Day 1 is done
Bench coach Jimy Williams’ day 1 spring training workout schedule for pitchers and catchers is in the books.
The 31 pitchers were divided into four different groups.
Here’s what took place today:
10:30 a.m. The four groups divided time between long toss, bunting and holding runners on base. Three different fields at Carpenter Field and the enclosed batting cages were in action.
10:45 a.m. Each group spent 10 minutes throwing off the mounds between the Robin Roberts/Mike Schmidt fields.
11:00 a.m. Groups rotated between fielding, throwing, long toss drills. Pitchers at this time also got a water break and a change from sweaty shirts to dry ones.
11:20 a.m. Four groups were on four different fields for fielding practice. Fundamentals are so vital throughout the long season.
11:50 a.m. All four groups went through conditioning drills on the Roberts field before finishing with weight training at Bright House Networks Field.
11:50 a.m. Catchers took batting practice on Ashburn/Schmidt fields and followed with their conditioning and weight training.
Meanwhile, position players who are in camp early took batting practice at Bright House Networks Field. Six different coaches/instructors took turns throwing BP.
Charlie Manuel began his day with a 7:45 a.m. live interview on FOX TV’s “Good Day Philadelphia” show followed by his daily 8:00 a.m. meeting with his staff, a brief talk to the team at 9:45 a.m. and roaming the various fields to check on the drills. After workout ended, he did a couple of one-on-one TV interviews and met with the print media.