I found the following in my mail box from one of our readers. We met last season, but I hesitate to use a person’s name without explicit permission in a post. It is the account (with minor editing) and some pictures from one of the minor league games at the Yankees complex on Monday, March 27th. Thank you very much, sir.
I got back late on Sunday night, so I wandered over to the Yankees complex and watched one of the two A games going on. The Phillies beat the Yanks 6-4. Barbier and Wojciechowski hit home runs in the 5th inning to give the Phillies the lead. Reggie Jackson was watching from the Yankees dugout. Other notables: D. Hall ripped a sharp single to right, Danny Zardon hit a double off of the center field fence Jhailyn Ortiz lined a single to left center, and Rodolfo Duran hit a sharp single to right field and also threw out a baserunner attempting to steal 2nd.
Attached is a photo of the home run ball leaving Wojciechowski’s bat on its way over the right field fence. Barbier’s homer also went out in right field.
Trevor Bettencourt pitched the 8th and had an effective change up. Jake Kelzer closed out the ninth. He gave up a 2 out one-run home run. Due to my being in zombie mode from the flights back, I can’t remember who started for the Phillies, but he was sharp through 6 innings.
In separate e-mails, I will attach photos of R. Duran’s single to right, and Yankee attempts to pick him off of first base and second base. You can use any of the photos on the blog.
I am hoping I can sneak away on Friday and get over to Clearwater to see some of the activities at the complex. Hope to see you, if not, I know I will run into you sometime later this Spring or during GCL games after the draft.”
Thanks again, sir. I look forward to seeing you at the Complex.