Flashback Moment

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 19:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a game-winning walkoff 2-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 5-4 against Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the NLCS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jimmy Rollins;Jonathan Broxton


October 19, 2009, NLCS #4 at Citizens Bank Park: Trailing the Dodgers, 4-3, in the
bottom of the ninth, Jimmy Rollins delivers a walk-off, two-run double off Jonathan
Broxton and a 5-4 win.  Phillies take a 3-1 lead in the Series and win the pennant two
days later.

Phillies players in Glendale’s first game on Tuesday: SS J. P. Crawford, 1-4, 2 runs scored including the game-winner.  DH Andrew Knapp, a double in 3 AB . . . RH Yacksel Rios, 1 run allowed in 2 innings; LH Tom Windle, 1 scoreless inning, 2 strikeouts; WP: Jesen Dygestile-Therrien, 1 scoreless inning, 1 strikeout . . . In Wednesday’s game, RH Edubray Ramos recorded a one-inning save.  He was the only Phillie in the game.

Phillies scouts assigned to the AFL include Jon Merecurio, Craig Colbert, Howie Freiling, Dave Hollins, Del Unser, Ed Wade and Danny Wright.

Instructional league’s last game is 1 this afternoon, Yankees at Bright House Field.

Winter Ball
So far in the Venezuela Winter League, Phillies players include: C Willians Astudillo, INF Edgar Duran, C Gabriel Lino, OF Herlis Rodriguez, OF Carlos Tocci, Ps Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Chris Leroux, Manny Martinez, Alexis Rivero and Stephen Shackleford.  Pitching in Mexico, Victor Arano.

1B Rhys (pronounced reese) Hoskins and OF Aaron Brown are playing in the Australia.

More Postseason Honors
Seventeen Phillies prospects are ranked among the top players in the different minor leagues, Baseball America reports:

International League: 3B Maikel Franco (3rd); OF Aaron Altherr (19).
Eastern: SS J. P. Crawford (2), Aaron Nola (6), C Andrew Knapp (14).
Texas: OF Nick Williams (7), C Jorge Alfaro (14), RHP Jake Thompson (17).
Carolina: RHP Nick Pivetta (8).
South Atlantic: SS Malquin Canelo (14), 1B Rhys Hoskins (20).
New York-Penn: RHP Franklyn Kilome (5), OF Jesus Pujols (13), 2B Josh Tobias (19).
Gulf Coast: OF Cornelius Randolph (5), RHP Adonis Medina (18), INF Jonathon Arauz (20).

Early Peek
As everyone knows, the Phillies will have the first selection in next summer’s draft.  One of the highly-rated college pitchers is LH A. J. Puk, a 6-foot-7 junior at the University of Florida. The Gators began their fall baseball program on Tuesday.  It will end November 22.

Included are workouts and scrimmages. Puk is listed to be one of the pitchers in Sunday’s scrimmage.  As CSNPHILLY.com’s Jim Salisbury reported, Pat Gillick will be there. Gillick is returning to his advisory role and will be scouting on the amateur level.

“You ARE The Man”

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29:  Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies follows watches the flight of his seventh inning grand slam against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Yep, Chase Utley was the man in the 2009 World Series. Even though the Phillies lost, he turned in the greatest hitting performance in team WS history.  Check out the story at http://www.phillies.com/alumni.

Postseason Tidbits
ICYMI the Cubs won a postseason series in Wrigley Field for the first time….ever. Windy city has turned into Goosebump City.

The Cubs are the first team in major league history to have six different players age 26 or younger homer in one postseason.

1B Anthony Rizzo homered on a 0-2 pitch to give the Cubs the lead Tuesday night.  It was only the second time in his career he homered when down in the count, 0-2.

54 home runs were hit in the Division Series, a new record.  Old one was 50 in 1995 and 2004.





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