Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 4/10/12
While Monday didn’t bring much luck for the big league Phillies, as they continued to have difficulty scoring runs and dropped their home opener to the Miami Marlins, a couple of the organization’s minor league clubs didn’t have much trouble making their marks against a trio of pitchers with some considerable big league ties.The Double-A Reading Phillies handled Toronto left-hander Brett Cecil, who has 66 Major League starts under his belt. Cecil went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 11 hits and 5 runs (4 earned) while taking the loss for the defending Eastern League champions New Hampshire Fisher Cats.The newly slim starter, who dropped 30 pounds over the off-season, is working on pitching with his “new body” and needs to improve the sharpness of his pitches, according to New Hampshire pitching coach Tom Signore. The veteran baseball man stressed the importance of Cecil getting himself right, in an interview with PhilliesNation.com’s Jay Floyd this past weekend.“Right now, to me, I think...
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