The Phils young guns got hammered by the Pirates yesterday as the team fell to the Pirates, 11-6. With the loss they fall to 1-1 in spring training action. Savery and Outman both got hit hard. Savery started the fourth with a 5-1 lead and allowed five runs in the inning, including a three-run home run to Nate McLouth. Outman, who unlike Savery is thought by many to be a legitimate candidate make an impact with the Phillies on the field this year, was charged with four runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Kendrick allowed a run on a solo homer over three innings. Rosario allowed a run on a hit and two walks over two innings. Early results on Rule 5 pick Lincoln Holdzkom are in and they strongly suggest you seek cover. Holdzkom wasn’t charged with a run in his 1 1/3 innings, but he walked three, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch.
Howard put the Phils up 5-1 with a three-run homer in the third. Feliz had two more hits, 2-for-3 with another double. Bruntlett saw some time defensively in center. He was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI in the game.
The Phils play the Pirates again this afternoon.
In the unlikely event you were wondering, the lone intentional walk that Chase Utley received in 2007 came against the Braves on September 4. Ruiz led off the second with a home run off of righty Buddy Carlyle to put the Phils up 3-0. Lohse popped out for the first out before J-Roll doubled, bringing up Utley, who was in the two-hole that day in front of Burrell. Carlyle walked him intentionally to set up the double-play, but Burrell popped to short for the second out. Howard drew a walk to load the bases, but Rowand struck out behind him to turn the Phils away.
So it worked.
Hamels and Kendrick are going to have to come up with some kind of agreement around the use of the expression “for myself” in interviews.
This suggests the Mets, Cardinals and Orioles may have interest in Kyle Lohse.