Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hamels and Howard Shut Down Braves in 10-5 Victory

By SAMUEL BOTWINICK | Staff Writer
@Avdbkr20samuel

Cole Hamels was in mid-season form on Wednesday, giving up one unearned run and four hits, while striking out five in three innings of work.

The one run that he surrendered came from a throwing error by Phillies outfielder, Darin Ruf, which allowed  Braves' shortstop, Ramiro Pena to score on Tyler Pastornicky's RBI single. 

Ryan Howard collected six total bases and 2 RBI, including a home run and a double.

On the Mound:   Jonathan Pettibone struggled, giving up four earned runs, including two home runs, in two innings  ... Mike Adams and Jake Diekman each pitched a scoreless inning in relief ...  And Ethan Martin sealed the game, giving up one hit and striking out one in the final two innings.

At the Plate:  John Mayberry hit a two-run shot ...  Darin Ruf picked up two RBI, while going 2-for-3 ...  Ben Revere and Chase Utley each went 2-3 and scored twice.

Up Next:  The Phillies will travel to George M. Steinbrenner Field to take on the Yankees.  Roy Halladay will make his second spring start of 2013. 

-  Samuel Botwinick is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Baseball Review.  Contact him at sbotwinick@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @avdbkr20samuel on twitter.

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