Phillies-Pirates ends in a 3-3 tie in a rain shortened Spring Training game with one of the worst broadcasts ever
The Philadelphia Phillies tied the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-3 in a game that could only be seen by creating an MLB.tv account. Once I signed up I was subjected to a broadcast compliments of AT&T SportsNet that can only described as painful.
14-year MLB veteran Charlie Hayes was a guest in Pirates booth and spoke at length about his son, Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes for what seemed like at least 3 innings? It was awful and we’ll touch more on that below, but it was nice to know I wasn’t the only person having trouble following the broadcast team. I hopped on Reddit and there were tons of people upset with what they were watching.
Spring Training: Phillies @ Pirates
- Phillies win 3-3
- Winning Pitcher N/A
- Losing Pitcher N/A
- Save N/A
Aaron Nola started the game and looked sharp early on striking out two in the 1st inning.
Nola then let up a solo shot to Tsutsugo in the 2nd inning on an 0-1 fastball thrown over the center of the plate. Not great, but as we all know – we celebrate the good in Spring Training and ignore the bad.
And then another solo shot by Greg Allen on a 92 mph fastball. I’m not worried about Nola. His command was a bit shaky today but he wasn’t terrible.
Nola’s Line: 3IP/3ER/3H/3K/0BB
Rhys Hoskins tied the game up at 2-2 with this 411 foot shot while the Pirates were airing a pre-taped interview with Mitch Keller. Nobody seemed to notice.
Get this loser off the screen please. What is MLB.tv doing? First you have to sign up for an account to watch a pointless Spring Training game, only to be subjected to Charle Hayes to him talking to his son in one of the worst run Major League Baseball organizations?
Rhys Hoskins is hitting home runs and making fans believe he could win the MVP at +500 and I have Charlie Hayes interviewing his son. Enough already.
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Mickey Moniak continues to impress in the shortened spring training as he tied the game 3-3 with this solo shot in the 5th inning. The Phillies today confirmed that Odubel Herrera could miss 4-6 weeks essentially opening an opportunity for Moniak to make the 25-man roster and silence all the haters.
Then in the 5th inning, the South Florida trade winds began blowing and dark clouds forced players and fans alike to head for shelter. That pretty much wrapped up the day in Florida for the Phillies. Meh.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take on the Yankees in Clearwater Friday at 1:05 p.m.
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Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports