Phillies Spring Training (Part 5) Phillies Vs. Yankees part 2

27 Feb

The Phillies took their first lost of Spring Training today losing 7-3 to the Yankees in Clearwater, FL. Ben Francisco shined in the loss by going 2 for 4 with all 3 RBI’s in the game. Joe Blanton got the start and went a solid 3 innings not letting up any runs. Other regulars getting their first playing time of the Spring were Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Madson, J.C Romero, and Brad Lidge.

RBI’s – RBI: Francisco, B 3 (3).

I will hand out awards for each Spring Training game based on mostly statistical categories. There will be 5 awards handed out to players who are normally regulars. (Most Valuable Player, Least Valuable Player, Most Valuable Pitcher, Least Valuable Pitcher, Players Who Helped/Hurt Chances of Making the Team)

Awards for Game
Most Valuable Player – Ben Francisco– For the second straight day he gets the MVP. He went 2 for 4 with a double, HR, and 3 RBI’s.

Least Valuable Player – Domonic Brown– He went 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts and 1 man left on base. This is not a good showing, especially in trying to prove you should be the everyday starter

Most Valuable Pitcher – Joe Blanton– Pitched 3.0 inning with no hits allowed. Finished with 1 strikeout and a walk.

Least Valuable Pitcher- Brad Lidge– He pitched 1.0 innings allowing 1 hit, that being a HR and 1 earned runs. He can not divert back to last year and allow HR’s out of the bullpen if he wants to remain closer all season.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – The player who helped his chances the most is Delwyn Young who once again came off the bench with a hit and a run scored. The player who hurt his chances was Domonic Brown. You can not prove you are a starter by going 0 for 3 with 3 K’s, unacceptable. Also of note Danys Baez did not perform well in B game yesterday, which is not a good sign for him.



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