Phirst Win of Spring

The Philadelphia Phillies won their first game of the spring against the Tampa Bay Rays, 12-5.

The Phillies put on a power display in the first inning. Ryan Howard, John Mayberry Jr. and Miguel Cairo each hit home runs off Mitch Talbot. Ronnie Paulino later hit a home run in the 6th inning off J.P. Howell.

Kyle Kendrick pitched 2.2 innings, allowing just one earned run, a solo home run by Ray Sadler. Kendrick worked on the changeup he is trying to improve, overall having a solid performance.

Pat Burrell was 1-2 with a double down the left field line against his former team. Burrell received a nice ovation by the Clearwater crowd and tipped his cap.

Jason Werth was a late scratch because he tweaked his shoulder during batting practice yesterday, but hopes to be ready to play on Monday.

The Phillies have also been giving prospect Jason Donald every opportunity. Donald has played in every game this spring. Although he has just one hit to show, he has hit the ball hard. Today he played third and made a spectacular catch in foul territory, falling into the stands.


Shay Roddy said...

Was a good game. Saw most of it. Liked what I saw from Mayberry.

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