Morris solid, bats cold in loss to Phillies
Veteran starter tosses two scoreless innings in spring debut
PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 1
at Clearwater, Fla.
Monday, March 3
Phillies on the mound: Joe Savery, the Phillies' first-round Draft pick in 2007, rebounded from a rough Grapefruit League debut to post two hitless innings. He walked two and struck out one, breaking two bats. Josh Outman also shook off a difficult debut to work three scoreless innings.Pirates on the mound: Matt Morris, the team's likely No. 4 starter, worked two scoreless innings, surrendering three hits. He walked none and struck out one. Grapefruit League Records: Phillies 3-2-1; Pirates (1-4). Up next: Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will make his second start of the spring, this time against the Braves, on Tuesday at Disney World at 1:05 p.m. ET. Francisco Rosario and Tom Gordon are also scheduled to pitch. The Braves counter with Tim Hudson, Buddy Carlyle, Will Ohman and Tyler Yates. Phil Dumatrait will start for the Pirates on Tuesday against Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Red Sox in Fort Myers at 1:05 p.m.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.