Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lee debuts today, Phils beat Toronto 6-3

It's finally here. This is the day everyone has been waiting for. Well, not exactly. Cliff Lee will make his unofficial second debut as a Phillie. Has a nice ring to it.

Sure, it's only spring, but Phillies' fans should attend in bunches to see Lee on the mound for the Phillies for the first time since game five of the 2009 World Series.

Roy Halladay made his spring debut against his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, in a 6-3 victory yesterday. It was a strong outing for Halladay, who pitched two innings, allowed no runs on two hits, one walk and one strike out.

Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino each got their first hits of the spring, while Ben Francisco, Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz continued to produce at the plate. Domonic Brown struggled once again, and remains hit-less. Here's a look at some notable stats, just a few games into spring:

Francisco- .571 average, .667 OBP, 1.429 slugging percentage, one home run, one double, one triple, four RBI, three runs scored, one stolen base, two walks and one strikeout.

Brown- 0-for-9, .182 OBP, two walks, six strikeouts, no stolen bases, one run scored.

Polanco- .400 average, two RBI, one walk, one run scored.

Ross Gload- .333 average, one RBI.

Lee's debut against Detroit is set to air live on MLB.TV. It will re-air on the MLB Network tonight at 8pm.

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