Sunday, February 27, 2011

Phils win spring opener 5-4, Blanton to debut today

Strong debut for the Phillies yesterday, who beat the Yankees 5-4 at George M. Steinbrenner field. Cole Hamels looked strong in his first outing, allowing one hit, one unearned run and one walk with two strikeouts in two innings of work.

Ben Francisco made the biggest splash at the plate, leading off the second inning with a triple to right-center field against Yankees' starter Bartolo Colon. He later scored on a Jeff Larish double-play ground-ball. Francisco, who is competing for the starting right field position, walked in his other plate appearance.

Domonic Brown, one of Francisco's competitors, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

Ross Gload, also competing for time in right, started the game at DH and went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

The Phillies will host the Yankees today with Joe Blanton starting on the mound against Ivan Nova. Also scheduled to pitch for Philly: Justin Defratus, Michael Schwimer, Ryan Madson, J.C Romero and Brad Lidge.

Chase Utley is doubtful for today's game. Expect to see Jimmy Rollins get his first spring action.

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