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Around the System With Field Coordinator Doug Mansolino

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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Before the BlueClaws game last Sunday, we sat down with Phillies minor league field coordinator Doug Mansolino. Topics ranged all across the system but kicked off with JP Crawford, the former BlueClaws SS who just completed his first week with AAA Lehigh Valley after a promotion from AA Reading, where he opened the season.


You can listen to the interview below:


Phillies Minor League Week In Review

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Phillies minor league week in review…

Players of the Week

Player – OF Dylan Cozens, Reading… The 21-year-old Cozens batted .385 (10-26) with six runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, four RBI, three walks and two stolen bases in seven games. He slugged .808 for the week with a 1.256 OPS. Cozens’ three home runs came in consecutive games, which finished off a six-game span during which he hit five home runs. He currently ranks first in the Eastern League in home runs, extra-base hits (20), slugging percentage (.581) and total bases (79), is tied for fourth in hits (39) and RBI (26) and ranks 10th in average (.287). Cozens was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the June 2012 draft.

Pitcher – RHP Ben Lively, Reading…Lively, 24, was named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after going 2-0 with 13.0 scoreless innings pitched, 14 strikeouts and a 1.00 WHIP (5 BB, 8 H) in his two starts last week. He scattered four hits in 6.0 shutout innings against Binghamton on May 10, and followed that by striking out a career-high 12 batters in 7.0 scoreless innings on May 15 against Trenton. Four of Lively’s eight starts have been scoreless and he has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of them. His 1.53 ERA (8 ER, 47.0 IP) and 46 strikeouts lead the Eastern League, and he ranks third in innings pitched and fifth in opponents’ batting average (.185). Lively was acquired from Cincinnati in exchange for outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash considerations on December 31, 2014, and was originally selected by the Reds in the fourth round of the June 2013 Draft.

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BlueClaws Sweep Phillies Minor League Player/Pitcher of the Week

Monday, May 9th, 2016

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The BlueClaws swept the Phillies Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Week this week, it was announced by the Phillies.

Players of the Week

Player – INF Emmanuel Marrero, Lakewood… Marrero, 22, raised his batting average by 38 points after batting .500 (12-24) with three doubles, four RBI, seven runs scored and a 1.144 OPS in six games last week. He had four multi-hit games, one of which was a 4-for-5 effort on May 6, and his .333 batting average is now the ninth-best in the South Atlantic League. Marrero was selected by the Phillies in the seventh round of the June 2014 draft out of Alabama State University.

Pitcher – RHP Luke Leftwich, Lakewood… The 21-year-old Leftwich struck out 10 batters and scattered seven hits during a 6.0-inning, scoreless start against Asheville on May 6. It was his second straight double-digit strikeout performance, and he now has struck out 21 batters in his last 12.0 innings pitched. He currently leading the league in strikeouts (39) and strikeouts per nine innings pitched (14.62), and is eighth in ERA (2.25). Leftwich was selected by the Phillies in the seventh round of the June 2015 draft out of Wofford College.

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Tobias Named Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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(From the Phillies)

BlueClaws second baseman Josh Tobias, Reading right-hander Ben Lively and Clearwater second baseman Scott Kingery have been selected as the Phillies Minor League Hitter, Pitcher and Defender of the Month, respectively, for April. The award winners were announced by the Phillies on Friday.

Tobias, 23, batted .347 (26-75) with eight doubles, a triple, two home runs, 19 RBI, 12 walks, a .462 on-base percentage and a 1.022 OPS in 20 games. He hit safely in 15 of those 20 games, recording multiple hits in seven of them. He posted 11 hits in 18 at-bats against left-handers (.611 AVG), including both of his home runs and four doubles. Tobias, who currently ranks third in the South Atlantic League in on-base percentage (.459) and sixth in batting (.348), was selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the June 2015 draft out of the University of Florida.

The 24-year-old Lively started five games in April, going 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA (5 ER, 29.0 IP), 30 strikeouts, a 0.90 WHIP (20 H, 6 BB) and .189 opponents’ batting average. From April 13-29, he amassed a streak of 19.0 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, which included a 7.0-inning scoreless start with two hits and no walks allowed on April 18. Overall, Lively is 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA and ranks second in the Eastern League in strikeouts (32) and fourth in innings pitched (34.0). Lively was acquired from Cincinnati in exchange for outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash considerations on December 31, 2014, and was originally selected by the Reds in the fourth round of the June 2013 draft.

