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Phillies Spring Training (Part 13) Phillies lose to Yankees

7 Mar

The Phillies lose to the Yankees 7-1 on Monday. The offense did not really show up for the game, with the only run coming off a Wilson Valdez HR. The only other starters with hits were Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins (both with singles). Roy Oswalt did not have his greatest appearance, but that is allowed when it is only Spring Training. Vance Worley also did not pitch well letting up 5 hits in 2.0 IP. The Phillies take on the Orioles tomorrow in Grapefruit League action.

RBI’s – RBI: Valdez, W (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 – Wilson Valdez– Valdez went 1 for 2 with a rare HR. He accounted for the Phillies only run of the game and is now hitting .529 AVG in the Spring. It was not the Phillies strongest game offensively recording only 5 hits.

Least Valuable Player – Ryan Howard– He went 0 for 3 with 2 K’s. We all know he can’t always have good games. In these games where the offense is off strike outs really stand out.

Most Valuable Pitcher – Drew Naylor– Naylor a young pitcher from Australia pitched 1.1 IP allowing 1 hit with 3 K’s and a walk. In a game where the team allowed 7 runs this is a very good line for a pitcher.

Least Valuable Pitcher – Roy Oswalt– He pitched 2.2 innings allowing 4 hits and 5 runs, 3 earned, 3 K’s. His downfall was that he allowed the Yankees to hit 2 HR’s off of him in the short time he was in the game.

Players Who Helped/Hurt Chance at Roster Spot – Nobody really helped there chances of making the roster and also nobody really hurt their chances either. Since the Phillies did not get many hits and the starters played untill they reached 3 at-bats there were no real chances for back-ups to show their stuff.

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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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