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.
After one week of games, it’s time to take a look at some of the leaders. Today we will begin with the pitchers. Come back on Tuesday for the hitters.
Zeid, a native of New Haven, CT, has made two starts for the Double-A Phillies and has been sharp on both occassions. Selected by the Phillies in the 10th round of the 2009 draft, Zeid, posted an 8-4 mark with a 2.93 ERA for Lakewood last season. He fanned 111 batters over 107.1 IP. He split the season between the Lakewood rotation and bullpen.
The soon-to-be 24-year-old (turns 24 on Thursday) has tossed five shutout innings for the Double-A club this spring. He’s allowed four hits and just one walk, while fanning a team-high seven strikeouts. In his last outing, on Saturday, Zeid tossed three scoreless innings. He threw 51 total pitches.
Ranked as the 23rd-best prospect in the Phillies organization by Baseball America, Zeid is 16-9 with a 2.94 ERA over two pro seasons (2009 in Williamsport).
Friend, 24, spent the 2010 season with Midland (AA) of the Oakland A’s orginzation. The California native posted a 3-3 mark with a 3.70 ERA over 36 games last season. He was originally selected by the A’s in the 13th round of the 2007 draft.
Through two appearances this spring, Friend has allowed just two hits over four shutout innings. In December, the Phillies selected Friend in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 draft. He has been strictly a reliever over his four Minor League seasons and posted a career-high 11 saves in 2008 with Kane County (A).
Hyatt made his first Double-A start this spring on Friday and was sharp over three innings. The Georgia native allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out four Detroit hitters. Ranked as the 24th-best prospect in the Phillies organization by Baseball America, Hyatt appeared in just four games for the R-Phils in 2010 and went 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA.
A 15th round selection of the Phillies in the 2009 draft, Hyatt excelled on the mound for Clearwater in 2010 — earning Florida State League most valuable pitcher honors, before his promotion to Reading. With the Threshers he posted an 11-5 mark with a 3.04 ERA over 23 games (21 starts).
Aumont, the 14th-best prospect in the Phils organization, as ranked by Baseball America, has appeared in two games this spring for the Double-A club. Now a reliever, the Canadian native has not allowed a run over his two appearances (two innings), while fanning four batters. He closed-out Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Toronto.
Acquired by the Phillies in the trade with Seattle for Cliff Lee, Aumont, 22, went just 1-6 with a 7.43 ERA for the R-Phils over 11 games. On June 7, however, Aumont was transferred to Clearwater, and remained there the rest of 2010. With the Threshers, he went 2-5 with a 4.48 ERA over 16 games (10 starts).
Other Notable Numbers:
Trevor May, who is ranked fifth in the Phillies organization by Baseball America, has not allowed a run over two innings pitched.
Tyler Cloyd started and tossed three no-hit innings on Sunday. Cloyd, 23, allowed just one walk and fanned five batters, while throwing 42 total pitches. In two appearances this spring, Cloyd has allowed one run on two hits, while fanning six batters (four innings).
Eric Pettis has not allowed a run over three innings of work this spring. Pettis was selected in the 35th round of the 2010 draft. Last season, the Califonia native posted an impressive 8-0 mark with a 1.37 ERA (59 innings).
Jacob Diekman, 24, has not allowed a run over three innings this spring. A 30th round selection of the Phillies in the 2007 draft, Diekman posted an 0-2 mark with a 3.66 ERA for Clearwater, and a 2-0 record with a 1.90 ERA for Lakewood in 2010.
Ryan Edell, who split last season with Akron (AA) and Midland (AA), has tossed three scoreless innings this spring for the Double-A squad. The 27-year-old lefty was signed by Philadelphia as a Minor League free agent during the offseason.
The Phllies minor leaguers were back in action on Friday, as they faced the Tigers minor leaguers for a second-straight day. The Double-A Phillies team beat the Double-A Tigers team 4-0.
Let’s take a look at some of the leaders:
Austin Hyatt –
Hyatt, who ended the 2010 campaign as a member of the R-Phils, started for the Double-A squad on Friday, and was sharp. He tossed three scoreless innings, and allowed just one hit, one run, while fanning four batters. He threw 44 total pitches.
Hyatt, a Georgia native, posted a 1-0 mark with a 4.91 ERA over four games last season for the R-Phils. He began the season with Clearwater and was solid over 23 games (21 starts). Hyatt, 24, posted an 11-5 mark with a 3.04 ERA. Originally drafted in he 15th round of the 2009 draft, Hyatt should be in for a big 2011 season.
Joe Savery –
The Texas native continued his assault on Double-A pitching on Friday — ripping two more hits. Savery, 25, is now hitting .500 (6-12) this spring, as he continues to try his hand at an everyday hitting role. Savery started at DH on Friday, and finished the contest 2-4 with a run scored.
Fidel Hernandez –
Hernandez had a nice day at the dish on Friday. Hernandez, who spent the majority of the 2010 season with Clearwater, went 2-5 with a run and a stolen base for the Double-A squad on Friday.
The Venezuelan native spent four games last season with the R-Phils and hit .467 (7-15). hernandez, a middle-infielder, has spent most of his Minor League career with Clearwater. The 25-year-old has played for the Threshers for four-straight seasons (2007-2010). It will be interesting to see where Hernandez begins 2011.
Stephen Susdorf, Darin Ruf, & Travis Mattair each had an RBI for the Phils Double-A team on Friday. Justin Friend, Jonathan Velasquez, and Eric Pettis each tossed two scoreless innings.
Other News & Notes from Phillies Minor League camp:
Schwimer tossed two scoreless innings for the Triple-A Phils on Friday. Schwimer, 25, posted a 5-3 mark with 11 saves and a 3.60 ERA in 32 games for the R-Phils last season. He threw 32 total pitches on Friday and fanned three batters.
“Rizz” went 1-3 with a run scored in the Triple-A team’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers Triple-A team on Friday.
Suomi ripped two hits on Friday for the Triple-A Phils. He finished 2-3 with an RBI. A native of Ontario, CA, Suomi, 30, is back for his fourth season in the Phillies organization (2007-2008, 2010).
Leandro Castro and Cameron Rupp each had two hits for the Single-A Phillies on Friday.