The Phillies lost to the Pirates 11-5 today. Kyle Kendrick pitched 3 strong innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and a hit batsman. Ryan Howard hit his first Spring homerun while Pedro Feliz had 2 more hits and Chase Utley went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Top draft pick Joe Savery got knocked around for 5 runs in one inning as did prospect Josh Outman giving up 4 runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Although the score was lopsided, there were bright spots for the Phillies. Howard hitting his first homerun and Utley and Rollins getting their first hits of the Spring while Kendrick looked solid as did Lincoln Holdzcom. Joe Savery was knocked around but the Pirates are a major league team (kind of) while he is less than a year removed from college. The Phillies will play the Pirates tomorrow in Bradenton. They will have a "B" game in the morning with the regular game at 1:05pm. The game will be broadcast on MLB.com.