Padilla Impressive Again, But Phils Lose 5-4

Vicente Padilla had a rough offseason, but life has been very good for the Phillies right-hander this spring. In fact, in many ways, Padilla has been the story of the spring for the Phillies. Another pleasant story has been Pat Burrell who hit his second homerun of the spring and his second in the last four days in the Phillies 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

With Toronto trailing by one in the top of the ninth, Chris Woodward led off the inning with a solo homerun off Tim Worrell to tie the game 4-4. Then, an inning later, Kevin Cash lifted a sacrifice fly to plate an unearned 10th inning run as Toronto Blue Jays edged the Phillies 5-4, in a Grapefruit League contest. The 10th inning run off Jim Crowell was unearned because of an error on center fielder Marlon Byrd.

Vicente Padilla started and allowed just one run in five innings, striking out three. The Jays only run off Padilla came on Simon Pond's solo homer in the fourth. Eric Hinske's two-run single in the sixth put Toronto back in front as David Coggin allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in his only inning of work.

Pat Burrell hit a two-run homerun in the sixth to give the Phillies a 4-3 which held up until Woodward's ninth inning shot off of Worrell.


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