03/03/08 3:40 PM ET
Savery, Bruntlett shine in win vs. Bucs
Shortstop collects three hits and knocks in a pair of runs
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
at Clearwater, Fla.
Monday, March 3 Phillies at the plate: The Phillies broke through with two runs in the fifth inning. Pedro Feliz and Wes Helms began the frame with singles and were sacrificed over by Jason Jaramillo. Feliz scored on Shane Victorino's grounder to short, while Eric Bruntlett delivered Helms with his second of three hits on the afternoon. Geoff Jenkins stole a base in the second inning. Pirates at the plate: After getting three hits through the first six innings from Nyjer Morgan, Jack Wilson and Kevin Thompson, Pittsburgh scored a run on three hits in the eighth. Steve Pearce drove in a run with a single off J.C. Romero.
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.