After a day off from game play, the Phillies are back in action this afternoon as they host the reigning American League Champion Detroit Tigers. Today Roy Halladay (2-0, 2.16 ERA) will make his fourth start of the spring and his second against the Tigers thus far. Drew Smyly (2-0, 0.00 ERA) will also make his fourth start of the spring and second against the Phillies.
In Halladay's last start,on Wednesday against the Nationals, he proved strong against his NL East Rivals as he powered through four innings all while allowing four two hits. Doc walked a batter and struck out two en route to a winning decision. Back on February 24, Halladay threw two innings against the Tigers allowing a just one hit, a home run to Victor Martinez. Halladay also struck out two in that outing.
Drew Smyly has not failed to impress this so far this spring. In three starts (9 innings pitched), Smyly has allowed just three hits. In his last outing, a winning decision against Atlanta on Thursday, Smyly threw four innings of two-hit ball while striking out four. Back on February 25th Smyly started against the Phillies, yielding one hit over two-outs.
Roy Halladay will start today's game.
Drew Smyly will start today's game.
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