First thing’s first… Cliff Lee has himself ready for the season, pitching lights out as well as getting his bat up to speed.
Lee went six scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out three in the Phillies 5-4 win over the Pirates. He also doubled in his only hit of the afternoon.
The Phillies were leading 4-0 heading into the 8th inning but a poor outing by Antonio Bastardo led to four Pittsburgh runs and they tied the game up. But Scott Podsednik came to the rescue, hitting a walk-off home run in the 9th inning.
Now to the important news. Second baseman Freddy Galvis bruised his foot fouling a pitch off it in the 8th inning. The second baseman will be day-to-day with a bruised left foot.
Galvis told reporters he should be fine and could play tomorrow, though the Phillies will most likely let him rest.