Groups 1 and 2 faced the Pirates at the Complex. Groups 3 and 4 made the bus trip to Bradenton. Group 5 had the afternoon off. This was disappointing as I had intended to spend the afternoon watching their game.Group 1 posted a 4-2 victory. Tyler Viza started and pitched 3.2 innings allowing a first inning run, two hits, one walk, and struck out seven. I’ve got a lot of Viza video.
Foul ball off Alfaro’s foot. He remained in game, Viza walked the batter.
Rhys Hoskins put the group ahead with a 2-run HR to left. Later, Harold Maritinez hit a solo HR to left, and Andrew Pullin went opposite field with a solo HR to pad the lead.
For Romus, some Shane Watson video over with group 4.
He started out okay with a couple Ks in his first inning, touching 94 mph with his fastball.
He got a little slack in his second inning. He had a runner picked off second after a double, but threw the ball away at third.
Group 2 lost 5-2. They rallied for a run in the eighth inning and Jiandido Tromp came to the plate representing the tying run. But he lofted a shallow fly to right. C Randolph had a rough day, striking out 2 or 3 times. He’s swinging more wildly than I have ever seen from him. He’s back to wearing contacts the past couple games.
Groups 3 and 4 at the Complex tomorrow, Camp day on Wednesday.