March 2010

Spring Training Wrap #4 —

Let’s go for Day #4 — ENJOY!greetingsST_AZ2.jpg!

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Domonic Brown (2009) – Here we go again — Brown went 3-5 today with a double and 2 RBIs, continuing to put together a very solid spring out of the gate. While Brown is just 22-years-old and has not played past the Double-A level — he continues to make a name for himself in Clearwater this spring — proving that sooner, rather than later, there will be a spot for him in the Philadelphia outfield. And, as good as his offense has been (hitting .538 so far this spring), the number one prospect in the Phillies organization threw out another runner at the plate today — showing off the skills that have made him a five-tool player.

Yohan Flande (2009) – Flande took the loss after allowing two runs on six hits in two innings of work for the Phils earlier today. A native of El Seybo in the Dominican Republic, Flande went 4-4 with a 4.58 ERA over 13 starts for the R-Phils last season and was put on the Phillies 40-man roster earlier this offseason.

J.A. Happ (2005) – Happ, who went 12-4 with a 2.93 ERA in his rookie season with the Phils, started today and went 2.1 shutout frames against the Tampa Bay Rays in a rematch of the 2008 World Series. The 27-year-old lefty allowed two hits, two walks, and fanned two batters in his second spring outing of the season. Happ will be back in the Philadelphia rotation in 2010 and looks to build off a solid rookie campaign.

Others of Note –

Pat Burrell (1999 & R-2004) – Pat “the Bat” went 0-2 with a walk in LF for the Rays
Greg Golson (2007-’08) – Trying to win a spot on the Yankees — Golson went 0-2 with a K
Jason Michaels (2000) – Started in CF for ‘Stros and went 1-2 (batting .571 this spring)
Nick Punto (2000) – Punto started at 3B for the Twins and went 1-2  
Jimmy Rollins (1999) – J-Roll went 1-3 with his first homer of the spring season
Joe Savery (2009) – Savery struggled earlier today against Tampa Bay — allowing three runs on four hits in just one inning of work.

Spring Training Wrap #3 —

Back for Day #3 — let’s check in on some former R-Phils from today — ENJOY!!

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Jason Donald (2008) – Donald, who was dealt along with Lou Marson and Carlos Carrasco to Cleveland in the Cliff Lee deal, went 1-2 as the starting SS for the Tribe. Donald, a product of the University of Arizona, committed his first error of the spring season — a throwing error. A 3rd round pick in 2006 by Philadelphia, Donald looks to win a spot on the Indians out of spring training.

B.J. Rosenberg (2009) – Rosenberg, who appeared in 10 games with the R-Phils last season, tossed two scoreless frames for Philadelphia earlier today against the Pirates. A native of Virginia, Rosenberg allowed one hit, while fanning to and walking two in his two solid innings out of the pen. Before posting a 0-1 mark with a 2.67 ERA for Reading, Rosenberg began the year in Lakewood and went a marvelous 7-2 with 19 saves and a remarkable 0.89 ERA.

Mike Zagurski (2007 & 2009) – Zagurski relieved Rosenberg in today’s game and followed up his solid performance with a solid one of his own — two no-hit innings. Zagurski, who is on the Phils 40-man roster, was solid for the R-Phils in ’09, compiling a 3-4 mark with 8 saves and a 3.57 ERA over 45 appearances. The lefty from Nebraska missed the entire 2008 season due to surgery on his right hamstring, and later Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.


Others of Note –

OFDomonic Brown (2009) – Philadelphia’s #1 prospect continued his hot-hitting, going 2-3 with a walk.

Jason Jaramillo (2006) – Jaramillo went 1-2 as the starting catcher for the Pirates in today’s game against his former ‘mates.

Kevin Nelson (2008-2009) – Nellie went 1-1 for Phils as backup catcher. Nelson is in camp as a non-roster invitee

Carlos Ruiz (2003-2004) – “Chooch” started behind the dish for the Phils and went 1-3 with a run scored.

Spring Training Wrap — #1

Welcome back to Philling You In” — your one-stop shop for Reading Phillies news and notes.

With spring training underway it’s time for this blog to take a daily look around all the spring games and time to follow all the former R-Phils who are in camps all around Florida and Arizona this year.

Earlier today the Philadelphia Phillies beat the N.Y. Yankees by a score of 3-2 and there were plenty of former R-Phils in this one — but first how about Roy Halladay? Wow! Halladay looked as good as ever and is certainly going to make noise in Philly this summer.  

Let’s check in on some former R-Phils from this one from all the games on the schedule from earlier today — ENJOY!

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Drew Carpenter (2008) – Carpenter, 24, tossed two shutout innings today against the N.Y.Yannkees in his spring training debut. A product of Long Beach State, Carpenter allowed just one hit and fanned two batters in his quest to earn the fifth spot in the Philadelphia rotation this season. 

Kyle Drabek (2009) – Drabek, wKyle-Drabek.gifho was dealt as part of the Roy Halladay trade this offseason, made his Jays debut earlier today — allowing two runs on three hits over two innings of work against the Detroit Tigers. Drabek, who was ranked as the number two prospect in the Philadelphia organization by Baseball America, fanned three batters and made Tigers manager Jim Leyland feel “old”. Leyland managed Drabek’s father Doug while with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kyle Kendrick (2007) – kyle kendrick.jpgKendrick who spent the majority of 2009 with Lehigh Valley (AAA), tossed two shutout frames today in relief of starter Roy Halladay — helping himself out a bit as he tries to win the fifth spot in the Philadelphia rotation for 2010. Over nine games for Philadelphia in 2009, Kendrick compiled a 3-1 mark with a 3.42 ERA.

Marlon Byrd (2001 & 2003) – Byrd is coming off his best offensive season in the ‘Bigs in 2009 — hitting .283 with 20 homers and 89 RBIs as a member of the Texas Rangers. Earlier today the former R-Phil, now with the Chicago Cubs, was solid at the dish — finishing 2-2 with a solo homer (1) against the Oakland A’s.

Others of note:

Quintin Berry (2009) – Berry came on as a pinch-runner –scored a run.
Michael Bourn (2005-’06) – Bourn led-ff for HOU and went 1-3 with a run scored
Domonic Brown (2009) – Brown was 0-1 in one at-bat
Pat Burrell (1999 & ’04) – 1-3 with a run scored for TB Rays as DH 
Ozzie Chavez (2009) – Chavez went 1-2 with an RBI double.
Freddy Galvis (2009) – 0-1 and played 2B and SS
Jason Michaels (2000) – went 3-3 with HR (1) for HOU
Brett Myers (2001, ’07, & ’09) – made HOU debut — started & allowed 3 R, 2 ER over 2 IP
Jimmy Rollins (1999) – Rollins led-off and went 0-3 with 2.
Carlos Ruiz (2003-2004) – Ruiz started begin the dish and went 0-2.
Michael Taylor (2009) – Taylor went 0-1 in his Oakland debut