So, after yesterday’s 10-inning scrimmage, the Phils went easy on us today — playing 6 innings of 1-1 ball.
There wasn’t a lot of action in this one — but the pitching performances were stand out.
Ramon Rosso started on the bump for the Pinstriped Phillies, and he did not disappoint.
Rosso had an excellent Spring, and followed it up with a 3 inning masterpiece — allowing just 2 hits, walking none, and K-ing 3, generating some NASTY swings-and-misses all the while.
He has a really great chance to aid the big club this year, whether that be as a long reliever — or even one of Bryan Price’s aforementioned “just in case” starters. Either way, he’s taken some major steps forward over this last year. Very excited for him.
Mauricio Llovera started for the All-Red Phils, and, while he was a bit wild in his first inning, he calmed down enough to pitch 2 innings of 1-run ball, striking out a couple.
Llovera has some of the best pure “stuff” in the Phillies’ system, but health remains a concern for him.
He’s probably not “ready” yet, but certainly has the potential to develop into a big arm for the Phillies in the future.
Following those two came a slew of other pitchers:
Hector Neris saw his first in-game action, and managed to rack up 4 outs prior to giving up a double to Jay Bruce... which ended the inning.
Anthony Swarzak, Bud Norris, Deolis Guerra, Adam Morgan, and others took the bump too — all of which saw solid results.
As for bats that impressed on the day, the leader of the pack was Adam Haseley, who wracked up 2 hits (4 over the last 2 days) one of which was a LONG, 400-foot double. the other of which was a stand-up double to the gap. This guy can seriously hit.
Roman Quinn managed to score the Pinstriped team’s only run, and he did it all by himself. He walked to first, stole second, advanced on an error to 3rd, and was then driven in by a JT Realmuto single. There’s not much else to be said about Quinn, he’s a super dynamic player.
Jean Segura recorded some loud outs tonight, and Andrew Knapp managed to wrack up his 3rd hit in 2 days — but, other than that, there’s not too much else to add from the 6 innings we saw from CBP today.
A couple of tidbits from Joe Girardi’s postgame presser:
Rafael Marchan and Austin Davis will be added to the Phillies’ 60-man player pool tomorrow.
Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies on July 18th against Washington.
We’re EIGHT DAYS away from Opening Day, folks. I almost can’t believe it.