January 19, 2011 |
WHEN the Toronto Blue Jays picked Dunedin, Fla., as its new spring training site in 1977, the mayor was supposed to throw out the first pitch. Along came a woman, carrying a baseball. Someone called to her that the mayor would throw out the ceremonial ball, thank you very much. "Excuse me, I am the mayor," said the woman. Judith Caplan Gould, a native Philadelphian who grew up in Elkins Park, was the first female mayor of the Pinellas County city. Even when Judy was throwing the ball, which she had to do four times to please a photographer, a team official tried to wrest the baseball from her so that they "could give the honor to the mayor.
June 30, 2010
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Phillies righthander Ryan Madson (right big toe) needed just nine pitches for his perfect rehab inning for Class A Clearwater against Dunedin last night. With threatening skies and rain approaching, Madson warmed up quickly, then went out and got a groundout and two strikeouts in the sixth inning of Clearwater's 2-1 loss. "It felt good today," Madson said of his quick session. "Maybe it was what I needed to get back into the swing of things. Working quick. " Madson then threw 10-plus pitches in the bullpen.
June 20, 2012 |
After playing second base in Monday night's game, Chase Utley will return to designated hitter for the Clearwater Threshers on Tuesday as his rehab assignment continues. Utley, with his ailing knees, played six innings in the field during the Threshers' win over Dunedin on Monday night. He went 1-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a strikeout. He is now hitting .118 (2 for 17) with two RBI in four Florida State League games. He will bat third Tuesday night as the series continues against Dunedin, a Blue Jays affilifate.
June 17, 2011 |
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Pawtucket Red Sox' Lars Anderson scored with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning on a Ryan Lavarnway single to beat the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-5, in International League action at McCoy Stadium. Harrisburg 3, Trenton 2 TRENTON - The Senators used a seventh inning, two-run double from Josh Johnson to take the lead and the game from their Eastern League rival Thunder. Dunedin 5, Clearwater 3 DUNEDIN, Fla. - Threshers righthander Joseph Esposito gave up four runs in four innings as the host Blue Jays got by the Threshers in Florida State League action.
June 16, 2011 |
BOWIE, Md. - Carlos Rivero and Paco Figueroa each went 2 for 4, and Figueroa, Matt Rizzotti, and Tuffy Gosewich each had RBIs as the Reading Phillies defeated the Bowie Baysox, 5-3, in an Eastern League contest Wednesday night. Les Walrond (2-0) picked up the win in relief; Justin DeFratus notched his eighth save. Harrisburg 6, Trenton 1 TRENTON - The visiting Senators scored two runs apiece in the first, sixth, and ninth and the Trenton Thunder could manage only a single tally in the fifth off Shairon Martis (4-2)
November 3, 2010
The Phillies will host the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 29 and 30 at Citizens Bank Park in the annual On Deck Series that wraps up spring training. Those games are on a Tuesday and Wednesday with baseball moving the opening of the regular season to Thursday, March 31, this season. The Phillies, whose regular season begins Friday, April 1 at home against Houston, open Grapefruit League play against the Yankees on Feb. 26 in Tampa. The first game at Bright House Field in Clearwater is Feb. 27, also against the Yankees.
September 3, 2011
Minor Leagues Buffalo 000 100 000 – 1 6 2 Lehigh Valley 100 000 001 – 2 8 1 WP: Aumont (1-0). LP: Lujan (3-4). A: 10,000. Trenton 300 000 010 – 4 11 0 New Britain 000 010 000 – 1 1 0 WP: Marquez (2-0). LP: Dean (0-1). SV: Schmidt (9). HR: NB–Bigley (7). A: 8,214. FIRST GAME Clearwater 000 001 0 – 1 4 1 Dunedin 200 200 x – 4 10 1 WP: Tepera (11-6)
June 21, 2012 |
PHILLIES SECOND baseman Chase Utley played in his fifth rehab game for Class A Clearwater Tuesday night. What comes next? "I don't know," he said when asked where and when he was going to rehab next. "I really don't know. " Utley was 1-for-3 with a single and a walk as a designated hitter in an 8-2 loss to Dunedin, a Blue Jays affiliate. On Monday, he tested his chronically injured knees by playing second base for six innings in a win over Dunedin. When asked before Tuesday's game whether his knees felt OK, Utley was succinct.
March 4, 2016 |
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Vincent Velasquez's fastball consistently touched 96 mph on Wednesday afternoon in his first spring outing as the righthander wasted little time in gearing up his arm. Velasquez pitched two innings of the Phillies' 4-4 tie with Toronto, allowing three runs on three hits. He mixed in a hard slider, curveball, and change-up to strike out three batters. Velasquez cruised through the third before yielding a two-run triple in the fourth. He zipped a 96-mph fastball to his very first batter.