Yesterday I suggested that you, and by you I mean I, would be surprised at how dramatic the difference in runs scored and allowed were between games the Phillies won and the games they lost in 2007. Here you go:

 
G

R

R/G

RA

RA/G
won 89 645 7.25 304 3.42
lost 73 247 3.38 517 7.08

I don’t know if that is unusual or not. But I would have expected both sets of numbers to be closer.

Cole Hamels was brilliant yesterday as the Phillies beat the Devil Rays 4-2 to improve to 8-12 in spring training.

Hamels allowed one run on two hits over six innings, including a solo home run by super-prospect Evan Longoria. He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. Castro followed Hamels and allowed a run in an inning on a double and two walks. His spring ERA is up to 6.30. Gary Knotts pitched a perfect eighth and Madson got the save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Gordon seems pretty clearly the second in line to close behind Lidge, but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to work for long it comes to that. Hopefully it’s Madson third and not Myers.

Jenkins went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run homer for the Phils, his first of the spring. The Phils had just four hits on the day. Rollins 1-for-2 with a double, Utley 1-for-2 and Burrell 1-for-3. Snelling walked in his only chance and Helms did not play. Feliz went 0-for-3 to drop his average to .222. No walks in 42 plate appearances for Feliz.

The Phils play the Devil Rays again today.

Kris Benson suggests the pitching mound at Rich Ashburn Field was a factor in his injury. Brad Lidge also says he does not want to pitch on that mound again after his injury to his knee earlier in spring training.

The Phils sent Fabio Castro to Double-A Reading yesterday, making it less likely he’ll start the season on the team. Same article says the Phils outrighted Shane Youman.

Former Phillies’ prospect Santino Gallone was one of six construction workers killed in the crane accident in New York on Saturday.