Llovera Out-pitches Sanchez and Medina As The Phillies Instructs Down the Pirates 2-1 In Florida Instructional League Action

All Mauricio Llovera did in his one inning of work today at Spectrum Field was strikeout-the-side of Pirate Instructs in the fourth inning to lead the Phillies to a 2-1 Instructs win. See HERE. The 22-year-old is quickly establishing himself as a top Phillies minor league starting pitching prospect.

Mauricio Llovera

He won today’s pitch-off for the No. 1 starting pitching prospect at Instructs vs. Sixto Sanchez and Adonis Medina.   Sanchez pitched the first and second innings and gave up the only Pirates run which scored on a double to the gap in left-center in the second inning, watch HERE. Sixto struck out two in the inning, watch HERE.  Medina came on and pitched a scoreless third in his one inning of work, watch his last out on soft contact, watch HERE.

Adonis Medina

Sixto Sanchez

The Phillies Instructs won the game 2-1 on an RBI base hit in the fifth by Mitchell Edwards, a-19-year-old, switch-hitting catcher from Australia. Edwards went the other way and hit two singles to left in his two at bats. Watch HERE.

Mitchell Edwards

A strong bullpen effort was led by Luke Leftwich, Tyler Viza, Seth McGarry, Jake Kinney and Robinson Martinez. They shutdown the Pirates after the second inning. Martinez struck out-the-side for the save in the ninth inning.  Sanchez, Leftwich, Viza and McGarry will be headed to the Arizona Fall League in a week or so.

The Phillies Instructs go back at it in an intra-squad game Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at Spectrum Field.  They are sure more exciting to watch than the big-league team playing-out the MLB season this weekend in Philadelphia.







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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