The Phillies just might get several Australians in the lineup over the next few years if this weekend is any indication. Not since I watched on TV Brad Harman hit a line drive gap double in Pittsburgh back in 2008, has an Australian played in a Phillies uniform. But after this weekend “down under” that might change!
Lefty Josh Hendrickson, a 6’4″, 2019, 38th round Phillies draft pick, pitched a five-inning, no-hitter striking out 10 for Perth. He allowed only a first inning, two-out, walk to get the 7-3 win on Sunday. Read HERE.
On Saturday, another lefty starter Josh Tols retired the last ten batters he faced as he got stronger pitching five innings in a 1-0 loss for Melbourne. Read HERE.
In Saturday’s game, Adelaide’s first baseman Rix Wingrove went 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs. He now leads the team in RBIs with 14 in 16 games. Read HERE.
Watch below Hendrickson getting a called third strike in a Fall Instructs game and Tols pitching in relief for Clearwater in 2018.
The Phillies keep looking for left-handed starters. They just might have two from Australia!