Category Archives: Spring Training 2018

Spring Training at Spectrum Field, Mar. 27, 2018

The Phillies played their last Grapefruit League yesterday.  It was notable since Jake Arrieta was scheduled to start.  As a Threshers’ season ticket holder, I got a free ticket to the game. So, with tickets furnished by a friend, I took my grand kids to the game. Continue reading Spring Training at Spectrum Field, Mar. 27, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 26, 2018

The Phillies AAA and AA squads played the Yankees at the Complex today.  Sort of.  With a lot of minor league players making the bus trip to Bradenton (9 position players and 8 pitchers), there were some interesting entries on the line up cards.  For instance, the AAA outfield consisted of Damek Tomscha in left, Dylan Cozens in center, and Luke Williams in right.  And, Jesus Henriquez played second base. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 26, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 18-22, 2018

Jake Arrieta pitched today in a Grapefruit League game.  He threw two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits including a HR and struck out two.  He didn’t walk or hit anyone.  His fastball sat 93 mph, touching 95, his curve was 81-83, and his slider was 87–89. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 18-22, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 17, 2018

The Saint Patrick’s Day Game.  Always a big draw at Spectrum Field.  I arrived at the Complex at 8:45 AM in anticipation of a late change regarding Jake Arrieta.  His scheduled appearance in a minor league game was moved to an earlier simulated game.  No telling what time that would be held. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 17, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 16, 2018

I arrived at the Complex at 8:30 AM.  The players parking lot was full to capacity.  As I walked up the driveway, I could see some coaches working with a pitcher on the mounds between Ashburn and Schmidt.  They cleared out before I could get there.  Eshelman and Thompson were came out and played catch in left field on Ashburn. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 16, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 12-15, 2018

The minor league camp had a scheduled day off on Monday.  Most players were in and out of the Complex by 9:00 AM.  They received their new group assignments as their spring training games were set to start on Tuesday.

Bad weather kept fans away from the Complex although the weather cleared by early afternoon.  I stopped by to see if copies of the work groups were available.  They weren’t. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 12-15, 2018

Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 11, 2018

Daylight savings time, I lost an hour of sleep, and arrived at the Complex a little late.  So, of course, the players were out doing their drills and BP earlier than normal.  One benefit for Groups Three and Four was that the Phillies were to play a night game on the road, so they didn’t have to trudge over to DiMaggio. Continue reading Spring Training at the Complex, Mar. 11, 2018