2013 Spring Training

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Yankees

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Yankees_logo.gifNew York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies

Time: 1:05 pm

Steinbrenner FieldTampa, FL

Weather: 61, Mostly Cloudy

TV: YES Network (Live), MLB Network (Delay)

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Roy Halladay will get his second start of the Spring, squaring off against the New York Yankees. Phillippe Aumont is also scheduled to pitch, making his last relief appearance for the Phillies in the Spring before he suits up for Team Canada.

Ryan Howard looks to remain among the hottest players in Spring Training. The Phillies Spring Iron Man will make his seventh consecutive start of the Spring and will be joined in the line-up by Chase Utley. The Phils will face Hideki Kuroda.

Line-Up

1. Rollins– SS

2. Revere– CF

3. Utley – 2B

4. Howard – 1B

5. M. Young – 3B

6. Brown– LF

7. Ruf- DH

8. Mayberry- RF

9. Lerud– C

Go Phillies!

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This the Phils second game against interlocking NY this week, and it’s the 2nd time the interlocking NY logo has been used.

    BORING!

    A quick web search offers these Evil Empire images which be far more appealing to the eye, and touch the very core of emotion as we prepare for all important pre season baseball. Which is really true since The Good Doctor is pitching.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=evil+empire&FORM=HDRSC2

  2. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Bend don’t break first for Doc. Empire finagels their way to bases loaded, but on the 24th pitch of the inning, Doc ends it.

    I might be wrong, but he looked like he threw a couple pitches pretty hard…maybe even up to 92 mph? That’s a guess.

    M Young played a grounder well, backhanding it, tough play, base hit. Sort of play you gotta be a real good 3B to get the guy.

    • Ken Bland

      March 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      From Gelb

      Two guns had Roy Halladay’s fastball at 88-91 m.p.h. Similar to last start. Typical for this time of spring.

  3. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    A little vintage Doc for your viewing pleasure in a 12 pitch inning in the second. Around the plate, except for 1 pitch, which was probably purposely away, and good movement.

    I’ll guess he gets another inning.

    Phils 4,. Empire, nadda

  4. hk

    March 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Where’s that guy who claimed the Phils low run scoring output after 3 pre-season games was a pre-cursor of things to come?

    • Ken Bland

      March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      He be in arithmetic class.

      Lotta dueuces today. Looks nice.

  5. Andrew from Waldorf

    March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    This is my scenario.

    I will say the line up sucks until the all star break minimal and they prove me wrong.

    But in 2011 Doc, Lee and Cole were 3 of the top 5 itchers in baseball.
    Team should have won the WS but the line up was so putrid it was exposed in the NLDS.

    But if they are all 3 top 5 again.
    There is a very real chance.

    Forget about the line up boys and girls. Dont worry about who is hurt or who is stinking it up or playing great. If they ( Doc, Lee, Cole) are all top 5 the line up becomes moot. Unless they lose a game 5 1-0.

    The phillies will fly as far as those 3 ( doc, lee, cole) take them.

    I am excited.
    Going to watch the dreamweaver video youtube.

    Thanks for the updates Ken E.

    • Ken Bland

      March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Thinking of you a lot today, AFW.

      Every inning the Phillies score 2.

      Reminds of your worst lineup in baseball proclamation.

      Good call.

    • schmenkman

      March 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      “…but the line up was so putrid it was exposed in the NLDS.”

      From the time Utley returned in May 2011, they were the highest-scoring lineup in the NL. That’s the lineup that they took into the NLDS.

      Agree though that if the top 3 have good years that’s one scenario that will put them in contention.

      • Don M

        March 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

        it all depends on them staying healthy … which is harder with older players, but not impossible. They aren’t far removed from the team that won 102 games… and won 81 last year despite missing Utley, Howard, Halladay, Stutes …(and Bastardo’s expected contribution) …

        Vegas has the Phillies over/under at 87 wins … I think they could win 90+ with a healthy lineup, and an improved bullpen

      • hk

        March 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

        Don M,

        Where did you see an O/U of 87 wins. I have seen 84 including most recently on Sportsbook.com. That’s a big difference between 84 and 87 if one is looking to try to middle.

      • Lefty

        March 2, 2013 at 7:44 am

        hk, I saw 81.5 at SB Nation. The over is a lock IMO. There are too many guys with something to prove.

        I pick three or four every year, and I’m usually very good at these. Last year I got +180 on the money line to pick the Giants over 88, Bill Baer said I was crazy they had NO offense. It was easy money.

  6. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Aumont

    whoosh

    whioosh

    whoosh

    and another whoosh on the next pitch

    94 on the gun.

    A young pitcher throwing strikes.

    what a novel concept!

  7. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Good thing Meredioth Marakovitz didn’t work Yankee telecasts back when Messer, White and Scooter handled the booth.

    We’d have heard even less about the games than we did.

    She’s no Tina Cervascio (none are), but I’ll take her over Greg Murphy.

    • Lefty

      March 2, 2013 at 3:49 am

      Kudos to her BBIQ and overall knowledge of the game and her team. Very good info on Cervelli, much better than Greg Murphy brings. I’m still trying to decide from the wide shots if she is hot or just a little chunky.

  8. Don M

    March 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    If the trend continues, we’re in for a really bad year .

    ’08 = Win World Series, ’09 = Lose World Series, ’10= Lose NLCS, ’11 = Lose NDLS, ’12 = Miss the Playoffs, ’13 = Organization banned from Major League Baseball forever?

  9. Ken Bland

    March 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    So much for the empire. Next up is Toronto, in search of a 3rd straight day of double digit runs.

    Chances? I dunno, I just know RA gets the first 3 innings (by plan), then Josh the next 2.
    So it’d be quite an accomplishment. Romero goes for them Sunday, and Stutes gets back out on the mound for the first time in a week according to the Phils projected pitchers for tomorrow.. Be nice to see him pitch wel after a rough debut.

    Dom was 0-1 today, with 3 walks. Sounds like a pretty good boxscore read to me.

    • Manny

      March 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Re: Brown. I absolutely love his patience at the plate and his ability to draw a walk. I think this lineup has been in serious need of someone to slow things down since Werth left. Too many free-swingers with Pence, Shane, and Jimmy. Now that could finally change…

      • Ken Bland

        March 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

        Dom has always shown selection as a strength. No question that forcing his way into the lineup would be an asset in that regard. Jimmy drew 2 walks today also. I don’t want to take credit away from him for that, but in a more general sense, walks tend to be higher in the spring because of the presence of so many minor league pitchers facing batters.

        It’s also probably premature to overreact to Wally Joyner’s presence as a hitting coach, but he was very adept at drawing walks during his career as a very capable hitter. That’s reflected in these impressive numbers that show his batting avereage, and then OBP for a few of his 16 years. As you look at them, keep in mind that Mike Young, a .301 career hitter, and a discussable HOF guy, or nearly so has parlayed that into a .345 OBP, a 44 point difference.

        Wally’s career BA .289 OBP .362 (73 point spread)

        some sample years .269 .336 (67 point differemce)

        .277 .377 (100 points)

        .248 .363 (115)

        Wally’s walk rate is in Chase territory, around 10%, Chase maybe a little higher. Pence has a wal rate of 7%, and that doesn’t even account for hitting pitches out of the zone that help lead to periods like his .220 average with the Giants in H2 of last year. I chose weaker avaage Joyner years as examples because they show how a guy can still contribute even if he’s not hitting, or luck is out of reach.

        Steve Henderson might be getting shorted some credit here by my focussing on Joyner, but I’m more familiar with Wally’s style and career.

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