2013 Spring Training

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Rays


Tampa Bay Rays  vs Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 1:05 pm

Bright House Field – Clearwater, FL

Weather: 76, Mostly Sunny

TV: PHL 17

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The Phillies have an opportunity to avenge yesterday’s loss, sending John Lannan to the hill to square off with Jeff Niemann. Dom Brown, hitting .424, and Ryan Howard, hitting .364, are once again in the line-up, back-to-back.

Other notable line-up quirks today: Freddy Galvis makes his first Spring start at third base, Yuniesky Betancourt gets another shot with Jimmy Rollins playing with Team USA to outplay Galvis and the hot-hitting Kevin Frandsen, and Cody Asche’s extended look continues.


1. Revere – CF

2. Galvis – 3B

3. Utley – 2B

4. Howard – 1B

5. Brown – LF

6. Nix – RF

7. Asche – DH

8. Betancourt – SS

9. Quintero – C

Go Phillies!



  1. Dave P

    March 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    An important and telling thing of the line up is the lack of ruf. I guess we’ll have to wait before seeing some Ruf in the diamond.

    • schmenkman

      March 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Nice. I don’t think I’ve seen that one before.

    • William Rennick

      March 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      My guess is that Ruf ends up playing in Japan at some point within the next year or two.

  2. Jaron B

    March 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Who’s pitching besides Lannan? Could you include the list of pitchers in these Gameday posts? Thanks!

  3. Chris

    March 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    The Phillies have about 10 relievers that don’t amount to horse spit. These guys are awful!

  4. Ken Bland

    March 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Breaking news you can use.

    And saving the best for last.

    After the game today, the Phils announced some cuts. Perhaps it is noteworthy to reveal who wasn’t cut since BJ Rosenberg is still with the ballclub. The presence of BJ staying in big league camp serves as a reminder that over plays should not be ruled out on days after he’s had an off day.

    Gone, but leaving an impression for 12 months down the raod, if not sooner for unforseen or exposure reasons are Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph. Adam Morgan and Kyle Simon are gone, meaning the Phils will lose fewer games by b;pwouts than they have already. Cept if BJ pitches, of course.

    Also gone is JC Ramirez.

    :ast but not least, 24 hours after Bart Shart made public an e mail he sent to RAJ Jr, all but demanding the slicing of the Mart that’s known as Mini., the Phils announced that Mike Martinez was sent to minor league camp. Bart’s power broker capabilities are not to be disrespected. I am hopeful Mini has a nice life, but fails to keep in touch.

    • Ken Bland

      March 9, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      You know a recording artist has made it when they release their greatest hits CD. Nowadays, 2 hits qualifies you.

      Mini’s Greatest Hit will be coming out soon. No doubt. Here’s a sneak poreview. They were chooping at the Bank this Sunday afternoon in uniform sarcasm as the Phile eeked past the Bravos.

      Check out Mini’s linescore that day in Phillies history.


  5. The Original Chuck P

    March 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Asche was re-assigned to Minor League camp… He seems like he’s a gamer. Not exceptional at anything but pretty good at a lot of things and very smart.

    • schmenkman

      March 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      OCP, I think he’s a decent player but curious what he’s done that’s very smart.

      • The Original Chuck P

        March 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        I can’t really quantify it… Smart base running (not running into outs, running hard on contact), decent fielding (one error in a pretty high pressure situation) and very few wasted at bats. Small sample and I wasn’t on the Asche train before but I think he can be a decent player somewhere. Polanco esque…

  6. glutenous

    March 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    B.J. Rosenberg. That is all.

  7. Ken Bland

    March 10, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Frm the hard working Nick Cafardo at the Boston Globe via MLBTradeRumors.com…

    “A National League scout suggested that Phillies outfielder John Mayberry might be a good fit for the Yankees at first base, with a switch back to the outfield after Teixeira returns. Mayberry is a former first baseman and was used there last season when Ryan Howard was out of action.”.

    Only Problem I see with it even reaching talk stages is it’d be nice to have a guage of what D Young will do before the depth is traded, but it’s an interesting thought.

    • Chuck A.

      March 10, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Agree that they need to see what they have in Delmon before such a trade would be made.

  8. The Original Chuck P

    March 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    If they could get anything for JMJ they would be crazy not to listen. Enciarte, Ruf, Nix… They’ve got some depth.

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