The Phillies Double-A squad improved to 3-2 on the spring season with a 2-0 victory on Saturday against the Toronto Double-A players. The pitching was fantastic, as they did not allow a run, and allowed just four hits in the game.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights!
Zeid, a 10th round selection in the 2009 draft by Philadelphia, started and tossed three scoreless innings for the Double-A squad on Saturday. A native of Connecticut, Zeid, 23, posted an 8-4 mark with a 2.93 ERA for Lakewood last season. On Saturday he threw 51 total pitches and allowed just four hits and one walk, while fanning five batters.
Cisco, 23, posted a 4-11 mark with a 4.73 ERA for the R-Phils in 2010. On Saturday, the South Carolina native was sharp against Blue Jays Double-A players. Cisco tossed three no-hit innings, while fanning two batters. In parts of two seasons with the R-Phils, the right-handed starter has gone 6-15 with a 4.68 ERA over 23 games.
Derek Loop, Jacob Diekman, and Phillippe Aumont each tossed a scoreless inning. Aumont closed out the game for the Double-A squad. He walked one and struck-out two batters.
Langley, a catcher who appeared in two games for the R-Phils in 2010, enjoyed a solid day at the plate on Saturday. The Georgia native went 2-3 with a run scored for the Double-A Phils. The 23-year-old backstop appeared in 21 games for Clearwater and 16 games for Lakewood last season.
Spring Phillers… Joe Savery failed to register a hit… He went 0-2… SS Freddy Galvis went 1-4 with a stolen base and RBI… Drew Naylor allowed one run on three hits over 4.2 IP for the Triple-A Phils… Chris Frey went 1-3 with a home run for the Triple-A team… Trevor May allowed one unearned run over three innings for the Single-A Phillies… May fanned three and allowed just one hit.. He threw 54 total pitches… 1B Jim Murphy was 2-2 with a double for the Single-A squad.
April was an up and down month for the R-Phils (8-13).
First, they won five of seven games at home, beating the Portland Sea Dogs three of four, and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats two of three. They then took to the road, and well, the road was not kind. They dropped five of six on the road, before coming home to drop four of six at home. They closed out April losing to the Fisher Cats in New Hampshire on April 30.
Let’s take a look back at the Month that was, as we take a look at the hitting and pitching leaders…
Hits – Freddy Galvis led the team with 18.
2B – Tagg Bozied and Domonic Brown were tied with 6
3B – Tyson Gillies and Domonic Brown were tied with 1
HR – Tagg Bozied, Tyson Gillies, and Brandon Pinckney were tied with 2
RBI – Mike Spidale led the club with 14
R – Freddy Galvis led with 11
SB – Kevin Mahar led the team with 2
OBP – Domonic Brown led the way with a .373
AB – Freddy Galvis led with 80
Wins – Mike Stutes – 2
Losses – Mike Cisco and Drew Naylor tied with 3
ERA – Based on innings, Yohan Flande’s 1.52 ERA
SO – Drew Naylor & Vance Worley tied with 16
IP – Yohan Flande – 23.2
SV – Sergio Escalona – 3
G – Sergio Escalona, Michael Schwimer, and Mike Stutes tied with 8
Cody Overbeck ripped three hits, Freddy Galvis added an RBI single, but the Phillies Double-A squad dropped its third game of the spring season on Saturday with a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Double-A team at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater.
On the mound for the Phils was righty J.C. Ramirez, who started and allowed three runs on five hitsoverfour innings of work. Ramirez, a member of the Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster, threw 65 pitches and walked two, while fanning one over his four frames. Acquired in the Cliff Lee trade with the Seattle Mariners this offseason, Ramirez, 21, went 8-10 with a 5.12 ERA in 28 games with the High-Desert Mavericks (High-A) last season.
Offensively, the Phillies were lead by 3B Cody Overbeck, who went 3-4 with an RBI single. Selected by the Phillies in the ninth round of the 200 amateur entry draft, Overbeck, 23, appeared in 96 games with Clearwater (A) last season, hitting .230 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs.
The Phils, who out-hit the Jays 10-9, were also led by Steve Susdorf, who finished the afternoon’s contest 2-4 with a runs scored. Susdorf went through three levels in 2009, beginning the season with Lakewood (.333-2-15), continuing with Clearwater (.371-3-22), and finishing up with Reading, where he hit .221 with two homers and seven RBIs.
Spring Phillers…Tyson Gillies, acquired in the Cliff Lee trade, went 1-3 with a triple and a run scored…Freddy Galvis, 20, went 1-3 with an RBI…Domonic Brown, the system’s number one prospect went 0-3 with a walk…On the hill, Mike Cisco allowed a run and one hit, while fanning three over three innings…Sergio Escalona, recently demoted from Major League camp, allowed a run in his first inning this spring for the Double-A team.