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Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Rays

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/53/76/full/8ussmr9nym262dzff1g7te1it.gifTampa Bay Rays  vs Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 1:05 pm

Charlotte Sports Park Port Charlotte, FL

Weather: 69, Clear

TV: Sorry folks, this one is not on TV today.

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A big shout out to Port Charlotte resident, and the World’s Best Uncle, Doug Wernett who is a big Phillies fan. I suspect he will be watching today. Kyle Kendrick is pitching in support of Uncle Doug and the Phillies today against David Price. Ryan Howard finally has another day off after a Iron Man-like stretch of Spring Training action.


1. Galvis – SS

2. Frandsen – 2B

3. Young – 3B

4. Ruiz– C

5. Mayberry – 1B

6. Ruf – LF

7. Brown– RF

8. Fields – DH

9. Martinez – CF

Go Phillies!



  1. Dave

    March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Does anyone know when the first cuts will be coming?

    • Ken Bland

      March 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      If you skip Ian’s bio, and the you may also like, Dave’s question is immediately after
      9. Martinez – CF. There’s a message there, no doubt.

      I don’t know, but I think Monday would be a very good guess.

      I’d have liked to have seen a little different batting order today. Take advantage of Brown’s confidence built spring, and bat him higher than 7. He’ll only face Price once, so it’s not that big a deal, but I’d have liked to have seen him either at 3 instead of MY, or ahead of Mayberry and Ruf at 5 or 6. Mike Young, for what it’s worth has K’d 7 times against the Pricey one in 17 career at bats.

      • Ian Riccaboni

        March 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        I would guess a little later due to WBC this year.

  2. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    D Brown goes the other way, with the pitch, and hits a screaming single to left. Off the Pricey lefty. It don’t matter. Kendrick has all he needs to work with as the Phils lead uno a nadda.

  3. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Kendrick through 2, spelling CY this way.

    3 Ks

    3 ground balls

    Not bad.

    6 up, 6 down.

  4. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    5-6 for the Phils top 3 now, between Galvis, Frandsen and MY through 3 innings. That’s pretty good. Specially since Frandsen took Price deep.

    Alas, not all is well in Mudville. Mighty Mini, he struck out. Gee, what a shock.

    Kendrick’s perfect game venyure heads to the bottom of the third with the Phils crushing ’em, 2-zip.

  5. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    If the Rays walk Josh Fields intentionally, Mini Man would be up with ’em loaded..

    But they face him, and Ruf gets nailed at the plate for a double bleeping play.

    And Mini will lead off the next inning, easing the pressure on the Rays not to face him as an RBI threat.

    Ruf and Brown both had hits that inning. But we’ll never know if Mini would have hit a grnd slam.

    Well, we will, but if you cain’t say something nice about Mini, shut the hell up.

    It’s qwiet. Tres quiet.

  6. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Fearful of a tiring David Price facing Mini, Joe Maddon pulls him in favor of fresh armed Jamie Wright with the Rays clinging to a precarious 1 run lead.

    Mini works his way to a 3-1 count, and takes advantage of the hitters count to dril a popup just past short.

    It’s the furthest ball Mini has driven in 2 years.

    But the Phils still trail by one.

    • "Big Ed" Delahanty

      March 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Ken, you’re killing me. I am dying laughing at your commentary. Kudos.

  7. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Stutes 2K, shut down inning adds to his impressive comeback since a rough first outing this spring.

    Nice to see him getting his rhythm going.

  8. Ken Bland

    March 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    This is an impressive deal by the Braves today. They’ve scored 14 runs against Houston throuh 4. They are 9-9 with RISP, and have left only 3 men on base. Not bad for a team that figures to have their share of Ks over the year.

  9. The Original Chuck P

    March 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Brown 2/3, Frandsen 2/3, Young 2/3… not too shabby.

  10. Bart Shart

    March 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm


    • G7

      March 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Why did it look like mini mart was playing behind second base with Longoria up? Maybe he is our new short fielder…lol

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