Groups 3 and 4 faced the Yankees at the Complex today. The work groups published yesterday have changed or are just a suggestion from day to day. The group 3 line up consisted of catcher Cabral, infielders D. Hall, Stankiewicz, E. Marrero, L. Williams, outfielders Randolph, C. Duran, Coppola, and DH Barbier, and Laird. Group 4 was made up of catcher R. Duran, infielders Wojciechowski, Brito, Gamboa, Stobbe, outfielders Alastre, Moniak, Maglich, and DH N. Martinez and Matos.
Nick Fanti started for group 4 and pitched 3.0 innings. The lefty made his first appearance since returning from his WBC stint with Team Italy. Fanti only pitched a few innings (three, I think) in game conditions during his absence. Here are videos of six of the batters he faced. video1, video2, video3, video4, video5, video6.
By my count, Fanti went 3.0 innings allowing 1 hit and striking out three. He gave up a double to Blake Rutherford who advanced to third on a wild pitch/passed ball. Rutherford took too wide a turn around third and Rodolfo Duran gunned him out, Cole Stobbe applied the tag.
Arquimedes Gamboa made a nice play at short, going into the hole and throwing a batter out at first. The play is in one of the above videos. He hit a ground rule double to the left of the batter’s eye in center field that accounted for group 4’s first run.
Cole Stobbe video.
Luke Maglich video.
I think group 4 won 4-1. Over on the other field, group 3 was shut out 2-0 on three hits.
Coed Sandberg video.
Darrick Hall video.
Jan Hernandez video.
Henri Lartigue (pronounced Henry Larteeg) had a double. I missed it walking around the backstop for a better view.
The same groups will be at the Complex tomorrow. I don’t expect to be though.
Pitchers are charting pitches and recording velocity with radar guns. They also have to work the scoreboard on Ashburn Field.
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