Kingery, a 22-year-old in his second professional season after playing last year with the BlueClaws, played 180.0 innings at second base over 20 games in April and handled all 94 of his chances (39 PO, 55 A) for a 1.000 fielding percentage. He was also part of nine defensive double plays. Among Florida State League second basemen with at least 102 total chances in 2016, Kingery is the only one who has not made an error. Kingery was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the June 2015 draft out of the University of Arizona.

AC Cruises “Cruising to the Majors”

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Rhys Hoskins, a 2015 BlueClaw, had a 19-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday night for Double-A Reading.

This is our first Atlantic City Cruises Cruising To the Majors Phillies Farm Report of the year, and several of the affiliates and former BlueClaws players are off to excellent starts to the season. Let’s take a look.

AAA Lehigh Valley
The IronPigs do not have a ton of former BlueClaws – a lot of their players have come from recent Phillies trades, but they have a few. Andrew Knapp is hitting .238 but has already hit 3 HRs and is second on the team with 12 RBIs. Pitcher Severino Gonzalez, who has pitched for both Reading and Lehigh Valley this year, has thrown 8.1 scoreless innings with the IronPigs.

AA Reading
The Fightin’ Phils are off to a great start, at 16-10 as we type this on Thursday morning. Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins each have five home runs to lead the team. Hoskins had a 19-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday night. Angelo Mora is off to a good start, at .289 with 2 HRs and 15 RBIs while playing second, third, shortstop, and the outfield. Roman Quinn already has stolen 10 bases. Among the pitchers, Miguel Nunez was recently promoted to Reading from Clearwater. Excluding an eight-run game on April 15th against Harrisburg, Ricardo Pinto has allowed just five earned runs over his other four starts covering 25 innings pitched.

A+ Clearwater
The Threshers are 17-9 as we type this, carried by an outstanding pitching staff that has a 2.51 ERA through their first 26 games. Tyler Viza has been arguabley the best pitcher in the system; he’s 4-0, 1.14 in 23 innings over his first four starts. Ranfi Casimiro is 3-1, 2.70 while Elniery Garcia is 2-1, 1.82. All three were with the BlueClaws last year. Matt Hockenberry has allowed two runs in 12.1 innings while Jesen Therrien has allowed three in 11.2 innings with 18 strikeouts. Offensively, Kyle Martin is off to a great start, hitting .294 with 5 HRs and 21 RBIs though 26 games. Mitch Walding is off to a .275 start with six home runs while Scott Kingery is hitting .260 with eight stolen bases.

Former BlueClaws Off to Great Starts With Clearwater

Sunday, April 24th, 2016
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The Clearwater Threshers roster should look pretty familiar to BlueClaws fans. All but two players on it played for the BlueClaws (P Victor Arano came to the Phillies to complete the Roberto Hernandez deal two years ago and P Thomas Eshelman came to the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade in December, going straight to Clearwater from the NY-Penn League).

What should also look familiar to BlueClaws fans? Strong pitching from guys that thrived with Lakewood last year. In fact, the Threshers staff has an ERA of 1.89 (!) over 17 games and has already thrown four shutouts. Let’s take a look.

  • LHP Elniery Garcia has given up one run in 19 innings with 17 strikeouts and four walks. He had a 3.23 ERA with the BlueClaws last year, including a 2.64 ERA in the second half.
  • RHP Ranfi Casimiro has given up three earned runs in 16 innings with 20 strikeouts and four walks. He had a 3.35 ERA with Lakewood last year and a 3.10 ERA in the second half.
  • RHP Tyler Viza has allowed two earned runs in 17.2 innings with 17 strikeouts and two walks. Viza had a 3.3.38 ERA with Lakewood last year 3.14 in the second half.

Out of the bullpen, Jairo Munoz has allowed one run in seven innings, Jesen Therrien has allowed one earned run in 9.1 innings with 15 strikeouts, Matt Hockenberry has not allowed a run in 6.2 innings with five strikeouts, and Alexis Rivero has not allowed a run in 8.1 innings with 11 strikeouts.

Pitching coach Aaron Fultz, who worked with these players last year in Lakewood, has done a great job helping them develop, and the early returns in 2016 are very strong.

