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.