Who Is Kyle Arjona? He Picked Up The Save In the Low A Phillies 1-0 Win Friday At Ashburn Field

It was a quick game Friday afternoon on Ashburn Field as the Phillies Low A team won 1-0 over the Pirates in a minor league spring training game. Not much happened until the ninth inning when a Phillies relief pitcher came on for the save and struck out the side for a 1-0 win. He had electric stuff.

The Phillies only could come up with two hits in the game and scored the only run on a couple of stolen bases by Corbin Williams and an infield out by Carlos De La Cruz. That was all that was needed for the 1-0 win.

The Phillies pitching was good. Nick Fanti struck out five in three innings of work.  Ranfi Gonell and Kyle Glogoski each had had a strong outing as well.  But the guy that really caught my attention was a closer by the name of Kyle Arjona. I really never heard of him but he struck out-the-side in the ninth inning and we all left with a game to remember.  Watch the top of the ninth inning HERE.

Kyle Arjona

It turns out, the 22-year-old Arjona was signed by the Phillies out of the University of New Orleans as a free agent back on August 4th of last year. Read HERE.  He pitched in middle relief in the last few weeks of the GCL season. On Friday, he looked like a top closer candidate in the Phillies minor league system with his sharp late breaking ball in the 1-0 win over the Pirates.

Minor league spring training has a week to go before the Phillies teams break camp, remember the name Kyle Arjona. After today’ game, those of us who were at the game now know who he is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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