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Kendrick Rebounds, But Phillies Lose

Kyle Kendrick had his best spring start, striking out four while giving up two runs on five hits, but the Phillies lost 2-1 Saturday to the Twins.

Minnesota’s runs came in the first, one by Michael Cuddyer’s RBI double. Otherwise Kendrick looked good, inducing a few groundouts and shallow pop flies. Cleaning up for him with scoreless innings were Clay Condrey, Brad Lidge and Scott Eyre, who was hit in the face by a John Mayberry Jr. hit in batting practice.

The Phillies didn’t translate that success to the game. Eric Bruntlett homered in the ninth, but that was all the scoring. Mayberry did have a good game, however, going 2-for-4 with a double and stolen base.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Manny

    March 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

    How many more games will Kendrick pitch? I’m afraid that another good performance could erase all the s*it he’s done in ST.

  2. Tyler

    March 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Look, I think we all know Kendrick is screwed… so this was a great outing for his self-confidence I think… I think now he knows that he can do well and hopefully he’ll work hard in AAA. I think he could have the stuff if he grooms his change-up and maybe one other pitch.

    Otherwise, strong showing by our given bullpen arms!! Good to see that the bullpen looks to be shapin up well as it did last year.

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