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.
The Phils Double-A team is now 4-3-1 on the spring season after a 5-5 tie on Tuesday. On Monday, I looked at the pitching leaders and now, its the hitters turn.
Phillies Double-A Offensive Highlights:
Galvis, 21, is a slick-fielding shortstop, who led all EL shortstops last season with a .982 fielding percentage. So far this spring, the Venezuelan is hitting .333 with two runs, two triples, three RBIs, and three stolen bases. A member of the Phillies 40-man roster, Galvis is 5-15 this spring for the Double-A Phils. His three stolen bases and two triples are a team-high.
Overbeck hit 13 home runs and 41 RBIs for the R-Phils last season after posting All-Star numbers with Clearwater (A+) earlier in the season. The Tennessee native enjoyed a solid August — posting an impressive .316 average with eight home runs and 22 RBIs. This spring, Overbeck leads the Double-A team with two home runs.
Savery began the spring as a member of the Double-A Phils, but has recently been playing for the Single-A squad. In 16 at-bats for the Double-A squad, the Texas native hit .375 with two doubles, a run, and three RBIs.
On Tuesday, Savery went 0-4 with an RBI for the Single-A Phils, a day after hitting a home run for the club. He played first base on Monday and DH on Tuesday.
Susdorf has excelled at the dish this spring for the Double-A Phils. The soon-to-be 25-year-old (turns 25 on Monday, March 28) has posted team-highs in at-bats (28), average (.357), hits (10), doubles (5), and RBIs (4). On Tuesday, he went 3-3 with three doubles, a run, and an RBI.
Selected by the Phillies in the 19th round of the 2008 draft, Susdorf spent all of 2010 with Clearwater — posting a .278 mark with 11 home runs and 77 RBIs. The California native appeared in 24 games with the R-Phils in 2009.
Michael Spidale, the R-Phils team MVP last season, appeared in his first Double-A game of the season on Tuesday, and went 1-4 with two strikeouts.
Jeremy Slayden, who is also familiar to R-Phils fans, has appeared in one game this spring for the Double-A club. On Sunday, Slayden went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.