It was a bullpen outing for the Phillies today against the Yankees.
With several spots up in the air with an injury to Michael Stutes and the unreadiness of Jose Contreras from last year’s injury, a couple of surprises could make the Opening Day roster.
Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, two locks for the bullpen, struggled the most in the Phillies 13-9 loss to the Yankees. Papelbon was hit around for four runs on three hits and a walk with two strike outs in only 2/3 innings of work. Kendrick put two on the board, allowing five hits and two walks.
On the other hand, Chad Qualls needed to impress and he looked less than impressive, allowing a run on one hit and two walks.
Lastly, Juan Pierre had himself a fine spring game. A day after making the roster, he went 4-for-5 with four singles. He was caught stealing once in the game as well.