Brian Matusz bounced back from a shaky spring debut, pitching four sharp innings as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Saturday.
It’s been a relatively quiet camp for the Phillies, which is good news. Usually the only real news that emerges from a spring training camp is the bad kind. But some interesting things to keep an eye on are the lack of an appearance thus far by Chase Utley in a Grapefruit League game and a good start by rightfielder Hunter Pence.
Dontrelle Willis is in Clearwater, hoping to make the Phillies roster as a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. For him, being on the same professional team as Jimmy Rollins is a dream come true.
Hunter Pence grew up idolizing Jim Thome, and now he gets to be his teammate.
Shane Victorino likes the new MLB playoff system.
Don’t count the Phillies out as suitors for Roy Oswalt.
Mike Schmidt changed his stance, tinkered with his mechanics and did whatever he could to improve as a hitter during his Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Cliff Lee will work in a side bullpen session Sunday when Philadelphia’s pitchers throw to hitters for the first time in camp.
Ryan Howard talked to the media at Spring Training today.
Placido Polanco is pain free, and ready to win the World Series.
The Phillies Nationa League East competition is tougher this year.
New Phillie Juan Pierre says he’s ready to play.
Phillies pitchers and catchers have reported to Clearwater for spring training. And many of their fans are reporting to the ballpark souvenir store, to outfit themselves for the season.
Cole Hamels sounds like a guy who expects to finish his career in red pinstripes.
Need a harbinger of spring on a cold, snowy day? The Phillies supply truck is leaving for Clearwater Sunday.