Floyd allowed just one hit in his bid to make the Phillies starting rotation. With Vicente Padilla's recurring tendinitis, it's possible that Floyd will start the season in Philadelphia, rather than in Scranton. His start Saturday went extremely well and Floyd remarked that his mechanics were exactly where he wanted them to be. "I felt very consistent out there. Very smooth," remarked Floyd.
The Phillies offense broke their string of 22 scoreless innings with back-to-back RBI singles from Bobby Abreu and Jim Thome. Marlon Byrd, walked with the bases loaded to force across the Phillies other run as they grabbed a 3-0 lead.
Cleveland came back with a pair of two-run homers off Edwin Moreno in the eighth inning.
Pat Burrell missed his second straight game with a bruised thigh, but was available to pinch-hit yesterday. It's possible that he'll return to the lineup Sunday when the Phillies travel to Ft.Myers to play the World Champion Boston Red Sox. Randy Wolf will get the start in Sunday's game.