Phillies win on St. Patty’s Day

Hector Luna continued his phenomenal spring campaign as he lifted the Phillies to a 4-3 win with his RBI walkoff single in the tenth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. Luna was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs to push his spring average to .308. Jimmy Rollins and Freddy Galvis each had a solo home … Continue reading Phillies win on St. Patty’s Day

Phillies fall short against Pirates

The Phillies were completely shut down for eight innings. However they did rally and score a pair of runs in the ninth inning but ultimately fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday afternoon. No Phillies batters had more than one hit. They only had six as a team. Freddy Galvis continued his great spring … Continue reading Phillies fall short against Pirates

Phils split their squads again

PHILLIES 6, TAMPA BAY 6 — Michael Scwimer pitched the 8th and 9th innings, blowing a two-run lead to the Rays in the 9th to end the game in a tie. Joel Pineiro got the start, going two innings in the outing. He gave up a run on two hits and is most likely not making … Continue reading Phils split their squads again

Phils partake in Split Squad action

BLANKED BY YANKS — Kyle Kendrick got the start in the Phillies 3-0 loss to the Yankees. The right-hander went three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Austin Hyatt allowed a two-run single to Chris Dickerson in the 4th inning. The Phillies were held to three hits (Scott Podsednik, Lou Montanez and … Continue reading Phils partake in Split Squad action

Blanton improving so far this spring

Judging by the quality of swings he’s eliciting, Joe Blanton has been impressive. Judgments are difficult. But stuff appears better. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 10, 2012 Encouraging words from Matt Gelb. Joe Blanton knows the 5th starter’s spot isn’t a lock heading into this season. But he does have the advantage over Joel Pineiro … Continue reading Blanton improving so far this spring

Phils pummel Tigers relievers

Roy Halladay wasn’t given the most glamourous of line ups to pitch behind today. Thankfully, that’s a problem he will only have to encounter this spring. Doc allowed three runs on four hits in three innings of work while striking out four. He didn’t have a problem with much of the Tigers’ line up, well … Continue reading Phils pummel Tigers relievers

Phillies win in walk-off fashion

It may only be the Grapefruit League but the Phillies had their first walk-off win of 2012. Rightfielder Lou Montanez delivered a solo home run ironically off Michael Dubee to lift the Phillies to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a run scored today. Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco … Continue reading Phillies win in walk-off fashion

Phillies blank Jays

Despite being losing their first two games of the spring, the Phillies seem to have found their groove. The Phillies shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 in an impressive day for Phillies pitching. Cliff Lee started his first game of the spring. Lee went two innings and allowed no runs on two hits and … Continue reading Phillies blank Jays

Phils get first win of the spring

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 … Continue reading Phils get first win of the spring

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 … Continue reading Yankees sweep opening weekend series