Friday, March 11, 2011

Phils roll past Yanks 7-0 behind Doc, Lee to face O's

Roy Halladay, Ben Francisco and John Mayberry continued their strong spring as the Phillies beat the Yankees easily yesterday, 7-0.

It was a marquee match-up of Doc vs. CC Sabathia, and the two horses didn't disapoint. While Halladay pitched six shut-out innings to pick up the victory and improve to 2-0; Sabathia gave the Phillies' lumber fits, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out two. Halladay surrendered four hits and also fanned two.

As soon as Sabathia left the game, the Phillies pounced on David Robertson and Robert Fish for four runs in the sixth inning. They also lit up Mark Prior, who is looking to make a come-back to the big leagues, for three runs in the eighth.

Francisco collected two more hits, one of which was a double, another RBI and run scored in the game. Mayberry hit his third homer of the spring and knocked in two.

With the victory, the Phils improved to 8-6 in Grapefruit league action. The Baltimore Orioles will host the Phillies today with Cliff Lee taking the mound. Also scheduled to pitch: Eddie Bonine, Antonio Bastardo, Andrew Carpenter, Danys Baez, J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge.

UPDATE: A few regulars made the trip for today's game against Baltimore. Here are the lineups:

1. Jimmy Rollins- SS (.226)
2. Shane Victorino- CF (.321)
3. Raul Ibanez- LF (.240)
4. Ryan Howard- 1B (.269)
5. Ross Gload- RF (.273)
6. Delwyn Young- DH (.290)
7. Jeff Larish- 3B (.200)
8. Brian Schneider- C (.294)
9. Pete Orr- 2B (.200)
P- Cliff Lee (3.00 ERA)

For Baltimore:

1. J.J. Hardy- SS (.333)
2. Nick Markakis- RF (.313)
3. Adam Jones- CF (.375)
4. Vlad Guerreo- DH (.333)
5. Mark Reynolds- 3B (.167)
6. Luke Scott- 1B (.067)
7. Randy Winn- LF (.105)
8. Matt Wieters- C (.278)
9. Cezar Izturis- 2B (.250)
P- Jeremy Guthrie (3.60 ERA)

1 comment:

  1. Phillies come away with three runs in the top of the first. Raul Ibanez ripped a two-run home run to center, his first of the spring, putting the Phils on top.

    Ross Gload raised his average to over .300 with a double a two-out double to right, and Delwyn Young's base hit drove him in.

    Cliff Lee time......