PFPs…..again

Sue is correct…..PFP is pitchers fielding practice. 

More PFP is in store for Day 3 today at Carpenter Complex.  Working on fundamentals can seem mundane and boring.  Yet, executing fundamentals properly can mean the difference between a win and a loss.  Multiple losses during a season can be deadly and mean the difference between playing or watching on TV in October.

Repetition is necessary to iron out kinks.

Today pitchers and catchers will be working on PFP on four fields just before noon 

Roberts Field
3-1 plays (first baseman to pitcher covering first)
3-1 with runner on second base
 “in between” ball
3-6-1 double play

Carlton Field
dead ball
squeeze
passed ball/wild pitch
high chopper

Ashburn Field
1-2-3 double play
1-6-3 double play
sacrifice bunt to first
sacrifice bunt to second

Schmidt Field
comebackers for runners at second
comebackers for runners at third
drag bunt
# 1 bunt play

Alumni Memories
A daily feature will be spring training memories by Phillies Alumni, who were asked three questions:  (1) Memories of their very first spring training; (2) What they liked the most about spring training, and (3) What did they like the least.

Warren Brusstar (RHP, 1977-82)
“Don’t remember too much about spring training.  Did remember my first year in the big league camp walking in the clubhouse and seeing superstars like Schmidt, Carlton and Luzinski.  Just being in a clubhouse with them was a thrill.  Sometimes we got time off which allowed us to play golf and relax a little.  You could get your work done at your own pace.  The only thing I didn’t like were the early mornings.  I’m just not an early morning person by any means.”

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