Looks like they're ready to me.
The Phillies opened their Grapefruit League schedule today with an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Lefthanders Jamie Moyer and Travis Blackley each threw three scoreless innings. Top prospect Carlos Carrasco impressed manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee in his one inning (Carrasco retired the side in order.)
Some of the Phillies' newcomers had a good day:
- Geoff Jenkins went 1 for 3 with a double.
- Eric Bruntlett went 2 for 2 with a double.
- Pedro Feliz went 2 for 2 with a double and RBI.
- So Taguchi went 1 for 2 with a RBI.
Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning.