A split in split squad action today with the Blue Jays and Astros. The Phils top Houston and fall to Toronto.
The Phils beat the Astros 6-3.
Jeff Manship started the game for the Phils and allowed a run on six hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five. 2.25 ERA and a 1.13 ratio for Manship. He’s struck out 14 in 16 innings.
B.J. Rosenberg followed Manship and threw two scoreless innings, allowing a single and a walk to the first two men he faced in the sixth before setting down six in a row. Drops his ERA to 4.82 and his ratio to 1.18 after 9 1/3 innings.
Antonio Bastardo started the eight and retired the only two men he faced, dropping his ERA to 2.35 and his ratio to 0.78. He hasn’t walked a batter in 7 2/3 innings.
Sean O’Sullivan followed Bastardo. He struck out J.D. Martinez to end the eighth and returned for the ninth, allowing two runs on a double and three singles. Overall he went 1 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks. 6.92 ERA and a 1.54 ratio. He’s walked just one batter in 13 innings, but allowed 19 hits, which is too many.
The Phillies scored six runs on 13 hits in the game. Ronny Cedeno doubled Steve Susdorf home in the fifth. Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac had sac flies in the sixth. Cody Asche and Cameron Rupp both had RBI in the seventh and Susdorf had a sac fly in the eighth.
Revere 2-for-5 with two singles to up his average to .349. Stole his fourth base.
Abreu is hitting .281 after going 3-for-4 with a double.
Asche 0-for-5 to drop his average to .139. Howard is hitting .250 after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Rupp 2-for-5 with an RBI, upping his average to .333.
Brignac 2-for-4 with a double. He’s 6-for-15 (.400) with three doubles. Ronny Cedeno is hitting .267 after going 2-for-4 (4-for-15) with a double and an RBI.
Susdorf 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in his first official action.
Toronto beat the Phillies 3-1.
David Buchanan started the game and allowed two runs over four innings on three hits and a walk. Moises Sierra and former Phil Erik Kratz hit back-to-back homers off of him to start the second. 2.70 ERA and an 0.80 ratio for Buchanan after four appearances and ten innings.
Phillippe Aumont followed Buchanan, allowing a single and a walk over a scoreless two innings. For whatever reason, the Phillies brought him back to start the seventh and he allowed a single and two walks to the only three men he faced (although the single, Kratz, was thrown out by Mayberry trying to go for two). Mario Hollands took over for Aumont with one down and men on first and second and kept the Blue Jays from scoring.
Aumont goes 2 1/3 scoreless innings on the day, allowing two singles and three walks. 3.48 ERA and a 1.45 ratio for Aumont after eight appearances. Seven walks in 10 1/3 innings and he’s struck out just one.
Bringing Aumont back to start a third inning just baffles me. I don’t even have a joke. I assume it has something to do with split squads and limited pitchers, but golly. He hasn’t started a game since 2010 and got more than three outs in just two of his 22 appearances with the Phils in 2013.
Hollands retired the only two men he faced in the seventh. He returned for the eighth and allowed two singles, but kept Toronto off the board with the help of a Jose Bautista GIDP. He returned for the ninth and allowed a solo homer to Kratz, Kratz’s second of the game, and a bunt single to Steve Tolleson.
2 2/3 innings in the game for Hollands. He allows a run on four hits and no walks while striking out three. 1.86 ERA and a 1.14 ratio. Eight strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings.
Kratz is hitting .455 on the spring with two home runs after going 3-for-3 with two solo shots today.
Gwynn was 2-for-3 with a walk a double on the day, upping his average to .386. Utley is hitting .184 after going 1-for-2.
Mayberry 1-for-4 with a double to drop his average to .265. Rollins 1-for-3 (.138) and Ruiz 1-for-3 (.290) with two strikeouts.
Byrd is hitting .316 after going 0-for-3 and Frandsen .182 after an 0-for-4.