GCL Phillies; June 21, 2014

The GCL Phillies posted a 6-1 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays at the Carpenter Complex today.  Jason Marquis, on rehab since signing a minor league contact on June 4th, started and threw 5 shutout innings.  He overpowered the young Jays allowing 5 singles, and 1 base on balls while striking out seven.  He threw around 60 pitches before being lifted to allow some of the GCL relievers to get some work.  Marquis threw two simulated innings on an adjacent field against some bench players to get his pitch count up to ninety.

Jacques DeGruy (pronounced De – Gree), the Phillies 26th round pick, took over in the 6th inning.  The 6’4″ senior righthander from Furman allowed a mammoth home run to left.  I heard the coaches sitting in front of me (one of whom was Charlie) utter, “there she goes” soon after contact.  DeGruy recovered to retire 4 of the next 5 batters to end the inning.  He walked one and had the inning extended a batter on a throwing error by Grenny Cumana on a ground ball.

Scott Harris, the 27th round pick pitched the next 2 innings.  The 6’4″ junior from Buena Vista University throws left-handed.  He faced 7 batters and gave up a double and struck out three.

Edubray Ramos pitched the 9th inning.  The 6’0″ right hander last pitched on June 6th in the VSL.  He had made 7 appearances and posted a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings with 3 walks and 11 strike outs.  Th 21-year old came out throwing heat.  He topped out at 93mph.  He grazed the first batter with an high inside fast ball.  The rest of the batters were reluctant to anchor themselves in the box.  Ramos did walk a batter and struck out two.

Trey Williams got the offense going with a lead off single in the 2nd inning.  He scored on Damek Tomscha’s double down the left field line.  Pujols followed with an RBI double to to left center that rolled to the wall.  He advanced to third on a ground ball to the right side by Luis Encarnacion.  Jake Sweaney brought him home with a sacrifice fly to right.

The Phillies scored a run in the 3rd inning when Grenny Cumana led off with a single and stole second.  He scored on a Williams single.

The Phillies manufactured a run in the 4th inning,  Sweaney led off with a single and stole second.  He followed that with a successful steal of third and scored when the catcher’s throw sailed down the line.

The Phillies continued to find ways to score in the 6th inning.  Venn Biter led off with a single.  He went to third on an errant pickoff throw by the pitcher.  He scored on a wild pitch.

  • Williams went 2-4  with a run scored and an RBI
  • Tomscha went 3-3 with a double, walk, run scored, and an RBI
  • Pujols went 1-2 with a walk, run scored, and an RBI (He was patient at the plate today, swinging at only 1 first pitch).
  • Sweeney went 1-1 with a SF, run scored, and an RBI

Encarnacion played first and Williams DH-ed today.  Olvy Marte, Cumana, and Tomscha filled out the rest of the infield.  Sweaney started in left and was replaced by Biter.  Chase Harris and Pujols made up the rest of the outfield.  Joel Fisher started at catcher and gave way to Jesus Posso.

The Phillies are 2-0, woo-hoo!


6 thoughts on “GCL Phillies; June 21, 2014

  1. The are really great articles. So thanks. There seems like there could be a few prospects down there to watch

  2. Great stuff. Pujols, Sweeney, and Williams all worth keeping an eye on. Although, Williams is a little old for this league. My hunch is he’ll bypass WPort next yr and go right to LWood next yr. Im still hoping he gets a call to WPort this yr at some point though.

  3. Thanks Jim, good write-up. I appreciate the details, like Pujols taking the first pitch a few times, and your observations about Ramos throwing heat and affecting the batters. I would never get those kinds of nuggets in a newspaper account of the game. Thanks again, and keep sending in your game reports, I really enjoy them.

    1. Jim = the man. I have every intention of buying him a beer (if he drinks) at next Saturdays Thresher game ( or the following $1 Tuesday). Can’t wait to get there

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