It took an unlikely four triples, but the Phils got their third spring win this afternoon, topping Baltimore 6-5.
The Phillies hit two triples in the 28 games they played in May in 2013. They also hit two in 26 September games.
The Phils scored six early runs. A.J. Burnett pitched well through four, but started the fifth and allowed a walk and a home run to the only two men he faced. The Phillies led 6-3 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when Cesar Jimenez, trying to nail down his second inning of the game, allowed a two-run homer.
Revere had two hits and a walk for the Phils. Abreu was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a triple. Brown delivered a three-run triple in the first.
Burnett started the game for the Phils and went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk. Chris Davis singled to start the bottom of the second and Nelson Cruz followed that with a ground rule double, while led to a Baltimore run in the frame. Burnett started the fifth having allowed a run over four innings, but he allowed a leadoff walk that was followed by a two-run homer by Nolan Reimold and was pulled.
Nice outing for Burnett before the fifth, but he winds up with an ugly line. Drops his ERA on the spring to 10.00 with a 1.56 ratio after three starts and nine innings.
Shawn Camp took over for Burnett in the fifth. He allowed a single in the frame, but kept Baltimore off the board.
Camp hasn’t allowed a run in 4 1/3 innings over four appearances. 0.92 ratio.
Four walks in six innings for Aumont, but he lowers his ERA to 4.50 with the outing. 1.33 ratio.
Kevin Munson pitched the seventh, allowing back-to-back singles to the first two men he faced, which left Baltimore with runners on first and second and nobody out. Munson kept them off the board though — Reimold lined into a double-play and Xavier Paul struck out swinging.
Munson had an unlikely combination of a 1.50 ERA and a 2.17 ratio entering the game. He had walked eight in five innings. Drops his ERA to 1.29 and his ratio to 2.14. A 2.14 ratio means you shouldn’t expect your ERA to stay at 1.29 for long. Allow two hits to the first two men he faced today, but got out of it with the help of a line drive double-play.
Cesar Jimenez threw a 1-2-3 eighth. He came back to pitch the ninth and allowed a leadoff walk to Michael Almanzar. He got the next two before Alex Gonzalez homered on a 3-1 pitch to cut the Phillie lead to 6-5. Jimenez then walked Reimold, but got Paul to pop to Frandsen at second to end the game.
Two innings, two runs for Jimenez on a hit and two walks. 5.40 ERA and a 1.50 ratio for Jimenez after 6 2/3 innings.
The Phillies scored six runs in the game. They got three in the top of the first on a three-run triple by Domonic Brown. Ben Revere and Freddy Galvis tripled back-to-back with two outs in the second for the fourth run. The other two runs came in the fourth — Maikel Franco singled home Cameron Rupp and Revere brought Abreu home from third with a sac fly.
Revere 2-for-2 with a walk, a triple and an RBI, upping his average to .296. First extra-base hit for Revere, which ups his slugging percentage to .370. Revere has an isolated power of .045 for his career in 1,400 plate appearances.
Brown 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBI, upping his average to .107. Also his first extra-base hit — he’s 3-for-28 with two singles and a triple.
Abreu 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a triple. First extra-base hits and seventh walk for Abreu. He’s hitting .207.
Galvis had the other triple. 1-for-2 on the day with a triple and a walk to up his average to .148.
Ruf 0-for-4 to drop his average to .241.
Franco 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI. He’s hitting .207.
Utley 1-for-3 with a single. He’s at .182. Howard is hitting .185 after going 1-for-2 with a walk.
Mayberry is hitting .350 after an 0-for-1 day.
Rupp 1-for-4 to drop his average to .286 and left five men on base.
Roberto Hernandez is expected to pitch tomorrow as the Phils face the Yankees.