It was an easy win for the Phillies today as Cliff Lee threw two scoreless frames in his first work of Spring Training. Looks like he put those abdominal problems behind him.
Shane Victorino had two RBI’s in the third inning, which started a 6-run rally for the Phils. Freddy Galvis went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Word out of Clearwater is that he wants to play more at third base and second base as a way to get to the majors quicker. Seems like a good plan to me.
On the pitching side, Lee was Lee. But as a whole, the Phillies surrendered just seven hits scattered. Kyle Kendrick pitched two strong frames, striking out two. Jake Diekman, who has an outside shot at the Phillies bullpen coming out of camp, fanned two in the ninth.
Tomorrow, Phillies take on the Astros at 1:05 in Clearwater.