It was Camp Day at the Carpenter Complex yesterday. A little more relaxed atmosphere. But players are everywhere since four Phillies teams are playing at one time on adjacent fields.
Baseball Betsy made her rounds but I decided to stay put and watch the A ball teams go at it on Carlton Field while the AAA and AA teams were playing on Roberts Field.
And I was not disappointed.
Damek Tomscha put on quite a show. All he did was hit two doubles, score a couple of runs, drive in a run and made a great catch in left charging a hard hit line-drive right at him and he is not really a left fielder. He only played the corner infield positions last year for Lakewood. And not bad for someone who, when the first spring training rosters came out, was only listed only as an infielder with no number.
They say in minor league baseball it is important to finish strong and Tomscha did that last season with the BluClaws. In his last ten games in the Sally League he hit .316 with three homers and 12 RBIs.
Also standing out in the A ball game yesterday was shortstop Grenny Cumana. He went with the pitch and hit a two-run rbi single to right. Watch HERE.
I must admit I missed the Jose Pujols home run even though I all but called it. I said to Baseball Betsy we needed a video of Pujols to see if he can go deep with the wind blowing out. When Pujols did come up, one of my favorite pitchers came up from behind and said a big “hola” to me. I turn around to see who it was and by the time I turned back to the game Pujols was touching them all as he had hit a line drive over the left field fence.
Tomscha, Cumana and Pujols made yesterday at the Carpenter Complex interesting. So when you see Camp Day on the schedule you never know what you might see!