Down on the Phillies Pharm: Alfaro Continues to Dominate in Reading

Mar 7, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro (68) bats during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. The Phillies won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 7, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro (68) bats during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. The Phillies won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 7, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Gabriel Lino (83) throws during the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. The Phillies won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 7, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Gabriel Lino (83) throws during the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. The Phillies won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite starter Matt Imhof walking seven batters in four innings, the Threshers were able to hold off Palm Beach thanks to some big time hitting.

Clearwater hit five home runs, two of which came from first baseman Kyle Martin. The 6’2 lefty has seven home runs this season and an OPS of .732. He is also hitting .294 with runners in scoring position.

Catcher Gabriel Lino continued his impressive month of May with a solo shot in the fourth inning. He went 3-4 to raise his May batting average to .372 and his OPS to 1.031.

Top second base prospect Scott Kingery went 1-5 with a strikeout and center fielder Carlos Tocci went 1-4 on the evening.

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