Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

Open Discussion: Week of April 3rd

The Phillies went 3-2-1 in the final week of spring training.  After thirty-six games, the Phillies had a 14-17-5 Grapefruit League record.  They posted wins of 7-1, 8-2, and 8-2 last week; and losses of 10-4 and 14-1.  They tied 7-7.  That’s 35 runs for, 36 against.  Could be an interesting season.  The Phillies open Monday in Cincinnati at 4:10 PM.  The Phillies opened against the Reds last season and blew saves in the 8th and 9th innings while dropping the first two games of the season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 3rd

2017 Spring Training, Fini

Saturday, the minor league teams closed our their 2017 tour of spring training at the Carpenter Complex.  I arrived around 9:00 AM just to see what was taking place.  As I walked up the drive, IronPigs’ players were making their way to the parking lot, resplendent in their colorful, flowered shirts.  When I lived in Philadelphia, we called them Hawaiin shirts.  Just doesn’t seem right now that I call Florida home.  The players moved in, out, and around the Complex until they boarded a bus for the airport.  Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, Fini