Phils get first win of the spring
March 5, 2012
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It may just be Grapefruit League play but the Phillies did get their first win of 2012.
Behind a six-run sixth inning, the Phillies downed the New York Yankees 9-3 for their first win in three tries.
Regulars Jimmy Rollins and Placido Polanco each had a pair of hits. Polanco knocked in Rollins on an RBI single in the third inning.
Designated hitter and fan favorite Jim Thome went two-for-three with an RBI. He also connected on a scorching double off the wall in right centerfield.
Joe Blanton was the anointed starting pitcher today and he had a solid showing. Blanton allowed two hits in two innings of work and didn’t allow a run before giving way to journeyman starter Scott Elarton.
Elarton was impressive as he didn’t allow a hit in two innings of work.
Domonic Brown didn’t do anything to help his case to make the major league roster. Brown misjudged a fly ball hit by Brett Gardner that he should’ve caught in the sixth inning. He took a bad route to the ball and Gardner ended up circling the bases on the play.
Utility infielder Michael Martinez tried to put his bad day at second base on Sunday behind him. Martinez crushed a Juan Cedeno offering to left-field to extend the Phillies lead to 9-3.