Spring Game # 2
On Monday, the Phillies Double-A squad beat the Blue Jays Double-A Squad 12-3. On Tuesday, it was a camp day, with no games being played.
Today, (Wednesday), the Phillies minor leaguers returned to the field and faced the Pirates minor leaguers. The Phillies Double-A team dropped their first game of the spring — falling 6-2. J.C Ramirez allowed six runs over three innings.
There were some highlights, however. Check these out:
Cody Overbeck -
Overbeck launched two home runs and finished the contest 2-4 with those two homers. They were the only two runs of the game for the Double-A team. Overbeck, a native of Tennessee, finished the 2010 season strong — posting a .316 mark with eight home runs and 22 RBIs for the R-Phils in August (27 games). 2011 should be another good year for the third baseman.
Michael Dabbs -
Dabbs went 2-2 with a double for the Double-A team on Wednesday. A native of Stillwater, OK, Dabbs posted a .297 batting average over 37 games with Lakewood (A) last season. The 23-year-old is now hitting .429 (3-7) on the season.
Justin De Fratus -
De Fratus made his first appearance for the Double-A team on Wednesday. The 23-year-old posted a 1-0 mark with a 2.19 ERA last season for Reading. On Wednesday, he tossed two scoreless innings and fanned three batters.
Tim Kennelly -
Kennelly, who spent the 2009 season in Baseballtown, went 2-3 with one home run and two RBIs for the Triple-A team today in a 7-54 win over Triple-A Pittsburgh. A native of Australia, Kennelly, 24, hit .274 with five home runs and 59 RBIs last season for Clearwater (A+).
Matt Rizzotti –
Rizzotti ripped two hits and added two RBIs for the Triple-A Phils team on Wednesday. The New York native hit 16 home runs for the R-Phils last season. “Rizz” is a member of the Phillies 40-man roster.