The Phillies allowed 15 runs on 28 hits yesterday, losing 15-2 to the Dominican Republic’s WBC team. Cole Hamels allowed eight runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Laynce Nix homered in the game for the Phils. 2-for-4 in the game and 1-for-15 in official spring training games.
Kevin Frandsen continues to hit. He was 2-for-4 with a double. His line in games that don’t count that count is 364/391/727.
Cody Asche 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
Galvis 1-for-4 with another extra-base hit, a double. He’s got two doubles, a homer and a .524 slugging percentage in the games that don’t count that count.
Ruf was 0-for-4 and struck out three times. He also misplayed a ball in left. This suggests he will not be in the lineup this afternoon against the Nats.
Hamels started the game for the Phillies and threw a scoreless first. That was as good as it got, though. He allowed four runs on six hits in the second. In the third he faced seven batters and was charged with four more runs — he gave up two singles, two doubles and a two-run homer (to Jose Reyes) before getting pulled with one out.
Overall, Hamels went 2 2/3 innings in the game, allowing eight earned runs on 12 hits. Didn’t walk anyone.
Hamels has struck out six in five scoreless innings in official action.
Martin faced two hitters in the third, allowing a single before retiring Nelson Cruz on a ground ball to second to end the frame. He came back to toss a scoreless fourth but was hit hard in the fifth, allowing a two-run homer to Robinson Cano and an RBI-single to Miguel Tejada.
Overall he went 2 1/3 innings in the game, allowing three runs on six hits, including a triple and a home run, and a walk.
Martin has just one official appearance in spring training in which he allowed one hit over two scoreless innings.
Pettibone was next and he got hammered as well, allowing four runs on nine hits over 2 2/3. Two-run homer to Hanley Ramirez in the seventh. Three of five hitters he faced in the eighth singled and two of them came around to score.
Nine is a lot of hits to allow in 2 2/3 innings.
Pettibone was hit in his only official spring appearance, allowing four runs on three hits, including two home runs, in two innings.
Justin Friend got the last four outs of the game. He faced six batters, allowing a single and a walk, but wasn’t charged with a run.
He had allowed a run over two innings in official spring action.
Halladay is expected to pitch this afternoon as the Phils face the Nationals.
This article suggests that Galvis, Betancourt and Frandsen could be competing for two bench spots. I’m going to be real surprised if Frandsen doesn’t start the year with the team.