Spring Training Game 16 - Saturday Afternoon, March 12th in Bradenton
Rays 6, Phillies 2
Spring Training Game 17 - Saturday Afternoon, March 12th in Clearwater
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies won and lost today as split squads battled the Pirates and the Rays.
What It Means: John Mayberry, Jr. and Vance Worley improved their chances of making the team while Kyle Kendrick struggled. Kendrick looked fine until the third inning against the Rays, when he allowed back-to-back bombs to Ben Zobrist and Johnny Damon. Before it was over, he would allow five runs in his four innings of work.
Top Hitters: Against the Pirates, Pete Orr tripled to lead off the first and fourth innings, on his way to a 3 for 5 day. Ross Gload also added three hits, while Mayberry and Cory Sullivan each drove in three runs.
Top Pitchers: Worley started against the Pirates and cruised through the first three innings before allowing a home run to Lyle Overbay in the fourth. He struck out five in his 3 1/3 innings of work. Mike Zagurski added two shutout innings.
|2011 Topps Heritage #249 (Back)|
And when did they stop putting gum into packs of Topps Heritage?
Other Stuff: General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. signed a four-year contract extension this afternoon, taking him through the 2015 season . . . Former Phillie R.J. Swindle pitched a scoreless ninth innings for the Rays.