The Phillies have allowed a total of six runs over their last three spring training games. That probably doens’t mean a whole lot, but it does make it easier to win spring training games.
The five pitchers who have started spring games for the Phils so far, Halladay, Hamels, Blanton, Happ and Kendrick, have combined to throw to a 1.87 ERA with an 0.96 ratio and struck out 19 over 24 innings.
Yesterday Blanton and four other pitchers combined to throw a three-hit shutout as the Phils topped the Tigers 4-0. Blanton threw four scoreless innings and Savery two. David Herndon, Scott Mathieson and Yohan Flande each tossed a scoreless frame. Detroit had three hits in the game, all singles and all off of Blanton. Ibanez homered for the Phils and Utley and Victorino each had a pair of hits. Utley raised his spring average to .545.
Mathieson has now struck out four in two scorelss innings. Herndon has pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two walks but no hits.
Article about Herndon here.
Carpenter is trying to get Madson’s help with his change-up.
Today’s games against the Rays and Tigers have been cancelled due to awful weather.