Here is the Clearwater stats page.

Minor League Spring Training – March 31st

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Phillies teams will be heading north this weekend (except Clearwater, of course) – some players are already up north, playing in the Phillies Futures Series. The Phillies are in Reading tonight to play a team of prospects. For that reason, don’t read much into the placements of players in the games today – a big chunk of players, mostly AA and AAA-bound players, are in Reading tonight.

Games were against the Pirates affiliates today in Clearwater and Bradenton.

Team 1 (6-4 win)

  • David Buchanan started here and gave up four runs in five innings. Hoby Miler threw two scoreless innings and Joey DeNato threw one.
  • Cameron Perkins led the offense. He went 4-4 with a home run. Christian Marrero homered as well, going 2-3.
  • Gabriel Lino, a former BlueClaw, was also 2-3 in the win.

Team 2 (10-9 loss)

  • Ben Lively started and gave up two runs over 4.2 innings of work. Alexis Rivero gave threw a scoreless inning among a slew of relievers to see action.
  • Logan Moore and Jiandido Tromp both homered and drove in three runs in the loss.
  • Zach Green (2014 BlueClaw) went 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Carlos Alonso went 1-3 and drove in two.

Team 3 (4-2 loss)

  • Ranfi Casimiro, of course with the BlueClaws the last two years, started and gave up three runs in five innings.
  • Jairo Munoz, Zach Morris, and Ismael Cabrera threw scoreless innings.
  • Wilson Garcia and Cornelius Randolph each went 1-3 with an RBI.
  • Josh Tobias, Kyle Martin, and Drew Stankiewicz all had hits.

Team 4 (5-4 loss)

  • Franklyn Kilome started and gave up five runs, three earned, over four innings of work while striking out two.
  • He was followed by Elniery Garcia who went the rest of the way, throwing five scoreless innings on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
  • Brendon Hayden and Juan Luis each had two hits, with both of Hayden’s hits being doubles (he’s your likely BlueClaws Opening Day 1B).
  • Jan Hernandez and Emmanuel Marrero each had a hit and an RBI.

The Phillies minor league rosters should be out Friday or Saturday. We’ll be back with them at that time.

Minor League Spring Training – March 29

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Spring Training 2016The results from yesterday’s games are in with some very good performances across the organization. Phillies prospects played Blue Jays prospects in Clearwater and Dunedin.

Team 1 (3-2 loss)

  • Adam Morgan, who lost the Phillies 5th starter battle to Vince Velasquez, is ticketed for Lehigh Valley and threw five scoreless innings yesterday with two walks and four strikeouts.
  • Colton Murray threw two scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout.
  • Offensively, Taylor Featherston and Angelys Nina each went 2-3.
  • Andrew Knapp was 1-4 with a home run.

Team 2 (3-2 loss)

  • Alec Asher (Hamels trade) went five innings and gave up one run on three hits with four strikeouts. Severino Gonzalez followed and allowed one run over two innings.
  • Offensively, Aaron Brown led the way, going 3-4 with two doubles, a home run, and two runs scored. Carlos Tocci, who played right field today (Brown played center), went 2-3. Those two had all five hits.

Team 3 (6-0 win)

  • Tyler Viza has had an excellent spring and it continued with five scoreless innings on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
  • Cody Forsythe, Joey DeNato, Jesen Therrien, and Jeremy Bleich all threw scoreless innings and combined to strike out seven hitters.
  • Offensively, Kyle Martin hit another home run, his (I believe) 5th of the spring. Jose Pujols and Jiandido Tromp both homered as well. Pujols and Martin each had two hits.

Team 4 (6-3 win)

  • Harold Arauz (Giles trade) threw four scoreless innings with two strikeouts as the starter.
  • He was followed by Alberto Tirado (one run in two innings) and Edgar Garcia (two runs in one inning).
  • Three players had two hits apiece – Cornelius Randolph (2-3, double), Brandon Hayden (2-3, double), and Carlos Duran (2-3, two doubles).
  • Randolph, Duran, and Luis Espiritu stole bases as well in the win.

Just a few more of these until Opening Day!

Minor League Spring Training – March 26

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

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We’re getting closer and closer to the start of the season, which means we’re closer to the end of Spring Training. We’ll have just a few more of these recaps left. Let’s look at Saturday’s games.

