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Phillies-Yankees: The Live Blog

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 24, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Welcome to Legends Field. It’s 65 degrees in Tampa and the Yankees will be playing the Phillies. The game is on WCBS and will be streaming at WCBS.com.

It’ll be 21-year-old Phil Hughes against 45-year-old Jamie Moyer. The Franchise will be going to 90 pitches. Hopefully that’s the seventh inning, as Joe Girardi said before the game.

Hughes could stand a good after after two rocky outings in a row. He has allowed 10 earned runs on 16 hits in his last 6.2 innings. Yikes.

FIRST INNING
Hughes put two runners on but struck out Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell looking to end the inning.

SECOND INNING
1-2-3 for Hughes. He’s at 36 pitches.

Giambi just went yard to right, 1-0 Yankees.

THIRD INNING
Hughes allowed a run in the third inning as Bruntlett singled, stole second and advanced on two fly balls. He’s at 49 pitches / 32 strikes.

It’s 2-1 Yankees and Jeter (2 for 2) just doubled to start the bottom of the inning.

Giambi’s RBI single made it 3-1.

FOURTH INNING
Hughes walked Burrell then allowed a two-out homer on a 2-2 pitch to Feliz. It’s 3-3.

FIFTH INNING
I do believe that will be it for Phil Franchise. He’s at 86 pitches (54 strikes). So if he goes back out, it’ll be for one batter.

His line: 5 3 3 3 2 6. That’s much better than his last two outings. But Hughes needs to learn to be more economical with his pitches.

The Yankees have taken a 7-3 lead. Hideki Matsui pinch hit against J.D. Durbin and delivered a sacrifice fly. Cano then hammered a three-run homer over everything in right field.

Melky just went yard with a two-run shot. 9-3 Yankees. They have had six hits and walk this inning against Durbin.

SIXTH INNING
Billy Traber allowed a run in the top of the inning. But the Yankees have tacked on four so far in the bottom. Cano had a two-run triple. He’s 3 for 4 with five RBI and is a double short of the cycle.

Phil Hughes will be available in the clubhouse soon, so the live blog may be cut short soon. But it’s 13-4 Yankees. The lead looks safe.

SEVENTH INNING
Some skinny Panamanian right-hander is pitching. Seems to cut his fastball.

Rivera struck out the side in the seventh, although he did issue his first walk of the spring. Counting a minor-league game, Rivera struck out 11 of the 27 batters he has faced this spring.

 
 

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