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Phillies Spring Training (Part 14) Phillies Walk-Off Over Orioles

8 Mar

The Phillies came from behind with a walk-off single in the 9th inning to beat the Orioles 4-3. Cole Hamels got the start going 4.0 IP allowing 1 hit and 2 earned runs, along with 2 K’s and 2 walks. He started the game off slow with a couple walks and a double, but later turned it around had a nice outing. Ryan Howard hit his 3rd HR of the Spring going 1 for 2 with a RBI. Carlos Rivero won the game in the 9th on a walk-off single. Both Delwyn Young and John Mayberry Jr. also recorded a hit a piece.

RBI’s – RBI: Howard (5), Victorino (1), Rivero 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 – Shane Victorino– Victorino went 2 for 3 this game with a double and a RBI. Hitting out of the lead-off spot in the lineup today. He is now hitting .333 AVG this Spring.

Least Valuable Player – Placido Polanco– He went 0 for 3 with 2 runners left on base. So far he is only batting .208 AVG in the Spring and with Utley not playing right now the Phillies need more production out of him in the lineup.

Most Valuable Pitcher – Danys Baez & Drew Carpenter– These 2 Right-Handed Relievers both pitched perfect innings in the late part of the game to keep it close. They also combined for 3 K’s (Baez 2, Carpenter 1). These are the types of outings that help pitchers make the roster.

Least Valuable Pitcher – Brad Lidge– Pitching in his 1.0 IP he again managed to let up a run. As a closer, especially in close games, you expect them to shut them down. He started the inning with a HBP then later allowed a double to let the run score.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – I like how Danys Baez and Drew Carpenter worked out of the bullpen today. With the loss of Chad Durbin there is a need for another righty out of the pen. On offense Carlos Rivero went 2 for 2 with the game-winning single in the 9th inning.

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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.

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Updated Spring Stats

Phillies Spring Training (Part 4) Game 2 Vs. NY Yankees

26 Feb

The Phillies opened up Grapefruit league play today with a 5-4 win over the Yankees. Dane Sardinha won the game in the top of the 8th inning on a bases-loaded 2 RBI Single. A total of 16 players played in this game as well as 6 pitchers. Cole Hamels got the start in the game going 2 inning letting up 1 run but none of them were earned. He struck out 2 batter and walked another. Regulars Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez got some at bats as well this game.

RBI’s – RBI: Orr (1), Gload (1), Sardinha, D 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 1 for 1 with a triple and a run scored. He also had a stolen base in his brief time in the game

Least Valuable Player – Raul Ibanez– He went 0 for 2 with a strikeout and 1 man left on base. It is early in Spring Training but today was not his greatest statistical game.

Most Valuable Pitcher – Cole Hamels– Pitched 2.0 inning only letting up 1 hit. He did allow one run, but it was unearned. Finished with 2 strikeouts and a walk.

Least Valuable Pitcher- Brian Schlitter– He pitched 1.0 innings allowing 2 hits and 2 earned runs. He had 1 walk and let up the games only HR. But still got the win, so not all bad.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – In today’s game Mike Zagurski helped his chances in an inning pitched he allowed 1 hit and struck out one. The player who hurt himself the most was Delwyn Young going 0 for 2 leaving 2 players on base. It was only one game but he needs to show a consistent effort all throughout Spring Training.

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