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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


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


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


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 Four

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Rain fell in the Clearwater/Tampa area on Saturday so all minor league spring training games were rained out.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Three

Saturday, March 19th, 2016


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.

Minor League Spring Training – Day Two

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Spring Training 2016We posted the day one recap on but we expect the rest of them will be here on BlueClaws Blog. Let’s get to it. Today, Phillies farm hands took on a group of Pirates prospects in Clearwater and in Bradenton.

Team 1 (10-5 loss)

  • Jake Thompson started and gave up one run over three innings with a strikeout. Zack Eflin followed and gave up three runs/one earned in three innings while adding four strikeouts.
  • JP Crawford went 1-3 with two RBIs while other runs were driven in by Tommy Joseph (2-4, double), Dylan Cozens (1-3) and Nick Williams (1-3).

Team 2 (7-4 win)

  • Ben Lively started and gave up three runs over two innings with four strikeouts.
  • Matt Imhof, a former 2nd rd pick who played for the BlueClaws in 2014, threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
  • 2015 BlueClaw Matt Hockenberry made his spring training debut with a scoreless inning, as did 2014 BlueClaw Yacksel Rios.
  • Carlos Tocci led the offense, going 3-3 with a double and stolen base while Jiandido Tromp homered, going 1-3.
  • Mitch Walding drove in two while Rhys Hoskins, Zach Green, Deivi Grullon, Herlis Rodriguez, and Emmanuel Marrero all had one.

Team 3 (6-4 win)

  • Ranfi Casimiro, a 2014-15 BlueClaw, threw two scoreless innings in his 2016 debut. Luis Morales followed and gave up two runs in two innings.
  • Alberto Tirado, Kenny Koplove, Jacob Waguespack and Robert Tasin all threw scoreless innings.
  • Offensively, Zack Coppola went 3-5 as the leadoff hitter.
  • Kyle Martin, with the BlueClaws last year, was 2-4 with a double and a home run. Reggie Wilson, 32nd rd pick last year from Oklahoma City University, also added a home run.
  • Damek Tomscha had a double and Josh Tobias added a triple.

Team 4 (8-5 win)

  • Tyler Gilbert and Alejandro Arteaga each threw two scoreless innings to open the game.
  • Jeff Singer and Gandy Stubblefield threw scoreless innings in relief.
  • Jhailyn Ortiz had two RBIs in going 1-4 while Enmanuel Garcia was 2-5, also driving in a pair.
  • Jesus Alastre, Lucas Williams, Luis Encarnacion, Daniel Brito, and Juan Luis all had a hit.

We’ll be back tomorrow.

Our Favorite Sentence: Pitchers & Catchers Report Today

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

PitchersCatchersReportTodayWhat is your favorite phrase? Here is a list from referencing some popular phrases and expressions. Takes two to tango. Elvis has left the building. Take it with a grain of salt. All wonderful phrases.

None, however, is quite as good as what we’ll get to say this morning.

Pitchers and catchers report today.

Todd Zolecki has the preview story on, and not surprisingly, it centers on the impact youngsters the Phillies have acquired over the last year.

From a few days ago, Zolecki had a rundown of Truck Day, the loading and shipping of items from Philadelphia down to Clearwater.

Some items on that truck include:

  • 10,000 12-ounce cups
  • 2,400 baseballs
  • 2,000 short- and long-sleeve shirts
  • 1,200 bats
  • 1 Phanatic hot dog launcher

Closer to home, BlueClaws Blog will have upcoming rundowns of some players that could be BlueClaws in 2016, and the plan is to get those previews up by the end of February. Phillies minor leaguers will report officially the first week of March. Photo Day in Clearwater is March 7th.

The BlueClaws have already announced some promotions for 2016, which you can read here.

A rundown of BlueClaws ticket packages can be found here and group outings can be found here.

It’s a great day. Enjoy it. And we’ll see you at FirstEnergy Park for Opening Day on April 14th, just 56 days away.

