Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Grapefruit League Recap, Game 20

Philadelphia Phillies 6, Houston Astros 3

2014 Grapefruit League record: 8-12

W- Jeff Manship (1-0)
L- Kevin Chapman (0-1)

Astros home runs: None.

The Phillies took this one behind a 6-0 run that occurred between the 5th and 8th innings.

On another note, it's now 10 days until Opening Day.

Starting Pitcher: Lucas Harrell

Lucas Harrell's Jeykll-and-Hyde spring rolled on, as he pitched into the 5th and gave up 1 run. This comes after he got absolutely demolished by the Tigers to the tune of 10 runs in 1.2 innings. He did walk 2 without recording a strikeout, but got 9 groundouts (against 1 flyout).

Final line: 4.1 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB

Bullpen

Kevin Chapman was the first man out of the bullpen for the Astros, coming on after Harrell allowed an RBI double to Ronny Cedeño with 1 out in the 5th. Chapman proceeded to strike out Cody Asche (which I learned was pronounced "Ash-ee" and not "Ash") and Ryan Howard to end the inning. However, he was saddled with the L after the Phillies broke a 1-1 tie off of him with a pair in the 6th.

Darin Downs was next up, and he gave up 3 in his 2 innings of work.

Josh Fields struck out the side in order in the 9th.

Offense

1 in the 1st, 2 in the last.

Dexter Fowler reached safely in all of his plate appearances, and he scored the first run of the game on a Jason Castro double in the 1st. In the 9th, Adron Chambers had a sac fly and Jonathan Villar hit an RBI single. Fowler, Castro, and Villar had 2 hits apiece.



Three Stars

3.


Jason Castro, C
2-3, 2B, RBI as the DH


2.


Josh Fields, RHP
IP, 3 K


1.


Dexter Fowler, CF
2-2, BB, R


Apologies to Jonathan Villar

Next Up

Scott Feldman will make his penultimate start of the spring as the Astros take on the Marlins, who will go with Alvin native Nathan Eovaldi. First pitch in Kissimmee will take place at 1:05 Eastern.

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