Phils Pitching Struggles in 10-4 Loss

The Phillies pitching could not hold up in their 10-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 5.2 innings, Jamie Moyer struck out seven batters, but allowed seven earned runs on eleven hits, including Andrew McCutchen’s solo home run. McCutchen went 5-5 with 2 RBI.

In the eighth inning, Brad Lidge gave up a three run homer to Garrett Jones.

Ian Snell and the rest of the Pirates pitching limited the Phillies offense to just four hits. Ryan Howard hit his eighth home run of the season, a monster solo shot over the batter’s eye in center field. Carlos Ruiz hit a three-run home run off Denny Bautista.

J.A Happ pitched in a minor league spring training game against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.

In 5.1 innings, Happ struck out 4, allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. In the first inning, he allowed three runs, but later retired 13 of 14 batters. The leftfielder coulnd't catch a fly ball to the outfield, and that allowed 2 runs to score.

Blog of Note: Macho Row had a round table discussion with four Phillies bloggers about the upcoming season. I had a chance to answer some questions along with Carson from We Should be GMs. Be sure to check it out!


Kevin McGuire said...

Thanks for the link, and thanks for your input!

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