Phillies Split Pair of Saturday Games

The Phillies split up their club on Saturday, taking on both Atlanta and Tampa Bay. The D-Rays pounded out 13 hits to beat the Phillies 6-4, while the other squad held on to beat Atlanta 4-3 at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Plus, minor league games continued and we've got some news from the minor league side of camp, too.

Tampa Bay 6, Phillies 4

Brett Myers struggled through another rough outing, getting hit for six earned runs in 3.1 innings of work Saturday. Myers record now stands at 1-1, 9.53 on the spring. Part of the trouble that Myers got into came in the third inning when Bobby Abreu bobbled a single to right, allowing the D-Rays to take a 2-0 lead. It also put more runners in scoring position and Myers was unable to work out of the jam.

The Phillies got one run on a throwing error by former Phillie Travis Lee. A sacrifice fly by Anthony Medrano and an RBI single from Shane Victorino plated two runs in the seventh and Mike Lieberthal hit his first homerun of the spring in the ninth to cap the Phillies scoring.

Aaron Fultz continued his push to make the club with 1.2 innings of shutout pitching, giving up just one hit and striking out two.

Phillies 4, Atlanta 3

The Phillies got good outings from Clay Condrey, Ryan Madson and Mike Bacsik to beat Atlanta.

Condrey, who is destined for AAA, threw three shutout innings, giving up just two hits, no walks and striking out two. Madson contributed four shutout innings, allowing just two hits and no walks, while Bacsik pitched a perfect inning, recording one strikeout. Bacsik is battling with Aaron Fultz for a spot in the Phillies bullpen.

Minor league pitcher Rob Ellis gave up three runs - two earned - in the ninth.

Pat Burrell and Jason Michaels each doubled and Danny Sandoval delivered a two-run single to help the Phillies cause.

Minor League action

Chris Roberson went 3-for-3 recently playing for the AA squad in their 3-2 loss to the AAA squad on Friday. Nat Grindell went 2-for-2 for the AA team while Kevin Barker homered for the AAA team.

Zack Segovia pitched for the High-A team and struck out three in three innings of work. Segovia missed all of last season because of Tommy John surgery.

Bryan Hansen went 2-for-2 with a homerun and four RBI, while Sean Gamble was 2-for-3 with a homerun and two RBI.

The Low-A "Lakewood" team lost to Toronto on Saturday, but Welinson Baez continued his hot hitting. The infield prospect had two hits and two RBI in the 5-3 loss.

Maximo Delacruz, who was strong in his first minor league outing, was hit for three runs in 3.1 innings of work. Fernando Quijada, who pitched in the Venezuelan League last summer, is stateside and took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits in an inning of work. Quijada threw 12 shutout innings as a reliever in the Venezuelan League last summer.


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