Pettibone Signs With Cubs

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Best of luck to 2010 BlueClaws pitcher Jonathan Pettibone who has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs. The contract includes an invite to spring training, which gets underway in just a few weeks.

His last significant big league time was in 2013 when he went 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA but he’s missed time with shoulder injuries the last two seasons, including all of 2015.

With the BlueClaws, Pettibone went 8-6 with a 3.49 ERA and was the winning pitcher in the clinching game in both playoff rounds – the South Atlantic League Division Series against Hickory (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 9 K) and the South Atlantic League Championship Series against Greenville (5 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 5 K).

We wish Jon the best of luck with the Cubs.

Crawford Among Five BlueClaws to Get Phillies Spring Training Invites

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016


The Phillies announced earlier today a list of players from within their organization and not on their 40-man roster that will receive invites to big league spring training, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Clearwater on February 17th.

Of the players above, five played for the BlueClaws (left to right in above photo):

  • SS JP Crawford – The Phillies top prospect was their first round pick in 2013. He played with the BlueClaws in 2013 and the first half of 2014 before a mid-season promotion to Clearwater. He split 2015 between Reading and Lehigh Valley.
  • C Andrew Knapp – A 2nd round pick in 2013, Knapp played with the BlueClaws in 2014, hitting .290 in 75 games. In 2015, he was Eastern League MVP, hitting .360 with 11 home runs with Reading.
  • C Gabriel Lino – Lino came to the Phillies from the Orioles in 2012 and played part of 2012, 2013, and 2014 with the BlueClaws. He split 2015 between Reading and Lehigh Valley.
  • C Logan Moore – Drafted in 2011, Moore played 30 games with the BlueClaws in 2012.
  • 1B Brock Stassi – Drafted in 2011, Stassi hit 3 home runs with the BlueClaws in 2012, including an inside-the-park home run on July 3rd.

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Spring Training Game Recap – March 18th

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We had the weekend round-up in yesterday’s post. Here is the round-up for Tuesday’s games.

Lehigh Valley (2-0 win at Pirates)

  • Greg Smith threw four scoreless innings and was followed by Tyler Knigge who added two shutout frames.
  • Jay Johnson, Mike Nesseth, and Justin Friend all had scoreless innings as well.
  • Offensively, Tyler Henson drove in two runs and went 2-2, while Cody Overbeck was 2-4 and Bob Stumpo was 2-2.
  • Tyson Gillies went 1-1 with three walks.

Reading (7-2 loss at Pirates)

  • Percy Garner started and allowed four runs in three innings. Nick Hernandez gave up two runs in 2.2 innings. 2013 BlueClaw Kevin Walter was here and gave up one unearned run in an inning.
  • Justin Parr and Brock Stassi drove in the runs while Jim Negrych, Harold Martinez, Josh Ludy, Logan Moore, Parr, and Edgar Duran each had a hit.

Clearwater (7-5 win vs Pirates)

  • Ethan Stewart threw four scoreless innings as the starter, but all the relievers gave up runs (Delvy Francisco – 2 in 2.1 IP, Chris Nichols – 2 in 1.2 IP, and Zach Cooper – 1 in 1 IP).
  • JP Crawford slid up to this group for the first time this spring and went 1-3.
  • Zach Green contined his good spring and went 2-2 with a double and a walk. Casey Serna had two hits as well, while Chris Serritella homered.

Lakewood (3-2 win vs Pirates)

  • Ranfi Casimiro started and gave up a run over 3.2 innings and was followed by Alejandro Arteaga, who allowed a run over 4.1 innings. Both played primarily with the GCL Phillies last year.
  • C Deivy Grullon went 2-3 with a pair of doubles to lead the offense.
  • Jiandido Tromp, Andrew Pullin, Jan Hernandez, Logan Pierce, Cord Sandberg, Robinson Torres, and Gustavo Martinez all had hits as well.

The plan is to do a rundown of some likely 2014 BlueClaws broken down into hitters and pitchers over the next few days.