Blue Jays vs. Phillies – 3/2

Here are the lineups for today’s games. The Phillies play the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin at 1:05 p.m. They also play the Jays in a “B” game at noon at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater. Carlos Carrasco and J.A. Happ pitch in Dunedin. Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton pitch in the “B” game.

In Dunedin
1. Eric Bruntlett, CF
2. Miguel Cairo, 3B
3. Raul Ibanez, DH
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. John Mayberry, RF
6. Pablo Ozuna, 2B
7. Jeremy Slayden, LF
8. Jason Donald, SS
9. Ronny Paulino, C

In Clearwater
1. Jason Ellison, CF
2. Marcus Giles, 2B
3. Geoff Jenkins, RF
4. Greg Dobbs, DH
5. Lou Marson, C
6. Mike Cervenak, 3B
7. Andy Tracy, 1B
8. Jayson Werth, LF
9. Jorge Velandia, SS


The Phillies have off tomorrow, but pick up action Wednesday against Team Canada at Bright House Field. Cole Hamels is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut. Brad Lidge still is not scheduled to appear in a Grapefruit League game — at least according to the latest pitching schedule — but the Phillies say they aren’t concerned about the tightness in his forearm. Kyle Kendrick will start Thursday against Team USA.


Mal Fichman held his weekly tryouts across the street from Bright House Field over the weekend. The Phillies signed five players from the tryout: lefthander Sean Thompson, righthanders Dustin Cameron and Jonathan Velasquez, catcher Brendan Akashian and infielder Corby Mintken.

Thompson is probably the only notable name in the group. He has pitched previously in the San Diego, Colorado and Kansas City organizations.


Everybody plays!!
How does Mayberry look to you, Todd? I saw a replay of his home run the other day and he looks to have nice stroke for the short porch in left at CBP.

Mayberry has been impressive so far. I think he’s opened some eyes, and although it’s too early to say he’s in serious consideration for a bench job, I think he’s at least put himself into the conversation. Still, there is more than a month to go before the season starts, so plenty can happen.

Man I wish one, or both, of these game were on TV on this snowed in day up here in Philly.

Man I wish one, or both, of these games were on TV up here in Philly on this snowed in day.

I agree, phils88. I don’t understand why so few Spring Training games aren’t televised up here. Yes, they’re not all that compelling for casual watchers, but the Phils have never been more popular than right now.
Also, you’d think CSN could get better ratings with baseball than a Sham-Wow infomercial or Judge Judy or whatever they have on during the day.

Todd, what’s up with Werth? Thought he was supposed to be in the lineup today?

Sully, I totally agree. Instead of showing highschool basketball, poker, and infomercials, you’d think Comcast SPORTSnet could replay some good Phillies games, or the playoffs again. My DVR deleted game 5, argh!

That is why you set that particular program to “Never delete” mrbryan!🙂 That’s what I did.

Todd, great article on Myers. Any chance you could post a pic of him from last year next to a pic of his now, side by side, so we can get a really good idea of where the 35 pounds came off? I think the weight loss could be huge but will take some getting use to in his pitching. But i think it will help with endurance and also with his defense (he’ll be faster).

Werth is in today’s lineup. He is playing in the B game. He is hitting eighth.

Gotta wonder what Mayberry could do at CBP!

And what about popping the WS 5th game into the DVD player today?!

Where can I find a boxscore of the B game?

This Mayberry kid could be something..another RBI today…hm…

Werth batted in the “B” game at the Carpenter complex. Struck put looking.

I don’t know but I got the score from the Canadian press:
“Philadelphia also beat Toronto 2-1 in a B game. Marcus Giles drove in one of the two runs off starter David Purcey. …”

Mayberry has had more full games than most. Sure looks like they are giving him hard look.

Mayberry probably wouldn’t be getting all this action if Werth had been ready. Good for him for taking advantage.

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