Yankees sweep opening weekend series

It’s opening weekend and the standings show that the Phils are 0-2 to start Grapefruit League play.

Be it that standings don’t matter, there are positives to consider in today’s 7-4 loss to the Yankees in Tampa.

Hunter Pence crushed another two-run homer this spring in as many days, this one coming off Yankees starter Freddie Garcia. Antonio Bastardo pitched a five-pitch 1-2-3 inning in the 6th.

Roy Halladay got the start, going two innings. He allowed a first-pitch solo home run to Alex Rodriguez in the 1st. He only gave up a run on two hits, striking out three.

Domonic Brown went 2-for-4. He was caught trying to steal in the 4th inning.

Michael Martinez had a terrible game in the field, commiting two errors at second base. Ty Wigginton and Brown also committed errors at third base and left field respectively.

Phillies play the Yankees one more time on Monday back in Clearwater. Joe Blanton will get the start.


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