Scenes From Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 26, 2016

Today was one of those days where there was so much going on on three of the four fields at the Carpenter Complex that I could have used a twin or even a triplet to help me try to cover all the action. I’m still stuck using my knee scooter, which has actually turned out to be a help, I can zip around faster than I can walk and when I pick a spot to set up, I can sit on the cushioned seat right against the fence without obstructing anyone’s view.

There was a bit of a kerfuffle trying to get into the parking lot so we were delayed a bit, but as I walked up to Roberts Field in the back, I was pleased to see Cody Asche back at the plate. I was even more pleased to see him smack the ball so hard that it landed at the base of the hill to US 19! It was definitely one of the longest hits I’ve ever seen on that field. You can see pictures of the hit HERE.

Mitch Walding also had a great day, with two home runs, one that I have a picture of and one that Baseball Ross has on video. You can see it HERE.

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Mitch Walding
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Mitch Walding

Dylan Cozens also hit two home runs, I managed to get a picture of one of them.

Dylan Cozens

Here’s some pictures from the rest of the day, my only regret is that I got to Schmidt field in time to see David Buchanan’s last pitch and didn’t have time to get my camera up to get a shot.

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Christian Merraro
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Jorge Alfarro
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Jorge Alfaro
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Zach Eflin
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Zach Eflin
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JP Crawford gets hit by his foul
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Andrew Pullin
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Aaron Brown
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Aaron Nola
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Tommy Joseph
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Colton Murray
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Ben Lively
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Ben Lively
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KC Serna
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Carlos Alonso
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Herlis Rodriguez
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Rhys Hoskins
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KC Serna
 
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Jesmel Valentin
The most unique thing I saw today was a true submariner, Ben Rowen of the Jays. I think he has the lowest release point of any submariner I’ve ever seen.

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Ben Rowen
It was a great day for baseball and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.

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