The Double-A Phillies fell to the Double-A Blue Jays on Sunday by a score of 5-4. The club received a solid outing from Tyler Cloyd, but dropped to 3-3 on the spring season after six games.
An 18th round selection of the Phillies in the 2008 draft, Cloyd, 23, started and went three no-hit innings for the Double-A squad on Sunday afternoon. The Nebraska native allowed just one walk and fanned five batters. Last season Cloyd appeared in two games for the R-Phils and compiled a 1-1 mark with a 4.00 ERA. He began the 2010 campaign with Cleawater (A+) and appeared in 35 games — posting a 4-3 record with a 5.32 ERA.
Slayden, 28, retired after the 2009 season, but is now back and playing games for the Phillies this spring. In his first Double-A appearance on Sunday, the Kentucky native went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs as the number three hitter in the lineup. Slayden spent the entire 2008 season in Baseballtown and posted a solid .298 batting average with 17 home runs and 81 RBIs.
In 2009, Slayden split the year with Reading and Lehigh Valley — posting a combined .257 batting average with 13 home runs and 42 RBIs. It will be interesting to see where Slayden begins the 2011 season. Stay tuned!
Galvis enjoyed a solid day at the plate on Sunday. Batting in the number two hole of the order, Galvis went 2-3 with two runs, a triple, and an RBI. The slick-fielding shortstop, who is known for his superior defense, has three hits over his last two Double-A games. Galvis is just 21-years-old.
Spring Phillers… Joe Savery went 0-2 with a walk… He’s 0-4 in his last two games… B.J. Rosenberg allowed one unearned run over two innings on Sunday for the Double-A team… Mike Stutes did not allow a hit or a run over two innings on Sunday for the Triple-A Phils… Matt Anderson took the loss by allowing a run on two hits and three walks in just one inning of work for the Triple-A squad… Tagg Bozied, who led the EL with a .315 batting average last season, went 2-3 with two doubles for the Triple-A team.