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Phillies Spring Training: Roy Halladay Sharp In Debut

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Roy Halladay threw two shutout innings as the Phillies beat the Blue Jays 6-3 in spring training action on Monday. It was the first time Halladay pitched against his former team and his first start of the spring. He allowed two singles and a walk. Carlos Ruiz hit a 2-run double and Placido Polanco hit a 2-run single as the Phillies jumped out to a six run lead by the 4th inning.

Ben Francisco continued his solid spring going 1-2 with an RBI, walk and a run scored. His rival for the right field job, rookie Domonic Brown continued to struggled going 1-4 with two strikeouts.

Funny enough, Halladay was scheduled to start opposite the centerpiece of the trade that brought him to Philadelphia, Kyle Drabek. However, Drabek ended up being scratched from the start with a stiff neck. J.C. Ramirez, Mike Stutes & Matt Anderson (who it 96 on the radar gun) all pitched scoreless frames for the Phils while Scott Mathieson was touched up for two runs in the 9th.

Cliff Lee makes his first start of the spring tomorrow against the Tigers.