Zach Eflin returned to the mound for Lehigh Valley.
Brandon Leibrandt pitched well in his start for Reading.
Drew Stankiewicz figured in all four of Clearwater’s runs.
And, Lakewood lost in 15 innings.
The Extended Spring Training games have started. The roster is attached below.
Lehigh Valley (3-3) shutout Scranton 6-0.
Zach Eflin came off the DL to pitch 5.0 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits and walked 3 while striking out 4 batters. Pat Venditte and Hoby Milner combined to complete the shutout. Eflin threw 70 pitches.
Roman Quinn (3), Jorge Alfaro (3), and Dylan Cozens (2) had multi-hit games. Cozens had 2 RBI. Quinn stole his first base and recorded an outfield assist.
- #1 Crawford: .125, 1-5, RBI, 3 K
- #3 Alfaro: .500, 3-5, R, double, RBI
- #4 Williams: .167, 1-5, double, RBI, 2 K
- #6 Quinn: .400, 3-5, 3 R, double, SB
- #9 Cozens: .190, 2-5, R, 2 RBI, 3 K
- #12 Pivetta: DNP
- #13 Hoskins: .333, 1-4, BB, K
- #17 Pinto: DNP
- #20 Appel: DNP
- #25 Lively: (1-0, 1.50) – DNP
- #30 Valentin: .474, 0-3, R, K
Reading (2-3) beat New Hampshire 10-5.
Brandon Leibrandt made his first start and allowed just 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 3 and picked 2 runners off base. Tom Windle followed and had his second bad outing in as many appearances. Yacksel Rios struck out 4 in 2.1 perfect innings. And Miguel Nunez finished up with a one-walk inning.
The Phils put up crooked numbers in four innings. All starters except Malquin Canelo had at least one hit. Harold Martinez (4), Carlos Tocci (3), Scott Kingery (2), Andrew Pullin (2), Jiandido Tromp (2), and Joel Fisher (2) had multi-hit games. Every starter had at least one RBI except Canelo and Fisher. Kingery, Pullin, and Angelo Mora hit home runs.
- #11 Kingery: .333, 2-4, 2 R, double, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
- #18: Garcia: 7-Day DL
- #22 Anderson: (0-0, 21.00), DNP
- #23: Arano: 7-Day DL
- #24 Tocci: .333, 3-5, R, RBI
- #28 Canelo: .267, 0-5, K
Clearwater (4-2) came back to beat Lakewood 4-2.
Blake Quinn made his first professional start and pitched into the fifth inning. His 4.2 innings were his longest appearance, surpassing a 4.0 inning relief stint in his last appearance with Williamsport last season. Quinn threw a career high 76 pitches, 54 for strikes. His line was 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, HBP, WP. The unearned run moved into scoring position on the first of two passed balls by catcher Deivi Grullon.
Austin Davis struck out 3 in 2.1 innings. He gave up 2 hits and a walk. Tyler Gilbert pitched a one-hit eighth. Jacob Waguespack pitched a perfect ninth for his first save. Quinn and Davis each had to pitch around balk calls by the base umpire.
Drew Stankiewicz provided the key hit in a 3-run seventh inning that put the Threshers into the lead. Stankiewicz had scored the Threshers first run in the fifth inning. He lead off the inning with a double down the right field line. He eventually scored on Zach Coppola’s infield single. In the seventh, he came to the plate with runners on second an third and the Threshers facing a one run deficit. Stankiewicz lined another double down the right field line to take the lead. He scored the final run on “C” Randolph’s line drive single to left field.
Coppola, Randolph, and Stankiewicz each had two hits. Jose Pujols had another rough night. He is now 0-14 in his last 3 games with 11 strike outs.
Quinn’s FB sat 90-92, T93 mph. 60 of his 76 pitches were FB. Austin Davis’ FB was 92-93 mph.
- #5 Kilome – DNP
- #10 Randolph – .269, 2-4, RBI
- #27 Garcia – DNP
- #29 Pujols: .136, 0-4, 3 K
Lakewood (4-2) lost to Hagerstown in 15 innings, 4-3.
Bailey Falter threw 5.0 one-run innings. He allowed 5 hits and struck out two. Felix Paulino gave up 2 runs in 3.0 innings of relief and blew the save. Will Hibbs chipped in with 2.0 no-hit innings. Trevor Bettencourt struck out 5 in 3.0 shutout innings. Harold Arauz gave up the winning run.
Daniel Brito (3), Cord Sandberg (2), and Edgar Cabral (2) had multi-hit games. All ten of the ‘Claws hits were singles.
- #2 Moniak: .286, 0-7, 4 K
- #7 Sanchez: DNP
- #16 Medina: DNP
- #19 Brito: .407, 3-7, R, 2 K
- #26 Romero: DNP
There are 69 players listed on the Phillies’ 2017 Extended Spring Training Roster – 39 pitchers, 6 catchers, 15 infielders, 9 outfielders. Some surprising yet familiar names are included – Victor Arano, Joe Denato, Grant Dyer, Elniery Garcia, Mario Hollands, John Richy, Zach Green. In one game today, Mark Laird started in center field.
I only stayed for a few innings. Kyle Young started for Pat Borders’ team. He pitched 2.0 scoreless innings. He gave up 3 hits and walked a batter, but struck out two. The hits were soft contact. A couple were shallow bloops over the infield. In any event, he loaded the bases in the first and pitched out of the trouble.
Casey Brown pitched the next two innings. He allowed one base runner and struck out three. I overheard the guys on the radar gun. He was throwing 92 mph.
Laird went 1-2 while I was there. He and Raul Rivas who also singled, scored on Cole Stobbe’s 2-run single. Stobbe scored on Jhailyn Ortiz’ double into the right center field gap. Enmanuel Garcia went 2-2 before I left. At that time the Phillies had a 3-0 lead over the Yankees.
Here’s video of Stobbe’s 2-run single and Josh Stephen’s first AB.
- #8 Gowdy
- #15 Stobbe
- #21 Ortiz
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Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
- 4/11 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Williamsport Crosscutters.
- 4/11 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws.
- 4/11 – Phillies optioned RHP Zach Eflin to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/11 – LHP Wander Perez assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
- 4/1-7 – Phillies signed 2B Taylor Featherston (re-signed)
- 4/6 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Osvaldo Arauz to a minor league contract.