Phillies & Yankees Four Months Later….

It’s about four months since the Phillies and Yankees closed out the 2009 World Series and today they stepped out onto the same baseball diamond again. Both teams looked relaxed and ready to play some spring training baseball, for the Phillies it was the first Grapefruit League game of 2010, for the Yankees it was their second.
The Phillies fielded most of the starting players, omitted was Utley, Howard and Ibanez, it was the first time Roy Halladay would throw game time pitches in a Phillies uniform, and came out ready to show his new team mates what he could do. Halladay threw two solid hit-less innings, picking up 3 strike outs.

The Yankees surprisingly were the opposite, they fielded just 4 of their starting players, which only included the catcher and 2nd baseman in the infield behind CC Sabathia, it didn’t stop CC having a solid start over 2 innings giving up a couple of hits and a couple of walks.

The game was pretty much like that through 6 innings, both teams traded hits occasionally, but it wasn’t till the 7th inning when the Phillies scored a run. By this time both teams were down to AA and AAA players. It stayed like this till the 9th inning when the Yankees scored a couple of runs with good base running to take the lead. Bottom of the 9th the Phillies mirrored the Yankees with some hitting and running to score 2 runs and win the game.

It was good to see the Phillies out playing another major league team making the regular season even closer.

Around Baseball

Rumors that Joe Mauer may sign an extension with the Twins circulated today after his agent arrived at spring training which was called a regular visit, but could also indicate talks for extending Mauers contract.

The Nats took a double beating today, against both the Astros and the Marlins. Pence of the Astros homered twice in the 4th inning as the Astros had 9 cross the plate, in fairness to the Nats it did look like a AA squad showed up against the Astros.

Zito dinged Fielder in the back today in the 1st inning, it seems the
Giants have held a grudge since last year when Fielders home run base
trotting ended with an earthquake type celebration at home plate. It doesn’t seem to have helped much as they are currently down by 2 runs in the 4th inning. But who knows maybe the Giants will have better luck against the Brewers AA squad in later innings.

any sarcasm is not meant to offend, unless it does, then consider the possibilities of more during the season



10 Comments on “Phillies & Yankees Four Months Later….”

  1. kaiserthegreat says:

    Yay, payback is good!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Halladay looked ready for prime time today. I don’t know why he even needs spring training. He’s that good!

  3. TribeTed says:

    Roy Halladay is an amazing pitcher.

    I think it was highly intelligent to swap Lee for Halladay because of the fact that Lee can be a yearly pitcher at times.

    Halladay has always proven to be great and I think he will do so with the Phillies.

    The Phillies have made some moves and the Yanks didn’t.

    So I think that the Phillies have the upper hand when the Yanks and Phillies play each other again.

    Good luck


  4. xcicix says:

    Ouch…guess the Nats’ big “offseason improvement thing” isn’t working out yet.

  5. devilabrit says:

    Kaiser – payback will always be good…

    Jane – He was good, but it still early days…

    Ted – the “Doc” is probably that good, but 1st game of the preseason I not sure the changes gave the Phillies any major advantage over the Yankees, but we’ll see when the regular season games are played…

    xcicix – Yeah the Nats certainly have gotten off to a bad start…


  6. crzblue2 says:

    Isn’t grand to have baseball back Peter? Nothing like a baseball game to warm us. And Zito better watch it when he gets his at bats.

  7. redstatebluestate says:

    I would’ve drilled him AND THEN untucked MY shirt. Oh he makes me so angry. Prince Fielder is so talented and yet such a dick-head.

  8. devilabrit says:

    Emma – Now if the weather would just warm up a little it will seem like summer is just around the corner

    Jeff – Now thats the diference you would have gone the extra mile by untucking your shirt and really made a statement… Zito on the other hand wimped out by just hitting him…


  9. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    Aahh…sarcasm and the endless possiblilties. I’m in!

  10. raysfanboy says:

    I read about the Zito beaning. Funny, yet totally deserved. I actually like the Prince, but I like him more now that he took his punishment like a man and just went quietly to first. I think that is a great thing about baseball. Guys police themselves and move on. Good stuff.

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