Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

2017 Spring Training, Full Squad, 2/19

Sunday morning in Clearwater and Jeremy Hellickson started our day with a live batting practice session.  He pitched to Cameron Perkins and Andrew Knapp.  I have some video of Hellickson’s performance, three pitches.  I do not have the video of Knapp parking the fifth or sixth pitch he saw in the handicapped parking section beyond the right field fence on Ashburn Field.  As he left the cage, I called over “way to bash” or some such witticism. Knapp grinned and nodded ever so slightly in acknowledgement. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, Full Squad, 2/19

Open Discussion: Week of February 20th

String training is in full swing.  The Phillies reverted back to using just two fields for PFPs with the result being a lot of standing around by the pitchers after loosening up throwing their long toss.  Other drills are more fast-paced.  The best so far have been the “live” batting practice sessions.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 20th