I know it’s still Spring Training, but that was not pretty. A lot of fans enjoying the free MLB.tv broadcast of the Phillies-Yankees witnessed first hand A.J. Burnett find his missing breaking ball. Burnett pitched three perfect innings. Joba Chamberlain and Pedro Feliciano followed suit for innings four and five.
Wilson Valdez, as stolen from Matt Gelb, continued his assault on America breaking up the no hitter in the sixth inning with a home run; his first of the Spring.
Roy Oswalt, who said he is still trying to find his fastball, pitched 2.2 innings and gave up five runs (3 ER). Oswalt gave up four hits, two of which were long balls. I guess one good thing was he didn’t walk any batters.
Vance Worley allowed two runs and five hits in his two innings of work. Drew Naylor, Brian Bass, and Ryan Feierabend all contributed scoreless appearances.
With not much good coming from Tampa today, it’s a good thing the boys are back in Clearwater tomorrow to take on the Orioles. And not that it matters, but Phillies Spring record is 5-6.