Here is the guaranteed, 100% accurate Box Score Report. It took me less than 10 minutes from scratch. I would love to only have to invest that much time on this, especially on days like today when I’ll be up early to prepare to be a guest on an affiliated beat writer’s podcast at 10:00AM, watch the GCL game from noon to 3:00PM, arrive at Bright House Field at 6:00PM to watch the Threshers until completion around 9:30PM, and then go home and produce the normal Box Score Report. Note that those date stamps on reports of 2:00AM to 3:00AM are CST, probably where the WordPress server is located. So, I’m actually posting an hour later in EST. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/20/2016
Tuesday’s highlights included Lehigh Valley’s David Buchanan coming within one batter of a complete game shutout, Reading’s Dylan Cozens two-hit, two-RBI game, and Mitch Walding’s three-hit, three-RBI game. Walding’s three RBI all came with two outs on three different occasions.
Nick Fanti tossed five no-hit innings, striking out ten. Sixto Sanchez had pitched three no-hit innings before the game was suspended on Monday. A third pitcher lost the no-hitter and the shutout in the ninth inning. Loads of photos and video from the GCL game in the report below.
And down in the Dominican Summer League, Oscar Marcelino pitched two-hit ball for six innings, and Jesus De Los Santos six hits in seven innings.
I felt well enough today to venture over to the Carpenter Complex for a few innings of live baseball. I was rewarded with 5 innings of Bailey Falter and Nick Fanti for my effort.
The XST groups have been working out for almost two weeks now. They began playing games last Monday. Today was the first time I was able to make it to the Complex since ST broke around April 1st. Continue reading XST at the Complex; April 18th, 2016
Thursday, the Phillies traveled to central Florida and whipped the Atlanta Braves 9-2, pushing their spring record to 8-3-2. Former Phillies Michael Bourn and Kyle Kendrick started for Atlanta. Bourn went 1-3. He fared better than Kendrick who faced 16 batters in 1.2 innings and allowed 7 ER on 9 hits and 2 walks. The Phillies put up double digit hits again (16). Ryan Howard returned from an illness and recorded his first spring base hit. Roman Quinn posted his third triple in 18 at bats. Meanwhile, back at the Complex in Clearwater, the Phillies held two more intrasquad games at minor league camp. Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 11th
Today’s games signaled the end of Instructs. It was quite a contrast from the 22-hit slug fest on Monday. Six Phillies’ pitchers shutout the Yankees on three hits and two walks. They recorded 16 strike outs. The Yankees’ pitchers were almost as effective holding the Phillies to one run on three hits and three walks. They also hit two batters.
The Phillies’ Nick Pivetta pitched a rehab inning. Bradenton’s Cord Sandberg made an appearance and took five at bats as a DH.
Wednesday the Phillies played the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. The comfortable surroundings made up a little for yet another game with no offense. The pattern of ineffectiveness is beginning to be a little concerning. The Phillies managed five hits, only one of which was hit hard – Greg Pickett’s line drive single in the ninth inning. The only other hard hit ball was a line drive off the bat of Juan Luis in the first inning that was speared by the second baseman.