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Phillies Schierholtz Breaks Toe; Lands On DL

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have placed outfielder Nate Schierholtz on the disabled list with a broken toe.

The Phillies have recalled outfielder Hector Luna from Lehigh to take his place. But it still leaves the outfield very thin.

In 11 games since joining the Phillies, Schierholtz is hitting .219 with a homer and two RBIs. Luna is hitting .246 (14-57) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 26 Major League games this season.

Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick was strong once again, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings during a rain-shortened start. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Phillies 6, Marlins 4
WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02)
LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15)

PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies.

Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to beat the Marlins, 6-4, Friday night.

Both bullpens did a good job at trying to ruin the strong outings created by starter’s Mark Buehrle and Kyle Kendrick before the delay. Both pitchers resumed pitching after the 48-minute delay but only Kendrick managed to get out of the it alive.

Hunter Pence was able to get to Buehrle right away. After Placido Polanco’s lead-0ff hit to start the bottom of the 5th, Pence smashed his 12th home run of the season, expanding the Phillies lead to 4-1.

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Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies C Carlos Ruiz hits the go-ahead home run in the 8th inning, his seventh of the season. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Phillies 9, Cubs 2
WP – Jose Contreras (1-0, 8.00)
LP – Shawn Camp (2-2, 3.43)

CHICAGO — The Phillies played a complete, team game… and it may have been the type of game that could very well change the mindset of the team.

A 9-2 character win over the Cubs in Chicago did more to the Phillies than just extend their winning streak to four games and even them up at .500. It showed that all three groups – the offense, starting pitching and bullpen – could all show up in one game to create a win.

The Phillies asked Kyle Kendrick to once again make a start on short notice and the right-hander delivered. Like the good teammate and role player he’s been his whole career, Kendrick got the job done for the Phillies.

He pitched beautifully through six innings, allowing two runs, one earned on three hits while striking out four. He threw a season-high 93 pitches, 65 for strikes in the no-decision.

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Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

2B Hector Luna, playing for a spot on the roster, makes a play in the infield. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

John Mayberry Jr was in a terrible slump heading into the final weekend of Grapefruit League play.

That’s why a big weight was lifted off his shoulders in the 7th inning when he snapped a 19-at-bat hitless streak in the Phillies 8-5 loss. It was his only hit in his three at-bats, lifing his spring average .192.

Roy Halladay made his final start before Opening Day on Thursday but lasted only two innings and 45 pitches before a rain delay. He allowed two runs on three hits, including a solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion in the 2nd inning.

Hector Luna, playing second base and for a shot to crack the Opening Day roster, went 2-for-3 to lift his spring average to .327.

Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

The Phillies are bolstering up their middle infield stock heading into the season opener this upcoming Thursday.

By doing so they added infielder Andres Blanco. Blanco, 27, is a middle infielder who was cut by the Nationals the other day.

Blanco opted out of his contract when he knew he wasn’t going to make the Nationals. He will start with Triple-A Lehigh.

Blanco is a really good fielder, though his bat leaves something to be desired. In 32 Grapefruit League at-bats he has only two hits and three runs scored. In 235 games over six Major League seasons, Blanco is a career .255 hitter.

Hector Luna and Pete Orr have shots at making the Opening Day roster. As far as the bull pen, Joe Savery and Raul Valdes have shots to make the team as well. Read why.

Phils cut nine; seeking infield help

Phillies second baseman Kevin Frandsen, left, catches a Houston Astros left fielder Carlos Lee fly ball while avoiding Freddy Galvis (13) and right fielder Tyson Gillies. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

There are less than three weeks of Spring Training left and the Phillies have started thinning out their roster.

Still a ways from 25, the Phillies have sent nine players to minor league camp, dropping their total down to 48 players left in camp.

Right-handed pitchers Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt, B.J. Rosenberg and J.C. Ramirez along with lefthander Pat Misch were reassigned to minor-league camp. As far as position players, infielders Harold Garcia and Cesar Hernandez, outfielder Tyson Gillies, and catcher Sebastian Valle were optioned to minor-league camp.
Both Bush and Hyatt are set to pitch in the starting rotation with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Hyatt could potentially be the only homegrown talent in that rotation.

Top catching prospect Vaille will go to Double-A Reading.

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Phillies blast Seminoles in win

Jim Thome bats against FSU's Mack Waugh in the 7th inning. (Photo via @RyanLawrence21)

The Phillies were back in action today, hosting the Florida State Seminoles at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL this afternoon.

The pitching was exceptional and the hitting wasn’t, which is always expected in the first real nine innings of baseball played, regardless the talent on the other side.

Florida State’s pitching finally gave way to some runs and the Phillies won their first game of Spring ball, 6-1, over the Seminoles. It was a five-run 7th inning that did the Seminoles in.

Hector Luna, who replaced Ty Wigginton at third base in the 3rd inning, had himself a nice game, hitting a two-run homer in the 7th. He also walked in his other at-bat of the game.

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