Phillies Spring Training (Part 9) Phillies 1-Hit Red Sox

3 Mar

In a low scoring game the Phillies beat the Red Sox 2-0, with a 1-hit shutout from the Phillies pitching staff. Cole Hamels pitched 4.0 innings, only allowing 1 hit and had 3 K’s and a walk. Hamels is looking like he is in mid-season form already and its only a week into Spring Training games. There were not many stand out performances from today’s low scoring game. Domonic Brown has still yet to register a hit in Spring Training, and his competition in RF Ben Francisco went 2 for 3 with a run scored.

RBI’s – RBI: Larish 2 (2).

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– He went 2 for 3 with a run scored. He is batting .375 this spring and has been the most consistent player in camp.

Least Valuable Player – Michael Martinez– After going 0 for 4 today he now has a .083 AVG. I just do not see him making this roster and therefore being offered back to the Nationals at half-price.

Most Valuable Pitcher – Cole Hamels– He pitched 4.0 innings letting up only 1 hit and had 3 K’s and a walk. This is a good sign from Hamels as he looks to be back to his old dominant self that we saw in the 2008 Playoffs. He is out to prove that he is just as good as the rest of the aces on the staff.

Least Valuable Pitcher None– The Phillies only allowed 1 hit against the Red Sox, that is pretty impressive. Scott Mathieson, Michael Stutes, and Juan Perez filled in the other 5.0 IP all with quality outings.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – The player who helped his roster chances the most was Scott Mathieson. Pitching 2.0 IP with 2 K’s and a walk, if he can prove a nice RHP out of the bullpen he could replace Chad Durbin on this team. Pitcher Michael Stutespitched 2.0 IP and 2 K’s. He has now pitched 4.0 IP in Spring Training with 5 K’s. A great start to the Spring for him.

Boxscore
Updated Spring Stats

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2 Responses to “Phillies Spring Training (Part 9) Phillies 1-Hit Red Sox”

  1. Amy March 4, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Go phillies!!!!

  2. Dan March 6, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Go Phillies!!!!

    http://bofadeez.blogspot.com/2011/02/head-in-game.html

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