Team 1 (6-2 win)

  • Phillies P Aaron Nola started here and gave up one run on six hits over 5.1 innings with three walks and seven strikeouts.
  • Colton Murray, a former BlueClaw, gave up one run in 1.2 innings of work while Severino Gonzalez threw a scoreless inning.
  • The team hit four home runs in the game – two by 2014 BlueClaws OF Dylan Cozens and one by 2012 BlueClaw Angelo Mora and another by Cody Asche. Tommy Joseph and Brock Stassi both hits as well.

Team 2 (6-0 win)

  • They used just two pitchers – both pitched very well. Zach Eflin threw five scoreless innings on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts and Ben Lively threw four hitless innings with one walk and six strikeouts.
  • Offensively, Mitch Walding led the way with two home runs in the win.
  • Rhys Hoskins went 2-4 with two doubles and Carlos Alonso went 2-3 with two singles.
  • Carlos Tocci, Jorge Alfaro, and Cord Sandberg each had hits.

Team 3 (3-0 loss)

  • Ranfi Casimiro had a very good outing, give up just one run on four hits over four innings of work.
  • Elniery Garcia followed and gave up two runs in 3.2 innings but didn’t walk anyone and added seven strikeouts. Jesen Therrien threw 1.1 scoreless innings as well.
  • Damek Tomscha went 2-3 and Cornelius Randolph, Josh Tobias, and Deivi Grullon all had one hit apiece.

Team 4 (5-4 win)

  • Franklyn Kilome gave up three runs in four innings in what is likely his penultimate start of the spring. He was followed by Adonis Medina, who gave up one run over 3.1 innings with a walk and three strikeouts.
  • Joey DeNato and Hoby Milner (both of whom will be at higher levels) threw scoreless innings.
  • Venn Biter led the offense with a single and two doubles in five at bats while leadoff hitter Juan Luis went 2-3 with a double and a triple.
  • Luis Encarnacion was 2-4. Dylan Bosheers and Emmanual Marrero were each 2-3.

Minor League Spring Training – March 24th

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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Let’s take a look at some Minor League Spring Training recaps from the games of March 24th, which included a combined 25 runs scored for Teams 2 & 3. Games were played today against Yankees affiliates in Clearwater and Tampa.

Team 1 (7-0 loss)

  • Alec Asher started and gave up five runs, but only two earned, in five innings of work.
  • Miguel Gonzalez, Tom Windle and Edubray Ramos threw scoreless innings and Joely Rodriguez gave up two runs.
  • It was a quiet day offensively, though 3B Taylor Featherston had three hits.
  • Roman Quinn & JP Crawford were each 1-4.

Team 2 (12-6 win)

  • Yacksel Rios started and gave up five runs in four innings.
  • Miguel Nunez (one run), Matt Hockenberry (no runs, three Ks), and Lino Martinez (no runs) all followed with two innings apiece.
  • This team was one of the offensive explosions referenced above. Two players had three hits – Aaron Brown (3-5) and Christian Marrero (3-5, double, triple, 4 RBIs).
  • Jorge Alfaro went 2-5 and scored three times while Carlos Alonso went 2-4.
  • KC Serna went 1-4 but drove in two.

Team 3 (13-6 win)

  • Tyler Viza has had a good spring so far and today he threw three scoreless innings and struck out four.
  • Kenny Koplove threw two scoreless innings in relief.
  • The big story here was the offense, which was led by Kyle Martin. The 2015 BlueClaw hit two home runs as part of a 3-5, 4 RBI day. Damek Tomscha (2-4) and Jose Pujols (1-4) both homered as well in the win.
  • Samuel Hiciano, with the BlueClaws in 2014 and injured last year, went 2-4 and drove in two.
  • Jan Hernandez was 2-3 with a double and scored twice.

Team 4 (7-1 loss)

  • Harold Arauz, who came over in the Ken Giles trade, threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
  • Alejandro Arteaga gave up two runs in two innings of relief.
  • Just for hits for Team 4 in their loss today – one each by Reggie Wilson, Zack Coppola, Dylan Bosheers, and Gregori Rivero.

As we get closer and closer to camp breaking next week and Opening Day (April 7th), we’ll start to see the player placements look more like the rosters will when the season begins.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Seven

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

A full slate of action yesterday in the Minor League Spring Training games in Clearwater and Bradenton as Phillies farmhands took on groups of Pirates prospects.

