At the major league level, the Phillies hit three homers to down the Atlanta Braves in the home opener, 10-4, at Citizen Bank Park on Thursday afternoon. Back at the AA level in a minor league spring training game on Ashburn Field at about the same time, the Phillies also hit three homers. Two homers were hit by third baseman Jake Scheiner and one more long ball by first baseman Darick Hall. They defeated the Toronto Blue Jays AA team by a 7-2 score.
Hall hit a two-run homer and a single up the middle for three RBIs on the day as well. Watch HERE. Catcher Edgar Cabral knocked in the other run on his second of two doubles in the game. Watch his RBI double, HERE.
Hall continued hit spring training hot streak. In his previous two games in his last four at bats, he homered, hit two singles and doubled. In Thursday’s game, he hit a two-run homer and singled to go 6 for 6 before bouncing out to second in his final at bat. Still it appears Hall will return to AA Reading to start the season.
Minor league spring training games winds up on Friday. We will be watching the Phillies A ball teams at the Carpenter Complex. Saturday, the Phillies minor league teams break camp with Lehigh Valley, Reading and Lakewood heading north to start the season.