2012 Spring Training

Phillies Set Rotation; Worley Fans Seven in Loss

According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the three pitchers that will pitch in Pittsburgh for the Opening Day series will be Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Vance Worley–not Cole Hamels. Hamels will get the nod in the home opener.

As for today’s game, the Phils lost their second straight to a Yankees split squad by a score of 5-3. Vance Worley, who we now know will pitch in the first series of 2012, got the start, but started off slow, as he gave up four straight hits which led to three runs before he even recorded an out. He did settle in, however, as he prevented the Yankees from scoring over the next six innings while striking out seven.

I’m not too worried about Worley’s poor first inning. He’s had games like that before, so it isn’t uncommon for him to have the wheels fall off before he settles in. Also, he showed great poise when he bounced back and pitched great for six innings.

David Herndon, Michael Stutes, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched the next three, with Herndon and Stutes giving up a run a piece, and Papelbon blowing away the Yankees hitters in the ninth.

At the plate, the Phillies were able to scatter nine hits, but left fourteen men on base. Erik Kratz and Miguel Abreu were the only Phils to hit for extra bases–Kratz with a monster home run in the eight and Abreu with an RBI double in the seventh.

Collectively, the Phillies offense only struck out three times, but drew just two walks (Jim Thome and Hunter Pence).

The Phils head to Fenway South tomorrow at 1:35 PM for a contest against a Red Sox split squad.

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  1. Manny

    March 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I’m really hoping Pods makes the team.. he can add a lot to this team, despite the fact he’s a lefty.

    “By the way that was Scott Podsednik trotting the last few yards to score standing up from first base on Abreu’s double”

    https://twitter.com/#!/HighCheese/statuses/183271032818376704

  2. bacardipr05

    March 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I was always rooting for Pierre over Pods. Any how i wonder between Stutes and Herndon will both make the team or will one get sent down?

  3. Ted Bell

    March 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Wilson Valdez became a local hero to many in these parts. A little blurb from 97.5 The Phanatic :

    “97.5 FM The Fanatic Philadelphia
    Interesting and forthcoming comment moments ago by Ruben Amaro to Missanelli. He said it was “foolish” that he traded Wilson Valdez.”

    I’m Ted Bell.

  4. Greg Baddick

    March 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Sounds good to Greg Baddick. Lol

  5. simimittal

    March 24, 2012 at 6:56 am

    hey that a really nice update on this… thanks for sharing the information.. .

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