|It wasn't always pretty, but the Phillies beat the Blue Jays in their spring training opener. The Phillies didn't have their prettiest pitching performance on Saturday, allowing 13 runs in their first Grapefruit League game this season, but they still managed to eke out a 14-13 win over Toronto with the help of a 10-run fifth inning. Weston Wilson, Scott Kingery, and Matt Kroon hit home runs. Five Phillies — Wilson, Kingery, catcher Aramis Garcia, infielder Kody Clemens, and center fielder Johan Rojas — recorded multi-hit games.
|Yamamoto still a wise move in addition to Nola. Bring up Derrick Hall and Weston Wilson to replace Swarber at DH. This would give the Phillies more flexibility at first base when they want to give Harper a day off or move him to DH without losing defense. Wilson can play just about anywhere and he has shown that he can hit in the minors.
|2023 Phillies in review: Weston Wilson. Weston Wilson provided one of those moments this year that was chock full of emotion. Maybe not on the level of what happened when Orion Kerkering did to his father upon his promotion, but before Kerkering's dad, there was Wilson's dad. Oh, and Wilson is a pretty good baseball player. The blisters that were created from taking thousands of swings, the raw skin from sliding over and over and over on infield dirt, the aches and pains that are associated with traveling by bus in the minor leagues and irregular sleeping patterns and dietary habits.
|Phillies finalize wild-card roster as 29-year-old rookie makes the cut. Weston Wilson, the 29-year old rookie who homered in his first major-league at-bat in August, was named to the Phillies' wild card roster on Tuesday hours before the opening of the best-of-three series against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The right-handed hitting Wilson can play the corner infield and outfield positions and hit 31 home runs and stole 32 bases in Triple-A this year. The Marlins are expected to start left-handers Jesus Lazardo and Braxton Garrett in the first two games and also have four lefties in the bullpen, making Wilson valuable as a pinch-hitter or possible starter in left field.
|IronPigs' top 10 moments of 2023: A couple miracles, an Orion sighting, Hall's stadium exit and more. Jim Haley does not know what his life will look like beyond getting married in October and a honeymoon to South Africa. Weston Wilson is that guy. Haley and Wilson developed a strong friendship as first-year IronPigs, one that will survive any slump and endure any gap in time and distance. No one in the IronPigs clubhouse in early August was happier than Haley when Wilson hit a home run in his first major-league at-bat for the Phillies.