Team 1 (6-6 tie)

  • Vincent Velasquez, competing for the Phillies 5th starter job, gave up two runs over 5.2 innings while striking out five against just one walk in another good performance.
  • Among the relievers, 2015 BlueClaw Alexis Rivero gave up two runs in two innings.
  • Offensively, Angelo Mora, who has been a middle-infielder to date, played centerfield and went 3-4 with a triple and two RBIs.
  • Dylan Cozens was 2-4 with a double and Andrew Pullin was 3-4.
  • JP Crawford, Logan Moore, Brock Stassi, and Jake Fox also had hits.

Team 2 (4-4 tie)

  • Dalier Hinojosa, another competing for a big league spot, made an appearance here, throwing two scoreless innings before Jake Thompson gave up four runs in four innings – though he struck out five against just one walk.
  • Among the relievers, former BlueClaws Ulises Joaquin threw a 1-2-3 inning.
  • No multi-hit game but Aaron Brown, Rhys Hoskins, and Mitch Walding, all former BlueClaws, had doubles.

Team 3 (5-2 loss)

  • Ricardo Pinto, who of course pitched for the BlueClaws in the first half last year before a promotion to Clearwater, gave up three runs on four hits over four innings with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Jairo Munoz followed, allowing one run in three innings. Alberto Tirado threw a scoreless inning and Calvin Rayburn gave up one run in one inning.
  • Austin Bossart, a catcher from UPenn, homered in two at bats. Damek Tomscha drove in the other run, going 1-2 with an RBI double.
  • Grenny Cumana, Jorge Alfaro, Drew Stankiewicz, and Carlos Duran also had hits.

Team 4 (3-3 tie)

  • Shane Watson, who has pitched with the BlueClaws in parts of two seasons, gave up three runs on four hits in 3.1 innings. He was followed by Mitch Guellar, who threw two scoreless innings.
  • Zach Morris (one) and Robert Tasin (two) combined for three innings of scoreless relief.
  • Luis Encarnacion homered in the tie, while Dylan Bosheers went 2-3 with a double. Zack Coppola, Deivi Grullon, Brandon Hayden, and Emmanuel Marrero also had hits.

Please Note: Wednesday is a scheduled “Camp Day” so we won’t have a report. We’ll be back following Thursday’s games.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Six

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Spring Training 2016We have recaps up from the Monday action in Florida as part of the minor league spring training games. Only recaps for teams 3, 4, and 5 today.

Team 3 (5-1 loss)

  • Ranfi Casimiro started and gave up one run over two innings with three walks and four strikeouts.
  • Luis Morales followed with two scoreless innings. Sutter McLoughlin threw a scoreless frame as did Jacob Waguespack, who struck out all three hitters he faced.
  • Jan Hernandez was 2-3 and the lone player with a multi-hit game.
  • Drew Stankiewicz, Kyle Martin, and Jose Pujols.

Team 4 (2-0 win)

  • Tyler Gilbert, a 6th round pick last year from USC and a potential BlueClaw, threw three scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out four.
  • Alejandro Arteaga, another potential BlueClaw, threw two perfect innings with two strikeouts.
  • Ismael Cabrera and Jose Taveras also threw two scoreless innings, each striking out four.
  • Zack Coppola led the offense with two hits in two at bats, plus two wlaks and a stolen base.
  • Cornelius Randolph, batting third playing left field, went 2-4 as well. Brandon Hayden was 2-3 with an RBI and a walk.

Team 5 (11-2 win)

  • Felix Paulino started and gave up two runs on three hits in two innings.
  • Geury Ortiz, Steiner Carmonda, and Oskerlly Sanchez threw two scoreless innings while Evan Crower threw one.
  • Offensively, Daniel Brito went 2-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Jesus Alastre was 3-4 with two RBIs. Jake Sweaney was 3-4 and Jhailyn Ortiz was 2-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Five

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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After Saturday’s games were rained out, we’re back with another set of recaps from Sunday’s action as Phillies prospects took on Pirates prospects in Clearwater and Bradenton. Phillies farmhands swept the four games.

