Spring Training 2019 (March 19th)

There wasn’t much to report Tuesday.  The Phillies’ second road game in south Florida was rained out.  It was chilly and drizzly at the Complex.  The minor league games were cancelled.  They did schedule two intrasquad games, weather permitting.

Several Phillies not named Bryce Harper came over to hit in the game on Roberts Field.  They drew the larger crowd, so I remained at Ashburn with the more intriguing pitching match ups.

Kyle Young and Ethan Lindow started and threw three innings each.  Young pitched three shutout innings, allowing a few hits and picking off a base runner.  Lindow was perfect, faced nine batters, retired all nine.

James McArthur and Dominic Pipkin tossed the middle innings.  Neither gave up a hit.

All four pitchers looked sharp.  Pipkin had more fastball velocity than I remembered from his few appearances last season.  He has also filled out some on his tall frame.

The game lasted nine innings, but I only recall Kyle Glogoski among the rest of the pitchers.  Light rain and a few trips to Roberts make the Ashburn report spotty.

Lindow and his pitching mates combined for a one-hitter.  But, the one hit was a Danny Mayer triple off the top of the fence (off Glogoski).  He scored the game’s only run on an fielder’s choice.  Young and his mates held the opposition to four hits.

Five players were released in the morning – Blake Quinn, Austin O’Brien, Justin Miller, Alex Garcia, and Sati Santa Cruz.

There are 184 players in the minor league camp – 105 pitchers, 19 catchers, 39 infielders, and 21 outfielders.

Well, that’s all until Thursday.


14 thoughts on “Spring Training 2019 (March 19th)

    1. Justin was a 12th round pick out of Central HS in Fresno CA. He got a $100K bonus. He had good size at 6’4″ 180 or so. He pitched mostly in relief in his 3 years in the org. They tried him as a starter last year in the GCL but it didn’t improve for him. He averaged nearly 1 K per inning but gave up too many hits and BBs. I think they wanted to see him in one more ST. It doesn’t look like he improved so it was time to move on. Wish Justin all the best in future endeavors as well as anyone released. Maybe he’ll become the next George Thorogood and be “Bad to the Bone”.

  1. Jake Scheiner Update. Hit a dinger off one of the top pitching prospect’s 99 mph gas

    1. Good video.
      He does have the power bat even back from when he was at Houston.
      And it is so unbelievable what they are doing with these hi-tech ideas.

  2. Phillies have released left-handed pitchers Edward Paredes and Jeremy Bleich; and infielders Trevor Plouffe and Gregorio Petit.

    RHP Drew Anderson and LHP James Pazos have been optioned to Lehigh Valley.

    1. Assuming if no trades will be made, Eflin or Eickhoff will start LHV’s 1st game.

  3. 1) Eickhoff
    2) Anderson
    3) Irvin
    4) De Los Santos
    5) Suarez
    That might be the best starting rotation in the minor leagues.

    1. If you swap JoJo Romero (who is projected to be in LHV) for Ranger, the rotation will be even better. And LHV still have Eshelman, Leibrandt, Taveras and Viza who all can start in the rotation.

      REA’s projected rotation will consist of Seabold-Parkinson-Rosso-Falter and possibly Llovera. Llovera is more suited in the pen so some LHV SP arns will probably assigned to pitch in REA until Spencer Howard comes up.

      1. KuKo … you’re missing Medina in your Reading rotation. I also believe Howard may start the season in Reading.

        1. @hinkie, you are right. It’s an honest mistake. I have Medina as the opening day starter but not sure why I forgot to put his name.

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