Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grape 16: Phillies at Astros

For the first time this spring, Domonic Brown has the day off. That leaves John Mayberry Jr. as the last man standing in Survivor Clearwater. He is on the travel roster for Sunday and has appeared in a game every day.

Grape 16: Phillies at Astros

Phillies´ Michael Young, left, and John Mayberry Jr. celebrate Young´s<br />two run homer in the third inning as the Phillies play the Baltimore<br />Orioles in Sarasota, Fl. on March 3, 2013. (David Maialetti/Staff<br />Photographer)
Phillies' Michael Young, left, and John Mayberry Jr. celebrate Young's two run homer in the third inning as the Phillies play the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Fl. on March 3, 2013. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Are we there yet?

Sunday marks the halfway point of the 32-game Grapefruit League schedule. The Phillies are off Monday. Starting Tuesday, the battles for roster spots will intensify. Opening day is a mere 22 days away.

OK, that's actually kind of far away.

For the first time this spring, Domonic Brown has the day off. That leaves John Mayberry Jr. as the last man standing in Survivor Clearwater. He is on the travel roster for Sunday and has appeared in a game every day.

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PHILLIES (6-8-1)
1. Ben Revere 8
2. Kevin Frandsen 0
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Michael Young 5
6. Laynce Nix 9
7. Darin Ruf 7
8. Erik Kratz 2
9. Freddy Galvis 6

Pitchers: Cole Hamels, Zach Miner, Tyler Cloyd, Justin De Fratus, Jeremy Horst, Justin Friend

First pitch: 1:05 p.m.
TV: None
Radio: 1210 WPHT

Monday: Off day


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