For those yearning for some minor league information coming out of Clearwater, it should now be easier to come by with the start of the Minor League portion of the Spring Training schedule. Reporting on the AAA group, they beat the Blue Jays 6-5 at the Carpenter Complex on Monday. 1B Tagg Bozied paced the offense, going 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBI, while 2010 Lehigh Valley OF Rich Thompson was 1-3 with 2 RBI and 2 SB.
On the hill, Drew Naylor got the start and gave up 2 runs in his 3 innings of work, yielding 4 hits. He walked 1 and struck out three. The most impressive pitching performance was turned in by Michael Schwimer who pitched the final two innings with a perfect line, adding 4 strikeouts in earning the save.
Notables: Matt Rizzotti DH’d and was 1-3. Harold Garcia started at 2B and went 1-4 with a triple, run and an RBI, while committing an error. Sebastian Valle started at catcher (because most other catchers are still in major league camp) and was 1-2 with a double and a run scored.
A couple of notes courtesy of Tommy Viola, the Reading Phillies Director of Media Relations. Trevor May, Josh Zeid and Justin Friend each threw two scoreless innings in the AA team’s 13-3 win. Joe Savery was 3-3 with 3 RBI’s.