Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Phillies kicked off their Spring Training schedule this year with the World Champion Yankees (man, that sucks having to write that) and got about the smallest amount of payback you can get when they beat them, 3-2. The most notable thing in the game was the performance of Roy Halladay, who threw 21 strikes in 24 pitches to mow down the Yankees in two perfect innings. Halladay looked great on the mound, showing lots of movement with his pitches as he struck out 3 batters. Sure, this wasn't exactly the top Yankees lineup (no Jeter or A-Rod), but for a first outing of the spring, Halladay looked good.
As for the Phillies offense, none of the regulars did much at the plate. Minor league players Ozzie Chavez, Wilson Valdez and Paul Hoover each had an RBI. Brian Bocock had a couple of hits.
Even though it's only Spring Training, it still feels good whenever you beat the Yankees. Having Roy Halladay look sharp in his first preseason action is a major bonus. Who was that Cliff Lee guy again?