Wolf allowed three hits and a walk over two innings, but was generally satisfied with his location and how he felt during the outing. "My first start came against the best lineup in baseball. And I felt a little better than I thought I would feel," reported Wolf. Pitching coach Rich Dubee was also happy with the results. "For his first start, it was pretty damned good," said Dubee.
Phillies starters have now allowed Phillies starters have now gone eight scoreless innings in a row after Cory Lidle and Brett Myers were both bombed during the Phillies' spring season opener last Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Phillies offense is starting to come around. Ryan Howard hit his first homerun of the spring as the Phillies jumped out to an early lead. They did miss some chances though when they put runners in scoring position, which was a key downfall during their 2004 season. The Red Sox even used a triple play to end a Phillies scoring threat.
Keith Bucktrot couldn't hold the Phillies lead and was hit for four earned runs in just one-third of an inning. Rob Tejada came on to relieve Bucktrot and may have been the most impressive pitcher of the day, going 1 2/3 innings, allowing no hits and striking out three.
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