( 77-79 mph ), four seamer ( 90-92 ) and sinker ( 90 ).
RH Connor Brogdon - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 11 pitches - 9 strikes - four seamer ( 94-95 mph ) and changeup ( 82-84 ).
RH Jeurys Familia - 1 perfect IP - 3 K’s - 12 pitches - 10 strikes -sinker ( 94-96 mph ), slider ( 88 ), splitter( 90-92 ),four seamer ( 96 )
LH Damon Jones - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 10 pitches - 6 strikes - sinker ( 93 mph ), slider ( 80-81 ) and curve ( 79 ).
Minor Leaguers in the game :
Albert Jerez, Colby Fitch and Erick Brito got AB’s - Fitch ( C ), Chris Burke (LF ), Uziel Viloria ( 3B ), Leandro Pineda ( RF ), Brito ( 2B ), Randy Vasquez ( 1B ) and Yemal Flores ( CF ) all played the last two innings defensively.
Grapefruit League record is now 9-7-3
Roster Projections :
With just one game to play this spring before heading north the Phillies initial 28 man roster may have 12 “home-grown” players that were developed in “our” minor league system. It could include four Phillies first round draft selections and contain five “rookie” players. Pretty good for a system void of talent 😂.
Ex Phillies News :
C Andrew Knapp has signed with the Pirates after spending spring training with the Reds. He was told by Cincinnati that he would not make their opening day roster and was granted his release. He will be on the Pittsburgh opening day roster as the backup catcher.
Minor Leagues tonight :
The AAA Iron Pigs open their season tonight against Columbus - I’ll be watching and have a game recap afterwards. The starting lineup for LHV tonight is :
Dalton Guthrie - CF
Will Toffey - 3B
Donnie Sands - C
Darick Hall - 1B
Jorge Bonifacio - LF
Justin Williams - DH
John Andreoli - RF
Drew Maggi - SS
Ali Castillo - 2B
James Marvell - P
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️