Phillies Play First Fall Instructional League Game-First Round Pick Alec Bohm Goes Yard

Fall Instructional League games are much like spring training games, they are more relaxed, coaches can end or “roll” an inning and pitchers often pitch only an inning.

Someone forgot to tell Phillies’ First Round draft pick Alec Bohm…he sent a ball almost out of Spectrum Field! He hit a blazing line drive that hit off near to top of the “F” on the sign above Frenchy’s Tiki Bar! It was a thunderous hit that even the sound was no-doubt-about it. I managed to catch this swing, landing and Bohm’s bat flip and run around the bases…

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Phillies Release Fall Instructional League Roster and Schedule

After a spring where the Phillies never released a workgroup player list, I was beginning to think that we would never find out the schedule nor roster for the Fall Instructional League.

Then this morning–SURPRISE! They actually posted it. Seeing as Alec Bohm will be there, I have a feeling that Baseball Ross and I will be checking in to see the goings-on at instructs. Watch this space and Baseball Ross’ blog for pictures and articles starting next week.

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Phillies No. 2 Pick Alec Bohm

Here is the roster:

PITCHERS: Blake Bennett, RHP; Ben Brown, RHP; Starlyn Castillo, RHP; Jose Conopoima, RHP; Gabriel Cotto, LHP; Jonas De La Cruz, RHP; Maikel Garrido, LHP; Juan Geraldo, RHP; Kyle Glogoski, RHP; Michael Gomez, RHP; Rafi Gonell, RHP; Cristian Hernandez, RHP; Jake Kinney, RHP; Hsin-Chieh Lin, RHP; Jordi Martinez, LHP; Robinson Martinez, RHP; Tyler McKay, RHP; Jhordany Mezquita, LHP (No. 26); Juan Miranda, LHP; Efrain Morales, RHP; Francisco Morales, RHP (No. 13); Luis Pacheco, RHP; Nicoly Pina, RHP; Dominic Pipkin, RHP (No. 24); Mark Potter, RHP; Alfonso Puello, RHP; Brandon Ramey, RHP; Dalvin Rosario, RHP; Austin Ross, RHP; Yeison Sanchez, RHP; Victor Santos, RHP; Manuel Silva, LHP; Jaylen Smith, LHP; Manuel Urias, RHP; Victor Vargas, RHP

CATCHERS: Juan Aparicio, Arturo De Freitas, Mitchell Edwards, Freddy Francisco, Abrahan Gutierrez, Rafael Marchan, Logan O’Hoppe, Cesar Rodriguez

INFIELDERS: Alec Bohm (No. 2), Guarner, Luis Garcia, Juan Herrera, Matt Kroon, Seth Lancaster, Curtis Mead, Jose Mercado, Luke Miller, Luis Rojas, Logan Simmons, Cole Stobbe, Madison Stokes, Nicolas Torres, Christian Valerio, Rixon Wingrove

OUTFIELDERS: Ben Akilinski, Jose Cedeno, Carlos De La Cruz, Julio Francisco, Luis Matos, Simon Muzziotti (No. 30), Jhailyn Ortiz (No. 7), Ben Pelletier, Johan Rojas, Yerwin Trejo, Matt Vierling

The schedule:

Mon. Sept. 24 – vs. Blue Jays
Tues. Sept. 25 – at Orioles
Wed. Sept. 26 – at Pirates
Thurs. Sept. 27 – Camp day
Fri. Sept. 28 – vs. Pirates
Sat. Sept. 29 – Camp day
Mon. Oct. 1 – at Pirates
Tues. Oct. 2 – vs. Orioles
Wed. Oct. 3 – Camp day
Thurs. Oct. 4 – at Orioles
Fri. Oct. 5 – vs. Braves
Sat. Oct. 6 – vs. Orioles
Mon. Oct. 8 – at Braves
Tues. Oct. 9 – vs. Yankees
Wed. Oct. 10 – Camp day
Thurs. Oct. 11 – at Yankees
Fri. – Oct. 12 – vs. Yankees

Note: a “camp day” is a day where they may scrimmage or do drills have a short day or have off the field meetings so you may not see them on the field.

If you would like to read the announcement, you can read it HERE.

Hurricane Preparations: Irma-We are STAYING

Just an update: Baseball Ross and I are NOT in an evacuation zone and will not be leaving. (Even though we got the kindest offer to stay with our favorite Canadian Blogger–which is highly appreciated!)

We are outside the recommended evacuation zones and frankly, I-75 has been a parking lot since they announced the evacuations of the Keys so there really is no where to go.

So as of today, we have cases of water, half of it frozen, food, puppy food for the girls and every other conceivable supply. We went shopping on Monday so we got everything including filling both cars with gas. We have solar panel chargers for phones and back up batteries, a back up battery for the router/modem, computers and all can be charged by solar once the sun comes back out.

The last forecast for us was high winds around 50 mph and 3-5 inches of rain. Not horrible as long as IRMA keeps to the east. If she comes west, it’s a different story. Our house was built to the most current hurricane standards, windows and doors can withstand 130 mph and we have steel rods bolted into the foundation rebar that go through our walls all the way to the top and the roof is bolted on to them. We are out of the 100 year flood plain and we aren’t even required to have flood insurance! (Though we do because, hello, this is Florida.)

I will keep posting on my “adventure” channel GoneWithTheGail and will post on that twitter as well. (@GoneWithTheGail).

In the meantime, keep Florida and especially it’s east coast in your prayers.

Stay safe my Friends, stay safe.

Irma Cancels FSL Championship Series-Will Have Co-Champions 


Hurricane Irma has already caused the cancellation of the Florida State League Championship which would have been held over the weekend. Instead the 3-game semifinal will determine the co-champions-with the winner of each division being named.

So who will it be? Tampa or Dunedin and either Palm Beach or Fort Myers. 

Currently, Dunedin and Tampa are tied 1 game each and the final game will be this evening (they contracted the series to be finished today.)  Currently, Palm Beach won Game 1 and is winning game two. If Ft Myers does not come back it will go to Palm Beach—if they do, game 3 will be played later this evening.

Since my Threshers are out–GO JAYS!