Friday, February 25, 2011

Phils take care of FSU 8-0, prepare for Yanks

Spring games are officially underway today, but the Phillies kicked their schedule off with an exhibition match-up with the Florida State yesterday, defeating the Seminoles 8-0.

The Phillies' staff of young pitchers allowed just four hits in the shut-out, and the offense did the rest. Drew Naylor started on the hill, allowing just one hit while striking out two in two innings of work.

The Phillies jumped on starter Tyler Everett in the first inning, scoring four runs on five hits and one walk, highlighted by a Ryan Howard two-run double. Brian Schneider also doubled for the Phillies' only extra base hits.

Michael Stutes also impressed on the mound for the Phils. He pitched one perfect inning, striking out the side.

Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins sat out against FSU. Utley has "soreness" and Charlie Manuel said if he doesn't play this weekend, he'll get into a game next week.

The Phillies open their Grapefruit League schedule tomorrow against the Yankees at 1:05 on the MLB Network. Cole Hamels gets the start against Bartolo Colon.

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