Team 1 (8-1 win)

  • Mark Appel, acquired from the Astros in the Ken Giles trade, threw four scoreless innings on two hits while striking out three.
  • Edubray Ramos gave up the lone run over two innings of work.
  • The offensive outburst was led by Cameron Perkins, who went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Andrew Pullin, who was 3-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • Taylor Featherston had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Brock Stassi, Jake Fox, Nick Williams, and Jesmuel Valentin also had hits.

Team 2 (5-3 win)

  • Nick Pivetta, acquired for Jonathan Papelbon last year, gave up two runs in three innings but struck out five without walking anyone.
  • Former BlueClaw Miguel Nunez gave up a run in two innings while former BlueClaws Joey DeNato, Cody Forsythe, and Hoby Milner threw scoreless innings.
  • Malquin Canelo, Carlos Tocci, Aaron Brown, and Zach Green all had two hits in the win, while Canelo had a double and scored twice. Green had a double and scored once.

Team 3 (4-2 win)

  • Phillies reliever Andrew Bailey made a spot appearance here and struck out four without allowing a run over 1.1 innings of work. Colton Murray threw two scoreless innings behind Bailey.
  • Thomas Eshelman gave up two runs on three hits over three innings – Eshelman was a 2nd round pick of the Astros last year (Cal State Fullerton) and came to the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade. He’s a potential 2015 BlueClaw if he doesn’t jump the level and go straight to Clearwater.
  • Josh Tobias went 2-3 with a pair of runs scored in the win while adding a double.
  • Kyle Martin doubled and drove in a run while Damek Tomscha and Jan Hernandez both had hits and RBIs as well.

Team 4 (3-0 win)

  • James Russel (one), Chris Leroux (two), Franklyn Kilome (three – on one hit with three strikeouts), and Elniery Garcia (three – on three hits with three strikeouts) combined to pitch a shutout.
  • Luis Encarnacion was the only player in the lineup with two hits – Rodolfo Duran and Juan Luis had RBIs.
  • Cornelius Randolph got his first action and went 1-4 batting third and playing left field.
  • Zach Coppola had a hit and a walk while Venn Biter had a hit and stole a base.

That’s it for Sunday. Back later with Monday.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Three

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

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Phillies minor leaguers were in action yesterday in Florida, splitting time between Dunedin and Clearwater in games against Blue Jays prospects.

You can follow the results all spring using the Spring Training tag of posts.

Team 1 (2-1 win)

  • David Buchanan threw a scoreless inning while Anthony Vasquez followed with three scoreless frames. Joely Rodriguez added two scoreless innings of relief as well.
  • Tommy Joseph, who has earned mentions here all three days, led the offense with three hits. He and Carlos Alonso drove in the two runs.
  • The top six in the lineup – Roman Quinn, JP Crawford, Andrew Knapp, Jake Fox, Nick Williams, and Dylan Cozens.
  • Fox, Williams, Cozens, Harold Martinez, and Alonso also had hits.

Team 2 (8-5 win)

  • John Richy and Victor Arano each threw two scoreless innings while Ulises Joaquin and Alexis Rivero each gave up two runs.
  • A big day at the plate for several players, led by Rhys Hoskins. The 2015 BlueClaw went 2-2 with a home run and three RBIs.
  • Herlis Rodriguez was 2-4 with a triple, walk, and stolen base. Carlos Tocci had a triple, two RBIs, and a stolen base.
  • Cord Sandberg and Jorge Alfaro both also had a pair of hits in the win. Mitch Walding and Scott Kingery also had a hit apiece.

Team 3 (5-0 win)

  • Phillies LHP Adam Morgan started this game with the minor league players and threw five scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out five.
  • Will Morris (three) and Jason Zgardowski (one) combined for four scoreless innings behind Morgan.
  • Jose Pujols went 1-4 with a home run to drive in two of the five runs in the win.
  • Kyle Martin was 2-4 with a triple and Phillies C JP Arencibia was 2-4 with two runs.
  • Jan Hernandez, Josh Tobias, Damek Tomscha, Chase Harris, and Samuel Hiciano had hits as well.

Team 4 (4-0 win)

  • Phillies reliever David Hernandez threw a scoreless inning and was followed by Brett Oberholtzer, who threw three scoreless frames.
  • Luke Leftwich retired all six hitters he faced, striking out four (he’s a potential 2016 BlueClaw).
  • Offensively, Reggie Wilson was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI.