Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Halladay tosses a gem as Phils down Orioles

PBR - Roy Halladay hurled six strong innings, allowing one run and limiting Baltimore to three hits as the Phillies beat the Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.

Phillies Pitching: Halladay looked like his old self and turned in his best outing of the spring. He retired seven of the last eight he faced and struck out five ... Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless inning in relief, surrendering a walk ... Michael Stutes and David Herndon each pitched a scoreless inning and combined for three strikeouts.

Phillies Offense: The bats exploded for 15 hits with Hunter Pence, Ty Wigginton, and Carlos Ruiz collecting two each ... Erik Kratz hit a solo homer in the ninth, his first of the spring ... Freddy Galvis finished 1-for-5 with an RBI-triple.

Let's Review: The injury bug continues to sting the Phillies. A day after Chase Utley's departure from camp with knee issues, infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot after being hit a pitch. He was in a walking boot after the contest, but he's going to miss significant time - meaning Pete Orr and Hector Luna suddenly have a better shot of breaking camp with the club.

On Deck: The Phillies are off on Wednesday for the only time this spring. Action resumes Thursday when Cliff Lee faces the Blue Jays in Dunedin. Chad Qualls and Jose Contreras are also scheduled to pitch.

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