Yesterday, Adam Eaton took another big step to securing the fifth starter role for good, giving up one run on four hits in 5.1 innings. He struck our four and walked none.
The Phillies beat the Twins 3-2 on Carlos Ruiz’s ninth inning sacrifice fly. Vic Darensbourg recorded the save.
Eaton looks to have wrapped up the fifth starter spot, despite struggling mightily to open the spring … and all of 2007. Just a reminder, however: Eaton has pitched well … but just against the Twins. Let’s see how he does against other teams â€” teams we’ll actually play in 2008.
The offense didn’t do much, again, but Shane Victorino hit an RBI triple. Also pitching, JC Romero gave up a run in over an inning, and Ryan Madson pitched a scoreless eighth.
What we got out of this game:
- Adam Eaton is damn close to cleaning up his mess.
- Vic Darensbourg might very well snap up a roster spot.
- That offense needs more pick-me-up.
Today it’s the Tigers in town for a 1:05 p.m. game. Chad Durbin is on the mound, and I’m on the lawn! I’ll give you a full recap after the game!