Sunday, March 27, 2011

2010 Chachi #57 Victory Leaders - Roy Halladay & Cole Hamels

Phillies 6, Braves 1
Spring Training Game 32 - Sunday Afternoon, March 27th in Lake Buena Vista

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies went to Disney World and came away with a win against the Braves, thanks to a fine performance from Roy Halladay and home runs from Raul Ibanez and Ryan Howard.

What It Means:  It means Halladay is ready for the season to start.

Top Hitters:  Ibanez, Howard and Ben Francisco each had two hits a piece and Halladay contributed a two-run single in the second.  The man is just amazing.

Top Pitchers:  Halladay pitched three more scoreless innings, ending the spring with a 4-0 record and a 0.42 ERA.

Featured Card:  Halladay's spring is done and he'll begin his quest to defend his National League Cy Young Award this Friday afternoon against the Astros.  In 2010, he led the league with 21 wins.  Cole Hamels was a distant second on the team with 12 wins, although he should have had at least four or five more.  Rounding out the top five on the Phillies were Kyle Kendrick (11), Joe Blanton (9) and Jamie Moyer (9).

Other Stuff:  Injured closer Brad Lidge will travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday to have an MRI on his shoulder.

Transactions:  Three more players were re-assigned to minor league camp today - catchers Tuffy Gosewisch and Dane Sardinha and infielder-outfielder Josh Barfield.  Gosewisch and Sardinha are next in line for a recall should the team need a third catcher.  Barfield was squeezed out with the signing of Luis Castillo and his lackluster defensive performance didn't help much either.

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