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2016 Spring Training, March 18th

The Phillies lost their St. Patrick’s Day game against the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1.  But the offense returned Friday with a 15-12 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Phillies fell behind 5-0, scored 9 runs in the 4th inning, 6 more in the 5th , and allowed 7 runs over the final 3 innings.  Maikel Franco hit his 7th HR, Peter Bourjos hit his 1st, Ryan Howard blasted his second, a grand slam, over the batter’s eye in center, and Cameron Rupp hit his third.  The Phillies opted to play without a DH and starter Charlie Morton went 0-2 with an RBI and a run scored.  Luis Garcia struck out 3 in 1.1 IP.  The Pirates only brought 2 starters – RF Polanco and C Cervelli.  Freese made the trip as a DH.

Lots of stuff going on today at Bright House, the Carpenter Complex, and on the transaction wire.   Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 18th

2016 Spring Training, March 11th

Thursday, the Phillies traveled to central Florida and whipped the Atlanta Braves 9-2, pushing their spring record to 8-3-2. Former Phillies Michael Bourn and Kyle Kendrick started for Atlanta.  Bourn went 1-3.  He fared better than Kendrick who faced 16 batters in 1.2 innings and allowed 7 ER on 9 hits and 2 walks.  The Phillies put up double digit hits again (16).  Ryan Howard returned from an illness and recorded his first spring base hit. Roman Quinn posted his third triple in 18 at bats.  Meanwhile, back at the Complex in Clearwater, the Phillies held two more intrasquad games at minor league camp. Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 11th