Phillies Spring Training (Part 8) Phillies Fall to Orioles

2 Mar

The Phillies rallied in the 9th, but fall short to the Orioles 6-5 moving them to 2-3 in Grapefruit League Play. The rally was started on back-to-back HR’s by Michael Martinez and John Mayberry Jr. For the Phillies pitchers it was not their day allowing 6 runs on 16 hits. Roy Oswalt had a decent day with a line of 2.0 innings allowing 2 hits, 1 run, a walk & a strike out. Ryan Howard started off the scoring with a RBI double in the 1st inning. Also Carlos Ruiz has been away from camp to be with his family for the birth of his second son. He will be back in Spring Training by the weekend.

RBI’s – RBI: Howard (1), Young, De (1), Martinez, M (1), Mayberry (1).

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 – John Mayberry Jr.– He went 2 for 4 with a HR and 1 RBI, if he could produce some consistent power off the bench it may win him a spot on the roster.

Least Valuable Player – Jimmy Rollins– I need a new LVP because Charlie gave Domonic Brown the day off today. Rollins went 0 for 3 with a K. Not good stats from a lead-off batter.

Most Valuable Pitcher – David Herndon– He pitched 1.0 innings letting up only 1 hit and had a K. I put only because he is the one of only 2 pitchers to let up less than 2 hits in this game. Not a good day for the Phillies pitchers.

Least Valuable Pitcher Brad Lidge– He pitched 1.0 innings allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. As a closer he needs to cut down on the base runners, especially when the regular season comes around.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – The player who helped his roster chances the most was Delwyn Young once again. He is really making the most of his opportunity to win a bench spot. He went 1 for 1 today off the bench with an RBI. He is batting .500 so far this Spring and I give him the inside track on making the roster so far. Pitcher David Herndon pitched a scoreless inning only allowing 1 hit and had a K. This is a good outing out of a person who really needs to prove his worth, especially without the safety of being a Rule 5 pick anymore.



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