There were doubts about Roy Halladay. Yes, doubts. Be shocked.
Well, those concerns about his velocity and inability to controls his breaking pitches last start and doubts he will be ready by Opening Day have all but vanished.
Halladay was in midseason form, commanding everything in his arsenal as well as pitching back at his usual velocity in the Phillies 4-1 win over the Orioles.
He threw 72 pitches (51 strikes) in six innings of work. He allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in the win.
Freddy Galvis had another big hit, tripling in his second straight game. His go-ahead RBI triple in the 7th was his only hit of the game.
Erik Kratz hit his first home run of the spring in a pinch-hit situation for Carlos Ruiz. Michael Martinez, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry all had extra-base hits as well.
And as for Martinez, who was hit in the foot by a pitch…
Mike Martinez in a boot. Was hit by pitch on top of right foot. Says X-rays were taken. No idea on severity yet.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 20, 2012
FRANDSEN RE-ASSIGNED — The Phillies have re-assigned infielder Kevin Frandsen to minor league camp.