Final: Philadelphia Phillies 2, Boston Red Sox 1 ❖ Attendance: 7,883
Clearwater, FLA — The Philadelphia Phillies (5-8) pulled out a win against the Boston Red Sox (8-5) today for their third straight spring victory. Aaron Nola was excellent over four innings, striking out five, allowing one hit and not walking any batters. The pitchers that relieved him were also solid, striking out seven and only allowing one run over five innings.
The Phillies only mustered three hits, all of them singles. However, the offense was able to take advantage of the opportunities that they were given. It was a combination of walks, wild pitches, passed balls, and fielding errors that handed the Phils the 'W'. In fact, both of the runs they scored were unearned. They need to continue capitalizing on opponents' mistakes if they want to be successful.
WP: Drew Hutchison (1-0, 2.25 ERA) ❖ LP: Kyle Martin (0-1, 3.86 ERA) ❖ SV: Hoby Milner (1)