Tyler Viza scattered seven singles as the Clearwater Threshers defeated the Brevard County Manatees 6-1 Saturday night. The Threshers provided Viza a five run cushion in the first inning, and he made those runs stand up as he shutout the Manatees over a season-high 6.0 innings. Continue reading Viza Stymies Manatees, Threshers Win 12th, 6-1; April 23, 2016
Tyler Viza made his Clearwater Threshers’ debut a memorable one with a 4-3 victory over the 2015 Florida State League Champion Charlotte Stone Crabs. Viza (pronounced Veye-zah) threw 74 pitches in his 5.2 inning outing. He was lifted in the sixth inning after a lead off single advanced to third on back-to-back ground outs. Viza threw 54 strikes and allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, and 2 unearned runs. He struck out 3 and walked none. Continue reading Threshers Defeat Stone Crabs, 4-3; April 11, 2016
The Phillies won again today. They beat the Rays 5-2 on the road. Nola started and gave up both Tampa runs. Andrew Bailey struck out the side in a 1-2-3 inning and was the pitcher of record when the Phillies took the lead. Hector Neris followed with a one-hit inning where he also struck out the side. Colton Murray came on to record the final out to get the save. The Phillies are 11-4. Dylan Cozens made his spring debut in the sixth inning in right field and went 0-1 with a BB and K.
I didn’t make the trip to Port Charlotte. Rather, I went to the Carpenter Complex and watched David Hernandez make his first appearance since March 1st, as well as Mark Appel and other Group One and Group Two players who took on the Blue Jays in their first Minor League spring training games.
Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 15th
Since Tuesday’s game, the Phillies have traveled to Tampa and had two camp days. More camp days is a direct result of the Pirates decision not to schedule very many games this year. I don’t believe they are travelling out of Bradenton at all this fall.
This morning at ten o’clock, the Phillies took the field against the Blue Jays. Tyler Gilbert got the start. He was followed by Edgar Garcia, Alexis Rivero, and Robert Tasin. The top of the Phillies order was comprised of Roman Quinn, J.P. Crawford, and Domonic Brown. Cornelius Randolph batted fifth and Jhailyn Ortiz was the DH and batted seventh. Sixteen year old Rafael Marchan also made a cameo at catcher but played the field for only half of an inning.
The Phillies received some good pitching and outscored the Jays 6-4. Details below the fold.
Tuesday’s game against the Yankees provided a mixture of good, indifferent, and poor pitching with a very little bit of offense. Starter Matt Imhof and reliever Felix Paulino both had poor outings. Alexis Rivero and Will Stewart chipped in with satisfactory innings. And Luke Leftwich and Kenny Koplove both pitched well. Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #2, 9/29/2015
Updates on Phillies’ minor league players from around winter ball during the last week –
- Aaron Altherr hasn’t played since November 18th.
- Willians Astudillo hasn’t played since November 23rd, his only appearance where he hit a 3-run HR in a 1-4 outing.
- Emmanuel Marrero hasn’t played since November 26th.
- Cameron Perkins hasn’t played since October 29th.
- Darin Ruf hasn’t played since October 31st. I read that he suffered a muscle strain, returned to the US for a second opinion, and was sent home for the winter.
- Wilber Oberto hasn’t played since November 4th.
- Jesse Biddle hasn’t pitched since November 8th when he was shut down for the winter after an injury.
- Ethan Martin hasn’t pitched since November 29th.
- Lino Martinez hasn’t pitched since November 6th.
- Yacksel Rios hasn’t pitched since November 18th.
- Alexis Rivero hasn’t pitched since October 20th.
Position players – Continue reading Winter Ball Round Up: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6
The Phillies lost a “must” game to the Yankees, 7-2. Now, even if they win out, they need help from the Blue Jays to win or force a tie for the division.
Elniery Garcia started and battled with less than his best stuff. The Yankee batters were able to sit on his fast ball and make solid contact in a lot of their at bats. Even so, he kept the Phillies in the game and certianly deserved better defense than that played behind him today. My line for Garcia was 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. However, I am not the official scorer and his actual line was – Continue reading GCL Phillies Drop 2 Games Back With 3 to Play; August 25, 2014