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Weekend update

The Phils topped the Twins yesterday, winning 6-3 to improve to 11-7.

Michael Stutes started the game for the Phils and again pitched well. He threw three scoreless innings, allowing no hits and a walk. He’s now made five appearances and thrown to a 1.00 ERA and an 0.44 ratio, allowing three hits and a walk over nine innings while striking out nine. Baez followed Stutes with a scoreless inning and Jason Grilli threw two of his own before Matt Anderson struggled in the seventh. Anderson got just one out and was charged with three runs (two earned) on two hits, a walk and two wild pitches. Ryan Edell and Chris Kissock finished the game for the Phils, combining to throw 2 2/3 innings without being charged with a run (although Edell uncorked a wild pitch that helped the Twins plate some more out of the mess that Anderson created in the seventh).

Mayberry started at first for the Phils and went 0-for-3 to drop his spring line to 324/390/730 through 37 at-bats. Delwyn Young played left and went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer. 333/364/452 with a team-high 42 at-bats. Valdez was 2-for-3 with a double and is hitting .519. Barfield 2-for-4 with a walk and a double. He’s 9-for-19 with two doubles, a triple and a home run (474/524/684).

Michael Martinez was 2-for-4 with a double to push his average to .250 (250/250/375 in 32 at-bats).

On Saturday, splits squads of Phils faced the Pirates and Rays. The Phils topped Pittsburgh 11-4 and lost to Tampa Bay 6-2.

Worley started the game against the Pirates, allowing a run on two hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out five and dropped his spring ERA to 3.86. Herndon allowed three runs in the eighth and got just two outs, puffing his ERA to 5.79. Mathieson, Zagurski and Juan Perez combined to toss five shutout innings in the game in which they allowed no hits and one walk. Zagurski dropped his spring ERA to 1.50 in six innings over five appearances.

Cory Sullivan went 2-for-3 with a homer run and two RBI in the game for the Phils. Pete Orr led off and played second, going 3-for-5 with a pair of triples. Mayberry played center and went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and three RBI.

David Price held the Phils to a run on two hits and two walks in five innings in the other game. Kendrick got the start and was hit hard, allowing five runs over four innings. He allowed three home runs in the game and saw his spring ERA rise to 5.00. Contreras followed Kendrick and allowed a run over two innings. Madson followed that, striking out six in two scoreless frames before Romero threw a scoreless ninth to keep his spring ERA at 0.00 through four appearances.

Martinez was 2-for-3 in the game with a pair of singles. Rollins 1-for-3 with a double.

Friday the Phils beat the Orioles 13-6. Lee allowed three runs in three innings to puff his spring ERA to 5.00. Lidge was hit hard late, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. Meyer pitched the ninth and allowed a run on a solo homer by Robert Andino. Baez and Bastardo each pitched two scoreless innings.

Lidge has now made five official spring appearances, allowing five runs in five innings on eight hits, two walks and two hit batters. That’s a 9.00 ERA and a 2.00 ratio.

Ibanez, Howard, Gload and Mayberry all homered, plating seven of the 13 Phillie runs. Ibanez was 3-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBI. Delwyn Young went 3-for-5 with a double. Gload was 2-for-3 with a double and a homer.

Hamels is expected to start today as the Phils face the Astros.

The Phillies signed Ruben Amaro to a four-year contract extension, which means he will be with the team through 2015.

On Friday, the Phils sent 15 players to Minor League Camp and released Robb Quinlan. Andrew Carpenter, Drew Naylor, Carlos Rivero and JC Ramirez were among the players sent down.

This article from the Phillies web site says that Delwyn Young has a good chance to make the team.


Rivero cruise

The Phils beat Baltimore yesterday, winning 4-3 on a two-run walkoff single in by Carlos Rivero.

Hamels started the game for the Phils and allowed two first-inning runs on two walks and a double. After the first, he set down nine Baltimore batters in order. He has now made three spring starts, allowing three hits and four walks while throwing to a 1.80 ERA and striking out seven over ten innings. If he were to allow 2.7 hits per nine innings in the regular season, it would be notable.

Contreras, Baez, Meyer and Carpenter all threw scoreless innings in the game. Despite a rough early outing in a B-game, Baez had now thrown 3 1/3 scoreless frames in official action. Contreras and Carpenter have now both made two appearances and each has thrown two scoreless innings. Meyer had an ugly outing early and has allowed two runs on two hits in three innings overall.

Lidge pitched the other inning and allowed the other run. He hit Nolan Reimold with one out and Reimold came around to score on a two-out double by Josh Bell. Lidge has now made four appearances and allowed runs in three of them, throwing to a 6.75 ERA and allowing five hits, a walk and hitting two batters over four innings.

Howard homered in the fourth, his third of the spring. 292/346/708 after 24 at-bats.

Victorino doubled in the fifth to plate Josh Barfield for the second run. Victorino was 2-for-3 in the game to raise his spring average to .333. Barfield started at second and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. He’s 5-for-10 so far.

The Phils started the bottom of the ninth down 3-2. They loaded the bases on walks to Barfield, Dane Sardinha and a bunt single by Michael Martinez before Rivero lined a two-run single into center. Martinez played center field in the game and went 2-for-2, raising his average to .190 (4-for-21 with no walks). Rivero played third and went 2-for-2. He’s 4-for-12 so far.

Mayberry doubled in the second inning. He was 1-for-3 on the day and has a 280/333/600 line for the spring (7-for-25 with two walks, two doubles and two homers).

Rollins was 0-for-3 to drop his average to .185 (5-for-27 with a double and no walks). Polanco is hitting .208 after going 0-for-3. Ibanez 0-for-2 with a walk to drop his average to .182 — he’s 4-for-22 with four singles.

Delwyn Young played right and went 1-for-4. 320/346/360 over 25 at-bats (8-for-25 with a double and a walk).

Blanton pitches today as the Phils face the Tigers.

Ben Francisco has a stiff neck.

No new news on Utley, except that we keep getting closer to games that matter and he keeps not playing.

This article from Sunday wonders if the Phils might be interested in trading for Mike Cameron. I’m going to be surprised if the Phillies trade for a right-handed outfielder.


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