• June 9, 2023

Notes From Phillies’ 7-4 Loss To Yankees

The Phillies dropped their second game of Grapefruit League play on Sunday to the New York Yankees, losing 7-4. For the second straight game, Philadelphia got out to a 2-0 lead, only to see it disappear with the help of struggling relievers and defensive errors.

  • In his first appearance of the Spring, Roy Halladay struck out three batters, and gave up a run on two hits in two innings of work. The ace’s only run allowed came on a solo homerun from Alex Rodriguez in the first inning.
  • In 2011, one of the only issues with Halladay’s game was that he seemed to have trouble getting off to strong starts. He had a recurring theme of letting the opposition get off to early leads in the first inning. It’s worth monitoring whether or not that trend continues in 2012.
  • For the second straight game, Hunter Pence was responsible for most of the team’s offensive output. The right fielder hit another two-run homerun in the first inning, this one came off of former Phillie Freddy Garcia.
  • Domonic Brown had a good game at the plate, going 2-4 with a triple, but had a costly error in the field in the seventh inning.
  • John Mayberry started a first base once again, and got his first hit of the spring, a double.
  • Antonio Bastardo shutdown the Yankees in the sixth inning. The lefty is a key reliever in the bullpen, and will likely be the primary candidate to pitch the eighth inning this year.
  • Laynce Nix didn’t have an impressive performance, going 0-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Infield prospect Freddy Galvis started at shortstop, and went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. He also made a pair of impressive plays in the field.
  • Phillipe Aumont, the most important piece of the Cliff Lee trade, allowed three runs on four hits in his spring debut, but only one of them was earned. The righthander started out the inning in a tough spot when Domonic Brown dropped a fly ball in left field, but still gave up four hits in the inning.

Denny Basens

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March 5, 2012 11:15 am

Phils 0-2 so far this Spring
I have downgraded their chances to win the NL East from a 60/40 Probability to now a 50/50 Probability…

March 5, 2012 11:33 am

based on what paulman, two innings from roy, cole, just starting to incite again, why not wait until it matters, things must be really slow at gcobb and down in appalachia, why not check out a good baseball game at appalachian state?

March 5, 2012 8:57 pm

App State rolled over Rider in a 4 Game Sweep and outscored them like 55-10 or something crzy.. App States Baseball Coach (Pollard) lives right down below me and has done super job with App States Baseball Program which is not easy to do with our harsher winters up here in the Mountains than programs down in Piedmont/Coastal Regions where they can play outdoors a good 10 months a year.. App State beat 7th Ranked LSU Tigers who were ranked #7th in the Nation in a 3 game s Set (won 2 of 3) down in Baton Rouge which is pretty impressive

March 5, 2012 9:36 pm

It’s way to early to draw any conclusions..Fantasy leaguers, go play with the penis.

March 5, 2012 10:08 pm

Phils Window is closing rapidly, way too old/injured in their everyday line-up and
the Top End of the Rotation (Halladay/Lee) are not what they were 2 Seasons ago.. Hamels will have the best season of the Top 3 and then will bolt out to the West Coast in Free-Agency to the Dodgers and will be teamed up with Kershaw,Billingsly and Hamels to give the Dogers the Top 3 IN the NL moving forward in 2013..