Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. I have instituted a separate article for draft discussion. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of March 13th
Judging by the comments in last week’s Open Discussion, it seems appropriate to institute a weekly Draft Discussion. This will make it possible to have all relevant draft news, reports, and discussions under one category and in one place.
A.J. Puk works a scoreless T1. 95-97, great command of his slider at 84-85. Counted at least 15 scouts behind home plate.
Saturday, the Phillies beat R.A. Dickey and most of the Blue Jays starting line up 8-5. Vince Velasquez pitched four, 2-run innings; and David Lough, J.P. Arencibia, and Nick Williams hit home runs leading a 14-hit attack. Yoervis Medina struck out the side in the ninth. The Phillies are 9-3 and have the second best record in the Grapefruit League.
Over at the Complex, a drama that will go a long way to determining the success of the Phillies’ regular season was held. It drew at least six coaches as spectators, as well as Matt Klentak and Joe Jordan. Jerad Eickhoff threw to live hitters for the first time since suffering a thumb injury before spring training started. I don’t think it went well.
Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 12th