Wee Daftie

Mar 6, 2013 at 15:09 o\clock

Spring In Philly

by: weedaftie   Keywords: fantasy, baseball, Phillies

After a disappointing Spring Training start in a fantasy baseball league against the Houston Astros on Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies played the Detroit Tigers to a 5-5 tie in 10 innings in their second Spring Training outing on Sunday. The Phillies got to see the debuts of new outfielder Ben Revere (who they acquired from the Minnesota Twins this offseason) and third baseman Michael Young (who they acquired in a trade from the Texas Rangers this offseason) in their first game, but neither of them made an appearance in the game against Detroit.

Instead the Phillies got to see the first appearances of shortstop Jimmy Rollins in a fantasy baseball league of Spring Training and also the first appearance of first baseman Ryan Howard in a fantasy baseball league in Spring Training (neither of them played against the Houston Astros). However, the real story was that this game marked the first Spring Training start of Phillies’ pitcher Roy Halladay who was squaring off against Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander in his first start of spring training.

Both pitchers showed some good stuff. Halladay pitched two innings and gave up just one hit, but it was a home run to Victor Martinez. He also struck out two batters and threw only two balls on 14 pitches. Meanwhile, Verlander gave up three hits and one earned run in two innings of work while also striking out two batters. Ryan Howard was impressive in his first game going 2-3 with two doubles (including one off of Verlander) and an RBI. For Jimmy Rollins, he had one hit in three at bats and scored a run for the Phillies. The Phillies also got a home run in the eighth inning from outfielder Dominic Brown who is currently fighting for a starting spot with Delmon Young.