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Spring Training: Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck and DH David Ortiz joke with former teammate and Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jon Lester has himself ready for the regular season.

Boston’s ace cruised through seven innings of two-hit balls, striking out 10 in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Phillies.

Joe Blanton got the start in Clearwater. He was solid through the first four innings but for hit for another three runs in the 5th, ending his start shorter than he wanted. After a David Ortiz RBI single in the 5th, Cody Ross took Blanton deep to make it 5-0, ending his day.

Blanton allowed five runs on seven hits, striking out five. He allowed two home runs, one to Dustin Pedroia in the 1st and to Ross in the 5th. According to Matt Gelb on Twitter, Blanton said he was “good at time, horses*** at times.”

Pete Orr, Lou Montanez and Freddy Galvis were the only Phillies to get a hit.

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Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

The Phillies managed 12 hits, but could only plate two in their 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Lou Montanez continued his torrid spring, going 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Shane Victorino had the only other extra base hit, a triple in the 1st inning.

Cole Hamels was hit around in the start, allowing five runs, four earned in 3 1/3 innings of work.

Jose Contreras made his spring debut, giving up four runs on four hits while pitching only 1/3 of an innings. He faced five batters.

Phils pummel Tigers relievers

Phils SP Roy Halladay throws against the Tigers in GFL action on Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Roy Halladay wasn’t given the most glamourous of line ups to pitch behind today. Thankfully, that’s a problem he will only have to encounter this spring.

Doc allowed three runs on four hits in three innings of work while striking out four. He didn’t have a problem with much of the Tigers’ line up, well except for Eric Patterson.

Then again, no one was able to stop Patterson today. Patterson hit two home runs off Halladay and finished the day 4-for-5 with four RBIs.

The Phillies trailed Detroit 4-0 until the 6th inning. That changed quickly when Carlos Ruiz ripped a three-run home run off Adam Wilk.

The Phillies took the lead for good the next inning, putting up a four-spot in the 7th. John Mayberry tied the game with an RBI double and Lou Montanez followed with an RBI single to give the Phils a 5-4 lead.

They tacked on two more with RBIs from Cesar Hernandez and Kevin Frandsen.

Pitching didn’t show up in Phillies loss

 

Dontrelle Willis and Pat Misch have two things in common today: luck wasn’t on their side.

The two lefties were shelled for a combined eight runs, five earned in their combined 2 2/3 innings of work today. The rest was written in the books as the Phillies dropped to the Houston Astros, 10-3.

Vance Worley made his debut. Hoping to avoid a sophomore slump, Worley wasn’t off to as good a start as the Phillies hoped.

Worley allowed two runs on five hits and a walk without striking out a batter. He threw 40 pitches in his outing.

The Phillies offense was practically non-existent. They were shut out until the 8th inning when Lou Montanez drove in two runs on a double. Hector Luna led off the 9th with a solo home run.

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