The Double-A Phils won for the fifth time this spring, as they beat the
New York Yankees Double-A club 13-2 on Wednesday in Clearwater, FL.
Highlights from the 13-2 romping of the Yankees:
Hyatt started and allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits over four innings pitched for the Double-A Phils. Hyatt, a native of Georgia, allowed two walks and fanned four batters on Wednesday, while tossing 63 total pitches. The young righty has now fanned eight batters over seven innings this spring. He finished the 2010 campaign as a member of the R-Phils and posted a 1-0 mark with a 4.91 ERA.
The rest of the pitchers on Wednesday combined to allow just one run over five scoreless innings. Edgar Garcia allowed the one hit in two shutout innings of work. He fanned two batters and tossed 29 total pitches. Joe Esposito tossed two no-hit innings and fanned one batter. B.J. Rosenberg fanned one batter over a scoreless inning. He has not allowed an earned run in four innings this spring.
The 21-year-old defensive whiz continues to shine with the lumber and did so again on Wednesday. Leading-off, Galvis went 3-6 with three runs, a double, a triple, and two RBIs. This spring, Galvis is hitting .381 (8-21) with two doubles, and is the team-leader with three triples, five RBIs (tied), and three stolen bases.
A member of the Phillies 40-man roster, Galvis began Spring Training with the Major League club and hit .182 (4-22) with a home run and three RBIs. Last season, he led all Eastern League shortstops with a .982 fielding percentage.
Susdorf went 1-2 with a walk on Wednesday and is now hitting .367 on the season. He leads the club with 11 hits this spring, and also has a team-high five doubles.
Mintken had a solid day at the dish for the Double-A squad on Wednesday. Mintken, a native of Nebraska, went 2-5 with two runs, a walk, and an RBI. He started at second base on Wednesday, but has also played shortstop for the Double-A club this spring. The 25-year-old split 2010 with Clearwater and Lakewood.
Boucher, a native of Hull, Quebec, Canada, went 1-3 with three RBIs on Wednesday for the Double-A squad. In 29 at-bats this spring, Boucher, 29, is hitting a solid .292 with six runs, five RBIs, and five walks.
The 23-year-old backstop continues to rake for the Double-A Phils this spring. Langley went 1-2 with two RBIs on Wednesday and is now hitting a team-high .471 on the season. The Georgia native hit .297 in 16 games for Lakewood last season. He appeared in two games for the R-Phils, and 20 for Clearwater in 2010 as well.
Other Offensive Notables from Wednesday:
Travis Mattair went 2-5 with a home run — his first of the spring… Aaron Altherr went 2-5 with two runs. He is now 2-7 this spring with the Double-A squad… Michael Dabbs went 3-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs on Wednesday… Cody Overbeck was 2-5 with an RBI… Darin Ruf went 2-3 with two runs and an RBI.
The Triple-A Phils beat the Triple-A Yankees 1-0 on Wednesday…
Sebastian Valle went 1-1 with a solo homer for the Triple-A squad… Nate Bump tossed four shutout innings… Mike Stutes fanned five batters over two scoreless innings… 2010 R-Phils MVP Michael Spidale went 1-3 with a strikeout… Harold Garcia was 0-3.
Yes, I know…it’s been awhile since I last blogged. The season, which is in full swing, is a long and grueling season, and while I have gotten used to tweeting hours on end each day, I have somehow forgot to keep my blog going.
Well, today it returns, and it is back and in full force for the foreseeable future. Expect daily updates on all things R-Phils. I’ll take an in-depth look at who’s hot, who’s not here in Reading, as well as a look at some alumni who are enjoying the 2010 season.
Yohan Flande — Flande takes the hill tonight for the R-Phils as they open a four-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs at 6:35 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Flande, a member of the Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster, enters tonight’s contest with the third best ERA in the Eastern League (2.39). The Dominican native was truly impressive in the month of April — posting a 0-1 mark with a 1.52 ERA in four games. He’s followed that up by going 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA over four games this month.
B.J. Rosenberg — Rosenberg was placed on the disabled list all the way back on April 12 due to a right lat strain. Four days ago the young right-hander was activated and sent to Clearwater (A+). The Virginia native made his 2010 Clearwater debut on May 20 and tossed a scoreless inning — allowing two hits, one walk, while fanning two batters. Yesterday, he tossed 1.1 scoreless innings and fanned two more batters. He should be back in Reading at some point here in 2010.
Scott Rolen — Rolen is on a tear during the month of May. After hitting a solid .257 with five homers and 10 RBIs in April, the former R-Phils 3B has hit .318 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in May. Yesterday, against the Cleveland Indians, the Jasper, IN native launched two home runs including a solo shot in the top of the sixth, which tied the game at 3-3.
John Suomi — Suomi, who was promoted to Lehigh Valley after Paul Hoover was recalled by Philadelphia, enjoyed a solid day at the dish on May 20 in Allentown. The 29-year-old backstop launched a three-run homer, and helped lead the IronPigs to an 8-4 victory over Louisville. It will be interesting to see if Suomi sticks around with Lehigh Valley as Hoover was put on waivers yesterday due to Brian Schneider being activated off the disabled list.