Spring Update — Game 14
On Monday, Minor League games were rained out, and on Tuesday, the games were also postponed due to rain.
Note: Tuesday the teams played intersquad games instead.
So, on Wednesday, the Phillies Minor League players were back in action, this time facing the Tigers Minor League squad.
Wednesday’s game for the Double-A team was a positive one, as they beat the Tigers Double-A squad 6-5 to improve to 7-5-2 this spring. Josh Zeid started and allowed two runs on three hits over four innings, while Cody Overbeck launched his team-high third home run of the season.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:
Zeid allowed his first runs of the spring on Wednesday, after not allowing a run in 9.2 innings pitched this spring. Zeid, a native of New Haven, CT, has now tossed 13.2 innings this spring, and has allowed just two runs on seven hits, while fanning a team-high 14 batters. The 24-year-old spent the entire 2010 season in Lakewood and posted an 8-4 mark with a 2.93 ERA in 43 games (12 starts).
Other pitching performances on Wednesday in the Double-A portion:
Tyler Cloyd allowed just one hit over three shutout innings in relief of Zeid… Cloyd fanned two batters and has now fanned eight batters this spring (8.1 IP)… Gerard Vasquez made his Double-A debut and allowed three runs on two hits over 0.2 IP… Jordan Ellis tossed the final 1.1 innings and allowed one hit and no runs… Ellis fanned three batters.
Offensive Leaders on Wednesday:
Torre Langley – catcher
Langley continued his amazing offensive spring on Wednesday. Langley, 23, went 2-2 with an RBI and a stolen base. The Georgia native is now hitting .550 (11-20) this spring. His 11 hits are tied for team-best with Stephen Susdorf and he has 6 RBIS this spring. He appeared in two games last season with Reading and hit .167 (1-6).
Freddy Galvis – shortstop
Galvis went 0-0 with two runs scored, three walks, two stolen bases and an error on Wednesday for the Double-A squad. The slick-fielding shortstop leads the club with six steals this spring and is now hitting .321 with eight runs scored and six RBIs. The Venezuelan native was an Eastern League All-Star last season.
Cody Overbeck – first base/third base
Overbeck hit cleanup and started at first base on Wednesday. The Tennessee native launched his team-high third home run of the season and added three RBIs. This spring, Overbeck is hitting .256 with the three home runs and seven RBIs.
Other Offensive Notables on Wednesday:
Harold Garcia made his first appearance in a Double-A game this spring and went 0-2 with a strikeout… Matt Rizzotti also made his first Double-A game this spring and went 1-2 with a double and two walks… Yesterday, Rizzotti was outrighted to Reading from Philadelphia… Tuffy Gosewich, who spent the majority of the spring in Major League camp, appeared in his first Double-A game this spring…. He went 0-3 with two strikeouts… Fidel Hernandez went 0-2… He’s hitting .360 this spring in 25 Double-A at-bats.
Other Organizational Notes from Wednesday:
Eddie Bonine tossed six shutout innings for the Triple-A squad in a 5-2 loss… B.J. Rosenberg allowed four runs on three hits in just one inning of work… Chris Frey went 3-4 for the Triple-A team… Michael Spidale struck-out in his only at-bat on Wednesday for the Triple-A team… Joe Savery went 0-4 with an RBI and a stolen base for the Single-A Phils… Trevor May started and allowed five runs on three hits over 4.1 innings pitched… He tossed 84 total pitches.