Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Phillies Split Pair of Games

The Phillies split up their squad today and played two exhibition games, one against the Tigers, which they lost 6-2, and the other against the Blue Jays, which they won 6-1.

The Phillies didn't evenly split their teams, so it was nice to see the "A" squad, which had Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Brett Myers, was the team that beat the Blue Jays. Myers pitched lights out, going four innings and scattering three hits. Utley added a double, his fourth of spring training, and 2 RBI's. Howard also had a hit, and his average sits at a robust .421. Howard would have to be considered the top contributor for the Phillies so far for the exhibition season, and Beerleaguer agrees. Looks like the big guy is riding the wave of winning his arbitration case to a productive season.

The "B" squad featured Shane Victorino, Pedro Feliz, Pat Burrell and J.D. Durbin starting against the Tigers. Very little happened offensively for the Phils, and Durbin gave up three home runs in his four innings pitched.

Tomorrow, Adam Eaton will make the start for the Phillies against the Rays. I hope he gets shelled again and forces the Phils to sign Kyle Lohse.

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