Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kendrick pitching very well, Halladay to pitch tonight

If Jamie Moyer was the front runner for the fifth spot in the rotation entering camp, Kyle Kendrick isn't making it easy on Moyer or the Phillies. After a very strong start against the Yankees yesterday, Kendrick is putting himself in as prime a position to win the spot as he could.

His five innings pitched leads the team this spring. He's yet to allow a run, and even more importantly, he hasn't walked a batter. He's struck out two and allowed just two hits. Both of his outings have come against a formidable lineup, the New York Yankees.

Meanwhile, Moyer has only made one appearance in a "B" game in which he pitched three scoreless innings. He has no official spring stats because he hasn't officially pitched in a spring game yet.

It's only fair to compare the two based on what they do in the "A" games. Hopefully Moyer will make an appearance against a major league ready squad soon so we can see how he fairs.

Roy Halladay will make his second spring appearance tonight against the Braves at 7pm. Andrew Carpenter, Danys Baez and Ryan Madson will also take the hill for the Phils. Kenshin Kawakami and new closer Billy Wagner are scheduled to pitch for Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on MLB.TV

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