Phillies-Rays, Phillies-Pirates Re-cap, March 12th

Posted by Danielle Wilson

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On this lovely Saturday afternoon, the Phillies and Rays went at it at Bright House Networks Field. Kyle Kendrick took the mound for the Phils, but there was also a split-squad game played against the Pirates in Bradenton in which Vance Worley started.

Some notes: Charlie Manuel received 2 standing ovation's for picking up foul balls, and Ryan Madson struck out 6 batters in 2 innings pitched. There's the excitement of the game.


Scoring Plays:

  • 2nd inning: Benny and Delwyn both walked, Matt Miller RBI single.
  • Ben Zobrist hit a 2-run homerun against KK, Johnny Damon followed with a solo shot.
  • 4th inning: Following Matt Joyce’s triple, Dan Johnson hit a 2-run homerun
  • 6th inning: B.J. Upton scored Matt Joyce (doubled) on an RBI double.
  • 8th inning: Tim Kennelly doubled and scored Tony Hanzawa (grounded into force out, safe at first).

Final score in Clearwater: Rays 6, Phillies 2.



Scoring plays:

  • 1st inning: After Pete Orr tripled and Ross Gload walked, Raul Ibanez singled scoring Orr. Ryan Howard walked, then John Mayberry singled, scoring Gload and Ibanez. Valdez joined the hit party with a single, and catcher Erik Kratz grounded out, scoring Howard.
  • 4th inning: Pete Orr and Ross Gload both tripled, Gload scoring Orr. Brandon Moss doubled to score Gload and Ibanez (walked). Mayberry singled and scored Brandon Moss.
  • Lyle Overbay hit a solo homerun against Vance Worley.
  • 7th inning: Cory Sullivan hit a 2-run homerun (Pete Orr singled)
  • David Herndon on the mound, he walked 2 and allowed a single before Cole White singled and scored Chase d’Arnaud. Matt Hague singled afterwards and scored 2.
  • 9th inning: Cory Sullivan doubled and scored Tuffy Gosewich (singled).

Final score in Bradenton: Phillies 11, Pirates 4.

Tomorrow, the Phillies will play the Twins at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.

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