Monday, March 26, 2012
Joe Blanton takes the mound for the Phillies as they play Jon Lester and the Red Sox Monday at Bright House Field.
Joe Blanton, solid this spring, looks to improve from his last outing when he takes the mound against the Red Sox Monday at Bright House Field. In Blanton's last start he gave three runs and four hits while striking out four over five innings March 15 against the Braves. Blanton should have his work cut out for him as David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Cody Ross and Nick Punto are slated to be in the lineup, according to mlb.com. Jon Lester gets the start for the Red Sox. Matt Albers, Scott Atchison, Ross Ohlendorf, Justin Thomas and Justin Germano are also expected to pitch. Antonio Bastardo and Chad Qualls are also expected to pitch for the Phillies. On deck: Phillies (10-12) vs Red Sox (10-10) Starters: Joe Blanton (0-0, 2.70), Jon …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Phillies are set to play split-squad games against the Braves and Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. Thursday.
The Phillies send Joe Blanton and Joel Piniero to the mound as the team splits to play games against the Braves and Rays Thursday. Blanton faces Jair Jurrjens at Bright House Field, while Piniero takes the mound against Wade Davis in Port Charlotte, according to mlb.com. Blanton looks to build off his last performance where he pitched three scoreless innings against the Orioles, giving up four hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has several guest instructors helping this spring including former outfielder Dale Murphy scheduled through March 18. Wade Davis, who is looking to secure a spot in the Rays rotation, gets the start. Alex Colome, Dane De La Rosa, Kyle Farnsworth, Josh Lueke and Cesar Ramos are expected …
Friday, March 25, 2011
There are only a couple of chances left to catch Spring Training baseball.
There are only a couple of home Grape Fruit league games left. The Phillies take on the Braves at 1:05 p.m. today at Bright House Field. Righty Joe Blanton takes the mound for the Phillies. Placido Polanco, sidelined since March 15, expects to be back in the lineup as well, according to Major League Baseball. Rodrigo Lopez gets the start for the Braves. The Braves (15-9) are tied a half game back with the Phillies (17-11) in the Grape Fruit League standings.