Phillies Minor League Teams Square off Against One Another At The Carpenter Complex

Yesterday, it was all about watching Phillies intra-squad baseball.  The weather has been and continues to be a problem.  The Phillies minor league teams play at the Complex rather than risk weather problems if they send teams to the nearby Yankees, Blue Jays or Pirates minor league venues. So they kept everyone at home.

The AAA and AA squads faced off on Roberts Field and the high and low A teams went at it on Carlton Field.  I stayed at Carlton to see the youngest prospects play.

It was Luke Leftwich starting for what will be the Lakewood BlueClaws and Will Morris for the future Clearwater Threshers.  Watch Leftwich and Morris record strike “threes”  HERE and HERE.

In the bullpen it looks like the Threshers pen will be strong headed up by last year’s closer Ulises Joaquin and set-up man Alexis Rivero.  Watch Joaquin get a strikeout with his mid-90’s fastball, see HERE and Rivero gets a called strikeout with his mid-90’s heat see HERE.

Luis Encarnacion

Luis Encarnacion

Hitting-wise outfielder Damek Tomscha and first baseman Luis Encarnation have been two of the pleasant surprises of the spring minor league camp.  Watch HERE as Tomscha squared up another base hit to left and Encarnacion went deep again to left to touch them all.  Watch HERE. 

The last minor league games are on Friday with the three cold weather teams heading north on Saturday.  We will be staying behind to chronicle the Clearwater Threshers  and the Extended Spring Training team which will form in part the Williamsport and GCL teams by  mid-June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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